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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.

February 2013

February's roundup of Cool & New Books includes Dav Pilkey's CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS AND TEH REVOLTING REVENGE OF THE RADIOACTIVE ROBO-BOXERS where George and Harold must go back in time to change everything back because Tippy Tinkletrouseres went back in time and prevented the creation of Captain Underpants; 33 MINUTES by Todd Hasak-Lowy which follows Sam Lewis and his countdown to when his former best friend is going to kick his butt; and Je

January 2013

January's roundup of Cool & New Books includes Dav Pilkey's CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS AND TEH REVOLTING REVENGE OF THE RADIOACTIVE ROBO-BOXERS where George and Harold must go back in time to change everything back because Tippy Tinkletrouseres went back in time and prevented the creation of Captain Underpants; 33 MINUTES by Todd Hasak-Lowy which follows Sam Lewis and his countdown to when his former best fri

December 2012

December's roundup of Cool & New Books includes TRUST NO ONE: The 39 Clues: Cahills vs.

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

October 2012

October's roundup of Cool & New Books includes Rachel Renée Russell's Dork Diaries 5: TALES FROM A NOT-SO-SMART MISS KNOW-IT-ALL, where Nikki finds herself in charge of the advice column for her school  newspaper; THE CUP AND THE CROWN, Diane Stanley's return to the intriguing world of The Silver Bowl to tell Molly's latest adventure; Rick

September 2012

September's roundup of Cool & New Books includes TRUE LEGEND, which marks Mike Lupica's triumphant return to the basketball court; UNSTOPPABLE, Tim Green's latest sports novel about a brave boy who learns what it truly means to be unstoppable; LUNCH LADY AND THE PICTURE DAY PERIL, which finds the students at Thompson Brook plagued by a freak acne break out on the same day that school pictures are to be taken; and 3 BELOW, the sequel to Patrick Carman's FLOORS, in which Leo discovers that there's more beneath the wacky, amazing Whippet Hotel than he ever realized.

August 2012

Some of your favorite characters are back this month in all-new adventures! Among them are Captain Underpants, Fancy Nancy, Judy Moody, Junie B. Jones and Olivia the Pig. August's roundup of Cool & New Books also includes the launch of two brand-new series. Infinity Ring is a time-travel adventure told in seven books and seven original online episodes at www.infinityring.com. In Book One of the series, A MUTINY IN TIME by James Dashner, best friends Dak and Sera discover the key to time travel --- the Infinity Ring --- and are suddenly swept up in ancient wars and secret societies. Meanwhile, Erin Hunter introduces her Survivors series with THE EMPTY CITY, the first installment in a six-book story arc. The humans are gone --- and a new animal is ready to rule the wild. And, as always, many more Cool & New titles are just a mouse click away!

July 2012

July’s roundup of Cool & New Books includes THE LAST GUARDIAN, the final installment in Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series, which finds our boy genius at a loss on how to save the day; THE LAND OF STORIES: THE WISHING SPELL, Chris Colfer's much talked-about debut novel about twins who are transported to the realm of fairy tales, where they face a cast of spooky goblins, wolves, trolls and more; GOOSEBUMPS WANTED: THE HAUNTED MASK, two new chilling stand-alone stories in celebration of the 20th anniversary of R. L. Stine's classic Goosebumps series; and GUYS READ: THE SPORTS PAGES, featuring 10 action-packed stories compiled by kid-lit all-star Jon Scieszka that are guaranteed to put you in the ring, under the basket, and right behind home plate.

June 2012

June’s roundup of Cool & New Books includes THE CHAMBER IN THE SKY, the final volume in M. T. Anderson’s The Norumbegan Quartet, where Brian and Gregory will see if they finally can make sense of their travels; THE MELTING SEA, the second installment in Erin Hunter’s Seekers: Return to the Wild series, which finds the Seeker bears having to convince Taqqiq to leave a gang of bears who are set on terrorizing others; Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee’s BINK AND GOLLIE: TWO FOR ONE, in which the unlikely duo go to the fair and use their teamwork to navigate the wonder of it all; and GOLD MEDAL SUMMER by Donna Freitas, a gymnastics story (just in time for the Olympics!) about stretching some limits, bending the rules and finding your balance.

May 2012

Plenty of series book additions are now available for your reading pleasure. Among them are THE SERPENT’S SHADOW, the third installment of Rick Riordan’s The Kane Chronicles; THE ACCUSED, book three in the Theodore Boone series by John Grisham; and THE INVADERS, the second entry in John Flanagan’s Brotherband Chronicles. May’s roundup of Cool New Books also includes THE CAHILL FILES #1: OPERATION TRINITY, a stand-alone adventure from the world of The 39 Clues; GHOST KNIGHT, Cornelia Funke’s novel about two friends who must uncover a centuries-old murder, all while haunted by terrifying spirits; and THE HERO’S GUIDE TO SAVING YOUR KINGDOM by debut author Christopher Healy, who takes readers on a journey with four imperfect princes and their four improbable princesses, all of whom are trying to become perfect heroes.