Lucky strike by Bobbie Pyron
Nathaniel Harlow lives with his grandfather in a trailer park in Franklin County, Florida, and he has always been unlucky--but when he is struck by lightning on his eleventh birthday and survives, it seems like his luck starts to change.
Hunt for the Hydra by Jason Fry
A family of space privateers becomes embroiled in a solar system-wide conspiracy, all while the three sibling compete to determine who will become the next captain of the ship when their mother steps down.
Dragons at Crumbling Castle : and other tales by Terry Pratchett
An illustrated collection of fourteen short stories featuring "dragons and wizards, councilors and mayors, an adventurous tortoise and a monster in a lake, along with plenty of pointy hats and a few magic spells" written when the author was a teenaged newspaper reporter.