M Freeman has been home schooled her entire life, so she has no idea just how unusual her education has been, until she leaves home to attend the prestigious (and mysterious) Lawless School.
Suddenly, it's very clear to M that her tutors have been preparing her all along for a life of crime. She excels at escape tactics. She's a whiz at spotting forgeries. Her years of piano lessons pay off when picking pockets and cracking safes.
M's newfound talent for criminal mischief soon brings her to the attention of the Masters, the secretive school's most secretive clique. M's interest in the Masters is personal; joining this international dishonor society is her best chance to learn the truth about her father's life and his death.
When her first real-world heist goes wrong, M is left wondering: Is there truly honor among thieves?Discuss this item on our forum.
The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three Mrs. (Who, Whatsit, and Which), the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery award-winning classic A Wrinkle in Time; but in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated.
Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favorite characters like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast. Perfect for old fans and winning over new ones, this graphic novel adaptation is a must-read.Discuss this item on our forum.
Now that Septimus, Jenna, and Beetle are fourteen years old, they have assumed larger roles in their Magykal world. Beetle is the Chief Hermetic Scribe of the Manuscriptorium and Jenna will soon be Queen...
Septimus is still battling the remnants of the Darke Domaine, which will remain until the power of the evil Two-Faced Ring is destroyed forever. To accomplish that, the ancient Alchemie Fyre must be relit, a task that sends Septimus to the very origins of Magyk and Physik, testing both his skills and his loyalties to ExtraOrdinary Wizard Marcia Overstrand and Alchemist Marcellus Pye.
In a journey that encapsulates the entire Septimus Heap series, Septimus continues to discover who he is and expand upon his Magykal power and skills. Fyre weaves together every character from the series and incorporates many of the Magykal places from each book. This is the grand finale that celebrates the greatest Magyk of all: When the Fyre inside is kindled and when the Time Is Right, anything is possible.Discuss this item on our forum.
Tom is in shock. He's just discovered that his dad is an escaped fairy on the run and that he must trust his life to three dangerous fairy godmothers he's never met. Two of them are hardened criminals, and one falls out of the window when she tries to fly...
Will their mad magic be enough to help Tom rescue his dad from the clutches of killer fairies?Discuss this item on our forum.
Princess Poppy, the bouncing baby daughter of Queen Marigold and King Christian of Zandelphia-Beaurivage, is in terrible danger. The kingdom's former torturer-in-chief and poisoner-in-chief have joined forces to kidnap the baby as an act of revenge for their exile!
Can a ragtag parade of rescuers (including the king and queen, the evil kidnappers' mortified children, five dogs, a white elephant, and a washed-up wizard) save Princess Poppy in time?Discuss this item on our forum.
Whatever you do, don't read Jamie Kelly's diaries!
As Jamie continues to grapple with middle school's Big Questions, she drops even more snarky gems of wisdom like,
Everybody knows that the more you love somebody, the less you try to look nice for them and
People don't appreciate how much willpower it takes to do the wrong thing.
(Jamie still has no idea that anybody is reading her diary. So please, please, please don't tell her.)Discuss this item on our forum.
Summer days drift by slowly in Meadville, South Carolina--that is, until Sherman the one-legged pigeon flies into town and causes a ruckus.
First Stella, who's been begging for a dog, spots him on top of a garage roof and decides she wants him for a pet. Then there are Ethel and Amos, an old couple who see the pigeon in their barn keeping company with a little brown dog that barks all night. The pigeon lands smack in the middle of Mutt Raynard's head, but he's the town liar, so no one believes him. When Stella's brother Levi and his scabby-kneed, germ-infested friends notice the pigeon, they join the chase, too. Meanwhile, across town, Mr. Mineo has one less homing pigeon than he used to...Discuss this item on our forum.
When Malcolm the rat arrives as the pet at McKenna School, he revels in the attention. He also meets the Midnight Academy, a secret society of classroom pets that keeps the nutters (kids) safe.
There's just one problem: rats have a terrible reputation. So when the Academy's iguana leader is kidnapped, Malcolm must prove his innocence and that even rats can be good guys.Discuss this item on our forum.
When cardboard creatures come magically to life, a boy must save his town from disaster.
Cam's down-and-out father gives him a cardboard box for his birthday and he knows it's the worst present ever. So to make the best of a bad situation, they bend the cardboard into a man, and to their astonishment, it comes magically to life.
Then the neighborhood bully, Marcus, warps the powerful cardboard into his own evil creations that threaten to destroy them all!Discuss this item on our forum.
It started with a kidnapping. A shadowy organization known only as the Vespers snatched seven members of the Cahill family and demanded a series of bizarre ransoms from around the world. Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister Amy began a global treasure hunt, determined to bring back whatever Vesper One needed, so long as it kept the hostages safe.
But when they deliver the last ransom, Amy and Dan discover Vesper One's terrifying endgame. The objects he has demanded are vital pieces in a Vesper plot that will harm millions of innocent people. Now the two siblings and their friends are in an all-out sprint to stop Vesper One before the whole world goes BOOM.Discuss this item on our forum.
Primrose Squarp is back! The wise and curious heroine of Everything on a Waffle is facing another adventure-filled year in Coal Harbor. Even though her parents, once lost at sea, are home, there's a whole slew of problems and mysteries to keep Primrose busy.
Uncle Jack and Kate Bowzer may (or may not) be in love. There's Ked, a foster child who becomes Primrose's friend. Now a new development on the outskirts of town threatens the Coal Harbor that Primrose knows and treasures...Discuss this item on our forum.