Nory Horace is nine years old. She's resourceful, she's brave, she likes peanut butter cookies. Also, she's able to transform into many different animals. Unfortunately, Nory's shape-shifting talent is a bit wonky. And when she flunks out of her own father's magic academy, Nory's forced to enter public school, where she meets a group of kids whose magic is, well, different.
"Can't wait for next book"
In a world of elite magic academies, weird and wonderful things happen when you're sent off to public school...and put in the Upside-Down Magic class. Nory, Elliott, Andres, and Bax are back to prove that life on the other side of ordinary has its charms.
Upside-Down Magic is shaking up the school! The kids in Upside-Down Magic know their magic is a little out of control. But that doesn't make them weird - it only makes them human. When things get messy, it's up to Nory, Bax, and their friends to find their way out of trouble before something really wacky happens.
Meet Winnie, age 11. Winnie knows that "change" isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when it means her best friend, Amanda, might be dropping her for someone else. Throw in a grumpy teenage sister, a cat who gets trapped in the wall, and a crush who has pinkeye, and Winnie decides that the rest of the world can do what it wants, but she's going to remain exactly the same. But every month brings hilarious adventures and crazy ups and downs. A lot can change in a year, maybe even Winnie.
When her best guy friend falls victim to a vicious hate crime, 16-year-old Cat sets out to discover who in her small town did it. Richly atmospheric, this daring mystery mines the secrets of a tightly knit Southern community and examines the strength of will it takes to go against everyone you know in the name of justice.
Winnie Perry went through a lot when she was 11, from shifting friendships to her teenage sister's mood swings. But now that Winnie is 12, and one step closer to being a teenager herself, there is so much more to deal with. Will her new friendship with Dinah last? Can she handle the pressures of junior high? And, most important, will Winnie survive bra shopping (in public!) with Mom?
"This is a pretty good book"
On the third night of the third month after a girl's 13th birthday, every girl in the town of Willow Hill makes three wishes. Natasha is the oldest child in a family steeped in magic, though she's not sure she believes in it. She's full to bursting with wishes, however. She misses her mother, who disappeared nearly eight long years ago. She has a crush on one of the cutest boys in her class, and she thinks maybe it would be nice if her very first kiss came from him.
Winnie Perry went through a lot when she was 11, from shifting friendships to her teenage sister's mood swings. But now that Winnie is 12 - and one step closer to being a teenager herself - there is so much more to deal with. Will her new friendship with Dinah last? Can she handle the pressures of junior high? And, most important, will Winnie survive bra shopping (in public!) with Mom?
"The fact that you have a nice dream"
Jesse, Vicks, and Mel all have their own reasons for wanting to get away from their nowheresville Florida town. Add in a hot (and harmless) hitchhiker, an impending hurricane, and a close encounter of the gator kind, and the result is one sizzling road trip where the journey is far more important than the destination. Now in a fresh new package, How to Be Bad will take even more listeners along for the ride.
"Unlikely friends on a reinventure! As in, reinvent-adventure"
Kate was Lissa's best friend. They've shared everything for four years. Then one night at a drunken party, Kate leaned in to kiss Lissa, and Lissa kissed her back. And now Kate is pretending Lissa doesn't exist. Confused and alone, Lissa's left questioning everything she thought she knew about herself, and about life.
Alli longs to be popular, but fate just keeps conspiring to make her totally uncool. Who else would be humiliated by a piece of her mom's underwear stuck to her butt by static cling?
Growing up in a world of wealth and pastel-tinted entitlement, 15-year-old Carly has always relied on the constancy - and authenticity - f her sister, Anna. But when 14-year-old Anna turns plastic-perfect-pretty over the course of a single summer, everything starts to change. And there are boys involved, complicating things as boys always do.
Nory hat in ihrer Klasse für Zickzack-Magie tolle neue Freunde gefunden. Ihre Magie gerät zwar manchmal noch außer Kontrolle, aber deswegen ist Nory noch lange nicht vermurkst! Als sich merkwürdige Vorkommnisse an der Schule häufen, fällt der Verdacht sofort auf sie und ihre Klassenkameraden. Nory und ihre Freunde lassen das nicht auf sich sitzen und wollen herausfinden, was wirklich vor sich geht, bevor Schlimmeres geschieht.
Statt in eine Katze verwandelt sich Nory in einen Stinkefanten. Willa kann zwar Regen heraufbeschwören - aber leider nur drinnen. Und am Ende von Bax' Zauberversuchen wird er immer zu einem Stein. Zum Glück gibt es die Spezialklasse für Zickzack-Magie der Dunwiddle-Zauberschule! Hier lernen kleine Zauberer wie Nory und ihre Freunde, ihre "vermurksten" Kräfte zu kontrollieren. Da sind lustige Unterrichtsstunden vorprogrammiert!
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