Aventurine is tired of being kept cooped up in her family’s mountainside cavern. She won’t be allowed outside until her scales harden…in another 30 years. Aventurine is a young dragon, and most young dragons spend their early, quiet years learning everything they can about some subject that interests them. Aventurine’sContinue Reading

Nosewise is a good dog. He was rescued from the streets by the famous wizard Merlin. His master has taught him how to Sit! and Lie Down! and even Shake! But Nosewise wants to learn the tricks his pack mate Morgana knows. She’s Merlin’s young apprentice, and she can do things like shoot beams of lightContinue Reading

Due to the unfortunate day of her birth, Morrigan Crow is destined to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday. And while she lives, she’s a curse. Anything that goes wrong in Jackalfax—hail storms, heart attacks, ruined batches of marmalade—they’re all blamed on her. It’s a lonely life. Nobody wants to beContinue Reading

Birdie McAdams thinks she has the best job in the world. She’s an orphan in London in the 1870s, so she could have ended up a beggar or a thief — or a tosher scavenging through filthy sewers. Or worst of all, she could have been stuck in a dreadedContinue Reading

Kelly doesn’t believe in monsters under the bed. Obviously. She’s an ordinary 8th grader with a best friend, secret crush, and dreams of being cooler in high school. She’s trying to save up enough money to go to a sleepaway camp. That’s the only reason she takes this babysitting job, herContinue Reading