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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.

August 2016

This month's Cool & New roundup includes FUZZY, a fast-paced story from bestselling authors Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger about a robot learning the ins and outs of middle school; THE BRONZE KEY, the magical third book in Cassandra Clare and Holly Black's Magisterium series; and David Stabler's KID ARTISTS, a collection of stories about the childhoods of 16 famous artists from Claude Monet to Dr. Seuss.

July 2016

This month’s Cool & New roundup includes TEDDYCATS, the first installment of a new series by Mike Storey about mysterious creatures and their hidden kingdom; Chris Colfer’s THE LAND OF STORIES: An Author’s Odyssey wherein the race begins to put an end to the Masked Man’s reign of terror; and THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL: The Ever Never Handbook written by Soman Chainani with illustrations by Michael Blank,  a handbook that offers the students of the School of Good and Evil a guide to surviving.

June 2016

This month's Cool & New roundup includes THE WOLF'S BOY by Susan Williams Beckhorn, an engaging tale about an outcast and a wolf making their way north during an Ice Age winter; PROJECT (UN)POPULAR BOOK #1 by Kristen Tracy, where two friends are determined to photograph more than just the popular kids for the yearbook; and THE GATHERING STORM (The Hidden World of Changers) by H.K. Varian, a story about four kids who must master their newfound shapeshifting abilities in time to save their home.

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