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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 2015

In this month's round up 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.

June 2015

In this month’s round up we have FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM by Newt Scamander --- straight from the library of Hogwarts!; CIRCUS MIRANDUS by Cassie Beasley, in which a boy journeys to find a magical circus; and the biography for young readers UNTAMED: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall by Anita Silv

June 2015

In this month’s round up we have FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM by Newt Scamander --- straight from the library of Hogwarts!; CIRCUS MIRANDUS by Cassie Beasley, in which a boy journeys to find a magical circus; and the biography for young readers UNTAMED: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall by Anita Silv

May 2015

Our May roundup includes POP GOES THE CIRCUS!, the newest book in the Kate and M.

April 2015

Our April roundup includes KRISTY’S GREAT IDEA by Ann M.

March 2015

In March’s Cool and New roundup, we have THE PENDERWICKS IN SPRING by Jeanne Birdsall, the last book in The Penderwicks series; THE IMAGINARY by A.F.

February 2015

In February’s Cool and New roundup, we have FISH IN A TREE by ONE FOR THE MURPHYS author Lynda Mullaly Hunt, where Ally discovers that she has dyslexia and that there’s a lot more to her than just a label; ECHO by bestselling author Pam Muñoz Ryan, where four seemingly dissimilar stories from around the world are connected by a very special harmonica; and PA

January 2015

In January’s Cool and New roundup, we have STELLA BY STARLIGHT by Sharon M.

December 2014

In December’s Cool & New roundup, we have A PLAGUE OF UNICORNS by Jane Yolen, where the monks at Cranford Abbey must hatch a plan to stop the unicorns from eating all of their golden apples; THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES VOLUME 1: Young Readers Edition, an adaptation of Oliver Stone’s and Peter Kuznick’s groundbreaking book about some little kno