Hey internet people! Just wanted to let you know that there are a number of shiny new Lerner titles available for your Kindle, Kobo, Sony, and coming soon to Nook and Apple devices.
Max Flash, 'missions' 1 - 6; Game On, Supersonic, In Deep, Grave Danger, Subzero, Short Circuit. Meet Max—an explosive
hybrid of Harry Houdini and James Bond. He's an ace at escaping perilous
predicaments—and the Department for Extraordinary Activity wants to
harness his skills to battle increasingly sinister paranormal
activity... Interest level: (grades) 2 - 5.
The Dojo, books 1 - 4; Body Shot, Head Kick, Side Control, Triangle Choke.
it’s a training center. But for the teens who are learning mixed martial
arts there, it’s a home base. As they work toward mastering their
fighting skills, they’ll have to use the sport’s discipline to deal with
real-life issues—both in and out of the fighting cage. Interest level: (grades) 6 - 12.
The Dario Quincy Academy of Dance, books 1 - 4; Leaping at Shadows, Stolen Luck, The Cursed Ballet, Twin Dangers. For
aspiring teen ballet performers, attending the Dario Quincy Academy of
Dance is a dream come true—one that quickly takes a nightmarish turn.
This elite performing arts boarding school isn't just cutthroat: it's
haunted. Each book reveals a new chapter of the institution's creepy
history, as the students dodge the schemes of hyper-competitive
classmates, the scrutiny of menacing instructors, and the threats of
supernatural sabotage. Interest level: (grades) 6 - 12.
The Opportunity, books 1 - 6; Box-Office Smash, The Campaign, Chart Topper, The Franchise, Going to Press, Size 0. What would
you do with the chance of a lifetime? Every year, a wealthy and
mysterious media tycoon lets an African American high school student
from his alma mater answer that question. Through a secretive selection
process, he handpicks one senior to spend a semester as an intern at one
of the many companies he owns. Too good to be true? Maybe. After all,
it's one thing to land your dream job at a trendy clothing company or a
political blog—and another thing to get caught up in the dirty work.
Faced with everything from shady journalism to movie set intrigues,
these teens have tough choices to make, with their futures hanging in
the balance. Interest level: (grades) 6 - 12.
Can You Say Catastrophe? The Mostly Miserable Life of April Sinclair, book 1.
thing April Sinclair knows for sure: she was born into the wrong
family. Her mom is always creating weird outfits for her, and her dad
owns a restaurant and likes to dole out unsolicited advice to his
customers (and his daughters). And then there are her little sisters.
All April wants is to have fun with her best friends, lead a normal
teenage life . . . and maybe snag the gorgeous boy who moved in next
door. Everything seems difficult enough in her small, Southern town, but
almost impossible when her freaky family keeps getting in the way. Interest level: (grades) 5 - 9.
Turbocharged, books 1 - 6; Blind Curve, The Classic, Drift, The Duel, Jacked, Slammed.
tuned-up cars. Six teens behind the wheel. One thing in common: they're
all in for a wild ride. From street-racing to outrunning the law, it's
full speed ahead for each daring driver. These high-speed, high-stakes
adventures follow young car enthusiasts and their modded wheels as they
carve out reputations in hostile territory, clear their names in crimes
they didn't commit, and make peace with their rocky pasts.
Interest level: (grades) 6 - 12.
class takes a trip to a math museum, his mischievous friend Benedict is
sure it will be a boring day—until he discovers a robot and its creator
in an off-limits area. The robot proves feisty, and soon both boys get
zapped. They realize only later that they’d left the museum without
their math skills. To get back the knowledge they need for school—not to
mention buying food at the mall, divvying up dinner at home, and much
more—they’ll have to get back to the museum and pass a series of math
challenges. Being “numbed” will teach Logan and Benedict just how
useful, and even fun, math can be. Interest level: (grades) 2 - 5.
Mallory, books 2 - 7 & 20; Back to School, Mallory, Mallory vs. Max, Happy Birthday, Mallory!, In Business with Mallory, Heart to Heart with Mallory, Mallory on Board, Play it Again, Mallory. Meet
Mallory McDonald, a spunky, energetic young girl whose comical exploits
and joke-telling will hit the mark with early chapter-book readers.
Check out Mallory's website at www.mallorymcdonald.com.
Kids can meet Mallory's creator (author Laurie Friedman), find out fun
facts about Mallory's family and friends, and see how many details they
remember from her books. The "Fun Stuff" section is loaded with
goodies-a fan club certificate, screensavers and wallpaper, recipes,
bookmarks, stationery, even a Mallory Calendar! (And educators, the Web
site has a downloadable teacher's guide with great ideas for using the
books in the classroom.) Interest level: (grades) 2 - 5.
Shadowlark, The Skylark Trilogy, Book 2. Lark Ainsley never asked to be anyone's savior. She certainly never wanted to be anyone's weapon. She might not have a choice. For
fifteen years, Lark believed in a lie. Now she knows that her city
isn't really the last refuge of civilization. There are other
settlements—other people—beyond the Wall. And her Resource isn't merely the energy that helps keep the city running. It's a power far greater—and more complicated—than she ever imagined. One that others seek to use for their own ends. Forced to flee the only home she's ever known, Lark must learn to survive in the outside world—and harness the magic that could be the key to saving more than just herself. Interest level: (grades) 7 - 12. Coming 10/1/13
A Wounded Name. Ophelia
Castellan will never be just another girl at Elsinore Academy. Seeing
ghosts is not a skill prized in future society wives. Even when she
takes her pills, the bean sidhe beckon, reminding her of a
promise to her dead mother. Now, in the wake of the Headmaster's sudden
death, the whole academy is in turmoil, and Ophelia can no longer ignore
the fae. Especially once she starts seeing the Headmaster's ghosts—two of
them—on the school grounds. Her only confidante is Dane, the
Headmaster's grieving son. Yet even as she gives more of herself to him,
Dane spirals toward a tragic fate—dragging Ophelia, and the rest of
Elsinore, with him. You know how this story ends. Yet even in the face of certain death, Ophelia has a choice to make—and a promise to keep. Interest level: (grades) 7 - 12.
Believe. When Janine Collins was
six years old, she was the only survivor of a suicide bombing that
killed her parents and dozens of others. Media coverage instantly turned
her into a symbol of hope, peace, faith—of whatever anyone wanted her
to be. Now, on the ten-year anniversary of the bombing, reporters are
camped outside her house, eager to revisit the story of the "Soul
Survivor." Janine doesn't want the fame—or the pressure—of being a
walking miracle. But the news cycle isn't the only thing standing
between her and a normal life. Everyone wants something from her,
expects something of her. Even her closest friends are urging her to use
her name-recognition for a "worthy cause." But that's nothing compared
to the hopes of Dave Armstrong—the man who, a decade ago, pulled Janine
from the rubble. Now he's a religious leader whose followers believe
Janine has healing powers. The scariest part? They might be right. If
she's the Soul Survivor, what does she owe the people who believe in
her? If she's not the Soul Survivor, who is she? Interest level: (grades) 7 - 12.
Sex & Violence.
Sex has always
come without consequences for seventeen-year-old Evan. Until he hooks
up with the wrong girl and finds himself in the wrong place at very much
the wrong time. After an assault that leaves Evan scarred inside and
out, he and his father retreat to the family cabin in rural
Minnesota—which, ironically, turns out to be the one place where Evan
can't escape other people. Including himself. It may also offer him his
best shot at making sense of his life again. Interest level: (grades) 9 - 12. Coming 10/1/13