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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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Jersey Tomatoes are the Best

By: Maria Padian

Book Talk
Best friends and super talented Eva and Henry (short for the hated Henrietta) make the most of everything – even being from New Jersey. In their world, Jersey Tomatoes are the best. Gracefully...

Out of Nowhere

By: Maria Padian

BOOK TALK
Tom Bouchard occupied his time with three things: soccer, school and girls. Not necessarily in that order. Senior year was going to be sweet for Tom and his best friend Donnie. But when...

Wonder

By: R. J. Palacio

BOOK TALK
Have you ever been bullied for being different?  Or maybe you have bullied someone else for being different.  Maybe you are the person who befriends the kid who is different.  No matter...


Eragon

By: Christopher Paolini

BOOK TALK
Have you ever wondered if dragons were real? If they really could fly and breathe fire from their noses? When you meet Saphira, a beautiful, flying dragon who communicates with her master...

Siren’s Storm

By: Lisa Papademetriou

BOOK TALK
 
Will’s brother, Tim, has been missing since the previous summer from a mysterious boating accident.  His disappearance and other unexplained deaths in a wealthy seaside town...

Second Fiddle

By: Rosanne Parry

Book Talk
Frequent moves to military bases around the world has made it difficult for Jody to make friends. But while in Germany, Jody meets Giselle and Vivien and their music helps them form a trio;...


Paintings from the Cave

By: Gary Paulsen

BOOK TALK
 
Three kids who tackle this tough world try to keep it together on their own.  For Jake, it is as he works the clay striving to find that beauty within himself.  With his friend...

Flat Broke

By: Gary Paulsen

BOOK TALK
 
Kevin is broke, penniless, totally without funds, and he really wants to ask Tina to the school dance.  So what’s a guy to do to earn a fortune?  If you are Kevin, you get...

Woods Runner

By: Gary Paulsen

BOOK TALK
 
Thirteen-year-old Samuel Lehi Smith has grown up on the frontier in Western Pennsylvania and knows very little about the war between American Patriots and the British. Then one...


Liar, Liar

By: Gary Paulsen

Book Talk
Kevin is intelligent beyond his fourteen years, and he believes that his constant lying is just good common sense. When he instantly falls in love with Tina, Kevin sets in motion the perfect...

Crush

By: Gary Paulsen

BOOK TALK

Kevin is at it again; always trying to figure out how to get what he wants in the easiest way possible. What he wants now is Tina--the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen with a laugh...

All Shook Up

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BOOK TALK
What's the most embarrassing thing your parents have ever done? Cleaned your face with a wet finger? Yelled at you in front of your friends? Insisted on walking with you at the mall? Although...


Jump into the Sky

By: Shelley Pearsall

BOOK TALK
It is 1945 and World War II is coming to an end.  Levi Battle leaves the comforts of his Chicago home for the prejudice and racism of the South, in an effort to find his father who he believes...

When Life Gives You O.J.

By: Erica S. Perl

Book Talks
After her grandmother dies and Zelly’s family moves from Brooklyn to a home in Vermont, she thinks her dream of owning a dog will finally come true.  No such luck; her parents are still...

Amos Daragon #1: The Mask Wearer

By: Bryan Perro
translated from the French by: Y. Maudet

Book Talk
Born to talented craftspeople, Amos Daragon’s family was the poorest in Lord Edonf’s entire kingdom. The greedy Lord taxed his townspeople so heavily, many could barely survive.  Amos’s...


Amos Daragon #2: The Key of Braha

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With the help of friends, Amos is able to survive his first task as a Mask Wearer.  However, soon after that, Amos meets the beautiful and mysterious Lolya, who warns him that...

Mastiff

By: Tamora Pierce

BOOK TALK
Beka Cooper finds little time to face life without her fiancé, for she and her partner, Tunstall, are drafted to solve a mystery that threatens the leadership of Tortall.  Armed with her...

Young Warriors

By: Tamora Pierce and Josepha Sherman

BOOK TALK
 
Do you have what it takes to be a warrior? ? Courage? ? Determination? ? Loyalty? ? Would you stand up and fight to the death for your sister like Kylaia does in Student of the...


Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales

By: Tamora Pierce

BOOK TALK
This collection of short stories brings a welcome addition to the body of work by one of our favorite authors. Whether set in modern times, in Tortall, or in foreign lands, each story draws...

The Game of Triumphs

By: Laura Powell

BOOK TALK
When a man asks 15-year-old Cat for help, she’s too focused on getting to the London flat she shares with her aunt, Bel, to help.  Now the man is dead and Cat feels responsible—but...

Starters

By: Lissa Price

BOOK TALK
Callie is desperate for food, shelter, and safety--for herself, but especially for her little brother Tyler. He’s too young to cope with this brutal world in which all the people from...


The Amber Spyglass Deluxe Edition

By: Philip Pullman

BOOK TALK
 
Join Lyra and Will as they travel into the Land of the Dead. Lyra?s parents, Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter, continue to play important roles in the action. Lord Asriel sends spies...

The Golden Compass Deluxe Edition

By: Philip Pullman

BOOK TALK
 
In the magical fantasy world that Pullman creates, each child has an animal daemon, a companion animal spirit who is almost an extension of your soul. Lyra, a young girl who...

The Subtle Knife Deluxe Edition

By: Philip Pullman

BOOK TALK
 
Twelve-year-old Will Parry and his mentally ill mother find themselves hunted by government men who seek answers about a missing folder and his father's disappearance during...