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The Magical Bakery Books Roundup is our list of novels inspired by the magic of baking! In some of these stories, the magic lies in the treats themselves --- sugary delights that bestow the ingester with mighty powers. In others, the magic lies in the bonds the tradition of baking can make between friends and family. You're going to eat up these books!
June's roundup of Cool & New Books includes THE THING ABOUT LUCK, in which a family emergency whisks her parents off to Japan and she and her brother go live with their grandparents who come out of retirement for this year's harvest; TO BE A CAT , where Barney thinks being a cat would be easier than being a 12-year-old boy, but when his feline fantasy comes true, the fur starts flying in this darkly hilarious and heartwarming tale; and THE BARFTASTIC LIFE OF LOUIE BURGER , which follows fifth-grader Louie Burger as he moves his stand-up comedy act from his closet to on stage in the upcoming school talent show.
June's roundup of New in Paperback titles includes RACING THE MOON , which follows 11 year-old Alex Heart and her impulsive brother, Chuck, as they build a rocket and befriend Captain Ebbs, an army scientist who is working to create food for future space travelers in 1947; Michael D. Beil's SUMMER AT FORSAKEN LAKE, in which Nicholas and younger twin sisters Haley and Hetty spend the summer with their Great-Uncle and discover a video their father made of the local legend of The Seaweed Strangler; and TRIAL BY FIRE: Stranded Book Two , where being shipwrecked on a jungle island was bad enough, but now Carter, Vanessa, Buzz and Jane have lost their boat to another violent storm.
Benny Breakiron is a smart, nice, normal little boy….with one exception: He's incredibly strong. So strong that he regularly breaks things. This is a bit troublesome for him, but he makes do the best he can.
More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist, a person who has the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. But as the son of a lowly chalkmaker, he can only watch. When students start disappearing, Joel and his friend Melody are assigned to help the professor investigating the crimes. They find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery, one that will change Rithmatics --- and their world --- forever.
Twelve-year-old Devin loves to play soccer. If she hadn’t just left Connecticut to move across the country, she would have been named seventh-grade captain on her school soccer team. But now that Devin is starting seventh grade in Kentville, California, all bets are off. After all, some of the best players on the US national team come from California. She’s sure to have stiff competition. Or so she thinks.
Camden Fisher arrives at boarding school haunted by a falling-out with her best friend back home. One of Cam's new friends mysteriously disappears, but the teachers don't seem too concerned. Cam wakes up to strangers in her room, who then melt into the night. She is suddenly plagued by odd memories, and senses there might be something dark and terrible brewing.
Dahlia realizes that summer camp might not be as bad as she'd feared. First, she sees two little girls walk right through the walls of her cabin. Then come the dreams --- frighteningly detailed visions of a young man being pursued through 1930s New York City. How are the dreams and the girls related? Why is Dahlia the only one who can see any of them?
Casseomae is content to live alone, apart from the other bears in her tribe, until one of the ancients' sky vehicles crashes to the ground, and from it emerges a Skinless One, a child. Rather than turn him over to the wolves, Casseomae chooses to protect this human cub, to find someplace safe for him to live. But where among the animals will a human child be safe? And is Casseomae threatening the safety of the Forest and all its tribes by protecting him?
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.