Luke Garner has spent his entire life - all 12 years - in hiding. The government has outlawed families with more than two children. As the Garners' third child, Luke's very life is in danger. When Luke meets Jen, another "shadow child," he begins to question the government's policies.
Once Amy and Dan Cahill's choice was simple - take a million dollars or the first of 39 Clues that lead to the source of unimaginable power. Now it's clear that the hunt for Clues is bigger than anything that Amy and Dan could ever have imagined.
"Excellent Series of Books"
With the same heightened suspense and intrigue that made her Shadow Children,/i> books - including Among the Hidden - best-sellers, acclaimed young adult author Margaret Peterson Haddix presents the first entry in a thrilling new series. Thirteen years ago, a plane materialized out of thin air with 36 babies on board and no one at the controls. Jonah and Chip, passengers of that mysterious vessel, are now caught in the middle of a deadly struggle between the FBI and a sinister, unseen force.
"This Book Serves as an Introduction to a Series"
Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana. When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of Clifton start dying, Jessie's mother sends her on a dangerous mission to bring back help. But beyond the walls of Clifton, Jessie discovers a world even more alien and threatening than she could have imagined, and soon she finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time?
"How I liked it"
Best-selling and award-winning author Margaret Peterson Haddix delivered an instant classic when she launched her Missing series. Two books ago, a plane landed with no pilot and no adults—and a passenger load of 36 infants. Years later, teens were shocked when clues began to turn up about just what it meant to be one of “the missing.” Now young heroes Jonah and Katherine must help a girl return to the past amid a host of unexpected challenges.
"Good series -- narration needs improvement"
Critically acclaimed author Margaret Peterson Haddix continues her best-selling Missing series with Sent. Just as best friends Chip and Jonah discover they're actually children kidnapped from history, they get sent back to their proper time period. Now in the 15th century, Jonah realizes he's Edward V, the king of England, and Chip is his younger brother Richard, the Duke of York. Both boys know they need to find a way home fast, because they know their history - Edward and Richard were murdered.
"Suspenseful and a great book for youth to read."
After traveling through history multiple times and finding out his original identity, Jonah thought he'd fixed everything. But some of his actions left unexpected consequences. His parents - and many other adults - are still stuck as teenagers. And now Jonah has a new sibling, an identical twin brother named Jordan. As odd as all this is for Jonah, it's beyond confusing for Jordan. How does everyone in his family have memories of Jonah when he doesn't?
With Caught, award-winning author Margaret Peterson Haddix delivers the fifth thrilling installment of her Missing series. Time-traveling siblings Jonah and Katherine are shocked when time in the 21st century comes to a standstill. Back in 1903, the siblings discover the time-freeze was caused by a botched job involving Albert Einstein's secret daughter Lieserl. Somehow, they've got to set things right - but that won't be easy with Lieserl's mother standing guard.
Critically acclaimed author Margaret Peterson Haddix’s fourth tale from her popular Missing series finds Jonah and Katherine hurtled through time to 1611. Landing aboard Henry Hudson’s ship in James Bay just before a mutiny, Jonah and Katherine struggle to survive brutal weather conditions. They also realise something is wrong. A crucial person has vanished, and the history they remember is drastically different from what they're experiencing. Will this new version of history replace the real past?
"An interesting mix of Science Fiction and historical fiction"
Jonah and Katherine journey to 1918 with the Romanov children in the sixth tale of the New York Times best-selling The Missing series. It's a paradox: When Jonah and Katherine find themselves on a mission to return Alexei and Anastasia Romanov to history and then save them from the Russian Revolution, they are at a loss. Because, in their own time, the bones of Alexei and Anastasia have been positively identified through DNA testing. What hope do they have of saving Alexis and Anastasia's lives when the twenty-first century has proof of their deaths?
"A Great New Episode in Rescuing Histories Kids!!"
Ella Brown is unhappy. Shivering cold in her luxurious bed, she's afraid to get up and light the fire because she's recently been scolded for doing things servants are supposed to do. New to the castle, Ella is having trouble adjusting to her unfamiliar role: princess.
"Petulant and contrived, but don't worry, the main character is beautiful"
For the past 12 years, adults called "Freds" have raised Rosi, her younger brother Bobo, and the other children of their town, saying it is too dangerous for them to stay with their parents - but now they are all being sent back. Since Rosi is the oldest, all the younger kids are looking to her with questions she doesn't have the answers to. She'd always trusted the Freds completely, but now she's not so sure. And their home is nothing like she'd expected, like nothing the Freds had prepared them for.
Tish Bonner’s high-school English class has to keep a dumb journal for their teacher, Mrs. Dunphrey. Doesn’t Mrs. Dunphrey know that kids are too busy coping with real life to be bothered with writing? But when 16-year-old Tish’s life is turned upside down, her journal becomes her only confidante. Relying on her teacher’s promise that she won’t read any entry marked "don’t read this," Tish writes about her loneliness and fear when her mother abandons her and her little brother....
"Great story, bad audio quality"
Disguised as a peasant, Cecilia has been hiding for years from the evil people who killed her parents. Now the time has come to reclaim her title. There's just one problem. Princess Desmia - supposedly Cecilia's decoy - believes a different version of the story.
"Interesting Book - TERRIBLE Reading"
It’s morning as usual at the Skidmore household—until Charles Lindbergh, the famous historical pilot, appears in their living room. Jonah can hardly believe his eyes—and then Lindbergh grabs Katherine and vanishes again. And that’s not all. Chip, Andrea, and all the other children from the plane have disappeared too. And worst of all, Jonah’s parents and all the other adults in his town have de-aged into children. Jonah is the only one left, and the only one who can save everyone.
"A good addition to the series, but unpredictable!"
There’s nothing better than taking your timid little cousin Thad to one of those sweet haunted houses the 4-H Club decorates for Halloween. Except, of course, if the house turns out to actually be haunted. A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.
As Lindsay Scott basks in the glow of being TV’s most popular child star, she suddenly begins to hear everything that’s being said about her—all the time, and from every place on the globe. After her apparent nervous breakdown, Lindsay disappears from the public eye until—years later—a tabloid claims her father is holding her hostage.
"Great short story!"