THE MARVELWOOD MAGICIANS by Diane Zahler Boyds Mills Press - 9/19/2017
Eleven-year-old Mattie Marvelwood comes from a family of traveling performers. Her dad is an illusionist; her mom is a fortune-teller; her brother has a vanishing act; and she herself is a mind-reader. But the Marvelwoods have a deep secret. The acts they perform at carnivals, fairs, and circuses are not just acts. Their powers are real. In all their wanderings, the Marvelwoods have never met another performer with gifts like theirs—until they join Master Morogh’s Circus of Wonders! But it turns out that Master Morogh’s true talent is stealing the gifts of others. When he steals Mattie’s brother’s vanishing ability, the family has a big decision to make. Do they run, leaving Bell’s gift behind to save the rest of them, or risk exposure by trying to beat the duplicitous ringmaster at his own game?
SALAM ALAIKUM by Harris J Illustrated by Ward Jenkins S+S/Salaam Reads - 9/5/2017
From “the Muslim Justin Bieber” (NPR) Harris J comes a picture book that celebrates spreading peace, love, and happiness throughout the world, using the lyrics of his international YouTube hit of the same name. Salam Alaikum means “Peace be upon you.” It is the greeting that Muslims around the world use to say “hello” and “good-bye.” International music sensation Harris J has taken that greeting and created a call to action.
THE EXACT LOCATION OF HOME by Kate Messner Bloomsbury USA - 9/12/17
Kirby "Zig" Zigonski lives for the world of simple circuits, light bulbs, buzzers, and motors. Electronics are, after all, much more predictable than most people--especially his father, who he hasn't seen in over a year. When his dad's latest visit is canceled with no explanation and his mom seems to be hiding something, Zig turns to his best friend Gianna and a new gizmo--a garage sale GPS unit--for help. Convinced that his dad is leaving clues around town to explain his absence, Zig sets out to find him. Following one clue after another, logging mile after mile, Zig soon discovers that people aren't always what they seem . . . and sometimes, there's more than one set of coordinates for home. An important story of love and hope that will capture readers' hearts, The Exact Location of Home is another must read from beloved author Kate Messner.
OLDER THAN DIRT by Don Brown + Dr. Mike Perfit HMH - 9/5/2017
Almost 14.5 billion years ago, it all started with a BIG BANG... In this one-of-a-kind, wild, but true graphic history of Earth, Sibert Honor medalist Don Brown takes on big concepts with humor and ease. From the Booklist starred review: "a nifty opportunity for burgeoning geologists or anyone looking for a deeper way to explore the real world."
FOUR HOBOKEN STORIES by Daniel Pinkwater Dover - 9/13/2017
"Daniel Pinkwater is so obviously the funniest writer of children's books that he should be made a Living National Treasure," declared The Washington Post Book World. Young readers can join Pinkwater on a rollicking visit to his beloved New Jersey metropolis of Hoboken with these four hilariously imaginative tales — collected together for the very first time! In the collection: The Magic Moscow; Atilla the Pun; Jolly Roger, Dog of Hoboken; Looking for Bobowicz.
LIZARD MUSIC by Daniel Pinkwater NYRB Classics paperback - 9/2017
Daniel Pinkwater's LIZARD MUSIC is being reissued in an all new paperback from the New York Review Books Classics Collection.
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