Stravaganza: City of Swords


Author: Mary Hoffman
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408829592
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 368
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Desperately unhappy, Laura has resorted to secretly self-harming. But Laura is a Stravagante, somebody who can travel in time and space. When she finds her talisman, a small silver dagger, she stravagates with it to sixteenth-century Fortezza, a town similar to Lucca in Italy, where she meets her Stravagante, who is a swordsmith. But Laura also meets the charming and attractive Ludo, and falls for him. Their love for each other is tested when Ludo lays claim to the crown of Fortezza, and Laura finds herself fighting on the side of the Stravaganti opposing him . . . A thrilling tale filled with battles on the field and battles of the heart.

Stravaganza: City of Stars


Author: Mary Hoffman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1599907674
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 464
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Georgia is an ordinary girl, living in London with her mother, stepfather, and bully of a stepbrother, and coping with the difficulties of growing up. But her life takes a sudden change when she buys a tiny figurine of a winged horse, and suddenly finds herself swept up into the world of the Stravagante. The tiny horse becomes her magical time-travel talisman and transports her to Remora, the Talian parallel to the city of Siena, Italy. There she meets Lucien, the Stravagante we first met in City of Masks, and many other fascinating people who are in the midst of preparing for the Stellata, the annual horse race run each year in the city. Intrigue, romance, and the rare appearance of a true winged horse ensure an exciting adventure to rival the first in this captivating series.

Stravaganza: City of Ships


Author: Mary Hoffman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1599905744
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
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The new installment in the critically acclaimed Stravaganza series transports readers to a world much like our own-but where magic and piracy come to life in the Italian town of Classe. The new Stravagante is Isabel, a visitor from our world who befriends Flavia, a successful female merchant of spices, silks, and tapestries. But Flavia soon finds herself an outcast and a pirate, while Isabel learns that Classe is under threat of attack by the fierce Gate people. What can she do to help save the city? Fans of fantasy and historical fiction alike who have flocked to the Stravaganza series will welcome this action-packed adventure, which can be read alone or as a companion to the previous novels. Look out for the other books in this series: City of Masks, City of Stars, City of Flowers, City of Secrets, and City of Swords-out next year!

Stravaganza

City of Flowers
Author: Mary Hoffman
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442036482
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Page: 485
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Georgia and Falco are back in a new addition to the Stravaganza series as Sky is suddenly transported from London to the land of Giglia that, although beautiful in appearance, can strike with deadly poisons for those who don't keep up their guard. Reprint.

Moon Bear


Author: Gill Lewis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481400940
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
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In Laos, twelve-year-old Tam must work at a bear farm where bears are cruelly caged and milked for their bile, but when a familiar cub is brought to the farm, Tam will do anything to free both the cub, and himself.

Girls Acting Catty


Author: Leslie Margolis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781599906201
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
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With a few puppy-training tips, Annabelle got the boys under control. But now a mean girl clique-Taylor and the Terrors-is threatening Annabelle's group, and the trick she used on the boys aren't working. Can catty mean girls be tamed? Pitch-perfect junior high ups and downs make this a delightful offering for fans of Boys Are Dogs and new readers alike.

Ways To See A Ghost


Author: Emily Diamand
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 1848778317
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 400
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Isis, the daughter of a charlatan psychic, can see ghosts - including that of her little sister, Angel. Gray is the son of a UFO-chasing conspiracy theorist. The two teenagers are forced together when their parents start dating and after a reluctant start, their friendship develops and Isis confesses her secret ability to Gray. But when Isis' mum is inducted into an elite psychic society, run by charismatic Philip Syndal, Isis discovers there are sinister intentions beneath Philip's charm. She and Gray find themselves in grave danger and Isis is forced to use her powers to save them both.

Vicious Little Darlings


Author: Katherine Easer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1599906287
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 310
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Sarah Weaver, a jaded seventeen-year-old from a broken home, leaves California to attend an all-women's college in Massachusetts, where she befriends a mysterious pair of legacy students and learns a shocking secret that could lead to murder.

The Falconer's Knot

A Story of Friars, Flirtation and Foul Play
Author: Mary Hoffman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1599907712
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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The award-winning author of the Stravaganza series has done it again with this atmospheric adventure set in Renaissance Italy. Sixteen-year-old Silvano da Montacuto has wealth, good looks, and a new hawk-but none of these can save him when his bloody dagger is found near a dead body. For his own protection, he is sent to a Franciscan House, where he poses as a novice, or a young monk. There, he lays eyes on Chiara, a lovely novice at a nearby abbey who is also living in secret. When they fall in love, their secret identities make it impossible to reveal their feelings to one another. Murder seems to have followed Silvano, and soon several other dead bodies turn up. Who is committing the crimes? Will a young man accused of multiple murders be able to clear himself? And what about the girl he adores? Fans of Mary Hoffman's critically acclaimed Stravaganza series won't be disappointed in the romance, colorful web of intrigue, and rich, marvelous setting.

Imperfect Spiral


Author: Debbie Levy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802734413
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 343
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When a teenaged girl's babysitting charge is killed in a car accident while in her care, she must come to terms with the aftermath of the tragedy and her community's search for someone to blame.

The Icemark Chronicles #2: Blade of Fire


Author: Stuart Hill
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545381355
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 592
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Following THE CRY OF THE ICEMARK, a huge success in England and critically acclaimed in the U.S., the next epic adventure in The Icemark Chronicles. Many years have passed since Queen Thirrin and her allies defended the Icemark against a brutal invasion. But now General Bellorum is back, along with his bloodthirsty spawn--twin sons even more vicious than him. Thirrin and Oskan also have a family: two girls and three boys. But darkness lurks within the House of Lindenshield: Medea, the couple's cold-hearted fifteen-year-old daughter, is just coming into her magical powers, and she may be the downfall of the kingdom. It's up to her brother, Charlemagne, crippled by polio as a child, to return from exile and rescue the land he loves.

Inkdeath


Author: Cornelia Funke
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545406277
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 704
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The masterful conclusion to the epic, award-winning, NYT bestselling INKHEART trilogy by internationally acclaimed author Cornelia Funke. The Adderhead--his immortality bound in a book by Meggie's father, Mo--has ordered his henchmen to plunder the villages. The peasants' only defense is a band of outlaws led by the Bluejay--Mo's fictitious double, whose identity he has reluctantly adopted. But the Book of Immortality is unraveling, and the Adderhead again fears the White Women of Death. To bring the renegade Bluejay back to repair the book, the Adderhead kidnaps all the children in the kingdom, dooming them to slavery in his silver mines unless Mo surrenders. First Dustfinger, now Mo: Can anyone save this cursed story?

Troubadour


Author: Mary Hoffman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1599907704
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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A story of persecution and poetry, love and war set in 13th century Southern France. As crusaders sweep through the country, destroying all those who do not follow their religion, Bertrand risks his life to warn others of the invasion. As a troubadour, Bertrand can travel without suspicion from castle to castle, passing word about the coming danger. In the meantime Elinor, a young noblewoman, in love with Bertrand, leaves her comfortable home and family and becomes a troubadour herself. Danger encircles them both, as the rising tide of bloodshed threatens the fabric of the society in which they live.

Ruler of the Realm


Author: Herbie Brennan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1599904055
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 448
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Queen Holly Blue is suspicious when Lord Hairstreak, leader of the Faeries of the Night, offers the Faeries of the Light a peace treaty. But while the Faeries are bickering, the Demons of the Faerie Realm are plotting a takeover. They deviously implant Henry Atherton with a controlling device and force him to kidnap Blue, right under the noses of her brother, Pyrgus, and Lord Hairstreak. Grand adventure ensues as Henry and his friends rush to save the Faerie Realm. This dynamic new novel lives up to its predecessors in every way, filling each page with a fast-paced story that will thrill fans new and old.

Assassin's Apprentice

Oathbreaker
Author: S R Vaught,J. B. Redmond
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1599908018
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
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A murderer shoves a prince to his "death." An assassin legally kidnaps a terrified boy. A ruling lord orders an atrocity so devastating it will change the course of history. So begins this highly original and engaging epic fantasy, a story of love, family trust, sworn promises and hard-earned friendships, in which two boys must put aside their childhood understanding of the world and accept their own incredible power to do right.

Two Girls of Gettysburg


Author: Lisa Klein
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1599908050
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 416
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Lizzie and Rosanna are cousins. But when the Civil War breaks out, Lizzie finds herself committed to the cause of the Union, while Rosie is swept up in the passions of the old south. Torn in their alliances, each girl finds herself grappling with the brutality of war, and the elusive promise of love, until the battle at Gettysburg brings them together once agin.

The Sky Inside


Author: Clare B. Dunkle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442428899
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
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Martin lives in a perfect world. Every year a new generation of genetically-engineered children is shipped out to meet their parents. Every spring the residents of his town take down the snow they've stuck to their windows and put up flowers. Every morning his family gathers around their television and votes, like everyone else, for whatever matter of national importance the president has on the table. Today, it is the color of his drapes. It's business as usual under the protective dome of suburb HM1. And it's all about to come crashing down. Because a stranger has come to take away all the little children, including Martin's sister, Cassie, and no one wants to talk about where she has gone. The way Martin sees it, he has a choice. He can remain in the dubious safety of HM1, with danger that no one wants to talk about lurking just beneath the surface, or he can actually break out of the suburb, into the mysterious land outside, rumored to be nothing but blowing sand for miles upon miles. Acclaimed author Clare B. Dunkle has crafted a fresh and fast-paced science-fiction thriller, one that challenges her characters -- and her readers -- to look closer at the world they take for granted.

Virals


Author: Kathy Reichs
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101475065
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 480
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Adventure is in Tory Brennan's blood. After all, she’s the grandniece of world-famous forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. Always up for a challenge, Tory and her science-geek friends spend their time exploring the marshlands of Loggerhead Island, home to the very off-limits Loggerhead Island Research Institute, where something strange is going on. After rescuing a stray wolfdog pup from a top-secret lab, Tory and her friends are exposed to a rare strain of canine parvovirus, changing them--and their DNA--forever. Now they are more than friends. They are a pack. They are Virals. And they're dangerous to the core. But are they unstoppable enough to catch a cold-blooded murderer?

Shadow


Author: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1466888091
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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Author of War Horse, and bestselling storyteller Michael Morpurgo touched our hearts with this beautiful story of a boy, his lost dog, and the lengths he would go to be reunited. This timely story of battle-scarred Afghanistan delivers a masterful portrait of war, love, and friendship. With the horrors of war bearing down on them, Aman and his mother are barely surviving in an Afghan cave, and staying there any longer will end horribly. The only comfort Aman has is Shadow, the loyal spaniel that shows up from places unknown, it seems, just when Aman needs him most. Aman, his mother, and Shadow finally leave the destroyed cave in hopes of escaping to England, but are held at a checkpoint, and Shadow runs away after being shot at by the police. Aman and his mother escape--without Shadow. Aman is heart-broken. Just as they are getting settled as free citizens in England, they are imprisoned in a camp with locked doors and a barbed wire fence. Their only hope is Aman's classmate Matt, his grandpa, and the dream of finding his lost dog. After all, you never lose your shadow.