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Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Nine to Twelve

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Always October Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060890957
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers - August 28th, 2012

After the baby found on twelve-year-old Jake’s doorstep turns into a monster, he and best friend Lily go to the land of Always October to find out why. (9-12)


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Beauty and the Beast, the Only One Who Didn't Run Away Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545310185
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 1st, 2012

Beauty, an adventurous heroine, and Beast, a former prince with a scientific mind, come together to break a witch’s curse. Adapted from the classic tale. (9-12)


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Bewitching Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062024145
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Published: Harper Teen - February 14th, 2012

Kendra, a delightful but not totally successful witch, tells of her youth during the 1666 plague. Modern and ancient experiences weave together via the warp of magic and the weft of historical events. (10-14)


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The Book of Wonders Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062010070
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Published: HarperTorch - January 17th, 2012

To defeat an evil sultan, thirteen-year-old friends Zardi and Rhidan must cope with pirates, djinns, magic, and snakes. (8-12)

 


 


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The Brixen Witch Cover Image
By Stacy DeKeyser, John Nickle (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781442433281
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 26th, 2012

Rudi confronts a witch and her wicked servant, and partakes in adventures set in motion by his discovery of a golden coin. Digitally rendered illustrations. (9-12)


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The Cabinet of Earths Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061963131
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Published: HarperCollins Publishers - January 3rd, 2012

A Cabinet of Earth holds some terrible secrets. Twelve-year-old Maya’s year in Paris transforms into a true adventure when she becomes its keeper. (10-12)


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Cardboard Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545418720
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Published: Graphix - August 1st, 2012

An empty box at first seems like the Worst Birthday Present Ever— but it contains astonishing surprises. Dramatic, expressive digital illustrations. (10-13)


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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again Cover Image
By Frank Cottrell Boyce, Joe Berger (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763659578
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 13th, 2012

The magical car returns, still with a mind of its own, moving through the air, in the desert, and under water. Black-and-white illustrations. Approved by the Ian Fleming Estate. (8-11)


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The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
By Jeanne DuPrau, Niklas Asker (Illustrator), Dallas Middaugh (Adapted by)
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ISBN: 9780375868214
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2012

Will Lina and Doon decipher the mysterious instructions and save the people of Ember from the darkness? Adapted from the original novel. Expressive illustrations in muted colors. (8-12)


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Clover Twig and the Perilous Path Cover Image
By Kaye Umansky, Johanna Wright (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781596437548
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 5th, 2012

When Clover’s brother disappears, she embarks on a perilous journey to the place where witches, trolls, and strange events create obstacles. Humorous black-and-white illustrations. (9-12)


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The Cup and the Crown Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061963216
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Published: HarperCollins - October 2nd, 2012

Molly’s search for a loving cup brings her closer to her mysterious past and catapults her toward her future. (10-13)


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Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399256646
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Published: Philomel Books - November 8th, 2012

A “magick” trap, an encounter with a self-centered
prince, and other mishaps befall Gorse on her way to bestow a gift on the newborn royal princess. Accident or fate? (10-13)


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Deadweather and Sunrise Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399257858
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Published: Putnam Publishing Group - May 29th, 2012

To discover why his family was “accidentally” lost at sea and to save his family’s island plantation, a thirteen-year-old battles pirates and the powerful Mr. Pembroke. (9-12)


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Earwig and the Witch Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062075116
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Published: Greenwillow Books - January 31st, 2012

After leaving the orphanage where she was able to control everyone, Earwig faces different circumstances when she lives with a witch and a devil. Black-and-white drawings. (8-10)


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Eye of the Storm Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802723130
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Published: Walker & Company - February 28th, 2012

In 2053, when storms run amok, Jaden reconnects with her scientist father at an elite camp where she attempts to solve the puzzle of tornado dissipation. (9-12)


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Goblin Secrets Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442427266
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 6th, 2012

In a scary but beautifully told tale, Rownie escapes his witch-grandmother, Graba, and joins a Goblin actor’s group. (9-12)


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Graveyard Shift Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545399197
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 1st, 2012

Friendless Ben becomes the protegé of strange Mr. October in the Ministry of Pandemonium, guiding lost souls to the afterlife and guarding them from evil forces. (10-14)


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The Great Unexpected Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061892325
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Published: HarperCollins - September 4th, 2012

When Finn falls from a tree and into her life, things begin to change for the orphan Naomi and her new friend Lizzie. (8-12)


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Heart of Stone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385752435
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Published: David Fickling Books - July 24th, 2012

Verity and her friends confront the evil Earth Witch, who is trying to erase all stories with happy endings. (Sequel to Mistress of the Storm.) (9-12)


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The High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate Cover Image
By Scott Nash, Scott Nash (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763632649
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 25th, 2012

Blue Jay’s mixed crew of bird pirates support the sparrows against the villainous Teach and his thieving gang of crows. Artfully crafted in tinted crow quill and ink. (8–12)


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In a Glass Grimmly Cover Image
By Adam Gidwitz, Hugh D'Andrade (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780525425816
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Published: Dutton Books - September 27th, 2012

With great storytelling ability, the author combines fairy tales and nursery rhymes into a scary and humorous narrative. (9–13)


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The Last Dragonslayer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547738475
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Published: Harcourt Children's Books - October 2nd, 2012

Rumors predicting the death of the last dragon are flying, and those hoping to profit are gathering. A reluctant dragon slayer joins the fray. (9-13)


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Last of the Gullivers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399242311
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Published: Philomel Books - January 19th, 2012

Twelve-year-old Michael discovers his own abilities when he uncovers the Lilliputians and guides them to respect the rights of all their members. (9-14)


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The Flame of Olympus Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442444096
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - May 22nd, 2012

Is it mere coincidence when Pegasus, the winged horse, falls through time to the top of Emily’s New York City apartment building? Adventure ensues. (8-12)


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The Prince Who Fell from the Sky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375867521
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 22nd, 2012

A motherly bear, a clever rat, and a dog join forces to protect a young human survivor in a dangerous postapocalyptic world. (9–12)


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The Seven Tales of Trinket Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374367459
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - September 4th, 2012

After her mother’s death, Trinket leaves home on a quest to find her father and to win the right to call herself a storyteller. (9-12)


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Splendors and Glooms Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763653804
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 28th, 2012

After a master puppeteer performs at her twelfth birthday party, Clara disappears. Has she been kidnapped or did she run away? (9-12)


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Summer of the Mariposas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781600609008
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Published: Tu Books - October 20th, 2012

When five sisters discover a body in a Texan river, they embark on adventures that rekindle their sense of family and connection to their Aztec heritage. (9-14)


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The Vengekeep Prophecies Cover Image
By Brian Farrey, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062049285
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Published: HarperCollins - October 23rd, 2012

Clumsy Jaxter Grimjinx may have the solution to the prophecy set with seemingly impenetrable fateskein. (8-12)