Hermes and the Horse with Wings

Author: Joan Holub
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481488334
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Zeus and the Olympians are tasked with finding a magical horse in this Heroes in Training adventure. When Zeus meets a young boy named Hermes, he claims to have their next quest from Pythia, the Oracle at Delphi. But he wants something for the information: Zeus must hand over the winged sandals he took from Perseus after their last battle. What he doesn’t know is that Perseus had stolen those sandals from someone…Hermes! Could those sandals be another magical object? When Hermes starts to fly, Zeus knows they have found another Olympian for their group—and Hermes lets Zeus know their next adventure will be to “find the force that sings.” Since Pythia never tells them exactly the right words (her glasses tend to get a little foggy), they figure out that they are supposed to find “the horse with wings.” With the help of a reluctant Hermes and another new boy named Ron, the Olympians are off in search of a winged horse­—with a few surprises along the way!

Poseidon and the Sea of Fury

Author: Joan Holub
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442452657
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Zeus, Hera, and Poseidon continue on their mysterious quest, but when they must find a magical trident that can calm the angry sea, Poseidon reveals that he is terrified of the water.

Dionysus and the Land of Beasts

Author: Tracey West
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481488365
Release Date: 2017-12-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Zeus and his friends discover another Olympian who might be able to help in their quest to defeat King Cronus in this Heroes in Training adventure. With a clue from their trusty oracle, Pythia, Zeus and his Olympian friends are off to the “Land of Grapes,” where they discover a festival. The headline act is Dion and the Goat Guys, and Zeus has a funny feeling this Dion guy might be one of them. Athena points out that this Dion guy is the right age, and he’s definitely not acting like a regular kid. Finally, Dion and the Goat Guys take a break, and Zeus and the other Olympians approach him. Zeus informs him that he and the others are Olympians, and they think Dion might be one too. Dion (short for Dionysus, he tells them) starts to brag that he wouldn’t be surprised, because he has awesome talents and magic powers. Before the Olympians can ask him about his powers, some of the crowd members start to throng the Olympians. Are they really Olympians? Are they really going to defeat King Cronus? Dion looks kind of peeved about this, and the next thing the Olympians know, they are in a field somewhere, puzzled and not sure what happened. What kind of magical powers does this Dion kid actually have? And will he be more of a help—or a pain—in their ultimate quest to defeat King Cronus once and for all?

Hyperion and the Great Balls of Fire

Author: Joan Holub
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442452701
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The action heats up for Zeus and his fellow Olympians in this blazing Heroes in Training tale. Phew, it’s hot! Under the titan Hyperion’s rule, the sun is burning even brighter than normal and scorching everything in northern Greece—including the villagers! The Olympians are forced to play a sizzling “game” of Dodge the Sunbursts as Hyperion hurls giant fireballs that could fry them to pieces! Armed with some clues, Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades set out to figure out why in the world Hyperion has been making things so hot. They also need to rescue Hera, who is still missing. Battling the extreme heat—and some fantastical and scary creatures, courtesy of their old foe Cronus—the boys are off on another epic adventure…and Zeus is one step closer to discovering his destiny.

Hades and the Helm of Darkness

Author: Joan Holub
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442452688
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The Heroes in Training are entering the Underworld—if Hades can conquer his canine fears, that is. The Underworld usually isn’t really meant to be a fun place—but tell that to Hades! He loves the dark and the stinky smell of sulfur. However, there is one thing that Hades is not a fan of: dogs. And when Zeus and his fellow Olympians encounter Cerberus—a snarling, three-headed dog—Hades must conquer his fears and tame the hound so everyone can continue into the Underworld and deposit their Titan prisoner, Oceanus, back where he belongs! But with magical water that causes forgetfulness, hot beds of lava, and another epic battle with two more Titans standing in their way, will Zeus and his heroes make it out of the Underworld with everyone intact?

Hephaestus and the Island of Terror

Author: Joan Holub
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481435116
Release Date: 2015-08-18
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Zeus and the Olympians might find a new leader among metal-working warriors in this Heroes in Training adventure. Fresh off their adventure with Crius’s Cronies, the Olympians set out for the island of Lemnos, and there’s a reason they receive warnings as they travel: Warriors holding intricate weapons greet them as soon as they come ashore! Then they meet Hephaestus, the leader of the island who they quickly realize is actually one of them—the Olympian they were meant to find. But Hephaestus isn’t so sure he wants to leave with the Olympians. After all, life is pretty good on Lemnos, and he loves being in charge the Sintians, who inhabit the island. The Sintians made him their leader because of his metal-working prowess, and he’s been doing his best to keep them safe from Cronus’s armies ever since. Hephaestus suggests that if he does choose to go with the Olympians, he could be their leader. But what about Zeus? Not everyone is convinced he is still up for the job...

Typhon and the Winds of Destruction

Author: Joan Holub
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442488434
Release Date: 2013-12-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Twice the quests means twice the adventure for Zeus and his fellow Olympians. After battling fireball-throwing Titans, the young Olympians find themselves on a double quest: Not only must they find more Olympians that Cronus has swallowed, but they’re also in search of magic seeds that will help rejuvenate the earth after the terrible drought that plagued the lands, thanks to Hyperion. But a wind-throwing giant named Typhon has other ideas. Can the Heroes in Training withstand the storms that are coming their way?

Uranus and the Bubbles of Trouble

Author: Joan Holub
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481435147
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A clash between the Titans and The Olympians at sea leaves Zeus and his friends shipwrecked—and in a tidal wave of trouble—in this Heroes in Training adventure. After an encounter with Uranus, God of the Sky (and father of the Titans), the Olympians find themselves in the middle of a battle between two big-time Titans. On Cronus’s orders, Titan Oceanus dives into the sea and causes it to turn even stormier. He’s heading straight for the Olympians’ boat, planning to capsize it, no doubt. Just when it looks like the Olympians are done for, Zeus throws his thunderbolt high and causes a huge battle in the sky between the Titans. As broken stars and hunks of clouds crash to earth and into the sea around the Olympians and their ship, they manage to escape—thanks to some help from Zeus’s medallion and guide, Chip—but find themselves shipwrecked. And as Uranus’s stars begin to fall in the ocean, the huge splash makes a wave of bubbles that heads for the shore of the island where the Olympians and their ship are trapped. And Zeus has a feeling those bubbles mean trouble…

Dragon Healer 4

Author: Lucy Coats
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399539947
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Demon’s abilities are put to the test! Beasts of Olympus is a series of illustrated chapter books set in a magical Ancient Greece where strange things still walk the Earth. In the fourth book, Demon must heal Ares’s smelly dragon in time for battle. Can he heal this sick beast before Olympus chokes on the stink?

Crius and the Night of Fright

Author: Joan Holub
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481435086
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Zeus and the Olympians head to the Peloponnese to save Apollo’s twin sister, who’s under a sleep spell, in this Heroes in Training adventure. Zeus and the Olympians are off to find Apollo’s twin sister, Artemis, who was captured by the Cronies and separated from her brother. But Titan Crius, who rules the area, has Artemis under a special spell that is making her sleep, which doesn’t make a rescue easy! Can the Olympians manage to sneak away from Crius and his pesky Pandi—warriors with ears that can hear for miles—and save a sleepy Artemis, or are they in for a tough awakening?

The Emoji Movie Junior Novelization

Author:
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781534400054
Release Date: 2017-06-27
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Discover the world hidden inside your smartphone in this retelling of The Emoji Movie, featuring an eight-page color insert with images from the film! The Emoji Movie pops into theaters on July 28, 2017! The Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite Emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each Emoji has only one facial expression—except for Gene, an exuberant Emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other Emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious rebel Emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all Emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever. The Emoji Movie © 2017 Sony Pictures Animation Inc. All Rights Reserved. emoji® is a registered trademark of emoji company GmbH used under license

Robert Downey Jr

Author: Ben Falk
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 9781910232125
Release Date: 2014-12-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Comeback Kid will be the first biography of Robert Downey Jr. A Detailed and authoritative account of the life, career, stardom and controversy of Robert Downey JR - one of Hollywood's most popular, and gifted, actors of recent times. A behind-the-scenes look on the making of his most famous and infamous movies, talking to the people closest to him, from actors and directors to those he has encountered during his trips to the dark side. "I've always felt like an outsider in this industry. Because I'm so insane I guess." - Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr's life isn't a movie - but it could be. Now one of the biggest box office stars in the world thanks to Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes, he's come a long way since his early days as a rising actor amidst the Brat Pack of the Eighties, as well as stints on Saturday Night Live and Ally McBeal. His incredible journey has also encompassed prison and drug addiction - experiences which left him just one bad choice away from death. Funny, definitive and entertaining, this is the first book that dares to glimpse inside the psyche of a brilliant and complex icon of our times.

Rebel Science

Author: Dan Green
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
ISBN: 1454919450
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

If you think scientists are boring eggheads who never leave the lab, this dynamically illustrated book will set you straight! Meet the rebels: brainiacs who were off-the-charts smart, but also made mistakes, took risks, broke the rules . . . and pushed the boundaries of science to get to the truth. Now, through fascinating stories, find out how these men and women made their great strides forward.