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The Wait is Over! New Titles Available in Paperback in March

March 19, 2012

So many great new titles this month if you’ve been “waiting for the paperback edition”. Time to add these to your bookstore shopping list!

Picture Book

I’d Really Like to Eat a Child by Sylviane Donnino, ilustrated by Dorothee de Monfreid

Who doesn’t know a picky eater? This charming story features a picky young crocodile who doesn’t want to eat what his crocodile Mom & Dad are offering….and it’s all quite tempting, including chocolate cake. But our little protagonist thinks he’d “really like to eat a child”, yes, a human child. So he wanders off in search of his desired snack and well, not to spoil the story let’s leave this review saying that “there’s nothing better, and safer, than what home and Mom & Dad have to offer”.

Middle Grade

Alice-Miranda at School by Jacqueline Harvey

Meet Alice-Miranda, a relentlessly upbeat girl who can’t wait to start boarding school! Alice-Miranda effortlessly goes about making the lives of everyone around her better and happier, and she didn’t know it when she arrived at Winchesterfield-Downsforvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies, but they need her and her positive, can-do attitude more than they ever knew. This story is a delight that will make readers young and old think twice and maybe be just a little nicer. First of a series, you’ll be looking forward to the further adventures of Alice-Miranda. Just the book for girls 7-10.

Amos Daragon: The Mask Wearer by Bryan Perro

Amos gets a mask and a task–the mask is given to him by a mermaid and it gives him the power to harness the strength of the wind, really. The task: to find the masks for the other elements, earth, fire and water, and ultimately battle the evil forces that threaten to destroy the balance of nature and plunge the world into darkness. Nothing can go wrong, right? And this is only the beginning of this fast-paced series. Perfect for readers 8-12.

I So Don’t Do Famous by Barrie Summy

The fourth and final mystery about an unlikely sleuth, Sherry Holmes Baldwin is just plain smart fun. Sherry’s Mom is no longer with the family, she was a police officer who has died, but she’s still with Sherry, in spirit. Together they solve mysteries. By book four, Sherry has become a bit famous and she finds that at times fame can be kind of uncomfortable, and sometimes she’d really rather be just Sherry. Can she do it, read and find out. And don’t miss Sherry’s first 3 adventures, I So Don’t So Mysteries, I So Don’t Do Spooky  and I So Don’t Do Makeup. Perfect for girls 10 and up.

Lexie by Audrey Couloumbis, illustrated by Julia Denos

Newbery Honor winner Audrey Couloumbis introduces us to 10-year-old Lexie.  It’s the first summer since her parents have divorced and she’s convinced this summer will not be the same–Mom won’t be at the beach, and Dad (gasp) has a girlfriend, and she has two sons and they’re coming to the beach for a week. Lexie feels left out of her own summer vacation, but this all pushes Lexie to look beyond her comfort zone and find new ways to make her summer better than she ever expected it could be. Perfect for girls 8-12.

Rocky Road by Rose Kent

Tess’ family believes “Ice cream warms the heart no matter the weather”, so what could go wrong when her mom’s latest business venture is an Ice Cream Parlor in Schenectady NY? Well, plenty when your mom has a history of less than successful ventures. Tess and her brother Jordan are worried, but in a lovely turn of events and with the support of new friends and neighbors this time it may just be a success. Perfect for 8-12 year-olds, or for family read.

Young Adult

Jasper Jones  by Craig Silvey

Life in the small mining town isn’t very exciting for Charlie Bucktin, but he never expected local outsider Jasper Jones to knock on his window one hot summer night asking for his help.  Charlie follows him into the night and is forever linked by a shared secret, and a tragedy. Curiosity, fear and new relationships, friends and a possible romance, are all parts of what keep Charlie going that summer, in the midst of the deterioration of his parents’ marriage. Jasper Jones is magnificently interspersed with influences from American Literature, woven seamlessly into a unique coming of age story. Jasper Jones is a 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor winner.

Jersey Tomatoes are the Best  byMaria Padian

Best friends Henry and Eva, a talented tennis player and a talented dancer, are about to spend their first summer apart. Henry sees freedom, Eva not so much. Henry thrives at her tennis camp, even finds a potential romance, while Eva becomes consumed by her obsession to be perfect and it begins to take a toll. Eva becomes anorexic.  Will friendship be enough to save her?  This is a lovely, frank look at the oh, so real issues facing today’s teens.

Thanks for joining us  and happy reading!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 19, 2012 8:09 am

    HOORAY! I L-O-V-E I’D REALLY LIKE TO EAT A CHILD! One of my absolute faves! HOORAY!

  2. March 19, 2012 8:28 am

    Those are all new to me, but they look great! The cover of I’d Really Like to Eat a Child makes me laugh.

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