When Sophies Feelings Are Really, Really Hurt
By: Molly Bang
In a sequel to her bestselling When Sophie Gets Angry..., Caldecott Honor Illustrator Molly Bang asks: What hurts your feelings, and what do you do about it?
Everyone's feelings get hurt, and it's especially painful in childhood. In this story, Bang's popular character Sophie is hurt when the other children laugh at her and tell her she's wrong. Sophie's face gets hot, and tears begin to flow. Then she questions herself and the value of the choices she's made.
At issue is Sophie's colorful, expressive painting of her favorite tree. Sophie loves it, but her picture is different from the paintings done by the other students. "The sky isn't orange! Trees aren't blue! Your picture is wrong!" they tell her.
In addition to the book's subtle art lesson (imagine the skies of Vincent van Gogh, for example), readers have the opportunity to compare and contrast all the paintings done in Sophie's class. In the end, the students learn there are many different ways to interpret the world -- and each other. Here is a simple story that tackles the common issue of hurt feelings as it gently helps us to be more kind.
Scholastic United States Blue Sky Press Pub.Date:10/2015 40 Pages
The Raven Cycle #04: The Raven King
By: Maggie Stiefvater
The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.
All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death. She doesn't believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.
In a starred review for Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Kirkus Reviews declared: "Expect this truly one-of-a-kind series to come to a thundering close."
Scholastic United States Scholastic Press Pub.Date:10/2015 400 Pages
This emotionally gripping novel about a girl who gets a face transplant is Wonder for a YA audience.
When Maisie gets into a terrible accident, her face is partially destroyed. She's lucky enough to get a face transplant--but how do you live your life when you can't even recognize yourself anymore?
She was a runner, a girlfriend, a good student . . . a normal girl. Now all that has changed. As Maisie discovers how much her looks did--and didn't--shape her relationship to the world, she has to redefine her own identity, and figure out what "lucky" really means.
From Alyssa Sheinmel, the acclaimed author of Second Star, this is a lyrical and gripping novel that will challenge readers to think about how we create and define ourselves.
Scholastic United States Scholastic Press Pub.Date:10/2015 352 Pages
The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall
By: Katie Alender
IN THIS ASYLUM, YOUR MIND PLAYS TRICK ON YOU ALL THE TIME ...
Delia's new house isn't just a house. Long ago, it was the Piven Institute for the Care and Correction of Troubled Females -- an insane asylum nicknamed "Hysteria Hall." However, many of the inmates were not insane, just defiant and strong willed. Kind of like Delia herself.
But the house still wants to keep "troubled" girls locked away. So, in the most horrifying way, Delia becomes trapped. And that's when she learns that the house is also haunted.
Ghost girls wander the hallways in their old-fashioned nightgowns. A handsome ghost boy named Theo roams the grounds. Delia learns that all the spirits are unsettled and full of dark secrets. The house, too, harbors shocking truths within its walls -- truths that only Delia can uncover, and that may set her free.
And she'll need to act quickly -- before the house's power overtakes everything she loves.
Katie Alender brings heart-pounding suspense, gorgeous writing, and a feminist twist to this tale of memories and madness.
Scholastic United States Point Pub.Date:09/2015 336 Pages
A Night Divided
By: Jennifer A. Nielsen
From NYT bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen comes a stunning thriller about a girl who must escape to freedom after the Berlin Wall divides her family between east and west.
With the rise of the Berlin Wall, twelve-year-old Gerta finds her family suddenly divided. She, her mother, and her brother Fritz live on the eastern side, controlled by the Soviets. Her father and middle brother, who had gone west in search of work, cannot return home. Gerta knows it is dangerous to watch the wall, to think forbidden thoughts of freedom, yet she can't help herself. She sees the East German soldiers with their guns trained on their own citizens; she, her family, her neighbors and friends are prisoners in their own city.
But one day, while on her way to school, Gerta spots her father on a viewing platform on the western side, pantomiming a peculiar dance. Then, when she receives a mysterious drawing, Gerta puts two and two together and concludes that her father wants Gerta and Fritz to tunnel beneath the wall, out of East Berlin. However, if they are caught, the consequences will be deadly. No one can be trusted. Will Gerta and her family find their way to freedom?
Scholastic United States Scholastic Press Pub.Date:09/2015 336 Pages
Revenge of the Angels
By: Jennifer Ziegler
The Brewster triplets from Revenge of the Flower Girls meet The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, in a new, sweetly hilarious holiday story from Jennifer Ziegler!
The Brewster triplets, Dawn, Darby, and Delaney, usually love Christmas. Decorations, singing carols, seeing Aunt Jane and their favorite neighbors, hot cocoa, and presents--what could be better? But this year nothing is going right, starting with their local Christmas pageant. They practiced looking wise and stroking fake beards so they could play the three Wise People, but what did they get cast as? Angels - and just because they're girls! Totally not fair.
And things are going from bad to worse. No Aunt Jane, no megaphone, no Mom or Lily because of the snow--and someone is stealing decorations (and baked goods!) from their neighbors' houses. The girls don't want this to be the worst Christmas ever, but can they fix the pageant, solve the mystery, find their dad a new couch (it's a long story), and recover their holiday cheer?
Three times the angels means three times the festivities in this hilarious story from Jennifer Ziegler.
Scholastic United States Scholastic Press Pub.Date:09/2015 256 Pages
Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #03: The Three Little Pugs
By: Noah Z. Jones
Noah Z. Jones turns well-known fairy tales upside-down in this humorous new series!
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
In the Land of Fake Believe, Princess meets a strange girl named Moldylocks. When Princess's stomach grumbles, Moldylocks takes her to the home of the Three Beards. The girls sit in the Beards' chairs, eat their chili, and jump on their beds. The Three Beards are not happy when they get home--and they are very, very hungry! Will Moldylocks and Princess go into the chili pot? With easy-to-read text and engaging full-color artwork throughout, kids will be drawn right into this very funny land of fractured fairy tales!
Scholastic United States Branches Pub.Date:05/2014 80 Pages
Olive & Beatrix #01: The Not-So Itty-Bitty Spiders
By: Amy Marie Stadelmann
Meet twin sisters Olive and Beatrix! One is a witch. One is totally notawitch.
This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easytoread text, highinterest content, fastpaced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!
Twin sisters Olive and Beatrix don't get along. Olive is "ordinary" and loves science and nature, and exploring. But Beatrix is a witch! She has a brain full of tricks, and she uses her magic powers to play pranks on Olive and her best friend, Eddie. In book #1, Beatrix ruins Olive and Eddie's latest science experiment. So Olive and Eddie play a prank on Bea. They rig up a bucket of spiders over her bedroom doorway. But when the spiders crawl into one of Bea's magic potionsWHAM! Giant spiders on the loose!! The sisters will have to work together to shrink these notso ittybitty spiders down to size!
Scholastic United States Branches Pub.Date:8/2015 80 Pages
Clifford's School Story Box
By: Norman Bridwell
Six school-themed storybooks in a sturdy carrying case for only $10.99.
This boxed set is perfect for getting ready to go back to school! It includes six storybooks including the brand-new Clifford Goes to Kindergarten. Also includes these timeless favorites: -Clifford's First School Day -Clifford Goes to Dog School -Clifford's Sports Day -Clifford's ABCs -Clifford's Manners
All six books come packaged in a sturdy case with handle.
Scholastic United States Scholastic Inc. Pub.Date:06/2015 Pages