Tea Cakes for Tosh

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Published: 2012-12-20

ISBN: 9780399252136

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Synopsis

A young boy helps his beloved grandmother remember an important family storyTosh loves listening to Grandma Honey tell family stories. His favorite is about the special tea cakes that smell like vanilla and sunshine. They were great-great-great-great-grandma Ida’s specialty when she was a cook in the big house of a plantation. Unlike Tosh, the slave children weren’t allowed to have any of the treats, though Grandma Ida always found a way to put the sugary sweetness into their hands anyway. It was a promise and taste of freedom to come.Tosh knows this is an important story and he takes care to remember

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Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon

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Published: 2012-10-25

ISBN: 9780399254062

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Synopsis

The long-awaited return of an irresistible bookseller favorite!Molly Lou Melon’s new neighbor, Gertie, has all the latest toys, a cell phone and the biggest TV ever. But even after playing with all of them, she’s still "bored, bored, BORED!" Luckily for Gertie, Molly Lou Melon has something even better: her grandma taught her how to make her own fun! With her elaborate homemade toys and imaginative backyard games, Molly Lou shows Gertie a whole new way to play.This award-winning author-illustrator pair celebrates a trend that readers of all ages can get behind–good ol’ fashioned ima

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The Journey Back

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Published: 2012-10-11

ISBN: 9780525423621

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

Synopsis

Escaped and on the run, can Digger find redemption?His bold escape from a juvenile detention facility nearly kills him, but soon an angry fourteen-year-old Digger is on the run, hijacking a tractor trailer, "borrowing" a bicycle, and stealing a canoe. When injuries stop him, Digger hides at a riverside campground, where he befriends a young boy and a girl his own age. New friends, a job caring for rescued horses, and risking his life to save another make Digger realize that the journey back is not just about getting home, it’s about discovering what he’s really running from, and how to

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Keeping Safe the Stars

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Published: 2012-10-11

ISBN: 9780399254598

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Synopsis

When crisis hits, a young girl becomes the only one left to take care of her familyPride, Nightingale and Baby are the Stars. Orphaned and living with their grandfather, Old Finn, in rural Minnesota, the children, like their grandfather, are wary of outsiders. They believe, as Old Finn taught them, in self-reliance.But then Old Finn falls seriously ill and is taken to the hospital all the way in Duluth, leaving the children to fend for themselves. Pride, as oldest, assumes the lead. Though she makes mistakes, she keeps them afloat; they even earn money for the bus trip to Duluth. But when they

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Zip

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Published: 2012-09-27

ISBN: 9781595145703

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Razorbill

Synopsis

A girl discovers adventure at every highway turn in this effervescent debut that’s Savvy meets Little Miss SunshineAfter Lyssa’s mother dies, her kind but clueless new stepfather moves with her to the suburbs of Seattle in the hopes of making a fresh start. But Lyssa feels lost and adrift in the rainy Northwest without her mom. And when she finds out that her old house in Texas is about to be bulldozed, something snaps inside her. Fiercely determined, Lyssa climbs onto her scooter and sets off cross-country to save her home.Beautifully written and sparkling with magic, Zip is a modern-day successor

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Almost Home

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Published: 2012-09-13

ISBN: 9780670012893

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Juvenile

Synopsis

Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer’s new novel will touch your heartWhen twelve-year-old Sugar’s grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off yet again, Sugar and her mother lose their home in Missouri. They head to Chicago for a fresh start, only to discover that fresh starts aren’t so easy to come by for the homeless. Nevertheless, Sugar’s mother has taught her to be grateful no matter what, so Sugar does her best. With the help of a rescue dog, Shush; a foster family; a supportive teacher; a love of poetry; and her own grace and good humor, Sugar comes to understand that while she can’t control

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Yours Truly, Lucy B. Parker: For Better or For Worse

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Published: 2012-08-30

ISBN: 9780142415047

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Puffin

Synopsis

After nearly a year of crazy, things have finally settled down for Lucy B. Parker. But then Lucy’s mom and soon-to-be stepdad announce that they’re finally getting married–in a month–and Lucy’s life turns upside down. Wedding planning is hard enough, but when a reality TV crew ends up following the family around while it’s happening, the results are disastrous. Can Lucy save her mom’s wedding, and the family, or will everything fall apart?

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Price: $6.99


Brother/Sister

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Published: 2012-08-30

ISBN: 9781595144751

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Razorbill

Synopsis

The shocking psychological thriller from the author of Killing Britney . . . now in paperback!Will and Asheley have a troubled past. Their father left them when they were little, and their mother has just been carted off to an alcohol treatment center. Now, they have the house to themselves, and an endless California summer stretching out before them. Through alternating perspectives, they tell the story of how and why their lives spun violently out of control–right up to the impossibly shocking conclusion you’ll have to read for yourself to believe.

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Dear Blue Sky

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Published: 2012-08-02

ISBN: 9780399256844

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books

Synopsis

A timely, eye-opening novel showing how war affects families on both sidesEver since her brother Sef left for Iraq, Cassie has felt like her life is falling apart. Her parents are fighting over her brother having gone to war. Her smart, beautiful sister is messing up. Her little brother, who has Down syndrome, is pretending he’s a Marine. And her best friend no longer has time for her. In her loneliness Cassie turns to a surprising source of comfort: Blue Sky, an Iraqi girl she meets through her blog. The girls begin a correspondence and Cassie learns that when Blue Sky says "I want my life

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The Waiting Sky

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Published: 2012-08-02

ISBN: 9780399256868

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Synopsis

One summer chasing tornadoes could finally change Jane’s life for the betterSeventeen-year-old Jane McAllister can’t quite admit her mother’s alcoholism is spiraling dangerously out of control until she drives drunk, nearly killing them and Jane’s best friend.Jane has only one place to turn: her older brother Ethan, who left the problems at home years ago for college. A summer with him and his tornado-chasing buddies may just provide the time and space Jane needs to figure out her life and whether it still includes her mother. But she struggles with her anger at Ethan for leaving home and feels

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