Two sisters are different in every way, but when beautiful, sporty Kristina is diagnosed with cancer, everyone turns to brainy Tess, who finds herself bearing responsibilities she's never had before.
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Candlewick Press: $5.99 paper, ages 6-11
All her friends and family are leaving town for summer, and Judy Moody's stuck with boring Aunt Opal — until she comes up with one of her plans leading to adventures — and some trouble, of course.
Just Being Audrey
Margaret Cardillo, illustrated by Julia Denos
Balzer & Bray: 32 pp., $16.99
How the ugly duckling that was Audrey Hepburn growing up in Nazi-occupied Holland became the swan that lit up the screen and used her fame to help the world's needy children.
The Last Apprentice
Rage of the Fallen
Joseph Delaney, illustrated by Patrick Arrasmith
Greenwillow: $17.99 (13 & up)
Tom Ward has battled boggarts, witches and all manner of fiends in previous books in this series. But is he strong enough to handle what awaits him in Ireland, a land he was warned to never set foot on?