Governments were toppled and rulers were killed during the last attempt to find the lost treasure Amy and Dan Cahill are searching for - do they even stand a chance?
"LOVE David Pittu"
Leo has explored the zany, wonderful Whippet Hotel from basement to top floor, with trains, flying goats, and mazes (among other things) in between. But even Leo doesn't know every secret of the Whippet and when he discovers that there's more beneath the hotel than he'd thought, it doesn't take long for more adventures to unfold!
"it's amazing I want to get the next one"
Best-selling author Patrick Carman delivers his first novel for teens with a compelling story that explores the dark side of having a superpower. In Thirteen Days to Midnight, Carman presents a close circle of friends who find themselves facing intriguing questions: Can a life really be saved? Or is it a fool’s game to deny death’s insistence? And even if possible, would saving one life mean bringing doom upon another—or creating a harmful rift in the fabric of the world?
The Whippet Hotel is a strange place full of strange and mysterious people. Each floor has its own quirks and secrets. Leo should know most of them - he is the maintenance man's son, after all. But a whole lot more mystery gets thrown his way when a series of cryptic boxes are left for him... boxes that lead him to hidden floors, strange puzzles, and unexpected alliances. Leo had better be quick on his feet, because the fate of the building he loves is at stake... and so is Leo's own future!
"Love so much"
This riveting adventure is set in a satellite world created as a refuge from a dying Earth. Edgar, a gifted climber, is a lonely boy scaling the perilous cliffs that separate the three realms of Atherton, including a vast wasteland where he must confront an unspeakable danger that could destroy his people. When Edgar discovers a book containing the history of Atherton's origins and ultimate apocalypse, his world quite literally begins to turn inside out.
"absolutely love this book"
After a tragic attack by an evil force, Alexa and her friend Yipes are stranded in a strange community known as The Five Stone Pillars. Each pillar of rock has its own secrets...and its own challenges. As darkness descends, Alexa must risk everything to defeat it - even if it means taking to the skies.
Leo and Remi have saved the wacky, wonderful Whippet Hotel, but their adventures aren't over. Anything is possible on the field of wacky inventions: some are scary (like a genetically altered twelve-foot chicken); some are dangerous (like a pond full of electric eels); some are completely out of control; and somehow, Leo and Remi will take it all in stride.
Earth is in danger! The only things that can save our planet are six essential elements scattered throughout the galaxy. And it is up to the Voyagers - a team of four kids and an alien - to gather them all and return to Earth. It isn't just the Voyagers out in space - they've got company in the form of Team Omega. Omegas have their own reasons for wanting the elements - and they'll do anything to win. The third planet, Aqua-Gen, has unbelievable new challenges in store. Sea monsters, pirates....
After journeying to an unfamiliar land where air is nearly unbreathable and light stings like shards of glass, Edgar must navigate the deadly forests--full of creatures far more frightening than anything he has seen on Atherton--and join the child workforce of Silo #7, the site where Dr. Harding (the mad maker of Atherton) was raised.
From his treehouse in a city park, Elliot takes pride in solving problems. But when a squirrel named Mister Nibbles is given to a human as a birthday gift and taken to a house near the park, Elliot isn't sure what to do. Everyone knows squirrels don't belong indoors, but how can Elliot and his friends rescue the trapped rodent?
Before the walls went up...there were adventures. Follow young Thomas Warvold and his brother, Roland, as they journey through Elyon, discovering new mysteries, new challenges, and magical creatures that will change the course of their fate...and the fate of their land.
Fifteen-year-old Will Besting is sent by his doctor to Fort Eden, an institution meant to help patients suffering from crippling phobias. Once there, Will and six other teenagers take turns in mysterious fear chambers and confront their worst nightmare - with the help of the group facilitator, Rainsford, an enigmatic guide.
"Wow! Didn't see the ending coming!"
Will Besting and the other teens whose phobias were "cured" at Fort Eden have been summoned back by Mrs. Goring. Her dying wish is to see them together one last time. Or is it? Ensnared in a dangerous, ever-deepening mystery, Will must lead his friends through a perilous underground trap masterminded by two devious souls at war with each other. It's a game of cat and mouse, and not everyone will be alive when it's over. Can Will outwit both Rainsford and Goring, ending their reign of fear forever?
The ad promised you'd be able to see into the spirit world. But they couldn't work for real... could they? A short story from Guys Read: Thriller, edited by Jon Scieszka.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.
"Not what I expected"
Popular children's author Patrick Carman has captured the imaginations of children everywhere with his Elliot's Park series. In Haunted Hike, playful squirrels Elliot, Chip, Twitch, and all their furry friends are dressed in Halloween costumes and ready for a squirrel hike in Camp Canyon. But the adventure takes a scary turn when the squirrels see a ghost along the way! So the curious bunch sets out to find out whether the ghost is real or just a hoax.
Das Whippet ist das seltsamste und schönste Hotel der Welt, findet Leo, der Sohn des Hausmeisters. Geheime Zimmer, ein Doppelhelix- Fahrstuhl...
In their latest adventure, Elliot and his furry friends are eagerly anticipating the Walnut Cup - a soccer competition that has the whole park buzzing. But the choice of ball - a perfectly round walnut - proves unfortunate when it's stolen by the nut-happy Pistachio.