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James Patterson, author of Middle School: Get Me Out of Here!

After sixth grade, the very worst year of his life, Rafe Khatchadorian has been accepted to art school in the big city and imagines a relaxed, math-and-history-free fun zone. However, it’s more competitive than Rafe ever expected, and he needs to turn his boring life into a work of art. But when his newest mission uncovers secrets about the family he has never known, Rafe has to decide if he's ready to have his world turned upside down.

May 2012

Plenty of series book additions are now available for your reading pleasure. Among them are THE SERPENT’S SHADOW, the third installment of Rick Riordan’s The Kane Chronicles; THE ACCUSED, book three in the Theodore Boone series by John Grisham; and THE INVADERS, the second entry in John Flanagan’s Brotherband Chronicles. May’s roundup of Cool New Books also includes THE CAHILL FILES #1: OPERATION TRINITY, a stand-alone adventure from the world of The 39 Clues; GHOST KNIGHT, Cornelia Funke’s novel about two friends who must uncover a centuries-old murder, all while haunted by terrifying spirits; and THE HERO’S GUIDE TO SAVING YOUR KINGDOM by debut author Christopher Healy, who takes readers on a journey with four imperfect princes and their four improbable princesses, all of whom are trying to become perfect heroes.