Wilhelmina Huxstep is coming to terms with family tragedy and crafts lamps to deal with her fear of the dark, then hurricane Whitney forces her to face her fear. Laura Lee Gulledge’s signature visual metaphors will be on full display in this all-new graphic novel, a moving look at shedding light on the dark corners of life.
Tom Natsworthy, apprentice historian in futuristic London, dreams of becoming a famous adventurer like his idol, Thaddeus Valentine. But he doesn’t expect that his life of glory will begin with Valentine trying to kill him! What is Valentine hiding? Does it have anything to do with the rumors of a secret and deadly weapon being built somewhere in London? This first book in the steampunk quartet Predator Cities is great as a standalone novel, too.
What does it take to survive aboard a spaceship fueled by lies? Amy expected to wake from her cryogenic slumber when the spaceship Godspeed landed on Centauri-Earth, but fifty years before the scheduled landing Amy is violently awoken. Why did this happen to her? And who is responsible? Can she trust anyone on the ship?
In a world where trained magicians called “Rithmatists” can make chalk drawings come to life, Joel wants nothing more than to learn this mysterious art. As the ordinary chalkmaker’s son at Armedius Academy, however, he can only watch from the sidelines. Then, students at the academy start to go missing, and Joel discovers he may yet have a vital role to play in this realm of enchantment.
What happens when Mom goes out of town and Dad is left in charge only to discover that there’s no milk for breakfast? Off to the store he goes! But this is no ordinary trip to the store…aliens are trying to take over the planet, dinosaurs have learned to talk, and did I mention the piranhas and the pirates? Be sure to try the audiobook, read by the author himself!
“Really, it’s a very ordinary-looking suitcase. A little tattered around the edges, but in good condition.” How does a suitcase, from a world turned upside down, bring to life the story of Hana Brady, orphan, born May 16th, 1931, in Nove Mesto, Czechoslovakia, for school children touring a small museum in Japan many years later?
Jenna Fox has amnesia. She doesn’t remember her family, her old life, or even the accident that damaged her body so badly she wasn’t expected to recover. But she knows that something’s wrong now: her parents keep her hidden at home, her body doesn’t work the way it used to, and her grandmother is so closed off around her. As bits and pieces of memory start coming back, can Jenna come to terms with who – or what – she is now?
Growing up, twins Cath and Wren were an inseparable writing team, spinning out fan-fiction featuring everyone’s favorite boy magician, Simon Snow. Now, as the girls set off for college, Wren seems intent on leaving her old life behind, including Cath. Can Cath face the overwhelming newness of college life without her sister and learn to live, love, and write on her own?
Remember the wild night from Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick? Perry’s back again and this time he has Perry’s Killer Playlist. As the novel opens, things are going well for Perry: he’s about to start college at Columbia, his mom is busy redecorating the house, and his band, Inchworm, has a major tour of Europe coming up. And the best thing of all? No one’s tried to kill him for a while.
Some of the best young adult authors of our time weigh in on the age-old question: Which is more awesome – the zombie or the unicorn? This short story collection, full of surprising twists and depth, will help you decide for yourself.