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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling
Book 2 of the Harry Potter Series.
The Juvie Three -  Gordon Korman
Gecko, Terence, and Ajay are serving time in juvenile detention centers until they get a second chance. Douglas Healy, a former juvenile delinquent himself, takes them into his halfway house, hoping to make a difference in their lives. One night ther...[more]
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms...[more]
A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the ...[more]
Michael Strogoff - Jules Verne
Michael Strogoff is a courier for the Czar who is sent to deliver a message to the Grand Duke in far off Irkutsk, Siberia, a distance of several thousand miles. He is sent to warn the Grand Duke of the traitor Ivan Ogareff who has joined forces with...[more]
The Four Corners of the Sky: A Novel - Michael Malone

In small towns between the North Carolina Piedmont and the coast the best scenery is often in the sky. On flat sweeps of red clay and scrub pine the days move monotonously, safely, but above, in the blink of an eye, dangerous clouds can boil out o...[more]

Where the Golden Apples Grow - Kage Baker
Growing up anywhere is hard, but it may be hardest of all on Mars. Bill is twelve Earth years old. He was the third boy born on the red planet. Ford is six Mars years old. He was the second.

Alternate ways of tracking time are just one of...[more]
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
After spending the first 16 years in India as the son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel and his family emigrate to Canada. During the voyage the ship sinks and Pi finds himself on a lifeboat with various wild animals including a Bengal tiger.
The Sorceress - Michael Scott
Book Three in The New York Times bestselling series.

Nicholas Flamel's heart almost broke as he watched his beloved Paris crumble before him. The city was destroyed by Dee and Machiavelli, but Fl...[more]
The Scarlet Pimpernel - Emmuska Orczy
The Scarlet Pimpernel is a classic play and adventure novel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, set during the Reign of Terror following the French Revolution. The story is a precursor to the spy fiction and served as the inspiration for Doctor Syn, Zorro, Ba...[more]
A Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire) - George R.R. Martin
Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the ...[more]
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling
The Dursleys were so mean that hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dob...[more]
A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
This is the story of John Carter who while exploring a cave loses consciousness and when he awakes he finds himself on the planet Mars.
The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) - Robert Jordan
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselve...[more]
The Host: A Novel - Stephenie Meyer
Now in the trade paperback edition:
New Bonus Chapter and Reading Group Guide, including Stephenie Meyer's Annotated Playlist for the book.

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the mi...[more]
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
"Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country. THE DA VINCI CODE is many notches above the intelligent thriller; this is pure genius."
-NELSON DeMILLE, #1 New York Times bestselling author[more]
Mistborn : Final Empire Series (Book #1) (Mistborn, Book 1) - Brandon Sanderson
Brandon Sanderson, fantasy's newest master tale spinner, author of the acclaimed debut Elantris, dares to turn a genre on its head by asking a simple question: What if the hero of prophecy fails? What kind of world results when the D...[more]
Lost Horizon - James Hilton

While attempting to escape a civil war, four people are kidnapped and transported to the Tibetan mountains. After their plane crashes, they are found by a mysterious Chinese man. He leads them to a monastery hidden in "the valley of the blue moon"...[more]

Harry Potter and the Sorceror - J.K. Rowling
An eleven-year-old orphan named Harry Potter lives in Great Britain with his aunt, uncle, and cousin, who all treat him terribly. He learns that he is actually a wizard, and famous in the wizarding world that coexists with what we think of as the Re...[more]
The Gods of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs
This Townsend Library classic has been carefully edited to be more accessible to today's students. It includes a background note about the book, an author's biography, and a lively afterword. Acclaimed by educators nationwide, the Townsend Library is...[more]
The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
Dan Brown’s new novel, the eagerly awaited follow-up to his #1 international phenomenon, The Da Vinci Code, which was the bestselling hardcover adult novel of all time with 81 million copies in print worldwide, will be published in the ...[more]
The Road - Cormac Mccarthy
The searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece.

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, an...[more]
The Hero of Ages: Book Three of Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson

Who is the Hero of Ages?

To end the Final Empire and restore freedom, Vin killed the Lord Ruler. But as a result, the Deepness---the lethal form of the ubiquitous mists---is back, along with increasingly heavy ashfalls and ever more po...[more]

The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel (Thursday Next Novels (Penguin Books)) - Jasper Fforde
In Jasper Fforde's Great Britain, circa 1985, time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literall...[more]
Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
The year is 1945 and Claire Beauchamp Randall, a former British combat nurse, is on holiday in Scotland with her husband, looking forward to becoming reacquainted after the war's long separation. Like most practical women, Claire hardly expects her c...[more]
The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
Alexandre Dumas tells the tale of young D’Artagnan and his musketeer comrades, Porthos, Athos and Aramis. Together they fight to foil the schemes of the brilliant, dangerous Cardinal Richelieu, who pretends to support the king while pl...[more]
The Great Hunt (The Wheel of Time, Book 2) - Robert Jordan
The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. For centuries, gleemen have told of The Great Hunt of the Horn. Now the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only leg...[more]
Fablehaven - Brandon Mull
For centuries mystical creatures of all description were gathered into a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet...[more]
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need fr...[more]

The Lightning Thief (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) - Rick Riordan
Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school . . . again. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to stay out of trouble. But can he really be expected to stand by and watch while a bully picks on his scrawny best fri...[more]
The Hunger Games (Thorndike Press Large Print Literacy Bridge Series) - Suzanne Collins
Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms...[more]
The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1) - Patrick Rothfuss
The New York Times bestselling novel.

This is the riveting first-person narrative of Kvothe, a young man who grows to be one of the most notorious magicians his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling pl...[more]
These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901: Arizona Territories [THESE IS MY WORDS] -
Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh

"The best book ever written by man or woman...deserves to sell more copies than the Bible."�Rebel, Inc.

Brace yourself, America, for Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting�the novel and the film that became the cu...[more]
Porno - Irvine Welsh

The Trainspotting lads are back...and in worse shape than ever.

In the last gasp of youth, Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson is back in Edinburgh. He taps into one last great scam: directing and producing a porn film. To make ...[more]
Ripple Effect (Time Thriller Trilogy, Book 1) (Bk. 1) - Paul McCusker
The Time Thriller Trilogy delivers gripping, fast-paced mystery that intrigues and captivates through hours, seconds, and centuries. A long history of strange disappearances and unexplainable occurrences leave clues that the town of Fawlt Line may ac...[more]
Alliance - Gerald Lund
It's 18 years after the nuclear holocaust and the end of civilization, as we know it. Survivors are being relocated to a new society known as the Alliance. It seems like a dream come true for many of the new citizens. Crime, as well as harmful emoti...[more]
Elantris - Brandon Sanderson
Elantris was the capital of Arelon: gigantic, beautiful, literally radiant, filled with benevolent beings who used their powerful magical abilities for the benefit of all. Yet each of these demigods was once an ordinary person until touched by t...[more]
Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary - Brandon Mull
Brace yourself for a shocking secret. Two hidden artifacts have been found. Three more remain unrecovered. More preserves face destruction as the Society of the Evening Star relentlessly pursues new talismans. Reading in Patton s Journal of Secrets, ...[more]
The Old Man and The Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal -- a relentless, agonizing battle with a gia...[more]
Warbreaker (Tor Fantasy) - Brandon Sanderson

After bursting onto the fantasy scene with his acclaimed debut novel, Elantris, and following up with his blockbuster Mistborn trilogy, Brandon Sanderson proves again that he is today’s leading master of what Tolkien called Â...[more]

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers) - Becky Chambers

Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space—and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe—in this light-hearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star.


The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Edmund Dantes, a handsome young sailor, is arrested on false charges on the eve of his wedding to the beautiful Mercedes. He is sentenced to life imprisonment, but eventually escapes and seeks revenge against the three men who were responsible for h...[more]
Walking Up a Rainbow - Theodore Taylor
Orphaned at fourteen, Susan Carlisle is suddenly
the owner of her parents' beautiful Iowa home,
two thousand sheep . . . and a huge debt that puts her
at the mercy of a scoundrel determined to take it
all the away. With barely a moment o...[more]
The Last Child - John Hart

Winner of the 2010 Edgar Award for Best Novel

John Hart's New York Times bestselling debut, The King of Lies, announced the arrival of a major talent. With Down River, he surpassed his earli...[more]

Alcatraz #1: Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians - Brandon Sanderson
A hero with an incredible talent...for breaking things. A life-or-death rescue a bag of sand. A fearsome threat from a powerful secret network...the evil Librarians.

Alcatraz Smedry doesn't seem destined for anything but disaste...[more]

Bright of the Sky (Book 1 of The Entire and the Rose) - Kay Kenyon
In a land-locked galaxy that tunnels through our own, the Entire is a bizarre and seductive mix of long-lived quasi-human and alien beings gathered under a sky of fire, called the bright. A land of wonders, the Entire is sustained by monumental storm...[more]
Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences - Brian Yansky
A polite race of telepathic killer aliens, a ten-second world conquest, and one teenage boy collide in this wry, gutsy adventure.

Jesse is in history class when a formidable, efficient race of aliens quietly takes over the earth in less...[more]
Lights Out - David Crawford
Downloaded from the internet over three million times, this exciting, action-packed, survival story is finally available in book form. Lights Out chronicles the challenges of Mark “Karate Man” Turner when the lights go out over most of t...[more]
Hal Spacejock - Simon Haynes
Bored with on-time deliveries? Want your valuable cargo strewn across the nearest planet? Call Hal Space jock! Partial deliveries, non-arrivals and total write-offs a specialty. An incompetent, accident-prone pilot is given one last chance to save hi...[more]
Waterfall: A Novel (River of Time Series) - Lisa T. Bergren
Gabriella has never spent a summer in Italy like this one.
Remaining means giving up all she�s known and loved � and leaving means forfeiting what she�s come to know�and love itself.
Most Americ...[more]
First King of Shannara (Shannara) - Terry Brooks
Horrified by the misuse of magic they had witnessed during the First War of the Races, the Druids at Paranor devoted themselves to the study of the old sciences, from the period before the collapse of civilization a thousand years before. Only the Br...[more]
The Necromancer (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) - Michael Scott

Read the fourth book in the New York Times bestselling The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, perfect for fans of The Maze Runner and Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

San Francisco:

�� After fleein...[more]

Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
The classic tale of adventure on the high seas by Robert Louis Stevenson. "Pieces of eight! Pieces of eight!"
The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel - Michael Scott

Read the first book in the New York Times bestselling The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, perfect for fans of The Maze Runner and Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

He holds the secret that can end the world.

Kane and Abel - Jeffrey Archer

William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men, born on the same day, on opposite sides of the world, their paths destined to cross in their ruthless struggle to build a...[more]

The Bear and the Dragon (Jack Ryan) - Tom Clancy
Time and again, Tom Clancy's novels have been praised not only for their big-scale drama and propulsive narrative drive, but for their cutting-edge prescience in predicting future events.��In THE BEAR AND THE DRAGON, the future is very near...[more]
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
This is a beautifully-designed new edition of the definitive "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Includes 12 complete short stories, comprising the best-known cases of the world's best-loved sleuth.
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Scribner Classics) - Ernest Hemingway
In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls. The story of Robert ...[more]
Lodestone Book One: The Sea of Storms - Mark Whiteway
On the planet Kelanni, life is cheap.

With the aid of the fearsome "Keltar" enforcers,
in their flying cloaks, a ruthless invader is forcing the native people to mine
the colloquially named "lodestone" - a substance from anot...[more]
If Tomorrow Comes - Sidney Sheldon
Lovely, idealistic Tracy Whitney is framed into a fifteen year sentence in an escape-proof penitentiary. With dazzling ingenuity she fights back to destroy the untouchable crime lords who put her there. With her intelligence and beauty as her only we...[more]
My Hands Came Away Red - Lisa McKay

Cori signs up to take a mission trip to Indonesia during the summer after her senior year of high school.�Inspired by happy visions of building churches and seeing beautiful beaches, she gladly escapes her complicated love life back h...[more]

The Black Arrow - Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of adventure and romance is set amid the shifting alliances of England's Wars of the roses. A vivid depiction of fifteenth-century conflicts, The Black Arrow is yet timeless in its portrayal of the suffering that war inf...[more]
The Once and Future King - Terence Hanbury White
The magical epic of King Arthur and his shining Camelot, of Merlyn and Guinevere, of beasts who talk and men who fly, of wizardry and war. In four parts it covers Arthur's childhood, his rise to power, the adventures of the knights of the round table...[more]
This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein (Apprenticeship of Victor Frnkenstein) - Kenneth Oppel
Bravery, danger, and intense passion. How does obsession begin?

Victor and Konrad are the twin brothers Frankenstein. They are nearly inseparable. Growing up, their lives are filled with imaginary adventures...until the day their adventures...[more]

The Ruby Key (Moon & Sun) - Holly Lisle
Mankind is Sunkind

And rules by the light;

Nightlings are Moonkind,

And rule in the night;

Or there will be war.

Human and Nightlings are never to meet, but when Genna and her brother Dan venture into the old forest at night, the...[more]

Storm Front (A Virgil Flowers Novel) - John Sandford
The thrilling new novel in the #1 New York Times?bestselling series.

In Israel, a man clutching a backpack searches desperately for a boat. In Minnesota, Virgil Flowers gets a message from Lucas Davenport: You�re about to get...[more]
The Unicorn Chronicles #1: Into the Land of the Unicorns - Bruce Coville
A gorgeous paperback reissue of Bruce Coville's enchanting UNICORN CHRONICLES, timed for the release of the long-awaited conclusion in hardcover!

In Luster, Cara meets many wonderful creatures, but the most magnificent of all is Lightfoot...[more]
The Omega Game - Steven Krane
Imagine yourself waking up in a hotel room overlooking a beach. You have no idea where you are or how you got there. You have no means of communication with the outside world. You are one of twenty strangers who have been chosen to play the Game. No ...[more]
The Shard of Fire (The Chronicles of Gilgamesh Row) - K.J. Parker
This is a story of myth and magic. A story set in wild mountains, high and steep, where snowfall hides secrets best forgotten, and a boy, who didn't know any better discoveries a destiny he never wanted. But fate is a fickle thing, and for Gilgamesh ...[more]
The Little Book: A Novel - Selden Edwards
Thirty years in the writing, Selden Edwards's dazzling first novel is an irresistible triumph of the imagination. Wheeler Burden-banking heir, philosopher, student of history, legend's son, rock idol, writer, lover, recluse, half-Jew, and Harvard bas...[more]
Pygmy - Chuck Palahniuk
A gang of adolescent terrorists, a spelling bee, and a terrible plan masquerading as a science project: This is Operation Havoc.
Pygmy is one of a handful of young adults from a totalitarian state sent to the US disguised as exchange stu...[more]
The Magic Thief - Sarah Prineas

In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure. Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and touched the wizard's locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic...[more]

Bolt Clan - Robert Brent
Next to the zombie sat King, wagging his tail and licking the arm of the zombie.
Swept Away - Marsha Canham
When a woman who's ready for love meets a dangerous, passionate man, she can easily get Swept Away....

Bestselling, award-winning author Marsha Canham's breathtaking new novel transports readers to Regency England as a young woman rescu...[more]
The Story of Beautiful Girl - Rachel Simon
It is 1968. Lynnie, a young white woman with a developmental disability, and Homan, an African American deaf man, are locked away in an institution, the School for the Incurable and Feebleminded, and have been left to languish, forgotten. D...[more]
A Clash of Kings - George R.R. Martin
Here is the second volume in GEORGE R. R. MARTIN’S magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together th...[more]
The Timekeeper's Moon - Joni Sensel

When Ariel Farwalker hears the moon talking to her, she thinks she must be going crazy. Then she discovers an ancient map, and learns that the moon is part of a mysterious summons that's calling her on a new journey.

With her surly...[more]

Project ELE (Volume 1) - Rebecca Gober
From the authors of the best selling Night Marchers Series, comes an all new apocalyptic series with a paranormal twist that is enjoyable for all ages.     
Millions have already died, and thousands mor...[more]
Night Light (Restoration Series #2) By Terri Blackstock - -Author-
Sgt. Frog, Volume 1 (Sgt. Frog (Graphic Novels)) - Mine Yoshizaki
Sergeant Keroro has come to Earth with the intention of taking it over. One day, a chance encounter with Fuyuki Hinata blows his cover and Keroro's home planet cuts off all contact with him. Sergeant Keroro is left on Earth and is forced to live with...[more]
Babylon Rising - Tim LaHaye
Tim LaHaye created the Left Behind Series, which has become one of the most popular fiction series of all time. Those novels, with more that 50 million copies sold, presented a unique combination of suspense and substance drawn from his lifelong stud...[more]
Song of the Wanderer (The Unicorn Chronicles, Book 2) - Bruce Coville
A gorgeous paperback reissue of Bruce Coville's enchanting UNICORN CHRONICLES, timed for the release of the long-awaited conclusion in hardcover!

Cara must return to Earth to save her grandmother, the Wanderer, but she must first travel t...[more]
Alex Rider Complete Boxed Set (1 to 5) - Anthony Horowitz
Five Alex Rider novels: Stormbreaker, Point Blank, Skeleton Key, Eagle Strike, and Scorpia. The autor creates a teen super-spy with finesse and typical teen insecurities who is a likeable hero living a fantasy come true. There is plenty of slam-bang ...[more]