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Cool & New

Looking for a great new read? Every month, our Cool & New Books feature spotlights new titles that we think you'll want to explore. In addition to hardcovers, we include books that are newly released in paperback --- as either reprints of hardcovers or original paperbacks.

April 2014

Our April roundup includes FILE UNDER: 13 Suspicious Incidents by Lemony Snicket, where readers are invited to accompany the sleuthful young Lemony as he investigates strange incidents occurring in Stain’d-By-The-Sea; The second Life of Ty book by Lauren Myracle --- THE LIFE OF TY: Non-Random Acts of Kindness --- where the second-grader has to contend with his ba

March 2014

Our March roundup includes PRINCESS LABELMAKER TO THE RESCUE!, the latest installment in Tom Angleberger’s Origami Yoda series, where the kids at McQuarrie Middle School are waging a war against test prep; AVA AND PIP by Girls’ Life columnist Carol Weston, about two sisters who couldn’t be more different; and STAY WHERE Y

March 2014

Our March roundup includes PRINCESS LABELMAKER TO THE RESCUE!, the latest installment in Tom Angleberger’s Origami Yoda series, where the kids at McQuarrie Middle School are waging a war against test prep; AVA AND PIP by Girls’ Life columnist Carol Weston, about two sisters who couldn’t be more different; and STAY WHERE Y

February 2014

February's roundup of Cool & New books includes THE GHOSTS OF TUPELO LANDING by Shelia Turnage, the sequel to Newbery Honor winner THREE TIMES LUCKY which follows best friends Mo and Dale as they try to uncover the identity of a ghost haunting a local inn; JUST JAKE by 13-year-old Jake Marcionette, which follows a 12-year-old boy trying to fit in at a new school and is filled with doodles and memorabilia; and Read more »

January 2014

January’s roundup of Cool & New books includes THE SITTIN’ UP by Sheila P.

December 2013

December's roundup of Cool & New Books includes WISE ACRES: The Seventh Circle of Heck by Dale E.

November 2013

November's roundup of Cool & New Books includes Jeff Kinney's eight Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, HARD LUCK where Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance --- will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?; John Flanagan's THE ROYAL RANGER: The Ranger's Apprentice, Bo

October 2013

October's roundup of Cool & New Books includes Lemony Snicket's second book in his All the Wrong Questions series, "WHEN DID YOU SEE HER LAST?," where young apprentice Lemony Snicket has a new case to solve when he and his chaperone are hired to find a missing girl; John Bemelmans Marciano's THE NINE LIVES OF ALEXANDER BADDENFIELD, in which a ho

September 2013

September's roundup of Cool & New Books includes FORTUNATELY, THE MILK which is a hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young; the companion to Stefan Bachmann's THE PECULIAR, THE WHATNOT, which introduces new human and magical char

August 2013

August's roundup of Cool & New Books includes THE BOY ON THE WOODEN BOX by Leon Leyson with Marilyn J.