What's New: Juvenile Mysteries

The spy catchers of Maple Hill / by Megan Frazer Blakemore
Blakemore, Megan Frazer.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
J MYS BLAK

The ballgame with no one at bat / by Steve Brezenoff ; illustrated by Marcos Calo
Brezenoff, Steven.
North Mankato, Minn., Stone Arch Books, c2014.
J MYS BREZ

The crook that made kids cry / by Steve Brezenoff ; illustrated by Marcos Calo
Brezenoff, Steven.
North Mankato, Minn.,: Stone Arch Books, c2014.
J MYS BREZ

The dinosaur that disappeared / by Steve Brezenoff ; illustrated by Marcos Calo
Brezenoff, Steven.
North Mankato, Minn., Stone Arch Books, c2014.
J MYS BREZ

Balloon blow-up / by Franklin W. Dixon ; illustrated by Scott Burroughs
Dixon, Franklin W., author.
New York, Aladdin, c2013.
J MYS DIXO 13

Robot rumble / by Franklin W. Dixon ; illustrated by Scott Burroughs
Dixon, Franklin W.
New York : Aladdin, c2013.
J MYS DIXO 11

Day of doom / David Baldacci
Baldacci, David.
New York ; London : Scholastic Inc., c2013.
J MYS THIR CAHI 6

Countdown / Natalie Standiford
Standiford, Natalie.
New York : Scholastic, c2014.
J MYS THIR UNST 3

Rose / Holly Webb
Webb, Holly.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, c2013.
J MYS WEBB
revised 5/7/14

Featured Children's Book

817f9UengnLThere have been many alphabet books written, but none quite like this.  In Once Upon an Alphabet, Oliver Jeffers gives every letter it's due by writing each a short story.  His usual wit and humor are present, and so are some characters from his earlier books.  While each letter has its own story, references to previous letters are made later in the alphabet, which only elevates the story as a whole.  The illustrations are deceptively simple with delicate splashes of color and add a perfect amount of playfulness to the text.  Think you know your ABCs?  Not like this!