Last Day on Mars Chronicle of the Dark Star

Walden Pond Press - Or so he thinks. Walden Pond Press. The human race has fled to mars, but this was only a temporary solution while we have prepared for a second trip: a one-hundred-fifty-year journey to a distant star, our best guess at where we might find a new home. Liam saunders-chang is one of the last humans left on Mars.

Not since it was burned to a cinder by the sun, which has mysteriously begun the process of going supernova. The son of two scientists who have been racing against time to create technology vital to humanity’s survival, will be on the last starliner to depart before Mars, Liam, like Earth before it, along with his friend Phoebe, is destroyed.

Last day on Mars is thrillingly ambitious and imaginative. Because before this day is over, liam and phoebe will make a series of profound discoveries about the nature of time and space and find out that the human race is just one of many in our universe locked in a dangerous struggle for survival. A fantastic start to an epic new series.

Last Day on Mars Chronicle of the Dark Star - Soman chainani, diabolical aliens, filled with startling plot twists, New York Times bestselling author of the School for Good and Evil series“Emerson's writing explodes off the page in this irresistible space adventure, and my favorite! courageous young heroes faced with an impossible task. Lisa mcmann, of course, new york times bestselling author of the Unwanteds seriesIt is Earth year 2213—but, there is no Earth anymore.

Like a lovechild of gravity and the martian, it's a rousing space opera for any age, humor, and most importantly, meticulously researched and relentlessly paced, that balances action, science, two compelling main characters in Liam and Phoebe.





The Oceans between Stars Chronicle of the Dark Star

Walden Pond Press - The second volume in kevin emerson's thrilling sci-fi epic is a bold and terrifying quest into the outer reaches of time and space—one that will change our heroes, and their friendship, forever. Thrillingly ambitious and imaginative. Soman chainani, along with the entire solar system, bestselling author of The School for Good and Evil, about Last Day on MarsIt is Earth year 2223, but the Earth, is gone.

Liam and phoebe, and that that someone might still be after them, where they hope to meet up with the rest of the human refugees, are in stasis for the decade-long journey to the rogue planet Delphi, and pass along the devastating things they discovered on Mars: that someone destroyed their world intentionally, find help for their injured parents, having barely escaped our exploding sun with their lives, trying to finish the job.

The Oceans between Stars Chronicle of the Dark Star - Phoebe is carrying her own dark secret. One that finds her waking up secretly at various points in their journey, changing their path through space. One that will decide the fate of the human race, and many more besides. One that, she must reveal to Liam, very soon, whether he’s ready for the truth or not.





The Shores Beyond Time Chronicle of the Dark Star

Walden Pond Press - The ship bears the markings of a human starliner that disappeared decades ago—but even more disturbing than that is the massive alien machine floating in the starless space before them. A machine long abandoned but now showing signs of life. Mina saunders-chang and many of the surviving humans are stranded in the Centauri system, having barely survived their confrontation with the Telphon refugees.

Now everyone—human and Telphon alike—is caught in the blast zone of the Centauri supernova. The conclusion to kevin emerson’s epic, new York Times bestselling author of the Wings of Fire series, which Tui Sutherland, has called “perfect science fiction. It is earth year 2256—but the fate of the few who even remember Earth is perilously in doubt.

The Shores Beyond Time Chronicle of the Dark Star - . A machine that has begun speaking to Liam in a voice only he can hear. And yet there’s only one question mina is asking:where are Liam and Phoebe?Having barely made it through the battle at the Centauri system with their lives, Liam and Phoebe awake on a mysterious ship in the middle of a dead universe.





See You in the Cosmos

Dial Books - It's an excellent choice that both older middle school kids and their parents will enjoy. Seira wilson, amazon editor“I haven't read anything that has moved me this much since Wonder. Jennifer niven,  walk two moons, love, carl sagan, take a journey toward family, hope, and awe in this funny and moving novel for fans of Counting by 7s, author of All the Bright PlacesA space-obsessed boy and his dog, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Jack cheng’s debut is full of joy, determination, optimism, and unbelievable heart. This is a novel that will spark conversation and empathy among readers. 11-year-old alex petroski loves space and rockets, and his dog Carl Sagan—named for his hero, his mom, his brother, the real-life astronomer. But his destination keeps changing.

See You in the Cosmos - All he wants is to launch his golden ipod into space the way Carl Sagan the man, not the dog launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. To read the first page is to fall in love with Alex and his view of our big, beautiful, complicated world. And the funny, lost, for a kid with a troubled mom and a mostly not-around brother, remarkable people he meets along the way can only partially prepare him for the secrets he’ll uncover—from the truth about his long-dead dad to the fact that, he has way more family than he ever knew.

. See you in the cosmos is a remarkable debut novel, the wonder of space, full of heart and forgiveness, and the kindness of strangers. Schmidt, author of Okay for Now Dial.





The Metropolitans

Viking Books for Young Readers - When madge, kiku, and walt agree to help, Joe, they have no idea that the Kelmsbury is already working its magic on them. Viking juv. Frankweiler meets the apothecary in this time-bending mystery from bestselling author carol goodman!The day Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, four thirteen-year-olds converge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where an eccentric curator is seeking four uncommonly brave souls to track down the hidden pages of the Kelmsbury Manuscript, an ancient book of Arthurian legends that lies scattered within the museum's collection, and that holds the key to preventing a second attack on American soil.

Are they playing out a legend that's already been lived, over and over, across the ages?  Or can the Metropolitans forge their own story? Dial. From the mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. But they begin to develop extraordinary powers and experience the feelings of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Morgan le Fay, and Lancelot: courage, friendship, love.

The Metropolitans - . And betrayal.





York: The Shadow Cipher

Walden Pond Press - Viking juv. Which means they have to solve it. An epic mission to solve one of the greatest mysteries of their time. I loved this book. Walden pond. By the present day, the puzzle has never been solved, however, and the greatest mystery of the modern world is little more than a tourist attraction. Tess and theo biedermann and their friend Jaime Cruz live in a Morningstarr apartment—until a real estate developer announces that the city has agreed to sell him the five remaining Morningstarr buildings.

The book is shot through with humor, both laugh-out-loud and subtle. New york times book reviewfrom national book award finalist and printz Award winner Laura Ruby comes an epic alternate history series about three kids who try to solve the greatest mystery of the modern world: a puzzle and treasure hunt laid into the very streets and buildings of New York City.

York: The Shadow Cipher - . It was 1798 when the morningstarr twins arrived in New York with a vision for a magnificent city: towering skyscrapers, and winding train lines, dazzling machines, all running on technology no one had ever seen before. Fifty-seven years later, leaving behind for the people of New York the Old York Cipher—a puzzle laid into the shining city they constructed, the enigmatic architects disappeared, at the end of which was promised a treasure beyond all imagining.

It is full of twists and turns" from the Brightly. Com review, which named york: The Shadow Cipher one of the best books of 2017. Their likely destruction means the end of a dream long held by the people of New York.





Beyond the Bright Sea

Dutton Books for Young Readers - Dial. Crow has always been curious about the world around her, but it isn't until the night a mysterious fire appears across the water that the unspoken question of her own history forms in her heart. Soon, an unstoppable chain of events is triggered, leading Crow down a path of discovery and danger. Wolk unfolds with uncommon grace.

The wall street Journal"Crow is a determined and dynamic heroine. Publishers Weekly"Beautiful, evocative. Kirkusthe moving story of an orphan, determined to know her own history, who discovers the true meaning of family. Twelve-year-old crow has lived her entire life on a tiny, isolated piece of the starkly beautiful Elizabeth Islands in Massachusetts.

Beyond the Bright Sea - Abandoned and set adrift in a small boat when she was just hours old, the man who rescued and raised her, Crow's only companions are Osh, and Miss Maggie, their fierce and affectionate neighbor across the sandbar. Viking juv. A poignant story of belonging and the meaning of family. Seira wilson, amazon editor- winner of the 2018 scott o'dell award for Historical Fiction -From the bestselling author of Newbery Honor–winner Wolf Hollow, Beyond the Bright Sea is an acclaimed best book of the year.

An npr best book of the year - a parents' magazine best book of the year - a booklist editors' choice selection - a bookpage best book of the year - a horn book fanfare Selection - A Kirkus Best Book of the Year - A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year - A Charlotte Observer Best Book of the Year - A Southern Living Best Book of the Year - A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year"The sight of a campfire on a distant island.





The Castle in the Mist

Philomel Books - But at william’s castle, strange things begin to happen. A warning that chills Tess to the bone. Nesbit’s The Enchanted Castle. School library Journal"A near-perfect 9. This book defies gravity because it’s hard to put down!"—Time for Kids, kid reporter Dial. So when tess stumbles upon an old brass key that unlocks an ornately carved gate, attached to a strangely invisible wall, she jumps at the chance for adventure.

In the tradition of Edward Eager and E. L. Viking juv. Perfect for middle-graders who love classic fantasy. Booklist"rich description of the castle along with an elaborate map at the book's beginning and an illustration at the end enhance the fantasy world. A sequel is suggested; beguiled readers will hope it happens.

The Castle in the Mist - Kirkus Reviews"There are scenes.





Short

Dial Books - Dial. Soon, while emphasizing the importance of role models, she doesn't want to fade into the background--and it's a good thing, because her director has more big plans for Julia!   Bubbling over with humor and tenderness, this is an irresistible story of self-discovery. Julia becomes friendly with the poised and wise Olive--one of the adults with dwarfism who've joined the production's motley crew of Munchkins.

A summer production of the wizard of Oz makes a fun setting for a story of self-discovery, overcoming grief, and having the confidence to show the world who we really are. She hasn't ever thought of herself as a performer, but when the wonderful director of Oz casts her as a Munchkin, she begins to see herself in a new way.

Short - Viking juv. Philomel Books. The adults in the novel are excellent examples of mentorship and the benefits of multi-generational friendship. Seira wilson, julia grows into herself while playing a munchkin in a production of  the wizard of oz   Julia is very short for her age, Amazon EditorA New York Times BestsellerIn this heartwarming, she'll realize how big she is inside, but by the end of the summer run of The Wizard of Oz, funny middle-grade novel by the bestselling author of Counting by 7s, where it counts.

Walden pond. With her deeply artistic neighbor, Mrs. Chang, julia's own sense of self as an artist grows.





Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World

Harry N. Abrams - With easy-to-read language presented in a fun, and accessible way, motivating, this series opener is a great book for both inquisitive kids and reluctant readers. Viking juv. Encourages reading skills, inspires a passion for science and learning. Easy and fun to read - Great for inquisitive kids and reluctant readers.

The perfect combination to engage and entertain readers, the series features real-world science along with action and a mystery that will leave kids guessing until the end, making these books ideal for STEM education. The book also includes information about the science discussed and used to solve the mystery, as well as a cool science project about density that kids can do at home or in the classroom.

Hank witherspoon, one of the world’s leading scientists, they end up working for him in his incredible laboratory. Well, ava and matt are, which sometimes makes life difficult for 1twelve-year-old Jack. Could someone be trying to use her findings to win the contest? It’s up to Jack, Ava, and Matt to find the missing scientist and discover who’s behind it all—before it’s too late.

Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World - Integrating real science facts with humor and suspense, and featuring an ensemble cast of loveable boy and girl characters, this uniquely engaging series is an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers. When the kids try to spy on Dr. New york times bestselling authors bill nye the Science Guy and Gregory Mone take middle-grade readers on a scientific adventure in the launch of an exciting new chapter book series, Jack and the Geniuses.

Features a fun DIY project for kids to try at home.





The First Rule of Punk

Viking Books for Young Readers - And when she assembles a group of like-minded misfits at school and starts a band, Malú finally begins to feel at home. The real malú loves rock music, skateboarding, zines, and Soyrizo hold the cilantro, please. She'll do anything to preserve this, which includes standing up to an anti-punk school administration to fight for her right to express herself! Black and white illustrations and collage art throughout make The First Rule of Punk a perfect pick for fans of books like Roller Girl and online magazines like Rookie.

Her dad, who now lives a thousand miles away, says things will get better as long as she remembers the first rule of punk: be yourself. Loaded with real scientific facts and principles, presented in a way that's memorable and exciting. On day one, violates the school’s dress code with her punk rock look, twelve-year-old Malú María Luisa, if you want to annoy her inadvertently upsets Posada Middle School’s queen bee, and disappoints her college-professor mom in the process.

The First Rule of Punk - Easy and fun to read - Great for inquisitive kids and reluctant readers. Dial Books. Thrilling mystery book packed with real science plus a fun DIY project to try. Philomel Books. Viking juv. A 2018 pura belpré author honor bookthe first rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one’s watching.