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Book Expo 2017: Scholastic Press Spotlight
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Book Expo

Book Expo descended on NYC Thursday and Friday, and it was a reader’s dream. The prelude to Book Con (Saturday and Sunday), Book Expo was like having a Jacob Javitz Center sized library organized by publisher, where free books are literally thrown at you. And not only that, many of the books have not been released yet, and the authors are just hanging out ready to talk.

One of the many many publishers was Scholastic which handed out books like candy in “read-topia.” There are many lovely tomes headed our way from this kid-centric press (young adult too!) this fall.

Check them out below.

Refugee Scholastic Book Expo

Refugee
Hardcover | Kindle
Written by Alan Gratz
Release Date: July 25th, 2017

This one is sure to kick you in the feels. Refugee by Alan Gratz has 3 stories of the bravery of children seeking shelter far away from home.

JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .

ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .

MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . .

All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers — from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.

I Survived Scholastic Book Expo

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived #15)
Paperback | Kindle
Written by Lauren Tarshis
Release Date: August 29th, 2017

The amazing series that gets kids excited about history, comes out with Book 15, I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 by Lauren Tarshis this August!

The battlefield was soaked in blood. Screams of injured soldiers rang through the air. Eleven-year-old Nathaniel Knox knelt behind a rock, his gun clutched in his shaking hands. Nate had been heading to New York City to find his father. But now he was trapped in a terrible gunfight between American and British troops.
This Revolutionary War had started as a thrilling fight for freedom. The 13 American colonies were breaking apart from England, away from King George III. The colonies would band together to become a brand-new country: The United States of America!
But King George was like a snake with America gripped in his fangs – and he didn’t want to let go. So now it was war – brutal, bloody war. And America was being crushed by the mighty British army. Thousands of American troops were either dead or dying in filthy British prison ships. General George Washington’s army was in tatters.
All Nate wanted was to find his father…and to get out of here alive.

Scholastic Mean Girls Book Expo

Mean Girls
Hardcover | Kindle
Written by Micol Ostow
Release Date: September 12th, 2017

Based on the screenplay and hot movie by Tina Fey, relive the story of Cady, plucked out of her happy homeschooled life in Africa to attend regular high school. She finds that high school is the hardest jungle to navigate, thanks to “The Plastics.”

You know the story–or do you?

Cady Heron grew up homeschooled in Africa with scientist parents as her teachers, monkeys as her classmates and the African plains as her playground. But when her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, she finds herself a stranger in a strange land: high school.

With no prior research to guide her, Cady’s forced to figure out North Shore High all on her own. Suddenly she finds herself sucked into Girl World as a new member of the social elite dubbed “The Plastics.” Cady discovers that unlike the wild, Girl World doesn’t have any rules–especially when you maybe, possibly, okay definitely, have a giant crush on their ruthless leader’s ex-boyfriend. Turns out, life in high school might be even more brutal than a showdown on the Savannah.

Based on the screenplay by Tina Fey, this retelling of the cult classic film includes tons of extra, never-before-seen bonus content.

The White Tower Scholastic Book Expo

The White Tower
Hardcover | Kindle
Written by Cathryn Constable
Chicken House
An Imprint of Scholastic
Release Date: September 26th, 2017

What would you do if you discovered a magical new power? Would you keep it a secret or soar?

When Livy’s accepted at Temple College, an exclusive school for the most gifted students, no one is more surprised than her. After all, she doesn’t think she’s very smart at all! But she does have a secret that sets her apart from everyone else . . .

Recently, Livy can’t take her eyes off the sky nor stop her heels rising off the ground. And once at Temple, though busy with new friends and classes, she can’t resist climbing out onto the roof. For next to the ancient statue that guards the mysterious white tower, Livy starts to have the strangest dream that she can fly.

But her dreams are more real than she thinks. And her behavior has been noticed by others, for whom the ability to defy gravity is a possible reality…one that they’ll stop at nothing to use for their own ends. It’s a race against time to discover that most dangerous of secrets–will Livy survive it?

Disappeared Scholastic Book Expo

Disappeared
Hardcover | Kindle
Written by Francisco X. Stork
Arthur A. Levine Books
An Imprint of Scholastic
Release Date: September 26th, 2017

Two siblings get caught up in a dangerous and intricate saga…

Four Months Ago
Sara Zapata’s best friend disappeared, kidnapped by the web of criminals who terrorize Juarez.

Four Hours Ago
Sara received a death threat – and with it, a clue to the place where her friend is locked away.

Four Weeks Ago
Emiliano Zapata fell in love with Perla Rubi, who will never be his so long as he’s poor.

Four Minutes Ago
Emiliano got the chance to make more money than he ever dreamed – just by joining the web.

In the next four days, Sara and Emiliano will each face impossible choices, between life and justice, friends and family, truth and love. But when the web closes in on Sara, only one path remains for the siblings: the way across the desert to the United States.

Handbook Scholastic Book Expo

The Handbook
Hardcover | Kindle
Written by Jim Benton
Release Date: September 26th, 2017

Jim Benton‘s The Handbook starts with every kid’s fantasy – how do they change the rules? You have to wait until September to find out!

There’s nothing Jake likes more than some good trash-picking, so when his elderly neighbors move out and leave an especially promising-looking pile of household refuse on the curb, he goes right for it. He only has the chance to grab one box before his mom catches him and orders him in for dinner, though.

When mysterious goings-on begin to occur in the neighborhood, the trio investigates the hidden box from Jack’s garage. In it, they find the Secret Parent’s Handbook and with it all the means to subvert the irrational rules and petty tyranny of their home lives. No more clean rooms! No more vegetables! No more brushed hair or washed hands! It’s all videogames and junk food all the time!

But the authorities — and the resistance — have taken notice of the strange goings-on in Jack and his friends’ neighborhood. And they are closing in . . .

Sparrow Scholastic Book Expo

Sparrow
Hardcover | Kindle
Written by Sarah Moon
Arthur A. Levine Books
An Imprint of Scholastic
Release Date: October 10th, 2017

Sarah Moon has woven words into a beautiful story about the loneliness of adolescence, and finding solace in friendship and music.

Sparrow has always had a difficult time making friends. She would always rather have stayed home on the weekends with her mother, an affluent IT Executive at a Brooklyn bank, reading, or watching the birds, then playing with other kids. And that’s made school a lonely experience for her. It’s made LIFE a lonely experience.

But when the one teacher who really understood her — Mrs. Wexler, the school librarian, a woman who let her eat her lunch in the library office rather than hide in a bathroom stall, a woman who shared her passion for novels and knew just the ones she’d love — is killed in a freak car accident, Sparrow’s world unravels and she’s found on the roof of her school in an apparent suicide attempt.

With the help of an insightful therapist, Sparrow finally reveals the truth of her inner life. And it’s here that she discovers an outlet in Rock & Roll music…

And if you cannot wait for the summer or fall, here are some fantastic titles from Scholastic just waiting to be devoured right now!

Scholastic Book Expo Exo

Exo
Hardcover | Kindle
Written by Fonda Lee
Release Date: January 31st, 2017

It’s been a century of peace since Earth became a colony of an alien race with far reaches into the galaxy. Some die-hard extremists still oppose alien rule on Earth, but Donovan Reyes isn’t one of them. His dad holds the prestigious position of Prime Liaison in the collaborationist government, and Donovan’s high social standing along with his exocel (a remarkable alien technology fused to his body) guarantee him a bright future in the security forces. That is, until a routine patrol goes awry and Donovan’s abducted by the human revolutionary group Sapience.

When Sapience realizes who Donovan’s father is, they think they’ve found the ultimate bargaining chip. But the Prime Liaison doesn’t negotiate with terrorists, not even for his own son. Left in the hands of terrorists who have more uses for him dead than alive, the fate of Earth rests on Donovan’s survival. Because if Sapience kills him, it could spark another intergalactic war. And Earth didn’t win the last one…

Audacity Jones Scholastic Book Expo

Audacity Jones Steals the Show (Audacity Jones #2)
Hardcover | Kindle
Written by Kirby Larson
Release Date: January 31st, 2017

Audacity Jones and her best friend, Bimmy, are setting off from Miss Maisie’s School for Wayward Girls on an extraordinary adventure! In the glittering city of New York, the girls meet Harry Houdini, the world’s most famous magician, as he prepares a new spectacle: Houdini plans to make an elephant disappear from a crowded theater.

But Audacity and Bimmy discover a nefarious plot that puts Houdini’s illusion in jeopardy. Who could be trying to sabotage the master magician? Audie will need all her smarts, the help of friends new and old, and even her best juggling skills to solve this mystery. Will she manage to save the show in time?

Hearts & Other Body Parts Scholastic Book Expo

Hearts & Other Body Parts
Hardcover | Kindle
Written by Ira Bloom
Release Date: March 28th, 2017

Sisters Esme, Katy, and Ronnie are smart, talented, and gorgeous, and better yet . . . all three are witches. They have high school wired until the arrival of two new students. The first is Norman, who is almost eight feet tall and appears to be constructed of bolts and mismatched body parts. Despite his intimidating looks, Esme finds herself strangely — almost romantically — drawn to both his oversized brain and oversized heart.

The second new arrival is Zack, an impossibly handsome late transfer from the UK who has the girls at school instantly mesmerized. Soon even sensible Esme has forgotten Norman, and all three sisters are in a flat-out hex war to win Zack. But while the magic is flying, only Norman seems to notice that students who wander off alone with Zack end up with crushed bones and memory loss. Or worse, missing entirely.

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