Cello is in crisis. Princess Ko’s deception of her people has emerged and the Kingdom is outraged; the Jagged Edge Elite have taken control, placing the Princess and two members of the Royal Youth Alliance under arrest and ordering their execution; the King’s attempts to negotiate their release have failed; Color storms are rampant; and nobody has heard the Cello wind blowing in months.
Thirteen-year-old Boli lives in a small pueblo near Mexico City, a landscape destroyed by drug crime, and when his parents leave town and are not heard from, Boli hopes to inspire a luchador to help him find them.
Mateo’s big brother Julian works in the United States. When the family doesn’t hear from Julian for a few weeks, Mateo sneaks out and journeys north to find him, crossing the border with the help of a new friend, Angel. With only his old notebook and a backpack, Mateo heads for the border, where dangers await: robbers, and the border police, who will send him back home or perhaps even put him in prison. On his journey, Mateo meets Angel, a smart, mysterious girl who can guide his crossing. Angel is tough; so is Mateo, and his memories of his loving family sustain him.
Nim is a modern-day Robinson Crusoe and is not afraid when her scientist dad sails off to study plankton for three days, leaving her alone on their island. Kids will love Nim’s zany adventures as she helps out her dad and diverts would-be tourists.
It was supposed to be the perfect vacation: hot guys, impeccable tans, and no parents. But for two high school seniors, an innocent car ride will drive them into the heart of their worst nightmare.
Sesame Seade, an established brainiac and aspiring sleuth, has a mystery to solve when university student Jenna Jenkins goes missing. With help from her friends, Sesame just might crack the case, as long as she can steer clear of pesky parents and avoid the perpetrators of a serious crime!
When Michael Malone saves a dog, he discovers that he has paranormal abilities, which bring him to the attention of a secret organization, but he plans to use the ability to find out what happened to his father, who mysteriously vanished three years earlier, and save his new friend, Freya.
Fourteen-year-old Madeleine of Cambridge, England, struggling to cope with poverty and her mother’s illness, and fifteen-year-old Elliot of the Kingdom of Cello in a parallel world where colors are villainous and his father is missing, begin exchanging notes through a crack between their worlds and find they can be of great help to each other.
During a school field trip, Steven discovers some gruesome relics from a seventeenth-century shipwreck and massacre–including the diary of a convicted murderer–and soon becomes obsessed with the past.
Set in colonial India, this richly layered coming-of-age tale follows a spirited young artist on a journey up the Ganges — and through the enigmas of her past.How can Anila Tandy, left to fend for herself after her mother’s death, dare to apply for a job that is clearly not meant for a woman? But somehow the “Bird Girl of Calcutta,” art supplies in hand, finds herself on an eye-opening journey up the Ganges, apprenticed to a gentleman scientist. As the lush landscape slips by, Anila dives into her past — a past where her beautiful Bengali mother still tells stories and her Irish father’s mysterious disappearance lingers. Gorgeously written and rich with atmosphere, Mary Finn’s debut novel tells the story of a determined young artist who must make her way in the dangerous world of late-eighteenth-century India.