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Patrick Lewis, illus. Freeform conjures up Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer, featuring ancient Irish gods and contemporary witches. Dundurn puts it all together with The Jigsaw Puzzle King by Gina McMurchy-Barber, the story of year-old Warren who is torn between trying to blend in at his new school, and standing out for protecting his brother, who has Down syndrome, from bullies; Nothing But Life by Brent van Staalduinen, about the complicated aftermath of a school shooting for Dills, whose stepfather is the one who opened fire in his school library; Until Niagara Falls by Jennifer Murano, following the friendship of daring new girl in town Maureen, and quiet Brenda; and The Lost Scroll of the Physician by Alisha Sevigny, the debut volume in the Secrets of the Sand fantasy series.
Familius falls in line with She Leads by June Smalls, illus. Frank, illus. HarperCollins hails a big yellow taxi with Joni: The Lyrical Life of Joni Mitchell by Selina Alko, a picture-book biography of the folk singer and feminist icon; Brave Like That by Lindsey Stoddard, about a shy year-old learning to live up to his own definition of brave; Dan, Unmasked by Chris Negron, in which a boy attempts to pull his best friend out of a coma using their favorite comic book as a guide; A Ceiling Made of Eggshells by Gail Carson Levine, following Cima who is chosen to travel across Spain with her grandfather as he works to protect their Jewish community under the rule of Isabella and Ferdinand; Great Escapes 1: Nazi Prison Camp Escape by Michael Burgan, launching a historical fiction series recounting death-defying escapes; Ragweed and Poppy by Avi, illus.
Brown, the debut title in a fantasy duology inspired by West and North African folklore. Stead, an intergenerational tale of two friends who witness nature through the seasons; One of These Is Not Like the Others by Barney Saltzberg, introducing the concept of inclusiveness and celebrating unity; The Passover Guest by Susan Kusel, illus.
Peretz, about a stranger who visits a poor family on the first night of Passover and featuring illustrations inspired by historic photos; and Ohana Means Family by Ilima Loomis, illus.
Gomez, illus. Grandison, featuring an It girl whose world is rocked when a boy from the past moves into her house after a tragedy. Rubio, introducing readers to Ladino words as a Sephardic Jewish family prepares for Shabbat. Criminals of the Animal Kingdom by Heather Tekavec, illus.
Toklas by Evie Robillard, illus. Tello by Monica Brown, illus. Graphic Universe dresses up for spring with Lizard in a Zoot Suit by Marco Finnegan, in which two sisters scramble to keep a member of an unknown underground species of lizard away from a military scientist; The Wolf in Underpants Freezes His Buns Off by Wilfrid Lupano, illus. Poppy signs spring yearbooks with Most Likely by Sarah Watson, about four friends—one of whom is destined to become president of the U.
Castellan, set in Versailles, where magic and mystery infuse the court with the drama of a love triangle including King Louis and his brother Philippe; and The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller, in which year-old Alessandra plans to seduce and kill the king, then rule the world. Anderson and Jo Rioux, taking place in the Atlantis-like city of Ys from Celtic legend; Poesy the Monster Slayer by Cory Doctorow and Matt Rockefeller, about a girl whose monster-catching activities delay her bedtime; and One Year at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks, following a girl named Juniper who wins a scholarship to an elite boarding school that turns out to be much more cutthroat than she imagined.
Laura Godwin Books waddles into the season with Ducks! McBeth, in which a duck who wanders away from the pond must find his way back to his family; Dandylion by Frann Preston-Gannon, the tale of two sisters whose wish upon a dandelion in a summer field comes true; May America by Karen Katz, taking a celebratory look at immigration to the U. Henry Holt takes a five-finger discount with Thieves of Weirdwood by William Shivering, launching a middle-grade fantasy series; A Game of Fox and Squirrels by Jenn Reese, exploring themes of family and redemption; Bent Heavens by Daniel Kraus, a YA thriller involving aliens; Little Universes by Heather Demetrios, following the lives of two teen sisters after their parents are killed by a tsunami; and A Breath Too Late by Rocky Callen, in which a year-old girl relives the events leading up to her suicide.
Kear, a tale of running away to take control of your life when home no longer feels like home; Con Quest! Roaring Brook Press ties a string around its finger for The Memory Jar by Vera Brosgol, in which a girl finds a clever way to keep her favorite things—and people—close to her forever; Friday Night Wrestlefest by J. Kingfisher packs some trail mix for Explore! Magination is in tune with Accordionly by Michael Genhart, illus.
Payson, following Julia, who is transported by a magical necklace to the mystical war-torn land of her ancestors. North Atlantic Books rises early for Morning, Sunshine! Kennedy, profiling 19 women who helped pave the way to the 19th Amendment; Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy, following twins Maudie and Arthur as they journey on a homemade sky-ship racing to South Polaris to clear the name of their explorer father who perished under mysterious circumstances; I Go Quiet by David Ouimet, in which an anxious girl finds her voice through the power of reading and imagination; and Dovey Roundtree by Tonya Bolden, the middle-grade biography of this pioneering civil rights attorney.
Owlkids envisions a lovely spring with What If? Penguin brings some sting to spring with Jellyfish! Adler, illus. Eventually they end up joining Indians in the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma. It was a children's book, with chapters that I read in The diary describes how in Libbie, her father, and her sister escaped from their cruel master.
The family is eventually taken in by the Seminoles. Unfortunately, their peaceful new existence doesn't last long as the United States government forces the Seminoles to give up their land in Florida and move to a reservation in Oklahoma.
Illustrated with oil paintings. I wonder if this book is Mara, Daughter of the Nile Mara is a slave with powerful friends. She works as a double-agent spy and eventually earns her freedom. Co-incidentally, I was re-reading that one this afternoon, and it doesn't match at all. Main characters in that one are Mara, a slave, and Sheftu, a nobleman. Could this maybe be The Mystery of the Silent Friends? The three dolls in that one are anamatronic not haunted, but they are at the centre of the big mystery in the story.
See solved mysteries for more details. Seon Manley and Gogo Lewis, The haunted dolls: an anthology , Doubleday, Christie, A. Timperley, R. The peg doll. James, M. Blackwood, A.
The doll. Jerome, J.
The dancing partner. Danby, M. The grey lady. Andersen, H. The steadfast tin soldier. Hawthorne, N. Tapp, T. Pearce, J. The puppets. Manley, S. The Christmas of the big bisque doll. Crawford, F. Marion Crawford. In addition to the details provided by other contributors, I would like to mention that the cover is indeed pale green in color.
Jane Langton, The Diamond in the window. There is one chapter in which the two children who are orphans being raised by their uncle and aunt are trapped in a world behind a mirror that reflects their own images as they grow older. This was a Scholastic Book Club book that I read way back in the mids. All I remember of the plot is three friends, two boys and a girl, exploring and breaking into.. At one point, there's groaning in one of the houses, and the kids have to figure out if it's ghosts, or a more logical explanation.
I think one of them had some connection with the cottages--maybe the parent was a caretaker? Flashlights figured prominently, for some reason. Just a possibility! Good luck. Could it be this one? Mark's new stepfather is the caretaker for a summer camp. Think cabins in a resort area that families rent for the summer, not sleep away camp.
His new friend, who works as a busboy at the restaurant, is accused of stealing. Along with jewelry and other portable things, a valuable stamp collection goes missing, and Mark is determined to discover who's doing the stealing and prove his friend innocent.
There's also a younger girl, staying at one of the cabins, who becomes involved in the mystery. At one point, there's something about the lights going out and the sign for the camp being changed as part of the mystery. Maybe worth a try! No, I don't recognize either suggested solution. It seems that the name of the summer cabins might have appeared to be tar pin et pin dar, because of some of the light bulbs being out on the sign.
Elizabeth Enright, Gone-Away Lake. While the story is not quite the same, "tar pin and pin dar" could be "Tarquin et Pindar" written in Latin on the "philosopher's stone" discovered by Portia Blake and her cousin Julian. The abandoned summer cabins are there on the swamp that used to be a lake but I don't remember the lights.
See the Solved Mysteries for more. Gone-away Lake. Harcourt Brace and World, Ex-library edition with usual marks and edgewear, but interior and dust jacket both very clean.
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Harcourt, , , New hardcover edition. Alison Farthing, The Mystical Beast. This is the one! Check it out in the solved stumpers. The Junior Classics The stories you mention are all in the ten volume Junior Classics,complete with the unuusual endings, and the tenth volume is an index.
My set is more colorful than you describe, though. They were given away with Collier's Encyclopedias in the s and s.