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The 13-story Treehouse

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The 13-Story Treehouse: Monkey Mayhem! (The Treehouse Books #1) Cover Image
By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250026903
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 16th, 2013

The Treehouse books (13-, 26- and coming soon, 35-story installments) are Australia's answer to the Wimpy Kid.  Funny, a bit rude, full of lots of cool stuff and drawings, they are likely to appeal to elementary school age readers and maybe encourage a reluctant reader to engage.  After all, who wouldn't like to live in a treehouse?  And this one has a bowling alley, a shark tank, a library full of comics and swinging vines!  

Susannah V.


Sophia's War

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By Avi
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442414426
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - September 24th, 2013

It is 1776 and the British occupy New York City. A witness to the hanging of Nathan Hale, Sophia Calderwood vows to do all she can to help the American cause, and becomes a spy. This fast-paced and riveting historical novel will appeal to readers young and old.Robin


Finnikin of the Rock

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$10.99
ISBN: 9780763652920
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Published: Candlewick - August 9th, 2011

Ten years earlier, the royal family of Lumatere was murdered and a curse cast over the kingdom, cutting it off from the outside world. Now Finnikin and the mysterious novice Evanjalin set out to reclaim Lumatere in this dark and gritty fantasy that explores identity, guilt, and the meaning of home for refugees living ten years in exile.

Katie


Across a Star-Swept Sea

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Across a Star-Swept Sea (Stars #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062006165
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 15th, 2013

All the highlights of The Scarlet Pimpernel--revolutions in progress, daring rescues, secret identities--but instead of France and England, the action takes place in the tropics, in a future where even Persis Blake doesn't know where her loyalties lie.

Sarah


Rose Under Fire

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781423183099
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2013

American pilot Rose Justice survives Ravensbruck, but escaping from the concentration camp doesn't mean her experience is over. This follow-up to Code Name Verity (not a sequel, though several characters appear in this book) is about survival in all its forms, loyalty, and what we owe each other.

Sarah


WARNING: DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK!

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By Adam Lehrhaupt, Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442435827
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - August 27th, 2013

I grew up on Sesame Street's There's a Monster at the End of this Book! in which Elmo begs you (the reader) not to turn each page, because it gets you closer to the end...where the monster is! Warning: Do Not Open This Book is a worthy successor -- both in that I still had that same small thrill by "rebelling" against the narrator and brazenly turning each page, despite the hand-wringing and head-shaking I imagined to be causing. The tongue-in-cheek message about all the potential danger and chaos books wreak make this book a perfect pick for Banned Book celebrations. But the clever, interactive ending, the ridiculously cute slow loris, and mischievous-looking monkeys make this title stand out. WAY OUT.

Jill


The Ruby in the Smoke

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$9.99
ISBN: 9780375845161
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Published: Ember - September 9th, 2008

In 1870s London, Sally Lockhart investigates her father's murder. She finds herself part of a bigger mystery involving smuggling and the secrets of the British Empire, and along the way she picks up friends and allies, including a rogue office boy, a pair of hapless photographers, an actress, and a boxer-turned-minister.

Sarah


Raven Boys

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$10.99
ISBN: 9780545424936
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - July 30th, 2013

Blue Sargent’s psychic family believes she will kill her first love with a kiss.  Consequently, she has avoided boys of the nearby Aglionby Academy and is not thrilled when four friends begin to appear everywhere in her life.  The boys have a unique extracurricular activity that soon lures her:  their ringleader Gansey is on a quest for the lost Glendower, a vanished Welsh king.  Legend tells that whomever finds him will have the power of one wish. Danger, fast cars, friendships, and romance lie ahead.  The first in a series, grab a copy before the second (Dream Thieves) comes out on September 17th!

Stephanie


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