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The Kite Rider
by Geraldine McCaughrean

Up and up the wind drew him. Haoyou looked about him and saw the wholeworld beneath him. And it was his. The Great Miao, master of the Jade Circus, offers Haoyou the amazing chance to escape his family’s poverty — by becoming a kite rider. Strapped onto a beautiful scarlet-and-gold kite, Haoyou is sent into the sky, earning money, freedom, and unexpected fame. Miao even plans for Haoyou to perform before Kublai Khan himself. From Carnegie Medalist Geraldine McCaughrean comes a dazzling story of adventure, betrayal, family, and sacrifice set in the dramatic world of thirteenth-century China.

The libraries, museums and art galleries year
by Adrian Brink, Derry Watkins

Coverage includes Ireland.

World Guide to Libraries
by Walter de Gruyter GmbH

World Guide to Libraries lists more than 45,000 institutions in 181 countries. This directory is arranged by continent and country. Then subdivided by type of library (national, federal, regional, university, school, public, special, governmental, parliamentary, religious or business) and city. Included are: Name (listed in English and native national language) Addresses Telephone, fax and telex numbers E-mail addresses Main and special collections Statistical holdings CD-ROM holdings Networks and interlibrary loan programs

Some Girls Are
by Courtney Summers

From Courtney Summers, the author of Cracked Up To Be, comes a dark new tale of high school rivalry in which vicious rumors and nasty tricks are the currency that buys you popularity or seals your fate at the bottom of the food chain.

Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard–falling from it is even harder. Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High… until vicious rumors about her and her best friend’s boyfriend start going around.

Now Regina’s been “frozen out” and her ex-best friends are out for revenge. If Regina was guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumors are far from the terrifying truth and the bullying is getting more intense by the day. She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past who she herself used to bully. Friendship doesn’t come easily for these onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realizes Michael could be more than just a friend… if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don’t break them both first.

Tensions grow and the abuse worsens as the final days of senior year march toward an explosive conclusion.

“This story takes an unflinching look at the intricacies of high school relationships …. Fans of the film Mean Girl will enjoy this tale of redemption and forgiveness.” —School Library Journal



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