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Sarah, a teen with a port-wine stain and body image issues, is abducted, and must find a way to rescue herself.

“Powerful. I raced through it, wanting to know if Sarah would find a way to escape both her captor and her self-doubts. A real nail-biter!“
- April Henry, NY Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

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Kendra must face her past and stop hurting herself--before it's too late.

Awards: #1 in the Top 10 ALA Quick Picks, ALA's Rainbow List, a Governor General Literary Award Finalist, Staff Pick for Teaching Tolerance.

Yes, it's my own arm on the cover of SCARS.

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Caitlyn, a telepath in a world where having any paranormal power at all can kill her, must decide between saving herself or saving the world.

Awards: A finalist for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award.


Kate sees visions of the future--but only when she has an asthma attack. When she "sees" her sister being beaten, and a schoolmate killing herself, Kate must trigger more attacks--but that could kill her.

Awards: 2013 Gold Winner, Wise Bear Digital Awards, YA Paranormal category.

STAINED book cover

Sarah, a teen with a port-wine stain and body image issues, is abducted, and must find a way to rescue herself.

“Powerful. I raced through it, wanting to know if Sarah would find a way to escape both her captor and her self-doubts. A real nail-biter!“
- April Henry, NY Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

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Affirmation Concentration

Click on the cards (two for each turn) to reveal a picture. Match two pictures to remove them from the board. Test your memory with these beautiful cards, and reveal a message just for you! Lots of fun.

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Snowboard Alley

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Use the A, D, S, W or J, L, I, K keys to move left and right, up and down. Avoid trees, snow balls, and danger signs; if you hit one of these, you will lose one of your snowboarders. You have only 3 snowboarders per run. Reach the double flag gates for extra points.

Lickety Splat

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Simple Simon

Try to repeat the sequence of flashing colours. Gets harder as the secquence grows longer!

The Shell Game

Guess which cup the ball is under in the Shell Game.

Keep your eye on the ball especially in the second deal; it starts almost immediately after you win.

Word Searches

Search for words inside the grid. When you find one, click on the first letter with your mouse and drag to the end of the word.

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Balloon Pop Word Game

Plays like the classic word game Hangman, but balloons pop instead when you get a letter wrong (and the balloon man says things).

Try to guess the word by clicking on letters below. If you think you know the word, click on the right letters at the bottom; you don't lose a balloon when you guess the right letter.

Topic Tangle Jr.

Try to unscramble the mystery words before your time runs out. You spin the topics and then unscramble the mystery word which relates to it by dragging the letters into their proper slots. Once solved the topics spin again and again until the round is over.

Find It!

The two pictures look the same, but there are differences. Find the differences and click on them before the time runs out. Find them all and move up to the next level.

Wait for a short while and the pop up box will appear.

Brain Bogglers

Try to guess the phrases or word that these picture puzzles are depicting - lots of fun (if you like this kind of game).

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Daily Brain Teaser

There's always another way to look at things. These brain teasers can help remind you of that. Loads of fun! Try one; you might be amazed at how you can get out of the way of your mind to solve one. :)

You can look at the past few weeks' brain teasers (and try to solve them) by clicking on "solutions are here" (as well as the answers) in the pop-up box.

Maze Game

This is a maze game, like the ones you may have played with paper and a pencil. The board is pretty small, so peer closely.

Use the arrow keys to move around the maze. Try to find the way out.


Robix is a game of pure logic and strategy as you try to push rows of blocks right or left in an effort to get 10 of your green marbles to the bottom before your computer opponent can.

Click on the arrows to move the rows right or left, to allow your marbles to fall to the bottom before the computer's.

The Roman Coliseum Jigsaw Puzzle

Be the fastest on the Internet to put together the Roman Coliseum jigsaw puzzle.

Click on and drag the puzzle pieces to put them in place. They will lock together if they are placed correctly.

Musical Piano

Not exactly a game, but it is fun. Play the keys of a mini piano and make some music for your heart by clicking on the piano keys.

Dog Bones

Dog Bone is a game in which you try to help Rover find his missing buried bones in his back yard. Rover wags his tale appreciatively every time you find one of his bones.

Try to find Rover's bones in the least amount of moves (holes that you dig) as you can make.

No Dunks

Make some baskets with this fun basketball game.

Click on the ball and drag to aim. After you get a basket, click on the ball to get it to start again. Click speaker to turn sound on or off.

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Paddle Bricks

Keep hitting the ball with your paddle until you've gotten rid of all the bricks. Another very small board game.

Use your mouse to move the paddle back and forth.

Desk Drop Jr.

Desk Drop is a fast-paced game where the object is to match up three similar objects by moving and rotating them as they drop from the top of the game board. Quick thinking and strategy is a must.

Try to match up three similar objects by using the A, D, or J, L, keys to move left and right, S or K to rotate vertically, and the spacebar to drop.