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

July 16, 2012

Just in case you’ve read all the new books during your vacation time this summer, fear not! There are more new titles arriving in your favorite bookstore this month. Happy Summer Reading!

Babymouse for President by Jenni Holm, illustrated by Matt Holm

Elections and cupcakes–two of the hottest topics these days. What do they have in common you ask? BABYMOUSE, that’s what. Babymouse has big dreams and she’s running for class president, along with well, everyone else in her class. Who will prevail? Will cupcakes help her win the vote? Read this one and find out. (ages 7+)

The Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School by Candace Fleming

In this welcome sequel to The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School, we’re back in Mr. Jupiter’s classroom, everyone’s moved ahead a year including the teacher and there’s a whole new crop of fun and mayhem, and more than a bit of education along the way. This year the class is hoping for a really cool classroom pet, yes they want a unicorn. Imagine their disappointment when they get a guinea pig….but as they learned in fourth grade, everything is not always as it seems and they may be pleasantly surprised! (ages 8-10)

Confessions of a Former Bully by Trudy Ludwig, illustrated by Beth Adams

This well reviewed, and necessary, book  is a great resource,  it’s written especially for children,  and for anyone who works with children, too. Katie is a bully who is told to see the school counselor after she is caught bullying. Through their talks she comes to see why she shouldn’t bully others and shows kids that they can have the tools to prevent bullying behavior. A book for all ages.

Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur

Dandy’s review of the hardcover edition of this title says it best: 

“I was a huge fan of Love, Aubrey & excited to read Suzanne LaFleur’s latest book.  Suzanne creates another authentic voice in Elise as she enters 6th grade.  Readers get a sneak peek into some real life issues for kids this age- how to deal with a bully, figuring out friendships and realizing that your actions define who you are.  Just like Love, Aubrey, I think this is another perfect fit for mother daughter book groups.” (ages 8-12)

The Summer I Learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt

Here’s just a taste of Bobbie’s wonderful review of the hardcover edition of The Summer I Learned to Fly:

“This is an important summer for Birdie, but she doesn’t realize it until one night after closing time, when she meets a strange boy named Emmett Crane in the alley behind the shop and in so doing finds her first real friend. Together, they spend a fun and magical summer. When Emmett confides a major secret to Birdie, she must decide if she’s truly ready for a friendship that will challenge her to grow up and spread her wings to fly.” (ages 12+)

Noah Barleywater Runs Away by John Boyne, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

John Boyne, author of the bestselling The Boy in the Striped Pajamas tells us the story of Noah. He is eight and he’s running away, from his home and his seemingly insurmountable problems. He runs into the woods and eventually finds a toy shop filled with amazing toys, magic and an unusual toymaker. The toymaker tells Noah the story of his own life filled with adventure and broken promises, a story that will perhaps give Noah the strength and faith in himself that will allow him to return home. (ages 8-12)

The Scary States of America by Michael Teitelbaum

“Fifty weird and terrifying stories based on true events”, how can you resist? This is the perfect book to take along to read around the campfire, you’ll be able to share the stories of “the girl in Illinois who can start fires with her mind, the Skunk Ape of Florida that knocks victims flat with its stench, the mischievous Shadow People of Arkansas, the Jersey Devil, the extraterrestrials who take human organs as a souvenir of their trip to Washington, and the wailing ghost of a teenage girl trapped forever in an Oregon lighthouse”, and more. You can sleep when you get back from that camping trip, right? (ages 8-12)

Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton

“All the Blood, none of the vampires.”  Magic, mystery and romance, what more could a reader ask for? Add blood, a book of spells and a quest for eternal life and you’ve got Blood Magic. Tessa Gratton’s debut novel is not to be missed, filled with spooky and unexpected plot twists it’s a book that will keep you up late with the lights on until the action-packed conclusion. And bonus (!) there’s more to come from this talented author—The Blood Keeper will be available in August.  (ages 12+)

Thanks for joining us at RAoR today, Happy Reading!

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