Amanda and Leo are going to have to unravel the threads of the past and present -- and travel much further than they ever imagined -- if they're going to save Grace. Luckily, a little birthday magic always helps in the charming and funny Willow Falls series by Wendy Mass, where everything is possible and there are no coincidences.
Wendy Mass is the author of the award-winning books for readers A Mango Shaped Space, Leap Day, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, Heaven Looks a Lot Like the Mall, Every Soul a Star, The Candymakers, 11 Birthdays, Finally, and the Twice Upon a Time series. She tells people her hobbies are photography and hiking, but they're really collecting candy bar wrappers and searching for buried treasure with her metal detector. Wendy lives with her family in New Jersey. Visit her at wendymass.com.
Nikki Tate is infamous, even by Las Vegas standards. Her dad is sitting on death row, convicted of killing his best friend in a gambling dispute turned ugly. And for five years, he's maintained his innocence. But Nikki wants no part of that. She's been working on Operation Escape Vegas: playing in illegal card games so she can save up enough money to get out come graduation day.
Then her dad's murder conviction is overturned. The new evidence seems to come out of nowhere and Nikki's life becomes a mess when he's released from prison. Because the dad who comes home is not the dad she remembers. And he's desperately obsessed with finding out who framed him -- and why.
As her dad digs into the seedy underbelly of Vegas, the past threatens everything and Nikki is drawn into his deadly hunt for the truth. But in the city of sin, some sinners will do anything to keep their secrets, and Nikki soon finds herself playing for the biggest gamble ever -- her life.
Lamar Giles is the author of Fake ID, which was an Edgar Award finalist and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, and Endangered, which was also an Edgar Award finalist. Lamar is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books. He resides in Virginia with his wife.
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Business is booming at the Cupcake Queen Café thanks to Jessicake's tasty treats. Her baking skills are so popular that Shady Diva orders one thousand cupcakes for her next fashion show, in very specific flavors. When Milk Bud runs off with Shady Diva's flavor list, Jessicake is sure her reputation as the best baker in Shopville will be ruined -- can her friends Bubbliesha and Popette help her save the fashion show from a total dessert disaster?
Papercuttables: No need for glue or tape -- all you need is a pair of scissors . . . and a wild imagination!
David Landis had no idea what would happen when he decided to create a 3-D octopus out of paper in 2008. Seven years later, millions around the world have visited his website, DesktopGremlins.com, and he published his first book, Desktop Gremlins, to keep up with demand. David lives in Richmond, Virginia, with his family.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers' attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger's new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J.K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales: "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot," "The Fountain of Fair Fortune," "The Warlock's Hairy Heart," "Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump," and of course "The Tale of the Three Brothers." But not only are they the equal of fairy tales we know and love, reading them gives new insight into the wizarding world.
J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over 450 million copies, been translated into 79 languages, and made into 8 blockbuster films. She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos), as well as a film script inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. J.K. Rowling is currently collaborating on a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, which opened in London's West End in the summer of 2016. In 2012, J.K. Rowling's digital company Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy her new writing and immerse themselves deeper in the wizarding world. J.K. Rowling has written a novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy, and also writes crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. She has received many awards and honors, including an OBE for services to children's literature, France's Légion d'honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Happily Ever After?
Once upon a time, Rachel and Kirsty were excited to attend the special Fairy Tale Festival at TipTop Castle. But when Jack Frost steals the Fairy Tale Fairies' magic items, stories everywhere get all jumbled up. Even worse, characters from inside the books are coming to life and finding their way into the human world!
The girls only have one more magic item left to find. When Lacey's magic conch shell is returned to her, the Little Mermaid will be safely back where she belongs!
Find the special fairy object in each book and help save the Fairy Tale Magic!
Daisy Meadows has written over one hundred books for children. Her Rainbow Magic series is a New York Times bestseller!
Lida thought she was safe. Yes, her neighbors wearing the yellow star were all taken away, but Lida and her family are not Jewish. They will be fine, won't they?
But Lida cannot escape the horrors of World War II.
She loses her parents, and is ripped away from her beloved sister, Larissa. The Nazis take Lida to a brutal work camp, where she and other Ukrainian children are forced into backbreaking labor. Starving and terrified, Lida bonds with her fellow prisoners, but none of them know if they'll live to see tomorrow.
When Lida and her friends are assigned to make bombs for the German army, Lida cannot stand the thought of helping the enemy. Then she has an idea. What if she sabotaged the bombs . . . and the Nazis? Can she do so without getting caught?
And if she's freed, will she ever find her sister again?
This pulse-pounding novel of survival, courage, and hope shows us a lesser-known piece of history -- and is sure to keep readers captivated until the last page?
Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch is a Ukrainian Canadian author acclaimed for her historical fiction and non-fiction. She was awarded the Order of Princess Olha by the president of Ukraine for her writing. Marsha lives in Brantford, Ontario, and you can visit her online at www.calla.com.
Everyone knows Popette is the biggest movie fan in Shopville. One day, she decides to make a movie of her own -- a popumentary about what makes Shopville so great!
All of the Shoppies want to get in on the lights, camera, action, but each girl has a different idea of what kind of movie will be the sweetest success. Jessicake goes for a show-stopping musical while Bubbliesha thinks a suspenseful action flick is what will take the cake. But what happens when Popette's movie begins looking less like a popbuster and more like a total flopbuster?
The on board computer on spaceship MouseStar 1, Hologramix, is out of order! To fix it, Geronimo Stiltonix must take it to a brilliant inventor who lives on a distant planet. But while Hologramix is being repaired, pirate spacecats attack, and steal it! Can the spacemice get Hologramix back before the spacecats turn it evil and set it against them?
When Tracey catches Scyther, the brave Bug-type Pokémon's warrior pride is wounded. It can't regain its honor without a fight. It needs another battle. So Scyther battles . . . Charizard!
Which hot-headed Pokémon will triumph? It's the ultimate face-off for the Pokémon and their Trainers!