Seanna has had a dark red birthmark on her chin her whole life. As much as she hates it, she’s learned that people judge her based on the mark on her face. But behind that birthmark lies an unbelievable amount of power. Her birthmark gives her pyrokinetic abilities that Seanna has no idea how to control. And on top of that, she has outgrown the orphanage that's been her only home. Forced to leave, she can only imagine what comes next from the rumors she heard while growing up. Will Seanna learn how to control her powers once and for all?
The Maker, a work of fantastical science-fiction by D.F. Anderson, is a book that is difficult to summarize in just one paragraph. The main character, Nate, is going through a tough time in his life. He hasn’t seen his father in six months - ever since his parents got divorced. Ted, his new “Dad,” discourages Nate’s love of drawing. The only reminder Nate has of his “old” life is a special binder that his Dad sent to him where Nate puts all of his artwork.
Kiri doesn’t belong with the wallers (city dwellers) or the fugees. She sees that even more fully when the fugees catch a leatherback turtle thought to be extinct. Kiri runs to her father, a waller, hoping he can help save the turtle. Sadly, he fails and offends the fugees, causing the fugees to ban Kiri and her father from the village.
This story follows the life of Scott, a fifteen-year-old archeologist who’s always loved going on expeditions with his father, Dr. Romo. On Scott and Dr. Romo’s most recent expedition, Scott unearths a bag of magic stones in the cave systems of Uganda, Africa. From the first moment he touches the stones, he’s certain that they’re unique – they give him visions of smoke and fires blazing across a countryside, of women and children screaming, of war and bloodshed before his very eyes.
Ali-A, a popular YouTube gamer, is getting ready to go to one of the largest events of his life: the launch of a new videogame called “Alien Liberator 2.” He’s been given the task of interviewing Mr. Brook Masters, the man who voices the main character in the game. He’s thrilled to be hanging out at the launch with his girlfriend Clare and their adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Eevee. Ali rushes up onto the stage to interview Mr.
Blue is not an ordinary metal-horned unicorn. In fact, Blue is too ordinary to be a metal-horned unicorn. His horn is not even metal. Metal-horned unicorns have magic, charm, and beauty. Blue has none of those attributes. Blue, however, is more important than he realizes.
At Blue’s birth, an oracle predicted greatness. The whole clan was disappointed when they saw Blue, an ordinary unicorn with no powers. After his mother’s death, Blue became cut off from much of the clan, except from his mate, Ghel.
Lord Banjo has always looked, felt, and acted like royalty, but now he has proof. For his human father’s birthday he gets a DNA test and finds that he is a descendant of France’s royal dogs. But he is not getting the treatment he deserves! Miss Beverly, his favorite dog-sitter, has declared that he is too fat.
The monstrous Baba Yaga, a trickster witch of disastrous proportions, has been working alone for years, terrorizing the town she frequents. She kidnaps children and then threatens to eat those who behave badly. Now, however, she has a problem: she has too much work. She needs an assistant. In a spur-of-the-moment decision, she puts an ad in the local newspaper. And, to her great surprise, a young girl named Masha stumbles upon her walking house. This is the story of how they learn to work together, and how appearances aren’t always as they seem.