|Mission Hindenburg, Alexander C. London
The Cahills are the world’s most powerful family, but their strength is being tested. A sinister man calling himself The Outcast has targeted the family and set them an impossible test. He’s recreating four of history’s worst disasters and challenging the young Cahills to find and stop the tragedies before it’s too late. Now, with one disaster behind them, siblings Dan and Amy Cahill and their friends have just days to discover what the Outcast’s next move will be. Their frantic search seems to be pointing toward a terrifying air disaster, the explosion of the Hindenburg airship. But no one travels by airship anymore — what do the Outcast’s cryptic messages mean? The young Cahills must split up and take to the skies to try to find the answer before their whole world comes crashing down.
|The Copper Gauntlet, Holly Black
Callum Hunt’s life has been difficult ever since he was admitted to the Magisterium, since his father suspects him of being evil, and his closest companion is a Chaos-ridden wolf–but when he discovers that his father may be trying to destroy both him and Havoc, he escapes back to the magical world and he and his friends Aaron and Tamara, become involved in the search for the stolen Alkahest, a copper gauntlet with dangerous powers.
|Betsy’s Story, 1934, Adele Whitby
Betsy Northrop is about to turn twelve years old and per her family’s tradition, plans are underway for a magnificent birthday ball in her honor. Despite troubling times elsewhere, Betsy’s family is thriving, thanks to the good choices of Betsy’s mother, Beth. But then mishaps–both trivial and disastrous–start plaguing Chatswood Manor. Is someone determined to bring the family to ruin? Betsy vows to expose the culprit, but her home is one where secrets are easily hidden away. Will Betsy be able to uncover the truth and set things right?
|Dream House on Golan Drive, David G. Pace
It is the year 1972, and Riley Hartley finds that he, his family, community, and his faith are entirely indistinguishable from each other. He is eleven. A young woman named Lucy claims God has revealed to her that she is to live with Riley’s family. Her quirks are strangely disarming, her relentless questioning of their life incendiary and sometimes comical. Her way of taking religious practice to its logical conclusion leaves a strong impact on her hosts and propels Riley outside his observable universe toward a trajectory of self-discovery. Set in Provo and New York City during the seventies and eighties, the story encapsulates the normal expectations of a Mormon experience and turns them on their head.
|Crimson Shore, Preston Douglas
Pendergast and his ward Constance Greene travel to the quaint seaside village of Exmouth, Massachusetts, to investigate the theft of a priceless wine collection. But inside the wine cellar, they find a bricked-up niche that once held a crumbling skeleton. Local legend holds that during the 1692 witch trials in Salem, the real witches escaped, fleeing north to Exmouth and settling deep in the surrounding salt marshes, where they continued to practice their wicked arts. But the sins of the past are still very much alive when a new corpse turns up in the marshes. The only clue is a series of demonic carvings that could lead to an ancient witches’ colony, long believed to be abandoned.
|Warheart, Terry Goodkind
All is lost. Evil will soon consume the D’Haran Empire. Richard Rahl lies on his funeral bier. It is the end of everything. Except what isn’t lost is Kahlan Amnell. Following an inner prompting beyond all reason, the last Confessor will wager everything on a final desperate gambit, and in so doing, she will change the world forever. “Warheart” is the direct sequel to, and the conclusion of, the story begun in “The Omen Machine,” “The Third Kingdom,” and “Severed Souls.”
|Batman: Winter Wasteland, Donald B. Lemke
When Mr. Freeze and the Ice Pack bring a blast of villainous cold to Gotham City, it’s up to Batman to break the ice. With a little help from Wonder Woman and the Flash, the World’s Greatest Detective will stop these criminals in their icy tracks.
|Peanut Butter and Jellyfish, Jane O’Connor
While on a field trip to the aquarium, Nancy discovers that she loves all the different sea life except for jellyfish, but with the help of Ms. Glass and her friends, Nancy is able to overcome her fear of the gelatinous animals.
|The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party, Shannon Hale
Today is Princess Magnolia’s birthday party, and she wants everything to be perfect. But just as her guests are arriving… Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! Princess Magnolia runs to the broom closet, ditches her frilly clothes, and becomes the Princess in Black! She rushes to the goat pasture, defeats the monster, and returns to the castle before her guests discover her secret. But every time Princess Magnolia is about to open her presents, the monster alarm rings again. And every time she rushes back– an inside-out dress here, a missing shoe there– it gets harder to keep the other princesses from being suspicious. Don’t those monsters understand that now is not a good time for an attack?