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CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

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Written by ADAM SILVERA

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Soho Teen

On Sale: 04/26/2016

Price: $10.99

ISBN: 978-1-616-95677-6

In his twisty, gritty, profoundly moving New York Times bestselling-debut—also called “mandatory reading” and selected as an Editors' Choice by the New York Times—Adam Silvera brings to life a charged, dangerous near-future summer in the Bronx.

In the months after his father's suicide, it's been tough for 16-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again--but he's still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he's slowly remembering what that might...

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Written by TANIA DEL RIO
Illustrated by WILL STAEHLE

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages

Publisher: Quirk Books

On Sale: 11/24/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-594-74803-5

Meet Warren the 13th, a cursed 12-year-old Victorian bellhop who’s terribly unlucky . . . yet perpetually optimistic, hard-working, and curious. Orphan Warren’s pride and joy is his family’s hotel, but he’s been miserable ever since his evil Aunt Anaconda took over the management. Anaconda believes a mysterious treasure known as the All-Seeing Eye is hidden somewhere on the grounds, and she’ll do anything to find it. If Warren wants to preserve his family’s legacy, he’ll need to find the...

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Written by ROSEMARY SUTCLIFF
Illustrated by C. WALTER HODGES

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 10/13/2015

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90769-6

This indispensable classic, Rosemary Sutcliff's The Eagle of the Ninth—an adventure story that unfolds in Roman Britain, published in 1954—set the standard for all historical fiction for children that came after. 

In the second century AD, the Ninth Legion marched into northern Britain to suppress a rebellion of the Caledonian tribes and was never heard from again. The young Roman officer Marcus Aquila sets off on a perilous journey to find out what happened to the legion in which his father...

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Written by AHARON APPELFELD
Translator JEFFREY GREEN
Illustrated by PHILIPPE DUMAS

Format: Hardcover, 160 pages

Publisher: Triangle Square

On Sale: 10/13/2015

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80634-7

2016 Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book
Winner-2016 Sydney Taylor Book Award, Association of Jewish Libraries
Finalist-2016 National Jewish Book Awards

Adam and Thomas
is the story of two nine-year-old Jewish boys who survive World War II by banding together in the forest. They are alone, visited only furtively, every few days by Mina, a mercurial girl who herself has found refuge from the war by living with a peasant family. She makes secret journeys and brings the boys parcels of food at her...

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Written by ADAM SILVERA

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Soho Teen

On Sale: 06/02/2015

Price: $18.99

ISBN: 978-1-616-95560-1

In his twisty, gritty, profoundly moving New York Times bestselling-debut—also called “mandatory reading” and selected as an Editors' Choice by the New York Times—Adam Silvera brings to life a charged, dangerous near-future summer in the Bronx.

In the months after his father's suicide, it's been tough for 16-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again--but he's still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he's slowly remembering what that might...

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MALEDICTION TRILOGY BOOK TWO
Written by DANIELLE L. JENSEN

Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages

Publisher: Angry Robot

On Sale: 05/25/2015

Price: $9.99

ISBN: 978-0-857-66472-3

Beneath the mountain, the king's reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cecile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king's power. Or his manipulation.

Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. But by day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for five hundred years. Whether...

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Written by CYNTHIA WEIL

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages

Publisher: Soho Teen

On Sale: 01/27/2015

Price: $18.99

ISBN: 978-1-616-95356-0

It’s the summer of 1963 and JJ Green is a born songwriter—which is a major problem, considering that her family thinks the music business is a cesspool of lowlifes and hustlers. Defying them, she takes an internship at the Brill Building, the epicenter of a new sound called rock and roll.

JJ is finally living her dream. She even finds herself a writing partner in Luke Silver, a boy with mesmerizing green eyes who seems to connect instantly with her music. Best of all, they’ll be cutting their...

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Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Illustrated by GARY FRANK

Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages

Publisher: DC Comics

On Sale: 08/19/2014

Price: $14.99

ISBN: 978-1-401-23209-2

Batman is not a hero.

He is just a man.

Fallible, vulnerable, and angry.

In a Gotham City where friend and foe are indistinguishable, Bruce Wayne’s path toward becoming the Dark Knight is riddled with more obstacles than ever before. Focused on punishing his parents’ true killers, and the corrupt police that allowed them to go free, Bruce Wayne’s thirst for vengeance fuels his mad crusade and no one, not even Alfred, can stop him.

In the tradition of Superman: Earth One, writer Geoff Johns and...

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Written by TANIA DEL RIO
Illustrated by BILL GALVAN

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages

Publisher: Archie Comics

On Sale: 08/05/2014

Price: $13.99

ISBN: 978-1-936-97537-2

Everyone’s favorite girl-next-door dives head first into high school and extracurricular activities.  Betty can do it all—but can she get by without a little help from her friend? Freshman year is off to a rocky start with some major BFF drama!  Betty’s longtime best friend Veronica is rich, ruthless and snobby—the total opposite of Betty. And in high school, where social status means everything, it seems like Betty and Veronica can’t be besties anymore. Luckily, Betty is armed with her...

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Written by IAN DOESCHER

Format: Hardcover, 168 pages

Publisher: Quirk Books

On Sale: 07/01/2014

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-594-74713-7

From the author of the New York Times best seller William Shakespeare’s Star Wars comes the next installment of the original trilogy: William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return. Return to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor, and their jesting droids match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter. Illustrated with beautiful black-and-white Elizabethan-style artwork, these two plays offer essential...

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Written by MAXINE KUMIN
Illustrated by ELLIOTT GILBERT

Format: Hardcover, 160 pages

Publisher: Triangle Square

On Sale: 04/29/2014

Price: $21.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80518-0

America, meet Lizzie Peterlinz, age 11. Paralyzed below the waist after slipping off a diving board two years ago, Lizzie does not let her wheelchair get in the way of her curiosity. She and her single mother are starting life over in a small town in Florida, where Lizzie’s hunger for knowledge and adventure lead her to some unlikely friends. She bonds with Josh, the only other disabled kid at her school, and they rejoice in normal kid activities, despite the awkward stares they face at...

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THE TWILIGHT SAGA AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE IT
Written by TANYA ERZEN

Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 10/15/2013

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-00639-9

An author immerses herself in the frenzied fandom of Twilight, the young-adult vampire romance series that has captivated women of all ages.

Why have the Twilight saga’s representations of romance and relationships enchanted millions of fans and generated millions in revenue, selling everything from Barbie-type dolls to blockbuster films? Tanya Erzen–herself no stranger to the allure of the series–explores the phenomenon of Twilight, books and films influenced by conservative Mormon...

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