Childrens

Bye-Bye Baby Brother

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$5.99
ISBN: 9780763662417
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Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2013

Ruby's new baby brother Oliver is taking up all of Mom's time --plus he's BORING. So Ruby devises several different ways to get rid of him, only to find that her perfect plan will be one that brings them together. A joy to read aloud, with fun illustrations!

Jennifer


The Hallowed Ones

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ISBN: 9780547859262
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2012

Bickle's
vampires are the stuff of nightmares--enthralling, deadly, and
downright terrifying. Luckily, her unbreakable heroine Katie is more
than a match for them. Thrilling and action-packed, The Hallowed Ones is
perfect for readers seeking an antidote to the fluffy vampires of
Twilight fame.Rebecca


Mountains Beyond Mountains YA Edition

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Mountains Beyond Mountains (Adapted for Young People): The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer,  A Man Who Would Cure the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385743181
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - April 9th, 2013

This adaptation of the adult bestseller is so well done that even adults will want to revisit the story about the work of Paul Farmer in Haiti and elsewhere. Tracy Kidder’s introduction to this younger version is pitch perfect, and the book settles on the essential story, only leaving out bits of some background info. Amazingly well done!

Carol


The Bromeliad Trilogy

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ISBN: 9780060094935
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Published: HarperCollins - September 30th, 2003

Originally published individually as three books, this middle reader gem is a brilliant introduction for the young reader into Pratchett's subversive, clever and humorous fantasy.   Set in a department store and featuring a clan of nomes, it is part adventure, part satire and part parable and a whole lot of fun.   My tip of the hat to Terry Pratchett who is bravely facing the end of his writing career and will be sorely missed by fans of all ages.

 

Susannah


The Dark

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By Lemony Snicket, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316187480
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013

The text and illustrations are so well integrated in The Dark that it is as if Lemony and Jon became one person in its creation. A boy is afraid of the dark and it sure does look scary, but it turns out that the dark helps the boy overcome his fear. Intrigued?? Take a peek!!!

Carol


Adele & Simon

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ISBN: 9780374380441
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 5th, 2006

I recently came across this picture book on our shelves. It is quite a find, with its early 20th century maps of Paris, detailed drawings, and charming ending. It is a book that is fun to read, to be read to, or just to spend time looking through.

Robin


Gone Fishing

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ISBN: 9780547820118
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2013

As in the style of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky, this book of verse is both fun and funny. With every chapter told in a different poetic form, accompanied by Matthew Cordell’s charming illustrations, this is a wonderful introduction to poetry.

Robin



Forgotten

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ISBN: 9780316094603
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2012

By FAR the most interesting "what if?" YA I've read in some time--this author takes a tired premise (amnesia) and turns it on its head while injecting a pretty fantastic mystery aspect. London is a high-schooler whose memory completely resets at night. When she wakes up, there's nothing. She seems to be functioning pretty well...until she meets a guy. Dating gets a lot more complicated when you don't remember anything about Mr. Dreamboat upon waking, it turns out...Forgotten reminds me a little of Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, meets The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

Jill


One Gorilla

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By Anthony Browne, Anthony Browne (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763663520
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Published: Candlewick - February 12th, 2013

Check out this amazing counting book which is so much more. Browne’s  gorgeous illustrations give kids the chance to count, examine the subtle differences on each page, and become familiar with the variety of primates – including Anthony Browne himself.

Carol


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