The Maker is a book about thirteen-year-old Nate Smith. Nate’s parents are divorced, and the last time he saw his dad was six months ago. He knows he hasn’t been forgotten, though, because about two months after his dad left, he was sent a binder to put his drawings in. Attached to it was a note, “Your father would want you to have this. Put the good ones in here.” That was the day the visions started.
This story follows the life of Scott, a fifteen-year-old archeologist who’s always loved going on expeditions with his father, Dr. Romo. On Scott and Dr. Romo’s most recent expedition, Scott unearths a bag of magic stones in the cave systems of Uganda, Africa. From the first moment he touches the stones, he’s certain that they’re unique – they give him visions of smoke and fires blazing across a countryside, of women and children screaming, of war and bloodshed before his very eyes.
The Glass Town Game tells the unique story of four siblings who are magically transported to a world, not unlike their imaginary game. Anne, Emily, Branwell, and Charlotte all love to play with their toys. They do it all the time. Their toy soldiers fight valiantly against the evil Napoleon and always get up to fight another day. This game is the children’s escape. When the world isn’t right, they turn to their make-believe creation of Glass Town and the cities within it.
Ali-A, a popular YouTube gamer, is getting ready to go to one of the largest events of his life: the launch of a new videogame called “Alien Liberator 2.” He’s been given the task of interviewing Mr. Brook Masters, the man who voices the main character in the game. He’s thrilled to be hanging out at the launch with his girlfriend Clare and their adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Eevee. Ali rushes up onto the stage to interview Mr.
Blowback ’63 is the continuing story of Arky and Iris on their quest to rescue their mother from the past. It’s been five months since Matt returned from the Carlisle Indian School and 1907, but the twins haven’t made any progress toward finding their mother. Iris is determined to figure out the secrets of their family’s magical cor anglais, or English horn, that has the power to send people back in time. She is certain that the magical instrument is the key to finding their mother.
The Player King is a very favorable story about a poor boy by the name of Lambert Simnel. Lambert has never been more than just a dirty kitchen servant, and he doesn’t think he will ever be anything else. His circumstances change one night when a mysterious friar, Brother Simonds, purchases him and takes him far away. From there, Lambert is thrust into a plot to become a decoy king in a plan to overthrow a kingdom. Lambert goes through many changes and learns things about himself he would have never known otherwise. Will this plot work?