In Frank Cottrell Boyce’s (Millions) book, twelve-year-old Liam is very tall for his age – so tall that many mistake him for an adult. In a COSMIC (HarperCollins, $16.99) turn of events, he finds himself posing as an adult on a rocket ship headed into outer space – but the rocket ship appears to be veering off course. If he weren’t so incredibly tall he wouldn’t have to act grown up, but he’s become the dad on board, even if all he really wants is his own father. Ages 10-14. JEH
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ISBN: 9780061836831
Availability: Out of Print in This Format
Published: Walden Pond Press - January 19th, 2010

In Marianne Malone’s debut book, Ruthie takes hold of a magic key and shrinks to five inches tall – just the right size to explore THE SIXTY-EIGHT ROOMS (Random House, $16.99) of period miniatures in the Art Institute of Chicago. With her best friend Jack, Ruthie discovers that each room reveals a different time period complete with its own cast and historical details. Ruthie and Jack try to help their friends while fending off giant cockroach attacks, escaping the Salem witch trials, and completing a research project for their sixth-grade class. Ages 9-12. AJK
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By Marianne Malone, Greg Call (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375857102
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 23rd, 2010

When Michael moves from Long Island Sound to Israel, he gets to know and love his grandfather. The two forge a special bond that transcends the many waking hours they spend together. Michael first learns of his grandfather’s unique gift of dream sharing when they dream together about THE SONG OF THE WHALES (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16). Uri Orlev uses surreal imagery to tell a very real and poignant story of love and letting go. Ages 9-12. HWP
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By Uri Orlev, Hillel Halkin (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780547257525
Availability: Out of Print in This Format
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2010

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