July 2016 Children's & Teen Book Releases with Starred Reviews
July 2016 Starred Reviews

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This list will continue to grow over the coming months as reviewers include additional starred reviews.  Please feel free to check back.

Also, please note that these book releases, and many more appear in our Starred Reviews and Highly Anticipated Book Release Calendar and Starred Reviews Spreadsheet.  Both are a work in progress at this time, but contain some serious goodies, even at this early stage.  It is estimated that both the calendar and the spreadsheet will be completed at the end of August.  

 Seeing stars?  Professional book reviewers only award a star to exceptional books.  More than one star means experts from multiple organizations felt the book was outstanding. 

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Little Brother Pumpkin Head Book Cover
Little Brother Pumpkin Head
by Lucia Panzieri
illustrated by Samanatha Enria
Published: July 30, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books

A boy has a little brother on the way. His mother is eating much pumpkin―pumpkin soup, pumpkin dumplings, pumpkin ravioli and pumpkin pie. At first the boy is happy to think that this pumpkin diet will give his new baby brother red hair, which the boy is very fond of....READ MORE

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Clive and His Babies
by Jessica Spanyol
Audience: Babies and Toddlers
Published: July 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews

Meet Clive - and his imagination! Clive loves his dolls. He enjoys playing with them, and sharing them with his friends. A gentle, affectionate book, celebrating diversity and challenging gender stereotypes.READ MORE

Little Home Bird
Little Home Bird
by Jo Empson
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 1, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal

Little Bird loves everything about his home. He's surrounded by his favourite branch, his favourite food, his favourite view and his favourite music. Why on earth would he ever want to change, even when his brother tells him that they must? Discover how Little Bird ends up finding happiness in...READ MORE

Lion Lessons
by Jon Agee
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Booklist Star Image Publishers Weekly Star ImageHorn Book

With the wit and read-aloud appeal of Peter Brown’s Children Make Terrible Pets and William Steig’s Pete’s a Pizza, this funny, fierce picture book teaches kids just what it takes to be a great lion
 
There are seven steps to becoming a proper lion, including Looking Fierce, Roaring, Prowling Around, and Pouncing....READ MORE

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Best Frints in the Whole Universe
by Antoinette Portis
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publisher's Weekly Star ImageHorn Book

Yelfred and Omek have been best frints since they were little blobbies. They play and snack, and sometimes they even fight, all in a language similar to but slightly different from, English. When Omek decides to borrow Yelfred's new spaceship without asking (and then crashes it), it sparks the biggest...READ MORE

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The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read
by Curtis Manley
illustrated by Kate Berube
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Publishers Weekly

It’s not easy to teach a cat to read, but one boy tries to anyway in this sweet and silly picture book debut that captures the challenges and rewards of learning to read.

Nick loves to read books—and he loves to play with his cats, Verne and Stevenson. So...READ MORE

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The Class
by Boni Ashburn
illustrated by Kimberly Gee
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publishers Weekly

Count along with twenty young students from nineteen different homes as they get ready for their first day of kindergarten.

Alarm clocks go off and students all over town wake up and get ready for their big day. Some feel eager, others are nervous, and a few are even...READ MORE

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Ming Goes to School
by Deirdre Sullivan
illustrated by Maja Löfdahl
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Publisher's Weekly Star Image School Library Journal

Ming goes to school, where she learns to say hello and good-bye. She meets new friends and introduces them to old friends (including her favorite teddy). She builds sandcastles and makes snow angels; she traces, glitters, and glues. She is so fearless that when held at sword point, she even...READ MORE

My Favorite Pets: by Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski's Class
by Jeanne Birdsall
illustrated by Harry Bliss
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist Star ImageSchool Library Journal

A hilarious picture book from New York Times bestselling author of The Penderwicks Jeanne Birdsall and New York Times bestselling illustrator Harry Bliss about one child's outrageous school essay on his "pet" sheep.
 
Things to know about sheep:
Sheep live outside.
Sheep have wool.
Sheep will not learn to ride a skateboard.
Sheep...READ MORE

ABCs on Wheels
ABCs on Wheels
by Ramon Olivera
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Publisher's Weekly

The alphabet hits the road in this vividly illustrated picture book featuring all things that go!

Buckle up for an alphabetical road trip in Ramon Olivera’s ABCs of Wheels! In this book, kids will learn their ABCs in the fast lane. From A is for axl to Z is for...READ MORE

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Mission: Back to School: Top-Secret Information
by Susan Hood
illustrated by Mary Lundquist
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews

What will distract first-time students from first-day jitters? Entering secret-agent mode, of course! The team from Mission: New Baby is back with a new assignment: turn school into a thrilling action adventure! After rendezvousing at the vehicle checkpoint (meeting at the bus stop), young agents will learn to build diplomatic relations (make...READ MORE

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Bear & Hare -- Share!
by Emily Gravett
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews  

Two friends learn to share in this fourth picture book in a charming and clever series from Emily Gravett.

Friends Bear and Hare go for a walk to look for things to do. But Hare is finding it hard to share anything they come across. Will Hare ever learn...READ MORE

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How Deep Is the Ocean?
by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
illustrated by Éric Puybaret
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist

The ocean covers almost three-quarters of the Earth, but how deep does it go? Put on your scuba gear and explore the ocean, from its shallowest waters to its deepest, most mysterious parts. As you dive deeper, you’ll discover glowing animals, strange creatures that don’t need sunlight to survive, and...READ MORE

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The Sun and the Moon
by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano
illustrated by Taia Morley
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist

The sun is out in the day and always has a circle shape. The moon’s shape seems to change and you can sometimes see it in the daytime and at night. What are the sun and the moon? How are they the same and how do they differ? Hop into...READ MORE

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The Mixed-Up Truck
by Stephen Savage
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Publisher's Weekly

It's Cement Mixer's first day on the job and he doesn't want to make any mistakes. How can he help the other trucks on the construction site? By mixing some powdery white cement, of course!

He mixes it up, adds a little water, and presto . . . a cake?!...READ MORE

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Monster Trucks
by Anika Denise
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 12, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Publishers Weekly

Readers will delight in this lively read-aloud story with a clever and surprising twist at the end—perfect for Halloween and year round!

Ready, set, go! The monster truck race is on in this frightfully delightful picture book.  On a spooky speedway, Monster Trucks moan! Monster Trucks grumble! Monster Trucks groan!...READ MORE

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Coyote Moon
by Maria Gianferrari
illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 19, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publishers Weekly

A howl in the night. 

A watchful eye in the darkness.

A flutter of movement among the trees. 

Coyotes.

In the dark of the night, a mother coyote stalks prey to feed her hungry pups. Her hunt takes her through a suburban town, where she encounters a...READ MORE

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Who Wants a Tortoise?
by Dave Keane
illustrated by K.G. Campbell
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 19, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star ImageHorn Book

"A sweet read-aloud for first-time tortoise owners." --Kirkus, starred review


Could there be any better pet than a puppy? One young girl is about to find out. From beloved author Dave Keane and acclaimed illustrator K.G. Campbell, a laugh-out-loud story of unexpected friendship!
 
 
When the spunky,...READ MORE

The Not So Quiet Library
The Not So Quiet Library
by Zachariah OHora
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 19, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Kirkus Reviews

A hilarious story that celebrates the power of books and libraries in the vein of It's a Book

It’s Saturday, which means Oskar and Theodore get to go to the library with their dad! It means donuts for breakfast! And it means endless quiet hours lost in stories.

But...READ MORE

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Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion
by Alex T Smith
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 26, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star ImageBooklist

Little Red is on her way to visit Auntie Rosie with a basket of goodies and some spot medicine. Along the way she meets the Very Hungry Lion. The Lion is eager to gobble up Little Red. The Lion's plan doesn't work out the way he wanted. 
"Little Red and...READ MORE

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Still a Gorilla!
by Kim Norman
illustrated by Chad Geran
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 26, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews  

Will Willy be another type of animal?
No!
Still a gorilla! 
In this fun, zany picture book, Willy the Gorilla imitates other animals at the zoo, including a lion, a walrus, a billy goat, an alligator, and a kangaroo. But pretending to be something he is not "never" works out....READ MORE

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Grow! Raise! Catch!: How We Get Our Food
by Shelley Rotner
Audience: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: July 30, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist

From author and photo-illustrator Shelley Rotner comes a new and exciting book surrounding the food we eat each day and where it all comes from.

Who grows our juicy fruits and yummy vegetables? Who raises animals for our tasty eggs, milk and meat? Who catches fresh fish for our table?...READ MORE

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The King of Kazoo
Approximate Reading Level: Grade 2
by Norm Feuti
Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 3 -- Early Readers
Published: July 26, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews  

Scatterbrained Cornelius, King of Kazoo, and his resourceful daughter, Bing, explore a mysterious cave at the top of Mount Kazoo. There they discover a famous alchemist named Quaf is planning a dangerous and forbidden experiment. Now Cornelius, Bing, and the brilliant royal inventor Torq must go all out to stop...READ MORE

Pug Book Cover
Pug
Approximate Reading Level: Kindergarten,
Approximate Reading Level: Grade 1
by Ethan Long
Audience: Kindergarten to Grade 3 -- Early Readers
Published: July 30, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews  

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award-winner Ethan Long uses his trademark wit and energy to make this simple story for the newest readers memorable and hilarious.

Yap, yap, yap! Pug sees Peg through the window. He wants to join her! Why won t anyone take him on a wonderful snowy walk? Mom...READ MORE

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Dara Palmer's Major Drama
by Emma Shevah
Audience: Grades 4 to 6
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publisher's Weekly

"'The lead role of Maria in The Sound of Music goes to ..."
I could practically hear her say "Dara Palmer." This was going to be my big break! But what really came out of my teacher's mouth was "Ella Moss-Daniels."
My heart went huuuuggggggghhhhht.

Dara Palmer longs for stardom-but when she...READ MORE

Natural World A Visual Compendium Book Cover
Natural World: A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature (The Curiositree)
by Amanda Wood,
by Mike Jolley
illustrated by Owen Davey
Audience: Grades 4 to 6
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Publishers Weekly  

A first introduction to the natural world that looks at the myriad ways in which plants and animals have adapted to give themselves the best chance of survival. Natural World explores and explains why living things look and behave the way they do in a series of visually compelling information charts....READ MORE

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Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Serafina Book 2)
by Robert Beatty
Audience: Grades 4 to 6
Published: July 12, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews  

Serafina's defeat of the Man in the Black Cloak has brought her out of the shadows and into the daylight realm of her home, Biltmore Estate. Every night she visits her mother in the forest, eager to learn the ways of the catamount. But Serafina finds herself caught between her...READ MORE

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The Wolves of Currumpaw
by William Grill
Audience: Grades 4 to 6
Published: July 12, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews  

The Wolves of Currumpaw is a beautifully illustrated modern re-telling of Ernest Thompson Seton's epic wilderness drama Lobo, the King of Currumpaw, originally published in 1898. Set in the dying days of the old west, Seton's drama unfolds in the vast planes of New Mexico, at a time when man's relationship with...READ MORE

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Sing It!: A Biography of Pete Seeger
by Meryl Danziger
Audience: Grades 4 to 6
Published: July 19, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Publishers Weekly

A tall, skinny man in blue jeans stands on a stage, one hand on his banjo, the other raised to the crowd of 15,000 people who have come to celebrate his ninetieth birthday. "Sing it!" he shouts, and everyone sings. How did a humble, banjo-playing Harvard University dropout become one...READ MORE

This is Not a Werewolf Story Book Cover
This Is Not a Werewolf Story
by Sandra Evans
Audience: Grades 4 to 6,
Audience: Tweens
Published: July 26, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist

A fresh, heartwarming, and fascinating debut that two-time Newbery Honor winner Gary Schmidt calls “a journey that every reader needs to go on.”

This is the story of Raul, a boy of few words, fewer friends, and almost no family. He is a loner—but he isn’t lonely. All week...READ MORE

Who Wins Book Cover
Who Wins?: 100 Historical Figures Go Head-to-Head and You Decide the Winner!
by Clay Swartz
illustrated by Tom Booth
Audience: Tweens
Published: June 12, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews

Let’s say Charles Dickens challenges Mother Teresa to a lightsaber duel—they’re both equally fit, so will his superior artistry overcome her advantage in bravery and leadership? Or who wins karaoke—Nelson Mandela or Jane Austen? They certainly both have a way with words, but Mandela’s over-the-top courage might take the day.
...READ MORE

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Lucky Strikes
by Louis Bayard
Audience: Tweens,
Audience: Teens
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publishers Weekly  

With her mama recently dead and her pa sight unseen since birth, Amelia is suddenly in charge of her younger brother and sister―and of the family gas station. Harley Blevins, local king and emperor of Standard Oil, is in hot pursuit to clinch his fuel monopoly. To keep him at...READ MORE

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The Voyage to Magical North
by Claire Fayers
Audience: Tweens
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews  

Twelve-year-old Brine Seaborne is a girl with a past--if only she could remember what it is. Found alone in a rowboat as a child, clutching a shard of the rare starshell needed for spell-casting, she's spent the past years keeping house for an irritable magician and his obnoxious apprentice, Peter.
...READ MORE

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The Drawing Lesson: A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How to Draw
by Mark Crilley
Audience: Tweens
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal  

Read This Comic and Start Drawing Today!

For the first time ever, drawing instructor and graphic novelist Mark Crilley brings his easy-to-follow artistic instruction to aspiring artists in the form of a comic book, providing you with a one-of-a-kind how-to experience. In The Drawing Lesson, you’ll meet David—a young boy who...READ MORE

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The Crimson Skew (The Mapmakers Trilogy Book 3)
by S. E. Grove
Audience: Tweens,
Audience: Teens
Published: July 12, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star ImageThe Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books  

The stunning conclusion to S. E. Grove's New York Times–bestselling Mapmakers trilogy—a historical, fantastical adventure perfect for fans of Philip Pullman!

It is late August 1892, and Sophia Tims is coming home from a foreign Age, having risked her life in search of her missing parents. Now she is aboard...READ MORE

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Sticks & Stones
by Abby Cooper
Audience: Tweens
Published: July 12, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews  

Ever since she was a baby, the words people use to describe Elyse have instantly appeared on her arms and legs. At first it was just "cute" and "adorable," but as she's gotten older and kids have gotten meaner, words like "loser" and "pathetic" appear, and those words bubble up...READ MORE

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The 9/11 Attacks
by Laura K Murray
Audience: Tweens
Published: July 15, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist

"A historical account of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including the events leading up to that day, the people involved, the monumental rescue and recovery efforts, and the lingering aftermath"--READ MORE

The Bandit of Barbel Bay
Fantasy Sports 2: The Bandit of Barbel Bay
by Sam Bosma
Audience: Tweens,
Audience: Teens
Published: July 19, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist

Wiz and Mug are back in action, and the action this time goes by the name of BEACH VOLLEYBALL!

Wiz and Mug's adventures continue when a misunderstood teleportation spell accidentally drops them off in a ruined beach town. When the town's amphibious inhabitants confront Wiz and Mug with the revelation...READ MORE

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Riverkeep
by Martin Stewart
Audience: Tweens
Published: July 26, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publisher's Weekly Star Image Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

A stunning debut perfect for fans of Patrick Ness and Neil Gaiman!

The Danék is a wild, treacherous river, and the Fobisher family has tended it for generations—clearing it of ice and weed, making sure boats can get through, and fishing corpses from its bleak depths. Wulliam’s father, the...READ MORE

27 Magic Words
27 Magic Words
by Sharelle Byars Moranville
Audience: Tweens
Published: July 30, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image School Library Journal

An irrepressible ten-year-old with a vibrant imagination must reconcile her fantasies with reality in this beautifully written novel about facing the future.

Although Kobi's parents sailed into a storm at sea five years ago, she knows they are alive. If she saysAvanti she can see them. Now that her life is...READ MORE

The Memory Book
The Memory Book
by Lara Avery
Audience: Teens
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal Star Image Kirkus Reviews Star Image Publisher's Weekly

They tell me that my memory will never be the same, that I'll start forgetting things. At first just a little, and then a lot. So I'm writing to remember.

 

Sammie McCoy is a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of...READ MORE

Learning to Swear in America
Learning to Swear in America
by Katie Kennedy
Audience: Teens
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Publisher's Weekly Star Image The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books  

A Summer/Fall 2016 Indies Introduce selection

An asteroid is hurtling toward Earth. A big, bad one. Maybe not kill-all-the-dinosaurs bad, but at least kill-everyone-in-California-and-wipe-out-Japan-with-a-tsunami bad. Yuri, a physicist prodigy from Russia, has been recruited to aid NASA as they calculate a plan to avoid disaster.

The good news is Yuri...READ MORE

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Neil Gaiman's How to Talk to Girls at Parties
by Neil Gaiman,
by Gabriel Bá,
by Fabio Moon
Audience: Teens
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image School Library Journal

Enn is a sixteen-year-old boy who just doesn't understand girls, while his friend Vic seems to have them all figured out. Both teenagers are in for the shock of their young lives, however, when they crash a local party only to discover that the girls there are far, far more...READ MORE

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This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity)
by Victoria Schwab
Audience: Teens
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist

#1 New York Times Bestseller

There’s no such thing as safe in a city at war, a city overrun with monsters. In this dark urban fantasy from acclaimed author Victoria Schwaba young woman and a young man must choose whether to become heroes or villains—and friends or enemies—with the future of their...READ MORE

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The Lost & Found
by Katrina Leno
Audience: Teens
Published: July 5, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Booklist  

A charming and imaginative new YA novel about getting lost before you can be found, for fans of Adi Alsaid’s Let’s Get Lost and Margo Rabb’s Kissing in America.

LOST 

Frannie and Louis met online when they were both little and have been pen pals ever since. They have never met face-to-face, and...READ MORE

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The Killer in Me
by Margot Harrison
Audience: Teens
Published: July 12, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Publisher's Weekly  

Hasn't he lived long enough? Why not? I could take him like a thief in the night.

 

This is how the Thief thinks. He serves death, the vacuum, the unknown. He's always waiting. Always there.

 

Seventeen-year-old Nina Barrows knows all about the Thief. She's intimately familiar with his...READ MORE

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Children of the Spider
by Imam Baksh
Audience: Teens
Published: July 15, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews  

Children of the Spider is a fast-paced adventure, that brings an interesting blend of Afro-Caribbean and greek myth in a riveting contemporary novel. The story follows two Amerindian children, Mayali who is actually a girl from another world and the tech-savvy deaf-mute Joseph as they are being chased by the...READ MORE

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A World Without You
by Beth Revis
Audience: Teens
Published: July 19, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Publishers Weekly  

"A story that’s both heartbreaking and hopeful." Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A heartrending, beautifully complex look at mental illness, life, and loss. I tore through the pages, and, days later, this story still has a hold on me.” —Alexandra Bracken, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Darkest Minds series and Passenger


...READ MORE

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Geis: A Matter of Life and Death
by Alexis Deacon
Audience: Teens
Published: July 26, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

As the great chief matriarch lay dying, she gave one final decree: Upon her death there would be a contest. Having no heir of her own blood she called on the Gods. Let fate decide the one truly worthy to rule in her place. The rich, the strong, the wise,...READ MORE

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The Devil's Banshee (The Devil's Intern Book 3)
by Donna Hosie
Audience: Teens
Published: July 30, 2016
Starred Reviews: Star Image Kirkus Reviews

Team DEVIL is back this time, led by the indomitable Viking prince Alfarin to wrest a banshee from her hiding place in the Nine Circles of Hell.

Ever since The Devil's wife left him to go find herself, the overlord of Hell has had a hard time replacing her. As...READ MORE

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