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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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The Warlock

By: Michael Scott

On Alcatraz Island, two human immortals – Machiavelli and Billy the Kid – are about to release loathsome monsters to terrorize and destroy the city of San Francisco. Meanwhile, in the city, a motley...

Warped

By: Maurissa Guibord

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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...

We Are the Goldens Book Talk

By: Dana Reinhardt

BOOK TALK
Nell and Layla are sisters, the best of friends and each other’s support. Layla willingly paves the way for Nell when she enters high school.  As a freshman, Nell makes the soccer team...


We Were Liars Book Talk

By: E. Lockhart

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The three daughters of a very wealthy father constantly fight over the estate and the expensive possessions of their parents.  However, their father forces them to come to his private island...

The Wednesdays

By: Julie Bourbeau
illustrated by: Jason Beene

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They’re sneaky.  They’re silly.  They’re sinister.  What are they, you might ask?  They are the Wednesdays and they are out to cause mischief and mayhem in the town of Mount Tibadabo. ...

Welcome to Bordertown

By: Edited by Holly Black and Ellen Kushner

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Believe it.  It exists--that special world between our dreary confining one and the world of faerie known to us as Bordertown.  It is a place where elves like band T-shirts; it is a place...


When Life Gives You O.J.

By: Erica S. Perl

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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...

When You Reach Me

By: Rebecca Stead

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Albert Einstein said, "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious." When You Reach Me is just the kind of book that you will experience - mysterious, with strange...

Who Needs Magic?

By: Kathy McCullough

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It’s summer. And Delany Collins is finally used to her new life in California. She has a boyfriend, found out that her dad isn’t half bad, and has gotten used to being a fairy godmother....


The Whole Story of Half a Girl

By: Veera Hiranandani

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Life is good for fifth grader Sonia Nadhamuniai. There are only two weeks until summer, when she can spend more time with best friend, Sam, and they can plan for next year’s play at their...

Wicked Cruel Book Talk

By: Rich Wallace

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The three stories in this book are sure to curl your hair and send shivers up your spine. Maybe Lorne did die as a result of bullies beating him up repeatedly, and maybe he is returning...

Wildcat Fireflies

By: Amber Kizer

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Sweet sixteen usually marks a turning point in a girl’s life, but for Meridian Sozu, it’s a life-changing birthday. It’s the day she discovered she’s a Fenestra--an angel in human...


Will in Scarlet Book Talk

By: Matthew Cody

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His father missing, their kingdom under attack, and no money to mention, Will Scarlet goes on the run in order to avoid being killed.  His unknowing venture into Sherwood Forest lands him...

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...

Winter Door

By: Isobelle Carmody

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The bitterest winter in anyone's memory threatens to shut down the town where Rage Winnoway and her devoted dog, Billy, live. Rage mourns for her dogs that are no longer with...


Winter of the Robots Book Talk

By: Kurtis Scaletta

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All is fair in love and war.  And science fairs.  Jim abandons his best friend, Oliver, in order to work with a girl, Rochelle, A.K.A. Rocky, on the yearly science fair project.  Rocky...

The Winter Pony

By: Iain Lawrence

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As a new-born pony, my experiences are limited--at least at first.  I enjoy running around the forest with my mother and the other ponies.  This good life doesn’t last long, though. ...

The Winter Pony

By: Iain Lawrence

In the forests of Siberia, in the first years of the 20th century, a white pony runs free with his herd. But his life changes forever when he's captured by men. Years of hard work and cruelty wear him...


The Winter War: A Novel

By: William Durbin

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You wouldn't think that surviving polio and learning to walk again would be easy, but compared to defending your home from invading Russians, anything else seems easy. In the...

Winter Wood

By: Steve Augarde

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Midge thought that her encounters with the Various, the hidden tribes of little people hiding from the human world on her family?s farm, were behind her. In order to ensure their...

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...


Wish

By: N. D. Wilson

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Bee’s brother, Tommy, knows everything there is to know about sharks. He also knows that his life will be cut short by cystic fibrosis. And so does Bee. That’s why she wants...

The Witch’s Revenge

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The Witch’s Revenge

By: D. A. Nelson

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Welcome to Marnoch Mor, a magical kingdom that is kept secret from the human world by the Eye of Lornish.  Morag is a human allowed to live among the magical folks because she has already...


The Wolf Tree

By: John Claude Bemis

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What would you do if a dying stranger staggered into a room of you and your friends and informed you of a horrible Darkness spreading like a virus across Kansas, turning good...

Wolfcry

By: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

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Beautiful Oliza Shardae Cobriana faces critical decisions in her life as she prepares to choose her mate. As heir to Wyvern's Court, she must keep the peace that her parents...

Wonder

By: R. J. Palacio

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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...


The Wonder of Charlie Anne

By: Kimberly Netwon Fusco

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After Charlie Anne’s mother dies, her cousin Mirabel comes to take care of Charlie Anne and her siblings, but Mirabel lacks compassion and doesn’t know how to show love.  Then when...

The Wondrous Journals of Dr. Wendell Wellington Wiggins

By: Lesley M. M. Blume
illustrated by: David Foote

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The journal Dr. Wendell Wellington Wiggins--the greatest paleozoologist of all time--reveal the history of a never-been-seen ancient world of myth and wonder.  He uncovers the secret history...

Woods Runner

By: Gary Paulsen

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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...


The Worry Web Site

By: Jacqueline Wilson

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How well do your friends at school know you? Do they know your hopes and dreams? Your fears? Your worries? After watching his students be cruel to each other, Mr. Speed comes...

Would You

By: Marthe Jocelyn

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Natalie and her friends love to play would you . . .: Would you rather lose all your hair or all your teeth? Would you rather have your father sing in the supermarket or your...

Write Before Your Eyes

By: Lisa Williams Kline

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If you could alter anything in your life just by writing it down, what would you want to change? Gracie finds an old blue journal at a yard sale and discovers that whatever she...


The Wrong Hands

By: Nigel Richardson

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Fourteen-year-old Graham Sinclair hides a secret. His mom tells him, ?everyone carries around one terrible thing that no one else knows.? After Graham tries to share his secret...

Wyvernhail

By: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

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Being half falcon and half cobra has not been easy for Hai. Being an orphan on the island of Ahnmik also has haunted her. Now she lives at Wyvern's Court, and is nothing more...