THE EYE OF THE MIND - James Dashner
The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and the more hacking skills you have, the more fun it is. Why bother following the rules when it’s so easy to break them? But some rules were made for a reason. Some technology is too dangerous to fool with. And one gamer has been doing exactly that, with murderous results. From the author of the Maze Runner Series.
LISTENING FOR LUCCA - Suzanne LaFleur
"I'm obsessed with abandoned things." Siena's obsession began a year and a half ago, around the time her two-year-old brother Lucca stopped talking. Now Mom and Dad are moving the family from Brooklyn to Maine hoping that it will mean a whole new start for Lucca and Siena. She soon realizes that their wonderful old house on the beach holds secrets. When Siena writes in her diary with an old pen she found in her closet, the pen writes its own story. The story of a brother and sister who lived in the same house during World War II - what the heck is going on?
BOYS OF BLUR - N. D. Wilson
This story is about a boy and the ancient secrets that hide deep in the heart of the Florida everglades near a place called Muck City. When Charlie moves to the small town of Taper, Florida, he discovers a different world. Pinned between the everglades and the swampy banks of Lake Okeechobee, the small town produces sugar cane . . . and the fastest runners in the country. Kids chase muck rabbits in the fields while the cane is being burned and harvested. Dodging flames and blades and breathing smoke, they run down the rabbits for three dollars a skin. And when they can do that, running a football is easy.
WHATEVER AFTER: ONCE UPON A FROG - Sarah Mlynowski
Abby and her brother Jonah need to talk to a fairy, so they use their Magic Mirror which sends them into other fairy tales. In this adventure, Abby lands in a well with a talking frog named Prince Frederic; Abby knows the “Frog Prince” tale involves a princess and a yellow ball. However, Abby and Jonah’s adventures in fairy tales never go exactly as planned. Abby’s dog Prince intercepts the yellow ball and the Princess seeks justice. Abby remembers that the Frog Prince turns into a human when the princess throws the frog against a wall. Will they make it?
COURAGE AND DEFIANCE: STORIES OF SPIES, SABOTEURS, AND SURVIVORS IN WORLD WAR II DENMARK - Deborah Hopkinson
On Tuesday, April 9, 1940, the government of Denmark quietly allowed Germany to take over their country, leading to just over five years of German occupation. While some Danes tolerated the occupation, others resisted. Some worked alone; others were somewhat organized in groups. Hopkinson focuses on certain individuals or groups who destroyed German vehicles, stole weapons, or bombed German facilities; wrote, printed, and distributed leaflets urging resistance; spied on the Germans and gave the information to the British. This is the amazing true story of their adventures!
THE ISLANDS OF CHALDEA - Diana Wynne and Ursula Jones
Aileen comes from a long line of magic makers, and her aunt Beck is the most powerful magician on Skarr. But Aileen's magic has yet to reveal itself, even though she is old enough and it should have by now. When Aileen is sent over the sea on a mission for the King, she worries that she'll be useless and in the way. A powerful talking cat changes all of that—and with every obstacle Aileen faces, she becomes stronger and more confident, until her magic blooms.
URBAN OUTLAWS - Peter Jay Black
Deep beneath the city live five extraordinary kids: world-famous hacker Jack, gadget geek Charlie, free runner Slink, communications chief Obi, and decoy expert Wren. Orphans bonded over their shared sense of justice, the kids have formed the Urban Outlaws, a group dedicated to outsmarting criminals and handing out their stolen money through Random Acts of Kindness. But the kids find themselves in serious trouble when they're caught in an epic battle to control Proteus, a genius super-computer. Proteus can crack any code in the world-and steal top-secret documents in nanoseconds. It's down to the Urban Outlaws to use their guile, guts, and skill to destroy the computer, avert world domination . . . and stay alive. First in a series.
DOCTOR PROCTOR’S FART POWDER - Jo Nesbo
Eleven-year-old Nilly is new to the neighborhood, but he is quick to make friends: Doctor Proctor, an eccentric professor who invents wacky potions and powders; and brainy Lisa, who is always teased by the twin terrors Truls and Trym. All is good farty fun when Nilly and Lisa help Doctor Proctor develop his latest invention, a powder that makes you fart. The powder makes Nilly and Lisa VERY popular at school when they sell it for 50 cents a bag. But when Doctor Proctor creates an industrial-strength version that can send people to outer space, the kids must go to great lengths to protect the invention and keep it out of the hands of their neighbors, who want to use the powder for evil purposes.
SERAPHINA - Rachel Hartman
In the kingdom of Goredd, dragons and humans live and work side by side – while below the surface, tensions and hostility simmer. The newest member of the royal court, a uniquely gifted musician named Seraphina, holds a deep secret of her own. One that she guards with all of her being. When a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, Seraphina is drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive—and dashing—Prince Lucien. But as the two uncover a sinister plot to destroy the wavering peace of the kingdom, Seraphina’s struggle to protect her secret becomes increasingly difficult… while its discovery could mean her very life.
THE FORBIDDEN LIBRARY - Django Wexler
When Alice's father goes down in a shipwreck, she is sent to live with her uncle Geryon--an uncle she's never heard of and knows nothing about. He lives in an enormous manor with a massive library that is off-limits to Alice. But then she meets a talking cat. And even for a rule-follower, when a talking cat sneaks you into a forbidden library and introduces you to an arrogant boy who dares you to open a book, it's hard to resist. Especially if you're a reader to begin with. Soon Alice finds herself INSIDE the book, and the only way out is to defeat the creature imprisoned within. It seems her uncle is more than he says he is. But then so is Alice. First of an exciting series.