For seventh grader Callie Marin, middle school is all about Drama (Graphix, $10.99): she’s the set designer for her school’s theater productions. This year, Callie is determined to create a spectacle worthy of Broadway. But competition among students inside and outside the drama department means that tensions are running high. Things get even more complicated when cute identical twin brothers appear on the scene. Raina Telgemeier (Smile) introduces a diverse group of characters that portrays the ups and downs of middle-school life. The author explores friendships, crushes, and sexual identity with honesty and humor. Ages 11-14. HWP
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ISBN: 9780545326988
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Published: Graphix - September 2012

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Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales “tell the thrilling, shocking, gruesome, and TRUE stories of American history” in a riotous new series. One Dead Spy (Amulet, $12.95) introduces Nathan Hale (yes, his name is the same as the author’s), whose famous words “I regret that I have but one life to give for my country” earn him a place in U.S. history books. After he utters this very phrase from the gallows, in fact, a giant history book swallows him up. Hale, the hangman, and a British soldier are transported through time and experience the past, present, and future. Readers follow Hale from his youth and learn about both how he became a spy and the important events leading up to the American War of Independence. In Nathan and company’s second adventure, Big Bad Ironclad! (Amulet, $12.95), it’s the Civil War and the North and South are competing to make the best iron-covered warship. Both novels are full of adventure and laced with humor. Readers will find out what happens next in two upcoming volumes, due out in the summer of 2013. Ages 10-13. HWP
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ISBN: 9781419703966
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Published: Amulet Books - August 2012

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ISBN: 9781419703959
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Published: Amulet Books - August 2012

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Everyone’s favorite trollfighting, sword-wielding eleven-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl is back! In Hereville: How Mirka Met a Meteorite (Amulet, $16.95), the second installment in the series, Mirka is once again dodging chores (especially knitting—she hates knitting), trying (and failing) to beat her wily stepmother at chess, and, of course, seeking mischief and mayhem whenever possible. Barry Deutsch’s drawings are a delight. His characters seem to burst off the page, and he portrays Mirka’s insular community with humor, just enough cheekiness, and plenty of warmth. Ages 8-12. EMS
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$17.95
ISBN: 9781419703980
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Published: Amulet Books - November 2012

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