Queen Gabrielle is lonely. She had lived with many nieces and nephews before she became queen, so she loves children. She wants a child very badly. King Bartholomew loves Gabrielle and wants her to be happy. He goes in search for the perfect child to join his wife in the palace and keep her company. After several mishaps with naughty children, he finds Olive.
What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper tells the story of a Jewish girl named Gerta living through the Holocaust. Gerta doesn’t know that she is Jewish until one day, Nazi soldiers break into her family’s apartment and take her and her father to a concentration camp. Gerta ends up at a concentration camp called Auschwitz, and there she is separated from her father when he is taken to die. While at Auschwitz, Gerta plays her father’s viola in the Women’s Orchestra.
Chapel Ryan has never been an ordinary girl. Her father died when she was very young, leaving her with hallucinations that her mother and therapist chalked up to PTSD. After years of therapy, Chapel thought she was cured, but soon after the mysterious and handsome Isaiah Halstead moves to town, her hallucinations start up again. With Isaiah at her side, Chapel soon realizes that there is more to her hallucinations than she originally thought. As she digs deeper, she learns that no one around her is as honest as they initially seemed.
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.
A Bridge in the Forest is a book following Lily Kingman and her magical story. Lily thinks she is a normal girl living a normal life. Little does she know that her life will soon change in unimaginable ways. Lily has an elderly friend, Mrs. Rose Beth, who tells the best stories. One day, Mrs. Rose Beth tells her a story about a Ninatlee flower that blooms on the Kelyart plant. Lily promises Mrs.
In Time Traitor by Todd McClimans, the main characters, Kristi Connors and Ty Jordan, are just two kids attending George Washington Prep School. Kristi hates the place and is trying to get herself kicked out by humiliating her history teacher, Xavier Arnold. She rigs up his desk with explosive fireworks, unscrews his desk chair, and basically just annoys him every waking hour at Washington Prep.
Ahimsa means nonviolence. That is the main motive for the Freedom Fighters of India. It's the 1940's and the Indians are under British occupation, and the Indians want them out. We follow a girl named Anjali and meet her as she is painting a giant black Q (Quit India) on the side of a British Officer's house. Anjali’s mother used to work for a British Officer as a secretary, but she quit because she was tired of all the British decrees and that the officer wasn't helping Indians who were wrongly accused of crimes against the British.
Everything I Know About You is the perfect title for Barbara Dee’s story of an unlikely friendship that must first survive the misguided first-impressions that middle schoolers assign each other. Tally, a headstrong “mother bear” of her friends, has always been bigger than the other kids. Therefore, she has felt an obligation to protect those she cares about, especially her best friends, Spider and Sonnet. Following Tally’s lead, the trio of friends actively avoids contact with the “clonegirls” and two boys who bullied Spider years ago.
Royal Sweets is about Mini and Taffy, fairy princesses, who are trying to help a troll named Gobo get out of a bush that he is stuck in. While Mini and Taffy are figuring out how to help Gobo, Mini’s suspicious cousins, Frosting and Cupcake, try to figure out what Mini and Taffy are up to. Will they end up helping each other or getting in each other's way?
Imagine living in a world with witches and wizards, with mysterious spells and bubbling potions that can grant you powers such as flight and invisibility and a very long life. This is the fabulous world that the young wizard Zoran lives in. Despite all its wonders, however, Zoran’s world lacks one of the most wonderful things in the world: colors. The entire earth is dull, colorless, translucent, and everything has a glassy look to it.