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Grades 5-8

The following titles are reviewed in this month's print issue:

Angleberger, Tom. Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus. illus. by Tom Angleberger. 208p. (Origami Yoda: Bk. 6). Abrams/Amulet. 2014. Tr $13.95. ISBN 9781419709333; ebk. $13.95. ISBN 9781613125120.

Arnold, Elana K. The Question of Miracles. 240p. ebook available. Houghton Harcourt. Feb. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780544334649; ebk. $16.99. ISBN 9780544332553.

Baker, Matthew. If You Find This. 368p. ebook available. Little, Brown. Mar. 2015. Tr $17.00. ISBN 9780316240086. LC 2013044749.

Bondor-Stone, Annabeth & Connor White. Shivers!: The Pirate Who’s Afraid of Everything. illus. by Anthony Holden. 192p. ebook available. HarperCollins/Harper. Feb. 2015. Tr $12.99. ISBN 9780062313874; ebk. $9.49. ISBN 9780062313881.

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker. The War that Saved My Life. 302p. Dial. Jan. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780803740815; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9781101637807.

Connolly, MarcyKate. Monstrous. 432p. HarperCollins. Feb. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780062272713; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062272737.

DeCamp, Alison. My Near-Death Adventures. 272p. Crown. Feb. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780385390446; lib. ed. $19.99. ISBN 9780385390453.

Doyle, Arthur Conan. A Study in Scarlet. illus. by Gris Grimly. 288p. HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray. Feb. 2015. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780062293756.

Feinstein, John. The Walk On. 368p. (Triple Threat: Bk. 1). Knopf. 2014. lib. ed. $19.99. ISBN 9780385753470; Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780385753463; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9780385753487. LC 2013044495.

Gemeinhart, Dan. The Honest Truth. 240p. Scholastic. Jan. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780545665735; ebk. $16.99. ISBN 9780545665766.

Gil, Lydia. Letters from Heaven/Cartas del cielo. illus. by Leonardo Mora. 124p. Piñata Books. Nov. 2014. pap. $9.95. ISBN 9781558857988.

Harwell, Andrew. The Spider Ring. 224p. Scholastic. Feb. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780545682909; ebk. $16.99. ISBN 9780545682916.

Hellisen, Cat. Beastkeeper. 208p. ebook available. Holt. Feb. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780805099805.

Jinks, Catherine. A Plague of Bogles. illus. by Sarah Watts. 336p. Houghton Harcourt. Jan. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780544087477; ebk. $16.99. ISBN 9780544087354.

Keenan-Bolger, Andrew & Kate Wetherhead. Jack and Louisa: Act 1. 240p. (Jack & Louisa: Bk. 1). Grosset & Dunlap. Feb. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780448478395.

Korman, Gordon. Masterminds. 336p. (Masterminds: Bk. 1). ebook available. HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray. Feb. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780062299963.

Krokos, Dan. The Black Stars. 304p. ebook available. Tor/Forge/Starscape. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780765334299.

Lean, Sarah. Hero. 208p. HarperCollins. Feb. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780062122384.

Lee, Stan & Stuart Moore. The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence. illus. by Andie Tong. 512p. Disney Pr. Jan. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781423180852.

Levine, Kristin. The Paper Cowboy. 352p. Putnam. 2014. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780399163289; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9780698171749. LC 2014004421.

London, C. Alexander. Blood in the Water. 224p. (Tides of War: Bk. 1). Scholastic. 2014. pap. $5.99. ISBN 9780545662987; ebk. $5.99. ISBN 9780545663007.

McDougall, Sophia. Mars Evacuees. 416p. HarperCollins/Harper. Feb. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780062293992; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062294012.

McGann, Erika. The Broken Spell. 352p. (Demon Notebook: Bk. 2). Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. 2014. pap. $6.99. ISBN 9781492602965; ebk. $6.99. ISBN 9781492602972.

McKay, Laurie. Villain Keeper. 352p. (The Last Dragon Charmer: Bk. 1). HarperCollins. Feb. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780062308436; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062308450.

Northrop, Michael. TombQuest Book 1: Book of the Dead. 208p. Scholastic. Jan. 2015. Tr $12.99. ISBN 9780545723381; ebk. $12.99. ISBN 9780545723459.

Patterson, James & Chris Grabenstein. My Brother the Robot. illus. by Juliana Neufeld. 352p. (House of Robots). ebook available. Little, Brown. Nov. 2014. Tr $13.99. ISBN 9780316405911; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780316405881.

Pichon, L. The Brilliant World of Tom Gates. 256p. (Tom Gates). Candlewick. 2014. RTE $12.99. ISBN 9780763674724; ebk. $12.99. ISBN 9780763675813. LC 2013952846.

Primavera, Elise. Ms. Rapscott’s Girls. illus. by Elise Primavera. 272p. Dial. Mar. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780803738225. LC 2013032928.

Riley, James. Story Thieves. 400p. (Story Thieves: Bk. 1). S. & S./Aladdin. Jan. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781481409193; ebk. $10.99. ISBN 9781481409216.

Salerni, Dianne K. The Inquisitor’s Mark. 352p. (The Eighth Day: Bk. 2). HarperCollins. Jan. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780062272188; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062272201.

Sauerwein, Leigh. River Music. 132p. ebook available. Namelos. 2014. Tr $18.95. ISBN 9781608981861; pap. $9.95. ISBN 9781608981878. LC 2014941719.

Schroeder, Lisa. My Secret Guide to Paris. 224p. Scholastic. Mar. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780545708081; ebk. $16.99. ISBN 9780545709644.

Smith, Daniel. Big Game. 272p. Scholastic/Chicken House. Mar. 2015. pap. $6.99. ISBN 9780545766357; ebk. $6.99. ISBN 9780545766364.

Springstubb, Tricia. Moonpenny Island. illus. by Gilbert Ford. 304p. HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray. Feb. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780062112934; ebk. $9.99. ISBN 9780062112958.

Strykowski, Marcia. Amy’s Choice. 224p. Luminis. 2014. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9781935462088; pap. $11.95. ISBN 9781935462132.

Walters, Eric. Walking Home. 304p. ebook available. Doubleday. 2014. pap. $9.99. ISBN 9780385681575.

Watkins, Steve. The Secret of Midway. 208p. (Ghosts of War: Bk. 1). Scholastic. Jan. 2015. pap. $5.99. ISBN 9780545665858; ebk. $5.99. ISBN 9780545665865.

Whittemore, Jo. Colonial Madness. 240p. ebook available. S. & S./Aladdin. Feb. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781481405089.

Graphic Novels

Camper, Cathy. Lowriders in Space. illus. by Raúl the Third. 112p. glossary. Chronicle. Nov. 2014. Tr $22.99. ISBN 9781452121550; pap. $9.99. ISBN 9781452128696.

Coppée, Thierry. Back to Crass. Bk. 1. 2014. ISBN 9781597077774; ISBN 9781597077262.

––––. A Deadly Jokester. Bk. 2. 2014. ISBN 9781629910703; ISBN 9781629910444.

ea vol: tr. from French by Joe Johnson. illus. by Thierry Coppée Lorien. 64p. (Toto Trouble). Papercutz. Tr. $12.99. pap. $7.99.

Kibuishi, Kazu, ed. Explorer: The Hidden Door. illus. by Kazu Kibuishi et al. 128p. (Explorer: Bk. 3). Abrams/Amulet. 2014. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9781419708824; pap. $10.95. ISBN 9781419708848. LC 2014938941.

Riordan, Rick. The Lost Hero: The Graphic Novel. adapted by Robert Vendetti. illus. by Nate Powell. 192p. (The Heroes of Olympus: Bk. 1). Disney-Hyperion. 2014. Tr $21.99. ISBN 9781423162797; pap. $12.99. ISBN 9781423163251.

TenNapel, Doug. Nnewts: Escape from the Lizzarks. illus. by Doug TenNapel Katherine Garner. 192p. (Nnewts: Bk. 1). Scholastic/Graphix. Jan. 2015. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9780545676472; pap. $10.99. ISBN 9780545676465; ebk. ISBN 9780545778701.

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