Through the Skylight

Author: Ian Baucom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442460792
Format: PDF, ePub
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Two tantalizing tales, magically intertwined, cross cultures and span centuries as three kids set out to save the lives of three others—who just happen to live in the Middle Ages! A stone lion roars... A sleek black cat speaks... A faun leaps from the canvas of a painting... When Jared, Shireen, and Miranda are each given one glittering gift from an old Venetian shopkeeper, they never fathom the powers they are now able to unleash; they never expect that their very reality is about to be utterly upended. And the adventure has hardly begun. For in another time, centuries earlier, another trio—Rashid, Maria, and Francesca—have been thrown together under terrible circumstances: They have been kidnapped and, along with hundreds of other children, will be sold into child slavery. Unless, that is, they can find some way to save them all. But all their fates lie in the hands of Jared, Shireen, and Miranda. The future—and the lives—of these three very modern children become entirely intertwined with those of the children from the past. Danger, it seems, has a way of spanning centuries. “Reminiscent to Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart.” —School Library Journal

Pixie Piper and the Matter of the Batter

Author: Annabelle Fisher
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
ISBN: 9780062393814
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In this sequel to The Secret Destiny of Pixie Piper, Pixie Piper—who is a direct descendent of Mother Goose—and her adorable gosling, Destiny, head to Chuckling Goose Farm, where she bakes magical wishing cakes, makes new friends, and defends the farm from the evil Sinister Sisters. “A fresh new addition to middle grade stories of magic and friendship; recommended for fans of . . . Chris Colfer’s The Land of Stories.”—School Library Journal Pixie Piper and her best friend, Gray, are off to Chuckling Goose Farm, where descendants of Mother Goose spend the summer learning to master their magic. With her new friends, Rain and Pip, she makes up baking rhymes, plays with her goose, Destiny, and learns how to bake magic wishing cakes. The farm seems safe, but when Pixie finds a shard of glass that belongs to Raveneece, her old enemy, she begins to worry that the worrisome Sinister Sister isn’t as banished as she’d hoped. With multigenerational characters, an emphasis on family, a powerful portrayal of grade-school friendships, and lots of poetry, this is a truly original fairy-tale retelling. ALA Booklist said, “Pixie’s an engaging protagonist, who faces both fantastical challenges along with familiar issues . . . this will draw fans of classic tales with a twist.” Features black-and-white chapter openers and a recipe.

The First Last Day

Author: Dorian Cirrone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481458132
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Eleven-year-old Haleigh Adams paints a picture with a mysterious set of paints found and now she is stuck in a time loop, but when she realizes her parents have been keeping a secret she and her new best friend Kevin must find the source of the magic paints and the secret of the time loop before it is too late.

Charmed I m Sure

Author: Sarah Darer Littman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481451278
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"Meet Rosie White Charming. You probably know her parents, Snow and Prince. Yup--that Snow and Prince. You would think that being the only daughter of two of the most famous people in fairy tale history would be awesome. But you would be wrong"--Dust jacket flap.

The School Is Alive

Author: Jack Chabert
Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated
ISBN: 9780545623933
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Sam Graves discovers that his elementary school is alive and plotting against the students, and,as hall monitor, it is his job to protect them--but he will need some help from his friends.

Campfire Cookies

Author: Martha Freeman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481448218
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"Secret Cookie Club members Grace, Emma, Olivia and Lucy are thrilled to be back in Flowerpot Cabin with their beloved counselor, Hannah. But when a mysterious letter arrives, Hannah is plunged into despair. After puzzling out the contents of the letter, the campers make a plan to help Hannah--a plan that requires a daring mission to boys camp and a big batch of campfire cookies"--

A Book About Love

Author: Jonah Lehrer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476761396
Format: PDF
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“Jonah Lehrer has a lot to offer the world….The book is interesting on nearly every page….Good writers make writing look easy, but what people like Lehrer do is not easy at all.” —David Brooks, The New York Times Book Review Science writer Jonah Lehrer explores the mysterious subject of love. Weaving together scientific studies from clinical psychologists, longitudinal studies of health and happiness, historical accounts and literary depictions, child-rearing manuals, and the language of online dating sites, Jonah Lehrer’s A Book About Love plumbs the most mysterious, most formative, most important impulse governing our lives. Love confuses and compels us—and it can destroy and define us. It has inspired our greatest poetry, defined our societies and our beliefs, and governs our biology. From the way infants attach to their parents, to the way we fall in love with another person, to the way some find a love for God or their pets, to the way we remember and mourn love after it ends, this book focuses on research that attempts, even in glancing ways, to deal with the long-term and the everyday. The most dangerous myth of love is that it’s easy, that we fall into the feeling and then the feeling takes care of itself. While we can easily measure the dopamine that causes the initial feelings of “falling” in love, the partnerships and devotions that last decades or longer remain a mystery. This book is about that mystery. Love, Lehrer argues, is not built solely on overwhelming passion, but, fascinatingly, on a set of skills to be cultivated over a lifetime.

Never Girls 9 Before the Bell Disney The Never Girls

Author: Kiki Thorpe
Publisher: RH/Disney
ISBN: 9780736433044
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Excitedly embarking on her first day of school, Gabby makes a new friend who loves fairies as much as she does and teams up with the Never Girls when a fairy goes missing. Simultaneous and eBook.

Dreadnought

Author: Diane Carey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743419804
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Star Empire is the Federation's most powerful new weapon -- a dreadnought, first in a class of super-starships -- capable of outgunning a dozen Klingon cruisers, or subduing a galaxy. On the eve of her maiden voyage, Star Empire is stolen by terrorists who demand a rendezvous with the Starship Enterprise™ -- and with Lieutenant Piper, stationed aboard Kirk's ship on her first training cruise. Now Piper must discover why her friends from Starfleet are among the terrorists...and why they insist the ship was stolen not to attack the Federation -- but to save it!