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“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” So the saying goes, and so it goes for Lem, a young girl suffering from an unspeakable loss. In Lemons (Crown, $16.99), Lem must adjust to a new life with her grandfather in an unfamiliar town. Adventure awaits her when she meets Tobin and they set out to capture Bigfoot on camera. Whether or not they find their quarry, Lem and Tobin will discover multitudes about themselves and each other. Equal parts funny and sad, child psychologist Melissa Savage’s novel simultaneously explores grief and celebrates life. Ages 9-12.

 

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781524700126
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

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 “A physical sensation of what it had been like to be little. It had been nice. So why did she feel sad, remembering?” On Orphan Island (Walden Pond, $16.99), nine children live in peace and prosperity. Once a year, a new child is delivered and the eldest is ferried away, never to be seen again. This year, Jinny is the eldest; she must teach Ess everything she knows before the boat arrives for her. Laurel Snyder’s novel is steeped in the quiet contemplation of children at once strong and vulnerable, poised on the brink of change. When the boat calls, Jinny must go… or else. Ages 10-12.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062443410
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Published: Walden Pond Press - May 30th, 2017

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When it comes to love, Louna means business– literally. Her summer job as an assistant wedding planner puts her in daily contact with couples in love; yet, after a major heartbreak, she believes that she is done with the whole romance thing Once and for All (Viking, $19.99). When the wild and handsome Ambrose joins her team, Louna is determined not to like him, much less love him. Of course, even in the wedding business, not everything goes as planned. Sarah Dessen is at her best in this summer read with substance. Ages 11-13.

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$19.99
ISBN: 9780425290330
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 6th, 2017

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