Summary: When Quentin Herms is chased from his village into the Quag, a dark forest filled with terrifying beasts and murderous Outliers, Vega uses her skills as a talented decoder to uncover dangerous secrets.
Summary: Haley and Dodger don’t have much in common. Haley lives in Connecticut; Dodger lives in Washington. Haley has a family who loves and supports her; Dodger can’t seem to ever get his dad’s approval. But they both want something: a new map, a path away from home—or, perhaps, a path toward it. Of course, this was all before they heard about the missing people and the untraceable radio signals. Before they both became the first recipients of a summer research grant from a certain mysterious foundation. Now Haley and Dodger are the only ones who can figure out what is happening in towns across America.
Summary: On a cold winter day in Chicago, Early’s father disappeared, and now she, her mother and her brother have been forced to flee their apartment and join the ranks of the homeless–and it is up to Early to hold her family together and solve the mystery surrounding her father.
Summary: In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.
Summary: In the town of Zombay, there is a witch named Graba who has clockwork chicken legs and moves her house around–much like the fairy tale figure of Baba Yaga. Graba takes in stray children, and Rownie is the youngest boy in her household. Rownie’s only real relative is his older brother Rowan, who is an actor. But acting is outlawed in Zombay, and Rowan has disappeared. Desperate to find him, Rownie joins up with a troupe of goblins who skirt the law to put on plays. But their plays are not only for entertainment, and the masks they use are for more than make-believe. The goblins also want to find Rowan–because Rowan might be the only person who can save the town from being flooded by a mighty river.
Margaret K. McElderry Books