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A punta de Cuchillo

Orca Book Publishers | Spanish Soundings


Jill tiene un trabajo de verano brutal en un rancho en las montañas, guiando a vaqueros aficionados en paseos a caballo por el campo. Durante una excursión con un guapo desconocido, Jill se encuentra de pronto en una lucha de vida o muerte, sin nadie que pueda ayudarla.

Jill took a job which sounded perfect for the summer, guiding tourists on trail rides in the beautiful mountains. She didn't realize that the money was terrible, the hours long and the coworkers insufferable. After a blow-up with her boss, she takes a single man into the mountains for a ride, only to finds that he is a dangerous killer. When Jill fights back and manages to escape, she is in a desperate race to survive and make it to safety.

 
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Die Schatzinsel

fabula Verlag Hamburg


„Fünfzehn Mann bei des Toten Kist – Johoho, und ’ne Buddel, Buddel Rum!

Suff und der Teufel holten den Rest –“

Während einer turbulenten Nacht gerät der junge Jim Hawkins an die Schatzkarte des berüchtigten Piraten Captain Flint. Bei seiner abenteuerlichen Suche nach dem sagenumwobenen Schatz trifft er auf den bösartigen Long John Silver, der alles daran setzt, den Schatz für sich zu gewinnen. Für Jim beginnt das Abenteuer seines Lebens.

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Tin Soldier

Orca Book Publishers | The Seven Sequels


Jim Webb’s pursuit of the truth about his grandfather’s role in the Vietnam War puts him squarely in the sights of someone high up in the US military—someone who wants certain events from that war left in the past. Webb goes on the run in the American Deep South with Lee, a Vietnam vet, trying to smoke out the man they call the Bogeyman by using Webb as bait. The Bogeyman may be powerful and smart, but Webb and Lee, with the help of a few of Lee’s old army buddies (and one motorcycle-riding girl), are ready to take him down.

Tin Soldier is the sequel to both Barracuda, part of The Seven Prequels and Devil's Pass, part of Seven (The Series).

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"A fast-paced story with lots of twists, Tin Soldier will have readers hooked and cheering on its teenaged main character Webb from page one...Faked deaths, secret identities, political corruption, and unexpected bonds unravel and develop as Webb and Lee learn more about each other...A great read that is hard to put down, full of characters readers can’t help but root for, and packed with historical facts without allowing the story to become a dry history lesson. Highly Recommended."

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"Rich in historical detail, the narrative is a crash course on a volatile time in American history. Webb, who battles his own internal demons even as he's fighting external enemies, is a complicated and authentic hero."

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"A good choice for older reluctant readers or students interested in recent history...This thrill-a-minute series will hook reluctant readers as well as fans of James Bond and Jason Bourne."

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"Brouwer certainly knows how to weave an intriguing mystery, and protagonist Jim Webb’s blend of hard-earned cynicism and innate compassion stand him in good stead as he unravels the secrets of his grandfather’s past...[Webb] learns that self-respect and forgiveness are key to letting go of anger. Racism, tolerance, compassion, self-respect, and the power of song resonate through the novel. In the end, as he performs his adaptation in a small club, we cheer for Webb as much as does his audience."

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Sigmund Brouwer is the author of over 20 novels for adults and dozens of books for children. He visits over 150 schools per year to deliver his Rock and Roll Literacy presentation, reaching about 60,000 students per year. Sigmund lives in Red Deer, Alberta. For more information, visit www.sigmundbrouwer.com.

 
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Poachers in the Pingos

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Young Readers


When Junior Canadian Rangers, Colly and Jaz, visit Colly's uncle on Canada's Arctic coast, they are quick to discover something is amiss. Someone has been hunting gyrfalcons, the official bird of the Northwest Territories. Could it be poachers? During a pretend emergency, Colly and Jaz put two and five together and end up in a terrifying race for their lives!

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"A well-written and suspense-filled mystery for children... An excellent addition to a family, school or classroom library."

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"A quick read that has enough action and suspense to keep the pages turning...For children who enjoy a bit of escapist fiction with a solid whodunit element, this book fits the bill...Recommended."

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Anita Daher holds memberships in The Writers' Union of Canada, The Canadian Children's Book Center, The Manitoba Writers' Guild, The Saskatchewan Writers Guild, and was a founding member of the Territorial Writers Association. When she's not writing, she likes to spend time baking, playing her guitar (badly), and turning her backyard garden into a haven for neighbourhood bunnies. Anita currently resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with her husband, two daughters, a basset hound, and a Westfalia camper van named Mae. For information on school presentations and workshops, visit www.anitadaher.com.

 
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The Wolf and Me

Orca Book Publishers | The Seven Sequels


Bunny is in trouble. He’s been kidnapped from the skating rink at City Hall in Toronto, and now he’s locked in a cold basement room, still in his parka and skates. Where is he? And why do his kidnappers keep asking questions about his dead grandpa and some weird national anthem? Bunny may not always know what’s going on, but he has an innocent’s ability to get to the heart of things and find out what it’s all about. When he manages to escape, he skates across hockey rinks and down frozen highways, always a few strides ahead of his kidnappers. He gets help along the way from an assortment of characters—some kindly, some crazy, some scary and at least one that will make your jaw drop.

The Wolf and Me is the sequel to both Weerdest Day Ever!, part of The Seven Prequels and Ink Me, part of Seven (The Series).

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"[Bunny] bumbles along, and we get so caught up in his absurd adventures, his crazy misunderstandings, that we are compelled to read on and on...If that isn't the mark of a good book, I don't know what is."

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"This thrill-a-minute series will hook reluctant readers as well as fans of James Bond and Jason Bourne."

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"Bunny's learning disabilities can make academics challenging, but his unique way of viewing the world might just be the key to his freedom...Bunny's indomitable spirit makes him a likable, one-of-a-kind narrator...Readers will respond to this improbable, deeply sympathetic hero."

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"This book [is] great fun. Bunny's adventures veer toward the edge of implausible, but his frank and lovable voice made me cheer for him...Like Richard Scrimger's previous novels, this book is playfully and smartly written. Readers who have already explored the original Seven the Series books will welcome another delightful, if improbable, adventure with Bunny...An all-around rollicking read."

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"Poor Bunny. He's such a great guy but, often through no fault of his own, he gets himself immersed in the most unusual, even dangerous, situations...Like the detention centre, there are many obstacles that impede Bunny's journey. But he always finds a way to turn them into something positive... I'm so glad Richard Scrimger gave him life. He makes life better for all who meet him, fictional characters and readers alike."

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Richard Scrimger is the award-winning author of twenty books for children and adults, and has written for television and print media. His fiction has been translated into a dozen languages. The father of four children, Richard is used to being confused, misunderstood, and laughed at. For more information, visit www.scrimger.ca or follow him on Twitter @richardscrimger.

 
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Woodwalkers & Friends. Katzige Gefährten

Arena Verlag | Woodwalkers & Friends


So kennst du die Woodwalkers noch nicht: Entdecke das Leben von Pumajunge Carag und seinen Wandlerfreunden jenseits der Schulmauern Der junge Pumawandler Carag freut sich riesig auf die Ferien. Zum ersten Mal will er die Familie seiner Freundin Tikaani besuchen, um gemeinsam ihren Geburtstag zu feiern. Doch noch ehe die beiden in den hohen Norden aufbrechen können, überschlagen sich die Ereignisse. Erst schließen sich ihnen zwei eigenwillige Gefährten an, dann erhält Carag einen Notruf von seiner eigenen Pumafamilie. Ein feindliches Wolfsrudel hat ihr altes Revier in der Nähe der Clearwater High besetzt. Und irgendetwas scheint mit diesen Wölfen nicht zu stimmen. Als die Situation sich zuspitzt, können sich Carag und Tikaani auf die Hilfe von Rothörnchen Holly verlassen. Doch ob sie gemeinsam die Situation retten können? Die Woodwalkers- und Seawalkers-Bände erscheinen halbjährlich. Bisher erschienen sind: Woodwalkers (1). Carags Verwandlung Woodwalkers (2). Gefährliche Freundschaft Woodwalkers (3). Hollys Geheimnis Woodwalkers (4). Fremde Wildnis Woodwalkers (5). Feindliche Spuren Woodwalkers (6). Tag der Rache Seawalkers (1). Gefährliche Gestalten Seawalkers (2). Rettung für Shari Seawalkers (3). Wilde Wellen

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Katja Brandis, geb. 1970, studierte Amerikanistik, Anglistik und Germanistik und arbeitete als Journalistin. Sie schreibt seit ihrer Kindheit und hat inzwischen zahlreiche Romane für junge Leser veröffentlicht. Sie lebt mit Mann, Sohn und drei Katzen in der Nähe von München. www.katja-brandis.de

 
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The Twisted Climb

BWL Publishing Inc. | The Twisted Climb


Falling to sleep has never been so tiring. Sleep climbers Jayden, Connor and Max meet in a strange, moonlit dream land where the only way to ‘fall’ asleep is to climb. The climbing is not so simple, though. The mountain is full of night-time animals and things that could only exist in a dream world. Jayden, a brash, assertive girl, battles her own demons while joining forces with Connor, a calm, intuitive young man, and Max, a young teenager trying to be a man in a boy’s body. Together, they climb their way up the mountain but their many adventures are interrupted by Richard Hatemore, an evil, sickly-looking boy who will stop at nothing to prevent them from reaching their goal. As the sleep climbers move closer to the top, they begin to work as a team and ultimately, face their greatest challenge together.

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J.C. Kavanagh's debut novel is a must read. Lots of action and twists and turns. A surprise makes for a great ending.

 
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Darkness Descends

BWL Publishing Inc. | The Twisted Climb


Jayden, Connor and Max thought they had climbed their way out of ‘falling’ to sleep. Little did they know that they would be pulled back into Richard Hatemore's dreaded dream world, triggering a new wave of adventures and paranormal terrors. When Connor’s little sister Georgia becomes trapped there, a compelling energy unites the main characters once again. It is only after they accept the ‘cross over’ invitation and join forces in the moonlit dream world that the trio finally understand their rekindled purpose: saving Georgia. Can Jayden, Connor and Max survive the harrowing journey and strange activities in Richard's dream world, and rescue Georgia? Perhaps - but only if they’re willing to overcome their biggest fears and unlock the powers that bind them.

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J.C. Kavanagh's followup to her debut novel is a must read. Lots of action and twists and turns. A great read!

 
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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Orca Book Publishers | Dirk Daring, Secret Agent


Darren Dirkowitz thought his life was over when his tippity-top-secret alter ego, Dirk Daring, Secret Agent, was outed to the entire Preston Middle School student body. If only he’d been so lucky. Now the Wolf Lords—a gang of teen thugs bent on wringing every last penny out of Preston students—are breathing down his neck. There’s only one solution: Dirk Daring must embark on his most daring mission yet. A mission so audacious, so cunning, so doggone crazy, that if it succeeds, the Wolf Lords will wind up begging for mercy. But first, Darren must bring his own disobedient “associates” to heel.

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie is the sequel to the runaway bestseller Dirk Daring, Secret Agent.

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"A great title for middle grade readers who like mysteries and spy stories, especially ones with humor in the plot...Recommended."

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"The author perfectly captures a middle school crush that is getting just deep enough to matter but not so much so that it's troublesome to either participant. The narrative is also peppered with the same spy psychobabble that made the first Dirk Daring adventure such a blast. This is a very silly book, but it never crosses the line into inanity. With a smart balance of humor and heart, this is a winning sequel."

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"Well-written...[and] thick with sarcasm, humour and wit...This would be a great recommendation for reluctant readers as the pages are filled with diary entries, code logs and interview excerpts, making it a fun read. Recommended."

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"[A] pertinent novel, written humorously...Important for classroom discussion and reflection."

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Helaine Becker is the bestselling author of more than seventy books for children and young adults. For more information, visit www.helainebecker.com.

 
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Drachenzähmen leicht gemacht (7). Im Auge des Drachensturms

Arena Verlag | Drachenzähmen leicht gemacht


Hicks hat genau drei Monate, fünf Tage und sechs Stunden Zeit, den neuen Kontinent Amerika zu entdecken, seinen Vater zu retten, ein Dutzend Polarschlangen zu besiegen UND das alljährliche Stammes-Wettschwimmen zu gewinnen. All das wäre für ihn und seinen Drachen kein Problem - wenn in den Tiefen des Meeres nicht noch eine viel größere Gefahr lauern würde …

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Cressida Cowell lebt mit ihrem Mann Simon, den Töchtern Maisie und Clementine sowie zwei Katzen namens Lily und Baloo in London. Neben der Aufzeichnung von Hicks’ Memoiren hat sie auch verschiedene Bilderbücher geschrieben und illustriert, z. B. „Was ist los mit dem Buh-Huu-Baby?“

Foto: Copyright by Hachette Children's Books

 
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