Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Middle Grade New Releases - May 24, 2016

Clatter of Jars - Lisa Graff
It's summertime and everyone is heading off to camp. For talented kids, the place to be is Camp Atropos, where they can sings songs by the campfire, practice for the Talent show, and take some nice long dips in the lake. But what the kids don'e know is that they've been gathered for a reason -- one that the camp's director want to keep hidden at all costs. Companion to A Tangle of Knots (Junior Library Guild Selection)

Exile for Dreamers - Kathleen Baldwin
Tess can't get away from her dreams. They bring nothing but death and grief, and she refuses to accept that she may be destines for the same madness that destroyed her mother. Until her dreams become the only means of saving Lord Ravencross, the man she loves. Book 2. (For library programming for book 1, visit Spirit of Texas - Kathleen Baldwin)

Mayday - Karen Harrington
Wayne Kovok lives in a world of After. After his uncle in the army was killed overseas. After Wayne and his mother survived a plane crash while coming back from the funeral. After he lost his voice.

Wayne has always used his love of facts to communicate. Without his voice, how will he wow the prettiest girl in school? How will he stand up to his drill-sergeant grandfather? And how will he share his hopes with his deadbeat dad? It's not until Wayne loses his voice completely that he realizes how much he doesn't say.

Return to the Isle of the Lost - Melissa de la Cruz
Mal's an expert at intimidating her enemies, but she's broken the habit since leaving her villainous roots behind. So when she and her friends Evie, Carlos, and Jay all receive threatening messages demanding they return home, Mal can't believe it. Sure, she's King Ben's girlfriend now, and she's usually nice to her classmates, but she still didn't think anyone would be silly enough to try and push her around. Book 2

Summer of the Lost and Found - Rebecca Behrens
Nell Dare expected to spend her summer vacation hanging out with friends in New York City. That is, until her botanist mom dragged her all the way to Roanoke Island for a research trip. To make matters worse, her father suddenly and mysteriously leaves town, leaving no explanation or clues as where he went -- or why?

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