Peace Warriors - Andrea Davis Pinkney

From civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first woman elected to lead an African country, Peace Warriors (Scholastic, $6.99) have inspired millions around the world. In one small volume, Andrea Davis Pinkney introduces young scholars to six men and women who dedicated their lives to nonviolence and social justice. Her clear, accessible accounts include details about childhood, family life, and the many challenges each individual faced. Full-color photographs, a timeline, glossary, and bibliography complement this fine introduction to biography and research. Ages 10-12. MAG
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ISBN: 9780545518574
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - July 30th, 2013

Midwinterblood - Marcus Sedgwick

Like the painting by Carl Larsson that inspired the novel, Midwinter Blood (Roaring Brook, $17.99) is dark and haunting. Seven interconnected stories explore the devotion and sacrifices of two lovers who first meet in the year 2073. Each subsequent story moves further back in time, covering a period from 2011 to the tenth century and finally to an unknown era. The two lovers appear in each vignette, but their relationship to each other always changes and is reflective of a life they might have lived. Marcus Sedgwick‘s unsettling but exquisitely conceived novel has the depth and complexity that will satisfy even the most discerning reader. Ages 15 and up. MAG

The Mysterious Woods of Whistle Root - Christopher Pennell, Rebecca Bond

An evil force is devastating The Mysterious Woods of Whistle Root (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99), where owls once danced in the moonlight to music played by rats. Orphaned eleven-year-old Carly, who is unable to sleep at night, discovers this strange forest when she meets Lewis, one of the surviving, fiddle-playing rats. Carly must save the rats and the Whistle Root tree. In her quest, she will find friendship and discover her rightful place in the woods. Christopher Pennell’s lyrical writing makes for an exceptional read-aloud; elegantly detailed illustrations by Rebecca Bond make the book a feast for the eye as well as the ear. Ages 10-12. MAG