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  • The Ability

    The Ability

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   M.M. Vaughan
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Margaret K. McElderry Books (2013, Apr 23rd).
    Pages:   336

    Delve into the extraordinary abilities of the twelve-year-old mind in this thrilling start to a middle-grade series that expands the possibilities of power.No one has any confidence in twelve-year-old Christopher Lane. His teachers discount him as a liar and a thief, and his mom doesn’t have the energy to deal with him. But a mysterious visit from the Ministry of Education indicates that Chris might have some potential after all: He is invited to attend the prestigious Myers Holt Academy. When Christopher begins at his new school, he is astounded at what he can do. It seems that age twelve is a special time for the human brain, which is capable of remarkable feats—as also evidenced by Chris’s peers Ernest and Mortimer Genver, who, at the direction of their vengeful and manipulative mother, are testing the boundaries of the human mind. more

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  • Heart of War

    Heart of War

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   M. Zachary Sherman
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Capstone Young Readers (2013, Feb 1st).
    Pages:   240

    A heart-pounding, action-packed tale of combat and kinship skillfully crafted by United States Marine Corps veteran and acclaimed comics writer M. Zachary Sherman (SOCOM: SEAL Team Seven). Follow the Donovans through four generations of American wars from World War II to the War in Afghanistan where each explosive moment defines the future of this military family. more

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  • The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum

    The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Temple Grandin
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2013, Apr 30th).
    Pages:   256

    From Barnes & NobleTemple Grandin wrote her first book about autism in 1986. Since then, so much about changed about what we know and think about this condition, and perhaps no one has communicated more effectively about those changes than Temple herself. Both her keen intelligence and identity as a determined autistic activist ring out in this new book about what we now know about the much-discussed "spectrum." Grandin combines current scientific data with information about its implications, including welcome news about recent research on the strengths of autism. A major, wonderfully accessible book on a developing field; a psychology bestseller, now in trade paperback and NOOK Book. Publishers WeeklyIf you want to know why an autistic person acts the way he or she does, "you have to go beyond" behavior and "into his or her brain," according to Grandin (Thinking in Pictures) and science writer Panek (The 4% Universe). more

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