The Goldfish Boy
Author: Lisa Thompson
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Lisa Thompson's debut novel is a page-turning mystery with an emotionally-driven, complex character study at its core -- like Rear Window meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Matthew Corbin suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. He hasn't been to school in weeks. His hands are cracked and bleeding from cleaning. He refuses to leave his bedroom. To pass the time, he observes his neighbors from his bedroom window, making mundane notes about their habits as they bustle about the cul-de-sac. When a toddler staying next door goes missing, it becomes apparent that Matthew was the last person to see him alive. Suddenly, Matthew finds himself at the center of a high-stakes mystery, and every one of his neighbors is a suspect. Matthew is the key to figuring out what happened and potentially saving a child's life... but is he able to do so if it means exposing his own secrets, and stepping out from the safety of his home?
V Is for Vampire
Author: Lesley Thompson
"'He's great, Vera, ' said Angie. When Viktor Sarav takes a job at Ballantine's, Angie and her brother Don - the young owners of the New York fashion company - are pleased. But soon there are strange deaths in the company. Is there a vampire at work at Ballantine's? Vera Donato, a company director with secrets to hide, is against Viktor. But Ed Valdemar, the company lawyer, trusts him. Who is right?"--Page 4 of cover.
Surviving High School
Author: Lele Pons, Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Lele is a bulls-eye target at her new school in Miami until, overnight, her digital fame catapults the girl with cheerleader looks, a seriously silly personality, and a self-deprecating funny bone into the popular crowd. Now she's facing a whole new set of challenges--the relentless drama, the ruthless cliques, the unexpected internet celebrity--all while trying to keep her grades up and make her parents proud"--
Author: Dylan Thomas, Fritz Eichenberg
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Rebecca's daughters is the nearest Dylan Thomas ever came to realizing his ambition to write a film scenario in such a way that it would not only stand ready for shooting but would, at the same time, give the ordinary reader a visual impression of the film in words.
When the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Mieko's nearby village was turned into ruins, and her hand was badly injured. Mieko loves to do calligraphy more than anything, but now she can barely hold a paintbrush. And she feels as if she has lost something that she can't paint without-the legendary fifth treasure, beauty in the heart. Then she is sent to live with her grandparents and must go to a new school. But Mieko is brave and eventually learns that time and patience can help with many things, and may even help her find the fifth treasure.
Queen of Ruin
Author: Tracy Banghart
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
The breathtaking sequel to Grace and Fury. A fierce tale of sisterhood, courtly intrigue, and heart pounding action, perfect for fans of Red Queen and The Selection. Nomi and Malachi find themselves powerless and headed towards their all-but-certain deaths. Now that Asa sits on the throne, he will stop at nothing to make sure Malachi never sets foot in the palace again. Nomi's sister, Serina, is far away on the prison island of Mount Ruin - but it is in the grip of revolution and Serina leads. The women there have their sights set on revenge beyond the confines of their island prison. They will stop at nothing to gain freedom for the entire kingdom. But first they'll have to get rid of Asa, and only Nomi knows how. Separated once again, this time by choice, Nomi and Serina must forge their own paths as they aim to tear down the world they know, to build something better in its place.
The Sword of Kuromori
Author: Jason Rohan
Publisher: Egmont UK
The Matrix meets Percy Jackson in this exciting series packed with monsters, magic and mayhem, set in modern day Japan. Kenny Blackwood arrives in Tokyo to spend the summer with his father and is stunned to discover a destiny he had never dreamed of when he finds himself in the middle of a hidden war that is about to explode. Racing against an impossible deadline, Kenny must find the fabled Sword of Heaven and use it to prevent the disaster. But a host of terrifying monsters is out to destroy him, and success will come at a price. With clever, fearless, sarcastic Kiyomi at his side, Kenny must negotiate the worlds of modern and mythic Japan to find the lost sword, before it's too late. An action packed read for boys and girls aged 9+. Excellent pacing for reluctant readers. Fans of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and Percy Jackson and the Greek Heroes will love this. Look out for the sequel: The Shield of Kuromori. Jason Rohan has worked as a staff writer for Marvel Comics in New York and as an English teacher in Japan, where he lived for five years. He returned to the UK and now lives in West London with his wife and five children.
Author: Lindsey Summers
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Was it just a cell phone swap € or fate? It�s bad enough when high-school senior Keeley mistakenly swaps cell phones with a stranger. It�s even worse when the stranger turns out to be an obnoxious, self-centered boy named Talon € who�s just left for football camp with her phone. Reluctantly, the two agree to forward messages for a week. As Keeley gets to know Talon through their texts, she finds out he�s more than just an egocentric jock. In fact, the two fall for each other, hard. But Talon has been keeping a secret. One that makes their relationship all but impossible. Will Keeley ever be able to trust him? This romance offers high-school drama, humor and heart, plus a love story that will sweep you away.
Me and the Animals
Author: Liesbet Slegers
A lot of animals live in my neighborhood. The cow, the pig, the sheep and the chicken live on the farm. In my garden, I can see a bird,a squirrel and a mole. I also have pets: a dog, a cat, a rabbit, a goldfish. And then there are small animals like the bee, the snail and the ladybird! A little book filled with recognizable illustrations of the many animals a child commonly encounters.
If I fix you
Author: Abigail Johnson
Publisher: Ediciones Kiwi
Después de un día de trabajo en el taller de coches de su padre, Jill, una chica de dieciséis años de Arizona, regresa a casa para encontrarse con su mejor amigo (y amor desde la infancia) Sean. Sin embargo, cuando abre la puerta, su mundo se derrumba por completo. En ese preciso instante, pierde a su madre y a su mejor amigo… A la mañana siguiente, la madre de Jill ya ha desaparecido y se ha despedido de ella y de su padre con una nota. A la protagonista le espera un verano lleno de incertidumbre, decepciones y descubrimientos, y pasará de ser “la chica que siempre arregla los problemas de los demás” a la chica que tiene que arreglar sus propios problemas. Jill y su padre intentan salir adelante, ella se esfuerza en retomar su relación con Sean, y parece que poco a poco las aguas se van calmando… Pero en realidad Jill está devastada. La llegada de un nuevo vecino, Daniel, un chico de veintiún años muy atractivo, supone un soplo de aire fresco para Jill, que volverá a dejar sus problemas a un lado para intentar solucionar los de su nuevo amigo, que vive una complicada historia familiar. Sin embargo, pronto comprenderá que no puede arreglar la vida de nadie si no se ocupa primer de la suya.
The beloved bestseller from Newbery Medalist and National Book Award winner Louis Sachar (Holes), with a brand-new cover! “Give me a dollar or I’ll spit on you.” That’s Bradley Chalkers for you. He’s the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls, and the teachers say he has serious behavior problems. No one likes him—except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his far-fetched stories. Carla knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren’t afraid to try. But when you feel like the most hated kid in the whole school, believing in yourself can be the hardest thing in the world. . . .
The Wizard Returns
Author: Danielle Paige
The Wizard left Oz in a hot air balloon—or did he? This digital original novella is the third installment in the prequel arc to the edgy and exciting New York Times bestseller Dorothy Must Die. Dorothy Gale is back . . . and she's not the sweet little heroine of Oz anymore. She's power-hungry and vicious, and she leaves a trail of destruction beneath her spike-heeled, magical shoes. But she wasn't always in charge. There used to be a different ruler of Oz. Someone who also came from the Other Place, and who stole power for himself. They called him the Wizard. The story goes that when a young Dorothy revealed the Wizard as a fraud, the man behind the curtain fled Oz in his hot air balloon. But in The Wizard Returns, he wakes in a field of poppies to find out that not only had he never left, but that he has no memory of who—or where—he is. As he undergoes a series of tests to uncover his memories, he finds that the very girl who threw him from the Emerald Palace is in control. And that Oz may be his destiny after all. The Wizard Returns by Danielle Paige is a dark and compelling reimagining of a beloved classic and is perfect for fans of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Beastly by Alex Flinn, and Wicked by Gregory Maguire.
Author: Geoff Dyer
From “one of our most original writers” (Kathryn Schulz, New York magazine) comes an expansive and exacting book—firmly grounded but elegant, often hilarious, and always inquisitive—about travel, unexpected awareness, and the questions we ask when we step outside ourselves. Geoff Dyer’s restless search—for what? is unclear, even to him—continues in this series of fascinating adventures and pilgrimages: with a tour guide who may not be a tour guide in the Forbidden City in Beijing; with friends in New Mexico, where D. H. Lawrence famously claimed to have had his “greatest experience from the outside world”; with a hitchhiker picked up on the way from White Sands; with Don Cherry (or a photo of him, at any rate) at the Watts Towers in Los Angeles. Weaving stories about places to which he has recently traveled with images and memories that have persisted since childhood, Dyer tries “to work out what a certain place—a certain way of marking the landscape—means; what it’s trying to tell us; what we go to it for.” With 4 pages of full-color illustrations. From the Hardcover edition.
The Mongolian Conspiracy
Author: Rafael Bernal, Katherine Silver, Francisco Goldman
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Days before a visit to Mexico City by the American President, Filiberto Garcâia is assigned to investigate a Chinese-Mongolian assassination plot, leading him into the underbelly of the city's Chinatown and a deepening conspiracy.
Author: Erica O'Rourke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In this inventive romantic thriller, Del has the power to navigate between alternate realities—and the power to save multiple worlds. Every time someone makes a choice, a new, parallel world is spun off the existing one. Eating breakfast or skipping it, turning left instead of right, sneaking out instead of staying in bed—all of these choices create alternate universes in which echo selves take the roads not traveled. Del knows this because she’s a Walker, someone who can navigate between the worlds, and whose job is to keep the dimensions in harmony. But Del’s decisions have consequences too. Even though she’s forbidden from Walking after a training session goes horribly wrong, she secretly starts to investigate other dissonant worlds. She’s particularly intrigued by the echo versions of Simon Lane, a guy who won’t give her the time of day in the main world, but whose alternate selves are uniquely interested. But falling for Simon draws Del closer to a truth that the Council of Walkers is trying to hide—a secret that threatens the fate of the entire multiverse. “O’Rourke brilliantly builds an intricate and complex alternate science-fiction universe that contains beautiful imagery and visualization. A definite page-turner.” —School Library Journal