Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Juvenile Fiction!

Here Lies the Librarian - Fourteen-year-old Eleanor "Peewee" McGrath, a tomboy and automobile enthusiast, discovers new possibilities for her future after the 1914 arrival in her small Indiana town of four young librarians.     

The Lost Heroes - Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for "bad kids," find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself.     

The Dragon in the Sock Drawer- Cousins Jesse and Daisy always knew they would have a magical adventure, but they are not prepared when the "thunder egg" Jesse has found turns out to be a dragon egg that is about to hatch.

The Dragon in the Library - Dragon Keepers Jesse and Daisy, along with their dragon, Emmy, must save their friend Professor Andersson from an evil witch, who happens to be St. George the Dragon Slayer's girlfriend.

The Dragon in the Volcano - Emmy the dragon is maturing and growing too large--and bored--for her quarters, but when she disappears her Keepers, cousins Jesse and Daisy, follow her trail to the Fiery Realm in hopes of bringing her home.

Spirits in the Stars - At the edge of the Endless Ice, the four bears Ujurak, Toklo, Lusa, and Kallik reach Star Island, where a large group of bears is in trouble but believes Lusa is destined to help bring back the favor of the spirits.

Big Nate Out Loud - Big Nate, a.k.a. middle schooler Nate Wright, is 11 years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the wunderkind creation of cartoonist Peirce. "Big Nate Out Loud" collects Peirce's Big Nate strips, originally published only in newspapers and online at  

Big Nate from the Top - A latest collection of Big Nate strips follows the irrepressible, fortune-cookie-declared genius blazing a haphazard trail through the sixth grade at P.S. 38, where between endless misadventures, marked by complaining observations, he earns straight As and numerous detentions.

A Tale of Two Castles - Twelve-year-old Elodie journeys to Two Castles in hopes of studying acting but instead becomes apprentice to a dragon, who teaches her to be observant and use reasoning, thus helping her to uncover who is poisoning the king.

Aliens on Vacation - Unhappy at being sent to stay with his grandmother at the inn she operates, The Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast, Scrub discovers that each room is actually a portal to space and the inn's visitors are aliens who are vacationing on Earth.

Party Animal - Neither a long list of rules, nor the inability to find the perfect gift--Cheddar Jam--nor being locked in a bathroom with a juggling bear will keep quirky fourth-grader Oggie Cooder from attending neighbor Donnica Perfecto's birthday pool party.

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