Leo has explored the zany, wonderful Whippet Hotel from basement to top floor, with trains, flying goats, and mazes (among other things) in between. But even Leo doesn't know every secret of the Whippet - and when he discovers that there's more beneath the hotel than he'd thought, it doesn't take long for more adventures to unfold!
In 1814, redcoats burned the White House to the ground. In 1889, Harry Houdini discovered a trick that would save his life. In 1955, the U.S. launched the world's first nuclear submarine. And one family pulled the strings behind the scenes at each of these events: the Cahills--- the most powerful family the world has ever known. This volume contains three stories previously-published as ebook adventures.
A boy and a bear go to sea, equipped with a suitcase, a comic book, and a ukulele. The bear assures the boy that they are traveling a short distance and it really shouldn't take very long, but the odds are pitted against the boy and the bear and their boat.
In a slightly magical world where everyone has a Talent, 11-year-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal Talent for cake baking. And her destiny leads her to a mysterious address that houses a lost luggage emporium, an old recipe, a family of children searching for their own Talents and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever. If she's lucky, fate may reunite her with her long-lost parent.
Spending the summer at her grandmother's house is the last thing Sarah wants to do. But her parents are staying there as they fix up the house after Grandma Winnie died. The tedious work turns into a thrilling mystery when Sarah discovers an unfinished letter her grandmother wrote: Strange things are happening behind the bookcase...
Twelve-year-old Trout St. Kroix has been searching for his missing father since he disappeared while fighting in the Bot Wars two years ago. Trout never questioned anything the government told him until a vid he posts about his missing dad goes viral and new information pops up. First, Trout is wrenched his dad might be alive, but when his brother disappears, Trout learns nothing is what it seems.
Armed now with the prophecy of a dying oracle, they have gone on their separate quests --- each surrounded by brave and powerful allies --- knowing that the chance for success is slim. But Jason and Rachel are ready at last to become the heroes Lyrian needs, no matter the cost.
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.
Join Jack and Annie as they travel back to the time of dinosaurs where they encounter all sorts of dinos from the terrifying T-Rex to the crowd-pleasing Triceratops, and start on a life-time of adventures with new readers.
Young Hylas--goatherd, Outsider, thief--is hunted by powerful warriors who want him dead and have kidnapped his sister. Hylas is forced to flee his home, but not before a mysterious stranger gives him a bronze dagger. While on the run, Hylas must use his skill and wits to survive a shipwreck and a great white shark attack, befriend a dolphin, and help Pirra, the runaway daughter of a High Priestess. Together with Pirra, the dolphin, and the valuable bronze sword, Hylas fights to discover why he's being hunted and find his sister before the warriors find them.
After nearly capturing their archenemy, Otto Von Strife, the Grey Griffins are pulled through a portal and transported to an alternate dimension, a world that looks just like theirs. There is one key difference: everything that went wrong in their world never happened, leaving the Grey Griffins to face questions about destiny and courage while finding a way to destroy Von Strife, his evil half-fairies, and his legion of killer clockworks.
After Mad's dad leaves to take a bird-tracking job in Central America, she receives a letter from him. Mad's younger sister Roo is convinced that the letter is a coded message. The two sisters embark on a journey to find their dad themselves with the help from new friends, all in order to get their family back together.
In May of 1882, a large steamship ran aground off the coast of New Jersey. Elisa Carbone imagines what it was like for two boys on that ship: waking up in the middle of the night, waves crashing over the side, the storm too big to lower the lifeboats, and then the flashing of light from shore --- the surfmen, true "heroes of the surf," come to rescue them.
Brendan, Eleanor and Cordelia Walker and their family relocate to an old Victorian house that used to be the home of occult novelist Denver Kristoff. By the time the Walkers realize that one of their neighbors has sinister plans for them, they're banished to a primeval forest way off the grid. A world away. And they aren't alone. The key to survive may lie in their own connection to the Kristoff legacy.
The year is 1850, and the nation is divided over the issue of slavery. The Underground Railroad provides a light of hope, helping runaway slaves escape to freedom. But the SQ has taken control of the Underground Railroad from within. Now Dak and Sera are left wondering who to trust...while Riq risks everything to save the life of a young boy.
Joshua Dread has supervillians for parents, and everyone --- including his best friend Milton --- is rooting for Captain Justice to take them down. When a violent attack at the VIle Fair makes it clear someone is abducting supervillians, Joshua must enlist both Sophie --- the new girl in town --- and Milton's help to save them.
Did you enjoy The Rise of the Guardians? On May 24th, another movie based on a book by William Joyce will hit theaters. Epic follows a teenage girl as she finds herself magically transported into a microscopic universe. How would YOU feel if you were shrunked to be bug-sized?