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Contents Science Fiction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fantasy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fiction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Folklore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 World Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Horror. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Astronomy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Narrative Nonfiction. . . . . . . . . 8 Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Graphic Novels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 “Night-Themed” Tales. . . . . . 10 Order Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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Science Fiction “Willy Wonka meets the Matrix.” —USA Today

Ready Player One: A Novel by Ernest Cline

It’s the year 2044, and the real world is

Winner: ALA Alex Award

A School an ugly place. Library Journal Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes “Best Adult Book 4 Teens” his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune— and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them.

Do not order paperback before 6/5/2012. Broadway • TR • 978-0-307-88744-3 • 384pp. • $14.00/$17.00 Can. Exam Copy: $3.00 Crown • HC • 978-0-307-88743-6 • 384pp. • $24.00/$25.00 Can. Exam Copy: $12.00

Audio CD: 978-0-307-91314-2 • $40.00/$45.00 Can. e-Book: 978-0-307-88745-0 • $12.99/$12.99 Can. Reading Level: 7th grade Author website: www.ernestcline.com THEMES: Overcoming Adversity, Standing Up to Corruption COMPANION TITLES: Fahrenheit 451, Ender’s Game

“Cline’s imaginative and rollicking coming-of-age geek saga has a smash-hit vibe.” —BOOKLIST (STARRED REVIEW)

“Ridiculously fun and large-hearted, and you don’t have to remember the Reagan administration to love it. . . . You’ll wish you could make it go on and on just by inserting more quarters.” —NPR.ORG

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Fantasy Three orphans journey to an unforgettable, enchanted world

The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

Kate, Michael, and Emma have been in one orphanage after another for the last ten years, passed along like lost baggage. Yet these unwanted children are more remarkable than they could possibly imagine. Ripped from their parents as babies, they are being protected from a horrible evil of devastating power, an evil they know nothing about. Until now. Before long, Kate, Michael, and Emma are on a journey to dangerous and secret corners of the world . . . a journey of allies and enemies, of magic and mayhem. And—if an ancient prophesy is correct—what they do can change history, and it is up to them to set things right. Yearling • TR • 978-0-375-87271-6 • 448pp. • $7.99/$8.99 Can. Exam Copy: $3.00 Knopf Books for Young Readers • HC Library Binding 978-0-375-96870-9 • 432pp. • $20.99/$23.99 Can. • Exam Copy: $10.50

Audio CD: 978-0-307-87976-9 • $35.00/$40.00 Can. e-Book: 978-0-375-89955-3 • $10.99/$10.99 Can. Reading Level: 3rd–7th grade Teacher’s Guide Available Official book website: www.emeraldatlas.com THEMES: Family Relationships, The Hero’s Journey COMPANION TITLES: The Hobbit, The Tempest

“A new and appealing read that will leave readers looking forward to the next volumes.” —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (STARRED REVIEW)

“Stephens creates an American version of a complex fantastical world akin to the Harry Potter and Narnia books.” —THE HORN BOOK

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Fiction A troubled teenage girl finds hope and solace in the Victorian meaning of flowers

The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

“Teens will relate to the book: there’s a push/pull romance, teen pregnancy, lots of feeling outcast and separate yet never descending into victimhood. . . . Other books have explored the experiences of foster and abandoned youth. . . . The Language of Flowers soars above them.” —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, “ADULT BOOKS 4 TEENS”

The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now 18 and emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, Victoria realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them. But an unexpected encounter with a mysterious stranger has her questioning what’s been missing in her life. And when she’s forced to confront a painful secret from her past, she must decide whether it’s worth risking everything for a second chance at happiness. Ballantine • TR • 978-0-345-52555-0 • 352pp. • $15.00/$18.00 Can. Exam Copy: $3.00

Audio CD: 978-0-307-87893-9 • $40.00/$45.00 Can. e-Book: 978-0-345-52556-7 • $11.99/$13.99 Can. Reading Level: 6th grade THEMES: Second Chances, Forgiveness, Family Relationships COMPANION TITLES: Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations

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The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

“This world of illusion and dark magic will entrance teen readers, and I predict its fans will want to visit it over and over again.” —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

“A Romeo and Juliet tale drenched in magic realism, The Night Circus defies both genres and expectations. In short, it’s a showstopper.” —THE BOSTON GLOBE

Behind the scenes of the magical, mysterious Le Cirque des Rêves, a duel is underway between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a Winner: remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite ALA Alex Award themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker whenever they so much as brush hands. True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance. Do not order paperback before 6/26/2012. Anchor • TR • 978-0-307-74443-2 • 528pp. • $15.00 Exam Copy: $3.00 Doubleday • HC • 978-0-385-53463-5 • 400pp. • $26.95 Exam Copy: $13.50

Audio CD: 978-0-307-93890-9 • $45.00/$51.00 Can. e-Book: 978-0-385-53464-2 • $12.99 Reading Level: 8th grade Author website: www.erinmorgenstern.com THEMES: Family Relationships, Fate vs. Free Will COMPANION TITLES: Romeo and Juliet, Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Folklore Explore the magical world writer Salman Rushdie created for his young son

Luka and the Fire of Life: A Novel by Salman Rushdie

“You’ve reached the age at which people in this family cross the border into the magical world. It’s your turn for an adventure—yes, it’s finally here!” So says Haroun to his younger brother, 12-year-old Luka. The adventure begins one beautiful starry night in the land of Alifbay, when Luka’s father, Rashid, falls suddenly into a sleep so deep that nothing and no one can rouse him. To save him from slipping away entirely, Luka embarks on a journey through the world of magic with his loyal companions, Bear, the dog, and Dog, the bear. Together they encounter a slew of fantastical creatures, strange allies, and challenging obstacles along the way—all in the hope of stealing the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly treacherous task. Random House • TR • 978-0-679-78347-3 • 240pp. • $15.00 Exam Copy: $3.00

—THE MIAMI HERALD

E-book: 978-0-679-60394-8 • $11.99 Reading Level: 6th grade Teacher’s Guide Available Author website: www.salman-rushdie.com THEMES: Fathers and Sons, The Hero’s Journey COMPANION TITLES: The Odyssey, The Road

“Smart and entertaining . . . should please children and adults alike.” “Riddles, puns and other wordplay enliven the writing. . . . The charm and cleverness of this buoyant fantasy will draw you into its Magical World.” —MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Common Core

Set in a war-torn Balkan country, a young female doctor seeks to uncover a family mystery

The Tiger’s Wife: A Novel by Téa Obreht

Winner: Orange Prize for Fiction

The time: the present. The place: a Balkan Finalist: National country ravaged by years of conflict. Natalia, Book Award a young doctor, is on a mission of mercy to A 2011 School Library Journal an orphanage when she receives word of her “Best Adult Book 4 Teens” beloved grandfather’s death far from their home and under circumstances shrouded in confusion. Remembering childhood stories her grandfather once told her, Natalia becomes convinced that he spent his last days searching for “the deathless man,” a vagabond who claimed to be immortal. As Natalia struggles to understand why her grandfather, a deeply rational man, would go on such a farfetched journey, she stumbles across a clue that leads her to the extraordinary story of the tiger’s wife. “The writing . . . holds moments of great beauty. Teens will thank you for introducing them to an example of the new, great literature of our times.”

Random House • TR • 978-0-385-34384-8 • 368pp. $15.00/$17.00 Can. • Exam Copy: $3.00

Audio CD: 978-0-307-87700-0 • $40.00/$45.00 Can. e-Book: 978-0-679-60436-5 | $11.99/$12.99 Can. Reading Level: 10th grade Reader’s Guide Available Author website: www.teaobreht.com

—SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

“In Obreht’s expert hands, the novel’s mythology, while rooted in a foreign world, comes to be somehow familiar, like the dark fairy tales of our own youth, the kind that spooked us into reading them again and again.” —O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

THEMES: War, Family Relationships COMPANION TITLES: Love in the Time of Cholera

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World Literature A family attempts to survive a new life they could never have imagined

Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away by Christie Watson

“A sure-footed debut narrated by 12-year-old Blessing, a girl growing up too fast in the troubled Niger Delta.” —PEOPLE MAGAZINE

“Through the lens of young girl’s coming-of-age, this breakthrough novel views the politics of contemporary Nigeria, portraying the clash between traditional and modern as it affects one extended family.” —BOOKLIST

When their mother catches their father with another woman, 12-year-old Blessing and her 14-year-old brother, Ezekiel, are forced to leave their comfortable home in Lagos for a village in the Niger Delta to live with their mother’s family. Without running water or electricity, Warri is at first a nightmare. But Blessing’s grandmother, wise and practical, soon becomes a beloved mentor, teaching her the ways of the midwife in rural Nigeria. Blessing is exposed to the horrors of genital mutilation and the devastation wrought on the environment by British and American oil companies. As Warri comes to feel like home, Blessing becomes increasingly aware of the threats to its safety, both from its unshakable but dangerous traditions and the relentless carelessness of the modern world. Other Press • TR • 978-1-59051-466-5 • 448pp. • $15.95/$17.95 Can. Exam Copy: $3.00

e-Book: 978-1-59051-467-2 • $4.99/$6.99 Can. Reading Level: 8th grade Reader’s Guide Available THEMES: Identity, Coming of Age COMPANION TITLES: Beloved, Kite Runner

Common Core

A haunting tale about a brother and sister lost in the Australian Outback

Walkabout: A Novel by James Vance Marshall Introduction by Lee Siegel

A plane crashes in the vast Northern Territory of

“A small classic, pared down to the bare bones. Many will not only enjoy it, but long remember it.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES

“This is a choice little tale which will have devoted admirers. It discloses a rare beauty of human relationship among three children in a strange predicament on the crust of the earth.” —NEWSWEEK

Australia, and the only survivors are two children from Charleston, South Carolina, on their way to visit their uncle in Adelaide. Mary and her younger brother Peter set out on foot, lost in the vast, hot Australian outback. They are saved by a chance meeting with an Aboriginal boy on walkabout, who teaches them to find food and water in the wilderness, but whom Mary can’t bring herself to trust. Though on the surface Walkabout is an adventure story, darker themes lie just beneath. Peter’s innocent friendship with the Aborigine throws into relief Mary’s no longer childish anxiety, and together raises questions about how Aboriginal and Western culture can meet. And in the vivid descriptions of the natural world, we realize that this story—a deep fairy tale in the spirit of Adalbert Stifter’s Rock Crystal—must also be a story about the closeness of death and the power of nature. NYRB Classics • TR • 978-1-59017-490-6 • 144pp. $12.95/$14.95 Can. • Exam Copy: $3.00

e-Book: 978-1-59017-505-7 • $12.95/$12.95 Can. Reading Level: 10th grade THEMES: Culture Clash, Coming of Age, Survival COMPANION TITLES: Things Fall Apart, Lord of the Flies

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Horror “Two hundred million zombies. Who can even visualize that type of number, let alone combat it?” —GENERAL TRAVIS D’AMBROSIA, SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER, EUROPE

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

by Max Brooks

At long last, here is the gripping, fictional history of the

Zombie War, which came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Author Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched firsthand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the imaginative, astonishing result. Three Rivers Press • TR • 978-0-307-34661-2 • 352pp. $14.95/$21.00 Can. • Exam Copy: $3.00

—LIBRARY JOURNAL

“Possesses more creativity and zip than entire crates of other new fiction titles. Think Mad Max meets The Hot Zone. . . . It’s Apocalypse Now, pandemic-style. Creepy but fascinating.”

Audio CD: 978-0-7393-6640-0 • $14.99/$17.99 Can. e-Book: 978-0-307-35193-7 • $11.99/$13.99 Can. Reading Level: 6th Grade Author website: www.maxbrookszombieworld.com THEMES: Social Commentary, Survival COMPANION TITLES: Animal Farm, The Handmaid’s Tale

“This infectious and compelling book will have nervous readers watching the streets for zombies. Recommended.”

—USA TODAY

Common Core

Astronomy

An astronomer demotes Pluto to a “dwarf” planet–here’s why

How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by Mike Brown

The solar system most of us grew up with included nine

planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of adding one more planet to our solar system, Brown’s find ignited a firestorm of controversy that culminated in the demotion of Pluto from real planet to the newly coined category of “dwarf” planet. Suddenly Brown was receiving hate mail from schoolchildren and being bombarded by TV reporters—all because of the discovery he had spent years searching for and a lifetime dreaming about. A heartfelt and personal journey filled with both humor and drama, How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming is the book for anyone, young or old, who has ever imagined exploring the universe—and who among us hasn’t?

—LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Eminently readable and entertaining . . . blends elements of sleuthing, international intrigue, and the awe and wonder intrinsic to the exploration of space.”

Spiegel & Grau • TR • 978-0-385-53110-8 • 288pp. $15.00/$17.00 Can. • Exam Copy: $3.00

e-Book: 978-0-385-53109-2 • $11.99/$12.99 Can. Reading Level: 12th Grade THEMES: Change vs. Tradition, Discovery COMPANION TITLES: Prometheus Unbound

“Brims with humor and charm . . . exhilarating.”

—THE OREGONIAN

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Narrative Nonfiction “A stunning work of history” (Newsweek) from the bestselling author of Devil in the White City

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin

by Erik Larson

Berlin, 1933. William E. Dodd is a mild-mannered

“Dazzling. . . . Reads like a suspense novel, replete with colorful characters, both familiar and those previously relegated to the shadows. Like Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin Stories or Victor Klemperer’s Diaries, In the Garden of Beasts is an on-the-ground documentary of a society going mad in slow motion.” —THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

academic from Chicago who to his own and everyone else’s surprise becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany, in a year that proves to be a turning point in history. Dodd moves his family to the city where they observe firsthand the many changes—some subtle, A New some disturbing, and some horrifically violent—that York Times Notable signaled Hitler’s consolidation of power. Book Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the times, and with brilliant portraits of Hitler, Goebbels, Goering, and Himmler, In the Garden of Beasts lends a unique, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time. The result is an unforgettable, addictively readable work of narrative nonfiction. Broadway • TR • 978-0-307-40885-3 • 480pp. • $16.00/$19.00 Can. Exam Copy: $3.00

Audio CD: 978-0-307-91457-6 | $45.00/$51.00 Can. e-Book: 978-0-307-88795-5 | $12.99/$15.99 Can. Reading Level: 11th grade Teacher’s Guide Available THEMES: Personal Responsibility, Deception COMPANION TITLES: Faust, Macbeth, The Book Thief

Animals

Common Core

Here is the inspiring underdog story about a horse named Snowman

The Eighty-Dollar Champion

Snowman, The Horse That Inspired a Nation by Elizabeth Letts

“Not only a heartwarming tale of the bond between human and horse, but also a fascinating look at the Eisenhower years, when faulty memory tells us that America was placid and conformist.” —MARY DORIA RUSSELL, AUTHOR OF DOC

“ If you love a great animal tale, you’ll love this book!” —GWEN COOPER, AUTHOR OF HOMER’S ODYSSEY

The Eighty-Dollar Champion is the dramatic odyssey of a horse called Snowman, saved from the slaughterhouse by a young Dutch farmer named Harry. Together, Harry and Snowman went on to become unlikely champions who stole the heart of America. Author Elizabeth Letts tells the dramatic and powerful true story of this unlikely duo’s rise to stardom. From the de Leyer family farm in Harry’s native Holland, through the horrors of the Nazi occupation, to Harry’s hope of a new life in America, where his spirit and drive were matched by those of the plow horse he saved from a slaughterhouse van. One show at a time, against extraordinary odds, the pair rose to the very top of the sport of show jumping. Their journey captured the imagination of Cold War-era America, and their story is one of unstoppable hope and unshakable faith. Do not order paperback before 5/29/2012. Ballantine • TR • 978-0-345-52109-5 • 368pp. • $16.00/$19.00 Can. Exam Copy: $3.00 Ballantine • HC • 978-0-345-52108-8 • 352pp. • $26.00/$30.00 Can. Exam Copy: $13.00

e-Book: 978-0-345-52110-1 • $12.99/$15.99 Can. Reading Level: 6th grade THEMES: Overcoming Adversity, Hope COMPANION TITLES: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Legends of King Arthur

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Graphic Novels Do your students devour comics and graphic novels? If so, here are some great new book recommendations. For a more extensive list of titles, go to: http://tinyurl.com/7fspf62

Batman: Earth One

by Geoff Johns Illustrated by Gary Frank his original graphic novel gives new insight into Bruce Wayne’s transformation into Batman and his first year as The Dark Knight.

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DC Comics • HC 978-1-4012-3208-5 144pp. • $22.99/$25.99 Can. Exam Copy: $11.50

Reading Level: 8th grade

Marzi

Graphic Novels INSPIRED by the magical relationship between gripping storytelling and the roar of the campfire, we are pleased to present this new series featuring classic novels transformed into beautifully illustrated, dynamic graphic novels. Reading Level: 6

by Marzena Sowa Illustrated by Sylvain Savoia arzi is a compelling and powerful coming-of-age story that portrays the harsh realities of life behind the Iron Curtain while maintaining the everyday wonders and curiosity of childhood.

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Vertigo • TR • 978-1-4012-2959-7 240pp. • $17.99/$19.99 Can. Exam Copy: $3.00

Reading Level: 9th grade

Vietnamerica:

A Family’s Journey

by GB Tran n Tran’s memoir of his parents’ life in Vietnam— and his own discovery of that story—theme, narrative, and art work together to create a deeply compelling graphic novel.”

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—School Library Journal A School Library Journal “Best Adult Book 4 Teens” A Library Journal Best Graphic Novel

Villard • HC • 978-0-345-50872-0 288pp. • $30.00/$34.00 Can. Exam Copy: $15.00

Reading Level: 10th grade Author website: www.gbtran.com

Uglies: Shay’s Story

Scott Westerfeld and Devin Grayson Illustrated by Steven Cummings glies told Tally Youngblood’s version of life in Uglyville and the budding rebellion against the Specials. Now comes an exciting graphic novel revealing new adventures in the Uglies world— as seen through the eyes of Shay, Tally’s rebellious best friend.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll Adapted by Lewis Helfand Illustrated by Rajesh Nagulakonda Campfire • TR • 978-93-80028-23-1 • 72pp. $9.99/$12.99 Can. • Exam Copy: $3.00 THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London Adapted by Lloyd S. Wagner Illustrated by Sachin Nagar Campfire • TR • 978-93-80028-33-0 • 72pp. $9.99/$10.99 Can. • Exam Copy: $3.00 FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley Adapted by Lloyd S. Wagner Illustrated by Naresh Kumar Campfire • TR • 978-93-80028-24-8 • 72pp. $9.99/$12.99 Can. • Exam Copy: $3.00 MOBY DICK by Herman Melville Adapted by Lance Stahlberg Illustrated by Lalit Kumar Campfire • TR • 978-93-80028-22-4 • 88pp. $11.99/$13.99 Can. • Exam Copy: $3.00

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Del Rey • TR • 978-0-345-52722-6 208pp. $10.99/$12.99 Can. Exam Copy: $3.00

Reading Level: 7th grade

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Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies,

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Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall

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he fusion of campy zombie-powered storyline, abundant Star Trek trivia, and hilarious one-liners makes this an utterly unforgettable read that will be cherished by Trekkies, Trekkers, and horror fans alike.” —Publishers Weekly

(starred review)

Quirk Books • TR • 978-1-59474-463-1 • 256pp. • $14.95/$16.95 Can. • Exam Copy: $3.00

e-Book: 978-1-59474-516-4 • $14.95/$16.95 Can. Reading Level: 10th grade

The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks by Max Brooks Illustrated by Ibraim Roberson

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cripted by the world’s leading zombie authority, Max Brooks, this graphic novel reveals how other eras and cultures have dealt with—and survived—the ancient viral plague. By immersing ourselves in past horror we may yet prevail over the coming outbreak in our time. Three Rivers Press • TR • 978-0-307-40577-7 • 144pp. $17.00/$21.00 Can. • Exam Copy: $3.00

e-Book: 978-0-307-88823-5 • $12.99/$13.99 Can. Reading Level: 10th grade Author website: www.maxbrooks.com Turn to page 7 for World War Z by Max Brooks

The Passage: A Novel

by Justin Cronin

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he monsters in this compulsive nail biter are the scariest in fiction since Stephen King’s vampires in Salem’s Lot. . . . This exceptional thriller . . . will draw in readers everywhere.” —Library Journal (starred review)

Do not order mass market paperback before 7/31/2012. Ballantine Books • MM • 978-0-345-52817-9 • 896pp. • $7.99 Ballantine Books • TR • 978-0-345-50497-5 • 800pp. • $16.00

Audio CD: 978-0-449-80694-4 • $19.99/$23.99 Can. e-Book: 978-0-345-51686-2 • $11.99 Reading Level: 9th grade Official book website: http://enterthepassage.com Coming October 2012! Book Two of The Passage trilogy: The Twelve

The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Introduction by Laurie R. King

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he most famous of the Sherlock Holmes stories, The Hound of the Baskervilles, features the phantom dog of Dartmoor, which, according to an ancient legend, has haunted the Baskervilles for generations. When Sir Charles Baskerville dies suddenly of a heart attack, the locals are convinced that the spectral hound is responsible. Modern Library • TR • 978-0-8129-6606-0 • 208pp. • $9.00/$12.00 Can. • Exam Copy: $3.00

e-Book: 978-0-307-43229-2 • $6.99/$7.99 Can. Reading Level: 7th grade

Plague Town: An Ashley Parker Novel by Dana Fredsti

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shley was just trying to get through a tough day when the world turned upside down. A terrifying virus appears, quickly becoming a pandemic that leaves its victims, not dead, but far worse. Ashley discovers that she is a ‘Wild-Card’—immune to the virus—and she is recruited to fight back and try to control the outbreak.

Titan Books • MM • 978-0-85768-635-0 • TR • 368pp. $7.99/$9.99 Can. • Exam Copy: $3.00

e-Book: 978-0-85768-638-1 • $7.99/$8.99 Can. Reading Level: 10th grade

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Dearly, Departed: A Zombie Novel

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by Lia Habel

classic romance, suspense thriller, rip-roaring adventure, and macabre comedy all at once, Dearly, Departed redefines the concept of undying love.

Do not order paperback before 9/25/2012. Del Rey • TR • 978-0-345-52332-7 • 480pp. • $9.99/$11.99 Can. • Exam Copy: $3.00 Del Rey • HC • 978-0-345-52331-0 • 480pp. • $16.99/$18.99 Can. • Exam Copy: $8.50 Audio CD: 978-0-307-87605-8 | $40.00/$45.00 Can.

e-Book: 978-0-345-52333-4 • $9.99/$10.99 Can. Reading Level: 6th grade Author website: www.liahabel.com

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies:

Dreadfully Ever After by Steve Hockensmith

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ith the zombie Austen mashup mania showing no sign of abating, this is a must- read for fans and a must-buy for the libraries serving them.” —Booklist Online

Quirk Books • TR • 978-1-59474-502-7 • 320pp. $12.95/$14.95 Can. • Exam Copy: $3.00

e-Book: 978-1-59474-509-6 • $12.95/$14.95 Can. Reading Level: 9th grade

Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz

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curious mixture of whimsy, gentle humor and horror . . . [and] a hero who feels perfectly comfortable with the ghost of Elvis Presley and identifies, in equal parts, with Hamlet, Quasimodo and E. T.” —The New York Times

Bantam • MM • 978-0-345-53342-5 • 480pp. • $9.99/$11.99 Can. • Exam Copy: $3.00 Bantam • TR • 978-0-553-38428-4 • 400pp. • $15.00/$17.00 Can. • Exam Copy: $3.00

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Anno Dracula

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by Kim Newman

nno Dracula is a rich and panoramic tale, combining horror, politics, mystery and romance to create a unique and compelling alternate history. Acclaimed novelist Kim Newman explores the darkest depths of a reinvented Victorian London. Titan Books • TR • 978-0-85768-083-9 • $14.95/$16.95 Can. • Exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-0-85768-533-9 • $14.95/$16.95 Can.

Reading Level: 10th grade

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. Quirk Books • HC • 978-1-59474-476-1 • 352pp. $17.99/$19.99 Can. • Exam Copy: $9.00 e-Book: 978-1-59474-513-3 • $17.99/$19.99 Can.

Nominated for YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults

Reading Level: 10th grade Author website: www.ransomriggs.com

The Castle in Transylvania

by Jules Verne Translated by Charlotte Mandell

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efore Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Jules Verne, master of science fiction, wrote this eerie tale of the supernatural set in a forgotten valley in the mountains of Transylvania. Melville House • TR • 978-1-935554-08-0 • 224pp. $14.95/$17.95 Can. • Exam Copy: $3.00 e-Book: 978-1-935554-77-6 • $14.95/$17.95 Can.

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