Princess Magnolia does everything that a princess should. She sleeps in a tower, wears glass slippers, and serves tea to her esteemed guests, but Princess Magnolia has a secret. While entertaining Duchess Wigtower, the Princess’s glitter stone monster alarm goes off and she must become The Princess in Black (Candlewick, $14.99). Since princesses don’t wear black, no one suspects Magnolia’s secret identity, thus allowing her to fight monsters with her signature “twinkle twinkle little SMASH” move. Beloved author Shannon Hale and husband Dean Hale prove that princesses as well as other little girls don’t fit in any box and illustrator LeUyen Pham brings Magnolia’s story to life. This is truly a read for the whole family.  Ages 5-8. ARW

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By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780763665104
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Candlewick - October 14th, 2014

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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$17.99
ISBN: 9780544340008
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 7th, 2014

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