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November 2016

New in Paperback

November 2016

Our New in Paperback roundup for November takes us on a trip in the world, around the world and even into outer space! So get ready to blast off with our first title DINOSAUR BOY SAVES MARS, in which Sawyer, Elliot and Sylvie travel to Mars to find her missing father, but they find even bigger trouble. Then, brace yourself for impact as we come back down to Earth with Jon Chad's SCIENCE COMICS: Volcanoes: Fire and Life where we get to explore the inside of the Earth's crust. After you've dusted yourself off, pack your bags because a world of advanture awaits in TICKET TO INDIA, where sisters Maya and Zara travel from Delhi to their grandmother’s childhood home of Aminpur, a small town in Northern India, to find a chest full of family treasures.

The Boss Baby by Marla Frazee -

November 1, 2016


The boss baby is used to getting his way --- drinks made to order 24/7, his private jet plane, and meetings around the clock. But when his demands aren't getting proper responses, he has to go to new lengths to achieve the attention he deserves. Marla Frazee brings her signature wit and humor ---along with adorable illustrations --- to a book that explores the effect of one family's very unusual new arrival.

Webster: Tale of an Outlaw by Ellen Emerson White - Children's Fiction

November 1, 2016


Webster is too cool to be scared. So what if no one will adopt him? He’s had it with people anyway. He’s going to be a loner. Not going to get too comfortable in this new shelter, even if the home-baked treats are good. Not going to get used to the nice soft bed. Not going to make friends, no matter how much he kind of likes Jack the Terrier and even Florence the bossy cat. And the first chance he gets, he’s hitting the road and living life on the range, just like one of the stoic cowboys he’s decided to model himself after. But sometimes the best-laid plans (even those of a dog’s) have a way of backfiring. Will a tough pup like Webster find a home and family after all?

Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny Than Brawny Written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Phil McAndrew. - Graphic Novel

November 1, 2016


Dave Unga-Bunga has always been more scrawny than brawny. This is a major problem when your village expects you to become a meat-bringer. At age twelve, all young cave-people must stalk through the eerie mushroom forests for a prehistoric beast the village can feast on. But Dave would much rather invent stuff for a better life --- like underwear to make loincloths less itchy and cutlery to make eating less filthy.

Murphy by Susan Hughes - Fiction

November 1, 2016


Kat and her BFF Maya love playing with the puppies at her aunt Jenn's grooming business, Tails Up! 
When a shy shetland puppy named Murphy is boarded at Tails Up!, Kat and Maya can't wait to play with him! But after Kat invites new-girl Grace to join them, Kat notices Maya is less than pleased. Can sweet little Murphy help bring the three girls together?
Marie Curie for Kids: Her Life and Scientific Discoveries, with 21 Activities and Experiments (For Kids series) by Amy M. O'Quinn - Nonfiction

November 1, 2016


Demonstrating an uncanny ability to concentrate and persevere, Manya overcame the premature deaths of her mother and sister and the limitations and humiliations of living under a repressive Russian regime to excel in school and discover her passion for scientific research. She went on to become one of the world’s most famous scientists. Curie’s revolutionary discoveries over several decades created the field of atomic physics, and Curie herself coined the word radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person ever to win in two different fields --- chemistry and physics.

Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme by Monica Brown - Children's Fiction

November 1, 2016


When new classmate Bella, a ballet dancer, walks into Lola's class at Northland Elementary, all Lola can see is pink everywhere --- pink ribbons, a pink sweatshirt and pink tennis shoes. Pink is Lola's least favorite color. Plus, Ballet isn't nearly as hard as soccer, is it? Lola and Bella can't seem to stop squabbling. But when a mishap during class lands them in Principal Blot's office, Lola's mom comes up with a scheme --- a ballet scheme --- that just might make these classroom rivals realize that ballerinas and soccer players have more in common than they ever thought possible.

Dinosaur Boy Saves Mars by Cory Putman Oakes -

November 1, 2016


When you're part Stegosaurus life can be a little crazy. (Yes, sleeping with plates is weird. No, dino-human hybrids do not have second brains in their butts.) But Sawyer's life is normal(ish) --- until he's yanked aboard a UFO and sent on a mission to Mars. Sawyer, Elliot and Sylvie travel to Mars to find her missing father, but they find even bigger trouble. Mars is trying to kick Pluto out of the solar system. And the fate of both planets will be decided by the upcoming Pluto VS Mars soccer match. Of course.
Grandmama's Pride Written by Becky Birtha with illustrations by Colin Bootman - Picture Book

November 1, 2016


Six-year-old Sarah Marie, her mother and her little sister travel down south to visit Grandmama in the summer of 1956. Grandmama makes every effort to shield her granddaughters from the prejudice that still plagues her town. But as Sarah Marie learns to read, she notices Grandmama’s town is filled with signs and rules that she’s never understood before. As Sarah Marie tries to make sense of the world around her, she’s left wondering if life in the South will ever change.

Greenglass House by Kate Milford - Fiction

November 1, 2016

 

It’s wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler’s inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers’ adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo’s home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook’s daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House—and themselves.

How to Train Your Dragon: How to Fight a Dragon's Fury by Cressida Cowell - Fiction

November 1, 2016


The Doomsday of Yule has arrived, and the future of dragonkind lies in the hands of one boy with nothing to show --- but everything to fight for. Hiccup's Quest is clear...But can he end the rebellion? Can he prove himself to be King of the Wilderwest? Can he save the dragons? The stakes have never been higher, as the very fate of the Viking world hangs in the balance!

Abigail & The Snowman by Roger Langridge - Fiction

November 1, 2016


Abigail is a nine-year-old with a huge imagination but when she and her dad move to a small town, that imagination only makes it harder to fit in at her new school. All that changes when she meets a loveable and sophisticated yeti named Claude who has escaped a top secret government facility. Abigail and Claude quickly become best friends, even if no one believes that he’s real.To keep him safe from his former captors, Abigail and Claude embark on a great adventure to find his real home, but it might not be exactly where they expected.

Blue Penguin by Petr Horácek - Picture Book

November 3, 2016


A heart-warming fable about a friendship and belonging from the award-winning illustrator Petr Horacek. "I feel just like a penguin," says Blue Penguin. "But you're not like us," said the other penguins and they left him all alone. Poor Blue Penguin. Will he be able to convince the other penguins he is one of them after all? A moving and beautifully illustrated story from Petr Horacek, an illustrator described by the Washington Post as "the thinking tot's Eric Carle".

Train Wreck: Kansas, 1892 by Kathleen Duey and Karen A. Bale - Fiction

November 8, 2016


The circus is the first home where Maximo has ever felt safe. He dreams of becoming an animal trainer and envies Jodi --- a girl who was born and raised in the circus and is already an accomplished performer. When a train wreck sets a herd of elephants and a dangerous Bengal tiger loose on the countryside, both Max and Jodi must face their worst fears.
 

The Selkie Song (The Hidden World of Changers) by H.K. Varian - Fiction

November 8, 2016


When Fiona’s father finds out that Fiona is a Changer, he reveals a long-kept secret: Fiona’s mother is alive, and a selkie Changer just like her. Determined to reunite her family and unlock her own selkie powers, Fiona heads to the ocean to begin the search, but is she really ready to take such a big step? And how easy will it be to find her mother, when she’s spent so many years in the wild sea?

Ticket to India by N. H. Senzai - Children's Fiction

November 15, 2016

 

A map, two train tickets and a mission. These are things twelve-year-old Maya and her big sister Zara have when they set off on their own from Delhi to their grandmother’s childhood home of Aminpur, a small town in Northern India. Their goal is to find a chest of family treasures that their grandmother’s family left behind when they fled from India to Pakistan during the Great Partition. But soon the sisters become separated, and Maya is alone. Determined to find her grandmother’s lost chest, she continues her trip, on the way enlisting help from an orphan by named Jai.

Science Comics: Volcanoes: Fire and Life by Jon Chad - Nonfiction Graphic Novel

November 15, 2016


A lot of magic happens under the Earth's crust. Thanks to magma vents, shifting continental plates and volcanic eruptions, we know that our planet is alive and in motion. Alongside Aurora, a young explorer, you'll learn that volcanoes are just one of the massively powerful forces at work on our planet. From catastrophic destruction to the creation of new land masses, volcanoes have made their mark on our amazing Earth.

The Sign of the Cat by Lynne Jonell - Fiction

November 15, 2016

 

Duncan has secrets --- the ones his mother makes him keep include purposefully getting answers wrong on tests to keep his grades down and never taking his cap off in public. Then there's the one he guards even from his mother --- Duncan knows how to speak cat. On the day he goes against his mother's wishes and gets a perfect score on the national exams and doffs his hat to a national hero, Duncan finds himself kidnapped and sailing to the edge of his island kingdom. 

Houston, We Have a Klutz! (In Due Time) by Nicholas O. Time - Fiction

November 15, 2016


“Graceless Grace” is the smartest seventh grader at Sands Middle School, but she’s constantly being teased for stumbling over doorjambs and knocking over lunch trays. And lately, the name-calling has been even worse. So when Ms. Tremt offers to lend THE BOOK OF MEMORIES to Grace for an extended trip, she decides to go completely out of this world. She travels back to 1969 to stow away on Apollo 11 and become the first kid, the first female, and maybe even the first person to walk on the moon. 

The Zodiac Legacy #2: Power Lines Written by Stuart Moore and created by Stan Lee - Fiction

November 29, 2016


Steven Lee, fifteen-year-old leader of the Zodiac team, wields the awesome power of the Tiger-but now he's missing. So when a high-speed train runs amok in France, it's up to the other members of the team to stop it: Liam, the powerful Ram; Duane, the Pig, who controls information; and Roxanne, the fierce Rooster, with her unstoppable sonic power. But can they trust their new member-the former villain called Ox?

Terrible But True: Awful Events in American History by Dinah Williams - Nonfiction

November 29, 2016


From America's first serial killers and deadly vampire-like diseases to haunted ghost ships and vicious river pirates, our nation's history is weirder than you could have ever imagined. So dive in and prepare to be shocked, because sometimes the truth is even stranger than fiction.

The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief by Charles Day - Children's Fiction

November 29, 2016


Nick, a teenager who fancies himself a detective, wakes to find his carved masterpiece missing. Now a mystery is afoot and Nick has his first assignment, to find out who or what is snatching up the town’s pumpkins and why. Unfortunately, as with all great detectives, obstacles stand in Nick’s way. As Nick investigates, an urban legend unravels...the legend of the Pumpkin Thief. Collecting clues, getting ever closer to the true nature of evil, he learns that curiosity comes with a high price.

Tyson Hesse's Diesel: Ignition by Tyson Hesse - Fiction

November 29, 2016


When a long-lost army suddenly appears from beneath the clouds, one impulsive decision made by Diandra “Dee” Diesel will change her destiny forever. With only her broken-down robot and a mysterious flying engine to help her, Dee is sent on a sky bound journey that will take her from the darkest wastelands below the clouds to the brightest capital of her world.