JUSTIN CASE: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters (Feiwel & Friends, $16.99) is the diary of a likeable, meticulous third grader named Justin. For Justin, homework is torture, but even more difficult is the task of deciphering what type of behavior merits one of his teacher’s superstar stickers. Matthew Cordell’s line art reinforces the humor and captures the mood of Rachel Vail’s funny, believable story of a worrier as he navigates the perils and pleasures of third grade. Ages 8-10. MAG
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By Rachel Vail, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780312532901
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 27th, 2010

Lennie is overcome with grief when her older sister, Bailey, dies suddenly. Lennie refuses to change anything in the room the sisters shared. At school, she abandons the clarinet. She writes poems and leaves them behind wherever she goes. Lennie finds comfort in sharing her sorrow with Bailey’s boyfriend, Toby, but their need for each other turns in a direction Lennie never anticipated. In the midst of all this confusion, her new friend Joe is a joyous relief, and when she is with him THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE (Dial, $17.99). Jandy Nelson laces this sexy novel with humor, compassion, and characters who will steal your heart. Ages 14 and up. MAG
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ISBN: 9780803734951
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Published: Dial Books - March 9th, 2010

NUM8ERS (Chicken House, $17.99) always appear when fifteen-year-old Jem looks at someone. What her drug-addicted mother dies, Jem realizes that the numbers represent a person’s date of death. Horrified by this knowledge, Jem, now in foster care, vows that her life will be one of isolation. Her resolve is challenged when she develops a friendship with restless, mouthy Spider and, despite her wariness and awareness that his death is imminent, finds herself falling in love. Rachel Ward’s gritty thriller explores the life of an outsider struggling to make it in an unforgiving world. Ages 14-18. MAG
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ISBN: 9780545142991
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Published: Chicken House - February 1st, 2010