Saturday, August 2, 2014

15+ Soon-To Be-Published Books I Can't Wait to Read: Grades 4-12


Longer Works & Novels for 8-to-13 Year Olds


from El Deafo
Bell, Cece. (2014). El Deafo.  Color by David Lasky. New York: Amulet/Abrams.
Graphic memoir. 248 ages. Ages 9-12.

Ellis, Deborah. (2014). The Cat at the Wall. Toronto, ON: Groundwood Books.
Set on Israel’s West Bank. 144 pages. Ages 10-13.

Flake, Sharon. (2014). Unstoppable Octobia May. New York: Scholastic.
Set in 1953. 288 pages. Ages 9-12.

Lewis,  J. Patrick. (2014). Harlem Hellfighters. Illustrated by Gary Kelley. Creative Editions Company.
Poetry. 32pp. 9+

Mann, Elizabeth. (2014). Little Man. New York: Mikaya Press.
Set in contemporary times in Brooklyn. 208 pages. Ages 10-14. (Was published in May.)

Nye, Naomi Shihab. (2014). The Turtle of Oman: A Novel. New York: Greenwillow.
Set in Muscat, Oman.  304 pages. Ages 8-12.


Pinkney, Andrea Davis. (2014). The Red Pencil. Illustrated by Shane W. Evans. New York:Novel in verse set in South Dafur in contemporary times.  Ages 9-12. 336 pages

Rubin, Susan Goldman. (2014). Stand There! She Shouted: The Invincible Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.
80 pages. Ages 8+

Woodson, Jacqueline. (2014). Brown Girl Dreaming. New York: Nancy Paulsen Books.
Novel in verse set in Ohio, South Carolina and Brooklyn, NY in 1960s and 1970s. 336 pages. Ages 9+

Late Middle School and High School 13+


Aguirre, Ann. (2104). Mortal Danger. New York: Feiwel & Friends.
Horror. 384 pages.

Heppermann, Christine. (2014). Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty. New York: Greenwillow Books.  
Poetry. 128 pages. 

Opening to Into the Grey.
Kiernan, Celine. (2014). Into the Grey. Somerville, MA: Candlewick. 
Original ghost story set in 1974. 304 pages. 


ON A CLEAR DAY by Walter Dean Myers


Myers, Walter Dean. (2014). On a Clear Day. New York: Crown Books.
Science fiction set in 2035. 256 pages. 

Prince, Liz. (2014). Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir. San Francisco, CA Zest Books.
Graphic memoir. 256 pages.

GABI, A GIRL IN PIECES by Isabel Quintero

Quintero, Isabel. (2014). Gabi, A Girl in Pieces. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
This debut novel is set in contemporary times. 208 pages.

Wolitzer, Meg. (2014). Belzhar. New York: Dutton.
Realistic fiction, set in NJ and rural Vermont, contemporary times. 272 pages. 


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