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Hokey Pokey

Hokey Pokey

by Jerry Spinelli

Hardcover, 285 pages, Random House Childrens Books, $15.99, published January 8 2013 | purchase
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An inventive fable of growing up and letting go, of leaving childhood and its imaginative play behind for the more dazzling adventures of adolescence, and of learning to accept not only the sunny part of day, but also the unwelcome arrival of night. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of Maniac Magee.

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Nutcracker

Nutcracker

by E. T. A. Hoffmann, Maurice Sendak and Ralph Manheim

Hardcover, 102 pages, Crown, $24.99, published October 30 2012 | purchase
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The Red Pyramid

The Red Pyramid

by Rick Riordan

Paperback, 516 pages, Disney Press, $9.99, published August 16 2011 | purchase
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Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane accidentally unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes the doctor to oblivion and forces his two children to embark on a dangerous journey to save him.

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Who Could That Be at This Hour?

Who Could That Be at This Hour?

by Lemony Snicket and Seth

Hardcover, 258 pages, Little Brown & Co, $15.99, published October 23 2012 | purchase
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Thirteen-year-old Lemony Snicket begins his apprenticeship with S. Theodora Markson of the secretive V.F.D. in the tiny dot of a town called Stain'd By The Sea, where he helps investigate the theft of a statue.

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Wonder

Wonder

by R.J. Palacio

Paperback, 320 pages, Gardners Books, $11.80, published January 3 2013 | purchase
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  • R.J. Palacio

Born with a facial deformity that initially prevented his attendance at public school, August "Auggie" Pullman enters the fifth grade at Beecher Prep and struggles with the dynamics of being both new and different in this tale about acceptance, self-esteem and the transformative power of human kindness.

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Starry River of the Sky

Starry River of the Sky

by Grace Lin

Hardcover, 288 pages, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $17.99, published October 2 2012 | purchase
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  • Grace Lin

Discovering that the moon has disappeared from the sky above a Chinese village where he works, runaway Rendi wonders about strange local behaviors until a mysterious storyteller arrives at the town's inn and astonishing transformations begin to happen. By the award-winning creator of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. 75,000 first printing.

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Liar & Spy

Liar & Spy

by Rebecca Stead

Hardcover, 180 pages, Wendy Lamb Books, $15.99, published August 7 2012 | purchase
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Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.

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Bartholomew Biddle

Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind

by Gary Ross

Hardcover, 96pp, Candlewick, $17.99, published November 13 2012 | purchase
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This first book from film director Gary Ross stars young Bartholomew Biddle, whose otherwise ordinary life takes a turn for adventure when he catches a ride on the titular very big wind. Illustrated by Matthew Myers.

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Little White Duck

Little White Duck

A Childhood in China

by Andres Vera Martinez and Na Liu

Paperback, 96 pages, Graphic Universe, $9.95, published August 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Andres Vera Martinez and Na Liu

A young girl describes her experiences growing up in China, beginning with the death of Chairman Mao in 1976.

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Drama

Drama

by Raina Telgemeier

Paperback, 233 pages, GRAPHIX, $10.99, published September 1 2012 | purchase
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Designing sets for her middle school's play, Callie tries to overcome limited carpentry skills, low ticket sales and squabbling crew members only to find her efforts further complicated by the arrival of two cute brothers.

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Abe Lincoln's Dream

by Lane Smith

Hardcover, 32, Roaring Brook Press, 16.99, published October 16 2012 | purchase
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While on a tour of the White House, a schoolgirl finds herself in the Lincoln bedroom, face-to-face with the great president's ghost. Together they set off across the country to answer Lincoln's concerns about the nation.

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Peter Rabbit

The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit

by Emma Thompson

Hardcover, 72 pages, Penguin Group USA, $19.99, published September 18 2012 | purchase
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Based on the original stories by Beatrix Potter, Emma Thompson's tale celebrates 110 years of Peter Rabbit. In this story, Peter's adventures take him beyond the boundaries of Mr. McGregor's garden and all the way to Scotland.

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Under Wildwood

Under Wildwood

by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis

Hardcover, 559 pages, Balzer + Bray, $17.99, published September 25 2012 | purchase
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Prue and Curtis are thrown together again to save themselves and the lives of their friends, and to bring unity to the divided country of Wildwood.

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Clifford Collection

Clifford Collection

The Original 6 Stories

by Norman Bridwell

Hardcover, 182 pages, Scholastic, $12.99, published September 1 2012 | purchase
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This collection features the first six stories in the Clifford catalog, with the big red dog engaging in such activities as visiting the circus, taking a vacation and doing tricks.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

by Stephen Chbosky

Paperback, 213 pages, MTV Books, $14, published August 14 2012 | purchase
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  • Stephen Chbosky

In a thought-provoking, coming-of-age novel, teenager Charlie struggles to cope with the complex world of high school. He deals with the confusions of sex and love, the temptations of drugs and the pain of losing a close friend and favorite aunt.NPR Bestseller

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Wolf Story

Wolf Story

by William McCleery

Hardcover, 82 pages, Random House Distribution childrens, $14.95, published September 11 2012 | purchase
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A young father tells his 5-year-old son humorous variations on the theme of a hen escaping the clutches of a wily wolf. Illustrated by Warren Chappell.

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Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman

by Marc Tyler Nobleman and Ty Templeton

Hardcover, 48, Charlesbridge, $17.95, published July 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Marc Tyler Nobleman and Ty Templeton

Batman's biggest secret isn't Bruce Wayne — it's his forgotten co-creator, Bill Finger. Batman is usually credited to Bob Kane, who'd been commissioned by DC Comics to come up with a hit superhero. But Kane approached Finger for help — and it was Bill Finger who invented everything from Gotham City to Batman's tragic backstory. But he never got the credit — until recently. Illustrations by Ty Templeton.

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