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For day 2 of Editors’ Picks: Spring Previews Week, enjoy these hand-picked, amazing titles from Arrow editor Gaia Merriman!
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Ivan the gorilla is content spending his days watching TV and making art inside his glass enclosure at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade. But when he meets Ruby, a baby elephant sold into captivity, Ivan begins to question the life that he and the other animals at the mall lead. This story of friendship, courage, and hope will keep readers enthralled even after the last page has been turned.
Monster High: Ghoulfriends Forever by Gitty Daneshvari
Get to know ghoulfriends Robecca, Venus, and Rochelle as they navigate their first year at Monster High. When students begin acting weird, these GFFs will need to work together to solve the mystery and expose the truth. Fans of Monster High will adore this monster-rific new series!
Mush! Sled Dogs of the Iditarod by Joe Funk
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Iditarod with this fascinating nonfiction packed with full-color photos! Readers will be captivated as they meet the race champions, discover the winning route, and test their smarts with Mush! trivia.
I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 by Lauren Tarshis
Readers are transported to 1863 for the battle of Gettysburg in this latest addition to the bestselling I Survived series. Thomas and Birdie are two young slaves who have fled captivity. During their escape they are taken in by Union soldiers, but what will happen to them when the regiment is sent to battle in Pennsylvania? Readers will be captivated by history with this fast-paced survival story.
One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
When Carley is placed in foster care she is determined to keep her new family at arm’s length. But as she gets to know the Murphys, it becomes more and more difficult for Carley to remain aloof. Can the Murphys open Carley’s eyes to the true meaning of family, or will she push them away for good? Readers won’t want to put down this incredibly moving story that will stay with them long after the last page has been turned.
January 15, 2013