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The Wait is Over! New Books Available in Paperback in June

June 18, 2013

Summer is on the way, in spite of all the wacky weather we’ve all been seeing around the country, and to show that we believe that perfect weather for reading at the beach, on the deck or in the garden is right around the corner, we bring you a selection books new in paperback for your Summer enjoyment!

Picture Book

Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman by Mark Tyler Nobelman, illustrated by Ross MacDonald

Boys of Steel

The TRUE story of the creation of Superman by two young friends from Cleveland! Fascinating reading, and great graphics for the youngest comic book fans, and their comic loving parents! Great for classroom reading when school is back in session,too.

Middle Grade and YA

Weird But True! 5 by National Geographic Kids

Weird But True 5

One of our favorite information-filled series has a new volume filled with 300 more facts about the world around us. Here are just a couple: Did you know lemons can power light bulbs, or that some goats can climb trees?  You know you want to read more.

Racing the Moon by Alan Armstrong

RAcing the Moon

It’s 1947, the space program is in its infancy and our 11 year old hero Alex and her friends are building their own rocket.
A meeting with rocket scientist Dr. Wernher von Braun and their own dreams take them on an unforgettable adventure. Perfect for kids who love history, science or just a great story. From the author of the Newbery Honor book WHITTINGTON.

Laugh with the Moon by Shana Burg

Laugh with the Moon

Claire is 13, and that would be hard enough, but she’s recently lost her mother and her doctor father is taking her to the African Jungle for 64 days. Not a vacation, he’ll be working and she’ll have to go to school and learn a new language. Initially miserable, Claire eventually makes friends and is almost enjoying herself, until a tragedy occurs. Laugh with the Moon is a heartbreaking and ultimately life-affirming story of loss but also about learning to value what you have.

Summer at Forsaken Lake by Michael Beil

Summer at Forsaken Lake

The perfect Summer vacation read!  Nicholas and his younger twin sisters are leaving the city to spend the Summer at their Dad’s childhood home with Great-Uncle Nick while Dad goes to Africa to work with Doctors Without Borders. Nicholas thinks he’s in for a dull summer, until he finds the old movie of “The Seaweed Strangler”. This story really does have it all–adventure, an old mystery, new friends, and baseball too!

Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson

Flirting in Italian

What could be more fun and romantic that spending the Summer in Italy with, three good friends and of course cute boys?  Add a family mystery, a little bit of danger and even some time for dancing with those cute boys and you’re off on the best adventure! A great book to recommend to fans of Anna and the French Kiss.

Code Orange by Caroline Cooney

Code Orange

He probably shouldn’t have waited until the last minute to research that biology project, but Mitty thinks he’s gotten lucky when he finds the old medical books at his family’s country house, saving him a trip to the library. But inside one book he finds an envelope with some old scabs (!) and suddenly he’s thinking about his own survival. Caroline Cooney is a master thriller writer, and Code Orange will keep you up reading late into the night. But that’s ok, you can sleep in tomorrow, it’s Summer vacation, right?

Notes from the Blender by Trish Cook and Brendan Halpin

Notes from the Blender

Worlds collide when Declan and Neilly become “steps”. That’s right, his Dad is marrying her Mom, and they’ll all be one big happy family………eventually, maybe. Declan and Neilly have nothing in common except the school they attend–She’s the queen of cool and he’s more interested in death-metal bands, violent video games and well, other stuff. How will this all work out? It sure isn’t the Brady Bunch, but this isn’t the 70s.  So settle in with this 20th century blended family, I think you’ll like them.

Quarantine #1: The Loners by Lex Thomas


The school day starts like any other, until the explosion happens and people started dying. Fast forward one year and the school is still in lockdown, chaos is the order of the day and high school cliques have devolved into gangs. There’s a game of survival going on that no one wants to fight but it may be the only way out, if ever a day comes when they can get out, because the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. High school has become a prison and what happens in Quarantine is only the beginning. Quarantine 2:  The Saints will be available July 9th. Check out our interview from last Summer with author Lex Thomas here.

Thanks for joining us today at RAoR, happy summer fun reading!

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