A secret past can destroy the future. It all begins when Wade Kaplan receives a strange, coded email from his uncle Henry, shortly before the old man's sudden and suspicious death. He sets off for Germany to attend the funeral with his father, Roald, and his three friends Darrell, Lily, and Becca, only to discover that Uncle Henry left them yet another baffling message that they suspect is the key to figuring out how and why he died. The message leads to a clue, which sends them to a dark and creepy family tomb.
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Despite Jessica's shocking appearance and the fear she evokes in him and most of the seventh-grade class, Tom slowly develops a tentative friendship with Jessica that changes his life. Firegirl is a powerful story that will show listeners that even the smallest of gestures can have a profound impact on someone's life.
The Secrets of Droon is an ongoing epic saga published for listeners who enjoy fantasy at its most exciting and engaging. This much-lauded series was cited by the American Booksellers Association as one of the top ten works to read while waiting for the next Harry Potter, and finally makes its audio debut. Fast, whimsical action, engaging characters, and surprising, imaginative situations are the hallmarks of The Secrets of Droon, one of the best-selling series for its age group.
In this compelling novel, Golden Kite Award-winning children’s author Tony Abbott explores Jim Crow laws and family strife from multiple perspectives. During the summer of 1959, Bobby and his family are visiting Civil War battlefields. Tempers flare as an accident cuts their trip short and forces them to return home by bus. On their journey, they witness a black family getting denied bus seats. In brief flashes of insight, young Bobby begins to question his assumptions about race.
Underneath the steps leading down to Eric's basement is a hidden storage place. It's dusty and old, nothing special at all. But when Eric, Julie, and Neal all huddle inside the gray room together, something unbelievable happens. A glittering light and then a rainbow-colored staircase appear. As the kids take their very first step down into the mysterious land of Droon, they know that only magic and adventure await them!
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The hunt for the first relic in Copernicus' legacy has sent Wade, Darrell, Lily, and Becca to the far reaches of the world and put them in serious danger. But they never imagined joining this quest would come at such a high cost. Sara Kaplan - Darrell and Wade's mother - has been kidnapped by the conniving Galina Krause. Which means the stakes couldn't be higher for the Kaplan family as they race across cold, desolate landscapes, speedboat through narrow canals, and sprint through busy city streets in search of the sought-after relic called the Serpens.
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It's been two months since the Kaplan family hunted down the Serpens relic. But when the evil Galina Krause suddenly and violently reappears, Wade, Darrell, Lily, and Becca have no choice but to face her again.
12 quests. 12 relics. And a race to save the fate of the world. Travel deeper into the mysterious world of the Copernicus Legacy with the Copernicus Archives: exciting, series-companion novellas that get you close to the characters and the heart of the adventure. The first installment - Wade and the Scorpion's Claw - picks up right where book one left off, with the Kaplan family seeking the next Copernicus relic.
Lord Sparr has found a new weapon to use against the city of Droon. He's woken up a mean old giant that will now obey his every command! It's a good thing Eric, Julie, and Neal are around to help their friends try to stop Lard Sparr. It's a giant job, but somebody's got to do it.
Becca and the Prisoner's Cross: The Copernicus Archives #2 is studious language expert Becca's thrilling first-person account of the next stop in the Kaplans' perilous journey. As Becca and her family race through London, it's up to Becca to make sense of the strange time blackouts she's experiencing before the evil Teutonic Order beats them to the next relic. Or, worse, hurts the people she loves.
Eric, Julie, and Neal have a problem. The nasty Lord Sparr has stolen a magic jewel from their friend Princess Keeah. The princess really needs their help. The good news is the jewel is in Lord Sparr's secret palace. The bad news is the secret palace is in the volcano!
Uh-oh! Neal has a problem. He's turned into a bug...again. Eric and Julie hope someone in Droon can help. Princess Keeah thinks there might be a cure in the CIty in the Clouds. Too bad the friends only have one day before the city disappears.
When Jason's grandmother dies, he's sent down to her home in Florida to help his father clean out her things. At first he gripes about spending his summer miles away from his best friend, doing chores, and sweating in the Florida heat, but he soon discovers a mystery surrounding his grandmother's murky past. He stumbles upon many clues that will send him on a thrilling journey to uncover family secrets.
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Brr! Jaffa City is under a spell of ice and snow. Even Galen the Wizard is frozen solid. Eric, Julie, Neal, and Princess Keeah have to figure out a way to break Lord Sparr's curse, but they better hurry, because they might get frozen, too.
Eric, Julie, and Neal are sailing with Princess Keeah. Suddenly, they are caught in the middle of a magical ocean storm. They are shipwrecked in an island that belongs to one of Lord Sparr's witches. Now Eric, Julie, Neal, and Princess Keeah have to get off the island before Lord Sparr gets them!
Derek Stone just turned 14. He's lived in the heart of New Orleans with his dad and older brother, Ronny, his whole life. He's a little overweight. He can't hear well out of his left ear. Oh, and he's on the run from the dead. Derek never imagined that the dead could be anything but dead. But there's no denying it. They're back - and they're after him. He just doesn't know why. And he doesn't have long to figure it out.
Derek's brother Ronny isn't himself.... No, really. Ronny's body has been taken over by the long-dead soul of a man named Virgil Black. Lucky for him, Virgil is one of the good guys. Not all of them are. In fact, a Legion of evil souls is staging a serious comeback. And they're staging it at Bayou Malpierre, the site of Derek's most horrible nightmare. That nightmare is about to get even worse. . . .
Rick Riordan meets Dan Brown in this epic historical adventure series packed full of puzzles, clues and edge-of-your-seat excitement! Legend has it that Copernicus found twelve powerful relics that could harness the cosmos and transport people through time when assembled in the shape of an astrolabe. Recognising the astrolabe's terrible power, Copernicus hid the relics in far-flung corners of the globe and assigned loyal Guardians to pass down the duty of protecting the relics across the ages.
Rick Riordan meets Dan Brown in this epic historical adventure series packed full of puzzles, clues and edge-of-your-seat excitement! The four friends are back and on another even more awesome adventure.