My Pet Human - Yasmine Surovec

When an independent cat boasts that he likes living alone, his animal friends are skeptical—and they’re right to be. The cat’s tune changes when he meets a little girl who has just moved into the neighborhood. She shares her tuna mac and cheese. She gives him backrubs and boxes to play in. She even gives him olives. Eventually, the cat realizes that his human is desperately sad because she doesn’t have any human friends. He wants to help her, but the animal control officer is on patrol. Will he risk his freedom for her sake? Yasmine Surovec lovingly authors and illustrates My Pet Human (Roaring Brook, $12.99), a clever portrayal of what just might be rattling through the minds of our companion animals. Ages 6-10

The Astounding Broccoli Boy - Frank Cottrell Boyce

Rory Rooney’s favorite book is Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared, and he has trained himself to be ready for any emergency. He even knows what to do when Tommy-Lee Kominsky, aka Grim Kominsky, throws him out of the back of the school bus, which is a daily occurrence. When Rory and Tommy end up turning green and are stuck in an experimental hospital ward, however, true heroism is needed. The Astounding Broccoli Boy (Walden Pond, $16.99) tells what happens when Rory starts living the life for which he has prepared. From Frank Cottrell Boyce, the award-winning author of Millions and Cosmic, comes this charming and hilarious tale. It might not be easy being green, but Rory embodies the edict from the first chapter’s title: “A superhero can be locked up, but his spirit can never be imprisoned!” Ages 8-12

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ISBN: 9780062400178
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Walden Pond Press - September 8th, 2015

The Accident Season - Moira Fowley-Doyle

Every October, tragedy strikes in Cara’s family. They have suffered numerous injuries as well as deaths—all during The Accident Season (Kathy Dawson, $17.99). Now that the tenth month of this year has arrived, Cara and her sister, ex-stepbrother, and best friend are once again in danger. Precautions must be taken: Mom has them wear an extra layer of gloves, and she bubble-wraps all the hard edges in the house. The knives are locked away and the gas is turned off. Meanwhile, the teens ask themselves about their friend Elsie, why she has disappeared from school, and what she has to do with this accident season. Moïra Fowley-Doyle combines the mystical with the paranormal to thrilling effect in her young adult debut. Ages 14-17