• 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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    THE ADVENTURES OF ACHILLES

    SEPT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE ADVENTURES OF ACHILLES

by Hugh Lupton & Daniel Morden & illustrated by Carole Hénaff

Epic in deed and scope and a-bustle with larger-than-life characters, this retelling of the Iliad will rivet both readers... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE GREAT UNEXPECTED

    SEPT. 4, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE GREAT UNEXPECTED

by Sharon Creech

An enchanting tale to treasure in which ordinary folk find fairies’ gold, run across crooked bridges and mend their broken... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    BINKY TAKES CHARGE

    SEPT. 1, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    ONE YEAR IN COAL HARBOR

    SEPT. 11, 2012

CHILDREN'S

ONE YEAR IN COAL HARBOR

by Polly Horvath

Ever respectful of the capacity of her audience to comprehend the big words and concepts she deals in, the author delivers a... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    A DOG CALLED HOMELESS

    SEPT. 4, 2012

CHILDREN'S

A DOG CALLED HOMELESS

by Sarah Lean

Ever so gently, this fine debut effort explores the power of human kindness as Cally and her father find effective ways to... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    INTO THE WOODS

    SEPT. 1, 2012

  • TEEN

    SHADOW

    SEPT. 4, 2012

TEEN

SHADOW

by Michael Morpurgo

Humanity triumphs over evil and bureaucracy in this heart-rending and heart-affirming story. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    AMBER BROWN IS TICKLED PINK

    SEPT. 13, 2012

CHILDREN'S

AMBER BROWN IS TICKLED PINK

by Paula Danzinger ; Bruce Coville ; Elizabeth Levy illustrated by Tony Ross

Fully faithful to the voice Danziger gave Amber Brown, this visit with an old friend will totally satisfy readers. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    ALMOST HOME

    SEPT. 13, 2012

CHILDREN'S

ALMOST HOME

by Joan Bauer

Sugar, with her natural gift for rubbing down imperfections, will win readers’ hearts. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE IMPOSSIBLE RESCUE

    SEPT. 11, 2012

TEEN

THE IMPOSSIBLE RESCUE

by Martin W. Sandler

Outstanding nonfiction writing that makes history come alive. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    A WHOLE LOT OF LUCKY

    SEPT. 4, 2012

CHILDREN'S

A WHOLE LOT OF LUCKY

by Danette Haworth

Realistic, modern and still familiar, this is a middle school story both children and their parents should read. Full review >

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  • 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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  • TEEN

    A SOLDIER'S SECRET

    SEPT. 1, 2012

TEEN

A SOLDIER'S SECRET

by Marissa Moss

An intimate look at a soldier's life from a compelling, historical perspective. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOK OF ANIMAL POETRY

    SEPT. 11, 2012

CHILDREN'S

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOK OF ANIMAL POETRY

edited by J. Patrick Lewis

A spectacular collection—“And,” the editor notes with remarkable understatement, “the pictures are pretty nice too!”... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    IN A GLASS GRIMMLY

    SEPT. 27, 2012

CHILDREN'S

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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  • CHILDREN'S

    DISCOVERING BLACK AMERICA

    SEPT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

DISCOVERING BLACK AMERICA

by Linda Tarrant-Reid

From attractive page design to an afterword that encourages readers to search for their own history, there has been much... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

    SEPT. 4, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

by Claire Legrand

A thoroughgoing ickfest, elevated by vulnerable but resilient young characters and capped by a righteously ominous closing... Full review >

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