Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Books

Beauty & the Beast: A Pop-Up Book of the Classic Fairy Tale - Robert Sabuda
The classic fairy tale is illustrated with pop-up castles and characters.

Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty - G. Neri
A graphic novel based on the true story of Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago who shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members.

The Secret of Zoom - Lynne Jonell
Ten-year-old Christina lives a sheltered life until she discovers a secret tunnel, an evil plot to enslave orphans, and a mysterious source of energy known as zoom.

Happy Birthday, Sophie Hartley - Stephanie Greene
A girl in a large family is looking forward to her first "double digit" birthday, but soon discovers that growing up brings some unwanted changes.

Albert Einstein - Kathleen Krull
This biography profiles the life and times of German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, whose contributions to the field earned him a Nobel Prize.

Half-Minute Horrors
An anthology of very short, scary stories by an assortment of authors and illustrators including Chris Raschka, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil Gaiman, Jack Gantos, and Lane Smith.

Hold Still - Nina LaCour
Ingrid didn't leave a note. Three months after her best friend's suicide, Caitlin finds what she left instead: a journal, hidden under Caitlin's bed.

Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean - Sarah Stewart Taylor
Grace, an aspiring young journalist, is excited when Amelia Earhart arrives in her town of Trepassey, Newfoundland, on June 4, 1928. Earhart wants to become the first female passenger to cross the Atlantic Ocean by air. Grace is there to see them--and to receive Earhart's telegram announcing their arrival in Ireland after twenty hours and forty minutes in flight.

The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans - Rick Geary
New Orleans right after the First World War is a scene of murder. Grocers are being murdered by someone grabbing their axe and hacking them right in their own cushy beds. The pattern for each murder is the same : a piece of the door is removed for entry, the axe is borrowed on the property, and the assailant aims straight for the head.

Bystander - James Preller
Thirteen-year-old Eric discovers there are consequences to not standing by and watching as the bully at his new school hurts people, but although school officials are aware of the problem, Eric may be the one with a solution.

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