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The Thief and the Beanstalk

by P. W. Catanese Aladdin (May 11, 2010)

Jack traded his cow for magic beans, climbed a beanstalk, and got rich. Will the next person to try it, be as fortunate? Or just fortunate enough to survive?

Everyone knows the story of Jack and his beanstalk,...


The Unicorn Hunter: The Feral Child Trilogy

by Che Golden Quercus (January 06, 2015)

"Gripping, mystical and adventurous, young readers will be as hooked as Maddy was the minute she set foot inside that creepy as hell old castle," raved Irish World said of The Feral Child.

Maddy's adventures...


Claiming Excalibur

by L.H. Nicole Omnific Publishing (December 16, 2014)

Aliana Fagan has done what many thought impossible: she’s awakened King Arthur from his fifteen-hundred-year sleep, reunited the Knights of the Round Table, and even beaten Mordrid and Morgana LeFay in battle....


Seven Wanderers 2-Book Bundle: Lives of Magic / Lives of Kings

by Lucy Leiderman Dundurn (September 26, 2014)

Seventeen-year-old Gwen discovers that she is the reincarnation of an ancient Celtic warrior and magician. She must reacquire her powers and memories to take on in the modern world three of her deadliest enemies...


No Intention of Dying

by Lauren DeStefano Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (December 09, 2014)

Before Morgan, there was Daphne, the girl who asked too many questions and changed everything... This original enovella set in the world of The Internment Chronicles is a gripping prequel to Perfect Ruin.

In...


Aphrodite the Fair

by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams Aladdin (December 02, 2014)

Aphrodite has her hands full with Eris, who loves to stir up mischief, in this Goddess Girls adventure.

Eris is a goddess girl who has a penchant for causing trouble. So when her brother, Ares, is celebrating...


Cronus and the Threads of Dread

by Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams & Craig Phillips Aladdin (December 02, 2014)

Zeus and the Olympians must deal with monstrous spiders and dangerous webs in this Heroes in Training adventure.

A giant spiderweb in the sky with the words “Surrender Olympians” shows Zeus and his friends...


What Flowers Say: And Other Stories

by George Sand, Molly Crabapple & Holly Erskine Hirko The Feminist Press at CUNY (November 17, 2014)

These gorgeously illustrated magical tales by classic author George Sand reveal the fantasy, wonder, and enchantment in the natural world.


Lives of Kings

by Lucy Leiderman Dundurn (November 22, 2014)

After fighting to keep her magic powers and recover the memories of her past life in Britannia, Gwen now must race against time to reunite her friends and stop three ancient magicians from tearing the world...


Sabrina Fludde

by Pauline Fisk Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2013)

When Abren becomes conscious of her surroundings, she is struggling to get out of the flooded river Severn with her only possession, a beautifully embroidered cloth, clutched in her arms. What is she doing in...


Goddess

by Laura Powell Bloomsbury Publishing (April 10, 2014)

Strikes. Starvation. Riots. Britain is at breaking-point and Aura is blind to it all. The Cult of Artemis is the only home she's ever known. Enclosed in its luxury lifestyle, the unrest gripping the country...


Old Friends: The Lost Tales of Fionn Mac Cumhaill

by Tom O'Neill Little Island Books (March 05, 2010)

Uprooted from city life by the death of his father, Dark is beckoned into a rath or fairy ring as he wanders the fields near his new home. There, he meets people big and small whose magnificent stories of warriors,...


Complete Nothing

by Kieran Scott Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 30, 2014)

True’s matchmaking skills are the stuff of legend! The second novel in Kieran Scott’s delightful teen romance series that TeenVogue.com called “the next Twilight.”

True is not exactly loving New Jersey....


Shades of Atlantis

by Carol Oates Omnific Publishing (November 09, 2010)

Since the death of their parents, Triona Pryor and her brother, Ben, have lived with their aunt and uncle in Camden, Maine. Now in her senior year of high school, Triona loves her family and friends, but she...


Shades of Avalon

by Carol Oates Omnific Publishing (April 15, 2014)

Ben Pryor grew up as an average kid in Camden, Maine, unaware of the supernatural storm brewing in his Celtic blood. However, at nineteen, as the last born in the royal line of beings that once ruled Atlantis,...


Legendary

by LH Nicole Omnific Publishing (February 25, 2014)

Aliana Fagan spent her childhood traveling the world, dreaming of legendary heroes and mythical lands. But after the sudden death of her parents, she hides behind the safety of her camera and her art until a...


The Book of Three, 50th Anniversary Edition

by Lloyd Alexander & Shannon Hale Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (September 23, 2014)

Henry Holt Books for Young Readers is proud to publish this 50th Anniversary Edition of Lloyd Alexander's classic The Book of Three, the first book in the Chronicles of Prydain, with a new introduction by Newbery...


Seven Wonders Journals: The Key

by Peter Lerangis HarperCollins (February 10, 2015)

Discover the history behind the mystery of the New York Times bestselling Seven Wonders series in this original novella.

Follow the tale of Aliyah and Osman, twin treasure hunters pressed into a life of crime....


The Secret Cipher

by Whitaker Ringwald Katherine Tegen Books (February 24, 2015)

The Secret Cipher is the sequel to The Secret Box, a rollicking adventure full of family rivalry, magic, questing, and laugh-out-loud humor that's perfect for fans of Dan Gutman, Wendy Mass, and Trenton Lee...


Ares and the Spear of Fear

by Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams & Craig Phillips Aladdin (August 05, 2014)

Ares, Zeus, and the other Olympians encounter a huge snake and a sharp challenge in this Heroes in Training adventure.

After overcoming many challenges, Zeus and his fellow Olympians arrive at the temple at Delphi—only...


Iris the Colorful

by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams Aladdin (August 05, 2014)

Iris has a rainbow of colorful experiences, from visiting the Underworld to conversing with her crush in this Goddess Girls adventure.

Iris is the most colorful goddess girl at Mount Olympus Academy. In fact,...


The Paper Sword: Spell Crossed

by Robert Priest Dundurn (July 26, 2014)

After shaking hands with a man with a red hand, Xemion and Saheni must flee their forest home and cross dangerous lands haunted by creatures caught in the forces of conflicting spells, while being pursued by...


The Legend of Thunderfoot

by Bill Wallace Aladdin (August 12, 2014)

The day of the Naming is an important one for young roadrunners. That's when roadrunner parents judge the speed, courage, and hunting skill of their offspring and choose fitting names for them.

One proud fledgling...


The Battle for WondLa

by Tony DiTerlizzi Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 06, 2014)

Eva Nine is at her bravest in the final book in the New York Times bestselling trilogy from the fantastical mind of Tony DiTerlizzi.

All hope for a peaceful coexistence between humankind and aliens seems lost...


Only Everything

by Kieran Scott Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 06, 2014)

High school romance is tough—even for a bona fide love goddess. Can Cupid succeed as a mortal matchmaker?

When Eros (aka Cupid) is expelled from Olympus for defying Zeus after falling in love with Orion, she...


Athena the Proud

by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams Aladdin (April 29, 2014)

Athena wants to upgrade a labyrinth for King Minos, but her approach causes problems in this Goddess Girls adventure.

Athena’s arrogance gets the best of her when her attempts to improve King Minos’s labyrinth...


Apollo and the Battle of the Birds

by Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams & Craig Phillips Aladdin (April 01, 2014)

When a flock of angry birds threaten Zeus and his fellow Olympians, they need the help of a new friend—assuming the stranger is actually a friend!

After a horrible drought, Zeus and his fellow Olympians are...


Promise of Shadows

by Justina Ireland Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 11, 2014)

“A healthy dose of action, a strong thread of humor and just a touch of romance” (VOYA, starred review).

A teen who is half-god, half-human must own her power whether she likes it or not in this snappy, snarky...


The Lost Children

by Carolyn Cohagan Aladdin (February 09, 2010)

Twelve-year-old Josephine Russing lives alone with her father. Mr. Russing is a distant, cold man best known for his insistence that every member of their town wear gloves at all times, just as he does--even...


Let the Storm Break

by Shannon Messenger Simon Pulse (March 04, 2014)

Breathtaking action continues in the sequel to the “remarkably unpredictable” (BCCB) lush fantasy novel, Let the Sky Fall, from the author of the bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series.

Vane Weston...


Kenny & the Dragon

by Tony DiTerlizzi Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (December 07, 2010)

Now in paperback, the New York Times bestselling tale of chivalry and showmanship from Tony DiTerlizzi.

Kenny is a little rabbit with a very big problem. His two best friends are heading into a battle of legendary...


Artemis the Brave

by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams Aladdin (December 07, 2010)

In Athena the Brain, Athena always knew she was smart and special, but she didn’t realize that she was a goddess! When she’s whisked away to Mount Olympus Academy, she worries about fitting in and dealing...


The Light

by D.J. MacHale Aladdin (October 19, 2010)

Marshall Seaver is being haunted.

 

It begins with mysterious sounds, a fleeting face outside a window, a rogue breeze—all things that can be explained away. That is, until he comes face-to-face with a character...


Winter

by Jeff Mariotte & Michael Frost Simon Pulse (May 11, 2010)

Kerry has seen the error of her trusting ways. Turning to someone for help turned out to be a complete mistake. So now she is back on her own -- mulling over the same issues, stuck with the same baggage: Find...


Aphrodite the Beauty

by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams Aladdin (August 03, 2010)

Well-researched and true to the original myths, each volume in the Goddess Girls series addresses contemporary issues like friendships and relationships from a classically accurate—and entertaining—persepective....


Seven Wild Sisters: A Modern Fairy Tale

by Charles de Lint & Charles Vess Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (February 04, 2014)

This full-color, illustrated companion novel to The Cats of Tanglewood Forest includes "beautiful bookmaking, lovely storytelling, and wondrous illustrations....Readers will be enchanted" (Kirkus Reviews, starred...


The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

by Howard Pyle Dover Publications (November 15, 2012)

Enchanting children's version of the Arthurian legend. 41 illustrations.


Wigwam Evenings: 27 Sioux Folk Tales

by Charles A Eastman & Elaine Goodale Eastman Dover Publications (February 05, 2013)

Chosen by a renowned folklorist who was raised among the Sioux, these 27 entertaining and instructive tales include creation myths, animal fables, and other adventures that will charm young readers.


Sky Raiders Free Preview Edition

by Brandon Mull Aladdin (January 14, 2014)

In a world that lies between reality and imagination, a “fanciful, action-packed adventure” awaits (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Come and claim it in this first book of the Five Kingdoms series, from...


Summer

by Jeff Mariotte & Michael Frost Simon Pulse (May 11, 2010)

Kerry Proffit is having an amazing summer working at a resort on the California coast and hanging with her summer share housemates. Everything's great until an injured stranger lands on their doorstep.

Daniel...


Superstitions of Sailors

by Angelo S. Rappoport Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Intriguing legends from around the globe evoke a magical maritime world, with sightings of phantom galleys, mischievous deeds of mermaids and water sprites, and tall tales of enchanted islands.


The Crimson Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

36 stories from Hungary, Russia, Finland, Iceland, Tunisia, the Baltic: "The Cottager and His Cat," "The Crab and the Monkey," "Little Wildrose," "The Gold-bearded Man," and more. 53 illustrations.


The Olive Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang Dover Publications (January 16, 2013)

Eight Punjabi tales, five from Armenia, 16 others. An enchanting world of flying dragons, ogres, fairies, and princes transformed into white foxes. 50 illustrations.


The Orange Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang Dover Publications (May 22, 2013)

"The Magic Mirror," "The Two Caskets," "The Clever Cat," "The White Slipper," and "The Girl-Fish." 33 tales from Jutland, Rhodesia, Uganda, and various European traditions. 58 illustrations.


The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

by Howard Pyle Dover Publications (November 15, 2012)

Here is a marvelous reprint of the original edition, the finest modern version of the English outlaw's merry adventures. It includes Pyle's text and his famous illustrations in their entirety, including all...


Men of Iron

by Howard Pyle Dover Publications (August 29, 2012)

A master storyteller at his best, incorporating fascinating historical detail about life in a medieval castle, knighthood, and chivalry into the gripping tale of a boy's fight to restore his family's honor....


The Prose Edda: Tales from Norse Mythology

by Snorri Sturluson & Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur Dover Publications (February 08, 2012)

The wellspring of modern knowledge of Norse mythology, these ancient legends of gods and heroes were created to preserve the narrative style of the Viking sagas from European influence.


Nordic Hero Tales from the Kalevala

by James Baldwin & N. C. Wyeth Dover Publications (May 22, 2012)

A collection of awe-inspiring stories from Finnish mythology, drawn from the oral traditions of the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala. 38 entrancing tales are appropriate for all ages. 4 illustrations.


The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tale of Troy

by Padraic Colum & Willy Pogany Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

Retelling of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey for young readers recalls the horrid Cyclops, treacherous Sirens, and the evil Circe as they attempt to keep Odysseus from his wife, Penelope. 16 black-and-white illustrations....


Robin Hood

by J. Walker McSpadden Dover Publications (July 10, 2012)

Escape to idyllic Sherwood Forest with these rollicking tales of Robin and his merry men, the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham, lovely Maid Marian, and other unforgettable characters.