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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.

November 2013

November's roundup of Cool & New Books includes Jeff Kinney's eight Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, HARD LUCK where Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance --- will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?; John Flanagan's THE ROYAL RANGER: The Ranger's Apprentice, Bo

October 2013

October's roundup of Cool & New Books includes Lemony Snicket's second book in his All the Wrong Questions series, "WHEN DID YOU SEE HER LAST?," where young apprentice Lemony Snicket has a new case to solve when he and his chaperone are hired to find a missing girl; John Bemelmans Marciano's THE NINE LIVES OF ALEXANDER BADDENFIELD, in which a ho

September 2013

September's roundup of Cool & New Books includes FORTUNATELY, THE MILK which is a hilarious story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young; the companion to Stefan Bachmann's THE PECULIAR, THE WHATNOT, which introduces new human and magical char

August 2013

August's roundup of Cool & New Books includes THE BOY ON THE WOODEN BOX by Leon Leyson with Marilyn J.

July 2013

July's roundup of Cool & New Books includes Hilary McKay's BINNY FOR SHORT, which follows Binny whose life was perfect at age eight, but then her dad dies and her dog is given away --- then everything changes again when she's 11; THE MOUSE WITH THE QUESTION MARK TAIL by Richard Peck, where the smallest mouse in London'

June 2013

June's roundup of Cool & New Books includes Cynthia Kadohata's THE THING ABOUT LUCK, in which a family emergency whisks her parents off to Japan and she and her brother go live with their grandparents who come out of retirement for this year's harvest; TO BE A CAT by Matt Haig, where Barney thinks being a cat would be easier than being a 12-y

May 2013

May's roundup of Cool & New Books includes Holly Black's creepy DOLL BONES, where Zach, Poppy and Alice discover the heirloom doll they've been playing beneath all these years may be more than it appears...and may need to be put to rest; Olympic soccer player Alex Moran's THE KICKS: SAVING THE TEAM, which is about 12-year-old Devin's move to California and how she finds her place, new friends and voice on the soccer team; and the first in

April 2013

April's roundup of Cool & New Books includes Stuart Gibb's follow-up to SPY SCHOOL, SPY CAMP, where Ben Ripley is sent to camp after a year training at spy school, but there's no rest for a spy-in-training, not even in the summer; Nan Marino's HIDING OUT IN THE PANCAKE PALACE, which follows Elvis Ruby as he goes into hiding after freezing during the most coveted reality show on national television, and it's perfect, until he meets Ce

March 2013

March's roundup of Cool & New Books includes Hannah Moskowitz's MARCO IMPOSSIBLE, which follows the attempt of friends Stephen and Marco to break into the high school prom and get Marco onstage to confess his love for Benji, the bassist in the prom band; the follow-up to National Book Award Winner GOBLIN SECRETS, William Alexander's GHOULISH SONG in which aspiring musician Kaile is thrilled

February 2013

February's roundup of Cool & New Books includes the third book in the Infinity Ring series, THE TRAP DOOR by Lisa McMann, in which Dak, Sera and Riq return to the USA with a problem on their hands --- the SQ has taken control of the Underground Railroad from within; the second book in Mike Lupica's Game Changers series, PLAY MAKERS where there's a new point guard in town and Ben must fight for his sta