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


Hanging by a Thread

By: Sophie Littlefield

Clare Knight and her mom move back to Winston, California where a murder and a disappearance haunt the town.  Clare works with vintage clothes to restyle them.  As she touches them the...

Happy Families

By: Tanita S. Davis


Two smart kids. Twins – a boy and a girl even. Home in the suburbs. Good schools and jobs. The Nicholas family was living the American Dream. At least that’s what sophomore twins...

Heart of Glass

By: Sasha Gould

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...

Heart of Stone

By: M. L. Welsh

The town of Wellow is under attack by an unknown enemy, so Verity and her best friends must set out to solve the mystery and save it.  The evil begins with a strange sifting of white sand,...

Here Lies Linc

By: Delia Ray

Trying to escape his mother’s field of expertise in burial customs and his sheltered life in private school, Linc enrolls in public school so he can be a “normal” kid. ...

His Dark Materials Trilogy

By: Philip Pullman

Lyra and Will, the two ordinary children whose extraordinary adventures began in The Golden Compass and continued in The Subtle Knife, are in unspeakable danger. With help from the armored bear Iorek Byrnison...

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Hokey Pokey

By: Jerry Spinelli

Jack is the leader of Hokey Pokey, a land where there are no grownups and kids rule.   His prize position is his bike, called Scramjet, and he races through Hokey Pokey and up and down...


By: Catherine Greenman

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...

How Tia Lola Ended Up Starting Over

By: Julia Alvarez

When Victor Espada decides he no longer wants to practice law, Tía Lola helps the children operate a bed and breakfast in Colonel Charlebois’s Vermont home to make money for...

How Tia Lola Saved the Summer

By: Julia Alvarez

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Miguel is so not looking forward to the summer.  How can he when his mother’s friend, Victor, and his three daughters are coming to stay for a whole week--the week of the big game? ...

The Hunt of the Unicorn

By: C.C. Humphreys

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Her family legend is familiar to Alice-Elayne; she’s heard it since she was small. Generations before, her great-great-something expert-weaver ancestor tumbled from France to Goloth, Land...