It’s the end of the month, and April is ending with a bang! On this very last day of the month, we have some great additions to our collection. I haven’t had a chance to read these new fiction offerings yet, but they’re all on my TBR list. Some are new entries in popular series, some are books by popular authors, and some just look really, really good. 🙂
Check it out!
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New Series additions:
Graceful, by Wendy Mass
The newest entry in the popular Willow Falls series, following 11 Birthdays, Finally, 13 Gifts and The Last Present. Angelina, the force behind the magic in Willow Falls has left town to see the world, leaving Grace in charge. Grace does her best to use the powers, with help from the hints left behind by Angelica. Grace is supposed to come into her powers gradually, but something’s affecting the magic in the town of Willow Falls, and she needs to do something now! Luckily, she’s got friends who can help. Family, friendship, and everyday magic — what could be better!
Gone Crazy in Alabama, by Rita Williams-Garcia
The third book about the Gaither sisters, following One Crazy Summer and P.S. Be Eleven. This time, the girls aren’t in Brooklyn or L.A, but instead in Alabama, spending the summer of 1969 in the rural South. Delphine, Vonetta, and Fern are vistiting their grandmother, Big Ma, and her mother, Ma Charles. The girls meet Miss Trotter, who they discover is Ma Charles’ half sister They can’t understand why the two women haven’t spoken for years. As Delphine hears about her family history, she uncovers a surprising truth that’s been keeping the sisters apart. But when tragedy strikes, Delphine discovers that the bonds of family run deeper than she ever knew possible.
Evil Spy School, by Stuart Gibbs
After attending Spy School and Spy Camp Ben thought that he was all set with becoming an operative for the CIA. That is, until during a spy school game of Capture the Flag, Ben somehow accidentally shoots a live mortar into the principal’s office-and immediately gets himself expelled. Not long after going back to the boring old real world, Ben gets recruited by evil crime organization SPYDER, an offer which he accepts. As a new student in SPYDER’s evil spy school, which trains kids to become bad guys, Ben does some secret spying of his own. Working as an unofficial undercover agent, he discovers that SPYDER is planning something very big-and very evil. Ben can tell he’s a key part of the plan, but he’s not quite sure what the plan is. Can Ben figure out what SPYDER is up to-and get word to the good guys without getting caught-before it’s too late?
Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe, by Jody Feldman
In this third installment of The Gollywhopper Games, a new kid is ready for the Games…or is he? Zane would rather play football than compete in the Games, and he’s sure that he’s headed straight for the NFL. But when he gets his second concussion, his parents tell him, “No football for a year.” Instead, to his surprise, he gets a chance to compete in the Gollywhopper Games. Zane’s sense of strategy, his physical strength, and his competitive edge are all assets, and so is his ability to motivate his teammates and get them to work together. Zane becomes particularly close to Elijah, a young and scrawny genius who is friendly, awkward, and funny–Zane’s polar opposite. These two unlikely friends end up head-to-head in the final challenge, where Elijah’s quick thinking and Zane’s physical strength make it a tough fight. Can they win?
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Tomorrow…more great new titles coming!