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The View from Monday – New Titles On Sale Sept 13th

September 12, 2011

Hi RAoR Readers!  It’s Monday and we’re back with some of our favorite new titles that will be waiting for you in the bookstores tomorrow.

THE GOOD LITTLE WOLF written and illustrated by Nadia Shireen

Readers get to see a glimpse of what makes a good wolf.  Is it the one who holds yarn for sweet Mrs. Boggins as she knits? Or is it the one who can blow down houses?  Read this adorable debut from Nadia Shireen to find out.  Great discussions are sure to follow! – Dandy







TOYS COME HOME by Emily Jenkins illustrated by Paul Zelinsky

Do you have a special best friend? Meet Lumpy, StingRay and Plastic, toys that have come to live with a girl……… Share several of their fun-filled adventures. Find out how a sheep became one-eared, a cranky toy has an unfortunate ending  and how you can still love someone after they have puked on you!Follow it up with  Toys Go Out and Toy Dance Party. Perfect chapter books for children that have started reading on their own, or for a wonderful family read-aloud. –Lillian





THE IRON GIANT by Ted Hughes illustrated by Laura Carlin

Originally published in 1968, made into a fascinating movie in 1999, this story about the friendship between a boy and a tremendous giant made of iron who together teach a village to conquer their fears, is reborn in a beautiful illustrated edition. Perfect for ages 7 all the way up to grownup, and a nice addition to your family read-aloud nights. –Kate







THE AVIARY by Kathleen O’Dell 

An updated take on an old Gothic mystery for children 9-13 years old, this story from YA novelist Kathleen O’Dell is spooky, entertaining and has a timeless feel with a supernatural twist. Twelve-year-old Clara uncovers an old mystery, dark family secrets, and even ghosts in this thrilling middle grade novel. Perfect for very young fans of Hitchcock’s “The Birds”! –Erin






THE ONLY ONES by Aaron Starmer

This sci-fi mystery is Lord of the Flies meets the little Rascals.  Great for younger kids who want to read Hunger Games & Maze Runner, but aren’t quite old enough yet. –Dandy










EVERY YOU, EVERY ME by David Levithan

I have always been a fan of David Levithan, but this book exceeded all of my expectations and made me a Super Fan!  Mysterious photos are showing up in unexpected places and haunting the narrator, Evan, as he struggles to work through the disappearance of his best friend Ariel.  With the (sometimes unwilling) help of Ariel’s boyfriend, Jack, Evan attempts to unravel the mystery of the photos without driving himself mad.  This is the perfect book for a gloomy grey day – cuddle up under the blankets and get swept away in the fast paced mystery surrounding Ariel.  Ages 14 and up. –Nic




A PLAGUE YEAR by Edward Bloor

I know what you’re thinking  – “Another zombie book, great.” – but this books doesn’t have brain eating zombies, it has methamphetamine zombies.  The small town of Blackwater, Pennsylvania has a drug plague spreading quickly; thefts of Sudafed are on the rise and someone even tried to steal the ATM from the grocery store, things are not looking good.  But amazing things can happen when people come together to solve a problem!  Edward Bloor understands everyday people and can take a depressing topic and turn it into an uplifting occasion to celebrate.  Ages 14 and up. –Nic




Surely there’s something here you’ve been waiting for….let us know what you’ll be picking up at your local bookstore or library this week in our comments section. Happy Reading!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 12, 2011 9:25 am

    All of these books look good. The Iron Giant sounds very familiar – I’m wondering if I’ve read it or saw the movie.

  2. September 12, 2011 6:19 pm

    I just pre-ordered David Levithan’s book. CAN. NOT. WAIT.

  3. September 13, 2011 8:38 am

    I’m so happy there’s another Toys book! My daughter loves these.

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