Lockwood & Co.: The Creeping Shadow


Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1484729056
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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After leaving Lockwood & Co. at the end of The Hollow Boy, Lucy is a freelance operative, hiring herself out to agencies that value her ever-improving skills. One day she is pleasantly surprised by a visit from Lockwood, who tells her he needs a good Listener for a tough assignment. Penelope Fittes, the leader of the giant Fittes Agency wants them--and only them--to locate and remove the Source for the legendary Brixton Cannibal. They succeed in their very dangerous task, but tensions remain high between Lucy and the other agents. Even the skull in the jar talks to her like a jilted lover. What will it take to reunite the team? Black marketeers, an informant ghost, a Spirit Cape that transports the wearer, and mysteries involving Steve Rotwell and Penelope Fittes just may do the trick. But, in a shocking cliffhanger ending, the team learns that someone has been manipulating them all along. . . .

Lockwood & Co., Book Five The Empty Grave


Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
ISBN: 9781484778722
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 448
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Five months after the events in THE CREEPING SHADOW, we join Lockwood, Lucy, George, Holly, and their associate Quill Kipps on a perilous night mission: they have broken into the booby-trapped Fittes Mausoleum, where the body of the legendary psychic heroine Marissa Fittes lies. Or does it? This is just one of the many questions to be answered in Book 5 of the Lockwood & Co. series. Will Lockwood ever reveal more about his family's past to Lucy? Will their trip to the Other Side leave Lucy and Lockwood forever changed? Will Penelope Fittes succeed in shutting down their agency forever? The young agents must survive attacks from foes both spectral and human before they can take on their greatest enemy in a climactic and chaotic battle. And to prevail they will have to rely on help from some surprising--and shadowy--allies. Jonathan Stroud once again delivers a rousing adventure full of danger, laughs, twists, and frights. The revelations will send readers back to Book 1 to start the series all over again.

Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase


Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1423187903
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 400
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A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren''t exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see—and eradicate—these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business. In The Screaming Staircase, the plucky and talented Lucy Carlyle teams up with Anthony Lockwood, the charismatic leader of Lockwood & Co, a small agency that runs independent of any adult supervision. After an assignment leads to both a grisly discovery and a disastrous end, Lucy, Anthony, and their sarcastic colleague, George, are forced to take part in the perilous investigation of Combe Carey Hall, one of the most haunted houses in England. Will Lockwood & Co. survive the Hall''s legendary Screaming Staircase and Red Room to see another day? Readers who enjoyed the action, suspense, and humor in Jonathan Stroud''s internationally best-selling Bartimaeus books will be delighted to find the same ingredients, combined with deliciously creepy scares, in his thrilling and chilling Lockwood & Co. series.

Lockwood & Co., Book Five: The Empty Grave


Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1484798570
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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Five months after the events in THE CREEPING SHADOW, we join Lockwood, Lucy, George, Holly, and their associate Quill Kipps on a perilous night mission: they have broken into the booby-trapped Fittes Mausoleum, where the body of the legendary psychic heroine Marissa Fittes lies. Or does it? This is just one of the many questions to be answered in Book 5 of the Lockwood & Co. series. Will Lockwood ever reveal more about his family's past to Lucy? Will their trip to the Other Side leave Lucy and Lockwood forever changed? Will Penelope Fittes succeed in shutting down their agency forever? The young agents must survive attacks from foes both spectral and human before they can take on their greatest enemy in a climactic and chaotic battle. And to prevail they will have to rely on help from some surprising--and shadowy--allies. Jonathan Stroud once again delivers a rousing adventure full of danger, laughs, twists, and frights. The revelations will send readers back to Book 1 to start the series all over again.

Lockwood & Co. Book Three: The Hollow Boy


Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 148472254X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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As a massive outbreak of supernatural Visitors baffles Scotland Yard and causes protests throughout London, Lockwood & Co. continue to demonstrate their effectiveness in exterminating spirits. Anthony Lockwood is dashing, George insightful, and Lucy dynamic, while the skull in the jar utters sardonic advice from the sidelines. There is a new spirit of openness in the team now that Lockwood has shared some of his childhood secrets, and Lucy is feeling more and more as if her true home is at Portland Row. It comes as a great shock, then, when Lockwood and George introduce her to an annoyingly perky and hyper-efficient new assistant, Holly Munro. Meanwhile, there are reports of many new hauntings, including a house where bloody footprints are appearing, and a department store full of strange sounds and shadowy figures. But ghosts seem to be the least of Lockwood & Co.'s concerns when assassins attack during a carnival in the center of the city. Can the team get past their personal issues to save the day on all fronts, or will bad feelings attract yet more trouble? Danger abounds, tensions escalate, and new loyalties form in this third delightfully terrifying adventure in the critically acclaimed Lockwood & Co. series.

Lockwood & Co 05: The Empty Grave


Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
ISBN: 9780552575799
Category:
Page: 448
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After their recent adventures, the Lockwood & Co team deserve a well-earned break . . . so naturally they decide to risk their lives breaking into a heavily-guarded crypt. A building full of unsettled souls, it's also the final resting place of Marissa Fittes, the legendary and (supposedly) long dead ghost hunter. What they discover their will change everything. So begins a race to get to the truth behind 'the Problem', and an epic struggle against the Fittes agency. A struggle that will pit the team against the most terrifying enemy they have ever faced. Not even the dead will survive unscathed . . . Jonathan Stroud once again delivers a rousing adventure full of danger, laughs, twists, and frights, with incredible revelations that will send readers back to Book 1 to start the series all over again. 'Stroud is a genius' Rick Riordan

Lockwood and Co: the Whispering Skull


Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
ISBN: 9780552568067
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 496
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'Stroud is a genius' Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series. Ghosts and ghouls beware! Londonâe(tm)s smallest, shabbiest and most talented psychic detection agency is back. Life is never exactly peaceful for Lockwood & Co. Lucy and George are trying to solve the mystery of the talking skull trapped in their ghost jar, while Lockwood is desperate for an exciting new case. Things seem to be looking up when the team is called to Kensal Green Cemetery to investigate the grave of a sinister Victorian doctor. Strange apparitions have been seen there, and the site must be made safe. As usual, Lockwood is confident; as usual, everything goes wrong âe" a terrible phantom is freed and a dangerous object is stolen from the coffin. Lockwood & Co. must recover the relic before its power is unleashed, but itâe(tm)s a race against time. Their obnoxious rivals from the Fittes agency are also on the hunt. And if thatâe(tm)s not bad enough, the skull in the ghost-jar is stirring againâe¦ The author of the blockbuster BARTIMAEUS sequence delivers another humorous and chilling instalment in the critically acclaimed LOCKWOOD & CO. series.

Buried Fire


Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407048716
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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Two brothers, Michael and Stephen MacIntyre, together with their sister Sarah and the local vicar Tom Aubrey, uncover a deadly secret buried near their village. But time is short: can they prevent the awakening of an ancient evil before its powers corrupt them for ever?

Lockwood & Co: The Whispering Skull


Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448158702
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 496
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'Stroud is a genius' Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series. Ghosts and ghouls beware! London’s smallest, shabbiest and most talented psychic detection agency is back. Life is never exactly peaceful for Lockwood & Co. Lucy and George are trying to solve the mystery of the talking skull trapped in their ghost jar, while Lockwood is desperate for an exciting new case. Things seem to be looking up when the team is called to Kensal Green Cemetery to investigate the grave of a sinister Victorian doctor. Strange apparitions have been seen there, and the site must be made safe. As usual, Lockwood is confident; as usual, everything goes wrong – a terrible phantom is unleashed, and a dangerous object is stolen from the coffin. Lockwood & Co must recover the relic before its power is unleashed, but it’s a race against time. Their obnoxious rivals from the Fittes agency are also on the hunt. And if that’s not bad enough, the skull in the ghost-jar is stirring again... The author of the blockbuster BARTIMAEUS sequence delivers another humorous and chilling instalment in the critically acclaimed LOCKWOOD & CO. series.

The Amulet Of Samarkand


Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606328135
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 462
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Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.

The Ring of Solomon: A Bartimaeus Novel


Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1423149564
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 416
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Bartimaeus, everyone's favorite (wise-cracking) djinni, is back in book four of this best-selling series, now available in paperback. As alluded to in the footnotes throughout the series, Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5,010 year career. Now fans can go back in time with the djinni, to Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon in 950 BCE. Only in this adventure, it seems the great Bartimaeus has finally met his match. He'll have to contend with an unpleasant master and his sinister servant, and he runs into just a "spot" of trouble with King Solomon's magic ring....

Ten Days a Madwoman

The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original "Girl" Reporter, Nellie Bly
Author: Deborah Noyes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101616873
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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Work for a New York newspaper Fall in love Marry a millionaire Change the world Young Nellie Bly had ambitious goals, especially for a woman at the end of the nineteenth century, when the few female journalists were relegated to writing columns about cleaning or fashion. But fresh off a train from Pittsburgh, Nellie knew she was destined for more and pulled a major journalistic stunt that skyrocketed her to fame: feigning insanity, being committed to the notorious asylum on Blackwell's Island, and writing a shocking exposé of the clinic’s horrific treatment of its patients. Nellie Bly became a household name as the world followed her enthralling career in “stunt” journalism that raised awareness of political corruption, poverty, and abuses of human rights. Leading an uncommonly full life, Nellie circled the globe in a record seventy-two days and brought home a pet monkey before marrying an aged millionaire and running his company after his death. With its sensational (and true!) plot, Ten Days a Madwoman dares its readers to live as boldly as its remarkable heroine. From the Hardcover edition.

Wrath of the Dragon King


Author: Brandon Mull
Publisher: Dragonwatch
ISBN: 9781629724867
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 416
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Seth and Kendra, newly appointed caretakers of Wyrmroost, soon find themselves in a fight for their lives when the dragons, led by Celebrant, rebel.

The Dagger in the Desk

Bonus: Ghost Guide & Preview of The Hollow Boy
Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1484741927
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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A thrilling new case for London’s most talented psychic detection agency. In London, a mysterious and potentially deadly ghost is stalking the halls of St. Simeon’s Academy for Talented Youngsters. It lurks in the shadows, spreading fear and icy cold—and it carries a sharp and very solid dagger...The headmaster wastes no time in enlisting the help of ghost-hunters Anthony Lockwood, Lucy Carlyle, and George Cubbins. Can Lockwood & Co. survive the night and save the day? Don’t miss this exciting Lockwood & Co. adventure, which includes a bonus Ghost Guide and a preview of The Hollow Boy, the next book in the series!

Heroes of the Valley


Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0552557935
Category: Adventure stories
Page: 389
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Listen then, and I'll tell you again of the Battle of the Rock. But none of your usual wriggling, or I'll stop before I've begun . . . Halli loves the old stories from when the valley was a wild and dangerous place - when the twelve legendary heroes stood together to defeat the ancient enemy, the bloodthirsty Trows. Halli longs for adventure but these days the most dangerous thing in the valley is boredom. He tries to liven things up by playing practical jokes. But when one of his jokes goes too far, he reawakens an old blood feud and finds himself on a hero's quest after all. Along the way he meets a ruthless thief, a murderous rival, and a girl who may just be as fearless as he is . . . Jonathan Stroud has created an epic saga with a funny, unique spin, and an unforgettable anti-hero.

The Howling Ghost


Author: Christopher Pike
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481410520
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
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Playing with her little brother by the ocean, Cindy is stunned when Neil is kidnapped by a ghost and everyone thinks that he really drowned, but a newspaper report about local spook activity compels Cindy to get her brother back.

The Ghost of Shadow Vale


Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781781124239
Category: Children's stories
Page: 72
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A spine-tingling retelling of an Icelandic legend. Glam killed the monster of Shadow Vale - but he died in the battle. Now Glam's ghost has come back .and he's even worse then the monster ever was! Hero Grettir is the strongest man in the land, but is he strong enough to kill a dead man.' Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

The Night in Question

A Novel
Author: Nic Joseph
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 149266801X
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Your ride is here... When Paula picks up her last passenger of the night, all she sees is a few more dollars to put toward her husband's medical bills. That's before she recognizes the quiet stranger in her back seat as a world-famous musician and realizes the woman waiting at his destination is not his equally famous wife. So, Paula does what any down-on-her-luck woman would do. She asks for money in exchange for silence. But when a woman is murdered in the same building days later, Paula discovers she is the only witness to the secret affair—an affair that incriminates the musician. Now, Paula's silence comes at a much more dangerous price.

The Leap


Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409096483
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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Everyone says that Max is drowned, but Charlie thinks differently: she was in the mill-pool with him, and knows exactly what she saw. When she begins to see him in her dreams, her hopes are raised. It seems the reunion she craves is possible. But where exactly is Max leading her? And will she be able to return?