The Incredibly Amazing and Magical Flying Chair by Bob Shumaker and Nancy Machlis Rechtman features the story of Noah Gibson, a seventh-grader who cherishes an undying love for magic. His father’s mysterious disappearance has deeply troubled the entire family, and Noah is no exception in this regard. Although his father could barely make ends meet with his meager income as a magician, Noah is determined to follow his father’s path and remain involved with magic shows.
Detective Natty and Doggy Dale Follow the Clues by Deborah Hunt is the first book of the series ‘Detective Natty and Doggy Dale Mini Mysteries’. It features Natty, a little detective, and her loyal partner Dale, a dog who is equally good at solving mysteries, if not more. The two of them solve four simple mysteries involving missing objects, utilizing clues and of course, their detective skills. The first story is about a boy losing his soccer shoes while the rest are concerned with missing lunch box, saxophone, and button collection respectively.
Haunted House: Day and Night by Jaybie D. is a rhyming children’s picture book that features the story of Mandy as she reluctantly accompanies her family on a trip to a haunted house. During the day, she finds herself in a behind-the-scenes tour of the prop-stages where she observes how haunted attractions work. At night, she gets to experience the actual stunning show, which is the fruit of the labor put in by the people working behind it. By the time it ends, Mandy discovers that her feelings about the trip are no longer the same.
The Mootants vs the Unstoppable Mega-Chicken by Derek Taylor Kent features the story of Kyma and her friends, a herd of calves living in a quiet, peaceful farm. Kyma is tired of her confined life in the farm; she wishes to explore the world beyond the fence and lead an extraordinary life. Her wish begins to come true as she, along with her friends, gains superpower through Blooze, the insane invention of a scientist called Dr. Eggsplatt who has been made to believe that he is a chicken. Dr.
Rain Falling on Embers by Liana Gardner is a marvelous YA novel that follows Katie McCabe, a thirteen-year-old struggling against a turbulent life. Katie’s world turns upside down as her ailing father sends her away to live with her uncle, a place where she feels she does not belong. The agony of leaving her home behind along with the constant pressure of living up to her family’s reputation continue to tear her down, and the eventual death of her father only makes things worse.
Back to the Bright Before by Katherine Nolte is a smooth and poignant children’s adventure story that features the journey of Perpetua or Pet and her little brother Simon. Although Pet’s family has never been rich, things go well until one day an accident casts a dark shadow over their lives. Pet’s dad, the breadwinner of the family, breaks his arm, and Pet holds herself responsible for the misfortune.