9/3/15 - More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
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After enduring his father's suicide, his own suicide attempt, broken friendships, and more in the Bronx projects, Aaron Soto, sixteen, is already considering the Leteo Institute's memory-alteration procedure when his new friendship with Thomas turns to unrequited love. 7/2015
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More happy than not : a novel - The Leteo Institute's revolutionary memory-relief procedure seems too good to be true to Aaron Soto -- miracle cure-alls don't tend to pop up in the Bronx projects. But Aaron can't forget how he's grown up poor or how his friends aren't always there for him. Like after his father committed suicide in their one bedroom apartment. Aaron has the support of his patient girlfriend, if not necessarily his distant brother and overworked mother, but it's not enough. LGBT
9/2/15 - The Orpheus Clock: The Search for My Family's Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis by Simon Goodman
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9/1/15 - Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
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J FIC SAC. Two middle-grade kids take a shortcut home from school and discover what looks like fuzzy mud but is actually a substance with the potential to wreak havoc on the entire world.
Intermediate. Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar (August 2015). This is not a book for "germophobes", but if your readers are science hounds who also like realistic stories about bullying and school success, they will really dig it. There are also some opportunities for book club discussions about genetic engineering and the future of biofuels. A quick, suspenseful read. 8.19.2015
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8/31/15 - The Dust That Falls from Dreams by Louis de Bernières
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The Dust That Falls from Dreams by Louis de Bernieres
8/27/15 - Fell of Dark by Patrick Downes
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Fell of Dark | Patrick Downes | May 12th 2015 | Written in searing prose, this is the story of two boys: Erik, who performs miracles, and Thorn, who hears voices. The book chronicles their lives as their minds devolve into hallucinations, and shows the way their worlds intersect, culminating in a final stand-off. #YA #fiction #2015
8/26/15 - Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum
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A must-read addition to civil rights and social justice units: Ann Bausum’s stunning "Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights."
8/25/15 - Ruby on the Outside by Nora Raleigh Baskin
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Ruby on the Outside : Starting middle school is intimidating enough, but it’s worse when you’re keeping a secret. With her mom in prison, Ruby Danes feels completely alone in the world. At first she thought it was best to keep the outside world as far from her personal life as possible. But when she meets Margalit, she realizes that having a friend isn’t so bad. She can’t tell her new friend about her mom, but for a while she doesn’t feel so alone. That is until she...
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Ruby on the Outside : We get some pretty amazing guest posts from authors here at Bookish. One that really stood out to me was Nora Raleigh Baskin’s post about children who grow up while their mothers are in prison. I’m about to start this and I imagine it’ll bring the same insight and compassion to the topic as her essay did. —Kelly
Shadowshaper - When the murals painted on the walls of her Brooklyn neighborhood start to change and fade in front of her, Sierra Santiago realizes that something strange is going on--then she discovers her Puerto Rican family are shadowshapers and finds herself in a battle with an evil anthropologist for the lives of her family and friends.
8/20/15 - Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
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8/19/15 - The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes by Zach Dundas
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8/18/15 - Lauren Ipsum: A Story about Computer Science and Other Improbable Things by Carlos Bueno
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Lauren Ipsum introduces kids to computer science through a whimsical story that never once mentions computers!
Lauren Ipsum A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things by Carlos Bueno| No Starch Press
8/17/15 - Thank You, Goodnight: A Novel by Andy Abramowitz
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Thank You, Goodnight: Andy Abramowitz's debut novel, Thank You, Goodnight, is a story about Teddy Tremble, the lead singer of a one-hit-wonder '90s band who decides to step back into the spotlight. Out June 2
"Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh," by Sally M. Walker, Grades 1-2. When veterinarian Harry Colebourn saw a baby bear at a train station, he knew he could care for it, but who could care for Winnie (short for Winnipeg) when Harry went to battle during World War 1? Harry found just the right place for Winnie: the London Zoo, with a boy named Christopher Robin!
8/14/15 - Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. Walker & illustrated by Jonathan D. Voss
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Winnie: the True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. Walker. Sally Walker's heartwarming story, paired with Jonathan Voss's evocative illustrations, brings to life the story of the real bear who inspired Winnie the Pooh. 5/31/15
The title says it all: "Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh." This delightful picture book, filled with charming illustrations, will engage young readers and listeners and spark interest in Milne's classic stories.
8/13/15 - Sweet by Emmy Laybourne
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The luxurious celebrity cruise launching the trendy new diet sweetener Solu should be the vacation of a lifetime. But Laurel is starting to regret accepting her friend Viv's invitation. She's already completely embarrassed herself in front of celebrity host Tom Forelli--the hottest guy ever!--and she's too sick to eventry the sweetener. And that'sbefore Viv and all the other passengers start acting really strange.
Sweet by Emmy Laybourne ---- The luxurious celebrity cruise launching the trendy new diet sweetener Solu should be the vacation of a lifetime. It takes a horrifyingly wrong turn when the gig becomes an expose on the shocking side effects of Solu. (July)
Sweet by Emmy Labourne. The celebrity promotion of a trendy diet sweetener is overshadowed by the product's dangerous side effects and a famous actor's preference for a girl who is not the reality star selected to revitalize his career.
8/12/15 - Egg: Nature's Perfect Package by Steve Jenkins & Robin Page
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Numerous lives in the animal kingdom begin within an egg. Egg: Nature's Perfect Package (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, March 3, 2015), written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page, examines aspects of eggs you may or may not have considered.
8/10/15 - Dietland by Sarai Walker
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Book Review: Dietland by Sarai Walker
Dietland by Sarai Walker A fresh and provocative debut novel about a reclusive young woman saving up for weight loss surgery when she gets drawn into a shadowy feminist guerrilla group called "Jennifer"--equal parts Bridget Jones's Diary and Fight Club.
Sarai Walker's debut novel 'Dietland' tackles issues of body image, bullying and feminism with flair
When Ethan's grandma suggests they take a zip line to school, Ethan realizes that his grandma is a little different. In fact, she's a ninja! Ethan is soon the hit of the school when his grandma teaches the kids karate moves and how to do backflips. But when his grandma deflates his team's soccer ball, everyone is upset--including Ethan. Why can't he just have a regular grandma? But when Ethan tries out his new karate moves during the championship game, he's happy that his grandma isn't ordinary.
8/7/15 - My Grandma's a Ninja by Todd Tarpley & illustrated by Danny Chatzikonstantinou
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My Grandma's a Ninja by Todd Tarpley. Ethan's grandma is a little different--she's a ninja! Ethan is the hit of the school when his grandma drops from the ceiling at show-and-tell, and teaches the kids karate moves. But when his grandma deflates his team's soccer ball, everyone is upset--including Ethan. Why can't he just have a regular grandma? But when Ethan tries out his new karate moves during the championship game, he's happy that his grandma isn't ordinary. 4/6/15
The Rise And Fall Of The Gallivanters by M. J. Beaufrand (YA FIC Beaufrand). In 1983, a band led by a David Bowie lookalike prepares to compete in a battle of the bands at a possibly evil brewery, and must also cope with the fact that bass player Evan is getting sicker and sicker, much like his best friend Noah's abusive father did before his death several years earlier.
8/6/15 - The Rise & Fall of the Gallivanters by M.J. Beaufrand
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In 1983, a band led by a David Bowie lookalike prepares to compete in a battle of the bands at a possibly evil brewery, and must also cope with the fact that bass player Evan is getting sicker and sicker, much like his best friend Noah's abusive father did before his death several years earlier.
Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers by Nick Offerman
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great comedy books for nurses when they need to relax and laugh. Fun to read during those long night shifts.
8/4/15 - Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins? by Liz Kessler
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Manifesting an ability to become invisible, Jessica, along with her best friend Izzy, organizes a band of fellow students who also demonstrate supernatural abilities only to be targeted by an unscrupulous adult.
HAS ANYONE SEEN JESSICA JENKINS? by Liz Kessler. Jessica Jenkins has no idea where her new ability to become invisible came from. This new superpower does come in handy, however, when she and her best friend, Izzy, try to figure it out.
Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins?n This book looks like a lot of fun!
Portia Kane leaves an unhappy marriage to return to her South Jersey home. Along the way she meets a frisky nun, learns how to cope with her hoarder mom, rediscovers her love of hair metal (particularly Mötley Crüe), finds love again, and embarks on a quest to "resurrect" her former English teacher Mr. Vernon, a man literally broken by an old student. 6/16
8/3/15 - Love May Fail by Matthew Quick
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Love May Fail by Matthew Quick - After escaping her ritzy FL life and her cheating pornographer husband, Portia Kane finds herself back in South Jersey, a place that remains largely unchanged from the years of her unhappy youth. Lost and alone, looking for the goodness she believes still exists in the world, Portia sets off on a quest to save the one man who always believed in her: her high school English teacher, Mr. Vernon, who has retired broken and alone after a traumatic classroom incident.
Love May Fail : a novel by Matthew Quick, author of Silver Linings Playbook #summerreads
7/31/15 - In Mary's Garden by Tina & Carson Kügler