Even light can be tempted by darkness.
After Ava López’s deepest secret is exposed, Sofía discovers the vampires are hiding a staggering truth: Ava is a hybrid—part witch, part vampire—a creature that should not exist. Sofía worries the repercussions of allowing such a powerful being to remain as sole protector of the amulet will have everlasting and dire effects.
Even as the line between protecting the amulet and harnessing its power begins to blur, Ava assures her friends that she alone must carry this burden. But the more Ava accesses the magic contained within the black onyx crystal, the more control it has over her.
Slowly, Ava begins to merge with the entity summoned by the witches. As the evil inside influences her, its grasp reaching deeper than ever before, her friends arrive at a terrifying realization… If they don’t act quickly and destroy the amulet once and for all, Ava may be lost forever.
"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day...
Written in 1922, The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How Toys Become Real is the tale of a sweet unassuming toy rabbit who questions what it is to live and to love. It was the first children's title written by Margery Williams (1881 - 1944), who had previously created only for adults. This story eclipsed all others, to become her most famous work, and an ever adored classic for all ages. (Summary written by Marlo Dianne)
"It was by a sort of accident that The Velveteen Rabbit became the beginning of all the stories I have written since…By thinking about toys and remembering toys, they suddenly become very much alive. Toys I had loved as a little girl--my almost forgotten Tubby, who was the rabbit, and Old Dobbin, the Skin Horse, and the toys my children had loved." -- Margery Williams
The tales and travels of the Sugar Creek Gang have passed the test of time, delighting young readers for more than fifty years.Great mysteries with a message for kids, The Sugar Creek Gang series chronicles the faith-building adventures of a group of fun-loving, courageous Christian boys. Your kids will be thrilled, chilled, and inspired to grow as they follow the legendary escapades of Bill Collins, Dragonfly, and the rest of the gang as they struggle with the application of their Christian faith to the adventure of life.In this book, "Circus" Brown's father makes a life-changing decision at a revival meeting. Will he be able to stay on the narrow path? Back in the woods, the mean Till boys and the Sugar Creek Gang wrestle over a patch of wild strawberries. This leads to an encounter with an angry black bear. Join the gang as they learn to apply the lesson of forgiving seventy times seven in the face of great danger.
A tender and fantastical adventure story perfect for fans of Coraline.
After Cecelia Dahl's little brother, Celadon, dies tragically, his soul goes where all souls go: the Land of Yesterday—and Cecelia is left behind in a fractured world without him.
Her beloved house's spirit is crumbling beyond repair, her father is imprisoned by sorrow, and worst of all, her grief-stricken mother abandons the land of the living to follow Celadon into Yesterday.
It's up to Cecelia to put her family back together, even if that means venturing into the dark and forbidden Land of Yesterday on her own. But as Cecilia braves a hot-air balloon commanded by two gnomes, a sea of daisies, and the Planet of Nightmares, it's clear that even if she finds her family, she might not be able to save them.
And if she's not careful, she might just become a lost soul herself, trapped forever in Yesterday.
Siblings Jenna and Jeremy have known for a long time that their parents don't get along. They find out just how bad it is when they are pulled out of class and told their father just shot and killed their mother. Jenna was always her father's favorite, while Jeremy was his mother's. Now a painful silence has fallen between them. They have trouble agreeing on just about everything at a time when they need each other more than ever. Where are they going to live? Who is going to take care of them? Can they have a relationship with their imprisoned father? Author Julius Lester handles difficult topics with grace and sensitivity. His To Be a Slave was a Newbery Honor Book and a New York Times Book of the Year. Uncompromisingly honest, When Dad Killed Mom is sometimes painful, and perhaps Lester's most moving novel. The emotional depth is enhanced by a skilled dual narration.
Stand-Up Paddleboarding 2.0 has every term, trick, and tip you'll ever hear about the sport of SUP. As one of the fastest growing outdoor activities for beginners, stand-up paddleboarding is a great way to lose weight, enjoy nature, and improve your physique. Stand-Up Paddleboarding 2.0 has a full glossary of SUP-related terms along with 101 tips and lessons associated with the sport. Just like my first HowExpert guide Stand-Up Paddle Board Racing for Beginners, this is a good introductory guide to all things stand-up paddleboarding. In this version, you will find:The top three things you need to become a good stand-up paddleboarderNecessary equipment (and optional accessories) to have a fun time out on the waterProper paddling technique and safety tipsHow to turn on a SUPHow to get back on your boardHealth benefits associated with stand-up paddleboardingTerms and definitions from A-Z about stand-up paddleboarding (every letter of the alphabet is covered!)101 tips, tricks, and lessons about stand-up paddleboardingMy SUP race training diary for the 2018 season and additional resources
About the expert: Based in Lake Tahoe, California, Kayla Anderson loves to read, write, and play in the outdoors. In summer 2017, Kayla began working for one of the best paddleboard rental and coffee shops in America called Waterman's Landing. There, she has access to some of the best paddleboards, the water, and advice from two elite paddle board racers. She fell in love with the sport of SUP because it allowed her to be out in the water more often. Kayla also writes for The Tahoe Weekly and Enjoy Northern California Living magazine.
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