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January 2013

New in Paperback

January 2013

January's roundup of New in Paperback includes Tony Abbott's LUNCH-BOX DREAM, which presents Jim Crow, racism and segregation from multiple perspectives one of which being a boy who starts to question his assumptions about race; BLISS by Kathryn Littlewood, which follows Rosmary Bliss who yearns to be a true kitchen magician like her parents, but this looks unlikely until her parents are called away from home and a stranger arrives...; and Zoe Barton's ALWAYS NEVERLAND where Ashley wakes up one night to find Peter Pan in her bedroom, but she's going to bring some change to Neverland, unlike the other "Wendy girls" who have been there before.

Geronimo Stilton Cavemice #1: The Stone of Fire by Geronimo Stilton - Fiction


Geronimo Stiltonoot is Geronimo Stilton's ancient ancestor. He runs the newspaper in his prehistoric village, and when the village is in an uproar because the Stone of Fire has been stolen from the mouseum, it is up to Geronimo Stiltonoot and his cavemouse friend, Hercule Poirat to solve the case!

Goosebumps Most Wanted #2: Son of Slappy by R. L. Stine - Fiction


Jackson Stander is every parents' dream, that is, until he came across an evil ventriloquist dummy. Now Slappy and the son of Slappy are wreaking havoc on Jackson, his family and his friends. Two Slappys are not better than one!

Lunch-Box Dream by Tony Abbott -

Lunch-Box Dream presents Jim Crow, racism, and segregation from multiple perspectives.  In this story of witnessing without understanding, a naïvely prejudiced boy, in brief flashes of insight, starts to identify and question his assumptions about race.

Bliss by Kathryn Littlewood - Children's Fiction, Fantasy

Rosemary Bliss yearns to be a true kitchen magician the way her parents are, literally mixing such ingredients as lightning bolts into the Bliss bakery products, with life-changing results for treat recipients. However, Rose's opportunity for magical cookery seems destined not to be…until her parents are called away from home and a mysterious stranger arrives.

Vampirates 6: Immortal War by Justin Somper - Fiction


A bloody war is raging across the oceans, and Connor and Grace Tempest each have important roles to play --- he as a pirate warrior at the heart of the fight; she as a powerful healer working with the war-wounded. As the twins face their greatest challenges to date, old allies and foes return to play their part in the ultimate battle of Pirate versus Vampirate.

Always Neverland by Zoe Barton -

Ashley can tell her summer vacation is going to bore her to tears --- until one night she wakes up and discovers Peter Pan in her bedroom. Since his adventure with the Darlings, Peter Pan has been bringing new "Wendy girls" to Neverland. But Ashley is made of much tougher stuff than the Wendy girls before her, and she's bringing change to Neverland, though not everyone is happy about it.