Minli wants to bring fortune to her hardworking rice farmer parents, so she secretly sets off on a journey to find the Old Man in the Moon. Through peach forests guarded by feisty monkeys, to cities where kings are disguised as beggars, Minli listens to talking goldfish and befriends a dragon on her journey to Where The Mountain Meets The Moon (Little, Brown, $16.99). Grace Lin’s foray into the world of Chinese myths and fantasy is full of friendship and adventure. Her beautiful illustrations accompany the story. Ages 8-12. JEH
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ISBN: 9780316114271
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 1st, 2009

Neil Gaiman, the Newbery medal-winning author of The Graveyard Book, has spun another tale of woe and wonder in Odd And The Frost Giants (HarperCollins, $14.99). Sensitive and savvy twelve-year-old Odd must defeat the Frost Giants in order to restore the natural beauty and tranquility of his village in ancient Norway. This epic yet fable-like story is appropriately matched with refreshing illustrations by Brett Helquist. Ages 8-12. LC-H
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By Neil Gaiman, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061671739
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Published: HarperCollins - September 22nd, 2009

During the depths of the Depression, ten-yearold Annie’s father gets a new job, which means that her family is moving from their apartment to a real house in the idyllic-sounding neighborhood of Strawberry Hill (Little Brown, $15.99). There, Annie is disappointed to discover that while there are no strawberries, there is anti-Semitism and poverty, and the dynamics of friendship among girls can be difficult. Children’s poet laureate Mary Ann Hoberman tells an old-fashioned friendship story with charming illustrations by Wendy Anderson Halperin. Ages 8-11. DDL
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ISBN: 9780316041362
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 1st, 2009