Neither Rose’s dad nor her teachers understand the challenges this bright girl faces due to her obsessive behaviors. Rose makes sense of her world by collecting homonyms and prime numbers, and rigidly adhering to rules. Because of her struggles, Rose is quite lonely—apart from time spent with her empathetic uncle—until her dad brings home a stray dog. In keeping with her love of homonyms, Rose names the dog, Rain Reign (Feiwel & Friends, $16.99). When Rain goes missing after a storm, Rose’s ability to be flexible and her sense of fairness are tested. Newbery Honor award winner Ann M. Martin’s incisive, heartrending story of a resilient girl is ultimately one of hope.  Ages 9-12. MAG

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780312643003
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 7th, 2014

In a profoundly moving memoir, multi-award winning author Jacqueline Woodson reflects on her childhood, living both in South Carolina and New York during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Laden with stories of life with a loving family and pierced by the realities of the time, this is the journey of a Brown Girl Dreaming (Nancy Paulsen, $16.99) as she discovers her voice as a writer. This beautiful reflection told through stirring verse is complemented with a family tree, pictures, and notes from the author, and is handsomely crafted with deckled pages. It is a tour de force—not to be missed.  Ages 10 and up. MAG

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ISBN: 9780399252518
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2014

With dramatic, visual story-telling and bilingual text, Pura Belpre author and artist Yuyi Morales pays tribute to the inimitable Frida Kahlo. Morales uses posed puppets and acrylic paintings to portray Kahlo across double-page spreads. Different perspectives on Morales’s art, photographed by Tim O’Meara, accentuate the extraordinary nature and experiences of the artist. This introduction for elementary age children includes a personal summary of Kahlo’s life by Morales, whose own development as an artist was influenced by Kahlo. Share Viva Frida (Roaring Brook, $17.99) with all who extol art.  Ages 7-10. MAG

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ISBN: 9781596436039
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 2nd, 2014

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