Author: Jessica Townsend

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316508861

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

View: 9107

An instant New York Times bestseller! "A Harry Potter-esque adventure." --Time Magazine A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world--but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she's blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks--and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday. But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor. It's then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart--an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests--or she'll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate. Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and Neil Gaiman, this fast-paced plot and imaginative world has a fresh new take on magic that will appeal to a new generation of readers.
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The Calling of Morrigan Crow

Author: Jessica Townsend

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316508919

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6739

The captivating and heart-pounding sequel to the New York Times bestselling and #1 Kids' Indie Next Pick Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, as heroine Morrigan battles a new evil. Morrigan Crow and her best friend Hawthorne Swift are now proud scholars in the elite Wundrous Society, but life is far from perfect. Does Morrigan have what it takes to prove that she belongs in the Society? Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow was an instant New York Times bestseller, an IndieBound bestseller and a #1 Indies Introduce Pick, with movie rights sold to Fox.
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Author: Trenton Lee Stewart

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 1911077295

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

View: 1235

When Reuben discovers an old pocket watch, he soon realizes it holds an incredible power: it can turn you invisible for fifteen minutes. And the watch's power is even more extraordinary than he knows. Soon, he's on the run from a despot determined to possess it for himself ...
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Author: Mira Bartók

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763698598

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 1331

In this extraordinary debut novel with its deft nod to Dickensian heroes and rogues, Mira Bartók tells the story of Arthur, a shy, fox-like foundling with only one ear and a desperate desire to belong, as he seeks his destiny. Have you been unexpectedly burdened by a recently orphaned or unclaimed creature? Worry not! We have just the solution for you! Welcome to the Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures, an institution run by evil Miss Carbunkle, a cunning villainess who believes her terrified young charges exist only to serve and suffer. Part animal and part human, the groundlings toil in classroom and factory, forbidden to enjoy anything regular children have, most particularly singing and music. For the Wonderling, an innocent-hearted, one-eared, fox-like eleven-year-old with only a number rather than a proper name — a 13 etched on a medallion around his neck — it is the only home he has ever known. But unexpected courage leads him to acquire the loyalty of a young bird groundling named Trinket, who gives the Home’s loneliest inhabitant two incredible gifts: a real name — Arthur, like the good king in the old stories — and a best friend. Using Trinket’s ingenious invention, the pair escape over the wall and embark on an adventure that will take them out into the wider world and ultimately down the path of sweet Arthur’s true destiny. Richly imagined, with shimmering language, steampunk motifs, and gripping, magical plot twists, this high adventure fantasy is the debut novel of award-winning memoirist Mira Bartók and has already been put into development for a major motion picture.
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Author: Claire Fayers

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1627796584

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8937

Twelve-year-old Brine Seaborne is a girl with a past--if only she could remember what it is. Found alone in a rowboat as a child, clutching a shard of the rare starshell needed for spell-casting, she's spent the past years keeping house for an irritable magician and his obnoxious apprentice, Peter. When Brine and Peter get themselves into a load of trouble and flee, they blunder into the path of the legendary pirate ship the Onion. Before you can say "pieces of eight," they're up to their necks in the pirates' quest to find Magical North, a place so shrouded in secrets and myth that most people don't even think it exists. If Brine is lucky, she’ll find her place in the world. And if she's unlucky, everyone on the ship will be eaten by sea monsters. It could really go either way.
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Author: Jessica Townsend

Publisher: Planeta Publishing

ISBN: 9786070750502

Category:

Page: 400

View: 8140

Morrigan es una niña ocurrente y carismática con unos horribles padres que no le hacen ningún caso. Aunque eso no es lo peor, porque arrastra una maldición que la condena a morir antes de cumplir los once años. Pero eso no va a ocurrir puesto que en la vigilia de su décimo primer cumpleaños alguien la secuestra y se la lleva a Nevermoor (un Londres paralelo), donde deberá superar cuatro pruebas si quiere estar entre los elegidos. El problema es que ya no podrá regresar jamás ya que sólo escapa a la muerte si se queda en Nevernoor. ¿Crees en la magia? ¡Bienvenido a Nevermoor!.
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Author: Emily Jenkins,Sarah Mlynowski,Lauren Myracle

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 054580051X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 9140

Strange things are happening at Dunwiddle Magic School -- and the Upside-Down Magic class is getting blamed! Yes, Marigold did shrink Lacey Clench to the size of a gerbil. But that was an accident. And, yes, most people weren't prepared for Nory to transform into a squippy (that's half squid, half puppy) -- but it's not like Nory meant to mix up paws and tentacles. And while Bax does have the unfortunate magical condition of turning into a stone, he swears he has nothing to do with the rocky magic that's been happening in Dunwiddle's halls. When things get messy, it's easy to point your finger at the kids with the messiest magic. But the Upside-Down Magic students aren't going to let themselves get in trouble. Instead, they're going to find out what's really going on -- and get their school back on track before something really wacky happens.
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Author: Zack Loran Clark,Nick Eliopulos

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1484798546

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 306

View: 9283

Few ever asked to join the Adventurers Guild. . . . Their members often died young. In one of the last cities standing after the world fell to monsters, best friends Zed Kagari and Brock Dunderfel have high hopes for the future. Zed desperately wishes to join the ranks of the Mages Guild, where his status as Freestone's only half elf might finally be an asset. Brock, the roguishly handsome son of merchants, is confident he'll be welcomed into the ranks of the Merchants Guild. But just as it seems the boys' dreams have come true, their lives take a startling turn . . . and they find themselves members of the perilous Adventurers Guild. Led by the fearsome Alabasel Frond, the guild acts as the last line of defense against the Dangers, hungry, unnatural beasts from otherworldly planes. And when the boys uncover a conspiracy that threatens all of Freestone, Zed, Brock, and their new allies -Liza, a fierce noble, and Jett, a brave dwarf, must prove their worth once and for all. This start of a thrilling new series is sure to be a hit with readers who like their fantasies clever and action-packed, with tons of humor and heart.
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Author: Pat O'Shea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780192752819

Category: Children

Page: 469

View: 3409

A wonderfully written fantasy set in the west of Ireland which tells of the coming of the Great Queen who is bent on bringing destruction to the world. Only Pidge and Brigit can stop her and their task seems impossible as they're constantly trailed by the queen's hounds. But they're aided in their quest by a host of willing helpers - a glorious array of unforgettable characters. * This book has been in print continuously for well over 15 years and has proved itself as one of the best-sellers on our list * A fresh new look for the next generation of readers * Has sold all over the world, and has been translated into many different languages, making it an internationally acclaimed book
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A Novel

Author: William Hjortsberg

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453246592

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 5344

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini team up to search for a literary-minded killer It is 1923 and a beautiful young woman has just been found outside a tenement, bones crushed, head ripped from her shoulders. A few stories above, her squalid apartment has been ransacked, and twenty-dollar gold pieces litter the floor. The window frame is smashed. She seems to have been hurled from the building by a beast of impossible strength, and the only witness claims to have seen a long-armed ape fleeing the scene. The police are baffled, but one reporter recognizes the author of the bloody crime: the long-dead Edgar Allan Poe. A psychopath is haunting New York City, imitating the murders that made Poe’s stories so famous. To Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the killing spree is of purely academic interest. But when Poe’s ghost appears in Doyle’s hotel room, the writer and the magician begin to suspect that the murders may hold a clue to understanding death itself. This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Hjortsberg including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
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Author: Neil Patrick Harris

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316355585

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9506

A New York Times Bestseller and USA Today Bestselling Book! From award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, comes the magical first book in a new series with plenty of tricks up its sleeve. When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends and magic in a sleepy New England town. But like any good trick, things change instantly as greedy B.B. Bosso and his crew of crooked carnies arrive to steal anything and everything they can get their sticky fingers on. After a fateful encounter with the local purveyor of illusion, Dante Vernon, Carter teams up with five other like-minded illusionists. Together, using both teamwork and magic, they'll set out to save the town of Mineral Wells from Bosso's villainous clutches. These six Magic Misfits will soon discover adventure, friendship, and their own self-worth in this delightful new series. (Psst. Hey, you! Yes, you! Congratulations on reading this far. As a reward, I'll let you in on a little secret... This book isn't just a book. It's a treasure trove of secrets and ciphers and codes and even tricks. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll discover more than just a story--you'll learn how to make your own magic!)
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Author: Holly Black,Tony DiTerlizzi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442403574

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5322

The Spiderwick Chronicles leave the old-fashioned charm of New England far behind and head south for some fiendish faerie fun in the hot Florida sun. Eleven-year-old Nicholas Vargas only thinks his life has been turned upside down after his developer father remarries and moves his new wife and daughter into the soon-to-be completed Mangrove Hollow. But an "expedition" to a nearby lake turns up a little nixie with a giant problem - the huge, lumbering, fire-breathing variety - and it's up to Nick; his stepsister, Laurie; and his big brother, Julian (plus a familiar face from the original Spiderwick Chronicles) to figure out the best way to stop a host of rampaging giants before all of Florida goes up in smoke.
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Author: Libby Hathorn

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books Australia

ISBN: 9780340739884

Category: Australia

Page: 311

View: 4396

Lara's parents are divorced and she hardly remembers her father. But when her mother dies, he takes her to live with him, deep in the Australian outback. Living so far away from everything familiar, Lara fears she will never be accepted and loved - until she meets a mysterious dog, Thunderwith.
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Author: Deborah Marcero

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316561770

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 8779

In this celebration of the power of imagination, a creative girl on a mission to bring something new to the world becomes a storyteller and inventor of intricately detailed maps. Rose's heart is set on discovering something that's never been found. She just doesn't know where to find it. So she sets off on a wondrous journey, bounding from one spectacular world to the next. Her only guides are a set of maps drawn from her own imagination and her heart's desire to explore new and exciting worlds. In this moving story of a trailblazing spirit, Rose follows her compass, and explores her creativity in a one-of-a-kind search through a collection of intricate maps that readers will love to get lost in.
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Author: Helena Duggan

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1474940803

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 413

Violet never wanted to move to Perfect. Who wants to live in a town where everyone has to wear glasses to stop them going blind? And who wants to be neat and tidy and perfectly behaved all the time? But Violet quickly discovers there’s something weird going on – she keeps hearing noises in the night, her mum is acting strange and her dad has disappeared. When she meets Boy she realizes that her dad is not the only person to have been stolen away... and that the mysterious Watchers are guarding a perfectly creepy secret!
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Author: Scarlett Thomas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481497863

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8678

“This middle grade series starter is tailor-made for Harry Potter’s fans.” —Kirkus Reviews For fans of the Land of Stories and the Wings of Fire Series, this first enchanting adventure from acclaimed novelist Scarlett Thomas is set in a wondrous realm where magic most decidedly exists, a growing evil lurks, and a group of children is destined to save the world. Effie Truelove believes in magic, as does her grandfather Griffin (although he refuses to do any magic, let alone teach Effie how to use it). After a mysterious incident leaves Griffin close to death, Effie is given an unusual silver ring and told she must look after her grandfather’s library of rare and powerful books. But then the books fall into the hands of shady scholar Leonard Levar, and Effie is propelled into the most dangerous adventure of her life. Now, Effie and her friends—nerdy Maximilian, rugby-mad Wolf, helpful Lexy, and eccentric Raven—must discover their true powers if they are to get the books back. And Effie alone will have to travel to the Otherworld, where she will uncover the true meaning of the strange old book called Dragon’s Green…
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The Tale of a Three-legged Cat

Author: Andrea Wisnewski

Publisher: Davd R. Godine

ISBN: 9781567926088

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8131

A kitten born with only three legs loves doing the same things as the chickens who share a garage with him, including sitting on a nest.
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Author: Judith Rossell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481443690

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8713

A stalwart orphan sets out on a spine-tingling adventure in this wildly imaginative and darkly funny Victorian middle grade novel. High on a cliff above the gloomy Victorian town of Withering-by-Sea stands the Hotel Majestic. Inside the walls of the damp, dull hotel, eleven-year-old orphan Stella Montgomery leads a miserable life with her three dreadful aunts. Stella dreams of adventuring on the Amazon—or anyplace, really, as long as it isn’t this dreary town where nothing ever happens. Then one night Stella sees something she shouldn’t have. Soon she finds herself on the run from terrifying Professor Stark and his gang of thugs. But how can one young girl outwit an evil magician, much less rescue his poor, mistreated assistant? With the help of a mysterious maestro, his musical cats, and a lively girl named Gert, Stella Montgomery sets out to do the impossible.
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Author: Rachel M. Martens

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483531406

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 5319

Poe: Nevermore is an Edgar Allan Poe-inspired paranormal thriller in which a young woman must race against time and death to save those she loves while struggling with depression, a new relationship complicated by her past, and an abusive former foster-father. Nevermore, the first in a six-book series, is told by Elenora Allison Poe, or “Poe” for short. Poe is twenty-four years old, drowning in debt and depression, and very alone, having been orphaned at the age of two and raised in an unloving household. Suffering from insomnia and PTSD from a traumatic experience seven years before, Poe has become cold and unwilling to connect with anyone. When she meets homicide detective Caleb Frost, Poe’s life changes dramatically. Frost sees the tragic heroine’s brokenness in perfect clarity and sympathizes with her, but just when Poe begins to let him in she discovers a horrible truth: she is the sole direct descendant of Edgar Allan Poe, inheriting not only the last name of one of the world's most famous poets, but also a terrible family curse that takes the form of the master of the macabre's most haunting tales. If Poe cannot recognize the curse unfolding in time, it will destroy the lives of all those close to her and annihilate her sanity. Chanticleer Book Reviews and Media has called Nevermore “the type of psychological horror that locking the doors and windows and reading with the lights on will not keep out” and acclaims the combination of tension and complex characters in the novel, including powerful antagonists. “There is a Gothic, smouldering shroud across this book, as if Anne Rice or Poppy Z Brite have infected the writing,” says Self-Publishing Review. The second installment in the “Poe” series, titled Rest in Peace, was published in June of 2014 with four more books to follow.
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Author: Pamela Zagarenski

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544761286

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 3403

Step inside the pages of a little girl's magical book as she discovers the profound and inspiring notion that we each bring something different to the same story. Two-time Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenski debuts as an author in this tender picture book about the joy of reading.
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