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Sure Signs of Crazy

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$7.00
ISBN: 9780316210492
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 20th, 2014

Twelve-year-old Sarah Nelson's courage, thoughtfulness, and introverted quirks will grip readers from page one. Without her mother at home (she's in prison--and the reason is a Big Secret), Sarah and her dad must weather the storm of everyday life while the neighborhood learns more and more of the scandal shaping their family. An outstanding portrait of growing up amidst tough "adult" realities. This is one to recommend (and read) over and over again. ~Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


Goodbye Stranger

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780385743174
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - August 4th, 2015

An extraordinary novel about middle school, love, and friendship. Set in New York City, Goodbye Stranger follows a group of seventh and ninth graders as they struggle to define love, fit in, and find their own voices at a new school. Relevant and full of humor and real drama; like Counting by 7s, this one will stick with you. Not to be missed for kids ages 10-14! ~Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


Your Alien

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By Tammi Sauer, Goro Fujita (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781454911296
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - August 4th, 2015

How much do you love your best friend, your family, your alien? Sauer and Fujita demonstrate their acute awareness of children's relationships to things of all kinds in this adorable quasi-retelling of E.T. With great pacing, striking images, and an honest voice, this one has an unmistakably Pixar-esque sweetness and breadth that will keep kids and parents wanting to re-read. Ages 3-6. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


Half a World Away

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ISBN: 9781442412767
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2015

When Jaden and his parents must go to Kazakhstan to adopt a new baby, Jaden feels worse than ever. Adopted at age 8, Jaden doesn't know why or how his parents love him: he has rages, starts fires in the house, and is always seeing a new therapist. Yet as things go wrong and become increasingly strange abroad, Jaden starts to see himself--and the new baby-- in a different light. Moving and heartwarming, this is an excellent story for tweens and teens looking for a more moving read. Fans of realistic fiction and family stories will love it. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


The Nest

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By Kenneth Oppel, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781481432320
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2015

Best described as "creepy", Oppel's new novel reads like a fever dream (for kids). In The Nest, a young boy strikes a bargain with a swarm of wasps who promise to make the health problems of his baby brother go away. Yet what seems to be a good idea at first turns out to be quite the opposite. Eerie appearances by a "working" toy telephone, a bizarre neighborhood knife salesman, and many dream-dialogues with a queen bee anchor this very gripping novel. Ideal for kids (8-13) looking for a thriller! ~Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


Armada

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ISBN: 9780804137256
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Published: Ballantine Books - July 14th, 2015

Armada is a fast-paced, nerdy thriller that will no doubt entertain gamers and geeks with its endless sci-fi references. Employing themes from numerous sci-fi films, Armada questions not only if those films might be based on real life but also why such films have cemented themselves in American pop culture at all. If you liked the tech from Ready Player One, the playfulness of John Scalzi's Redshirts, or pretty much any flight simulator, you will probably devour this book. ~Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


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