Heads Up: Oct. Pubs to Stock Up!

Below are titles that are sure to be hits with kids this month, starting with one I probably don’t need to remind you about:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Jeff Kinney
Retail Price: $13.95
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Amulet Books – (2009-10-12)
ISBN / EAN: 0810983915 / 9780810983915

Ages: 9+

Greg who doesn’t “do” outdoors is perfectly satisfied spending his summer inside playing video games. His mom has other ideas.

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Syren (Septimus Heap, Book 5)
Angie Sage
Retail Price: $17.99
Hardcover: 640 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books – (2009-10-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0060882107 / 9780060882105

Ages: 8+

Downloadable audio and eBook from OverDrive

This fifth book in the Magykal series does not disappoint its fans and may bring new ones to the fold. For all those kids who want more Harry Potter but may have missed this equally engaging tale.

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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma
Trenton Lee Stewart
Retail Price: $16.99
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers – (2009-10-06)
ISBN / EAN: 0316045527 / 9780316045520

Audio from Listening Library: CD; 9780307582393; $44.00

Downloadable audiobook from OverDrive

Ages: 10+

At Bank Street, our kids are nuts for these big fat, complicated adventure mysteries. They have been begging for number three since school started.

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Waddle!: A Scanimation Picture Book
Rufus Butler Seder
Retail Price: $12.95
Hardcover: 12 pages
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company – (2009-10-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0761151125 / 9780761151128

Ages: 3+

From the creator of the best seller Gallop! This is a novelty book in the same vein with animated animals moving magically on the page. Collections with pop-up and interactive books shouldn’t miss. If you want it get it. do so now. Based on previous experience, this title will go out-of-stock quickly.

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Fire
Kristin Cashore
Retail Price: $17.99
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Dial – (2009-10-05)
ISBN / EAN: 0803734611 / 9780803734616

Audio from Penguin: CD; 9780143145110; $39.95

Ages: 12 and up

I am sure I gave the heads-up on this way back in May [Ed Note: actually, you first mentioned it way back in March and then again in May!]  If you didn’t listen to me then, listen now: Fire is a companion volume to the bestselling and delicious Graceling. Set in the same fantasy world at a slighty different time, the central character of this book has mind-blowing beautly and the the talent to bend others to her will. Will she use her powers for good or evil?

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Leviathan
Scott Westerfeld
Retail Price: $19.99
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse – (2009-10-06)
ISBN / EAN: 1416971734 / 9781416971733

Audio from S&S Audio; CD, 9780743583886; $29.99

Ages: 10+

This one is nothing like Westerfeld’s previous young adult novels. He has turned his imagination to an alternative past sometime before the beginning of WW I. British society has evolved dependent on machines made of animals. They are the Darwinists, while the Germanic societies are dependent on a kind of steam punk machinery. The two cultures cross through children who find themselves caught in the middle of bigger events.

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The Amanda Project: Book 1: invisible I
Stella Lennon, Melissa Kantor
Retail Price: $16.99
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen – (2009-10-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061742120 / 9780061742125

Downloadable audio and eBook from OverDrive

Ages: 12+

I am generally not a big fan of books that have a web component, but I just adored The Amanda Project. Take archetypical teenagers – the popular girl, the band geek, the artist…you get it. Throw them together to solve the mystery. I am dying….totally for book two.

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The Day of the Pelican
Katherine Paterson
Retail Price: $16.00
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Clarion Books – (2009-10-19)
ISBN / EAN: 0547181884 / 9780547181882

Audio from Brilliance:

  • Library MP 3; 9781441802095; $39.97
  • Library CD; 9781441802071; $69.97
  • PlayAway; 9781441829450; $49.99

Downloadable audiobook from OverDrive

Ages: 10+

I know, I know — you don’t need me to tell you to buy the new Katherine Paterson. What you don’t know is that as soon as it arrives, you should be uncharacteristically selfish and grab it first. It is a story of the Kosovo civil war, a refugee story, and a post-9/11 story. Because it is Paterson, the parts add up to more than the whole. Read it.

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Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies
Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton
Retail Price: $24.99
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers – (2009-10-06)
ISBN / EAN: 0316040495 / 9780316040495

Audiobook from Hachette Audio: 9781600247583; $24.98

All ages

We admire Julie Andrews for her Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles. This volume is not a celebrity vanity project. It is a an exquisitly illustrated collection of familiar and new verse that has a place in every library and home to spend hours sharing delightful language and fine watercolor art.

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Wag!
Patrick McDonnell
Retail Price: $15.99
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers – (2009-10-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0316045489 / 9780316045483

Ages: 3+

Looking for a delight for storytime? What makes a dog’s tale wag? Turn the page to simple cartoon drawings of a delightful dog and children will soon know the answer. Resistance is futile. This book will cheer the most drab day.

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Luv Ya Bunches: Book One (Luv YA Bunches (Hardback))
Lauren Myracle
Retail Price: $15.95
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Amulet Books – (2009-10-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0810942119 / 9780810942110

Ages: 9+

Tweens; for the crowd that isn’t quite ready for TTYL; finally something to hand over to them. For the girls who want REAL books, here it is.

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