Our New Fall Reading List!

Article by liz

Summer may be over, but don’t worry: we won’t leave you without book recommendations for the cooler seasons! We’ve got the best adventure stories, friendship tales, and chilling fall favorites to keep young readers, teens, and book fans of all ages reading for pleasure as the school year kicks into gear. Look for the fall reading list on display at the front of the store and in the kids’ room until the holiday season!

AGES 6 AND UP

AGES 8 AND UP

AGES 10 AND UP

AGES 12 AND UP

AGES 14 AND UP

Dory Fantasmagory: The Real True Friend Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780525428664
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Published: Dial Books - July 7th, 2015

The star of Dory Fantasmagory is heading to school. Her older siblings, warn her to leave her imaginary friend, Mary, at home--or better yet, leave her whole imagination at home! Dory is determined to behave like a “regular old girl who never gets in trouble,” but on her very first day she meets a new friend, a girl whose imagination and style are just about as wild as her own. Now she just has to convince her siblings that she’s not making it all up!


Captain Coconut and the Case of the Missing Bananas Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9789383145225
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Published: Tara Books - July 7th, 2015

Meet the ace detective Captain Coconut, whose great brain can solve any mystery, large or small. In The Case of the Missing Bananas, Captain Coconut finds himself on a slippery trail of peels and numbers. A detective tale that grips the reader's attention with its innovative illustrations and humorous raveling and unraveling of clues and numbers! This is the first book in the Captain Coconut series.


Green Thumbs-Up! Cover Image
By Jenny Meyerhoff, Eva Chatelain (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781481439046
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - September 8th, 2015

Third-grader Anna has had trouble making friends since her family moved to Chicago from a small town in New York. A group project at school, however, leads to new opportunities, including friendships, a club, and a garden she can work in, just like in her last home.


 

AGES 8 AND UP


Nooks & Crannies Cover Image
By Jessica Lawson, Natalie Andrewson (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481419215
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 2nd, 2015

Tabitha Crum, an orphan, is summoned to an estate under mysterious circumstances. As it turns out, she is competing against five other children to be the heir to the grand dame of the estate. When the other children start disappearing, it’s up to her to solve the mystery and save them--with the help of her friend, trusty sidekick, and pet mouse, Pemberley. 


Hunters of Chaos Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481424523
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - June 9th, 2015

Ana's average, suburban life is turned upside down when she's offered a place at the exclusive New Mexico boarding school that both of her late parents attended. Once there, she and three other girls discover they have amazing feline powers and must unite to stop an ancient evil.


The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442498822
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 2015

Young graverobber Thomas Marsden makes an uncanny discovery one spring night: the identical image of himself, in a fresh, unmarked grave. Desperate to unearth the truth about himself and where he comes from, Thomas discovers magic, ritual, and the uncanny truth, that sometimes the things that make a boy ordinary are what make him extraordinary

 


The School for Good and Evil #3: The Last Ever After Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062104953
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Published: HarperCollins - July 21st, 2015

The last book in the School for Good and Evil series! Former best friends Sophie and Agatha thought their ending was sealed when they went their separate ways, but their storybook is about to be rewritten--and this time, theirs isn't the only one. Will Agatha and Sophie be able to work together to save their stories? Will they find their way to being friends again? And will their new ending be the last Ever After they've been searching for?


Appleblossom the Possum Cover Image
By Holly Goldberg Sloan, Gary Rosen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803741331
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Published: Dial Books - August 11th, 2015

Appleblossom knows the rules: she must never be seen during the day, and she must avoid cars, humans, and the dreaded hairies (sometimes known as dogs). Even so, Appleblossom decides to spy on a human family--and accidentally falls down their chimney! The curious Appleblossom, her faithful brothers who launch a hilarious rescue mission, and even the little girl in the house have no idea how fascinating the big world can be. But they're about to find out!


The Wolf Wilder Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481419420
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2015

Feo is following in her mother’s footsteps to become a wolf wilder, training domesticated wolves to fend for themselves again. She loves taking care of the wolves, especially the three who stay at the house because they refuse to leave Feo. When the Tsar’s Imperial Army imprisons her mother, Feo must travel through the cold, harsh woods to save her--and learn from her wolves how to survive.


 

AGES 10 AND UP


Chasing Secrets Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385742535
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - August 4th, 2015

Thirteen-year-old Lizzie and her secret friend Noah (who is hiding in her house) plan to rescue Noah's father from the quarantined Chinatown. The newspapers, her powerful uncle, and her beloved papa all deny that the plague has reached San Francisco. So why is the heart of the city under quarantine? Why are angry mobs trying to burn Chinatown to the ground? Ignoring the rules of race and class, Lizzie and Noah must put the pieces together in a heart-stopping race to save the people they love from a plague spreading in 1900s San Francisco.


Goodbye Stranger Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385743174
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - August 4th, 2015

Bridge is an accident survivor who’s wondering why she’s still alive. Emily has new curves and an almost-boyfriend who wants a certain kind of picture. Tabitha sees through everybody’s games--or so she tells the world. The three girls are best friends, with one rule: No fighting. Can it get them through seventh grade?


Another Kind of Hurricane Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780553511932
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - July 14th, 2015

When ten-year-old Zavion loses his home in Hurricane Katrina, he and his father are forced to flee to Baton Rouge. And when Henry, a ten-year-old boy in northern Vermont, tragically loses his best friend, Wayne, he flees to ravaged New Orleans to help with hurricane relief efforts--and to search for a marble in the pocket of a pair of jeans donated to the Red Cross.


 

AGES TWELVE AND UP


The Creeping Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481418867
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2015

Twelve years ago Stella and Jeanie vanished while picking strawberries. Stella returned minutes later, with no memory of what happened; Jeanie was never seen or heard from again. When Stella is seventeen, along comes a corpse: a little girl who washes up in an ancient cemetery after a mudslide, and who has red hair just like Jeanie did. Suddenly memories of that haunting day begin to return, and when Stella discovers that other red-headed girls have gone missing as well, she begins to suspect that something sinister is at work.


The Accident Season Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525429487
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Published: Kathy Dawson Books - August 18th, 2015

Every October, Cara and her family become inexplicably and unavoidably accident-prone. Some years it's just a lot of cuts and scrapes, but some years it's bad, like the season when her father died. This accident season, when Cara, her ex-step-brother Sam, and her best friend Bea, are 17, is going to be a bad one--but not for the reasons they think. Cara is about to learn that not all the scars left by the accident season are physical: there's a long-hidden family secret underneath the bumps and bruises.


Pretending to Be Erica Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670014972
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 21st, 2015

Seventeen-year-old Violet’s entire life revolves around one thing: becoming Erica Silverman, an heiress kidnapped at age five and never seen again. Violet’s father, the best con man in Las Vegas, has a plan, chilling in its precision. When the time is right, Violet reappears as Erica Silverman, brought home by some kind of miracle.


No Such Person Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385742917
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Published: Delacorte Press - July 14th, 2015

Miranda and Lander Allerdon are sisters. Miranda is younger, a dreamer, and floating her way through life. Lander is older, focused, and determined to succeed. As the girls and their parents begin another summer at their cottage on the Connecticut River, Miranda and Lander's sibling rivalry is in high gear. When the Allerdons become entangled in an unimaginable tragedy, the playing field is suddenly leveled. How can the family prepare for what the future may hold?


Another Day Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385756204
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2015

Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines by which to live: Don’t be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up. Until the morning everything changes: they share a perfect day. But one day, a stranger tells Rhiannon that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person . . . wasn’t Justin at all.


Trouble Is a Friend of Mine Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525428404
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Published: Kathy Dawson Books - August 4th, 2015

After her parents' divorce, Zoe Webster moves from Brooklyn to upstate New York, where she meets the weirdly compelling misfit, Philip Digby. Soon Zoe finds herself in a series of hilarious and dangerous situations as he pulls her into his search for the kidnapper of a local teenage girl, who may know something about the disappearance of his sister eight years ago.


A Mad, Wicked Folly Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142427903
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Published: Speak - June 2nd, 2015

In 1909 London, the world of debutante balls and high society obligations, women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling only wants to be an artist. After Vicky poses nude for her art class, her shamed and scandalized parents try to marry her off. But Vicky has other things on her mind: an application to the Royal College of Art, her participation in the suffragette movement, and her growing attraction to a working-class boy. Vicky must decide: how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams?


 

AGES 14 AND UP


The Last Leaves Falling Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481430654
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 2nd, 2015

Japanese teenager Abe Sora is afflicted with Lou Gehrig's Disease at seventeen years old. He's already lost the use of his legs, which means he can no longer attend school. Seeking a sense of normalcy, Sora visits teen chat rooms online and finally finds what he's been longing for: friendship without pity. With that, Abe makes the decision to leave life on his own terms, and he needs his friends to help him.


Trollhunters Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781423125983
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - July 7th, 2015

Everything changes for San Bernardino teenage suburbanite Jim Sturges when a 45-year-old mystery resurfaces, threatening the lives of everyone in his seemingly sleepy town. Jim has to team up with a band of unlikely (and some un-human) heroes to battle the monsters he never knew existed.


Side Effects May Vary Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062245373
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - July 14th, 2015

When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs. So she convinces her best friend, Harvey, to help her with a crazy bucket list that's as much about revenge as it is about hope. But just when Alice's scores are settled, she goes into remission, and now she must face the consequences of all she's said and done.


Emmy & Oliver Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062330598
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Published: Harper Teen - June 23rd, 2015

Emmy and Oliver were going to be best friends forever, or maybe even more, before their futures were ripped apart by Oliver’s disappearance. In Emmy's soul, despite the space and time between them, their connection has never been severed. But is their story still written in the stars? Or are their hearts like the pieces of two different puzzles: impossible to fit together?


The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803740709
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Published: Dial Books - June 9th, 2015

Minnow escapes from a cult only to find herself in juvenile detention, suspected of knowing who murdered her cult leader. The Kevinian cult has taken everything from Minnow: twelve years of her life, her family, her ability to trust, and her hands. As she languishes in juvenile detention, she struggles to unlearn everything she has been taught to believe, adjusting to a life behind bars and recounting the events that led up to her incarceration. Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of, if she's willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past.


Diary of a Haunting Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481430692
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Published: Simon Pulse - August 25th, 2015

After her parents' high-profile divorce, sixteen-year-old Paige is forced to leave Los Angeles for a rambling Victorian mansion in small-town Idaho. She soon notices strange occurrences that seem to be building toward some unspeakable horror . . . and there's something not right about the downstairs neighbor, who seems to know a lot more than he's letting on. Things only get creepier when she learns about the cult that conducted experimental rituals in the house almost one hundred years earlier. The more Paige investigates, the clearer it all becomes: there's something in the house.


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