The Santa’s Gift is a short story written by Paromita Goswami who lives in central India, so Indian culture, attitudes, and ways of speaking flow throughout the story. It is about almost 11-year-old know-it-all Toby who winds up learning some lessons about life. He thinks his mother should make sure he has clean socks every day, but she is overwhelmed with her job and household duties without the help of her maid. She thinks Toby is old enough to take on some responsibilities himself, so she stops washing the extra clothes he gets dirty.
In the book Watch Hollow by Gregory Funaro, the town of Watch Hollow is the home of the Blackford House, an ancient house with a clock that powers the entire house! But soon it stops working Then some unnatural trees begin to creep toward the house from the nearby Shadow Woods and are about to destroy everything - at least that's how it looks! Luckily, the Tinkers - Lucy, Oliver, and their dad - arrive to fix the clock under the supervision of the new owner, Mr. Quigley. All they have to do is fix a cuckoo clock, and they’ll never be poor again, because Mr.
True Blue Forever is a satisfying end to Joyce Scarbrough's True Blue Trilogy. It's 1980 - their senior year of high school! Mickey and Wade have come to acceptable terms with each other and Jeana. Even Billy Joe finds a girl who can put up with him. Only days after life begins to be perfect for the foursome, tragedy strikes. Jeana's world is flipped upside down and she starts having to make the hardest decisions of her life. Will she make the right choice? Can Billy Joe keep the one girl who has put up with him better than Jeana? Find out in this book.
Fresh Ink: An Anthology is an anthology of short stories put together by an amazing group of authors! The stories all focus on young adults and are geared toward coming-of-age type situations for the main characters. The stories range from discovering one's true potential to being truly comfortable in the skin you are in. For the most part, the stories are realistic fiction, however, at least two fall into the category of fantasy, and one is actually in graphic novel format.
Annie adores Aaan, her half-angel friend. But she only has a few weeks to spend with him. She convinces Aaan to come along with her and escape from his dwelling at the cave, but trouble always seems to find Annie. A war is silently raging in the Angel Realm. Will Annie and Aaan make it out? Read this final installment in The Stones of Bothynus Trilogy to find out!
Paths to the Stars is a collection of short stories by Edward Willett. The stories take place in the future, in space. They are fantastical stories about worlds beyond our own. This collection consists of multiple short stories of science fiction and adventure. Read as Edward Willett masterfully crafts short tales of adventure and exploration.
The Carver is about a young boy named Enzo who has been missing his best friend Zack and his mother for three years. When his father, Pino, disappears as well, he must begin his journey to find his family along with his neighbor Pietro (who is also known as the boy who learned how to fly). All he has are the figurines of people his father gave to him, which lead him to all the people he will need to accomplish his quest.