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Love of Adventure

Created by Ashley Evans
  • Details about Savvy

    Savvy

    by Ingrid Law

    A vibrant new voice . . . a modern classic. For generations, the Beaumont family has harbored a magical secret. They each possess a "savvy"-a special supernatural power that strikes when they turn thirteen. Grandpa Bomba moves mountains, her older brothers create hurricanes and spark electricity . . . and now it's the eve of Mibs's big day. As if waiting weren't hard enough, the family gets scary news two days before Mibs's birthday: Poppa has been in a terrible accident. Mibs develops the singu……more

  • Details about Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

    Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

    Grace Lin

    In thevalleyofFruitlessmountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, incl……more

  • Details about The Magician's Elephant

    The Magician's Elephant

    by Kate DiCamillo ; illustrated by Yoko Tanaka

    In a highly awaited new novel, Kate DiCamillo conjures a haunting fable about trusting the unexpected -- and making the extraordinary come true. What if? Why not? Could it be? When a fortuneteller's tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ask: Does his sister still live? And if so, how can he find her? The fortuneteller's mysterious answer (an elephant! An elephant will lead him there!) sets off a chain of event……more

  • Details about The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail : A Novel

    The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail : A Novel

    by Richard Peck ; illustrated by Kelly Murphy

    Newbery Award-winning author Richard Peck is at his very best in this fast-paced mystery adventure. Fans of The Tale of Desperaux, A Little Princess, and Stuart Little will all be captivated by this memorable story of a lovable orphan mouse on an amazing quest. The smallest mouse in London's Royal Mews is such a little mystery that he hasn't even a name. And who were his parents? His Aunt Marigold, Head Needlemouse, sews him a uniform and sends him off to be educated at the Royal Mews Mouse Acad……more

  • Details about Amulet

    Amulet

    by Kazu Kibuishi

    Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a giant robot---and two ordinary children on a life-or-death mission. After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids' mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground……more

  • Details about Flight of the Phoenix

    Flight of the Phoenix

    by R.L. LaFevers

    Ten-year-old Nathaniel Fludd is the reluctant hero of Flight of the Phoenix (2009), the madcap debut of the American author R. L. LaFevers's Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist series and a Junior Library Guild selection. The year is 1928, the setting England, and Nate's wayward parents have just been reported lost at sea. Nate is sent that very day to his Aunt Phil's house in Batting-at-the-Flies, but not for long . . . The morning after he arrives at the renowned beastologist's doorstep, she whisks ……more

  • Details about The Familiars

    The Familiars

    by Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson ; art by Peter Chan & Kei Acedera

    Is the kingdom's fate in the hands of an orphan cat? Running fast to save his life, Aldwyn ducks into an unusual pet store. Moments later Jack, a young wizard in training, comes in to choose a magical animal to be his familiar. Aldwyn's always been clever. But magical? Jack thinks so--and Aldwyn is happy to play along. He just has to convince the other familiars--the know-it-all blue jay Skylar and the friendly tree frog Gilbert--that he's the powerful cat he claims to be. Then the unthinkable h……more

  • Details about Half Upon a Time

    Half Upon a Time

    by James Riley

    Life's no fairy tale for Jack. After all, his father's been missing ever since that incident with the beanstalk and the giant, and his grandfather keeps pushing him to get out and find a princess to rescue. Who'd want to rescue a snobby, entitled princess anyway? Especially one that falls out of the sky wearing a shirt that says "Punk Princess," and still denies she's royalty. In fact, May doesn't even believe in magic. Yeah, what's that about? May does need help though--a huntsman is chasing he……more

  • Details about Nuts to You

    Nuts to You

    by Lynne Rae Perkins

    The silhouette of a lone squirrel stood sharp against the pearly morning sky . . . No, wait--how about this: Two squirrels trudged wearily along. They were already far from home. They were headed even farther. Darkness settled around them and made it hard to move. Still, they kept on. That is so gloomy. Does it have to be so gloomy? Okay, how about: "Danger?" said the squirrel. "Ha! I laugh at danger." You didn't make that up. Someone else made that up. Okay. You start it, then. What's the story……more

  • Details about West of the Moon

    West of the Moon

    by Margi Preus

    In West of the Moon , award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Margi Preus expertly weaves original fiction with myth and folktale to tell the story of Astri, a young Norwegian girl desperate to join her father in America. After being separated from her sister and sold to a cruel goat farmer, Astri makes a daring escape. She quickly retrieves her little sister, and, armed with a troll treasure, a book of spells and curses, and a possibly magic hairbrush, they set off for America. With……more

  • Details about The Shadows

    The Shadows

    by Jacqueline West ; illustrated by Poly Bernatene

    For fans of Pseudonymous Bosch, Coraline , and Septimus Heap comes the first book in the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Books of Elsewhere series. This house is keeping secrets . . . When eleven-year-old Olive and her parents move into the crumbling mansion on Linden Street and find it filled with mysterious paintings, Olive knows the place is creepy-but it isn't until she encounters its three talking cats that she realizes there's something darkly magical afoot. Then Olive finds a pa……more

  • Details about Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library

    Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library

    by Chris Grabenstein

    A New York Times Bestseller Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when……more

  • Details about The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates : Book 1 : Magic Marks the Spot

    The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates : Book 1 : Magic Marks the Spot

    by Caroline Carlson ; illustrations by Dave Phillips

    Admiral Westfield sucked in his breath and released it in a tremendous gust. "My dear," he said, "let me be clear: You are a young lady. You will not tell silly tales and you will never be a pirate." Hilary Westfield has always dreamed of being a pirate. She can tread water for thirty-seven minutes. She can tie a knot faster than a fleet of sailors. She particularly enjoys defying authority, and she already owns a rather pointy sword. There's only one problem: The Very Nearly Honorable League of……more