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The Beaver Prince

The Beaver Prince by Moth Hegel

A fairy tale about a young prince who finds himself changed into a beaver after disappointing a local fairy. This story contains themes of responsibility and willingness to learn from others.


C贸dicemex: C贸dice Mexicano de Omeyoc谩n

C贸dicemex: C贸dice Mexicano de Omeyoc谩n by Dar铆o Aguilar Peregrina

SYNOPSIS C脫DICEMEX: C脫DICE MEXICANO DE OMEYOC脕N In the astonishing world of Teteocan, the Gods of the Aztec, Maya, Pur茅pecha, Yokot谩n cultures, and many more, coexisted harmoniously thanks to an alliance achieved by the God Nanahuatzin Quetzalcoatl and the Goddess Coatlicue with the other realms known as the Thirteen Heavens. After the death of Nanahuatzin, a young Goddess named Xeloh Tlazolteotl along with her loyal servants known as "Aluhuales" would provoke a revolution against the reign of Coatlicue seeking vengeance for the death of her former Tlatoani. Faced with this situation, Princess Alitzel Quetzalcoatl, along with her master Xipetotec and her guardian ocelot Janitzin, would manage to escape from Xeloh to the nation known as Mexico. In search of returning home, Alitzel would ask for help from a boy named Daniel "Dani" Aguilar and his friends, nicknamed the " Pandilla Iztapalapa," to find the "Xoconostles" through the magical artifact known as the C贸dice Mexicano de Omeyoc谩n, confront Xeloh, and restore the peace of the Heaven.


Little Red is making friends

Little Red is making friends by Alina Manolache

Squirrel life at Grandma鈥檚 house in the forest clearing is cozy, serene, and pretty uneventful, so why don鈥檛 we get our capes and set out on a fruit hunt?! Together with Grandma, Red embarks on a spirited adventure. Along the way she eats delicious blueberries, helps a blue jay build her nest, and befriends a pack of wolves (yes, you read that right, not one wolf but a pack). In this book inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, lively illustrations reminiscent of watercolor are woven with the right amount of text to tell a captivating and touching story about playfulness, compassion, and making friends. Psst, I鈥檒l let you in on a secret. There are 32 butterflies spread throughout the illustrations of this book, can you find them all?


Darragh:Dragon

Darragh:Dragon by Arden Erimitis

Quiet and curious, Dragon Gaelen isn鈥檛 a typical dragon. For one, she was raised by gnomes- Carrick, Aideen, and Annalene Gaelen who live in the beautiful countryside of Mossbark Acres within Gnome Colony of the enchanted land of Darragh. Having lost everything in a tragic storm before she was hatched, Dragon knows very little about her origin. Growing up among the cob houses of peaceful Gnome Colony, she鈥檚 always felt accepted and loved- but never quite like she belonged. When her adoptive family enrolls her in the impressive Breezemaple Academy, Dragon believes it holds the key to the missing pieces of her past. Surrounded by students and teachers from all across Darragh, she hopes she鈥檒l finally stop feeling like an outsider. However, Breezemaple isn鈥檛 at all what she expects. On her first day, she feels lost, overwhelmed, and betrayed by two particular students- a fellow dragon named Azric and a phoenix named Kora. Dragon believed meeting other students would help her find herself. Instead, she becomes the target of their jokes, teased for her differences and never embraced as one of their own. Filled with shame and self-loathing, Dragon must choose to stay silent and bury her past- or find her voice among the pain. A powerful story about being true to ourselves, Dragon takes us on a journey of self-acceptance- illustrating how the choices and innate power within each of us impacts the magic we wield


Wizards of the Apocalypse: The Forgotten Prophecy

Wizards of the Apocalypse: The Forgotten Prophecy by X Zombie

SOMETHING IS CREEPING IN THE DARK鈥 Tristan Skeleton's life is already busy. Being the king of Skeletonia is no effortless task. With zombies roaming the earth and the human population reduced to villages, Tristan's plan is clear: protect and survive. Surrounded by strong castle walls, security seems easy. That is until four uncanny zombies break into the Skeletonia library. After the break-in, Tristan discovers the undead have been developing their skills beyond their lethal bites. They're learning to read, wield weapons, and even use magic. Tristan and his friends soon learn that Malice, a dangerous demon, is assembling her army of zombies, and it鈥檚 up to them to stop her before she conquers what鈥檚 left of the world. They must find the hidden Apocalypse Grimoire, which holds the key to Malice's defeat. But to do so, Tristan must cope with his forbidden powers.


Gnomes and Knights : A collection of short stories both whimsical and heroic

Gnomes and Knights : A collection of short stories both whimsical and heroic by Michael Parkes

Gnomes and Knights is a book in two parts. Gnomes is a whimsical collection of short stories about Fredrick Jerome Kopillus Gnome and the beautiful garden he calls his home. He's a magical critter who lives in Gertie's garden along with the other denizens, including a mole, a squirrel and a very sassy ant queen. Fred and his friends get up to all sorts of adventures and shenanigans while protecting the garden and venturing into the surrounding areas, like the garden of Gary Gremlin and the forest beyond the fence. With rhyming and magic and whimsy, Gnomes will have you spellbound with delight! Knights is the second part of the book, a tale of a nervous squire becoming an initiate of the Knight's Order and venturing out on a quest to fulfill his dream and his duty of serving his king. At the behest of his king, he sets out to aid the kingdom of Kyrbor in combatting the evil they face. Through cleverness, leadership and courage, Nathan the Knight overcomes obstacles and becomes more confident as he gains allies, helps those he meets along the way, and ultimately faces the cause of the problem head on.


Stealing Glass

Stealing Glass by Liv Strom

What if Cinderella was a thief, the fairy godmother evil, ...and the prince only wanted to marry to get his revenge? Vanya longs to escape Tal, the City of the Dead, and the suffocating debts weighing her down. As her stepfather's interest rate increases, she turns to thievery to secure her freedom. Her task? Steal the glass crown at the crown prince's betrothal ball before midnight, and she'll finally break free. But Vanya soon discovers she bears a striking resemblance to the missing foreign bride, and her employer desires not just the crown, but control over the one who wears it. This summer, worse things than the usual dead roam the streets of Tal, while sinister forces seeking to topple the royals and rebels gather in the night, waiting for their chance to strike. All sides agree: the wedding must proceed鈥攅ven if no one survives to see the dawn. Stealing Glass is the first book in the Tales of Bones and Roses Cinderella duology, a slow burn romance with bantering enemies to lovers, royally mistaken identity and backstabbing political intrigues in a darkly gothic world.


Bad Grains

Bad Grains by Susanne Schmidt

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Eleven-year-old Jo loves Halloween and all things horror, but she doesn't believe anything bad could ever happen in Fels, her small German hometown. When Hektor, her annoying older brother, disappears on his way home from school, Jo assumes he is playing a prank on her. But then both her father and grandma forget Hektor's name, and his stuff mysteriously disappears from his room. With the adults of no help whatsoever, Jo starts an investigation of her own, uncovering an old legend that has haunted the children of Fels for centuries. A monster lives in the rye fields, and draws children into its world under the roots. With two days until the gate between their worlds closes, and only Hektor's obnoxious best friend to help her, Jo must figure out a way to rescue her brother, or lose him forever.


The Fateful Curse

The Fateful Curse by Kirsten Hardin

Chryssa, a fairy, lives in a realm called Fairborn. She has a comfortable life 鈥 until she鈥檚 summoned to break a curse on Astra, a young human girl. Tensions quickly grow, as Chryssa despises all humans. And the effects of the curse are worsening. Will Chryssa complete her task? Or will Fairborn go to war with the human world?


An Echo of the Fae

An Echo of the Fae by Jenelle Leanne Schmidt

Echo enjoys the peace and solitude of the Faeorn forest, regardless of how strange spending time in the "haunted" wood seems to others. But on the cusp of her thirteenth birthday, the discovery of a family secret reveals why Echo has never been drawn to the sea like her mother. This discovery shakes the foundations of her world and sends Echo on a quest, not merely into the forest, but into the heart of the fae-lands themselves, to rescue the sister she didn't know existed. Elves, dragons, and fairy courts will put Echo's wit and resolve to the test. But with time running out for her sister, will Echo even be able to save herself? A fairytale adventure perfect for fans of The Secret of Roan Innish and The Girl Who Drank the Moon.


The Revenge of Bridget Cleary

The Revenge of Bridget Cleary by Mathilda Zeller

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Are you a witch, or are you a fairy, or are you the daughter of Bridget Cleary? Exiled for a murder her father committed, Brigid Cleary has until midsummer to gather what she needs for readmission to her home in the fairy mound: a chest of stolen gold and a chest full of her father鈥檚 blood. With nothing but her own wits and an ability to be mostly unseen, she takes a position as a scullery maid in a country manor house, where stealing gold is easy as dusting the candlesticks. When discovery of her thieving becomes likely, she scarpers, embarking on a madcap season in London. With midsummer fast approaching, Brigid must recoup her stolen gold in any way she can, even if it means modeling for a lecherous pre Raphaelite artist, posing as a young debutante to spy on other debutantes, and forming a clandestine Pugilism Club for Young Ladies. With gold filling her pockets and her father newly released from prison, the path back to the fairies should be clear. Or would be, were it not for her growing feelings for Edmund, the gentle young lord who hired her to spy on his sister; her burgeoning sense of loyalty and friendship to Adelaide, the sister upon whom she was meant to spy; and the unsettling question of whether she should--or even could--bloodily avenge her mother鈥檚 death. Inspired by the actual 1895 murder of Bridget Cleary by her husband Michael, the struggle for Irish Home Rule, and events surrounding the late pre Raphaelite artistic movement, The Revenge of Bridget Cleary has been heralded by author Joanna Ruth Meyer as "equal parts haunting, compelling, and throughtful."


The Cracklock Saga Book 3:  Alice and the Mirror Glass

The Cracklock Saga Book 3: Alice and the Mirror Glass by C A Deegan

Space and time. A recipe for disaster鈥 A plea for help, long-lost family members, and a shadowy organisation hell-bent on stopping a terrible threat they think is the Fae. Jack and his friends are really in trouble this time. What has Jack's dad really been up to? It's got a lot of people pretty angry. And the Cracklocks have got their hands on something they shouldn't. Something they don't understand. Something that they should have left well alone. And when Fae glamours don't work, what can be done to save the day?


Emma and the Prince of Shadows (World of Light Book 2)

Emma and the Prince of Shadows (World of Light Book 2) by Jon Herrera

WriteHive Book Club

A dangerous journey across a dark, desolate landscape. Having passed through a portal to the World of Light, eleven-year-old Emma Wilkins and her brother, Will, find themselves in a place called Perdition by some, a dead land shrouded in darkness where ash falls from the sky. But a guide awaits them: the mysterious Prince of Shadows. Together, they must make the long, dangerous journey through Perdition and pass through the Teeth of the World in order to survive. But time is running out. A fallen god has awakened. Its Shade, unstoppable and unrelenting, is in pursuit of Emma and her power. At the same time, another race is taking place: The moment drew near when it would all begin again. The turning point in the hunt eternal. Laelaps had run forever. She would run forever more unless the legend was true. The man who could break eternity. The Prince of Shadows. The hound looked up. She yearned for the moon and the stars. Raising her head, she howled into the roiling black sky. Her prey, Cadmes, the fleeing fox, ever out of reach, turned his head and glanced back at her, acknowledging her longing. The chase continued. Who is the Prince of Shadows?


Djinn Tamer: Starter

Djinn Tamer: Starter by A.J. Cerna & Derek Alan Siddoway

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Tame. Train. Battle. Fans of Pok茅mon, Digimon, and Monster Rancher love this monster-battling series! Jackson Hunt dreams of becoming a professional monster tamer 鈥 to raise magical creatures called Djinn and battle them in the big leagues. Unfortunately for Jackson, dreams and reality don鈥檛 always coincide. Facing bank foreclosure, Jackson is desperate to save his family's home. Discovering a young, untrained Djinn is just the chance he's been waiting for. But can Jackson and his Djinn level up fast enough? Taming isn鈥檛 as easy as the pros make it look. As time runs out, Jackson delves into the shady world of underground fighting, experiences the agony of defeat and learns what it takes to be a true monster tamer.


Fableman

Fableman by Brad Carsten

SPFBO7

People say that if Charlie Pratt had a penny for every blunder, he'd fill his pockets and then misplace his trousers. When Charlie tries to learn more about Dalia Addair, the peculiar girl who lives in the haunted manor on the edge of town, he accidentally slots himself into her magical trial鈥攁 trial that she has spent her whole life preparing for; he gets a day. But something's wrong; the trial is unleashing monsters that haven't been seen for centuries, and powerful forces are determined to stop them at any cost. Without knowing whom they can trust, Dalia and Charlie must work together to survive, and finish the trials, if they don't strangle each other first. Quirky, fast-paced, and brimming with action, Fableman is a middle-grade fantasy adventure that proves how even the most unlikely of heroes will step forward... when there's a ten-foot troll screaming after him.


Oh Wretched Moon

Oh Wretched Moon by Kate Ramsey

SPFBO7

They were never supposed to meet. Stolen at birth and brought up underground, Luna knows nothing but darkness and isolation. When disaster drives her out of the only home she knows, she stumbles into a world of wonders. But monstrous creatures lurk in corridors鈥攁nd then there鈥檚 the mysterious stranger who disappears when danger strikes. Raised by a witch, Aethon has been taught to worship strength and fear nothing. When a hunting expedition keeps him out past curfew, he finally encounters a threat his courage cannot face. With the help of a strange girl he survives the harrowing night, but his life has already begun to crumble. As opposite worlds collide, they will need to rely upon each other to find freedom. But which is more dangerous: captivity or escape? In Oh Wretched Moon, Kate Ramsey puts a new spin on a beloved fairy tale about power, love, and moonlight. If you love stories about dangerous magic, courageous women, and daring escapes, you鈥檒l love this spellbinding fantasy.


Girlgoyle

Girlgoyle by Better Hero Army

SPFBO7

Now that Tiffany Noboru is dead, being forced to become a fresh recruit in the gargoyle ghost hunter corps is the least of her worries. Soon she is meeting bizarre new people, discovering her magical abilities, and learning the landscape of a strange and captivating world where gargoyles protect the living by hunting ghosts. When her own killer, a maniacal ghost named Bones, comes after her again, Tiffany must find a way to defeat him in order to save the gargoyle world.


Little White Hands

Little White Hands by Mark Cushen

SPFBO7

Almost five hundred years have passed since the Seasons were at war. Half a millennium since Winter defied Spring, and lost. Generations have come and gone, not knowing the bitter freeze and howling snows of Winter ever existed. But now, after centuries of silence, the participants in this ancient struggle have resurfaced and reignited their feud on the doorstep of an unassuming little kitchen boy. Garlan鈥檚 dreams of being just like the knights he idolizes may not be as impossible as he has always been led to believe, when he is chased from his home and thrust headlong into the kind of adventure he had only ever read about in books. Setting out on a journey that spans the entire kingdom of Faeland, Garlan will traverse impossible mountains and stormy seas and battle terrible monsters, all to keep the world he knows safe from an enemy who will stop at nothing to bring about a never-ending winter. With a cast of fantastical characters to aid him in his quest, can Garlan overcome his self-doubt and find the courage he needs to rise above his humble station and become the hero he always dreamed of being? The fate of the world rests in his hands.


Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows (The Elandrian Chronicles #1)

Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows (The Elandrian Chronicles #1) by J.M. Bergen

SPFBO6

Thomas thinks he's an ordinary twelve year old, but when a strange little man with gold-flecked eyes gives him an ancient text called The Book of Sorrows, the world he knows is turned upside down. Suddenly he鈥檚 faced with a secret family legacy, powers he can hardly begin to understand, and an enemy bent on destroying everything he holds dear. The more he reads and discovers, the deeper the danger to himself and the people he loves. As the race to the final showdown unfolds, Thomas must turn to trusted friends and uncertain allies as he seeks to prevent destruction at an epic scale.


On Winter's Eve

On Winter's Eve by C.D. Alexander

SPFBO6

Winters in Bern are long and cold and deep. On winter nights, when the snow is falling, Pippa goes to sleep knowing she鈥檒l wake up to tracks in front of her farmhouse. The tracks are small, and they come from the woods鈥攖hose same woods that her mother says are full of witches and elves and trolls, and her father says are full of wolves and bears and demons. But these tracks are the Tompte鈥檚, and he is a friendly creature. Or at least that鈥檚 what Pippa hopes. . . The Tompte borrows and mends things, he takes and he sometimes leaves things, and such is life on a farm at the edge of the realm. Her mother calls it tradition. Her father calls it a curse. And when things start going missing and trouble comes their way, Pippa鈥檚 not sure what to believe. Soon enough, she'll have no choice but to go into the woods to find out. . .


Finding Fairy Tales

Finding Fairy Tales by Kate Ramsey

SPFBO6

Imagination is outlawed. Fairy Tale herself is imprisoned. Molly has never heard a bedtime story鈥 or any kind of story. But her daydreams are full of impossible wonders nonetheless. She's kept her unruly imagination hidden for years, but she knows her luck won't last. The emperor has eyes everywhere. Even in her own house. Hatch knows it's risky even to dream of adventures beyond his home, but he can't help himself. Worse, the end of 7th grade is approaching. That means enrollment in the dreaded Institute, where there's no chance of keeping his illegal imagination under the radar, and not everyone makes it out alive. When a government agent appears on Molly's doorstep, the two children must flee together or risk arrest, but an impassable wasteland lies between them and freedom. Then they learn astonishing secrets about their pasts, and realize there is more at stake than their safety. To fulfill an ancient prophecy, the two embark on a dangerous quest to rescue Fairy Tale. But will they outwit the emperor's henchmen and reach her before it's too late?


Emma and the Minotaur

Emma and the Minotaur by Jon Herrera

SPFBO6 WriteHive Book Club

A love letter to innocence, magic, and fantasy. The residents of the City of Saint Martin are disappearing. Those who hear the music of the forest are compelled to follow it and are never seen again. At the same time, creatures of myth and legend are returning to our world. Led by the colossal Minotaur, they hide in the shadows of Glenridge Forest, waiting for a day soon to come. Why are they here? What is the World of Light? Join young Emma Wilkins as she uncovers the truth behind the mystery and learns the identity of the great power behind it all. Like a song in the wind, the tale drifted out into the world. It started its journey in a dark glade deep inside Glenridge Forest. Those who had been there to witness the story carried it with them into the City of Saint Martin. From there, told and retold, the tale transformed and grew wings of its own. Farther and farther, the tale flew, reshaping itself into the form given to it by the voice of the teller. The story morphed and shifted, ever molding itself to the temperament of the land beneath it. The tale reached every corner of the world. To some, it was only a children's bedtime story. But others, in times to come, would find in it solace and truth.


Tooth Fairies and Jetpacks

Tooth Fairies and Jetpacks by Kurt Fried

Have you ever wondered why tooth fairies want your teeth in the first place? Or how fairies fly? Or how they carry money so much larger than they are? What if the answer is鈥 SCIENCE? This is the story of two sisters who learn about the world of tooth fairies, and how they're really all scientists and engineers. When one of the fairies disappears, the girls will have to think quickly to solve the mystery. Hold on tight... Tooth Fairies and Jetpacks is a joy to read aloud, and parents who want their children to be excited by science will be delighted to read this modern, witty tale to them. It's especially great for kids who have lost a first tooth (kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2). "This is a charming tale perfect for young children filled with questions. Its storyline encourages inquiry and builds enthusiasm for science. And the characters' technological skill, scientific knowledge, initiative, and agency make it an excellent modern counterpart to classic images of tutu-clad fairies." - Read. Learn. Repeat.


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