"Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?"
- Anne of Green Gables

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ISBN-13: 9781442446915
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1/2014

Intermediate fiction needs a boy like Nate: the kind brave enough, or maybe dumb enough, to sneak off to New York and audition for E.T.: The Musical.

~ recommended March, 2014

Counting by 7s (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780803738553
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Dial, 8/2013

Dear Booksmith,
I say this to you a month before the 2014 Newbery Award is announced: if this book wins (or gets an Honor), I will be very pleased.  If it does not, I will keep recommending it anyway.
Yours enthusiastically,

~ recommended January, 2014

ISBN-13: 9780062194343
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Harper, 9/2013

Caroline Caaaarlson's smaaaart, funny high-seas trilogy, complete with talking gaaaargoyle, is off to a great staaaart..

~ recommended October, 2013

Every Day (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780307931887
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 8/2012

Inhabiting a different person every day for a lifetime is an amazing vantage point for observing human nature.  But it's not a great vantage point for falling in love.
This is one of those rare fantasies that make real life look different.

~ recommended June, 2013

ISBN-13: 9780316204262
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Back Bay Books, 4/2013

She’s a genius. She hates Seattle, where she happens to live. She’s afraid to leave the house. She’s promised her daughter a trip to Antarctica. When Bernadette disappears, it’s up to her daughter Bee to gather tidbits about her. Poignant as those tidbits are, many of them are also hilarious. A worthy Alex Award winner.

~ recommended April, 2013

See You at Harry's (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780763654078
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Candlewick, 5/2012

Fern's life revolves around her family's restaurant—and around her family, which is moving further and further from the image her father wants to create of a cookie-cutter perfect family.  When the unimaginable happens, Fern's bond with her family becomes more important than ever.  A weepy, genuine novel that doesn't reach for easy answers.

~ recommended January, 2013