Powerless

      Matthew Cody

Powerless

Superheroes soar in this promising debut--and they're kids!

Twelve-year-old Daniel, the new kid in town, soon learns the truth about his nice--but odd--new friends: one can fly, another can turn invisible, yet another controls electricity. Incredible. The superkids use their powers to secretly do good in the town, but they're haunted by the fact that the moment they turn thirteen, their abilities will disappear--along with any memory that they ever had them. Is a memory-stealing supervillain sapping their powers?

The answers lie in a long-ago meteor strike, a World War II--era comic book (Fantastic Futures, starring the first superhero, Johnny Noble), the green-flamed Witch Fire, a hidden Shroud cave, and--possibly, unbelievably--"powerless" regular-kid Daniel himself.

Superhero kids meet comic book mystery in this action-filled debut about the true meaning of a hero.

From the Hardcover edition.

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    The Magician's Key

      Matthew Cody

The Magician's Key

The second book in the Secrets of the Pied Piper trilogy finds Max, Carter, and their allies on Summer Isle battling new foes, relying on new friends, and fighting for stakes higher than ever, in a series New York Times bestselling author Adam Gidwitz called "a wild fantasy adventure."

On the Summer Isle, siblings Max and Carter discovered the magical land where the villainous Pied Piper led the children of Hamelin centuries ago. But only Max made it back.

Now she is determined to rescue her brother. To do so, she will have to find the one and only key to the Summer Isle. That key is controlled by Vodnik, a dastardly magician and soul stealer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

Meanwhile, Carter must overcome his own troubles back on the Summer Isle. He's been separated from his friends and left with a very untrustworthy companion: the Pied Piper himself.

Struggling desperately to find each other, Max and Carter...

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    How to Merit in Monsters

      Matthew Cody

How to Merit in Monsters

A new chapter book series teeming with monsters, the biomes they roam, and the hopeless scout troop out to save them.When a scout troop learns that their sleepaway camp is really a training ground for protecting the earth's most endangered species—monsters—the lowest-ranked Troop D (or Troop Dweeb, as the other troops refer to them) is next in line to earn their Monster Merit Badges.In How to Merit in Monsters, join Troop D on a mission to rescue the legendary Big Foot, whose water supply has been contaminated. With the help of their troop master and the ever-handy century-old Scout's Handbook, they might just have a chance!

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    The Dead Gentleman

      Matthew Cody

The Dead Gentleman

The dead are up and walking, and the Gentleman is at the door...

Featuring a kid hero, time travel, and otherworld portals in unexpected places (maybe there are monsters under your bed), The Dead Gentleman is a wild ride between parallel New York City timestreams--1901 and today. Eleven-year-old Tommy Learner is a street orphan and an unlikely protege to the Explorers, a secret group dedicated to exploring portals--the hidden doorways to other worlds. But while investigating an attercop (man-eating spider) in the basement of an old hotel, Tommy is betrayed--and trapped. And it's then that his world collides with that of modern-day Jezebel Lemon, who--until the day she decides to explore her building's basement--had no bigger worries than homework and boys. Now, Jezebel and Tommy must thwart the Dead Gentleman--a legendary villain whose last unconquered world is our own planet Earth, a realm where the dead stay dead. Until now. Can two kids put an end to this...

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    The Loch Ness Lock-In

      Matthew Cody

The Loch Ness Lock-In

The ragtag scout troop returns in a new adventure—this time, to solve a mystery surrounding the famed Loch Ness Monster.
Some scouts spend their weekends weaving baskets, but if you're a Strange Scout you spend them tagging Massachusetts Pukwudgies (harder than it sounds—Pukwudgies like to set things on fire). Troop Danger has come a long way from their Troop Dweeb days, but nothing can prepare them for what's next: The Strange Scouts Annual Loch Ness Lock-In!
Once a year, Strange Scout troops from around the world are invited to test their scouting skills in an old lighthouse on the shore of the infamous Loch Ness. But when the area surrounding Loch Ness suffers unusual damage, evidence points to a dastardly plot to frame Nessie herself! Can the Strange Scouts' newest troop clear Nessie's name and earn their badges before it's too late?

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    Will in Scarlet

      Matthew Cody

Will in Scarlet

This reimagining of the Robin Hood legend tells the story of the young boy behind the bandit hero's rise to fame.

Will Shackley is the son of a lord, and though just thirteen, he's led a charmed, protected life and is the heir to Shackley House, while his father is away on the Third Crusade with King Richard the Lionheart.

But with King Richard's absence, the winds of treason are blowing across England, and soon Shackley House becomes caught up in a dangerous power struggle that drives Will out of the only home he's ever known. Alone, he flees into the dangerous Sherwood Forest, where he joins an elusive gang of bandits readers will immediately recognize.

How Will helps a drunkard named Rob become one of the most feared and revered criminals in history is a swashbuckling ride perfect for anyone who loves heroes, villains, and adventure.

From the Hardcover edition.

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    The Secrets of the Pied Piper 1

      Matthew Cody

The Secrets of the Pied Piper 1

Drawn from the Pied Piper tale, this exciting new trilogy by the author of Powerless is brimming with adventure, mystery, and rats!

It is said that in the thirteenth century, in a village called Hamelin, a piper lured all of the children away with his magical flute, and none of them were ever seen again.

Today tough, pink-haired Max and her little brother, Carter, are stuck in modern-day Hamelin with their father . . . until they are also led away by the Piper to a place called the Summer Isle. There they meet the original stolen children, who haven't aged a day and who have formed their own village, vigilantly guarded from the many nightmarish beings that roam the land.

No one knows why the Piper stole them, but Max and Carter's appearance may be the key to returning the lost children of Hamelin--and to going home themselves. But to discover the secrets of the Piper, Max and Carter will have to set out on a mysterious quest...

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    Super

      Matthew Cody

Super

Daniel Corrigan is as regular as can be, especially when compared to the Supers: kids in his new hometown with actual powers like flight and super strength. But Daniel's not powerless. Only he was able to stop the Shroud, a supervillian bent on stealing his newfound friends' powers. And thanks to him, his friends got to keep those powers.

Now Daniel himself is starting to display powers, while at the same time, his friends are losing theirs. His friend Eric thinks Daniel is just becoming a Super himself, a late-blooming one. But Daniel worries there may be something more sinister at work, since his power-stealing ability is uncomfortably like the Shroud's. Of course, the Shroud is gone now . . . or is he? And could Daniel himself be his new vessel?

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    Villainous

      Matthew Cody

Villainous

The final installment in this superheroic series by Matthew Cody (author of Powerless and Super) will answer all your burning questions!

The truth about the Super children is finally exposed, and the town of Noble's Green has created a special boarding school for its superpowered children. That's where Daniel's friends are headed, while he--regular kid that he is--is headed to summer school.

But all is not well at the Academy for the Extraordinarily Gifted, or in Noble's Green. A clique of popular kids has taken over the school. And at the same time, vandals have been destroying property all over town, and citizens are beginning to blame their gifted young residents. If Daniel wants to get to the bottom of this puzzle, he may need to turn to his sworn enemy, the Shroud, for help. But can he trust him?

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