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Bobo And The New Neighbor
by Gail Page
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 16th 2008 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
"There are many, many things that Bobo loves: taking walks, sharing with friends, tackling the mailman. (Oops, that's hugging the mailman.) But could there be anything more lovable than meeting a NEW NEIGHBOR?!
Prepare for a Bobo-sized dose of hospitality as the big dog with the even bigger heart shows how to make someone new feel very special indeed.."
Texting The Underworld
by Ellen Booraem
Ages 8 - 13
Perpetual scaredy-cat Conor O'Neill has the fright of his life when a banshee girl named Ashling shows up in his bedroom. Ashling is--as all banshees are--a harbinger of death, but she's new at this banshee business, and first she insists on going to middle school. As Conor attempts to hide her identity from his teachers, he realizes he's going to have to pay a visit to the underworld if he wants to keep his family safe.
"Got your cell?"
"Yeah . . . . Don't see what good it'll do me."
"I'll text you if anything happens that you should know."
"Text me? Javier, we'll be in the afterlife."
"You never know. Maybe they get a signal."
Discover why Kirkus has called Booraem's work "utterly original American fantasy . . . frequently hysterical." This totally fresh take on the afterlife combines the kid next door appeal of Percy Jackson with the snark of Artemis Fowl and the heart of a true middle grade classic.
Bears Of The Ice Book #1
"The Quest Of The Cubs"
by Kathryn Lasky
Ages 8 - 13
"For generations, the noble polar bears have ruled the Northern Kingdoms. But now, their society is on the brink of collapse. A group of power-hungry bears has seized control, and darkness is creeping across the snow. Cubs First and Second don't know any of this. Although they're twins, they couldn't be more different. First loves imagining stories, while his daring sister, Second, wants to live them.
When their mother is taken prisoner, the cubs' world falls apart. They know they have to rescue her, but how can two cubs who've barely learned to hunt survive a treacherous journey across the ice? Their only chance is to learn to trust each other and--even more important--trust themselves. But survival is only the beginning. And soon, these two unlikely heroes find themselves at the heart of a battle unlike anything Ga'hoole has ever seen."
Christie & Company Book #2
by Katherine Hall Page
Ages 11 - 13
"Boarding school classmates Christie, Maggie and Vicky are spending their summer vacation at Maine's Blue Heron Inn, owned by Maggie's parents, when strange things start happening - all designed to frighten the guests. The girls suspect sabotage and Christie & Company get on the case to catch the culprit before the inn is put out of business."