BY AYUN HALLIDAY
“Before you write me off as a delusional psycho, think about what it’s like to be thrown into a situation where everyone knows everyone…and no one knows you.” In this YA graphic novel Sadie has the perfect plan to snag some friends when she transfers to Plainfield High — pretend to have a peanut allergy.
But what happens when you have to hand in that student health form your unsuspecting mom was supposed to fill out? And what if your new friends want to come over and your mom serves them snacks? (Peanut butter sandwich, anyone?) And then there’s the bake sale, when your teacher thinks you ate a brownie with peanuts.
When you’ve created a fake allergy, one little lie can become a great big mess.
BY SARAH REES BRENNAN
Kami Glass loves someone she’s never met…a boy she’s talked to in her head ever since she was born.
She didn’t spend her childhood silent about her imaginary friend, and is thus a bit of an outsider in the sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale.
Still, she has a best friend, runs the popular school newspaper, and is only occasionally caught talking to herself.
Her life is in order, just the way she likes it, despite the voice in her head.
But all that changes when the Lynburns return.
The Lynburn family has owned the spectacular and sinister manor that overlooks Sorry-in-the-Vale for centuries. The mysterious twin sisters who abandoned their ancestral home a generation ago are back, along with their teenage sons, Jared and Ash, one of whom is eerily familiar to Kami.
Ages 12 up.
‘THE CHICKEN PROBLEM’
BY JENNIFER OXLEY
Full of humor, refreshingly original characters, and math problems that young readers will be clamoring to help solve, “The Chicken Problem” is an ideal addition to the home or classroom.
Left-brained Peg and her right-brained pal, Cat, are enjoying a picnic on the farm with Pig. However, when someone leaves the chicken coop open and the chicks run-a-muck, it’s up to Peg and Cat to use their math skills to help solve their poultry predicament.
Illustrated by Emmy-winning animators, this picture book is packed with farm-inspired counting and is a fun and refreshing take on learning math.
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