How the Whale Became: And Other Stories - Ted Hughes and Jackie Morris

Ted Hughes’s whimsical and original collection of creation fables tells us everything from how the bee became to HOW THE WHALE BECAME: And Other Stories (Frances Lincoln, $14.99). At first, all of the animals looked the same; then, slowly, each of them chose who they wanted to become. The lionbecomers became lions. The robinbecomers became robins. Discover the stories of the vain polar bear, the envious hyena, and the devious owl in this gorgeous volume, newly illustrated with striking and detailed watercolors by Jackie Morris. Ages 5 and up. DMC
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By Ted Hughes, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781845079284
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - March 27th, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

Sixteen-yearold Hazel Grace Lancaster has no interest in going to a cancer-kid support group in the literal heart of Jesus (actually the literal basement of a church in Indianapolis). But go she must, says her mother, who fears Hazel is depressed – a side effect of the cancer Hazel has been fighting since she was 13. Luckily, the support group is also attended by the best-looking one-legged boy Hazel has ever seen: Augustus Waters. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (Dutton, $17.99) is the story of Gus and Hazel Grace, falling in love, and dying. John Green’s novel, told brilliantly in Hazel’s voice, will knock you out with its honesty. Ages 14 and up. DMC
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ISBN: 9780525478812
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2012

The False Prince - Jennifer A. Nielsen

Franziska Mangold loves her home in Berlin, but it is 1938 and trouble is coming for Germany’s Jews. Franziska does not understand: her grandparents converted to Christianity before she was born, but still she is considered Jewish in Hitler’s Germany. When the situation in Berlin takes a turn for the worse, Franziska’s parents send her to England with the Kindertransport. There, she moves in with the Orthodox Jewish Shepard family and builds a life for herself as Frances. Translated from the German, Anne C. Voorhoeve’s MY FAMILY FOR THE WAR (Dial, $17.99) is a sweeping coming-of-age saga that tells the story of one girl finally coming to understand her own identity during World War II. Ages 11 and up. DMC
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ISBN: 9780545284134
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 1st, 2012