Your Ticket to Faraway Places

Your Ticket to Faraway Places: Check out some of our new books from the Outstanding International Booklist:
Clay by David Almond. An altar boy meets a slightly older sculptor who believes he can bring his figures to life. U.K.
Something Remains by Inge Barth-Gruzinger. Life changes drastically for the Jewish community in a small German town as the Nazi Party gains strength. Germany.
The Killer’s Tears by Anne-Laure Bondoux. Murderer of young boy’s parents in remote Chile continues to live with the boy in what becomes a “father-son” relationship. France.
Markus and Diana by Klaus Hagerup. Precocious 6th-grader writes fan letters to a celebrity while posing as a millionaire playboy.
Surrender by Sonya Harnett. Psychological thriller focuses on a 20-year old who is dying. Australia.
By the River by Steven Herrick. Perspectives of life in a small town in Australia in 1962 are presented in the form of prose poems. Australia.
Over a Thousand Hills I Walk With You by Hanna Jansen. Memories of 8-year- old from Rwanda whose family was massacred by Hutu neighbors. Germany.
Dogboy by Victor Kelleher. Boy raised by a dog and shunned by people lives in two worlds as he tries to discover who he really is. Australia.
The Book of Everything by Guus Kuijer. Family of deeply religious but demanding and abusive father slowly begin to heal. The Netherlands.
A Little Piece of Ground by Elizabeth Laird & Sonia Nimr. Life in Israeli-occupied Ramallah from the perspective of a 12-year-old. U.K.
White Time by Margo Lanagan. Surreal short stories that explore other worlds, dimensions, and states of being. Australia.
Kampung Boy by Lat. Graphic novel about a free-spirited boy in a remote Malaysian village. Malaysia.
Web of Lies by Beverly Naidoo. Nigerian political refugees make their way in urban London. U.K.
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett. Highly humorous adventure fantasy in which 13-year-old witch-in-training unwittingly dances with Winter. U.K.
The Foreshadowing by Marcus Sedgwick. Seventeen-year-old foresees the deaths of her two brothers during World War I. U.K.The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Ordinary girl in Germany during World War II helps a Jewish man hide in her cellar and learns to read and love words. Australia.

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