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Crash and Burn

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780062112903
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 19th, 2013

*Strongly Recommended for Ages 16+*I
know this kid. Many of you know the ADD-riddled, crass, BS-ing,
seemingly-insensitive, party-happy, self-absorbed high schooler that is
the Steven Crashinsky. And one of the greatest strengths as an author is
writing Crash as a completely authentic, recognizable character of guys
in high school today AND making the reader care about him. It has a
great hook and a satisfying reveal, and in between there are complex
characters and horrible clueless adults and one truly terrifying
mentally ill kid that brings it all together. At times lighthearted and
funny, and other times raw and all-too-real: this book is a powerhouse.Jill


Bruised

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$18.95
ISBN: 9781419703874
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 5th, 2013

Have you ever wondered what you would do in a fight? Imogen thinks that with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, she'd be in complete control--until the day she freezes up during an armed robbery. Deliciously complex and darkly humorous, Bruised is the story of Imogen's struggle to redefine herself after her core beliefs are shattered. Perfect for fans of contemporary novels, martial arts, and kick-butt heroines.


Rebecca


Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

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By Eugene Trivizas, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689815287
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - April 1st, 1997

This very funny fractured fairy tale with delicious illustrations by the legendary Helen Oxenbury, will appeal to any young child who just loves knocking things down!   This big bad pig is a can-do kind of fellow and the wolves so post-modern in their choice of house building materials, that an unusual solution to the mayhem has to be found.   
Susannah


Pirates at the Plate

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By Aaron Frisch, Mark Summers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781568462103
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Published: Creative Editions - August 29th, 2012

This wild game of baseball is unlike any you will ever see. But with it’s memories of warm summer evenings, childhood games, and the distant voice of your mother calling you in for dinner, this book brings the season a little closer.
Robin


On the Blue Comet

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ISBN: 9780763658151
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Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2012

Lionel trains and time travel, what could be better?  Set during the crash of 1929, this adventurous tale is part historical fiction and part fantasy. The beautiful illustrations of Bagram Ibatouline grace this period piece. See the trains at Lionel’s site.

Robin


The Diviners

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ISBN: 9780316126113
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2012

This spooky Deco-era mystery has all the intrigue, glamour, and snappy dialogue as the time in which it's set. A riveting supernatural thrill: think Harry Potter, if he were a flapper just developing her divining abilities. I'm not just being cheeky, she really does face some HP-worthy enemies! A solid gift choice for teens.


Jill


The Christmas Quiet Book

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By Deborah Underwood, Renata Liwska (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780547558639
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2012

You are brought along on every Christmas joy--along with some of the anxiety, anticipation, and excitement--with this seemingly simple repetition. Each page appears to stand on its own, but look closely and you'll be able  to discern backstory and visual narrative from the fuzzy, soft, expressive illustrations that accompany. My new Christmas favorite.


Jill


Jepp, who defied the Stars

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ISBN: 9781423135005
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2012

History is effortlessly interwoven into the story of 15th century dwarf Jepp, who in his search for love, family, respect and a destiny of his own, becomes first a court dwarf then an assistant to a famous astrologer. Jepp is a sympathetic,  entertaining narrator and his adventures and fate completely entrance the reader.


Susannah


The Bear in the Book

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By Kate Banks, Georg Hallensleben (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374305918
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 16th, 2012

The quintessential bed-time book about reading together with a child.  Both bear and boy are preparing for sleep, and the mother and child turn the pages and share the experience.  Absolutely charming.


Susannah


Old Bear & His Cub & Little Cub

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By Olivier Dunrea, Olivier Dunrea (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780399160356
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Published: Philomel Books - November 21st, 2012

This board book version of the 2 year- old Old Bear and His Cub showcases Dunrea’s art even better than the original. Somehow the mooth surfaces make it crisper  and cleaner. This is a lovely book about the relationship between two caring creatures.


Carol


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By Olivier Dunrea, Olivier Dunrea (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780399242359
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Published: Philomel Books - November 27th, 2012

The brand new Little Cub is the prequel to Old Bear and His Cub and tells the story of how they met. Have tissues nearby. Lovely  gifts for kids 3 and up.
Carol


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