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Blue Montgomery can’t help it: he was born to lose. After a disastrous encounter 100 years ago involving a talking alligator under a red moon, the Montgomery family line was split into the lucky and the unlucky. The only chance for the unfortunate Montgomerys to change their fate for the next century is fast approaching, and Blue must find a way to get that curse lifted. Enter Tumble Wilson: she tries to live every day as a hero, but is discovering that maybe she, too, is doomed to fail. Together, Tumble & Blue (Dial, $17.99) bravely head into the swamp to change their destiny. Cassie Beasly expertly weaves magical realism into a story that shows the power of friendship and what it truly means to be a hero. Ages 9-12.

 

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780525428442
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Published: Dial Books - August 29th, 2017

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Twelve-year-old Caleb wants to take charge of his life. That’s not easy for someone with cystic fibrosis, a perfect older brother, divorced parents, and a best friend who is moving on. When Caleb and Kit (Running Press, $16.99) meet in the woods behind Caleb’s home, the free-spirited but mysterious Kit convinces her new friend to skip summer camp and spend the rest of vacation doing whatever they want. But Caleb soon realizes that Kit has her own problems and secrets, and that sometimes her games are dangerous. Beth Vrabel’s authentic characters and deft handling of difficult topics make for a compelling and heartfelt story. Ages 9-12.

 

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780762462230
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Published: Running Press Kids - September 12th, 2017

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Morrigan Crow is cursed. She, along with all the other children like her, is blamed for anything that goes wrong in Jackalfax. As if that’s not enough, cursed children are only expected to live for 12 years—and Morrigan is 11. When all hope seems lost, a letter arrives from a mysterious benefactor, inviting Morrigan to the Free State city of Nevermoor (Little, Brown, $17.99) to compete for a spot in the prestigious Wundrous Society. As Morrigan works through the four trials of the competition, she must unravel a darker puzzle to save Nevermoor itself. Jessica Townsend has created a bold voice in Morrigan Crow, and readers will look forward to meeting her again and again as they travel through this magical new series. Ages 9-12.

 

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780316508889
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 31st, 2017

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