The Wait is Over! New Titles Available in Paperback in January
It’s still Winter for a few more weeks, so it’s a good thing there are some new paperbacks coming out this month to give so many of us a good excuse to grab them at the bookstore and hurry home to settle into our favorite reading spot and wait for Spring with a good story!
The Greentail Mouse by Leo Lionni
As the self-proclaimed biggest fan ever of Leo Lionni I’m thrilled to see The Greentail Mouse available in paperback. This story of “the country mouse and the city mouse” is a cautionary tale for both adults and children, and also a wonderful way to introduce children to the idea of friendship and forgiveness. Lionni’s simple, yet powerful books are suitable for older readers and perfect for reading aloud in the classroom as well.
Chapter Books & Middle Grade
The Never Girls, Books 1 & 2 by Kiki Thorpe
Perfect for those 6-10 year old girls who have grown up with the Disney Fairies on TV, movies and of course in books, this is a new early chapter book series in which four friends find themselves wisked off to Never Land. Kate, Mia, Lainey and Gabby meet fairies, mermaids and other magical creatures, and are reluctant to leave the magical place. However Queen Clarion and Tinkerbell may have other plans for them. In Book 2, the magic of Never Land may have followed our young heroines home……
Dog Diaries, Books 1 & 2 by Kate Klimo
What a clever idea! Dog stories told from the dog’s point of view. Each volume in this new series features a different breed of dog, starting with a Golden Retriever and a German Shepherd, and the stories are based on true dog stories or true-to-life situations.
Brenda Buckley’s Sixth-Grade Experiment by Sundee Frazier
Starting Middle School is tough enough, and Brendan Buckley has a lot on his mind, the school science competition at the top of his list. Add his science fair partner (formerly home-schooled and possible crushing on him), his grandparents who may or may not get along, and will he and his best friend always be best friends to that list and you just know that sixth grade is going to be an interesting year. And did we mention that his science experiment includes cow manure?
Ice Island by Sherry Shahan
The author of Frozen Stiff brings us another authentic and exciting Alaskan adventure. In Ice Island Tatum and her friend Cole are out for a training run with their sled dogs when they get caught in an unexpected blizzard. What follows is a fight for survival, in which they must first find shelter and then find a way home. Exciting reading for anyone curious about Alaska, and the challenge of extreme winter travel and the sport of dog sled racing.
My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan by Seth Rudetsky
Our hero Justin wants just two things during his sophomore year–popularity and love, and he has a plan. What could possibly go wrong? Well, pretty much everything, as the road to popularity and love can be a rocky one. Seth Rudetsky, well known in Broadway circles steps onto the YA map with this hilarious, over-the-top story of first love where we learn that the best laid plans often take the long way round on the way to a happy ending.
Dangerous Neighbors by Beth Kephart
Compelling historical fiction, set in Philadelphia in 1876, where we meet Katherine, a young woman dealing with the loss of her twin sister in a tragic accident who is contemplating taking her own life. Events conspire to send her in a different direction, one no less harrowing at times. This hard to put down story of love, loss, betrayal and ultimately redemption is one you shouldn’t miss.
Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Just what we need more of: A smart and funny girl super hero story! Kali is a normal 16year-old who does all the things 16 year-old girls do, and so much more. On alternate days Kali is a super hero, hunting and killing demons, hellhounds and other supernatural creatures. On those days, she is indestructible. Not bad, right? Except when she needs her superpowers most it turns out to be the wrong day……..Yikes.
The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison
A fascinating and quirky murder mystery told from the point of view of the sister of a missing young man. Made more interesting by the fact that our narrator has OCD, which may cause her to feel like an outsider in her own world, however it gives her an interesting analytical perspective that helps her to solve the murder, and more. Add danger and romance to this mystery and you’ll be staying up too late to get the end of this story.
Thanks for joining us today at RAoR, we hope your To Be Read list just got a little bit longer.
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