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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.

September 2014

Our September roundup includes YOKO'S DIARY: The Life of a Young Girl in Hiroshima During WWII, edited by Paul Ham, the real and poignant diary of a 13-year-old Japanese girl who lived near Hiroshima; BAD MAGIC, the first in a magical new series by Pseudonymous Bosch; and THOMAS JEFFERSON: PRESIDENT AND PHILOSOPHER by Jon Meacham, the il

August 2014

Our August roundup includes 365 DAYS OF WONDER by R.J. Palacio, the follow-up to the bestselling novel WONDER that shares words of wisdom from beloved character Mr.

July 2014

Our July roundup includes THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: 36 Tales Brief and Sinister by Stefan Bachmann, Illustrated by Alexander Jansson, a collection of spooky, creepy and fun short stories for fans of SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK; THE GRAVEYARD BOOK GRAPHIC NOVEL: Volume 1 b

June 2014

Our June roundup includes the much-anticipated DORK DIARIES: Tales From a Not-So-Glam TV Star by Rachel Renee Russell, where Nikki is back and has a reality TV crew following her around; LINE OF FIRE: Diary of an Unknown Soldier by Read more »

May 2014

Our May roundup includes DEEP BLUE, the first book in the Waterfire Saga by Jennifer Donnelly, follows the mermaid Serafina and five other mermaid heroines as they attempt to prevent war between the Mer nations;  I KILL THE MOCKINGBIRD by Paul Acampora, in which three friends hatch a plan to get the whole town excited about Harper Lee’s classic;  and Read more »

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.