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Top 26 books at BEA

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE FLINT HEART

    SEPT. 27, 2011

CHILDREN'S

THE FLINT HEART

by Katherine Paterson & John Paterson & illustrated by John Rocco

A grand tale skillfully updated and tightened up, this should win the hearts of a new generation. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    MY NAME IS ELIZABETH!

    SEPT. 1, 2011

CHILDREN'S

MY NAME IS ELIZABETH!

by Annika Dunklee & illustrated by Matthew Forsythe

This debut picture-book offering from Dunklee and Forsythe is close enough to perfect in its tone, pacing and interplay... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    BINKY UNDER PRESSURE

    SEPT. 1, 2011

CHILDREN'S

BINKY UNDER PRESSURE

by Ashley Spires & illustrated by Ashley Spires

Fans will celebrate; aliens will quiver in fright. (Graphic fiction. 7-14) Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE CHESHIRE CHEESE CAT

    OCT. 1, 2011

CHILDREN'S

THE CHESHIRE CHEESE CAT

by Carmen Agra Deedy & Randall Wright & illustrated by Barry Moser

Readers with great expectations will find them fully satisfied by this tongue-in-cheek romp through a historic public House... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    LEGEND

    NOV. 29, 2011

TEEN

LEGEND

by Marie Lu

This is no didactic near-future warning of present evils, but a cinematic adventure featuring endearing, compelling heroes Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE LEFTOVERS

    AUG. 30, 2011

FICTION

THE LEFTOVERS

by Tom Perrotta

There’s even a happy ending of sorts, as characters adapt and keep going, fortified by the knowledge that they “were more... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE QUANTUM THIEF

    MAY 1, 2011

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

THE QUANTUM THIEF

by Hannu Rajaniemi

Spectacularly and convincingly inventive, assured and wholly spellbinding: one of the most impressive debuts in years. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    DEAD END IN NORVELT

    SEPT. 13, 2011

TEEN

DEAD END IN NORVELT

by Jack Gantos

Characteristically provocative gothic comedy, with sublime undertones. (Autobiographical fiction. 11-13) Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR

    SEPT. 20, 2011

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE INQUISITOR'S APPRENTICE

    OCT. 3, 2011

CHILDREN'S

THE INQUISITOR'S APPRENTICE

by Chris Moriarty & illustrated by Mark Edward Geyer

A marvelous, mystical romp that doesn’t ignore reality. A hint of a possible sequel whets readers’ appetite for more: Yes,... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    HOUND DOG TRUE

    SEPT. 19, 2011

CHILDREN'S

HOUND DOG TRUE

by Linda Urban

This outstanding, emotionally resonant effort will appeal to middle-grade readers. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    MISFIT

    AUG. 1, 2011

  • NONFICTION

    IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS

    MAY 10, 2011

HISTORY

IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS

by Erik Larson

An excellent study, taking a tiny instant of modern history and giving it specific weight, depth and meaning. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE CAT'S TABLE

    OCT. 1, 2011

FICTION

THE CAT'S TABLE

by Michael Ondaatje

Elegiac, mature and nostalgic—a fine evocation of childhood, and of days irretrievably past. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    BROTHER SUN, SISTER MOON

    MAY 4, 2011

  • NONFICTION

    LUCKY BRUCE

    SEPT. 15, 2011

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

LUCKY BRUCE

by Bruce Jay Friedman

A life story that consistently charms with candor and the seasoned wit of a master storyteller who’s certainly been around... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    PEOPLE

    SEPT. 13, 2011

CHILDREN'S

PEOPLE

by Blexbolex & illustrated by Blexbolex

A memorable gallery of humanity (and its outliers). (Picture book. 6-9) Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    LIESL & PO

    OCT. 4, 2011

CHILDREN'S

LIESL & PO

by Lauren Oliver & illustrated by Kei Acedera

In her first work for middle-grade readers, the versatile Oliver (Before I Fall, 2010, and Delirium, 2011) deftly creates... Full review >

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