A fish out of water. A duckling that isn't a duck. Set in a "Time in-between" or before our modern era, this a "children's" story about a family od Ducks raising one of their own, who isn't quite like them.
There are themes to build better relationships, self-esteem, and mindfulness for young and old
Everything Charlie of Windsong wants has just been offered to her. A chance to trade a life of monotony for one of adventure. A chance to be part of the world outside her home and to make her own decisions. A chance to find out if she could be as brave as she hoped.
Charlie never imagined that she would run away from home, but when a mysterious summons from a woman who calls herself Grandmother offers her an opportunity to leave her stifling life behind and go on an unusual adventure, she is too curious to say no. Charlie learns that not only has she been chosen to revive a league of exceptional women called the Order of the Dagger, but that her success in doing so might be instrumental in stopping a war.
All of this newfound adventure and freedom comes at a price. Charlie has to leave her family and the comforts of home behind and learn to take care of herself, she encounters danger regularly from both mundane and magical sources, and she finds herself saddled with an unwanted ...
When Jonathon Bradford gets lost in an ancient cavern while sightseeing in Peru, he discovers the secret behind the legendary disappearance of the ancient Inca people. In Tombs of Terror, the gripping debut from T. Lynn Adams, Jonathon is catapulted into an epic struggle between greed and honor. Now he must prove his loyalty and bravery as he battles lethal traps, starvation, kidnapping, and his own fear--all while holding the precarious fate of an entire civilization in his hands.
"'And the Challenge?' I said.
'The Challenge will destroy you only you if you lose. Win, and I will walk away from the galaxy forever and leave your family in peace. It's your choice. Sacrifice yourself for the ones you love, or live and watch them be sacrificed. What will it be?'"
Ian Quicksilver, heir to the Bankhirian throne, has two weeks to get Princess Arianna to fall for him in order to break the curse the magician Silivus has cast over Ian and Ari's worlds. In the meantime, he still has to go to school, where he is all but invisible, and practice fighting tactics with his guardian, Corbin.
But something is wrong with Ari, and the closer she gets to Ian, the sicker she becomes. After a disastrous dinner that seals Ian as the worst date in the universe, Silivus hits him with a proposal: a winner-take-all challenge that would overrule his quest for Ari's heart and free them from the curse for good -- that is, if Ian can win.
When tragedy strikes Ian's family and Ari's illness ...
Born from the ashes of the most fierce and powerful entity in all of Trivaesia, Darla was sent to grow up in the outside world with no knowledge of where she came from. When she finds herself wielding new power, she must decide which part of her will rule her heart---the evil from which she was born or the good by which she was raised.
All thirteen-year-old Connor Dell wants to do is pass pre-algebra, play lacrosse, and possibly kiss Melanie Stephens, but when a run-in with the school bully ignites strange powers inside him, Connor's normal teenage life goes up in flames. Now he'll need his new powers to defeat the Darkness that's coming for him. Fast-paced and original, this book's guaranteed to keep you guessing!