Searching for: "Jessica Almasy"

  • Michael Kogge

    A junior novel retelling of Star Wars: The Last Jedi A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away. . . . The First Order has the Resistance on the run. Things grow ever more desperate for General Leia Organa, pilot Poe Dameron, and former stormtrooper Finn as they desperately try to evade the First Order fleet. Rey has journeyed to the remote planet Ahch-To to ask legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker to lend his aid to the Resistance, but Luke has closed himself off to the Force and the rest of the galaxy. Rey knows she must convince the Jedi to help bring down the First Order, or all might be lost. Author Michael Kogge recaptures the suspense and excitement of the blockbuster film Star Wars:...read more

  • Lincoln Peirce

    Join Max's quest to become a knight in this laugh-filled adventure from theNew York Times bestselling author of the Big Nate series! 'Max is epic fun!' --JEFF KINNEY, New York Times bestselling author of the DIARY OF A WIMPY KID series Max wants to be a knight! Too bad that dream is about as likely as finding a friendly dragon. But when Max's uncle Budrick is kidnapped by the cruel King Gastley, Max has to act...and fast! Joined by a band of brave adventurers--the Midknights--Max sets out on a thrilling quest: to save Uncle Budrick and restore the realm of Byjovia to its former high spirits! Magic and (mis)adventures abound in this hilarious novel from the New York...read more

  • Cavan Scott

    In this Star Wars audio original, delve into the cutthroat world of one of the High Republic’s greatest foes, the merciless Lourna Dee.   The Nihil storm has raged through the galaxy, leaving chaos and grief in its wake. Few of its raiders are as vicious as the Tempest Runner Lourna Dee. She stays one step ahead of the Jedi Order at the helm of a vessel named after one of the deadliest monsters in the galaxy: the Lourna Dee. But no one can outrun the defenders of the High Republic forever.   After the defeat of her crew, Lourna falls into the hands of the Jedi--but not before she hides her identity, becoming just another Nihil convict. Her captors fail to understand...read more

  • Cavan Scott

    Brought to you by Penguin. In this Star Wars audio original, delve into the cutthroat world of one of the High Republic's greatest foes, the merciless Lourna Dee. The Nihil storm has raged through the galaxy, leaving chaos and grief in its wake. Few of its raiders are as vicious as the Tempest Runner Lourna Dee. She stays one step ahead of the Jedi Order at the helm of a vessel named after one of the deadliest monsters in the galaxy: the Lourna Dee. But no one can outrun the defenders of the High Republic forever. After the defeat of her crew, Lourna falls into the hands of the Jedi--but not before she hides her identity, becoming just another Nihil convict. Her captors fail to...read more

  • Jane Yolen

    Spurred on by Sir Walter Raleigh, John White leads 120 men, women, and children across the treacherous Atlantic to colonize the wilds of Virginia. Landing at Roanoke Island in July of 1587-with hostile Indians afoot and little food for winter-the colonists persuade White to return to England for the supplies and help they need. After a terrifying ocean crossing, White finds every available British ship pressed into service against the looming threat of the Spanish Armada. When White finally returns to Virginia after three years, the colonists are nowhere to be found. Their fate still remains one of history's most puzzling mysteries. An award-winning author of more than 200 books-including...read more

  • Sara Pennypacker

    This week is going to be the best ever for Clementine. She' s been chosen as Friend of the Week in her third grade class-- and she' s bubbling with excitement! This great honor means you get to be a line leader, collect lunch money from everyone, and feed the fish. It also means the other kids will give her a nifty booklet saying what they like about her. What could be better than that? Hoping to get the most glowing, perfect booklet ever, Clementine gets her friend Margaret to help her come up with ways to get on her classmates' good sides. But when Clementine' s plans don' t work out, she has to try extra hard to repair her friendship with Margaret. This peppy addition to Sara...read more

  • Anita Sitarski

    Have you ever wondered just how a glow stick works? Or what about those glow-in-the-dark stars you stick on your ceiling keep on shining? In her first book, author and teacher Anita Sitarski answers these questions and more giving listeners the inside scoop on everything that glows. Fireflies, bacteria, squid, jelly fish-what do all of these things have in common? They glow! It seems like one of mother nature's mysteries, but many curious scientists have begun to shine light on this beautiful phenomenon. Cold Light follows the journey these scientists have taken and tells us how things glow. Narrator Jessica Almasy's sparkling narration draws listeners even further into this enchanting...read more

  • Jane Yolen

    During the long, cold winter of 1692, seven young ladies from Salem, Massachusetts, begin to display disturbing symptoms. They're convulsing, contorting, cowering, and croaking strange sounds. Finding no help from medical books, the village doctor declares them bewitched. Having already triggered more than 60,000 executions in Europe, the fear of witchcraft begins its work-even among sensible, down-to-earth New Englanders. And before it's all over, 141 people are arrested-19 women are hanged, one man is crushed to death, and four others die in jail. But long after the damning 'testimony' of ghosts-seen and heard only by the 'bewitched'-was forever banned from courts, one question remains:...read more

  • Susan Maupin Schmid

    Try on a little magic with this lighthearted fantasy adventure! For fans of the Land of Stories and the Descendants series.   “A charming new fairy tale! Readers won’t want this adventure to end!” —Jessica Day George, New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays at the Castle   Inside an enchanted castle, there’s a closet—a closet with one hundred dresses that nobody ever wears. Dresses like those need a good trying-on, and Darling Dimple is just the girl to do it. When she tries on Dress Number Eleven, something unbelievable happens. She transforms into the castle’s Head Scrubber! It turns out that each dress can disguise her as...read more

  • Lori M. Lee

    In the Labyrinth, we had a saying: keep silent, keep still, keep safe. In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to possess magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time. When Kai was eight, she was found by Reev on the riverbank, and her “brother” has taken care of her ever since. Kai doesn’t know where her ability comes from—or where she came from. All that matters is that she and Reev stay together, and maybe one day move out of the freight container they call home, away from the metal walls of the Labyrinth. Kai’s only friend is Avan, the shopkeeper’s son with...read more

  • Paula Treick Deboard

    The Kaufmans have always considered themselves a normal, happy family. Curtis is a physics teacher at a local high school. His wife, Kathleen, restores furniture for upscale boutiques. Daniel is away at college on a prestigious music scholarship, and twelve-year-old Olivia is a happy-go-lucky kid whose biggest concern is passing her next math test. And then comes the middle-of-the-night phone call that changes everything. Daniel has been killed in what the police are calling a “freak” road accident, and the remaining Kaufmans are left to flounder in their grief. The anguish of Daniel’s death is isolating, and it’s not long before this once-perfect family finds itself falling apart....read more

  • Maya Rock

    To the people suffering on the war-torn mainland, Bliss Island seems like an idyllic place. And it is, except for the fact that the island is a set and the islanders' lives are a performance. They're the stars of a hit TV show, Blissful Days. Characters are adored by mainland viewers, but they're in constant danger of being cut if their ratings dip too low. And no one knows what happens to cut Characters. Nettie Starling feels like she's been given the chance of a lifetime when a producer offers to help her improve her mediocre ratings-especially when his suggestions involve making a move on the boy she's been in love with for years. But she'll soon have to decide how far she's willing to...read more

  • Lori M. Lee

    Before all of this, I used to enjoy studying the way the threads of time connected everything. There had been wonder in pressing my hand against the continuous flow and watching the world catch and slow around me. Meeting the Infinite had changed everything, and I would sooner give up my powers than join them. The thing is: I may have gotten my wish. I hadn't touched the threads since Kahl Ninu died. In the months afterward, I'd ignored the shimmery fibers, denying their existence-until one day, they began to fade and disappear. I could no longer see, much less manipulate, the threads of time. No one knew. For now, I wanted to keep it that...read more

  • Laura Marx Fitzgerald

    From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler meets Chasing Vermeer in this clever middle grade debut When Theodora Tenpenny spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfather’s painting, she discovers what seems to be an old Renaissance masterpiece underneath. That’s great news for Theo, who’s struggling to hang onto her family’s two-hundred-year-old townhouse and support her unstable mother on her grandfather’s legacy of $463. There’s just one problem: Theo’s grandfather was a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she worries the painting may be stolen. With the help of some unusual new friends, Theo's search...read more

  • Sam Maggs

    Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. With an unabashed love for all the in(ternet)s and outs of geek culture, this audiobook is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes, including: • How to make nerdy friends • How to rock awesome cosplay • How to write fanfic with feels • How to defeat Internet trolls • How to attend your first con And more! Plus, insightful interviews with...read more

  • Jacob Sager Weinstein

    The hilarious first book in a middle-grade fantasy trilogy about the magical rivers that run through the sewers of London and shape history in ways you'd never learn in school. Magic is real. History is a big, fat lie.   Before Hyacinth Hayward moves from Illinois to London, she reads up on the city’s history. Too bad for her. Because the books are wrong. The truth is, London was built on magical rivers, and all the major events in its past have been about people trying to control the magic.   Hyacinth discovers this when her mom is kidnapped. In the chase to get her back, Hyacinth encounters a giant intelligent pig in a bathing suit, a boy with amnesia, an...read more

  • Sarah Carroll

    I'm invisible. Ma says I'm supposed to be so the Authorities don't get me. She goes out into the streets almost every day but I'm not allowed. I've got to stay inside the mill so they don't see me. In an old, abandoned mill, a girl and her ma take shelter from their memories of life on the streets, and watch the busy world go by. The girl calls it the Castle because it's the biggest place they've ever stayed, a home of her own like no other. The windows are boarded up and the floorboards are falling in, but for her neither of those things matter. Then developers show up, and it's clear that their lives are about to change forever. Desperate to save their refuge from the Authorities...read more

  • Michelle Schusterman

    Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this series is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code! It's almost time for the talent show at school, and Erin couldn't be more excited. It's her time to take center stage! Plus, she and her friends from coding club are putting together an awesome coding program for the show. But Erin has a big secret: she has anxiety. And when things start piling up at home and school, she starts having trouble handling everything. Her friends from coding club have always been there for her, but will they be as understanding when the going gets tough? Sometimes in coding--like in...read more

  • Melissa Sarno

    A touching, timeless novel--perfect for fans of Lisa Graff and Lauren Wolk--about a girl who discovers that the ocean is holding secrets she never could have imagined. Twelve-year-old Summer loves the ocean. The smell, the immensity, the feeling she gets when she dives beneath the surface. She has lived in Barnes Bluff Bay since she was two years old, when Lindy found her on the beach. It's been the two of them ever since. But now, ten years later, Summer feels uncertainty about her place with Lindy and starts to wonder about where she came from. One night, Summer goes for a swim and gets caught in a riptide, swallowing mouthfuls of seawater. And that night, she dreams of a girl. A girl...read more

  • Stacy Mcanulty

    Is middle school drama scarier than an asteroid heading for Earth? Find out in this smart and funny novel by the author of The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl. Every day in middle school can feel like the end of the world. Eleanor Dross knows a thing or two about the end of the world, thanks to a survivalist grandfather who stockpiles freeze-dried food and supplies--just in case. So when she reads about a Harvard scientist's prediction that an asteroid will strike Earth in April, Eleanor knows her family will be prepared. Her classmates? They're on their own! Eleanor has just one friend she wants to keep safe: Mack. They've been best friends since kindergarten, even though he's...read more