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Childrens BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN OCTOBER 2017
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The Axe of Sundering by M. L. Forman
Two apprentice wizards, one light, one dark, are forced to work together to claim a legendary weapon when an evil force threatens to overwhelm their land, in a conclusion to the series that includes Sands of Nezza. Adventurers Wanted No. 5
Better Off Undead by James Preller
Returning from the dead after a mishap that ended his mortal life, a young zombie outcast notices that the world around him is changing in disturbing ways, from bees going missing to the outbreaks of super-flus, and teams up with new friends to investigate these and other environmental mysteries. By the author of the Jigsaw Jones series.
Black Moon Rising by D. J. Machale
When an evil force begins shattering windows, collapsing bleachers and causing other suspicious accidents at a Massachusetts middle school, Marcus and his fellow Library agents begin to suspect that someone is practicing dark witchcraft. By the author of Surrender the Key. Library No. 2
The Bone Thief by Alyson Noël
A ragtag team of 11-year-olds with otherworldly abilities investigates the mystery behind a sudden onset of ordinary events that are plaguing their anything but typical community. By the award-winning author of Fly Me to the Moon.
Coco Middle Grade Novel by Diana Lpez
Young boy Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz, despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music.
Fire the Depths by Peter Lerangis
Desperate to save his family in the wake of his mother’s dangerous illness and the bank’s plans to foreclose on their home, Max finds an unpublished manuscript by his ancestor, Jules Verne, and embarks on a submarine adventure beyond his imagining. Max Tilt No. 1
Frank Einstein and the Bio-Action Gizmo by Jon Scieszka. Illus by Brian Biggs.
Pairing up with artificial life forms Klink and Klank, kid genius Frank Einstein and his best friend, Watson, pit themselves against rival classmate T. Edison in an effort to unlock scientific mysteries about the planet Earth. By the award-winning author of the Time War Trio series. Frank Einstein No. 5
Game On! The Graphic Novel by Ali-A & Cavan Scott. Illus by Aleksandar Sotirovski.
Published to coincide with the launch of Alien Liberator 2, an original graphic novel by the world record-holding YouTube celebrity behind Call of Duty follows the transformation of gamer Ali-A, who must become a real-life hero to stop a merciless band of aliens. Ali-A Adventures series
Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford
Spending another holiday season stuck in a house full of unusual guests who are not what they seem, 13-year-old Milo uncovers fresh clues alongside old and new friends who help him search for a mysterious map and a famous smuggler’s lost haul, in a sequel to the Edgar Award-winning Greenglass House.
Greetings From Witness Protection! by Jake Burt
A foster-care girl is placed with a family in the Witness Protection Program where she discovers that hiding in plain sight can be complicated and dangerous.
The Incredible Magic of Being by Kathryn Erskine
An optimistic youth who navigates the challenges of his stressed family by resolving to discover a comet interacts with a disapproving neighbor who wants to put an end to the family’s dream of opening a B&B. By the National Book Award-winning author of Mockingbird.
It’s Treason, by George! by Chris Kientz & Steve Hockensmith. Illus by Lee Nielsen.
Returning to school after their first two successful time-travel adventures, schoolmates Eric, Dominique, Ajay and Josephine discover that a time meddler is trying to turn America from a democracy into a monarchy. Co-written by the best-selling author of the Nick and Tesla series. Secret Smithsonian Adventures No. 3
Mabel Opal Pear and the Rules for Spying by Amanda Hosch. Illus by Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde.
When her spy parents leave town without warning right before her beloved aunt is locked up amid false accusations, Mabel uses her self-authored spy
handbook to clear her aunt’s name and figure out where her parents have gone.
Mistress of All Evil: A Tale of the Dark Fairy by Serena Valentino
An adaptation of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, told from Maleficent’s point of view, shares insights into how she became an evil fairy and why she resolved to curse an innocent princess. By the best-selling author of Fairest of All. Villains No. 4
Molly in the Middle by Ronni Arno
Twelve-year-old Molly finds herself having to make a big choice between following the “in-crowd” and following her heart when she’s invited to attend a splashy New Year’s party instead of participating in a Muscular Dystrophy walk with her friend, Kellan. M!X series
Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race by Chris Grabenstein
Aspiring to join other lucky finalists who are testing Mr. Lemoncello’s fabulous new game, Kyle researches interesting facts about notable Americans only to stumble on a few less-than-encouraging truths about his hero. Mr. Lemoncello’s Library No. 3
Mustaches for Maddie by Chad Morris & Shelly Brown
A poignant tale based on a true story follows the experiences of a girl with an irrepressible comic imagination who endures trauma and bullying when she is diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor.
The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea
Five sixth-graders struggle with questions about their futures, a learning disability, a dysfunctional home environment, good intentions gone wrong and new priorities, in a story set against a backdrop of high-pressure standardized testing. By the award-winning author of Because of Mr. Terupt.
Race to the Bottom of the Sea by Lindsay Eagar
When her famous marine scientist parents are killed in a tragic accident, 11-year-old submarine innovator Fidelia is abducted by a treasonous pirate who demands that she help him retrieve a treasure from the ocean floor. By the author of Hour of the Bees.
Red Moon Rising by Erin Hunter. Illus by Laszlo Kubinyi & Julia Green.
In the gripping fourth book of the second Survivors series, the Wild Pack is in high spirits after rescuing Alpha and Beta’s pups, but Storm believes that danger still walks among them — and that it won’t be long before the traitor dog strikes again. Survivors: The Gathering Darkness No. 4
Rescue Mission by Jennifer Li Shotz
Placed in charge of tracking down an escaped convict, Ben’s father and Scout forbid Ben and his retired search-and-rescue dog, Hero, from joining the search before a sinister disappearance compels the boy and canine to save the day. Hero No. 3
Robots & Repeats by Gene Luen Yang. Illus by Mike Holmes.
When a weird advanced chemistry class is added to the curriculum, the Coders investigate clues that they hope will lead to Hopper’s missing dad, an effort that tempts them to use Professor Bee’s powerful Turtle of Light weapon. Secret Coders No. 4
Saturdays With Hitchcock by Ellen Wittlinger
Spending time with her uncle, who is staying with her family while recuperating from an injury incurred while making a Hollywood movie, 12-year-old
film buff Maisie struggles to accept her best friend Cyrus’ friendship with Gary Hackett, a boy she does not like, who seems to have a crush on her. By the
author of the award-winning Hard Love.
The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange
Finding herself alone in the wake of her mother’s illness, her father’s job abroad and her caregiver’s busy schedule, Henrietta, a girl growing up in the early 20th century, explores ghostly secrets in her new home. A first novel.
The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan
When Loki prepares the Ship of the Dead to attack the Asgardian gods and begin the final battle of Ragnarok, Magnus and his friends embark on a perilous voyage facing hostile gods and monsters to outwit their wily adversary. By the best-selling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard No. 3
Team BFF: Race to the Finish! by Stacia Deutsch. Foreword by Reshma Saujani.
Signing up for a “hackathon” day of coding and meeting other tech enthusiasts, Sophia and her coding club friends welcome a robotics expert, Leila, into their group only to find their teamwork challenged by conflicting opinions. By the award-winning author of the Blast to the Past series. Girls Who Code No. 2
Time Jumpers by Brandon Mull
A conclusion to the popular series that includes Death Weavers finds Cole and his friend racing to restore magic to the world of the Outskirts so that they can find their way back home. By the best-selling author of the Fablehaven series. Five Kingdoms No. 5
Touchdown Kid by Tim Green
Leaning on their shared love of football to navigate the challenges of their rough neighborhood, Cory and his best friend, Liam, are saddened when Liam sustains an injury that costs him a football scholarship, a situation that turns complicated when Cory is offered his friend’s scholarship and must learn how to fit in with his privileged new classmates.
The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Born on the unluckiest day of the year and blamed for all misfortunes that occur in her community, a girl doomed to die at midnight on her 11th birthday is unexpectedly whisked away by a stranger on horseback who brings her to a magical city, where she learns she has been chosen to compete for a position with an organization comprised of highly talented individuals. A first novel. Nevermoor No. 1
The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
A sequel to the Newbery Honor-winning The War That Saved My Life continues the story of Ada, who in the aftermath of the surgery that corrects her disability struggles to welcome a Jewish-German girl into the crowded cottage where her loved ones are enduring the horrors of World War II.
We Are Party People by Leslie Margolis
A shy 12-year-old girl who is quite the opposite of her gregarious parents is challenged to step outside of her comfort zone when the needs of an ailing grandparent require the girl to work in her family’s party-planning company.
The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown
A sequel to The Wild Robot finds a shipwrecked Robot Roz struggling to survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill and the island. By the award-winning author of Creepy Carrots!
The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell
The magically inept son of a wizard king and the magic-possessing daughter of a warrior queen meet on the wildwood trail of a deadly witch before embarking on an adventure that changes the fabric of their worlds. By the best-selling author of How to Train Your Dragon. The Wizards of Once No. 1