Curiosity, by Gary Blackwood

CuriositySummary:  In 1835, when his father is put in a Philadelphia debtor’s prison, twelve-year-old chess prodigy Rufus Goodspeed is relieved to be recruited to secretly operate a chess-playing automaton named The Turk, but soon questions the fate of his predecessors and his own safety.

Dial

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Entombed, by Christopher Krovatin

EntombedGravediggers series
Summary:  In this final installment of the series, Ian, Kendra, and PJ face their most dangerous zombie-fighting mission of all, deep in the caves of Indonesia.

Katherine Tegen Books

Fall of Heroes, by Jeramey Kraatz

Fall of HeroesCloak Society series
Summary:  Masquerading as a new group of superheroes, the evil Cloak Society has taken over Sterling City–and ex-villain Alex Knight must bring them to justice once and for all.

Harper

Hades Speaks! by Vicky Alvear Shecter

Hades SpeaksSummary:  Hades, god of the dead, welcomes readers on a dangerous tour of his underworld kingdom, filled with monsters, furies, giants, and vampire demons. Along the way, he reveals ancient death rites and sinister curses, tells hair-raising stories, and cracks jokes to die for. With his witty voice and ghoulish sense of humor, Hades is the perfect guide through this fresh and imaginative work of nonfiction that reads like a novel.

Boyds Mills Press

Half a World Away, by Cynthia Kadohata

Half a World AwaySummary:  Twelve-year-old Jaden, an emotionally damaged adopted boy fascinated by electricity,  feels a connection to a small, weak toddler with special needs in Kazakhstan, where Jaden’s family is trying to adopt a “normal” baby.

Atheneum

Iron Trial, by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Iron TrialSummary:  Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron trial, but not Callum Hunt. All his life his father as warned him to stay away from magic.

Scholastic

 

Nest, by Esther Ehrlich

NestSummary:  On Cape Cod in 1972, eleven-year-old Naomi, known as Chirp for her love of birds, gets help from neighbor Joey as she struggles to cope with her mother’s multiple sclerosis and its effect on her father and sister.

Wendy Lamb Books

 

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