Wonder - R. J. Palacio

Born with a rare medical condition that completely distorts his face, August Pullman has spent most of his life as a homeschooler, shuttled to surgery after surgery, stared at by everybody he meets. Everything changes when August starts fifth grade at a real school. Suddenly, he is living like a regular kid, dealing with best friends and bullies, triumphs and tragedies. WONDER (Knopf, $15.99) tells the story of August’s fifth-grade year from multiple perspectives, including August’s new friends, his older sister, and August himself. R.J. Palacio’s remarkable debut explores what it’s like to be different, and what it’s like to finally fit in. Ages 9-12. DMC
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ISBN: 9780375869020
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2012

Summer in the City - Marie-Louise Gay and David Homel

Every summer, Charlie’s parents bundle up the family to rough it in some out-of-the-way location. Charlie, with his quick thinking and mischievous sense of humor, often rescues his parents from near disasters, but when school ends this year, there are no maps on the dining room table and no open suitcases. In fact, this SUMMER IN THE CITY (Groundwood, $15.95) will be a staycation in Montreal, their hometown. Charlie had dreams of adventure, but how can he accomplish that in his boring neighborhood? Marie-Louise Gay is funny as ever in this third book about Charlie and his family. Ages 7-10. ESL

Bink and Gollie, Two for One - Kate Dicamillo, Alison Mcghee, Tony Fucile

Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee’s marvelous companions are on their way to the state fair in BINK & GOLLIE: TWO FOR ONE (Candlewick, $15.99). See Bink make a valiant (but hilariously doomed) attempt to win the world’s largest donut in a game of Whack-a-Duck. Watch Gollie perform in front of a live audience at the fair’s talent show. Peer into the friends’ future with the mysterious fortuneteller Madame Prunely. Tony Fucile’s illustrations are bursting with energy in this brilliant sequel to 2010’s Bink & Gollie. Ages 5-8. DMC
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ISBN: 9780763633615
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Published: Candlewick - June 12th, 2012