Kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are. Millions of people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement, a major motion picture, and the critically acclaimed graphic novel White Bird . I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid--but his new classmates cant get past Auggies extraordinary face. WONDER , now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggies point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one communitys struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy . In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel a meditation on kindness --indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you cant blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder , #choosekind
B>b>Fans went wild for this gripping, emotional addition to the /b>b>Stranger Things'' /b>b>universe after its successful launch! Fall into the never-before-told backstory of the beloved Dig Dug maven, Max Mayfield, written by /b>b>New York Times /b>b>bestselling author Brenna Yovanoff. /b>/b>br>br>Meet Max. She''s from California. She skateboards. Her family just dumped her in the middle of Indiana. And she''s really not ready to call Hawkins her new home.br>br>Whether she''s facing off against her bully brother, Billy, the new kids at school, or monsters abound, Max tackles life with sass and grit. This must-read novel based on the hit Netflix series Stranger Things explores Max''s past--with all the good and the bad it''s given her--in the lead up to the thrilling season that introduces our favorite new member of the gang.
Readers of If I Stay and Elizabeth George will love Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, author of Stepsister, These Shallow Graves, and the award-winning novel A Northern Light . Andi Alpers is on the edge. Shes angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And her father has determined that accompanying him to Paris for winter break is the solution for everything. But Paris is a city of ghosts for Andi. And when she finds a centuries-old diary, the ghosts begin to walk off the page. Alexandrine, the owner of the journal, lived during the French Revolution. Shes angry too. Its the same fire that consumes Andi, and Andi finds comfort in it--until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs, words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes terrifyingly present. Revolution artfully weaves two girls stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love. Revolution spans centuries and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human heart. Praise for Revolution : An ABA Indies Choice Young Adult Book of the Year An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults A Kirkus Reviews Best Book A #1 Indiebound Selection A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book An Amazon.com Best Book of the Year A sumptuous feast of a novel, rich in mood, character, and emotion. -- SLJ , Starred Review Every detail is meticulously inscribed into a multi-layered narrative that is as wise, honest, and moving as it is cunningly worked. Readers . . . will find this brilliantly crafted work utterly absorbing.-- The Bulletin , Starred Review Brilliantly realized, complete, and complex. The novel is rich with detail, and both the Brooklyn and Paris settings provide important grounding for the haunting and beautifully told story. -- Kirkus Reviews , Starred Review