BAD ORDER, by B.B. Ullman, Sterling Children’s Book

A middle grade story about a sister and her special little brother fighting to save the world from an interdimensional catastrophe. Mary Day’s life has always been different, because her little brother, Albie, is different. He doesn’t speak, but he can communicate with Mary via mental telepathy, sending her—and her alone—“mind memos.” To Albie, Mary … Continue reading BAD ORDER, by B.B. Ullman, Sterling Children’s Book

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MY LIFE IN SMILEY: SAVE ME! By Anne Kalicky, Andrews McMeel Universal

Max is off to summer camp and ready to fill his journal with hilarious middle-school wisdom in this third installment of the My Life in Smiley series that is illustrated with the internationally recognized emoticons of the SmileyWorld brand. Age Level: 8-12 Grade Level: 3rd and up Max is in trouble, SOS trouble, he's a … Continue reading MY LIFE IN SMILEY: SAVE ME! By Anne Kalicky, Andrews McMeel Universal

JUANA & LUCAS: BIG PROBLEMS, by Juana Medina, Candlewick Press

Fans of Judy Moody and Clarice Bean will love Juana, the spunky young Colombian girl who stars in this playful, abundantly illustrated new series. Juana loves many things — drawing, eating Brussels sprouts, living in Bogotá, Colombia, and especially her dog, Lucas, the best amigo ever. She does not love wearing her itchy school uniform, … Continue reading JUANA & LUCAS: BIG PROBLEMS, by Juana Medina, Candlewick Press

THE PAPER WASP, by Lauren Acampora, Grove Press, PGW

An electrifying debut novel from the acclaimed author of The Wonder Garden, The Paper Wasp is a riveting knife-edge story of two women's dark friendship of twisted ambition set against the backdrop of contemporary Hollywood In small-town Michigan, Abby Graven leads a solitary life. Once a bright student on the cusp of a promising art … Continue reading THE PAPER WASP, by Lauren Acampora, Grove Press, PGW

DESTINATION MOON: THE REMARKABLE AND IMPROBABLE VOYAGE OF APOLLO 11, by Richard Maurer, Roaring Brook Press

The history of NASA's Apollo program from Earth orbital missions to lunar landings in a propulsive nonfiction narrative. Only now, it is becoming clear how exceptional and unrepeatable Apollo was. At its height, it employed almost half a million people, many working seven days a week and each determined that “it will not fail because … Continue reading DESTINATION MOON: THE REMARKABLE AND IMPROBABLE VOYAGE OF APOLLO 11, by Richard Maurer, Roaring Brook Press

LITTLE LUNCH: TRIPLE TREATS, by Danny Katz and Mitch Vane, Candlewick Press (On TV Now!)

Three bite-size stories kick off a series based on a popular TV show about all the fun (and maybe a little trouble) that happens at snack time. Little Lunch -- aka snack time -- is only fifteen minutes long, but it's always full of surprises. In this trio of tales, Rory forgets his snack and … Continue reading LITTLE LUNCH: TRIPLE TREATS, by Danny Katz and Mitch Vane, Candlewick Press (On TV Now!)