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Brought to you by Penguin. The seventh illustrated children's book in the hilarious Dog Diaries series, featuring characters from James Patterson's bestselling Middle School series The circus has come to town! I've never been to a real live circus before, but I know it will be the best thing EVER! I've heard all about circus things from Mama Mange and, WOW, does she have some stories! I can't wait until opening night. It all looks so AMAZING! Well, apart from those scary man-monsters with green hair and red noses... Hopefully I can steer clear of them... With my whole pooch pack alongside me - and, of course, my favorite pet human, RUFF! - what could possibly go wrong...? © Steven Butler, James Patterson 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. Max finally meets her hero, Albert Einstein, as she dashes across glaciers, visits the Great Barrier Reef, and flies a solar-powered jet in a race to stop global warming - before it's too late for planet earth. So far, Max and her team of genius friends have solved problems that no one else could, including: bringing solar energy to remote locations, producing clean drinking water across the globe, and ending world hunger. No easy task, even for a genius! But now Max and her friends must take on their biggest challenge yet, something that affects every living creature on the planet. Max must figure out how to prevent climate change from destroying the earth. But sinister forces want to keep Max from succeeding, and this time, even the very foundation of the Change Makers Institute is threatened. Now Max must not only save herself and her friends, but the entire planet, too. © James Patterson 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. Ali Cross is back in the New York Times No. 1 sequel to James Patterson's bestselling mystery for young readers featuring the son of Detective Alex Cross, the lead character in James Patterson's biggest-selling series ALEX CROSS is a genius detective. ALI CROSS is following in his father's footsteps. When Ali sees a friend get hurt, he's the best person to find out who did it. Even if he's only a kid. After all, he's Alex Cross's son. Solving crimes runs in the family. © James Patterson 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. From bestselling author James Patterson comes the next middle grade hit with this ghostly adventure story. I'm Finn McAllister, I'm a normal middle schooler, and on June sixth I died. I know, I know - you weren't expecting me to die so soon. Me neither. But dying is just the beginning of my story. You see, now I'm a ghost! I don't have to go to school. I can play as many video games as I want. And I can try every ice cream flavor in the store. I've made a new friend, too. She's also a ghost. It's pretty neat, huh? Only thing is, I have some unfinished business. And until I, well, finish it, I can't really move on... © James Patterson 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021Show more
Finn McAllister was a normal middle school nerd--now he's a ghost with a big mystery to solve One minute, Finn was biking home from school, and the next, he was run off the road by a maniac in a big van. Now, he's a ghost. He can do lots of fun things, like try every ice cream flavor in the store, sneak up on people, and play as many video games as he wants. Finn even has a new ghost friend, Isabella, to show him the ropes. But he also has a lot of BIG questions, like: who wanted him dead? And can he stop the maniac from striking again? Packed with hilarious moments, epic friendships, and fun art, Best Nerds Forever celebrates the nerd in each of us and the joy of living life to its fullest.Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. I have something very IM-PAW-TANT to tell you... I was with my mutt mates in the dog park when we saw something MONSTROUS through the trees...I recognized it straight away. It was a huge DINO-ROAR! Now, I know what you're thinking - dino-roars don't exist anymore, right? WRONG. I spotted one in the flesh, well in the bone...And it smelt tail-waggingly tasty! I followed its sniff-a-licious scent to the BIGGEST building I've ever seen, and the smells coming from inside were the most dusty, moldy, oldy, dirt-lectable whiffs I've ever wrapped my snout around. I don't know what the humongous building is, but what I do know is that I just HAVE to get inside. It will be the greatest challenge my pooch pack have ever faced! 'A perfect story to tickle the funny bone of any young reader!' MEGAN RIX © James Patterson, Steven Butler 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. There are Scaredy Cats everywhere . . . it's just that YOU can't see them. Only cats can see a Scaredy Cat. When shelter cats Pasha and Poop move in with their new human family, they find themselves up against a ghostly bully. Scaredy Cat demands they follow his rules or he'll cause all kinds of trouble - knock over lamps, spill kitty litter, and even get them shipped back to the animal shelter! But Pasha and Poop are stubborn and rebellious. They won't follow the Scaredy Cat's ridiculous rules like all of the other pets on the block. Together, they set out to find the truth behind who the Scaredy Cat really is, and how they can end his mischief-making for good. © James Patterson 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. Rafe Khatchadorian is back in the latest adventure in the bestselling Middle School series Things have quietened down for lovable troublemaker Rafe Khatchadorian, and after all the mishaps and adventures he's been through, he's feeling a little restless. So when he's invited to attend an all-expenses paid art field trip in California, Rafe jumps at the opportunity. But things go sideways, as they always do for Rafe, when he arrives and realises his trip isn't the Hollywood vacation he thought it would be. Instead, he'll be participating in a 'Cultural Campout' in the desert. What follows is a series of unfortunate events that only Rafe could find himself in, including an encounter with a cranky crocodile, a claustrophobic trip into an ancient cave, and a set of cave ancient cave paintings that may or may not have been faked. To make matters worse, Rafe finds himself smack dab in the middle of a plot to smuggle a legendary missing diamond. Has he finally stumbled his way into an adventure he can't get himself out of? Previously published in Australia as Middle School: Going Bush © James Patterson 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021Show more
From two heavy-hitters in children's literature comes a critically acclaimed biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali. *'This utterly delightful story about Ali's childhood is a smash hit.' --School Library Journal (starred review) Five starred reviews! Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. Kwame Alexander and James Patterson join forces to vividly depict his life up to age seventeen in both prose and verse, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced, and his discovery of boxing. Readers will learn about Cassius' family and neighbors in Louisville, Kentucky, and how, after a thief stole his bike, Cassius began training as an amateur boxer at age twelve. Before long, he won his first Golden Gloves bout and began his transformation into the unrivaled Muhammad Ali. Fully authorized by and written in cooperation with the Muhammad Ali estate, and vividly brought to life by Dawud Anyabwile's dynamic artwork, Becoming Muhammad Ali captures the budding charisma and youthful personality of one of the greatest sports heroes of all time.Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. James Patterson has teamed up with the world's most famous genius to entertain and inspire a generation of children - with the first and only children's adventure series officially approved by the Albert Einstein archives. Max Einstein is never going to be your average 12-year-old kid. She . . . is on the run from a group of villains talks to Albert Einstein spends timesearching for information on her parents saves the world with the help of her genius friends Totally not ordinary stuff - unless you're Max Einstein! Now Max and her friends are back and ready to take on their biggest problem yet: world hunger. While the Change Makers tackle this huge issue, Max must also avoid the evil Corp and her nemesis, Dr. Zimm. But they're not the only ones looking for Max, and as she finds herself on the run, she discovers that Einstein created a time machine. And it might give her clues to her past - her distant past . . . © James Patterson 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. Maximum Ride lost her fight to save the world. But from the ashes of the old world, a phoenix has risen… she calls herself Hawk. Hawk doesn't know her real name. She doesn't know who her parents were, or where they went. The only thing she remembers is that they told to wait on a street corner until they came back for her. That was ten years ago. The day that she finally gives up waiting is the moment her life changes for ever. Because the promise becomes reality: someone is coming for her. But it's not a rescue. It's an execution. ‘Has all the characteristics of his work ... pace, action, mystery and cool’ SUNDAY TIMES © James Patterson 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. The Kidds' parents are in trouble once again and the four siblings must traverse the Australian Outback, recover a pair of stolen gems, and defeat treasure hunting pirates to save them! The Kidd family is on their way to Australia to find Lasseter's Gold when fellow treasure hunter Charlotte Badger, who challenges them to a race to the gold! But when the Kidds pull into port in Australia, their parents are suddenly arrested – they've been framed! It turns out Charlotte Badger is a pirate, and she's planted a priceless stolen black opal on the Kidds' ship! Now Bick, Beck, Storm and Tommy have seven days to traverse the Australian Outback, find Charlotte Badger and her pirate cronies, and bring back the evidence that will prove their parents innocent. If they fail, their parents will be found guilty and thrown in prison . . . for ever! ©James Patterson 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
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