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Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate

Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate

Timothy and the Dragon's GateTimothy Freshwater, a cool smart-aleck with a bad attitude, purposely does things to annoy his teachers and his parents. His favorite word: “Whatever.” As the story opens, he has just been expelled from school…again. Too old for a babysitter and too much trouble to be left at home alone, Timothy goes to work with his Dad and finds himself put to work as an intern. There he meets the mail clerk, Mr. Shen…who is really a dragon in human form that is required to obey whoever owns a mystical dragon key. Timothy acquires the key and is suddenly hotly pursued by ninja assassins, pirates and other villains who want to own Mr. Shen for themselves. Timothy and Mr. Shen set out to do the impossible…travel to China so that Mr. Shen can get to the Dragon’s Gate in time to free himself from the curse of the dragon key. Non-stop action with attitude. And Timothy gets some unexpected help – the crew from Alex and  the Ironic Gentleman. If you haven’t read that one yet it’s another great adventure from Adrienne Kress.  Author: Adrienne Kress

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The 39 Clues #3 The Sword Thief

The 39 Clues #3 The Sword Thief

The Sword Thief

Amy and Dan Cahill are still hot on the trail of the 39 Clues, the real life treasure hunt they began in The 39 Clues #1 Maze of Bones and #2 One False Note. Amy, Dan and their nanny Nellie begin their third adventure at an Italian airport preparing to board a plane to Japan, where they think they will find the next clue. Nellie boards the plane while Dan and Amy try to figure out a problem with security – could it be the swords hidden in Dan’s luggage?! No, it isn’t the swords, it’s their evil cousins Ian and Natalie Kabra who have boarded the plane in Amy and Dan’s place. Dan and Amy are stranded at the airport with No Nellie, no money and no plane tickets.

Who should come to their rescue but Uncle Alistair Oh, the man who left them inside their Grandmother’s burning home. Alistair offers them passage to Japan. Should they trust him? When they began their clue hunt, their only directions were “trust no one.” The thing is, Alistair can get them to Japan. The Cahills take a chance and forge an alliance with Uncle Alistair. Is this the beginning of a new chapter in their quest…or the beginning of the end?

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If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late

If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late

If You're Reading This, It's Too Late

Cass and Max-Ernest are back and their new adventure is just as dangerous as it was before. (See The Name of This Book is Secret) Cass discovers a note in her lunch bag – a shopping list from her mom. But there’s something weird about the note: a) Cass’s mom just went to the store the day before b) some of the things on the list they never eat c) the note is signed, “Mother”. It just doesn’t add up and there is a good reason it doesn’t – the note isn’t from Cass’s mom at all, it’s a coded message from the Terces Society, the secret organization Cass and Max-Ernest have joined to keep the world safe from The Midnight Sun and evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais.

The note sets up a meeting place so how can Max-Ernest and Cass resist? Well, there is the small problem that Cass is grounded – but when has that ever stopped a person from saving the world? Author: Pseudonymous Bosch

The Secret Series:

#1:The Name of This Book is Secret on CD, Downloadable eBook or eAudio
#2: If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late on Downloadable eBook
#3: This Book is Not Good For You on CD, Downloadable eBook or eAudio
#4: This Isn’t What It Looks Like on Downloadable eBook
#5: You Have to Stop This

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Alex and the Ironic Gentleman

Alex and the Ironic Gentleman

Alex and the Ironic Gentleman

Alex has a happy life living with her Uncle at the top of his doorknob shop. Happy except for school, that is. Alex doesn’t like wearing a uniform with a skirt. She thinks her teachers are old and smell funny.  The girls at her school are so concerned with how their hair looks they are ridiculous. Quite simply, Alex is bored out of her mind.

And then one day, everything changes.  Alex gets a new teacher at school, Mr. Underwood. Mr. Underwood is interesting and funny and he teaches the kids how to fence (fight with swords.) He also reveals to Alex and her uncle an old family secret that involves buried treasure and secret map.

When Mr. Underwood is kidnapped and held prisoner on the pirate ship the Ironic Gentleman, it is up to Alex to rescue him, and the family treasure map. Pursued by a band of evil old ladies and befriended by various interesting characters along the way, Alex fights her way to the sea and onto the docked Ironic Gentleman. Author: Adrienne Kress

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The World of Quest

The World of Quest

The World of Quest

Prince Nestor is used to being treated like, well, a prince. He bosses people around, he’s spoiled, he expects people to immediately do what he has asked them to do. But the Prince has a problem.  He knows about a magic daggar and some magic swords that are the key to ultimate power. His problem is that he needs to get to the swords before the evil Lord Spite gets to them.

The prince decides to seek out Quest, a former hero who has lived in seclusion for the last 20 years. Quest is smart, strong and experienced, but he is also retired. Quest is not interested in helping out, but when the prince is attacked right in front of him, Quest has no choice but to take action, and when he does, he gets caught up in the Prince’s adventures.

This is a really colorful and action packed comic book.  Quest and Nestor are both seriously stubborn – both are used to getting their own way. Quest kind of reminds me of Shrek – he’s roped into being a hero when he really just wants to be left alone.  Like Shrek, Quest is also sharp-witted and sarcastic. He continues to help Nestor, despite being constantly annoyed by him.

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