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The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

Once there were Wizards, who were Magic, and Warriors, who were not. But Xar, son of the King of Wizards, can’t cast a single spell. And Wish, daughter of the Warrior Queen, has a banned magical object of her own. When they collide in the wildwood, on the trail of a deadly witch, it’s the … Continue reading

The Empty Grave (Lockwood & Co. #5) by Jonathan Stroud

The Empty Grave (Lockwood & Co. #5) by Jonathan Stroud

After the dramatic events of The Creeping Shadow, the Lockwood team (plus Quill Kipps) deserve some well-earned rest. So naturally they break into the Fittes Mausoleum, on a perilous mission to discover the truth about London’s top ghost-hunting agency, and its sinister leader. What they discover will change everything. But there’s little time to ponder. … Continue reading

Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell

Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell

South Africa is loud. Listen. Do you hear the song and dance of it? The chorus of Khayelitsha life? Every voice is different, its pitch and tone and intonation as distinct as the words we choose and how we wrap our mouths around them. But everybody has a voice, and everybody sings… Fifteen year old … Continue reading

Notes on my Family by Emily Critchley

Notes on my Family by Emily Critchley

Enter the world of Louise Coulson through her notes on her family, school and friends. Lou is thirteen years old, a perceptive and observant outsider, somewhere on the autism spectrum. She takes notes as if she were holding a film camera silently fixed on a world that tends to ignore her. Meet her dad who … Continue reading

Lumberjanes (Collected Editions 1 -6) by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooke Allen

Lumberjanes (Collected Editions 1 -6) by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooke Allen

FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX! At Miss Qiunzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s camp for hard-core lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams. Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together… And they’re not gonna let a magical quest or … Continue reading

Perfect Ten by L. Philips

Perfect Ten by L. Philips

Who is Sam Raines’s Perfect Ten?  It’s been two years since Sam broke up with the only other eligible gay guy in his high school, so to say he’s been going through a romantic drought is the understatement of the decade. But when Meg, his ex-Catholic-turned-Wiccan best friend, suggests performing a love spell, Sam is … Continue reading

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill

The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill

From the award-winning author of Princess Princess Ever After comes The Tea Dragon Society, a charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons. After discovering a lost tea dragon in the marketplace, Greta learns about … Continue reading