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Short teasers for all new releases that kids won't be able to resist, prepared by library professionals.

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My Not-So-Still Life

By: Liz Gallagher

Book Talk
Personal expression with herself as the canvas defines Vanessa.  From the colorful string around her wrist that represents how she is feeling at the moment to the rapidly changing color...

The Revenant

By: Sonia Gensler

BOOK TALK
 
Little did 17-year-old Willie Hammond know that stealing someone’s identity to take a teaching job in a Cherokee Female Seminary inIndian Territorywould be the least of her...

Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen

By: Donna Gephart

BOOK TALK
Olivia loves playing Jeopardy! more than anything else in her life, and her dream is to be a contestant on the show and meet Alex Trebec.  Since her parents’ divorce, her father lives...


All the Way Home

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

BOOK TALK
Imagine what it would be like to have a disease that caused your legs to become twisted and almost useless. Living in Brooklyn most her life, polio survivor, Mariel Manning has had to live...

Bears Beware

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

BOOK TALKS
Mitchell does not want to go on the overnight camping trip with the kids at the Zig Zag Center; he wants to write a story about Gary Bopper, a powerful magician.  Sadly, Mitchell does...

Gingersnap

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

BOOK TALK
After their parents are killed in an accident, Jayna and her brother, Rob, make a life for themselves as best they can.  Then, Rob is called to the Pacific to fight in World War II, and...


A Thunderous Whisper

By: Christina Diaz Gonzalez

BOOK TALK
Ani and her mother sell sardines for a living while her father is off fighting in the Spanish Civil War.  Her mother is distant and harsh and Ani has no friends since the kids at school...

Cross My Heart

By: Sasha Gould

BOOK TALK
While living in a convent was not ideal, at least it was better than the newest surprise Laura della Scala’s father had for her – forced marriage to a lecherous older man to help retain...

Heart of Glass

By: Sasha Gould

BOOK TALK
In Heart of Glass, the sequel to Sasha Gould’s Cross My Heart set in 16th century Venice, Laura della Scala’s life has changed drastically for the better since she discovered her sister’s...


Tall Story

By: Candy Gourlay

Book Talk
Andi is looking forward to her half-brother, Bernardo, finally coming to live with her family. She’s hoping he will love basketball as much as she does. Her mother said he was tall, but...

Blood Magic

By: Tessa Gratton

Book Talk
Silla and her brother Reese struggle to come to terms with the horrific deaths of their parents.  When a leather-bound spell book written in her father’s familiar writing arrives in the...

The Blood Keeper

By: Tessa Gratton

BOOK TALK
Mab Prowd, the blood keeper, comes from a family that teaches her about the potions and dangerous spells she needs for protection and harmony with nature.  Mab and her family live in a...


Hooked

By: Catherine Greenman

BOOK TALK
 
Young and in love, Thea and her boyfriend Will find themselves in the not-so-unfamiliar situation of facing a teen pregnancy. Scheduled for an abortion, Thea abruptly changes...

Lies Beneath

By: Anne Greenwood Brown

BOOK TALK
A family of mermaids.  It evokes memories of fairy tales and fanciful endings.  The truth could not be further from this myth.  As a merman Calder tries to deny his murderous tendencies...

Deep Betrayal

By: Anne Greenwood Brown

BOOK TALK
The intoxicating Calder returns to complicate Lily’s life, and this time he even manages to involve her dad.  With the startling news that her father is also a merman, Calder sets out...


The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-be

By: Mini Grey

When it comes to sorting out a Real Princess from a Fake Princess, the famous pea-under-the-mattress test is tried-and-true. But for those of you who may have wondered how anyone could feel a tiny garden-variety...

Tighter

By: Adele Griffin

Book Talk
An idyllic summer job turns into a summer of horrors for Jamie.  Hired as an au pair for a wealthy family, Jamie soon learns that she looks similar to the previous au pair who was killed...

All You Never Wanted

By: Adele Griffin

BOOK TALK
Alex seems to have everything financially, but she and her younger sister Thea struggle to find their place in the world.  Alex hides an embarrassingly awful secret and tries to maintain...


Warped

By: Maurissa Guibord

Book Talk
Dusty books. An outrageous best friend. A semi-understanding dad. Zippo dating options. For senior Tessa Brody, this describes her thread of life so far. But when a box of old books her...

Revel

By: Maurissa Guibord

BOOK TALK
After her mother dies, 17-year-old Delia McGovern is shuffled from foster home to foster home until she decides to take her future into her own hands by finding her mother’s past. A few...

The Deserter

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BOOK TALK
Stopmouth sets off towards the Roof to try to save his people.  His love, Indrani,  promised to return to help his tribe, but she has not.  His people need Indrani’s Roof magic to save...