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“The Wait is Over!” – New in Paperback in January

January 16, 2012

It’s a great month to visit your favorite bookstore. Here are just a few of the books you’ve been waiting for, now in paperback!

MOON OVER MANIFEST by Clare Vanderpool

Winner of the 2011 Newbery Medal. A story of loss and redemption, beautifully told by our heroine Abilene Tucker whose search for clues about her father’s past uncovers more secrets than she even imagined. And of course when she’s told to “leave well enough alone” that’s the last thing she’s going to do.


In her memoir for young people, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice shares her remarkable childhood. Lovely to see the early years of a little girl who would grow up to be an extraordinary woman, a positive role model, an accomplished musician and scholar. Also included is a 16 page photo insert.


Winner of a 2011 Newbery Honor! It’s 1935, money is tight for Turtle’s family (and pretty much everyone else too) and due to circumstances beyond her control, Turtle is sent to Florida to live with ” the relatives”. She finds lots of rambunctious boy cousins, and some family secrets that are just about to unravel, but she finds fun and real family too. A family story with a lovely dose of history. Perfect for your 8-12 year old.

For Young Graphic Novel Fans there’s a new volume in the Stone Rabbit Series: DRAGON BOOGIE by Erik Craddock

What more could you ask for than a hefty dose of swords, sorcery and silliness? In this adventure Stone Rabbit and his friends are unwittingly transported to a medieval realm filled with nerdy knights, wacky wizards and deranged dragons! Will they find their way out, or be lost forever in the “dungeons of despair”? Fast-paced and wickedly funny, Stone Rabbit is for anyone age 7 and up! Yes, grownups too.

And a brand new addition to our Graphic Novel line:



Not one but 2 adventures of The Flying Beaver Brothers, beavers who are brothers who love extreme sports and any kind of adventure. On top of it all they are Environmental Defenders–Bub and Ace have fun and protect our natural resources. Guaranteed to keep you laughing.

BADD by Tim Tharp

The latest  novel from National Book Award Finalist for The Spectacular Now, is the story of a teen whose brother returns from service in Iraq and isn’t the same anymore. Before, Bobby was charming and wild and everybody loved him, now he’s different, before he was her hero, now he’s just a shell of his former self.  An affecting story of the aftereffects of war on a family, this book shows that true strength comes from unexpected places. Age 14+

THE DEVIL’S BREATH by David Gilman

Book 1 in the Danger Zone Trilogy introduces us to a bold resourceful teen hero, Max Gordon. Great action and adventure as Max and his friends fight environmental evils using their quick reflexes and even quicker wits. Imagine a young MacGyver. Age 12+


Just in time for Valentines Day and Poetry Month! This collection of 50 original poems is a showcase of impressions of love. It’s a lovely gift book for someone you care about or a great book for teachers to have in the classroom to share with their own budding poets, and in creative writing classes. And bonus, some of the poems are in Spanish and French, so there’s a lovely multicultural language lesson too.

OTHER WORDS FOR LOVE by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal

You say you’re looking for a little romance? You’ve found it here. Other Words for Love takes place at an elite Manhattan prep school where Ari is a transfer student, and there she meets Leigh and Leigh’s hunky cousin Blake. Totally out of her league? Or not? Ari and Blake get involved, but is she in over her head? Her family and friends think so…Will it last? Will hearts be broken? You’ll have to read this realistic and intese love story to find out for yourself.  Age 14+

Your comments are always welcome. let us know what you think about our latest releases in paperback!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 16, 2012 10:08 am

    I LOVED Turtle in Paradise! I’ve got Condolleeza Rice’s memoir for adults – it would be kind of fun to see how it compares with her memoir for young people.

  2. April 13, 2012 8:21 am

    I love Turtle in Paradise too! As do my two girls. The graphic novel looks great too! I am really getting into that genre!

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