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Grades 5 & Up | May 2013

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School Library Journal starred reviews ANGUS, Sam. Soldier Dog. 248p. bibliog. Feiwel & Friends. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-250-01864-9; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-250-03764-0.
Gr 6-8
–A gripping story of love, loss, and sacrifice during World War I in England and France. Feeling rejected by his widowed father, Stanley Ryder, 14, longs for his older brother, who has gone off to war. Da raises horses and dogs for racing, but his wife’s death has left him emotionally crippled. When their prize dog runs off and mates with a lesser breed, Da lashes out at Stanley. He gives away all but one of the litter, vowing to drown the remaining pup. Stanley runs away to find his brother. He succeeds at enlisting despite his youth and gets a job training dogs to carry messages through active gunfire and bombings when communication lines have been destroyed. Through poetic and cinematic prose, Angus breathes life into trench warfare and the horrors faced at the front.  Her well-drawn characters exude courage even through their terror. Though Stanley is behind the front lines, the danger he faces is palpable, but he is determined to stay and find Tom. He finds a new family among the soldiers and begins to understand that Da’s behavior toward him may have sprung from the pain of loss. He begins to long for his whole family and manages to get word of his whereabouts to Lara, his former teacher and Tom’s girlfriend. Despite convenient twists that bring the story to a climax, the book remains an absorbing read that pays homage to the courage of the Allied forces while shedding light on the atrocious conditions under which they fought. An outstanding book, reminiscent of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse (Scholastic, 1982).–Renee Steinberg, formerly at Fieldstone Middle School, Montvale, NJ

School Library Journal starred reviews CHARLTON-TRUJILLO, e.E. Fat Angie. 264p. Candlewick. 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6119-9. LC 2012942623.
Gr 9 Up
–A father who abandoned the family. A couldn’t-be-bothered mother. An adopted brother who is a criminal in the making. A high school full of peers who relentlessly tease her following a failed suicide attempt at a basketball game. And the only person who really understands her–her older sister–is being held hostage in Iraq and is believed to be dead by everyone except Angie. This is Angie’s life. Then a gorgeous, punk-rock chick with a mysterious past, KC Romance, begins taking an interest in her. While the teen toys with the idea that she may be “gay-girl gay,” she also begins to channel her pain and uncertainty by making her sister, a former state champion, proud by trying out for the varsity basketball team. Not only does Angie make the team, but she also leads it to a pivotal win. She returns home from the game to discover that her sister’s body has been found. An explosive confrontation with her mother following the burial leads her to begin to see her otherwise-cold mother through a new lens. The author ends the story with no resolution in Angie’s relationships with her mother and KC, leading readers to forge their own conclusions. The voice of a dry and direct third-person narrator works in a story laden with heavy topics, including war, death, suicide, cutting, bullying, and homosexuality.–Nicole Knott, Watertown High School, CT

School Library Journal starred reviews GEWIRTZ, Adina Rishe. Zebra Forest. 200p. Candlewick. 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6041-3; ebook $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6568-5. LC 2012947251.
Gr 5-8
–It’s almost summer and 11-year-old Annie Morgan has a small list of things she hopes to accomplish during her vacation: grow tall, have an adventure, and meet her father. Sadly, the last wish is impossible given her father’s death in a brutal fight many years before. Annie and her younger brother, Rew, live with their caring, but mentally unstable, grandmother in the backwoods of Sunshine. The siblings pass the time in the “Zebra Forest” of birches and oaks behind their house, weaving elaborate fantasies of their dad as a pirate or secret agent. When a prison escapee barges into their house and holds them hostage, the siblings are shocked to discover that the interloper is their presumed-dead father, Andrew Snow. Gran’s fragile state renders her incapable of helping the children process this revelation. Rew lashes out against his captor, refusing to believe that this man is his dad. Annie is torn between siding with her brother and her desire to know their father. Gewirtz veers away from melodrama, deftly capturing nuances of family dynamics in spare prose. Another notable element is the thematic parallel with Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, which the children read throughout the story. Despite Zebra Forest’s slow start, audiences will appreciate this novel’s multilayered characters and touching message of hope and forgiveness.–Lalitha Nataraj, Escondido Public Library, CA

School Library Journal starred reviews LA VALLEY, Josanne. The Vine Basket. 256p. Clarion. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-84801-3; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-84805-1.
Gr 5-9
–Present-day East Turkestan is the setting for this compelling novel of a Uyghur girl’s struggle to hold on to hope in the midst of poverty and oppression. Mehrigul, 14, has been forced by her embittered father to leave school and work on their farm, filling the role of her older brother, who has left the family to seek a better life. She must assume the responsibilities of her depressed and powerless mother; show respect for her father, who drinks and gambles away their meager earnings; and face the growing threat that she will be sent to work in a factory in southern China. On market day, an American woman offers a large sum of money to purchase a grapevine basket Mehrigul has made and asks her to make more, and the teen recognizes that her life could change. With the help and emotional support of her beloved grandfather and the drive to assure that her younger sister stays in school, Mehrigul begins making the baskets, slowly discovering her own talent and creativity, only to be thwarted by seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The vivid and authentic sense of place, custom, and politics serves as an effective vehicle for the skillfully characterized, emotionally charged story. Mehrigul’s dawning awareness of what it means to be an artist as well as her anger, frustration, and fear are palpable, conveying a true sense of the iron will underlying her submissiveness. The realistic and satisfying resolution will resonate with readers, even as they learn the fascinating details of an unfamiliar culture. An endnote and afterword provide valuable historical background. An absorbing read and an excellent choice for expanding global understanding.–Marie Orlando, formerly at Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY

School Library Journal starred reviews LYNCH, Chris. Pieces. 168p. S & S. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4169-2703-7; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5311-1. LC 2011042049.
Gr 9 Up
–It has been three years since the events recorded in Iceman (HarperCollins, 1994), Lynch’s novel about 14-year-old Eric, a tough and angry hockey player who struggles to understand his feelings and his place in his family. In those years, Eric has given up the sport and, more significantly, his older brother has died after a diving accident. At the start of Pieces, Eric is attempting to process his feelings, especially now that bits and pieces of Duane have been transplanted and live on in the bodies of strangers. Eric initiates a meeting with three of the recipients: a sweet teen named Phil, who benefits from Duane’s inner-ear bones; the “überhot” Malinda, a young mom who received Duane’s kidney; and the antagonistic and heavy-drinking Barry, who lives thanks to Duane’s liver. Eric is both comforted and shocked by the trio, but, along with Duane’s former girlfriend, Martha, the five quickly become embroiled in one another’s lives, and Eric and Martha find the freedom to grieve and move forward. Lynch is known for his gritty novels with flawed protagonists. He does not disappoint here, once again giving readers characters with emotional and psychological complexity. A long time coming, this sequel is a sophisticated, extended look at a teen’s maturation and growth through a series of dynamic life changes.–Jennifer Miskec, Longwood University, Farmville, VA

School Library Journal starred reviews MARINO, Nan. Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace. 248p. Roaring Brook. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-753-1; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-859-0.
Gr 5-8
–Internationally known, super-famous Elvis Ruby gets stage fright and freezes up in front of millions of people, on live TV. Where can he hide? Marino deposits the 11-year-old in the Pinelands of New Jersey at a family friend’s small breakfast diner, where he hopes to get the anonymity he needs and a break from the relentless paparazzi who follow his every move. Elvis cuts his trademark locks, dyes his hair a mousy brown, and goes incognito as Aaron. However, when you have that sparkle in your eyes and that pizzazz in your personality, incognito can be a difficult place to be. And a chance meeting with a girl named Cecilia threatens to disrupt the very calm that Aaron needs. Family legend has it that on the night she was born, the trees sang. Cecilia is desperate to hear that song again, to know that it really happened, and that even the nonmusical people of the world really do have a song hidden within their soul. Can Aaron help her regain hers at the same time that she inadvertently helps him regain his, without blowing his cover? Marino has written a timely and expertly executed novel about what it means to discover yourself. Aaron and Cecilia are both likable and flawed at the same time. Their desire to find themselves as they stumble through the shadows of the trees late at night is a wonderful metaphor for adolescence. Put this book in the hands of both the girls who follow every moment of the latest teen celebrity’s life and the quiet boys and girls who stand on the sidelines, listening for their song.–Lisa Kropp, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY

School Library Journal starred reviews MORIARTY, Jaclyn. A Corner of White. Bk. 1. 372p. (The Colors of Madeleine Series). Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-39736-0; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-51021-9. LC 2012016582.
Gr 6-9
–In this lovely fantasy, two stories run parallel. Fourteen-year-old Madeleine lives in Cambridge, England, where she is adjusting to life without her dad. Elliot lives in the Kingdom of Cello, where his search for his dad is postponed by the deplorable state of crops at home. If it were not for the tiny portal in a parking meter, Madeleine and Elliot would not have started writing letters back and forth. The story is told through the teens’ communications and an omniscient narrator. This mix allows readers to know Madeleine and Elliot and their problems intimately, but it also gives them an aerial view of events, helps them meet the richly drawn secondary characters, and allows them to see the ingenious way in which the protagonists’ lives ultimately combine. Attacks by “Colors,” “living organisms: a kind of rogue subclass of the colors that we see when we look at a red apple or blue sky” keep the townspeople on edge, and Elliot wonders if his dad were killed during one of them. Mysteries abound. Is Madeleine’s mom’s strange behavior due to her inability to cope with poverty, or is something else going on? Why doesn’t Madeleine’s dad answer her letter, and is she somehow to blame for his absence? Ultimately, this is a story of two teenagers helping each other figure out their places in their respective worlds.–Jennifer Prince, Buncombe County Public Libraries, NC

School Library Journal starred reviews TREVAYNE, Emma. Coda. 314p. Running Pr. Teens. May 2013. pap. $9.95. ISBN 978-0-7624-4728-2. LC 2012945893.
Gr 8 Up
–Music is Anthem’s life–and it might be his death. In a society controlled by the Corporation, music is digitally enhanced so it acts like a drug. It’s used to kill pain and to heal the sick but it’s also used to control the citizenry and keep them dependent on the Corp, making them addicts and killing many at a young age. As a conduit, a person whose body is used to power the Corp’s grid, Anthem, 18, has a short life expectancy and a miserable existence. His only joys are his twin siblings, whom he cares for in light of his mother’s absence and his father’s illness, and the illegal, “unencoded” music he makes with his band in an abandoned cellar. When it becomes clear that the Corp is taking encoding to dangerous new levels and is closing in on the renegade musicians, Anthem must risk everything to bring change to his society and free his beloved music. The story hums with tension. Plot twists and lots of action make for a riveting read with a believable and likable protagonist. The music seems almost alive, as if it were itself a character. The plot is marred only by an almost total lack of backstory (how did this dystopian society get to this state?) and a heavy-handed message (freedom is good, and mind control is bad). Band geeks, garage musicians, and teens told to “turn that garbage down” will clamor for this one.–Anthony C. Doyle, Livingston High School Library, CA

School Library Journal starred reviews CRUMP, Marty. The Mystery of Darwin’s Frog. illus. by Steve Jenkins. 40p. bibliog. chron. further reading. glossary. index. maps. photos. websites. Boyds Mills. 2013. RTE $16.95. ISBN 978-1-59078-864-6.
Gr 5-7
–Most frog species give parenting the go-bye after egg-laying and fertilization, but a select number of these amphibious hoppers take their nurturing skills seriously. One of these “caring” species is Rhinoderma darwinii, an inch-long frog discovered by Charles Darwin in Chile in 1834, while on his expedition aboard theBeagle. Other scientists investigated little Rhinoderma from time to time over the years, discovering that the males slurp up their almost-hatched or newly hatched tadpoles, brood them in their vocal sacs, and perhaps even feed them with substances released by the lining of the sac. Crump entered the Rhinoderma arena of investigation after years of work on other South American frog species, and in clear, readable prose she describes the earlier investigations of this intriguing frog and records her own efforts to document how it lives in the wild. She discusses her findings and goes on to present the problems facing not only Darwin’s frogs, but also frogs in general–loss of habitat, pollution, and the assault of the lethal Bd fungus. The book is aglow with clear color photos and some great artwork. Team this with Laurence Pringle’s fine Frogs! Strange and Wonderful (Boyds Mills, 2012), Nic Bishop’s colorful Frogs (Scholastic, 2008), and Mark W. Moffett’s eye-catching Face to Face with Frogs (National Geographic, 2008) for a fascinating unit, or, for more advanced frog lovers, with Sandra Markle’s sterling The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs (Millbrook, 2012) and Pamela Turner’s superb The Frog Scientist (Houghton, 2009). Eye-catching and thought-provoking.–Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY

School Library Journal starred reviews FREEDMAN, Russell. Becoming Ben Franklin: How a Candle-Maker’s Son Helped Light the Flame of Liberty.96p. bibliog. chron. illus. index. notes. reprods. Holiday House. 2013. RTE $24.95. ISBN 978-0-8234-2374-3.LC 2012002971.
Gr 4-8
–There are numerous excellent children’s books about Benjamin Franklin, including Robert Byrd’sElectric Ben (Dial, 2012), Rosalyn Schanzer’s How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning (HarperCollins, 2002), and Candace Fleming’s Ben Franklin’s Almanac (S & S, 2003). Freedman, however, is a master at taking primary sources and turning them into engaging narratives that draw readers into the subject. While the three earlier books are highly visual presentations, this treatment is more about the text. Numerous paintings and engravings are included, but they are not the main event. Tracing Franklin’s life chronologically, the author chose episodes that reflect how the young man, disgruntled with being his brother’s apprentice, made a life for himself, and how he became the figure who is revered today. By describing the obstacles Franklin overcame in establishing his print shop in Philadelphia, Freedman delineates a clear path between his subject’s early ambition and his ease with people to his success in business and then to his later roles as a diplomat, revolutionary, and public servant. Biographers make decisions about what to leave out as much as what to put in, but Freedman is consistent in connecting his discussion to primary sources. The result is an account that examines the whole of Franklin’s remarkable life but does not overwhelm readers.–Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher’s School, Richmond, VA

School Library Journal starred reviews PAXMANN, Christine. From Mud Huts to Skyscrapers: Architecture for Children. tr. from German by Cynthia Hall. illus. by Anne Ibelings. 64p. chron. glossary. Prestel. 2013. RTE $19.95. ISBN 978-3-7913-7113-9.
Gr 4-6
–Budding architects are likely to spend hours poring over the gorgeous drawings and fascinating trivia in this large-format title. Beginning with the first man-made huts 400,000 years ago, the book takes readers on a journey through time, exploring well-known structures such as the pyramids, Hagia Sophia, Versailles, and the Guggenheim Museum. Each spread is dedicated to a single building; in addition to a detailed illustration of the structure, it also includes information about the architect, the architectural style, and/or definitions of particular details. For example, readers learn that Westminster Palace was made from limestone, which is easy to carve into elaborate, decorative formations, but it is also highly susceptible to air-pollution damage. Readers also learn about porticos, Doric columns, and other assorted aspects of a building’s facade. The bullet-point style of the writing and detailed artwork invite browsing and repeated viewings; readers will also be inspired to look up photos of the actual buildings depicted in the illustrations. The back matter includes a detailed time line and an excellent glossary; the latter is especially important as there are a lot of unfamiliar terms here for young researchers. This title will pair nicely with David Macaulay’sCastle (1977) and Cathedral (1973, both Houghton Mifflin), as well as Andrea Beaty’s Iggy Peck, Architect (Abrams, 2007). –Laura Lutz, Pratt Institute, New York City

School Library Journal starred reviews RUBIN, Susan Goldman. Diego Rivera: An Artist for the People. 56p. bibliog. glossary. index. notes. photos. reprods. Abrams. 2013. RTE $21.95. ISBN 978-0-8109-8411-0. LC 2012010022.
Gr 5-8
–Rivera’s life is presented through the lens of his art, making his love of Mexico and traditional Mexican art palpable and his search for his own artistic style an intriguing journey. The stunning illustrations include images of Rivera’s murals, his “cartoon” drawings, reproductions of art that he found influential, and photographs. The design, with scrollwork along the top and bottom and an unusual placement of page numbers, exudes style. The text is clearly written, straightforward, and attention-grabbing, with a good number of quotes interspersed throughout. Rivera’s weaknesses and failures, such as his womanizing and the Rockefeller controversy, are presented honestly and without judgment–just the facts as they are known. Thoughtful sections about Mexican history as represented in Rivera’s artwork and his artistic influences conclude the volume. Overall this is a classy, visually pleasing and interesting read.–Heather Acerro, Rochester Public Library, MN

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AGRESTI, Aimee. Infatuate. Bk. 2. 402p. (A Gilded Wings Novel). Houghton Harcourt. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-547-62615-4; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-544-03479-2.

ALMOND, David. Mouse Bird Snake Wolf. illus. by Dave McKean. 80p. Candlewick. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5912-7. LC 20122950556.

ANDERSON, R. J. Quicksilver. 318p. Carolrhoda Lab. 2013. Tr $17.95. ISBN 978-0-7613-8799-2; ebook $12.95. ISBN 978-1-4677-0949-1. LC 2012024062.

APPELHANS, Lenore. Level 2. 270p. S & S. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4185-9.

ARMSTRONG, Kelley. The Rising. Bk. 3. 406p. (Darkness Rising Series). HarperCollins/Harper. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-179708-8. LC 2012025325.

ASHTON, Brodi. Everbound. Bk. 2. 358p. (Everneath Trilogy). HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-207116-3; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-207118-7.

BAUCOM, Ian. Through the Skylight. illus. by Justin Gerard. 390p. S & S/Atheneum. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4169-1777-9; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-6079-9. LC 2012010642.

BELL, SophieThe Ultra Violets. Bk. 1. illus. by Chris Battle. 300p. Penguin/Razorbill. 2013. Tr $12.99. ISBN 978-1-59514-603-8.

BERK, Ari. Mistle Child. Bk. 2. 352p. (The Undertaken Trilogy). S & S. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4169-9117-5; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-3916-0. LC 2012002977.

BLUNDELL, Judy. A City Tossed and Broken: The Diary of Minnie Bonner. 224p. (Dear America Series). photos. Scholastic. 2013. Tr $12.99. ISBN 978-0-545-31022-2. LC 2012014742.

BLYTHE, Carolita. Revenge of a Not-So-Pretty Girl. 336p. Delacorte. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-385-74286-3; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-375-99081-6; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-307-97845-5.

BOWMAN, Erin. Taken. 360p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-211726-7; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-211728-1.

BRENNAN, Marie. A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent. 336p. Tor. 2013. Tr $25.99. ISBN 978-0-7653-3196-0; ebook $12.99. ISBN 978-1-4299-5631-4.

BRODY, Jessica. Unremembered. Bk. 1. 302p. (The Unremembered Trilogy). Farrar. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-374-37991-9; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-374-37992-6.

BROWN, Anne Greenwood. Deep Betrayal. 336p. Delacorte. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-385-74203-0; PLB $20.99. ISBN 978-0-375-99037-3; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-98909-4. LC 2012030598.

BRYCE, Celia. Anthem for Jackson Dawes. 230p. Bloomsbury. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-59990-975-2.

CAMPBELL, L. A. Cartboy and the Time Capsule. illus. by author. 208p. Tor/Starscape. 2013. Tr $12.99. ISBN 978-0-7653-3317-9; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4668-0201-8.

CLARK, Platte F. Bad Unicorn. 426p. S & S/Aladdin. 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5012-7; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5014-1.

COKER, Rachel. Chasing Jupiter. 224p. Zondervan. 2012. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-310-73293-8; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-310-73298-3.

COLFER, Chris. Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal. 260p. Little, Brown. 2012. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-316-23295-1; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-316-23292-0.

CROWDER, Melanie. Parched. 160p. Houghton Harcourt. June 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-547-97651-8; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-97588-7.

DAHL, Elisabeth. Genie Wishes. illus. by author. 272p. Amulet/Abrams. 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-4197-0526-7. LC 2012033161.

DERTING, Kimberly. The Essence. Bk. 2. 352p. (A Pledge Novel). S & S/McElderry. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4559-8; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4561-1.

DOKTORSKI, Jennifer Salvato. How My Summer Went Up in Flames. 320p. S & S/Simon Pulse. May 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5940-3; pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5939-7; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5941-0.

DRAPER, Sharon M. Panic. 262p. S & S/Atheneum. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-0896-8; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-0898-2.

DRIZA, Debra. Mila 2.0. Bk. 1. 470p. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-209036-2; ebook $11.99. ISBN 978-0-06-209038-6. LC 2012005248.

FERRIS, Jean. Thrice Upon a Marigold: A Royal Kidnapping Caper. 256p. Houghton Harcourt. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-73846-8; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-86873-8.

FISH, Thomas & Jillian Ober. Lucky Dogs, Lost Hats, and Dating Don’ts: Hi-Lo Stories About Real Life. 214p. photos. Woodbine. 2012. pap. $21.95. ISBN 978-1-60613-156-5. LC 2012025409.

FROLEY, Margaux. Escape Theory. 270p. (A Keaton School Novel). SohoTeen. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-61695-127-6; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-1-61695-128-3.

FUSCO, Kimberly Newton. Beholding Bee. 336p. Knopf. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-375-86836-8; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-375-96836-5; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-89886-0. LC 2012005091.

GIBSEN, Cole. Senshi. 392p. Flux. 2013. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-0-7387-3261-9.

GILMAN, Charles. The Slither Sisters. Bk. 2. illus. by Eugene Smith. 172p. (Tales from Lovecraft Middle School Series). Quirk. 2013. Tr $13.99. ISBN 978-1-59474-593-5; ebook $13.99. ISBN 978-1-59474-594-2.

GRAY, Laurie. Maybe I Will. 212p. Luminis. 2013. RTE $26.95. ISBN 978-1-935462-71-2; pap. $14.95. ISBN 978-1-935462-70-5; ebook $9.95. ISBN 978-1-935462-72-9.

GRIFFIN, Claire J. Nowhere to Run. 111p. Namelos. 2013. Tr $18.95. ISBN 978-1-60898-144-1; pap. $9.95. ISBN 978-1-60898-145-8; ebook $8.95. ISBN 978-1-60898-146-5. LC 2012951212.

GRIFFITHS, Andy. The 13-Story Treehouse. Bk. 1. illus. by Terry Denton. 240p. Feiwel & Friends. 2013. Tr $13.99. ISBN 978-1-250-02690-3; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-250-04239-2.

GRINDSTAFF, Kit. The Flame in the Mist. 450p. Random. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-385-74290-0; PLB $20.99. ISBN 978-0-375-99083-0; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-307-97914-8.

HASSAN, Michael. Crash and Burn. 536p. HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray. 2013. Tr $18.99. ISBN 978-0-06-211290-3; ebook $11.99. ISBN 978-0-06-211292-7.

HEATH, Jack. Money Run. 246p. Scholastic. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-51266-4.

HOLT, Christopher. The Vanishing. Bk. 1. illus. by Greg Call. 372p. (The Last Dogs Series). Little, Brown.2012. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-316-20005-9; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-316-21587-9; pap. $6.99. ISBN 978-0-316-20004-2. LC 2012001550.

HOWARD, A. G. Splintered. 372p. Abrams/Amulet. 2013. Tr $17.95. ISBN 978-1-4197-0428-4; ebook $17.95. ISBN 978-1-6131-2379-9. LC 2012011538.

HUB, Ulrich. Meet at the Ark at Eight. tr. from German by Helena Ragg-Kirkby. illus. by Jörg Mühle. 72p.Eerdmans. 2012. RTE $12. ISBN 978-0-8028-5410-0. LC 2012001411.

JAHN-CLOUGH, Lisa. Nothing but Blue. 214p. Houghton Harcourt. May 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-618-95961-7.

JOSEPH, Lynn. Flowers in the Sky. 256p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-029794-7; pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-223642-5.

KADE, J. V. Bot Wars. 356p. Dial. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3860-7. LC 2012017682.

KIRBY, Jessi. Golden. 276p. S & S. May 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5216-9; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5225-1. LC 2012042216.

KORMAN, Gordon. Hideout. 276p. Scholastic. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-44866-6; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-52018-8.

KOTECKI, Nathan. The Suburban Strange. Bk. 1. 358p. Houghton Harcourt. 2012. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-72996-1; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-73111-7. LC 2011048209.

KRAUS, Daniel. Scowler. 290p. Delacorte. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-385-74309-9; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-375-99094-6; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-307-98087-8. LC 2012005363.

LAIDLAW, S. J. An Infidel in Paradise. 312p. Tundra. 2013. Tr $19.95. ISBN 978-1-77049-304-9; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-1-77049-305-6. LC 2012938139.

LAWRENCE, Caroline. P.K. Pinkerton & the Petrified Man. Bk. 2. 308p. glossary. Putnam. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-399-25634-9.

LAZEBNIK, Claire. The Trouble with Flirting. 314p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2013. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-192127-8; ebook $8.99. ISBN 978-0-06-220304-5.

LEAVITT, Lindsey. Going Vintage. 312p. Bloomsbury. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-59990-787-1.

LECESNE, James. Trevor: The Story That Inspired the Trevor Project. illus. by author. 112p. websites. Seven Stories. 2012. Tr $14.95. ISBN 978-1-60980-420-6. LC 2012016377.

LECK, James. The Further Adventures of Jack Lime. 160p. Kids Can. 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-55453-740-2.

LITTLEWOOD, Kathryn. A Dash of Magic. Bk. 2. illus. by Erin McGuire. 356p. (A Bliss Novel).HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen. 2013. ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-06-208431-6; Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-208429-3. LC 2012025502.

LONDON, Kelli. Reality Check. Bk. 2. 262p. (Charly’s Epic Fiascos Series). Kensington/KTeen. 2013. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-0-7582-8697-0; ebook $8.99. ISBN 978-0-7582-8698-7.

LUBAR, David. Hyde and Shriek. illus. by Marcos Calo Bermúdez. 136p. (A Monsterrific Tale). Tor/Starscape.2013. Tr $14.99. ISBN 978-0-7653-3081-9; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4299-9312-8.

LUBAR, David. The Vanishing Vampire. illus. by Marcos Calo Bermúdez. 144p. (A Monsterrific Tale).Tor/Starscape. May 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7653-3077-2; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4299-9306-7.

LYNCH, Janet Nichols. My Beautiful Hippie. 192p. Holiday House. 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-0-8234-2603-4.LC 2012016563.

MCDANIEL, Lurlene. The Year of Luminous Love. 364p. Delacorte. May 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-385-74171-2; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-375-99020-5; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-98675-8.

MCGOWAN, Keith. The Witch’s Curse. illus. by Yoko Tanaka. 296p. Holt/Christy Ottaviano. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8050-9324-7; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-8050-9750-4.

MCHUGH, PT. Keeper of the Black Stones. Bk. 1. 369p. (Stone Ends Series). Glass House Pr. 2013. pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-0-9816768-0-7; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-9816768-1-4.

MCINNES Nicole. Brianna on the Brink. 176p. Holiday House. 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-0-8234-2741-3.

MCKINLAY, Meg. Below. 224p. Candlewick. May 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6126-7; ebook $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6380-3.

MARCHETTA, Melina. Quintana of Charyn. Bk. 3. 516p. (The Lumatere Chronicles Series). Candlewick. 2013. Tr $18.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5835-9; ebook $18.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6360-5.

MESSNER, Kate. Hide and Seek. 256p. photos. Scholastic. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-41975-8; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-53367-6. LC 2012027028.

MEYER, Kai. Arcadia Burns. tr. from German by Anthea Bell. 424p. HarperCollins/Balzer & Bray. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-200608-0; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-06-209297-7. LC 2012019041.

MONT, Eve Marie. A Touch of Scarlet. Bk. 2. 294p. (Unbound Series). Kensington/KTeen. 2013. pap. $9.95. ISBN 978-0-7582-6949-2.

MORRIS, Paula. Unbroken: A Ruined Novel. 304p. Scholastic/Point. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-41641-2. LC 2012013461.

MORRISON, Patricia. Shadow Girl. 218p. Tundra. 2013. pap. $10.95. ISBN 978-1-77049-290-5; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-77049-368-1. LC 2012938138.

MOSKOWITZ, Hannah. Teeth. 246p. S & S/Simon Pulse. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-6532-9; pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4946-6; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4947-3.

MOSS, Marissa. Home Sweet Rome. illus. by author. 180p. (Mira’s Diary Series). bibliog.Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky. 2013. Tr $12.99. ISBN 978-1-4022-66096.

MOULD, Chris. Pip and the Twilight Seekers. Bk. 2. illus. by author. 182p. (A Spindlewood Tale). Albert Whitman. 2013. Tr $12.99. ISBN 978-0-8075-6553-7. LC 2012013751.

OLSEN, Sylvia. Molly’s Promise. 126p. (Orca Young Readers Series). Orca. 2013. pap. $7.95. ISBN 978-1-4598-0277-3. LC 2012952947.

OSTERWEIL, Adam. Cooper and the Enchanted Metal Detector. 243p. further reading. Namelos. May 2013. Tr $18.95. ISBN 978-1-60898-149-6; pap. $9.95. ISBN 978-1-60898-150-2. LC 2012938164.

PASTIS, Stephan. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. Bk. 1. illus. by author. 304p. Candlewick. 2013. Tr $14.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6050-5; ebook $14.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-6358-2.

PATTERSON, James & Lisa Papademetriou. My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar. illus. by Neil Swaab. 304p. (Middle School Series). Little, Brown. 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-316-20754-6.

PATTERSON, Valerie O. Operation Oleander. 188p. Clarion. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-24437-2; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0-547-53421-3. LC 2012023166.

PIERSON, D. C. Crap Kingdom. 368p. Viking. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-670-01432-3; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-1-101-58972-4. LC 2012015578.

REICHS, Kathy & Brendan Reichs. Code. Bk. 3. 408p. (A Virals Novel). Putnam. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-59514-412-6; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-1-10160-858-6.

RIBAR, Lindsay. The Art of Wishing. 320p. Dial. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-8037-3827-0.

ROSENBERG, Madelyn. Canary in the Coal Mine. 144p. Holiday House. 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-0-8234-2600-3.

ROSENBLUM, Gregg. Revolution 19. 272p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-212595-8; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-212598-9. LC 2012025328.

RUSH, Jennifer. Altered. 324p. Little, Brown. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-316-19708-3; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-316-21449-0. LC 2012007545.

SAYRES, Meghan Nuttall. Night Letter. illus. by Rashin Kheiriyeh. 281p. further reading. Nortia. 2013. Tr $18.99. ISBN 978-0-9848359-0-4. LC 2012942442.

SHAW, Liane. The Color of Silence. 264p. Second Story. 2013. pap. $11.95. ISBN 978-1-926920-93-1.

SHIMKO, Bonnie. You Know What You Have to Do. 240p. Amazon. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4778-1642-4.

SHUKERT, Rachel. Starstruck. 338p. Delacorte. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-385-74108-8; PLB $20.99. ISBN 978-0-375-98984-1; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-98425-9.

SHURTLIFF, Liesl. Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin. 264p. Knopf. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-307-97793-9; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-307-97794-6; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-307-97795-3.

SILBERBERG, Alan. The Awesome, Almost 100% True Adventures of Matt & Craz. illus. by author. 336p. S & S/Aladdin. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4169-9432-9.

SINGER, Nicky. Under Shifting Glass. 310p. Chronicle. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4521-0921-3. LC 2012004942.

SKILTON, Sarah. Bruised. 274p. Abrams/Amulet. 2013. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-4197-0387-4. LC 2012042801.

SMITH, Andrew. Winger. illus. by Sam Bosma. 440p. S & S. May 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4492-8; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4494-2. LC 2011052750.

SMITH, Jennifer E. This Is What Happy Looks Like. 402p. Little, Brown/Poppy. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-316-21282-3; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-316-21283-0.

ST. CROW, Lili. Nameless: A Tale of Beauty and Madness. 328p. Penguin/Razorbill. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-59514-357-0.

STANISZEWSKI, Anna. My Epic Fairy Tale Fail. 216p. Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky. 2013. pap. $6.99. ISBN 978-1-4022-7930-0.

STELLA, Leslie. Permanent Record. 288p. Amazon. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4778-1639-4; ebook $7.99. ISBN 978-1-4778-6639-9.

SUTHERLAND, Tui T. The Lost Heir. Bk. 2. 296p. (Wings of Fire Series). Scholastic. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-545-34919-2; ebook $16.99. ISBN 978-0545-47010-0.

SUTHERLAND, Tui T. & Kari Sutherland. The Menagerie. Bk. 1. 272p. HarperCollins/Harper. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-06-078064-7; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-06-220290-1.

THARP, Tim. Mojo. 290p. Knopf. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-375-86445-2; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-375-96445-9; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-375-89580-7.

VACCO, Corina. My Chemical Mountain. 186p. Delacorte. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-385-74242-9; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-375-99057-1; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-307-97504-1.

VAUGHAN, M. M. The Ability. illus. by Iacapo Bruno. 336p. S & S/McElderry. 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5200-8; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5202-2.

VAWTER, Vince. Paperboy. 224p. Delacorte. May 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-385-74244-3; PLB $19.99. ISBN 978-0-375-99058-8; ebook $10.99. ISBN 978-0-307-97505-8. LC 2012030546.

WEYN, Suzanne. Dr. Frankenstein’s Daughters. 256p. Scholastic. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-545-42533-9.LC 2012033039.

WHELAN, Gloria. All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens. 256p. glossary. S & S/Paula Wiseman Bks.2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4976-3; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4977-0.

WHITE, Kiersten. Mind Games. 242p. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-06-213531-5; ebook $11.99. ISBN 978-0-06-213533-9. LC 2012004292.

WILLIAMS, Katie. Absent. 184p. Chronicle. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-0-8118-7150-1. LC 2012033600.

WINDHAM, Ryder with Jason Fry. Battle Mountain. Bk. 2. 260p. (Transformers Classified Series). Little, Brown.2012. Tr $14.99. ISBN 978-0-316-18874-6.

WOLFSON, Jill. Furious. 326p. Holt. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-8050-8283-8; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-8050-9756-6.

YOUNG, Suzanne. The Program. 146p. S & S/Simon Pulse. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4580-2; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-4582-6.


ARETHA, David. Brown v. Board of Education. 128p. (The Civil Rights Movement Series). bibliog. chron. further reading. illus. index. notes. photos. reprods. websites. Morgan Reynolds. 2013. PLB $28.95. ISBN 978-1-59935-370-8. LC 2012035348.

ARLON, Penelope & Tony Gordon-Harris. Rainforest. 80p. (Discover More Series). charts. glossary. index. maps. photos. Scholastic. 2013. Tr $12.99. ISBN 978-0-545-49562-2.

BAUSUM, Ann. Our Country’s Presidents: All You Need to Know About the Presidents, from George Washington to Barack Obama. 224p. bibliog. charts. chron. further reading. illus. index. photos. reprods. websites. National Geographic. 2013. Tr $24.95. ISBN 978-1-4263-1089-8.

BENOIT, Peter. The Attack on Pearl Harbor. ISBN 978-0-531-23601-7; ISBN 978-0-531-21959-1. LC 2012030352.
–––– . The Vietnam War. ISBN 978-0-531-23608-6; ISBN 978-0-531-21966-9. LC 2012034326.
ea vol: 64p. (Cornerstones of Freedom Series). chron. further reading. glossary. illus. index. maps. photos. Children’s Press. 2013. PLB $30; pap $8.95.

BROADWATER, Robert P. Ulysses S. Grant: A Biography. 209p. ISBN 978-0-313-39255-9; ISBN 978-0-313-39256-6.

MELTON, Brian C. Robert E. Lee: A Biography. 162p. chron. ISBN 978-0-313-38436-3; ISBN 978-0-313-38437-0.
ea vol: (Greenwood Biographies Series). bibliog. index. photos. reprods. websites. Greenwood. 2012. PLB $37.; ebook $37.

BUKSZPAN, David. Is That a Word?: From AA to ZZZ, the Weird and Wonderful Language of SCRABBLE®.illus. by Dave Hopkins. 176p. bibliog. further reading. Chronicle. 2012. RTE $18.95. ISBN 978-1-4521-0824-7.

CALLERY, Sean. World War II. 112p. (Discover More Series). charts. chron. glossary. illus. index. maps. photos. reprods. Scholastic. 2013. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-545-47975-2.

CARSON, Mary Kay. What Was Your Dream, Dr. King?: And Other Questions About Martin Luther King Jr. illus. by Jim Madsen. ISBN 978-1-4027-9622-7; ISBN 978-1-4027-9045-4.

SANDLER, Martin W. Why Did the Whole World Go to War?: And Other Questions About World War II. illus. by Robert Barrett. ISBN 978-1-4027-9621-0; ISBN 978-1-4027-9044-7.
ea vol: 32p. (Good Question! Series). chron. maps. photos. websites. Sterling. 2013. PLB $12.95; pap. $5.95.

CLARK, Willow. The True Story of the Civil War. ISBN 978-1-4488-9693-6; ISBN 978-1-4488-9932-6. LC 2012033062.
–––– . The True Story of the Declaration of Independence. ISBN 978-1-4488-9691-2; ISBN 978-1-4488-9930-2. LC 2012029969.
–––– . The True Story of the Emancipation Proclamation. ISBN 978-1-4488-9695-0; ISBN 978-1-4488-9934-0. LC 2012034154.
ea vol: 24p. (What Really Happened? Series). further reading. glossary. index. photos. reprods. websites. Rosen/PowerKids Pr. 2013. PLB $22.60; ebook $22.60.

DAKERS, Diane. Elie Wiesel: Holocaust Survivor and Messenger for Humanity. 112p. (Crabtree Groundbreaking Biographies Series). chron. further reading. glossary. illus. index. photos. reprods. websites.Crabtree. 2012. PLB $33.27. ISBN 978-0-7787-2552-7. LC 2012008273.

FREY, Marc & Todd Davis. The New Big Book of U.S. Presidents: Fascinating Facts About Each and Every President, Including an American History Timeline. 56p. chron. glossary. photos. reprods. Running Pr. Kids.2013. Tr $13.95. ISBN 978-0-7624-4880-7. LC 2012949645.

GARLAND, Sherry. Voices of Pearl Harbor. illus. by Layne Johnson. 40p. bibliog. further reading. glossary. maps. Pelican. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4556-1609-1; ebook $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4556-1610-7. LC 2012035072.

HARTZLER, Aaron. Rapture Practice: A True Story. 390p. Little, Brown. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-0-316-09465-8; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-0-316-21571-8. LC 2012028746.

HENDERSON, Harry. The Digital Age. ISBN 978-1-60152-482-9. LC 2012026168.

KALLEN, Stuart A. Elizabethan England. ISBN 978-1-60152-484-3. LC 2012026174.

WOOG, Adam. Pearl Harbor. ISBN 978-1-60152-486-7. LC 2012027684.
ea vol: 96p. (Understanding World History Series). chron. diags. further reading. illus. index. maps. notes. photos. reprods. websites. ReferencePoint. 2013. PLB $27.95.

HUNTER, Ryan Ann. In Disguise! 176p. bibliog. illus. maps. notes. S & S/Aladdin. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-58270-383-1; pap. $9.99. ISBN 978-1-58270-382-4; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-6726-2.

HYDE, Natalie. Understanding Mesoamerican Myths. ISBN 978-0-7787-4525-9. LC 2012040536.

KOPP, Megan. Understanding Native American Myths. ISBN 978-0-7787-4526-6.

WILLIAMS, Brian. Understanding Norse Myths. ISBN 978-0-7787-4527-3.
ea vol: 48p. chron. further reading. glossary. illus. index. maps. photos. reprods. websites. (Myths Understood Series). Crabtree. 2013. PLB $30.60.

JACKSON, Tom. Introducing the Periodic Table. 32p. (Why Chemistry Matters Series). charts. diags. further reading. glossary. illus. index. photos. websites. Crabtree. 2012. PLB $26.60. ISBN 978-0-7787-4230-2; pap. $8.95. ISBN 978-0-7787-4234-0.

JONES, Patrick. The Main Event: The Moves and Muscle of Pro Wrestling. 64p. (Spectacular Sports Series). further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Millbrook. 2012. PLB $31.93. ISBN 978-0-7613-8635-3; ebook $23.95. ISBN 978-1-4677-0131-0. LC 2011046180.

LATHAM, Donna. Backyard Biology: Investigate Habitats Outside Your Door with 25 Projects. illus. by Beth Hetland. 128p. (Build It Yourself Series). diags. glossary. illus. index. websites. Nomad. 2013. Tr $21.95. ISBN 978-1-61930-152-8; pap. $15.95. ISBN 978-1-61930-151-1.

LOSURE, Mary. Wild Boy: The Real Life of the Savage of Aveyron. illus. by Timothy Basil Ering. 176p. bibliog. index. notes. Candlewick. 2013. RTE $16.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5669-0. LC 2012943644.

MARSH, Carole. Business Ethics & Etiquette for Students: You Must Know These! 75p. bibliog. index. ISBN 978-0-635-10555-4; ISBN 978-0-635-10520-2.
––––. Job Tracks: and How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Go! 130p. index. ISBN 978-0-635-10552-3; ISBN 978-0-635-10517-2.
––––. Work Words: Job/Business/Career Words & Terms You Neet to Know! 60p. ISBN 978-0-635-10556-1; ISBN 978-0-635-10521-9.
ea vol: (Careers Curriculum Series). photos. Gallopade. 2012. pap. $19.99; PLB $29.99.

MASON, Adrienne. Planet Ark: Preserving Earth’s Biodiversity. illus. by Margot Thompson. 32p. (CitizenKid Series). glossary. index. Kids Can. 2013. Tr $18.95. ISBN 978-1-55453-753-2.

NEWLAND, Sonya. Extinction! 48p. (Chrome Series). chron. further reading. glossary. illus. index. maps. photos. websites. Crabtree. 2013. PLB $30.60. ISBN 978-0-7787-7925-4.

REEF, Catherine. Leonard Bernstein and American Music. 128p. (Modern Music Masters Series). bibliog. chron. illus. index. notes. photos. websites. Morgan Reynolds. May 2013. PLB $28.95. ISBN 978-1-59935-125-4. LC 2010042593.

ROSEN, Michael J. Let’s Build a Playground. photos by Ellen Kelson and Jennifer Cecil. 32p. (A KaBOOM! Book). Candlewick. 2013. RTE $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-5532-7. LC 2012943649.

SILVER, Maya & Marc Silver. My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks: Real-Life Advice from Real-Life Teens. 260p. further reading. websites. Sourcebooks/Fire. 2013. pap. $14.99. ISBN 978-1-4022-7307-0.

SIMON, Seymour. Seymour Simon’s Extreme Oceans. 60p. index. photos. Chronicle. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4521-0833-9. LC 2012012590.

SONNEBORN, Liz. France. 144p. (Enchantment of the World Series). charts. chron. further reading. illus. index. maps. photos. reprods. Children’s Press. 2013. PLB $40. ISBN 978-0-531-25600-8. LC 2012047113.

WILSON, Donna. Donna Wilson’s Creative Creatures: Make-and-Do Crafty Creatures for Kids. illus. by author. 48p. photos. Kingfisher. 2013. PLB $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7534-6947-7.