Geralt the Witcher -- revered and hated -- holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this collection of adventures in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the Netflix show and the hit video games. Geralt is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary murderer: his targets are the multifarious monsters and vile fiends that ravage the land and attack the innocent. But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good. . .and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth. The Last Wish story collection is the perfect introduction to a one of a kind fantasy world. And look out for The Tower of Fools, book one of Andrzej Sapkowski's Hussite Trilogy, coming in October 2020!
Eleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to make the wish, such as cutting off the pointed end of a slice of pie and wishing on it as she takes the last bite. But when she is sent to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to live with family she barely knows, it seems unlikely that her wish will ever come true. That is until she meets Wishbone, a skinny stray dog who captures her heart, and Howard, a neighbor boy who proves surprising in lots of ways. Suddenly Charlie is in serious danger of discovering that what she thought she wanted may not be what she needs at all. From award-winning author Barbara O'Connor comes a middle-grade novel about a girl who, with the help of a true-blue friend, a big-hearted aunt and uncle, and the dog of her dreams, unexpectedly learns the true meaning of family in the least likely of places. This title has Common Core connections.
Get a cell phone. Stay home alone. Go to the mall with best friend and No Parents. Wear makeup. Get contact lenses. Attend a boy-girl party. Rory Swenson has been waiting her whole life to turn twelve. And she's got a list to prove it. Whenever Rory asks her parents for something, they always say, "When you're twelve . . ." Well, in exactly, 18 hours, 36 minutes, and 52 seconds it will finally happen. Rory's life will officially begin!
HE DIDN'T BELIEVE IN LOVE Dean Gates was burned out. His high-powered job and his ex-wife's demands were driving him crazy. On top of it all, he was fast approaching Black Wednesday—Valentine's Day. He needed to escape! When he first set eyes on Cameron Inn, he knew he'd found the refuge he'd yearned for. And he was going to buy it—whether it was haunted or not. THEN HE MET ANNA And Dean's hopes for tranquility went up in smoke. Gorgeous Anna Cameron was everything he'd ever wanted in a woman. She bewitched him. But Anna needed help in solving a murder mystery—her own. Because seventy-five years ago, beautiful Anna Cameron died on Valentine's Day….
All Angel wanted was to help poor nerdy Max break into the popular crowd. But somehow the wires got crossed and she ended up granting all of Gabi's secret desires instead. Not that Angel has anything against Gabi getting what she wants. It's just that the things Gabi dreams about—starring in a reality TV show with Angel at her side and dating Angel's boyfriend, Cole—just happen to be the stuff of Angel?s worst nightmares. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Chip's Absolutely Awesome Birthday Wish is the first in a series of books dealing with the way children live in different countries. An adventure story about a secret wish Chip has, and how his wish becomes reality. In each book of the series the primary character illustrates, in humorous animal characters, how he or she lives, goes to school, sports and games they like, and secret wishes they have. Before the story ends that character will meet the character of the next book. Each book will have a website including songs, money denominations, common phrases in the language of that country, a photo album of real pictures from that country and recipes of simple common foods loved by the children there. Children will also be able to email characters in the books and get responses.