Young Fredle (Knopf, $16.99) is an adventurous pantry-mouse with an appetite for mysteries both edible and intellectual. Because of his lack of concern for the rules that have kept mice alive for generations, Fredle finds himself cast out from his home into the predator-filled world outside. In his exile, Fredle survives encounters with owls, snakes, and raccoons and experiences what few house-mice have. From a limitless body of water called a lake to countless, twinkling points of light in the night sky, the outside world is a wonder to behold. Author Cynthia Voigt and illustrator Louise Yates have created a character who will inspire the adventurer in all of us. Ages 8-12. SNB
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By Cynthia Voigt, Louise Yates (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375864575
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 11th, 2011

Eleven-year-old Felicity’s parents have a secret. When they drop her off at her grandmother’s seaside house in Maine and disappear to England, Felicity has to find a way to make this strange new house and family her home. But her uncle is receiving mysterious letters from her father – letters he keeps secret from Felicity. Felicity and her cousin Derek create an elaborate plan to open the letters only to find that they are written in The Romeo and Juliet Code (Arthur A. Levine, $16.99). Cracking the code is not the only mystery in Phoebe Stone’s engaging story about World War II. Ages 9-12. ESL
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ISBN: 9780545215114
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - January 1st, 2011

Big things are happening at the Luggertuck mansion. Beginning with the seemingly innocent loosening of M’Lady’s corset, a series of ridiculous events conspires to stir up everyone in the house. Right in the center of the chaos is Horton Halfpott (Amulet, $14.95): kitchen boy, loyal friend, and unlikely hero. When Horton is blamed for the disappearance of the Luggertuck family fortune, he must go to great lengths to clear his name, including exploring secret passages, striking deals with pirates, and donning hilarious disguises. Tom Angleberger masterfully uses wit and humor to unravel this delightfully absurd yarn. Ages 8-11. AJK
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ISBN: 9781419701696
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Amulet Paperbacks - March 1st, 2012