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Grades 5 & Up | June 2013

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Book CoversSchool Library Journal starred reviews BEATY, Andrea. Dorko the Magnificent. illus. by Nathan Hale. 214p. Abrams/Amulet. 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-4197-0638-7. LC 2012045674.

Gr 4-6–Fifth grade has been tough for Robbie Darko, an aspiring illusionist who can’t perform even the simplest trick without accidentally setting things on fire. His dad constantly travels for work, his mom tries to help make ends meet with a demanding new job, his teachers are fed up with his havoc-wreaking magic tricks, and his little brother is a huge pain. To make matters worse, Robbie is asked to give up his bedroom to eccentric and unrelentingly cantankerous Grandma Melvyn (actually, his great-great-aunt). Robbie eventually learns that Grandma Melvyn was once a celebrated magician. With the help of his affable friend Cat, he slowly earns Grandma’s approval and, ultimately, her trust and affection. She not only coaches Robbie in showmanship and sleight of hand, but she also guides him down the path to self-confidence and self-discipline. Robbie’s maturation is ultimately tested when Grandma Melvyn makes a final trip to the hospital. Beaty develops well-rounded main and supporting characters with genuine flaws and emotions, skillfully building their relationships. Though the protagonist’s flashback narration occasionally meanders, it has an authentic middle-grade voice that will have readers laughing out loud. The moments where Robbie takes responsibility for his mistakes and shows vulnerability will serve as positive examples for young audiences. Satisfying and enjoyable, Dorko will engage reluctant and voracious readers alike.–Elly Schook, Jamieson Elementary School, Chicago

School Library Journal starred reviews BLACK, Holly. Doll Bones. illus. by Eliza Wheeler. 256p. S & S/McElderry. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4169-6398-1; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-7487-1. LC 2012018299.

Gr 4-7–At 12 years old, lifelong friends Zach, Poppy, and Alice are ferociously clinging to their childhoods. Using old Barbies, pirate action figures, dolls from Good Will, and their imaginations, they have created an exciting world of characters in an elaborate game. Figuring heavily in their plotline is the Queen, an antique doll of bone china that belongs to Poppy’s mother and is strictly off-limits to the kids. She’s also incredibly creepy. When Zach’s dad throws away his action figures, the boy is so devastated that he ends the game abruptly, leaving the girls hurt and confused. Shortly thereafter, Poppy reveals that the Queen is made of the bones of a dead girl named Eleanor who has been communicating with her at night. The doll appears to be filled with Eleanor’s ashes, and she has promised Poppy that she will make their lives miserable if they don’t journey to Ohio, find her grave, and bury her properly. After much persuading, Zach and Alice agree to the journey. The Queen gets scarier and scarier as unexplained events begin to occur along the way. Black has created protagonists who readers will care about, and amusing secondary characters, like a pink-haired librarian and a crazy bus passenger who seems to be able to see Eleanor. This novel is a chilling ghost story, a gripping adventure, and a heartwarming look at the often-painful pull of adulthood. Black-and-white illustrations actually tone down the scare factor a little, making this a perfect starter story for budding horror fans.–Mandy Laferriere, Fowler Middle School, Frisco, TX

School Library Journal starred reviews GOODMAN, Shawn. Kindness for Weakness. 272p. Delacorte. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-385-74324-2; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-375-99102-8; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-307-98207-0.

Gr 8 Up–In this gut-wrenching narrative of loneliness and anger, disillusion and hope, 15-year-old James desperately wants to reconnect with his estranged older brother, Louis, and agrees to deliver drugs to several clients. When he is arrested, he is abandoned by Louis and sent to a juvenile detention facility where intimidation, abuse, and violence among guards and inmates are daily occurrences. As James struggles to find his own voice and reconcile his feelings about his negligent brother and mother, he begins to realize that everyone can make choices about how they live and treat others. James is comforted by letters from a favorite English teacher, reading Jack London’s The Sea Wolf, and the encouragement of a guard who teaches him to lift weights. In a climactic confrontation, he sheds his passive demeanor and attacks a cruel guard who is relentlessly punishing a gay inmate friend. In retaliation, James is brutally beaten by two guards. The unexpected intervention of a staff nurse brings paramedics who airlift James to a hospital and to a “second chance.” Despite the harsh, stark circumstances of his broken home and the upstate New York detention center, James becomes more than a survivor. His nonaggressive disposition provokes contempt but enables him to see more clearly vulnerabilities and injustices around him. Like Shavonne in Goodman’sSomething Like Hope (Delacorte, 2010), James must set his own course in life and find supportive adults. Gripping action, gritty dialogue, vivid characters, and palpable tension permeate the brief chapters of James‘s powerful, honest, compelling narrative.–Gerry Larson, formerly at Durham School of the Arts, NC

School Library Journal starred reviews KADOHATA, Cynthia. The Thing About Luck. illus. by Julia Kuo. 288p. S & S/Atheneum. June 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4169-1882-0; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-7467-3. LC 2012021287.

Gr 5-8–Fans of Kadohata’s Kira-Kira (S & S, 2004) will welcome this similarly gentle, character-driven exploration of familial bonds, this time set in the contemporary Midwest. With their parents called away to care for relatives in Japan, 12-year-old Summer and her younger brother, Jaz, accompany their grandparents, performing the grueling work that comes with the harvest season. In her likable voice, Summer observes the varying excitement, tedium, and challenges of harvesting wheat, sprinkling her narration with casual turns of phrase such as “OMG” and “epic fail” that will endear her to readers. Strong family ties suffuse this novel with a tremendous amount of heart. Though Summer’s brother has been diagnosed with a number of disorders, she prefers to think of him as simply “intense,” and, like most siblings, is alternately protective of and annoyed by his idiosyncrasies. Her grandparents, comically strict Obaachan and kindly Jiichan, bring warmth and humor with their cultural and generational differences. Kadohata expertly captures the uncertainties of the tween years as Summer navigates the balance of childlike concerns with the onset of increasingly grown-up responsibilities. She ponders the fragility of life after a brush with death from malaria, experiences newfound yearnings upon becoming preoccupied with a boy, and bravely steps up to save the day when her grandfather falls ill. The book’s leisurely pace and extensive information about grain harvesting require some amount of patience from readers, but their investment will be rewarded by Summer’s satisfying journey to self-actualization.–Allison Tran, Mission Viejo Library, CA

School Library Journal starred reviews LEE, Jenny. Elvis and the Underdogs. illus. by Kelly Light. 304p. HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-223554-1; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-06-223577-0. LC 2012028329.

Gr 4-6–Ten-year-old Benji has always felt like a misfit. He is small and has health concerns that include fainting in stressful situations. He has also become the favorite target of the class bully. When he suffers a seizure at school and ends up in the hospital, his only alternative to wearing a protective helmet is to get a therapy dog, to which his mother reluctantly agrees. However, Parker Elvis Pembroke IV, a Newfoundland, is not just a therapy dog; he is a talking dog whom only Benji can hear. With his arrival, Benji’s life starts to change dramatically for the better. This lighthearted, enjoyable read features a variety of young people dealing with issues such as a pushy father and an overprotective mother. With the help of a wise and self-possessed pup, three “underdogs” become friends as they share some adventures, and the story has enough twists along the way to keep children interested.–Carol Schene, formerly at Taunton Public Schools, MA

School Library Journal starred reviews MCNEAL, Tom. Far Far Away. 370p. Knopf. June 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-375-84972-5; PLB $20.99. ISBN 978-0-375-94972-2; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-89698-9. LC 2012020603.

Gr 6 Up–McNeal spins a tale fluctuating from whimsy to macabre in such a beguiling voice that–like Hansel and Gretel–readers won’t realize they’re enmeshed in his dangerous seduction until it’s too late. The book is narrated by the ghost of Jacob Grimm (yes, that one), unhappily caught in the Zwischenraum (a plane of existence between life and death). For now, he is the nearly constant companion of Jeremy Johnson Johnson, who can hear Grimm’s voice when he presses a finger to his right temple. He’s also heard the voices of his dying mother and grandfather. This ability has made him an object of derision for many in his little town, though–thrillingly–not to the electrifyingly vibrant Ginger Boultinghouse, who is more than happy to lure Jeremy into more trouble than he’s ever encountered. Grimm tries to be the voice of reason–to keep Jeremy safe–but few things are as they initially seem in the town of Never Better and it’s difficult to know the difference between hazard and opportunity. It’s also hard to know the good folk from the bad and that’s because so many of McNeal’s characters are complex and have conflicted motivations. When is a bully not so bad? Where’s the line between justifiable grief and parental neglect? Can an older man love a teenager in a way that’s not creepy? How do stories nourish us? At what point do they stifle us? All these questions, and many more, are raised in this folklore-inflected, adventurous, romantic fantasy. Whether readers connect more deeply with the suspense, the magical elements, or the gloriously improbable love story, they will come away with a lingering taste of enchantment.–Miriam Lang Budin, Chappaqua Library, NY

School Library Journal starred reviews WILLIAMS-GARCIA, Rita. P.S. Be Eleven. 288p. HarperCollins/Amistad. June 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-193862-7; PLB $17.89. ISBN 978-0-06-193863-4; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-220850-7.

Gr 4-7–After their life-changing summer in Oakland with their poet-activist mother, related in One Crazy Summer (HarperCollins, 2010), sisters Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern find it difficult to readjust to life in Brooklyn. In addition to their grandmother’s strict expectations, the girls must navigate the return of their uncle from Vietnam, their father’s new romantic relationship, and their own uncontrollable love for the Jackson Five. Delphine finds some solace in corresponding with her mother, who reminds her not to take on too much or try to grow up too fast; instead she should remember to be 11. But each adult in Delphine’s life has a different idea of what that means. Over the course of the book, Delphine strives to balance these conflicting perspectives and to articulate her own beliefs. From the very start of the story, her well-realized voice pulls readers into her rapidly changing world. Williams-Garcia ably integrates historical information with Delphine’s story. Even secondary characters are complex and her nuanced understanding of the 1960s brings the setting to life. P.S. Be Eleven is a must-read for fans of the first bookbut it can also stand alone as an engrossing novel that will leave readers pondering important issues of race, gender, and identity.–Gesse Stark-Smith, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR

School Library Journal starred reviews WINTERS, Cat. In the Shadow of Blackbirds. 388p. photos. Abrams/Amulet. 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-4197-0530-4. LC 2012039262.

Gr 8 Up–The year is 1918. World War I is killing millions of boys abroad, and the flu pandemic is killing millions of Americans at home. People are increasingly desperate, looking to Spiritualism and folk remedies to help them speak to dead loved ones and survive the flu. After her father is jailed for anti-Americanism, Mary Shelley Black, 16, must go live with her aunt in San Diego. There she is confronted with memories of her first love, Stephen, who is away at war. She is also forced to face Julius, Stephen’s bully of an older brother who is making a fortune as a “Spiritualist Photographer,” a photographer who can capture ghosts in images. She also meets Mr. Darning, a man with a broken heart who is trying to prove that Julius is a fake. After Mary Shelley learns of Stephen’s “heroic” death, she is visited by his suffering ghost. His spirit is delusional and scared, and Mary Shelley suspects there is a terrible reason he’s not at rest. Did Stephen really die on the frontline? How are Julius and Mr. Darning involved? Winters deftly combines mystery, ghost story, historical fiction, and romance. The character development is not deep, but the excellent pacing and deliciously creepy descriptions of Spiritualism more than make up for it; the story and setting are atmospheric and eerie. Black-and-white photos are scattered throughout the book, giving context to the time period.–Laura Lutz, Pratt Institute, New York City

School Library Journal starred reviews KENNEDY, Caroline, sel. Poems to Learn by Heart. illus. by Jon J. Muth. 192p. index. Hyperion/Disney.2013. Tr $19.99. ISBN 978-1-4231-0805-4.

Gr 5 Up–Poetry is surely a many splendored thing in this richly conceived compendium of poets and ideas. Using the handsome format of A Family of Poems (Hyperion, 2005), Kennedy and Muth gather and depict a broader, more complex array of poems, inviting the enjoyment of varied readers and audiences. Kennedy’s introductory comments on the value of memorizing poetry note the growing popularity of poetry recitation in festivals, slams, and other competitive events. A major emphasis throughout the book, in introductions to the topical sections and the wide-ranging choice of poems, is the deep pleasure poetry provides its readers, reciters, and writers. Some of the topics–family, school, nonsense poems, fairies, and ogres–suggest children as readers, and some poems are old childhood favorites. All of the sections have many sophisticated selections, however, and there’s a section of war poems that includes Martin Niemoller’s “First They Came for the Jews,” along with much older pieces. Passages from The Metamorphoses and the Bible, along with “Baby Ate a Microchip” and “The Cremation of Sam McGee,” are among the many choices made by Kennedy and her teenage partners from New York City schools. Muth’s watercolor paintings stretch widely, too, in small sketches on white pages, broad comic scenes, and lovely views on softly washed backgrounds. The cover picture of two young children, one with fairy wings, facing a forest dotted with flashing bits of light, lends a rather false cue. Families and teachers will find enjoyable bits to share, and older children, teens, and adults will find much to savor in this fine tribute to the powers of poetry.–Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston


The following titles are reviewed in the June print issue. Visit Book Verdict for the full reviews.

Fiction

ABRAHAMS, Peter. Giving to the Poor. 304p. (The Outlaws of Sherwood Street Series). Philomel. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-399-25503-8.

ALLEN, Crystal. The Laura Line. 328p. HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-199274-2. LC 2012022165.

ARNETT, Mindee. The Nightmare Affair. Bk. 1. 368p. (Arkwell Academy Series). Tor. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-7653-3333-9; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4668-0067-0.

ASKEW, Kim & Amy Helmes. Tempestuous. 224p. (Twisted Lit Series). Merit. 2012. Tr $17.95. ISBN 978-1-4405-5264-9; ebook $17.95. ISBN 978-1-4405-5265-6.

BAILEY, Kristin. Legacy of the Clockwork Key. Bk. 1. 404p. (The Secret Order Series). S & S/Simon Pulse.2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4026-5; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4028-9.

BALOG, Cyn. Dead River. 256p. Delacorte. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-385-74158-3; PLB $20.99. ISBN 978-0-375-99012-0; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-98578-2.

BANASH, Jennifer. White Lines. 288p. Putnam. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-399-25788-9. LC 2012008725.

BERNE, Emma Carlson. Under Pressure. 104p. (Counterattack Series). Darby Creek. 2013. Tr $27.93. ISBN 978-1-4677-0303-1; pap. $7.95. ISBN 978-1-4677-0718-3; ebook $20.95. ISBN 978-1-4677-0958-3.

BERRY, Nina. Othermoon. Bk. 2. 310p. (Otherkin Series). Kensington/KTeen. 2013. pap. $9.95. ISBN 978-0-7582-7693-3.

BLACKCRANE, Gerelchimeg. Black Flame. tr. from Chinese by Anna Holmwood. 240p. Groundwood. 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-55498-135-9; ebook $12.95. ISBN 978-1-55498-364-3.

BOUDREAU, Hélène. Real Mermaids Don’t Need High Heels. 240p. Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky. 2013. pap. $6.99. ISBN 978-1-4022-6458-0; ebook $6.99. ISBN 978-1-4022-6459-7.

BOYCE, Frank Cottrell. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time. illus. by Joe Berger. 240p.Candlewick. 2013. RTE $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5982-0.

BRADLEY, Timothy J. Infestation. 177p. illus. Scholastic. 2013. pap. $5.99. ISBN 978-0-545-45904-4; ebook $5.99. ISBN 978-0-545-52076-8.

BROWN, Jennifer. Thousand Words. 288p. Little, Brown. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-316-20972-4; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-316-20971-7.

BUKIET, Melvin Jules. Undertown. 304p. Abrams/Amulet. 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-4197-0589-2. LC 2012039246.

BURSTEIN, Lisa. Dear Cassie. 308p. Entangled Teen. 2013. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-1-62061-254-5.

BURT, Marissa. Story’s End. 368p. HarperCollins/Harper. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-202054-3; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-220302-1. LC 2012011519.

CATERER, Claire M. The Key & the Flame. 468p. S & S/McElderry. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5741-6; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5743-0. LC 2012012658.

CHAMBERLAIN, Adrian. FaceSpace. 114p. ISBN 978-1-4598-0151-6; ISBN 978-1-4598-0150-9; ISBN 978-1-4598-0153-0.

SPAFFORD-FITZ, Karen. Vanish. 128p. ISBN 978-1-4598-0349-7; ISBN 978-1-4598-0355-8; ISBN 978-1-4598-0351-0.
ea vol: (Orca Currents Series). Orca. 2013. RTE $16.95; pap. $9.95; ebook $7.99.

CHAPMAN, Clay McLeod. Homeroom Headhunters. Bk. 1. 304p. (The Tribe Series). Hyperion/Disney. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4231-5221-7. LC 2012023957.

CHARBONNEAU, Joelle. The Testing. Bk. 1. 336p. (The Testing Series). Houghton Harcourt. June 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-547-95910-8. LC 2012018090.

CHILD, Lauren. Ruby Redfort Take Your Last Breath. illus. by author. 412p. Candlewick. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5468-9; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6357-5.

CHOLDENKO, Gennifer. Al Capone Does My Homework. 224p. (A Tale from Alcatraz). Dial. Aug. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3472-2.

CLARK, Henry. What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World. illus. by Jeremy Holmes. 355p.Little, Brown. July 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-316-20666-2; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-316-20667-9.

CREMER, Andrea & David Levithan. Invisibility. 258p. Philomel. 2013. Tr $18.99. ISBN 978-0-399-25760-5.LC 2012024514.

CREWE, Megan. The Lives We Lost. Bk. 2. 276p. (The Fallen World Series). Hyperion/Disney. 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4231-4617-9. LC 2012032510.

CROSSAN, Sarah. The Weight of Water. 212p. glossary. Bloomsbury. July 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-59990-967-7.

DIONNE, Erin. Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking: A 14 Day Mystery. 256p. Dial. July 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3871-3. LC 2012022306.

ELLIS, Kathryn. Home in Time for Dinner. 192p. Red Deer. 2012. pap. $12.95. ISBN 978-0-88995-477-9.

ELSTON, Ashley. The Rules for Disappearing. 320p. Hyperion/Disney. 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4231-6897-3. LC 2012035122.

EMERSON, Kevin. The Fellowship for Alien Detection. 432p. HarperCollins/Walden Pond. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-207185-9; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-207187-3.

ENGLE, Margarita. The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist. 194p. Houghton Harcourt. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-80743-0; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-80747-8.

FISHER, Catherine. Obsidian Mirror. Bk. 1. 376p. Dial. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3969-7. LC 2012019459.

FITZMAURICE, Kathryn. Destiny, Rewritten. 352p. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-162501-5; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-06-220276-5. LC 2012945971.

FRIESNER, Esther. Spirit’s Chosen. 484p. (Princesses of Myth Series). Random. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-375-86908-2; PLB $20.99. ISBN 978-0-375-96908-9; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-89991-1.

GAGNON, Michelle. Strangelets. 288p. SohoTeen. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-61695-137-5; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-1-61695-138-2. LC 2012038333.

GAIMAN, Neil with Maria Dahvana Headley, sel. by. Unnatural Creatures. illus. by Briony Morrow-Cribbs. 462p.HarperCollins/Harper. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-223629-6; pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-223630-2; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-223631-9.

GERAGOTELIS, Brittany. What the Spell? 336p. (A Life’s a Witch Book). S & S. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-6815-3; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-6708-8. LC 2012025114.

GRABENSTEIN, Chris. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. 304p. Random. June 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-375-87089-7; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-375-97089-4; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-307-97496-9.

GRATZ, Alan. Prisoner B-3087. 260p. Scholastic. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-45901-3. LC 2012012460.

GREEN, Jacqueline. Truth or Dare. 400p. Little, Brown/Poppy. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-316-22036-1; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-316-22037-8.

HATHAWAY, Jill. Imposter. 260p. HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-207798-1; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-207800-1. LC 2012028326.

HAUTMAN, Pete. The Cydonian Pyramid. Bk. 2. 368p. (Klaatu Diskos Series). Candlewick. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5404-7; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6376-6. LC 201294673.

HOBLIN, Paul. Archenemy. ISBN 978-1-4677-0306-2; ISBN 978-1-4677-0721-3; ISBN 978-1-4677-0961-3.LC 2012022445.

HUMANN, Amanda. Out of Sync. ISBN 978-1-4677-0304-8; ISBN 978-1-4677-0719-0; ISBN 978-1-4677-0959-0. LC 2012021987.
ea vol: 112p. (Counterattack Series). 2013. Darby Creek. PLB $27.93; pap. $7.95; ebook $20.95.

HOWARD, J. J. That Time I Joined the Circus. 262p. Scholastic/Point. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-43381-5. LC 2012016715.

HRDLITSCHKA, Shelley. Allegra. 268p. Orca. 2013. pap. $12.95. ISBN 978-1-4598-0197-4. LC 2012952952.

HYDE, Natalie. Hockey Girl. 151p. Fitzhenry & Whiteside. 2012. pap. $9.95. ISBN 978-1-55455-251-1.

IRELAND, Justina. Vengeance Bound. 310p. S & S. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4462-1; ebook $12.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5356-2. LC 2012006779.

JACOBS, Chloe. Greta and the Goblin King. 280p. Entangled Teen. 2012. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-1-62061-002-2; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-62061-003-9.

JENNINGS, Patrick. My Homework Ate My Homework. 212p. Egmont USA. 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-1-60684-286-7; ebook $15.99. ISBN 978-1-60684-288-1.

JONES, Patrick & The Elsinore Quills. Cassandra’s Turn. 316p. (A Tear Collector Novel). The Grumpy Dragon.2013. Tr $19.95. ISBN 978-0-9881880-2-0.

KAGAWA, Julie. The Eternity Cure. Bk. 2. 432p. (Blood of Eden Series). Harlequin Teen. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-373-21069-5.

KIM, Susan & Laurence Klavan. Wasteland. Bk. 1. 336p. (Wasteland Series). HarperCollins/HarperTeen.2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-211851-6; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-06-211853-0. LC 2012026744.

KIZER, Amber. A Matter of Days. 288p. Delacorte. June 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-385-73973-3; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-385-90804-7; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-89825-9.

KONEN, Leah. The After Girls. 304p. Merit. 2013. Tr $17.95. ISBN 978-1-4405-6108-5; ebook $17.95. ISBN 978-1-4405-6109-2.

KROKOS, Dan. The Planet Thieves. 256p. illus. Tor/Starscape. 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7653-3428-2; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4668-0998-7.

KROSOCZKA, Jarrett J. The Frog Who Croaked. Bk. 1. illus. by author. 226p. (Platypus Police Squad Series).HarperCollins/Walden Pond. 2013. Tr $12.99. ISBN 978-0-06-207164-4; ebook $8.99. ISBN 978-0-06-207165-1.

LAMARCHE, Una. Five Summers. 378p. Penguin/Razorbill. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-59514-672-4.

LARWOOD, Kieran. Freaks. 256p. illus. photos. reprods. Scholastic/Chicken House. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-47424-5; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-52062-1. LC 2012002639.

LEBBON, Tim. Reaper’s Legacy. Bk. 2. 210p. (Toxic City Series). PYR. 2013. Tr $17.95. ISBN 978-1-61614-767-9; ebook $11.99. ISBN 978-1-61614-768-6.

LEONARD, Rich. The House by the Creek. 95p. Tudor. 2013. pap. $8.95. ISBN 978-0-936389-37-0. LC 2012030587.

LEWIS, Stewart. The Secret Ingredient. 256p. Delacorte. June 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-385-74331-0; PLB $20.99. ISBN 978-0-375-99106-6; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-449-81001-9.

LEWIS, Sylvia. Beautiful Decay. 304p. Running Pr./Teens. 2013. pap. $9.95. ISBN 978-0-7624-4611-7. LC 2012951788.

LONGSHORE, Katherine. Tarnish. 448p. Viking. June 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-670-01400-2. LC 2012032988.

LUBAR, David. Extremities: Tales of Death, Murder, and Revenge. illus. by Jim Kay. 208p. Tor. July 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7653-3460-2.

MCCARTHY, Cori. The Color of Rain. 352p. Running Pr./Teens. 2013. pap. $9.95. ISBN 978-0-7624-4821-0.LC 2012953353.

MACGREGOR, Roy. Face-Off at the Alamo. 160p. (Screech Owls Series). Tundra. 2013. pap. $8.95. ISBN 978-1-77049-418-3; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-1-77049-423-7. LC 2012943702.

MACLEAN, Jill. Nix Minus One. 290p. Pajama Press. July 2013. Tr $21.95. ISBN 978-1-927485-24-8.

MCLOON, Linda Snow. Crown Prince. Bk. 1. 286p. ISBN 978-1-57076-546-9. LC 2012024425.
––––Crown Prince Challenged. Bk. 2. 384p. ISBN 978-1-57076-545-2. LC 2012024423.
ea vol: (Brookmeade Young Riders Series). glossary. Trafalgar Square. 2012. pap. $9.95.

MAIZEL, Rebecca. Stolen Nights. 304p. (Vampire Queen Series). St. Martin’s Griffin. 2013. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-0-312-64992-0; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-429-96590-3.

MARR, Melissa Kelley Armstrong, eds. Shards & Ashes. 362p. HarperCollins/Harper. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-209846-7; pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-209845-0; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-209847-4.

MARTIN, Ann M. Better to Wish. Bk. 1. 226p. (Family Tree Series). Scholastic. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-35942-9; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-53926-5.

MASS, Wendy. Pi in the Sky. 244p. Little, Brown. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-316-08916-6.

MATTHEWS, Patrick. Dragon Run. 324p. Scholastic. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-45068-3; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-52073-7.

MELOY, Maile. The Apprentices. illus. by Ian Schoenherr. 368p. Putnam. June 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-399-16245-9.

MESSENGER, Shannon. Let the Sky Fall. 404p. S & S/Simon Pulse. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5041-7; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5043-1. LC 2012006109.

MEYERHOFF, Jenny. The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger. illus. by Jason Week. 176p. Farrar. June 2013. Tr $13.99. ISBN 978-0-37430518-5.

MILLER, Bobbi. Big River’s Daughter. 208p. further reading. Holiday House. 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-0-8234-2752-9. LC 2012033733.

MILLER-LACHMANN, Lyn. Rogue. 227p. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-399-16225-1.

MILLS, Claudia. Zero Tolerance. 240p. Farrar/Margaret Ferguson. June 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-374-33312-6. LC 2012017851.

MIRANDA, Megan. Hysteria. 323p. Walker. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-8027-2310-9.

MONROE, Ayshia. Doin’ It. Bk. 8. 128p. ISBN 978-1-61651-669-7.
––––. The Fake Date. Bk. 7. 132p. ISBN 978-1-61651-667-3.
ea vol: (Juicy Central Series). Saddleback. 2012. pap. $9.95.

MORGAN, Alex. Saving the Team. Bk. 1. 176p. (The Kicks Series). glossary. S & S. 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-8570-9; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-8572-3. LC 2013002033.

MORGAN, Page. The Beautiful and the Cursed. 341p. Delacorte. 2013. Tr $18.99. ISBN 978-0-385-74311-2; PLB $21.99. ISBN 978-0-375-99095-3; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-307-98081-6. LC 2012022378.

MOYNIHAN, Lindsay. The Waiting Tree. 224p. Amazon. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4778-1634-9; ebook $7.99. ISBN 978-1-4778-6634-4.

MYERS, Walter Dean. Darius & Twig. 208p. HarperCollins/Amistad. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-172823-5; PLB $18.89. ISBN 978-0-06-172824-2; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-06-220925-2. LC 2012050678.

NORTHROP, Michael. Rotten. 256p. Scholastic. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-49587-5; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-49589-9. LC 2012035038.

NOWLIN, Laura. If He Had Been with Me. 328p. Sourcebooks/Fire. 2013. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4022-7782-5.

OLIVER, Lin & Theo Baker. The Shadow Mask. 368p. Scholastic. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-19694-9; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-51031-8. LC 2012022680.

PALMER, Robin. The Corner of Bitter and Sweet. 392p. Penguin/Speak. June 2013. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-0-14-241250-3.

PAQUETTE, A. J. Rules for Ghosting. 258p. Walker. July 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8027-3454-9.

PARRY, Rosanne. Written in Stone. 208p. Random. June 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-375-86971-6; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-375-96971-3; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-98534-8. LC 2012012491.

PHILBIN, Joanna. Rules of Summer. 340p. Little, Brown/Poppy. June 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-316-21205-2; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-316-21206-9.

PIKE, Aprilynne. Earthbound. 336p. Penguin/Razorbill. July 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-59514-650-2.

PIKE, Aprilynne. Life After Theft. 352p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-199900-0; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-06-209934-1.

PLISSNER, Laurie. Louder Than Words. 272p. Merit. 2012. Tr $17.95. ISBN 978-1-4405-5665-4; ebook $17.95. ISBN 978-1-4405-5666-1.

POSEY, S. A. M. The Last Station Master: A Boy, a Terrorist, a Secret and Trouble. 182p. photos. Key Publishing. 2013. pap. $19.99. ISBN 978-1-926780-22-1; ebook $5.99. ISBN 978-1-926780-47-4.

PREBLE, Joy. The Sweet Dead Life. 244p. SohoTeen. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-61695-150-4; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-1-61695-151-1.

RAF, Mindy. The Symptoms of My Insanity. 368p. Dial. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3241-4. LC 2012024708.

RHODES, Jewell Parker. Sugar. 276p. Little, Brown. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-316-04305-2. LC 2012026218.

ROSS, Elizabeth. Belle Epoque. 336p. Delacorte. June 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-385-74146-0; PLB $20.99. ISBN 978-0-375-99005-2; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-98527-0.

RUBY, Lois. Rebel Spirits. 292p. Scholastic/Point. June 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-42623-7; pap. $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-54020-9.

RUDNICK, Paul. Gorgeous. 320p. Scholastic. 2013. Tr $18.99. ISBN 978-0-545-46426-0; ebook $18.99. ISBN 978-0-545-46489-5. LC 2012046062.

SA, Rachel. The Lewton Experiment. 180p. Tradewind. 2013. pap. $12.95. ISBN 978-1-896580-97-5.

SAMMS, Olivia. Sketchy. illus. by Oliver Dewey. 256p. (The Bea Catcher Chronicles). Amazon. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4778-1650-9; ebook $7.99. ISBN 978-1-4778-6650-4.

SANDLER, Karen. Awakening. Bk. 2. 400p. (Tankborn Series). glossary. Lee & Low/Tu. 2013. Tr $18.95. ISBN 978-1-60060-982-4.

SELES, Monica & James LaRosa. Game On. Bk. 1. 242p. (The Academy Series). Bloomsbury. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-59990-976-9; pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-1-59990-901-1.

SHERRARD, Valerie. Counting Back from Nine. 198p. Fitzhenry & Whiteside. 2012. pap. $9.95. ISBN 978-1-55455-245-0.

SILVER, Eve. Rush. Bk. 1. 364p. (The Game Series). HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen. June 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-219213-4. LC 2012025496.

SISE, Katie. The Boyfriend App. 320p. HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-219526-5; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-06-219528-9. LC 2012051821.

SOMAN, Chainani. The School for Good and Evil. 488p. HarperCollins/Harper. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-210489-2; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-06-210491-5.

STEVENSON, Robin. Record Breaker. 142p. Orca. 2013. pap. $9.95. ISBN 978-1-55469-959-9; ebook $9.95. ISBN 978-1-55469-961-2. LC 2012952479.

STONE, Phoebe. Romeo Blue. 352p. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine. June 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-44360-9; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-52070-6. LC 2012038060.

STROHMEYER, Sarah. How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True. 304p. HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray.2013. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-218745-1; ebook $8.99. ISBN 978-0-06-218746-8. LC 2012038163.

TAKOUDES, Greg. When We Wuz Famous. 304p. Holt/Christy Ottaviano. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8050-9452-7; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-8050-9841-9.

TEA, Michelle. Mermaid in Chelsea Creek. illus. by Jason Pollan. 334p. McSweeney’s. 2013. Tr $19.95. ISBN 978-1-938073-36-6.

THOMPSON, J. E. The Girl from Felony Bay. 384p. HarperCollins/Walden Pond. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-210446-5; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-06-210448-9. LC 2012025338.

ULRICH, Maureen. Breakaway. Bk. 3. 392p. (Jessie Mac Series). Coteau Books. 2012. pap. $12.95. ISBN 978-1-55050-512-2. LC 2012936050.

VANCE, Talia. Spies and Prejudice. 304p. Egmont USA. June 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-60684-260-7; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-1-60684-304-8.

VANDE VELDE, Vivian. Frogged. 208p. Houghton Harcourt. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-94215-5; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-94217-9.

VERDI, Jessica. My Life After Now. 290p. websites. Sourcebooks/Fire. 2013. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4022-7785-6; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4022-7786-3.

WELLS, Dan. Fragments. Bk. 2. 576p. (Partials Series). HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-207107-1; ebook $11.99. ISBN 978-0-06-207109-5. LC 2012038107.

WEST, Carly Anne. The Murmurings. 370p. S & S/Simon Pulse. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4179-8; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4181-1. LC 2012013296.

WHITMAN, Sylvia. The Milk of Birds. 364p. S & S/Atheneum. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4682-3; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4684-7.

WIGGINS, Bethany. Stung. 292p. Walker. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-8027-3418-1.

ZADOFF, Allen. Boy Nobody. 340p. Little, Brown. June 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-316-19968-1; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-316-24389-6.

ZIA, Farhana. The Garden of My Imaan. 228p. glossary. Peachtree. 2013. Tr $15.95. ISBN 978-1-56145-698-7. LC 2012028138.

ZINN, Bridget. Poison. 288p.Hyperion/Disney. 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4231-3993-5. LC 2012008693.

Nonfiction

ANDERSON, Jennifer Joline. Langston Hughes. ISBN 978-1-61783-718-0; ISBN 978-1-61480-809-1. LC 2012946815.

BODDEN, Valerie. Mark Twain. ISBN 978-1-61783-719-7; ISBN 978-1-61480-810-7. LC 2012946801.

FROMOWITZ, Lori. Louisa May Alcott. ISBN 978-1-61783-715-9; ISBN 978-1-61480-806-0. LC 2012946797.
ea vol: 48p. (Great American Authors Series). charts. chron. further reading. glossary. illus. index. maps. photos. reprods. websites. ABDO. 2013. PLB $32.79; ebook $22.95.

ANDERSON, Tanya. Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg. 96p. maps. photos. 21st Century. 2013. Tr $34.60. ISBN 978-1-4677-0692-6; ebook $25.95. ISBN 978-1-4677-1057-2.

ANGLEBERGER, Tom. Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling: An Origami Yoda Activity Book. illus. by author. 176p. bibliog. Abrams/Amulet. 2013. Tr $12.95. ISBN 978-1-4197-0534-2.

ANNISS, Matt. Science vs. Disease. ISBN 978-1-4339-8687-1; ISBN 978-1-4339-8690-1; ISBN 978-1-4339-8688-8. LC 2012034538.

HUNTER, Nick. Science vs. Animal Extinction. ISBN 978-1-4339-8675-8; ISBN 978-1-4339-8682-6; ISBN 978-1-4339-8676-5. LC 2012034538.
––––. Science vs. Climate Change. ISBN 978-1-4339-8678-9; ISBN 978-1-4339-8681-9; ISBN 978-1-4339-8679-6. LC 2012037753.

ROYSTON, Angela. Science vs. Crime. ISBN 978-1-4339-8683-3; ISBN 978-1-4339-8686-4; ISBN 978-1-4339-8684-0. LC 2012037753.
ea vol: 48p. (Science Fights Back Series). chron. further reading. glossary. illus. index. photos. websites. Gareth Stevens. 2013. PLB $31.95; pap. $14.05; ebook $31.95.

ARETHA, David. A Time for Martyrs: The Life of Malcolm X. 144p. (Civil Rights Leaders Series). bibliog. chron. index. notes. photos. websites. Morgan Reynolds. 2013. PLB $28.95. ISBN 978-1-59935-328-9. LC 2011048171.

BANKSTON, John. We Visit Kenya. ISBN 978-1-61228-304-3; ISBN 978-1-61228-378-4. LC 2012009623.
––––. We Visit Rwanda. ISBN 978-1-61228-307-4; ISBN 978-1-61228-381-4. LC 2012009881.

GAGNE, Tammy. We Visit South Africa. ISBN 978-1-61228-308-1; ISBN 978-1-61228-382-1. LC 2012041974.
ea vol: 64p. (Your Land and My Land: Africa Series). bibliog. chron. further reading. glossary. illus. index. maps. notes. photos. reprods. websites. Mitchell Lane. 2013. PLB $33.95; ebook $33.95.

BAXTER, Roberta. Ernest Rutherford and the Birth of the Atomic Age. 112p. (Profiles in Science Series). bibliog. chron. diags. index. notes. photos. reprods. websites. Morgan Reynolds. 2013. PLB $28.95. ISBN 978-1-59935-171-1. LC 2010049096.

BAXTER, Roberta. John Dalton and the Development of Atomic Theory. 112p. (Profiles in Science Series). bibliog. charts. chron. diags. glossary. illus. index. notes. photos. reprods. websites. Morgan Reynolds. 2013.PLB $28.95. ISBN 978-1-59935-122-3. LC 2010038610.

BOW, James. Impossible Science. ISBN 978-0-7787-8009-0; ISBN 978-0-7787-8014-4.

SAMUELS, Charlie. Astonishing Bodies. ISBN 978-0-7787-8006-9; ISBN 978-0-7787-8011-3.
––––. Forgotten Cities. ISBN 978-0-7787-8007-6; ISBN 978-0-7787-8012-0.
ea vol: 32p. (Mystery Files Series). further reading. glossary. illus. index. photos. reprods. websites. Crabtree. 2013. PLB $27.60; pap. $9.95.

CURRIE, Stephen. Prohibition. illus. ISBN 978-1-60152-508-6. LC 2012038100.

GEORGE, Linda & Charles George. The Great Depression. ISBN 978-1-60152-492-8. LC 2012032156.

MARCOVITZ, Hal. The 1960s. ISBN 978-1-60152-494-2. LC 2012032157.
ea vol: 96p. (Understanding American History Series). chron. further reading. index. maps. notes. photos. websites. ReferencePoint. 2013. PLB $27.95.

EASTHAM, Chad. The Truth About Breaking Up, Making Up, and Moving On. 226p. notes. Thomas Nelson.2013. pap. $14.99. ISBN 978-1-4003-2115-5. LC 2012032794.

FONSECA, Christine. The Girl Guide: Finding Your Place in a Mixed-Up World. 240p. bibliog. websites.Prufrock Press. 2013. pap. $14.95. ISBN 978-1-61821-027-2.

FORMICHELLI, Linda & W. Eric Martin. Timekeeping: Explore the History and Science of Telling Time with 15 Projects. illus. by Samuel Carbaugh. 128p. (Build It Yourself Series). chron. further reading. glossary. index. websites. Nomad. 2012. Tr $21.95. ISBN 978-1-61930-136-8; pap. $15.95. ISBN 978-1-61930-033-0.

GOULD, Francesca. Why You Shouldn’t Eat Your Boogers: Gross but True Things You Don’t Want to Know About Your Body. illus. by JP Coovert. 128p. Putnam. 2013. pap. $8.99. ISBN 978-0-399-25790-2; ebook $8.99. ISBN 978-1-101-60789-3.

HERNANDEZ, Daniel with Susan Goldman Rubin. They Call Me a Hero: A Memoir of My Youth. 220p. bibliog. S & S. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-6228-1; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-6238-0. LC 2012019829.

HIGGINS, Melissa. Wind Energy. ISBN 978-1-61783-469-1; ISBN 978-1-61480-689-9. LC 2012024013.

LUSTED, Marcia Amidon. Nuclear Energy. ISBN 978-1-61783-466-0; ISBN 978-1-61480-686-8. LC 2012024011.

OWINGS, Lisa. Sustainable Agriculture. ISBN 978-1-61783-468-4; ISBN 978-1-61480-688-2. LC 2012023992.

ZUCHORA-WALSE, Christine. Solar Energy. ISBN 978-1-61783-467-7; ISBN 978-1-61480-687-5. LC 2012024012.
ea vol: 112p. (Innovative Technologies Series). bibliog. diags. further reading. glossary. illus. index. notes. photos. websites. ABDO. 2013. PLB $23.95; ebook $23.95.

JOHNSON, Sylvia A. Shaking the Foundation: Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution. 88p. bibliog. diags. further reading. glossary. illus. index. maps. notes. photos. reprods. websites. 21st Century. 2013. PLB $33.27. ISBN 978-0-7613-5486-4; ebook $24.95. ISBN 978-1-4677-1055-8. LC 2012018075.

KO, Alex. Alex Ko: From Iowa to Broadway, My Billy Elliot Story. 328p. photos. HarperCollins/Harper. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-223601-2. LC 2013932626.

LANKFORD, Ronald D., Jr. Proud: The Story of James Brown. 128p. (Modern Music Masters Series). bibliog. chron. discography. further reading. glossary. index. notes. photos. websites. Morgan Reynolds. 2013. PLB $28.95. ISBN 978-1-59935-374-6. LC 2012035353.

LUSTED, Marcia Amidon. Greece. 144p. (Countries of the World Series). charts. chron. further reading. glossary. illus. index. maps. notes. photos. reprods. websites. ABDO. 2013. PLB $24.95. ISBN 978-1-61783-629-9; ebook $24.95. ISBN 978-1-61480-660-8. LC 2012946071.

MARA, Wil. Environmental Protection. ISBN 978-0-531-23603-1; ISBN 978-0-531-21961-4. LC 2012034321.

SQUIRE, Ann O. Hydrofracking: The Process That Has Changed America’s Energy Needs. ISBN 978-0-531-23604-8; ISBN 978-0-531-21962-1.

YOMTOV, Nel. Internet Inventors. ISBN 978-0-531-23609-3; ISBN 978-0-531-21967-6. LC 2012034323.
ea vol: 64p. (Cornerstones of Freedom Series). chron. diags. further reading. glossary. illus. index. maps. photos. websites. Children’s Press. 2013. PLB $30; pap. $8.95.

MARTIN, Iain C. Gettysburg: The True Account of Two Young Heroes in the Greatest Battle of the Civil War.178p. bibliog. glossary. illus. index. maps. photos. reprods. Sky Pony. June 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-62087-532-2.

MARTIN, Martha Brack. D-Day. 48p. (Chrome Series). further reading. glossary. index. maps. photos. websites. Crabtree. 2012. PLB $30.60. ISBN 978-0-7787-7924-7; pap. $9.95. ISBN 978-0-7787-7933-9. LC 2012040199.

MOONEY, Carla. Teen Violence. ISBN 978-1-60152-496-6. LC 2012033700.

STEWART, Gail B. Teenage Dropouts. ISBN 978-1-60152-506-2. LC 2012036648.
ea vol: 96p. (Compact Research: Teenage Problems Series). charts. chron. further reading. index. notes. photos. websites. ReferencePoint. 2013. PLB $27.95.

OLMOS, Gabriela. I Dreamt…: A Book About Hope. tr. from Spanish by Elisa Amado. illus. by Manuel Monroy, et al. 40p. Groundwood. 2013. Tr $18.95. ISBN 978-1-55498-330-8.

PARDES, Bronwen. Doing It Right: Making Smart, Safe, and Satisfying Choices About Sex rev. ed. 160p. diags. further reading. index. websites. S & S/Simon Pulse. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-8370-5; pap. $12.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-8371-2; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-8373-6. LC 2006928450.

RICHARDS, Jon. The Natural World. ISBN 978-1-926973-74-6. LC 2012951086.
––––Planet Earth. ISBN 978-1-926973-75-3. LC 2012951085.
ea vol: illus. by. Ed Simkins. 32p. (The World in Infographics Series). charts. chron. diags. glossary. illus. index. maps. websites. Owlkids. 2013. PLB $15.95.

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