Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Just released (U.S.): Bigger than a Bread Box

Bigger than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder was just released in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher:
A magical breadbox that delivers whatever you wish for--as long as it fits inside? It's too good to be true! Twelve-year-old Rebecca is struggling with her parents' separation, as well as a sudden move to her Gran's house in another state. For a while, the magic bread box, discovered in the attic, makes life away from home a little easier. Then suddenly it starts to make things much, much more difficult, and Rebecca is forced to decide not just where, but who she really wants to be. Laurel Snyder's most thought-provoking book yet.

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Just released (U.S.): City of Lies

City of Lies by Lian Tanner was just released in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher:

Goldie Roth is a trained thief and a skilled liar. Along with her friend Toadspit, she's supposed to be one of the Keepers of the mysterious Museum of Dunt. But although she desperately wants to be a Keeper, she will not leave her sick parents to do so.

But when Toadspit's sister Bonnie is stolen, he and Goldie are forced to follow the child-stealers to the neighboring city of Spoke. Along the way, Toadspit too is captured, and Goldie is caught up in the Festival of Lies, where every word she says means something else and no one can be trusted. There, Goldie discovers some dangerous secrets--secrets that the child-stealers will kill to protect. She will need all her skills as a thief and a liar if she is to survive and save her friends.


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Just released (U.S.): The Death of Yorik Mortwell

The Death of Yorik Mortwell by Stephen Messer was just released in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher:

Inspired by the artwork of Edward Gorey, Windblowne author Stephen Messer delivers a mock-Gothic tale about poor Yorick (alas!), son of the Gamekeeper at venerable Ravenby Manor, who meets an untimely demise—in chapter one! Worry not, dear reader, for Yorick returns in ghostly form, intent on revenge. In the course of his hauntings, however, ghostly Yorick discovers that all manner of otherworldy creatures inhabit the manor grounds, and that he has a part to play in saving not only his still-living orphan sister but also the manor and everyone in it.

For every young reader who enjoyed the dour dalliance of A Series of Unfortunate Events, here is Stephen Messer's playful homage to the poor orphans of Charles Dickens, the bleak poetry of Edgar Allen Poe, and the exaggerated characters of Roald Dahl.


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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Just released (U.S.): Empire of Ruins: The Hunchback Assignments 3 (The Hunchback Assignments book 3)

Empire of Ruins: The Hunchback Assignments 3 (The Hunchback Assignments book 3) by Arthur Slade was just released in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher:
Secret agent Modo's next assignment? Find ancient Egyptian ruins hidden deep in the Australian jungle and the mysterious God Face, rumoured to be a powerful weapon—anyone who looks upon it will be driven mad. And he must find the God Face before the evil Clockwork Guild does!

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Forthcoming book (U.S.): City of Lies

City of Lies by Lian Tanner will be released on September 27, 2011 in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher:

Goldie Roth is a trained thief and a skilled liar. Along with her friend Toadspit, she's supposed to be one of the Keepers of the mysterious Museum of Dunt. But although she desperately wants to be a Keeper, she will not leave her sick parents to do so.

But when Toadspit's sister Bonnie is stolen, he and Goldie are forced to follow the child-stealers to the neighboring city of Spoke. Along the way, Toadspit too is captured, and Goldie is caught up in the Festival of Lies, where every word she says means something else and no one can be trusted. There, Goldie discovers some dangerous secrets--secrets that the child-stealers will kill to protect. She will need all her skills as a thief and a liar if she is to survive and save her friends.


Click here for more information.

Forthcoming book (U.S.): Bigger than a Bread Box

Bigger than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder will be released on September 27, 2011 in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher:
A magical breadbox that delivers whatever you wish for--as long as it fits inside? It's too good to be true! Twelve-year-old Rebecca is struggling with her parents' separation, as well as a sudden move to her Gran's house in another state. For a while, the magic bread box, discovered in the attic, makes life away from home a little easier. Then suddenly it starts to make things much, much more difficult, and Rebecca is forced to decide not just where, but who she really wants to be. Laurel Snyder's most thought-provoking book yet.

Click here for more information.

Forthcoming book (U.S.): The Death of Yorik Mortwell

The Death of Yorik Mortwell by Stephen Messer will be released on September 27, 2011 in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher:

Inspired by the artwork of Edward Gorey, Windblowne author Stephen Messer delivers a mock-Gothic tale about poor Yorick (alas!), son of the Gamekeeper at venerable Ravenby Manor, who meets an untimely demise—in chapter one! Worry not, dear reader, for Yorick returns in ghostly form, intent on revenge. In the course of his hauntings, however, ghostly Yorick discovers that all manner of otherworldy creatures inhabit the manor grounds, and that he has a part to play in saving not only his still-living orphan sister but also the manor and everyone in it.

For every young reader who enjoyed the dour dalliance of A Series of Unfortunate Events, here is Stephen Messer's playful homage to the poor orphans of Charles Dickens, the bleak poetry of Edgar Allen Poe, and the exaggerated characters of Roald Dahl.


Click here for more information.

Forthcoming book (U.S.): Empire of Ruins: The Hunchback Assignments 3 (The Hunchback Assignments book 3)

Empire of Ruins: The Hunchback Assignments 3 (The Hunchback Assignments book 3) by Arthur Slade will be released on September 13, 2011 in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher:
Secret agent Modo's next assignment? Find ancient Egyptian ruins hidden deep in the Australian jungle and the mysterious God Face, rumoured to be a powerful weapon—anyone who looks upon it will be driven mad. And he must find the God Face before the evil Clockwork Guild does!

Click here for more information.

Forthcoming book (U.S.): The Dead Gentleman

The Dead Gentleman by Matthew Cody will be released on November 8, 2011 in the U.S.

Description: From the publisher:
The dead are up and walking, and the Gentleman is at the door...

Featuring a kid hero, time travel, and otherworld portals in unexpected places (maybe there are monsters under your bed), The Dead Gentleman is a wild ride between parallel New York City timestreams—1901 and today. Eleven-year-old Tommy Learner is a street orphan and an unlikely protege to the Explorers, a secret group dedicated to exploring portals—the hidden doorways to other worlds. But while investigating an attercop (man-eating spider) in the basement of an old hotel, Tommy is betrayed—and trapped. And it's then that his world collides with that of modern-day Jezebel Lemon, who—until the day she decides to explore her building's basement—had no bigger worries than homework and boys. Now, Jezebel and Tommy must thwart the Dead Gentleman—a legendary villain whose last unconquered world is our own planet Earth, a realm where the dead stay dead. Until now. Can two kids put an end to this ancient evil and his legions of Gravewalkers?
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Just released (U.S.): Hourglass

Hourglass by Myra McEntire was just released in the U.S.

Description: Publisher Description: For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn't there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents' death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She's tried everything, but the visions keep coming back. So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson's willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past. Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he's around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?
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