Caleb and Kit - Beth Vrabel

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Twelve-year-old Caleb wants to take charge of his life. That’s not easy for someone with cystic fibrosis, a perfect older brother, divorced parents, and a best friend who is moving on. When Caleb and Kit (Running Press, $16.99) meet in the woods behind Caleb’s home, the free-spirited but mysterious Kit convinces her new friend to skip summer camp and spend the rest of vacation doing whatever they want. But Caleb soon realizes that Kit has her own problems and secrets, and that sometimes her games are dangerous. Beth Vrabel’s authentic characters and deft handling of difficult topics make for a compelling and heartfelt story. Ages 9-12.


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ISBN: 9780762462230
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Published: Running Press Kids - September 12th, 2017

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow - Jessica Townsend

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Morrigan Crow is cursed. She, along with all the other children like her, is blamed for anything that goes wrong in Jackalfax. As if that’s not enough, cursed children are only expected to live for 12 years—and Morrigan is 11. When all hope seems lost, a letter arrives from a mysterious benefactor, inviting Morrigan to the Free State city of Nevermoor (Little, Brown, $17.99) to compete for a spot in the prestigious Wundrous Society. As Morrigan works through the four trials of the competition, she must unravel a darker puzzle to save Nevermoor itself. Jessica Townsend has created a bold voice in Morrigan Crow, and readers will look forward to meeting her again and again as they travel through this magical new series. Ages 9-12.


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ISBN: 9780316508889
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 31st, 2017

Forest World - Margarita Engle

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Edver never imagined being sent off to Cuba to meet his father and sister for the first time; Luza never imagined her brother from the United States would be so different. While trying to bring their mother to the island, however, the two inadvertently attract the attention of a poacher and must come together to save the Forest World (Atheneum, $16.99) they have both grown to love. Award-winning author Margarita Engle’s novel in verse brings to life a world where science, poetry, and possibility coexist. Ages 9-12.


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ISBN: 9781481490573
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 29th, 2017