Gabriel Finley is a twelve-year-old boy with a penchant for riddles. They remind him of the word games he used to play with his father, who disappeared three years ago. In George Hagen’s Gabriel Finley & the Raven’s Riddle (Schwartz & Wade, $16.99), he starts to learn the story behind that disappearance—he and his family are caught up in a long battle against evil, stretching back to Odin and his two ravens, Munnin and Huginn. Gabriel meets some curious allies on his search for answers, including a raven. It’s a good thing, too, because Gabriel’s going to need all the help he can get to save the world from his evil uncle Corax.  Ages 9-12. SB

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780385371032
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Schwartz & Wade - August 26th, 2014

The Family Fletcher is a wild crowd, and you don’t want to miss their story. In The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher (Delacorte, $15.99) Sam, Eli, Jax, and Frog are facing a new school year full of big decisions. To be or not to be a thespian? How do you deal with a new neighbor who isn’t very neighborly? With the help of their dads—and the funny and wise notes they leave on the fridge—the Fletcher boys find the answers to these questions and more, growing along the way. Dana Alison Levy’s  expert balancing act celebrates the energy of childhood and how parents manage to keep up.  Ages 9-12. SB

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ISBN: 9780385376525
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - July 22nd, 2014

The smugglers who frequent Milo’s parents’ inn usually give his family Christmastime off, but not this holiday season. In Kate Milford’s Greenglass House (Clarion, $17.99), Milo tries to figure out what has brought not one, not two, but five strangers to his home. In the process, he confronts his insecurities about being adopted, learns more about the history of his house, and makes friends with a ghost. This tale will warm readers with its wise meditations on family, friendship, and the feeling of belonging.  Ages 11-14. SB

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By Kate Milford, Jaime Zollars (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544052703
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Published: Clarion Books - August 26th, 2014

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