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August 29, 2014

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Brand-New Chapter Books and Old Favorites | Fiction Series Update

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Kids will delight in these titles for independent readers, including a companion book to Elise Broach’s acclaimed Masterpiece, and new entries in Andrea Cheng and Hilary McKay’s popular series.

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New Novels for Intermediate Readers from Andrea Cheng, Kate Klise, and Others │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

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For kids who want books that are meatier than independent readers, but are not quite ready for middle grade novels, the following stand-alone and series chapter books—selected by Junior Library Guild editors—will grab their attention.

Pick of the Day: Etched in Clay: The Life of Dave, Enslaved Potter and Poet

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A powerful and uplifting biography of a 19th-century slave who was also a talented artist.

SLJ Talks to Author Andrea Cheng: Her latest book, ‘Etched in Clay,’ charts the courageous life of Dave the potter | Under Cover

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Author Andrea Cheng’s latest book, ‘Etched in Clay,’ charts the courageous life of Dave the potter, a 19th-century slave who became an accomplished artist.