Action/Adventure, Grades 5-8 (SPARK)

Mouse Guard : fall 1152

story and art by David Petersen.

Action/Adventure, Graphic Novels, Fantasy

"The chapters in this book first appeared in the comic book Mouse Guard"--T.p. verso.


The maze of bones

Rick Riordan.

Action/Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy, Thriller

What would happen if you discovered that your family was one of the most powerful in human history? What if you were told that the source of the family's power was hidden around the world in th form of 39 clues? What if you were given a choice - take a million dollars and walk away ... or get the first clue and begin the search? At the reading of their grandmother's will, Dan and Amy are given this choice - and they take the clue. Immediately, th...


The outcasts

John Flanagan.

Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

From the author of the global phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice! They are outcasts. Hal, Stig, and the others - they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians, as any reader of Ranger's Apprentice could tell you, are known for their size and strength. Not these boys. Yet that doesn't mean they don't have skills. And courage - which they will need every ounce of to do battle at sea against the other bands, the Wolves and the Sharks, in the u...


The zombie survival guide : complete protection from the living dead

Max Brooks ; illustrations by Max Werner.

Paranormal, Science Fiction, Humor, Fantasy, Horror

The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain. Top 10 Lessons for Surviving a...


A boy at war : a novel of Pearl Harbor

Harry Mazer.

Action/Adventure, Historical Fiction, Military Fiction

In the chaos of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a boy searches for his father whowas on a ship that was bombed.


NERDS : National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society

Michael Buckley ; illustrations by Ethen Beavers.

Action/Adventure, Humor, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery

Michael Buckley is at his comic best in this madcap new series sure to appeal to kids looking for a quick, exciting read. Combining all the excitement of international espionage and all the awkwardness of elementary school, NERDS , featuring a group of unpopular students who run a spy network from inside their school, hits the mark. With the help of cutting-edge science, their nerdy qualities are enhanced and transformed into incredible abilities...


Hurricane Katrina, 2005

by Lauren Tarshis ; illustrated by Scott Dawson.

Action/Adventure

The horror of Hurricane Katrina is brought vividly to life in this fictional account of a boy, a dog, and the storm of the century. Barry's family tries to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina hits their home in New Orleans. But when Barry's little sister gets terribly sick, they're forced to stay home and wait out the storm. At first, Katrina doesn't seem to be as bad as predicted. But overnight the levees break, and Barry's world is literally torn...


Heist society

Ally Carter.

Action/Adventure, Mystery, Romance, Chick Lit

When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her to the Louvre...to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria...to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own&mdashscamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving "the life" for a normal life proves harder than she'd expected. Soon...


Death Cloud

Andrew Lane.

Mystery, Action/Adventure, Historical Fiction, Thriller

In the first teen series endorsed by the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate, the legend of Sherlock Holmes is born as a teenage Sherlock probes his first murder mystery.


Stormbreaker

Anthony Horowitz.

Action/Adventure, Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy

Horowitz's "New York Times" bestselling series finally comes to the big screen on August 18, with the film adaptation of the novel that introduced the world to 14-year-old MI6 agent Alex Ryder.