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Juvenile Fiction Bestsellers - Fall 2011 - Part 2

A sneak peek at the hottest titles in children's fiction. Don't forget to check Part 1 and Part 3 of the fiction bestsellers for the Fall of 2011. Note: Publication date is estimated. Be patient and you shall be rewarded :)

31 items

Hound dog true

Linda Urban. -- |

Pub.: Sept. 2011. School, new girl in school, shyness, friendship.

My life as a stuntboy

Janet Tashjian ; with cartoons by Jake Tashjian. -- |

Pub.: Oct. 2011. Movies, friendship, Youtube.

Mo Wren, lost and found

Tricia Springstubb. -- |

Pub.: Aug. 2011. Fox Street, moving, new experiences.

Immortal war

by Justin Somper. -- |

Series: Vampirates. Book 6. Pub.: Jan. 2012. Adventure, action, war, vampires, pirates.

Diamonds and doom

Marcus Sedgwick ; illustrated by Pete Williamson. -- |

Series: Raven Mysteries. Book 6. Pub.: Dec. 2011. Weird families, castles, mysteries.


edited and with an introduction by Jon Scieszka ; stories by M.T. Anderson ... [et al.] ; with illustrations by Brett Helquist. -- |

Series: Guys Read. Pub.: Sept. 2011. Mystery, detectives, short stories.

SPHDZ book #3!

by Jon Scieszka ; illustrated by Shane Prigmore ; swivel action by Casey Scieszka ; ten points of articulation by Steven Weinberg. -- |

Series: Spaceheadz. Book 3. Pub.: Apr. 2012. Mystery, humourous, interactive adventures.

Seriously, Norman!

Chris Raschka. -- |

Pub.: Oct. 2011. Parents, school, trying to understand grown-ups, humourous.

Morning star

Judith Plaxton. -- |

Pub.: Sept. 2011. Parallel stories, historical fiction, slavery, Underground railroad, heritage.

Secrets at sea

by Richard Peck ; illustrated by Kelly Murphy. -- |

Pub.: Oct. 2011. Illustrated. Mice, cruises, stowaways, adventure, ships, fantasy.

The whole truth

Kit Pearson. -- |

Pub.: Aug. 2011. Family, sisters, secrets, 1930s, Canada.

The dragon turn

Shane Peacock. -- |

Series: The Boy Sherlock Holmes. Book 5. Pub.: Oct. 2011. Detectives, mystery, crime, murder, London, England.

The flint heart

by Katherine and John Paterson ; illustrations by John Rocco. -- |

Pub.: Sept. 2011. Fairy tales, curses, fantasy, magic.

Dogs in the dead of night

by Mary Pope Osborne ; illustrated by Sal Murdocca. -- |

Series: Magic Tree House. Book 46. Pub.: Aug. 2011. Swiss Alps, dogs, Saint Bernards, mystery, magic, fantasy.

Liesl & Po

Lauren Oliver ; illustrated by Kei Acedera. -- |

Pub.: Oct. 2011. Orphans, ghosts, magic, friendship.


Alyson Noèel. -- |

Series: Riley Bloom. Pub.: Sept. 2011. Ghosts, sisters, dreams, fantasy, death.

Oopsy daisy

Lauren Myracle. -- |

Pub.: Jan. 2012. Girls, romance, friendships.

The apothecary

Maile Meloy ; with illustrations by Ian Schoenherr. -- |

Pub.: Oct. 2011. Illustrated. Spies, mystery, potions, magic, adventure, thriller.


Colin Meloy ; illustrations by Carson Ellis. -- |

Series: The Wildwood Chronicles. Book 1. Pub.: Aug. 2011. Adventure, kidnapping, secret worlds, siblings, magic, fantasy.

Dragon seer's gift

Janet McNaughton. -- |

Pub.: Aug. 2011. Adventure, mystery, secret world, siblings, dragons, mythical creatures, ancestors.

The Unwanteds

Lisa McMann. -- |

Pub.: Aug. 2011. Twins, brothers, magic, adventure, 'brother against brother.'

13 gifts

by Wendy Mass. -- |

Pub.: Sept. 2011. Being a teen, friendships, social status.

Ten rules for living with my sister

Ann M. Martin. -- |

Pub.: Sept. 2011. Sisters, sibling rivalry, family life.

The chronicles of Harris Burdick

[illustrations], Chris Van Allsburg ; with an introduction by Lemony Snicket. -- |

Pub.: Oct. 2011. Introduction by Lemony Snicket. Short stories, illustrations, mystery, fantasy, horror.

Waiting for the magic

Patricia MacLachlan ; illustrated by Amy June Bates. -- |

Pub.: Sept. 2011. Illustrated. Family, divorce, separation, siblings, pets, magic.

Alvin Ho, allergic to dead bodies, funerals, and other fatal circumstances

by Lenore Look ; pictures by LeUyen Pham. -- |

Series: Alvin Ho. Book 4. Pub.: Sept. 2011. Funerals, death, humourous, family, Asian-Americans.

Dumpling days

by Grace Lin. -- |

Pub.: Jan. 2012. Asian identity, Taiwan, family, heritage, culture shock.

Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the pizza planet people

by Josh Lewis ; illustrated by Stephen Gilpin. -- |

Series: Super Chicken Nugget Boy. Pub.: May 2011. Aliens, superheros, action, humourous.

Cat found

Ingrid Lee. -- |

Pub.: Oct. 2011. Cats, stray animals, pets, animal cruelty, values.

The winter pony

Iain Lawrence. -- |

Pub.: Nov. 2011. Explorers, adventure, ponies, horses, South Pole, survival.

Frost wolf

Kathryn Lasky ; [interior illustrations by Richard Cowdrey]. -- |

Series: Wolves of the Beyond. Book 4. Pub.: Dec. 2011. Ga'Hoole, wolves, mythology, legends.