New Releases! October 2012

It’s a beautiful time of year! The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and the refs are back!  Check out what’s coming this month!

Shovelful of Sunshine by Stacie Vaughn Hutton and Cheryl Harness

Meggie Gwinn loves dreaming about faraway places, but one day her dreams are gone. With the help of her coal miner daddy, Meggie learns of all the Gwinn dreams that have come true and the family message that would triumph over danger and darkness.

Generations of families have endured sacrifice and hardship in hopes they may leave a better world for their children and grandchildren. From letters written by coal miners, author Stacie Vaughn Hutton writes a story of hope and inspiration by showing how a young girl copes with her father’s job as a coal miner. Illustrated by renowned children’s book illustrator, Cheryl Harness, this book will be a family treasure for years to come.

The Mark of Athena, by Rick Riordan

In “The Son of Neptune, ” Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in this series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only sixNwho will complete the Prophecy of Seven?

Let’s Go for a Drive! by Mo Willems

Elephant wants to go for a drive, but as Piggie thinks of one thing after another that they will have to take along, they come to realize that they lack the most important thing of all. Full color.

 

 

A Wrinkle in Time: a graphic novel by Madeline L’engle

The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O’Keefe, and the three Mrs–Who, Whatsit, and Which–the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery award-winning classic A Wrinkle in Time. But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated.  Now, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favorite characters like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast. Perfect for old fans and winning over new ones, this graphic novel adaptation is a must-read.

The Journey to Atlantis by Thea Stilton

When Paulina, one of the Thea Sisters, finds a strange blue-skinned boy unconscious on the beach, the sisters set out to solve the mystery of who the boy is and where he comes fromNand how to return him to his home. Full color.

 

 

Dork Diaries 5: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know it all, by Rachel Renee Russell

Nikki Maxwell authors an advice column for the school newspaper in this fifth book of the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series.

Nikki Maxwell develops a sudden interest in student journalism that may or may not (okay, definitely does) have to do with the fact that mean girl Mackenzie has started writing a gossip column. And there just might be some juicy info involving Nikki’s crush, Brandon, that Nikki doesn’t want Mackenzie reporting to the world. So Nikki joins the school newspaper staff—and ends up as an advice columnist! It’s fun at first, answering other kids’ letters. But when Miss Know-It-All’s inbox is suddenly overflowing with pleas for guidance, Nikki feels in need of some help herself. Fortunately she has BFFs Chloe and Zoey on her side—and at her keyboard!

Warriors Super Edition: Yellowfang’s Secret, by Erin Hunter

One secret could destroy them all. . . .

Yellowkit is a ShadowClan cat through and through and she can’t wait to become a fearless warrior. Then Yellowkit trains as an apprentice and finally receives her warrior name, Yellowfang—and much to her surprise, she realizes that her paws weren’t meant to shed blood. Her true destiny lies as a healer, and she takes her place as ShadowClan’s medicine cat apprentice.

But Yellowfang’s dreams are haunted by a dark prophecy, and every paw step she takes seems drenched in heartache. As she struggles to separate herself from her warrior past, she realizes that the future she faces is bleak and dim—colored by a devastating secret that could destroy the warrior Clans.

 

The Fire Chronicle: Book of Beginning

After the tumultuous events of last winter, Kate, Michael, and Emma long to continue the hunt for their missing parents. But they themselves are now in great danger, and so the wizard Stanislaus Pym hides the children at the Edgar Allan Poe Home for Hopeless and Incorrigible Orphans. There, he says, they will be safe. How wrong he is.

The children are soon discovered by their enemies, and a frantic chase sends Kate a hundred years into the past, to a perilous, enchanted New York City. Searching for a way back to her brother and sister, she meets a mysterious boy whose fate is intricately—and dangerously—tied to her own.

Meanwhile, Michael and Emma have set off to find the second of the Books of Beginning. A series of clues leads them into a hidden world where they must brave harsh polar storms, track down an ancient order of warriors, and confront terrible monsters. Will Michael and Emma find the legendary book of fire—and master its powers—before Kate is lost to them forever?

Exciting, suspenseful, and brimming with humor and heart, the next installment of the bestselling Books of Beginning trilogy will lead Kate, Michael, and Emma closer to their family—and to the magic that could save, or destroy, them all.

Stealing Air, by Trent Reedy

Three sixth-grade boys band together to build an experimental aircraft, enduring social and practical difficulties in the process.


One Response to New Releases! October 2012

  1. so geeked about Hope Larson’s graphic adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. Tor.com has an excerpt (http://www.tor.com/stories/2012/09/a-wrinkle-in-time-the-graphic-novel-comic-excerpt) and it looks great.