Pekin Dewlap hasn’t seen a ghost since she was twelve. But she’d do anything to get them back. Starting a ghostbusting business with her two best friends, Amber and Scout, seems like the perfect way to accomplish her goal. Of course, playing with ghosts isn’t high on their wish list, so Pekin has to do some arm-twisting to get them on board.
Once committed, Pekin and her friends find themselves in deep, trying to solve the disappearance of fourteen-year old Miranda Talbert. Miranda went missing in 1918, and her spirit has wandered the halls of Elmwood Manor for the last hundred years.
In the midst of finding Miranda, discovering her budding feelings for Scout, and consoling a terrified Amber, Pekin is met by an angry ghost set on thwarting her plans. Will the Ghosties be able to help Miranda, or will Pekin’s business die before she solves the mystery?
Percy Jackson meets Harry Potter in this video game inspired, fantasy adventure.
What would you do if you were given the chance to embark on a real life adventure? Would you take the plunge, or let it pass on to the next person?
After traveling halfway across the globe with the promise of an exclusive video game event, Joseph Erift is pushed on a journey by a coffee-addicted professor that will forever change his life. He never thought magic could be real. That it was just an element found in fantasy stories and games. Airships and magic spells that create fire and slow time don't exist in the real world.
However, if that were the case, then why is he seeing these things, and why are he and his best friend being sent on a quest to stop a vengeful young man from awakening an ancient power?
Anything can happen in life once you allow your mortal enemy to set you free.
That is exactly what happens on an idyllic Mississippi farm when Quincy, a stray German shepherd, attempts to catch Kudzu, a precocious chipmunk living beneath the Weatherbys’ flowers. Mr. Weatherby will do anything to rid his farm of these pests, but that will leave their three-year-old grandson, Owen, who is on the autism spectrum, to lose the only friends he has who understand him. Discovering their common interests and goals in the frightful woods bordering the farm, Kudzu and Quincy unite as friends and concoct a plan to win the trust and affection of the Weatherbys so that they can return to the farm and live in peace once and for all, before winter comes!
Supposedly an escape from Ocean World can never happen, but a group of injured and physically challenged marine mammals recuperating at the park wants to go home. Against all odds, with an outrageous plan and teamwork, they miraculously escape to freedom. Homeward bound on a journey filled with danger, the escapees encounter a couple of adventurous children, a magnificent sea creature, and her unpredictable twin. This unlikely group of characters forms a unique family and ends up on a challenging mission with a vital message they must share with the world. But how? And who would listen to them anyway? After all, they’re just kids. What do they know?
Finnley McDougall’s boring schoolboy life in Seattle gets turned upside down when Great Uncle Hugh gives him a most unusual gift – a scruffy, rude, bad-tempered Scottish rock creature called Wullie who brings danger and disaster with him wherever he goes.From French snobs in fancy hotels, rusting barges on the Seattle waterfront, abandoned coalmines and flooded quarries in the Scottish hillsides filled with bullies, gangsters, slobbering dogs and weird food Finn is drawn into an evil plot that threatens to destroy everything he loves… including Edinburgh Castle.The only person who thinks that Finn is smart enough or brave enough to survive all this is his best friend and next door neighbor, Hadley Kobayashi, a girl who is wiser and tougher than Finn.
It is 1911. Crammed into a three-room flat in a Mott Street tenement, the large Taglia family needs all the help they can muster. Spunky songbird Lily wants to help by baking Daily Bread at the bakery like big sister, Margaret. But Margaret says Lily is just a little kid, and there is more to baking Daily Bread than height and an artist's heart. Lily learns to navigate in a grown-up world when facing bullies, disasters, dotty bakers, and treacherous streets to cross by herself.
Kids, your four heroes are back, ready to solve another mystery! Come help them.
In 1945, Isabela de Cordoba’s great-grandfather, the famous silent movie actor Lorenzo de Cordoba, mysteriously hid a legendary, multimillion-dollar emerald somewhere on the family’s sprawling Eucalyptus Street estate. Seventy years later, the gem remains concealed. Nicknamed the “Green Curse,” the emerald is blamed for the Southern California familia’s numerous, untimely deaths.
On her twenty-first birthday, Isabela receives a secret letter with a cryptic poem. These documents from the long-deceased Lorenzo invite her to hunt for the gemstone. But first, she must decipher the poem’s six stanzas for clues.
To assist, Isabela hires her thirteen-year-old neighbors, the four Botanic Hill Detectives—twins Lanny and Lexi Wyatt, and their best friends, Moki Kalani and Rani Kumar. Eerie footsteps inside the mansion, unexplained occurrences in the adjacent cemetery, and the mysterious tenant in the backyard casita challenge them. But they ingeniously make progress on the poem’s meaning with startling discoveries. Sliding wall panels, a secret room, and hidden passages reveal much. The detectives aren’t the only ones looking for the emerald. The perilous race for the de Cordoba treasure is on!
Animal-loving Lizza thinks nothing can be worse than her dad's taxidermy business, until Dad moves the family into an actual cave. Living inside a home carved into a giant rock formation in the desert is not exactly Lizza's idea of fun. She's on display for the curious tourists who tromp through her new home all day long. Lizza now has an even bigger goal: to get out of the cave and back into a real home. Her efforts fizzle until she involves animal rights activists and environmentalists, but she soon finds that her plans have unintended consequences. Now Lizza needs to get her family back together before they're split apart for good.
The Animalis International Team is a group of beast-men, hybrids between humans and animals, who fight the menace of global terrorism perpetrated by both beast-men and humans – menaces more cataclysmic than what humankind would be able to take on.
They operate in secret, never letting themselves or their missions be known or shown to the public.
Neutralizing a host of threats, from mythical weapons to modern political conspiracies, there is no kind of evil that would deter the AIT!
The Animal Squad and the Mystical Topax Amulet
A new danger has emerged. Gator Croc, a former AIT member has gone rogue and is seeking the forbidden Topax Amulet, an ancient talisman with powers of invincibility. The depravity of his actions forces his old allies out of retirement, who come together with a few recruits to stop him from getting his hands on a power that could change the future of the world!
In the frontier village of Last Hope, people dismiss twelve-year-old Ash Narro as a flighty child who claims to hear the true names of things. But when enraged forest spirits attack, Ash shows that the names she hears have power.
After taming a destructive forest spirit, Ash teams up with Fen, a wild forest boy, and embarks on an unusual journey to save her village. In this steampunk eco-fantasy, the perils of deforestation and the power of friendship are explored through a fantastical adventure involving giant mistcats, tempestuous forest spirits, a supernatural puppy, and a girl with a special gift for shaping what things become.