DEBUTS TO WATCH
The Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkowski (FSG). Won at auction, this novel follows a 12-year-old's quest to rescue her father's stolen, enchanted eyes.
Creepers by Jeanne Dahme (Running Press Teen). Dahme's story of a girl who finds herself in an eerie adventure in a new house is just the third fiction title Running Press has published.
Cycler by Lauren McLaughlin (Random House) has a premise sure to turn heads: each time teenage Jill gets her period, she turns into a boy.
Discovering Pig Magic by Julie Crabtree (Milkweed) won the house's 2008 prize for children's literature and stars three friends who discover a book of spells.
Ghost Medicine by Andrew Smith (Feiwel & Friends) centers on the friendship among several teenage cowboys.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Harcourt). A girl, the niece of a king, discovers that her "Grace" (or skill) is the ability to kill.
The Lost Island of Tamarind by Nadia Aguiar (Feiwel & Friends). After a violent storm, three siblings steer their boat to a mysterious island.
FAVORITE AUTHORS, NEW DIRECTIONS
Barnaby Grimes: Curse of the Night Wolf by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell (Random/ Fickling) The team behind the Edge Chronicles heads to a more Victorian setting in a new …