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Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase

By Jonathan Stroud
  • ISBN Code: : 1423187903
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 586
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  • Pdf : lockwood-co.pdf

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A sinister Problem has occurred in London: all nature of ghosts, haunts, spirits, and specters are appearing throughout the city, and they aren''t exactly friendly. Only young people have the psychic abilities required to see—and eradicate—these supernatural foes. Many different Psychic Detection Agencies have cropped up to handle the dangerous work, and they are in fierce competition for business. In The Screaming Staircase, the plucky and talented Lucy Carlyle teams up with Anthony Lockwood, the charismatic leader of Lockwood & Co, a small agency that runs independent of any adult supervision. After an assignment leads to both a grisly discovery and a disastrous end, Lucy, Anthony, and their sarcastic colleague, George, are forced to take part in the perilous investigation of Combe Carey Hall, one of the most haunted houses in England. Will Lockwood & Co. survive the Hall''s legendary Screaming Staircase and Red Room to see another day? Readers who enjoyed the action, suspense, and humor in Jonathan Stroud''s internationally best-selling Bartimaeus books will be delighted to find the same ingredients, combined with deliciously creepy scares, in his thrilling and chilling Lockwood & Co. series.

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  • Book Code : 1476638373
  • Total of Pages : 207
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 788
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-weird-detectives.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The detective genre has explored supernatural and paranormal themes throughout its colorful history. Stories of detectives investigating spiritualists, ghostly apparitions, the occult and psychics have spanned pulp fiction magazines, comic books, novels, film, television, animation and video games. This encyclopedia covers the history of the genre in its multiple forms and informs and adds to the knowledge of either the new or informed reader. Its A-Z format provides ready reference by title. Detective fans browsing for new discoveries will enjoy the entertaining style.

A Dog-Friendly Town

By Josephine Cameron
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Book Code : 0374306451
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 333
  • Pdf File: a-dog-friendly-town.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Josephine Cameron's A Dog-Friendly Town is a delightful middle-grade cozy caper sure to excite dog-lovers and gentle mystery readers alike! Twelve-year-old Epic McDade isn't ready for middle school. He'd rather help out at his family's dog-friendly bed n' breakfast all summer, or return to his alternative elementary school in the fall, where learning feels safe. But change comes in all shapes and fur colors. When Carmelito, California is named America's #1 Dog-Friendly Town, all the top dogs and their owners pour into Epic's sleepy seaside neighborhood for a week of celebration. The McDades are in dog heaven with all the new business until a famous dog's jewel-encrusted collar goes missing. Every guest is a suspect, and Epic will have to embrace new friends and new ideas to sniff out the culprit before the week is through.

The Golem's Eye: A Bartimaeus Novel

By Jonathan Stroud
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 1423141504
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 675
  • Pdf File: the-golem-s-eye.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The second adventure in the Bartimaeus trilogy finds Nathaniel working his way up the ranks of the government, when crisis hits. A seemingly invulnerable clay golem is making random attacks on London. Nathaniel and Bartimaeus must travel to Prague to discover the source of the golem's power. Includes a preview chapter from Ptolemy's Gate, the third book in the series.

The Screaming Bridge

By J. A. Darke
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Book Code : 149653672X
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 180
  • Pdf File: the-screaming-bridge.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Fifty years ago, a busload of orphans careered off the side of a bridge and plunged into the wild river below. Now Emma Donovan and her friends want to investigate the abandoned orphanage Ü and the bridge that is rumored to haunt anyone who visits. Emma swears she's not afraid of anything. But when she visits the bridge, her fearlessness will be put to the ultimate test.

The Ring of Solomon: A Bartimaeus Novel

By Jonathan Stroud
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 1423149564
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 953
  • Pdf File: the-ring-of-solomon.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Bartimaeus, everyone's favorite (wise-cracking) djinni, is back in book four of this best-selling series, now available in paperback. As alluded to in the footnotes throughout the series, Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5,010 year career. Now fans can go back in time with the djinni, to Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon in 950 BCE. Only in this adventure, it seems the great Bartimaeus has finally met his match. He'll have to contend with an unpleasant master and his sinister servant, and he runs into just a "spot" of trouble with King Solomon's magic ring....

Ptolemy's Gate

By Jonathan Stroud
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 1423141415
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 834
  • Pdf File: ptolemy-s-gate.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the third book of the series, Bartimaeus, Nathaniel, and Kitty must test the limits of this world, question the deepest parts of themselves -- and trust one another if they hope to survive. Includes a preview chapter from The Ring of Solomon, a Bartimaeus novel.

Burial Plots in British Detective Fiction

By Lisa Hopkins
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030657604
  • Total of Pages : 201
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 931
  • Pdf File: burial-plots-in-british-detective-fiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Burial Plots in British Detective Fiction offers an overview of the ways in which the past is brought back to the surface and influences the present in British detective fiction written between 1920 and 2020. Exploring a range of authors including Agatha Christie, Patricia Wentworth, Val McDermid, Sarah Caudwell, Georgette Heyer, Dorothy Dunnett, Jonathan Stroud and Ben Aaronovitch, Lisa Hopkins argues that both the literal and literary disinterment of the past use elements of the national past to interrogate the present. As such, in the texts discussed, uncovering the truth about an individual crime is also typically an uncovering of a more general connection between the present and the past. Whether detective novels explore murders on archaeological digs, hauntings, cold crimes or killings at Christmas, Hopkins explores the underlying message that you cannot understand the present unless you understand the past.

LOCKWOOD & CO.: THE EMPTY GRAVE

By Jonathan Stroud
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 1484798570
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 798
  • Pdf File: lockwood-co.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Five months after the events in The Creeping Shadow, we join Lockwood, Lucy, George, Holly, and their associate Quill Kipps on a perilous night mission: they have broken into the booby-trapped Fittes Mausoleum, where the body of the legendary psychic heroine Marissa Fittes lies. Or does it? This is just one of the many questions to be answered in Book 5 of the Lockwood & Co. series. Will Lockwood ever reveal more about his family's past to Lucy? Will their trip to the Other Side leave Lucy and Lockwood forever changed? Will Penelope Fittes succeed in shutting down their agency forever? The young agents must survive attacks from foes both spectral and human before they can take on their greatest enemy in a climactic and chaotic battle. And to prevail they will have to rely on help from some surprising--and shadowy--allies. Jonathan Stroud once again delivers a rousing adventure full of danger, laughs, twists, and frights. The revelations will send readers back to Book 1 to start the series all over again. Exclusive to this paperback edition: a Lockwood & Co. short story, "The Dagger in the Desk," and an illustrated ghost guide.

Writing Strategies for Talent Development

By Jennifer Gottschalk
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000374521
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 470
  • Pdf File: writing-strategies-for-talent-development.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Writing Strategies for Talent Development helps educators incorporate effective and engaging writing strategies into their classroom that are designed to reach struggling and gifted students alike. This guide demonstrates how teachers can provide the means to write (with appropriate tools and classroom structures), the motivation to write (through engaging genre-based lessons), and the opportunity to write more frequently across multiple subjects. Covering genres from fantasy, crime, and humor, to horror, non-fiction, and even romance, this book provides the tools to support every writer in the room.

Prime-Time Parenting

By Heather Miller
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Da Capo Lifelong Books
  • Book Code : 0738284629
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 326
  • Pdf File: prime-time-parenting.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A two-hour school-night routine that helps parents support their children's social, emotional and intellectual development School nights are a real challenge for most parents. Just as your energy flags, a slew of parenting duties looms ahead. Learn how to create a two-hour school night routine that works for both parent and child. By following this two-hour ritual, you'll be able to: Bond with your children Prepare and enjoy a nutritious dinner Support your child's organization and academic success Read with your child Follow a book-bath-bed routine to an early bedtime Enjoy some "me" time once the kids are in bed The benefits of Prime-Time Parenting include better nutrition, better school performance, a more organized home, and well-rested parents and children. The hours between 6 and 8pm will never be the same!

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 25

By Stephen Jones
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Book Code : 1472118715
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 770
  • Pdf File: the-mammoth-book-of-best-new-horror-25.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For a quarter of a century, this multiple award-winning annual selection has showcased some of the very best, and most disturbing, short stories and novellas of horror and the supernatural. As always, this landmark volume features superior fiction from such masters of the genre and newcomers in contemporary horror as Michael Chislett; Thana Niveau; Reggie Oliver; Tanith Lee; Niel Gaiman; Robert Shearman; Simon Strantzas; Lavie Tidhar; Simon Kurt Unsworth and Halli Villegas. With an in-depth introduction covering the year in horror, a fascinating necrology and a unique contact directory, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror remains the world?s leading anthology dedicated solely to presenting the very best in modern horror. Praise for previous Mammoth Books of Best New Horror: 'Stephen Jones . . . has a better sense of the genre than almost anyone in this country.' Lisa Tuttle, The Times. 'The best horror anthologist in the business is, of course, Stephen Jones, whose Mammoth Book of Best New Horror is one of the major bargains of this as of any other year.' Roz Kavaney. 'An essential volume for horror readers.' Locus

The Dagger in the Desk

By Jonathan Stroud
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Book Code : 1484741927
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 171
  • Pdf File: the-dagger-in-the-desk.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A thrilling new case for London’s most talented psychic detection agency. In London, a mysterious and potentially deadly ghost is stalking the halls of St. Simeon’s Academy for Talented Youngsters. It lurks in the shadows, spreading fear and icy cold—and it carries a sharp and very solid dagger...The headmaster wastes no time in enlisting the help of ghost-hunters Anthony Lockwood, Lucy Carlyle, and George Cubbins. Can Lockwood & Co. survive the night and save the day? Don’t miss this exciting Lockwood & Co. adventure, which includes a bonus Ghost Guide and a preview of The Hollow Boy, the next book in the series!