The Winners of the 2013 Children's Choice Book Awards!
The Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader's announced the winners on May 13th to kick off Children's Book Week, and here they are! Click here to see who won!
Series Finale: Day of Doom: The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 6 by David Baldacci
When they deliver the last ransom, Amy and Dan discover Vesper One’s terrifying endgame. The objects he 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.
In early Februrary, pitchers and catchers were called in to begin their spring training. Now, as we count down the days to opening day on April 1st, Kidsreads.com wanted to provide you all with a list of books to get you hyped for this sumemr's baseball season! Peruse the new books out this and find a baseball book fit for any reader. Suh-WING Battah Battah!
April's roundup of Cool & New Books includes Stuart Gibb's SPY CAMP, where Ben Ripley is sent to camp after a year training at spy school; Nan Marino's HIDING OUT IN THE PANCAKE PALACE, which follows Elvis Ruby as he goes into hiding after freezing during the most coveted reality show on national television; and M. M. Vaughan's THE ABILITY, in which Christopher Lane receives a mysterious visit from the Ministry of Education and is invited to the prestigious Myers Holt Academy.
April's roundup of New in Paperback includes Kate Messner's CAPTURE THE FLAG in which Anna, José and Henry are snowed in a chaotic Washington, D.C. airport and set out to catch the stolen flag that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner;" Trenton Lee Stewart's THE EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION OF NICHOLAS BENEDICT, which follows narcoeptic, nine-year-old Nicholas Benedict as he is sent to a new orphanage, where he will encounter a mystery that will change his life forever; and LUNCH LADY AND THE VIDEO GAME VILLAIN by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, where Hector runs for student council president while school security is at stake as student and staff high-tech gadgets begin to disappear.
On the day Cassie was born, they drowned her town. Twelve years later, she feels drawn to the manmade lake and the mysteries it hides --- and she’s not the only one. Her classmate Liam joins Cassie in her daily swim across the off-limits side of the lake. Secrets have a way of floating to the surface and when Cassie venture too far from shore, she realizes she can't turn back. Mystery, compelling characters, and an abandoned town beneath a lake make for a must-read adventure.
Theodore Boone is back, and he’s facing his most dangerous case yet. But even face-to-face with danger, Theodore Boone will do whatever it takes to stand up for what’s right.
This heart-pounding adventure takes place as two teens, an American teenage boy and his friend, a Chinese girl from his Washington, DC-area high school, must find her father who has been kidnapped --- and they only have nine days.
Eleven-year-old Elvis Ruby, was supposed to win the most coveted reality show on television. But in the middle of the biggest night, Elvis froze on national TV. So Elvis must run from the paparazzi and spend the summer at Piney Pete's Pancake Palace in the remote wilds of New Jersey. It's the perfect place to be anonymous, that is until Elvis meets Cecilia, a girl who can't seem to help blurting out whatever's on her mind.
Fernie and Gustav find themselves battling another shadowy foe --- The Shadow Eater. He is after one thing, The Nightmare Vault, which his master, the evil Lord Obsidian will use to unleash the most terrifying and threatening shadows into the world. As Fernie and Gustav race to stop the Shadow Eater, Fernie learns about Gustav's mysterious past and just what happened to his missing parents.
At 14, 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. 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 1918, Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as mourners flock to séances for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. She’s forced to rethink her way of looking at life and death, for her first love --- a boy who died in battle --- returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her?
Fifth-grader Genie Kunkle knows there will be good, bad, and in-between from the first day of school. The good? She’s in homeroom with her best friend, Sarah. The bad? Sarah’s friend from camp, Blair, is itching to take Genie’s place as Sarah’s BFF. The in-between? Genie is elected to write her class’s blog. But expressing her opinion in public can be scary --- especially when her opinion might make the rest of her class upset.
Eleven-year-old Holly Shepard longs for adventure and that's precisely what she gets when she is given an old iron key that unlocks a door to Anglielle. When her brother Ben and companion Everett are sentenced to death by the royals, Holly must save them and find a way back home. But will she be able to muster the courage and rise above her ordinary past to become an extraordinary hero?
Thirteen-year-old Laura Dyson wants two things in life: to be accepted by her classmates and to be noticed by ultra-cute baseball star Troy Bailey. But everyone at school makes fun of her and Troy won’t give her a second glance. When Laura is forced to learn the history of the slave shack on her grandmother’s property for a school assignment, she discovers the self-esteem she’s been missing.
Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. Soon, it becomes clear that deserting the kingdom may be his only hope of saving it. But the further Jaron is forced to run from his identity, the more he wonders if it is possible to go too far. Will he ever be able to return home again? Or will he have to sacrifice his own life in order to save his kingdom?
Pip is in hiding, trapped in the great walled city of Hangman's Hollow. The sinister Jarvis roams the streets, seeking out children wherever he can find them. And now he has a deadly ally. With his friends Toad and Frankie, Pip must seek out Jarvis in his dark forest stronghold, and strike a blow for the city's lost children.