March 2020

The Inquisitor's Apprentice

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ISBN: 9780547850849
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 26th, 2013


In this fun and touching historical fantasy, 1910s New York is full of immigrant magic and predatory millionaires. When 13 year old Sacha Kessler finds out he can see magic he is forced to work for the NYPD Inquisitors to help support his family, gets himself in a whole lot of trouble, and even meets Harry Houdini. This is one of my favorite books ever, and it isn’t just because the protagonist has my name! ;)

Sacha, Writer in Residence for Young Readers 


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ISBN: 9780399556821
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Published: Ember - June 19th, 2018


This is a perfect series to tide you over while you wait for the second coming of the Hunger Games. While the "compete for survival" premise might sound familiar, there are plenty of sci-fi twists to keep you frantically turning the pages. And it's in space, where no one can hear you scream! Or CAN they....? 


Oracle Code

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By Marieke Nijkamp, Manuel Preitano (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781401290665
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: DC Comics - March 10th, 2020


Barbara has to tackle challenges ranging from making friends to chasing ghosts, all while resentfully getting used to life in a wheelchair. A story that both warms and wrenches the heart about one of the most prominent disabled superheroes in comics.


Of Curses and Kisses

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ISBN: 9781534417540
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 18th, 2020


Boarding school, scandal, royals, diverse characters, and a re-telling of Beauty and the Beast makes this book irresistible. Princess Jaya Rao is no Belle and Lord Grey Emerson is no Beast, which makes their story feel like a brand new one instead of a re-telling. If you're a fan of fun, you'll like this book.


Scary Stories for Young Foxes

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ISBN: 9781250181428
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 30th, 2019


Follow a pair of clever fox kits through the spooky underbelly of the forest in this beautifully-woven tale, reminiscent of Watership Down by way of the Brothers Grimm. The dangers the foxes face will make you want to keep the light on and the door shut tight--but, as the wise old storyteller counsels, if you can make it to the end of the tale, you'll find a happy ending waiting there.



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