Wednesday, October 03, 2012

New Fiction!!

Alice's Shooting Star- Middle sister Alice helps her family recognize that her exuberant younger sister Rosie's accounts of her day are creative stories rather than lies.

Alice's Birthday Pig- Alice's brother teases her mercilessly because she cannot say the word "animal" correctly, but she gets her revenge on her birthday.

Alice's World Record- On the way to their grandparents' house, Alice beats her older brother Oliver at the alphabet game for the first time ever, making him so miserable that he reacts in a way that changes him and his status as favorite grandchild.

About Average- As the end of sixth grade nears, Jordan Johnson, unhappy that she is only average in appearance, intelligence, and athletic ability, reveals her special skills when disaster strikes her central Illinois elementary school.

The Garden Thief- The Alden children help solve a case surrounding missing vegetables and vandalism in the community garden.

Mouse- In seventeenth-century China, orphaned ShaoShu, who can squeeze into small spaces, puts his life in danger when he becomes a spy for a young band of warrior monks known as the Five Ancestors and bravely infiltrates evil Tonglong's camp.

Stella Batts: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow- When Stella learns that her best friend Willa is moving away, she makes a wish and tries with a magic potion to keep her in Redwood City, California.

Captain Disaster- Squish, comic book fan and grade school amoeba, is made captain of his soccer team and following the example of his favorite superhero, must figure out how to turn a losing streak around without losing his friends. 

Daisy Dawson and the Secret Pond- Daisy Dawson has an amazing gift, she can understand and talk to animals! In her second adventure, she is determined to find a pair of shy otters and take their photo to show at school. With Boom the basset hound, Cyril the squirrel, and a pair of mischievous young squirrels in tow, it promises to be a perfect day with friends. But as they all set out, the birds are singing about rain clouds on the way. Will Daisy get the picture she needs before the weather gets her?

Saving the Stegosaurus- When Tom and Jamie enter the Dino World this time, something is different. The mountains are volcanoes and the weather seems strange. They've gone to the Jurassic period, and there's a whole new world to explore. 

Attack of the Tyrannosaurus- Tom and Jamie can't believe their luck when they find a secret entrance to a prehistoric world filled with dinosaurs! The first dinosaur they meet is a friendly wannanosaurus. It eats the fruit from super-stinky ginkgo trees. But soon, Tom and Jamie meet a much less friendly dino: a Tyrannosaurus Rex that would like to eat them!

Amber Brown is Tickled Pink- Nine-year-old Amber is nervous and excited about her mother's wedding to Max, but Amber's father makes things complicated. 

Crunch- The oldest Marriss brother, fourteen-year-old Dewey, attempts to be the "embodiment of responsibility" as he juggles the management of the family's bicycle repair business while sharing the household and farm duties with his siblings after a sudden energy crisis strands their parents far from home. This is also a Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee.

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