Twelve-year-old Toby Roberts, the main character in The Magicians Convention by Elena Paige, is sure that magic isn’t real. But one morning while looking out his bedroom window, Toby sees hundreds of people clad in black cloaks and top hats streaming into his neighbor’s tiny house. Stranger yet, his grandpa swears he doesn’t see anyone at all.
Twinkle Mehra dreams of directing movies and becoming famous. So when Sahil Roy asks her if she wants to direct a movie together for the Midsummer Night art festival, of course Twinkle says yes! This also means Twinkle get closer to Neil Roy, her crush and Sahil’s twin brother! What could go wrong?
Looking for an attention-grabbing story? Maybe some adventure as well? Look no further! In this story, Thomas is a young Chinese Yankee who works his way into the Union Army to battle in the Civil War. However, for a Chinese teenager, war is not the only conflict. Thomas must fight against the teases and prejudices of the other soldiers, while at the same time fighting against his own negative feelings and doubt. Will he be able to get freedom, not just for the slaves, but for himself?
BRAiN RiDE is a first-person story toldfrom the view of two teenage boys, Jason and Logan. After a horrific bike accident, Logan is left with a serious brain injury. Although his change in mental capacity has put a strain on their brother-like relationship, they train together for an important bike race across the state. Aided by a teacher, they set out to keep moving from their past and maybe earn some money for Logan’s medical bills.
Jess has always been quieter than her identical twin, Anna. Anna has always been the likeable one – outgoing, confident, and athletic. Jess has always been awkward and unapproachable. However, Jess believes that they share an inseparable bond. That is, until Anna is found dead just outside her bedroom window.
Everyone tries to tell Jess that it was just an accident, but Jess knows better. There are too many questions and not enough answers. Why would Anna be sneaking out at night? Was she seeing somebody? Nothing seems to be adding up. Will Jess figure it out?
Prepare to enter the amazing world of knowledge! Join a team of kids who embark on an adventurous quest to solve puzzles, find clues, and race to the end. The winner gets the prize of the century! Meanwhile, their hero, Mr. Luigi L. Lemoncello has plans to release the greatest game the world has ever seen! However, betrayal, fraud, and trickery lie nearby. Is Mr. Lemoncello who the kids think he is? Set in Ohio, Mr. Lemoncello makes the best digital games in the world! Also, prepare for a bonus at the end of this wonderful book.
In the book American Panda by Gloria Chao, seventeen-year-old Mei Lu should be in high school but is instead a freshman at college. She is so smart and advanced, but she struggles with her desire to have approval from her parents. After her brother gets disowned, Mei struggles with keeping her parents happy. Since her brother, Xing, took all of her parents' attention, now it is all up to Mei. Her parents want her to be a doctor, but she would rather be a dance teacher.