How to Be a Supervillain: Born to Be Good
By Michael Fry
A sequel has never been this good...at being bad! In this highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling How to Be a Supervillain, Victor Spoil must save the world from an evil scheme to enslave the superheroes and villains--to his parents' utter disappointment.Victor Spoil hates the Junior Super Academy. It makes him cranky--and his parents couldn't be prouder, because supervillains aren't meant to be nice. Until Victor confesses he wants to leave and become a librarian. The horror!But when superheroes and villains--including his parents--start disappearing, only a dedicated do-gooder like Victor can track them down. He discovers that the supers are being captured to square off against aliens in gladiator-like shows. And unlike the scripted fights that the supers usually sign up for, these battles are to the death!Victor and his fellow super students must join together and harness their super powers to battle this dastardly mega-villain. But to be a hero, Victor finally has to embrace his inner villain. Will he be able to stoop that low?
How To Be A Supervillain
By Michael Fry
Victor Spoil comes from a long line of famous supervillains and he's fully expected to join their ranks one day. But to his family's utter disappointment, Victor doesn't have a single bad-guy bone in his body. He won't run with scissors, he always finishes his peas, and he can't stand to be messy. Hopeless!As a last-ditch effort before they give up and let him be a--gasp!--civilian, Victor's exasperated parents send him to apprentice under a disgraced supervillain called The Smear. This matchup starts off as a complete disaster, but Victor and The Smear eventually find that they have a lot to learn from each other. When the stakes get high as Victor is forced to choose between his mentor and his family morals (or lack thereof)...what will the world's nicest bad guy do?In this rollicking, nationally bestselling middle-grade adventure, Michael Fry's witty text and hysterical artwork combines superhero action with classic fish-out-of-water humor.
Higher, Steeper, Faster
By Lawrence Goldstone
Discover the daring aviation pioneers who made the dream of powered flight a reality, forever changing the course of history.Aviator Lincoln Beachey broke countless records: he looped-the-loop, flew upside down and in corkscrews, and was the first to pull his aircraft out of what was a typically fatal tailspin. As Beachey and other aviators took to the skies in death-defying acts in the early twentieth century, these innovative daredevils not only wowed crowds, but also redefined the frontiers of powered flight.Higher, Steeper, Faster takes readers inside the world of the brave men and women who popularized flying through their deadly stunts and paved the way for modern aviation. With heart-stopping accounts of the action-packed race to conquer the skies, plus photographs and fascinating archival documents, this book will exhilarate readers as they fly through the pages.
How to Rock Best Friends and Frenemies
By Meg Haston
After a humiliating tumble down the social ladder, Kacey Simon is back on top, where she belongs. She's lost her lisp, traded in her Coke-bottle glasses for contacts, and learned that brutal honesty isn't always the best policy. Best of all, she's made up with Zander and her BFFs and reclaimed her spot as Gravity's lead singer. Her life is pitch-perfect - until Zander's ex-girlfriend, Stevie, arrives in town.Marquette Middle hasn't seen a girl with such killer style and impressive vocals since...well, Kacey herself. Boys want to date Stevie, girls want to be her, and Kacey wants to boot her butt out of Chicago ASAP.But when Kacey reverts to her mean-girl ways to take Stevie down, will she lose the band - and Zander - for good?
How To Rock Braces And Glasses
By Meg Haston
Gorgeous, uber-harsh, and uber-stylish, Kacey Simon is the undisputed social dictator of Marquette Middle School. That is, until an eye infection and a visit to the dentist leave her with coke-bottle glasses, a mouth full of metal, and... a littttthsp! Dissed and dismissed by her popular friends, Kacey is forced to hang out with a boy who wears skinny jeans and jams in his own band. But as she adjusts to life as a loser, she's surprised to find that Skinny Jeans is kind of hot and his band is pretty cool. Suddenly, hitting rock-bottom feels oddly uplifting. Could rocking braces and glasses be the best thing to ever happen to her?In this hilarious reversal of the cool crowd versus the nerd herd, a popular girl finds herself in Loserville and realizes it's about time she paid back all the bad karma she built up as Queen Bee.
Hook Shot Hero
By Matt Christopher
Tim Daniels is back at Camp Wikasaukee with rest of the gang from Nothin' But Net, serving as a mentor to three young rookies, and he's got his hands full! He's still working on keeping his height from getting in the way of his game--he's shorter than most of the guys. Plus, he's got a bully on his hands, and he's got to find a way to inspire his campers. Good thing NCAA pro Dick Dunbar is there to help Tim with with a super-cool shot that gives him the confidence to make his mark at camp.Packed with on the court action and useful lessons about the game, this is story that gets to the heart of what team sports are all about--and because it comes from Matt Christopher, young readers know they're getting the best sports writing on the shelf
The Home Run Kid Races On
By Matt Christopher, Stephanie Peters
First there was The Kid Who Only Hit Homers. Then came The Return of the Home Run Kid and Comeback of the Home Run Kid. And now, the mystery continues!It's happening again . . .Home run slugger Sylvester Coddmyer the Third has an amazing secret. For three seasons, he's been coached by men who look exactly like baseball legends Babe Ruth, Eddie Cicotte, and Mickey Mantle. Are these men actors impersonating famous ballplayers, as his friend Duane insists? Or are they from the "beyond," as Snooky Malone believes? Whatever the truth, the mystery deepens in this fourth title of this exciting series -- for yet another character from baseball's past has appeared to coach Syl. But is Syl the only one getting pointers? In this latest installment of the Home Run Kid series, the main character meets another baseball great, but this time, he must come to terms with his feelings for an infamous baseball legend--Ty Cobb.
By Emma Parrish, Emma Parrish
Invoking the spirit of the holiday, this doodle book is packed with enticing, spooktacular pictures.With simple prompts each page lures kids into their imaginations and invites them to complete fun, festive illustrations. Everyone knows Halloween is packed with small and affordable trick-or-treats, and this new, more affordable Doodle format is a perfect fit for the season. Little ghouls and boys,and adults alike,will find hours of eye-candy to devour!
The Hundred-Towered City
By Garry Kilworth
What awaits Jack, Annie and Davey when they are transported back in time to the gothic city of Prague, to search for their missing parents? Trying to avoid capture by the secret police, they find themselves running through dark and dangerous cobbled streets and meet some very shady characters. Where are their parents and who has stolen the key to the time machine? Alchemists, mythical creatures and a man with a hook for a hand hold the answers they're looking for.Will our young heroes be in time to save their parents from eerie Karlstein Castle? And even if they do, how will they return to the present day without the key?