From debut author Erin Becker comes an action-packed but tender novel about first romance, queer identity, and learning how to be brave when it matters the most.
On the soccer field, Magic Mel is in her element. She's ready to lead her team to victory at the city championship in her new role as captain. Off the field, however, is a totally different story. Mel can't get a handle on her class presentation, her friend group has completely dissolved, and her ex-friend-current-teammate, Tory, is being the worst. The only place she feels like herself is in her text conversations where she shares her secret poetry with BTtoYouPlease.
Tory McNally, on the other hand, is keeping everything together, thank you very much. So what if her mom is more preoccupied with her craft projects and new husband than her, or that she's down to one IRL friend because of annoying, overly peppy "Magic" Mel? She's perfectly fine, and even when she maybe isn't, she's got NotEmilyD to text with.
As the championships loom closer, everything around Mel and Tory starts to get more and more complicated: the dynamics on the field, the rift between their friend group, and, as they connect anonymously online, maybe even their feelings for each other . . .
Perfect for fans of Hocus Pocus and Stranger Things, this middle grade debut tells the story of a boy who travels into an alternate version of his Halloween-obsessed town to save his sister from an evil witch and free the town from the witch's curse.
Fear comes home.
Welcome to Pearl, a town obsessed with Halloween: the spooky decorations, the costumes, the candy. No one seems to notice that every October 31st, a kid goes missing. Mason Miller does, though. Somehow he's the only one who has any memory the person existed at all.
When Mason's sister, Meg, vanishes while they're trick-or-treating, Mason and his friends are pulled into an underworld where monsters roam the streets. They need to fight the evil taking over Pearl, but none of them know the true danger they're facing.
Meg has been stolen by a witch who has no plans to let her go. Shadows of death curl around trees and behind doorways as Mason must use every ounce of bravery he has . . . or be haunted forever with the memory of a sister that only he remembers.
Perfect for fans of Mark Oshiro and Adam Silvera comes a fiercely funny and hopeful story of one boy's attempts to keep everything under control while life has other plans.
Ever since cancer invaded his adoptive mother’s life, Brett feels like he’s losing everything, most of all control. To cope, Brett fuels all of his anxieties into epic fantasies, including his intergalactic Kid Condor comic book series, which features food constellations and characters not unlike those in his own life.
But lately Brett’s grip on reality has started to lose its hold. The fictions he’s been telling himself – about his unattractive body, the feeling that he’s a burden to his best friend, that he’s too messed up to be loved – has consumed him completely, and Brett will do anything to forget about the cosmic-sized hole in his chest, even if it's unhealthy.
But when Brett’s journal and deepest insecurities are posted online for the whole school to see, Brett realizes he can no longer avoid the painful truths of his real-life narrative. As his eating disorder escalates, Brett must be honest with the people closest to him, including his new and fierce friend Mallory who seems to know more about Brett’s issues than he does. With their support, he just might find the courage to face the toughest reality of all.
Book three in the super-fun, paperback-original series that captures the unforgettable adventures of summer
It’s the end of the summer, which means one thing: Color War time! Color War is the event of the summer, a
massive camp-wide competition. The camp is divided into two teams, Blue and White, with upper campers
vying for the envied spot of lieutenant, a team leader position. Jenny assumes she’s got lieutenant in the bag,
being a “popular girl” and all. And Play Dough sure hopes he does too—members of his family have been
White team lieutenants for generations! But when assignments are announced, both are in for a surprise. Play
Dough’s a lieutenant all right—for the enemy Blue team—and Jenny isn’t lieutenant at all. So who is? Jamie,
Jenny’s sidekick. With the entire camp amping up for an all-out war, can Jenny and Play Dough overcome
expectations and lead their teams to victory?
Last volume of the Book of Ond. After the events of 'The Bard of Castaguard', the young lords of Torra Alta must fight the evil in themselves as well as those who – through deadly steel, treachery or magic – seek to destroy them and the entire kingdom. The trinity of priestesses must be reformed.
Two friends who have unhappily found themselves in an accidental relationship try to drive the other one to call things off in this tongue-in-cheek middle grade romance.
Childhood friends Eve and Andrew are destined to be together—everyone says so, especially their friends and classmates who are all suddenly crush-obsessed. So when Eve and Andrew's first eighth grade school dance rolls around and Eve, feeling the pressure, awkwardly asks Andrew to go with her, everyone assumes they are Officially Dating and Practically in Love. Overwhelmed, Eve and Andrew just…go with it.
And it's weird. Neither of them wants this dating thing to mess up their friendship, and they don't really see each other that way. But they also don't want to be the one to call things off, the one to make things super awkward. So they both—separately—pledge to be the worst boyfriend or girlfriend ever, leaving it to the other person to break up with them. It would be genius…if the other person weren't doing the exact same thing.
A lyrical and charming picture book about making the most of your one precious life, from multi-talented couple Scott and Mark Hoying.
Born into a world of endless skies, natural wonders, and friends waiting to be found–a mayfly, with only a single day to live, flies high into the beauty of it all. But when he sees all the other mayflies pairing off, he wonders if he will have to spend his day alone. Could it be that he just needs to fly a little higher to meet his match?
With lush illustrations and rhythmic storytelling, How Lucky Am I? encourages us all to appreciate the beauty of everyday life and those we share it with.
The book will include a QR code to link readers to the original 'How Lucky Am I?' song, written by the authors and performed by Scott Hoying.
CNN news anchor Poppy Harlow and Saturday TODAY's Laura Jarrett celebrate how love comes in many forms.
If love were a color, what color would it be?
Everyone in Ms. Clementine's class has a different answer, but Grace doesn't know which color to choose. Love could be blue like her favorite pair of shoes or yellow like the daffodils that grow in her neighborhood. As Grace and her classmates share what love looks like to them, they learn that it comes in many forms.
CNN news anchor Poppy Harlow and Saturday TODAY's Laura Jarrett have created a warmhearted tale that encourages young readers to celebrate the many meanings of love.
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Deadly wolves attack throughout the kingdom of Belbidia, while the king's wife-to-be has been kidnapped. For both of these, the Barony of Torra Alta is blamed. The heroes must face magic and blood in their quests to avenge the wrongs done to them and restore the Trinity of priestesses.