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Weeks Full of Honey
Sarah Weeks can write no wrong. Everything she pens -- picture books, beginning readers, novels -- hits the sweet spot. Her newest title is no exception.
Melody has lived in Royal, Indiana, for as long as she can remember. It's been just her and her father, and she's been okay with that. But then she overhears him calling someone Honey -- and suddenly it feels like everyone in Royal has a secret. It's up to Melody and her best friend, Nick, to piece together the clues and discover why Honey is being hidden. Meanwhile, a dog named Mo is new to Royal. He doesn't remember much from when he was a puppy . . . but he keeps having dreams of a girl he is bound to meet someday. This girl, he's sure, will change everything. In HONEY, Sarah Weeks introduces two characters -- one a girl, one a dog-- who are reaching back further than their memories in order to figure out where they came from and where they're going. It's a total treat from beginning to end.
I Was Here
Gayle Forman, author of If I Stay and Just One Day, has a brand new book. I Was Here is "a taut, emotional, and ultimately redemptive story about redefining the meaning of family and finding a way to move forward even in the face of unspeakable loss." Not surprising. After all, it was written by Gayle Forman.
When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, and some secrets of his own. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.
Scholastic is the publishing powerhouse that brought readers The 39 Clues, Infinity Ring, and Spirit Animals. All three of those series are multi-platform books. That means you don't just read the stories. You immerse yourself in their world by accessing the games, codes, and forums online. All three series are very, very popular. Now, Scholastic is beginning a new multi-platform adventure called TombQuest. All five books will be written by Michael Northrop. The first title, Book of the Dead, came out today. Awaken the adventure with this sneak peek.
Nothing can save Alex Sennefer's life. That's what all the doctors say, but his mother knows it's not true. She knows that the Lost Spells of the Egyptian Book of the Dead can pull her son back from the brink. The problem? When she uses the spells, five Death Walkers are also brought back to life. An ancient evil has been unleashed. Long-dead mummies are awakening. New York City is overrun by menacing scorpions. And worst of all for Alex, his mom and the Lost Spells have both disappeared. He and his best friend, Ren, will do anything to find his mom and save the world. . . even if they have to go head-to-head with a Death Walker who has been plotting his revenge for 3,000 years. Some tombs were meant to stay closed . . .