By B. A. Frade
Best friends Zoe and Mateo are excited for their families' annual winter break vacation together. This year, they're going somewhere new: a ski lodge that promises to give them fun days snowboarding and sledding, and cozy nights with hot cocoa and scary stories around the fireplace. But the last thing they expect is for scary stories to come to life! Enter Tales from the Scaremaster, a mysterious book with a mind of its own that starts writing Zoe and Matt's story. The book weaves a tale of ski lodge neighbors with a bloodsucking secret--could it be that their sneaky, bizarre next door neighbors at the lodge are actually vampires? It's up to Zoe and Matt to outwit and outlast the Scaremaster, and get to the bottom of this vampiric mystery....before they end up vampire victims!
Vincent Shadow: The Top Secret Toys
By Tim Kehoe, Guy Francis
After winning the annual Whizzer Toy contest, Vincent, the 12 year-old creative mastermind, gets ready to embark on his once-in-a-lifetime summer internship with the famous Mr. Whiz. Vincent can hardly wait to get to New York but before he can even share his ideas, a sudden tragedy leaves the future of Whizzer Toys completely in his hands. And to make matters worse, trouble-making Timmy Zimmerman stumbles upon Vincent's original sketch notebooks and top-secret prototypes, claiming them as his own on national news. It's up to Vincent to come up with enough new toys to create the annual Whizzer Wishbook or disappoint kids everywhere. Fortunately, when Vincent puts his mind to it, he can achieve just about anything.
Vincent Shadow: Toy Inventor
By Tim Kehoe
Vincent Shadow isn't particularly good at sports - he doesn't have a lot of friends and he is constantly being picked on by his classmates at Central Middle School. But it is Vincent's unusually creative mastermind that truly separates him from other kids his age. With his top-secret attic lab full of tried and tested (and often failed) toy prototypes - from Liquid Superballs to Bullz-I Basketballs and Sonic Snorkelz - and an off-limits sketchbook packed with all of his creative ideas, the toy invention possibilities are endless... So, when a chance encounter with an eccentric toy inventor offers him the opportunity to go from unknown weird kid to toy inventor extraordinaire, Vincent realises that playtime is over: it's time to get serious about toys.