The Hardy Boys are back in this fresh approach to the classic sleuthing series. These all-new, suspense filled stories follow Joe and Frank Hardy as they rely on their wits, instincts and intelligence to solve Bayport's toughest mysteries.
The Boy Who Lived has changed children's literature forever. Harry Potter takes readers on an immersive, fantastical journey sure to delight and inspire. Harry and his friends study magic, fight for justice, battle the forces of evil, negotiate with monstrous beasts and learn the powers of friendship and love.
Meet Heidi Heckelbeck. Heidi seems like any other eight year-old. She eats peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch. She hates all vegetables. She picks on her younger brother, Henry. She begrudgingly does her homework.
But Heidi Heckelbeck has a secret: She’s a witch in disguise.
Welcome to Hereville, home of the first-ever wisecracking, adventure-loving, sword-wielding Orthodox Jewish heroine. A delightful mix of fantasy, adventure, cultural traditions and preteen commotion, this fun, quirky graphic novel series will captivate middle-school readers with its exciting visuals and entertaining new heroine.
Hilda sits in her tent listening to the thunder passing overhead when she hears a bell. As she hurtles towards the vanishing tinkling sound, Hilda unwittingly embarks on an adventure into strange worlds ruled by magical forces.
In the first book of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, THE GOLDEN COMPASS, Lyra, a little girl in a world a lot like our own, journeys to the far North to save her best friend Roger. She also must aid other kidnapped children --- evil scientists are conducting terrible experiments on them. The second book, THE SUBTLE KNIFE, takes Lyra to Cittàgazze, where she meets Will Parry, a fugitive boy from our own universe. Lyra and Will become good friends --- and uncover a deadly secret! And finally, in THE AMBER SPYGLASS, Lyra and Will travel between many worlds, setting out to make their most haunting discovery yet.
Twelve-year-old Jocelyn dreams of becoming every bit as daring as her infamous father, Captain James Hook. Her grandfather, on the other hand, intends to see her starched and pressed into a fine society lady. When she's sent to Miss Eliza Crumb-Biddlecomb's Finishing School for Young Ladies, Jocelyn's hopes of following in her father's fearsome footsteps are lost in a heap of dance lessons, white gloves, and way too much pink.
It's never easy for Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez to fit in, so he's dreading the day when his genius mom insists he bring her newest invention to school: a robot he calls E --- for "Error". E not only thinks he's Sammy's brother...he's actually even nerdier than Sammy. Will E be Sammy's one-way ticket to Loserville? Or will he prove to the world that it's cool to be square?
How do you catch a bogle? Ask Alfred the Bogler and his young apprentice Birdie. They’ll charge six shillings and a penny for the salt and you’ll be rid of the monsters that lurk in dark places and would love a tasty child for dinner.
Patricia Reilly Giff combines mischief, chaotic family drama and plenty of adventure in these humorous and heartwarming stories!
Books On Screen
As Halloween is coming up, you're probably brainstorming costumes --- should you go for a classic character or something spooky? Well, whatever your preference, there are some great movies coming out that are sure to match your mood. For those of you who love dressing up as a favorite fictional character, whether a Disney princess or a Hogwarts student, we know you'll be all about Pan, which tells the backstory of the boy who never grows up.