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Nightbird
Nightbird
Alice Hoffman
¥62.79
From the bestselling author of Practical Magic, comes a beautiful spellbinding tale of magic, friendship and an ancient curse.Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. After all, her town is rumoured to hide a monster - and it is these rumours of a winged beast which draw in as much tourism to the town as its famous apple orchards. Two hundred years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twig’s family that was meant to last forever. But this summer, following the arrival of a new family in town, Twig may just have found her first true friend and an ally in vanquishing this ancient curse. It’s time to try and break the spell... but will everything change when the red moon rises? Be enchanted by this magical and endearing new story from highly acclaimed and widely adored Alice Hoffman, who has yet again created a beautiful novel that will bewitch its readers from the first page until the very last.
Black Ice
Black Ice
Becca Fitzpatrick
¥53.08
Britt Pfeiffer has never been that adventurous, but that's about to change. Wanting to impress her ex-boyfriend, Britt convinces best friend, Korbie, to take a trekking trip with her. But when a freak storm leaves the girls stranded they seek shelter in a cabin, where they find two knights in shining armour. Or so they think.Britt quickly realises that the girls need to get off the mountain, fast. In exchange for her life, she is forced to guide the boys down, and as they set out on a harrowing journey through the cold and snow, Britt realises the only way to escape with her life is to pretend she is on their side. But is gorgeous, sexy Mason an enemy or an ally? Tension mounts, and it's only a matter of time before things turn deadly . . .Dark and adrenaline-filled,?Black Ice?will have you on the edge of your seat right until the final twist.
Hostages to Fortune
Hostages to Fortune
Hostages to Fortune
¥135.00
Esteemed Canadian author Peter C. Newman recounts the dramatic journey of the United Empire Loyalists—their exodus from America, their resettlement in the wilds of British North America, and their defense of what would prove to be the social and moral foundation of Canada.In 1776, tensions in the British colonies were reaching a fever pitch. The citizenry was divided between those who wished to establish a new republic and those who remained steadfast in their dedication to the British Empire. As the tensions inevitably boiled over into violence, fault lines were exposed as every person was forced to choose a side. Neighbours turned against each other. Families divided. Borders were redrawn.The conflict was long and bloody, and no side emerged unscathed. But there is one story that is often overlooked in the American Revolutionary canon. When the smoke from the battles had settled, tens of thousands of individuals who had remained loyal to the crown in the conflict found themselves without a home to return to. Destitute, distraught, and ostracized—or downright terrorized—by their former citizens, these Loyalists turned to the only place they had left to go: north.The open land of British North America presented the Loyalists with an opportunity to establish a new community distinct from the new American republic. But the journey to their new homes was far from easy. Beset by dangers at every turn—from starvation to natural disaster to armed conflict—the Loyalists migrated towards the promise of a new future. Their sacrifices set the groundwork for a country that would be completely unlike any other. Neither fully American nor truly British, the Loyalists established a worldview entirely of their own making, one that valued steady, peaceful, and pragmatic change over radical revolution. The Loyalists toiled tirelessly to make their dream a reality. And as the War of 1812 dawned, they proved they were willing to defend it with their very lives.In Hostages to Fortune, Peter C. Newman recounts the expulsion and migration of these brave Loyalists. In his inimitable style, Newman shines a light on the people, places, and events that set the stage for modern Canada.
Charisma
Charisma
Jeanne Ryan
¥62.79
An edge-of-your-seat thriller from the bestselling author of, Nerve, the book behind 2016's hottest YA film, starring Emma Roberts, Dave Franco & Juliette Lewis. A chance at the ultimate makeover means deadly consequences... Aislyn suffers from crippling shyness - that is, until she’s offered a dose of Charisma, an underground gene therapy drug guaranteed to make her shine. The effects are instant. She’s charming, vivacious, and popular. But strangely, so are some other kids she knows. The media goes into a frenzy when the disease turns contagious, and then deadly, and the doctor who gave it to them disappears. Aislyn must find a way to stop it, before it's too late.
American Heroes
American Heroes
Oliver North
¥99.11
From the jungles of the Southern Philippines to the Horn of Africa to the deserts of Iraq and lonely outposts in Afghanistan, the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines of U.S. Special Operations Command undertake daring missions in some of the most difficult and dangerous places on the planet. Uniquely trained and equipped as masters of unconventional warfare, their physical conditioning rivals that of Olympic athletes. Instead of competing for gold medals, these champions risk their lives so the hope of liberty can shine into the world?s darkest places. American Heroes in Special Operations honors these selfless warriors, shedding an insider?s light on the sacrifices so many of them have made and the intense shadow wars they?ve fought since September 11, 2001.
Every Second Counts
Every Second Counts
Sophie McKenzie
¥86.89
Every Second Counts
Devil's Pocket
Devil's Pocket
John Dixon
¥53.08
The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Phoenix Island, which reads like “Lord of the Fliesmeets Wolverine and Cool Hand Luke” (F. Paul Wilson, creator of Repairman Jack) and inspired the CBS TV show Intelligence.With a chip in his head and hundreds more throughout his body, sixteen-year-old Carl Freeman was turned from an orphan with impulse control issues into a super-soldier. Forced into the mercenary Phoenix Force group, he begins to fear he’ll never escape. Sent to a volcanic island to fight for them, he’ll compete in a combat tournament that awards teens with survival for merciless brutality. But just when all looks lost, he spies a friendly face…and possibly a way out.
The S-Word
The S-Word
Chelsea Pitcher
¥114.37
LIZZIE WASN’T THE first person to kill herself this year. Five months prior to her final ascension Gordy “Queerbait” Wilson hanged himself in his basement. Rumor has it he used the belt his father beat him with. For two hours he hung there, feet hovering above the ground, before Daddy came down the stairs in search of a cold one.
Double Dork Diaries
Double Dork Diaries
Rachel Renee Russell
¥48.30
A special bumper edition of dorkiness featuring the first two books in the bestselling DORK DIARIES series!Nikki Maxwell has just started at her new school and is determined to make a fresh start, leaving her dorky past behind her. But when you're the girl who spills spaghetti over herself during lunch, or who dresses as a giant rat for Halloween, or whose dad drives a van with a giant cockroach on the roof, it's hard to transform from loser queen to queen-bee overnight.But one thing's for sure, Nikki's life is never dull, and now you can enjoy the first two hilarious instalments of her diary, Dork Diaries and Dork Diaries:Party Time, in this fabulous two-in-one bind-up. It's time to embrace your inner dork…
Air Warriors
Air Warriors
Douglas Waller
¥120.75
Veteran journalist Douglas Waller, who wrote The Commandos after observing the training of special forces soldiers, chronicles his rare and intimate experience with the training program for Navy pilots in Air Warriors. Waller, who was granted permission to participate in the pilots' grueling training regime, has written an absorbing behind-the-scenes account of the physical and psychological trials endured by the most specialized group of pilots in military history. From his bird's-eye view in the passenger's seat, Waller follows pilot trainees through two years of intense preparation. He offers vivid illustrations from the fray: hair-raising aerial dogfights; stomach-swallowing dive-bombing runs; highspeed tactical maneuvers grazing the desert floor; and numerous nerve-twisting aircraft carrier takeoffs and landings. In addition to his own experiences and those of the group of trainees he joins, his research is based on interviews with hundreds of other students and their instructors. Hurtling through the air at death-defying speeds, these pilots-in-training struggle to maintain their composure while withstanding conditions that are designed to challenge them to the very limits of human endurance. Waller's deftly drawn portraits of the men and women he encounters in this singular culture of elite pilots are as satisfying as his adventure narrative. The pilots, whose grit, determination, and mental agility operate on an elevated threshold, come into sharp focus behind Waller's keen lens: their aspirations, awe inspiring. Air Warriors combines an examination of the modern Navy, recovering from past sex scandals, with a portrayal of a privileged cadre of men and women whose ambition and commitment coexist within a tightly knit group. Waller is able to capture images of these pilots training, living, and fighting with an acuity and intelligence that are often absent from Hollywood and television treatments of this diverse and fascinating subculture. Air Warriors takes the reader for the first time inside the cockpit and behind closed doors for the real story of the making of a Navy pilot.
Holiday Ha Ha Ha!
Holiday Ha Ha Ha!
Simon & Schuster UK
¥48.25
Eight Sunny Funny Reads from a brilliant selection of bestselling authors! Get ready to laugh your summer socks off with this collection of hilarious short stories – from disastrous car journeys to super-powered grannies to gruesomely funny ghost hunters there’s something for everyone in this side-splitting anthology! Featuring a stellar line-up of much-loved authors including Steve Cole, David Solomons, Joanna Nadin, Jeremy Strong, William Sutcliffe, Steven Butler, Candy Harper and Jonathan Meres.‘These eight silly tales for summer from top children’s writers are huge fun’ The Times‘This silly selection will guarantee smiles all around’ Sunday Express
The Night Spinner
The Night Spinner
Abi Elphinstone
¥57.91
Few remember the monastery. Carved into the face of a towering mountain, it perches above the surrounding peaks, its forgotten turrets twisting into the clouds. The Rookery, the people of the north call it. Once, monks were said to have passed through the courtyard into the cold, stone chambers. But the monks have long since gone and now only the rooks remain, huddled on crumbling ledges. Sometimes the birds launch off, circling the turrets like scraps of the night, and crying to each other with lonely kaahs. But mostly they are silent and still, turned inwards on the ledges, watching and waiting, because they know something the people don’t. There is still somebody left inside.
Playing for Pride
Playing for Pride
Timothy Tocher
¥30.44
A New Sport with New Rules—Can Laurie Come Through for Her Team?With the girls’ softball season about to start, fifth-grader Laurie Bird Preston can’t decide what to do. Her friends are trying out for the team, but Laurie knows she’s no softball player—basketball is her sport. She helped lead her middle school’s girls’ basketball team to a state championship just a few weeks earlier. What fun will she have playing a sport she’s no good at and might not even like? But with patience, practice—and help from her friends and an eccentric old woman with a mysterious past—Laurie might just learn that she doesn’t have to be the best player to be part of the team.
Long Shot
Long Shot
Timothy Tocher
¥30.44
A New Town, a New School, a New Team—Can Laurie Emerge a Winner?When eleven-year-old Laurie Bird Preston learns her dad has accepted a job in another town, she’s disappointed and angry. Not only will Laurie be leaving her best friend, Christy, and her position on the middle school basketball team, but she'll also have to make new friends in a new school and play for a new basketball team. To complicate matters, her dad’s the new girls’ basketball coach, and the team is made up of girls who aren’t exactly team players or even athletes. But with time, understanding, and help from a quirky kid named Howard, Laurie discovers that being happy in her new home and with her new team might not be such a long shot.
The Shadow Keeper
The Shadow Keeper
Abi Elphinstone
¥40.29
The Shadow Keeper
Sleuth or Dare
Sleuth or Dare
Robin Benway
¥53.13
Former safe-cracking spy, Maggie Silver, likes her new life as a regular high-school girl. Mostly. Okay, so there's the usual cliques, bad lunches and frustratingly simple locker combinations, but there's also her new boyfriend, Jessie, and insanely cool best friend, Roux. So when her parents are falsely accused of a crime, Maggie and her new team flee to Paris where she will have to use all her skills as a spy in order to clear their names. Too bad it only puts her and everyone she loves in danger.
Promised
Promised
Caragh M. O'Brien
¥38.59
Promised
Fair-Weather Friends
Fair-Weather Friends
ReShonda Tate Billingsley
¥77.23
As always, I have to say thank you, God, for seeing me through yet another book. I also wanted to take a quick moment to say thank you to all of the people who have made the Good Girlz the success that it is. I never anticipated the books taking off like they did!
Newfangled Fairy Tales Bundle
Newfangled Fairy Tales Bundle
Bruce Lansky
¥57.23
Once upon a time when I was your age (and that was a very long time ago), my mother read me fairy tales at bedtime. And when she turned the lights out, I would wonder:Why did the prince in “The Princess and the Pea” marry a princess who complained, obnoxiously, about a pea that was hidden under twenty mattresses? If she had been a true princess, she would have graciously thanked her hostess for a comfortable night’s lodging.
Kids Pick The Funniest Poems
Kids Pick The Funniest Poems
Bruce Lansky,Stephen Carpenter
¥129.71
The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Phoenix Island, which reads like “Lord of the Fliesmeets Wolverine and Cool Hand Luke” (F. Paul Wilson, creator of Repairman Jack) and inspired the CBS TV show Intelligence.With a chip in his head and hundreds more throughout his body, sixteen-year-old Carl Freeman was turned from an orphan with impulse control issues into a super-soldier. Forced into the mercenary Phoenix Force group, he begins to fear he’ll never escape. Sent to a volcanic island to fight for them, he’ll compete in a combat tournament that awards teens with survival for merciless brutality. But just when all looks lost, he spies a friendly face…and possibly a way out.
On Fire
On Fire
Nancy Holder
¥67.07
DREAMS CAN COME TRUE. JUST NOT THE GOOD ONES. In Beacon Hills, a mountain lion is blamed for a spate of vicious attacks; Scott McCall wishes the cause was that simple. Unfortunately, hiding his werewolf identity, especially from Allison Argent, while fighting his need to shift, is only one problem. Keeping his mysterious, murderous Alpha off his back (literally), avoiding hunters, deciphering strange dreams about flames and impending doom . . . is really eating into lacrosse practice and hang-out time. So when Jackson Whittemore doesn’t show for his date with Lydia, Scott hopes that helping Allison track down their buddy will be simpler. Derek—whose hunger for vengeance blinds him to the dangers that lie in wait—and Stiles are also looking, but the worried teens’ search is leading right to the preserve from Scott’s nightmare. They aren’t the only ones in the woods, and their little trip starts looking less like a rescue mission and more like an elaborate trap—one that will force them to make the choice between killing and being killed. . . .
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