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Here’s what’s new – September/October Favorites
New In Hardcover
Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-You Notes
by Peggy Gifford
It isn’t as though Moxy isn’t grateful for all her Christmas presents. She’s just not so
thrilled that she has to write twelve thank-you notes. Not to mention that she promised her mother they’d all be done by today. And if they’re not–well, there will be “consequences.” Namely, Moxy won’t get to leave tomorrow for the vacation of a lifetime. (A trip to California to attend a Star-Studded Hollywood Bash with the father she hasn’t seen in three years.) Moxy’s wild schemes to get her thank-you notes done in time are clever, poignant, and always hilarious.
Allie Finkle: The New Girl
by Meg Cabot
Allie Finkle’s starting her first day of school at Pine Heights Elementary! Plus, she’s getting a new kitten, the first pick of show cat Lady Serena Archibald’s litter!
But being the New Girl is turning out to be scary, too, especially since one of the girls in Allie’s new class -- Rosemary -- doesn’t like her. In fact, Rosemary says she’s going to beat Allie up after school.
Everyone seems to have an opinion on how Allie should handle the situation. How can Allie tell who’s right? Who knew it was going to be so hard being the New Girl?
New in Paperback
Rules by Cynthia Lord
Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She's spent years trying to teach David the rules from "a peach is not a funny-looking apple" to "keep your pants on in public"---in order to head off David's embarrassing behaviors.
But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a surprising, new sort-of friend, and Kristi, the next-door friend she's always wished for, it's her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?
Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now by Lauren Child
Don’t look now, but Lauren Child has outdone herself with a Clarice Bean novel that is the funniest and most poignant yet.
It’s the worry you hadn’t even thought to worry about that should worry you the most. At least that’s how it looks to Clarice Bean, who has been writing her worries in a notebook — things like Worry no. 1: infinity, or Worry no. 3: change. And now that her worst never-imagined worry has happened — her utterly best friend is moving away forever —
Clarice doesn’t even care about her tickets to the Ruby Redfort, girl detective, movie premiere. That is, unless something happens to change things again. . . . Lauren Child’s trademark wit combines with spot-on insight in this hugely engaging story about childhood worries, unwanted changes, and finding friendships in the most surprising places.