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The Golden Door by Emily Rodda

The walled city of Weld is under attack from ferocious flying creatures that raid in the night, bringing death and destruction. The Warden calls for Volunteers to find and destroy the Enemy sending invaders, and the heroes of Weld answer the call one by one, never to return. Rye is officially too young to go, but his brothers are among the lost and he must find them. What terrors await him beyond the Wall?

October 2012

October's roundup of Cool & New Books includes Rachel Renée Russell's Dork Diaries 5: TALES FROM A NOT-SO-SMART MISS KNOW-IT-ALL, where Nikki finds herself in charge of the advice column for her school  newspaper; THE CUP AND THE CROWN, Diane Stanley's return to the intriguing world of The Silver Bowl to tell Molly's latest adventure; Rick

August 2013

August's roundup of New in Paperback includes LIAR & SPY by Rebecca Stead, in which seventh grader Georges moves into a Brooklyn apartment building, meets Safer, a 12-year-old self-appointed spy, and becomes Safer's first spy recruit; Emily Rodda's THE GOLDEN DOOR, where Rye is too young to become a Volunteer to fight the ferocious flying creatures that raid the walled city of