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Swanson, Joshua 1978-

Works: 71 works in 311 publications in 1 language and 16,023 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Humorous stories  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  War stories 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PZ7.R4829, [FIC]
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Publications about Joshua Swanson
Publications by Joshua Swanson
Most widely held works by Joshua Swanson
The lost hero by Rick Riordan( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,932 libraries worldwide
Jason has a problem. He doesn't remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she's his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they're all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for "bad kids." What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea -- except that everything seems very wrong. Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he's in terrible danger. Now, her boyfriend doesn't recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on? Leo has a way with tools. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What's troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper's gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all -- including Leo -- related to a god
The son of Neptune by Rick Riordan( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,910 libraries worldwide
Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow, Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth... Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problem -- when the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her "gift" for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no... Frank is a klutz. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes, but his bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely -- enough to share the secret he holds close to his heart
The mark of Athena by Rick Riordan( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,609 libraries worldwide
Annabeth is terrified. Just when she's about to be reunited with Percy--after six months of being apart, thanks to Hera--it looks like Camp Jupiter is preparing for war. As Annabeth and her friends Jason, Piper, and Leo fly in on the Argo II, she can't blame the Roman demigods for thinking the ship is a Greek weapon. With its steaming bronze dragon figurehead, Leo's fantastical creation doesn't appear friendly. Annabeth hopes that the sight of their praetor Jason on deck will reassure the Romans that the visitors from Camp Half-Blood are coming in peace. And that's only one of her worries. In her pocket, Annabeth carries a gift from her mother that came with an unnerving command: Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me. Annabeth already feels weighed down by the prophecy that will send seven demigods on a quest to find--and close--the Doors of Death. What more does Athena want from her?Annabeth's biggest fear, though, is that Percy might have changed
Ship breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 848 libraries worldwide
In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life
The demigod diaries by Rick Riordan( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 747 libraries worldwide
Four short stories plus original art, interviews, puzzles, and games, reveal new insights into the world of Percy Jackson and the other heroes of Olympus
The things a brother knows by Dana Reinhardt( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
Although they have never gotten along well, seventeen-year-old Levi follows his older brother Boaz, an ex-Marine, on a walking trip from Boston to Washington, D.C. in hopes of learning why Boaz is completely withdrawn
Shark wars by E. J Altbacker( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
Gray is already bigger than all the other sharks in his clan, or shiver. He can't stop growing, and when his hunger gets him into trouble, he's banished from the reef. Luckily his best friend Barkley comes with him ... but their hunt for food forces them to journey deep into the dangerous Big Blue
Flat broke by Gary Paulsen( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
Fourteen-year-old Kevin is a hard worker, so when his income is cut off he begins a series of businesses, from poker games to selling snacks, earning money to take a girl to a dance, but his partners soon tire of his methods
Aliens on vacation by Clete Barrett Smith( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
Scrub isn't happy about having to spend the summer with his hippie grandmother in "Middle of nowhere," Washington. When he arrives at her Intergalactic bed & breakfast, he's not surprised by its 1960's-meets-Star-wars decor, but he is surprised by the weird-looking guests. It turns out that each room in the inn is a portal and his grandma is the gate keeper, allowing aliens to vacation on Earth. She desperately needs Scrub's help with disguising the tourists as humans. As if that weren't difficult enough, the town sheriff is already suspicious of Granny. One wrong move and Scrub could blow Grandma's cover, forcing the B & B to shut down forever. And when it comes to aliens, every move seems very wrong
This book is not good for you by Pseudonymous Bosch( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
As an evil dessert chef concocts a recipe for disaster in the form of a tempting chocolate bar, Cass and Max-Ernest attempt to stop an evil organization from carrying out its plot to gain immortality and wreak havoc on the world
The battle of Riptide by E. J Altbacker( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Everywhere Gray and Barkley swim, fish are whispering of a growing threat, of a shark named Finnivus who will eat anything or anyone, and won't stop until he has seized control of the entire ocean. Finnivus has an armada of vicious battle sharks to help him expand his empire, and Gray realizes that it's up to him to save the Big Blue. But first he must train with Takiza, the wise and mysterious fighting fish who has promised to teach his young apprentice the secret of what it means to be a great warrior. Can Gray believe in himself, and find courage as big as his cartilage, in time for the epic battle that's coming?
Split by Swati Avasthi( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
A teenaged boy thrown out of his house by his abusive father goes to live with his older brother, who ran away from home years ago to escape the abuse
The home run kid races on by Matt Christopher( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
In the fourth installment of the Home Run Kid series, Sylvester Coddmyer, who has been graced with mysterious pro baseball abilities, is about to begin his fourth season. However, when a new coach arrives to give him some pointers, Syl starts to uncover the truth behind his unnatural ball-hitting powers
The drowned cities by Paolo Bacigalupi( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
Two refugees of war, Mahlia and Mouse, are known as 'war maggots': survivors who have barely managed to escape the unspeakable violence plaguing the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities. Their fragile safety is threatened when they discover a wounded, bioengineered war beast named Tool, who is hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers. Mahlia is faced with an impossible decision: risk everything to save the boy who once saved her, or flee to her own safety
The obsidian blade by Pete Hautman( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
The first time his father disappeared, Tucker Feye had just turned thirteen. The Reverend Feye simply climbed on the roof to fix a shingle, let out a scream, and vanished, only to walk up the driveway an hour later, looking older and worn, with a strange girl named Lahlia in tow. In the months that followed, Tucker watched his father grow distant and his once loving mother slide into madness. But then both of his parents disappear
House of dark shadows by Robert Liparulo( file )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Dream house ... or bad dream?When the Kings move from L.A. to a secluded small town, fifteen-year-old Xander is beyond disappointed. He and his friends loved to create amateur films ... but the tiny town of Pinedale is the last place a movie buff and future filmmaker wants to land.He, David, and Toria are, however, captivated by the many rooms in the old Victorian fixer-upper they moved into?as well as by the heavy woods that surround it
Into the abyss by E. J Altbacker( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Gray and his alliance of peaceful shivers--Riptide, Coral, and AuzyAuzy--have beaten the bloodthirsty emperor Finnivus and his vicious Indi Shiver armada to smithereens, sending them swimming as fast as they can retreat. But there's no time to party. Finnivus may have been humiliated, but he's still out for revenge. This is the ruler who feasts on the heads of every shark he conquers, after all
Liar, liar by Gary Paulsen( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 libraries worldwide
Fourteen-year-old Kevin is very good at lying and doing so makes life easier, but when he finds himself in big trouble with his friends, family, and teachers, he must find a way to end his lies forever
Popular clone by M. E Castle( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
Fisher Bas is 12 years-old, growth-stunted, and a science genius. No surprise: Fisher isn't the most popular kid in school, tormented daily by the beefy, overgrown goons he calls The Vikings. But he senses relief when he comes upon the idea of cloning himself--creating a second Fisher to go to school each day while he stays at home playing video games. The plan works great, until the clone turns out to be more popular than him - and somehow ends up getting clone-napped by the evil Dr. Xander
Crush by Gary Paulsen( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Afraid to actually ask Tina Zabinski for a date, eighth-grader Kevin spends most of his time theorizing about love and romance and observing and analyzing male/female interaction
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