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Childrens BOOK TITLES PUBLISHED IN NOVEMBER 2017
Addison Cooke and the Tomb of the Khan by Jonathan W. Stokes
When his aunt and uncle become pawns in a Chinese gang’s plan to steal the Khan’s most prized possession, junior archaeologist Addison Cooke and his friends are caught in the middle of a rival war between the gang and a band of powerful Russian adversaries. Addison Cooke No. 2
Adventure Against the Endermen by Danica Davidson
A debut entry in a new series for Minecraft fans finds Steve and the rest of the Overworld heroes discovering an Ender crystal of mysterious power before they are confronted by Endermen who may be searching for the same relic. Unofficial Overworld Heroes Adventures No. 1
Alone by Cyn Balog
Dismayed when her unhappy mother moves them away from the city to a crumbling mansion in the aftermath of her father’s abandonment, Seda anticipates a lonely winter before offering shelter to a group of stranded teens, which ends up placing them in the path of a malevolent force.
The Bones of Doom: An Unofficial Interactive Minecrafter’s Adventure by Mark Cheverton
A next entry in an interactive Minecraft adventure series invites fans to play along with the story of Watcher and his friends, who search for a mysterious weapon of power to stop the army of the skeleton warlord, Rakar. Rise of the Warlords No. 2
The Caldera by John Flanagan
Returning home for the annual warrior competition, Hal and the Herons are reunited with someone from their past and embark on a high-risk mission to rescue the Empress’s son from pirate kidnappers. By the best-selling author of the Ranger’s Apprentice series. Brotherband Chronicles No. 7
Carlos’s Scavenger Hunt by Disney
A latest entry in the popular chapter-book series continues the story of Mal, her friends, and new Villain and Auradon characters. Disney Descendants: School of Secrets No. 5
Cici’s Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-in-Training by Joris Chamblain. Illus by Aurelie Neyret.
An aspiring young writer with a knack for people-watching endeavors to solve a mystery involving a sad elderly neighbor who disappears into the forest every Sunday with huge pots of paint, in a sumptuously rendered graphic novel comprised of journal notes, scrapbook pieces and doodles.
Designed by Lucy by Courtney Sheinmel
The award-winning author of My So-Called Family presents a new series inspired by real-life kindness campaigns, tracing the story of a fashion-forward girl who forms a kindness club with a new friend to rally around a grieving classmate. Kindness Club series
Digging for Trouble by Linda A. Fairstein
Looking forward to sharing a quiet summer in Montana with her best friend, Dev participates in an archaeological dig that is sabotaged by a thief who has stolen priceless fossils, a case that leads him to the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. Devlin Quick No. 2
The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse by Nicholas Gannon
A stand-alone sequel to The Doldrums finds an overjoyed Archer anticipating the imminent return of his famous explorer grandparents, whose high-profile disappearance onto an iceberg years earlier is being denounced as a hoax.
Dolls of War by Shirley Parenteau
Living on the World War II-era Oregon coast with her father, the director of a doll museum, 11-year-old Macy is dismayed when many of their neighbors demand that a treasured Japanese friendship doll be destroyed in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. By the author of Ship of Dolls. Friendship Dolls series
Friends and Foes by Eddie Pittman
Finding themselves in a strange paradise surrounded by a host of odd and intriguing aliens, Red, Tawee and Goose land in the middle of a wacky election, competing to win acceptance on their new planet home, a situation that is further complicated by an Uskog space pirate search for mysterious stolen treasure. Red’s Planet series
George and the Blue Moon by Stephen Hawking & Lucy Hawking. Illus by Garry Parsons.
Selected to be junior astronauts for a program that is preparing young people for a trip to Mars, George and Annie meet a group of new friends who share their enthusiasm for space before learning that a malevolent adversary is forcing the program to train them for more dangerous challenges. George’s Secret Key No. 5
The Getaway by Jeff Kinney
Accompanying his family to a tropical island resort to escape the cold and stress of an approaching holiday season, Greg is dismayed when sun poisoning, stomach bugs and venomous critters cast a shadow over their much-needed vacation. Diary of a Wimpy Kid No. 12
Goldeline by Jimmy Cajoleas
Traveling between camps in the magical forests of the Hinterlands, a young girl with gold-flecked eyes and hair as white as summer snow survives on items pillaged by her gang of bandits while being tracked by a witch hunter who wants to cleanse the forest of anyone who is different.
How Oscar Indigo Broke the Universe: And Put It Back Together Again by David Teague
Nervously filling in for an injured star player, a youth with limited athletic skills and a magical gold watch that can stop time orchestrates a game-winning home run only to be confronted with the consequences of his time meddling.
In the Country of Queens by Cari Best
Enduring life with a domineering mother and eccentric grandmother, a fatherless 11-year-old from Queens aspires to become a writer and is wrongly accused by a teacher of plagiarizing before resolving to find her voice and stand up for herself.
Knightology by Dugald Steer
A lavishly designed novelty book introducing the mythical world of medieval knights includes coverage of subjects ranging from skills and gear to the Crusades and the stories of such legendary figures as King Arthur, Sir Lancelot and Sir Gawain.
Lily’s Mountain by Hannah Moderow
Refusing to believe that her expert mountaineer father has died, Lily, a girl who has grown up hiking in the Alaskan wilderness, organizes a daring rescue mission on North America’s Denali mountain. A first book.
The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris. Illus by Lissy Marlin.
A middle-grade debut by the beloved actor and best-selling author of Choose Your Own Autobiography follows the experiences of a young New England street magician who teams up with other talented street kids to protect their community from a greedy crime boss. The Magic Misfits No. 1
Mosquitoes Don’t Bite Me by Pendred Noyce
Science, family, courage. Mosquitoes don’t bite Nala Simiyu. It’s part of who she is, like being a half-Kenyan seventh-grader whose mother is in a wheelchair. But Nala’s ability to repel mosquitoes attracts the interest of drug company scientists. Soon she’s on a trip to Kenya to help investigate mosquito resistance in her father’s family. Danger — and a kidnapper — intervene. Brave, fallible, compassionate
and spirited, Nala is a strongly relatable character in a loving, imperfect family.
Mr. Gedrick and Me by Patrick Carman
A modern take on the classic Mary Poppins story follows the experiences of a young boy who worries about his increasingly stressed family in the aftermath of his father’s death and whose circumstances are turned around by the magic and secrets of an eccentric new helper.
Mutant Bunny Island by Obert Skye. Illus by Eduardo Vieira.
A first installment in a planned trilogy by the bestselling author of the Leven Thumps series follows the misadventures of a geeky 10-year-old on the unusual vacation destiny of Bunny Island, where he searches for his missing uncle only to make a “hare-raising” discovery.
My Life Is a Joke by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein. Illus by Keerascoet.
Wanting to spend the summer on the stage but required by her parents to take a job instead, Jacky tackles the serious responsibilities of babysitting while dreaming of performing in a summer-stock Shakespeare production, an ambition that challenges her organizational skills. Jacky Ha-Ha No. 2
Nightfall by Shannon Messenger
In the aftermath of a devastating loss to the Neverseen, Sophie and her friends are forced to make difficult sacrifices and change tactics that involve making dubious alliances with former enemies, a situation that leads to unsettling discoveries. Keeper of the Lost Cities No. 6
Oddity by Sarah Cannon
Ada Roundtree, a plucky 11-year-old, confronts zombie rabbits, alien mobs and Puppet Cartels while searching for her missing twin in an imaginative New Mexico community where beliefs about normal and unusual are reversed. A first novel.
Penelope March Is Melting by Jeff Ruby
Uncovering potential secrets about herself and the iceberg community she calls home, bookworm Penelope teams up with her brother, Miles, to tackle an ancient mystery and a sinister enemy.
Queen for a Day by Disney
A deluxe junior novel based on a special episode of Disney Tangled: The Series finds Princess Rapunzel racing to protect Corona from an approaching winter storm. Disney Tangled the Series
The Real McCoys by Matthew Swanson. Illus by Robbi Behr.
A debut entry in a middle-grade mystery series by the creators of Ten Thousand Stories follows the experiences of boldly opinionated fourth-grader Moxie, who investigates her classmates as both friends and suspects when their beloved school mascot is abducted. The Real McCoys No. 1
The Relic War by Stel Pavlou
Searching for relics from a lost alien civilization, a marginalized youth with no memory of his past unearths an artifact of unusual power and embarks on an epic outerspace adventure that is challenged by power-hungry adversaries. Daniel Coldstar No. 1
The Road to Ever After by Moira Young
Living by his wits in a dead-end town, a young orphan bonds with a stray dog in the days before Christmas, inadvertently triggering a chain of events that forces them to run away and find safety in the boarded-up museum home of an elderly recluse who seems to be aging in reverse. By the author of Blood Red Road.
Sisters of Glass by Naomi Cyprus
Destined to inherit her blazing desert kingdom in spite of being born without the magical abilities that empowered her ancestors, princess Halan discovers her connection to an impoverished glassblower’s daughter, who wields astonishing abilities in a land where magic is strictly outlawed. Shard No. 1
A Skateboard Cat-astrophe by Franklin W. Dixon. Illus by Matt David.
Detective brothers Frank and Joe must figure out who sabotaged Skeeter the Skateboarding Cat in the sixth book in the interactive Hardy Boys Clue Book series. Hardy Boys Clue Book No. 6
Supergirl: Age of Atlantis by Jo Whittemore
A first entry in a planned trilogy featuring an original adventure based on the hit CW TV series finds Kara Danvers continuing her mission to defend National City. Supergirl series
Tru & Nelle: A Christmas Tale by G. Neri
A tale inspired by the real-life friendship between Truman Capote and Harper Lee follows the holiday doldrums of young Tru, who runs away from his New York City home to the Alabama residence of his best friend while navigating growing fears that his unhappiness is related to a curse.
Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi
A companion to the bestselling Furthermore finds village mordeshoor Laylee diligently conducting her lonely job tending the bodies of the dead before rediscovering color, magic and healing through an unexpected new friendship.
Whistling in the Dark by Shirley Hughes
Enduring the terror and shortages caused by the Blitz in 1940 Liverpool, 13-year-old Joan is unable to spend time with her friends in the face of intensifying bombing raids before making a shattering discovery about a stranger and a local mill.