Sneeuw als as series (1-3) by Sara Raasch Requirements: ePUB Reader / 5.7 MB Overview: Sara Raasch (born August 26, 1989) is an American author of young adult fiction. She wrote the fantasy New York Times Bestselling trilogy Snow Like Ashes (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins) as well as a forthcoming untitled fantasy series . Genre: Fantasy / Young Adult
Samenvatting deel 1 Zestien jaar geleden werd het koninkrijk Winter onder de voet gelopen door de kwaadaardige koning Angra. De Winterianen werden tot slaaf gemaakt en hun magie werd hun afgenomen. Alle hoop is nu gevestigd op de acht mensen die wisten te ontsnappen en sindsdien op de vlucht zijn. Meira was nog maar een baby toen Winter werd aangevallen en kent alleen het leven als vluchteling. De Winterianen zijn vastbesloten om hun rijk ooit terug te veroveren en ondernemen daarvoor gevaarlijke verkenningstochten, waarbij Meira tot haar frustratie nooit mee mag. Dus wanneer ze iets opvangt over een antiek medaillon dat Winter zijn magie kan teruggeven, besluit ze er stiekem achteraan te gaan om zichzelf te bewijzen. ‘Plot en schrijfstijl zijn voortreffelijk! Zeer aan te bevelen.’ – School Library Journal’Een nieuwe wereld, een spannend avontuur en een grote liefde… alles in één groot episch fantasyverhaal.’ – Booklist
Samenvatting deel 2 Sinds Winter is bevrijd van de kwaadaardige koning Angra, en Meira koningin is geworden staat ze voor nieuwe problemen en grote dilemma’s. Om haar schuld in te lossen bij de koning van Cordell, moet ze de mijnen van Winter opnieuw ontsluiten. Daarbij stuit ze op de verloren gegane kloof van magie. Ze beseft meteen dat deze ontdekking niet alleen Winter maar zelfs de hele wereld in gevaar kan brengen. Het liefst wil ze dat de geheimen van de kloof verborgen blijven, maar dat lijkt onmogelijk met een tegenstander die maar op één ding uit is: macht…
Samenvatting deel 3 Meira staat voor enorme uitdagingen nu de kwaadaardige koning Angra niet dood blijkt te zijn maar springlevend en machtiger dan ooit. Terwijl hij de wereld bedreigt met zijn zwarte magie, probeert Meira wanhopig haar eigen magie onder controle te krijgen en erachter te komen hoe ze haar krachten kan inzetten om Angra tegen te houden. Ze vermoedt dat de oplossing in het geheimzinnige, diep onder de grond verborgen labyrint ligt. Maar langzamerhand dringt het tot haar door dat ze Winter en de mensen van wie ze houdt niet zal kunnen redden zonder het ultieme offer te brengen…
American Girl: Rebecca series by Jacqueline Dembar Greene (2 Books) Requirements: PDF Reader, 8 MB Overview: Ms. Greene is an American author of more than 30 books and stories for young readers. In addition to her American Girl series, some of her notable books of fiction include: Out of Many Waters, a historical novel about the first Jewish settlement in America. Genre: Fiction > Children
The Crystal Ball: A Rebecca Mystery Rebecca and her neighbor, Mr. Rossi, seem to be having bad luck. When Mr. Rossi sprains his wrist, Rebecca takes over the care and feeding of his pigeons–and discovers a strange black pigeon with an eerie message warning Mr. Rossi of danger. Where did the pigeon come from, and what sort of danger is lurking? Is Rebecca herself now in danger as well? Only a visit to a fortune teller will reveal the truth!
Secrets at Camp Nokomis: A Rebecca Mystery Rebecca loves everything about summer camp, but making friends turns out to be harder than she expected. What secret is her bunkmate hiding–and why? When camp pranks start getting out of hand and a girl goes missing, Rebecca is determined to find out what’s really going on at Camp Nokomis. At the end of the story, the Looking Back section provides interesting facts about summer camps in Rebecca’s time.
The Calm Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Wisdom, Compassion and Mindfulness to Read with Your Child at Bedtime by Dharmachari Nagaraja Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 1.24 MB Overview: Growing up in the modern world, our children have to cope with an ever-increasing amount of stress, which can feel worrying to both them and us.
The ancient wisdom of Buddhism, with its emphasis on peace, mindfulness and compassion, is the ideal basis for helping any child face these challenges with inner confidence and calm. Building on the age-old art of storytelling, this beautiful book retells 18 ancient Buddhist tales in a way that is thoroughly fun and accessible to children. Featuring original, full-page illustrations, the stories will transport children into imaginary worlds of enlightenment and discovery. Here, they will meet all sorts of delightful characters and discover easy-to-understand Buddhist messages that will empower them to think about how they can apply values such as patience, honesty, authenticity and generosity in their own lives.
Designed either to be read aloud by parents to their 4–8 year olds or to be read by the older age range on their own, these compelling narratives help to focus and calm the mind, providing a soothing transition into sleep. And the selection of gentle mindfulness meditations at the end provides an extra practical dimension that can be used at any time to help enhance a sense of a calm and contentment. Genre: Fiction > Children/Young Adult > Buddhism > 4-8Yrs
American Girl: Julie series by Megan McDonald (9 Books) Requirements: PDF Reader, 61 MB Overview: For Megan McDonald, being able to speak up for herself wasn’t always easy. She grew up as the youngest of five sisters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her father, an ironworker, was known to his coworkers as "Little Johnny the Storyteller." Every evening at dinner the McDonalds would gather to talk and tell stories, but Megan McDonald was barely able to get a word in edgewise. "I’m told I began to stutter," she says, leading her mother to give her a notebook so she could start "writing things down." Genre: Fiction > Children
Julie Tells Her Story (#2) Julie is working on her school project, "The Story of My Life," and enjoying it, until she has to write about "The Worst Thing That Ever Happened." That would be her parents divorce, and she doesn t want to tell classmates about it. After her big basketball game ends badly, she decides that could be her "worst thing." But as her family rallies around her, Julie learns to be more hopeful for their future. The "Looking Back" section explores school life in the 1970s.
Happy New Year, Julie (#3) Julie knows the holidays will be difficult this year, but when her sister, Tracy, refuses to go to Dad s house for Christmas, Julie feels as if her family is falling apart. She finds comfort spending time with her best friend, Ivy Ling, whose family is getting ready for Chinese New Year. When Julie s whole family is invited to the Lings New Year banquet, Julie worries about how they will get along. That night, she discovers that they all have a chance at a new beginning. The "Looking Back" section explores Chinese New Year traditions.
Julie and the Eagles (#4) Julie and her best friend, Ivy, find a baby owl in Golden Gate Park–and it needs help. At a wildlife rescue center, Julie meets Shasta and Sierra, two bald eagles that will be caged for life unless money is raised to release them back into the wild. For Earth Day, Julie thinks of a unique way to tell the public of the eagles plight. The "Looking Back" section explores the beginning of the environmental movement.
Julie’s Journey (#5) It s 1976, and the entire country is celebrating America s 200th birthday. Julie joins her cousins on a pioneer-style wagon train in honor of the Bicentennial. The journey is filled with adventures, challenges, and self-discovery as Julie faces her fears to make an important contribution to her country s birthday. The "Looking Back" section provides additional information about Bicentennial celebrations in the United States.
Changes for Julie (#6) Julie is in school detention for passing a note to Joy, a deaf student who has trouble understanding what their teacher is saying. Indignant, Julie decides to run for student-body president so she can make changes to the detention system. But the other students are put off by Joy, her choice for vice president, and Julie worries that she ll have little chance of winning if she partners with someone who seems so different. With persistence and creative campaigning, Julie wins over the students–and wins the election without compromising her principles. The "Looking Back" section discusses the 1976 presidential election.
The Puzzle of the Paper Daughter: A Julie Mystery Julie discovers a mysterious note written in Chinese. She brings it to her friend Ivy to translate, and learns that the note once belonged to Ivy’s grandmother, from long ago when she was a girl immigrating from China to San Francisco. The note promises great treasure, but it doesn’t quite make sense–it’s almost as if the writer was sending a secret message in code. Soon after the discovery of the note, Julie’s and Ivy’s beloved dolls are stolen. Who would do such a thing, and why? Seeking clues, Julie and Ivy search all over Chinatown and even visit the immigration station on Angel Island. Gradually, Julie realizes that in order to find the doll thief, she must figure out the real message hidden in the Chinese note.
The Tangled Web: A Julie Mystery Julie really likes the new girl in her class, Carla Warner. Still, there’s something odd about her. The things Carla says don’t quite add up, and she seems to avoid answering certain questions. At first Julie is sure there’s a sensible explanation, but as Carla’s stories become more outlandish, Julia can’t escape a disturbing fact: either her new friend is lying–or she’s in real danger.
Lost in the City: A Julie Mystery Julie is excited to take care of Lucy, a talking parrot, while her friend Ivy is on vacation. But soon she realizes that she has taken on more than she can handle. Then Julie discovers that an old friend is hiding secrets from her. Could he be responsible for the strange things happening at Ivy’s house? Or is someone–or something–else to blame?
The Silver Guitar: A Julie Mystery When an oil spill threatens the sea birds of San Francisco, Julie is eager to participate in an auction to raise money for the clean-up efforts. But then she learns her friend T.J. is in trouble. In the process of uncovering the clues that may prove T.J.’s innocence, she begins to wonder whether the people involved with the auction may be keeping some awful secrets.
The Magnolia series by Robyn Locksley (#1-2) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 956 KB Overview: Robyn Locksley is the author behind The Ocean in a Thunderstorm and the widely-acclaimed supernatural series, Salvation. Locksley can often be found at home, curled up with any combination of the following: her two children, a bottle of red wine, her husband, or her pet squirrel Huckleberry. Locksley is a tea addict who loves playing World of Warcraft, a textbook Cancerian, and an INFJ who enjoys rainy days and long weekends. Genre: Young Adult | Romance
1. The Ocean in a Thunderstorm Aurora Bradley is left seeking solace after ending her ill-fated engagement. A trip to visit family in a small Southern town gives her the perfect chance for a peaceful retreat. Hope’s Bluff, Georgia. Population 3,744. A clandestine accident steers Aurora’s course to firefighter Brick Starling. The chemistry between them is undeniable, but are either of them ready for each other?
2. The Scent of Rain Sparks flew when serendipity struck, and Brick Starling first met Aurora Bradley. The magnetism between the two was obvious to everyone around them. In The Ocean in a Thunderstorm, Aurora told her version of the events. Every story has two sides. Now it’s time to see Aurora through Brick’s eyes. Brick Starling is a small-town firefighter who has been on countless empty dates, searching for a spark he cannot find. His mind always travels back to the girl in the picture he saw in Miss June Bradley’s living room. The girl whose picture he has carried around in his pickup truck for years, even though he’s never met her in person. Aurora Bradley. Brick has been captivated by her all this time, even if she seems as unattainable as a dream. When he learns of her engagement, he tries to end his fascination with her through any means necessary. A fateful accident puts Aurora right back in his path again, and this time – in person. Brick finds the real version of Aurora even better than he had allowed himself to imagine. She’s unlike anyone he has ever met. Passionate and enticing, Aurora has all the intensity of a thunderstorm, maybe even a whole hurricane. After hearing the news that her brief engagement was called off, Brick’s hope is renewed. As he comes to terms with the depths of his feelings for Aurora, he struggles to keep his affinity a secret from her. Time will tell whether this is a true love story or an almost love story…
The Witch’s Heart by Ashley Reed Requirements: .ePUB reader, 187 KB Overview: Asha may be young, but make no mistake: she is a hunter. The youngest in a clan of expert trackers, her skills are improving day by day with the help of her older brother, Hearne. But one day, Hearne vanishes without a word, and Asha discovers he’s ventured into a forbidden forest controlled by a powerful witch. Fearing for his safety and sanity, Asha pursues her brother, determined to bring him home. But the path is dim, full of danger, and riddled with dark truths – about her brother, about the witch, even about herself. Now she will need all her skills to survive, because once those truths get their claws in her, they may never let go. Genre: Fiction > Children/Young Adult
Beyond the Shimmering by Deck Matthews Requirements: .ePUB reader, 548 KB Overview: She’ll fight for her family.
Thirteen-year-old Trisha Banymor has little reason to worry about the Fey. It’s been more than six centuries since their dreaded Queen swept across the land in her campaign to destroy humankind. Now, the Fey are rarely seen. Most live apart from the rest of the world, locked behind the magical barrier known as the Shimmering.
But after Trisha’s mother, aunt, and younger cousin all fall ill with a sudden and inexplicable sickness, an unexpected messenger arrives to announce that Trisha is the only one who can save them. To do so, she’ll need to step through a magical portal and into the world beyond the Shimmering—the lands of the Fey.
Faced with the truth of an unexpected heritage, Trisha must find the courage to face herself and fight for her family. Accompanied by her best friend and her loyal protector, Trisha undertakes a dangerous quest filled with magical wonders, new allies, and a fearsome enemy bent on destroying everything she loves. Genre: Fiction > Children/Young Adult
Banewind by M.B. Chapman (Banewind 1) Requirements: epub Reader, 952kb Overview: Highschooler Genevieve DeWinter finds herself entangled in the throes of adventure, romance, and survival after discovering the existence of a group of magical beings known as Formulists and their co-existing world, Banewind.
With the arrival of several mages in her hometown of Parma, Ohio, Genevieve soon learns that these extraordinary secrets are rooted deep within her family’s history and that she comes from a long lineage of female protectors called the Holy Guardians. Now, a vengeful group of Formulists known as the Voidweavers have returned and set their sights on Genevieve, believing she might be the key to awakening their fallen leader, the Void King. Genre: Fiction > Children/Young Adult