Anne of Avonlea

Five years after Anne Shirley came to the town of Avonlea, she feels (a little) more grown up, but she’s still the same skinny, red-headed orphan Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert took in. After putting her dream of attending Redmond College on hold so she can help Marilla with the farm, Anne doubts she has many adventures ahead of her. But even in plain old Avonlea, her life proves to be anything but ordinary. Ann takes over the local school and is determined to be a beloved teacher, but that’s hard when she has students like the forever bad-tempered Anthony who is just as determined to be a problem.

Anne of the Island

Anne is finally off to Redmond College! While she’s sad to be leaving Marilla and the twins, she’s excited to finally become a full-fledged BA, and to embark on new adventures with the other Avonlea folks attending Redmond—a group that includes her friend Gilbert Blythe. At Redmond Anne meets Philippa Gordon, a frivolous but charming girl who pulls Anne into the center of the Redmond social scene. As Anne becomes the object of several boys’ affection, she’s faced with numerous proposals she can’t possibly accept. Then Gilbert ruins everything by declaring his own feelings for her, and Anne worries that she’s lost one of her best friends…and possibly so much more.

The Adventures Of Sir Balin The Ill-Fated

Many years ago, the storytellers say, the great King Arthur brought justice to England with the help of his gallant knights of the roundtable.  While most of King Arthur’s knights freely chose a life of duty, for Sir Balin the Ill-Fated, destiny was foretold in a prophecy. And seriously, “ill-fated” is right there in his title, so Balin’s not surprised when things go sour. Still, no matter how dire the task, a loyal and gallant knight never refuses adventure!  Will Sir Balin finally discover his true destiny? And which ill-fated path will he have to choose? Join Balin on this, the noblest quest of all. With black-and-white drawings from acclaimed artist Aaron Renier throughout.

Alek

A very small boy called Doup once came with the Crow-girl to make his home in Crow Cave, a tine community nestled by the sea.  Now he has grown and is ready to leave behind childish things: he reclaims his birth name, Alek, and travels away from Crow Cove to the fishing village of Last Harbor to visit his older brother.  One night, Alek awakens from a deep sleep to see two points of light at the end of the beach, where all should be dark.  When he investigates, he witnesses a terrible crime:  shipwreckers have lured a boat to crash upon the rocky shore and are in the process of killing all the survivors.  He is not the only witness.  A beautiful girl has escaped…at least for now.  Alek must keep her safe while waiting for the chance to bring the murders to justice.  Dramatic, poignant, and moving, this is the final book in the much-acclaimed Children of Crow Cove series.

¡scandalosa!: A Honey Blonde Chica Novel (Honey Blonde Chica)

scandalosaIn this sequel to Honey Blonde Chica, Evie Gomez finally has it all: a sweet boyfriend, two mejor amigas, and an upcoming sixteeñera that’s the talk of the school. Too bad reality has a way of ruining things. Just when things look perfect, everything starts to unwind. Evie’s life takes one bad turn after another. Things can’t get more complicated…can they?

The Boy Who Dared

When 16-year-old Helmuth Hubner listens to the BBC news on an illegal short-wave radio, he quickly discovers Germany is lying to the people. But when he tries to expose the truth with leaflets, he’s tried for treason. Sentenced to death and waiting in a jail cell, Helmuth’s story emerges in a series of flashbacks that show his growth from a naive child caught up in the patriotism of the times, to a sensitive and mature young man who thinks for himself.