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My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent
How Chip Became C.H.I.P. and Foiled the Freaky Fuzzy Invasion
“It’s funny. Really, really funny. And not only the writing, the drawings are funny too. The plot is exciting and it is almost impossible to work out what’s going to happen next. The author has an amazing imagination.” Wishing Shelf 5★ review
"Highly entertaining and extremely imaginative." "The characters... stem from an imagination beyond anything I have seen or read before." Readers' Favorite 5★ review
10-year-old Nort McKrakken is a pint-sized computer genius. 14-year-old Chip Munson is his best friend - and loyal guinea pig. When their beloved town of Vortville is attacked by an army of brain-warping Freaky Fuzzy toys, Nort implants Chip with a microchip that instantly turns him into a real live secret agent! The town is saved!... as long as the microchip doesn't fritz out!
If you like the Wimpy Kid, Captain Underpants or Zac Power books, you'll love My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent! Hilariously illustrated, this middle grade chapter book is a comic romp full of action and adventure for any reader - children, tweens, teens... and beyond! This funny spy story is the first in a series so if you like it, there's more to come! **SEE READER REVIEWS BELOW**
How Captain Dweezil Saved the Querx Galaxy and Still Made It Home in Time for Lunch
Welcome to the Querx Galaxy. 146,254,366,999 light years from Earth – and we should hope it stays that way. That’s because the thousands of alien species in the Querx Galaxy don’t quite get along. They need help. They need a guiding hand. They need… Captain Dweezil and the D.O.R.X.! Yes, the Captain Dweezil who took on the entire army of Lorzak 8 using only one tribno-blaster… who overcame the teeming hordes of Plort by fashioning a jet pack out of a can of velblot beans… and who freed the Wadlobian Ambassador from the one-eyed Blot and got home in time for lunch! (He really likes lunch.) But now the Captain and his merry band of D.O.R.X. must meet their biggest challenge yet: saving the galaxy from a massive batch of Zortlax paste gone bad, sent out by the evil Snerts! Will the D.O.R.X. be up to the task… or will everybody’s favorite condiment lead to the destruction of the Querx Galaxy itself?!
If you like Captain Underpants, Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Zac Power, you'll love D.O.R.X.! Soon to be hilariously illustrated, this middle grade chapter book is a comic romp full of action and adventure for any reader - children, tweens, teens... and beyond! This funny science fiction story is the first in a series, so if you like it, there’s more to come!
The Boy Who Cried Ghost
A Ghost Town Mystery
Nine-year-old Peter Dunlap doesn’t particularly like his family’s new house. Sure, his room’s big enough, and he doesn’t have to share a bathroom with his older sister… but he just can’t shake the feeling that the previous owner hasn’t moved out yet! But, being a fan of horror comic books, Peter actually starts to think it’s cool living in a haunted house. Not only that, the ghost actually starts to like Peter! But… does it like Peter too much? So much that it wants to keep him trapped in the house… forever?!
If you like Goosebumps or a light take on Tales from the Crypt, you’ll love The Boy Who Cried Ghost! From the writer of My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent, this middle grade chapter book is a scary-fun mystery full of chills and thrills for any reader - children, tweens, teens... and beyond! This funny haunted house horror story is the first in the Ghost Town Mystery series, so if you like it, there’s more to come!
Pandora's Lunch Box
"The book is an absolute page-turner, and will leave the reader wanting to know more. I was hooked by the first page." Readers' Favorite 5★ review
The difference between Pandora and your average 12-year-old girl is that Pandora knows exactly what she wants at all times. So when five magical genies pop out of an old rusty lunch box, Pandora knows her life is finally going to be perfect!
…Or maybe not. When one of the genies blows up a mean girl’s head to the size of a basketball, Pandora has to figure out how to unwish her wish, and fast!
If you like the Dork Diaries, Wimpy Kid or Baby-Sitters Club books, you'll love Pandora’s Lunch Box! This middle grade chapter book is a comic romp full of magic and suspense for any reader - children, tweens, teens... and beyond! This funny wish-fulfillment story is the first in a series, so if you like it, there's more to come!
The story of one middle school kid's desperate attempt to get a clue
14-year-old Hugh Hollenbeck doesn’t get it. What doesn’t he get? Just about everything. That’s why he walks around with a little camera attached to his glasses that records his entire life. Then he watches it all later to try to figure out the things he didn’t get before – which, as you’ll recall, is just about everything – and he makes a weekly video blog for all to see.
Unfortunately, Hugh’s cluelessness leads him to run for Student Council President. Even his little sister knows that this school election thing is just “not him”, but Hugh, as always, has to find out the hard way. At least Hugh’s campaign gets him the attention of the very confident, very pretty – and very intimidating – Molly MacLaine. But will Molly be able to help Hugh survive his disastrous campaign, or will he crash and burn… and bring the whole school down with him?
If you like the Middle School series and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, you’ll love HughTube. This book is for anybody who’s ever been baffled by the secrets, contradictions and unwritten rules of middle school. Tweens and teens will easily relate to the comic mishaps of our hapless hero. This funny coming of age, middle grade story is the first in a series, so if you like it, there's more to come!
A Dog of My Own
“The story blends heartwarming moments and action beautifully in a way that will make children of any age enjoy the book.” Readers’ Favorite 5★ review
“Sweetly written and packed full of adventure. Children will love it, particularly if they love dogs!” The Wishing Shelf 4★ review
11-year-old Jonas Ridley loves dogs. Unfortunately, his mother won’t let him have one of his own. But one Christmas, Jonas gets the chance to RENT a dog, and not just any dog but Rascal, the famous four-legged star of Jonas’s favorite movie, Canine Commando! Jonas and Rascal have a blast and really bond together, even performing in the school talent show. But when the movie studio has to take Rascal back, Jonas hatches a movie-like plan and becomes a real-life secret agent to rescue Rascal!
If A Dog’s Purpose touched your heart, you'll love A Dog of My Own. This middle grade book is a sweet yet exciting adventure full of action and heartwarming moments for any reader – children, tweens, teens or readers of any age. This fun ‘boy and his dog’ story is the first in a series, so if you like it, there's more to come!
The F.L.U.B. Club
How the 'Future Fixer' Fixed My Future and Flubbed It Up Again
"I was hooked by the first page, and I didn't want to put the book down. The book was so good that I was sad to reach the end." Readers' Favorite 5★ review
15-year-old Marty Gundy has a dream: He wants to become an internet ultra-billionaire. And when his latest killer app, the ‘Future Fixer’, actually shows him five seconds of his very near future, he knows his dream will come true! But that five seconds is just enough to get him into big trouble, and it soon puts him at the business end of the school bully’s fist! Will Marty’s killer app end up killing him?
If you like your Wimpy Kid and Zac Power books with a twist of technology, you’ll love The F.L.U.B. Club! From the writer of My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent, this middle grade chapter book takes kids’ Silicon Valley dreams and gives them a magical twist. It’s a suspenseful ride for children, tweens and teens! This middle school/high school story is the first in a series, so if you like it, there's more to come!
"Can you imagine a world without doors?" This sweet little picture book imagines how nice life would be if we didn't put barriers between us. For little ones everywhere!... And big ones too!
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MY BEST FRIEND IS A SECRET AGENT