A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting #1

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting #1
Author: Joe Ballarini
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-06-20
ISBN 10: 0062437852
ISBN 13: 9780062437853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting #1 Book Review:

The Last Kids on Earth meets Goosebumps in this hilarious new series about a secret society of babysitters who protect kids from the monsters that really do live under their beds! When middle schooler Kelly Ferguson’s Halloween plans switch from party-going to babysitting, she thinks the scariest part of her night will be the death of her social life. But then Baby Jacob gets kidnapped by the Boogeyman’s minions and Kelly learns there’s a whole lot more to childcare than free snacks and Netflix. Like chasing shadow monsters, drop-kicking Toadies, and mastering monster-fighting moves like the Naptime Headlock and Playground Punch. Now, with the help of an ancient handbook and a secret society of butt-kicking babysitters, Kelly sets out to destroy the Boogeyman before he brings Jacob’s nightmares to life. But when the monsters’ trail leads to her school’s big Halloween bash, Kelly will have to prove she can save the world—without totally embarrassing herself in front of her friends. Packed with black-and-white illustrations and insider secrets from the world of monster hunting, A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting is full of tricks, treats, and terrifying twists!

The Babysitters Coven

The Babysitters Coven
Author: Kate M. Williams
Publsiher: Ember
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN 10: 0525707409
ISBN 13: 9780525707400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Babysitters Coven Book Review:

Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this funny, action-packed novel about a coven of witchy babysitters who realize their calling to protect the innocent and save the world from an onslaught of evil. Seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl has a babysitters club. She knows it's kinda lame, but what else is she supposed to do? Get a job? Gross. Besides, Esme likes babysitting, and she's good at it. And lately Esme needs all the cash she can get, because it seems like destruction follows her wherever she goes. Let's just say she owes some people a new tree. Enter Cassandra Heaven. She's Instagram-model hot, dresses like she found her clothes in a dumpster, and has a rebellious streak as gnarly as the cafeteria cooking. So why is Cassandra willing to do anything, even take on a potty-training two-year-old, to join Esme's babysitters club? The answer lies in a mysterious note Cassandra's mother left her: "Find the babysitters. Love, Mom." Turns out, Esme and Cassandra have more in common than they think, and they're about to discover what being a babysitter really means: a heroic lineage of superpowers, magic rituals, and saving the innocent from seriously terrifying evil. And all before the parents get home.

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting
Author: Joe Ballarini
Publsiher: Katherine Tegen Books
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9780780441415
ISBN 13: 0780441419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting Book Review:

When middle schooler Kelly Ferguson's Halloween plans switch from party-going to babysitting, she thinks the scariest part of her night will be the death of her social life. But then Baby Jacob gets kidnapped by the Boogeyman's minions and Kelly learns there's a whole lot more to childcare than free snacks and Netflix. Like chasing shadow monsters, drop-kicking Toadies, and mastering monster-fighting moves like the Naptime Headlock and Playground Punch. Now, with the help of an ancient handbook and a secret society of butt-kicking babysitters, Kelly sets out to destroy the Boogeyman before he brings Jacob's nightmares to life. But when the monsters' trail leads to her school's big Halloween bash, Kelly will have to prove she can save the world -- without totally embarrassing herself in front of her friends.

The Bone Snatcher

The Bone Snatcher
Author: Charlotte Salter
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN 10: 0399186360
ISBN 13: 9780399186363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bone Snatcher Book Review:

Murder, madness, and sea monsters combine in this thrilling and atmospheric middle grade debut perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, Lemony Snicket, and Tim Burton. Sophie Seacove is a storyteller. She tells stories of what the world would be like if madness hadn’t taken over. If her parents hadn’t sold her off as a servant to pay for their passage out of London. If she wasn’t now trapped in a decaying mansion filled with creepy people and surrounded by ravenous sea monsters. The mansion has plenty of stories, too: About fantastical machines, and the tragic inventor who created them. About his highly suspicious death. And about the Monster Box, a mysterious object hidden in the house that just might hold the key to escaping this horrible place—and to reuniting Sophie with her family. But not everyone wants Sophie to have the Monster Box, and as she gets closer to finding it, she finds herself unspooling years-old secrets—and dodging dangerous attacks. Sophie needs to use her brains, her brawn, and her unbreakable nature if she wants to make it off this wretched island…and live to tell this story.

Shadow in the Woods and Other Scary Stories: An Acorn Book (Mister Shivers #2)

Shadow in the Woods and Other Scary Stories: An Acorn Book (Mister Shivers #2)
Author: Max Brallier
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN 10: 1338615432
ISBN 13: 9781338615432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadow in the Woods and Other Scary Stories: An Acorn Book (Mister Shivers #2) Book Review:

Dive into these spooky stories from New York Times bestselling author Max Brallier, perfect for beginning readers!

After Zero

After Zero
Author: Christina Collins
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 1492655333
ISBN 13: 9781492655336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After Zero Book Review:

"Powerful and poetic." —John David Anderson, author of Posted and Ms. Bixby's Last Day Elise carries a notebook full of tallies, each page marking a day spent at her new public school, each stroke of her pencil marking a word spoken. A word that can't be taken back. Five tally marks isn't so bad. Two is pretty good. But zero? Zero is perfect. Zero means no wrong answers called out in class, no secrets accidentally spilled, no conversations to agonize over at night when sleep is far away. But now months have passed, and Elise isn't sure she could speak even if she wanted to—not to keep her only friend, Mel, from drifting further away—or to ask if anyone else has seen her English teacher's stuffed raven come to life. Then, the discovery of a shocking family secret helps Elise realize that her silence might just be the key to unlocking everything she's ever hoped for... Praise for After Zero: "This tender and truthful book stays with you long after the words have gone." —Patricia Forde, author of The List "A must read. After Zero reminds us of so many loved ones of those suffering from anxiety or depressive disorders. It is a story that will hopefully foster empathy and maybe even communication with our 'quiet' peers." —Wesley King, author of OCDaniel

Islam

Islam
Author: Tariq Ramadan
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN 10: 0141980516
ISBN 13: 9780141980515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Book Review:

The essential introduction to Islam by a leading expert Hardly a day goes by without mention of Islam. And yet, for most people, and in much of the world, Islam remains a little-known religion. Whether the issue is violence, terrorism, women's rights or slavery, Muslims are today expected to provide answers and to justify what Islam is - or is not. But little opportunity exists, either in the media or in society as a whole, to describe Islam: precisely the question this short and extremely accessible book sets out to answer. In simple, direct language it will introduce readers to Islam, to its spirituality, its principles, its rituals, its diversity and its evolution.

The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-11-02
ISBN 10: 140880820X
ISBN 13: 9781408808207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Graveyard Book Book Review:

Discover the bewitching, classic children's novel The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, featuring spellbinding illustrations from Chris Riddell WINNER of the 2010 CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL and the 2009 JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL 'Every page is crowded with invention, both funny and scary' PATRICK NESS 'A tale of unforgettable enchantment' NEW YORK TIMES Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, raised and educated by ghosts. There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard. But it is in the land of the living that the real danger lurks, for it is there that the man Jack lives ... WINNER OF THE LOCUS YOUNG ADULT AWARD WINNER OF THE HUGO BEST NOVEL PRIZE WINNER OF THE BOOKTRUST TEENAGE AWARD

Beast & Crown

Beast & Crown
Author: Joel Ross
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN 10: 0062484613
ISBN 13: 9780062484611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beast & Crown Book Review:

A thrilling new middle grade fantasy from Texas Bluebonnet award winner Joel Ross, author of The Fog Diver. Packed with adventure and humor and filled with goblins, royals, and magic, this is a tale of unlikely heroes who embark on a daring quest. Boot boy Ji is tired of scrubbing soles and untangling shoelaces. He doesn’t want to bow and scrape. All he wants is freedom—for himself and his friends. He decides to risk everything for a chance to accompany a young nobleman to the Diadem Rite, a magical ritual that chooses the heir to the Summer Crown. Ji doesn’t care about crowns or ceremonies, but he vows that this trip will grant him and his friends new lives, far away from boots and bowing. What Ji doesn’t know is that he and his friends have a dangerous part to play in the Diadem Rite. One that will change them forever.

Tears of a Tiger

Tears of a Tiger
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2013-07-23
ISBN 10: 1442489138
ISBN 13: 9781442489134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tears of a Tiger Book Review:

Three boys struggle to come to terms with the death of a friend in a drunk-driving auto accident in which all four were involved, in a story told through newspaper stories, diary entries, school announcements, telephone conversations, and classroom assignments.

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires
Author: Grady Hendrix
Publsiher: Quirk Books
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 168369144X
ISBN 13: 9781683691440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires Book Review:

The New York Times Best Seller #1 April LibraryReads Pick April Indie Next Pick Goodreads Big Book of Spring Steel Magnolias meets Dracula in this '90s-set horror novel about a women's book club that must do battle with a mysterious newcomer to their small Southern town, perfect for murderinos and fans of Stephen King. Patricia Campbell’s life has never felt smaller. Her husband is a workaholic, her teenage kids have their own lives, her senile mother-in-law needs constant care, and she’s always a step behind on her endless to-do list. The only thing keeping her sane is her book club, a close-knit group of Charleston women united by their love of true crime. At these meetings they’re as likely to talk about the Manson family as they are about their own families. One evening after book club, Patricia is viciously attacked by an elderly neighbor, bringing the neighbor's handsome nephew, James Harris, into her life. James is well traveled and well read, and he makes Patricia feel things she hasn’t felt in years. But when children on the other side of town go missing, their deaths written off by local police, Patricia has reason to believe James Harris is more of a Bundy than a Brad Pitt. The real problem? James is a monster of a different kind—and Patricia has already invited him in. Little by little, James will insinuate himself into Patricia’s life and try to take everything she took for granted—including the book club—but she won’t surrender without a fight in this blood-soaked tale of neighborly kindness gone wrong.

The Adventures of Paddington: The Monster Hunt

The Adventures of Paddington: The Monster Hunt
Author: Rosina Mirabella
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 0062983113
ISBN 13: 9780062983114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Adventures of Paddington: The Monster Hunt Book Review:

Based on the new Nickelodeon animated series and inspired by the classic series by Michael Bond, this Halloween storybook is perfect for sharing with the Paddington fan in your life. When Paddington goes on a monster hunt with Mrs. Bird, he discovers something spooky lurking at 32 Windsor Gardens! The Adventures of Paddington is an animated preschool series starring Paddington, a polite little bear who lives with the Brown family at 32 Windsor Gardens. He is kind, curious, and rather accident-prone. Taking a lead from Michael Bond’s original books, and the spirit of the hugely successful Paddington movies, each new Paddington story is packed with vibrancy, humor, and charm.

Into the Wild

Into the Wild
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-09-22
ISBN 10: 9780307476869
ISBN 13: 0307476863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into the Wild Book Review:

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Spirit Hunters

Spirit Hunters
Author: Ellen Oh
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN 10: 0062430106
ISBN 13: 9780062430106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirit Hunters Book Review:

“Oh has crafted a truly chilling middle grade horror novel that will grab readers’ imaginations.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Even more impressive than the shiver factor is the way the author skillfully uses the compelling premise to present a strong, consistent message of not rejecting what you don’t understand.” —Booklist (starred review) “This mystery thriller infused with diverse characters and intriguing themes will appeal to horror fans and to reluctant readers who enjoy a good scare.” —School Library Journal We Need Diverse Books founder Ellen Oh returns with Spirit Hunters, a high-stakes middle grade mystery series about Harper Raine, the new seventh grader in town who must face down the dangerous ghosts haunting her younger brother. A riveting ghost story and captivating adventure, this tale will have you guessing at every turn! Harper doesn’t trust her new home from the moment she steps inside, and the rumors are that the Raine family’s new house is haunted. Harper isn’t sure she believes those rumors, until her younger brother, Michael, starts acting strangely. The whole atmosphere gives Harper a sense of déjà vu, but she can’t remember why. She knows that the memories she’s blocking will help make sense of her brother’s behavior and the strange and threatening sensations she feels in this house, but will she be able to put the pieces together in time?

The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw
Author: Henry James
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2020-01-06
ISBN 10: 1528789245
ISBN 13: 9781528789240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Turn of the Screw Book Review:

This gothic classic, “The Turn of the Screw” is one of the most famous ghost stories of all time. On Christmas Eve, Douglas reads a manuscript written by a former acquaintance, the governess, whom Douglas claims to have known and who is now dead. The manuscript tells the story of how the young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the tragic deaths of their parents. He is uninterested in raising the children. The governess’s new employer gives her full responsibility for the young siblings and explicitly states that he is not to be bothered with communications of any sort. Set in a remote estate this critically acclaimed novella tells the tale of a governess who, looking after two children, becomes convinced that the grounds are haunted. This story has been adapted many times for film and television, most recently in The Turning (2020). Famed for its ability to create an intimate sense of confusion and suspense, this novella is a must-read for all horror and ghost story fans.

Leveled Books (K-8)

Leveled Books (K-8)
Author: Irene C. Fountas,Gay Su Pinnell
Publsiher: Heinemann Educational Books
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X004906373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leveled Books (K-8) Book Review:

Fountas & Pinnell take you through every aspect of leveled books from how to select and use them for different instructional purposes to prototype descriptions for fiction and nonfiction books at each level.

Operation Frog Effect

Operation Frog Effect
Author: Sarah Scheerger
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-02-07
ISBN 10: 0525644156
ISBN 13: 9780525644156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Operation Frog Effect Book Review:

"Ms. Graham's fifth-grade class wants to promote change in the world; but when eight of them take an assignment too far, they must take responsibility for their actions and unite for a cause they all believe in"--

The Berlin Boxing Club

The Berlin Boxing Club
Author: Robert Sharenow
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-05-17
ISBN 10: 0062076922
ISBN 13: 9780062076922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Berlin Boxing Club Book Review:

Sydney Taylor Award-winning novel Berlin Boxing Club is loosely inspired by the true story of boxer Max Schmeling's experiences following Kristallnacht. Publishers Weekly called it "a masterful historical novel" in a starred review. Karl Stern has never thought of himself as a Jew; after all, he's never even been in a synagogue. But the bullies at his school in Nazi-era Berlin don't care that Karl's family doesn't practice religion. Demoralized by their attacks against a heritage he doesn't accept as his own, Karl longs to prove his worth. Then Max Schmeling, champion boxer and German hero, makes a deal with Karl's father to give Karl boxing lessons. A skilled cartoonist, Karl has never had an interest in boxing, but now it seems like the perfect chance to reinvent himself. But when Nazi violence against Jews escalates, Karl must take on a new role: family protector. And as Max's fame forces him to associate with Nazi elites, Karl begins to wonder where his hero's sympathies truly lie. Can Karl balance his boxing dreams with his obligation to keep his family out of harm's way? Includes an author's note and sources page detailing the factual inspirations behind the novel.

Supernatural: Bobby Singer's Guide to Hunting

Supernatural: Bobby Singer's Guide to Hunting
Author: David Reed
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN 10: 0062103377
ISBN 13: 9780062103376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supernatural: Bobby Singer's Guide to Hunting Book Review:

My name is Bobby Singer. In twenty-four hours I’m gonna lose my memory. So here’s everything you need to know. Monsters, demons, angels, vampires, the boogeyman under your bed: I’ve seen it, I’ve hunted it, I’ve killed it. I’m not the only hunter out here, but there aren’t as many as there used to be. Not near as many as there need to be. I’ve learned everything I can about every damned critter that walks, crawls, or flies, and I’m not gonna let that all be for nothing. I’m not going down without a fight. I’m not letting everything I’ve learned disappear. So that’s what you’re holding in your hands—everything I know. Anything that’d be useful for Sam, Dean, and the hunters that come after me. It’s a guide to hunting...it’s a guide to me. My last will and testament. Ya idjits.

Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster

Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster
Author: Laura Numeroff
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2002-03-26
ISBN 10: 9780066238227
ISBN 13: 0066238226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster Book Review:

Is your monster misbehaving? Is he eating your favorite shirts? Is he using your hairbrush to clean his teeth? Is he annoying your family on car trips? Never fear those monster mishaps again! Laura Numeroff and Nate Evans, the world's leading experts on monsters and the mischief they make, have created the ultimate 10-Step Guide to Living With Your Monster. A portion of the proceeds from Laura Numeroff's 10-Step Guide To Living With Your Monster will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.