Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Release Tuesday in the Realm of Children and Young Adult Literature

Well, it's back to school season and what better way to celebrate than to look at newly released young adult and children's books?

The 39 Clues, Book 10: Into the Gauntlet by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Throughout the hunt for the 39 Clues, Amy and Dan Cahill have uncovered history's greatest mysteries and their family's deadliest secrets. But are they ready to face the truth about the Cahills and the key to their unmatched power? After a whirlwind race that's taken them across five continents, Amy and Dan face the most the difficult challenge yet- a task no Cahill dared to imagine. When faced with a choice that could change the future of the world, can two kids succeed where 500 years worth of famous ancestors failed?
Product Details
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (August 31, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0545060508
ISBN-13: 978-0545060509

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Three angels are sent down to bring good to the world: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. But she is the most human, and when she is romantically drawn to a mortal boy, the angels fear she will not be strong enough to save anyone—especially herself—from the Dark Forces.
Is love a great enough power against evil?
Product Details
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (August 31, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0312656262
ISBN-13: 978-0312656263

The Cloud Searchers (Amulet) by Kazu Kibuishi
Product Description
In the third installment of the thrilling Amulet series, Emily, Navin, and their crew of resistance fighters charter an airship and set off in search of Cielis, a mythical city believed to be located on an island high above the clouds. The mysterious Leon Redbeard is their guide, and there's a surprising new addition to the crew: the Elf King's son, Trellis. But is he ally or enemy? And will Emily ever be able to trust the voice of the Amulet?

Product Details
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: GRAPHIX (September 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0545208858
ISBN-13: 978-0545208857

The Missing Golden Ticket and Other Splendiferous Secrets by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket loves chocolate. And Mr. Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, is opening the gates of his amazing chocolate factory. Charlie just needs one golden ticket, and Mr. WonkaÕs delicious treats could all be his. . . . But whatÕs missing? Who is Miranda Piker? And did Mr. Wonka really invent a Òspotty powderÓ that would keep kids out of school? Find out in the top-secret chapter that was taken out of the original book!
Product Details
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Puffin (September 2, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0142417424
ISBN-13: 978-0142417423


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