The Glass Fence & Tia Isa Wants a Car: Coming Attractions

By Maryann Yin Comment

Here are some handpicked titles from our New Books section. Want to include your book? Just read our Facebook Your New or Upcoming Book post. Don’t forget to include your title’s exact release date and a link.

The Glass Fence by Barry James Hickey: “To reclaim her heart and spirit, Katie Jones struggles with an aloof General Manager and his entrenched staff to start an employee rowing team at a luxury seaside hotel. All she has to do is find a willing team from a dysfunctional group of earnest employees and solve the mysteries of The Glass Fence.” (May 2011)

The Mistaken Masterpiece by Michael D. Beil: “In the third installment, Sophie is nose to fist with her arch-rival, Livvy, all while taking care of movie-star Nate Etan’s dog, when Father Julian hires the Blazers to help him authenticate a painting. Mayhem and mystery follows as the girls attempt to uncover the truth. Oh, and, uh, Sophie’s friend-who-is-not-a-boyfriend, Raf, is back…” (June 2011)

Tia Isa Wants a Car by Meg Medina with illustrations by Claudio Munoz: “Tía Isa wants a car. A shiny green car the same color as the ocean, with wings like a swooping bird. A car to take the whole family to the beach. But saving is hard when everything goes into two piles – one for here and one for Helping Money, so that family members who live far away might join them someday. While Tía Isa saves, her niece does odd jobs for neighbors so she can add her earnings to the stack. But even with her help, will they ever have enough?” (June 2011)