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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!

April 2012

April’s roundup of New in Paperback titles includes THE LOST HERO, the first installment in Rick Riordan’s follow-up series to Percy Jackson & the Olympians that brings readers back to the world of Camp Half-Blood, where a new group of heroes will inherit a quest; THEODORE BOONE: THE ABDUCTION, which marks the return of Theo, a young lawyer (in his own mind) who sets out to solve the disappearance of his best friend; BINK & GOLLIE, a chapter book by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee introducing two precocious little girls who are the very best of friends; and FORGE by Laurie Halse Anderson, the sequel to CHAINS that tells of a young slave’s struggle to survive the American Revolution --- and somehow forge a path to freedom.

March 2012

March's New in Paperback roundup includes HALT'S PERIL and THE EMPEROR OF NIHON-JA, the last two installments in John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice series, which sees Will and his band of Araluens fending off master Senji warriors intent on overthrowing the emperor; SCORPIA RISING, Anthony Horowitz's final Alex Rider novel, in which the teen spy tries to track down the world's most dangerous terrorist organization once and for all (only this time, he might not get away with it); THE DREAMER by Pam Muñoz Ryan, the enchanting tale of a young Chilean boy named Neftalí, who later becomes the famous poet and politician Pablo Neruda; and CRUNCH, a timely family story about sticking together and never giving up hope, from the award-winning author of WAITING FOR NORMAL.

February 2012

February’s roundup of New in Paperback titles includes KINGDOM KEEPERS IV: POWER PLAY, a continuation of Ridley Pearson’s adventure story that pits the five teens who modeled as Disney Hologram Imaging hosts against the Overtakers, a group of Disney villains attempting to rescue two of their leaders imprisoned by the Disney Imagineers after a violent encounter at Epcot; BEST OF THE BEST, Tim Green’s latestBaseball Great novel that finds Josh LeBlanc trying to balance his parents’ impending divorce with making the winning plays at the Little League World Series; FAIRIES AND THE QUEST FOR NEVER LAND, the third installment in Gail Carson Levine’s chapter book series, in which Peter Pan comes at last and blows fairy dust on Gwendolyn Carlisle; and NO PASSENGERS BEYOND THIS POINT, Gennifer Choldenko's story of three siblings who find themselves trapped in a fantastical place they've never heard of.