• CHILDREN'S

    THE WILD BOOK

    MARCH 20, 2012

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    IN A GLASS GRIMMLY

    SEPT. 27, 2012

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IN A GLASS GRIMMLY

by Adam Gidwitz

Not so much a set of retellings as a creative romp through traditional and tradition-based story-scapes, compulsively... Full review >

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    THE CASE OF THE DEADLY DESPERADOS

    FEB. 16, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE CASE OF THE DEADLY DESPERADOS

by Caroline Lawrence

A rich vein of wisdom runs through this highly entertaining, swashbuckling series debut. Full review >

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    COLD CEREAL

    FEB. 7, 2012

CHILDREN'S

COLD CEREAL

by Adam Rex

A massive explosion at the end only sets that evil scheme back a bit; stay tuned for further strange and exhilarating... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    INTO THE WOODS

    SEPT. 1, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE DOGS OF WINTER

    OCT. 1, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF JOHN SMITH, JR., AKA HOUDINI

    JAN. 24, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF JOHN SMITH, JR., AKA HOUDINI

by Peter Johnson

In the end, Houdini realizes that writing has changed him and altered his perspective on people and life. Readers will feel... Full review >

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    THREE TIMES LUCKY

    MAY 10, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THREE TIMES LUCKY

by Sheila Turnage

Readers may find they never want to leave Tupelo Landing. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE SPINDLERS

    SEPT. 18, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE SPINDLERS

by Lauren Oliver & illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

Richly detailed, at times poetic, ultimately moving; a book to be puzzled over, enjoyed and, ideally, read aloud. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE MIGHTY MISS MALONE

    JAN. 10, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE MIGHTY MISS MALONE

by Christopher Paul Curtis

Deza is one great heroine in her own right, a fitting literary companion to Bud Caldwell. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS

    AUG. 28, 2012

CHILDREN'S

SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS

by Laura Amy Schlitz

Schlitz’s prose is perfect in every stitch, and readers will savor each word. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    HADES

    JAN. 31, 2012

CHILDREN'S

HADES

by George O'Connor & illustrated by George O'Connor

An outstanding addition to a first-rate series. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    NOW

    JUNE 5, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    WONDER

    FEB. 14, 2012

CHILDREN'S

WONDER

by R.J. Palacio

A memorable story of kindness, courage and wonder. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    "WHO COULD THAT BE AT THIS HOUR?"

    OCT. 23, 2012

CHILDREN'S

"WHO COULD THAT BE AT THIS HOUR?"

by Lemony Snicket & illustrated by Seth

Fans of the Series of Unfortunate Events will be in heaven picking out tidbit references to the tridecalogy, but readers... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN

    JAN. 17, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN

by Katherine Applegate illustrated by Patricia Castelao

Utterly believable, this bittersweet story, complete with an author’s note identifying the real Ivan, will inspire a new... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    SON

    OCT. 2, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE SEVEN TALES OF TRINKET

    SEPT. 4, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE SEVEN TALES OF TRINKET

by Shelley Moore Thomas

Though it’s filled with incident, emotion, magic and adventure, what stands out most is Trinket’s clear voice and loving... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SADIE AND RATZ

    MARCH 27, 2012

CHILDREN'S

SADIE AND RATZ

by Sonya Hartnett & illustrated by Ann James

A real slice of family life, the sweet with the bitter. (Fiction. 5-8) Full review >

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  • TEEN

    ON THE DAY I DIED

    JULY 10, 2012

TEEN

ON THE DAY I DIED

by Candace Fleming

Light on explicit grue but well endowed with macabre detail and leavening dashes of humor. Full review >

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