Thirteen-year-old Prince Noa has hated the ocean since the day it caused his mother's death. But staying away from the sea isn't easy on his tropical island home, where he's stuck trying to keep up with his dim-witted and overconfident younger brother Dagan--the brawn to Noa's brains.
When a vengeful pirate lays siege to their home, Noa and Dagan narrowly escape with their lives. Armed with a stolen ship, a haphazardly assembled crew, and a magical map that makes as much sense as slugs in a salt bath, the brothers set sail for the realm's other kingdoms in search of help.
But navigating the sea proves deadlier than Noa's worst fears. To free his home, Noa must solve the map's confusing charts and confront the legendary one-eyed pirate before an evil force spreads across the realm and destroys the very people Noa means to protect.
TAKE BACK THE BLOCK
REA AND THE BLOOD OF THE NECTAR
Rea Chettri is a 12-year-old girl living a simple, if boring, life on the tea plantations of Darjeeling, India. When her twin brother goes missing, Rea is determined to save him, and embarks on an adventure into the enchanted world of Astranthia
SAY MY NAME
11-year-old Wes would rather play video games than be dragged to protests by his activist parents. But when his inner-city neighborhood is targeted by a developer, activism becomes personal.
THANKS A LOT, UNIVERSE
As anxious seventh-grader Brian struggles to pick up the pieces after a family crisis, Ezra, a boy from his basketball team, wants to help but fears his friends will figure out that he has a crush on Brian. Both boys must decide if they're willing to risk being vulnerable—and maybe find the best in themselves and each other.
THE FIREBIRD SONG
A 12-year-old bargeboy and a lost princess go on a dangerous quest to unravel clues left by the Firebird Queen, and call the Firebird back to their kingdom before all hope is extinguished.