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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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Babymouse #12: Burns Rubber

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

BOOK TALK
Are your ready for something interesting, sports fans? It's our cupcake fanatic Babymouse, and this time she's doing something that has never been done before, something that is unheard...

Babymouse #13: Cupcake Tycoon

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

BOOK TALK
When the school’s library has a major flood and all of the books are ruined, they hold a school fundraiser to replace the books and you wouldn’t believe what they’re selling? Could...

Babymouse #6: Camp Babymouse

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

BOOK TALK
Babymouse is at it again, and this time she's going to camp. Welcome to Camp Whiskers, a "Place where girls go to get lost"! With cupcakes in tow, Babymouse will join her cabinmates (the...


Bad Hair Day

By: Carrie Harris

BOOK TALKS
Kate Grable looks forward to her stint with Future Doctors of America and hopes to intern with a surgeon.  After successfully finding a cure for the zombie virus, she finds herself assigned...

Badd

By: Tim Tharp

BOOK TALK
Ceejay and her older brother Bobby have always been close. They both feel like they were born into the wrong family. They enjoyed being badasses together in high school… not in a mean...

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...


The Beautiful and the Cursed

By: Page Morgan

BOOK TALK
Young girls from affluent families have been disappearing off the streets of Paris at an alarming rate. So, when Ingrid Waverly and her sister, Gabby, accompanying their mother to the ruins...

Before I Die

By: Jenny Downham

BOOK TALK
What would be on your "Things to Do Before I Die List" if you had to write one? Sixteen-year-old Tessa realizes that her Leukemia isn't going to get any better and she needs to start making...

Behind the Bookcase

By: Mark Steensland
illustrated by: Kelly Murphy

BOOK TALK
After her Grandma Winnie's death, Sarah finds herself forced to spend the summer at the old woman's house while her parents attempt to fix the place up enough to sell it.  But, for Sarah,...


Beholding Bee

By: Kimberly Newton Fusco

BOOK TALK
Orphan. Outcast. Freak. Bee is all of those things. She is taunted by almost everyone because of the birthmark on her face. There are no options for a home or family. She has lived her entire...

Belle Epoque

By: Elizabeth Ross

BOOK TALK
The novel is set in the Belle Époque period in Paris, France; a forty year span of peace and prosperity. It is in this setting that Maude Pinchon, a girl from the French countryside, flees...

Bessica Lefter Bites Back

By: Kristen Tracy

BOOK TALK
Being the school mascot is supposed to be fun, exciting and lead to a new life of being popular. Unfortunately for Bessica, the results aren’t exactly what she was hoping for.  She soon...


Beswitched

By: Kate Saunders

BOOK TALK
On her way to a posh boarding school, Flora wakes up from a nap to find herself transported to St. Winifred’s School in 1935 where life is much more difficult than her 21st century lifestyle. ...

Bigger than a Bread Box

By: Laurel Snyder

BOOK TALK
 
It shouldn’t be happening.  I shouldn’t be looking at my father from the passenger seat of my mother’s car and waving goodbye.  I can’t leave Dad.  I can’t leave...

Black Radishes

By: Susan Lynn Meyer

BOOK TALK
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...


The Black Stallion and the Lost City

By: Steve Farley

BOOK TALK
 
The Black Stallion returns, this time as a stunt double in a movie.  The stallion and his caretaker, Alec, are filling in as doubles for Alexander the Great and his warhorse...

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...

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 Book of Blood and Shadow

By: Robin Wasserman

BOOK TALK
After the death of her brother, Nora manages to survive life at Chapman Prep with the help of her best friend, Chris and his girlfriend.  When Chris goes to college a short distance away,...

The Book Thief

By: Markus Zusak

BOOK TALK
What would your life story be if Death was the narrator? Looking back, Leisel Meminger's story is simple, really--foster child, reader, thief. But it is also complex. Living under Nazi rule...

Brendan Buckley’s Sixth-Grade Experiment

By: Sundee T. Frazier

BOOK TALK
Science competitions, an almost-girlfriend, fights with his best friend… Brendan Buckley’s debut into middle school isn’t going exactly as he planned.  First, he isn’t sure his...


The Brides of Rollrock Island

By: Margo Lanagan

BOOK TALK
The men of Rollrock Island find their brides in a most unconventional way….a witch uses her magic to bring beautiful women out of the bodies of seals.  The men are very happy with their...

Bucking the Sarge

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

BOOK TALK
Ever feel like your parents give you too much responsibility? Try being 15-year-old Luther T. Farrell. His own mother, who Luther refers to as Sarge, manipulates the system, manages slum...

Burning

By: Elana K. Arnold

BOOK TALK
High school track star Ben is leaving behind everything he knows in a week. His small town of Gypsum, Nevada which is shutting down now that the factory closed. His two best friends, Hog...