Wish week / by Gail Carson Levine -- That's the way the fortune cookie crumbles / by Louise Hawes -- Our pig, Satin / by Andrea Davis Pinkney -- Five djinn in a bottle / by Liz Rosenberg -- Black sheep of the family / by Patricia McCormick -- The fashion contest / by Catherine Stine -- The reason I will love John McFarlane Jr. until the day I die / by Rachel Vail -- Be careful what you wish for / by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple -- Beggar's ride / by A. LaFaye -- Star light, star bright / by Deborah Wiles.
Discover the bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time. Now with all-new bonus materials! Samantha Byrd is a klutz. An accident waiting to happen. And that makes her the least popular member of the girls' basketball team. But all of that is about to change. Sam's met someone who can grant her three wishes. Too bad Sam wasn't more careful when she asked for each one... It's another fan-favorite prequel to R.L. Stine's blockbuster GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND series. Now with all-new bonus materials including an author interview and more!
Have you ever out of anger wished someone dead or hurt in some way? This is exactly what happened in the town of Deadington. Sarah Phillips was teased by the townspeople because of her hideous face from a fire that destroyed her family. Sarah was placed in a foster home where she was abused on a constant basis by the sons of the family she was living with. Sarah finally reached her boiling point, and one late night when she was running from her foster brothers fearing for her life. Sarah came upon a cabin in the woods and fell to her knees out of breath knowing in her heart this was probably the last time she would take her last breath. The brothers were hot on her trail and wanted her dead because their parents were spending more time with her and the boy’s jealousy took over and they both snapped and planned for this night to be Sarah's last. Just as the two brothers were ready to pounce on Sarah and do her in an old woman stepped in front of the two boys and said "Is there something I can help you with?" The two boys laughed and said "Don't you have some knitting to do?" The old lady looked over at Sarah and said "What would you like me to do with these two boys?" Sarah replied "I want them dead!!" "How would you like them to die?" asked the old lady. "I want their heads to twist off of their shoulders," said Sarah in an angry voice. The boys were laughing hysterically at Sarah and the old woman. Then the old woman said an incantation, and the two boys heads twisted right off of their shoulders. Then their dead bodies dropped to the ground. Sarah was in shock. The old lady told Sarah to stand up. Sarah did as the old lady asked and Sarah said "Why did you do that? I didn't really want them dead, I was just mad at them for tormenting me." The old lady answered, "Haven't you ever heard someone tell you to be careful what you wish for?"
Be Careful What You Wish For, the fourth instalment in Jeffrey Archer's The Clifton Chronicles, opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno? When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham. Back in London, Harry and Emma's adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted until Priscilla Bingham, Jessica's future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice. Then, without warning, Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman who no one has come across before, takes his place on the board of Barringtons. This causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated, and will change the lives of every member of the Clifton and Barrington families. Hardcastle's first decision is who to support to become the next chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or Major Alex Fisher? And with that decision, the story takes yet another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Multimillionaire at 32 Youngest Premier League football club owner at 36 His club and a fortune lost at 42 Owning your childhood club - that's the dream, isn't it? Simon Jordan made his fortune building a mobile phone company from scratch. When he sold it for £75 million, he bought Crystal Palace FC, the club he'd supported as a boy, and led them into the Premier League. Ten years later Palace was in administration and Jordan had lost nigh on everything. Be Careful What You Wish For lifts the lid on being the owner of a football club and how the game really works. Hopes and dreams sit alongside greed, self-interest, dodgy transfers, boardroom fights and dressing room dressing downs. Throughout no one is spared, least of all Jordan himself. A finalist for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Shortlisted for the British Sports Book Award for best autobiography
Who hasn't at some point thought about what they would do if granted a wish? But what might happen if a magical creature, like a fairy or a genie, took a wish for themselves? You will find the startling answer within these pages, at least in the case of fairies. In another dimension, around the four corner stars of the constellation Orion, live the fairies we all know and love—and many more. In the beginning, all fairies were extraordinarily beautiful creatures. Their radiance was a reflection of their innocent and generous natures. But everything started to change when the former Tooth Fairy, Maeve, was caught by a young boy named Nebiatis as she tried to collect his tooth. Through their interactions, Maeve transforms from wish granter to leader of the Wishtakers, a rogue band of evil fairies who'll stop at nothing to gain control of fairydom. But her transformation isn't just in her lifestyle; she becomes something strikingly unlike any fairy the world has ever known. Can Suzabelle, the head of the fairy high council, right the wrongs done by Maeve and her followers and return fairydom to its former glory? Even fairies must learn the truths behind the adage: Be Careful What You Wish For.