In Marcus Sedgwick’s unique thriller, She is Not Invisible (Roaring Brook, $16.99), Laurenth is sure that her father is missing, even if the rest of her family isn’t convinced. He’s taken off for New York City to research his newest novel, and back home in England, Laurenth starts to gather evidence about his disappearance and put the pieces together. Something has gone horribly wrong. With the help of her 7-year-old brother, Laurenth hops a plane to New York, hoping to rescue her dad, who may be on the brink of insanity. For any 16-year-old, entering an unfamiliar city on a high-stakes adventure is scary enough. For Laurenth, everything is twice as risky because she’s blind.  Ages 12-17. ARW

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ISBN: 9781596438019
Availability: Out of Print in This Format
Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 22nd, 2014

It is 1943 in Copenhagen, and Annemarie’s life is simple. She enjoys playing with her closest friend, Ellen, and has the same troubles as any other ten-year-old girl. Then one day Nazi soldiers stop and question her and Ellen on the street. Annemarie notices that families are disappearing and suddenly, her dear friend Ellen, a Jew, is caught in the midst of the trouble. Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17.99), has been reissued in a gorgeous 25th-anniversary edition. Its introduction of the Holocaust to young readers in an appropriate, yet heart-wrenching, way is as relevant today as it was when it was first printed.  Ages 9-12. ARW

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ISBN: 9780544340008
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 7th, 2014

When you look at the world just the right way, Everything is a Poem (Creative Editions, $24.99). Poet J. Patrick Lewis teams up with illustrator Maria Cristina Pritelli to show readers that the key is recognizing the beauty in little things. Lewis delivers humor, action, and even peace to the youngest readers of and listeners to poetry, writing about everything from animals and sports to epitaphs and postcards.  Ages 6-10. ARW

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ISBN: 9781568462400
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Creative Editions - August 19th, 2014