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Payback

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Currents


Dylan O'Connor is in trouble again. While riding his bike home after dark, he has a run-in with a truck but doesn't give it a second thought until police show up at his door the next day. CCTV cameras put Dylan at the scene of a crime, and when the police question him, Dylan realizes he was an inadvertent witness. But he doesn't tell them the driver of the truck was Jeff Walker, a nasty piece of work. Dylan knows it's in his best interests to keep his mouth shut. Then he starts getting stalked by Jeff's weirdo sidekick, Eliot Barnes, a classmate of Dylan's. Is Eliot trying to protect Dylan, or is he making sure he stays silent?

This is the fourth story featuring Dylan O'Connor after The Snowball Effect, Caught in the Act, and Rise of the Zombie Scarecrows.

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"The writing is straightforward with uncomplicated, short sentences, but [the] plotline is immersive. Written between a third and fourth grade reading level, this [book] will particularly appeal to middle school hi-lo readers."

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"Solid story…Dylan's dilemma with the telling the truth is a conflict that everyone can relate to and Loughead explores this with a contemporary lens."

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Deb Loughead is the author of more than forty books for children and young adults. Her books have been translated into seven languages, and her award-winning poetry and adult fiction have appeared in a variety of Canadian publications. Deb has conducted workshops and held readings at schools, festivals and conferences across the country. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit www.debloughead.ca.

 
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Bastei Lübbe | Maddrax


2008: Die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika auf dem Höhepunkt des Kalten Krieges! Nach Geheimdienst-Informationen steht eine russische Invasion kurz bevor. Als dann im Großraum Washington der Funk ausfällt und Nordlichter am Himmel erscheinen, droht der Krieg heiß zu werden. Gleichzeitig wird in einem Vorort ein Pärchen aufgegriffen, bei dem es sich um russische Spione zu handeln scheint. Major Matthew Drax vom Nachrichtendienst des Pentagon soll sich ihrer annehmen. Die Frau - Kareen Hardy - ist offensichtlich verrückt, denn sie behauptet ihn zu kennen! Doch woher hat sie all das Wissen über ihn?

 
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Bastei Lübbe | Maddrax


Colonel Aran Kormak hatte in seinem Leben schon mehrfach mit selbigem abgeschlossen. Nicht, dass er sich daran gewöhnt hätte, aber bislang hatte er immer einen Ausweg gefunden.

Heute lagen die Dinge jedoch anders. Nie zuvor war seine Lage schlechter gewesen. Unbewaffnet stand er in der Gondel eines Ballons, der zehn Meter über dem EIBREX schwebte, während der Anführer der Reenschas den Desintegrator auf ihn richtete.

Kormak überlegte gerade, ob er einen Sprung in die Tiefe wagen sollte, als das Dröhnen von Gleitertriebwerken an sein Ohr drang. Einen Atemzug später endete seine Wahrnehmung in einem blauen Lichtblitz ...

 
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Orca Book Publishers | Orca Echoes


Nine-year-old Skye has always had a fascination with flying. She’d love to be a pilot someday, like both of her parents, but deep down she really wishes she could be a bird. When Skye’s parents take her to Costa Rica, she is thrilled about all of the beautiful exotic birds she’ll get to see. What she doesn’t realize is that her parents have three big surprises planned, and each will offer her a different opportunity to feel what it’s like to fly. From snorkeling with baby sea turtles to parasailing out on the open ocean to zip-lining through the Costa Rican rainforest, Skye will have more than one chance to fly like a bird before this trip of a lifetime is through.

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"[Offers] an age-appropriate plot and realistic characters while appealing to a wide audience of readers gaining confidence in independent reading. This particular story also includes aspects of character development. Skye’s parents are both airline pilots, touching on gender equality. Skye hopes that when she grows up she’ll have a different profession than her parents, reenforcing the idea of individuality...Skye’s love and experience of animals throughout the book will appeal to readers who enjoy an animal story, as well as readers who enjoy adventure."

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"An easy chapter book filled with adventure...Good for those students who have transitioned into chapter books or struggle with reading because of the short chapters. There are just enough b&w illustrations for those who need a visual."

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"Throughout all of the adventures in the book, the reader incidentally learns about the geography and exotic birds and wildlife of Costa Rica. And although the three birthday surprises may seem extravagant there is no sense of entitlement from Skye, instead only gratitude and sincere wishes for her parents to

also fulfill their deepest dreams."

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"The story moves along at a fast pace and manages to pack in a great deal of unobtrusive background detail about outdoor activities and rain forest flora and fauna. Full-page black-and-white line drawings align closely with the text and effectively convey Skye’s continuing delight and wonder. Emerging and newly independent readers will enjoy the unfolding story and appreciate the accessible vocabulary and logical sequencing. This should be equally popular with boys and girls, and it definitely deserves a spot in school and public library high/low collection."

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Eric Walters is a Member of the Order of Canada and the author of over 115 books that have collectively won more than 100 awards including the Governor General’s Literary Award for The King of Jam Sandwiches. A former teacher, Eric began writing as a way to get his fifth-grade students interested in reading and writing. Eric is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 100,000 students per year in schools across the country. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

 
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Bastei Lübbe | Maddrax


Der Roswell-Zwischenfall

von Manfred Weinland

Im diesem Band enthüllen wir eines der großen UFO-Geheimnisse: den ersten Grey-Kontakt. Vergesst alle Theorien, hier kommt die Wahrheit - und sie hat mit einem Kasynari aus dem Ringplanetensystem zu tun, der schon vor Monaten ohne Erinnerung im postapokalyptischen Städtchen Roswell landete. Von den Einwohnern angesichts der Mondkatastrophe als Heilsbringer verehrt, weiß Hordelab, dass er niemanden retten kann, nicht einmal sich selbst. Er flieht mit einem selbstgebauten Fluggerät - und gerät in ein Abenteuer, das Geschichte wird...

 
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Bastei Lübbe | Maddrax


Am 14.12.1911 erreichen Roald Amundsen, Oscar Wisting, Olav Bjaaland und Sverre Hassel als erste Menschen den geographischen Südpol - um festzustellen, dass schon jemand hier gewesen sein muss. Allerdings kein Mensch!

Am 10.4.1912 bricht von Southampton aus die TITANIC in See, Kurs New York. Aber dort wird sie nicht ankommen. Was nicht an einem Eisberg liegt, sondern an ihrer streng geheimen Ladung: ein am Südpol entdecktes, mysteriöses Artefakt.

Und am Wechsel in eine Parallelwelt, der unmittelbar damit im Zusammenhang steht...

 
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Auf verwegener Fahrt: Unter Piraten und Seewölfen: 10 Romane auf 1500 Seiten

von Alfred Bekker, W.A. Hary & Alfred Wallon & Glenn Stirling & Larry Lash & Robert E. Howard & Horst Weymar Hübner

Der Umfang dieses Buchs entspricht 1500 Taschenbuchseiten.

Dieses Buch enthält folgende Romane:

Glenn Stirling: Das Flaggschiff des Teufels

Alfred Bekker: Karibische Flüche

Alfred Wallon: Der Sohn des Piratenkapitäns

Alfred Wallon: Flucht aus dem Todeskerker

Alfred Wallon: Heimtückische Intrigen

Alfred Wallon: Jagd auf die Meuterer

Alfred Bekker/ W.A. Hary: Fluch der Meere

Robert E. Howard: Bruderschaft der Piraten

Larry Lash: Nat Shannons tollkühner Plan

Horst Weymar Hübner: Der Falke von Cartagena

Historische Abenteuer um die einstmaligen Schrecken der sieben Meere. Pralles Abenteuer mal sechs – über tausend Seiten Urlaubslektüre.

Mit einem Titelbild von Firuz Askin.

 
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BWL Publishing Inc.


Fifteen-year old Will awakens in a vast underground bunker called the Beachhead, controlled by a supercomputer named REX. Will, like the other twenty-three teenage occupants, cannot remember his past life and immediately vows to escape. But two years later he’s still there. Soon there comes a turning point in Will’s life: REX opens an enormous steel door to the outside world. While other Beachheaders enjoy their newfound freedom on a tropical island paradise, Will plans his escape. Gradually he discovers allies: other teenagers in the Beachhead whom he recruits and builds into an effective team. But who can Will trust and who is going to betray him? There are rival conspirators, lackeys of REX, watching Will’s every move. How far are they prepared to go? Can Will and his friends make it past the perilous sub-levels of the Beachhead and through dangerous forest and swamps? What secret weapons is the all-seeing, all-hearing REX about to throw at them?

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An interesting story of a future world. Coming of age story well told and worth reading.

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David Anderson lives in Vancouver, Canada but was born and brought up in Northern Ireland, where he graduated from Queens University, Belfast with a degree in philosophy. His short stories have been anthologised in various publications. The author of two previous thrillers, Earthly Powers and Meaner Things, The Beachhead is his first Young Adult novel.

 
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BWL Publishing Inc.


Will, Kevin, Rose, Quentin and Fiona have overcome supercomputer REX and escaped their island prison for the open sea. Instead of sailing to freedom, suddenly everything changes. Will wakes up on an enormous container ship without knowing how he got there. He explores blood-stained corridors and deserted cargo holds for his friends, and senses he is being watched. Then Will encounters something new in his life: adults. But these are adults beyond Will’s darkest nightmares. Will and his four friends link up with a lone doctor who swears he is on their side, but is he? Who can Will trust and what is really going on? Will & Co. have to work it out fast and survive in the meantime. Because unknown to them all, there is something much worse aboard ship and it’s about to emerge . . .

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Suspense and intrigue, delivered at lightning pace

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David Anderson lives in Vancouver, Canada but was born and brought up in Northern Ireland, where he graduated from Queens University, Belfast with a degree in philosophy. His short stories have been anthologised in various publications. The author of two previous thrillers, Earthly Powers and Meaner Things, The Beachhead is his first Young Adult novel.

 
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Orca Book Publishers | Orca Soundings


Ben is determined to learn to surf. In the rough North Atlantic waters near his home, only the tough can make it on the water. His first attempt is a disaster. Then he meets Ray, a surfing veteran from California. Ray promises to teach him to surf—and to face his inner demons. As Ben becomes more comfortable on his board he learns to face his fears and prove that he has what it takes to become a Wave Warrior.

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"Cancer, death, the elderly, teen life and conflicts are handled very well in this short novel...a sports novel that is neither too technical nor bogged down in terminology and technique."

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"The descriptions of both the setting and the surf action are first rate."

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"A brief, engaging tale of a 16-year-old boy who challenges himself and comes out a winner. Recommended."

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Lesley Choyce, who has been teaching English and creative writing for over thirty years, is the author of more than ninety books of literary fiction, short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction and young adult novels. He has won the Dartmouth Book Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize and the Ann Connor Brimer Award. He has also been short-listed for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor, the White Pine Award, the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award, the Aurora Award from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association and, most recently, the Governor General’s Literary Award. He lives in Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia.

 
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