Against his wishes, Jon Whitcroft is sent off to boarding school at Salisbury Cathedral. Almost immediately, terrifying things begin to happen. Stalked and chased by a pack of hideous ghost riders, Jon is at a loss. How do they know him? What could they want from an eleven-year-old boy? With his new friend, the dark and enigmatic Ella, Jon realizes that it is only with the succor of a medieval knight buried within the cathedral that he can lift the centuriesold curse upon his family – and, hopefully, save his own life. In GHOST KNIGHT (Little, Brown, $16.99), Cornelia Funke has created a soul-stirring supernatural mystery. Ages 10-12. SB-Z
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ISBN: 9780316056144
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2012

When Ismae is banished to a convent shrouded in secrecy, she learns that it is actually home to an ancient order of female assassins who serve Mortain, the god of Death – and Mortain has plans for her. Strangely adept at the Order’s grueling training, Ismae takes up a new life as the handmaiden of Death. Her assignment is full of political intrigue, lies, and treason. Ismae poses as mistress to the enigmatic noble Duvall, but when her growing feelings for Duvall begin to cloud her judgment, Ismae must make an important choice. Robin LaFevers’s GRAVE MERCY (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99) is a thrilling historical fantasy that will enthrall readers of all genres. Ages 14 and up. SB -Z
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ISBN: 9780547628349
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 3rd, 2012

High-school athlete GIL MARSH (Random House, $15.99) is master of all he surveys – at least at Uruk High. Then a new student arrives and challenges Gil’s supremacy. Enko is just as strong as Gil, but he possesses something that Gil does not have, something primal. After an epic brawl, Gil begins to understand his rival, and they become inseparable, ruling Uruk together. When illness claims Enko’s life, Gil feels suddenly powerless. When he makes a soul-searching pilgrimage to Enko’s grave, Gil’s physical and mental toughness are tested to their limits. A.C.E. Bauer refashions the 5,000-year old epic of Gilgamesh into a modern tale of power, friendship, and selfawareness. Ages 12-16. SB-Z
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$15.99
ISBN: 9780375869334
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2012

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