Massive climate change has caused a winter that will not thaw, and it seems that the forces of nature have turned on humanity itself. In the sleepy British village of Pateley, Wyn, an orphan, has always known that she is different. Unable to feel the biting cold of wind and snow, she does what she can to blend in. When mysterious figures start to appear in the village, insisting that she may have the power to restore order to the natural world, Wyn must look deep inside herself to face the secrets of her past that she has kept hidden even from herself.
"Hatsune Miku and her friends Len, Luka, and Rin have enrolled in the St. Diva Academy for Vocaloids, where they learn a lot about the world, themselves, and just how much trouble a determined pack of youngsters can stir up"--
"Celebrate more than seven decades of the ruler of the seas, king of Atlantis, and Justice League team member: Aquaman! Since his debut in 1941, Aquaman has defeated villains and saved the world on land and in the ocean, and this anthology collects his brightest and darkest moments in the definitive look at his history as a DC Comics superhero. Whether it's Orin or Arthur Curry, Aquaman is a beloved and timeless hero, and we're pleased to present this collection in honor of his 75th Anniversary"--
Introduces the events leading up to President Lincoln issuing the proclamation freeing slaves in Confederate territory as of January 1, 1863, including the growth of slavery, abolition, changing war aims, and the final end of slavery.
Rani Patel, almost seventeen and living on remote Moloka'i island, is oppressed by the cultural norms of her Gujarati immigrant parents. But when Mark, an older man, draws her into new experiences, red flags abound.
Christmas has come to the island! Handsome young calligrapher Seishuu Handa tries his hand at the Santa business for the first time! But could it be that Handa Claus isn't the only one who's come to visit all the nice little children...?
Some secrets are better left at the bottom of the ocean. Sixteen-year-old Bridey Corkill longs to leave her small island and see the world; the further from the sea, the better. When she was young, she witnessed something lure her Granddad off a cliff and to a watery grave with a smile on his face. During the summer of 1913, those haunting memories are dredged to the surface when a young woman is found drowned on the beach. Bridey suspects that whatever compelled her Granddad to leap has made its return to the Isle of Man. Soon, people in Bridey s idyllic small town start vanishing without a trace and one injured boy is found; an outsider who can t remember who he is or where he s from. Bridey s family takes him in so he can rest and heal, and in exchange for saving his life, he teaches Bridey how to master her fear of the waterstealing her heart in the process. But something sinister is lurking in the deep and Bridey must gather her courage to figure out who or what is plaguing her village and find a way to stop it before she loses everyone she loves.
Vampire, werewolves, witches, shapeshifters-they live among us without our knowledge. Night World is their secret society, a secret society with very strict rules. And falling in love breaks all the laws of the Night World. In secret Vampire, Poppy thought the summer would last forever. Then she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Now Poppy's only hope for survival is James, her friend and secret love. A vampire in the Night World, James can make Poppy immortal. But first they both must risk everything to go against the laws of Night World. Fugitives from Night World, three vampire sisters leave their isolated home to live among humans in Daughters of Darkness. Their brother, Ash, is sent to bring the girls back, but he falls in love with their beautiful friend.
Reed Royal meant to keep Ella Harper safe-- but one foolish mistake drove her out of his arms and brought chaos to the Royal household. Now she's back-- she's left her stripper job and is back in Reed's bed. But he's admitted to sleeping with his father's girlfriend, and they are surrounded by secrets, betrayal, and enemies. If Reed is going to win back his princess, he'll need to prove himself royally worthy.
A timeslip tale of mystery, murder, and trying to find the way home Georgie's sad. She wants me to help her. Can't you see her, Jemma? She's right there. Jemma has just landed her first babysitting job, in one of the famous Witches' Houses. Sammy says it's haunted, but Jemma doesn't know what to believe. One day Jemma discovers an ivory rose charm. As she touches it she sees a terrifying flashback. Is it the moment the ghost girl was murdered? Jemma runs away but tumbles down the stairs. She wakes up in 1895, unable to get home. Jemma becomes a maid--but all is not well in the grand house. Jemma begins to suspect that the young heiress, Georgiana, is being poisoned. Now she must find the proof and rescue her friend--before time runs out.
With the support of her two best friends, sixteen-year-old Kathleen tries to balance her summer volunteer work at the hospital with her responsibilities caring for her mother, who has multiple sclerosis, and her attraction to a handsome boy.
Right before winter break, fourteen-year-old Molly Rosenberg reluctantly volunteers to participate in Santa Monica's annual homeless count, just to get her school's community service requirement out of the way. But when she ends up meeting Red, a spirited homeless girl only a few years older than she is, Molly makes it her mission to reunite her with her family in time for Christmas. This turns out to be extremely difficult--because Red refuses to talk about her past. There are things Molly won't talk about either. Like the awful thing that happened last winter. She may never be ready to talk about that. Not to Red, or to Cristo, the soulful boy she meets while riding the Ferris wheel one afternoon.
"On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor comes a harrowing and enlightening look at the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II--from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin,"--Amazon.com.
Winners and Losers is a timeless exploration of a subject relevant to today's youth that will inspire young readers to get involved. Jules Archer shares the accessible and entertaining history of elections and political parties in America. He explores topics such as: Are political parties in America really different, or are affiliations based mostly on emotion and history? What does party loyalty mean? Should you vote for the candidate or the party? Do you have the right to participate in elections when you are under eighteen? Even young readers can do their part in elections.
Head far into the future of long ago, in a series that explores the state of the galaxy more than 100 years after Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. A new evil has arisen, shattering a resurgent Empire and seeking to put an end to the Jedi once and for all. The Sith Lord Darth Krayt sits on the throne. Only one hope remains - the last remaining heir to the Skywalker legacy. Cade may be strong in the Force but, years after a tragedy, he is a bounty hunter, working with Jariah Syn and Deliah Blue. When he reluctantly fi nds himself at the center of galactic turmoil, Cade may be forced to embrace his heritage. But will the path he embarks on be one of redemption, or damnation?
They're your favorite Guardians. They're everyone's favorite Guardians! And this is what they get up to when they're not on Guard duty! Rocket is the last of his kind, but that might not be the case for long when he's framed for murder - can he prove his innocence, and save his own life? Rocket must try to fi x his past mistakes, journey to the dreaded Winter Planet and risk everything to rescue his best bud! Who's that, you say? He is Groot! And he has to step up in turn when Rocket gets raccoon-napped!
After banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark's life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. The dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings. Aphrodite's visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal. Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn't go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her.
When Johnny moves house and starts a new school he has to deal with a bully who can't leave him alone. But help comes from an unexpected and surprising source and Johnny's growing power soon puts him in a very special place. A chance encounter with a swan sparks a series of events that result in Johnny playing the lead in a school ballet. His teacher wants him to live the role, and when feathers start sprouting on his chest, Johnny begins to understand his true potential. But will he be strong or brave enough to beat his bullies, take care of his brother, support his mother and find a place for himself amongst all the chaos that is prevailing in his life?
"They've crossed the dimensions, purging each of all sorcery. Now the Empirikul have come to the source of magic on Earth. The Master of the Mystic Arts finds himself at the mercy of the Imperator! But the Empirikul have nearly won the battle before it's even started. With his magic destroyed and his world on the brink of disaster, are there any more tricks left up Strange's sleeves? Or failing that, how about some cool weapons? Plus: As the Empirikul wreak havoc on magic users across the Marvel Universe, discover Wong's ultimate sacrifice, watch Brother Voodoo make a stand and meet a new player just as she's about to lose the game!"--Page 4 of cover
"Eight years ago, Masamune was humiliated by Adagaki Aki. Now years later, and after a drastic makeover, his plan for revenge is finally underway! Slowly he's begun to close the distance between himself and the unsuspecting Aki, but when a mysterious rich heiress named Fujinomiya Neko appears and shakes things up, will all his hard work be for naught?"--Page 4 of cover.
Learn how the Civil War influenced different aspects of the Americans' lives including frontline soldiers, women at home, African Americans, and even the nation's leaders, while the Reconstruction era changed the society and daily lives of African American citizens.
"This title takes a close look at the operatives who collected intelligence for the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War, introducing readers to these colorful characters and explaining how they carried out their risky missions."--Publisher's website.
Sammy Wallach has great plans for the end of her junior year: some killer flirting and a few white lies. Sammy thought she had all things covered until the bank her dad works for is attacked by hacktivists. They manage to steal everything in the family's private cloud, including Sammy's entire digital life.
Fifteen-year-old Shay is trying to cope with being overweight and getting bullied in school, but when she falls in love with mysterious Blake, insecure Shay needs the help of her two best friends to make love prevail.
In this fascinating, moving autobiography, Lois Lowry explores her rich history through personal photographs, memories, and recollections of her childhood. Lowry's writing often transports readers into other worlds. Now, we have the rare opportunity to travel into a real world that is her own--her life. This new edition features a refreshed design, an introduction by New York Times best-selling author Alice Hoffman, and original material from Lois as she shares memories from the past twenty years of her life, including the making of the film, The Giver . Readers will find inspiration and insight in this poignant trip through a legendary writer's past.
"Offers a kaleidoscopic view of a sexual assault on a college campus that will leave readers thinking about how memory and identity, what's at stake, and who sits in judgment shape what we all decide to believe about the truth"--
In writing in his journal about middle school classmate Morgan Mallen's suicide from bullying, Sam explores whether he was a friend, or one of the bullies who ignored her at school and tormented her online.
"Setting and sticking to goals can ease stress and anxiety, boost concentration, and make life more satisfying. This updated and revised edition of a trusted step-by-step guide helps teens articulate their goals and put them in writing, set priorities and deadlines, overcome obstacles, build a support system, use positive self-talk, celebrate successes, and more. Updated with new and inspiring stories from teens pursuing their goals, easy-to-use tips for setting and reaching goals, and information on using technology tools to aid in goal setting, the book also includes downloadable forms to use in goal-setting activities"--
"The stunning sequel to Maria Dahvana Headley's critically acclaimed Magonia tells the story of one girl who must make an impossible choice between two families, two homes--and two versions of herself. Aza Ray is back on earth. Her boyfriend, Jason, is overjoyed. Her family is healed. She’s living a normal life, or as normal as it can be if you've spent the past year dying, waking up on a sky ship, and discovering that your song can change the world. As in, not normal. Part of Aza still yearns for the clouds, no matter how much she loves the people on the ground. When Jason’s paranoia over Aza’s safety causes him to make a terrible mistake, Aza finds herself a fugitive in Magonia, tasked with opposing her radical, bloodthirsty, recently escaped mother, Zal Quel, and her singing partner, Dai. She must travel to the edge of the world in search of a legendary weapon, the Flock, in a journey through fire and identity that will transform her forever."
"'Pig Legs.' That was the nickname Makabe Masamune was cursed with by childhood classmate Adagaki Aki. But a lot has changed in eight years. He's lost weight, changed his name, and turned himself into a whole new man--and a handsome one at that. Masamune's grand plan is ready to begin. He'll make Adagaki fall in love with him, and then dump her hard! It's a story of love and vengeance, plain and simple--what could possibly go wrong?"--Page 4 of cover.
"Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon--the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki--and the price he wants is very high. Magnus Chase, a homeless boy living in Boston, finds out he is the son of a Norse god."--
The year Louisiana - Easy for short - meets Janis Joplin is the year everything changes. Easy is a car mechanic in her dad's shop, but she can sing the blues like someone twice her age. So when she hears that Janis Joplin is passing through her small town of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Easy is there with her heart - and her voice - in hand. It's 1970 and Janis Joplin is an electrifying blues-rock singer at the height of her fame - and of her addictions. Yet she recognizes Easy's talent and asks her to meet her in Texas to sing. So Easy begins an unusual journey that will change everything.
"The fate of the world as at stake in this lavishly illustrated masterwork from manga supergroup CLAMP X, the epic series from CLAMP, is now available in this deluxe collector s edition. The pages have been recomposed in the original right-to-left reading order and restored to the highest quality. Each volume contains three of the original graphic novels, along with gorgeous, full-color illustrations never before published outside Japan Subaru and Seishiro face off in a desperate battle on the Rainbow Bridge, as the years of twisted love and bitterness between them lead at last to their inevitable, heart-rending culmination. In the tragic aftermath, with their kekkai failing and their Dreamseer s predictions foiled, the Seven Seals split up and roam Tokyo in an attempt to halt the destruction engulfing the city. But time is running out. The time of the final battle between the Dragons of Heaven and the Dragons of Earth is drawing near Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen plus audiences"--Provided by the publisher.
"The Kingdom Come Superman is the survivor of a terrifying alternative universe where hero turned against hero and the world ended in a crash of thunder. Now in our universe and fighting alongside the heroes of the Justice Society of America, Superman sees the events of Kingdom Come starting again-- but this time, on our world"--Cover p. .
Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan, but she has cast her duties aside until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever. When a deadly attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers and the forbidden secret of her dual nature as she embarks on a mission to save her people. It is not until Nik, the son of the leader from a rival, dominating clan strays across her path, that Mari experiences something she has never felt before. Now, evil is coming, and with it, a force more terrible and destructive than the world has ever seen, leaving Mari to cast the shadows from the earth. By forming a tumultuous alliance with Nik, she must make herself ready to save her people, herself and Nik, and ready to embrace her true destiny--and battle the forces that threaten to destroy them all.--
"After Franklin commits a horrific crime and is sent to a special lab for rehabilitation, only Jeremy believes that Franklin might actually be better...but when crimes start up again in their small town, Jeremy begins to wonder if evil can ever truly be quelled"--
Working as a summer intern on the set of a movie being filmed in her small Georgia town, seventeen-year-old Dee meets famous pop star turned actor Milo Ritter, who is offending everyone with his rudeness.
A breach has occurred between our world and another letting through two species of beings known as angels and demons, which have fused with the souls of humans. Angels have the ability to do magic, but demons do not. Battles have been fought and won, but there's a war threatening to break out, and Rose, our fifteen year-old Angel human, is prepared to fight to the death to save humankind.
"A seventeen-year-old suffering from bipolar disease wants to commit suicide, but a meaningful relationship and the care of a gifted psychiatrist alter her perception of her diagnosis as a death sentence"--
"Get to know the Get Lit Players--a group of teens who use poetry to take on the world--with this common-core aligned book that sheds light on teen issues through their own poetry and slam poetry performances. Get Lit Rising brings to life the true story of nineteen teen poets (the Get Lit Players) who are inspiring thousands of teens across the country through their award-winning performances of classic and spoken word poems. This book takes readers inside the private lives of these teen poets as they try to transform the lives of inner city teens in some of the toughest life circumstances. The Get Lit Players include teens who are homeless, autistic, have parents in jail, battle with weight and body issues, depression, and more. But they use the power of poetry to pursue lives of promise and to reach out to friends, families, and communities. This uplifting book also offers the classic poems that have most inspired the Get Lit Players, along with their own personal response poems, and each chapter offers questions, writing prompts, and how-tos for readers to set their own inner poet free. Ending with a section for parents and educators featuring the curriculum that's already in schools throughout California, this slam-dunk shows how to get teens excited about poetry and how to create poetry groups and slams in their own communities"--
For years, across two eras, Steve Rogers wielded his red, white and blue shield against unspeakable odds. For a time when he fell, his brother in arms Bucky Barnes picked it up. And when it was time to rest for good, Steve handed it to his friend Sam Wilson. Now all three men who were and are Captain America must unite for a heroic Standoff with the evil that lurks in Pleasant Hill! It's a tale of Caps past and present, 75 years in the making! And if Sam gets out of it alive, shield still in hand, he'll face the Americops, who have their own definition of law and order! Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? Plus: stories celebrating the legacy and legend of Captain America throughout history!
Schuyler van Alen, imprisoned in the Force household while her legacy is being questioned and dealing with living with Mimi and her crush Jack, is called to help the Blue Bloods when the Silver Bloods breach the gates of Hell in Rio de Janeiro.
"Explores the lives of ten famous women who have used clothing to make a statement, change perceptions, break rules, attract power, or express their individuality. Included are Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, Coco Chanel, Marlene Dietrich, Madonna, and Lady Gaga. Sidebar subjects include: Elizabeth I, Marilyn Monroe, Rihanna, and Vivienne Westwood."--Provided by publisher.
The dull-witted Bebop and Rocksteady are feeling dejected and without purpose after their defeat to the Turtles. However, when they stumble across a time-travel scepter, they realize that their craziest, most destructive adventure awaits!
"What if there were no prisons? Alternative approaches to dealing with crime are underway around the world to explore how victims, offenders, and communities can heal rifts and repair damage. It's often called restorative justice. It's a way to think about the deeper reasons behind crimes, and suggests that by building more caring communities, it's possible to change our societies--and ourselves"--Amazon.com.
It is an age when monsters rule the world, soaring through the sky, treading the earth and filling the seas. Humanity survives on the fringes, relying on a special kind of hero to defend the people from danger -- the Monster Hunters! Bexel vanquishes a Khezu and the disturbance in the mountains seems to have settled, but then another monster appears. Raiga and his companions set out for the hunting ground, but that leaves only two Hunters in Pokke Village who are able to fight as two Blangonga monsters driven from their territory approach...
"After graduating high school, Mei and Yamato begin to venture towards their futures. To pursue their individual dreams, they have decided to go to different schools and come into new environments with new experiences and friends. But the excitement of college life also brings challenges into the relationships of Mei and her former schoolmates. And when a mutual friend strays from his high school love, the distance between Mei and Yamato starts to create uncertainty in their lives."--Page 4 of cover.
"Preppers. Survivalists. Bex prefers to think of herself as a realist who plans to survive, but regardless of labels, they're all sure of the same thing: a crisis is coming. And when it does, Bex will be ready. She's planned exactly what to pack, she knows how to handle a gun, and she'll drag her family to safety by force if necessary"--Provided by publisher.
"A novel based on the life of children's book author Arthur Ransome, who left his home, his wife, and daughter and fell in love with Russia and a Russian woman and was suspected, by both sides, of being a spy"--
"Vietnamese-Australian teenager Vân Uoc Phan, the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, doesn't believe in magic until the day an absent-minded wish actually comes true and she attracts the attention of her longtime crush"--
Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.
"In one terrifying night, the peaceful community of Creek's Cause turns into a war zone. No one under the age of eighteen is safe. Chance Rain and his older brother, Patrick, have already fended off multiple attacks from infected adults by the time they arrive at the school where other young survivors are hiding. Most of the kids they know have been dragged away by once-trusted adults who are now ferocious, inhuman beings. The parasite that transformed them takes hold after people turn eighteen--and Patrick's birthday is only a few days away."--Amazon.com.
"This biography examines the life of Anne Frank using easy-to-read, compelling text. Through striking historical photographs and informative sidebars, readers will learn about Frank's family background, education, and harrowing experiences during the Holocaust. " --
"LaToya Williams lives in Montgomery, Alabama, and attends a mostly white high school. It seems as if her only friend is her older brother, Alex. Toya doesn't know where she fits in, but after a run-in with another student, she wonders if life would be different if she were . . . different. And then a higher power answers her prayer: to be 'anything but black.' Toya is suddenly white, blond, and popular. Now what?" -- Amazon.com.
Sixteen-year-old Frost lives in a bombed out apartment in a post-apocalyptic world, with only her pet broot, Romes, and a robot named Bunt, who has her father's memories, for company--but now Romes is dying and her need to find help is forcing her to leave the apartment for the first time in her life, and face the streets which are a hunting ground for rogue robots and the dreaded Eaters.
"There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen. Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She's turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she's gained. When a new danger appears, Adelina's forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest -- though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger."--provided by publisher.