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GL Wilson
Coins that have magical properties. Aliens. Scorpions. Attempted murder. Elvis alive and well and driving a moped. What more could you want? Mystery, adventure, fantasy? Look no further. Step right up and enjoy the show. This is Campion's Choice.

Jack Campion was just an ordinary thirteen year old kid - well, maybe not that ordinary, not after the Dadster's accident - so ok, ordinary or not, the last thing he was expecting was all that whooshy stuff in the air raid shelter.
And Tia Cole had a normal thirteen year old life - with her blind, piano playing mum and her irritating younger brother - and she was not expecting to end up, in a wood, fighting for her life against every animal that has ever wanted to eat a person.
If only Clamp hadn't mentioned the Deathstalker. If only the Nomas had found the meteorite. If only Gidean St-George wasn't such a pain in the neck. Things might have been different.
But they weren't different. So expect the extraordinary - expect Aliens, magic coins, sabre toothed tigers and the occasional bit of walking through walls. That way you won't be disappointed.
This is Jack's story - just don't tell Tia.

G.L. Wilson is a children's author and playwright. And he taught English. (But is not fussy about starting sentences with And).
Campion's Choice
Bob Briggs
Childhood anxiety is becoming a more and more common situation that we have to deal with today. In book 1 of the Grateful Bob series, Bobby was learning fast to become Grateful for almost everything that happens in his life. In book 2 Grateful Bob: Tommy defeats the Dragon, Bobby is able to show how grateful he is for his friend Tommy by helping him cope with anxiety and panic attacks. Bobby hopes that by reading his story, he can also help you as well. Anxiety is very hard to understand if you have not experienced this yourself. Grateful Bob is written through the eyes of a child and Bobby's actual experience of childhood anxiety. The first step to a better life, is understanding. Every child needs to know they are normal and always going to be okay. Grateful Bob will show you the way.
Grateful Bob: Tommy Defeats the Dragon
The story of a mole who hears singing the day he is born drifting into his den. His family doesn't make any noises like singing, so where is it coming from? Will he have the nerve to defy traditions and venture into no mole territory? Can he have membership in two worlds? Join him and see.
MORTIMER: A Chapter Book
Kelly Anne Winsa
Robi’s Flying Saucer Drive-In: girls now have their answer to the Wimpy Kid series for boys.
"The classroom door opens slowly and a leaf blows in. It is a colored one even though we start school in late August and the trees outside are all green. A girl walks in.
She has the palest skin I have ever seen. Maybe it is transparent. I can see little blue veins. I think, oh, maybe that is because of the light. Her eyes graze mine. Hers are dotted like a leopard's, pale bronze on yellow. Wild."
When her parents buy a new restaurant--Robi's Flying Saucer Drive-In--Saffron Wilson decides to work there part time. She wants to earn some money--and begin to take control of her own life. Next thing Saffron knows, a carnival has set up behind the restaurant, bringing with it a new friend. Clair Villeneuve appears to be 14 years of age but, as Saffron discovers, is actually much, much, much older. And she seems oddly familiar with everything their astronomy teacher shares with their class, including his belief that the universe is full of life.
When Clair is unexpectedly left behind by the carnival, Saffron learns that not only is her friend in danger but someone is trying to prevent her from completing a secret mission here on Earth. Will Saffron come to terms with her responsibility to help Clair? Will she discover the true nature of Clair's mission? And can Saffron actually protect Clair--even though time seems to be running out?
Robi's Flying Saucer Drive-In (Series, 1st book)
Candie Leigh Campbell
"The 5th Wave" meets "The Host" in an epic new saga, SEEK.

“An intriguing read that any pre-teen or teen will enjoy!”—LitPick

Out of seven billion people, there’s only one thing we all have in common.
We search for what eludes us.
We evade what causes us sorrow.
We extract what doesn’t suit our needs.
And we kill to get what we want.
WE SEEK.
In the time it takes you to read this, two lives will be revoked and one spared. Some call it divine intervention, others say natural selection decides, but no one really knows for sure.
EXCEPT ME.
My name is Keira, and this is how I saved you.

Keira Donavan joins a secret government agency called SEEK to get her sister, Lindy, an illegal operation (a genetically created spinal cord transplant). The surgery promises to repair Lindy’s legs after a car accident, which Keira feels responsible for, leaves her paralyzed.

At SEEK, Keira is a trained huntress who tracks and kills parasitic shadows in the Daniel Boone National Forest. She's told the shadows—the "Khayal"—are evil parasites which prey on humans. But things get weird after she finds herself injured and alone in the woods. Once rescued, everything changes including her eye-color and her job. SEEK gives her a human target—a handsome nineteen-year-old millionaire—Jonathan Steed. Now she has two choices if she's going to succeed in getting Lindy that operation, seduce Jonathan and convince him to join SEEK...or kill him.

But nothing goes according to plan when she finds herself staring into eyes the same radioactive green as hers. Jonathan swears SEEK's been lying to her, but it isn’t until Keira comes face-to-face with a true Khayal that her world crashes down—one lie at a time—until she's forced to see the truth. Khayal are good and SEEK wants her dead. But running isn’t that simple. SEEK has her sister and her family.

Again Keira must choose, save her sister and her family or save the Khayal. And falling in love with Jonathan isn't helping.

LitPick Top Choice Book Review Award

Search is the first book of the four-part SEEK Saga.
Evade (SEEK Book 2) coming November 1, 2016
Extract (SEEK Book 3) coming (May 1, 2017
Kill (SEEK Book 4) coming November 1, 2017

**Mild Language
Search (SEEK #1)
Joanne Vruno
The arrival of Queen Elin is the beginning of a new alliance between the three light elf villages, but is also the cause of their new dangers. King Helmar learns the long-lost queen is alive and is determined to capture her, enlisting the most dangerous creatures in Murkwood to assist him. The villages have to stay on high alert as the three guardians try to rid the area of these creatures, who this time are a danger to humankind, as well.The arrival of Queen Elin is the beginning of a new alliance between the three light elf villages, but is also the cause of their new dangers. King Helmar learns the long-lost queen is alive and is determined to capture her, enlisting the most dangerous creatures in Murkwood to assist him. The villages have to stay on high alert as the three guardians try to rid the area of these creatures, who this time are a danger to humankind, as well.
Spring of Elves
Elizabeth Atkinson
Eleven-year-old Martin can hardly imagine a worse summer. Martin's dad wants him to like "normal" boy things—playing sports and exploring the outdoors—so he sends Martin to his great-aunt Lenore, who lives on a tiny island called Beyond. Nothing about Beyond is what Martin expects, certainly not the strange, local boy who unexpectedly befriends Martin. Solo can canoe and climb trees and survive on his own in the wilderness, and Martin's drawn to him in a way he doesn't quite understand. But he's not sure he can trust Solo. In fact, can he trust anything about this strange island, where everyone seems to be keeping secrets?
The Island of Beyond
Fred Holmes
Fourteen-year-old Hannah Bradbury loved her father so much that she worried about him constantly. After all, he was a photographer who traveled to the most dangerous places in the world. To allay her fears, each time he came home he brought her silly gifts, each one with supposed magical powers: the Seal of Solomon, the Ring of Gyges, even Aladdin’s Lamp. It was that lamp that Hannah found most unbelievable, for it looked like an ugly teapot. Nevertheless, her father assured her it was real, and made her promise to save her three wishes for something very special. Then . . . six months later . . . the unthinkable happened. Her father was killed while on assignment to Baghdad. And so on the day of his funeral Hannah did something she never thought she would ever do. She took out that teapot and gave it a rub . . . The Ugly Teapot by Fred Holmes is a timeless tale, filled with magic and adventure. More importantly, it will make you believe in the overwhelming power of love.
THE UGLY TEAPOT

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