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January 2017

New in Paperback

January 2017

Our New in Paperback roundup for January brings us some exciting updates to popular series. Up first, we have THE KEEPER, book two in David Baldacci's Vega Jane series, in which Vega Jane attempts to make her way across the Quag, a terrifying land of blood and magic. Then we have THE DRAGON'S RETURN, the second installment of Stan Lee and Stuart Moore's illustrated Zodiac Legacy series, in which Jasmine and Steven struggle as their alliances become strained. Lastly, we have UNDER THEIR SKIN by Margaret Peterson Haddix, the first book in a series about twins who are on a quest to discover the secrets being kept by their new family.

Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting! (And Lives to Tell About It.) Written by Tommy Greenwald and illustrated by J. P. Coovert. - Fiction

February 17, 2015


When a text goes wrong, Katie Friedman learns the hard way that sometimes you need to disconnect to connect.

Terror at Bottle Creek by Watt Key - Children's Fiction

January 5, 2016


In this gritty, realistic wilderness adventure, thirteen-year-old Cort is caught in a battle against a Gulf Coast hurricane. Cort's father is a local expert on hunting and swamp lore in lower Alabama who has been teaching his son everything he knows. But when a deadly Category 3 storm makes landfall, Cort must unexpectedly put his all skills-and bravery-to the test. One catastrophe seems to lead to another, leaving Cort and two neighbor girls to face the storm as best they can. 

Library Day: A My First Experience Book Written by Anne Rockwell with illustrations by Lizzy Rockwell - picture book

January 12, 2016

 
One day, a young boy visits the library for the very first time. While he’s there he listens to stories, reads books and magazines, and learns that there are also movies, crafts, chess and puppet shows --- something for everyone! With simple, lyrical text and bright illustrations that jump off the page, LIBRARY DAY brings the joys of reading vividly to life.
The Zodiac Legacy: The Dragon's Return Written by Stan Lee and Stuart Moore with illustrations by Andie Tong - Children's Fiction

January 26, 2016

 

In this second illustrated novel of The Zodiac Legacy series, the dangerous dragon power only grows stronger within Jasmine and Steven struggles to hold their ragtag team together. But as alliances become strained, the line between the "good guys" and the "bad guys" becomes blurrier and blurrier. 

The Night Parade by Kathryn Tanquary - Children's Fiction

January 1, 2017

 
The last thing Saki Yamamoto wants to do for her summer vacation is trade in exciting Tokyo for the antiquated rituals and bad cell reception of her grandmother’s village. Preparing for the Obon ceremony is boring. Then the local kids take interest in Saki and she sees an opportunity for some fun, even if it means disrespecting her family’s ancestral shrine on a malicious dare. But as Saki rings the sacred bell, the darkness shifts. A death curse has been invoked...and Saki has three nights to undo it.
Model Madness (Fashion Academy) by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk - Fiction

January 1, 2017


Mickey Williams has always dreamed of being a famous fashion designer. It's why she works so hard on her assignments at the Fashion Academy of Brooklyn, the premiere school for aspiring designers. So when Mickey accidentally bumps into famous supermodel Gigi Harlow, who proclaims that she simply must have Mickey's self-designed purse, Mickey's dreams are suddenly much closer than she ever could have hoped!

Katie Cox Goes Viral by Marianne Levy - Fiction

January 1, 2017


Everybody's watching Katie Cox...Katie Cox is used to going unnoticed --- by her mom, her dad, even her best friend. But when a video of her singing in her bedroom goes viral, she becomes a superstar overnight. As the views skyrocket and a recording contract beckons, the real world starts to feel very far away. It isn't long before Katie starts riding high on her newfound fame. But the higher she flies, the farther there is to fall...

Match Me If You Can (Swtched At First Kiss) by Anna Staniszewski - Fantasy

January 1, 2017


Lena is more than ready to spend a quiet winter break with her mom out in Arizona, even if that means saying a temporary good-bye to her boyfriend, Marcus. What she doesn't count on? A major power outage --- of the supernatural kind. Out of nowhere, Lena's soul-collecting powers disappear, as do Marcus's matchmaking powers, only to reappear elsewhere! Now school-loudmouth Connie Reynolds is making people fall in love left and right, and Marcus's sister is having visions...

The Last Bogler by Catherine Jinks -

January 3, 2017

 

With the plague of bogles in Victorian London barely contained, bogle hunter Alfred Bunce needs all the help he can get. So Ned Roach becomes a bogler’s apprentice, luring child-eating monsters from their lairs just like his friends Jem and Birdie. It’s dangerous work that takes Ned into mysterious and hidden parts of the city. Yet times in London are changing; as the machine age emerges, the very existence of bogles is questioned, and the future of bogling is in jeopardy. 

The Door by the Staircase by Katherine Marsh and Kelly Murphy - Children's Fiction

January 3, 2017

 
Twelve-year-old Mary Hayes can't stand her orphanage for another night. But when an attempted escape through the stove pipe doesn't go quite as well as she'd hoped, Mary fears she'll be stuck in the Buffalo Asylum for Young Ladies forever. 
 
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin - Nonfiction

January 3, 2017


On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors and critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks. 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions changed. This is a fascinating story of prejudice against black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II.

Superheroes Don't Eat Veggie Burgers by Gretchen Kelley - Children's Fiction

January 3, 2017

 
Middle school may be tough, but Charlie Burger has a plan for how he'll get through it: mind his own business and stay out of the limelight. But sixth grade has other plans for Charlie. When Charlie's eccentric science teacher hands out writing journals instead of beakers and goggles, Charlie is convinced his year can't be saved. That is, until he starts writing stories about Dude Explodius, an awesome, studly superhero --- and those stories start coming true. 
 
The Prizewinners of Piedmont Place by Bill Doyle - Children's Fiction

January 3, 2017

 

Cal Talaska can’t wait for his family to win the Great Grab Contest! The prize? Twenty minutes to grab anything in the world-famous Wish Shoppe! He knows his family will leave the competition in the dust, but first he has to convince them to compete!

The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown by Crystal Allen - Children's Fiction

January 3, 2017

 
Nine-year-old Mya Tibbs is boot-scootin’ excited for the best week of the whole school year --- SPIRIT WEEK! She and her megapopular best friend, Naomi Jackson, even made a pinky promise to be Spirit Week partners so they can win the big prize: special VIP tickets to the Fall Festival! But when the partner picking goes horribly wrong, Mya gets paired with Mean Connie Tate --- the biggest bully in school. Now Naomi is friend-ending mad at Mya for breaking a promise --- even though Mya couldn’t help it --- and everyone at school is calling Mya names. Can Mya work with Mean Connie to win the VIP tickets and get her best friend back?
Remarkable Plants: Weird Trivia & Unbelievable Facts to Test Your Knowledge About Fungi, Flowers, Algae & More! by Jeff Probst - Nonfiction

January 3, 2017


Packed with full-color photos, fascinating facts and trivia, and great callouts from Jeff, this series is perfect for every kid looking to know the coolest, weirdest facts and trivia around! Challenge yourself to discover the world’s most remarkable plants!

Spring According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney - Children's Fiction

January 3, 2017

 
Signs of spring are very exciting to everyone at Longfellow School. Mrs. Brisbane’s class has seen flowers poking out of snow and baby birds hatching, and Just-Joey even brought in tadpoles that are growing into frogs. It also means Family Fun Night is coming up, and all of the students’ families are involved in making amazing activities. 
 
Confidentially Yours #5: Brooke's Bad Luck by Jo Whittemore - Fiction

January 3, 2017


Brooke Jacobs never considered herself to be the superstitious type. But after she and her friends visit a psychic who tells Brooke she’s in for some bad luck, the panic sets in. And when Brooke hurts her arm, gets into a major fight with her boyfriend, and turns into a total klutz in soccer, she’s convinced her misfortune is here to stay.

Extreme Weather: Weird Trivia & Unbelievable Facts to Test Your Knowledge About Storms, Climate, Meteorology & More! by Jeff Probst - Nonfiction

January 3, 2017


CHALLENGE YOURSELF! A nature-based trivia series with vibrant visuals and fascinating facts. Discover the most extreme weather on earth!

Famous Friends: Best Buds, Rocky Relationships, and Awesomely Odd Couples from Past to Present by Jennifer Castle and Bill Spring - Nonfiction

January 3, 2017


Did you know that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, friends and political rivals, died only hours apart from each other on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence? Or that famed magician Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle were besties until a séance gone wrong ruined their friendship? Famous Friends explores fascinating stories like these to find out what happens when someone who is really famous becomes friends with someone ELSE who's really famous. 

Riverboat Roulette (Nancy Drew Diaries) by Carolyn Keene - Mystery

January 3, 2017


Nancy and her friends only have a few hours to track down the donations for a charity gala that have mysteriously gone missing. Bess’s mom is on the board of Pet Crusaders, a local rescue organization and hosts the charity’s annual fundraising gala. Nancy, Bess and George have attended the event ever since they were kids, and they’re excited for this year’s party, the theme of which is “A Night on a Riverboat.” But when the charity money goes missing mid-event, Nancy has to track down the thief --- before the ship docks.

A Kids' Guide to America's First Ladies by Kathleen Krull and Anna DiVito - Nonfiction

January 3, 2017


Find out what our country’s First Ladies thought, did, and advocated for as they moved into the White House.

Bad Kitty Goes to the Vet by Nick Bruel - Fiction

January 3, 2017

Roxbury Park Dog Club #5: A New Leash on Life by Daphne Maple - Fiction

January 10, 2017


In this fifth book, Brianna tries to figure out where she fits as the Dog Club’s newest member. She loves the dogs, especially sweet shelter dog Lily, but sometimes she feels like the fourth wheel in Sasha, Kim, and Taylor’s friendship trio. Then the shelter starts a new foster program. Bri knows she’ll feel better if she can bring Lily home --- but convincing her mom to take in an older shelter dog may be even tougher than feeling like a fourth wheel...

Under Their Skin by Margaret Peterson Haddix -

January 10, 2017

 

Nick and Eryn’s mom is getting remarried, and the 12-year-old twins are skeptical when she tells them their lives won’t change much. Well, yes, they will have to move. And they will have a new stepfather, stepbrother and stepsister. But Mom tells them not to worry. They won’t ever have to meet their stepsiblings. This news puzzles Nick and Eryn, so the twins set out on a mission to find out who these kids are --- and why they’re being kept hidden.

Omega City by Diana Peterfreund - Science Fiction

January 10, 2017


Gillian Seagret discovers a missing page from Dr. Underberg's diary in her father's mess of an office --- a space-themed riddle promising to lead to Dr. Underberg's greatest invention. Enlisting the help of her younger brother, her best friend, and their NASA-obsessed schoolmate, Gillian sets off on a journey into the ruins of Omega City. But they aren't alone inside its dark and flooded halls. For while Gillian wants to save her dad's reputation by bringing Dr. Underberg's secrets to light, there are others who will stop at nothing to make sure they stay buried...forever.

The Trap by Steven Arntson - Science Fiction

January 10, 2017


It's the summer of 1963, and something strange is afoot in the quiet town of Farro, Iowa. The school district's most notorious bully has gone missing without a trace, and furthermore, seventh grader Henry Nilsson and his friends have just found an odd book stashed in the woods by Longbelly Gulch --- a moldy instruction guide written to teach the art of "subtle travel," a kind of out-of-body experience. The foursome will soon discover that out-of-body life isn't so subtle after all --- there are some very real, and very dangerous, things happening out there in the woods.

Roxbury Park Dog Club #6: A Bone to Pick by Daphne Maple - Fiction

January 10, 2017


In this sixth book, the Dog Club is busier than ever --- and headed right for its first big fight! Sasha doesn’t think it’s fair that she’s stuck answering calls and emails while Kim, Taylor, and Bri don’t have to worry about the business side of the Club. But when she tries to speak up, the other girls don’t get it. Now they’re mad at Sasha...and it feels like the Dog Club is about to fall apart!

Commander in Cheese #4: The Birthday Suit Written by Lindsey Leavitt with illustrations by Ag Ford - Humor

January 10, 2017


When a human has a birthday, mice get to eat a BIG cake! When a mouse has a birthday, mice get to throw a BIG party! Ava and Dean can’t wait to surprise Gregory on his birthday. They have the perfect gift: a special Abraham Lincoln suit made just for him! But making sure a mouse arrives at his surprise party on time is not easy...especially when a human kid picks up that mouse and wants to keep him as a pet!

Going Where It's Dark by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - Children's Fiction

January 10, 2017

 
Buck Anderson’s life seems to be changing completely. There is one thing that frees Buck from his worries. It is the heart-pounding exhilaration he feels when exploring underground caves in and around his hometown. He used to go caving with David, but he’s determined to continue on his own now. He doesn’t know that more changes are headed his way --- changes that just might make him rethink his view of the world and his place in it.
Heidi Heckelbeck Tries Out for the Team Written by Wanda Coven with illustrations by Priscilla Burris - Fiction

January 10, 2017


t’s time to sign up for sports at school and Heidi is excited (and a little nervous) to find the perfect fit. Lucy is great at soccer. Bruce is great at baseball. Heidi, well, the only thing she’s great at is being awful at every sport she plays! Can Heidi shake off her slump with a little magic or will Melanie’s teasing make her throw in the towel for good?

My Diary from the Edge of the World by Jodi Lynn Anderson - Children's Fiction

January 10, 2017


Spirited, restless Gracie Lockwood has lived in Cliffden, Maine, her whole life. She’s a typical girl in an atypical world: one where sasquatches helped to win the Civil War, where dragons glide over Route 1 on their way south for the winter (sometimes burning down a T.J. Maxx or an Applebee’s along the way), where giants hide in caves near LA and mermaids hunt along the beaches and where Dark Clouds come for people when they die. To Gracie it’s all pretty ho-hum...until a Cloud comes looking for her little brother Sam, turning her small-town life upside down. 

Me and Miranda Mullaly by Jake Gerhardt - Children's Fiction

January 10, 2017

 
Meet Sam, the comedian; Duke, the intellectual; and Chollie, the athlete. Their fates converge at Penn Valley Middle as each falls desperately for the enigmatic Miranda Mullaly --- the girl who smiles like she means it, the girl who makes Christmas truly magic when she sings, the girl who...barely realizes her admirers exist!
The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof by Annie M.G. Schmidt - Children's Fiction

January 17, 2017

 
 
An act of kindness brings shy reporter Mr. Tibble into contact with the unusual Miss Minou. Tibble is close to losing his job because he only writes stories about cats. Fortunately, Minou provides him with real news. She gets the juicy inside information from her local feline friends, who are the eyes and ears of the neighborhood. Tibble is appreciative, but he wonders how she does it. He has noticed that Minou is terrified of dogs and can climb trees and rooftops with elegance and ease...It’s almost as if she’s a cat herself.
Girl Detective: A Friday Barnes Mystery by R.A. Spratt and Phil Gosier - Children's Fiction

January 17, 2017

 
When Friday Barnes, girl genius, solves a bank robbery, she uses the reward money to send herself to Highcrest Academy, the most exclusive boarding school in the country --- and discovers it's a hotbed of crime! Soon she's investigating everything from disappearing homework to the terrifying Yeti haunting the school swamp. But the biggest mystery yet is Ian Wainscott, the handsomest (and most arrogant) boy in school who inexplicably hates her. 
Listen to the Moon by Michael Morpurgo - Historical Fiction

January 17, 2017

 

Alfie lives off the coast of England. Merry lives in New York City. Until Merry and her mother set sail on the Lusitania for England, where Merry's father is recuperating from a war injury. People told them not to go, hearing rumors that the Lusitania might be carrying munitions. But they are desperate to be reunited with Merry's father.  Alfie and his father find a lost girl in an abandoned house on a small island. The girl doesn't speak, except to say what sounds like "Lucy." Alfie's mother nurses her back to health. The others in the village suspect the unthinkable: Lucy is actually German --- an enemy --- because she's found with a blanket with a German tag. 

Bad Luck by Pseudonymous Bosch -

January 17, 2017

 

At Earth Ranch, things can get a little magical (some might say strange). Intrepid readers will discover a runaway boy, fishy cruise ship, strange cave paintings, dragon-like footprints and other mysteries that Clay and his friends need to solve. Danger, adventure, mischief, mystery, llamas and a delightfully irreverent and hilarious narrator make bestselling author Pseudonymous Bosch's anticipated new novel irresistible

The Case of the Girl in Grey (The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency, Book 2) Written by Jordan Stratford with illustrations by Kelly Murphy - Mystery

January 24, 2017


The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency was supposed to be a secret constabulary, but after the success of their first case, all of London knows that Lady Ada and Mary are the girls to go to if you have a problem.Their latest case is a puzzler indeed: A dead father, a missing will, an escaped lunatic and a hasty engagement. How does it all connect? With the help (and sometimes hindrance) of their sisters Jane and Allegra, these girls break codes, break a girl out of the hospital and break up a very bad betrothal.

Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Young Readers' Edition by Ashlee Vance - Nonfiction

January 24, 2017


There are few people in history who could match Elon Musk’s relentless drive and vision. A modern combination of famous inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Steve Jobs, Elon is the man behind companies such as SpaceX, Tesla Motors, SolarCity, and PayPal that are transforming the way we live.

Blue in the Face: A Story of Risk, Rhyme, and Rebellion Written by Gerry Swallow with illustrations by Valerio Fabbretti - Children's Fiction

January 24, 2017

 

When Elspeth Pule, an eleven-year-old brat, wakes up one day in a strange forest, she finds some familiar faces around her --- those of the nursery rhyme characters she grew up reading about. But as she soon learns from Humpty Dumpy, a suave, tuxedo-wearing egg, what she knows is a twisted version of the truth concocted by the evil Old King Krool --- and none of the characters are who she thinks.

Clone Camp! by B.A. Frade and Stacia Deutsch - Fantasy

January 24, 2017


Kaitlyn and Noah are arch-enemies at their summer camp, and with good reason. They are rivals in everything, and both are determined to come out on top. But when they suddenly start to see double and it turns out that their camp counselors have doppelgangers running amok, they have to work together to get to the bottom of the strangely replicating counselors and save their camp from the Scaremaster --- who seems to be pulling the strings from inside the pages of his creepy book. Will Kaitlyn and Noah learn that it takes two to outwit the Scaremaster and save their campmates, or will the clones win this round?

There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe by Jane Cabrera - Children's Fiction

January 30, 2017


Jane Cabrera s boldly colored rendition of a favorite rhyme gets an ecofriendly spin. This old woman and her household of high-spirited children and talented pets are resourceful. Together they repair their broken furniture, find alternative modes of transportation when the car breaks down and remake worn clothing with colorful patches. Sheet music for piano, voice and guitar are included in the book."

Place Value Written by David A. Adler with illustrations by Edward Miller - picture book

January 30, 2017

 

You had better not monkey around when it comes to place value. The monkeys in this book can tell you why! As they bake the biggest banana cupcake ever, they need to get the amounts in the recipe correct. There's a big difference between 216 eggs and 621 eggs. Place value is the key to keeping the numbers straight.

Looking for Bongo by Eric Velasquez - picture book

January 30, 2017

 

Oh no! A boy's beloved stuffed toy, Bongo, is missing. No one can help him. When he asks his abuela where Bongo is, she answers, "Yo no sé. I don't know." Mom and Dad haven't seen Bongo either. Gato just says "Meow," and runs away. When Bongo finally turns up behind Dad's drum, the problem of Bongo's whereabouts is resolved...but it doesn't answer how Bongo got there! The boy decides to set a trap to catch the Bongo thief.

Our Teacher Is a Vampire and Other (Not) True Stories by Mary Amato - Children's Fiction

January 30, 2017

 

It all begins when Alexander H. Gory Jr. passes around a notebook in which he reveals a tantalizing secret: he has proof that their teacher, Mrs. Penrose, is a vampire. Soon the entire class is speculating and adding their opinions to the notebook until . . .  it lands in Mrs. Penrose's hands. It turns out that Mrs. Penrose has been keeping a secret: she is expecting a baby. But since the notebook is encouraging her students to write and improving their spelling and grammar, Mrs. Penrose allows it to continue circulating. The notebook serves an even more important role when Mrs. Penrose's baby comes too soon, and she is replaced by a no-nonsense substitute. The students begin to express their fears for their teacher, their frustrations and their hopes.

The Adventures of Lettie Peppercorn written by Sam Gayton with illustrations by Poly Bernatene -

January 31, 2017

 

Lettie Peppercorn cannot go outside. Ma told her so right before Ma disappeared forever. So Lettie’s house is on stilts, and she is stuck with only the wind and a pigeon for a friend. One night a strange merchant appears. He claims to be an alchemist and he is here to sell Lettie his newest invention --- an invention called “snow.” But snow is not the only secret he holds. The alchemist knows where Lettie’s Ma is. And Lettie will do anything to get Ma back --- even if it means risking her own life.

The Keeper: Vega Jane, Book 2 by David Baldacci - Children's Fiction

January 31, 2017


Vega Jane was always told there was nothing outside Wordwood but the Quag. And she believed it --- until the night she stumbled across a secret that proved that everything she knew was a lie. In order to leave Wormwood and discover the truth about her world, Vega and her best friend Delph must find a way to make it across a terrifying land of bloodthirsty creatures and sinister magic. But the Quag is worse than Vega Jane's darkest imagining. It's a living, breathing prison designed to keep enemies out and the villagers of Wormwood in. It will try to break her. It will try to kill her.

The Shadow Fox (The Hidden World of Changers) by H.K. Varian - Fantasy

January 31, 2017


Fiona, Mack, Gabriella and Darren are Changers, a magical line of shapeshifters that can transform into mythological creatures, from werewolves and selkies to lightning birds and spirit foxes. It’s spring break in Willow Cove, and Mack, Gabriella, Darren and Fiona are going on a class trip to Wyndemere Academy, a boarding school just for Changers! The kids are excited to learn more about the Changer world and to compete in the Youngling Games, a sporting event held each spring.

There's No WiFi on the Prairie (In Due Time) by Nicholas O. Time - Science Fiction

January 31, 2017


When Ava Larsen gets the chance to travel back in time, she knows exactly where she wants to go --- back to 1991, when her mom had a chance to move to Hollywood. Ava is sure if she lived in Hollywood, she could be a star! But when the time-traveling Book of Memories sends her back to 1891 instead, it’s less of a dream and more of a nightmare. No Internet, no texting and how will she ever survive without her video games and reality TV shows? Ava is not the type of girl to “rough it” --- she needs to get back to the present, and fast!

The Zombie Chasers #7: World Zombination by John Kloepfer - fiction

January 31, 2017

 

In the final book in the beloved Zombie Chasers series, Zack Clarke and his zombie-fighting team travel across the world in search of an antidote that will stop the brain-gobbling outbreak once and for all. With all the middle school shenanigans, fast-paced adventure and hilarious black-and-white drawings that have made this series a favorite of reluctant readers everywhere, THE ZOMBIE CHASERS #7: World Zombination is an uproarious, gore-streaked finale that readers will love!

NewsPrints by Ru Xu - Graphic Novel

January 31, 2017


Blue is an orphan who disguises herself as a newsboy. There's a war going on, and girls are expected to help the struggling economy by selling cookies. But Blue loves living and working at the Bugle, the only paper in town that tells the truth. And what's printed in the newspapers now matters more than ever. But Blue struggles with her secret, and worries that if her friends and adopted family at the Bugle find out that she's a girl, she'll lose everything and everyone she cares about.

Moon Bear written by Gill Lewis with illustrations by Alessandro Gottardo - Fiction

January 31, 2017


Both torn from their homes in Laos, a boy and a moon bear cub form a deep bond in this piercing tale of impossible odds and resilient hope, based on true conditions in Eastern Asia. Deeply and powerfully moving, MOON BEAR is an unforgettable story of compassion, hope, and bravery against overwhelming odds, and brings to light the real-life, heartwrenching plight of Asia’s endangered moon bears.

Act 2 (Jack & Louisa) by Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kate Wetherhead - Fiction

January 31, 2017

 

A show-stopping series about life in the spotlight from Broadway actors and Internet sensations Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kate Wetherhead. Shaker Heights Middle School is putting on Guys and Dolls and best friends Jack and Lou are hoping to get lead roles. But a mysterious new director soon arrives to town and threatens to meddle with their dreams. Is Shaker Heights big enough for two Broadway legends?

Masterminds: Criminal Destiny by Gordon Korman - Fiction

January 31, 2017


The clones of Project Osiris are free --- but they’re being hunted....After their narrow escape from their “perfect” hometown, Eli, Tori, Amber, and Malik are finally in the real world and determined to expose the leaders of Serenity. They decide to track down Tamara Dunleavy, the mysterious billionaire and founder of Project Osiris. Evading capture by breaking laws and sneaking into houses, hotels, buses, and cars --- are they becoming the criminals they were destined to be?

Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt by George O'Connor - Graphic Novel

January 31, 2017


Shunned even before she was born and destined to live a life of solitude, Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, finds power through her skilled hunting ability and mighty bow. She slays those who wish to do harm to the innocent and takes care of the young and helpless. She protects women and young girls, helps in childbirth, soothes, and is unrivaled in her hunting abilities.

Cleo Edison Oliver in Persuasion of Power by Sundee T. Frazier - Fiction

January 31, 2017


Cleopatra Edison Oliver has a brand new business: Passion Clips. She and her best friend Caylee are going to take the world by storm with their personalized barrettes. All they need now is their big break. So when successful businesswoman Fortune A. Davies announces a new website where "kidpreneurs" can upload ads for their businesses, Cleo invites all of her customers to film an ad for FortuneTube. But making a commercial is different from running a business, and when Cleo's customers get fed up with her direction, she might lose her friends and her chance to shine.

Out of Abaton, Book 1: The Wooden Prince by John Claude Bemis - Children's Fiction

June 6, 2017

 

When Pinocchio finds himself locked in a trunk and delivered to a new master --- a wanted criminal and alchemist named Geppetto --- he is curious about everything around him. But most curious is the way Pinocchio seems to be changing from a wooden servant into a living, human boy. Pinocchio is stolen away but is determined to find Geppetto again, Pinocchio begins a dangerous, harrowing journey across the Empire. Meanwhile, Princess Lazuli, the daughter of the ruler of a magical kingdom called Abaton, is also on a quest through the emperor's territory. Her father, Prester John, has been captured by the Venetian Empire, and Lazuli is desperate to rescue him. With the emperor's airmen closing in fast, Lazuli learns the only hope for saving her father --- and her beloved home --- lies in Pinocchio and Geppetto