In the dead of night, a cloaked figure drags a heavy box through snow covered streets. The chest, covered in images of mythical beasts, can only be opened when the fangs of a serpent head taste blood…..
Centuries later, in an Oxford library, a boy touches a strange book and feels something pierce his finger… The volume is blank, wordless, and has small veins running though it, and seems to quiver, as if it’s alive. Words begin to appear on the page, words only the boy can see. And so unfolds a timeless secret….. Critical Acclaim for Endymion Spring : “ Mark the names Endymion Spring and Matthew Skelton…the book…is unputdownable.” “ A marvelously entertaining first novel.” “ [A] fine debut…This story has all the richness you hanker after…Skelton’s creation conjures a subtle magic.” “ Steeped in cinematic imagery…Wonderfully engaging, even addictive.” RL 7.1
“ Shot outside the offices of MI6 and left for dead, Alex Rider awakens in a top-secret hospital, glad simply to be alive. But danger has a way of following Alex, and when the boy in the next room is the victim of a kidnapping attempt, it is Alex who saves him—only to be kidnapped himself. The man behind the kidnapping? None other than Nikolei Drevin, wealthiest developer in the world, and the man who single-handedly is funding the first luxury hotel in outer space, Ark Angel.” –Book Jacket of Ark Angel
How About Some Action ? Teen Years of Bond, James Bond. Accidental Superhero Saving the World From Imminent Destruction
Down the Rabbit Hole and Behind the Curtain Small town murder, secrets, and an amateur detective who thinks she is Sherlock Holmes…
Philip Pullman’s intriguing and haunting trilogy sends fantasy lovers on an incredible journey through other worlds where they meet mysterious creatures and a brave and extraordinary 12-year-old girl, Lyra Belacqua, who has the power to seek truth.
Tiffany Aching has all the makings of a strong witch, including quick wit against scary creatures, various levels of "Sight," and the unheard-of ability to befriend the Nac Mac Feegle -- otherwise known as the Wee Free Men. So when the powerful Queen of the Elves snatches Tiffany's brother, the confident girl travels to Fairyland with the help of her new blue friends, battling sinister dogs, escaping the dreams of magical dromes, and finally coming face-to-face with the nightmarish queen herself. Tiffany has the ability to defeat the evil ruler, but in order to escape, she must first connect with the past, know her home, and feel herself alive.
A middle-schooler struggles to cope with major family problems, including a brother who might be heading for the Persian Gulf, but finds an escape in piano lessons and the dream of a romance with a popular girl.
“ I could trap my own food and make my own clothes. I could find my way by the stars and make fire in the rain. Pap said he even figured I could whip somebody three times my size. He wasn't worried about me. “ From Alabama Moon
Genetic Engineering… Eighteen-year-old Eli discovers a shocking secret about his life and his family while working for a Nobel Prize-winning scientist whose specialty is genetic engineering.
Inspiration The story of an 18 year old girl who was killed in a school shooting in 1999 - Told by her mother.
New Non-Fiction Books Bodies preserved in ancient Pompeii…