131 pages, 47 of 51 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Wesley Bates thinks his life pretty much sucks. He’s landed at the bottom of his school’s popularity ladder, and bully Randy Stanford seems to be waiting around every corner.
The troubled teen thinks he’s found a way to escape his real-world problems when he stumbles upon strange doorways in Astoria’s local library that seem to lead into the extraordinary worlds from all his favorite books. Oz, Neverland, Wonderland — they’re all a reality with Wesley’s new discovery. Wesley teams with best friend Taylor Williams to embark on a great adventure, both ready to leave the drama of middle school behind.
But the two kids quickly find themselves embroiled in a centuries-old battle for the library and the magic hiding within. Now, fighting alongside the eccentric old man who’s vowed to protect the building’s power, the pair must help ward off an attack by a shadowy group with a strange tie to Wesley’s nemesis, forcing Wesley to face the fears he’s been dodging… and one of the most terrifying bullies of all time!
237 pages, 4 of 4 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled, Previously Free
Yesterday, Taylor and Wes turned a boring field trip to their local library into a grand adventure when they found a mysterious portal leading into the fabled Land of Oz.
But that was yesterday.
Today they’ve learned their actions have had grave consequences. Not only did they alter the Oz mythos, but their deeds may have had unexplained repercussions in the real world as well. Taylor’s returned home to find she’s living a life that isn’t her own. Nothing’s as she left it. Her normally warm father has become cold and distant. Her grades have fallen overnight. Teachers who once saw her as their favorite student, now consider her their most problematic pupil. Only Wesley remembers Taylor as she truly is, and together, he and Tay return to Oz hoping they can undo the damage and restore both worlds to the way they were.
But the children quickly find they’re in way over their heads. Not only has the Wicked Witch taken control of Oz, but Douglas Stanford has stayed behind to build a small army of storybook villains to help him obtain the magic hidden within Astoria’s library. The librarian’s returned to stop him, but the old man may need the children’s help as the fate of every known world hangs in the balance.
478 pages, 8 of 8 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Sixteen-year-old John has stumbled across an abandoned wristwatch half-buried in the sand behind his house. Curious, he places it on his wrist; to his surprise, it won’t come off.
Suddenly, each day at 3:14 P.M. John begins to uncontrollably teleport around the world. He might materialize anywhere–a burning African desert, a Canadian forest, even a Siberian prison–and must do what he can to survive until 3:14 A.M. when the watch takes him home again.
But John’s adventures come with a price …
When a scientist mysteriously trapped far below the surface of the Earth makes contact through a hologram in the watch’s face, John learns that his travels will eventually kill him. Soon, he’s faced with an impossible choice: continue to endanger his life by using the watch, or switch places with the scientist and risk losing his freedom forever.
75 pages, 5 of 5 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
“My name is Constance and this story starts the day I was ripped apart.”
Caught in a battle between two supernatural forces, five junior high students are killed. But Constance, Jonathan, Avery, Maria, and Danielle return from the dead — and they’ve changed.
They each carry a piece of a soul stone and with it they have extraordinary powers. Now they can summon weapons from thin air and even start fires with their minds. With these powers comes a connection they never wanted, and coming back from the dead hasn’t wiped away the grudges between them. When one of them loses their mind to the power, they are soon caught in a battle against themselves and an enemy that wants to make sure that this time they stay dead.
146 pages, 5 of 5 reviews are 5-star, Previously Free
When eleven-year-old Laurie Bird Preston learns her dad has accepted a job in another town, she’s disappointed and angry. Not only will Laurie be leaving her best friend, Christy, and her position on the middle school basketball team, but she’ll also have to make new friends in a new school and play for a new basketball team. To complicate matters, her dad’s the new girls’ basketball coach, and the team is made up of girls who aren’t exactly team players or even athletes. But with time, understanding, and help from a quirky kid named Howard, Laurie discovers that being happy in her new home and with her new team might not be such a long shot.
122 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Previously Free
With the girls’ softball season about to start, fifth-grader Laurie Bird Preston can’t decide what to do. Her friends are trying out for the team, but Laurie knows she’s no softball player—basketball is her sport. She helped lead her middle school’s girls’ basketball team to a state championship just a few weeks earlier. What fun will she have playing a sport she’s no good at and might not even like? But with patience, practice—and help from her friends and an eccentric old woman with a mysterious past—Laurie might just learn that she doesn’t have to be the best player to be part of the team.
112 pages, 1 of 1 reviews are 5-star, Previously Free
The four fearless scouts from Troop 13 are back again for another wild adventure, this time at a dude ranch in the western plains of Nevada. While learning how to care for horses, thirteen-year-old Sierra and her three best friends CJ, Becca, and Jonnie learn about the mysterious disappearance of government-protected wild horses, one of which was supposed to be adopted by their new friend Devyn. When the four friends decide to help Devyn find her horse, they discover it won’t be easy, not with a suspicious rodeo owner standing in the scouts’ way and leading them to believe someone is stealing the horses and using them for illegal purposes….
112 pages, of reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Thirteen-year-old Becca and her friends Sierra, CJ, and Jonnie are determined to win the gold medal for Troop 13 at the Gold Rush Jamboree. But they face stiff competition from the other troops—especially Troop 7, whose members love to pull pranks on them. When a mysterious clue hints at treasure buried in Camp Miwok’s Haunted Caves, Becca and her friends are determined to get their hands on that, too—even if it means sneaking from camp, hanging out with bats, and being threatened by robbers….
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