Apr 192013
 

Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices Book 3)

Cassandra Clare

Danger intensifies for the Shadowhunters as the New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy comes to a close.

If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it? The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose. Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment. http://bit.ly/10mFeOO

Sep 062011
 

Lionsgate has just rolled out the second phase in its new viral campaign for the upcoming film, The Hunger Games.

The studio launched the first teaser trailer for the film — which is based on a trilogy of books — at the MTV VMAs on Sunday. At the end of the trailer was a hashtag: #whatsmydistrict. This hashtag led intrepid Twitter users on a chase to find a hidden website. More here => http://on.mash.to/n3c5TT

More about the book and the exciting movie poster here => http://bit.ly/n0MdUE

Aug 142011
 

The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins

EAN:978-0439023528
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published in: Unknown
Published: July 2010
Series: The Hunger Games trilogy

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, “The Hunger Games,” a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.

… also available at:

Oct 022010
 

In the Night Kitchen
Written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Sendak’s hero Mickey falls through the dark into the Night Kitchen where three fat bakers are making the morning cake. So begins an intoxicating dream fantasy, described by the artist himself as ‘a fantasy ten feet deep in reality’.

I’m not sure why it was banned, but possibly for nudity. The little boy, Mickey, is naked for part of the book, just as many little children are at that age!

Feb 032010
 

The
Maze Runner


James Dashner

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can
remember is his first name.

Watch the book trailer video

play the game

Read an excerpt

Jul 232009
 

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

by Rick Riordan

The escapades of the Greek gods and heroes get a fresh spin in the first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, about a contemporary 12-year-old New Yorker who learns he’s a demigod.

more synopsis … also provides links to:

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is scheduled to release on February 12, 2010 in the United States.

Read an extract

Hear the first part of the book, as read by the author.

  • Video interview with Rick in North Carolina

  • Video interview with Rick in Cincinnati

For Teachers …

  • The Lightning Thief: A Teacher’s Guide.

A complete Lightning Thief unit

  • The Lightning Thief: A Reader’s Guide.

  • Rationale. A curriculum rationale, based on NCTE models, for those teachers considering Percy Jackson for classroom use.

  • Literature Circle Questions

  • Biographical Information on Rick Riordan.

  • A Readers Theater from Lightning Thief.

  • Percy Party event guide.

  • Project ideas.

Jul 082009
 

“In the bristling thriller CATCHING FIRE, two young heroes win the horrifying–and mandatory–Hunger Games, thereby becoming targets of a Government bent on maximum revenge.”

Read the first chapter (PDF)

Watch the video

Listen to the author read a chapter

Play the games

Jun 302009
 

The AwakeningThe Awakening

by Kelley Armstrong

(The darkest Powers.  Book 2)

Genetically altered at birth by a sinister group of scientists, Chloe is an aberration – a powerful necromancer who can see ghosts and even raise the dead, often with terrifying consequences. Now Chloe is running for her life with three other supernatural teenagers – a charming sorcerer, a troubled werewolf and a temperamental young witch.


… Watch a video trailer of The Awakening and

Read the first 10 chapters ….

Mar 312009
 

The Devouring

By Billy Carton

When Reggie finds an old journal and reads about the Vours, supernatural creatures who feast on fear and attack on the eve of the winter solstice, she assumes they are just the musings of some lunatic author. But soon, they become a terrifying reality when she begins to suspect that her timid younger brother might be one of their victims.

more …. AmazoneBook