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Helen Phillips, author of Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green

Mad's dad is the Bird Guy. He'll go anywhere to study birds. So when he's offered a bird-tracking job in Central America, his bags are packed and he's jungle bound.

But going bird tracking in the jungle and disappearing completely are very different things, and when the Very Strange and Incredibly Creepy Letter arrives, Mad can't shake the terrible feeling that her father is in trouble.

November 2012

November's roundup of Cool & New Books includes the DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE THIRD WHEEL by Jeff Kinney where Greg Huffley scrambles for a date to the Valentine's Day Dance; Karen Cushman's WILL SPARROW'S ROAD, which follows Will Sparrow as he joins a traveling troupe of "oddities" while running away from home; DIVIDE AND CONQUER

November 2013

November's roundup of New in Paperback includes HERE WHERE THE SUNBEAMS ARE GREEN by Helen Phillips, in which two sisters embark on a journey to Central America in order to find their dad with the help from new friends, all in order to get their family back together; Gordon Korman's HIDEOUT, where Griffin Bing and his friends protect a dog they'd rescued from his previous owner, Swin