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  • Edith Pattou

    On a hot summer night in a midwestern town, a high school teenage prank goes horrifically awry. Alcohol, guns, and a dare. Within minutes, as events collide, innocents becomes victims—with tragic outcomes altering lives forever, a grisly and unfortunate scenario all too familiar from current real-life headlines. But victims can also become survivors, and as we come to know each character through his/her own distinctive voice and their interactions with one another, we see how, despite pain and guilt, they can reach out to one another, find a new equilibrium, and survive.Told through multiple points of view in naturalistic free verse and stream of consciousness, this is an unforgettable,...read more

  • Jon Gordon

    Why it matters who's stirring the pot Only a few months into her new job, Nancy wondered whether or not she should have said yes to the CEO position at Soup, Inc. Sales were declining, bankruptcy and takeover rumors were swirling, and employee morale had never been lower. The company had lost both flavor and heat; and nobody likes lukewarm soup. How was Nancy going to turn it around? Sometimes the answer you need is right in front of you. On a lunch break, Nancy steps into Grandma's Soup House, a little place she hadn't noticed before, and happens upon an unexpected source of inspiration. New from the bestselling author of The Energy Bus and Training Camp, Soup tells the "stirring"...read more

  • Lucy Daniels

    Animal Ark is the veterinary surgery run by Mandy Hope's parents, and if there are animals to be protected and cared for, then Mandy is always there to help. The only thing Mandy likes about stuck-up Susan Collins is Prince - her pony. Susan is determined to win at showjumping, but at what cost? Could Prince be in danger? Can Mandy rescue him before it's too late? PONY IN THE PORCH is one of the all-time best-loved ANIMAL ARK stories. (P) Hodder Children's Books...read more

  • Lucy Daniels

    Mandy and James are helping to raise money for sick little Alex Hasting's treatment. Alex's pet kitten, Amber, is helping keep her spirits up, but when Amber vanishes, Alex is heartbroken. Where could the kitten be? (P) Hodder Children's Books...read more

  • Lucy Daniels

    Andi doesn't want to give up her donkey, Dorian, but her family is moving into a smaller house and there's no room for him. Dorian, however, has other ideas! Can Mandy and James help their stubborn old friend? (P) Hodder Children's Books...read more

  • Lucy Daniels

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  • Lucy Daniels

    Jody McGrath's dolphin dreams are coming true! Her whole family is sailing around the world researching dolphins - and Jody is recording all their exciting adventures in her Dolphin Diaries. The McGraths have arrived in the Bahamas! Jody can't wait to visit Little Bahama Bank to see Atlantic spotted dolphins, and find out if the rumours of a lost treasure ship are really true..ren's Books...read more

  • Lucy Daniels

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  • Lucy Daniels

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  • Lucy Daniels

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  • Lucy Daniels

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  • Engle and Barnes

    Skinny Joe Alister loves collecting rocks. He's a total fanatic about precious gems and rare stones. From kicking around fields, to scouring construction sites, Joe is always on the lookout for something special to add to his collection. Joe and his little brother Gary often prowl the underground walkways of Fairfield Caverns hunting for rocks, staying only in the areas open to the public. Today, Joe ignores his brother's warning and explores a dangerous, little-known section of Fairfield Caverns, a half-completed expansion site, far from the main path. Joe's heart pounds and his eyes widen as he unearths the horrible fate of the missing owner, and makes the most shocking discovery...read more

  • Engle and Barnes

    Time's running out for Elizabeth. She and her friend Jacob went to a movie they've been dying to see, but it's sold out. Instead of going home, they decide to spend some time nosing around the train depot, and sneaking on board the Fairfield Express. At first, its just a harmless diversion, but after Elizabeth and Jacob are mistakenly locked in, the engine begins to move. Right before their eyes, the train transforms into a chilling, haunted, death ride. The two kids find themselves confronting the gruesome engineer, a ghoul who supposedly wrecked the engine over a hundred years ago. He explains to the kids that the story is wrong, and the real culprit is an unknown saboteur,...read more

  • Engle and Barnes

    Nexus. Virtual reality with a bite. An online video game that has taken the world by storm. Its fanatical players call it the most incredible battle simulation ever created. Billy Keen doesn't think so. He wishes he had never played it. After Billy won the largest Nexus tournament ever staged online, strange things started happening. From his television changing channels by itself, to his computer turning on and off all hours of the night. Billy was annoyed at first by the simple electronic malfunctions. Then they grew worse, from microwave mishaps to a terrifying elevator plunge. Seeking help from his video gaming friends at the Fairfield University Computer Science Center, Billy...read more

  • Engle and Barnes

    The Fairfield Triangle has always been an enigma to its namesake town. No one has ever found a reason for the strange events that take place there. Enter Russell Drake. Russell loves solving mysteries. That's why he tags along with his dad, Sheriff Drake, to investigate a disappearance in The Triangle. However, when his back is turned, Russell's crime-solving kit - his most valued possession - vanishes, and the young detective finds himself a victim of the legendary Triangle. To solve the mystery, Russell teams up with the Barker sisters, classmates from school whose father just lost some equipment to The Triangle. They return to the area to search for clues, and come back with enough...read more

  • Engle and Barnes

    On the outskirts of town, the Fairfield Starlight Drive-In waits silently in the dark. A long time ago the giant movie screen flickered with life, showing technicolor westerns, murky mobster flicks and monster movies, but not anymore. Now the giant screen is overgrown with vines while rows of rusted speakers line the barren field like grave markers. Jonathan Drake often wonders what it would have been like to see his favorite old horror movies on the big screen. He and his friends visit the Starlight Drive-In often. They wander around the dark, overgrown field, remembering their favorite scenes from horror movies and reciting lines by heart. Then Jon hears a strange noise, like...read more

  • Engle and Barnes

    Karen Sanders loves toys. An avid toy collector, she's always looking for strange and unusual playthings. Her room is practically a toy museum, from treasured rarities in collector's cases to shoeboxes full of battered pieces and parts. Karen's friends tell her about a new store that just opened in Fairfield! A new toy store. She can't believe it! Wasting no time, she and her friends rush to the opening of . . . Kepler's Toys and Collectibles. The selection is wonderful but Karen and her friends wonder why they are the only customers there when it first opens. Maybe it's the strangeness of the shopkeeper, Mr. Kepler, that frightens people away. To their amazement, they find...read more

  • Engle and Barnes

    Something strange is moving into the house behind Rachel Pearson's - and only she knows it. While exploring the vacant house, Rachel comes across some weird looking plants. They are large, green shells that have blossomed. . . letting whatever was inside them out. Then, two months later, the Smith family moves into the empty house. They're very odd people. Not only do Mr. and Mrs. Smith and their two weird children, Jane and Richard, look unsettling, they act strange as well. Jane seems to have a taste for bugs, while Richard disappears late at night with a shovel in hand, only to return early the next morning. It's made Rachel very suspicious. But soon that suspicion turns to...read more

  • Engle and Barnes

    Mitchell Garrison has made a terrible mistake. While on a class field trip to the museum, Mitchell's friend, Howard, dares him to snatch a small, unguarded artifact from around the neck of an old, emerald suit of armor. Cracking under the pressure of his pal calling him "chicken," Mitchell reluctantly agrees, but soon comes to regret it. That night, with the stolen piece of history tucked safely under his bed, Mitchell finds it difficult to sleep. It isn't very long after he closes his eyes that he has his first nightmare. Terrible visions of monsters, beasts, and wild men attack him in his sleep, trying to stop him from reaching his final opponent, an ominous, emerald suit of...read more

  • Engle and Barnes

    Max is trapped. A freak snowstorm has him sealed in his uncle's mountain cabin, along with his brother Mark and sister Teresa. But Uncle Shoe is missing, and no one's coming to rescue them. Should they take their chances and hike down the mountain to safety? Max doesn't think so, especially not since he found those huge tracks in the snow. Then there's that inhuman howling coming from the woods. Now barricaded behind the cabin door, Max thinks he knows what it might be. He's found some old reports that the Abominable Snowman, the yeti, was sighted there fifty years earlier. Has it returned? The kids aren't taking any chances. They've boarded up the cabin, because as much...read more