Books

Cousins in Action

series_ciaWritten by Sam Bond.

Dumped at their eccentric Grandma’s, Cagney, Olivia, Aidan, Lissy and Tess are convinced they’re in for a boring summer. But when Grandma gets a series of mysterious phone calls and a highly unlikely pet sitter arrives, the cousins find themselves jetting off to Peru, where, much to their surprise, they find the adventures have only just begun.

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Galaxy Games

series_ggWritten by Greg R. Fishbone.

Tyler Sato was an ordinary kid until a fateful birthday party, a present from Japan, a worldwide panic, an alien visitor, and an invitation to the greatest sports tournament in the galaxy. Now Tyler leads a team of international all-stars, representing Earth in a quest to win the ultimate prize. The Galaxy Games series of middle-grade novels from author Greg R. Fishbone blends sports and science fiction with a wacky sense of humor that kids will love.

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Haunted

series_hauWritten by Chris Eboch.

Thirteen-year-old Jon and his eleven-year-old sister, Tania, are typical kids – except for the fact that Tania can communicate with ghosts. Their mom and stepdad are producers of a ghost-hunter reality television show, but they don’t know about Tania’s gift, and Tania wants to keep it that way.

Jon can’t see ghosts and didn’t believe in them, but things are getting too crazy for any other explanation. And if softhearted Tania wants to help the ghosts, Jon will have to protect her and try to keep them both out of trouble.

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Magic Mayhem

series_mmWritten by Deanna Roy.

The Magic Mayhem series tells the story of three kids with magical powers that never work the way they are supposed to. In book one, Jinnie Wishmaker can grant any living thing its one true wish. But somehow, the wishes always have a mind of their own. In book two, Marcus Mender can fix anything just by holding it, but an accidental touch reverses the powers of good and evil! In book three, Elektra Chaos has loved her life as a villain, but due to Marcus’s mistake, she is horrified to find herself working on the side of good. It will take all of them banding together to put the world back to its natural order.

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The Sweet Spot

series_ssWritten by Stacy Barnett Mozer.

When thirteen-year-old Sam Barrette’s baseball coach tells her that her attitude’s holding her back, she wants to hit him in the head with a line drive. Why shouldn’t she have an attitude? As the only girl playing in the 13U league, she’s had to listen to boys and people in the stands screaming things like “Go play softball,” all season, just because she’s a girl. Her coach barely lets her play, even though she’s one of the best hitters on the team.

All stakes now rest on Sam’s performance at baseball training camp. But the moment she arrives, miscommunication sets the week up for potential disaster. Placed at the bottom with the weaker players, she will have to work her way up to A league, not just to show Coach that she can be the best team player possible, but to prove to herself that she can hold a bat with the All-Star boys.

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