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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 2012

April’s roundup of Cool & New Books includes THE EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION OF NICHOLAS BENEDICT, the prequel to Trenton Lee Stewart’s Mysterious Benedict Society trilogy that serves as an introduction to Nicholas Benedict as a nine-year-old orphan with an unfortunate nose, narcolepsy and genius status; KINGDOM KEEPERS V: SHELL GAME by Ridley Pearson, an ocean-filled adventure packed with a Disney cruise ship, Walt Disney’s diary, and a fight between good and evil; Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser’s very first Fancy Nancy chapter book, NANCY CLANCY, SUPER SLEUTH, which gives Nancy and her best friend Bree a chance to solve a classroom mystery; and FARM BOY by Michael Morpurgo, the sequel to WAR HORSE that focuses on Albert's son (now an old man) coming to terms with a secret of his own through stories of his childhood farm.

March 2012

March’s roundup of Cool & New Books includes Carl Hiaasen’s CHOMP, an eco-mystery set in the world of reality television that will lead young Wahoo Cray into an adventure and a life-changing friendship; SEEDS OF REBELLION, the second installment in Brandon Mull's Beyonders series, in which Jason Walker must return to Lyrian to save his friends and help them defeat the evil emperor Maldor; PINCH HIT, Tim Green’s latest sports novel that introduces readers to Sam and Trevor, two boys who realize they are twins separated at birth and decide to switch places with each other; and ILLUSIONOLOGY, the newest discovery in the famed ’Ology series, which describes 25 tricks for aspiring young magicians --- ranging from ancient illusions to Houdini's greatest acts.