Wayside School is Falling Down

Wayside School was supposed to be built on its side, but the construction crew read the blueprints wrong, building the school sideways instead.  After such an unusual mistake, the school is sure to be weird and wacky, and so it is!  From a missing floor where a creepy teacher lives to a birthday tattoo shaped … Continue reading Wayside School is Falling Down



Matthias is just a regular young mouse, living at Redwall Abbey.  But when Cluny, the dreaded rat with a single eye attacks Redwall, it is up to Matthias to save the Abbey from destruction, and the inhabitants from death.  As Cluny wages war on Redwall Abbey Matthias builds defenses, finds a sword, launches surprise-attacks on … Continue reading Redwall

Ballet Shoes

Pauline, Petrova, and Posy are sisters adopted by their Great-Uncle Matthew, or GUM for short.  GUM loves to travel, and collects fossils, artifacts, strange stones, and maps from other countries around the globe, disappearing for months, even years, at a time.  After he adopts Posy, GUM goes off on an adventure and is not heard … Continue reading Ballet Shoes

The 21 Balloons

Professor William Waterman Sherman leaves San Fransisco in a hot air balloon, expecting to be gone for at least one year, maybe two.  But when the professor is picked up in the Atlantic ocean less than a month later with not one but twenty balloons, the entire world wants to know, "what happened?"  Professor Sherman … Continue reading The 21 Balloons

Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl is the world's first twelve-year-old criminal mastermind, and he is ready to take over the world with his hacking abilities.  In the first book of the Artemis Fowl series, entitled Artemis Fowl, this young criminal manages to kidnap a Faerie, and intends to ransom her for a bunch of Faerie gold.  The rest … Continue reading Artemis Fowl