once a lovely town, has fallen on hard times. Fires, floods, and
other calamities have caused the people to lose their library, their
school, their park, and even their neighborliness. The people put
their faith in the Mayor, a dazzling fellow who promises he alone
can help. After all, he is a famous dragon slayer. (At least, no one
has seen a dragon in his presence.) Only the clever children of the
Orphan House and the kindly Ogress at the edge of town can see how
dire the town’s problems are.
of Fire is a series of children's fantasy novels written by author
Tui T. Sutherland and published by Scholastic. Over 14 million
copies of the books have been sold and it has been on the New York
Times bestseller list for more than 122 weeks. It has also been
translated into more than ten different languages
The world of Wings of Fire is made up of two continents that are
populated by dragons – Pyrrhia (the focus of Books 1 through 10) and
Pantala (the focus of Books 11 through 15). While Pyrrhia is home to
seven tribes – MudWings, SandWings, RainWings, SkyWings, IceWings,
SeaWings, and NightWings – Pantala houses only three tribes –
HiveWings, SilkWings, and LeafWings. Each tribe is ruled by a queen,
and each tribe also has a royal family. Both continents are also
inhabited by humans (called "scavengers" by Pyrrhian dragons and
"reading monkeys" by Pantalian dragons) who are seen as nothing more
than animals and are even sometimes eaten.
into the land beyond the wardrobe! The Lion, the Witch and the
Wardrobe is the second book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series.
Four adventurous siblings—Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie—step
through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia, a land frozen
in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But
when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan,
signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.
Land of Stories: First book in a series) Alex and Conner Bailey's
world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely
combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic
The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through
the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave
their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of
wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with fairy tale
characters they grew up reading about.
But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and
trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they
thought. and fun.
It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into
middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with
kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of
growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words
and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.
In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his
sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise,
Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own
advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their
friendship in hilarious fashion.
Hot diggity dog! Dog Man is back -- and this time he's not alone.
The heroic hound with a real nose for justice now has a furry feline
sidekick, and together they have a mystery to sniff out! When a new
kitty sitter arrives and a glamorous movie starlet goes missing,
it's up to Dog Man and Cat Kid to save the day! Will these heroes
stay hot on the trail, or will Petey, the World's Most Evil Cat,
send them barking up the wrong tree?
is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of
concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound
for the other side of the world . . .ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994.
With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set
out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .MAHMOUD is a
Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and
destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . .
.All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All
will face unimaginable dangers -- from drownings to bombings to
betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although
Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades,
shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.
This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless:
courage, survival, and the quest for home.
Four young children, who are each gifted in different areas, are
bound by a common factor: they are either orphans or unwanted by
their parents. The children become involved with the strange
Nicholas Benedict and his guild of assistants who are trying to stop
Benedict's twin, Ledroptha Curtain, from taking over the world via
brainwashing. The children team up against the villain and his evil
assistants, the Ten Men.
book centers on Stanley Yelnats, who is sent to Camp Green Lake, a
correctional boot camp in a desert in Texas, after being falsely
accused of theft. The plot explores the history of the area and how
the actions of several characters in the past have affected
Stanley's life in the present. These interconnecting stories touch
on themes such as racism, homelessness, illiteracy, and arranged
(Dinosaurs Before Dark) Before Jack and Annie can find out, the
mysterious tree house whisks them to the prehistoric past. Now they
have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark…or
will they become a dinosaur’s dinner?
The Magic Tree House series has been a beloved favorite for over 25
years and is sure to inspire a love of reading—and adventure—in
every child who joins Jack and Annie!
Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring
points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no
spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a
cloak of invisibility.All he knows is a miserable life with the
Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son,
Dudley - a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry's room is a tiny
closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party
in eleven years.But all that is about to change when a mysterious
letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an
incredible place that Harry - and anyone who reads about him - will
find unforgettable.For it's there that he finds not only friends,
aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a
great destiny that's been waiting for him... if Harry can survive
Accompany the son of the sea god Poseidon and his other demigod
friends as they go on a series of quests that will have them facing
monsters, gods, and conniving figures from Greek mythology. Do they
have what it takes to save the Olympians from an ancient enemy?