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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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Along the River

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CC suffers a head injury and drifts in and out of consciousness.  There is a reoccurring dream that haunts her and under hypnosis, she becomes Mei-Lan, a girl who lived 800 years ago during...

Stealing Magic: A Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventure

By: Marianne Malone
illustrated by: Greg Call

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Ruthie and Jack find themselves visiting and revisiting the miniature Thorne Rooms in Chicago’s Art Institute.  During their clandestine visits, they discover that items from the dollhouse-like...

Exposed

By: Kimberly Marcus

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Kate and Liz have been best friends forever and as far as they know nothing will ever change that. But all of a sudden, Kate starts avoiding Liz.  She’s not answering Liz’s phone calls,...


Shadowfell

By: Juliet Marillier

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King Keldec terrorizes the land of Alban with his cruel Enforcers who sweep the land cleansing the settlements of any associated with the magic of the fey.  Neryn, a penniless orphan, possesses...

Velveteen

By: Daniel Marks

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Velveteen Monroe is dead.  Kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by a serial killer named Bonesaw, Velvet lands in Purgatory.  There she works as part of the Salvage team, where she helps...

Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy

By: Al Marrin

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Have you ever wondered why we have fire drills in school? What about the lighted EXIT signs over school doors, fire extinguishers in every classroom, and panic bars on exit doors?...


Oddfellow’s Orphanage

By: Emily Winfield Martin

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Delia suddenly finds herself at Oddfellow’s Orphanage. She doesn’t speak so she writes her words down in a notebook.  Everyone here has something unique about them: from...

Yesterday

By: C. K. Kelly Martin

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After her father’s death in New Zealand, Freya, her mom and sister move to Canada where everything is different.  Freya cannot get enough sleep, food, or TV.  The new kid at school,...

Moon Pie

By: Simon Mason

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Martha and her brother Tug have a perfect life until their mother dies and their father starts acting strange.  Soon after the funeral, their father quits his job and they have to move...


Moon Pie

By: Simon Mason

Someone has to keep their head, as Mum used to say, and 11-year-old Martha is used to being that someone in her family. Her little brother, Tug, is too small. Her dad has been acting too strange. And Mum's...

Don’t Expect Magic

By: Kathy McCullough

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Delaney Collin’s life has been anything but Bippity-Boppity-Boo lately. After her mother’s death from cancer, Delaney is moved from New Jersey to California to live with...

Don’t Expect Magic

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Reaching Through Time: Three Novellas

By: Lurlene McDaniel

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A strange man tempts Sarah to stay on his fabulous estate. The problem is she can’t remember how she got there.  A summer job on Sandstone Mountain for Drake, a teen ridiculed for his...

Red Heart Tattoo

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Morgan and her best friend Kelli share everything and are looking forward to their senior year.  Morgan Frierson, the beautiful Student Council President, has the perfect jock boyfriend...

Scored

By: Lauren McLaughlin

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Imagine that everything you did was interpreted into a score. You are always being watched and evaluated: your actions, words, expressions, and maybe even your thoughts and intentions. ...


Acceleration

By: Graham McNamee

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Talk about a summer job! Duncan is spending his summer underground the Toronto subway system working in the Lost and Found Department. Bored to tears, he begins looking through the items...

Zipped

By: Laura and Tom McNeal

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Mick opens the wrong e-mail and learns a secret about his stepmom Nora that shatters everything in his life. He doesn't want to know, but now that he does, his attitude toward...

You Don’t Know About Me

By: Brian Meehl

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Having moved sixteen times in his sixteen years, Bill Allbright is used to the road--but not the one he's about to take. His Bible-beating, Jesus-loving mom has moved them to...


You Don’t Know About Me

By: Brian Meehl

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Having moved sixteen times in his sixteen years, Bill Allbright is used to the road – but not the one he’s about to take. His Bible-beating, Jesus-loving mom has moved them to Independence,...

Suck It Up and Die

By: Brian Meehl

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If Morning McCobb could have it his way, he'd finish his training at the NY Fire Academy and stay deep in love with Portia for as long as the chronology-crossed lovers can, considering she's...

The Death of Yorik Mortwell

By: Stephen Messer
illustrated by: Gris Grimly

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In life, orphaned Yorik was a poor servant and in death he finds himself being ordered around by the Princess of the Aviary Glade. She commands him to haunt the Estate like ghosts...


Windblowne

By: Stephen Messer

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Welcome to Windblowne, a town built in the tops of magnificent oak trees filled with people who make and fly wonderful kites. Oliver wants more than anything to be a master kite...

Black Radishes

By: Susan Lynn Meyer

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This beautifully-written story takes place in France at the beginning of World War II.  Gustave and his parents live in Paris as the Germans are beginning to take over France. They choose...

7 Souls

By: Barnabas Miller and Jordan Orlando

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 Stunningly beautiful and party-girl extraordinaire, Mary is always the center of attention. Everyone loves Mary; at least that’s what she thought. On the morning of her 17th birthday,...


Mason Dixon: Fourth-Grade Disasters

By: Claudia Mills
illustrated by: Guy Francis

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Mason begins fourth grade with one objective: staying out of the Plainfield Platters.  He is not sure how to achieve his goal, but he intuitively knows that being in the choir...

Mason Dixon: Pet Disasters

By: Claudia Mills
illustrated by: Guy Francis

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Have you ever wished you were an only child?  Well, let me tell you…it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.Your parents spend way too much time focused on you and what they...

Mason Dixon: Basketball Disasters

By: Claudia Mills
illustrated by: Guy Francis

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My name is Mason and I do NOT want to play basketball.  But once again, I listen to my best friend Brody, and to make him happy, I let him convince me to join the team.  Yeah right! ...


Kissing Shakespeare

By: Pamela Mingle

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After bombing as Katherine in her school’s performance of Taming of the Shrew, the last thing Miranda wants is more Shakespeare. But that’s what she gets – for real. Cast member Stephen...

Finding Somewhere

By: Joseph Monninger

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Hattie loves horses and sets out to rescue Speed, a broken-down horse scheduled to be put down.  Speed spent his life at pony rides, carnivals, fairs, and in other slave labor. ...

Wish

By: Joseph Monninger

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation has brought attention to children with terminal illnesses, fulfilling a child’s wish before they die.  Wish is just one possible story about a young boy who...


Finding Somewhere

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Discovering Wes Moore

By: Wes Moore

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How can two similar lives end up so differently? Wes Moore’s life started off well with two loving parents and a nice home. However, after the unexpected death of his father, Wes’s life...

Meant to Be

By: Lauren Morrill

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Some things in life can be planned and predicted: what to wear, which sports to play, which classes to take, where to go to college. Other decisions, like who you’re going to fall in love...