Architectural photographer Isabel Hill depicts a menagerie of Urban Animals of Washington DC (Star Bright, $17.99) and composes verses to accompany them. Denizens of the city will delight in finding both new and familiar creatures in the buildings around them, and will be inspired to to take an even closer look to find hidden details. With its bold photographs and text, this book is sure to please both visitors to and residents of the nation’s capital.  Ages 3-6. ENR
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ISBN: 9781595726582
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Published: Star Bright Books - September 1st, 2013

Rainbow Rowell’s second novel explores a subculture that has been increasingly in the public eye of late: fandom. The novel relates the story of a Fangirl’s (St. Martin’s Griffin, $18.99) first year of college. This isn’t just any fan, though; Cath is the author of one of the most popular pieces of fan fiction set in the universe of Simon Snow (a stand-in for Harry Potter), and her fannish activities are central to her understanding of herself and her relationship with her twin sister. Her first year of college is anything but easy as she finds herself struggling to reconcile the trials of academia with her love for all things Simon Snow. Rowell deftly explores her heroine’s inner turmoil; Cath’s social anxiety is so relatable that any reader will identify with and root for her.  Ages 14 and up.  ENR
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ISBN: 9781250030955
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 10th, 2013

Mister Max, (Knopf, $16.99), otherwise known as Max Starling, is in trouble: his parents have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. At twelve years old, Max must begin to fend for himself in while simultaneously attempting to discover his parents’ whereabouts. Having grown up in the theater scene of early twentieth-century England, he has a surprisingly useful set of tools to help him in these endeavors. Cynthia Voigt introduces us to charming and likeable characters, describing them in a spritely way that creates a delightful atmosphere amid the mystery. Iacopo Bruno’s illustrations, scattered throughout the novel, enhance the book’s allure.  Ages 8-12. ENR
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By Cynthia Voigt, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780307976819
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2013