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!

Monster Hunters Survival Guide

Monster Hunters  Survival Guide
Author: John Paul Russ
Publsiher: Zenescope Entertainment
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN 10: 1937068706
ISBN 13: 9781937068707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monster Hunters Survival Guide Book Review:

Monsters surround us. They're everywhere; on TV, in movies ...they haunt our nightmares. But are they real? Do Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies really exist? And if so how can we survive against them? At last here is the comprehensive guide every Monster Hunter must have! Whether you're a weekend Bigfoot hunter or a hardcore Vampire slayer you simply can't afford not to own this book.

A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying

A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN 10: 0735265364
ISBN 13: 9780735265363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying Book Review:

Monster hunting isn't for the faint of heart -- the first in a brand-new middle-grade series by NYT bestselling author, Kelley Armstrong. Twelve-year-old Rowan is destined to be Queen; her twin brother, Rhydd, to be Royal Monster Hunter. Rowan would give anything to switch places, but the oldest child is always next in line, even if she is only older by two minutes. She resigns herself to admiring her monster hunting aunt's glorious sword and joining her queen mother for boring diplomatic teas. But tragedy shatters the longstanding rule, and Rowan finds herself hunting the most dangerous monster of all: a gryphon. Accompanied by a feisty baby jackalope and a giant wolf that barely tolerates her, Rowan sets off on a journey that will see her join other unlikely allies: a boy with monster-hunting ambitions of his own, and a girl hiding dangerous motives. It will take all of Rowan's skills, both physical and diplomatic, to keep this adventure on track. The future of her kingdom depends on it.

Chicken Butt

Chicken Butt
Author: Erica S. Perl
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-10-05
ISBN 10: 1613124333
ISBN 13: 9781613124338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chicken Butt Book Review:

You know what? What? Chicken butt! The classic schoolyard joke has been recast as an irreverent picture book, with call-and-response parts for parent and child. The word repetition in Erica S. Perl’s text, and wonderfully comic illustrations by beloved artist Henry Cole, make this a particularly inviting book for new readers, as does the opportunity to “trick†? a parent or other adult into participating in a very silly joke. The humor builds to a surprising and satisfying conclusion. Warning: Kids will want to read this one over and over and over again! “An unhinged piece of slap-happy rhyming...rocket-propelled artwork...the romp is a powerful piece of cacophony, more frenetic by the moment.†?—Kirkus Reviews

The Institute

The Institute
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2021-06-29
ISBN 10: 1982110570
ISBN 13: 9781982110574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Institute Book Review:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King whose “storytelling transcends genre” (Newsday) comes “another winner: creepy and touching and horrifyingly believable” (The Boston Globe) about a group of kids confronting evil. In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.” In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute. As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is “first-rate entertainment that has something important to say. We all need to listen” (The Washington Post).

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

The Diary of Pelly D

The Diary of Pelly D
Author: L J Adlington
Publsiher: Hachette Children's
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-09-02
ISBN 10: 1444902954
ISBN 13: 9781444902952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diary of Pelly D Book Review:

Young building worker, Toni V, finds a diary buried in a water can in the rubble of a construction site. He knows he should just hand it in to the Supervisor - that's the rule. But curiosity gets the better of him and he starts reading. At first the diarist, Pelly D, seems like any ordinary girl, writing about clothes, parties, boys. But underneath the light, sassy, often sarcastic narrative, Toni V begins to sense that something very different, sinister, and scary is unfolding. Set far in the future and on a distant planet, Pelly D's diary bears witness, through the eyes of a young girl, to the terrifying consequences of genetic classification.

Phil Hellmuth Presents Read Em and Reap

Phil Hellmuth Presents Read  Em and Reap
Author: Joe Navarro,Marvin Karlins,Phil Hellmuth, Jr.
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 9780061749315
ISBN 13: 0061749311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phil Hellmuth Presents Read Em and Reap Book Review:

very great player knows that success in poker is part luck, part math, and part subterfuge. While the math of poker has been refined over the past 20 years, the ability to read other players and keep your own "tells" in check has mostly been learned by trial and error. But now, Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer specializing in nonverbal communication and behavior analysis—or, to put it simply, a man who can tell when someone's lying—offers foolproof techniques, illustrated with amazing examples from poker pro Phil Hellmuth, that will help you decode and interpret your opponents' body language and other silent tip-offs while concealing your own. You'll become a human lie detector, ready to call every bluff—and the most feared player in the room.

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

Destination Truth

Destination Truth
Author: Josh Gates
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-04-19
ISBN 10: 0743491726
ISBN 13: 9780743491723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Destination Truth Book Review:

Presents experiences of the author and his crew, who investigate claims of paranormal phenomena in exotic locales throughout the world.

Wonder

Wonder
Author: R. J. Palacio
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2017-09-26
ISBN 10: 1524720194
ISBN 13: 9781524720193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wonder Book Review:

"Now a major motion picture! Includes full-color movie photos and exclusive content!"--Dust jacket.

The Crims

The Crims
Author: Kate Davies
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-12-12
ISBN 10: 0062494112
ISBN 13: 9780062494115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crims Book Review:

The Addams Family meets Despicable Me in the first book of this new trilogy, perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Pseudonymous Bosch! The Crim family is full of notorious criminals. Notoriously inept, that is. Uncle Knuckles once tried to steal a carnival. Great-Uncle Bernard held himself hostage by accident. Aunt Drusilla died slipping on a banana peel. But Imogen is different. She was born with a skill for scandal. A knack for the nefarious. A mastery of misdemeanors. Despite her natural talent for all things unlawful, Imogen got out of the family business years ago. But when the rest of the Crims are accused of pulling off a major heist—which seems doubtful, to say the least—Imogen is forced to step in to clear their names. Because only a truly skilled criminal can prove the bumbling family’s innocence….

Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive
Author: Natasha Trethewey
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 0062248596
ISBN 13: 9780062248596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memorial Drive Book Review:

An Instant New York Times Bestseller A chillingly personal and exquisitely wrought memoir of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather, and the moving, intimate story of a poet coming into her own in the wake of a tragedy At age nineteen, Natasha Trethewey had her world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Grieving and still new to adulthood, she confronted the twin pulls of life and death in the aftermath of unimaginable trauma and now explores the way this experience lastingly shaped the artist she became. With penetrating insight and a searing voice that moves from the wrenching to the elegiac, Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Natasha Trethewey explores this profound experience of pain, loss, and grief as an entry point into understanding the tragic course of her mother’s life and the way her own life has been shaped by a legacy of fierce love and resilience. Moving through her mother’s history in the deeply segregated South and through her own girlhood as a “child of miscegenation” in Mississippi, Trethewey plumbs her sense of dislocation and displacement in the lead-up to the harrowing crime that took place on Memorial Drive in Atlanta in 1985. Memorial Drive is a compelling and searching look at a shared human experience of sudden loss and absence but also a piercing glimpse at the enduring ripple effects of white racism and domestic abuse. Animated by unforgettable prose and inflected by a poet’s attention to language, this is a luminous, urgent, and visceral memoir from one of our most important contemporary writers and thinkers.

The Wisdom of Narnia

The Wisdom of Narnia
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2012-12-04
ISBN 10: 0062245813
ISBN 13: 9780062245816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Narnia Book Review:

A collection of quotes and excerpts with black-and-white art from all seven books in the classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia, The Wisdom of Narnia is a charming compilation of Narnian words of comfort and inspiration that speaks volumes in just 60 pages. More than sixty years since C. S. Lewis first captivated readers with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the characters of The Chronicles of Narnia continue to enchant us with the wit, observations, and truths that have made millions of fans take them to heart for a lifetime. To read Narnians' thoughts about their world is to see deeper into our own. Discover more Narnian wisdom by reading the entire series: The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle.

These Violent Delights

These Violent Delights
Author: Chloe Gong
Publsiher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN 10: 1534457690
ISBN 13: 9781534457690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

These Violent Delights Book Review:

Perfect for fans of The Last Magician and Descendant of the Crane, this heart-stopping debut is an imaginative Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai, with rival gangs and a monster in the depths of the Huangpu River. The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery. A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang—a network of criminals far above the law. Their only rivals in power are the White Flowers, who have fought the Scarlets for generations. And behind every move is their heir, Roma Montagov, Juliette’s first love…and first betrayal. But when gangsters on both sides show signs of instability culminating in clawing their own throats out, the people start to whisper. Of a contagion, a madness. Of a monster in the shadows. As the deaths stack up, Juliette and Roma must set their guns—and grudges—aside and work together, for if they can’t stop this mayhem, then there will be no city left for either to rule.

Small Spaces

Small Spaces
Author: Katherine Arden
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN 10: 0525515038
ISBN 13: 9780525515036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small Spaces Book Review:

New York Times bestselling adult author of The Bear and the Nightingale makes her middle grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding ghost story destined to become a classic After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie doesn't think--she just acts, stealing the book and running away. As she begins to read the slender volume, Ollie discovers a chilling story about a girl named Beth, the two brothers who both loved her, and a peculiar deal made with "the smiling man," a sinister specter who grants your most tightly held wish, but only for the ultimate price. Ollie is captivated by the tale until her school trip the next day to Smoke Hollow, a local farm with a haunting history all its own. There she stumbles upon the graves of the very people she's been reading about. Could it be the story about the smiling man is true? Ollie doesn't have too long to think about the answer to that. On the way home, the school bus breaks down, sending their teacher back to the farm for help. But the strange bus driver has some advice for the kids left behind in his care: "Best get moving. At nightfall they'll come for the rest of you." Nightfall is, indeed, fast descending when Ollie's previously broken digital wristwatch, a keepsake reminder of better times, begins a startling countdown and delivers a terrifying message: RUN. Only Ollie and two of her classmates heed the bus driver's warning. As the trio head out into the woods--bordered by a field of scarecrows that seem to be watching them--the bus driver has just one final piece of advice for Ollie and her friends: "Avoid large places. Keep to small." And with that, a deliciously creepy and hair-raising adventure begins.

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.

You Were Never Here

You Were Never Here
Author: Kathleen Peacock
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 0063002531
ISBN 13: 9780063002531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Were Never Here Book Review:

“A page-turner of a thriller with a smart, compelling heroine.” —Kirkus “This novel is more than a murder mystery. It's about self-empowerment, acceptance, and the strength to be found in female friendships.” —School Library Journal “A crafty, well-paced thriller. The novel’s finale is appropriately fiendish—and also unexpectedly uplifting.” —Publishers Weekly Cat hasn’t been to Montgomery Falls, the town her family founded, since she was twelve years old. Since the summer she discovered she could do things that no normal twelve-year-old could do. Since she had her first kiss with Riley Fraser. Since she destroyed their friendship. Now, five years later, she’s back and Riley has disappeared. When Noah, Riley's brother, asks for help in discovering what happened, Cat is torn between wanting to learn the truth and protecting the secret that she’s been guarding ever since that summer she and Riley stopped speaking. Only one choice will put her in a killer’s sights… This engrossing mystery with a hint of the supernatural is perfect for fans of The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas and Bone Gap by Laura Ruby.

There Will Come a Darkness

There Will Come a Darkness
Author: Katy Rose Pool
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 125021176X
ISBN 13: 9781250211767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There Will Come a Darkness Book Review:

Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows meets Kristin Cashore's Graceling, with a dash of Winter is Coming, in this showstopping debut YA fantasy--and recipient of FOUR starred reviews! A Morris Award Finalist for best debut young adult novel! A Kirkus Best Book of the Year! A Tor.com Best YA SFF/Horror Book of the Year! "One of the most stunning debuts of the year." —Seventeen The Age of Darkness approaches. Five lives stand in its way. Who will stop it . . . or unleash it? For generations, the Seven Prophets guided humanity. Using their visions of the future, they ended wars and united nations—until the day, one hundred years ago, when the Prophets disappeared. All they left behind was one final, secret prophecy, foretelling an Age of Darkness and the birth of a new Prophet who could be the world’s salvation . . . or the cause of its destruction. With chaos on the horizon, five souls are set on a collision course: A prince exiled from his kingdom. A ruthless killer known as the Pale Hand. A once-faithful leader torn between his duty and his heart. A reckless gambler with the power to find anything or anyone. And a dying girl on the verge of giving up. One of them—or all of them—could break the world. Will they be savior or destroyer? Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Children of Blood and Bone, and An Ember in the Ashes. Praise for There Will Come a Darkness “A can’t miss debut from an exciting new talent.” –Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Slayer “Even in a world filled with graces and prophets, the real magic of There Will Come a Darkness is in how Pool has crafted her heroes—messy, flawed, and so beguilingly human. I dare you not to fall madly in love with all of them.” —Laura Sebastian, New York Times bestselling author of Ash Princess * "A well-crafted, surprising, and gripping start to a new trilogy." —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review

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.