Thursday, August 15, 2013

New Reads for Teens and Tweens

Super Diaper baby 2: the Invasion of the Potty Snatchers by Dav Pilkey

George and Harold (the co-stars of the enormously popular Captain Underpants series) are in big trouble again! Their mean principal, Mr. Krupp, has had it with their comic books. But the boys aren't giving up, and they decide to create an all-new epic novel about a subject they've never tackled before!

Dr. Dilbert Dinkle started his career as an ordinary, everyday evil genius/inventor/bank robber. But when he awakens one day transformed into a walking, talking puddle of pee, he vows to destroy every toilet in town. 

Will the devious Dr. Dinkle and his conniving cat, Petey, ruin restrooms for the rest of us? Or could this be a job for the death-defying duo of Super Diaper Baby and Diaper Dog?
Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise
43 Old Cemetery Road Series Book #1

Enter at your own risk: You might just DIE laughing.

The best-selling author Ignatius B. Grumply moves into the Victorian mansion at 43 Old Cemetery Road, hoping to find some peace and quiet so that he can crack a wicked case of writer's block.

But 43 Old Cemetery Road is already occupied--by an eleven-year-old boy named Seymour, his cat, Shadow, and an irritable ghost named Olive.

And they have no intention of sharing!

Canned by Alex Shearer

A boy finds a one-word message -- HELP! -- sealed in a tin can and is sucked into a thrillingly gruesome adventure.

Fergal Bamfield doesn't collect stamps like normal kids. He's an oddball (his mother prefers to call him "clever"), and his collection is as strange as everything else about him. Fergal Bamfield collects tin cans.

Then one day he finds a can without a label. What could be in it? Peaches, soup, perhaps revolting spam? But instead it's something gruesome: a human finger. Then Fergal finds another can, this time containing a one-word message, HELP! Now Fergal and his friend Charlotte are knee-deep in an adventure, and they're about to learn something horrible: Everybody has an expiration date.

Amelia's Middle School Survival Guide by Marissa Moss

Nothing says middle school better than embarrassing moments and gossip. And no one is better at capturing the middle school experience than Marissa Moss’s Amelia. 

Now two bestselling classic Amelia books, Amelia’s Most Unforgettable Embarrassing Moments and Amelia’s Guide to Gossip, are together in a value-priced bind-up with a special Amelia eraser key chain. 

This is the perfect summer reading for middle schoolers and middle-schoolers-to-be.
Holly's Jolly Christmas by Nancy Krulik

What's better than getting one new Katie story? Getting two! 

With this newest Super Special, kids can get into the holiday spirit by following Katie?s latest misadventures, first at a Christmas tree farm and then at a Santa's Workshop theme park, where she switcheroos into.

Well, we won?t spoil the surprise, but here?s a hint: she doesn?t have a red nose but she sure has antlers!
Lily's Seaside Adventure by Pippa Lequesne

A sprinkle of magic fairy dust and some Flower Fairies friends come to Lily's rescue. 

It's a glorious summer day in the Flower Fairies Garden, but Lily is feeling restless. When she bumps into Buttercup and Cowslip by the pond, they decide it's time to explore a new part of the Flower Fairyland, and as they've always wanted to go to the seaside, they decide to head toward the coast! 

It's a long way for three small fairies to travel, but when they eventually reach their destination, it's all they've ever dreamed of. That is, until the tide comes in quickly, and the fairies realize that without the help of some new fairy friends and some magic fairy dust, they might not make it back to the safety of their garden?
Roxie and the Hooligans by Phyllis Naylor

Do not panic.

Lord Thistlebottom's Book of Pitfalls and How to Survive Them has taught Roxie Warbler how to handle all sorts of situations. If Roxie's ever lost in the desert, or buried in an avalanche, or caught in a dust storm, she knows just what to do. But Lord Thistlebottom has no advice to help Roxie deal with Helvetia's Hooligans, the meanest band of bullies in school.

Then Roxie finds herself stranded on a deserted island with not only the Hooligans but also a pair of crooks on the lam, and her survival skills may just save the day -- and turn the Hooligans into surprising allies.

The Perfect Man by Jenny Markas

A new tween romantic comedy. Teen queen Hilary Duff plays matchmaker for her single mom, Heather Locklear -- and meets her own match along the way!

Holly doesn’t believe in love, but her mom Jean is a helpless romantic searching for the perfect man. Whenever Jean gets dumped, she picks up her family and moves to a new town. Holly never used to mind the moves, but after arriving in Brooklyn and meeting the boy of her dreams,
she decides she wants to stick around.

So Holly invents a secret admirer for her mom. But her perfect plan for the perfect man soon goes terribly wrong... her mom wants to meet her secret admirer in person! How will Holly ever get out of this one? Can she find love and happiness for her mom... and herself?

Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? by R.L. Stine
Mostly Ghostly Series Book #2

Nicky and Tara still live in Max’s bedroom, and while they’ve found some clues, they still don’t know what happened to their parents. Meanwhile, Phears is still desperate to get his hands on Nicky and Tara, and to pressure Max into turning them over, Phears brings a Berserker Ghoul to inhabit Max’s body—and make Max go berserk when he least expects it! But Max, Nicky, and Tara aren’t giving in to Phears. 

They have a few tricks up their sleeve—like one very talkative ghost cat, who’s taken residence inside the tunnel to the ghost world.

Flight of the Quetzalcoatlus by Rex Stone
Dinosaur Cove Series Book #4

Two friends discover a secret entrance to a prehistoric world. A new series for dino-loving adventurers!
Tom and Jamie can't believe their luck when they find a secret entrance to a prehistoric world filled with dinosaurs! They vow to go back and have a new adventure every day. 

This time, it's a rescue mission: A quetzalcoatlus has dino-napped their friend the wannanosaurus. With a wingspan of 40 feet, the quetzalcoatlus is a high flier--and a fast one. Tracking Wanna won't be easy, but Tom and Jamie have a plan.

The Confessions and Secrets of Howard J. Fingerhut by Esther Hershenhorn

Howard J. Fingerhut, also known as Howie is sure that he's going to win the H. 

Marion Muckley Junior Businessperson of the Year contest. He gets his "A Boy for All Seasons" yard work service off and running. All that's left is to overcome a few obstacles such as unreliable workers (who happen to be his basketball buddies), stiff competition (from his so-called best friend), inclement weather (why record-breaking precipitation now?), and collection problems (especially from his dad's boss).
Wishes and Wings by Kathleen Duey
Faerie's Promise Series Book #3

Alida has escaped Lord Dunraven’s castle and defied his law to find her exiled faerie family. Using new magic to protect themselves, Alida and her family make the dangerous journey home, back to their beloved meadow near the human village of Ash Grove. 

When Dunraven’s greed threatens the villagers with starvation, Alida wants to help them. But if Lord Dunraven’s guards find out that fairies are helping humans, her family will be in terrible danger.
Officer Spence Makes No Sense by Dan Gutman
My Weird School Daze Series Book #5

The weirdness never stops!

The security guard at Ella Mentry School has gone off the deep end! Somebody is stealing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from the vomitorium, and Officer Spence is on the case. He's arresting everybody in sight! Somebody is going to go to jail! Who is it? You'll have to read the book to find out.

Dr. Brad Has Gone Mad by Dan Gutman
My Weird School Daze Series Book #7

The weirdness never stops!

Ella Mentry School's counselor wants everybody to stop arguing and get along with one another. He wants everybody to be polite! He wants everybody to live in peace and harmony! What is his problem? Now the boys have to play with dolls! The girls have to play with action figures! And that's only the start of Dr. Brad's weird methods.

Body of Evidence by Jeremy Brown

Four-minute forensic mysteries are solved by a cast of quirky but lovable characters. Their wisecracking leader is CSI Wes Burton who carries his evidence-gathering tools with him to each crime scene and loves his work solving problems. 

Crime scenes include everything from exploding flour in a restaurant kitchen, to a boy who lies about eating a piece of cake, to a man who dies accidentally while tanning himself. Burton and his coworkers use science to prove that strangulation with a towel leaves unique imprints, that antique flowers are deadly, and that insects can tell a good story.

Berlin Breakout by Ben Avery

The TimeFlyz team travels to 1938 Berlin and learn they must protect the great physicist Lise Mitner from the evil Darchon, who plans to kidnap her as she makes a perilous journey to escape from Nazi oppression.

Leave it to PET! the Misadventures of a Recycled Super Robot by Kenji Sonishi

When Noboru recycled a plastic bottle, he never thought he'd get a devoted PET in return!

Nine-year-old Noboru does the responsible thing and recycles a plastic bottle. But little does he know that the bottle is about to come back to life as PET, a robot with a mission: to pay Noboru back for recycling him! The only problem is that PET's sense of ""helping"" isn't quite in touch with reality.

The Boy Ninja by Tracey West
Naruto Series Book #1

The VIZ Kids line of chapter books debuts with Naruto, the story of a plucky prankster with a powerful secret whose ultimate goal is to be the world's greatest ninja Naruto's training to be a ninja. But he's having trouble keeping his jokester ways under control. He's causing all kinds of trouble at the Ninja Academy. His teachers think he's annoying. And Naruto himself thinks he's going to be the best ninja that ever lived. 

Only he'll have to prove to everyone that he's more than just the class clown first .

Bionicle #8: Legends of Bara Magna by Greg Farshtey

Legends of Bara Magna” tells the tale of the great war that lead to the creation of this harsh region, and the epic conflicts that have defined its existence. 

From shape-shifting warriors to battles in the brutal deserts of this savage land, “Legends of Bara Magna” provides BIONICLE followers not only with new storylines, but also presents characters never before seen in any BIONICLE comics.  

Inferno by Greg Farshtey

A new quest begins and new dangers await.
The start of an all-new BIONICLE saga!

The Toa Inika wage a desperate running battle in the heart of a volcano as the hunt for the Mask of Life reaches its shattering climax! The Toa must defeat the Piraka to reach the mask, but if they do, they will face a monster beyond all imagining born from an ancient curse.

The Ghoul Next Door by Suzanne Nelson
Poison Apple Series Book #9

Libby’s BFF doesn’t have time for her, her secret crush has no idea she exists, and she’s in danger of failing science.  She doesn’t think her life can possibly get any more complicated, until a ghostly pale girl moves in next door.  Every time Libby tries to talk to Julia, she has a strange way of disappearing.  And when Libby sees the words Help Me scrawled on Julia’s bedroom window, she starts to suspect that something creepy—supernatural, even—is going on.  

Can she find a way to help Julia when her own life is such a mess?  Or will the ghoul next door haunt her forever?
This Totally Bites by Ruth Ames
Poison Apple Series Book #2

Twelve-year-old Emma-Rose Paley has always felt different from her bubbly, outgoing parents. Unlike them, Emma-Rose has pale skin and jet-black hair, is quiet and moody, and prefers gray weather to sunshine. She also hates the taste of garlic, has very sharp incisors, and loves rare burgers. 

When Emma-Rose uncovers a dark family secret, she has a sudden revelation. Could Emma-Rose be a real, live vampire?
Zombie Dog by Clare Hutton
Rotten Apple Series Book #2

Becky's family has moved right next door to the creepy, abandoned McNally house. Rumors fly around school about the ghosts and monsters that live there, and Becky isn't sure what to believe. Even her mischievous dog, Bear, stays away from it.

When Becky starts hearing mysterious howls coming from next door, paired with an awful smell, she starts to wonder if the rumors might be true. Snarls and glowing eyes confirm it--something is over there, and it's not happy. Worse, Becky's parents are blaming Bear for all the unexplained damage around their property. Can Becky stop this creature before it's too late?

Miss Fortune by Brandi Dougherty
Poison Apple Series Book #3

Zoe’s never been superstitious, so when she and her best friend Mia have their fortunes read at a carnival, she doesn’t take it seriously. In fact, Zoe mocks the fortune-teller. But the woman gives Zoe a necklace to seal her fortune, and as soon as Zoe puts it on, unexplained things begin to happen to her. Her bike spins out of control, a fire starts in the oven when it isn’t on, and Zoe begins receiving threatening texts and emails. The necklace must be cursed! 

But when Zoe and Mia return to the site of the carnival, it’s gone! Can they break the curse before something terrible happens?