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The Greatest Magician (The Prequel)
Elena Paige
A convention for magicians! Mages and illusionists casting spells and performing spectacular tricks! The perfect annual event for every magical family! Except for someone like Jack Roberts. His mother is The Great Linda, a woman who can’t die. His dad has the power to heal. His sister can bend people to her will. But Jack has no such magic up his sleeve. He’s about as ordinary as can be. In fact, the annual Magicians’ Convention is the very last place on Earth he wants to hang out. Then Jack discovers there might be a way for him to gain magic after all. How far will Jack go in his desperate quest for magic? And who can he trust? See where it all began in The Greatest Magician, a prequel following the adventures of young Jack and his family years before the events of The Magicians’ Convention.   GET YOUR FREE COPY OF THE GREATEST MAGICIAN!
The Greatest Magician (The Prequel)
Children of the Knight (The Lance Chronicles - 1)
Michael Bowler
An orphan boy. A mysterious stranger. A city in crisis.

When 14-year-old Lance is saved from death, his life is forever changed. For starters, his savior claims to be King Arthur, the once and future ruler of ancient Britain. Lance has met lots of weirdos on the streets of L.A., and they claim to be many things. But this “king” not only reeks of sincerity, he wears armor, rides a gorgeous white horse, and lives in the storm drains underneath the city! Arthur has a throne, old-school clothes, and weapons up the wazoo. Swords, daggers, bows and arrows—the kind Lance has only seen in movies.

Turns out this Arthur guy wants to start some kind of revolution. He plans to collect other cast-off kids like Lance—even teen gang members—and create a New Camelot of Knights to gain more rights for youth and shake up the out-of-touch politicians who run Los Angeles.

Lance is all for helping kids like him. He’s spent his entire life in and out of the system, and it sucks. And he wants to believe in Arthur, but doubts even a king can accomplish such lofty goals. Despite these uncertainties, Lance readily accepts the position of First Knight—youth leader of Arthur’s new army—thereby setting in motion a crusade of tsunami proportions. When the children rise, will the city fall?

The Lance Chronicles begin…

Winner of the 2013 Gold Medal from The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

The Lance Chronicles:
Children of the Knight (The Lance Chronicles Book 1)
Running Through A Dark Place (The Lance Chronicles Book 2)
There Is No Fear (The Lance Chronicles Book 3)
And The Children Shall Lead (The Lance Chronicles Book 4)
Once Upon A Time In America (The Lance Chronicles Book 5)
Warrior Kids (standalone set within The Lance Chronicles universe)
Children of the Knight (The Lance Chronicles - 1)
Gularian Islands
Tracey C. Ayres
Fourteen-year-old Ben Mason has known for some time he’s a little bit different than other people. It isn’t until traveling back to Australia from a holiday in the United States he discovers just how true that is. Ben and his friends are flying home when their airplane crashes on a remote island. Guided by the captain, the passengers try to stay alive and safe until rescue arrives. But Ben feels strange things happening. Soon he meets a boy named Noke who saves Ben from drowning and a swarm of killer bees. Then, twenty-six days into their ordeal, Ben meets Goldevere, a prisoner of the dragon, Black Knight. Goldevere tells Ben he has the gift that can help both of their people and that he needs to find his wife Silver for help. They must work quickly to save the world from the angry black dragon.
Gularian Islands
Gypsy Legends: The Quest for Peace (Book 4)Gypsy Legends: The Quest for Peace (Book 4)
D.A. McGrath
The legend spoke of a new threat, a devastating war that could destroy the Gypsy race - unless the gifted children could prevent it…

Clara’s excited. It’ll soon be Christmas break. Two weeks off with cosy lie-ins, delicious hot chocolate and presents to be unwrapped. Not to mention being able to shape-shift to her hearts’ content. But, her friend, Luke, has disappeared off the face of the earth and she longs to know what’s happened to him.

Luke’s a Gypsy. He was on the road with his clan when their convoy was viciously attacked. Fleeing the ensuing chaos, Luke finds himself desperate and alone. Not able to trust his own kind, he makes his way to the only non-Gypsy he knows, Clara.

While dodging Luke’s pursuers, the re-united friends try to figure out why someone wants to possess Luke so badly. Do the answers they seek lie within the Gypsy council, who have unexpectedly called a clan gathering for Christmas Eve?

Facing terrifying Gypsy armies, and battles against ‘old magic’, can Clara and Luke outsmart the enemy and realise their destiny to save the Gypsy race?

In this fourth book of the ‘Full Moon’ series, Clara and Luke must find the courage to confront overwhelming odds. If you enjoy Neil Gaiman or Rick Riordan fantasy adventures, then you’ll love this book from Litpick Top Choice Award winning author, D.A. McGrath.The legend spoke of a new threat, a devastating war that could destroy the Gypsy race - unless the gifted children could prevent it… Clara’s excited. It’ll soon be Christmas break. Two weeks off with cozy lie-ins, delicious hot chocolate and presents to be unwrapped. Not to mention being able to shape-shift to her hearts’ content. But, her friend, Luke, has disappeared off the face of the earth and she longs to know what’s happened to him. Luke’s a Gypsy. He was on the road with his clan when their convoy was viciously attacked. Fleeing the ensuing chaos, Luke finds himself desperate and alone. Not able to trust his own kind, he makes his way to the only non-Gypsy he knows, Clara. While dodging Luke’s pursuers, the re-united friends try to figure out why someone wants to possess Luke so badly. Do the answers they seek lie within the Gypsy council, who have unexpectedly called a clan gathering for Christmas Eve? Facing terrifying Gypsy armies, and battles against ‘old magic’, can Clara and Luke outsmart the enemy and realize their destiny to save the Gypsy race? 
Gypsy Legends: The Quest for Peace (Book 4)
I, Sofia-Elisabete, Love Child of Colonel Fitzwilliam
Robin Elizabeth Kobayashi
Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2018
In 1815, a 5-year-old girl searches for Utopia in a post-Napoleonic Europe.
The girl, an abandoned love child, finds and then loses her beloved father. Will they ever find each other again? A touching tale of heartache told through a child's eyes with truth, love and a bit of magic.

Sofia-Elisabete is "[a] sparkling, robust young hero with a distinctive voice--a real winner" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

Sofia-Elisabete, the illegitimate child of Colonel Fitzwilliam, is a five-year-old firecracker with a true heart, an irrepressible spirit and a passion to be the best drummer girl. An inquisitive child, she senses the dark secrets surrounding her mysterious beginnings as a foundling in Portugal and the strange goings on in the tangled-up world of her troubled father, who adores her while harboring a great affection for someone called Mr. O.P. Umm.

Who is the enchanting Doña Marisa, who lures Sofia-Elisabete away in a search of the perfect world in the moon? Heartsick at being separated from her father, Sofia-Elisabete embarks on an odyssey in a post-Napoleonic continent in the company of Doña Marisa and her ragtag retinue, determined to find the utopia on the moon--a magical place where no one is ever sick or sad--and which she fervently believes will cure her father's bouts with melancholy. Will Sofia-Elisabete's childish innocence survive this emotional journey to find the perfect moon world?

I, Sofia-Elisabete, in part, reimagines the life and destiny of Colonel Fitzwilliam, the curiously evasive and opaque character in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
I, Sofia-Elisabete, Love Child of Colonel Fitzwilliam
Running Through A Dark Place (The Lance Chronicles - 2)
Michael Bowler
Bronze Award in the 2014 Wishing Shelf Book Awards

In Children of the Knight, Lance and Arthur created a New Camelot of Knights in Los Angeles by using might for right. They rallied the populace to take charge of their communities, while simultaneously putting the detached politicians in check. Now, despite what appears to be the loss of their First Knight, the young activists--joined by a significant new recruit named Ricky--must find a way to move forward. 

Their new goal is lofty: give adult rights to kids fourteen and older who are only considered "adults" when they break the law. The crusade seeks to provide teenagers with rights that make a difference in the real world: voting, driving, trading high school for work, and sitting as jurors for peers charged with criminal behavior. 

The adults of California balk at giving such power to youth, and the road ahead is anything but clear. However, before Arthur can fully contemplate these matters, he finds himself face-to-face with an ally from the past--one who proves that things aren't always what they seem, especially for the fallen Lance. 

The Lance Chronicles continue... 

The Lance Chronicles: 
Children of the Knight (The Lance Chronicles Book 1) 
Running Through A Dark Place (The Lance Chronicles Book 2) 
There Is No Fear (The Lance Chronicles Book 3) 
And The Children Shall Lead (The Lance Chronicles Book 4) 
Once Upon A Time In America (The Lance Chronicles Book 5) 
Warrior Kids (standalone set within The Lance Chronicles universe)
Running Through A Dark Place (The Lance Chronicles - 2)
The Princess of Baker StreetThe Princess of Baker Street
Mia Kerick

When she was a child, Joey Kinkaid, assigned as a boy at birth—wearing Mom’s purple sundress and an imaginary crown—ruled the Baker Street neighborhood with a flair and imagination that kept the other kids captivated. Day after day, she led them on fantastic after-school adventures, but those innocent childhood days are over, and the magic is gone. The princess is alone.


Even Eric Sinclair, the Prince Eric to Joey’s Princess Ariel, has turned his back on his former friend, watching in silence as Joey is tormented at school. Eric isn’t proud of it, but their enchanted youth is over, and they’ve been thrust into a dog-eat-dog world where those who conform survive and those who don’t… well, they don’t. Eric has enough to deal with at home, where his mother has abandoned him to live in isolation and poverty.


But Eric can’t stay on the sidelines forever. When Joey finally accepts her female gender and comes to school wearing lip gloss, leggings, and a silky pink scarf, the bullies readily take the opportunity she hands them, driving Joey to attempt suicide and leaving Eric at a crossroads—one that will influence both their lives in not just the present, but the future.


Is there a chance the two teens can be friends again, and maybe even more?

When she was a child, Joey Kinkaid, assigned as a boy at birth—wearing Mom’s purple sundress and an imaginary crown—ruled the Baker Street neighborhood with a flair and imagination that kept the other kids captivated. Day after day, she led them on fantastic after-school adventures, but those innocent childhood days are over, and the magic is gone. The princess is alone. Even Eric Sinclair, the Prince Eric to Joey’s Princess Ariel, has turned his back on his former friend, watching in silence as Joey is tormented at school. Eric isn’t proud of it, but their enchanted youth is over, and they’ve been thrust into a dog-eat-dog world where those who conform survive and those who don’t… well, they don’t. Eric has enough to deal with at home, where his mother has abandoned him to live in isolation and poverty. But Eric can’t stay on the sidelines forever. When Joey finally accepts her female gender and comes to school wearing lip gloss, leggings, and a silky pink scarf, the bullies readily take the opportunity she hands them, driving Joey to attempt suicide and leaving Eric at a crossroads—one that will influence both their lives in not just the present, but the future. Is there a chance the two teens can be friends again, and maybe even more?
The Princess of Baker Street
The Squirrel Squire
Erik DeLeo

A small but brave squirrel. An annual tournament. And threats from a dark challenger. 

Squire Puff faces many pressures, but searching for a missing knight isn’t supposed to be one of them. When things take a turn for the worse, can he face his fears and help avert disaster? If Puff can’t find the champion, he’s the only one left who can fight.

If you like talking animals, epic sword fights and exciting adventures, then you’ll love The Squirrel Squire. This chapter book is perfect for fans of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, Redwall by Brian Jacques and The Green Ember by S.D. Smith, along with other fantasy series including The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander.

The Squirrel Squire

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