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The Stranger Game

When Nico's older sister, Sarah, mysteriously disappears, her family is devastated. After four years, everyone assumes Sarah is dead. Then, suddenly, she's back--but she's not the same Sarah she was before. In fact, Nico isn't sure this girl is Sarah at all...
Junior Library Guild Selection, Fall 2016

Rights:
France: Editions Milan
Spain: V&R
Turkey: Sis Yayincilik
US/UK/Audio: HarperCollins, Balzer + Bray



The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs

Captain Natick does not want to take a kitten on board his ship when it sets sail in 1847, but his daughter convinces him that the scrawny yellow cat will bring good luck. Onto the ship the kitten goes, and so begins the adventurous, cliff-hanging, lucky life of Jacob Tibbs.

"With engrossing action and great character description and development, Busby has created a story that will enthrall fans of animal fantasy." -- Booklist, starred review

"An outstanding choice for fans of middle grade nautical adventure and animal narrator novels." -- School Library Journal, starred review



Dark haired gal Blink Once

West is a high school senior who has everything going for him until an accident leaves him paralyzed. Strapped down in his hospital bed, slipping in and out of consciousness, West is terrified and alone. Until he meets Olivia.

She's the girl next door--sort of. A patient in the room next to his, only Olivia can tell what West is thinking, and only Olivia seems to know that the terrible dreams he's been having are not just a result of his medication. Yet as West comes to rely on Olivia--to love her, even--certain questions pull at him: Why has Olivia been in the hospital for so long? And what does it mean that she is at the center of his nightmares? But the biggest question of all comes when West begins to recover and learns that the mysterious girl he's fallen in love with has a secret he could never have seen coming.

“A medical thriller offers a twist that will have readers questioning reality alongside its narrator…briskly paced and increasingly eerie.” – Kirkus Reviews.



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First Kiss (Then Tell)

Twenty-five bestselling authors for teens recount the story of their first kiss. Whether hilarious, heartwarming, dramatic, or regrettable, there’s something for every reader to relate to. Quotes, facts, advice, and artwork round out the collection.
Includes pieces by:
Deb Caletti
Cecil Castellucci
Roz Chast
Nick Eliopulos
Amy Kim Ganter
Nikki Grimes
Shannon & Dean Hale
Justine Larbalestier
David Levithan
Leslie Margolis
Sarah Mlynowski
Lauren Myracle
Donna Jo Napoli
Alyson Noel
Naomi Shihab Nye
Micol Ostow
Lisa Papademetriou
Paul Ruditis
Jon Scieszka
Robin Wasserman
Scott Westerfeld


Date Him or Dump Him?  Ski Trip Trouble

The big school field trip to Mount Frost is finally here! You and your best friend Heather can’t wait to hit the slopes, hang out in the lodge, and check out all the cute guys from the neighboring school . . . until the cool new girl Molly asks you to room with her. Which friend should you choose? And in between braving the Black Diamond run with an old crush, and sipping a steamy cup of cocoa with a sweet younger guy, you’ve got snowball fights to win, a whole town to explore, and even—gulp!—karaoke night to attend. Will you ski your way to a sweetheart, or be left out in the cold?



Date Him or Dump Him?  The Dance Dilemma

The junior homecoming dance is right around the corner. And there you are—without a date. Your best friend invites you to join the decorating committee; she swears the quiet guy in your English class is going to be there. Another friend is eager to hit the mall in search of the perfect dress. If the football players just happen to be hanging out in the food court, all the better! To decorate, or not to decorate? Vintage dress? Or just-arrived-in-stores chic? And at every page turn, there is the question of your date. Will you land the guy you want? Or will you go to the dance alone, if you go at all? 



Date Him or Dump Him?  The Campfire Crush

Last summer, you were just another camper at Camp Butterfield. But this year, everything’s different because you’re finally a junior counselor! There is so much to look forward to, like having your pick of cabins and bonding with your young campers, not to mention A LOT of cute guys. But besides the prospect of pairing up with your crush for lifeguard training, or flirting with another counselor on a white-water rafting trip, there are snakes to get rid of, poison ivy to avoid, and plenty of trails to follow—all leading to love . . . you hope!



The Chicken Fried Rat: Tales Too Gross To Be True

Eric and his friends spend a day sharing disgusting, supposedly true stories, including ones about eyeball juice at midnight, a baby in an oven, and the chicken-fried rat. Features an introduction discussing the phenomenon of urban legends.



Getting Dumped... and Getting Over It!

Everyone gets dumped! And although it may feel like the end of the world, it's not. Focusing on the first romances of younger teen girls, this thoughtful, supportive guide lets girls know that there is life after being dumped.



Dream Journey: A Book for Dreamers

During an average 24-hour day, you probably spend about eight hours asleep. That means that for a third of your life or more, you'll be sleeping! And when you're sleeping, you're dreaming! A dream can help you to learn more about yourself and understand what you want out of life. So pick up this book, start reading, and dream on!



Pajama Party Under Cover

Trend Friends Bree, Jen, and Za have the complete 411 on how to make your pj party the coolest bash your friends have ever seen. Full of fun, hip ideas for designing invitations, throwing parties with unique "dream themes," and planning games and activities, this is the only party guide you'll need.



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