Skulduggery Pleasant: Scepter of the Ancients

Written by: D. Landry

Sherlock Holmes or Skuldiggery Pleasant? Memorable first name – both. Witty conversationalists – both. Sharp eye for detail – both. Great side-kick – both. Just a bag of bones, instead of flesh and blood – only Skulduggery! Here is a new detective for kids of our time. Defeating ancient evils, one evil at a time!

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An interview with the author

Website for the series

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The Graveyard Book

Written by: N. Gaiman

A slightly disturbing beginning, leads to a lifetime adventure for one small boy. Nobody Owens doesn’t live a typical life, he lives in a graveyard and is being raised by its inhabitants – ghosts and other scary type creatures. As he grows older he learns more about the world he is living in and the world outside of the graveyard. The world outside of those gates holds more danger to him than the unusual world he has been raised in.

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Author reads entire book on video

free ebook

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Gregor the Overlander

Written by: S. Collins

Gregor and his baby sister, Boots, fall to a new world through a hole in the wall of their apartment building’s laundry room. When they arrive they are greeted by giant cockroaches, who escort them to the kingdom of the human-type inhabitants of their world. While he is there Gregor manages to battle larger-than-life rats, and have other huge adventures. This is the first book in a series of five.

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Teacher resources

A LEGO book trailer

Pintrest page

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Rapunzel’s Revenge

Written by: D. Hale & S. Hale

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair! But did you know that Rapunzel was a kidnap victim living in the old west? Well, in this version she is and she is awesome. She doesn’t need a prince charming to save her, she can save herself, of course she is not as graceful about it as she might have been if he had been there, but regardless – she can handle it herself! She can even rescue the boy-in-distress with her butt-kicking hair flicks and super moves she has taught herself…look out bad guys, here comes Rapunzel!

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Teacher resources

Book trailer

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Comics Squad: Recess!

Edited by: J.L. Holm, M. Holm, & J.J. Krosoczka

What a collection! A great way to get someone interested in some of the best graphic novels out there right now. This book offers a glimpse into one of today’s more popular formats for novels – the classic comic strip goes full-length novel. Although this particular book does not contain a full-length novel, it has some short stories by the writers who are making them popular!

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Book trailer

Author’s blog

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