The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

You’ve never heard of them, have you? these are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, and Rapunzel, and yet, respectively, Cinderella, Snow White, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change. Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, the princes stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms.

Walden Pond Press. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Now it’s up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, bandits, dragons, witches, take on trolls, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be. Christopher healy’s hero’s guide to saving Your Kingdom is a completely original take on the world of fairy tales, the truth about what happens after “happily ever after.

It’s a must-have for middle grade readers who enjoy their fantasy adventures mixed with the humor of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Witty black-and-white drawings by Todd Harris add to the fun. Prince Gustav. Prince Liam.

The Infinity Year of Avalon James

When you and your best friend turn ten years old magical things are said to happen. The clock is ticking toward her eleventh birthday, which would be the end of her powers, and Avalon's hopes are running high. The predicaments in which she finds herself showcase the difficulty of dealing with the keenly felt adult/child disconnect when it comes to fairness both in families and at school, situating this perfectly for the late elementary crowd.

The bulletin. You both will receive some kind of magical power. It's your infinity Year and the possibilities are endless. A young girl and her best friend hope to receive magical powers the year they turn ten in this enchanting middle-grade novel. Will she and atticus get the powers they so desperately want and need? Dana Middleton's debut novel is a wonderfully enchanting story of the possibility of magic and the even more magical bond between two best friends.

Praise for the infinity year of avalon james:"Blending realism with just a touch of magic, Middleton’s debut novel demonstrates a keen awareness of the infinite possibilities of childhood. Publishers weekly"avalon has a bright and relatable sensibility that will endear her to readers; her friendship with Atticus is genuine and refreshingly free of boy-girl antagonism and snark.

This secret is shared between two best friends. After a year of bullying at school and watching her family be torn apart, Avalon is depending on her magical ability appearing soon to help. Or it can be a power that comes once when you need it most.

Waylon! One Awesome Thing Waylon! Book 1

Disney-hyperion. He wishes everything would go back to the way it was before she started wearing all black and saying "What's the point?" all the time. Well, everyone except the scary new kid, Baxter Boylen. Waylon's older sister, Neon, is shooting away from the family. Arlo brody is dividing the fourth grade boys into two groups.

But it's impossible for him to concentrate on his inventions when he's experiencing his own personal Big Bang. Waylon has lots of ideas for making life more awesome through science, human gills, like teleportation, and attracting cupcakes by controlling gravity. Waylon would rather be friends with everyone.

Just when it looks as though waylon's universe is exploding, something happens to bring it all together again, without a doubt, and it is, One Awesome Thing.


Nightbird is like reentering a wonderful dream that you vaguely remember. Lois lowry, two-time newbery Medal–winning author of The Giver   Disney-hyperion. Yearling Books. Bestselling author alice hoffman’s bewitching Nightbird is perfect for ages 10-13: love and friendship empower a lonely girl to embrace her uniqueness and discover her strengths.

Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. It’s time to break the spell. Praisenominated for: the great stone face award nh rebecca caudill Young Readers’ Book Award Illinois The Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Maryland “Hoffman reminds us that there are secrets everywhere. But this summer, everything will change when the red moon rises.

. After all, her town is rumored to hide a monster. Nightbird soars. The new york times “alice hoffman has a gift for melding magic and realism in a way that makes nearly anything seem possible. Shelf awareness, starred “The mix of romance and magic is irresistible. Kirkus reviewswhat other authors are Saying“I love the way Alice Hoffman creates the most ordinary people and then turns their lives magical.

And two hundred years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twig’s family that was meant to last forever.

Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures

From bestselling authors maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce comes an exciting new series full of magical creatures, whimsical adventures, and quirky illustrations. Here’s a list of things pip bartlett can talk to:   unicorns miniature silky griffins bitterflunks basically, all magical creatures   Here’s a list of things she can’t talk to at least, not very well:   Parents Teachers Basically, all people   Because of a Unicorn Incident at her school it was an accident!, Pip is spending the summer with her Aunt Emma at the Cloverton Clinic for Magical Creatures.

At first, games, but when fuzzles appear and start bursting into flame at the worst possible places, and chatting with Hobgrackles, it’s all fun, Pip and her new friend Tomas must take action. Scholastic Press. Yearling Books. Because if the mystery of the Fuzzles isn’t solved soon, both magical and unmagical creatures are going to be in a lot of trouble.


In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

American indian Youth Literature Award   Disney-hyperion. 1840–1877. Scholastic Press. When he embarks on a journey with his grandfather, the story of Crazy Horse, he learns more and more about his Lakota heritage—in particular, Nyles High Eagle, one of the most important figures in Lakota and American history.

Drawing references and inspiration from the oral stories of the Lakota tradition, celebrated author Joseph Marshall III juxtaposes the contemporary story of Jimmy with an insider’s perspective on the life of Tasunke Witko, better known as Crazy Horse c. Along with sitting bull, crazy Horse was the last of the Lakota to surrender his people to the US army.

Through his grandfather’s tales about the famous warrior, Jimmy learns more about his Lakota heritage and, ultimately, himself. Jimmy mcclean is a lakota boy—though you wouldn’t guess it by his name: his father is part white and part Lakota, and his mother is Lakota. The book follows the heroic deeds of the lakota leader who took up arms against the US federal government to fight against encroachments on the territories and way of life of the Lakota people, including leading a war party to victory at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Yearling Books.

Hana's Suitcase: The Quest to Solve a Holocaust Mystery

The dual narrative intertwines fumiko’s international journey to find the truth about Hana Brady’s fate with Hana’s own compelling story of her life in a quiet Czech town, which is shattered by the arrival of the Nazis, tearing apart the family she loves. Is part history, part suspenseful mystery.

In march 2000, fumiko ishioka, the curator of a small Holocaust education center in Tokyo, received an empty suitcase from the museum at Auschwitz. With an incredible climactic revelation. Booklist Disney-hyperion. On the outside, may 16, 1931, were the words “Hana Brady, in white paint, Orphan. Fumiko and the children at the center were determined to find out who Hana was and what happened to her all those years ago, leading them to a startling and emotional discovery.

Praise for hana’s suitcase • “Hana wanted to become a teacher, and surely through this little book her dream is being realized. Archbishop desmond tutu, from his new foreword to Hana’s Suitcase • “The account. This suspense-filled work of investigative nonfiction draws in young readers and makes them active participants in the search for Hana’s identity.

Scholastic Press. This award-winning true holocaust story, newly updated, connects generations through one woman’s quest to find the truth behind a mysterious suitcase.

The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle

Prince Gustav. Your favorite princes and princesses are back in the hilarious and action-packed sequel to the breakout hit The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by author Christopher Healy, which the New York Times selected as one of its best books of the year. Prince Liam. Scholastic Press. Prince Frederic.

Disney-hyperion. But alas, such fame and recognition only last so long. And when the princes discover that an object of great power might fall into any number of wrong hands, they are going to have to once again band together to stop it from happening—even if no one will ever know it was they who did it.

You remember them, who finally got some credit after they stepped out of the shadows of their princesses—Cinderella, Rapunzel, don't you? They're the Princes Charming, Snow White, and Briar Rose—to defeat an evil witch bent on destroying all their kingdoms. Prince Duncan. Crown books for Young Readers.

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A Whole New Ballgame: A Rip and Red Book

But together these two make a great duo who know how to help each other―and find ways to make a difference―in the classroom and on the court. Square Fish. Crown books for Young Readers. With its energetic and authentic story and artwork, fun book about school, sports, A Whole New Ballgame by Phil Bildner is a fresh, and friendship.

Cartoony illustrations lend energy and personality to the likable cast of characters. And guess who's also their new basketball coach? Mr. Scholastic Press. And for red, who has autism and really needs things to be exactly a certain way, the changes are even more of a struggle. Yearling Books. They have a crazy new tattooed teacher named Mr.

Disney-hyperion. Fifth grade is one crazy ride in this middle grade novel about two best friends. Rip and red are best friends whose fifth-grade year is nothing like what they expected. Acevedo, who doesn't believe in tests or homework and who likes off-the-wall projects, the more "off" the better. A school story with heart.

Kirkus reviewsThis title has Common Core connections.

The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw

The league of princes returns in the hilariously epic conclusion to Christopher Healy's hit series, part sly wit, which Kirkus Reviews called "part screwball comedy, and all fun" in a starred review!Prince Liam. You think you know those guys pretty well by now, don't you? Well, think again. Yearling Books.

Crown books for Young Readers. Posters plastered across the thirteen kingdoms are saying that Briar Rose has been murdered—and the four Princes Charming are the prime suspects. Prince Gustav. Now they're on the run in a desperate attempt to clear their names. Scholastic Press. Prince Duncan. Disney-hyperion. Prince Frederic.

Square Fish. Along the way, however, they discover that briar's murder is just one part of a nefarious plot to take control of all thirteen kingdoms—a plot that will lead to the doorstep of an eerily familiar fortress for a final showdown with an eerily familiar enemy.

Book Scavenger The Book Scavenger series

Then emily and her new friend james discover an odd book, which they come to believe is from Griswold himself, and might contain the only copy of his mysterious new game. Yearling Books. This title has Common Core connections. Crown books for Young Readers. Full of heart and replete with challenging ciphers for readers to decode, Bertman’s debut is literary cousin to classic puzzlers like The Westing Game.

Publishers weekly, starred review“Fans of Escape from Mr. Scholastic Press. Lemoncello’s library will appreciate the abundant literary allusions, and readers will hope for more adventures. Shelf awareness, starred reviewan amazon best book of the Year An Indie Next List PickA PW Best Book for SummerA Bank Street College Best Book of the YearAn Amazon.

Com best book of the montha texas lamplighter Award NomineeA Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award NomineeA Georgia Children's Book Award Finalist Disney-hyperion. Upon her arrival, however, emily learns that Griswold has been attacked and is now in a coma, and no one knows anything about the epic new game he had been poised to launch.

Square Fish. Square Fish. Racing against time, emily and james rush from clue to clue, desperate to figure out the secret at the heart of Griswold's new game―before those who attacked Griswold come after them too. A new york times bestseller! for twelve-year-old emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it's the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles.