November 23, 2017

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Fiction Series Update: November 2012

The books listed below are the latest installments in ongoing fiction series that are well-known to most of our readers. We assume that purchase will be based on the popularity of previous titles. This month’s titles include paranormal romances, fast-paced mysteries, laugh-out-loud middle grade books, and more.—Mahnaz Dar

Elementary and Middle School

BASYE, Dale E. Precocia: The Sixth Circle of Heck. Bk. 6. illus. by Bob Dob. 464p. Random. Feb. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-375-86835-1; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-375-96835-8; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-89885-3 . Gr 6-8

BLADE, Adam. Call to War. Bk. 3. 176p. (The Chronicles of Avantia Series). Scholastic. 2012. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-545-36156-9. LC 2012017288. Gr 5-7

BORGENICHT, David & Alexander Lurie. Deadly Seas: You Decide How to Survive. illus. by Yancey Labat. 208p. (The Worst-Case Scenario: Ultimate Adventure Series). Chronicle. Nov. 2012. RTE $12.99. ISBN 978-1-4521-0917-6. Gr 4-7

CHICK, Bryan. Traps and Specters. Bk. 4. 308p. (The Secret Zoo Series). HarperCollins/Greenwillow. 2012. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-219222-6; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-219224-0. LC 2012018010. Gr 4-6

DAVIES, Jacqueline. The Candy Smash. Bk. 4. 240p. (The Lemonade War Series). Houghton Harcourt. Jan. 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-544-02208-9; ebook $15.99. ISBN 978-0-544-03567-6.
Gr 3-5

GIFF, Patricia Reilly. Sky High. Bk. 7. illus. by Alasdair Bright. 68p. (Zigzag Kids Series). Random/Wendy Lamb Bks. 2012. Tr $12.99. ISBN 978-0-385-74274-0; PLB $15.99. ISBN 978-0-375-99074-8; pap. $4.99. ISBN 978-0-307-97701-4; ebook $4.99. ISBN 978-0-307-97702-1. LC 2011049999. Gr 2-4

HARPER, Charise Mericle. Just Grace, Star on Stage. illus. by author. 208p. (Just Grace Series). Houghton Harcourt. 2012. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-547-63412-8; ebook $15.99. ISBN 978-0-547-63413-5. Gr 2-4

HUNTER, Erin. Yellowfang’s Secret. Bk. 5. 528p. (Warriors: Super Edition Series). HarperCollins/Harper. 2012. Tr $18.99. ISBN 978-0-06-208214-5; ebook $11.99. ISBN 978-0-06-208217-6. LC 2012019087. Gr 4-6

KIRBY, Stan. Captain Awesome Takes a Dive. Bk. 4. ISBN 978-1-4424-4203-0; ISBN 978-1-4424-4202-3; ISBN 978-1-4424-4204-7. LC 2011023401.
––––. Captain Awesome, Soccer Star. Bk. 5. ISBN 978-1-4424-4332-7; ISBN 978-1-4424-4331-0; ISBN 978-1-4424-4334-4. LC 2011023402.
––––. Captain Awesome Saves the Winter Wonderland. Bk. 6. ISBN 978-1-4424-4335-8; ISBN 978-1-4424-4335-8; ISBN 978-1-4424-4336-5. LC 2011028700.
ea vol: illus. by George O’Connor. 128p. (Captain Awesome Series). S & S/Little Simon. 2012. Tr $14.99. pap. $4.99. ebook $5.99 Gr 1-3

LANE, Andrew. Black Ice. Bk. 3. 278p. (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins Series). Farrar. Jan. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-374-38769-3. Gr 6-9

LYGA, Barry. Yesterday Again. 352p. (Archvillain Series). Scholastic. 2012. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-19654-3; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-52032-4. LC 2012014423. Gr 5-7 MCDONALD,

Megan. Judy Moody’s Mini Mysteries and Other Sneaky Stuff for Super-Sleuths. illus. by Peter H. Reynolds. 128p. (Judy Moody Series). Candlewick. 2012. pap. $4.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5941-7; ebook $4.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6199-1. Gr 2-4

MCMANN, Lisa. The Trap Door. Bk. 3. 192p. (Infinity Ring Series). Scholastic. Feb. 2013. Tr $12.99. ISBN 978-0-545-38698-2; ebook $12.99. ISBN 978-0-545-48457-2. Gr 4-6

MUCHAMORE, Robert. Divine Madness. Bk. 5. 384p. (Cherub Series). S & S/Pulse. 2012. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4169-9944-7. LC 2006922520. Gr 6-9

PARK, Linda Sue. Trust No One. Bk. 5. 192p. (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Series). Scholastic. Dec. 2012. RTE $12.99. ISBN 978-0-545-29843-8. LC 2012939109. Gr 3-6

PEACOCK, Shane. Becoming Holmes. Bk. 6. 244p. (The Boy Sherlock Holmes Series). Tundra. 2012. Tr $17.95. ISBN 978-1-77049-232-5; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-1-77049-291-2. LC 2011938781.
Gr 5-9

PEIRCE, Lincoln. Big Nate Makes the Grade. illus. by author. 224p. (Big Nate Series). Andrews McMeel. 2012. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4494-2566-1. LC 2012936748. Gr 3-6

RUSSELL, Rachel Renée. Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know It All. Bk. 5. illus. by author. 322p. (Dork Diaries Series). S & S/Aladdin. 2012. Tr $13.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4961-9; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4962-6. Gr 5-8

SIMON, Coco. Mia’s Boiling Point. Bk. 10. 144p. (Cupcake Diaries Series). S & S/Spotlight. 2012. pap. $5.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5396-8; ebook $5.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5397-5. Gr 3-5

SYLVESTER, Kevin. Neil Flambé and the Tokyo Treasure. Bk. 4. illus. by author. 352p. (The Neil Flambé Capers Series). S & S. 2012. Tr $12.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4288-7; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4298-6. Gr 5-8

VAN DRAANEN, Wendelin. Sammy Keyes and the Showdown in Sin City. illus. by Dan Yaccarino. 270p. Knopf. 2012. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-375-87053-8; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-375-97053-5; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-307-97408-2. Gr 5-8

VERNON, Ursula. Nightmare of the Iguana. Bk. 8. illus. by author. 208p. (Dragonbreath Series). Dial. Jan. 2013. Tr $12.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3846-1. LC 2012010861. Gr 2-4

High School

ALEGRÍA, Malín. Falling Too Fast. Bk. 3. 2012. ISBN 978-0-545-40242-2.
––––. No Second Chances. Bk. 4. Nov. 2012. ISBN 978-0-545-40243-9.
ea vol: 192p. (Border Town Series). Scholastic/Point. pap. $5.99. Gr 7 Up

CAST, P.C. & Kristin Cast. Hidden. Bk. 10. 302p. (House of Night Series). St. Martin’s/Griffin. 2012. Tr $18.99. ISBN 978-0-312-59442-8; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-250-01415-3. Gr 10 Up

GARCIA, Kami & Margaret Stohl. Beautiful Redemption. Bk. 4. 464p. (Beautiful Creatures Series). Little, Brown. 2012. Tr $18.99. ISBN 978-0-316-12353-2; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-316-21460-5. LC 2012022870. Gr 7 Up

HOFFMAN, Mary. City of Swords. 356p. (Stravaganza Series). Bloomsbury. 2012. Tr $18.99. ISBN 978-1-59990-842-7. LC 2011045197. Gr 7 Up

JAMES, Ellie. Fragile Darkness. 338p. (Midnight Dragonfly Series). St. Martin’s/Griffin. Nov. 2012. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-0-312-64704-9; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-250-01823-6. Gr 9 Up

JONES, Carrie. Endure. Bk. 4. 262p. Bloomsbury. 2012. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-59990-554-9. Gr 7 Up

LYNCH, Chris. Casualties of War. Bk. 4. 192p. (Vietnam Series). Scholastic. Jan. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-27023-6. Gr 7 Up

OLIVER, Lauren. Requiem. 400p. HarperCollins/Harper. Mar. 2013. Tr $18.99. ISBN 978-0-06-201453-5; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-220296-3. Gr 8 Up The final book in the trilogy that began with Delirium and Pandemonium.

REED, Jaime. Fading Amber. Bk. 3. 312p. (The Cambion Chronicles). Dafina. Jan. 2013. pap. $9.95. ISBN 978-0-7582-6926-3. Gr 8 Up

REVIS, Beth. Shades of Earth. Bk. 3. 370p. (Across the Universe Trilogy). Penguin/Razorbill. Jan. 2013. Tr $18.99. ISBN 978-1-59514-399-0. Gr 10 Up

Mahnaz Dar About Mahnaz Dar

Mahnaz Dar (mdar@mediasourceinc.com) is Assistant Managing Editor for Library Journal and School Library Journal and can be found on Twitter @DibblyFresh.

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