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Liar & Spy

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead
Aug 06, 2013 | 208 Pages
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  • Paperback $7.99

    Aug 06, 2013 | 208 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

  • Hardcover $15.99

    Aug 07, 2012 | 192 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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    Aug 07, 2012 | 192 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12)

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A Finalist for the Carnegie Medal
A New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Children’s Book
A Junior Library Guild Selection 
Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, The Horn Book Magazine, The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Chicago Public Library
Named to 21 State Award Lists 

“Readers will sympathize with Georges and Safer as they negotiate various familiar obstacles, but it’s the celebration that will leave them exultant.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Starred review

“The ending twists readers’ entire perception of the events and creates a brilliant conclusion to an insightful novel.” —School Library Journal, Starred review

“Stead’s spare and elegant prose, compassionate insight into the lives of young people, wry sense of humor, deft plotting, and ability to present complex ideas in an accessible and intriguing way make this much more than a mystery with a twist.” —The Horn Book, Starred review

“Chock-full of fascinating characters and intelligent questions, this is as close to perfect as middle-grade novels come.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred review

“[A] big-hearted, delightfully quirky tale…. Georges resolves his various issues in a way that’s both ingenious and organic to the story….Original and winning” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred review


ALA Notable Children’s Book WINNER 2013

Amazon Best of the Year WINNER 2012

Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year WINNER 2012

IRA Children’s Choices WINNER

Young Adult Services Division, School Library Journal Author Award WINNER

Agatha Award (Best First Novel) SUBMITTED

ALA Best Books for Young Adults NOMINEE

Agatha Award-Best Children’s/Young Adult NOMINEE

Arkansas Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2014

Connecticut Nutmeg Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2015

Minnesota Maud Heart Lovelace Award NOMINEE 2015

Missouri Mark Twain Award NOMINEE 2015

Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award NOMINEE 2014

Texas Bluebonnet Master List NOMINEE 2014

Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award NOMINEE 2014


Kiddo Awards FINALIST 2013

Louisiana Young Reader’s Choice Award FINALIST 2015

New Hampshire Great Stone Face Children’s Book Award FINALIST 2014

Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Master List FINALIST

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