Jake's baby brother, LD, may be a monster (complete with fangs and fur!), but together with his best friend, Lily, Jake isn't going to let anything happen to that baby. Even if it turns out LD may be the key to saving the world—or destroying it. Soon Jake and Lily are on a perilous quest through Always October, a land populated with monsters.
Perfect for fans of Bruce Coville's beloved books, such as Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher, the Unicorn Chronicles series, and My Teacher Is an Alien series.
The story begins when Susan Simmons returns to school from spring vacation. Susan has been looking forward to the big class play her teacher has been planning. But to her dismay, Ms. Schwartz is gone...replaced by tall, handsome Mr. Smith, a strictly “by the book” teacher with some very strange habits. Investigating her new teacher, Susan makes a shocking discovery: “Mr. Smith” is actually an alien named Broxholm who is planning to abduct five students.
Susan has to stop him! But who will believe her story? Her only chance is Peter Thompson, the class’ biggest geek. Can two kids possibly unmask a powerful alien? And what will happen if they succeed?
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The whole situation began when Duncan Dougal was hiding out in a dumpster (it’s a long and smelly story). Stuck in the garbage, he discovered proof that even though the kids drove off the alien named Broxholm the year before, there is still an alien-in-disguise working as one of their 7th grade teachers! But which teacher is it? That’s the mystery Duncan must solve to protect the school – and himself.
The situation is made harder by his reputation. All his life Duncan has been seen as the bad kid, the mean kid . . . the dumb kid. But his heart is better than people understand . . . and something truly extraordinary is about to happen to his brain.
On a snowy night, Cara and her grandmother are pursued into St. Christopher's church by an unknown man. Clutching her grandmother's mysterious amulet, and following the old woman's instructions, Cara escapes their pursuer and falls into Luster, the world of the unicorns.
Attacked by a monstrous little creature called a "delver," Cara is rescued by a shambling, manlike beast known only as "the Dimblethum". Soon Cara has also met a rebellious young unicorn named Lightfoot, and a ridiculous little creature called "the Squijum." With their help, Cara embarks on a journey across Luster to deliver a message from her grandmother to the queen of the unicorns.
But to survive the trip, Cara must come face to face with her greatest hope, and her greatest fear.
©1994 Bruce Coville; (P)2009 Full Cast Audio
When Charlie Eggleston stumbles out of Mr. Elives' Magic Shop clutching the skull of truth, he has no idea the grisly object will force him to tell the truth, and nothing but the truth.
That would be trouble enough for a kid who has been a chronic liar since second grade. Stir in a pair of talking rats, the fact that the skull itself is a real chatterbox, and the appalling discovery that the truth curse is infecting his entire family, and you can see why Charlie's life is getting more complicated by the minute.
Before his adventures are over Charlie will discover the skull's startling identity, learn painful truths about people he loves, and come face-to-face with the strangest truth of all.
©1997 Bruce Coville (P)2016 Full Cast Audio