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The Crafter's Defense: A Dungeon Core Novel (Dungeon Crafting Boo...
by Jonathan Brooks

Language

English

Pages

419

Publication Date

September 30, 2019

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Sandra managed to survive the first major incursion from the nearby Orcs, thanks in part to the help a certain Half-Orc/Half-Dwarf provided. However, Kelerim left her dungeon to seek out his father, leaving her all alone with just Winxa 鈥?her Dungeon Fairy 鈥?as company.<br /><br />With the loss of her new friend comes some opportunities, at least; she now has the freedom to craft whatever she wants, and the threat of her Dungeon Core鈥檚 destruction from outside forces is practically absent. She even has the opportunity to upgrade her Core Size, unlocking additional constructs for use as Dungeon Monsters, as well as a new Core-specific Skill.<br /><br />Unfortunately for Sandra, a particular action outside of the dungeon has unintentionally drawn attention to her activities, and there鈥檚 now a very serious threat to her survival. Racing against the clock, the crafting-based dungeon needs to find a way to prevent her destruction, all the while dealing with the problems her expanding Area of Influence has created.<br /><br />Because it鈥檚 not only the nearby races that she has to deal with 鈥?but the nearby dungeons, as well.<br /><br />This Dungeon Core story contains LitRPG/GameLit elements such as statistics and leveling and a heavy crafting emphasis. No profanity and no harems.
The Jumbies
by Tracey Baptiste

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

April 28, 2015

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<b>A spine-tingling tale rooted in Caribbean folklore about an ordinary girl who must use her extraordinary bravery--and a bit of magic--to save her island home from jumbies, the scary spirits that haunt the forest.</b><br /><br /> Corinne La Mer isn鈥檛 afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They鈥檙e just tricksters parents make up to frighten their children. Then one night Corinne chases an agouti all the way into the forbidden forest. Those shining yellow eyes that followed her to the edge of the trees, they couldn鈥檛 belong to a jumbie. Or could they?<br /> 聽<br /> When Corinne spots a beautiful stranger speaking to the town witch at the market the next day, she knows something unexpected is about to happen. And when this same beauty, called Severine, turns up at Corinne鈥檚 house, Corinne is sure that danger is in the air. She soon finds out that bewitching her father, Pierre, is only the first step in Severine鈥檚 plan to claim the entire island for the jumbies. Corinne must call on her courage and her friends <i>and</i> learn to use ancient magic she didn鈥檛 know she possessed to stop Severine and to save her island home.<br /><br /> PRAISE FOR <i>THE JUMBIES:</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淓ndlessly addictive and hypnotic . . . Baptiste has a lot of fun remixing the classic Haitian folktale <i>The Magic Orange Tree</i>, while adding her own original touches.鈥?<b>鈥?lt;i>Essence</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淎 well written tale full of action with enough scary elements to satisfy fans of Adam Gidwitz鈥檚 <i>A Tale Dark and Grimm</i>.鈥?lt;b> 鈥?lt;i>School Library Journal</i>聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽</b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淚t鈥檚 refreshing to see a fantasy with its roots outside Europe . . . This is a book worth reading simply for its originality.鈥?<b>鈥?lt;i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淓ntrancing and engaging . . . Baptiste enters an all-new folktale adaptation into our regular fantasy lore . . . Original. Haunting.鈥?lt;b> 鈥?lt;i>A Fuse #8 Production</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> 聽<br /><b>A <i>Washington Post </i>Kids Post Book Club Selection<br /> A Junior Library Guild Selection</b><br /> 聽
Along the Tapaj貿s
by Fernando Vilela

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<p>Cau茫 and Ina錨 are a brother and sister who live in a small community along the Tapaj貿s River in Brazil. Here, the homes are on stilts and everyone travels around by boat鈥攅ven to school! When the rainy season comes, they must leave their village and relocate to higher ground for a while. But after moving this year, Cau茫 and Ina錨 realize they鈥檝e left behind something important: their pet tortoise, Titi! Unlike turtles, tortoises can鈥檛 swim, and Cau茫 and Ina錨 are really worried. So the pair sneaks back at night on a journey along the river to rescue him. Will they be able to save Titi?</p><p>This picture book, first published in Brazil, offers kids a unique look into the lives of children who live along Brazil鈥檚 beautiful Tapaj貿s River.</p>
Charlotte's Web (Trophy Newbery)
by E. B. White

Language

English

Pages

260

Publication Date

March 17, 2015

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<p><strong>Don鈥檛 miss one of America鈥檚 top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS鈥檚 <em>The Great American Read.</em></strong></p><p><strong>This beloved book by E. B. White, author of <em>Stuart Little</em> and <em>The Trumpet of the Swan</em>, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices.</strong></p><p><em>Some Pig. Humble. Radiant.</em> These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter.</p><p>E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's <em>Stuart Little</em> and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books.</p>
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story
by Linda Sue Park

Language

English

Pages

133

Publication Date

November 15, 2010

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<p>The<i> New York Times </i>bestseller<i> A Long Walk to Water</i> begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours鈥?walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya鈥檚 in an astonishing and moving way.</p>
Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold)
by Pam Mu帽oz Ryan

Language

English

Pages

282

Publication Date

October 01, 2012

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<i>Esperanza Rising</i> joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!<br /><br />Esperanza thought she'd always live a privileged life on her family's ranch in Mexico. She'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and Mama, Papa, and Abuelita to care for her. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard work, financial struggles brought on by the Great Depression, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When Mama gets sick and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances-because Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.
The Prince of Korin (The Kingdom of Korin Book 1)
by Melody J. Bremen

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

November 25, 2017

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<b>Prince Endomer of Korin is not a hero. Nor does he want to be one.</b><br />He spends his days in the royal library, poring over old manuscripts, studying archaic languages and playing chess. He鈥檚 never been like Krollis, his fearless twin brother, who is an expert swordsman and hunts wild beasts in the forests.<br />When an army of vizzens, the fearsome old enemy of Korin, attacks from the east and Krollis disappears, Endomer is left in charge of the country. He struggles to find a way to save his people while his soldiers are dying and his citizens are forced to flee. As he fights to gain the respect of the palace court, he discovers a threat coming from within the palace walls. There is no one he can trust.<br />He isn鈥檛 only fighting for his country 鈥?he鈥檚 fighting for his life.<br />Fans of Megan Whalen Turner and Jennifer A. Nielsen will enjoy this story of political intrigue and betrayal.<br /><em>This is book 1 of 2. There is no cliffhanger.</em>
Front Desk (Scholastic Gold)
by Kelly Yang

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

May 29, 2018

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<b>Winner of the Asian / Pacific American Award for Children's Literature!</b><br /><br /><i>* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review</i><br /><br />Mia Tang has a lot of secrets.<br /><br />Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests.<br /><br />Number 2: Her parents hide immigrants. And if the mean motel owner, Mr. Yao, finds out they've been letting them stay in the empty rooms for free, the Tangs will be doomed.<br /><br />Number 3: She wants to be a writer. But how can she when her mom thinks she should stick to math because English is not her first language?<br /><br />It will take all of Mia's courage, kindness, and hard work to get through this year. Will she be able to hold on to her job, help the immigrants and guests, escape Mr. Yao, and go for her dreams?<br /><br /><i>Front Desk</i> joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!
Max Einstein: Rebels with a Cause
by , Chris Grabenstein

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

September 09, 2019

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<b>"A fast-paced, science-filled caper." --<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /><br /><b>Max Einstein is the first and only children's adventure series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives.</b><br /><br /> Max Einstein's typical day is <i>not</i> your average 12-year-old's. She...<br /><br />- TEACHES classes at a New York college<br /><br />- Dodges KIDNAPPING attempts with her best friends<br /><br />- Goes on SECRET MISSIONS for her billionaire boss<br /><br />- Has a MYSTERIOUS CONNECTION to Albert Einstein<br /><br />Just a day in the life of the Change Makers Institute's top agent!<br /><br /> What does an Irish town and a village in India have in common? A water crisis that only a group of kid geniuses can fix! Max and her CMI friends attempt to use their smarts to find solutions, but it's hard to save the world when you're trying not to be kidnapped! A greedy corporation with an eye on capturing Max seems to know their every move. It's almost like the bad guys have a spy inside the Change Makers...<br /><br />
The Siege of Macindaw: Book Six (Ranger's Apprentice 6)
by John Flanagan

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

July 21, 2009

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<b>The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. <i>alone</i>!</b><p>聽</p><br /> After years as a Ranger's apprentice, Will is now the protector of his first fief. Not long into his service, everything that can go wrong does: Keren, a renegade knight, has taken over Castle Macindaw, a strategic gateway to the North--poisoning the royal family in the process--and is holding Will's friend Alyss captive. The situation grows direr when Will uncovers Keren's secret alliance with the Scotti, who have plans to plunder Araluen. Time is of the essence, and Will must recruit a motley crew to rescue Alyss and reclaim Castle Macindaw--before the Scotti can make it their own.<p>This <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series maintains its breathless pace in this newest installment.<br /><br /> Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien鈥檚 Lord of the Rings, T.H. White鈥檚 The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini鈥檚 Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin鈥檚 Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.</p>

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