Nevermoor The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Author: Jessica Townsend
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316508865
Release Date: 2017-10-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

An instant New York Times bestseller! "A Harry Potter-esque adventure." --Time Magazine A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world--but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she's blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks--and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday. But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor. It's then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart--an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests--or she'll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate. Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and Neil Gaiman, this fast-paced plot and imaginative world has a fresh new take on magic that will appeal to a new generation of readers.

Wundersmith

Author: Jessica Townsend
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316508918
Release Date: 2018-10-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The captivating and heart-pounding sequel to the New York Times bestselling and #1 Kids' Indie Next Pick Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, as heroine Morrigan battles a new evil. Morrigan Crow and her best friend Hawthorne Swift are now proud scholars in the elite Wundrous Society, but life is far from perfect. Does Morrigan have what it takes to prove that she belongs in the Society? Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow was an instant New York Times bestseller, an IndieBound bestseller and a #1 Indies Introduce Pick, with movie rights sold to Fox.

The Secret Keepers

Author: Trenton Lee Stewart
Publisher: Chicken House
ISBN: 9781911077299
Release Date: 2017-02-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When Reuben discovers an old pocket watch, he soon realizes it holds an incredible power: it can turn you invisible for fifteen minutes. And the watch's power is even more extraordinary than he knows. Soon, he's on the run from a despot determined to possess it for himself ...

The Magic Misfits

Author: Neil Patrick Harris
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316355582
Release Date: 2017-11-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A New York Times Bestseller and USA Today Bestselling Book! From award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, comes the magical first book in a new series with plenty of tricks up its sleeve. When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends and magic in a sleepy New England town. But like any good trick, things change instantly as greedy B.B. Bosso and his crew of crooked carnies arrive to steal anything and everything they can get their sticky fingers on. After a fateful encounter with the local purveyor of illusion, Dante Vernon, Carter teams up with five other like-minded illusionists. Together, using both teamwork and magic, they'll set out to save the town of Mineral Wells from Bosso's villainous clutches. These six Magic Misfits will soon discover adventure, friendship, and their own self-worth in this delightful new series. (Psst. Hey, you! Yes, you! Congratulations on reading this far. As a reward, I'll let you in on a little secret... This book isn't just a book. It's a treasure trove of secrets and ciphers and codes and even tricks. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll discover more than just a story--you'll learn how to make your own magic!)

Wundersmith The Calling of Morrigan Crow

Author: Jessica Townsend
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780734418234
Release Date: 2018-10-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Return to the magical world of Nevermoor! Morrigan Crow's perilous adventures continue in the most anticipated sequel of the year, a treat for all fans of magic and Wunder. Morrigan Crow has escaped her deadly fate and found a new home in the fantastical city of Nevermoor. She has also discovered that she has a strange and magical ability. But will her unique talent be a blessing or another curse? Now that Morrigan and her best friend Hawthorne are proud scholars in the elite Wundrous Society, she is sure that she's found a place to belong at last, but life is far from perfect. Can Morrigan prove that she deserves to be in the Society - or will an unexpected new enemy ruin her new life? Praise for Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow: Winner Dymocks Book of the Year 2018 Winner Book of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards 2018 Winner Book of the Year for Younger Children, Australian Book Industry Awards 2018 Winner The Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards 2018 Winner Book of the Year, Indie Book Awards 2018 Winner Children's Category, Indie Book Awards 2018 Winner Nielsen Booksellers' Choice Award, Australian Booksellers Association Awards 2018 Winner Best Children's Fiction, Aurealis Awards 2017 Winner Younger Fiction, Waterstones Children's Book Prize (UK) 2018 Shortlisted The Readings Children's Book Prize 2018 A CBCA Notable book Voted #1 in the Dymocks Kids' Top 51 'Unexpected, exciting and funny. Like Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and Doctor Who swirled up together.' - Judith Rossell, ABIA Award-winning author of Withering-by-Sea 'Exciting, charming, and wonderfully imagined, it's the sort of delightful, grand adventure destined to be many a reader's favourite book.' - Trenton Lee Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of The Mysterious Benedict Societyseries and The Secret Keepers 'It really is brilliant, with an engaging plot, plenty of twists, memorable characters and a marvellous sense of humour. Pick it up and the hours disappear, just like magic.' - Daily Telegraph 'An exciting and charming middle-grade read that will hook readers aged 10 and up with intricate imaginative detail and its sheer energy ... a compulsively readable romp that fans of 'Harry Potter', Terry Pratchett or Studio Ghibli will gobble up.' - Books and Publishing

Nevermoor

Author: Jessica Townsend
Publisher:
ISBN: 0734418078
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Genre: Adventure stories

A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut Australian author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world - but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination. Morrigan Crow is cursed. Born on an unlucky day, she is blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks - and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on Eventide. But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor. It's there that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organisation: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart. Except for Morrigan, who doesn't seem to have any special talent at all. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests - or she'll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate.

Withering by Sea

Author: Judith Rossell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481443692
Release Date: 2016-03-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A stalwart orphan sets out on a spine-tingling adventure in this wildly imaginative and darkly funny Victorian middle grade novel. High on a cliff above the gloomy Victorian town of Withering-by-Sea stands the Hotel Majestic. Inside the walls of the damp, dull hotel, eleven-year-old orphan Stella Montgomery leads a miserable life with her three dreadful aunts. Stella dreams of adventuring on the Amazon—or anyplace, really, as long as it isn’t this dreary town where nothing ever happens. Then one night Stella sees something she shouldn’t have. Soon she finds herself on the run from terrifying Professor Stark and his gang of thugs. But how can one young girl outwit an evil magician, much less rescue his poor, mistreated assistant? With the help of a mysterious maestro, his musical cats, and a lively girl named Gert, Stella Montgomery sets out to do the impossible.

The Wonderling

Author: Mira Bartók
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763698591
Release Date: 2017-09-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In this extraordinary debut novel with its deft nod to Dickensian heroes and rogues, Mira Bartók tells the story of Arthur, a shy, fox-like foundling with only one ear and a desperate desire to belong, as he seeks his destiny. Have you been unexpectedly burdened by a recently orphaned or unclaimed creature? Worry not! We have just the solution for you! Welcome to the Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures, an institution run by evil Miss Carbunkle, a cunning villainess who believes her terrified young charges exist only to serve and suffer. Part animal and part human, the groundlings toil in classroom and factory, forbidden to enjoy anything regular children have, most particularly singing and music. For the Wonderling, an innocent-hearted, one-eared, fox-like eleven-year-old with only a number rather than a proper name — a 13 etched on a medallion around his neck — it is the only home he has ever known. But unexpected courage leads him to acquire the loyalty of a young bird groundling named Trinket, who gives the Home’s loneliest inhabitant two incredible gifts: a real name — Arthur, like the good king in the old stories — and a best friend. Using Trinket’s ingenious invention, the pair escape over the wall and embark on an adventure that will take them out into the wider world and ultimately down the path of sweet Arthur’s true destiny. Richly imagined, with shimmering language, steampunk motifs, and gripping, magical plot twists, this high adventure fantasy is the debut novel of award-winning memoirist Mira Bartók and has already been put into development for a major motion picture.

Sticks Stones Upside Down Magic 2

Author: Emily Jenkins
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545800518
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Strange things are happening at Dunwiddle Magic School -- and the Upside-Down Magic class is getting blamed! Yes, Marigold did shrink Lacey Clench to the size of a gerbil. But that was an accident. And, yes, most people weren't prepared for Nory to transform into a squippy (that's half squid, half puppy) -- but it's not like Nory meant to mix up paws and tentacles. And while Bax does have the unfortunate magical condition of turning into a stone, he swears he has nothing to do with the rocky magic that's been happening in Dunwiddle's halls. When things get messy, it's easy to point your finger at the kids with the messiest magic. But the Upside-Down Magic students aren't going to let themselves get in trouble. Instead, they're going to find out what's really going on -- and get their school back on track before something really wacky happens.

The Nixie s Song

Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442403578
Release Date: 2009-09-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The Spiderwick Chronicles leave the old-fashioned charm of New England far behind and head south for some fiendish faerie fun in the hot Florida sun. Eleven-year-old Nicholas Vargas only thinks his life has been turned upside down after his developer father remarries and moves his new wife and daughter into the soon-to-be completed Mangrove Hollow. But an "expedition" to a nearby lake turns up a little nixie with a giant problem - the huge, lumbering, fire-breathing variety - and it's up to Nick; his stepsister, Laurie; and his big brother, Julian (plus a familiar face from the original Spiderwick Chronicles) to figure out the best way to stop a host of rampaging giants before all of Florida goes up in smoke.

The Voyage to Magical North

Author: Claire Fayers
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781627796583
Release Date: 2016-07-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Twelve-year-old Brine Seaborne is a girl with a past--if only she could remember what it is. Found alone in a rowboat as a child, clutching a shard of the rare starshell needed for spell-casting, she's spent the past years keeping house for an irritable magician and his obnoxious apprentice, Peter. When Brine and Peter get themselves into a load of trouble and flee, they blunder into the path of the legendary pirate ship the Onion. Before you can say "pieces of eight," they're up to their necks in the pirates' quest to find Magical North, a place so shrouded in secrets and myth that most people don't even think it exists. If Brine is lucky, she’ll find her place in the world. And if she's unlucky, everyone on the ship will be eaten by sea monsters. It could really go either way.

Don t Cosplay with My Heart

Author: Cecil Castellucci
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9781338125504
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When Edan Kupferman dresses up like her favorite character, Gargantua, she feels tall and powerful. That's important right now, because her family is a mess, her best friend is gone for the summer, her crush is confusing, and Edan's feeling small and not sure which end is up. When Edan's cosplaying, she can be angry, loud, and not the good girl everyone thinks she is. And when she's at conventions, she feels like she's found her own Team Tomorrow. But when her personal life starts to spiral out of control, Edan has to figure out whether she needs a sidekick, or if she has the strength to be the hero of her own story.

Trio

Author: Andrea Wisnewski
Publisher: Davd R. Godine
ISBN: 1567926088
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A kitten born with only three legs loves doing the same things as the chickens who share a garage with him, including sitting on a nest.

Nineteen Letters

Author: Jodi Perry
Publisher: Hachette Australia
ISBN: 9780733635885
Release Date: 2017-08-29
Genre: Fiction

What would you do if the love of your life had no memory of you? A man tries to win back the love of his life after an accident has her in a coma in this emotional, romantic drama from #1 ebook phenomenon J. L. Perry writing as Jodi Perry The 19th of January, 1996 ... I'll never forget it. It was the day we met. I was seven and she was six. It was the day she moved in next door, and the same day I developed my first crush on a girl. Then tragedy struck. Nineteen days after our wedding day, she was in an accident that would change our lives forever. When she woke from her coma, she had no memory of me, of us, of the love we shared. That's when I started writing her letters.The stories of our life. Of when we met. About the happier times, and everything we'd experienced together. What we had was far too beautiful to be forgotten. If you love Nicholas Sparks' bestselling novel THE NOTEBOOK you will devour the compelling, emotional storytelling of Jodi Perry's NINETEEN LETTERS, winner of the Romantic Book of the Year 2018 from the Romance Writers of Australia. It will make you laugh, and it will make you cry. 'This book is gorgeous. Jodi Perry is a wonderful storyteller. I wanted to take Braxton home and eat him for breakfast!' NATASHA LESTER, bestselling author of A KISS FROM MR FITZGERALD and HER MOTHER'S SECRET 'A timeless love story so beautiful and riveting it will leave you breathless' MARGARET MCHEYZER, New York Times bestselling author of UGLY and MISTRUST 'an emotional, romantic drama' Yours magazine 'A true love story. This book jumped off the page and pulled every emotion from me. Beautiful and heartbreaking, it ripped me apart and wrapped me up tight again' PENELOPE DOUGLAS, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author 'An emotional and beautiful story about the power of unconditional love, with a hero so sweet that you will fall hard for' NINA LEVINE 'the greatest love story ever told... better than ROMEO AND JULIET and THE NOTEBOOK' Jessica's Bookworld 'This beautifully tender story will have you reaching for the tissues, wishing you had a love like Jemma and Braxton have' GemsBookNook 'Move over Mr Sparks because Miss Perry is... hot on your heels!' Goodreads reviewer 'I never wanted it to end' Reader review

Thunderwith

Author: Libby Hathorn
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books Australia
ISBN: 0340739886
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Australia

Lara's parents are divorced and she hardly remembers her father. But when her mother dies, he takes her to live with him, deep in the Australian outback. Living so far away from everything familiar, Lara fears she will never be accepted and loved - until she meets a mysterious dog, Thunderwith.