Archibald Lox and the Sinkhole to Hell by Darren Shan (Archibald Lox #7) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 979kb Overview: When an old friend shuffles off their mortal coil, Archie travels to New York for the funeral, and from there to the Merge, to do some work with his mentor, Winston.
In a realm of waterless canals and upside-down pyramids, he patiently teaches royals how to open a portal to the ancient Crypt, and learns some more of the Merge’s many secrets.
But when a day trip to a beautiful cenote goes terrifyingly awry, it looks as if Archie’s story might have come to the end of its line… Genre: Fiction > Young Adult, Fantasy
Where You’ve Got to Be by Caroline Gertler Requirements: epub Reader, 7.4MB Overview: Feeling left behind by both her sister and her best friend, Nolie tries her best to belong but soon finds herself at a moral crossroads. Set in the bustle of New York City during the Jewish High Holy Days, Where You’ve Got to Be is an accessible story about identities and relationships–the ones you keep and ones you let go. Pitch-perfect for tween readers who love Rebecca Stead, Holly Goldberg Sloan, and contemporary realistic stories.
Nolie’s sister, Linden, may be only fourteen months older than she is, but suddenly that feels longer than it ever has before. Linden is growing up. She cuts short their Cousins Week at Grandma’s beach cottage to focus on excelling in her ballet auditions, and she throws away the seashell necklace Grandma gave each of them–though Nolie secretly saves it. Even Nolie’s best friend, Jessa, is suddenly trying to act older and cooler, and she wants Nolie to be someone different, too.
With everything and everyone changing around her, Nolie starts to feel adrift. Should she be changing, too? Who does she want to be? One impulsive decision leads to another and another . . . until Nolie has a secret collection of things that don’t belong to her. Now, Nolie must face the fact that she may have ended up on the wrong path so she can start to find her way back. Genre: Fiction > YA
The Book of the Seven Spells by Charlie Lovett (Guardians #1) Requirements: epub Reader, 1.5MB Overview: Sebastian Garcia, Juliet Okofor, and twins Angus and Celia McNeil could not be more different from one another. But when they accidently discover an enchanted house that once belonged to the great magician, Moriarty Mortimer, everything changes.
Legend has it that somewhere inside the mysterious mansion is the most powerful book of magic ever known, and the kids aren’t the only ones hoping to find it. Someone unexpected wants to use it for their evil plan.
Now, they must find the book and use a spell to travel back in time to convince Moriarty Mortimer to teach them magic well enough to defeat a maniacal mad man.
But magic is tricky, so they must work as a team. If they fail, unimaginable power will fall into exactly the wrong hands. If they succeed, they’ll go from magicless misfits to guardians of The Book of the Seven Spells. Genre: Fiction > YA
The Last Whale by Chris Vick Requirements: epub Reader, 7.5MB Overview: From killers to conservationists, the story of three generations of the Petersen family, their history as whale hunters and later their mission to save the great whales and our planet.
Summer, the Present. Fiery and fi erce, computer geek and eco-activist, Abby is holidaying with hergrandmother on an island off the Norwegian coast. Having developed and befriendedan AI computer, Moonlight, she hopes to organise a global protest. On the island, shelearns her great grandfather rejected the family’s whaling livelihood, instead creatingthe fi rst whale song recording. Inspired by him, Abby and Moonlight translate thewhales’ songs and discover their stories. Whales are under threat, their numbersrapidly dwindling. Abby is determined to help.
Autumn, 30 years later. The world’s ecosystems are collapsing. There is no sight or sound of whales. Abby, herdaughter, Tonje, and a now almost conscious Moonlight live on a isolated island in the Atlantic. They search for any sign of whales, but so far there is only silence.
Winter, the future. Tonje’s search was not in vain. Despite climate crisis and the threat of extinction,there is always hope for the future, as nature and technology combine in acaptivating, action-packed story with a powerful environmental call to arms. Genre: Fiction > YA
Monster Club by Darren Aronofsky & Ari Handel Requirements: epub Reader, 16.1MB Overview: From the award-winning screenwriter-director Darren Aronofsky and his screenwriting partner, Ari Handel, comes Monster Club. Their debut novel is the first book in a thrilling, new adventure series about growing up, letting go, and facing down your monsters.
Like almost everything in eleven-year-old Eric "Doodles" King’s life, King’s Wonderland–the amusement park his great-great grandfather founded–was seriously damaged when a hurricane hit his beloved Coney Island neighborhood. Now hungry property developers are circling the wreckage of the once-awesome King’s Wonderland, and Eric’s family is falling apart from the threat of losing it all.
If it weren’t for Monster Club–the epic roleplaying game that Eric and his friends created–Eric’s life would be pretty terrible. Drawing his favorite monster battling with his best friends’ creations is the one thing that still gets Eric excited. So when his friends start to think of Monster Club as a kid’s game and get more interested in other things, Eric just can’t deal. But then Eric happens across a long-lost vial of magic ink that brings their monster drawings to life, and suddenly, Monster Club isn’t just for fun anymore.
The monsters Eric and his friends created are wreaking havoc across Coney, and it’s on the Monster Club to save their city, the amusement park, and maybe, just maybe, Eric’s family, too. It’s a hilarious, heartfelt adventure from the creative minds of Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel that fans of Last Kids on Earth and Spy School are sure to love. Genre: Fiction > YA
Scream Street Series (#2-14 + Omnibus) by Tommy Donbavand Requirements: .ePUB reader, 80,8 MB Overview: Tommy Donbavand is the author of the Scream Street series and more. A writer for several educational magazines, he also teaches writing and holds storytelling workshops. He lives in Lancashire, England. Genre: Fiction > Children/Young Adult
2. Blood of the Witch What better way to feed the neighborhood vampires than to pipe blood from residents cuts and nosebleeds straight into kitchen taps? And how better to foil Lukes mission to free his folks than to cut off this vital (if icky) blood supply to Lukes best vampire friend? Whats more, the local sewer rats have been accidentally turned into raging vampire rodents. Now Luke and his pals must keep the critters at bay while searching for the second crucial relic — a vial of witchs blood — while avoiding being turned into vampires themselves. 3. Heart of the Mummy This enchanting book tells the story of a little boy who believes in Santa Claus even though his friends say that he does not exist. Because of his faith, he is taken on a magical journey to the North Pole aboard the Polar Express, where he is given a very special gift: a beautiful bell that only rings for those who still believe.
4. Flesh of the Zombie Rock out with a zombie in the next spook-tacular episode of Scream Street. Bwah-ha-ha! Deadstock, the world’s greatest zombie rock festival, is coming to Scream Street! Too bad Sir Otto Sneer is not in the mood for dancing—and when he banishes the concert’s headliners, the fleshmetal band Brain Drain, to the evil Underlands, he causes a riot. Now if Luke and his pals want to restore peace to the neighborhood (and find the fourth relic they seek), they have no choice but to follow the band . . . into the darkest depths of the earth.
5. Skull of the Skeleton Make no bones about it! There’s a headhunt underway — and Luke is closing in on the final relic — as the Scream Street series screeches ahead! None other than the Headless Horseman, the world’s most famous ghost, is appearing at Everwell’s Emporium to launch his new perfume, “Decapitation pour l’Homme.” Unfortunately, the celebrity’s head is stolen during the event, and his overbearing gargoyle manager is not amused. Eefa Everwell recruits Luke, Resus, and Cleo to help with the search, but Luke is on a headhunt of his own: he’s searching for a skull left behind by Scream Street’s first skeleton resident. Of course, Sir Otto Sneer is determined to thwart the trio — and when he launches a Frankenstein-esque monster, it’s all they can do to keep their own heads!
6. Claw of the Werewolf Make no bones about it! There’s a headhunt underway — and Luke is closing in on the final relic — as the Scream Street series screeches ahead! Luke is just one relic away from opening the doorway back to his own world and taking his parents away from the terrors of Scream Street! But the final search threatens to plunge him into the most dangerous adventure yet. With the help of Resus and Cleo, Luke is desperately hunting for the claw of a werewolf — and in the process he learns something most unexpected about Samuel Skipstone, the author who has helped them so much on their quest. This forces the trio into making a difficult decision, made harder by the witch convention taking place on Scream Street. The sixth and final relic is almost in Luke’s grasp, but will it ever be his?
7. Invasion of the Normals Is this a normal invasion on Scream Street? The shrieks keep coming as the spine-tingling series surges ahead! Opening a doorway out of Scream Street seems to have brought with it a whole new set of problems— and now Luke, Resus, and Cleo are beginning to realize what they have unleashed. Scream Street faces a greater threat than ever before: normal’s!
8. Attack of the Trolls Why is our trio beset with trolls? The shrieks keep coming as the spine-tingling series surges ahead! Luke, Resus, and Cleo are eager to begin their new quest. First stop, Count Negatov’s castle! As the three make their way through the bleak, murky wilds of Transylvania, it looks like this adventure will be dull, but easy. Until they are kidnapped by trolls.
9. Terror of the Nightwatchman The ninth crazy adventure in this comedy horror series for ghouls and girls may keep them up at night — reading under the covers! When Luke and Resus wake up to discover that Cleo has been kidnapped, the intrepid pair follow a perplexing trail into a strange new G.H.O.U.L. community. Here they stumble upon a terrible plot involving the much feared Nightwatchman, who feeds on children’s dreams in order to satisfy his own evil thirst for power. Can the boys continue their quest to return the second relic, while also rescuing Cleo from her greatest nightmare?
10. Rampage of the Goblins Luke, Resus and Cleo are in Egypt, on the hunt for their old friend Heru, to return his heart. However, what they hadn’t reckoned on was their old enemies the goblins getting there first!
11. Hunger of the Yeti Given that rock zombie Vein is now living in deepest darkest Tibet, the quest to return his tongue proves surprisingly easy for Luke, Resus and Cleo. What the trio hadn’t bargained on, however, was a ravenous baby yeti stowed away in Resus’s cloak and following them home!
12. Secret of the Changeling A Scream Street toddler named Poppy has been replaced by a changeling, and the real Poppy is being held captive in the fairy realm. Luke, Resus, and Cleo plan to rescue the child, but the fairy realm holds plenty of surprises, most of them bad. And when Resus becomes tempted to change sides, things get a whole lot more complicated!
13. Flame of the Dragon Having been banished to the Underlands by Acrid Belcher, the evil head of G.H.O.U.L., Luke, Resus and Cleo begin their 13th adventure fighting for their very existence. And life doesn’t get much easier from there, the quest to return the sixth and final relic will take them to a dragon’s lair in China.
14. Wail of the Banshee “AAAYYYOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWW!” Stunned awake by piercing screeches from next door, Jamie, newly arrived in the neighbourhood, is certainly experiencing the scream in Scream Street. Favel has an infected tooth and Dr Skully fears the worst – the young banshee needs medicine, and fast! With the help of Luke, Resus and Cleo, Jamie must track down the ingredients for a life-saving remedy. But the four friends are dicing with death: if they’re not careful, Favel won’t be the only one biting the dust…
The Writing on the Wall by Jenny Eclair Requirements: .ePUB reader, 784kb Overview: From acclaimed writer and comedian, Jenny Éclair, comes a hilarious and heart-breaking story about a friendship against all odds.
Summer 1975: Helena is bored out of her mind – there’s absolutely nothing to do and her supposed “best friends” Gwen and Elaine are holidaying in the South of France without her. The only saving grace is that she’s allowed to re-decorate her room – bring on the purple floral wallpaper.
Summer 2021: New to the north, Hermione’s mum has moved her away from London and all her friends to start a new life with new boyfriend Paul, who resembles a slab of meat from the butchers. Just as well she can paint over that hideous wallpaper in her new room.
By some miracle, the girls meet. When Hermione discovers Helena’s writing under the wallpaper – she’s transported back to Summer 1975 and the two instantly hit it off. But after dancing to the juke box at the infamous Blue Monkey café, and meeting Helena’s multiple crushes, Hermione discovers a truth about Helena’s future that suggests she is in great danger…
Hermione found the writing on the wall. But can she save Helena? Genre: Fiction > Children/Young Adult
Stories to Keep You Alive Despite Vampires by Ben Acker Requirements: epub Reader, 28.7MB Overview: This middle grade collection of spooky, scary, and spoopy stories for fans of Lemony Snicket and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark might just help you survive the night in a house full of vampires.
If you are reading this book, then you must be trapped in that spooky house with those vampires. Sorry about that.
But! You might just make it out if you manage to tell them one scary story each night in accordance with standard vampire rules. Don’t know any scary stories? Good thing you found this book! Every tale in this tome is true…more or less (more more than less).
You get a little bit of everything in this monster mash: from hitchhiking phantoms to women in white, a carnivore beast that loves a good vacation to a haunted mannequin with a bug problem, killer phones, concerned werewolves, you name it. Everything you need to keep those vampires on the edge of their seats—and well away from your neck.
But beware…don’t get too comfortable. Names have power, and if you whisper about too many things in the dark, they might just hear you. Genre: Fiction > YA
The Ash House by Angharad Walker Requirements: epub Reader, 22.2MB Overview: An unsettling middle grade debut about searching for a sense of belonging in the wrong places, and the bravery it takes to defy those who seek to control us.
When Eleven-year-old Sol arrives at the Ash House, desperate for a cure for his complex pain syndrome, he finds a community of strange children long abandoned by their mysterious Headmaster.
The children at the Ash House want the new boy to love their home as much as they do. They give him a name like theirs. They show him the dorms and tell him about the wonderful oasis that the Headmaster has created for them. But the new boy already has a name. Doesn’t he? At least he did before he walked through those gates…
This was supposed to be a healing refuge for children like him. Something between a school and a summer camp. With kids like him. With pain like his. But no one is allowed to get sick at the Ash House. NO ONE.
And then The Doctor arrives…
Strange things are about to happen at the mysterious Ash House. And the longer Sol spends on the mysterious grounds, the more he begins to forget who he is, the more the other children begin to distrust him, and the worse his pain becomes. But can he hold onto reality long enough to find an escape? And better yet, can he convince the others? Genre: Fiction > YA
Dogs of the Deadlands by Anthony McGowan Requirements: epub Reader, 9.6MB Overview: Chernobyl 1986. Those left behind must fight to survive.
The world is coming to an end. Dragged from her bed in the middle of the night and forced to leave her beloved puppy behind, Natasha has no idea if she’ll ever return home.
Growing up in the shadow of the ruined nuclear power plant, pups Misha and Bratan need to learn how to live wild – and fast. Creatures with sharp teeth, scythe-like claws and yellow eyes lurk in the overgrown woods. And they’re watching the brothers…
But will the dogs survive without humans? And can humans live without them?
A devastating tale of courage, companionship and hope from the Carnegie award-winning author of Lark. Genre: Fiction > YA