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Warning: Do Not Open This Book! By Adam Lehrhaupt, Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adam Lehrhaupt, Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442435827
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.


The Ruby in the Smoke

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The Ruby in the Smoke: A Sally Lockhart Mystery By Philip Pullman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375845161
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
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.


Raven Boys

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The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, Book 1) By Maggie Stiefvater Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545424936
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
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!


Boy on the Wooden Box

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The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List By Leon Leyson, Marilyn J. Harran (With), Elisabeth B. Leyson (With) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442497818
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2013

Although we are all familiar with the Holocaust, Leon Leyson’s personal description of the events from a child’s point of view captures its devastating consequences most dramatically. He is a regular boy playing in his Polish neighborhood, when his world comes apart. Oscar Schindler’s intervention saves him from death, but not from unbelievable trauma. Prepare for an intense, page-turner.


Steampunk Alphabet

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Steampunk Alphabet By Nat Iwata (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nat Iwata (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781937359409
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Published: Cameron Kids - June 25th, 2013

You don't have to be a steampunk fan to love this clever and original book. Iwata bridges the ordinary (M is for Microphone) with the fantastical (a Microphone that can translate words!). Fun for children AND adults.  Jennifer


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