When Mellie Turpin was in kindergarten, her only friend was a three-inch-tall winged boy who disappeared forever when he learned that she planned to take him to show-andtell. Years later, Mellie doubts that he ever existed. When her grandfather dies and leaves the family an inn, Mellie learns that Small Persons With Wings (Dial, $16.99) (or Parvi Pennati – don’t call them fairies!) are quite real, very demanding, and potentially dangerous. Now the Parvi seek their true magic, the Magica Vera, the source of which lies hidden somewhere in the inn. After reading Ellen Booraem’s original fantasy, you’ll never see fairies small persons with wings the same way again. Ages 10-14. SNB
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ISBN: 9780803734715
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Published: Dial Books for Young Readers - January 20th, 2011

Everyone in Bernardo’s small Filipino village of San Andres calls him Bernard Carpio, after the giant of local lore. Before he started growing, this was just a joke, but now, sixteen-year-old Bernardo is eight feel tall. For years, he has been living with his aunt and uncle while he waits for a letter from the British Home Office granting him permission to join his family in London. Bernardo’s thirteen-year-old stepsister Andi is short and basketball-obsessed. In alternating voices, Bernardo and Andi tell their stories before and after their reunion in London. Candy Gourlay’s Tall Story (David Fickling, $16.99) introduces readers to a condition called Gigantism while interweaving culture and family in an original way. Ages 10-14. HWP
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ISBN: 9780385752176
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Published: David Fickling Books - February 8th, 2011

Kim Ha and her three older brothers live in 1975 Saigon with their mother. They haven’t seen their father since he was captured during a navy mission nine years ago, when Ha was only one. As the family struggles to make ends meet, their rich friends flee Vietnam on a cruise ship. Finally, their mother calls a family meeting to ask the big question: should we leave our home? And so begins a journey that takes the family Inside Out & Back Again (HarperCollins, $15.99). Thanhha Lai uses short free-verse poems to let Ha tell her story as a refugee in the United States, a place whose language and customs she feels she’ll never understand. Ages 9-14. HWP
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ISBN: 9780061962783
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Published: HarperCollins - February 22nd, 2011