Goosebumps Most Wanted #08: Night of the Puppet People
By: R.L. Stine
The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and after you.
Just in time for the Goosebumps movie, in theaters August 7th, 2015!
Ben and his twin Jenny are terrified by the strange puppet show at their fifth birthday party. The puppets are ugly and frightening and get all the kids screaming. The old puppeteer whispers to Ben and Jenny as he leaves: "I'll see you again..."
Now they are twelve, but they never forgot that scary time. And when their friend Jesse shows them the collection of old puppets he found hidden in his attic, they feel a twinge of fear. But Jesse has big plans. He wants to do an elaborate puppet show at school and he wants to video it for YouTube.
As the three kids practice their show, frightening things begin to happen. The puppets seem to act on their own. And move on their own.
And then, the three kids begin to act strangely. They say things they didn't mean to. They do crazy things in school, as if they are not in control of their own bodies or minds.
Scholastic United States Goosebumps Pub.Date:10/2015 160 Pages
Young Man With Camera
By: Emil Sher
Illustrator: Dan Wyman
A picture is worth a thousand words -- and with a unique photographic format, a stunning original voice, and a provocative portrayal of bullying, YOUNG MAN WITH CAMERA is a book to get people talking.
T-- is used to getting grief. He gets it from his mom, who blames herself for his accident years earlier. He gets it from Mr. Lam, who suspects every kid of stealing from his shop. Worst of all, he gets it from Joined at the Hip, a trio of bullies so vicious that they leave T-- terrified of even using his entire name.
But T-- has his own strength too: his camera, which captures the unique way he sees the world. His pictures connect him to Ms. Karamath, the kind librarian at school; his friend Sean, whose passion for mysteries is matched only by his love for his dog; and especially Lucy, a homeless woman who shares his admiration for the photographer Diane Arbus. When Lucy is attacked by Joined at the Hip, T-- documents the assault on film. But the bullies know he has the photographs, and their anger could be deadly. What's the right thing for T-- to do? Do pictures ever tell the whole truth? And what if the truth isn't always the right answer?
Scholastic United States Arthur A. Levine Novels Pub.Date:10/2015 240 Pages
The Raven Cycle #04: The Raven King
By: Maggie Stiefvater
The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.
All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death. She doesn't believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.
In a starred review for Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Kirkus Reviews declared: "Expect this truly one-of-a-kind series to come to a thundering close."
Scholastic United States Scholastic Press Pub.Date:10/2015 400 Pages
Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts Book #01
By: Eliot Schrefer
A new threat faces the world of Erdas in this continuation of the New York Times bestselling series.
In the world of Erdas, every child must discover if they will summon a spirit animal, a rare and incredible gift. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan were rare even among those few. They summoned four animals who were once Great Beasts, immortal guardians who sacrificed everything to end a brutal war.
Now, in the wake of that sacrifice, more special children are appearing all across Erdas who are connected to these legendary beings. But something else lurks in the shadows of this hard-won peace.
A dark force is hunting the Great Beasts, just as the world is rebuilding. Older and more powerful than even the Great Beasts themselves, it has slept for centuries beneath the surface of the world. Now it has awakenedn ...and if the young heroes can't stop it, it will consume everything.
Scholastic United States Scholastic Press Pub.Date:09/2015 192 Pages
TombQuest Book #03: Valley of Kings
By: Michael Northrop
From the author of the New York Times bestseller TombQuest:Book of the Dead comes the third in the epic Egyptian adventure series!
If Alex and Ren are going to stop the Death Walkers, they know they have to find the powerful Lost Spells. So they head to the Valley of Kings, deep in the Egyptian desert-where they discover that Egypt is in the grips of madness. Voices in the air whisper dark secrets and flashes of light burn across the night sky.
But their hunt for the Spells keeps getting sabotaged. Every step they take, The Order is hot on their trail. There's no dodging, no hiding. Is someone leaking their secrets?
Is there anyone they can trust?
Read the book by New York Times bestselling author Michael Northrop, then continue the adventure online! Build an Egyptian tomb of your own, hide treasure and protect it with traps, then challenge your friends to break in.
Scholastic United States Scholastic Press Pub.Date:09/2015 192 Pages
From New York Times bestselling authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins comes the hilarious and heartfelt story of a group of magical misfits.
Nory Horace is nine years old. She's resourceful, she's brave, she likes peanut butter cookies. Also, she's able to transform into many different animals. Unfortunately, Nory's shape-shifting talent is a bit wonky. And when she flunks out of her own father's magic academy, Nory's forced to enter public school, where she meets a group of kids whose magic is, well, different.
This new, offbeat series from hit authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins chronicles the misadventures of Nory and her oddball friends, who prove that upside-down magic definitely beats right side up.
Scholastic United States Scholastic Press Pub.Date:10/2015 208 Pages
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot #08: Mighty Robot vs. the Naughty Nightcrawlers from Neptune
By: Dav Pilkey
Illustrator: Dan Santat
From Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, an outofthisworld friendship adventure with fullcolor illustrations!
Having a Mighty Robot as a best friend is great, but it's even greater when he can help build a fort! After some pounding, some banging, and some laser eyewelding, Ricky and his Mighty Robot build the coolest fort ever! But when Ricky's cousin Lucy shows up, she renames the fort a "castle" and says it needs curtainsrats! But these are the least of Ricky's worries.... Nimrod Nightcawler has created a wormhole so he can send his army of evil Nightcrawlers to help him take over the world, and Ricky's Robot is trapped in a deep pit! Without his Mighty Robot, it's up to Rickyand an unlikely heroto put a stop to this nightmare from Neptune!
Scholastic United States Scholastic Inc. Pub.Date:11/2015 128 Pages
By: Brian Selznick
Caldecott Award winner and bookmaking trailblazer Brian Selznick once again plays with the form he invented and takes readers on an aweinspiring voyage!
Two seemingly unrelated storiesone in words, the other in picturescome together with spellbinding synergy! The illustrated story begins in 1766 with Billy Marvel, the lone survivor of a shipwreck, and charts the adventures of his family of actors over five generations. The prose story opens in 1990 and follows Joseph, who has run away from school to an estranged uncle's puzzling house in London, where he, along with the reader, must piece together many mysteries. How the picture and word stories intersect will leave readers marveling over Selznick's storytelling prowess.
Filled with mystery, vibrant characters, surprise twists, and heartrending beauty, and featuring Selznick's most arresting art to date, The Marvels is a moving tribute to the power of story.
Scholastic United States Scholastic Press Pub.Date:09/2015 672 Pages
All We Have is Now
By: Lisa Schroeder
From the author of THE BRIDGE FROM ME TO YOU, a groundbreaking novel about what matters most--when time is running out.
What do you do with your last day on earth?
There are twenty-seven hours and fifteen minutes left until a meteor strikes North America, and, for Emerson and everyone else who didn't leave, the world will end. But Emerson's world already ended when she ran away from home last year. Since then she has lived on the streets, relying on her wits and her friend Vince to help her find places to sleep and food to eat.
The city's quieter now that most people are gone, and no one seems to know what to do as the end approaches. But then Emerson and Vince meet Carl, who tells them that he has been granting people's wishes. He gave his car away so a woman could take her son to see the ocean for the first time, and he gives Emerson and Vince all the money he has in his wallet.
Suddenly this last day seems full of possibility. Emerson and Vince can grant a lot of wishes in twenty-seven hours--maybe even their own.
Scholastic United States Point Pub.Date:07/2015 272 Pages
The Eternal City
By: Paula Morris
From master of suspense Paula Morris comes a tale of gods and goddesses, thrilling romance, and mystery set in present-day Rome.
Laura Martin is visiting Rome on a class trip, and she's entranced by the majestic Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon.... Everything in this city seems magical.
That is, until the magic seems to turn very dark.
Suddenly, statues of Cupid and ancient works of art come to life before her eyes. Earthquakes rumble and a cloud of ash forms in the sky. A dark-eyed boy with wings on his heels appears and gives her a message. Laura soon realizes she is at the center of a brewing battle--a battle between the gods and goddesses, one that will shake modern-day Rome to its core.
Only she and her group of friends can truly unravel the mystery behind what is happening. As tensions mount and secret identities are revealed, Laura must rely on her own inner strength to face up to what may be a fight for her life.
Acclaimed author Paula Morris brings the ancient world to vivid life in this unstoppable tale of friendship, love, and the power of the past.
Scholastic United States Point Pub.Date:05/2015 304 Pages