Life isn’t always a bowl full of red jelly beans. Even Poppy Johnson, straight-A extraordinaire, main character in Jolene Stockman’s new novel, The Jelly Bean Crisis, knows that. Poppy has lived by her infamous Jelly Bean Theory for years. Eat the worst jelly beans first, in order to get the best ones later. The same applies to Poppy’s life. Study for SATS. Win the Denton Award. Go to Columbia. Wall Street. The worst comes first. Then, on to the finest jelly beans in life. Money. Influence.
Authors Elle and Blair Fowler have been making fashion and makeup videos since 2008, and now have over 360 million views on YouTube and 150,000 monthly views on their website. Their novel tells the similar story of two sisters, Sophia and Ava London, who started their career with makeup how-to videos.
When Rory passes people in the hallways, she can hear them whispering. She knows they are talking about her famous parents. No one cares about her as her own person. Rory is ready for her own identity! She gets this opportunity when she joins an after-school program called Ever After School. It is a school to train kids to be Characters in fairy tales. Rory is thrilled, but it is not all fun and easy. She has to deal with bullies, heavy swords, mean teachers, and even a real live dragon! The final test comes when she accompanies her new friend Lena on her tale.
John and Abigail are a normal (sort of) set of twins on a hair raising adventure through all sorts of trouble. They have a crazy inventor father who is the brain behind several crazy contraptions including the Personal One-Man Helicopter (POMH) and the Foot-Activated Compressed-Air-Powered Page-Turner with Clip on Mount (crazy…right?) When John and Abigail are kidnapped, they need a plan to escape. Their plan to get away from their kidnapper might just be outrageous enough to work. This funny, fast-paced story is a must read for anyone looking for a good adventure story.
Have you ever wondered who truly controls your future--the universe or yourself? That's the question that Foretold sets out to answer. In this collection of fourteen original stories by fourteen different authors, you'll find various takes on the age-old question, ranging from apocalyptic predictions to simple prophecies.
Ivy and Bean are sick of just watching Bean's older sister, Nancy, and hearing all about the wonderful adventures SHE'S had at camp. Ivy and Bean have had enough, and decide to start their own camp, Camp Flaming Arrow. Ivy and Bean do a lot of fun activities with the childeren they host in Camp Flaming Arrow, including hunting a Komodo Dragon!
Ever since Katerina saved the tsar’s life using her dark magic, she has been unsure of her place in the seemingly perfect royal society. Once she discovers that she is not the only one with dark secrets, Katerina wonders what else has been hidden from view. When an old evil resurfaces, she is forced to stay away from those she loves, especially the tsar’s son. She knows she can stop the evil, but at what price?
Life Guards in the Hamptons is a fantasy/romance novel about Willow Tate, who is a Graphic Novelist and Visualizer. She lives in Manhattan with her side kick, an attitudinal Pomeranian who has three legs and is named Little Red. Unfortunately, weird things are happening in Paumanok Harbor, and she is getting the blame because of past problems from characters in her books.
Nora Dearly is the only human on Earth who is immune to the Laz, a virus that brings the dead back to life, but that doesn't make the epidemic any less hard on her. Things are just starting to get back to normal for her and her zombie boyfriend, Bram Griswold, but things are about to take a turn for the worst. After much work, Nora's father's vaccine proves ineffective due to the arrival of new strain of the virus. Panic is spreading quickly, making people feel more anti-zombie than ever.
The best part of summer in the little town of Winston is the Fourth of July festival. The townspeople this year, however, are hoping the festival will end better than the previous two years, without the murder of one of their children. Despite the people of Winston's insistence to keep everything as normal as possible, the media is all over town, talking about a serial killer and predicting a third murder.