When the city’s long-time invaders have outlawed all books and writing as the work of demons, how dangerous is it to live in a house with a secret library?
The Wild Girls by Pat Murphy
Sometimes the best way to make sense of your life -- or your life as you wish it to be -- is to start writing it down.
Extra Credit by Andrew Clements
(Simon & Schuster, $16.99)
A grudging extra credit international pen pal project turns into a surprising exploration of culture, gender, and writing.
Sahara Special by Esme Raji Codell
Does “special” have to mean “special education”? Or can a particular teacher turn it into something quite different?
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson (HarperCollins, $8.99)
Take a small packet of letters, full of instructions and ideas, and open them one at a time...
October 2010, Jennifer Sheffield