Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Pointless Leopard: What Good Are Kids Anyway? (Pushkin by Colas Gutman

By Colas Gutman

A stroll within the woods becomes a humorous, philosophical and irresistibly fascinating mini-adventure.

In this witty story of insistent mom and dad and conversing animals, a baby questions his goal.

In the rustic, there's not anything to do, other than: recognize. It's just like being bored, yet together with your eyes large open.

The hilarious tale of grumpy city-child Leonard, pressured to head for kingdom walks along with his greenery-loving mom and dad, is a superb reminder of what use we could be to the realm. What can we understand? What do we do? And is any of it of actual value?

The unnecessary Leopard is a captivating story for all, in regards to the components we play within the lives of others.

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The Hit by Melvin Burgess

By Melvin Burgess

Live the final word excessive. Pay the last word price.

A new drug is in the street. Everyone's humming approximately it. Take the hit. reside the main excessive week of your lifestyles. Then die. It's the last word excessive on the final cost. Adam thinks it over. He's bad, and doesn't see that altering. Lizzie, his female friend, can't make up her brain approximately slumbering with him, so he can't get laid. His brother Jess is lacking. And Manchester is in chaos, managed by means of drug buyers and besieged by way of a bunch of homegrown terrorists who name themselves the Zealots. Wouldn't one impressive week be higher than this boundless, penniless distress? After Adam downs one of many demise tablets, he's approximately to determine.

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Tiger Girl by May-lee Chai

By May-lee Chai

Nightmares of conflict flood the waking stories of Nea Chhim, a 19-year-old survivor of the Cambodian Killing Fields. during this sequel to the acclaimed Dragon Chica, Nea, a suffering university pupil, comes to a decision she needs to confront the earlier. with out telling Ma, she hops on a cross-country bus in Nebraska to find her organic father in Southern California. Nea comes nose to nose with a guy wounded via survivor's guilt who refuses to recognize the family's secrets and techniques. it's as much as Nea to discover the reality. Tiger woman weaves jointly Cambodian folklore and its painful prior with modern American existence to create an unforgettable novel approximately love, warfare, and attractiveness.

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Dreamland (Riley Bloom, Book 3) by Alyson Noël

By Alyson Noël

Riley’s discovering that the afterlife could be a lonely position while all you do is specialize in paintings. So she is going to where the place desires ensue, hoping to discover the way to touch her sister, Ever. She meets the director, who tells her concerning the how one can ship desires. As a Dream Jumper, anyone can leap right into a dreamer’s dream, percentage a message, and take part. As a Dreamweaver, a whole dream will be created in a studio and despatched to the dreamer. yet Dreamweaving used to be outlawed a long time in the past, and the studio used to be boarded up. pondering it’s her in basic terms method to succeed in out to her sister, Riley is going looking for the previous studio. There she unearths a ghost boy, who’s been developing and sending nightmares to humans for years. which will cease him and achieve out to Ever, Riley goes to need to confront and triumph over her personal fears.

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The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, by Rick Riordan

By Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase has consistently been a bothered child. when you consider that his mother's mysterious dying, he's lived on my own at the streets of Boston, surviving through his wits, conserving one step sooner than the police and the truant officials. someday, he's tracked down through an uncle he slightly knows—a guy his mom claimed was once risky. Uncle Randolph tells him an very unlikely mystery: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are actual. The gods of Asgard are getting ready for warfare. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. to avoid Ragnarok, Magnus needs to seek the 9 Worlds for a weapon that has been misplaced for hundreds of thousands of years. whilst an assault through fireplace giants forces him to choose from his personal security and the lives of 1000's of innocents, Magnus makes a deadly selection. occasionally, the one solution to commence a brand new existence is to die . . .

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Erebos by Ursula Poznanski

By Ursula Poznanski

While 16-year-old Nick gets a package deal containing the mysterious machine video game Erebos, he wonders if it's going to clarify the habit of his classmates, who've been secretive in recent times. avid gamers of the sport needs to obey strict ideas: continuously play by myself, by no means speak about the sport, and not inform a person your nickname.

Curious, Nick joins the sport and quick turns into addicted. yet Erebos understands much in regards to the gamers and starts off to control their lives. whilst it sends Nick on a perilous task, he refuses and is banished from the game.

Now not able to play, Nick turns to a pal for assist in checking out who controls the sport. the 2 trigger on a deadly venture within which the border among truth and the digital global starts to blur. This completely convincing and suspenseful mystery originated in Germany, the place it has develop into a runaway bestseller.

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Home (The Magic Thief, Book 4) by Sarah Prineas

By Sarah Prineas

By no means glance back!

Conn has come far because the days whilst he used to be a thief and a wizard's apprentice. He and the dragon Pip have stored the town of Wellmet from doom greater than as soon as, and now his ally, Duchess Rowan, desires to make him the ducal magister, the city's most crucial wizard. however the older wizards don't belief Conn . . . particularly now that their locus magicalicus stones are disappearing! as soon as a thief, constantly a thief, they think.

To clear up the secret of the disappearing stones, Conn is going again to his beginnings—gutterboy, chimney sweep, mudlark, and, sure, thief. It's the single means he can transparent his identify and locate the perpetrator. yet turning again isn't really effortless, and outdated enemies don't disappear. Can Conn pull himself out of the gutter yet one more time?

Sarah Prineas magically transports you to a rare global the place towns run on residing magic and a tender thief can turn into a strong wizard.

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Binny for Short by Hilary McKay

By Hilary McKay

A young, candy, and hilarious novel approximately starting to be up with a loving kinfolk and a wonderfully rambunctious puppy, from an writer who "has set the traditional of brilliance" (Horn Book).

whilst she used to be 8, Binny's existence was once ideal: She had her father's outstanding tales and Max, the simplest puppy ever. yet after her father's surprising loss of life, funds is tight, and Aunty Violet comes to a decision to provide Max away—he is too mammoth for his or her cramped new existence. Binny is aware she can't get her dad again, yet she by no means stops lacking Max, or searching for him. Then, while she's 11, every thing adjustments again.

Aunty Violet has died, and left Binny and her relatives an outdated condominium in a seashore city. Binny is confronted with a brand new overwhelm, a brand new frenemy, and...a ghost? it sort of feels Aunty Violet would possibly not have thoroughly departed. It's bizarre being haunted via her aunt, yet there's additionally the heat of a hectic and loving mom, a musical older sister, and a hilarious little brother, who's busy along with his experiments. And his wetsuit. And his chickens.

You'll enjoy researching Binny and her fascinating, heartwarming kin during this begin to a brand new sequence from the inimitable Hilary McKay.

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Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream (Stick Dog, Book 4) by Tom Watson

By Tom Watson

The Stick puppy sequence maintains in author-illustrator Tom Watson's hilarious Stick puppy goals of Ice Cream.

In the follow-up to Stick Dog, Stick puppy desires a sizzling Dog, and Stick puppy Chases a Pizza, Stick puppy and his associates are again, yet this time the temperature is emerging and they're all feeling the warmth. they want chilly, chilly ice cream in this scorching, sizzling day. it is going to take all of Stick Dog's smarts to lead his neighbors to a delicious ice cream ceremonial dinner. They'll conflict a water-attacking desktop, realize rainbow puddles, and chase the strangest, loudest truck they've ever obvious. yet there's a looming danger to their mission—Stick puppy will get noticed via a human. And the police are on his tail. If he's captured, Stick puppy could by no means see his associates back. If he escapes, it's ice cream for everybody.

Perfect for fanatics of huge Nate, Diary of a Wimpy child, and the former Stick puppy books.

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