For generations and generations, the women of Grunhilda's family have stirred up trouble in a big, black pot. Grunhilda inherits her famous ancestors' recipes and cauldron, but no one believes in magic anymore. Despite the fact that Grunhilda's only useful skill is cooking up potfuls of foul brew, she finds a job listing that might suit her: lunch lady. She delights in scaring the kids until she meets a timid little girl named Madison with a big set of glasses who becomes an unlikely friend. Madison needs help at school and at home, but helping people goes against everything Grunhilda's believes in as a witch! Will this girl be able to thaw the Lunch Witch's icy heart? Or will Grunhilda turn her back on a kindred spirit?
Grunhilda the Witch has a weakness...a tiny soft spot on her black and crusty heart. She continues to hide the nice feelings she has when she gets a letter from former Salem Elementary student Madison. But she can’t keep up the ruse for long because her familiars are onto her...and so are her ancestors! The familiars search her hovel and find her collection of letters from Madison. Mr. Williams has a solution, but it involves making a meanness potion from the book that IS-NOT-TO-BE-USED-BY-ANYONE-OTHER-THAN WITCHES (ESPECIALLY-NOT-WITCHES’-PETS). But anything that can go wrong does when he accidentally mixes up a positivity potion instead...and it starts to affect everyone in town. Birds are singing. Flowers are growing. The principal cancels school! Grunhilda hurries to mix up a potion to fix the town, her familiars, and her own black crusty heart before the positivity succeeds in making everything bright and cheerful.
Author: Jim Davis
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Garfield's kinda, sort of friend, Nermal—that annoying cute cat-- is paranoid a skunk might cost him the victory in the Cutest Pet Contest. Upon hearing this, Garfield disguises himself as a skunk-- stench and all! How far will Garfield go with this stinky stunt? Plus four more tales of everyone's favorite lasagna-loving cat!
Dolphin sonar, the "pistol" shrimp, the incredible intelligence of the octopus ... there's no end to the mysteries and varieties of creatures you'll encounter beneath the sea. It's time to don your wetsuit and follow us into the depths of the oceans to discover the amazing underwater world. Learn about the colors, shapes, species and lifestyles that make up this amazing realm, straight from the (sea)horse's mouth. Each encounter is more incredible than the last!
Based on the all-new television series focusing on the earlier teenage years of Dracula’s daughter Mavis and her three closest friends, Hank N. Stein, Pedro and Wendy Blob. With Dracula away on “Official Vampire Business,” Mavis finally sees her chance to show her father what she can do. With the help of her friends, she decides to put her brilliant ideas of how to run the Hotel into motion, but—enter Aunt Lydia, Dracula’s older and authoritarian sister. While Mavis and friends are ready to let loose and have fun, Aunt Lydia pushes for even more order and tradition at the Hotel.
Beverley, a bit of a snob, cooks up a plot to visit the island off the coast. She manages to convince the somewhat cautious Elizabeth and her slob of a brother, Gerard, to come along. A surprise companion is Kevin, the cool guy who works in the local shop. This motley crew must find ways to support each other and put up with one another's shortcomings, when they become stranded on the island and encounter a strange inhabitant.
You think you know how the world works? Think again. From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller that questions the very foundations of the modern world.
A fantasy novel in a different kind: Just so you could call "The Witches of Darygon" call. The student Jeremy isn’t confronted with characters as dwarves, gnomes or monsters, but he when he moves between reality and a parallel world he meet figures, as you may meet every day while shopping or driving on the bus. He notices changes in himself, for which he as his friends has no explanations. He notices the changes in the real world and also in the parallel world. Join Jeremy and his friends to Darygon to the exciting and eventful search for the causes and experience with them what a really true friendship can induce! If you want to learn more about the background of this story and the author, visit the fan-page, can be seen at the address www.hexen-of-darygon.de.
Author: Linda Turner
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date: 2008-07-01
The Man Who Would Be King by Linda Turner When royal-watching reporter Eliza Windmere discovered evidence that the missing crown prince was alive, she had to help in the search – even if that meant pairing up with devastatingly handsome Duke Lorenzo Sebastiani.
Author: Deborah Smith
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Release Date: 2013-04-30
The Biscuit Witch Part One of The MacBrides A Crossroads novella Dear Dr. Firth: I know you are in your cups at this time, drinking, taking pills, and sleeping under trees, but I have some experience rehabilitating lost souls in that regard, and so I am enclosing a box of my biscuits and a cold wrapped container of cream gravy for dessert. Please eat and write back. We need a veterinarian of your gumption here in the Crossroads Cove of Jefferson County. --Delta Whittlespoon, proprietress of The Crossroads Café Biscuit witches, Mama called them. She'd heard the term as a girl. She'd inherited that talent. My mother could cast spells on total strangers simply by setting a plate of her biscuits in front of them. --Tal MacBride Welcome back to the Crossroads Cove where new loves, old feuds, and poignant mysteries will challenge siblings Tal, Gabby, and Gus MacBride to fight for the home they lost and to discover just how important their family once was, and still is, to the proud people of the Appalachian highlands. Tallulah MacBride hasn't been back to North Carolina since their parents' tragic deaths, twenty years ago. But now, Tal heads to cousin Delta Whittlespoon's famous Crossroads Café in the mountains above Asheville, hoping to find a safe hiding place for her young daughter, Eve. What she finds is Cousin Delta gone, the café in a biscuit crisis, and a Scotsman, who refuses to believe she's passing through instead of "running from." He believes she needs a knight in shining flannel. When a pair of sinister private eyes show up, Tal's troubles are just beginning. For Tal's brother and sister--Gabby, the Pickle Queen, and Gus, the Kitchen Charmer--the next part of the journey will lead down forgotten roads and into beautiful but haunted legacies.
Mona McGregor, a witch who is head of a coven and owner of a magic shop, is pursued by two eligible men, one, a young doctor, and the other, a handsome werewolf, who claims he is trying to protect her from a demon.
Author: Marlys Millhiser
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2015-05-05
West Coast literary agent Charlie Greene is on the case when an unexplained murder baffles the local cops—and brings out Charlie’s blossoming psychic gifts Raising a fast-maturing teenage daughter, keeping up with the mortgage payments, and trying to launch a successful Hollywood career would be difficult for anyone. But Charlie Greene has an additional, more unusual challenge to deal with: her emerging abilities as a clairvoyant. And when Gloria Tuschman, the universally hated receptionist in Charlie’s office and a practicing witch, is found dead in a garbage can—and pleads for Charlie’s help from beyond the grave—the police turn to the reluctant psychic for clues. Charlie’s colorful cast of colleagues, including Larry the Kid and Dorian the Dapper, are high on the list of suspects. And Charlie can’t rule out members of Gloria’s own coven. After someone else vanishes, Charlie starts attending séances and follows a trail of blackmail and guilty secrets in an effort to unmask a killer who’s scattering clues in this world and the next. She must believe in her new powers if she is to match wits with the murderer in this unpredictable paranormal mystery.