Tom Angleberger’s acclaimed works have been celebrated as “delightful” (New York Times). In this hilarious tale, Harvey gets Dwight suspended from Ralph McQuarrie Middle School for being a troublemaker. Origami Yoda makes a plea on Dwight’s behalf by asking Tommy and Kellen to gather evidence to prove Dwight’s presence is good for the school. But Harvey and his Darth Paper puppet have an idea to make sure Dwight stays gone.
In the final book of The Slayer Chronicles trilogy, Slayer Joss McMillan is home in Santa Clara when he’s assigned to track down and take out a murderous vampire. But vampires aren’t Joss’s only trouble this summer: His girl-crazy cousin Henry is staying with him, and still holding a grudge against Joss for trying to kill his best friend, Vladimir Tod. Joss’s former mentor and supposedly dead vampire, Sirus, is casting a shadow on Joss’s every move. And Kat, Joss’s old friend, has come back to exact revenge for past wrongs.
"I miss joss"
Sir Damian Cray is a philanthropist, peace activist, and the world's most famous pop star. But still it's not enough. He needs more if he is to save the world. Trouble is, only Alex Rider recognizes that it's the world that needs saving from Sir Damian Cray. But in the past, Alex has always had the backing of the government. This time, he's on his own. Can one teenager convince the world that the most popular man on earth is a madman bent on destruction, before time runs out?
"love the story and narrator"
Acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Adam Gidwitz delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back like you've never experienced before, infusing the iconic, classic tale of good versus evil with a unique perspective and narrative style that will speak directly to today's young listeners while enhancing the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga.
"Gidwitz wants to be the star"
After faking her own death to escape her term as an indentured assassin for Valor Savings Bank, Patsy is on the run with her boyfriend, Wyatt. All she wants to do is go home, but that's never going to happen - not as long as Valor's out to get her and the people she loves. Left with no good choices, Patsy's only option is to meet with a mysterious group that calls itself the Citizens for Freedom.
Everyone talks about the end of the world, but no one does anything about it. Today we’ll meet author Ben Winters, whose new novel The Last Policeman is a poignant mystery set against just that – a world about to finish. Next, Maggie Linton talks with baseball legend Tony La Russa about his long career on the field and behind the scenes in his book, One Last Strike.
Reluctant MI6 agent Alex Rider is relaxing in the south of France until a sudden, ruthless attack on his hosts plunges him back into a world of violence and mystery - and this time, MI6 don’t want to know. Alex is determined to track down his friends’ attackers, even if he must do it alone. But it’s a path that leads to a long-buried secret - and a discovery more terrible than anything he could have imagined.
New Jersey transplant and spunky brunette Annisa, and her Sand Dune High cheerleading squad are headed to Nationals! Just when she thinks her blonde teammates have accepted her, some of the girls have suddenly made it their mission to convert Annisa to the blonde side. Annisa thinks her luck is finally changing when her old squad makes a surprise appearance at Nationals, but soon it turns into a Jersey vs. Florida turf battle. Torn between two worlds, and two hair colors, can one non-blonde cheerleader make it through the sea of highlights and rock Nationals her own way?
The design competition at Fashion International High School heats up as each design house struggles to produce its first - and hopefully award-winning - line. Tensions are cropping up in the House of Pashmina, and it's not clear whether Pashmina and her best friends will weather the runway. They'd better scramble if they want to win a real shot at a fashion career and an all-expenses-paid trip to Florence!
Rosa's mother is singing again, for the first time since Papa died in an accident in the mills. But instead of filling their cramped tenement apartment with Italian lullabies, Mamma is out on the streets singing union songs, and Rosa is terrified that her mother and older sister, Anna, are endangering their lives by marching against the corrupt mill owners. After all, didn't Miss Finch tell the class that the strikers are nothing but rabble-rousers; an uneducated, violent mob?