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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.

May 2016

This month's Cool and New roundup includes THE PARENT AGENCY, Daniel Baddiel's story about a magical world where kids choose their own parents; THE LOST TWIN, the start of a new series by Sophie Cleverly that follows a young girl as she tries to find her missing sister; and THE DRAKE EQUATION, a hilarious science fiction adventure from Bart King about a young boy with peculiar powers.

April 2016

This month’s Cool and New roundup includes MISCHIEF SEASON, the first book in a new series by John Bemelmans Marciano and Sophie Blackall that whisks children away to Benevento, an ancient town famous for its witches; DEADLY FLOWERS, Sarah L. Thomson's action-packed novel about a young ninja's first mission; and THE SECRET OF DREADWILLOW CARSE, Brian Farrey's spooky fairy tale that celebrates the power of friendship through two strong-willed young girls.

February 2016

This month’s Cool and New roundup includes ECHO ECHO by Marilyn Singer with illustrations by Josee Masse, a unique book of reversible poems inspired by the Greek myths; PAX by Sara Pennypacker with illustrations by Jon Klassen, a powerful story about the friendship between a boy and his box; and THE KEY TO EXTRAORDINARY by Natalie Lloyd, a colorful, heartfelt t

January 2016

This month’s Cool and New roundup includes THE HERO TWO DOORS DOWN: Based on the True Story of the Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend by Sharon Robinson, in which Jackie Robinson’s daughter writes a fictionalized version of her father’s friendship with his young Jewish neighbor in the late 1940’s;  THE NIGHT PARADE by Kath

December 2015

This month’s Cool and New roundup includes THE ROSEMARY SPELL by Virginia Zimmerman, in which best friends Adam and Rosie find a magical book that might be darker than they first imagine; I FUNNY TV :A Middle School Story, the latest in James Patterson’s I Funny series, this time featuring Jamie as he’s approached to star in a television show; and the next book in the multi-platform Sp

November 2015

This month’s Cool and New roundup includes THE TRILOGY OF TWO by Juman Malouf, a mystical circus tale that follows twin musical prodigies with extraordinary powers; KID ATHLETES by David Stabler with illustrations by Doogie Horner, the latest in the True Tales series highlighting little-known stories from celebrities’ childhoods; and Read more »

October 2015

This month’s Cool and New roundup includes the latest book in the hilarious detective series Timmy Failure, TIMMY FAILURE: Sanitized for Your Protection by Stephan Pastis; DREAM ON, AMBER by Emma Shevah with illustrations by Helen Crawford-White, about a half-Japanese, half-Italian girl with a ridiculously long name who’s attempting to overcome her father’s abandonment; and

September 2015

This month's roundup includes THE MARVELS by Brian Selznick which follows two connected stories in illustration and prose, leaving readers unraveling the mysteries; THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH by Ali Benjamin, a heartfelt journey

August 2015

In this month's roundup we have GOODBYE STRANGER by bestselling author Rebecca Stead, a tale about friendship and the woes of seventh grade; LILLIPUT by Sam Gayton, a tale inspired by GULLIVER’S TRAVELS that follows a three-inch-tall girl on her epic journey through 18th-century London; and Rick Riordan's mythology guide in a sarcastic narrative:

July 2015

In this month’s roundup we have THE GOLDEN SPECIFIC by S.E.