THE ALCHEMYST by MICHAEL SCOTT

UnknownAn ancient book has been stolen, and if the guardians die nothing can save the world from being ripped apart at the seams. Truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in 1330. The Legend: nicholas lives. He protects a book that keeps him and his wife immortal. In the wrong hands the book can be used to destroy the world. Sophie and Josh were normal kids  until they see magic in the making and become in danger. If they do not find Mr Flamel’s wife and the book the will die and the world along with them. Sophie and Josh find them selves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time

– Molly

 

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

51iOs-WxUuL Charlie’s family was very poor and consisted of seven people; 4 grandparents; Grandpa Joe, Grandma Josephine, Grandpa George, Grandma Georgina; Charlie’s mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Bucket; and little Charlie. One day, in the newspaper, there is an article that says Mr. Willy Wonka, the owner of the Willa Wonka Chocolate Factory, says that he sent out 5 regular wrapped chocolate bars with golden tickets inside. And that whichever 5 lucky children find the tickets, they get a special tour of the factory. Charlie’s family could not afford to buy lots of chocolate bars to try and find one of the golden tickets, but Charlie’s birthday was coming up, and his only present was a 25-cent chocolate bar, saved up by the whole family. He does not get it, but then his Grandpa Joe gives him pocket money to buy another. Still no luck. But the next day, he finds a dollar bill in the snow. He goes and buys a bar of chocolate. No luck. Then, the fat shopkeeper (yes, I said fat.) gives Charlie change and Charlie buys another. He finds the golden ticket! Now, you will have to find out the rest for yourself (and no, don’t ask me).

-Lydia

HOKEY POKEY by JERRY SPINELLI

51Hy1qm-iDLThis book is about how children have a whole different world of their own called Hokey Pokey. They have a king named Jack, and Jack has a nemesis who steals his precious living bike, Scramjet, and she even changed it’s name! Jack hates her so much (or just acts like he hates her) that all he calls her is girl, and he even says it like a pile of dirt. Anyway, Jack wants to leave Hokey Pokey, but he doesn’t even know how just like the kid. Find out what happens in Jerry Spinelli’s book, Hokey Pokey.

—Molly

Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson

51EXktQthNLFinn Whitman was just a normal preteen living in Orlando, until his mom signed him up for something to do with Disney World. Once there, he met four other kids his age that were going to do the same thing he was. Their names were Philby, Willa, Charlene, and Maybeck. Philby is the brainiac to the group, Willa is the nerdy girl, Charlene is the cute, athletic girl, and Maybeck is a guy with an attitude. One night, when Finn goes to sleep, he dreams he is in Magic Kingdom. Only it is not a dream. It turned out that the thing that he did made a little mistake. He finds out that all the villains are trying to take over all the parks and that he and his new friends have to try to stop them from their disastrous plot. Finn and his friends have  to save the precious Disney Parks (and possibly the world) before it’s too late.

P.S. There are more than seven books in the series.

WARNING: This book may be  HIGHLY addictive (and very possibly to be as good as chocolate (: ) to you as it is to me.

—Lydia

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

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Stephanie was a girl much like me until her uncle mysteriously passed away and willed his mansion and fortune to her. That night, her adventures begin in a world she never knew before. As she embarks on her new mystical journey she rides on a roller coaster of excitement and fear. Stephanie teams up with a skeleton detective to solve the thrilling mystery of saving her world from evils of another world.

The adventure involves vampires, zombies, sorcerers, and a man with a deadly red hand.

I hope you enjoy Skulduggery Pleasant just as much as I did. Don’t worry, this is the first book in a series so there is plenty for you to read.

—Molly