Children’s & Middle Grade Fiction

The Underground Princess

The Underground Princess
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Illustrator: Luke Spooner
Published: November 29, 2014
Author's Twitter: @jwzulauf
Princess Scarlet is on a journey to find true love, but a malevolent force, Maleer, is in the process of dethroning her father, King Hurlock. Maleer intends to rule the underground kingdom of Balderdash, build an army, and break through the ground to invade the land of the living. As Scarlet runs out of options to save those that matter most, she is forced to make decisions that will determine the fate of her entire kingdom. Meet many friends, and a couple foes, on your visit to Balderdash. Whether you’re searching for true love with Princess Scarlet, or fighting for honor with Roland, the pirate knight, there is something for every reader within this coffin tale.

The Night Before The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before The Night Before Christmas
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Illustrator: Darren Geers
Published: November 3, 2014
At Santa’s workshop, the night before the night before Christmas is hardly a time to rest. The elves work tirelessly to get the final toys made before Christmas Eve, but Elfie just can’t keep pace. He spends too much time making his toys perfect, and when Santa comes to check on production, everyone is surprised by his reaction.

 

Fizz & Peppers at the Bottom of the World

Fizz & Peppers at the Bottom of the World
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Published: November 14, 2013
Author's Twitter: @mimking
Ancient trolls have woken up and are living under suburbia! When Colin Colbeck's grandmother goes missing, it's up to him to find her. Followed by a reckless little brother and his ex-best friend, Colin stumbles into an ancient city of trolls trying to catch up to the 21st century. But old grudges die hard and an out-of-date troll war is about to pick up where it left off two hundred years ago. It's a contest of brains against brawn in this perilous adventure of friendship, courage, and bringing home the ones you love.

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