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New in Paperback

Whether it's a hardcover reprinted in paperback, or a new book that just released in paperback, we're rounding up fiction and nonfiction titles worthy of your attention in our New in Paperback feature. Feel free to dog-ear the pages and fold back the covers!

February 2013

February's roundup of New in Paperback includes IN DISGUISE!: Undercover with Real Women Spies by Ryan Ann Hunter and Jeanette Litte, which detials the lives of some of history's most daring women, all of whom risked their lives to stand up for their beliefs; Tim Green's PINCH HIT, where a movie star who's dreamed of playing baseball like a real kid and a real kid who wants to take a try swing at acting switch places...if they c

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 Read more »

December 2012

December's roundup of New in Paperback includes PANDORA THE CURIOUS: Goddess Girls, Book 9 by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, in which Pandora is known around school for her curiosity...what will she unleash?; and Gail Carson Levine's A TALE OF TWO CASTLES, where Elodie becomes the assistant to a dragon named Meenore, and together they solve mysteries.

November 2012

November’s roundup of New in Paperback titles includes MIDDLE SCHOOL, THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, which is about Rafe Khatchadorian's first day at Hills Village Middle School...and a  plan for the best year ever; PETER NIMBLE AND HIS FANTASTIC EYES, Jonathan Auxier's debut novel, which follows Peter Nimble as he steals a box that contains three pairs of magical eyes;

October 2012

October’s roundup of New in Paperback titles includes Matthew Cody's THE DEAD GENTLEMAN, where the Dead Gentleman is dead set on conquering earth and bringing all the dead to life and present and past collide in order to save the future; THE WINTER PONY by Iain Lawrence, which follows a white pony who is chosen to accompany Robert Falcon Scott's quest to the South Pole and finds himself caught up in one of the greatest races of all time; and Richard

September 2012

September’s roundup of New in Paperback titles includes THE OUTCASTS, the first installment in John Flanagan’s Brotherband Chronicles, about a group of outcast boys battling at sea; WILDWOOD, which kicks off the Wildwood Chronicles fantasy series, written by Decemberists lead singer Colin Meloy and illustrated by Carson Ellis (who happens to be Colin’s wife!); and ZOMBIE MOMMY, a continuation of M. T. Anderson’s Pals in Peril series, in which our intrepid heroes embark on a horrifying adventure of life and un-death.

August 2012

August's roundup of New in Paperback titles include THE THRONE OF FIRE, Book Two in Rick Riordan's The Kane Chronicles trilogy, which sees the offspring of the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane on a worldwide search for the Book of Ra; LUCKY FOR GOOD, the conclusion to Susan Patron's Hard Pan trilogy, in which 11-year-old Lucky finds that the best she can do is to never give up; LIESL & PO, Lauren Oliver’s middle-grade debut about a lonely young girl who befriends a ghost and is drawn into a world of magic; and PENNY AND HER SONG by Kevin Henkes, a picture book that introduces readers to Penny, who wants to sing her really wonderful song --- but her parents are worried she will wake the babies.

July 2012

July's roundup of New in Paperback titles includes CHECKMATE, a follow-up to THE CRUISERS, in which Walter Dean Myers explores the world of competitive chess as seen through the eyes of a group of middle school misfits; THE TRAP, book two in Michael Grant's The Magnificent 12 series, which finds Mack MacAvoy challenged by his spectral mentor, Grimluk --- who only appears in the shiny chrome pipes of bathrooms; NOAH BARLEYWATER RUNS AWAY by John Boyne, in which a runaway child discovers a mysterious toyshop in an enchanted forest and meets a toymaker with secrets and stories to tell; and THE TALENT SHOW, Dan Gutman's funny, action-packed account of a community that decides to put on a talent show in order to raise money to rebuild  their town following a devastating tornado.

June 2012

June's roundup of New in Paperback titles includes THE BRIDGE TO NEVER LAND, the latest installment in Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's Starcatchers series that details the startling origin of Peter Pan; CLEMENTINE AND THE FAMILY MEETING by Sara Pennypacker, in which Clementine receives some major news from her parents that will change their family forever; TORN, Margaret Peterson Haddix's fourth Missing novel that finds Jonah and Katherine embarking on a chilling journey to discover the Northwest Passage; and THE DANGER BOX, a stand-alone mystery from Blue Balliett (author of CHASING VERMEER, THE WRIGHT 3 and THE CALDER GAME) about a boy whose curiosity just might get the best of him.

May 2012

May’s roundup of New in Paperback titles includes THE ATLANTIS COMPLEX by Eoin Colfer, which continues the story of the world’s greatest teenage criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl; THE UNDERDOGS, Mike Lupica’s novel about a football star who has to save his team from falling apart after they lose almost everything; TROUBLETWISTERS, a new middle-grade fantasy series from Garth Nix and Sean Williams, in which a set of twins must act as wards against a threatening evil; and R.L. Stine's latest fright --- and one of the scariest book titles we've ever seen --- IT'S THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL...FOREVER!