Pre-Order Now: The Backyard Secrets of Danny Wexler by Karen Pokras

Eleven-year-old Danny Wexler, the only Jewish boy in his blue-collar town during the late 1970s, is obsessed with the Bermuda Triangle. When a local child goes missing, Danny’s convinced it’s connected to an old Bermuda Triangle theory involving UFOs. With his two best friends and their Spacetron telescope, Danny heads to his backyard to investigate. But hunting for extraterrestrials is complicated, and it doesn’t help that his friend Nicholas’s mom doesn’t want her son hanging out with a Jewish boy. Equipped with his super-secret spy notebook, Danny sets out to fight both the aliens and the growing anti-Semitism in the town, in hopes of mending his divided community.

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Karen Pokras is a writer, daisy lover, and occasional baker. Always an avid reader, Karen found her passion for writing later in life and now runs all of her stories past the furry ears of her two feline editorial assistants before anyone else. A native of Connecticut, Karen is the proud mom to three brilliant children who still provide an endless stream of great book material.  She lives with her family outside of Philadelphia. ​

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Souled by Jennifer Gladen

What if the pull of a video game was impossible to resist?

When Ethan and his friends play the much anticipated new game, Seeker, they are thrown into a new world where the lines of reality and gaming are blurred. As people close to Ethan, including his sister, start to disappear, Ethan and his team must free the trapped souls, defeat the dark wizard, and stop the destruction before he and his friends are trapped forever.

THE PULL OF THE GAME
Ever play a video game and wonder where the past 6 hours went
Ever feel like it was time to pull away, but you had to play just one more level
Ever think, “Just one more try.”

Ethan, a tech-savvy gamer, joins the newest gaming rage-Seeker. With his best friends in tow, they try it and fall in love with Bailiwick, the realistic gaming world where the game takes place. Ethan senses something is off as he learns more about the coveted game. When a school friend goes missing, and later his sister, Ethan and his friends discover Nith, a dark wizard, is trapping players inside the game.

When Ethan and his friends set out to help the trapped players, he discovers there is much more to just being trapped in the game. He learns of Nith’s plan to merge the digital world with the real world. The more souls Nith collects, the more powerful he becomes!

Will Ethan and his friends be able to stop Nith even as he gains more power with each trapped soul? Or will they join the others who are destined to be trapped forever and become part of Nith’s NEW WORLD?

A story about friendships, family, gaming, and growth, Souled is an action-packed book filled with one adventure after another.

Publication Date : September 5, 2020
Publisher : Valentino Publishing (September 5, 2020)
Word Wise : Enabled
File Size : 2691 KB
Print Length : 203 pages
ASIN : B08HKWVD66

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The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell

A train that travels through impossible places. A boy trapped in a snow globe. And a girl who’s about to go on the adventure of a lifetime.

The Impossible Postal Express is no ordinary train. It’s a troll-operated delivery service that runs everywhere from ocean-bottom shipwrecks, to Trollville, to space.

But when this impossible train comes roaring through Suzy’s living room, her world turns upside down. After sneaking on board, Suzy suddenly finds herself Deputy Post Master aboard the train, and faced with her first delivery—to the evil Lady Crepuscula.

Then, the package itself begs Suzy not to deliver him. A talking snow globe, Frederick has information Crepuscula could use to take over the entire Union of Impossible Places. But when protecting Frederick means putting her friends in danger, Suzy has to make a difficult choice—with the fate of the entire Union at stake.

Age Range: 10 – 14 years
Grade Level: 4 – 6
Series: Train To Impossible Places (Book 1)
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Square Fish (October 1, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250211425
ISBN-13: 978-1250211422

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Coming in August: Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure by Jeff Kinney

You’ve never seen the Wimpy Kid World like this before—an entirely new, awesome, friendly, truly fantastic fantasy quest from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney!

From the imagination of Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions. Join Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they leave the safety of their village and embark on a quest to save Roland’s mom from the White Warlock. Will our heroes survive? Find out in Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure!

And don’t miss Rowley Jefferson’s first book, the instant #1 bestseller, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal!

Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Amulet Books (August 4, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1419749099
ISBN-13: 978-1419749094

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Free on Kindle: The Time Hunters and the Box of Eternity by Carl Ashmore

Becky and Joe Mellor return to Bowen Hall for the half term holidays to find things are as unusual as ever. Of course, that’s to be expected when you’re sharing a stately home with a dinosaur, a winged horse, two sabre-tooth tigers, Will Scarlet and Bowen Hall’s latest resident – a dodo named Deirdre. Things, however, get more intriguing when American time traveller, Bruce Westbrook, arrives with two gold doubloons that seem to possess strange, supernatural powers.

So begins a thrilling adventure that leads Becky, Joe, Uncle Percy and Will to 1920s Chicago, Victorian Edinburgh and the 18th Century Caribbean – battling gangsters, pirates, sea-monsters and zombie sharks on a quest for the legendary Pandora’s Box …

The clock is still ticking …

File Size: 3647 KB
Print Length: 222 pages
Publisher: Addlebury Press (November 18, 2013)
Publication Date: November 18, 2013
Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
Language: English

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Grab Book 1 in the series for only $2.99 right now.