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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: hiroyuki Asada
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (2013, May 7th).
In a land of perpetual night, your heart is your light.Amberground is locked in darkness. A man-made star casts only a dim light over the land. The pitch-black wilderness is infested with Gaichuu--colossal insects with metal exoskeletons. The Gaichuu make travel between the cities of Amberground extremely dangerous. But thankfully the Letter Bees, a brave corps of messengers, risk their lives in order to keep the hearts of Amberground connected. While Lag and his fellow Bees fight a desperate battle against the Gaichuu Cabernet, the dark secrets of Amberground come to light. What unspeakable things did Garrard, director of the Beehive, see in Amberground’s capital? And why has former director Largo Lloyd joined the rebel organization Reverse? The answers lie in the top-secret district called Kagerou… Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Amy Plum
Publisher: HarperTeen; Reprint edition (2013, Apr 9th).
I wish there was only today, just right now, and no forever.It seems fitting that I fell in love in Paris. Under the city's glamorous surface there's a battleground of immortals.Vincent, too, is an illusion. Handsome, chivalrous, and witty, he's got everything a girl could want . . . except mortality. But when I chose Vincent, I chose love over reason and safety.Vincent swore to resist his very nature so that we can be together. But I refuse to stand by and watch him suffer. I'll do whatever it takes to fight against his fate. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jerry Spinelli
Format: Deckle Edge]
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (2013, Jan 8th).
Welcome to Hokey Pokey. A place and a time, when childhood is at its best: games to play, bikes to ride, experiences to be had. There are no adults in Hokey Pokey, just kids, and the laws governing Hokey Pokey are simple and finite. But when one of the biggest kids, Jack, has his beloved bike stolen—and by a girl, no less—his entire world, and the world of Hokey Pokey, turns to chaos. Without his bike, Jack feels like everything has started to go wrong. He feels different, not like himself, and he knows something is about to change. And even more troubling he alone hears a faint train whistle. But that's impossible: every kid knows there no trains in Hokey Pokey, only tracks.Master storyteller Jerry Spinelli has written a dizzingly inventive fable of growing up and letting go, of leaving childhood and its imagination play behind for the more dazzling adventures of adolescence, and of learning to accept not only the sunny part of day, but the unwelcome arrival of night, as well. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Rita Milios
Publisher: Abdo Publishing Company (2013, Jan 1st).
48 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 24 cm. more
More Info | Google Books | Check AvailabilityAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Lisa Perret
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Millbrook Pr Trade (2013, Jan 1st).
Gooooooo team! Do you want to learn more about cheerleading? Or are you already a cheerleader? Either way, this is the book for you! You'll find tips about everything from cheer gear and tryouts to snappy snacks and the perfect ponytail. Jump right into the sport of cheerleading! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Bonnie Burton
Publisher: Orange Avenue Publishing (2009, Feb 6th).
Grade 6–10—Burton's accessible text is a guide for girls who are caught up in the malicious gossiping, jealousy, and social shunning that affect so many adolescents. The author neatly outlines the issues and provides common-sense approaches to breaking the cycle of meanness, envy, and passive-aggressive behaviors, and she addresses both the victims and the mean girls themselves. The balance of narrative, white space, and illustration makes this self-help tool easy to comprehend. The well-researched text is punctuated with quotes from female artists and athletes and also includes a good resource guide to finding empowering organizations. The real challenge will be getting the book into readers' hands at the right time. Solid advice presented in an easy-to-read format. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lisi Harrison
Publisher: Poppy (2013, May 14th).
The RADs are free and Draculaura (Lala) is flashing her fangs with pride. But when Daddy Drac pays her a surprise visit everything goes batty. Mr. D. thinks RADs should have their own school, but Lala isn't ready to give up the rights they fought so hard for.It's father against daughter in a battle for Salem's student body. Despite the many challenges, Lala is determined to save Merston High. But she might die twice while trying. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Mary G. Thompson
Publisher: Graphia (2013, May 7th).
"Wildly imaginative . . . something utterly new and weird."—Publishers Weekly Everyone thinks Evan is sick. But Evan knows he is actually transforming. His metamorphosis has him confined to his bed, terrified, and alone—except for visits from the Wuftoom, a wormlike creature that tells Evan he is becoming one of them. Clinging to his humanity and desperate to help his overworked single mother, Evan makes a bargain with the Vitflies, the enemies of the Wuftoom. But when the bargain becomes blackmail and the Vitflies prepare for war, whom can Evan trust? Is saving his humanity worth destroying an entire species, and the only family he has left? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability