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November 2012

Cool & New

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 by Carrie Ryan, the second book in the Infinity Ring series in which Dak is captured and forced to make new allies; and DARWIN ARKWRIGHT AND THE INSIDIOUS BLECK by A. J. Hartely, in which Darwin and his friends travel to South America to save a boy who's been stolen by the Insidious Bleck.

Scrivener's Moon: Fever Crumb, Book 3 by Philip Reeve - Fiction


The final installment of Philip Reeve's Fever Crumb series.

Legend of the Ghost Dog by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel - Fiction


Tee and her dog, Henry, are thrilled to move to Nome, Alaska, but Tee's brother Jack doesn't feel the same way. When Tee and Jack notice a mysterious shadow following them, Tee realizes she might have been wrong.

Infinity Ring, Book Two: Divide and Conquer by Carrie Ryan - Fantasy/Adventure


Hundreds of ships carrying thousands of Viking warriors are attacking medieval Paris. The Parisians are fighting back, but they can only hold out for so long. And that's bad news --- especially since Dak has been captured and forced to work with the invading army while Sera and Riq defend Paris from within. No matter which side wins, the kids will lose...unless Dak can find an ally among some of history's fiercest warriors.

Smells Like Pirates by Suzanne Selfors - Fiction


Homer hoped being inducted into L.O.S.T. would be the key to finding pirate Rumpold Smeller's tresure. When Homer's enemy, Lorelei forms an evil organization called FOUND, Homer and Dog must decide whether to work with Lorelei to find the treasure or give it up altogether.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney - Fiction


A Valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he’s worried he’ll be left out in the cold on the big night. Rowley, doesn’t have any prospects either. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who’s going to be lucky in love.

Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind Written by Gary Ross, Illustrated by Matthew Myers - Fiction


A bed sheet carries a boy on three extraordinary adventures.

A Perfect Day by Carin Berger - Literary Fiction


Read all about the perfect winter day!

Darwen Arkwright and the Insidious Bleck by A.J. Hartley - Action Adventure


Eleven-year-old Darwen Arkwright's life changed forever when he first set foot in Silbrica, the magical world beyond the mirror. Now, he and his friends Rich and Alexandra must journey to Costa Rica to save a boy who's been stolen by the Insidious Bleck. But what at first seemed to be a single kidnapping turns out to be an elaborate conspiracy that threatens the very future of our world.

Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green by Helen Phillips - Mystery


After Mad's dad leaves to take a bird-tracking job in Central America, she receives a letter from him. Mad's younger sister Roo is convinced that the letter is a coded message. The two sisters embark on a journey to find their dad themselves with the help from new friends, all in order to get their family back together.

Will Sparrow's Road by Karen Cushman - Fiction


Will Sparrow has always been a liar and thief, but now he is also a runaway. However as he meets more con artists he realizes he is far from the best. When he is forced to join a traveling troupe of "oddities" he learns that apperances are misleading.