“It is going to take more than just a couple of good-hearted souls to raise this child. It will…take a graveyard.” And so the living baby, Nobody (Bod) Owens, is adopted and raised by the folk of the graveyard. They grant Bod “Freedom of the Graveyard,” teaching him to pass through walls and see in the dark, just as the dead do. Bod encounters adventures and dangers in the graveyard, but the greatest danger lurks just outside its gates: the man Jack murdered Bod’s family and intends to finish the job. Beloved master-storyteller Neil Gaiman weaves a creepy tale for all ages and any time of year in THE GRAVEYARD BOOK (HarperCollins, $17.99). The author-read audio book is excellent. Ages 9 to adult. Heidi Powell
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By Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator), Margaret Atwood (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780060530921
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Published: HarperCollins - September 30th, 2008

Putting up with six rambunctious brothers can make life miserable for eleven-year old Callie, but 1899 brings changes and bold discoveries. Callie and her siblings have always feared and ignored her grandfather, a dedicated naturalist with shelves and shelves of specimens in jars and an off-limits library. Yet, as her curiosity grows, Callie gathers courage to ask him questions. Jacqueline Kelly chronicles The Evolution Of Calpurnia Tate (Holt, $16.99) as Callie finds joy in relationships with her unusual grandfather and her rowdy family. Ages 9-12.
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ISBN: 9780805088410
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 12th, 2009

Homer is a robot sent to Mars by the Global Space Agency. When satellite pictures show him throwing Mars mud and acting irrationally, George, Annie, and cousin Emmett go to Mars to investigate. There, the children go on George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt (Simon & Schuster, $18.99), by Lucy Hawking, to discover whether or not clues to a message about Earth could have been left by aliens. Ages 8-12.
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ISBN: 9781416986713
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 19th, 2009