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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 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.

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