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The Painted Boy

Jay Li can be in Chicago, completing highschool and dealing at his family's eating place. in its place, as a born member of the Yellow Dragon Clan--part human, half dragon, like his grandmother--he is on a quest even he doesn't comprehend. His trip takes him to Santo del Vado Viejo within the Arizona wilderness, a city overrun through gangs, haunted via participants of alternative animal clans, perfumed by way of scrumptious nutrients, and set to the beat of Malo Malo, a barrio rock band whose woman lead guitarist captures Jay's center. He needs to face a chain of risky, otherworldly--and very human--challenges to develop into the fellow, and dragon, he's intended to be. this is often Charles de Lint at his top!

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Hero

By Mike Lupica

Zach Harriman knew that his dad was once whatever of a hero, a guy relied on by way of the president to resolve overseas crises at a moment's realize. all at once individuals are telling him he has powers - those that understand even more approximately his father than Zach ever did. yet there are the Bads, who seem out of nowhere and assault him and his ally. something is obvious: he can do issues traditional humans can't. Like fend off grown males as if he possesses the power of 100. Like experience whilst evil is ready to strike. And evil is ready to strike in a really massive manner. Zach Harriman is his father's son. And he, too, is a hero.

"Every child desires to be a superhero. good, be cautious what you would like for - you may get it. this is often the fantastic tale of Zach Harriman and not anything Mike Lupica has written will thrill you love this."
- William Goldman, writer of The Princess Bride

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The Mystery of the Flying Express (Hardy Boys, Book 20)

By Franklin W. Dixon

A graceful new hydrofoil is scheduled to begin ferrying passengers among Bayport and Cape Cutlass. yet enterprise enemies of the hydrofoil proprietor have stirred up a hornets’ nest of violent competition between small boat proprietors. Fearing sabotage, he begs Frank and Joe Hardy to protect the Flying Express on her maiden journey. Startling advancements plunge the teenage detectives right into a risky chase by means of sea, air, and land in pursuit of a gang of hardened criminals who function through the indicators of the Zodiac. rigidity mounts whilst the Flying exhibit vanishes – and so does Sam Radley, Mr. Hardy’s expert operative. Peril stalks Frank and Joe’s each strikes as they search out the terrifying gangleader Zodiac Zig and his vicious henchmen.

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The Little Bookroom

By Eleanor Farjeon

In The Little Bookroom, Eleanor Farjeon mischievously tilts our workaday global to bare its wonders and follies. Her choice of her favourite tales describes powerful—and occasionally quite silly—monarchs, and commoners who're every piece their fit; musicians and dancers who dwell for aft instead of earthly present; and a goldfish who needs to "marry the Moon, surpass the solar, and own the World."

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House of Windows

By Alexia Casale

'The physique is a home of many home windows: there all of us sit down, exhibiting ourselves and crying at the passers-by to come back and love us.' Robert Louis Stevenson

Nick hates it while humans name him a genius. certain, he's going to Cambridge collage elderly 15, yet he says that's simply because he works tough. And, secretly, he in simple terms works difficult to get a few form of realization from his workaholic father.

Not that his procedure is working.

When he arrives at Cambridge, he unearths the work flat out and socialising even tougher. until eventually, that's, he begins to cox for the varsity rowing staff and all hell breaks loose...

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The Great Airport Mystery (Hardy Boys, Book 9)

By Franklin W. Dixon

Invaluable digital elements containing platinum are being stolen from shipments made via Stanwide Mining Equipment’s shipment planes, and Frank and Joe are referred to as upon to help their world-renowned detective father resolve the baffling case. whereas posing as Stanwide staff, the men look at the reality at the back of the executive pilot’s demise at sea. The difficult path of clues leads the younger sleuths to an uninhabited Caribbean island, however the ultimate, and such a lot startling, discovery is made within the boys’ domestic city of Bayport.

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Firewing (The Silverwing Trilogy)

By Kenneth Oppel

The woodland heaves and splits in a bad quake, and Griffin, a child Silverwing bat, is sucked down a fissure deep into the earth. color, Griffin's father, quickly realizes that his son has been drawn into the Underworld and embarks at the most deadly of trips to rescue him. color is familiar with he needs to locate Griffin quick -- legend says that if the dwelling stumble into the land of the useless, they've got just a short while prior to loss of life claims them, too. yet whatever else is looking Griffin -- a perilous foe colour was hoping he could by no means see back. Who will locate Griffin first?

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Wings (Bromeliad Trilogy Book 3)

By Terry Pratchett

In an international whose seasons are outlined through Christmas revenues and Spring models, thousands of tiny nomes reside within the corners and crannies of a human-run division shop. they've got made their houses underneath the floorboards for generations and now not remember—or even think in—life past the shop walls.

Until the day a small band of nomes arrives on the shop from the surface. Led via a tender nome named Masklin, the Outsiders hold a mysterious black field (called the Thing), they usually convey devastating information: In twenty-one days, the shop might be destroyed.

Now the entire nomes needs to learn how to interact, they usually needs to discover ways to think—and to imagine BIG.

Part satire, half parable, and half event tale par excellence, grasp storyteller Terry Pratchett's end of the enticing Bromeliad trilogy lines the nomes' flight and look for protection, a seek that leads them to find their very own amazing origins and takes them past their wildest dreams.

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The Midnight Twins (Midnight Twins Novels)

By Jacquelyn Mitchard

A gorgeous and suspenseful story through a grasp American novelist, The hour of darkness Twins tells the tale of reflect twins born on both sides of middle of the night. After a mysterious and approximately deadly fi re on their 13th birthday, Meredith and Mallory Brynn start having visions: Mallory can see into the earlier, Meredith can see into the long run. however it will take either one of them to save lots of their city from a superb evil. that's, if their specified powers don?t spoil them fi rst.

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