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[1]This Week in Reviews: May 9, 2012 [2]

Banks, Anna. Of Poseidon. Feiwel & Friends, 2012. 336p. $17.99. 978-1-250-00332-4.

Deckert, Tempany, and Tristan Bancks.  Its Yr Life. Random House Australia, 2012. 282p. $11.99 Trade pb. 978-1-74166-397-6.

Delany, Shannon.Destiny and Deception: A 13 to Life Novel. St. Martin’s, 2012. 304p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-0-312-62446-0.

Foley, Ryan. Perseus: Destiny’s Call. Illus. by Naresh Kumar. Campfire, 2012. 88p. $11.95 Trade pb. 978-93-80741-08-6.

Kessler, Jackie Morse. Loss: Riders of the Apocalypse. Graphia/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. 272p. $8.99 Trade pb. 978-0-547-71215-4.

McArthur, Debra. A Voice for Kanzas. Kane Miller, 2012. 384p. $15.99. 978-1-616067-044-9.

McClintock, Norah. Last Chance: Robyn Hunter Mysteries. Lerner, 2012. 232p. PLB $27.93. 978-0-7613-8311-6. $8.95 Trade pb. 978-0-7613-8529-5.

Parkinson, Curtis. Man Overboard! Tundra Books, 2012. 160p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-1-77049-298-1.

Sheldon, Dyan. The Crazy Things Girls Do for Love. Candlewick, 2011. 352p. $16.99. 978-0-7636-5018-6.

Tillit, L. B. Edge of Ready: Gravel Road. Saddleback, 2012. 192p. $8.95 Trade pb. 978-1-61651-778-6.

Warsh, Sylvia Maultash. Best Girl. 7th Generation, 2012. 128p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-1-55469-897-4.

Woodson, Jacqueline. Beneath a Meth Moon. Nancy Paulsen/Penguin, 2012. 192p. $16.99. 978-0399252501.

This Week in Reviews: April 13, 2012 [3]

Ash, Maureen. A Deadly Penance: A Templar Knight Mystery. Berkley/Penguin, 2011. 288p. $14. Trade pb. 978-0425243367.

Little, Kimberley Griffiths. Circle of Secrets. Scholastic, 2011. 336p. $17.99. 978-0545165617.

London, Kelli. Uptown Dreams. Dafina/Kensington, 2011. 256p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-0758261281.

Merey, Ilike. a + e 4ever: A Graphic Novel. Lethe, 2011. 214p. $18. Oversize pb. 978-1590213902.

Neill, Chloe. Charmfall: A Dark Elite Novel. NAL/Penguin, 2012. 288p. 9.99 Trade pb. 978-0451230805.

Peacock, Shane. The Dragon Turn: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Fifth Case. Tundra, 2011. 240p. $19.95. 978-1770492318.

Rainfield, Cheryl.  Hunted. WestSide Books, 2011. 370p. $16.95. 978-1934813621.

Raschka, Chris. Seriously, Norman! Michael di Capua, 2011. 352p. $17.95. 978-0545298773.

Rutkoski, Marie. The Jewel of the Kalderash: The Kronos Chronicles, Book 3. Farrar, Strauss, Giroux/MacMillan, 2011. 336p. $16.99. 978-0374336783.

Woon, Yvonne. Life Eternal: A Dead Beautiful Novel. Hyperion, 2012. 400p. $16.99. 978-1423119579.

Yep, Laurence, with Kathleen S. Yep. The Dragon’s Child: A Story of Angel Island. HarperCollins, 2011. 160p. $5.99 Trade pb. 978-0062018151.

Zartman, Jennifer. Rory: King of Petla. CreateSpace, 2011. 426p. $16.99 Trade pb. 978-1463696559.

This Week in Reviews: APRIL 1, 2012 (no kidding!) [4]

Bruchac, Joseph. Wolf Mark. Lee & Low, 2011. 392p.  $17.95.  978-1-60060-661-8.

Cast, P. C., and Kristin Cast. Destined: A House of Night Novel. St. Martin’s, 2011. 336p. $18.99. 978-0-312-65025-4.

Edwards, Eve. The Queen’s Lady: The Lacey Chronicles, Book 2. Delacorte/Random House, 2012. 336p. PLB $20.99. 978-0-375-98975-9. $17.99. 978-0-385-74091-3.

Fitzpatrick, Becca. Silence: Hush, Hush Saga, Book 3. Simon & Schuster, 2011. 448p. $18.99. 978-1-4424-2664-1.

Gray, Eva. Set Me Free: Tomorrow Girls, Book 4. Scholastic, 2011. 240p. $6.99 Trade pb. 978-0-545-31704-7.

Hay, Barbara. Lesson of the White Eagle. Illus. by Peter Hay and Steven Walker. Roadrunner, 2011. 144p. $16.95. 978-1-937054-00-7.

Kingsbury, Kate. Herald of DeathA Special Pennyfoot Hotel Mystery. Berkeley Trade, 2011. 304p. $15 Trade pb. 978-0-425-24335-0.

This Week in Reviews: March 17, 2012 [5]

Booth, Coe. Bronxwood. Push/Scholastic, 2011. 320p. $17.99. 978-0439925341.

Butler, Georgia Anne. Of the Wing: The Ivory-Billed Obsession. Pinchey House Press, 2011. 238p. $7.99 Trade pb. 978-0982034224.

Deaton, Leslie. A Marked Past: The Mercer Legacy. CreateSpace, 2011. 356p. $14.99. 978-1463551124.

Herding, Barb. Before I Disappear. Bookstand, 2011. 220p. $18.95 Trade pb. 978-1589099210.

Jobling, Curtis. Rise of the Wolf: Wereworld. Viking, 2011. 412p. $16.99. 978-0670013302.

Mass, Wendy. 13 Gifts. Scholastic, 2011. 304p. $16.99. 978-0545310031.

Relic Master. Dial/Penguin, 2011. $16.99. Fisher, Catherine. The Hidden Coronet, Book 3. 421p. 978-0803736757.  The Margrave, Book 4. 384p.  978-0803736764.

This Week in Reviews: December 8, 2011 [6]

Chane, Lee Arthur. Magebane. DAW, 2011. 496p. $7.99 Mass market. 978-0756406790.

Habel, Lia. Dearly, Departed. Del Rey/Random House, 2011. 480p. $16.99. 978-0345523310.

Higgins, F. E. The Lunatic’s Curse. Feiwel & Friends / Macmillan, 2011. 352p. $15.99. 978-0312566821.

Kessler, Liz. A Year Without Autumn. Candlewick, 2011. 304p. $15.99. 978-0763655952.

Kibuishi, Kazu. Amulet: The Last Council. Graphix/Scholastic, 2011. 224p. $10.99 Trade pb. 978-0545208871.

Link, Kelly and Gavin J. Grant, Eds. Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories. Candlewick Press. 2011.432p. $22.99. 978-0763648435.

Mills, Rob. Charlie’s Key. Orca, 2011. 264p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-1554698721.

Paratore, Coleen Murtagh. Dreamsleeves. Scholastic, 2012. 288p. $16.99. 978-0545392457.

Pierce, Tamora. The Mastiff: The Legend of Beka Cooper, Book 3. Random House, 2011. 609p. PLB $21.99. 978-0375914706. $18.99. 978-0375814709.

Roddy, Nikki. How to Fight, Lie, and Cry Your Way to Popularity (and a Prom Date): Lousy Life Lessons from 50 Teen Movies. Zest Books/Orange Avenue Publishing, 2011. 112p. $12.99 Trade pb. 978-0982732229.

This Week In Reviews: November 28, 2011 [7]

Bosch, Pseudonymous. You Have to Stop This: The Secret Series. Little, Brown, 2011. 352p. $16.99. 978-0316076265.

Coman, Carolyn.  Writing Stories: Ideas, Exercises, and Encouragement for Teachers and Writers of All Ages. Stenhouse Publishers, 2011. 186p. $17.50 Oversize pb. 978-1571108715. Illus. Source Notes.

Hamby, Zachary. Greek Mythology for Teens. Prufrock Press, 2011. 216p. $19.95. 978-1593637170.

Ishikawa, Kenji and Kiyoshi Kawabata. The Manga Guide to the Universe. Illus. by Yutaka Hiiragi. No Starch Press, 2011. 256p. $19.95. 978-1-593272678.   Illus. Photos. Index. <Graphic Format>

Peet, Mal. Life: An Exploded Diagram. Candlewick Press, 2011. 416p. $17.99. 978-0763652272.

Salvatore, R.A. NeverwinterNeverwinter Saga, Book 2.  Wizards of the Coast, 2011. 352p. $27.95. 978-0786958429.

Sidestreets. Lorimer, 2011. 

Firmston, Kim. Schizo.152p. $9.95 Trade pb.  978-1552778715.

Harnest, Faye. Girl Fight. 112p. 978-1552778654.

Tsintziras, Aya. Pretty Bones. 142p. 978-1552777121.

Smith, Roland. Storm Runners: The Surge. Scholastic, 2011. 144p. $16.99. 978-0545081795.

A Taste of Culture. Kidhaven/Gale, 2011. 64p. PLB $28.75. Index. Glossary. Maps.

 

Sheen, Barbara. Foods of England. 978-0737758818.

__________.  Foods of Morocco.978-0737758658.

__________.  Foods of Afghanistan. 978-0737754209.

Webb, Philip. Six Days. Chicken House/Scholastic, 2011. 352p. $17.99. 978-0545317672.

This Week in Reviews: November 17, 2011 [8]

Castellucci, Cecil. First Day on Earth. Scholastic, 2011. 160p. $17.99. 978-0545060820.

Cowell, Cressida. How to Break a Dragon’s Heart: How to Train Your Dragon, Book 8. Little, Brown, 2011. $12.99. 320p. 978-0316176187.

de la Cruz, Melissa. Lost in Time: A Blue Bloods Novel. Hyperion, 2011. 352p. $16.99. 978-1423121299.

Elkeles, Simone. Chain Reaction: A Perfect Chemistry Novel. Walker Books, 2011. 320p. $17.99. 978-0802720870.

Friedman, C. S. Legacy of Kings: Magister Trilogy, Book 3. DAW, 2011. 448p. $25.95. 978-0756406936.

Haines, Kathryn Miller. The Girl Is Murder. Roaring Brook/Macmillan, 2011. 352p. $16.99. 978-1596436091.

Malan, Violette. Path of the Sun: A Novel of Dhulyn and Parno. DAW, 2011. 432p. $7.99. Mass Market pb. 978-0756406806.

Nijyo, Rin and Hana Saitou. Tales of the Abyss: Asch the Bloody,Volume 1. Bandai Entertainment, 2011. 180p. $10.99 Trade pb. 978-1-60496-298-7. <Graphic format>

Shakespeare’s Graphics. Stone Arch Books/Capstone, 2011. 88p. PLB $26.65.

 

Powell, Martin and F. Daniel Perez, eds. Macbeth. Illus. by Daniel Ferran. 978-1434225061.

Yomtov, Nel, Berenice Muniz and Fares Maese, eds. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Illus. by Aburtov. 978-1434226051.

Slade, Arthur. Empire of Ruins: The Hunchback Assignments 3. Wendy Lamb/Random House, 2011. 304p. $15.99. 978-0385737869.

This Week in Reviews: October 14, 2011 [9]

Bailey, Elizabeth. The Gilded Shroud: A Lady Fan Mystery. Berkley Publishing Group/Penguin, 2011. 368p. $15. Trade pb. 978-0-425-24289-6.

Barnes, Jennifer Lynn. Every Other Day. Egmont, 2011. 336p. $17.99. 978-1-60684-169-3.

Bridges, Robin. The Gathering Storm: The Katerina Trilogy. Delacorte/Random House, 2012. 400p. $17.99. 978-0-385-74022-7.

Delaney, Joseph. The Spook’s Bestiary: The Guide to Creatures of the Dark (The Last Apprentice). Illus. by Julek  Heller.  Greenwillow/HarperCollins, 2011. 240p. $16.99. 978-0-06-208114-8.

Gates, J. Gabriel and Charlene Keel. Dark Territory: The Tracks, Book 1. Health Communications, 2011. 504p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-0-7573-1574-9.

Hieber, Leanne Renee. Darker Still: A Novel of Magic Most Foul. Sourcebooks, 2011. 336p. $8.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4022-6052-0.

Kirkpatrick, Katherine.  Mysterious Bones: The Story of the Kennewick Man. Illus. by Emma Stevenson. Holiday House, 2011. 60p. $17.95. 978-0-8234-2187-9.

Mead, Richelle.  Bloodlines. Razorbill/Penguin, 2011. 432p. $18.99. 978-1-59514-317-4.

Nijyo, Rin and Hana Saitou. Tales of the Abyss: Asch the Bloody,Volume 1. Bandai Entertainment, 2011. 180p. $10.99 Trade pb. 978-1-60496-298-7. <Graphic format>

Rowland, Diana. My Life As a White Trash Zombie. DAW, 2011. 320p. $7.99 Mass market pb. 978-0-7564-0675-2.

This Week in Reviews: October 4, 2011 [10]

Alessio, Amy J. and Kimberly A. Patton.  A Year of Programs For Teens 2. American Library Association, 2011. 160p. $45. Oversize pb. 978-0-8389-1051-1.

Askew, Claire. Generation V: The Complete Guide to Going, Being, and Staying Vegan as a Teenager. PM Press, 2011. 160p. $14.95 Oversize pb. 978-1-60486-338-3.

Demuren, Dolapo. Dreaming Forever: Lifemare Edition. A Better Tomorrow, 2011. 206p. $9.95. Trade pb. 978-0-9795768-3-6.

Godbersen, Anna.  Bright Young Things. HarperCollins, 2011. 416p. $9.99. Trade pb. 978-0-06-196267-7.

Harrison, Mette Ivie. Tris and Izzie. Egmont, 2011. 262 p. $16.99.  978-1-60684-173-0.

Larkin, Jillian. Ingenue: The Flappers. Delacorte/Random House. 2011, 368p. $17.99. 978-0-385-74036-4.

TenNapel, Doug. Bad Island. Graphix/Scholastic, 2011. 224 p. $10.99 Trade pb. 978-0-545-31480-0.

Townsend, Kari Lee. Tempest in the Tea Leaves. Berkley Publishing Group/Penguin, 2011. 304p. $7.99 Mass Market pb. 978-0-425-24275-9.

Vander Ven, Thomas.  Getting Wasted: Why College Students Drink Too Much and Party So Hard. New York University Press, 2011. 232p. $19.95 Oversize pb. 978-0-8147-8831-8.

Watson, Sterling.Fighting in the Shade. Akashic Books, 2011. 330p. $15.95 Trade pb.  978-1-936070-98-5.

This Week in Reviews: September 20, 2011 [11]

Bunce, Elizabeth C. Liar’s Moon. Scholastic Press, 2011. 368 p. $17.99. 978-0-545-13608-2.

Essential Health: A Guy’s Guide. ABDO Publishing, 2011. 112p. $34.22. Glossary. Index. Further reading.

Heiden, Pete. I Love U 2: Understanding Relationships and Dating. 978-1-61613-541-6.

Greenwald, Lisa. Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes. Amulet, 2011. 320p. $7.95 Trade pb. 978-1-4197-0029-3.

Hunter, Zach. Be the Change: Your Guide to Freeing Slaves and Changing the World. Zondervan, 2011. 176p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-0-310-72611-1.

Littman, Sarah Darer. Want To Go Private? Scholastic, 2011. 336p. $17.99. 978-0-545-15146-7.

McMann, Lisa. The Unwanteds. Alladin/Simon &Schuster, 2011. 400p. $16.99. 978-1-4424-0768-8.

Price, Kalayna. Grave Dance. Roc, 2011. 371p. $7.99 Trade pb. 978-0-451-46409-5.

Schroder, Monika. My Brother’s Shadow. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2011. 224p. $17.99. 978-0-374-35122-9.

Shaw, Susan. Tunnel Vision. Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster, 2011. $16.99. 272p. 978-1-4424-0839-5.

Walters, Eric. The Money Pit Mystery. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2011. 224p. $9.95. Trade pb. 978-1-55455-123-1.

This Week in Reviews: September 14, 2011 [12]

Brian, Kate. Vengeance: The Final Private Novel. Simon & Schuster, 2011. 240p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4169-8473-3.

Burns, Laura J. and Melinda Metz. Sacrifice. Simon & Schuster, 2011. 264p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4424-0818-0.

Cast, P.C. and Kristin Cast. Dragon’s Oath: A House of Night Novel. St. Martin’s Press. 2011. 160p. $12.99. 978-1-250-00023-1.

Elliott, Patricia. The Traitor’s Smile: The Pale Assassin. Holiday House, 2011. 432p. $17.95. 978-0-8234-2361-3.

Gantos, Jack. Dead End in Norvelt. Farrar Straus & Giroux/Macmillan, 2011. 352p. $15.99. 978-0-374-37993-3.

Lemon, Melissa. Cinder and Ella. Cedar Fort, 2011. 280p. $9.99. 978-1-59955-906-3.

Pixley, Marcella.  Without Tess. Farrar Straus & Giroux/Macmillan, 2011. 288p. $16.99. 978-0-374-36174-7.

Richmond, Blair. Out of Breath. Ashland Creek Press, 2011. 274p. $12.50. 978-0-9796475-7-4.

Stevenson, Robin. Escape Velocity. Orca, 2011. 240p. $12.95. 978-1-55469-8660.

Yep, Laurence. Dragons of Silk: Golden Mountain Chronicles. HarperCollins,2011. 352p. $16.99. 978-0-06-027518-1.

This Week in Reviews: September 2, 2011 [13]

Abbott, Ellen Jensen. The Centaur’s Daughter. Marshall Cavendish, 2011. 352p. PLB $17.99. 978-0-7614-5978-1.

Delany, Shannon. Bargains and Betrayals: A 13 to Life Novel. St. Martin’s, 2011. 320p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4169-7897-8.

Flavin, Teresa. The Blackhope Enigma. Templar/Candlewick, 2011. 304p. $15.99. 978-0-7636-5694-2.

Mayer, Julia. Eyes in the Mirror. Sourcebooks, 2011. 224p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4022-4040-9.

O’Connor, George. Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory. First Second/Macmillian, 2011. 80p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-59643-433-2.

Parrish, Anya. Damage. Flux/Llewellyn Publications, 2011. 264p. $9.95. 978-0-7387-2700-4.

Pearson, Ridley, and Dave Barry. The Bridge to Never Land: Starcatchers. Hyperion, 2011. 448p. $18.99. 978-1-4231-3865-5.

Richardson, Kat. Downpour: A Greywalker Novel. ROC, 2011. 368p. $24.95. 978-0-451-46398-2.

Sommer, Sue. The Bugaboo Review: A Lighthearted Guide to Exterminating Confusion About Words, Spelling and Grammar. New World Library, 2011. 288p. $14. Oversize pb. 978-1-60868-026-9.

Ziegler, Jennifer. Sass & Serendipity. Delacorte/Random House, 2011. 384p. $15.99. 978-0-385-73898-9. PLB $18.99. 978-0-385-90762-0.

This Week in Reviews: August 24, 2011 [14]

Divine, L. Drama High: So, So Hood. Dafina/Kensington, 2011. 256p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-0-7582-3119-2.

Dunagan, Ted, M. Trouble on the Tombigbee. NewSouth Books, 2011. 208p. $21.95. 978-1-58838-270-2.

Harrison, Kim. Something Deadly This Way Comes. HarperCollins, 2011. 256p. $16.99. 978-0-06-171819-9.

Howell, Dorothy. Clutches and Curses. Kensington, 2011. 304p. $22. 978-0-7582-5330-9.

Harrison, Kim. Something Deadly This Way Comes. HarperCollins, 2011. 256p. $16.99. 978-0-06-171819-9.

Kate, Lauren. Passion: A Fallen Novel. Delacorte/Random House, 2011. 432p. $17.99. 978-0-385-73916-0.

MacCullough, Carolyn. Always a Witch. Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. 288p. $16.99. 978-0-547-22485-5.

Monk, Devon. Dead Iron: The Age of Steam. ROC/Penguin, 2011. 352p. $15. Trade pb. 978-0-451-46396-8.

Rayburn, Tricia. Undercurrent: A Siren Novel. Egmont, 2011. 352p. $17.99. 978-1-60684-075-7.

Scott, Elizabeth. As I Wake. Dutton, 2011. 224p. $16.99. 978-0-525-42209-9.

Terrell, Heather. Eternity. HarperTeen, 2011. 304p. $8.99 Trade pb. 978-0-06-196571-5.

This Week in Reviews: August 16, 2011 [15]

American Library Association. ALA Guide to Economics & Business Reference.  American Library Association, 2011. 528p. $65. Oversize pb. 978-0-8389-1024-5.

Hakala-Ausperk, Catherine. Be A Great Boss: One Year to Success. American Library Association, 2011. 252p. $50. Oversize pb. 978-0-8389-1068-9. Intro. Suggested Reading. Notes. Biblio. Index.

Hall, Teri. Away: The Line, Book 2. Dial/Penguin, 2011. 240p. $16.99. 978-0-8037-3502-6.

Hunter, C. C. Awake at Dawn: A Shadow Falls Novel. St. Martin’s Press, 2011. 400p. $9.99. Trade pb. 978-0-312-62468-2.

Nutrition and Health. Lucent /Gale, 2011. 80p. PLB $30.85. Glossary. Index. Further Reading.

Juettner, Bonnie. Diet and Disease. 978-1-4205-0269-5.

Woog, Adam. Food Myths and Facts. 978-1-4205-0270-1.

Palma, Felix J. The Map of Time. Atria/Simon & Schuster. 624p. $26. 978-1-4391-6739-7.

Perspectives on Modern World History.  Greenhaven Press, 2010. PLB $39.70. Charts. Chronology. Glossary. Index. Illus. Maps. Photos.

Hay, Jeff, Ed. The Crisis in Darfur. 224p. 978-0-7377-5257-1.

Immell, Myra, Ed. The Cuban Missile Crisis. 172p. 978-0-7377-5005-8.

Schmatz, Pat. Bluefish. Candlewick, 2011. 240p. $15.99. 978-0-7636-5334-7.

Seifert, Christine. The Predicteds. Sourcebooks, 2011. 352p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4022-6049-0.

Tanigawa, Nagaru. The Rampage of Haruhi Suzumiya. Little, Brown, 2011. 240p. $8.99 Trade pb. 978-0-316-03884-3.

This Week in Reviews: August 9, 2011 [16]

Bennett, Cherie, and Jeff Gottesfeld. Amen, L.A. Ember/Random House,  2011. 272p. $8.99 Trade pb.  978-0-385-73188-1.

Brian, Kate. Cruel Love: A Privilege Novel. Simon & Shuster, 2011. 224p. $9.99 Trade pb . 978-1-4424-0788-6.

Cowing, Sue.  You Will Call Me Drog. Carolrhoda Books, 2011. 282p. $16.95. 978-0-7613-6076-6.

Crossman, Anne. Study Smart, Study Less. Ten Speed Press, 2011. 128p. $ 10.99 Trade pb. 978-1-60774-000-1.

Decker-Ahmed, Stasia. The Weirder the Better. Black Heron Press, 2011. 179p. $8.99 Trade pb. 978-0-930773-97-7.

Miller, Kirsten. All You Desire. Razor Bill, 2011. 432p. $17.99. 978-1-59514-323-5.

Reed, M.K. Americus. Illus. by Jonathan Hill. First Second Books, 2011. 208p. $14.99 Trade pb. 978-1-59643-601-5.

Warren, Andrea. Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London. Houghton Mifflin, 2011. 160p. $18.99. 978-0-547-39574-6. Endnotes.  Illus. Photos.

Wrede, Patricia C. Across the Great Barrier. Scholastic, 2011. 352p. $16.99. 978-0-545-03343-5.

This Week in Reviews: August 1, 2011 [17]

Bass, Elizabeth. Wherever Grace Is Needed. Kensington, 2011. 352p. $15. Trade pb. 978-0-7582-6594-4.

Gould, Chester. The Very Best of Dick Tracy: An 80th Anniversary Celebration: Bullets, Battles, and Bad Guys. IDW Publishing, 2011. 128p. $19.99. Oversize pb. 978-1-60010-671-2.

Mayhew, Anna Jean. The Dry Grass of August. Kensington, 2011. 352p. $15. Trade pb. 978-0-7582-5409-2.

Monroe, Mary A. Tagger: Graffiti Was His Life-and Soul. Author House,2011. 176p. $29.99. 978-1-4567-5028-2. $19.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4567-5029-9.

Mucha, Corinne. Freshman: Tales of 9th Grade Obsessions, Revelations, and Other Nonsense. Zest Books, 2011. 112p. $12.99 Trade pb. 978-0-9819733-6-4.

Opposing Viewpoints: Writing The Critical Essay.  Gale Group, 2011.  PLB $31.80.  Index. Illus. Appendix. Biblio.

Friedman, Lauri S. Web 2.0. 978-0-7377-5026-3.

Stem Cell Research. 978-0-7377-5025-6.

Sitomer, Alan Lawrence. Nerd Girls: The Rise of the Dorkasaurus. Hyperion, 2011. 224p. $16.99. 978-1-4231-3996-6.

Stimpson, Michelle. Someone to Watch Over Me. Dafina/Kensington, 2011. 320p. $14. Trade pb. 978-0-7582-4688-2.

Valentino, Amanda and Peter Silsbee. The Amanda Project: Revealed. HarperTeen, 2011. 240p. $8.99 Trade pb. 978-0-0617-4215-6.

Yang, Belle. Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale. Norton, 2011. 250p. $15.95 Trade pb. 978-0-393-33996-3. <Graphic format>

This Week in Reviews: July 24, 2011 [18]

Bogdan, D.L. Rivals in the Tudor Court. Kensington, 2011. 384p. $15. Trade pb. 978-0-7582-4200-6.

Finn, Mary. Belladonna. Candlewick, 2011. 384p. $16.99. 978-0-7636-5106-0.

Green, Simon R. For Heaven’s Eyes Only: A Secret Histories Novel. ROC/Penguin, 2011. 384p. $25.95. 978-0-451-46395-1.

Hideo, Nitta, et. al. The Manga Guide to Relativity. No Starch Press, 2011. 192p. $19.95 Oversize pb. 978-1-59327-272-2.

Lim, Rebecca. Mercy. Hyperion, 2011. 288p. $16.99. 978-142314517-2.

Kniffel, Leonard, Ed. Reading with the Stars: A Celebration of Books and Libraries. ALA, 2011. 168p. $17.95. 978-0-8389-3598-9.

McMullan, Kate. Nice Shot, Cupid! Stone Arch/Capstone, 2011. 208p. $5.95 Trade pb. 978-1-4342-3435-3.

Schall, Lucy. Value-Packed Booktalks: Genre Talks and More for Teen Readers. Libraries Unlimited, 2011. 261p. $45. Oversize pb. 978-1-59884-735-2.

Science Behind Sports. Lucent/Gale Group, 2011. 128p. PLB $33.45. Glossary. Index. Illus. Photos. Charts. Source Notes. Further Reading.

Yancey, Dianne. Basketball. 978-1-4205-0293-0.

Schwartz, Heather E. Snowboarding. 978-1-4205-0322-7.

Simone, Ni-Ni, and Kelli London. The Break-Up Diaries, Volume 1. Dafina/Kensington, 2011. 272p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-0-7582-6316-2.

This Week in Reviews: July 17, 2011 [19]

Bryant, Jill. Dazzling Women Designers: The Women’s Hall of Fame. Second Story Press, 2011. 136p. $10.95 Trade pb. 978-1-897187-82-1. Photos. Biblio. Further Reading.

Burstein, Dan, Arne de Keijzer, and John-Henri Holmberg. The Tattooed Girl: The Unauthorized Guide. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2011. 384p. $14.99 Trade pb. 978-0-312-61056-2.

Hubbard, Mandy. Ripple. Razor Bill/Penguin, 2011. 260p. $16.99. 978-1-59514-423-2.

LaZebnik, Claire. Epic Fail. HarperTeen 2011.  304p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-0-06-192126-1.

Lowell, Sophia.  Glee: Summer Break.  Little, Brown, 2011. 224p.  $9.99 Trade pb.  978-0-316-12360-0.

Randall, Thomas. The Waking: Spirits of the Noh. Bloomsbury, 2011. 272p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-59990-251-7.

Rivers, Karen. What Is Real. Orca, 2011. 295p. 305p. $12.95 Trade pb. 978-1-55469-356-6.

Schreiber, Ellen. Cryptic Cravings: Vampire Kisses 8. Katherine Tegen Books, 2011. 224p. $16.99. 978-0-06-168945-1.

Spiegler, Louise The Jewel and the Key. Clarion Books, 2011. $16.99. 464p. 978-0-547-14879-3.

Testa, Dom. The Dark Zone: A Gallahad Book. Tor Teen, 2011. 288p. $16.99. 978-0-7653-2110-7.

Yep, Laurence.  City of Ice. Starscape/Tor/Forge, 2011. 384p. $17.99. 978-0-7653-1925-8.

This Week in Reviews: July 11, 2011 [20]

Anderson, M.T.  The Empire of Gut and Bone. Scholastic Press, 2011. 336p. $17.99. 978-0-545-13884-0.

Bennardo, Charlotte and Natalie Zaman. Sirenz. Flux/Llewellyn, 2011. 288p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-0-7387-23198.

Jones, Traci. Silhouetted by the Blue. Farrar Straus Giroux/Macmillan, 2011. 208p. $16.99. 978-0-374-36914-9.

Leavitt, Lindsey. Princess for Hire: The Royal Treatment. Disney Hyperion, 2011. 272p. $16.99. 978-1-4231-2193-0.

Malchow, Alex, and Hal Malchow. The Sword of Darrow. BenBella, 2011. 372p. $17.99. 978-1-935618-46-1.

Miller, Sarah. The Lost Crown. Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, 2011. 448p. $17.99. 978-1-4169-8340-8.

Orca Currents. Orca, 2011. PBL $16.95. $9.95 Trade pb.

Cassidy, Sara. Windfall. 117 p. PLB 978-1-55469-850-9. Trade pb.978-1-55469-850-9.

Peterson, Lois. Beyond Repair. 121 p. PLB 978-1-55469-817-2. Trade pb. 978-1-55469-816-5.

Perez, Marlene. Dead is Not an Option. Graphia/Houghlin Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. 252p. $7.99 Trade pb. 978-0-547-34593-2.

Schroeder, Lisa. The Day Before. Simon Pulse, 2011. 320p. $16.99. 978-1-4424-1743-4.

This Week in Reviews: July 2, 2011 [21]

Alender, Katie. From Bad to Cursed: Bad Girls Don’t Die. Hyperion, 2011. 448p. $16.99. 978-1-4231-3471-8.

Benz, Derek, and J. S. Lewis. Grey Griffins: The Clockwork Chronicles, Book 2: The Relic Hunters. Little, Brown, 2011. 368p. $15.99. 978-0-316-04519-3.

Black, Jenna. Sirensong: A Faeriewalker Novel. St. Martin’s, 2011. 320p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-0-312-57595-3.

Burtenshaw, Jenna. Shadowcry: The Secrets of Wintercraft. Greenwillow, 2011. 320p. $16.99. 978-0-06-202642-2.

Cach, Lisa. Wake Unto Me. Speak, 2011. 304p. $8.99 Trade pb. 978-0-14-241436-1.

Harrington, Kim. Clarity. Point/Scholastic, 2011. 256p. $16.99. 978-0-545-23050-6.

Howe, James. Addie on the Inside. Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, 2011. 224p. $16.99. 978-1-4169-1384-9.

Jablonski, Carla. Defiance: Resistance Book 2. Illus. by Leland Purvis. First Second, 2011. 128p. $16.99 Trade pb. 978-1-59643-292-5. PLB $18.89. 978-1-59643-292-5.

Jones, Gerard and Mark Badger. Networked: Carabella on the Run. NBM, 2010. 134p. $12.95 Trade pb. 978-1-56163-586-3. <Graphic format>

Jones, Tayari. Silver Sparrow. Algonquin, 2011. 352p. $19.95. 978-1-56512-990-0.

This Week in Reviews: June 27, 2011 [22]

Alexander, Jill S. Paradise. Feiwel & Friends, 2011. 256p. $16.99. 978-0-312-60541-4.

Black, Holly, and Ellen Kushner, Eds. Welcome to Bordertown. Random House, 2011. 544p. $19.99. 978-0-375-86705-7.

Carter, Carol, and Maureen Breeze. Leadership for Teenagers: From Ancient Times to the 21st Century. Lifebound, 2011. 288p. $16.95 Oversize pb. 978-0-98-2058824. Illus. Charts. Source Notes. Appendix.

Chaltas, Thalia. Displacement. Viking/Penguin, 2011. 356p. $16.99. 978-0-670-01199-5.

Harrison, Lisi. Monster High: The Ghoul Next Door. Poppy/Little, Brown, 2011. 256p. $16.99. 978-0-316-09911-0.

Mates, Barbara T. Assistive Technologies in the Library. ALA Editions, 2011. 176p. $55. Oversize pb. 978-0-8389-1070-2. Appendixes. Index.

Meyer, Carolyn. Cleopatra Confesses. S&S, 2011. 304p. $16.99. 978-1-4169-8727-7. Biblio, Source Notes, Chronology.

My Boyfriend is a Monster. Graphic Universe, Learner Publishing Group, 2011.

Tsang, Evonne. I Love Him to Pieces.  Illustrated by Janina Gorrissen. 978-0-7613-6004-9.

Storrie, Paul. Made for Each Other.  Illustrated by Eldon Cowgur. 978-0-7613-5601-1.

Sidestreets. Lorimer, 2011. $16.95. $9.99 Trade pb.

Lee, Ingrid. Thief Girl. 152p. 978-1-55277-539-4. 978-1-55277-538-7 Trade pb.

Sherrard, Brent. Final Takedown. 128p. 978-1-55277-525-7. 978-1-55277-523-3 Trade pb.

Pearce, Jackson. Sweetly. Little, Brown, 2011. 320p. $17.99. 978-0-316-06865-9.

This Week in Reviews: June 19, 2011 [23]

Acevedo, Mario. Killing the Cobra: Chinatown Trollop.  IDW Publishing, 2010. 104p.  $17.99. Oversize pb. 978-1-60010-797-9. <Graphic format>

Axelrod, Amy. Your Friend in Fashion, Abby Shapiro. Holiday House, 2011. 256p. $17.95. 978-0-8234-2340-8.

Bemis, John Claude. The White City: The Clockwork Dark Book 3. Random House, 2011. 400p. $17.99. 978-0-375-85568-9. PLB $20.99. 978-0-375-95568-6.

Clement-Moore, Rosemary. Texas Gothic. Delacorte/Random House, 2011. 416p. $17.99. 978-0-385-73693-0. PLB $20.99. 978-0-385-90636-4.

Hart, Christine. Stalked (Sidestreets). Lorimer, 2011. 144p. $9.95 Trade pb. 978-1-55277-533-2.

Humphreys, C.C. The Hunt of the Unicorn. Knopf, 2011. 352p. $16.99. 978-0-375-85872-7.

Jarrell, Jill S. and Tara C. Cannon. Cooler Than Fiction: A Planning Guide for Teen Nonfiction Booktalks. McFarland, 2011. 198p. $45 Oversize pb. 978-0-7864-4886-9.

Metz, Ruth F. Coaching in the Library: A Management Strategy for Achieving Excellence. ALA Editions, 2011. 112p. $50. Oversize pb. 978-0-8389-1037-5.

Modisette, Culver. Honored Enemy. PublishingWorks, 2011. 224p. $14.95 Oversize pb. 978-1-935557-06-7.

Ravel, Edeet. Held. Annick Press, 2011. 248p. $12.95 Trade pb. 978-1-55451-282-9.

This Week in Reviews: September 6, 2010 [24]

Badillo, Steve. Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks 2. Tracks Publishing. 2010. 216 p. $13.95 Trade pb. 978-1-884654-35-0. Index. Photos. Biblio. Source Notes.

Berger, Brad, and Kalev Pehme. Aim High: 101 Tips for Teens. AuthorHive, 2009. 128p. $9.75 Trade pb. 978-0-615-33022-8.

Dixon, Peter. Hunting the Dragon. Disney Hyperion, 2010. 208p. $15.99. 978-1-4231-2498-6.

Echols, Jennifer. Endless Summer. Simon & Schuster, 2010. 624p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4424-0659-9.

Rich, Jamie S. Spell Checkers. Oni Press, 2010. 150p. $11.99. 978-1-934964-32-3.

Stapleton, Rhonda. Pucker Up. Simon & Schuster, 2010. 272p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-1-4169-7466-6.

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