Ricksecker, Mike, author
"The Alaska Triangle, much like its counterpart, the Bermuda Triangle, is one of the most enigmatic places on earth. Over the years this region has played host to some of the strangest phenomena ever recorded. What causes this unexplained activity and what ancient mysteries may be in in the Last Frontier?"--Adapted from back cover.
Sorosiak, Carlie, author
Clementine is a lab mouse and a genius, but she's lonely. Only with Rosie, a chimpanzee who visits late at night, does she find friendship. When a lab technician frees Clementine, she discovers an outside world and goes in search of a real home--and a way to free her old friends.
Guyon, Michel, author
Exploring his Grandma's manor, an adventure is not what [Archibald Finch] was looking for--only his Christmas present. Instead, it's a family secret he stumbles upon. Key to that mystery: an ancient terrestrial globe, populated by the most fantastic beasts. When he unlocks the storm trapped inside, Archibald is thrust into the unknown--a dark land where a battle started in the Middle Ages is still unfolding. Befriended by a band of young witches with extraordinary powers, Archibald must learn their secrets to survive this cursed world and the strange beasts that roam it. Meanwhile, back in London, his sister having witnessed his bizarre disappearance, embarks on a quest to find him and bring him home.
Rodó, Candy author
"Meet Baker and Taylor, two cat buddies (opposite in every way) who are about to leave the comfort of their cozy public library reading nook to embark on one epic literary road trip! After spending most of their time reading in the library, Baker and Taylor are encouraged by their friend Flora to get out and see the world. Their first stop? New York City"-- Provided by publisher.
Miller, Kayla, author.
Fisher, Max, author
"A New York Times investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist, through research, exclusive interviews and on-the-ground reporting, captures the tangible havoc wreaked upon our minds and world by the titans of the tech industry, telling the inside story of how the social networks fundamentally altered the world."-- Provided by publisher.
Roberts, Nora, author
A will and a way: When her beloved uncle Jolley died, Pandora McVie couldn't imagine her life without him--only to discover that he planned for her future by leaving her millions of dollars. But to collect her inheritance, Pandora must spend six months in her uncle's isolated Catskills mansion with her co-beneficiary, Michael Donahue. Being on a mandatory half-year date is awkward and embarrassing--until they both find themselves in love.
Sparks, Nicholas, author
Colby Mills once felt destined for a musical career, until tragedy grounded his aspirations. But when he meets Morgan Lee, his world is turned upside-down, making him wonder if the responsibilities he has shouldered need dictate his life forever. Meanwhile, Beverly is trying to piece together a life for her and her son in a small town far off the beaten track. In the course of a single unforgettable week, fate will draw all three people together in a web of life-altering connections - forcing each to wonder whether the dream of a better life can ever survive the weight of the past.
Abe, Julie, author
"Eva has finally achieved her life long dream: becoming a novice witch. However, the journey is far from over and now Eva must uncover the secrets behind the Culling, the violent magical storm that hits her realm every year. But is the source closer to home than she expected?"--Provided by publisher.
Abe, Julie, author
Eva must travel to a seaside town to complete her training and earn the rank of Novice Witch before her thirteenth birthday, or be banned from using magic forever.
Mann, Michael (Michael B.), author.
"Forced to shovel coal underground in a half-bombed power station, 12-year-old Luke Smith-Sharma discovers his own innate powers with the help of a ghostly girl and is determined to save himself and his friends from a cruel and sinister scheme orchestrated by an evil woman."-- (source of summary not specified)
Animal characters wake up and start their new day with exercise, breakfast and play.
Taylor, Emily J., author
Seventeen-year-old Jani and her little sister Zosa secure jobs at a glamorous magical hotel, but when Jani realizes that their staff contracts are unbreakable, she embarks on a mission to unravel the mystery of the magic at the heart of the hotel and free Zosa--and the other staff--from the cruelty of the ruthless maître d'hôtel.
Brown, Sandra, author
When Eban, the scion of a wealthy North Carolina family who brutally attacked Rebecca Pratt, leaving her on life support, gets an early release from prison, brilliant state prosecutor Kate Lennon asks former Super Bowl MVP quarterback--and Rebecca's ex-husband--to make an impossible decision for justice.
Chriscoe, Sharon, 1973- author
Bolden, Marci, author
"Twenty years ago, Alexa Rodriguez's sister disappeared without a trace. The trauma drove Alexa to become a private investigator. No matter how many cases she solves, there will always be a hole from the one that haunts her. When Dean Campbell hires the HEARTS Agency, he has no idea what has happened to his sister. The police aren't taking her disappearance seriously, but Dean knows Mandy--and he will do anything to bring her home safely. As the line between investigator and client blur, the hunt for Mandy continues. But will their need for one another compromise their search?" -- Cover.
Elle, J., author.
Twelve-year-old Kyana bakes up a plan to keep her inner-city magic school open after redistricting and gentrification threaten to close it down.
Carpenter, Stephen (Illustrator), author, artist
Three clever billy goats outwit a big, ugly troll that lives under the bridge they must cross on their way up the mountain.
Patterson, James, 1947- author
Every year at Christmastime, Will and Ella Sullivan, and their father, Henry, come to a family agreement: Christmas is a holiday for other people. At their brownstone in Harlem, stockings go unstuffed, tinsel unstrewn, gifts unbought, mistletoe unhung, carols unplayed, a tree un-visible, and guests uninvited. Until guests start arriving anyway. They keep coming. And they stay. For twelve long, hard, topsy-turvy, very messy days. That's when the Sullivans discover that those moments in life that defy hope, expectation, or even imagination, might be the best gifts of all.
When her perfect cousin Sarah starts acting out, Ruby is afraid that Sarah might be possessed by a dybbuk, an evil spirit Ruby accidentally released, and must come to terms with her own identity to expel the spirit.
McMorris, Kristina, author
As a little girl raised amid the hardships of Michigan's Copper Country, Fenna Vos learned to focus on her own survival. That ability sustains her even now as the Second World War rages in faraway countries. Though she performs onstage as the assistant to an unruly escape artist, behind the curtain she's the mastermind of their act. Ultimately, controlling her surroundings and eluding traps of every kind helps her keep a lingering trauma at bay. Yet for all her planning, Fenna doesn't foresee being called upon by British military intelligence. Tasked with designing escape aids to thwart the Germans, MI9 seeks those with specialised skills for a war nearing its breaking point. Fenna reluctantly joins the unconventional team as an inventor. But when a test of her loyalty draws her deep into the fray, she discovers no mission is more treacherous than escaping one's past.