Saturday, October 8, 2011

New and Noteworthy Titles - Fiction

My Name is Mina by David Almond: A prequel to Skellig, the author introduces us to Mina, a sensitive and isolated child. Through her beautiful and imaginative journal, we learn more about her and the world she lives in. J ALM

A Year Without Autumn by Liz Kessler: Jenni takes an elevator ride that turns her whole world upside down. Suddenly a year had passed and so much has changed. She tries to go back, but realizes that fixing things won't be as easy as pressing a button. J KES

The Other Felix by Keir Graff: Felix has terrible nightmares, until he meets another boy named Felix who knows how to fight the monsters he sees while he dreams. J GRA

Pie by Sarah Weeks: When Alice's Aunt Polly passes away, she leaves her award winning pie recipe to her cat. Suddenly, everyone Alice knows is going pie-crazy! It's up to Alice to figure out the special ingredients, and discovers much more about herself along the way. J WEE

The Apothecary by Maile Meloy: Set during the Cold War, young Janie Scott moves to London and befriends a boy named Benjamin whose father is an apothecary. When Ben's father suddenly disappears, his book of magic and mystery is left in their care. They must protect it or there could be disastrous consequences! J MEL

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