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Hello, Universe A Midsummer Night's Dream: Manga Classics

Erin Entrada Kelly, Isabel Roxas William Shakespeare, Crystal S. Chan, Poe Tse

In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. A Midsummer Night's Dream portrays the events
Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus,
in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia Somerset, who is and Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four
deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and she loves young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors
everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed (the mechanicals), who are controlled and manipulated by
psychic, whose little sister Gen is always following her the fairies who inhabit the forest. The play is one of
9780062414168 around. And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would 9781947808102 Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is
$7.99 just stop being so different so that he can concentrate on $17.99 widely performed across the world.
Paperback basketball. They aren’t friends, at... Paperback B5-Tankobon

The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a
South African Childhood (Adapted for Young
Christopher Edge Readers)
As in Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, math Trevor Noah
and science inform this mind-bending mystery
about a girl who must work with the laws of the The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, tells the
universe and trust the love of her family if she is to story of growing up half black, half white in South
set her world right. Africa under and after apartheid in this young
readers’ adaptation of his bestselling adult memoir
9780525646402 It’s the morning of Maisie’s tenth birthday, and she can’t 9780525582168 Born a Crime: Stories from a South African
$16.99 wait to open her presents. Maisie is not a typical kid. What $17.99 Childhood.
Hardcover she wants most for her birthday are the things she needs Hardcover
to build her own nuclear reactor. But she wakes to an BORN A CRIME IS SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION
empty house, and outside the front door is nothing ... PICTURE STARRING OSCAR WINNER LUPITA

The Summer of Broken Things Lizzie

Margaret Peterson Haddix Dawn Ius

Fourteen-year-old Avery Armisted is athletic, rich, and Seventeen-year-old Lizzie Borden has never been kissed.
pretty. Sixteen-year-old Kayla Butts is known as “butt-girl” Polite but painfully shy, Lizzie prefers to stay in the kitchen,
at school. The two girls were friends as little kids, but where she can dream of becoming a chef and escape her
that’s ancient history now. So it’s a huge surprise when reality. With tyrannical parents who force her to work at
Avery’s father offers to bring Kayla along on a summer the family’s B&B and her blackout episodes—a medical
trip to Spain. Avery is horrified that her father thinks he condition that has plagued her since her first menstrual
9781481417655 can choose her friends—and make her miss soccer camp. 9781481490771 cycle—Lizzie longs for a life of freedom, the time and
$12.99 Kayla struggles just to imagine leaving the confines of her $11.99 space to just figure out who she is and what she wants.
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The Night Library The Remarkable Inventions of Walter

David Zeltser, Raul Colon
Quinn Sosna-Spear
The Polar Express meets The Night at the Museum
in this fantastical picture-book adventure about In the humdrum town of Moormouth, Walter Mortinson’s
the magic of books and libraries, perfect for book unusual inventions cause nothing but trouble. After one of
lovers of all ages! his contraptions throws the town into chaos, Walter’s
mother demands he cut the nonsense and join the family
After a young boy goes to sleep upset that he’s getting a mortuary business.
9781524717988 book for his birthday, he’s visited in the night by Patience 9781534420809
$17.99 and Fortitude, the two stone lions who guard the New $17.99 Far off on Flaster Isle, famed inventor Horace Flasterborn
Hardcover York Public Library. Soon, he’s magically whisked away Hardcover plans to take Walter under his wing, just as he did Walter’s
from his cozy home in the Bronx, and the two mighty genius father decades ago. When a letter arrives by
lions show him the wonder of the library. There, the i... unusual means offering Walter an apprenticeship, it isn’t
long before Walter decides to ...

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Littler Women: A Modern Retelling Long Way Down

Laura Schaefer Jason Reynolds

Thirteen-year-old Meg March and her sisters Jo (twelve), A cannon. A strap.

Beth (ten), and Amy (nine) are a close-knit group who A piece. A biscuit.
share in one another’s hopes and dreams, as well as A burner. A heater.
struggles and frustrations. Over the course of one year A chopper. A gat.
they get to know their neighbors the Lawrences, attend A hammer
school dances and sleepovers, have first crushes, and A tool
9781481487627 grow closer as sisters, despite their differences. 9781481438261 for RULE
$7.99 $10.99
Trade Paperback This sweet, contemporary take on part one of the beloved Trade Paperback Or, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will
novel Little Women is the perfect introduction for young has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his
readers... brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows the
rules. No crying. No snitching. Revenge. That’s where
Will’s now heading, with that gun shoved in the back

For Every One Return to the Secret Garden

Jason Reynolds Holly Webb

For Every One is exactly that: for every one. For every It's 1939, and the occupants of the Craven Home for
one person. For every one who has a dream. But Orphaned Children have been evacuated to Misselthwaite
especially for every kid. The kids who dream of being Hall, a fancy manor in the English countryside, to escape
better than they are. Kids who dream of doing more than the Blitz. Emmie would hardly call the orphanage home,
they almost dare to imagine. Kids who are like Jason but her heart breaks knowing that leaving Craven means
Reynolds, a self-professed dreamer. Jason does not claim leaving her beloved cat, Lucy. Away from everything she's
9781481486255 to know how to make dreams come true; he has, in fact, 9781492684244 ever known and trapped in imposing Misselthwaite,
$7.99 been fighting on the front line of his own battle to make $7.99 Emmie finds herself more miserable than ever.
Trade Paperback his own dreams a reality. He expected to make it when he Trade Paperback
was six... But soon she starts discovering the secrets of the
house—a boy who cries...

White Rose Gondra's Treasure

Kip Wilson Linda Sue Park, Jennifer Black Reinhardt

“In a searing indictment of silent complicity, White Gondra, a little dragon with an Eastern dragon dad
Rose shines a light on one remarkable young and a Western dragon mom, celebrates her
woman’s insistence on the power of truth, no uniqueness in this sparkling collaboration between
matter the cost. A timely call to resistance.” – Joy Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park and rising star
McCullough, author of Blood Water Paint artist Jennifer Black Reinhardt.

9781328594433 “White Rose is a resonant testament to courage. 9780544546691 Gondra has inherited traits from both her eastern (Asian)
$17.99 In a time of horrific brutality, young people found a $17.99 dragon dad and western (European) dragon mom and
Hardcover nonviolent way to resist. Told in the form of Hardcover Picture Book enjoys them all. She's especially happy that she's a
poetry, the story of their hopes is honored and combination of both. Cheerful banter and hilariously
brought back to life, still relevant today, when adorable dragon portrayals present a warm, appealing
regimes that spread h... family port...

The Undefeated The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson Stacy McAnulty

The Newbery Award-winning author of THE A lightning strike gave her a super power…but
CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American even a super genius can’t solve the problem of
triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time middle school. This smart and funny novel is
Caldecott Honoree. perfect for fans of The Fourteenth Goldfish, Rain
Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this Reign, and Counting by Sevens.
poem is a love letter to black life in the United States. It
9781328780966 highlights the unspeakable trauma of slavery, the faith 9781524767600 Lucy Callahan’s life was changed forever when she was
$17.99 and fire of the civil rights movement, and the grit, passion, $7.99 struck by lightning. She doesn’t remember it, but the zap
Hardcover Picture Book and perseverance of some of the world's greatest heroes. Paperback gave her genius-level math skills, and she’s been
The text is also peppered with references to the words of homeschooled ever since. Now, at 12 years old, she’s
Marti... technically ready for college. She just has to pass 1 more

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Caterpillar Summer Cretaceous

Gillian McDunn Tadd Galusha

Cat and her brother Chicken have always had a very When a Tyrannosaurus Rex is separated from its family
special bond. When Chicken has a "meltdown", Cat’s the unit, it embarks on a harrowing journey to reunite with
one who scratches his back and reads his favorite story. them before the raw, real dangers of the Cretaceous Era
She’s always knows what he needs. Since their mom has separate them for good. This heart-wrenching story takes
had to work double-hard to keep their family afloat after to the skies and dives into the sea—and explores
their father passed away, Cat is the glue holding her everywhere in between—in this research-based, fictional
9781681197432 family together. 9781620105658 account written and illustrated by Tadd Galusha
$16.99 When a summer trip doesn’t go as planned, Cat and $14.99 (TMNT/Ghostbusters 2).
Hardcover with dust Chicken end up spending three weeks with grandparents Trade Paperback
jacket they’ve never met. With their help, Cat can be a ki...

Captain Awesome and the Trapdoor Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World
Stan Kirby, George O'Connor Ashley Herring Blake

Eugene tries to track down a toy thief in this A Stonewall Children's & Young Adult Honor Book!
twenty-first Captain Awesome adventure.
In the wake of a destructive tornado, one girl develops
Eugene is sure someone has been stealing all his old toys. feelings for another in this stunning, tender novel about
Will the trap door he discovered lead him to the answer? emerging identity, perfect for fans of The Thing About
9781534433144 With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost 9780316515474
$5.99 every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are $7.99 When a tornado rips through town, twelve-year-old Ivy
Trade Paperback perfect for beginning readers! Paperback Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family of five is
displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath
of the storm--and what's worse, her notebook filled with
secret drawings of girls holding hands has gon...

Nate the Great and the Wandering Word The Size of the Truth
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Andrew Sharmat, Jody Andrew Smith
When he was four years old, Sam Abernathy was trapped
Join the world’s greatest detective, Nate the Great, at the bottom of a well for three days, where he was
as he solves the mystery of the missing word! teased by a smart-aleck armadillo named Bartleby. Since
Perfect for beginning readers and the Common then, his parents plan every move he makes.
Core, this long-running chapter book series will
encourage children to problem-solve with Nate, But Sam doesn’t like their plans. He doesn’t want to go to
9781524765477 using logical thinking to solve mysteries! 9781534419551 MIT. And he doesn’t want to skip two grades, being stuck
$5.99 $17.99 in the eighth grade as an eleven-year-old with James
Paperback WHAT DOES A STRANGE, LONG, MADE-UP WORD Hardcover Jenkins, the boy he’s sure pushed him into the well in the
SOUND LIKE? first place. He wants to be a chef. And he’s going to start
by en...
Esmeralda came up with the perfect name for
Rosamond’s pet concert. But she lost the pink paper

Sunny Abraham Lincoln: Defender of the Union!

Jason Reynolds Mark Shulman, Tom Martin

Ghost. Patina. Sunny. Lu. Four kids from wildly different Considered by many historians to be the greatest
backgrounds, with personalities that are explosive when American president, Abraham Lincoln led the Union at the
they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite greatest turning point in the nation’s history. Abraham
middle school track team—a team that could take them Lincoln: Defender of the Union! tells the story of one of
to the state championships. They all have a lot to lose, but America’s most admired figures in graphic novel format.
they all have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to From his childhood on a farm in Kentucky to the
9781481450225 themselves. Sunny is the main character in this novel, the 9781684125449 battlefields of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln served the
$7.99 third of four books in Jason Reynold’s electrifying middle $12.99 United States with resolve, intelligence, and courage
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Sunny is just that—...

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Alexander Hamilton: The Fighting Founding Amelia Earhart: Pioneer of the Sky!
James Buckley, Kelly Tindall, John Roshell
Mark Shulman, Kelly Tindall, John Roshell
When Amelia Earhart became the first woman to make a
Alexander Hamilton: The Fighting Founding Father! tells solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932, she
the story of one of the most ambitious and controversial immediately became an American icon and a subject of
figures in American history in a graphic novel format. endless fascination for generations to come. In Amelia
From a rough childhood on the Caribbean island of Nevis Earhart: Pioneer of the Sky!, the story of the bold and
to the highest levels of American politics, Alexander daring aviator’s life is presented in graphic novel format,
9781684125432 Hamilton’s life was filled with adventure, conflict, and 9781684125456 with full-color illustrations and historically accurate details.
$12.99 controversy. Full-color illustrations and an entertaining $12.99 From her hardscrabble childhood to her final flight—and
Hardcover Paper over narrative make this graphical biography of America’s first Hardcover Paper over mysterious disappearance—Earhart’s journey will ent...
boards Secretary of the Treasury accessible for readers... boards

Sky Without Stars The Place Between Breaths

Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell An Na

A thief. Sixteen-year-old Grace is in a race against time—and in a

An officer. race for her life—even if she doesn’t realize it yet…
A guardian.
She is smart, responsible, and contending with more than
Three strangers, one shared destiny… what most teens ever should. Her mother struggled with
schizophrenia for years until, one day, she simply
9781534410633 When the Last Days came, the planet of Laterre promised 9781481422260 disappeared—fleeing in fear that she was going to hurt
$19.99 hope. A new life for a wealthy French family and their $10.99 those she cared about most. Ever since, Grace’s father
Hardcover descendants. But five hundred years later, it’s now a place Trade Paperback has worked as a recruiter at one of the leading labs
where an extravagant elite class reigns supreme; where dedicated to studying the disease, trying to lure the
the clouds hide the stars and the poor starve in the world’s ...
streets; where a rebel group, long thought dead, is

The Hazel Wood: A Novel Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse

Melissa Albert Tamera Will Wissinger, Matthew Cordell

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent A "playful, delightfully illustrated verse narrative"
most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the (Kirkus) about two siblings who take on the great
uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s outdoors with their young-at-heart grandfather.
grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of Exuberantly illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner
pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate the Hazel Matthew Cordell and filled with a variety of poetic
Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her forms, this camping romp is packed with family
9781250147936 mother is stolen away—by a figure who claims to have 9781328596345 humor and adventure.
$10.99 come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world $7.99
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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Isadora Moon Goes on a Field Trip
Frankweiler: Special Edition
Harriet Muncaster
E.L. Konigsburg
Fans of Vampirina and the Princess in Black series
Run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with will love Isadora Moon: half-fairy, half-vampire,
E. L. Konigsburg’s beloved classic and Newbery totally unique—and totally unafraid to be different!
Medal–winning novel From the Mixed-Up Files of
Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler—now available in a Isadora is the only half-fairy, half-vampire in her human
deluxe keepsake edition! school. She knows what it’s like to be different. But that’s
9781534436459 9781984851727 okay because everyone at her school is a little different
$9.99 Claudia knew that she could never pull off the $5.99 from everyone else!
Trade Paperback old-fashioned kind of running away…so she decided to run Paperback
not from somewhere but to somewhere. That was how When Isadora’s classmates are frightened by a field trip to
Claudia and her brother, Jamie, ended up living in the a spooky old castle (what if they see a ghost?!), it’s up to
Metropolitan Museum of Art—and right in the middle of a Isadora to remind them that th...
mystery that made headl...

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Escape This Book! Titanic Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from
2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert
Bill Doyle, Sarah Sax
Marc Aronson
Doodle, decide, and demolish your way out of
history’s greatest events. This new series is In early August 2010, the unthinkable happened when a
Choose Your Own Adventure meets I Survived mine collapsed in Copiapó, Chile, trapping thirty-three
meets doodle book! miners 2,000 feet below the surface. For sixty-nine days
they lived on meager resources with increasingly poor air
Reader, beware! Once you open this book, there is no quality. When they were finally rescued, the world
9780525644200 turning back. You will have three chances to survive the 9781442440258 watched with rapt attention and rejoiced in the amazing
$10.99 Titanic’s fateful voyage. Decide which path to take first. $7.99 spirit and determination of the miners. What could have
Hardcover Trade Paperback been a terrible tragedy became an amazing story of
Passenger: Exploring the ship is fun! Just don’t get caught survival.
on the wrong deck when there’s an iceberg ahead!
In Trapped, Marc Aronson provides the backstory beh...
Crew Member: You work for a family in first class. Can

Nyxia Unleashed Pocket Bios: Pocahontas

Scott Reintgen Al Berenger

“File this book under A for Amazing.” -Jay Kristoff, Pocahontas was a Native American teenager famous for
New York Times bestselling author her connection to the colonial settlement in Jamestown,
Virginia. She is said to have saved the life of Englishman
Discover book two in the sci-fi space trilogy that John Smith. At the age of seventeen, she married tobacco
Bustle described as “The 100 meets Illuminae” farmer John Rolfe, eventually moving to England with
and Marie Lu called, “a high-octane thriller.” him. Her story has been highly romanticized in literature
9780399556869 9781250168849 and film over the years, and remains captivating to this
$9.99 Emmett Atwater thought Babel’s game sounded easy. Get $14.99 day.
Trade Paperback points. Get paid. Go home. But it didn’t take long for him Hardcover Paper over
to learn that Babel’s competition was full of broken boards Pocket Bios are full of personality, introducing readers to
promises, none darker or more damaging than the last fascinating figures from history with simpl...

The Heat Is On Weird But True! USA

Charise Mericle Harper, Aurélie Blard-Quintard National Geographic, Kids

The competition heats up in episode two of this It’s weird. It’s true. And now, it’s red, white, and
zesty series for fans of kids' cooking competitions! blue! Explore the wonderfully wacky side of the
United States of America Weird But True! style.
With this episode's theme of family and tradition, from a
diner challenge to a quinceañera to the farmer's market, Calling all patriots! Get ready to explore wacky wonders,
the junior chefs will have to sauté their way through the facts, stats, tidbits, and trivia about America’s 50 states
9781328561398 chewiest challenges yet. They're the best in the nation, 9781426333712 and territories! Did you know that there is a floating post
$7.99 but can they handle the twists and turnovers week two $8.99 office in Michigan? Or that a library book checked out by
Trade Paperback has in store, on- and off-camera? Which junior chefs can Trade Paperback George Washington was returned to a New York City
stand the heat? And which one will need to get out of the library 221 years late? Maybe you’d be amazed to
k... discover that the...

Anya's Secret Society Dreaming in Code: Ada Byron Lovelace,

Computer Pioneer
Yevgenia Nayberg
Emily Arnold McCully
Left-handed Anya draws with great passion…but
only when she’s alone. This illuminating biography reveals how the
daughter of Lord Byron, Britain’s most infamous
In Russia, right-handedness is demanded—it is the right Romantic poet, became the world’s first computer
way. This cultural expectation stifles young Anya’s programmer.
creativity and artistic spirit as she draws the world around
9781580898300 her in secret. 9780763693565 Even by 1800s standards, Ada Byron Lovelace had an
$17.99 $19.99 unusual upbringing. Her strict mother worked hard at
Hardcover Hiding away from family, teachers, and neighbors, Anya Hardcover cultivating her own role as the long-suffering ex-wife of
imagines a secret society of famous left-handed artists bad-boy poet Lord Byron while raising Ada in isolation.
drawing alongside her. But once her family emigrates Tutored by the brightest minds, Ada developed a hunger
from Russia to America, her life becomes less clandestine, for mental puzzles, mathematical conundrums, and
and she no longer feels sh... scientific discovery that ...

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Great White Shark Adventure The Revenge of Magic

Fabien Cousteau, James O. Fraioli, Joe St.Pierre James Riley

Junior explorers Bella and Marcus join famed explorer Thirteen years ago, books of magic were discovered in
Fabien Cousteau and his research team as they embark various sites around the world alongside the bones of
on an ocean journey off the coast of South Africa, where dragons. Only those born after “Discovery Day” have the
the world’s largest concentrations of great white sharks power to use the magic.
are found. Their mission is to investigate a sighting of a
massive white shark, and tag it so they can track and Now, on a vacation to Washington, DC, Fort Fitzgerald’s
9781534420878 protect it. Along the way, they’ll encounter whales, seals, 9781481485777 father is lost when a giant creature bursts through the
$12.99 dolphins, penguins, and a colorful array of other marine $17.99 earth, attacking the city. Fort is devastated, until an
Hardcover Paper over life. They’ll also enter a shark cage and come fa... Hardcover opportunity for justice arrives six months later, when a
boards man named Dr. Opps invites Fort to a government run
school, the Oppenheimer School, to ...

Like Vanessa Riding Lessons (An Ellen & Ned Book)

Tami Charles, Vanessa Brantley-Newton Jane Smiley

Middle graders will laugh and cry with thirteen- The first book in a new horse trilogy from Pulitzer
year-old Vanessa Martin as she tries to be like Prize winner Jane Smiley, starring a feisty young
Vanessa Williams, the first black Miss America. rider.

In this semi-autobiographical debut novel set in 1983, Eleven-year-old Ellen is a spunky—and occasionally
Vanessa Martin’s real-life reality of living with family in misbehaving—young riding student. Her teacher, Abby
9781580898997 public housing in Newark, New Jersey is a far cry from the 9781524718145 Lovitt (who readers might recognize from The Georges
$8.99 glamorous Miss America stage. She struggles with a $7.99 and the Jewels), is a high school student who introduces
Trade Paperback mother she barely remembers, a grandfather dealing with Paperback her to jumping, dressage techniques, and most
addiction and her own battle with self-confidence. But importantly, Ned.
when a new teacher at...
Ned is a colt who used to be a racehorse, until he hurt his
leg and moved to Abby’s ranch. Ellen and Ned seem to ...

Ocean Emporium: A Compilation of Creatures Daring Dozen: The Twelve Who Walked on the
Susie Brooks, DAWN COOPER
Suzanne Slade, Alan Marks
A treasure trove of extraordinary ocean animals.
A gorgeous introduction to the twelve brave men
Beneath the ocean waves lies a web of life that ties who have left footprints on the moon, just in time
together creatures great and small. Fan favorites like to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first
hermit crabs and great white sharks share space with lunar landing.
mysterious bottom-dwellers like mimic octopuses and
9781580898287 giant sea spiders in this gorgeous exploration of the sea. 9781580897730 On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took one small step and
$18.99 Dive in and encounter some of the earth’s most $17.99 made history. Over the course of the next three-
Hardcover remarkable animals in this gloriously illustrated Hardcover and-a-half years, twelve lunar explorers, including Alan
compendium. A perfect gift for all nature lovers. Shepard and Gene Cernan, touched down on the moon’s
surface. Author and engineer Suzanne Slade reveals how
the Apollo missions (1969-1972) built upon one another
and led to i...

Hey-Ho, to Mars We'll Go!: A Space-Age Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from
Version of "The Farmer in the Dell" Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House

Susan Lendroth, Bob Kolar Molly Dillon

This musical mission to Mars will have young “An excellent guide to the how and why of a life of
astronauts talking—and singing—about the science public service.”—Amy Poehler
of space travel.
Return to President Obama’s White House in this
Explore the science behind a trip to Mars, from launch to anthology for young women by young women,
9781623541002 landing on the Red Planet. Set to the tune of “The Farmer 9781984848451 featuring stories from ten inspiring young staffers
$8.99 in the Dell,” this jaunty journey follows five adorable, $18.99 who joined his administration in their 20s with the
Trade Paperback bobble-headed astronauts as they learn how to bathe in Hardcover hope of making a difference.
zero gravity, grow veggies in space, and entertain
themselves on the six-month trip. Even the design of the Includes a foreword by actress (Grown-Ish) and
book defies gravity, as text and art float free on the... activist Yara Shahidi! Shahidi is the creator of
Eighteen x ’18, a platform to empower first-time

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The Griffins of Castle Cary The Sun Is Also a Star

Heather Shumaker Nicola Yoon

Siblings Meg, Will, and Ariel Griffin are off on an The #1 New York Times bestseller and National
adventure! They can’t wait to spend a week visiting their Book Award finalist from the bestselling author of
eccentric aunt and her giant, tongue-drooling Everything, Everything (streaming now!) will have
Newfoundland dog in England. But when they finally you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they
arrive, they’re faced with a few local secrets that stir up fall in love with each other!
more than a little trouble.
9781534430884 9780553496710 Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not
$17.99 Add in some very peculiar lights, strange new friends, a $12.99 fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true.
Hardcover police chase and some stampeding sheep, and the Griffin Trade Paperback I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on
kids are in over their heads—literally. Apparently this town a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him.
has a ghost problem and the thr... Not when my family is twelve hours awa...

Endling #1: The Last The Crossover

Katherine Applegate Kwame Alexander

“Long before I heard the word, I was used to being last. I New York Times bestseller · Newbery Medal
am small. And sometimes disappointing. But I am brave Winner ·Coretta Scott King Honor Award ·2015
as well. I am not afraid to be the first to die. I just do not YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults·
want to be the last to live. I do not want to be the 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult
endling.” Readers ·Publishers Weekly Best Book · School
Byx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed Library Journal Best Book· Kirkus Best Book
9780062335548 9780544935204
to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike
$7.99 $8.99 "A beautifully measured novel of life and line."—The New
species has been hunted to near-extinction in the
Paperback Trade Paperback York Times Book Review
war-torn kingdom of Nedarra. After her pack is hunted
down and slaughtered, Byx fears she may be the l...
"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . . The court is
SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that
quivering. ’Cuz tonight I’m delivering," r...

Booked The Bear, the Piano, the Dog, and the Fiddle
Kwame Alexander David Litchfield

New York Times Bestseller · National Book Award In this charming, gorgeously illustrated follow-up
Longlist · ILA-CBC Children's Choice List · ALA to the award-winning The Bear and the Piano, a
Notable Children’s Book · Book Links’ Lasting fiddle-playing dog and his human pal share the joy
Connections · Kirkus Best Book · San Francisco of music, and discover that, even through sad
Chronicle Best Book· Washington Post Best Book· times and far-apart times, good friendship lasts
BookPage Best Book forever.
9781328596307 9781328595898 Fiddle-playing Hector and his dog, Hugo, are best friends.
$8.99 "A novel about a soccer-obsessed tween boy written $17.99 Hugo is Hector's biggest fan, and when Hector decides to
Trade Paperback entirely in verse? In a word, yes. Kwame Alexander has Hardcover Picture Book retire, Hugo secretly learns to play the fiddle himself.
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Can’t nobody stop you

Lion Down La selva (Forest World)

Stuart Gibbs Margarita Engle, Alexis Romay

For once, operations at the enormous zoo/theme park Edver isn’t happy about being shipped off to Cuba to visit
appear to be running smoothly (except for the occasional the father he barely knows. Yet now that travel laws have
herring-related mishap in the penguin exhibit) and Teddy changed and it’s a lot easier for divided families to be
Fitzroy is finally able to give detective work a rest. But reunited, his mom thinks it's time for some father-son
then a local lion is accused of killing a famous dog—and bonding.
the dog’s owner, an inflammatory radio host, goes on a
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Operation Frog Effect Isla de leones (Lion Island): El guerrero

cubano de las palabras
Sarah Scheerger
Margarita Engle, Alexis Romay
If one small act can create a ripple across the
universe…what happens when a whole group of Asia, Africa, Europe—Antonio Chuffat’s ancestors clashed
kids join together and act? and blended on the beautiful island of Cuba. The country
is fighting for freedom from Spain. Enslaved Africans and
Told in eight perspectives—including one in near-enslaved Chinese indentured servants are forced to
graphic novel form—Operation Frog Effect is work long, backbreaking hours in the fields.
9780525644125 perfect for fans of Andrew Clements, Rob Buyea, 9781534429284
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is an asset. Through his work he meets Wing, a young
Hi-- Chinese fruit seller who barely escaped the anti-Asian riots
It’s us, Ms. Graham’s class. We didn’t mean to mess in S...
things up. But we did. We took things too far, and now

Elementals: Ice Wolves Riders of the Realm #1: Across the Dark
Amie Kaufman, Levente Szabo
Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
Ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who
live deeply separate lives on the isle of Vallen. So when Deep in the jungle, the Sandwen clan and their winged
twelve-year-old orphan Anders takes one elemental form warrior horses live among deadly animals and hordes of
and his twin sister, Rayna, takes another, he wonders if warring giants. But when a small herd of wild pegasi flies
they are even related. Family or not, Rayna is still his best over their village, twelve-year-old stable groom Rahkki
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Goldeline EngiNerds
Jimmy Cajoleas Jarrett Lerner

In the wild, free woods of the Hinterlands, where magic is Ken is an EngiNerd: one of a super-smart group of
as real as stories are, there lives a girl named Goldeline. friends—all nerds—who have been close since
Goldeline travels from camp to camp with a group of kindergarten.
bandits, getting by on the goods they steal from carriages
passing through. But someone is after Goldeline. A man They may be brainiacs, but they’re just like everyone else:
who wants to cleanse the Hinterlands of anyone who’s they fight with one another, watch too much TV, eat
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summo... the EngiNerds, never letting them know he’s the

At first Ken is awed and delighted: what kid hasn...

R Is for Rebel The Disappearance

J. Anderson Coats Franklin W. Dixon

Malley has led the constables on a merry chase across her The Hardy brothers and Frank’s new girlfriend, Jones, are
once-peaceful country. With her parents in prison for their attending a local comic book convention on the shore.
part in a failed resistance movement, the government They meet up with Jones’s friend Harper, a fellow comics
wants to send her to a national school—but they’ll have to super fan, on the boardwalk outside the convention. The
capture her first. four of them spend hours running from booth to booth
and end the perfect day with pizza at Harper’s short-term
9781481496681 And capture her they do. Malley is carted off to be 9781534414884 rental apartment.
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That’s the government’s plan, anyway. Jones realizes she switched phones with Harper by
accident and she is getting some really s...
But Malley will not go down without a fight. She’s det...

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Everyday DIY: 20+ Projects for Maker Girls How I Became a Spy: A Mystery of WWII
(GoldieBlox) London

Courtney Carbone, Random House Deborah Hopkinson

A DIY activity book based on the popular From the award-winning author of The Great
GoldieBlox YouTube series, Hack Along—plus Trouble comes a story of espionage, survival, and
exclusive bonus material! friendship during World War II.

Make your own amazing inventions with this DIY book of Bertie Bradshaw never set out to become a spy. He never
9781984851536 awesome life hacks, brought to you by GoldieBlox! This 9780399557064 imagined traipsing around war-torn London, solving
$9.99 full-color activity book based on the successful GoldieBlox $16.99 ciphers, practicing surveillance, and searching for a traitor
Trade Paperback YouTube series Hack Along will encourage children ages 6 Hardcover to the Allied forces. He certainly never expected that a
to 9 to roll up their sleeves and start making. Whether it’s strong-willed American girl named Eleanor would play
mixing up gold slime or growing rock candy, each hack Watson to his Holmes (or Holmes to his Watson,
includes a STEM fact as well as a tip on how to m... depending on who you ask).

Ada Lace and the Suspicious Artist Wild Fairies #1: Daisy's Decorating
Dilemma: Wild Fairies #1
Emily Calandrelli, Tamson Weston, Renée Kurilla
Brandi Dougherty, Renee Kurilla
Third grader and inventor extraordinaire Ada Lace is on
spring break. But it’s just a little less relaxing than she’d Prepare your wings and listen closely: the wild
imagined. Nina is beside herself with excitement about fairies are now in bloom and popping up in a forest
meeting her favorite artist and enlists Ada and Mr. near you!
Peebles’s coding-whiz nephew to help revamp her online
portfolio. Spring is in the air in Sugar Oak! Green buds grow on the
9781534416871 9781635651317 trees, the temperature is warm, and all of the fairies’
$6.99 When Nina finally meets Miroir, he snubs her, and her $5.99 animal friends have come out to play. But before the
Trade Paperback confidence is shaken—but not enough to miss the art Trade Paperback fairies can smell the flowers and soak in the sun, they
show opening. While there, Ada spots a suspiciously must plan the biggest party of the year-the Blossom
familiar painting that may mean Miroir isn’t the or... Bash! Normally, Daisy would love leading her fairy friends,
but when each of the fairies has a different vision for ...

Wild Fairies #2: Lily's Water Woes: Wild The Simple Art of Flying
Fairies #2
Cory Leonardo
Brandi Dougherty, Renee Kurilla
Sometimes flying means keeping your feet on the
Prepare your wings and listen closely: the wild ground…
fairies are now in bloom and popping up in a forest
near you! Born in a dismal room in a pet store, Alastair the African
grey parrot dreams of escape to bluer skies. He’d like
Lily’s Water Woes follows wild fairy (and mermaid) Lily, nothing more than to fly away to a palm tree with his
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Her froggy pal, Splash, tries his best to cheer her up, but future looks ready to crash-land.
Lily still wishes she could stay out late and play like the
other fairies. Wanting to help the... In-between anxiously plucking his feathers, eating a few
books, and finding h...

The Art of the Swap The Crab Alphabet Book

Kristine Asselin, Jen Malone Jerry Pallotta, Tom Leonard

Hannah Jordan lives in a museum…well, sort of. She is the With his signature humor and amazing facts,
daughter of the caretaker for mansion-turned-museum best-selling author Jerry Pallotta offers a decapod
The Elms in Newport, Rhode Island. Hannah’s captivated for every letter of the alphabet.
by stories of The Elms’s original occupants, especially
Maggie Dunlap, the tween heiress subject of a painting Meet dozens of crustaceans—and a few bonus
that went missing during a legendary art heist in 1905. animals—with engaging text and a laugh-out-loud
9781481478724 9781570911484 narrative, from A (Arrow Crab) to E (exoskeleton) to I
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the heist from happening, while Maggie gets an introdu... hard covering on their legs and claws, but their body is
soft). Readers of all ages will be entertained (and...

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Which One Doesn't Belong?: Playing with Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots
Shapes Who Helped Win WWII

Christopher Danielson P. O’Connell Pearson

Talking math with your child is simple and even At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced
entertaining with this better approach to shapes! a desperate need for skilled pilots—but only men were
allowed in military airplanes, even if the expert pilots who
Written by a celebrated math educator, this innovative were training them to fly were women. Through grit and
inquiry encourages critical thinking and sparks memorable pure determination, 1,100 of these female pilots—who
9781580899468 mathematical conversations. Children and their parents 9781534404113 had to prove their worth time and time again—were
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answer—the important thing is to have a reason why. repaired planes and new equipment, and more.
Kids might describe the shapes as squished, smooshed,
dented, or even goofy. B... Thou...

The Perfect Horse: The Daring Rescue of Horses Kids Who Are Changing the World
Kidnapped During World War II
Sheila Sweeny Higginson, Alyssa Petersen
Elizabeth Letts
Have you ever wondered what you could do to change
In this inspiring young readers adaptation of the world? Find out how kids are helping the environment,
Elizabeth Letts’ New York Times bestseller, one inventing incredible medical devices, aiding the homeless,
American troop will save the world’s most designing apps so other kids won’t ever have to eat alone
precious horses during the final stretch of World in the cafeteria, and more! Learn all about what they’ve
War II. come up with and how their ideas are changing lives in
9780525644743 9781534432147 this story of four amazing kids everyone should meet!
$16.99 When a small troop of American soldiers capture a $4.99
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But, starving Russian troops are drawing closer and the
horses face the danger of being slaught...

Crown of Feathers The Great Flytrap Disaster

Nicki Pau Preto Chris Mould

I had a sister, once… A band of tiny swashbucklers battle the summer

heat—and a sneaky spider—in this third book in a
In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire brand-new chapter book series about pocket-sized
was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary pirates!
heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire—until
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9781534424623 9781481491204 Flies are swarming around Button’s pirate ship. And Mr
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Button is ready for danger!
Sixteen years later, Veronyka is a war orphan who dreams
of becoming a Phoenix Rider from the stories of old. After
a shocking betrayal from her controlling sister, Veronyka

Wordy Birdy Meets Mr. Cougarpants A Crow of His Own

Tammi Sauer, Dave Mottram Megan Dowd Lambert, David Hyde Costello

Wordy Birdy and her pals are back, in a hilarious Clyde is the new rooster at Sunrise Farm. But he’s having
new story with a truly ridiculous villain—from trouble fitting in and replacing Larry—the beloved rooster
beloved author Tammi Sauer. whose wake-up calls were legendary. The cow, the gaggle
of hens, and the sheep reminisce about Larry while poor
Wordy Birdy and her pals are heading on a camping trip, Clyde fails to croon the farmyard awake with the same
and our favorite chatty bird is all ready for a big night finesse. Clyde attempts to win over the farm by wearing
9781524719333 under the stars. (“I brought pickles and bean burritos and 9781580894487 an elaborate costume and putting on a show like Larry
$16.99 more pickles and mashed potatoes and some pickles $7.99 was known to do, but in the end, Clyde realizes that
Hardcover and…”) But the friends soon find themselves in hot water Trade Paperback imitating Larry is not the way to succeed.
when the dastardly Mr. Cougarpants stalks their campsite.
Can Wordy Birdy talk them all out of t... Awards


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Song for a Whale Dragon Bones

Lynne Kelly Lisa McMann

In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a The Artiméans have suffered some devastating blows.
Tree and Counting by 7s comes the story of a deaf
girl’s connection to a whale whose song can’t be After years of peace, the recent daring adventure of twins
heard by his species, and the journey she takes to Thisbe and Fifer Stowe have brought about dire
help him. consequences. Thisbe has been captured, Fifer is injured,
and Sky is lost at sea. The twins’ older brother Alex, head
9781524770235 From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios, 9781481456852 mage of Artimé, is paralyzed with fear of losing anyone
$16.99 twelve-year-old Iris is a tech genius. But she’s the only $8.99 else he loves. Fifer must convince him to finally trust her
Hardcover deaf person in her school, so people often treat her like Trade Paperback to help in the battle ahead now that their true enemy has
she’s not very smart. If you’ve ever felt like no one was been revealed.
listening to you, then you know how hard that can be.
Meanwhile Thisbe is trapped undergr...
When s...

Straw into Gold: Fairy Tales Re-spun This Is Our Constitution: What It Is and Why It
Hilary McKay, Sarah Gibb
Khizr Khan
Award-winning author Hilary McKay reimagines
your favorite fairy tales with humorous and From Gold Star father and beloved Democratic
heartfelt twists in this beautifully illustrated National Convention speaker Khizr Khan comes a
collection of short stories. book for young people about the
Constitution—what it says and why it matters for
Imagine Hansel and Gretel’s story from their teacher’s everyone.
9781534432840 point of view, when Gretel submits her report of, “What I 9781524770945
$17.99 Did in the Holidays, and Why Hansel’s Jacket Is So Tight.” $7.99 Our Founding Fathers created the U.S. Constitution and
Hardcover Learn the story of how Rumpelstiltskin was used by a Paperback Bill of Rights as a blueprint for American government and
greedy girl who wanted to marry a prince in “Straw into the rights of American citizens. This document is not
Gold.” Find out what was really underneath all those ... merely a piece of parchment but a living, breathing
promise of our deepest democratic values.

The Bridge Home The Antidote

Padma Venkatraman Shelley Sackier

Oliver Twist meets Slumdog Millionaire in this tale In the world of healers, there is no room for magic.
of homeless children trying to make a life for There is only knowledge—precious wisdom, painstaking
themselves in Chennai, India. accounts of herbal remedies, and long-practiced
techniques handed down from healer to apprentice since
When Viji and her sister, Rukku, whose developmental the beginning of time. Fee knows this, just as certainly as
disability makes her overly trusting and vulnerable to the she knows that her magic must be kept secret.
9781984813602 perils of the world, run away to live on their own, the 9780062453471
$9.99 situation could not be more grim. Life on the streets of the $17.99 But the crown prince Xavi, Fee’s best friend and only
Trade Paperback teeming city of Chennai is harsh for girls considered Hardcover source of comfort, is sick. So sick, and so frustratingly
outcasts, but the sisters manage to find shelter on an incurable, that Fee can barely contain the magic lying
abandoned bridge. There they befri... dormant inside her. ...

New Kid One-Third Nerd

Jerry Craft Gennifer Choldenko, Églantine Ceulemans

Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than A funny, fast-paced, and heartfelt story from the
drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him Newbery Honor-winning author of the Al Capone
to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a series.
prestigious private school known for its academics, where
Jordan just happens to be one of the few kids of color in Fifth grade is not for amateurs, according to Liam. Luckily,
his entire grade. As he makes the daily trip from his he knows that being more than one-third nerd is not cool.
9780062691194 Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale 9781524718886 Liam lives in the Bay area near San Francisco with his
$12.99 Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn $16.99 mom and two younger sisters. Dakota is fascinated by
Paperback between two worlds—and not really fitting into eithe... Hardcover science and has a big personality but struggles to make
friends; Izzy, a child with Down syndrome, makes friends
easily and notices things that go past everyone else.

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Meena Meets Her Match Everybody Is Somebody #12

Karla Manternach, Rayner Alencar Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver, Scott Garrett

Meena’s life is full of color. She wears vibrant clothes, eats In the final book of this bestselling easy-to-read
every shade of the rainbow, and plucks eye-catching trash series, Hank begins a new chapter!
from the neighborhood recycling bins.
When a well-known author of a beloved book series visits
But when Meena’s best friend, Sofía, stops playing with Hank’s school, Hank and his two best friends get the
her at recess and she experiences an unexpected and chance to be the author’s guide for the day and introduce
9781534428171 scary incident at breakfast, nothing can fight off the gray. 9780515157192 her at an assembly. But Hank, embarrassed by his
$17.99 $5.99 struggles with reading, tries to hide the fact that he’s
Hardcover That’s when Meena comes up with a plan to create the Paperback never actually finished reading the author’s books—or any
BEST and most COLORFUL Valentine’s Day Box in the book, for that matter! So Hank gets creative and makes
class. With the help of her cousin, Eli, and her stuffed up his own version of the st...
zebra, Raymo...

Wires and Nerve: Volume 1 A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Marissa Meyer, Douglas Holgate Brigid Kemmerer

#1 New York Times–Bestselling Author of The Prince Rhen is cursed. He spurned the wrong woman and
Lunar Chronicles is now forced to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year
until he can convince another to love him. His fate would
In her first graphic novel, bestselling author Marissa Meyer be bearable, but at the end of every season, he
extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles with a transforms into a dangerous monster. After his subjects
brand-new, action-packed story about Iko, the android learned to fear the castle on the hill, Rhen sent Grey, the
9781250078278 with a heart of (mechanized) gold. When rogue packs of 9781681195087 last member of his guard, to find young women in other
$17.99 wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance $18.99 worlds.
Trade Paperback between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt Hardcover with dust Harper is cursed by reality. Her father left and her mother
down the soldiers' leader. She is soon working with a jacket is losing her fight with cancer. When Harper...
handsome royal guard who forces her to question ever...

The Royal Rabbits of London Baby Panda Goes Wild!

Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Kate Hindley David Salomon

Life is an adventure. Anything in the world is possible—by Panda lovers will enjoy following a giant panda
will and by luck, with a moist carrot, a wet nose, and a and her cub in this engaging Science Reader from
slice of mad courage! Step into Reading.

Shylo has always been the runt of the litter, the weakest This book’s “up close and personal” photographs of
and quietest of all of his family. His siblings spend their pandas and its array of panda facts will captivate young
9781481498616 days making fun of him for not being like the rest of 9780525579168 nonfiction lovers. Readers will learn how one mother and
$7.99 them. But when Shylo stumbles across a band of ratzis $4.99 her cub are being protected and raised in a Chinese
Trade Paperback and overhears their evil plan to take a photo of the Queen Trade Paperback panda reserve, which seeks to help this vulnerable species
in her nightie, it’s up to this unlikely hero to travel to survive. In fact, ChiDa, the panda cub, is being prepared
London and inform ... to be released into the wild—once she is old enough...

Wild Bird The Cold Is in Her Bones

Wendelin Van Draanen Peternelle van Arsdale

From the award-winning author of The Running One girl must uncover secrets of the past to save
Dream and Flipped comes a remarkable portrait of her friend from a terrible curse in this dark and
a girl who has hit rock bottom but begins a climb mesmerizing story of love, revenge, and
back to herself at a wilderness survival camp. redemption inspired by the myth of Medusa.

3:47 a.m. That’s when they come for Wren Clemmens. Milla knows two things to be true: Demons are real, and
9781101940471 She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then 9781481488440 fear will keep her safe.
$9.99 a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the $18.99
Trade Paperback desert. This is what happens to kids who’ve gone so far Hardcover Milla’s whole world is her family’s farm. She is never
off the rails, their parents don’t know what to do with allowed to travel to the village and her only friend is her
them anymore. This is wilderness the... beloved older brother, Niklas. When a bright-eyed girl
named Iris comes to stay, Milla hopes her loneliness might
finally b...

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Stella Diaz Has Something to Say Dragon Pearl

Angela Dominguez Yoon Ha Lee

Introducing Stella Díaz, a sweet, new young middle-grade Catalog Copy:

character who will win your heart! When a new boy Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee's space opera about
named Stanley arrives in Stella's class, she really wants to thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox
be his friend, but sometimes Stella accidentally speaks spirits. But you’d never know it by looking at her. To keep
Spanish instead of English and pronounces words wrong, the family safe, Min’s mother insists that none of them
which makes her turn roja. Plus, she has to speak in front use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They
9781250294104 of her whole class for a big presentation at school! But she 9781368013352 must appear human at all times.
$6.99 better get over her fears soon, because Stella Díaz has $16.99 Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents
Trade Paperback something to say! Hardcover the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the
aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more
This is the first chapter bo... than...

Famous Mistakes This Makes Me Jealous: Dealing with Feelings

Carolyn Keene Courtney Carbone, Hilli Kushnir

Nancy’s boyfriend, Ned, has recently started his own The Dealing with Feelings series returns to help
podcast called NedTalks and he just got his big break. Up kids battle the green-eyed monster—jealousy!
and coming comedian Brady Owens has agreed to sit
down for an interview. And this isn’t just any interview; it’s In This Makes Me Jealous, a young girl is proud of being
the first interview Brady has given since a video of him the star athlete at her school. But when a new kid moves
lashing out at an audience member went viral. Now to town and she suddenly has to share the spotlight,
9781481485494 people are protesting his shows and calling him violent. 9781635650778 jealousy gets the best of her. After a tough soccer
$6.99 $4.99 matchup, the girl’s gym teacher helps her to empathize
Trade Paperback Nancy agrees to help out with the technical stuff so Ned Trade Paperback with the new student and give her a chance. Soon, the
can focus on the hard-hitting questions. But when they ... girl learns that making new friends and being inclusive are
more important tha...

This Makes Me Scared: Dealing with Feelings Genesis Begins Again

Courtney Carbone, Hilli Kushnir Alicia D. Williams

Kids will learn it’s okay to be scared—and how to There are ninety-six things Genesis hates about herself.
confront their fears—in this installment of the She knows the exact number because she keeps a list.
Dealing with Feelings series. Paperback edition Like #95: Because her skin is so dark, people call her
includes stickers! charcoal and eggplant—even her own family. And #61:
Because her family is always being put out of their house,
In This Makes Me Scared, a young boy is terrified about belongings laid out on the sidewalk for the world to see.
9781635650808 taking swim lessons. The water is cold, chlorine burns his 9781481465809 When your dad is a gambling addict and loses the rent
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When his instructor shows him how to calm his mind, the What’s not so regular is that this time they all don’t have...
boy decides to face his fear and open himself up to a f...

The Untold History of the United States, National Geographic Readers: Tide Pools
Volume 2: Young Readers Edition, 1945-1962 (L1)
Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick, Eric Singer Laura Marsh

There is history as we know it. And there is history we Bright starfish, spiky sea anenomes, sea
should have known. cucumbers, mussels, and colorful fish! Peek into
these vibrant shoreline pools and discover
Complete with poignant photos and little-known but vitally amazing ocean habitats teeming with life!
important stories, this second of four volumes traces how
9781481421768 people around the world responded to the United States’s 9781426333439 Packed with beautiful and engaging photos, this new
$19.99 rise as a superpower from the end of World War II $4.99 leveled reader will teach kids how tide pools work, what
Hardcover through an increasingly tense Cold War and, eventually, to Trade Paperback kinds of animals live in them, and even how to prepare for
the brink of nuclear annihilation during the Cuban Missile a tide pool visit of their own.
With expert-vetted text, brilliant images, and a fun
This is not the kind of history taught in schools or normally approach to reading, National Geographic Readers have

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The True Queen Watch That Witch! #5

Sarah Fine Nancy Krulik, Justin Rodrigues

Now that Ansa knows she is the destined queen of Kupari, Princess Pulverizer may not be a knight yet, but
she is desperate to find a permanent home for her people she won’t let that stop her from saving the day!
in the Kupari lands. But as the small band of warriors
crosses into the foreign territory, Ansa loses her fragile grip When Princess Pulverizer comes across two identical
on her newly acquired—and violent—magic and puts witches—one good and one bad—it’s the evil one she
everyone, including her love Thyra, in danger. finds most enchanting. That’s because the impatient
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How We Got To Now A Big Day for Baseball

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The Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung The Stars Beneath Our Feet
Samantha R. Vamos, Sebastia Serra David Barclay Moore

This is the bilingual story of the farm maiden and “The right story at the right time…. It’s not just a
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Our Principal's in His Underwear! The Friendship War

Stephanie Calmenson, Aaron Blecha Andrew Clements

Mr. Bundy gets a brand-new outfit…but he’s the only one Stickers, Silly Bandz, Rainbow Looms, fidget
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What Is Given from the Heart Warriors: A nonfiction companion to Magic Tree
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9780375836152 “Misery loves company,” Mama says to James Otis. It’s 9781101936511 When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in
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Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge: Priscilla and the Hollyhocks
George and Martha Washington's Courageous
Slave Who Dared to Run Away; Young Readers Anne Broyles, Anna Alter
Priscilla is only four years old when her mother is sold to
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A Crack in the Sea Fenway and Hattie Up to New Tricks

H. M. Bouwman, Yuko Shimizu Victoria J. Coe

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young boy with an incredible gift—he can speak to fish; place but Fenway will not have it. He begins a daring
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Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Quest Find Your Rainbow: Color and Create Your Way
for the Magic Porcupine to a Calm and Happy Life

John Dougherty, Sam Ricks Jenipher Lyn

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Words on Bathroom Walls The Ethan I Was Before

Julia Walton Ali Standish

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Charlie The Ethan I Was Before is a story of love and loss,
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A Short History of the Girl Next Door Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the
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Right. That sounds like a bad movie already. worlds, will he ever fully fit in with one?

Matt Wainwright is constantly sabotaged by the

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Walter el panadero (Walter the Baker) Love, Z

Eric Carle Jessie Sima

Everyone loves Walter the Baker’s rolls and pastries, When a small robot named Z discovers a message in a
especially the Duke and Duchess. But one day an bottle signed “Love, Beatrice,” they decide to find out what
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Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero! Mia Mayhem Learns to Fly!

Kara West, Leeza Hernandez Kara West, Leeza Hernandez

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The Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol Collection: Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't)
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The Craftily Ever After Collection: The First Pitch

Un-Friendship Bracelet; Making the Band; Tie-Dye
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Jump Shot Secrets of American History Collection: The

Founding Fathers Were Spies!; Secret Agents!
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sandwich to the moon? Find out in this fact-filled series of

Harold Loves His Woolly Hat Haunting the Deep

Vern Kousky Adriana Mather

An Indie Next List Pick! The delicious horror of Ransom Riggs and the sass
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striped woolly hat. He wears it when he sleeps, when he

Lumberjanes Vol. 10: Parents' Day Dumplin’ Movie Tie-in Edition

Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Julie Murphy
Brooklyn Allen, Ayme Sotuyo, Maarta Laiho
Soon to be a movie from Netflix—featuring Jennifer
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Mousie, I Will Read to You Spider-Man: Spider-Verse - Miles Morales

Rachael Cole, Melissa Crowton Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli, David Marquez

Like Rosemary Wells’s Read to Your Bunny and Get to know Miles Morales, the Spider-Man of two worlds!
with the charm of The Wonderful Things You Will In the wake of Peter Parker's death in the Ultimate
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Inkling Skyward
Kenneth Oppel, Sydney Smith Brandon Sanderson

“Astounding”—New York Times Book Review A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

A brilliantly funny story about how a little ink splot From Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times
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pilots are the heroes of what’s left of the human race, and
Enter Inkling. Inkling begins life in Mr. Rylance’s becoming one has always been Spensa’s dream. Since

Mice of the Round Table #2: Voyage to Dust Storm!

Terry Lynn Johnson, Jani Orban
Julie Leung, Lindsey Carr
In this thrilling addition to the high-stakes Survivor
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back at home...
they will have to use all their knowledge and grit to

Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare for OtherEarth

Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
E. Nesbit, Arthur Rackham
Return to the series BuzzFeed compared to Ready
William Shakespeare is arguably the most pivotal and Player One in the second book in a new fast-paced
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The Hidden Witch Dragons in a Bag

Molly Knox Ostertag Zetta Elliott, Geneva B

Aster and his family are adjusting to his unconventional The dragon’s out of the bag in this diverse, young
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Everybody's Welcome Caveboy Dave: Not So Faboo

Patricia Hegarty, Greg Abbott Aaron Reynolds, Phil McAndrew

Fans of the New York Times bestseller All Are From New York Times bestselling author Aaron
Welcome will love this a adorable and timely tale Reynolds comes the latest installment of Caveboy
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Twelve-year-old Dave Unga-Bunga is having a great year:
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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life Patina

Benjamin Alire Saenz Jason Reynolds

A “mesmerizing, poetic exploration of family, friendship, Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different
love and loss” from the acclaimed author of Aristotle and backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when
Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. (New York they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite
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That Inevitable Victorian Thing Lu

E.K. Johnston Jason Reynolds

Speculative fiction from the acclaimed author of Lu was born to be cocaptain of the Defenders. Well,
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Pocket Bios: Gandhi Pocket Bios: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Bridge of Clay Louisiana's Way Home

Markus Zusak Kate DiCamillo

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Building Books Destroy This Book in the Name of Science!

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Otherworld Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M.

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Melanie J. Fishbane
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Misfits Miles Morales: Spider-Man

Jen Calonita Jason Reynolds, Kadir Nelson

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Lorraine Damsel
Ketch Secor, Higgins Bond Elana K. Arnold

The songs they sang always lifted their spirits— The rite has existed for as long as anyone can remember:
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The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo, 9 From the Nine Worlds
Book Two)
Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan
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The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
Kiersten White Deborah Hopkinson, James Ransome

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Giraffe Problems Eleanor Roosevelt's in My Garage!

Jory John, Lane Smith Candace Fleming, Mark Fearing

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Supernova (Amulet #8) Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different:

True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the
Kazu Kibuishi World without Killing Dragons
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The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Unclaimed Baggage

Plot to Kill Hitler
Jen Doll
John Hendrix
Doris—a lone liberal in a conservative small town—has
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She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Me and My Family Tree

Created Frankenstein: Mary Shelley and the
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Black Moon Rising (The Library Book 2) A Poison Dark and Drowning (Kingdom on
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Beyond the Bright Sea The Magical Unicorn Society Official

Lauren Wolk
Selwyn E. Phipps, Helen Dardik, Harry Goldhawk, Zanna
From the New York Times bestselling author of Goldhawk
Newbery Honor-winner Wolf Hollow comes the
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The Uncommoners #1: The Crooked Johnny Tremain 75th Anniversary Edition
Esther Hoskins Forbes, Nathan Hale
Jennifer Bell
This striking 75th Anniversary edition of this
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The Benefits of Being an Octopus There's a Dragon in Your Book

Ann Braden Tom Fletcher, Greg Abbott

An NPR Best Book of 2018! OH NO! There’s a dragon in this picture book by
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We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices: Eliza Hamilton: Founding Mother: Founding
Words and Images of Hope Mother

Wade Hudson, Cheryl Willis Hudson Monica Kulling, Valerio Fabbretti

Fifty of the foremost diverse children’s authors and A Step 3 BIOGRAPHY READER about the unsung
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Michelle Obama: First Lady, Going Higher Jake the Fake Keeps it Real
Shana Corey, James Bernardin Craig Robinson, Adam Mansbach, Keith Knight

A Step 3 biography of esteemed lawyer and For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate
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Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret DK findout! Vikings

Trudi Trueit DK

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Star in the Jar The Road to Oregon City

Sam Hay, Sarah Massini Jesse Wiley

When a little boy finds a twinkling star that has fallen to The end of the Oregon Trail is near, young
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The Search for Snake River The Race to Chimney Rock

Jesse Wiley Jesse Wiley

Explore the frontier, young pioneer--the third leg Go west, young pioneer—your journey begins
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Danger at the Haunted Gate Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the
Nightmare King
Jesse Wiley
William Joyce, Laura Geringer
Continue west, young pioneer—the second leg of
your journey starts here—and it won't be any Before SANTA was SANTA, he was North, Nicholas St.
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Sadie The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding

Courtney Summers Alexandra Bracken

A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial—like Catalog Copy:

podcast following the clues she's left behind. “I would say it’s a pleasure to meet thee, Prosperity
Oceanus Redding, but truly, I only anticipate the delights
Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, of destroying thy happiness….”
she's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small
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jacket crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, then broke—a contract with a malefactor, a demon who
Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. And, weirdly
and hits the road following a few ... enough, four-thous...

Hocus & Pocus: The Legend of Grimm's Seafire

Woods: The Comic Book You Can Play
Natalie C. Parker
Manuro, Gorobei
A warlord killed Caledonia’s parents and
This middle-grade graphic novel series features an kidnapped her brother. Now, on the deadly Bullet
interactive pick-a-path storyline, full of puzzles, seas, Captain Caledonia Styx and her all-female
treasures, fantasy creatures, and gameplay you crew are ready for revenge.
can enjoy again and again!
“This is Mad Max by way of Davy Jones, a
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best moments are the ones in which the female

Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas: From the Creator Weird But True 10
of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #5)
National Geographic Kids
Dav Pilkey
Did you know that ears are self-cleaning, or that
Howl with laughter with Dog Man, the #1 New itching is contagious? It’s all totally weird…but
York Times bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the true!
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The world can be a pretty wacky place! Kids will have a
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Weird But True 1: Expanded Edition Tumble & Blue

National Geographic Kids Cassie Beasley

Did you know that peanut butter can be turned From the New York Times bestselling author of
into a diamond? Or that the world’s oldest pet Circus Mirandus comes the magic-infused story of
goldfish lived to be 43 years old? It’s all totally a golden gator, two cursed kids, and how they
weird…but true! take their destinies into their own hands.

The world can be a pretty wacky place! Kids will have a Blue Montgomery is cursed. To lose. At everthing. And to
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geography, food, pop culture, and just about everything lifted.
else under the sun, presented with fascinating photo...
Tumble Wilson is also cursed. She lives by the tenets of
her idol Maximal Star’s s...

The Warrior Princess of Pennyroyal Cavall in Camelot #1: A Dog in King Arthur's
Academy Court
M. A. Larson Audrey Mackaman

For fans of Princess Academy and The School for Meet Cavall the dog in this classic middle grade adventure
Good and Evil comes the thrilling finale to the set in Camelot, told from the point of view of King Arthur’s
“breathtakingly exciting” Pennyroyal Academy dog!
trilogy. When Cavall and his brother Glessic leave the comfort of
9780399545733 9780062494481 their simple barn to join the lavish court of Camelot, Cavall
Evie and Maggie are still enjoying the glow of their victory wants nothing more than to prove he’s a good dog to the
$8.99 as they travel into the forest in their coach. But the $16.99
Paperback Hardcover great knights and dogs of the castle—especially to King
happiest day of Evie’s life is suddenly turned upside-down Arthur. But Gless says only the best dogs are worthy of
when they’re ambushed by witches. They dash back to greatness, and Cavall has never been as strong, brave, or
the Academy, only to learn that the witches have been fast as his brother.
attacking every coach that tries to leave. With their
supplies almost ... Meanwhile, ...

Once Upon a World Collection: Snow White; Stellaluna 25th Anniversary Edition
Cinderella; Rapunzel; The Princess and the Pea
Janell Cannon
Chloe Perkins, Various
Celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Stellaluna
Read along as Snow White flees her castle in Japan and with a deluxe edition of this bestselling picture
meets seven mysterious dwarves and Cinderella attends a book classic, now with bonus crafts and activities!
ball in Mexico and loses her glass slipper. And delight as
Rapunzel escapes her tower in India and a princess in Knocked from her mother’s safe embrace by an attacking
Russia proves herself with one tiny pea. owl, Stellaluna lands headfirst in a bird’s nest. This
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This delightful collection includes:
Snow White

Dream Machine Makoons

Martha Maker, Xindi Yan Louise Erdrich

Emily Adams, Maddie Wilson, Bella Diaz, and Sam Named for the Ojibwe word for “little bear,” Makoons and
Sharma are eight-year-olds with one special thing in his twin, Chickadee, have traveled with their family to the
common: they love to create. They each have unique Great Plains of Dakota Territory in 1866. There they must
talents, too! Emily is great at constructing and building; learn to become buffalo hunters, and once again help
Maddie has an eye for fashion, fabrics, and sewing; Bella their people make a home in a new land. But Makoons
is a gadget whiz; and Sam is a gifted artist. Together, has had a vision that foretells great challenges
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Makoons is the award-winning sequel to the decorated
Trade Paperback learn how to handle various obstacles at school and in Paperback
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Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Ghosts of Greenglass House

Kate Milford
Jeanette Winter
Welcome to the irresistible world of Greenglass House,
A paperback picture book based on the true story where thirteen-year-old Milo is spending the winter
of Wangari Maathai, an environmental and political holidays stuck in a house full of strange guests who are
activist in Kenya and winner of the Nobel Peace not what they seem. There are fresh clues to uncover as
Prize in 2004. friends old and new join in his search for a mysterious
map and a famous smuggler’s lost haul.
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down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be unforgettable characters, all wrapped up in a cozy
destroyed. So Wangari decides to do something—and mystery.
starts by planting nine seedlings in her own backyard. And
as they grow, so do he...

Windfall Weird But True Know-It-All: Greek

Jennifer E. Smith
Sarah Wassner Flynn
This romantic story of hope, chance, and change
from the author of The Statistical Probability of Classic stories from Greek mythology come to life
Love at First Sight is one JENNY HAN says is filled in this latest single-subject themed book in the
with all of her “favorite things,” MORGAN MATSON Weird But True spin-off series, Know-It-All.
calls “something wonderful” and STEPHANIE
PERKINS says “is rich with the intensity of real Zeus, Hades, Aphrodite, Hera, Poseidon, Hercules,
9780399559402 love.” 9781426331893 Achilles, Ares, Apollo, Athena, Artemis, Dionysus,
$10.99 $12.99 Prometheus! Fans of Rick Riordan will find this is the
Trade Paperback Alice has never believed in luck, but that doesn’t stop her Trade Paperback perfect companion book to dive a little deeper into the
from rooting for love. After pining for her best friend Teddy incredible stories from Greek mythology. Weird-but-true
for years, she jokingly gifts him a lottery ticket—attached facts accompanied by lush original full-color art cover
to a note professing h... everything kids need to know abou...

Vivid: Poems & Notes About Color Night of the Zombie Zookeeper
Julie Paschkis Andres Miedoso, Victor Rivas

Orange you sweet? Orange you plump and juicy? Orange Welcome to Kersville, a town with a spooky history and a
you my favorite fruit? collection of ghosts and spirits who are major mischief-
Hey —you’re a tangerine! makers. Most kids spend their days without ever seeing or
B-lime-y. dealing with a ghost, but some kids get stuck with a
Playful poems and facts celebrate the colors of the haunt. When that happens, they call Desmond Cole Ghost
rainbow in this beautiful nonfiction picture book. With Patrol. There’s no job too spooky, icky, or risky for
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Godwin Books For this case, we’re off to the zoo! Zoo field trips a...

Half-Witch: a novel Ginny Goblin Is Not Allowed to Open This

John Schoffstall
David Goodner, Louis Thomas
NPR Best Books of the Year In the world in which
Lizbet Lenz lives, the sun still goes around the earth, God Ginny Goblin is not allowed to open this box, but
speaks directly to his worshippers, goblins haunt every still she persists in this action-packed, laugh-
cellar and witches lurk in the forests. Disaster strikes when out-loud debut for fans of Jon Klassen and Mo
Lizbet's father Gerhard, a charming scoundrel, is thrown Willems.
into a dungeon by the tyrant Hengest Wolftrow. To free
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jacket she will try! Ninja suits, catapults, scaly serpents,
motorcycles—Ginny will stop at nothing and she’ll
make readers giggle and cheer from beginning to

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Lights, Camera, Cook! The Dinosaur Expert

Charise Mericle Harper, Aurélie Blard-Quintard Margaret McNamara, G. Brian Karas

A zesty series for fans of MasterChef Jr. and Kids Join Mr. Tiffin and his students on a trip to a
Cook-off! In episode one, four talented tween natural history museum and learn all about
chefs step into the spotlight to prove that they dinosaurs and the scientists who discovered them!
have what it takes to become the Next Best Junior
Chef. Who will have the grits to get through week Mr. Tiffin and his students are back in another picture
one of the competition? book, and this time the focus is on dinosaur-loving
9781328507013 9780553511437 Kimmy. During a field trip to the natural history museum,
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contestants—energetic Tate, charming Rae, worldly ginormous Titanosaurus. That changes when one of her
Caroline, and hyper-competitive Oliver—who are all about classmates questions whether girls can be ...
to enter a tel...

Pocket Bios: Rosa Parks Pocket Bios: Abraham Lincoln

Al Berenger Al Berenger

Rosa Parks, often referred to as both "the first lady of civil Abraham Lincoln, an American politician and lawyer, is
rights" and the mother of the freedom movement, was an best known for serving as the 16th president of the United
American civil rights activist who started a movement States and leading the country through the bloody and
when she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus controversial Civil War. Some of his most celebrated and
to a white passenger. Following her arrest for this act, she lasting contributions include the Emancipation
became an international icon of civil disobedience and Proclamation of 1863 and pushing the Thirteenth
9781250166173 resistance to racial segregation. 9781250166111 Amendment to the United States Constitution through
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Hardcover Paper over Pocket Bios are full of personality, introducing readers to Hardcover Paper over assassination in 1865.
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Pocket Bios: Neil Armstrong Pocket Bios: Marie Curie

Al Berenger Al Berenger

Neil Armstrong is an American astronaut most famous for Marie Curie, the first woman ever to win a Nobel Prize and
being the first person to walk on the moon: "One small only person to win it in two different scientific fields, was a
step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Before physicist and chemist. As she conducted pioneering
enrolling in the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1962, Armstrong research, Marie Curie coined the term "radioactivity,"
was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean developed some of the first techniques for isolating
War. Follow this extraordinary man's life and radioactive isotopes. She also discovered two elements:
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and c...

How to Catch a Mermaid The First Rule of Punk

Adam Wallace, Andy Elkerton Celia C. Pérez

Last week I saw a mermaid. Roller Girl meets School of Rock in this illustrated
It's not something I'd pretend! middle-grade novel about identity, friendship, and
I'd really like to catch her riot-grrrl power by librarian and debut author Celia
so she could be my friend. C. Pérez.

But how to catch a mermaid? There are no shortcuts to surviving your first day at a new
9781492662471 You don't learn this in school. 9780425290422 school—you can’t fix it with duct tape like you would your
$10.99 We'll need to build a gentle trap $8.99 Chuck Taylors. On Day One, twelve-year-old Malú
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violates the school’s dress code with her punk-rock look,
Many claim to have caught a mermaid, but can YOU? and disappoints her college-professor mom in the proce...
Perfect for summer, the newest title in the New York Times
bestselling How to Catch series will have children and

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Pocket Bios: Isaac Newton Baby Code!

Al Berenger Sandra Horning, Melissa Crowton

Best known for "discovering gravity" and formulating the It’s never too early to get little ones interested in
laws of motion, Isaac Newton is often hailed as one of the computer coding with this unique series of board
most influential physicists of all time. From the apple books!
incident that lead to his famous mathematical description
of gravity, to the invention of the first reflecting telescope, How do you explain coding to a baby? By showing how
and beyond, follow this extraordinary man's life and it’s all around them, and how they can take part in it, of
9781250168795 accomplishments. 9780399542572 course! By using items common in a baby’s world, like a
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boards fascinating figures from history with simple storytelling coding for babies and their caregivers—and is sure to
and cheerful illust... leave them wanting to learn more!

Series Over...

Not One Damsel in Distress: Heroic Girls from Mad Scientist Academy: The Weather
World Folklore Disaster
Jane Yolen, Susan Guevara Matthew McElligott

From celebrated author Jane Yolen comes this Fans of Ada Twist, Scientist, will want to join Dr.
inspiring collection of folktales from around the Cosmic’s class of clever monsters as they face
world, all featuring strong female heroes. down snow, floods, and a dangerous
thunderstorm when freak weather conditions
These fifteen folktales have one thing in common: brainy, threaten the school in the second book of the Mad
9781328900203 bold, brave women—and not one damsel in distress! 9780553523812 Scientist Academy series.
$15.99 There is Bradamante, the fierce medieval knight; Li Chi, $7.99
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boards her town; Makhta, a female warrior who leads her Sioux latest invention, the CHAOS machine, designed to keep
tribe into battle; and many more women who use their the school at the right temperature for learning. But when
cunning, wisdom, and strength to su... the machine starts to malfunction, causing extreme
weather conditions, the stud...

DK findout! Maya, Incas, and Aztecs DK findout! Energy

DK Emily Dodd

Find out all about the Maya, Inca, and Aztec Discover what energy is, where it comes from, and
empires in this dynamic book for kids ages 6-9. how we use it in this information-packed book full
of amazing images, fun quizzes, and incredible
Jump back in time to discover the incredible empires of facts.
the Americas! From ancient civilizations up to the Spanish
conquest, find out all about the Maya, Inca, and Aztec Did you know that a bolt of lightning produces enough
9781465469311 empires. Explore the cities of Chichén Itzá, Machu Picchu, 9781465470959 energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for six months, or
$10.99 and Tenochtitlán, learn the pictures of the Mayan $10.99 that our bodies make energy from the food we eat? Find
Trade Paperback language, unearth the history of chocolate, and find out Trade Paperback out about energy in all its forms, from renewable energy,
how children who behaved badly were punished with chili such as wind turbines, solar panels, and hydroelectric
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Amazing photos ...
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Jane, Unlimited The Basque Dragon

Kristin Cashore Adam Gidwitz, Jesse Casey, Hatem Aly

This New York Times bestseller, from the award- A fully illustrated, globe-trotting new middle grade
winning author of the Graceling Realm series, is an fantasy-adventure series about mythical creatures
ambitious novel story about grief, adventure, and their cultures of origin, from the Newbery
storytelling, and finding yourself. Honor-winning author of The Inquisitor’s Tale.

Jane has lived a mostly ordinary life, raised by her recently Elliot and Uchenna have barely recovered from their first
9780147513106 deceased aunt Magnolia, whom she counted on to turn 9780735231733 adventure with the Unicorn Rescue Society when the
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and wealthy acquaintance from years ago asks her to cross the Atlantic Ocean to the Basque Country. Elliot and
accompany her to a gala at the extra... Uchenna, with Jersey in tow, s...

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Willa of the Wood The Disappearances

Robert Beatty Emily Bain Murphy

Catalog Copy: Emily Bain Murphy’s magical debut young adult

From #1 New York Times best-selling author Robert Beatty novel THE DISAPPEARANCES follows a teen girl
comes a thrilling new series set in the magical world of Serafina. who moves to her recently deceased mother's
hometown and discovers that it is cursed to lose
Move without a sound. Steal without a trace. the experiences that weave life together—the
sound of music, the stars in the sky, the ability to
9781368005845 Willa, a young night-spirit of the Great Smoky Mountains, is her clan’s 9781328904072 dream—and that her mom may be to blame.
$16.99 best thief. She creeps into the homes of day-folk under cover of $9.99
Hardcover darkness and takes what they won’t miss. It’s dangerous work—the Trade Paperback Every seven years something disappears in the town of
day-folk kill whatever they do not understand--but Willa will do anything Sterling: reflections, dreams, colors, stars. When Aila
to win the approval of the padaran, the c... Quinn arrives, she realizes why her deceased mother,
Juliet, never sp...

Astrophysics for Babies The Winner Is . . .

Chris Ferrie, Julia Kregenow Charise Mericle Harper, Aurélie Blard-Quintard

Set the children in your life on a lifelong path to learning The thrilling final episode in the zesty series for
with the next installment of the Baby University board fans of kids' cooking competitions. It's the season
book series. Full of scientific information from notable finale and only two contestants remain. Who will
experts, this is the perfect book to teach complex take the cake and earn the title of Next Best Junior
concepts of the structure of the universe in a simple, Chef?
engaging way. Astrophysics for Babies is a colorfully
9781492671138 simple introduction to the study of stars and our 9780544991446 Two talented junior chefs have sliced and diced their way
$9.99 connection to them. It's never too early to become a $12.99 into the finale of Next Best Junior Chef. This week's
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goose is cooked? Two contestants compete on- and
off-camera, bu...

Overboard! How to Be a Lion

Terry Lynn Johnson, Jani Orban Ed Vere

A Sunshine State Award nominee From the New York Times bestselling
author/illustrator of Max the Brave comes an
A high-stakes adventure series perfect for fans of inspiring and adorable picture book about a pair of
the I Survived series and Hatchet. Eleven-year-old unlikely friends who face down a pack of bullies.
Travis and his family are on a whale watch off the coast of
Washington when disaster strikes. The boat capsizes, In this timely and charming story about the importance of
9781328519054 throwing everyone into the ice-cold chaotic waves. 9780525578055 being true to yourself, mindfulness, and standing by your
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Pretty A Stitch in Time

Justin Sayre Daphne Kalmar

“Coming of age never looked so beautiful.” - Donut is an eleven-year old geography buff who keeps
Kirkus (STARRED REVIEW) her taxidermied mice hidden in her late mother’s hope
chest. Her pops passed away, leaving her an orphan. Aunt
“[A] powerful story of growth and change, Agnes has moved in, bringing along her lumpy oatmeal,
brimming with honesty and hope.” - Publishers knitting, and a plan to drag Donut off to Boston forever.
9780448484181 9781250154989 Donut stands to lose everything: her friends, her village,
$9.99 Sophie’s perspective on what being pretty really $16.99 her home, the woods, and walks where the memories of
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busting novel by the author of Husky, Justin Sayre. jacket
While Donut dodges the ache of missing her pops, she
Set three months after Husky’s conclusion and narrated and her best friend Tiny plan how...
by Sophie, Davis’s best friend, Pretty details the private

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Saving Fiona: The Story of the World’s Most What Is Climate Change?
Famous Baby Hippo
Gail Herman, Who HQ, John Hinderliter
Thane Maynard
Learn more about what climate change means
The amazing, true story of Fiona, a baby hippo and how it’s affecting our planet.
born prematurely at the Cincinnati Zoo, the team
of scientists and caregivers who nursed her to The earth is definitely getting warmer. There’s no
health, and the vast community in Cincinnati and argument about that, but who or what is the cause? And
beyond who rallied around her. Includes full-color why has climate change become a political issue? Are
9781328485137 behind-the-scenes photographs throughout. 9781524786151 humans at fault? Is this just a natural development? While
$19.99 $5.99 the vast majority of scientists who study the environment
Hardcover On a cold January day in 2017, nearly two months before Paperback agree that humans play a large part in climate change,
due date, Nile hippopotamus Bibi gave her keepers at the there is a counterargument. Author Gail Herman presents
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden a big (little) surprise—a both sides of the debate in this fac...
tiny newborn hippo, no bigger than a footba...

What Is the Constitution? What Was the Holocaust?

Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, Tim Foley Gail Herman, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare

We the people at Who HQ bring readers the full A thoughtful and age-appropriate introduction to
story—arguments and all—of how the US an unimaginable event—the Holocaust.
Constitution came into being.
The Holocaust was a genocide on a scale never before
Signed on September 17, 1787—four years after the seen, with as many as twelve million people killed in Nazi
American War for Independence—the Constitution laid out death camps—six million of them Jews. Gail Herman
9781524786090 the supreme law of the United States of America. Today 9780451533906 traces the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, whose rabid
$5.99 it’s easy for us to take this blueprint of our government for $5.99 anti-Semitism led first to humiliating anti-Jewish laws,
Paperback granted. But the Framers—fifty-five men from almost all Paperback then to ghettos all over Eastern Europe, and ultimately to
of the original 13 states—argued fiercely for many months the Final Solution. She presents just enough information
over what ended up being only a four-page documen... for an elementary-school au...

Nyxia The House That Lou Built

Scott Reintgen Mae Respicio

“A high-octane thriller … Nyxia grabs you from the A coming-of-age story that explores culture and
first line and never lets go.” —Marie Lu, #1 New family, forgiveness and friendship, and what
York Times bestselling author of Warcross makes a true home. Perfect for fans of Wendy
Mass and Joan Bauer.
Every life has a price in this sci-fi thriller—the first
in a trilogy—that has the nonstop action of The Lou Bulosan-Nelson has the ultimate summer DIY project.
9780399556821 Maze Runner and the high-stakes space setting of 9781524717940 She’s going to build her own “tiny house,” 100 square feet
$9.99 Illuminae. $16.99 all her own. She shares a room with her mom in her
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What would you be willing to risk for a lifetime of fortune? can escape her crazy but lovable extended Filipino family.
Lou enjoys her woodshop class and creating projects, and
Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving she pla...
Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a

Fruit Bowl Podkin One-Ear

Mark Hoffmann Kieran Larwood, David Wyatt

Who belongs in the fruit bowl? Apples, check. Middle-earth for middle graders: From the Publisher ofThe
Blueberries, check. Tomato, che—Wait, what?! Hobbit and Lord of the Rings comes a new young reader
Tomato wants to join the other fruits, but does he fantasy series that proves you don't have to be brave or
belong? The perfect mix of botany and a bunch of powerful to do great things.
In a classic fantasy world of anthropomorphic rabbits,
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Who Was Leif Erikson? Felix Yz

Nico Medina, Who HQ, Dede Putra Lisa Bunker

Hold on to your Viking helmets as you learn about A Wrinkle in Time for the 21st century. “If you
the first known European to set foot on North think a boy with an alien inside him doesn’t have a
America in this exciting addition to the Who Was? whole lot to teach you about life and love and the
series! ways we are connected to each other, then you’ve
never met Felix Yz.”—Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock,
Leif Erikson was born to be an explorer. His father, Erik the author of the Morris Award finalist The Smell of
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own. The wise and striking Viking landed in the area cosmologist father’s science experiment went wrong and
known as Vinland almost five centuries before Christopher fused Felix at the atomic level with a hyper-intelligent
Columbus e... fourth dimensional bein...

Dork Diaries Books 10-12: Dork Diaries 10; Piecing Me Together

Dork Diaries 11; Dork Diaries 12
Renée Watson
Rachel Renée Russell
Jade believes she must get out of her neighborhood if
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York Times, USA TODAY, and Publishers Weekly advantage of every opportunity. She has. She accepted a
bestselling Dork Diaries series are all available in one scholarship to a mostly-white private school and even
dork-tastic boxed set! Saturday morning test prep. But some opportunities feel
more demeaning than helpful. Like an invitation to join
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$41.99 Dork Diaries 10: Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter $9.99 girls. Except really, it’s for black girls. From “bad”
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The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle Llama Llama Loves Camping

Christina Uss Anna Dewdney

Selected for the 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet An 8x8 based on an episode of Llama Llama’s
Award Master List animated Netflix series all about one of the most
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year fun activities for little llamas (and kids): camping!

A determined 12-year-old girl bikes across the Look out, world—Llama Llama is a TV star! The beloved
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camp where she will learn to make friends, Bicycle says
no way and sets off on her bike for San Francisco to meet

The Mortification of Fovea Munson Tie-Dye Disaster

Mary Winn Heider, Chi Birmingham Martha Maker, Xindi Yan

Catalog Copy: Emily Adams, Maddie Wilson, Bella Diaz, and Sam
Fovea Munson is nobody's Igor. True, her parents own a Sharma are eight-year-olds with one special thing in
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That is, until three disembodied heads, left to thaw in the thei...
wet lab, start talking. To her. Out loud.

What seems like a ni...

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Front Desk Crunch, The Shy Dinosaur

Kelly Yang Cirocco Dunlap, Greg Pizzoli

Winner of the Asian / Pacific American Award for From Cirocco Dunlap (This Book Will Not Be Fun)
Children's Literature! and Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner Greg
Pizzoli (The Watermelon Seed) comes a charming,
* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their giggly read-aloud that illustrates the particular art
neighbors in these pages." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred of making a friend!
9781338157796 9780399550560 Crunch is a lovely and quiet brontosaurus who has hidden
$16.99 Mia Tang has a lot of secrets. $17.99 himself in some shubbery and is rather shy. He would like
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jacket Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every you are patient and encouraging, you will find yourself
day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, with a new friend!
ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista
Motel and tends to its guests. This picture book is a warm, funny ex...

Surf's Up, Creepy Stuff! Dragon's Green

Andres Miedoso, Victor Rivas Scarlett Thomas

Welcome to Kersville, a town with a spooky history and a Effie Truelove believes in magic, as does her grandfather
collection of ghosts and spirits who are major mischief- Griffin (although he refuses to do any magic, let alone
makers. Most kids spend their days without ever seeing or teach Effie how to use it). After a mysterious incident
dealing with a ghost, but some kids get stuck with a leaves Griffin close to death, Effie is given an unusual silver
haunt. When that happens, they call Desmond Cole Ghost ring and told she must look after her grandfather’s library
Patrol. There’s no job too spooky, icky, or risky for of rare and powerful books. But then the books fall into
9781534418011 Desmond. 9781481497855 the hands of shady scholar Leonard Levar, and Effie is
$5.99 $8.99 propelled into the most dangerous adventure of her life.
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When you go to the beach with Desmond Cole, it isn...

Speediest!: 19 Very Fast Animals Stinkiest!: 20 Smelly Animals

Steve Jenkins Steve Jenkins

Caldecott Honor winner Steve Jenkins is back with Caldecott Honor winner Steve Jenkins is back with
more Extreme Animals, perfect for young readers more Extreme Animals, perfect for young readers
looking for accessible nonfiction chock full of looking for accessible nonfiction chock full of
incredible art. Speediest! will focus on the fastest incredible art. Stinkiest! will focus on the smelliest
members of the animal kingdom. members of the animal kingdom.

9781328841964 Through illustrations, infographics, facts, and figures, 9781328841971 Through illustrations, infographics, facts, and figures,
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With his signature art style, Steve Jenkins' Extreme With his signature art style, Steve Jenkins' Extreme
Animals reader series explores nature... Animals reader series explores nature'...

The Penderwicks at Last See You in the Cosmos

Jeanne Birdsall Jack Cheng

The finale you’ve all been waiting for: The In the tradition of Counting by 7s and Walk Two
Penderwicks at Last is the final, flawless Moons comes a moving novel about a space-
installment in the modern classic series from obsessed boy, his dog Carl Sagan, and a journey
National Book Award winner and New York Times toward family, love, hope, and awe.
bestselling author Jeanne Birdsall!
Eleven-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his
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The Penderwicks in Spring. the dog) launched his Golden Record on the Voyager
spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexi...
Now it’s summertime, and eleven-year-old Lydia is
dancing at the bus stop, waiting for ...

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Nicola Berry and the Petrifying Problem with Nicola Berry and the Shocking Trouble on
Princess Petronella #1 the Planet of Shobble #2
Liane Moriarty Liane Moriarty

The first in a three-book outer space adventure The second in a three-book outer space adventure
series for young readers from the #1 New York series for young readers from the #1 New York
Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies! Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies!

Nicola Berry’s life is turned upside down the day a man Nicola Berry and her friends have barely caught their
9781524788087 from another planet comes to Earth on a strange mission. 9781524788094 breath from their last trip to space when they are called
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Earth into her planet’s giant garbage dump. When Nicola where nothing bad ever happens—or so they say. It turns
is chosen as the Earthling Ambassador, she’s not sure that out there is trouble brewing beneath this glittery exterior,
she’s up to the task. Can... and Nicola is put i...

Forget Me Not Amal Unbound

Ellie Terry Aisha Saeed

Calliope June has Tourette syndrome. Sometimes she “Saeed’s timely and stirring middle-grade debut is
can't control the noises that come out of her mouth, or a celebration of resistance and justice.”—Kirkus
even her body language. When she and her mother Reviews, starred review
move yet again, she tries to hide her TS. But soon the
kids in her class realize she's different. Only her neighbor, The compelling story of a girl’s fight to regain her
who is also the class president, sees her as she truly is—a life and dreams after being forced into indentured
9781250144010 quirky kid, and a good friend. But is he brave enough to 9780399544682 servitude.
$7.99 take their friendship public? $17.99
Trade Paperback Hardcover Life is quiet and ordinary in Amal’s Pakistani village, but
As Callie navigates school, she must also face her she had no complaints, and besides, she’s busy pursuing
mother's new relationship and ... her dream of becoming a teacher one day. Her dreams
are temporarily dashed when—as the eldest
daughter—she must stay home from school to take care

Edgeland 5 Worlds Book 2: The Cobalt Prince

Jake Halpern, Peter Kujawinski Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt
The authors of the New York Times bestselling
Nightfall weave an upper middle grade thriller R. J. Palacio, #1 New York Times bestselling
based on a new fantasy-world conceit: a world author of WONDER, hails this adventure series as
with edges…and an abyss below. “Mind-blowingly beautiful…. A must-read.”

Thousands of miles south of the island of Bliss, day and Think Star Wars meets Avatar: The Last Airbender!
9780147517418 night last for 72 hours. Here is one of the natural wonders 9781101935910
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frothing, turbulent waters is never seen again. Wren has Oona Lee surprised everyone—including herself—when
spent most of her life on Edgeland, a ne... she lit the first beacon to save the Five Worlds from
extinction. Can she light the other four beacons in time?
Next stop, Toki! On the blue planet, Oona must face the

City of Saints & Thieves Puddin'

Natalie C. Anderson Julie Murphy

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meets Gone Girl in The irresistible companion to the #1 New York
this enthralling YA murder mystery set in Kenya. Times bestseller Dumplin’, soon to be a major
motion picture starring Danielle Macdonald and
After fleeing Congo years ago, Tina and her mother Jennifer Aniston!
arrived in Kenya looking for the chance to build a new life. Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since
They settled in Sangui City, where her mother found work she was a little girl. Not this year. This year she has new
9780399547591 as a maid for the prominent Greyhill family. Roland 9780062418388
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Greyhill is one of the city’s most successful business newscaster—and to kiss the boy she’s crushing on.
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corruption and crime. So when Tina’s mother is found Callie Reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance
shot to death in Mr.... team captain and has the popular boyfriend. But when it
comes to other gir...

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Flame in the Mist Go, Go, Cars!

Renée Ahdieh Jennifer Liberts, Mike Yamada

From #1 New York Times bestselling author A simple, rhyming Step 1 Reader featuring all
Renée Ahdieh comes a sweeping, action-packed kinds of cars!
YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal
Japan where Mulan meets Throne of Glass. A brother and sister discover all kinds of cars as they
travel through their own neighborhood, encounter a
The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long parade, visit a car wash, and more! Young vehicle
9780147513878 known her place—she may be an accomplished 9780399554612 enthusiasts will take pride in cruising through the simple,
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Trade Paperback Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has Trade Paperback reading journey!
always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years
old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words for
the emperor’s ... children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin
reading. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired...

Organic Chemistry for Babies All Summer Long

Chris Ferrie, Cara Florance Hope Larson

Set the children in your life on a lifelong path to learning Thirteen-year-old Bina has a long summer ahead of her.
with the next installment of the Baby University board She and her best friend, Austin, usually do everything
book series. Full of scientific information from notable together, but he's off to soccer camp for a month, and
experts, this is the perfect book to teach complex he's been acting kind of weird lately anyway. So it's up to
concepts in a simple, engaging way. Organic Chemistry Bina to see how much fun she can have on her own. At
for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to the first it's a lot of guitar playing, boredom, and bad TV, but
9781492671169 connections between carbon and all organic matter as we 9780374310714 things look up when she finds an unlikely companion in
$9.99 know it. It's never too early to become a scientist! $12.99 Austin's older sister, who enjoys music just as much as
Board Book Trade Paperback Bina. But then Austin comes home from camp, and he...

The Unbreakable Code Ban This Book: A Novel

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman Alan Gratz

Mr. Quisling is definitely up to something mysterious, and It all started the day Amy Anne Ollinger tried to check out
Emily and James are on high alert. First, there’s the coded her favorite book, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E.
note he drops at a book event. Then they uncover a trail Frankweiler, from the school library. Mrs. Jones, the
of encrypted messages in Mark Twain–penned books librarian, told her the bad news: her favorite book was
hidden through Book Scavenger. What’s most suspicious banned! Just because a classmate’s mom thought the
is that each hidden book triggers an arson fire. book wasn’t appropriate.
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Trade Paperback Quisling has been hunting a legendary historical puzzle: Trade Paperback library in her locker. The battle of the books escalates
the Unbreakable Code. This new mystery is irresistible... when she engineers a campaign to challenge every book
in the school library, often...

Brightly Burning Be Prepared

Alexa Donne Vera Brosgol

“One of the most anticipated YA debuts of 2018, All Vera wants to do is fit in—but that’s not easy for a
Brightly Burning is a gothic, romantic mystery with Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy
hints of Jane Eyre, Marissa Meyer, and Kiera Cass.” houses and their parents can afford to send them to the
—Entertainment Weekly best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford
“Brightly Burning delivers a brooding gothic that sort of luxury, but there's one summer camp in her
mystery and a swoony romance, all set in space. price range—Russian summer camp.
9781328948939 9781626724457
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Saga prepare her for all the "cool girl" drama, endless Russian
history lessons, a...
Stella Ainsley leaves poverty behind when she quits her
engineering job aboard ...

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Fairy Spell: How Two Girls Convinced the World The Year of the Garden
That Fairies Are Real
Andrea Cheng, Patrice Barton
Marc Tyler Nobleman, Eliza Wheeler
This prequel to THE YEAR OF THE BOOK follows
The true story of British cousins who fooled the perceptive, astute Anna as she strives to grow a
world for more than 60 years with a remarkable perfect garden — only to realize that the garden
hoax, photographs of “real” fairies. Exquisitely she grows with her new friend is more than good
illustrated with art by Eliza Wheeler as well as the enough, weeds and all. A heartfelt and charming
original photos taken by the girls. introduction to the Anna Wang series.
9780544699489 9781328900173
$17.99 In 1917, in Cottingley, England, a girl named Elsie took a $5.99 When Anna is gifted a copy of The Secret Garden, it
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was a group of fairies, fairies that the girls insisted were ivy and purple crocuses and the birds will come. Or
real. Through a remarkable set of circumstances, that maybe what grows from her dream of a garden is even
photograph and the ones that follow... better: friend...

I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Moon

Act of Kindness
Alison Oliver
For the over-scheduled generation, the illustrator
Parents Magazine’s “Best Book that Champions of the popular BabyLit books explores the joy
Kindness” of 2018! found in wildness, following in the footsteps of
beloved bestsellers The Night Gardener and Mr.
This simple yet powerful picture book—from a New York Tiger Goes Wild.
Times bestselling husband-and-wife team—tells the story
9781524769550 of one girl who inspires a community to stand up to 9781328781604 Like many children, Moon leads a busy life. School,
$17.99 bullying. Inspired by real events, I Walk with Vanessa $17.99 homework, music lessons, sports, and the next day it
Hardcover explores the feelings of helplessness and anger that arise Hardcover Picture Book begins again. She wonders if things could be different.
in the wake of seeing a classmate treated badly, and Then, one night, she meets a wolf.
shows how a single act of kindness can lead to an entire
community joining in to help. By choosing only pic... The wolf takes Moon deep into the dark, fantastical forest
and there she learns to howl, how to...

First Class Murder Raymie Nightingale

Robin Stevens Kate DiCamillo

Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells are taking a vacation across A 2016 National Book Award Finalist!
Europe on world-famous passenger train, the Orient
Express—and it’s clear that each of their fellow first-class Two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo
travelers has something to hide. Even more intriguing: returns to her roots with a moving, masterful story
There’s rumor of a spy in their midst. of an unforgettable summer friendship.

9781481422192 Then, during dinner, a bloodcurdling scream comes from 9780763696917 Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything,
$8.99 inside one of the cabins. When the door is broken down, a $7.99 absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a
Trade Paperback passenger is found murdered—her stunning ruby Trade Paperback plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire
necklace gone. But the killer has vanished, as if into thin competition, then her father, who left town two days ago
air. with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie’s picture in the
paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does
The Wells & Wo... Ra...

The Town of Turtle Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the
Rainbow Flag
Michelle Cuevas, Catia Chien
Rob Sanders, Steven Salerno
In Turtle's shell there's room for only one. But in
Turtle's heart, there is room for everyone! This tale Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rainbow
of a lonely turtle who comes out of his shell to find Pride Flag with the very first picture book to tell its
friendship and community celebrates diversity and remarkable and inspiring history!
inclusion. In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young
readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its
9780544749825 When a solitary turtle decides to make some renovations 9780399555312 beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and
$17.99 to his shell, he doesn’t have a blueprint, only a dream for $17.99 designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its
Hardcover Picture Book a better life. He starts by building a deck—though he Hardcover role in today’s world. Award-winning author Rob Sanders’s
figures the deck could use a fireplace. And a fireplace stirring text, and acclaimed illustrator Steven Salerno’s
needs wood, so naturally, he plants a garden. But it ... evocative images, ...

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Lucky Broken Girl The Creature of the Pines

Ruth Behar Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly

In this multicultural coming-of-age narrative A fully illustrated, globe-trotting new middle grade
—based on the author’s childhood-a young Cuban fantasy-adventure series about mythical creatures
immigrant girl is adjusting to her new life in NYC and their cultures of origin, from the Newbery
when her American dream is derailed by a car Honor-winning author of The Inquisitor’s Tale.
Elliot Eisner isn’t exactly excited about starting at a
9780399546457 This semi-autobiographical story is told from the 9780735231702 brand-new school in a brand-new town; he’d much rather
$8.99 perspective of a Cuban-Jewish girl, Ruthie Mizrahi, $14.99 stay at home and read a book. But things take an
Paperback beginning shortly after Ruthie and her family emigrate Hardcover unexpected turn when he finds out his weird new teacher,
from Castro’s Cuba to New York. Ruthie is just beginning Professor Fauna, has planned a field trip for Elliot’s very
to gain confidence in her mastery of English and enjoying first day. Along with a new...
her reign as the hopscotch quee...

Black Beauty The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best

Burger in Los Angeles)
Anna Sewell
Amy Spalding
Color your bookshelf with Puffin + Pantone: A
collection of classic titles paired with their perfect Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has
color match. A bold, bright new take on your always been content playing the sidekick in other people’s
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into the world of dating and romances, Abby’s been
What is the exact color of the yellow brick road in L. happy to focus on her plus-size style blog and her dreams
9780425289341 Frank Baum’s classic The Wizard of Oz? Or the 9781510727663 of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands a
$9.99 sprawling green meadows of Prince Edward Island in $16.99 great internship at her favorite boutique, she’s thrilled to
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beloved household names and creating a line of books

Sometimes You Fly Bats at the Ballgame

Katherine Applegate, Jennifer Black Reinhardt Brian Lies

From Newbery Medalist and bestselling author On deck and ready for the spring lineup, New York
Katherine Applegate, a sweet book of Times bestselling author-illustrator Brian Lies’s ode
encouragement, filled with humor and insight into to “batty” baseball fans.
the effort behind any meaningful accomplishment
in life. A perfect gift for baby shower, birthday, or Hurry up! Come one—come all!
graduation. We’re off to watch the bats play ball!
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birthdays, is an inspirational tribute to the universal your mitt, because it’s a whole new ballgame when
struggles and achievements of childhood. Beginning with evening falls and bats come fluttering from the rafters to
a first birthday, the scenes trav... watch their all-stars compete. Get set to be transported to
the right-side-up and upside...

Wolf Hollow The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

Lauren Wolk Pablo Cartaya

Recipient of a Newbery Honor, this debut novel Funny and poignant, this novel is a vibrant story of
from Lauren Wolk is a powerful and thought- a family, a striking portrait of a town, and one
provoking coming-of-age story that explores boy’s quest to save both—perfect for fans of Rita
themes of bullying, injustice, and standing up for Williams-Garcia.
what’s right.
Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make
9781101994849 Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, 9781101997253 Abuela proud. Can thirteen-year-old Arturo Zamora do it
$8.99 Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small $8.99 all, or is he in for a BIG, EPIC FAIL?
Paperback Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Paperback
Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals For Arturo, summertime in Miami means playing
herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her basketball until dark, sipping mango smoothies, and
bullying seems isolated at first, ... keeping cool under banyan trees. And maybe a few shifts
as junior lunchtime dishwashe...

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Will Wilder #2: The Lost Staff of Wonders The Parker Inheritance
Raymond Arroyo Varian Johnson

“Open the cover, fasten your seat belt, and get A Coretta Scott King Author Honor and Boston
ready for a rip-roaring ride!” —Ridley Pearson, Globe / Horn Book Honor winner!
author of the New York Times bestselling series
Kingdom Keepers "Powerful.... Johnson writes about the long shadows of
the past with such ambition that any reader with a taste
Will Wilder is back to protect the town of Perilous for mystery will appreciate the puzzle Candice and
9780553539707 Falls from another ancient evil—the fearsome 9780545946179 Brandon must solve." -- The New York Times Book
$7.99 demon, Amon, in this series that’s been described $16.99 Review
Paperback as having “shades of Indiana Jones and Percy Hardcover with dust
Jackson” (Booklist). jacket When Candice finds a letter in an old attic in Lambert,
South Carolina, she isn't sure she should read it. It's
When the storied Staff of Moses—responsible for addressed to her grandmother, who left the town in
summoning the plagues of ancient Egypt—vanishes from shame. But the letter describes a young woma...

Quizás algo hermoso (Maybe Something Hurricane Child

Beautiful Spanish edition): Cómo el arte
transformó un barrio Kheryn Callender

F. Isabel Campoy, Theresa Howell, Rafael López Caroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child.

Una edición en español lírica del aclamado e inspirador Being born during a hurricane is unlucky, and twelve-
libro de cuentos ilustrados Quizás algo hermoso, ilustrado year-old Caroline has had her share of bad luck lately.
por el ganador de la medalla Pura Belpré, Rafael López. She's hated and bullied by everyone in her small school
on St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, a spirit only she
9781328904065 Ganador del Premio Tomás Rivera 9781338129304 can see won't stop following her, and -- worst of all --
$17.99 $17.99 Caroline's mother left home one day and never came
Hardcover Picture Book ¿Qué pueden conseguir unas gotas de color en una Hardcover with dust back.
comunidad gris? Viendo lo que Mira y sus vecinos jacket
descubren, ¡más de lo que nunca pudo imaginarse! But when a new student named Kalinda arrives, Caroline's
Basado en una historia real, Quizás algo hermoso nos luck begins to turn around. Kalinda, a solemn girl from
revela cómo el arte puede inspirar la transformación – y Barbados with ...

Making the Band The Un-Friendship Bracelet

Martha Maker, Xindi Yan Martha Maker, Xindi Yan

Emily Adams, Maddie Wilson, Bella Diaz, and Sam Emily Adams, Maddie Wilson, Bella Diaz, and Sam
Sharma are eight-year-olds with one special thing in Sharma are eight-year-olds with one special thing in
common: they love to create. They each have unique common: they love to create. They each have unique
talents, too! Emily is great at constructing and building; talents, too! Emily is great at constructing and building;
Maddie has an eye for fashion, fabrics, and sewing; Bella Maddie has an eye for fashion, fabrics, and sewing; Bella
is a gadget whiz; and Sam is a gifted artist. Together, is a gadget whiz; and Sam is a gifted artist. Together,
9781534409101 these four crafty friends dream up new projects to design, 9781534409071 these four crafty friends dream up new projects to design,
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Twilight Chant The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical

Children and Their Holy Dog
Holly Thompson, Jen Betton
Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly
A lyrical exploration of the transition between day
and night and of the animals who thrive during Bestselling author Adam Gidwitz takes on
this special time. medieval times in an exciting and hilarious middle
grade adventure about class, history, religion…and
As day slips softly into night, sharp eyes catch glimpses of farting dragons. Featuring manuscript
the special creatures who are active at dusk. illuminations throughout from Hatem Aly. Winner
9780544586482 9780142427378 of a 2017 Newbery Honor!
$17.99 Lyrical text and lush art capture the richness and life of $9.99
Hardcover Picture Book this magical time in a sumptuous picture book that will Paperback 1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross
inspire budding naturalists and anyone who has ever paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children:
chased a lightning bug at twilight. An author’s note about William, on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish
twilight is included. boy who has fled his village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl
who hides her...

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Weird But True Animals Can I Be Your Dog?

National Geographic, Kids Troy Cummings

The next in the best-selling Weird But True line The New York Times bestseller featured on THE
features National Geographic Kids’ two best topics TODAY SHOW!
—Weird But True and animals—together in an
irresistable combination! A heart-tugging dog adoption story told through
letters—deeply sincere and almost desperate pleas
Get ready to ooh, ahh, and awww with wacky stats, for a forever home—from the dog, himself!
9781426329814 tidbits, and trivia about the many ways animals can be 9780399554520
$8.99 incredibly WEIRD! Did you know that you can take a yoga $16.99 This picture book shares the tale of Arfy, a homeless mutt
Trade Paperback class with goats? Or that there’s a pig that loves to paint? Hardcover who lives in a box in an alley. Arfy writes to every person
Or that slugs have green blood? The wild world of animals on Butternut Street about what a great pet he’d make.
just got a little bit weirder in this new edition, pa... His letters to prospective owners share that he’s house
broken! He has his own squeaky bone! He can learn to
live with cats! But, n...

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Crack the Code!: Activities, Games, and Puzzles
Who Loved Reptiles That Reveal the World of Coding

Patricia Valdez, Felicita Sala Sarah Hutt, Brenna Vaughan

For fans of Ada Twist: Scientist comes a Use coding to make your dreams come true in this
fascinating picture book biography of a pioneering fun-filled activity book published in partnership
female scientist—who loved reptiles! with the nonprofit organization Girls Who Code!

Back in the days of long skirts and afternoon teas, young You might not realize it, but coding is everywhere—not
9780399557255 Joan Procter entertained the most unusual party guests: 9780399542565 just in our computers and phones. The video games you
$17.99 slithery and scaly ones, who turned over teacups and $12.99 play, the animated films you watch, and the digital
Hardcover crawled past the crumpets…. While other girls played with Trade Paperback stopwatch you use—they’re all powered with code!
dolls, Joan preferred the company of reptiles. She carried
her favorite lizard with her everywhere—she even brought This action-packed book with a two-color interior is full of
a crocodile to school! word games, mazes, quizzes, and more—it’s your key to
understanding how coding is us...

The 65-Story Treehouse: Time Travel Trouble! The Science of Breakable Things
Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton Tae Keller

Andy and Terry live in a 65-story treehouse. (It used to be Natalie’s uplifting story of using the scientific
52 stories, but they keep expanding.) It has a process to “save” her mother from depression is
pet-grooming salon, a birthday room where it's always what Booklist calls “a winning story full of heart
your birthday (even when it's not), a room full of and action.”
exploding eyeballs, a lollipop shop, a quicksand pit, an ant
farm, and a time machine . . . which is going to be really, Eggs are breakable. Hope is not.
9781250102478 really useful now, since Terry messed up (again) and the 9781524715663
$7.99 treehouse just FAILED its safety inspection. $16.99 When Natalie’s science teacher suggests that she enter an
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Join Andy and Terry on a whirlwind trip through time as perfect solution to all of her problems. There’s prize
they try ... money, and if she and her friends wins, then she can fly
her botanist mother to see the miraculous Cobalt Blue
Orchids—flowers that su...

Rumble Grumble . . . Hush What Is the World Cup?

Kate Banks, Simone Shin Bonnie Bader, Who HQ, Stephen Marchesi

Where the Wild Things Are meets Chicka Chicka GOOOAAAAAL! Get ready for a front-row seat at
Boom Boom in this emotionally satisfying picture the world’s most-watched sporting event—the
book tailor-made for reading aloud, which World Cup.
celebrates creativity and the power of imagination.
Every four years, thirty-two of the best men’s soccer
In a spare, lyrical text, young listeners and readers will teams from across the globe compete for the title of FIFA
9781101940495 follow a little boy through his day, from early morning till 9780515158212 World Cup winner. Over one billion people tuned in
$17.99 bedtime, and watch as what fills his active imagination $5.99 worldwide to watch the final game of the 2014
Hardcover becomes real. Toys grow to life-size: a tin monkey plays a Paperback competition, making the World Cup the most widely
real drum and fiddle—rat-a-tat, toot!—a stuffed lion viewed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the
roars—rumble, grumble—an... Summer Olympics! This book takes a look back at what
has changed since the first tourn...

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What Was the Titanic? Llama Llama Loses a Tooth

Stephanie Sabol, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland Anna Dewdney

For more than 100 years, people have been A leveled Reader based on an episode from Llama
captivated by the disastrous sinking of the Titanic Llama’s Netflix series!
that claimed over 1,500 lives. Now young readers
can find out why the great ship went down and Look out, world—Llama Llama is a TV star! The beloved
how it was discovered seventy-five years later. character, made famous by Anna Dewdney’s best-selling
picture books, is the star of his own original series, now
9780515157260 At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the Royal Mail Steamer 9781524785024 airing on Netflix. This episode-based Penguin Young
$5.99 Titanic, the largest passenger steamship of this time, met $3.99 Reader tells the story of Llama’s first missing tooth. It’s a
Paperback its catastrophic end after crashing into an iceberg. Of the Trade Paperback milestone moment that every kid will love reading about.
2,240 passengers and crew onboard, only 705 survived.
More than 100 years later, today’s r...

Astronaut Annie Tess of the Road

Suzanne Slade, Nicole Tadgell Rachel Hartman

Career Day is approaching, and Annie can’t wait to show Award-winning Rachel Hartman’s newest YA is a
her family what she’s planning to be when she grows up. tour de force and an exquisite fantasy for the
But, she must keep it a secret until Friday! So curious #metoo movement.
family members each ask Annie for a clue. Convinced that
she’ll be a news reporter like he once was, Grandpop “Tess of the Road is astonishing and perfect. It’s
gives her his old camera and notebook to use for her the most compassionate book I’ve read since
9780884485230 presentation. Grandma is sure Annie wants to be a 9781101931288 George Eliot’s Middlemarch.”—NPR
$17.95 champion baker like her, so she offers a mixing bowl and $18.99
Hardcover oven mitts to Annie. Hopeful she'll become the mountain Hardcover In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected
climbe... to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons can be
whomever they choose. Tess is none of these things. Tess
is…different. She speaks out of turn, has wild ideas, and
can’t seem to keep out of trouble. T...

Well, That Was Awkward Pinduli

Rachel Vail Janell Cannon

A middle school love triangle gets complicated in “Cannon fans will lap it up.” —Kirkus Reviews
this Cyrano de Bergerac retelling that’s Sarah Pinduli’s mama has always told her that she’s the most
Dessen for tweens! beautiful hyena ever. But Dog, Lion, and Zebra don't think
so. Why else would they make her feel so rotten about
Gracie has a crush on A.J., but when she finds out that her big ears, her fuzzy mane, and her wiggly stripes? Poor
A.J. likes her best friend Sienna, she decides that the two Pinduli just wants to disappear. But then a case of
9780147513984 are perfectly suited and her role as sidekick will be to help 9781328740502 mistaken identity lets her show the creatures of the
$8.99 Sienna write clever texts that will dazzle A.J. To her $7.99 African savanna how a few tiny words can create
Paperback surprise, A.J.’s texts prove to be surprisingly smart and Trade Paperback something enormous.
witty. Could it be that he is getting help from his brainy From the creator of the best-selling Stellaluna come...
best friend Emmett? There’s many a ...

Moon: A Peek-Through Picture Book When the Moon Was Ours: A Novel
Britta Teckentrup Anna-Marie McLemore

Next in the much-loved children’s series that Recipient of a Stonewall Honor and longlisted for the
began with Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book is National Book Award, McLemore delivers a second
an elaborate book with peek-through holes that stunning and utterly romantic novel, again tinged with
show the moon’s different phases with each turn magic.
of the page.
To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam
9781524769666 Over deserts and forests, Arctic tundra and tropical 9781250160102 are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of
$16.99 beaches, the moon shines down on creatures around the $10.99 Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water
Hardcover world. Children will love discovering how it changes from Trade Paperback tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he
day to day as the lunar cycle is shown through clever paints and hangs in the trees and for how little anyone
peek-through holes, each revealing the moon in a knows about his life before he and his mother moved...
different size and shape.

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The Prince and the Dressmaker Kate, Who Tamed The Wind
Jen Wang Liz Garton Scanlon, Lee White

Paris, at the dawn of the modern age: Award-winning author Liz Garton Scanlon
presents a young, rhythmic read-aloud about a girl
Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride—or rather, his who solves a windy problem with an
parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy environmentally sound solution: planting trees.
hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on
daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous A wild wind blows on the tippy-top of a steep hill, turning
9781250159854 Lady Crystallia—the hottest fashion icon in the world 9781101934791 everything upside down for the man who lives there.
$24.99 capital of fashion! $17.99 Luckily, Kate comes up with a plan to tame the wind. With
Hardcover Paper over Hardcover an old wheelbarrow full of young trees, she journeys up
boards Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant the steep hill to add a little green to the man’s life, and to
dressmaker Frances—one of only two people who know protect the house from the howling win...
the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But F...

Sylvia Rose and the Cherry Tree Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair
Chronicles, Book One)
Sandy Shapiro-Hurt, Xindi Yan
Tamora Pierce
This very strange tale began in May
in a friendly forest on a sunny day. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! This NEW
must-read fantasy from an author who is legend
Skipping along a path in the wood herself—TAMORA PIERCE—is one Bustle calls “the
danced Sylvia Rose, and man, she was GOOD! perfect book for die-hard Pierce fans and
newcomers alike.”
9780884485278 Laughing and leaping came Sylvia Rose, 9780375847110
$17.95 Whirling and twirling on twinkly toes. $18.99 “Tamora Pierce’s books shaped me not only as a young
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Bold, adventurous Sylvia Rose loves visiting the animals
and trees of the forest. The girl and her favorite cherry and an inspiration.”
tree share almost everything, including dancing and —SARAH J. MAAS, #1 New York Times bestselling
stories, but they can’t travel the world together because author
the tree is rooted deep in the earth. Determined ...

Dragon Captives Olympians: Hermes: Tales of the Trickster

Lisa McMann George O'Connor

Identical twins Fifer and Thisbe Stowe have amazing yet In volume ten of Olympians, George O’Connor delves into
uncontrollable magical abilities. They’re naturally more the myth of Hermes, the trickster god. From his infancy,
gifted than even their brother, Alex, the head mage of when he bewitches animals and bends them to his will
Artimé, could hope to be. But when they accidentally use (stealing a herd of Apollo’s prize cattle in the bargain), to
their magic in the jungle of Artimé to strike down a his adolescence and adulthood when he becomes father
beloved creature, Alex is furious, and threatens to lock to the equally mischievous Pan, Hermes’s story is wildly
9781481456821 them away until they can learn to control their power. 9781626725256 entertaining as he brings a little bit of chaos to everything
$8.99 $10.99 he touches or creates. This volume is sure to be a fan
Trade Paperback The threat is soon forgotten, though, when Hux, the ice Trade Paperback favorite with its wit, charm, and storytellin...
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The Dangerous Art of Blending In Winter

Angelo Surmelis Marissa Meyer

Seventeen-year-old Evan Panos doesn’t know where he Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her
fits in. His strict Greek mother refuses to see him as grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her
anything but a disappointment. His quiet workaholic father face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking
is a staunch believer in avoiding any kind of conflict. And than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.
his best friend, Henry, has somehow become distractingly
attractive over the summer. Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't
9780062659002 9781250007230 approve of her feelings for her childhood friend—the
$17.99 Tired, isolated, scared—Evan’s only escape is drawing in $12.99 handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak
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yes, he kissed one guy over the summer. But it’s Henry stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg
who’s now proving to b... mechanic, Cinder...

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A Problematic Paradox The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle

Eliot Sappingfield Leslie Connor

Guardians of the Galaxy meets The Hitchhiker’s Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and
Guide to the Galaxy in this wild, warm-hearted, everyone knows he can barely read or write. Mason’s
and hilarious sci-fi debut about a brainy young girl learning disabilities are compounded by grief. Fifteen
who is recruited for a very special boarding school. months ago, Mason’s best friend, Benny Kilmartin, turned
up dead in the Buttle family’s orchard. An investigation
Nikola Kross has given up on living in harmony with drags on, and Mason, honest as the day is long, can’t
9780525516217 classmates and exasperated teachers: she prefers 9780062491435 understand why Lieutenant Baird won’t believe the story
$9.99 dabbling in experimental chemistry to fitting in. But when $16.99 Mason has told about that day.
Trade Paperback her life is axially inverted by a gang of extraterrestrials Hardcover
Both Mason and his new friend, tiny Calvin Chumsky, are
who kidnap her dad and attempt to recruit her into their relentlessly bullied b...
service, she discovers ...

The Perfect Place My Dog, Bob

Teresa E. Harris Richard Torrey

“Pretty near perfect.”—Kirkus Reviews Like all dogs, Bob likes breakfast, riding in the family car,
Treasure’s father has been gone for months. He’s done it and digging for bones. But unlike other dogs, Bob cooks
before, but has never taken this long to send word, and breakfast for himself and his family, drives the family car
Mom is tired of waiting. and digs for dinosaur bones with a paleontologist. When
So Mom leaves Treasure and Tiffany with her aunt Grace the girl next door challenges Bob’s owner to a contest to
while she goes looking for him. Great-Aunt Grace can’t see whose dog is best, Bob doesn’t sit, fetch or speak on
9781328784186 cook and she doesn’t even own a TV. Treasure is sure that 9780823439805 command. Bob loses. “I’m sorry,” Bob says as the girl and
$7.99 the weeks she is stuck there will be the worst of her life. $6.99 her dog march off in triumph. But to make up for his
Trade Paperback She also knows eventually she’ll find the perfect place: a Trade Paperback deficiencies, Bob makes pizza for the f...
home with just Mom, Dad, and Tiffan...

Worse, Worser, Wurst #2 Grilled Cheese and Dragons #1

Nancy Krulik, Ben Balistreri Nancy Krulik, Ben Balistreri

Princess Pulverizer may not be a knight yet, but Meet the princess who’d rather wear a suit of
she won’t let that stop her from saving the day! armor than a crown!

There’s trouble in the kingdom of Salamistonia! Ever since Princess Serena (or as she prefers, Princess Pulverizer)
an evil wizard kidnapped Lester the jester, laughter and doesn’t want to be a princess—she wants to be knight!
smiles have disappeared. Now Princess Pulverizer has the But her father, King Alexander of Empiria, thinks she still
9780515158342 perfect opportunity to complete the next good deed on 9780515158311 has a lot to learn when it comes to exhibiting valiant
$6.99 her Quest of Kindness: a rescue mission! With her friends $6.99 behavior. So he presents a challenge: the princess must
Paperback Lucas and Dribble by her side, can Princess Pulverizer Paperback first go on a Quest of Kindness and perform good deeds
defeat the wizard, free Lester, and bring fun back to to prove that she truly deserves to go to knight school.
Salamisto... With help from a friendly dragon named Dr...

DK findout! Robots DK findout! World War I

Nathan Lepora Brian Williams

Discover robots and robotics with this children’s Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end of
book full of photographs and illustrations, WWI, findout! dicusses the build-up to the war,
fascinating facts, and engaging challenges. along with battles, history, technology, and more.

Kids get an up-close look at all kinds of cool robots, from Explore pre-war Europe, the US’s entry into World War I,
humanoids to drones, and discover how robots use AI the role of women during the War, the technology
9781465469335 (Artificial Intelligence). With amazing images and 9781465469304 developed, tanks and artillery, intelligence, espionage,
$10.99 mind-blowing facts DK findout! Robots will satisfy any $10.99 propaganda, and much more. Become an expert on
Trade Paperback child who is eager to learn - and keep them coming back Trade Paperback World War I and learn all about the key events that would
for more! shape the world. Read about the conditions that made a
world war inevitable, and who t...
Find out why and how robots are made, how they help
humans and what they will do...

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Martha & Me Woolly and Me

It's Raining Elephants Quentin Gréban

Martha loves drawing and painting. When she draws a And when her mammoth gets a little frightened—on a
lion that steps right out of the picture, the two go on a roller coaster ride or in her dark bedroom at night—our
wild adventure. Martha paints a universe and embarks on brave narrator comforts her pet and bucks up his
a series of funny and surreal escapades with the lion and courage. On the last page of this warm and reassuring
so begins a relationship full of invention, creativity, and picture book, we see at last that Woolly is a stuffed animal
exuberance. —leading us to ask, who has been comforting whom?
9780500651421 9780884486367
$16.95 Eventually things get out of control—the lion is too wild $16.95
Fountas & Pinnell Level J
Hardcover and too hungry, and he disappears in the middle of their Hardcover
best adventure. Martha is inconsolable, but the only way
out is through—so she takes anoth...

The New LiBEARian Pancakes for Breakfast

Alison Donald, Alex Willmore Tomie dePaola

A visit to the library can be full of surprises. When the Missing ingredients and mischievous pets create one
librarian is late for story time, the children go off to look for humorous complication after another for a little old lady
her and follow mysterious paw prints to find a bear sitting determined to make pancakes for breakfast in this larger-
at her desk. Is the bear a new librarian? Not exactly. The sized, color-enhanced edition of Tomie dePaola's wordless
new LiBEARian opens a book about bears and utters a picture book classic. Pancakes for Breakfast is a Common
loud growl. The kids love it! Then the real librarian appears Core exemplar text for Grades K–1.
9780544973657 and sends the bear back into the book he came from. A 9781328710604
$16.99 fun twist at the end rounds out this winsomely illustrated $7.99
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When Mischief Came to Town Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the

Badness of Badgers
Katrina Nannestad
John Dougherty, Sam Ricks
* "[A] heartwarming and richly engaging tale." —Kirkus
Reviews, starred review This wacky send-up of fantasy quest novels is
When Inge Maria Jensen’s mother dies, the ten-year-old perfect for fans of Adam Gidwitz and Jon Scieszka
girl in braids is sent from Copenhagen to live on her and The Last Kids on Earth series.
grandmother’s farm on the Danish island of Bornholm.
The whimsical Inge is desperate to tease a smile out of Welcome to the kingdom of Great Kerfuffle!
9781328740946 her stern-seeming but “jelly-soft” grandmother with 9781101996638
$7.99 nonsensical songs and Hans Christian Andersen stories. A $7.99 It’s really great. And there’s usually a kerfuffle (the clue’s
Trade Paperback nostalgic nod to Pippi Longstocking and Heidi, this cozy, Trade Paperback in the name really). This particular kerfuffle started the
humorous novel explores love and lo... day Stinkbomb’s twenty dollar bill went missing.
Stinkbomb and his little sister Ketchup-Face know exactly
who took it: the badgers. After all, they’re called badgers
because they do bad things; otherwise t...

The Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and The Littlest Viking

Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her
Students Alexandra Penfold, Isabel Roxas

Suzanne Jurmain A hilarious story about what happens to the littlest

and loudest Viking when an even littler and louder
“A captivating read.” —Kirkus Reviews Viking arrives, perfect for fans of The Princess and
They threw rocks at the school windows. Villagers refused the Pony and I Don’t Want to Be a Frog.
to sell Miss Crandall groceries or let her students attend
the town church. Her schoolhouse was mysteriously set Sven might be the littlest Viking, but he has no trouble
9781328740847 on fire. The town authorities dragged her to jail and put 9780399554292 making himself known. He has the loudest warrior cry
$9.99 her on trial for breaking the law. $17.99 and the fiercest set of teeth. He loves to pillage and
Trade Paperback Her crime? Trying to teach African American girls Hardcover plunder. But there’s a new kid in town—a warrior princess,
geography, history, reading, philosophy, and chemistry. who is smaller than Sven and even louder. What’s a little
Exciting and eye-opening, this account of the heroine of Viking to do?
Canterbury, Connecticut, and her...

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Fenway and Hattie and the Evil Bunny Gang Bad Kitty Takes the Test
Victoria J. Coe Nick Bruel

The little dog with a GIANT personality is back in a It's something everyone has to do at least once. Kitty is
sequel that’s perfect for fans of the Humphrey no different. In this new edition of the beloved, bestselling
books! Bad Kitty series, Bad Kitty faces . . . a test!

Life is pretty much a bag of treats when you’re an Based on her previous bad behavior, the Society of Cat
endlessly energetic Jack Russell terrier. For Fenway, days Aptitude has determined that Kitty is not only a bad kitty
9781101996348 are filled with important things like defending the Dog 9781250143549 but a bad cat. In order to redeem her feline status, Kitty
$7.99 Park from wicked squirrels, snuggling with Hattie, and $6.99 must take an aptitude test to determine if she deserves to
Paperback catching up on the neighborhood gossip with the Trade Paperback be a cat. If she fails, she will no longer be able to be a cat.
next-door dogs Goldie and Patches. But that all changes With the help of Chatty Kitty, who is...
the day a fiendish new intruder enters Fenway’s turf: he’s
fluffy, he...

What's in my Truck?: A slide and find book The Cursed Queen

Roger Priddy Sarah Fine

Inside What's in my Truck? you'll find an interesting Ansa has always been a fighter.
novelty to lift and slide on every spread. Children will have
fun finding out what’s in each different truck and spotting As a child, she fought the invaders who murdered her
funny things along the way as they build their picture parents and snatched her as a raid prize. She fought for
recognition and problem solving skills. From a tractor to a her place next to Thyra, the daughter of the Krigere
dump truck, a food truck to a fire truck, there's lots to see! Chieftain. She fought for her status as a warrior in her
9780312525569 The chunky mechanisms are fun to use and ideal for little 9781481441940 tribe: blood and victory are her way of life. But the day
$9.99 hands. $12.99 the Krigere cross the great lake and threaten the witch
Board Book Trade Paperback queen of the Kupari, everything changes.
Also available: What's in my House?
Cursed by the queen with fire and ice, Ansa is forced to
fight against an invisible enemy—the...

Misfit City Vol. 1 The Tundra Trials

Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, Naomi Franquiz Monica Tesler

Smothered by her backwater hometown and frustrated After discovering that Earth Force is waging a covert alien
by its 1980s cult-movie fame (The Gloomies...have you war, Jasper and his friends return to space and continue
seen it? It’s a real classic, y’know.), Wilder is pretty sure their training. This time, Earth Force brings them to the
she’s seen everything Cannon Cove has to offer. She’s remote planet of Gulaga, where the cadets compete in
desperate to get away from home as soon as she can, the Tundra Trials: a grueling pod race across the planet’s
and move on to bigger, better, and less annoying frigid landscape.
9781684150274 things…even if that might mean leaving her best friends 9781481445979
$14.99 behind. $8.99 But when their pod leader asks Jasper and Mira to secretly
Trade Paperback Trade Paperback test a dangerous new technology that will take their
But when Wilder discovers a centuries-old pirate map, she Bounder abilities to the next level, the kids begin to
may find out that REAL adventure was in their tiny town... suspect that there are rifts...

Ghosts Don't Ride Bikes, Do They? The Haunted House Next Door
Andres Miedoso, Victor Rivas Andres Miedoso, Victor Rivas

Welcome to Kersville, a town with a spooky history and a Welcome to Kersville, a town with a spooky history and a
collection of ghosts and spirits who are major mischief- collection of ghosts and spirits who are major mischief-
makers. Most kids spend their days without ever seeing or makers. Most kids spend their days without ever seeing or
dealing with a ghost, but some kids get stuck with a dealing with a ghost, but some kids get stuck with a
haunt. When that happens, they call Desmond Cole Ghost haunt. When that happens, they call Desmond Cole Ghost
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Xander's Panda Party Midnight Without a Moon

Linda Sue Park, Matt Phelan Linda Williams Jackson

Xander Panda wants to throw a party, but a panda party "A powerful story." —Kirkus Reviews
would have only one guest—himself. So, he decides to It’s Mississippi in the summer of 1955, and Rose Lee
invite all the bears. But Koala protests. She’s not a Carter can’t wait to move north. For now, she’s living with
bear—she's a marsupial! Does that mean she can’t come? her sharecropper grandparents on a white man’s cotton
Xander rethinks his decision to invite only bears, and plantation. Then, one town over, an African American boy,
“Calling all bears” evolves into “Calling all creatures.” The Emmett Till, is killed for allegedly whistling at a white
9781328740588 Newbery Medal author Linda Sue Park introduces animal 9781328753632 woman. When Till’s murderers are unjustly acquitted,
$7.99 taxonomy in a wonderfully engaging way, and the $7.99 Rose realizes that the South needs a change and that she
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watercolor pain... debut seamlessl...

The High King: The Chronicles of Prydain, Book 5 Scythe

(50th Anniversary Edition)
Neal Shusterman
Lloyd Alexander
A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery:
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers is proud to publish humanity has conquered all those things, and has even
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The High King, the final book in the Chronicles of Prydain. can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order
Whether readers are already familiar with the series or to keep the size of the population under control.
new to it, they won't be able to resist this beautiful special
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Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth Whichwood

Oliver Jeffers Tahereh Mafi

“Moments of human intimacy jostle with scenes Tahereh Mafi brings readers on a dark and lush
that inspire cosmic awe, and the broad diversity of new adventure about a girl who is fated to wash
Jeffers’s candy-colored humans…underscores the the bodies of the dead in this companion to her
twin messages that ’You’re never alone on Earth’ bestselling Furthermore.
and that we’re all in this together.”—Publisher’s
Weekly (starred review) Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her
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$19.99 Oliver Jeffers, arguably the most influential creator $12.00 lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole
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everywhere with a gently sweet a...

DK findout! World War II Locomotive

Brian Williams Julian Tuwim, Lewitt and Him

Become an expert on World War II with DK In the late 1930s renowned Polish poet Julian Tuwim, was
findout! World War II. asked to write three poems for children. The publisher
Przeworski connected the three poems into one book,
DK findout! World War II will satisfy any child who is eager Locomotive, and commissioned illustrations from
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Series Overview: ...

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Furthermore Galactic Hot Dogs Collection: Galactic Hot Dogs

1; Galactic Hot Dogs 2; Galactic Hot Dogs 3
Tahereh Mafi
Max Brallier, Rachel Maguire, Nichole Kelley
An enchanting, New York Times bestselling
middle-grade fantasy from the author of the This collectible boxed set includes:
Shatter Me series—now in paperback! Galactic Hot Dogs 1: Cosmoe’s Wiener Getaway
Galactic Hot Dogs 2: The Wiener Strikes Back
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My Museum Ana and the Sea Star

Joanne Liu R. Lynne Roelfs, Jamie Hogan

A young boy learns that art is all around us in this A young girl finds a starfish on the beach and wants to
captivating picture book about a day at the museum. We show it to her mother at home, but doesn’t want to take it
all remember what it was like to be a child in a crowded from its home. With encouragement from her dad and a
art museum. It was hard to see, let alone appreciate the little imagination, Ana is able to let the sea star go and yet
art. It got tiring. And there was so much else to look at! keep it with her at the same time.
That’s the lesson of this ingeniously simple yet profound This beautiful picture book celebrates the power of
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elaborate tattoos to the way the sun makes patterns of
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of a jellyfish, stingray, loggerhead turtle and other sea

Greek Gods #squadgoals The Witch Boy

Courtney Carbone Molly Knox Ostertag

OMG Classics, the greatest stories ever told…in In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to
texts. Imagine: What if Mount Olympus got WiFi be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters.
and the gods and goddesses had smartphones? Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled.
The classic Greek myths get new life in irreverent Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted . . . and he's
and hilarious texts and posts! still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it
might be.
9781524715649 Zeus, a king of the gods always in search of a new bae. 9781338089516
$9.99 A squad of goddesses who can’t resist stirring the pot. $12.99 When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys,
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encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and
If you have trouble telling Perseus from Theseus non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try ...
(#Greek2Me) or have ever wondered about Oedipus’s
tragic dating pr...

Team BFF: Race to the Finish! #2 Ladycastle

Stacia Deutsch, Reshma Saujani Delilah S. Dawson, Ashley A. Woods, Rebecca Farrow

Imagine if the Babysitters Club started a coding When King Mancastle and his mighty vassals ride off on a
club… crusade, the women left behind are not at all put
out—that’s a lot less armor polishing to do. Of course,
Now that Sophia and her friends are an official group in when the men get themselves eaten by a dragon and
coding club, they can’t wait to bring their coding ideas to leave a curse that attracts monsters to the castle . . . well,
life. In fact, they signed up for their first hackathon—a full the women take umbrage with that.
9780399542527 day of coding and meeting other coders! When they run 9781684150328
$12.99 into Leila—a girl from coding club who happens to be into $14.99 Now, Merinor, the blacksmith’s wife is King, Princess Aeve
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quickly become a team of five. But things don’t go knight, Sir Riddick, is tasked with teaching the ladies of
according to plan. Can the girls find a way to wo... the castle ho...

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Animalkind Galactic Hot Dogs 3: Revenge of the Space

Pablo Salvaje
Max Brallier, Rachel Maguire, Nichole Kelley
Featuring beautifully distinctive prints of the natural world
and sensitive text, this book helps children understand the Secrets about Cosmoe and Big Humphree’s past are
inextricable connections between human and animal life. revealed during a twisty new adventure for the crew of
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that humans are not the the Neon Wiener, leading up to a major turning point in all
only inhabitants of Earth. This visually striking book of their lives aboard the intergalactic hot dog truck.
reminds us that not only do we share an ecosystem with
9783791373027 other living things, but that we can also learn much from 9781481424981
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The Big Sticker Book of Bugs The Big Sticker Book of Beasts
Yuval Zommer Yuval Zommer

Following the success of The Big Book of Bugs, here is an Based on The Big Book of Beasts, this endlessly
interactive book that brings the world of bugs to a child’s entertaining activity book brings the world of beasts alive
fingertips. The activities in the book invite children to draw, in a creative way. With fascinating facts as a starting point,
color, decorate, and place bugs in their natural habitats, the activities invite children to draw, color, and decorate
encouraging children to engage with the information as beasts into their natural habitats, as they engage with the
they play. information as they play.
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Children are first introduced to Freddy the Fly (who many The book includes stickers and activities relating to over
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Franklin's Flying Bookshop In the Woods

Jen Campbell, Katie Harnett Thereza Rowe

Franklin the dragon loves stories and loves reading stories There’s lots going on in the woods . . . Olly the horse is
to people too, but everyone is too scared to even talk to tired of waiting to turn into a unicorn like his friends. Lionel
him. One day, he meets a girl named Luna who, rather the lion is terribly embarrassed by his hair- loss. And Red
than being afraid, is fascinated to meet Franklin, having the fox won’t come out of her hole because the wedding
recently read all about dragons in one of her books. They cake she spent hours preparing has been gobbled up. In
instantly become friends and talk nonstop about what these three interlinked stories, Olly, Lionel, Red, and their
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Dork Diaries 12: Tales from a Not-So-Secret The Romantics

Crush Catastrophe
Leah Konen
Rachel Renée Russell
Perfect for fans of Lauren Myracle and Rainbow Rowell,
In Nikki Maxwell’s newest diary, it’s the countdown to the The Romantics will charm readers of all ages. Gael
end of the school year, and Nikki’s juggling some big Brennan is about to have his heart broken when his first
questions about how she’ll spend her summer. She’s also big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents’
facing an unexpected crush catastrophe—there’s a new painful separation. Love intervenes with the intention of
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Manga I Am Alfonso Jones

Tony Medina, Stacey Robinson, John Jennings
Mark Twain, Crystal S. Chan, Kuma Chan
Alfonso Jones can't wait to play the role of Hamlet in his
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn features the story of school’s hip-hop rendition of the classic Shakespearean
a young boy, chafed by the "sivilized" restrictions of his play. He also wants to let his best friend, Danetta, know
foster home, and weary of his drunkard father's brutality. how he really feels about her. But as he is buying his first
To escape, 14 year-old Huck Finn fakes his own death and suit, an off-duty police officer mistakes a clothes hanger
sets off on a raft down the Mississippi River. He is soon for a gun, and he shoots Alfonso.
9781772940176 joined by Jim, an escaped slave. Together, they 9781620142639
When Alfonso wakes up in the afterlife, he’s on a ghost
$17.99 experience a series of rollicking adventures that have $18.95
train guided by well-known victims of police shootings,
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who teach him what he needs to know about this
fugitives become close friends as they weather storm... subterranean sp...

Deadliest!: 20 Dangerous Animals Trickiest!: 19 Sneaky Animals

Steve Jenkins Steve Jenkins

What do a cape buffalo, a king cobra, and a puffer fish Trickiest! introduces readers to some of the slyest animals
have in common? They're all deadly! on the planet, and the award-winning author and
illustrator Steve Jenkins is here to show you what earned
Deadliest! showcases some of the planet’s most them their reputation.
threatening creatures. Steve Jenkins's Extreme Animals
reader series explores nature's truly superlative animals Steve's Extreme Animals reader series explores nature's
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$5.99 figures while detailing the astounding abilities of critters as $5.99 infographics, facts, and figures while detailing the
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Life Hacks for Kids Ponies!

Sunny Keller Angela Roberts

Life Hacks for Kids, a top-rated YouTube show starring Horse and pony lovers will devour this Step 2 Step
Sunny Keller, comes alive in the pages of this completely into Reading book packed with colorful photos and
original and unique book. Packed with 35 popular "hacks" simple facts about these lovable animals.
from the show, plenty of original photographs, and
behind-the-scenes glimpses of the creation of the show, From their thick coats and stocky build, to their beautiful
this book is sure to be a hit with fans of the show as well flowing manes and tails, ponies are a delight to watch,
9781328742131 as kids who love to make something out of nothing. 9781524714406 care for, and ride. Brilliant photographs and simple,
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What Was the Ice Age? Why Don't Fish Drown?: And other vital
questions about the animal kingdom
Nico Medina, Who HQ, David Groff
Anna Claybourne, Claire Goble
A mesmerizing overview of the world as it was
when glaciers covered the earth and long-extinct Why Don’t Fish Drown? is an irreverent and informative
creatures like the woolly mammoths and saber- introduction to tricky questions about natural history,
toothed cats battled to survive. getting to the heart of the fascinating world of the animal
kingdom and its varied cast. Why don’t humans have
Go back 20,000 years ago to a time of much colder global tails? Why can’t my dog talk to me? Why does a shark
9780399543890 temperatures when glaciers and extensive sheets of ice 9780500651261 need such big teeth?
$5.99 covered much of our planet. As these sheets traveled, $19.95
Paperback Why Don’t Fish Drown? encourages children to start
they caused enormous changes in the Earth’s landscape Hardcover
asking and answering questions for themselves. The book
and climate, leading to the evolution of creatures such as is structured around twenty-two questions. Each section
giant armadillos, saber-toothed cats, and woolly ... explores the question and answer with deta...

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Pashmina Secret Coders: Robots & Repeats

Nidhi Chanani Gene Luen Yang, Mike Holmes

Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why Dr. One-Zero has added a new class to Stately Academy's
did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? curriculum. But in "Advanced Chemistry," they only teach
What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her one lesson: how to make Green Pop! While their
father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s classmates are manufacturing this dangerous soda, the
mom avoids these questions—the topic of India is Coders uncover a clue that may lead them to Hopper's
permanently closed. missing dad. Is it time to use Professor Bee's most
9781626720879 9781626726062 powerful weapon: the Turtle of Light?
$16.99 For Pri, her mother's homeland can only exist in her $10.99
Trade Paperback imagination. That is, until she finds a mysterious Trade Paperback From graphic novel superstar (and former computer
pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she programming teacher) Gene Luen Yang, Secret Coders is
wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more ... a wildly entertaining series that combin...

Pigeon P.I. Pup and Bear

Meg McLaren Kate Banks, Naoko Stoop

This clever and engaging picture book is a delightful and This deeply emotional read-aloud about a lost wolf
witty first look at the "noir" detective genre for young pup who is raised by a loving polar bear is sure to
readers. A pigeon private investigator emerges from resonate with families – particularly
retirement to track down a birdnapper with the help of his non-traditional ones.
feathered friends. A cute chick reports the crime and
makes herself useful enough to become a partner in the You are not my mother, said the wolf pup.
9781328715616 detective agency, which by the end of the book is back in 9780399554094 I am not your mother, said the polar bear, but I can
$16.99 business. Includes comical directions for doing detective $17.99 cuddle you and keep you safe.
Hardcover Picture Book work. Hardcover
Here is a picture book that celebrates differences and
promotes kindness , sure to resonate with the many fans
of the beloved classic, Mama Do You Love Me? During the
ice melt that follows an Arctic winter, a wolf c...

That Is My Dream!: A picture book of Langston After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got
Hughes's "Dream Variation" Back Up Again)
Langston Hughes, Daniel Miyares Dan Santat

“Dream Variation,” one of Langston Hughes’s Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a
most celebrated poems, about the dream of a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what
world free of discrimination and racial prejudice, is happened after?
now a picture book stunningly illustrated by Daniel
Miyares, the acclaimed creator of Float. This captivating picture book from Caldecott Medalist Dan
9780399550171 9781626726826 Santat follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher who
$17.99 To fling my arms wide $17.99 loves to be high up on the city wall. But after his fall,
Hardcover In some place of the sun, Hardcover Picture Book Humpty is terrified of heights and can no longer do his
To whirl and to dance favorite things. He finally pulls together the courage to
Till the white day is done…. climb back up the wall. In a surprise twist, Humpty
transforms, turning into a magnificent bird, and lea...
Langston Hughes’s inspiring and timeless message of

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and The Hidden Oracle (Trials of Apollo, The
Through the Looking Glass Book One)
Lewis Carroll Rick Riordan

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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine Ben Franklin's in My Bathroom!

Mark Twain, Philip C. Stead, Erin Stead Candace Fleming, Mark Fearing

New York Times Bestseller! History meets hijinks in this first title in a hilarious
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2017 new middle grade series for fans of Timmy Failure
and The Terrible Two, when Ben Franklin
A never-before-published, previously unfinished accidentally time travels to a 10-year-old’s home in
Mark Twain children’s story is brought to life by 21st century America!
Philip and Erin Stead, creators of the Caldecott
9780553523225 Medal-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee. 9781101934067 Nolan is a typical kid living in a typical 21st century
$24.99 $13.99 American town. Ben Franklin is, well, Ben Franklin
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story. Twain began telling them the tale of Johnny, a poor circumstances, Nolan and his little sister, Olive, find Ben in
boy in possession of some magical seeds. Later, Twain their ...
would jot down some...

The Princess and the Pea Imagine

Chloe Perkins, Dinara Mirtalipova John Lennon, Jean Jullien

The classic tale of a princess and a pea gets a fresh twist Imagine all the people living life in peace.
in this fourth book of the Once Upon a World board book You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
series. With Russia as the backdrop, and stunning artwork I hope some day you'll join us, and the world will be as
from illustrator Dinara Mirtalipova, whose art style draws one.
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Rise of the Jumbies Wee Sister Strange

Tracey Baptiste Holly Grant, K. G. Campbell

Deep beneath the waves, a great enemy awakens With a lyrical text and gorgeous, ethereal
... illustrations, here is a mesmerizing and magical
original bedtime fairy tale reminiscent of Emily
Corinne LaMer defeated the wicked jumbie Severine Winfield Martin’s Dream Animals, and perfect for
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wells, suspicious eyes turn to Corinne. With no garden but gloom.

To rescue the missing children and clear her own name, She doesn’t have parents.
Corinne goes deep into the ocean to find ... No one knows her name.

DK findout! Human Body DK findout! Reptiles and Amphibians


From gooey gastric juices to our amazing brains, and Discover wriggling reptiles, colorful chameleons,
everything in the human body in between, this book will and slithering snakes in this children’s book full of
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DK findout! Human Body introduces kids to the complex, DK’s free online resource for kids.

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Hooray for Books! How to Hang a Witch

Brian Won Adriana Mather

Turtle has looked everywhere for his favorite book, but it's The #1 New York Times bestseller!
nowhere to be found! Maybe his book was borrowed by
Zebra, Owl, Giraffe, Elephant, or Lion. As Turtle searches, It’s the Salem Witch Trials meets Mean Girls in this
his friends offer to share their own favorite stories, but New York Times bestselling novel from one of the
other books just won't do. Or is it time for Turtle to try descendants of Cotton Mather, where the trials of
something different? A tribute to books, reading, and the high school start to feel like a modern-day witch
9780544748026 joy of sharing stories with others from Brian Won, the 9780553539509 hunt for a teen with all the wrong connections to
$16.99 author/illustrator of Hooray for Hat! and Hooray for $9.99 Salem’s past.
Hardcover Picture Book Today!. Trade Paperback
Salem, Massachusetts, is the site of the infamous witch
trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently
transplanted from New York City, Sam and her
stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open ar...

Nightmares! The Lost Lullaby Mighty Jack and the Goblin King
Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller, Karl Kwasny Ben Hatke

“Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully The garden behind Jack’s house has gone wild with
entertaining offering from actor [Jason] Segel and creatures set loose by the magic beans Jack and his kid
co-author [Kirsten] Miller.” —Publishers Weekly, sister Maddy planted. One particularly mean creature has
on book one in the series kidnapped Maddy and carried her off. Now Jack and his
neighbor Lilly must follow her to a world between worlds
Stay up late with the hilariously frightening beyond the vines and stalks, where giants grind the bones
9780385744300 middle-grade novel Nightmares! The Lost Lullaby. 9781626722668 of human children to feed their beast in the castle up
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Not since he faced his fears has Charlie had so many bad
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Older Than Dirt: A Wild but True History of Earth Tru & Nelle
Don Brown, Michael Perfit G. Neri

Almost 14.5 billion years ago, it all started with a BIG * "Charming and elegantly written." —Kirkus Reviews,
BANG and what began as a cloud of gas, dust, and rock starred review
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Best Friends Dory Fantasmagory: Dory Dory Black Sheep

Margery Cuyler Abby Hanlon

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Daddy Played the Blues A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on

Fire, Book One)
Michael Garland
Jessica Cluess
Packing themselves into an old jalopy—with Daddy, Uncle
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I am Henrietta Howel.
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Mice of the Round Table #1: A Tail of All's Faire in Middle School
Victoria Jamieson
Julie Leung, Lindsey Carr
From the author of the Newbery Honor winner
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La Princesa and the Pea Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True
Susan Middleton Elya, Juana Martinez-Neal Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Brigette Barrager

The Princess and the Pea gets a fresh twist in this Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager
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La reina, the queen, is so picky about princesses that the
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Ghost League of Beastly Dreadfuls #3: The Witch's

Jason Reynolds
Holly Grant
Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different
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Long ago, the evil wizard Calixto Sw...

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The Friendship Code #1 Bonaparte Falls Apart

Stacia Deutsch, Reshma Saujani Margery Cuyler, Will Terry

Imagine if the Babysitters Club started a coding Readers who love stories about friendship, school,
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Isadora Moon Goes to School Odd Couples: One Word, Two Meanings
Harriet Muncaster Mirja Winkelmann

Meet Isadora Moon! She’s half-fairy, half-vampire This witty collection of smart, quirky word pairings shows
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Trick of the Eye: How Artists Fool Your Brain Salt to the Sea
Silke Vry Ruta Sepetys

Now available in a new edition, this colorful, lively, and The New York Times bestseller! All the Light We
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Talking Leaves The Wild Ones: Moonlight Brigade

Joseph Bruchac C. Alexander London

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Zoe in Wonderland Shade the Changing Girl Vol. 1: Earth Girl

Made Easy
Brenda Woods
Cecil Castellucci, Marley Zarcone
Coretta Scott King Honor winner Brenda Woods
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Akata Witch Farewell to Manzanar

Nnedi Okorafor Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston

"Nnedi Okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous During World War II a community called Manzanar was
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Mad Scientist Academy: The Dinosaur Space Battle Lunchtime Vol. 2: A Recipe for
Disaster Disaster

Matthew McElligott Natalie Riess

Fans of Ada Twist, Scientist, will want to enroll in It's almost time for the season finale of Space Battle
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DK findout! Bugs DK findout! Coding

Andrea Mills, Kristie Reddick DK

Peer into the world of insects and bugs with this Increase your computer-coding knowledge with
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DK findout! Engineering DK findout! Forest


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This Book Will Not Be Fun The Curse of Einstein's Pencil

Cirocco Dunlap, Olivier Tallec Deborah Zemke

*A 2018 Children's and Teen Choice Book Award Bea’s artistic gifts lead to a special new friendship
Finalist! in book two of this funny illustrated chapter book
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A mouse who acts as a careful custodian of his Moody
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My Life in Pictures Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark
Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist
Deborah Zemke
Jess Keating, Marta Alvarez Miguens
Fans of Amelia’s Notebook and Judy Moody will
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The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 2: Middle Treasure Island

School Mayhem
Robert Louis Stevenson
Rachel Renée Russell
Color your bookshelf with Puffin+Pantone! A
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Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Wizard of Oz

Mark Twain L. Frank Baum

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The Secret Garden She Persisted: 13 American Women Who

Changed the World
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger
Color your bookshelf with Puffin+Pantone! A
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Grace and the Fever Margaret and the Moon

Zan Romanoff Dean Robbins, Lucy Knisley

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Big Shark, Little Shark Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and
Anna Membrino
Mayim Bialik
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My Amazing Body Machine: A Colorful Visual Don't Sneeze! #2

Guide to How Your Body Works
Nancy Krulik, Louis Thomas
Robert Winston, Owen Gildersleeve
Aliens, talking cats, invisibility—it's all possible in
A unique and exciting visual guide to the human body, this hilarious early chapter book series!
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Crash! #1 Summerlost
Nancy Krulik, Louis Thomas Ally Condie

"A good choice for reluctant readers." - Kirkus From the internationally bestselling author of the
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From the author of the George Brown and Katie Kazoo

Cricket in the Thicket: Poems about Bugs Goldie Vance Vol. 2

Carol Murray, Melissa Sweet Hope Larson, Brittney Williams

Pray tell us, Mr. Mantis, The adventures of Goldie Vance, teen super sleuth,
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Cozy Classics: The Adventures of Tom 5 Worlds Book 1: The Sand Warrior
Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt
Jack Wang, Holman Wang Rockefeller

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Real Friends Goodbye Stranger

Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham Rebecca Stead

Following little Shannon's life from kindergarten through This brilliant, New York Times bestselling novel
fifth grade, Real Friends captures the emotional roller from the author of the Newbery Medal winner
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Quantum Physics for Babies Rocket Science for Babies

Chris Ferrie Chris Ferrie

It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind! Written It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind! Written
by an expert, Quantum Physics for Babies is a colorfully by an expert, Rocket Science for Babies is a colorfully
simple introduction to the principle that gives quantum simple introduction to aerospace engineering. Babies (and
physics its name. Babies (and grownups!) will discover grownups!) will learn about the basics of hot lift and thrust
that the wild world of atoms never comes to a standstill. that make things fly. With a tongue-in-cheek approach
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Ella Enchanted Shadow of the Shark

Gail Carson Levine Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca

The beloved Newbery Honor-winning story Travel with Jack and Annie to the deep, dark ocean
to encounter the stealthiest of underwater
about a defiant and unforgettable heroine.
predators: the shark!
At her birth, Ella of Frell receives a foolish
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accept her fate. Against a bold backdrop of hungry shark attacks, their dream vacation turns into a
princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters,
and fairy godmothers, Ella goes on a quest Did you know there’s a Magic Tree House b...

The League of Beastly Dreadfuls Book 2: The Out of the Box: 25 Cardboard Engineering
Dastardly Deed Projects for Makers

Holly Grant Jemma Westing

“WONDERFULLY WITTY.” —Chris Grabenstein, Twenty-five interactive cardboard model projects that
New York Times bestselling author of Escape from engage kids' creativity and "out of the box" thinking skills
Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and coauthor with James through hands-on learning and the application of
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then add a league of adventurous children, a little Movement, Out of the Box includes 25 interactive
magic, and a centuries-old feud with witches, and cardboard model projects to inspire kids' creativity
you get this quirky and hilarious middle-grade through engaged and hands-on learning, and, as the fo...

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Big Book of Beasts Saving Montgomery Sole

Yuval Zommer, Barbara Taylor Mariko Tamaki

In The Big Book of Beasts Yuval Zommer’s wonderful A beautiful and offbeat novel from Mariko Tamaki,
illustrations bring to whimsical life some of the grizzliest, co-creator of the bestselling Printz Honor and
hairiest, bravest, wiliest, and most fearsome beasts in the Caldecott Honor Book This One Summer.
animal kingdom. Brimming with interesting facts from
beast consultant Barbara Taylor, this charming picture Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, forced
book is a beautiful way for parents to introduce young to go to a school full of jocks and girls who don't know
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Afar Almost Zero: A Dyamonde Daniel Book

Leila del Duca, Kit Seaton Nikki Grimes, R. Gregory Christie

Boetema suddenly develops the ability to astrally project The third book in the Dyamonde Daniels series, by
to other worlds, unintentionally possessing the bodies of bestselling author Nikki Grimes, is perfect for fans
people light years away. Inotu, her inquisitive brother with of the Keena Ford, Judy Moody, and Magnificent
a pension for trouble, finds himself on the run after he's Mya Tibbs series and includes illustrations by
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Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired &
Get Going!
Nikki Grimes, R. Gregory Christie
Chelsea Clinton
The second book in the Dyamonde Daniels series,
by bestselling author Nikki Grimes, is great for fans From the bestelling author of She Persisted! First
of the Keena Ford, Judy Moody, and Magnificent daughter turned activist and mother Chelsea
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The Passion of Dolssa Poison Is Not Polite

Julie Berry Robin Stevens

From the author of the award-winning All the Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at
Truth That’s in Me comes a spellbindinding work of Daisy’s home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy’s
historical fiction The New York Times calls glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for Daisy’s
“magnificent.” birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric
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The Count of Monte Cristo: Manga Classics Fish in a Tree

Alexandre Dumas, Crystal S. Chan, Nokman Poon Lynda Mullaly Hunt

On the very day of his wedding to the beautiful Mercedes, The uplifting and unforgettable, New York Times
a young merchant sailor named Edmond Dantès is falsely bestselling Schneider Award winner that’s perfect
imprisoned for life, laying to waste his plans of marriage for fans of Wonder!
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the mysterious Count of Monte Christo. It is the reign of Every time she lands in a new school, she is able to hide
9781927925614 Napoleon Bonaparte and the Count has been plotting his 9780142426425 her inability to read by creating clever yet disruptive
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Fuzzy Mud Rapunzel

Louis Sachar Chloe Perkins, Archana Sreenivasan

From Louis Sachar, the multi-award-winning Once upon a time, there was a girl with long, long hair,
author of Holes, comes the New York Times who lived in a tall, tall tower...
bestseller that's been nominated for 13 state
awards and counting! The classic tale of Rapunzel gets a fresh twist in this third
book of a brand-new board book series, Once Upon a
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Marshall Walsh have been walking to and from Woodridge Because these tales ...
Academy together since elementary school. But their
routine is disrupted when bully Chad Hilligas challenges

One Trick Pony If Your Monster Won't Go To Bed

Nathan Hale Denise Vega, Zachariah OHora

The aliens have arrived. And they’re hungry for electricity. For fans of How to Babysit a Grandpa comes a
In the Earth of the future, humans are on the run from an tongue-in-cheek story that is a step-by-step
alien force—giant blobs who suck up electrical devices manual for putting your monster to bed.
wherever they can find them. Strata and her family are
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a so...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Quidditch Through the Ages
(Hogwarts Library Book)
Kennilworthy Whisp
Newt Scamander, J.K. Rowling
If you have ever asked yourself where the Golden Snitch
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt came from, how the Bludgers came into existence, or
Scamander's classic compendium of magical creatures, why the Wigtown Wanderers have pictures of meat
has delighted generations of wizarding readers. Now, in cleavers on their robes, you need Quidditch Through the
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Secret Coders: Secrets & Sequences: Secret The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle
Janet Fox
Gene Luen Yang, Mike Holmes
Magic, espionage, and history are combined in this
Stately Academy is no ordinary school: it was once home wonderfully haunting middle-grade mystery The
to an elite institute where teachers, students, and robots Wall Street Journal calls “a sophisticated spine-
worked together to unravel the mysteries of coding. chiller.”
Hopper, Eni, and Josh won't rest until they've learned the
whole story, but they aren't the only ones interested in the Twelve-year-old Kat Bateson likes to have a logical
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boards to the guy who's really in charge: a green-skinned... siblings have been sent to escape the London Blitz. What’s
making those terrifying sounds at night? Why do the
castle’s walls ...

Fish Girl Will Wilder #1: The Relic of Perilous Falls

David Wiesner, Donna Jo Napoli Raymond Arroyo

The triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner brings his rich Fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the
visual imagination and trademark artistry to the graphic Olympians and Peter Lerangis’s Seven Wonders
novel format in a unique coming-of-age tale that begins series will embrace this epic adventure in a
underwater. A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a rollicking new series by a New York Times
boardwalk aquarium has a chance encounter with an bestselling author.
ordinary girl. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl's
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the impulsive twelve-year-old unwittingly awakens an
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If I Had a Dinosaur Rebel of the Sands

Gabby Dawnay, Alex Barrow Alwyn Hamilton

A little girl dreams of having her very own pet. But what “Evokes such disparate influences - 1,001 Arabian
kind of animal would make the best companion? A mouse Nights, Hindu lore, and Navajo myth, as well as,
is too small, a cat is too ordinary, and a fish is too . . . wet! inevitably, the triumvirate of Tolkien, Lucas and
As she plays with her toy dinosaur, inspiration strikes. Rowling.”—The New York Times Book Review
What about a real, live dinosaur? She could ride it to
school. It would need lots of food to eat, a swimming pool For fans of Rae Carson, Kristin Cashore, Marie Lu,
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that somewhere, djinni still perform their magic. But
there’s nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the
dead-end town tha...

Ten Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and The Shadow Cadets of Pennyroyal Academy
Turbulent Times of the Original "Girl" Reporter,
Nellie Bly M. A. Larson

Deborah Noyes Perfect for fans of The School for Good and Evil
comes the eagerly anticipated follow-up to M. A.
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pulled a major journalistic stunt that skyrocketed her to Academy as ...
fame: feigning insanity, being commi...

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Olympians: Artemis: Wild Goddess of the Hunt Frederick

George O'Connor Leo Lionni

Shunned even before she was born and destined to live a Leo Lionni’s Caldecott Honor–winning story about
life of solitude, Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, finds power a little mouse who gathers something unusual for
through her skilled hunting ability and mighty bow. She the long winter is turning fifty! Celebrate this
slays those who wish to do harm to the innocent and beloved favorite, which now includes a special
takes care of the young and helpless. She protects introduction from noted children’s book historian
women and young girls, helps in childbirth, soothes, and Leonard Marcus.
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the snow begins to fall, it’s Frederick’s stories that warm
the hearts and spirits of his fellow field mice. Winner of a

Little Blue and Little Yellow DK findout! Ancient Egypt

Leo Lionni DK

Beloved picture book creator and four-time From the creators of DK findout!, the free online
Caldecott Honor-winner Leo Lionni's very first resource for kids, comes an exciting new book
story for children, and a New York Times Best series full of amazing images, incredible quizzes,
Illustrated Book of the Year. and cutting-edge information kids need to know.
The DK findout! series helps kids become experts
Little Blue and Little Yellow are best friends, but one day on their favorite subjects—from dinosaurs to
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A Greyhound, a Groundhog Soar

Emily Jenkins, Chris Appelhans Joan Bauer

"But what Emily Jenkins and Chris Appelhans’ lyrical Newbery Honor winner Joan Bauer hits a home
collaboration is really about is the intoxicating thrill of run with her newest protagonist, who always sees
friendship, and boundless joy of play..." –The New York the positive side of any situation.
Jeremiah is not one to let anything keep him down.
A “merry read-aloud.” –The Wall Street Journal Starting with his adoption by computer genius Walt,
9780553498059 9780147513151 Jeremiah has looked on his life as a series of lucky breaks.
$17.99 Winner of the 2018 Zena Sutherland Award for Best Text $7.99 When a weak heart keeps him from playing his beloved
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round groundhog.

The Impostor Queen The Stolen Chapters

Sarah Fine James Riley, Chris Eliopoulos

Sixteen-year-old Elli was a small child when the Elders of Owen Conners’s whole life changed the day he found out
Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who his classmate Bethany was half-fictional, and could take
wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic. Since then, Elli him into any book in the library. Which story would they
has lived in the temple, surrounded by luxury and tutored jump into next? Another fantasy, like the Kiel
by priests, as she prepares for the day when the Valtia Gnomenfoot, Magic Thief books? Maybe something with
perishes and the magic finds a new home in her. Elli is superheroes? Owen’s up for anything except mysteries
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Earth Force Rising Bad Machinery Vol. 6: The Case of the

Unwelcome Visitor
Monica Tesler
John Allison
Bounders have always known they were different, but
they never suspected they were the key to saving Earth. School is out for summer, and for the Tackleford mystery
team, that means lazy days, balmy evenings, and...
Thirteen years ago, Earth Force—a space-military agency creeping existential dread that threatens the whole city.
—discovered a connection between brain structure and With half the team gallivanting off to exotic locales (like
space travel. Now they’ve brought together a team of Aunty Kath's in Margate), can Linton, Jack, and Lottie
9781481445948 cadets, called Bounders, to be trained as elite astronauts 9781620103517 solve this season's most dire case? THE CASE OF THE
$7.99 able to pilot ships that can travel across the galaxy in an $19.99 UNWELCOME VISITOR, the sixth book in John Allison's
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heroes against the terrors of the unfamiliar and unknown.
Jasper Adams can’t wait to join the first class of Bounders, Lottie...
but when he arrives at the space station, ...

Anything Could Happen The Castle of Llyr: The Chronicles of Prydain,

Book 3 (50th Anniversary Edition)
Will Walton
Lloyd Alexander
Tretch lives in a very small town where everybody's in
everybody else's business. Which makes it hard for him to Square Fish is proud to publish this fiftieth Anniversary
be in love with his straight best friend. For his part, Matt is Edition of Lloyd Alexander's classic The Castle of Llyr, the
completely oblivious to the way Tretch feels -- and Tretch third book in the Chronicles of Prydain, with a new
can't tell whether that makes it better or worse.The introduction by Origami Yoda author Tom Angleberger.
problem with living a lie is that the lie can slowly become Whether readers are already familiar with the series or
9781338032499 your life. For Tretch, the problem isn't just with Matt. His 9781250072726 new to it, they won't be able to resist this beautiful special
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Princess Eilonwy hates to leave her friend Taran, assistant
pig-keeper, and her beloved home, Caer Dallben, to go to
the Isle of Mona to tra...

Dork Diaries 11: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny Than Brawny
Aaron Reynolds, Phil McAndrew
Rachel Renée Russell
Introducing Caveboy Dave, new underdog for the
Nikki Maxwell has the worst luck. Of all the schools she Wimpy Kid generation and star of this funny
could have been assigned to for the student exchange graphic novel series written by bestselling author
week program, she’s stuck at North Hampton Hills, her Aaron Reynolds.
arch nemesis MacKenzie Hollister’s new school. Even
worse, there might just be someone at NHH who can HIS GRANDPA INVENTED FIRE. HIS DAD INVENTED THE
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Oskar Loves... These Shallow Graves

Britta Teckentrup Jennifer Donnelly

Bestselling children’s author and illustrator Britta A New York Times bestseller from the acclaimed
Teckentrup is back with Oskar, an engaging new character author of A Northern Light and Revolution. This
who loves…everything! Oskar, a charming raven, loves thrilling mystery is perfect for fans of The Cellar
trees, red cherries, and the smell of spring. He also loves and Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls. It’s a story
rain, snow, clouds, books, and the moon. With this book’s of dark secrets, dirty truths, and the lengths to
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Space Battle Lunchtime Vol. 1: Lights, Camera, Beast

Brie Spangler
Natalie Riess
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
Collecting the first four issues of Natalie Riess's delectable A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
series, SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME! Earth baker Peony A Rainbow Book List selection
gets the deal of a lifetime when she agrees to be a A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection
contestant on the Universe's hottest reality TV show,
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find out! Tall, meaty, muscle-bound, and hairier than most throw
rugs, Dylan doesn’t look like your average fifteen-year-old,
so, naturally, high school has not been kind to him. To
make matters worse, on the day his scho...

Brown Girl Dreaming Goldie Vance Vol. 1

Jacqueline Woodson Hope Larson, Brittney Williams

Jacqueline Woodson’s multi-award winning Sixteen-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance lives at a Florida
memoir in verse—winner of the National Book resort with her dad, who manages the place. Her mom,
Award, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and a who divorced her dad years ago, works as a live mermaid
Newbery Honor—now available in paperback with at a club downtown. Goldie has an insatiable curiosity,
new material included! which explains her dream to one day become the hotel’s
in-house detective. When Charles, the current detective,
9780147515827 Beloved author Jacqueline Woodson shares the poignant, 9781608868988 encounters a case he can’t crack, he agrees to mentor
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up in the North and South. This paperback edition will
include several b...

Jonesy Vol. 1 Penguin Problems

Sam Humphries, Caitlin Rose Boyle Jory John, Lane Smith

Jonesy is a self-described “cool dork” who spends her time Have you ever thought: I have so many problems
making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and and nobody even cares? Well, penguins have
listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she problems too! Discover them in this hilarious
has a secret nobody knows. She has the power to make collaboration from Jory John (All my friends are
people fall in love! Anyone. With anything. She’s a cupid in dead. and Quit Calling Me a Monster!) and Lane
plaid. With a Tumblr. There’s only one catch—it doesn’t Smith (The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly
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Pass The Pandowdy, Please: Chewing on Darcy Swipes Left

History with Famous Folks and Their Fabulous
Foods Jane Austen, Courtney Carbone

Abigail Zelz, Eric Zelz Pride and Prejudice, one of the greatest love
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They are all among the historical figures portrayed in this
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Husky Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Justin Sayre Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell

Justin Sayre’s debut novel about change, Now available in a digest paperback edition! The
unconditional love, and acceptance is now beloved 2014 Newbery Medal winner by former
available in paperback. National Ambassador for Young People’s
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It’s the summer after middle school and Davis is worried.
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stuff and hanging out with popular kids, an... by K. G. Campbell.

Hank's Big Day: The Story of a Bug Snow White

Evan Kuhlman, Chuck Groenink Chloe Perkins, Misa Saburi

Perfect for reading aloud, this spare, charming Once upon a time, there was a princess called Snow
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Cinderella The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie

Chloe Perkins, Sandra Equihua
Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate
Once upon a time, there was a girl who lived in a little
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DK findout! Solar System DK findout! Volcanoes


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Where Is the Great Barrier Reef? DK findout! Dinosaurs

Nico Medina, Who HQ, John Hinderliter DK

In this Where Is? title, kids can explore the Great Discover dynamic dinosaurs with this children’s
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The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Australia, is the resource for kids.
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9780448486994 1,400 miles, it provides a home to a wide diversity of 9781465454294 Did you know that Tyrannosaurus rex could swallow up to
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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Paper Hearts

50th Anniversary Edition Padded Board
Meg Wiviott
An act of defiance.
Bill Martin, Jr., Eric Carle
A statement of hope.
Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this ever-popular story A crime punishable by death.
with the complete unabridged text and art, now available
in padded board book, perfect for the youngest of Making a birthday card in Auschwitz was all of those
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Fania knew what that heart meant, for herself and all the

Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Shadowshaper (The Shadowshaper Cypher,
Underpants (Dog Man #1) Book 1)
Dav Pilkey Daniel José Older

Howl with laughter with Dog Man, the #1 New The joyful, bold New York Times bestseller. Look
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resist the call of the wild to answer the call of duty?
Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art
and hanging with her friends. But then a corpse crashes

The Wild Ones Zeus's Eagle #6

C. Alexander London Lucy Coats, Brett Bean

Redwall meets Gangs of New York in this action- Will Demon's latest quest bring down the wrath of
adventure animal fantasy; the first in a series. Zeus?

When a country raccoon used to a soft life winds Demon's life on Mount Olympus has never been busier.
up all alone in the big city, there’s no telling what Thanks to the awful heroes down on Earth, he has a
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the Big Sky. But when a pack of hunting dogs destroy his
home and kill his parents, Kit needs to escape.He finds
himself in Ankle Snap Alley, a city in the midst of a turf

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The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Slow, Slow Sloths

Adaptation): The True Story of an American
Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Bonnie Bader
Olympics With librarians and teachers asking for more
Daniel James Brown photographic nonfiction, Slow, Slow Sloths is an
informative and adorable book perfect for young
The New York Times bestselling young readers readers.
adaptation of The Boys in the Boat, now in
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9780147516855 9780399541162 and most unique animals out there—the sloth! Did you
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the finish line first, beating all odds and sending Hitler the bathroom? In this nonfiction reader, kids will learn all
away in a silent rage. In the midst of the Great about this sleepy, slow-moving mammal.
Depression, the nine rowers showed the world what true
grit really meant. They were western, working-class boys

Tawny Scrawny Lion Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects

Kristen L. Depken, Sue DiCicco Jack Challoner, Jack Andraka

The Tawny Scrawny Lion stars in his first Step into Perfect for the next generation of Mythbusters,
Reading book! Maker Lab is a science experiment that uses
household items and shows kids that science is
Fans of the Tawny Scrawny Lion, star of one of the fun.
bestselling Little Golden Books of all time, will now be able
to read about him all on their own! This Step 1 Step into Build, create, invent, and discover 28 awesome
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Nelson Mandela: From Prisoner to President DK Eyewitness Books: Weather: Discover the
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Suzy Capozzi, Nicole Tadgell to Blizzards and Flood
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The Star-Spangled Banner U.S. Women's Soccer: Go for Gold!

Nancy Lambert Heather Alexander

Three cheers for the red-white-and-blue in this Just in time for the 2016 Olympics, get to know
Smithsonian nonfiction reader! the US Women’s Soccer team!

The original Star-Spangled Banner that flew over Fort Ranked number one in the world by FIFA after their 2015
McHenry, Baltimore, in 1814 and inspired Francis Scott World Cup win, the US Women’s national soccer team has
Key to write the words that would become the national a long history of firsts. Get to know the team that was the
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Grids: A Drawing Book for Squares One Man Guy

Jacky Bahbout Michael Barakiva

From geometric shapes to free-flowing designs, children Alek Khederian should have guessed something was
love to doodle. Within the patterned grids printed on the wrong when his parents took him to a restaurant.
pages of Grids, children are inspired to create a city based Everyone knows that Armenians never eat out. Between
on a grid of boxes; sketch a huge crowd of people; bouts of interrogating the waitress and criticizing the
transform a 3-D grid into a robot workshop; and turn menu, Alek's parents announce that he'll be attending
simple lines into funny faces. summer school to bring up his grades. Alek is sure this
9780500292334 9781250073570 experience will be the perfect hellish end to his hellish
$14.95 The book begins with drawing tips and prompts for $12.99 freshman year of high school. He never could've predicted
Paperback children to follow, including how to draw characters using Trade Paperback that he'd meet someone like Ethan.
only a few simple shapes, and facial expressions with only
a few lines. The book q... Ethan is everything Alek wishes ...

Serafina and the Black Cloak Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen
Robert Beatty Jazz Jennings

Catalog Copy: Get ready for season 4 of the popular TLC show I
“Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are Am Jazz! Teen advocate and trailblazer Jazz
many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul.” Jennings—named one of “The 25 Most Influential
Teens” of the year by Time—shares her very public
Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and transgender journey, as she inspires people to
venture beyond the grounds of Biltmore Estate.There’s accept the differences in others while they
9781484711873 plenty to explore in her grand home, although she must 9780399554643 embrace their own truths.
$7.99 take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs $17.99
Paperback know that Serafina exists; she and her pa, the estate’s Hardcover “[Jazz’s] touching book serves as a rallying cry for
maintenance man, have secretly lived in the basement for understanding and acceptance.”—Bustle
as long as Serafina can remember.
Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent
But w... voices in the national discussion about gender...

Dory Fantasmagory: The Real True Friend Eureka!: The most amazing scientific discoveries
of all time
Abby Hanlon
Mike Goldsmith
Fans of Junie B. Jones and Ivy and Bean will love
this new story about the spunky little rascal with Eureka! tells the stories of the most revolutionary scientific
big ideas. discoveries throughout history. Through a fusion of history
and popular science, readers are introduced to the
The star of Dory Fantasmagory is heading to school. Her contributions made by scientists such as Galileo, Louis
older siblings, Luke and Violet, warn her to leave her Pasteur, and Marie Curie, and the passion and inspiration
9780147510686 imaginary friend, Mary, at home—or better yet, leave her 9780500292273 that fueled their discoveries.
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Paperback behave like a “regular old girl who never gets in trouble,” Paperback The book is divided into key subject areas, including
but on her very first day she meets a new friend, a girl medicine, the human body, atoms and molecules, planet
whose imagination and style are just about as wild as h... Earth, and the universe. Read the gripping real-life
experiences of scient...

Explore!: The most dangerous journeys of all The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker
time Hero

Deborah Kespert Rachel Renée Russell

History, adventure, and survival combine in this book Max Crumbly is about to face the scariest place he’s ever
about the most daring voyages made from the golden been: South Ridge Middle School.
age of discovery to recent times. Young readers are
introduced to the passionate and headstrong explorers There’s a lot that’s great about his new school, but there’s
who undertook these intrepid journeys and the challenges also one big problem—Doug, the school bully whose
9780500292303 they faced. 9781481460019 hobby is stuffing Max in his locker.
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land, desert, river, sky, and space—the book relates the boards Unfortunately, Max’s uncanny, almost superhuman ability
real-life stories of men and women from around the world to smell pizza from a block away won’t exactly save any
and throughout history, from Christopher Columbu... lives or foil bad guys.

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The War That Saved My Life Where Is the Amazon?

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Daniel Colon

*2016 Newbery Honor book Without risking life or limb, readers can explore
*Winner of the 2016 Schneider Family Book the wonders and beauty of the Amazon in this
Award Where Is...? title.

This #1 New York Times bestseller is an Human beings have inhabited the banks of the Amazon
exceptionally moving story of triumph against all River since 13,000 BC and yet they make up just a small
9780147510488 odds set during World War II. For fans of Counting 9780448488264 percentage of the "population" of this geographic
$8.99 by 7s and Sarah, Plain and Tall. $5.99 wonderland. The Amazon River basin teems with
Paperback Paperback life—animal and plant alike. It's a rainforest that is home
Ten-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. to an estimated 390 billion individual trees, 2.5 million
Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let species of insects, and hundreds of amazing creatures
her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped and plants...
out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a

Gena/Finn Hillary Clinton: The Life of a Leader

Hannah Moskowitz, Kat Helgeson Shana Corey, Adam Gustavson

Gena and Finn would have never met but for their mutual Follow Hillary Clinton’s inspiring life of service in this Step 3
love for the popular show Up Below. Regardless of their Biography Reader! After volunteering as a young child,
differences—Gena is a recent high school graduate whose she became a leader in school and college, championed
social life largely takes place online, while Finn is in her women’s and children’s causes as a young lawyer and
early twenties, job hunting and contemplating marriage wife of a politician, and finally became a politician herself.
with her longtime boyfriend—the two girls realize that the She has been our First Lady, a U.S. senator, the secretary
9781452138398 bond between them transcends fanfiction. When disaster 9781101932353 of state, and the first woman candidate nominated for
$17.99 strikes and Gena's world turns upside down, only Finn can $3.99 President of the United States by the Democratic Party.
Hardcover save her, and that, too, comes with a price.... Trade Paperback Hillary Clinton has achieved so many “fir...

What Is the Declaration of Independence? We Are All Made of Molecules

Michael C. Harris, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare Susin Nielsen

Step back in time to the birth of America and meet *"This savvy, insightful take on the modern family makes
the real-life rebels who made this country free! for nearly nonstop laughs."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred

On a hot summer day near Philadelphia in 1776, Thomas Stewart, 13: Socially clueless genius.
Jefferson sat at his desk and wrote furiously until early the Ashley, 14: Popular with everyone but her teachers
next morning. He was drafting the Declaration of
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$5.99 country's ties with Britain and announce a new $9.99 his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. The Brady
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Galactic Hot Dogs 1: Cosmoe's Wiener Getaway Galactic Hot Dogs 2: The Wiener Strikes Back
Max Brallier, Rachel Maguire, Nichole Kelley Max Brallier, Rachel Maguire, Nichole Kelley

Meet Cosmoe, the Earth-Boy. He’s captain of the Neon What could go better with wieners than a flying space
Weiner, the finest flying food truck in the galaxy. Along circus? Nothing! Which is why Humphree’s all jazzed up at
with his bud, Big Humphree, he spends his days cruising the chance to sell Galactic Hot Dogs as the official food of
the cosmos and staying crazy busy… Crostini’s Cosmic Carnival and Wonder Circus train.
Cosmoe’s not entirely convinced—but once his skills as a
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boards pirates, and grumpy robots. (What the butt?!) boards pretty soon Cosmoe realizes he and his buddies are in
3. Playing Super Moon Ninja Death Jab (Turbo Ear Slap!
9,000 points!!)

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Lost in the Sun The Jumbies

Lisa Graff Tracey Baptiste

A multi-star-reviewed middle grade novel from Corinne La Mer claims she isn’t afraid of anything. Not
beloved author Lisa Graff, perfect for fans of scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not
Maniac Magee, Stargirl, and The Great Gilly jumbies. They’re just tricksters made up by parents to
Hopkins. frighten their children. Then one night Corinne chases an
agouti all the way into the forbidden forest, and shining
Last winter, in fifth grade, Trent was playing hockey and yellow eyes follow her to the edge of the trees. They
9780147508584 hit Jared Roberts with a puck. And Jared died. It turned 9781616205928 couldn’t belong to a jumbie. Or could they?
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The Big Book of Bugs Book Scavenger

Yuval Zommer Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

From moths and beetles to worms and spiders, the world For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to
is crawling with fascinating bugs. The Big Book of Bugs is San Francisco is that it's the home city of her literary idol:
the first fact-filled book for children to explore the vast Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the
array of creepy-crawlies that share our Earth. online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books
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Honeybees Hedge-Hedgey-Hedgehogs
Emily Neye, Tom Leonard Bonnie Bader

This Step 2 Step into Reading Science Reader teaches Hedge-Hedgey-Hedgehogs is a unique and
kids how honeybees make honey, build their hives, adorable book perfect for young readers!
and…dance! Buzz-worthy facts will cross-pollinate
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includes a new author’s note about Colony Collapse that is just as cute as the animals themselves! Did you
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recognize familiar words and can sound out new words

Vroom, Zoom, Bud Pennyroyal Academy

Patricia Lakin, Cale Atkinson M. A. Larson

Vroom zoom with Bud as he tries to win the race! This action-packed middle-grade debut, set in a
Grimm’s fairytale world, stars daring princesses
Bud always loves to be muddy. When he enters a race, he and knights-in-training, a host of terrifying
gets distracted by a mud puddle! Should he jump in, or witches, and one hilarious fairy drill sergeant.
finish the race? Perfect for fans of Frozen, Ella Enchanted, and
even the most die-hard, non-princessy reader!
9780448488325 9780142427149
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Academy, where princesses and knights a...

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Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems
Bob Raczka
Kelly Jones, Katie Kath
Concrete poetry is a perennially popular poetic form
Fans of Katherine Applegate and Erin Entrada Kelly because they are fun to look at. But by using the
will love this quirky story of a determined girl, and arrangement of the words on the page to convey the
some extraordinary chickens. meaning of the poem, concrete or shape poems are also
easy to write! From the author of the incredibly inventive
Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown feels like a fish out of water Lemonade: And Other Poems Squeezed from a Single
9780385755559 when she and her parents move from Los Angeles to the 9781626722361 Word comes another clever collection that shows kids
$6.99 farm they’ve inherited from a great-uncle. But farm life $17.99 how to look at words and poetry in a whole new way.
Paperback gets more interesting when a cranky chicken appears and Hardcover with dust
Sophie discovers the hen can move objects with the jacket
power of her little chicken brain: jam jars, the latch to her
henhouse, the entire henho...

Cozy Classics: Pride & Prejudice Cozy Classics: War & Peace
Jack Wang, Holman Wang Jack Wang, Holman Wang

Cuddle up with a classic! In twelve needle-felted scenes Cuddle up with a classic! In twelve needle-felted scenes
and twelve child-friendly words, each book in this and twelve child-friendly words, each book in this
ingenious series captures the essence of a literary ingenious series captures the essence of a literary
masterpiece. Simple words, sturdy pages, and a beloved masterpiece. Simple words, sturdy pages, and a beloved
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learning with an erudite twist. Budding bookworms will learning with an erudite twist. Budding bookworms will
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In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, meet two devoted Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace features a dashing soldier,
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Cozy Classics: Moby Dick Mosquitoland

Jack Wang, Holman Wang David Arnold

Cuddle up with a classic! In twelve needle-felted scenes A crazy yet deeply profound YA roadtrip, for fans
and twelve child-friendly words, each book in this of John Green’s Paper Towns, Ned Vizzini, and
ingenious series captures the essence of a literary Stephen Chbosky.
masterpiece. Simple words, sturdy pages, and a beloved
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When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for Under a Painted Sky

All Seasons
Stacey Lee
Julie Fogliano, Julie Morstad
Fans of Elizabeth Wein’s Code Name Verity will
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and i woke to a morning sacrifice and adventure, set against the backdrop
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Julie Fogliano's skilled hand and illustrated by Julie
Morstad's charming pictures, the seasons come to life in

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Baseball's Greatest Hitters: From Ty Cobb to The Penderwicks in Spring

Miguel Cabrera
Jeanne Birdsall
S. A. Kramer
With over one million copies sold, this series of modern
This Step into Reading Step 5 Sports Reader profiles the classics about the charming Penderwick family, from
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Cobb, Hank Aaron. Now updated to include Miguel bestseller Jeanne Birdsall, is perfect for fans of Noel
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Some surprises are just wonderful, like neighbor Nick
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The Penderwicks Paperback 4-Book Boxed Firelight (Amulet #7)

Kazu Kibuishi
Jeanne Birdsall
Emily, Trellis, and Vigo visit Algos Island, where they can
The perfect gift for any new or longtime fans of the access and enter lost memories. They're hoping to
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been compared to Little Women! discover is a dark secret that changes everything.
Meanwhile, the Voice of Emily's Amulet is getting stronger,
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are as breezy and carefree as a clear June day.

“Comforting comedy in an Austen- and Alcott-like ve...

Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book A Dragon's Guide to the Care and Feeding of
Britta Teckentrup
Laurence Yep, Joanne Ryder, Mary GrandPre
Watch the tree change as each page is turned! The
perfect picture book for curious young minds. Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will love this
whimsical tale, the first in a series, by a Newbery
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spring, bees buzzing around apples in the summer, home to many mysterious and fantastic creatures, hidden
squirrels stori... beneath the parks, among the clouds, and even in plain

Flunked Because They Marched: The People's Campaign

for Voting Rights that Changed America
Jen Calonita
Russell Freedman
Gilly wouldn't call herself wicked, exactly…but when you
have five siblings and live in a run-down boot, you have to The struggle for voting rights was a pivotal event
get creative to make ends meet. Gilly's a pretty good in the history of civil rights.
thief—until she gets caught and sentenced to three
months at Fairy Tale Reform School. There Gilly has to For the fiftieth anniversary of the march for voting rights
deal with teachers who are former villains like the Big Bad from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Newbery Medalist
9781492620815 Wolf, the Evil Queen, and Cinderella's Wicked Stepmother. 9780823435685 Russell Freedman has written a riveting account of
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In the early 1960s, tensions in the segrated South
intensified. Tired of reprisals for attempting to register to
vote, Selma’s black community began to protest. In
January 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. l...

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New Shoes Lies We Tell Ourselves: A New York Times

Susan Lynn Meyer, Eric Velasquez
Robin Talley
Ella Mae is used to wearing her cousin’s
hand-me-down shoes—but when her latest pair is In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite
already too tight, she’s thrilled at the chance to get sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed
new shoes. forever

But at the shoe store, Ella Mae and her mother have to Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend
9780823435739 wait until there are no white customers to serve first. She 9780373212040 the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors
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them a pair he thinks will fit.
Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town's most
Disappointed by her treatment, Ella Mae and her cousin vocal opponents of school integration. She has been
Charlotte hatch a plan to help ot... taught all her life that the races should be kept "separate

The League of Beastly Dreadfuls Book 1 Malala: A Hero for All

Holly Grant Shana Corey, Elizabeth Sayles

A creepy Victorian house, secretive aunties, and a This Step 4 Biography Reader shares the inspiring story of
great escape combine in this debut that is part Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel
Mysterious Benedict Society, part Roald Dahl, and Peace Prize. Even as a young girl in Pakistan, Malala spoke
all quirky, smart, hilarious storytelling. Join the up about the importance of girls’ education, via speeches
League. . . . and a blog. Since the Taliban regime was intent on
denying girls an education and silencing anyone who
9780385370103 Anastasia is a completely average almost-eleven-year-old. 9780553537611 disagreed with their laws, this was very dangerous. Malala
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aunties. And UNTIL she’s taken to their delightful and, er,
“authentic” Victorian home, St. Agony’s Asylum for the

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Audacity

William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer, Anna Hymas Melanie Crowder

The inspiring true story of a Malawi teenager who A 2015 National Jewish Book Award finalist
brought electricity to his struggling village—now in
the ideal classroom-ready edition. The inspiring story of Clara Lemlich, whose fight
for equal rights led to the largest strike by women
William Kamkwamba grew up in a tiny farming village in in American history
Malawi, Africa, without electricity. When a drought
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windmill out of old bike pa... and fought tenaciously for equal rights. Bucking the
norms of both her traditional Jewish family and societal

Macbeth #killingit A Midsummer Night #nofilter

William Shakespeare, Courtney Carbone William Shakespeare, Brett Wright

Macbeth, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of the greatest
in texts?! stories ever told . . . in texts?!

Imagine: What if that tragic couple, Macbeth and Lady Imagine: What if the fairies and star-crossed lovers of the
Macbeth, had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun forest had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and
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Hardcover A prophecy from three witches. Hardcover Four lovers who can’t decide who they have a crush on.
A social-climbing couple committing a murder most foul. One mischievous fairy with a love potion.
A cover-up that spins way out of control. Total chaos in the fairy world, the human world, and
everywhere in between!

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Who Was Sojourner Truth? What Was the Great Depression?

Yona Zeldis McDonough, Who HQ, Jim Eldridge Janet B. Pascal, Who HQ, Dede Putra

A slave, an abolitionist, and an early advocate of From headlines to breadlines, the Great
women’s rights, Sojourner Truth is a worthy Depression changed a nation and defined a
addition to the Who Was…? series. generation.

Almost 100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up On October 29, 1929, life in the United States took a turn
her bus seat, Sojourner Truth was mistreated by a for the worst. The stock market the system that controls
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1797, she was later sold and separated from her family. People lost their jobs, their houses, or both and ended up
Even after she escaped from slavery, she knew her work in shantytowns called “Hoovervilles” named for the
w... president at ...

Story Thieves Basketball's Greatest Players

James Riley S. A. Kramer

Life is boring when you live in the real world, instead of From Larry Bird and Michael Jordan to the hottest new
starring in your own book series. Owen knows that better legends such as LeBron James, this Step 5 Step into
than anyone, what with the real world’s homework and Reading early reader offers tons of facts about the best
chores. players in the game, what they were best known for, and
how they got their start!
But everything changes the day Owen sees the
9781481409209 impossible happen—his classmate Bethany climb out of a 9780553533941 Step 5 Readers tell stories in chapters using longer
$7.99 book in the library. It turns out Bethany’s half-fictional and $4.99 paragraphs, for children who want to take the plunge into
Trade Paperback has been searching every book she can find for her Trade Paperback chapter books but still like colorful illustrations and
missing father, a fictional character. photography.

Bethany can’t let anyone else learn her secret, so Owen

makes her a de...

The Last Kids on Earth Lumberjanes Vol. 2: Friendship To The Max

Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooke A
The Simpsons meets The Walking Dead in this
humorous post-apocalyptic graphic novel for Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are not your average
middle-grade readers. campers, and Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle
Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady-Types is not your
It’s been forty-two days since the monster apocalypse hit average summer camp. Between the river monsters,
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Counting on Community Where Are the Great Pyramids?

Innosanto Nagara Dorothy Hoobler, Thomas Hoobler, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare

Counting on Community is Innosanto Nagara’s follow-up The Great Pyramids are a Wonder perfect for the
to his hit ABC book, A is for Activist. Counting up from one Where Is…? series!
stuffed piñata to ten hefty hens—and always counting on
each other—children are encouraged to recognize the The Great Pyramids of Egypt—all kids over the age of five
value of their community, the joys inherent in healthy recognize them instantly. These massive tombs were built
eco-friendly activities, and the agency they posses to thousands of years ago, and still no one knows exactly
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afterlife in ancient Egypt, explaining exactl...

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Strange But True!: Our Weird, Wild, Wonderful Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth
Judd Winick
“An action-packed page turner with heart!”—Dav
Children love discovering the weird and Pilkey, author of DOG MAN
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gives them insight into those lesser know, but still New York Times Bestselling GRAPHIC NOVEL
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9781465439116 Strange but True! is an eye-popping collection of extreme, 9780385386173
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Hardcover Encounter mouse-eating plants, enter the cave of 20 Hardcover kids. But Hilo isn’t! Hilo just fell out of the sky and doesn’t
million bats, dip a toe in a rainbow-colored river, discover know where he came from, or what he’s doing on Earth.
zombie snails, frozen frogs, and volcanic lightning, and (Or why going to school in only your underwear is a BAD
meet snakes that can eat alligators... idea!)…But UH-OH, what if Hilo wasn’t the only thing to...

The Black Cauldron 50th Anniversary Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick: Ginny Davis's
Edition: The Chronicles of Prydain, Book 2 Year In Stuff

Lloyd Alexander Jennifer L. Holm, Elicia Castaldi

Square Fish is proud to publish this 50th Anniversary Part graphic novel, part scrapbook and altogether
Edition of Lloyd Alexander's classic Newbery Honor winner original—New York Times bestselling author Jennifer
The Black Cauldron, the second book in the Chronicles of Holm’s Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick is just right for
Prydain, with a new introduction by fellow Newbery fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries and
author Rebecca Stead. Babymouse!
9781250067593 9780375872198 Ginny has big plans for eighth grade. She’s going to try
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him is to destroy the Black Cauldron he uses to create his Her family has just moved into a fancy new house when
dreaded soldiers. Taran th... Ginny...

Captain Underpants and the Sensational Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories
Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot (Captain
R. J. Palacio
Underpants #12)
Dav Pilkey
George and Harold, and their doubles, Yesterday George TREMBLAY!
and Yesterday Harold, have a good thing going. Two of
them go to school, while the other two hide in the tree Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York
house and play video games all day -- then they switch! Times bestseller Wonder and have fallen in love
9780545504928 9781101934852 with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an
But it turns out there's something rotten in the state of
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boys' malicious gym teacher, Mr. Meaner, has created a
boards Auggie & Me gives readers a special look at Auggie’s world
method of mind control that transforms their fellow
students into attentive, obedient, perfect children. ... through three new points of view. These stories are an
extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep
and during his first year there. Readers get to see him

Who Was Jesse Owens? Genius!: The most astonishing inventions of all
James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Gregory Copeland
Deborah Kespert
At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, track and field star
Jesse Owens ran himself straight into international glory Genius! tells the stories behind the amazing inventions
by winning four gold medals. But the life of Jesse Owens that helped shape our modern world. Young readers are
is much more than a sports story. Born in rural Alabama introduced to the technologies developed by thinkers and
under the oppressive Jim Crow laws, Owens's family inventors such as Archimedes, Leonardo da Vinci,
suffered many hardships. As a boy he worked several Gutenberg, James Watt, the Wright brothers, and Tim
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running... The book is divided into five key thematic sections:
Pioneers, Communication, Technology, Transport, and Into
Space. Read about how the innovators who brough...

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Outbreak! Plagues That Changed History The Omnivore's Dilemma: Young Readers
Bryn Barnard
Michael Pollan
“An engrossing introduction for young adult readers to the
chillingly topical subject of man vs. microbe.” —The Wall The New York Times bestseller that’s changing
Street Journal America’s diet is now perfect for younger readers
“What’s for dinner?” seemed like a simple question—until
Did the Black Death destroy medieval Europe? Did cholera journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved
pave the way for modern Manhattan? Did yellow fever behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to
9780553522228 help end the slave trade? Remarkably, the answer to all of 9781101993835 small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this
$8.99 these questions is yes. Time and again, diseases have $9.99 young readers’ adaptation of Pollan’s famous food-chain
Trade Paperback impacted the course of human history in surprisingly Trade Paperback exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and
powerful ways. From influenza to smallpox, from global health implications of their food choices.
tuberculosis to yellow fever, Bryn Barnard de... In a smart, comp...

Isla and the Happily Ever After Nightmares!

Stephanie Perkins Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller, Karl Kwasny

The New York Times bestselling companion to "Coraline meets Monsters, Inc. in this delightfully
Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy entertaining offering from actor [Jason] Segel and
Next Door, and final book in the romantic trio by co-author [Kirsten] Miller."—Publishers Weekly
fan favorite Stephanie Perkins!
The hilariously frightening, middle-grade novel
If Paris is the world’s most romantic city, falling in love Nightmares! is a Texas Bluebonnet nominee and
9780142426272 should be easy for hopeless romantic Isla and 9780385744263 the first book in a trilogy about a boy named
$10.99 introspective, cartoonist Josh. But as they begin their $7.99 Charlie and a group of kids who must face their
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deal with the challenges every young and in-l... Charlie Laird has several problems.

1. His dad married a woman he is sure moonlights as a

Crow Made a Friend The Shy Little Kitten

Margaret Peot Kristen L. Depken, Sue DiCicco

The Shy Little Kitten stars in her first Step into

Reading book!

This Step 1 Step into Reading title has been adapted from
the original Little Golden Book story The Shy Little Kitten,
by Cathleen Schurr, for children just learning to read.
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is the perfect addition to the Step into Reading line.

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher Dory Fantasmagory: Fantasmagory

Dana Alison Levy Abby Hanlon

”Fans of Beverly Cleary’s Quimbys, Judy Blume’s Move over, Junie B. Jones and Ivy & Bean! Here
Hatchers, and, more recently, Jeanne Birdsall’s comes a lovably energetic little sister with a BIG
Penderwicks will fervently hope that more Fletcher personality—and an imagination to match!
misadventures are yet to come.” —School Library
Journal, Starred As the youngest in her family, Dory really wants attention,
and more than anything she wants her brother and sister
9780385376556 The start of the school year is not going as the Fletcher 9780147510679 to play with her. But she’s too much of a baby for them,
$7.99 brothers hoped. Each boy finds his plans for success $7.99 so she’s left to her own devices—including her wild
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directions. And at home, their miserable new neighbor eyes at her childish games, but Dory has lots of things to
complains about everything. As the year continues, the do: outsmarting t...
boys learn the hard...

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Sharks and Other Predators: A Nonfiction The Glass Sentence

Companion to Magic Tree House Merlin Mission
#25: Shadow of the Shark S. E. Grove

Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, Carlo Molinari For fans of The Golden Compass, this New York
Times bestseller will take you on a fantastic
The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time journey across worlds and time.
celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new,
easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind Boston, 1891. Sophia Tims comes from a family of
the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with explorers and cartologers who, for generations, have been
9780385386418 Jack and Annie!! 9780142423660 traveling and mapping the New World—a world changed
$6.99 $8.99 by the Great Disruption of 1799, when all the continents
Paperback When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Paperback were flung into different time periods. Eight years ago,
Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #25: Shadow of the Sophia's parents left her with her uncle Shadrack, the
Shark, they had lots of questions. How many teeth do foremost cartologer in Boston, and went on an ur...
sharks have? What is their favorite food? What are some
other top predators? How do they keep life in balance?

Eyewitness Explorer: Nature Ranger: Explore Eyewitness Explorer: Night Sky Detective:
Nature with Loads of Fun Activities Explore Nature with Loads of Fun Activities


Look and learn about nature and the creatures all around Focus your telescope and get ready to learn all about the
you, or become a wildlife detective and study animals and night sky. Eyewitness Explorer: Night Sky Detective is full
their homes in Eyewitness Explorer: Nature Ranger. of activities for adventurous hands-on learning with
Watch a seed grow into a flower, follow animal trails, activities to help spot different constellations, make paper
make a bat box, study flowers, learn disappearing tricks planets, study Jupiter and its moons, create a star chart,
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YOLO Juliet Where Is Mount Everest?

William Shakespeare, Brett Wright Nico Medina, Who HQ, John Hinderliter

Romeo and Juliet, one of the greatest love stories As the recent deaths of sixteen Sherpas underscore,
ever told . . . in texts?! climbing Mount Everest remains a daunting challenge.
Located in the Himalayas, Everest is the highest mountain
Imagine: What if those star-crossed lovers Romeo and in the world at a whopping 29,028 feet. In this compelling
Juliet had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and narrative, Nico Medina guides readers through the
funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous mountain’s ancient beginnings, first human settlers,
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and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting.

Nimona EllRay Jakes the Recess King!

Noelle Stevenson Sally Warner, Brian Biggs

Nimona is an impulsive young shape-shifter with a knack “Kids of all stripes will identify with EllRay and his
for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a unwittingly hilarious antics.”—Booklist
vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord
Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their Eight-year-old EllRay is down to one-and-a-half best
mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius friends, and his little sister points out the obvious: he
Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law needs more! So EllRay decides to audition other boys for
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$14.99 thinks they are. $5.99 in her day care’s spring play. Now, EllRay has to come up
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But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Recess King, everyone will want to be his friend!
Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s po...

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Llama Llama Red Pajama The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing

Anna Dewdney Sheila Turnage

Llama Llama’s tale of nighttime drama has charmed The eagerly anticipated companion to the
readers as a classic hardcover for a full decade. For the Newbery Honor winning, New York Times
first time, Anna Dewdney’s infectious rhyming text and bestseller Three Times Lucky
expressive artwork are available for the youngest of
readers in this board book edition. Mo and Dale are back in another hilarious and
heartwarming Southern mystery!
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she doesn’t realize there’s a ghost in the fine print.
Naturally, Desperado Detective Agency (aka Mo and Dale)
opens a paranormal division to solve the mystery of the
ghost’s identity. But Mo and Dale start ...

What Was D-Day? When Everything Feels like the Movies

(Governor General's Literary Award winner,
Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, David Grayson
Children's Literature)
Raziel Reid
In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, an armada of
7,000 ships carrying 160,000 Allied troops stormed the Winner, Governor General's Literary Award
beaches of Nazi-occupied France. Up until then the Allied
Finalist, Lambda Literary Award and Ferro-
forces had suffered serious defeats, yet D -Day, as the
Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction
invasion was called, spelled the beginning of the end for
9780448484075 Nazi Germany and the Third Reich. Readers will dive into 9781551525747 "Raziel Reid is a really extraordinary guy. He's got a great
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Facebook photos. But Jude doesn't fit in. He's not part of
The Crew because he isn't about to do anything unless it's

Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware The Kitten Holy In the Butterfly Garden

Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Brooke A Allen, Philippe Ug
Grace Ellis
This delightful and ingenious pop-up book traces a
Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are caterpillar’s evolution from lowly cocoon to magnificent
five best pals determined to have an awesome summer winged butterfly. Along the way we find cunning insects
together...and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or hidden in the grass, inchworms munching their way
an array of supernatural critters get in their way! Not only through a jungle of leaves, and a floral paradise where the
is it the second title launching in our new BOOM! Box newly hatched butterfly makes its home. Intricately
9781608866878 imprint but LUMBERJANES is one of those punk rock, 9783791372075 constructed with the dazzling color and delicate details
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Roller Girl Kit-Kit-Kittens

Victoria Jamieson Bonnie Bader

For fans of Smile, a heartwarming graphic novel about Calling all cat lovers learning to read!
surviving middle school through the power of roller derby
Learn about kittens in this fact-and-photo-filled book that
For most of her twelve years, Astrid has done everything captures all the charm of these adorable animals! This
with her best friend Nicole. But after Astrid falls in love new nonfiction reader will teach kids about different
with roller derby and signs up for derby camp, Nicole breeds, how kittens grow, and how to take good care of
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Too Cool for This School Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire
and Its Legacy
Kristen Tracy
Albert Marrin
A terrific novel about middle school friendship,
family, fitting in, and finding out who you are On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New
when no one's looking. York City burst into flames. The factory was crowded. The
doors were locked to ensure workers stay inside. One
Lane Cisco loves, loves, loves her life at Rio Chama Middle hundred forty-six people—mostly women—perished; it
School—until her offbeat cousin comes for an extended was one of the most lethal workplace fires in American
9780375872969 visit and turns everything upside down. With her 9780553499353 history until September 11, 2001.
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Paperback Angelina "Mint" Taraval is everything Lane isn't. And Trade Paperback But the story of the fire is not the story of one accidental
instead of branding her a loser the way Lane and her moment in time. It is a story of immigration and hard
friends expect, people actually want to hang out with he... work to make it in a new country, as Italians and Jews
and others travele...

Where Is the Great Wall? Where Is the Grand Canyon?

Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare Jim O'Connor, Who HQ, Daniel Colon

More than two thousand years ago, with his land under There are canyons all over the planet, and the Grand
constant attack from nomads, the First Emperor of China Canyon in Arizona is not the biggest. Yet because of the
came up with a simple solution: build a wall to keep out spectacular colors in the rock layers and fascinating
enemies. It was a wall that kept growing and growing. formations of boulders, buttes, and mesas, it is known as
But its construction came at a huge cost: it is believed one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Starting
that more than a million Chinese died building it, earning with a brief overview of how national parks came into
9780448483580 the wall its nickname--the longest cemetery on earth. 9780448483573 being, this book covers all aspects of the canyon--how it
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Where Is the White House? Last Stop on Market Street

Megan Stine, Who HQ, David Groff Matt de la Peña, Christian Robinson

The history of the White House, first completed in 1799, A young boy sees the city through new eyes
reflects the history of America itself. It was the dream of
George Washington to have an elegant "presidential Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the
mansion" in the capital city that was named after him. Yet bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don’t
he is the only president who never got to live there. All the own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an
rest have made their mark--for better or worse--on the iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always
9780448483559 house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Megan Stine 9780399257742 have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is
$5.99 explains how the White House came to be and offers $17.99 met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who
Paperback young readers intriguing glimpses into the lives of the Fi... Hardcover helps him see the beauty—and fun—in their routine and
in the world around them.

Hound of Hades #2 Beast Keeper #1

Lucy Coats, Brett Bean Lucy Coats, Brett Bean

Beasts of Olympus is a series of 144-page illustrated Beasts of Olympus is a series of 144-page illustrated
chapter books set in a magical Ancient Greece where chapter books set in a magical Ancient Greece where
strange things still walk the Earth. In this second book, strange things still walk the Earth. Beast Keeper tells the
young Demon is summoned by the great god Hades to story of Pandemonius (a.k.a. "Demon," the half-god son
the Underworld. His most-hated hero, Heracles, has just of Pan) who, on his tenth birthday, is called upon to look
returned Cerberus—the three-headed dog Guardian of after all the mythical creatures that belong to the stables
9780448461946 the Underworld—to his god master, but something is 9780448461939 of Olympus.
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The Poky Little Puppy Step into Reading What Was the Hindenburg?
Kristen L. Depken, Sue DiCicco Janet B. Pascal, Who HQ, David Groff

The Poky Little Puppy stars in his first Step into At 800-feet long, the Hindenburg was the largest airship
Reading book! ever built--just slightly smaller than the Titanic! Also of a
disastrous end, the zeppelin burst into flame as spectators
This Step 1 Step into Reading title has been adapted from watched it attempt to land in Lakehurst, New Jersey on
the original Little Golden Book story The Poky Little Puppy May 6, 1937. In under a minute, the Hindenburg was
for children just learning to read. Freshly illustrated in the gone, people jumping from windows to escape. However,
9780385390910 style of the original book, this simple, sweet story about a 9780448481197 only 62 of the 97 crew members and passengers onboard
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Who Was Sitting Bull? Who Was Frederick Douglass?

Stephanie Spinner, Who HQ, Jim Eldridge April Jones Prince, Who HQ, Robert Squier

No one knew the boy they called “Jumping Badger” would Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass
grow to become a great leader. Born on the banks of the was determined to gain freedom—and once he realized
Yellowstone River, Sitting Bull, as he was later called, was that knowledge was power, he secretly learned to read
tribal chief and holy man of the Lakota Sioux tribe in a and write to give himself an advantage. After escaping to
time of fierce conflict with the United States. As the the North in 1838, as a free man he gave powerful
government seized Native American lands, Sitting Bull speeches about his experience as a slave. He was so
9780448479651 relied on his military cunning and strong spirituality to 9780448479118 impressive that he became a friend of President Abraham
$5.99 drive forces out of his territory and ensure a future $5.99 Lincoln, as well as one of the most famous abolitionists of
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Navigating Early Paperboy

Clare Vanderpool Vince Vawter

“Just the sort of book that saves lives by igniting a *“Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird.” —Booklist,
passion for reading.” —James Patterson Starred

“Reminiscent of Huckleberry Finn.” —The Wall “An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved
Street Journal it!” —ROB BUYEA, author of Because of Mr. Terupt and
Mr. Terupt Falls Again
9780307930651 A Michael L. Printz Honor Winner 9780307931511
$7.99 $7.99 This Newbery Honor winner is perfect for fans of
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Manifest comes the odyssey-like adventure of two boys’ Help. A boy who stutters comes of age in the
incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail. segregated South, during the summer that
changes his life.
When Jack Baker’s father sends him from his home in

Who Was Gandhi? Who Was Isaac Newton?

Dana Meachen Rau, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare Janet B. Pascal, Who HQ, Tim Foley

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in Isaac Newton was always a loner, preferring to spend his
British-occupied India. Though he studied law in London time contemplating the mysteries of the universe. When
and spent his early adulthood in South Africa, he the plague broke out in London in 1665 he was forced to
remained devoted to his homeland and spent the later return home from college. It was during this period of so
part of his life working to make India an independent much death, that Newton gave life to some of the most
nation. Calling for non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi important theories in modern science, including gravity
9780448482354 led India to independence and inspired movements for 9780448479132 and the laws of motion.
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A Tiger in My Garden: A Do-It-Yourself Pop-Up Magic Tree House Survival Guide

Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, Sal Murdocca
Lions and tigers and bears—oh, man!
This DIY pop-up book, complete with pre-cut shapes and
easy to follow instructions, will delight and inspire children Jack and Annie have survived all kinds of dangers on their
of all ages. Children can make their own beautiful pop-up adventures in the magic tree house. Find out how you can
book using this imaginative kit, a little glue, and following survive lots of scary situations, including sharks,
simple step-by-step instructions. The result is a series of earthquakes, fires, shipwrecks, and many more! Features
9783791371931 magical gardens—French, Japanese, Arabian, tropical, 9780553497373 a compass embedded in the front cover. With full-color
$19.95 and dreamlike—through which a mysterious tiger $13.99 photographs and illustrations, facts about real-life survival
Hardcover wanders. Brief texts introduce readers to the various types Hardcover stories, and tips from Jack and Annie, this is a must-have
of gardens. Inspired by the late artist De... for all survivors of the bestselling Magic Tree House series.


The Book of Three, 50th Anniversary Edition: Counting by 7s

The Chronicles of Prydain, Book 1
Holly Goldberg Sloan
Lloyd Alexander, Shannon Hale
An intensely moving middle grade novel about finding
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers is proud to publish your place in the world—for fans of Wonder and
this 50th Anniversary Edition of Lloyd Alexander's classic Mockingbird.
The Book of Three, the first book in the Chronicles of
Prydain, with a new introduction by Newbery Honor-
winner Shannon Hale. This anniversary edition is filled
9781250050601 with bonus materials, including an interview with Lloyd 9780142422861 As a quirky and awkward genius, Willow Chance has
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book), an author's note, and a pronunciation guide. But now they have died in a car crash, and Willow is left
Sinc... without anyone to step in and care for her. Yet somehow
she manages to push through her grief and bring
together a fascinatingly diverse surrogate family for

Let's Write: Design Your Own Fonts Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical
Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 (Captain
Julia Kaergel
Underpants #11)
In this colorful, imaginative and fun-filled book, a
Dav Pilkey
distinguished illustrator and graphic designer shows
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in endlessly inventive ways. Whether you love the feel of Toilet 2000 strikes back! The carnivorous commode
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The Ghost in the Attic #2 The Haunted Library #1

Dori Hillestad Butler, Aurore Damant Dori Hillestad Butler, Aurore Damant

A brand-new young chapter book series from A brand-new young chapter book series from
Edgar Award winner Dori Hillestad Butler! Edgar Award winner Dori Hillestad Butler!

After successfully solving the mystery of the ghost in the When ghost boy Kaz’s haunt is torn down and he is
library, Kaz and Claire land the first case for their detective separated from his ghost family, he meets a real girl
agency—a haunted attic in a neighbor’s home! With a little named Claire, who lives above the town library with her
9780448462448 help from Grannie, Kaz and Claire discover that what 9780448462424 parents and her grandmother. Claire has a special ability
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the mystery of the ghost that’s haunting the library. Could
it be one of Kaz’s lost fa...

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Ivy and Bean Take the Case (Book 10) Who Was Clara Barton?
Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall Stephanie Spinner, Who HQ

Watch out, you diabolical masterminds! There's a new Clarissa “Clara” Barton was a shy girl who grew up to
detective on Pancake Court: Bean! She laughs at danger! become a teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. At a time
She solves even the most mysterious mysteries! What? when few women worked outside the home, she became
There aren't any mysteries? Then Bean and her assistant, the first woman to hold a government job, as a patent
Ivy, will make some! clerk in Washington, DC. In 1864, she was appointed
“lady in charge” of the hospitals at the front lines of the
9781452128719 9780448479538 Union Army, where she became known as the “Angel of
$5.99 $5.99 the Battlefield.” Clara Barton built a career helping others.
Paperback Paperback She went on to found the American Red Cross, one of her

Robots: Watch Out, Water About! Feeding Time at the Zoo

Philippe Ug Sherry Shahan

Following his hugely successful Funny Birds, Philippe UG This photographic Step into Reading Science
has created a pop-up storybook filled with color, leveled reader delivers a “you are there” Step 2
movement, shape, and charm. You don’t have to be an experience for children who know the alphabet
eight-year-old boy to appreciate the plight of a robot and are eager to begin reading.
caught in the rain—if, that is, the story is told in pop-up
images by the brilliant Philippe UG. In his latest book, one Sherry Shahan’s Feeding Time at the Zoo is a
9783791371986 of the world’s most imaginative paper artists delivers a 9780385371902 photographic introduction to the food all kinds of zoo
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facts on every page, this is a perfect choice for young
animal lovers...

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and The Giver

the Fall of Imperial Russia
Lois Lowry
Candace Fleming
A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick
“[A] superb history…. In these thrilling, highly readable
pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic…; The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become
we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; one of the most influential novels of our time. The
and we pause in the sickroom of little Alexei, the haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who
hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four sisters, lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity
9780375867828 would be murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918.” —The 9780544336261 and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment
$19.99 Wall Street Journal $8.99 as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand
Hardcover Trade Paperback the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.
Here is the tumultuous, heartrending, true story of the Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The
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DK Eyewitness Books: Hurricane & Tornado: Son

Encounter Nature's Most Extreme Weather
Phenomena from Turbulent Twisters to Fie Lois Lowry

Jack Challoner They called her Water Claire. When she washed up on
their shore, no one knew that she came from a society
Now in Paperback! where emotions and colors didn’t exist. That she had
become a Vessel at age thirteen. That she had carried a
For over 25 years, DK’s Eyewitness books have been the Product at age fourteen. That it had been stolen from her
most trusted nonfiction series in classrooms, libraries, and body. Claire had a son. But what became of him she
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$9.99 winning series will get a fresh new look both inside and $9.99 She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible.
Trade Paperback out. The introduction of paperback editions, eye-catching Trade Paperback Now Claire will stop at nothing to find her child, even if it
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series will continue to be relevant in the ever-changing
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homework help, research projects, re...

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This One Summer Proxy

Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki Alex London

A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book The adveture of the year!

A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a Knox was born into one of the City’s wealthiest families. A
lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the
refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his
little sister she never had. But this summer is different. punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten.
9781596437746 9780147511331 When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced to haul
$18.99 Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and when Rose $10.99
and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find rocks. And when Knox crashes a car, killing one of his
Trade Paperback Trade Paperback friends, Syd is branded and sentenced to death.
themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the
local teens - just a couple of years older than Ros...
Syd is a Proxy. His life is not his own.

Then again, neither is Knox’s. Son to a maste...

Pup-Pup-Puppies What Was Ellis Island?

Bonnie Bader Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, David Groff

Learn all about puppies in this photo-filled book that From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the gateway to a new
captures all the charm of these adorable animals! This life in the United States for millions of immigrants. In later
new nonfiction reader will teach kids how to take good years, the island was deserted, the buildings decaying.
care of their own puppy. Ellis Island was not restored until the 1980s, when
Americans from all over the country donated more than
$150 million. It opened to the public once again in 1990
9780448479958 9780448479156 as a museum. Learn more about America's history, and
$3.99 $5.99 perhaps even your own, through the story of one of the
Trade Paperback Paperback most popular landmarks in the country.

What Was Pompeii? EllRay Jakes Is Magic

Jim O'Connor, Who HQ, John Hinderliter Sally Warner, Brian Biggs

The morning of August 24, AD 79, seemed like any other Small kid. Big Stage.
in the Roman city of Pompeii. So no one was prepared
when the nearby volcano Mount Vesuvius suddenly Does EllRay have a talent to put on show for the entire
erupted, spouting ash that buried the city and its school?
inhabitants. The disaster left thousands dead, and Pompeii
was no more than a memory for almost 1,700 years. In When EllRay and his friends hear about the school talent
9780448479071 1748, explorers rediscovered the port city with intact 9780142423608 show, they’re not impressed. They’re too old for that stuff.
$5.99 buildings and beautiful mosaics. This easy-to-read account $5.99 But their teacher, Mrs. Sanchez, isn’t so quick to let her
Paperback is gripping and includes photos of the ruins. Paperback students off the hook. Five students absolutely must
try-out, and EllRay somehow ends up being one of them.
Now he has to figure out something he’s talented at….like,
maybe magic?

A Short Tale About a Long Dog #2 Bookmarks Are People Too! #1

Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver, Scott Garrett Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver, Scott Garrett

Here's Hank stars the same Hank as in the bestselling Hank stars the same Hank as in the bestselling Hank
Hank Zipzer series, only this time he's in 2nd grade! Hank Zipzer series, only this time he's in 2nd grade! Hank is a
is a kid who doesn't try to be funny, but he somehow kid who doesn't try to be funny, but he somehow always
always makes the kids in his class laugh. He's pretty bad makes the kids in his class laugh. He's pretty bad at
at memorizing stuff, and spelling is his worst subject. (But memorizing stuff, and spelling is his worst subject. (But so
so are math and reading!) In the second book in this new are math and reading!) In the first book in this new series,
9780448479989 series, Hank has finally persuaded his dad to get the 9780448479972 Hank's class is putting on a play, and Hank wants the lead
$5.99 family a dog, and Hank couldn't be more excited! $5.99 part: Aqua Fly. But he freezes in his audition and can only
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What Was the Underground Railroad? A is for Activist

Yona Zeldis McDonough, Who HQ, Lauren Mortimer Innosanto Nagara

All aboard the Underground Railroad!—a railroad “Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn’s A
without tracks and trains, where the “passengers” People’s History of the United States, but for
were slaves escaping to freedom in the North! two-year olds—full of pictures and rhymes and a
little cat to find on every page that will delight the
No one knows where the term “Underground Railroad” curious toddler and parents alike.”—Occupy Wall
came from—there were no trains or tracks, only Street
9780448467122 abolitionist “conductors” who helped bring an estimated 9781609805395
$5.99 100,000 slaves to freedom through elaborate routes that $9.99
Paperback included “stations,” safe houses where fugitives could rest Board Book A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and
before moving on, and a system of codes and signals illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families
used to identify friend from foe. I... who want their kids to grow up in a space that is
unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil
rights, LGBTQ rights, an...

The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Rainbow Fish Opposites

Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest—and Most
Surprising—Animals on Earth Marcus Pfister

Steve Jenkins Up/down, in/out, over/under, big/little, long/short…

Animals smooth and spiky, fast and slow, hop and waddle This glittering board book, filled with colorful images from
through the two hundred plus pages of the Caldecott Rainbow Fish's undersea world, is the perfect introduction
Honor artist Steve Jenkins’s most impressive nonfiction for very young children to the concept of opposites. In
offering yet. Sections such as “Animal Senses,” “Animal keeping with the classic picture book story, The Rainbow
9780547557991 Extremes,” and “The Story of Life” burst with fascinating 9780735841468 Fish, the book ends with the most satisfying opposite of
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Hardcover Picture Book breathlessly asking, “Do you know a termite queen can Board Book shining scales with a friend.
produce up to 30,000 eggs a day?” Jenkins’s color-rich
cut- and torn-paper artwork is as strikingly vivid as ever. • The best selling board book returns with a new trim size
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Rainbow Fish Colors Wonder Show

Marcus Pfister Hannah Barnaby

A red starfish, a blue whale, an orange sea horse... Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step inside Mosco’s
Traveling Wonder Show, a menagerie of human curiosities
Rainbow Fish's undersea world is filled with colorful and misfits guaranteed to astound and amaze! But
creatures, and the most colorful of all is Rainbow Fish perhaps the strangest act of Mosco’s display is Portia
himself, sharing his glittering silver scales with his friends. Remini, a normal among the freaks, on the run from
Bold, simple images, reinforced by facing pages in the McGreavy’s Home for Wayward Girls, where Mister
9780735841475 appropriate color, make this appealing board book the 9780544104839 watches and waits. He said he would always find Portia,
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In the Forest The Great Art Treasure Hunt: I Spy Red,

Yellow, and Blue
Alexa Andrews, Candice Keimig
Doris Kutschbach
Learn all about what lives and grows in the forest in the
three stories of this Level 1 nonfiction reader. Deer and Filled with stunning color reproductions, this vibrant book
other wildlife, trees and other plant life, and much more introduces young readers to artistic masterpieces by
are found In the Forest! engaging their curiosity and sense of play. Finding and
naming colors and objects is an exciting learning activity
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9780448467191 9783791371061 than through art? This ingenious book employs great
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Secret City Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

Julia Watts Tony Cliff

Ruby Pickett didn’t have any say about the family move to Lovable ne'er-do-well Delilah Dirk is an Indiana Jones for
Tennessee. Her daddy’s new job will help the war effort, the 19th century. She has traveled to Japan, Indonesia,
though no one has told her exactly how. Brand new, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she's
government-built Oak Ridge quickly proves a curious and picked up on the way, Delilah's adventures continue as
intriguing place for the sixteen-year-old’s rampant she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in
curiosity. Constantinople. With the aid of her flying boat and her
9781594933905 9781596438132 newfound friend, Selim, she evades the Sultan's guards,
$11.95 A voracious reader, Ruby wonders at mysteries in books $17.99 leaves angry pirates in the dust, and fights her way
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The Adventures of Captain Underpants: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book
Color Edition (Captain Underpants #1) 7)
Dav Pilkey J.K. Rowling, Kazu Kibuishi, Mary GrandPré

Fourth graders George Beard and Harold Hutchins are a This special edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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This special edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s This special edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
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J.K. Rowling, Kazu Kibuishi, Mary GrandPré
J.K. Rowling, Kazu Kibuishi, Mary GrandPré
This special edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
(Book 5) (Book 3)
J.K. Rowling, Kazu Kibuishi, Mary GrandPré J.K. Rowling, Kazu Kibuishi, Mary GrandPré

This special edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the This special edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of
Phoenix has a gorgeous new cover illustration by Kazu Azkaban has a gorgeous new cover illustration by Kazu
Kibuishi. Inside is the full text of the original novel, with Kibuishi. Inside is the full text of the original novel, with
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A Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a he might be headed: Ha...

Lola and the Boy Next Door The Last Dragonslayer: The Chronicles of
Kazam, Book 1
Stephanie Perkins
Jasper Fforde
The breathlessly anticipated companion novel to Anna and
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Anna and the French Kiss

What Was Pearl Harbor? A New Friend

Patricia Brennan Demuth, Who HQ, John Mantha Wiley Blevins

A terrifying attack! Meet two unlikely—and adorable—friends!

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The Year of the Book If You Want to See a Whale

Andrea Cheng, Abigail Halpin Julie Fogliano, Erin E. Stead

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A Neal Porter Book
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Art Detective: Spot the Difference! Funny Birds

Doris Kutschbach Philippe Ug

This highly engaging book lets young readers play Filled with exotic and beautiful three dimensional birds,
detective as they examine great works of art to see if they this brilliantly imaginative pop-up book will delight readers
are the real thing--or forgeries. From Michelangelo to of all ages. High up in the treetops, strange birds are
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Branded by the Pink Triangle What Happened to Goodbye

Ken Setterington Sarah Dessen

Before the rise of the Nazi party, Germany, especially #1 New York Times bestseller Sarah Dessen’s irresistible
Berlin, was one of the most tolerant places for tale of moving around, moving on, and finding
homosexuals in the world. Activists such as Thomas Mann yourself—now in paperback!
and Albert Einstein campaigned openly for the rights of
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homosexuality. But that all changed when the Nazis came sees each new town, each new school, as a chance to
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On a Farm Ellray Jakes Walks the Plank

Alexa Andrews, Candice Keimig Sally Warner, Jamie Harper

Horses live on a farm. Apples grow on a farm. A tractor Things are going just swimmingly for EllRay. He's finally
drives on a farm. What else might you find on a farm? getting along with most of the kids at school. He's even
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What Was the Gold Rush? What Was the Boston Tea Party?
Joan Holub, Who HQ, Tim Tomkinson Kathleen Krull, Who HQ, Lauren Mortimer

In 1848, gold was discovered in California, attracting over "No Taxation without Representation!" The Boston Tea
300,000 people from all over the world, some who struck Party stands as an iconic event of the American Revolution
it rich and many more who didn't. Hear the stories about —outraged by the tax on tea, American colonists chose to
the gold-seeking "forty-niners!" With black-and white destroy the tea by dumping it into the water! Learn all
illustrations and sixteen pages of photos, a nugget from about the famed colonialists who fought against the British
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Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles Years of Dust: The Story of the Dust Bowl
Marissa Meyer Albert Marrin

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New In the 1930's, great rolling walls of dust swept across the
Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From Great Plains. The storms buried crops, blinded animals,
space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make and suffocated children. It was a catastrophe that would
their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one change the course of American history as people
girl. . . . struggled to survive in this hostile environment, or took
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a the the roads as Dust Bowl refugees.
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Wuthering Heights Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Emily Bronte Bill Martin, John Archambault, Lois Ehlert

When Heathcliff, a poor Gypsy boy, is adopted into A told B

wealthy Catherine Earnshaw's family, he and Catherine and B told C,
form a bond that progresses from childhood friendship to “I’ll meet you at the top
teenage passion. Because of Heathcliff's lowly social of the coconut tree.”
status, however, Catherine decides she cannot marry him, When all the letters of the alphabet race one another up
and instead marries the gentleman Edgar Linton. This sets the coconut tree, will there be enough room?
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The Penderwicks at Point Mouette EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken

Jeanne Birdsall Sally Warner, Jamie Harper

This series of modern classics about the charming EllRay Jakes is tired of being bullied by fellow classmate
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New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall is perfect for he winds up in trouble. Then his dad offers him a deal: If
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Francis Scott Key's Star-Spangled Banner Annexed

Monica Kulling, Richard Walz Sharon Dogar

Francis Scott Key was a very busy man. He and his wife Everyone knows about Anne Frank and her life hidden in
had 11 children. He was a lawyer and many people came the secret annex – but what about the boy who was also
to him for advice. But whenever he had a moment, he trapped there with her?
would jot down a line of poetry. He loved writing poems.
When the War of 1812 broke out, Francis became even In this powerful and gripping novel, Sharon Dogar
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Pride and Prejudice The Chronicles of Prydain Boxed Set

Jane Austen Lloyd Alexander

Though her sisters are keen on finding men to marry, Millions of young readers have been enthralled by the
Elizabeth Bennet would rather wait for someone she loves adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his lively
- certainly not someone like Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, whom companions as they journey through the magical land of
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Dork Diaries Box Set (Book 1-3): Dork Diaries; Persuasion

Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3
Jane Austen
Rachel Renée Russell
When Anne Elliot was younger, she broke off her
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bestelling Dork Diaries series, which chronicles the oh-so- she didn’t realize that love was enough. Now she knows
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What Happened on Fox Street Anna and the French Kiss

Tricia Springstubb, Heather Ross Stephanie Perkins

“Fox Street was a dead end. In Mo Wren’s opinion, this Anna can’t wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she
was only one of many wonderful, distinguishing things has a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the
about it.” verge of becoming more. So she’s not too thrilled when
her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in
Mo lives on Fox Street with her dad and little sister, the Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair, the perfect boy.
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Hero Nate the Great and the Hungry Book Club

Mike Lupica Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Mitchell Sharmat, Jody
From the #1 bestselling author of Heat, Travel
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Zach Harriman knew that his dad was something of a Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate,
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Nate the Great and his dog, Sludge, go to the next

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Belly Up Speak
Stuart Gibbs Laurie Halse Anderson

Twelve-year-old Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt Fitzroy has The first ten lies they tell you in high school.
murder on his hands and trouble on his tail. He believes "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have
that Henry, the hippopotamus at the brand-new to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at
FunJungle, has been murdered. The zoo’s top brass claim Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part
the hippo went belly up the natural way, but Teddy and of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast,
his feisty friend Summer McCraken have other ideas. because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling
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Number the Stars The Loud Book!

Lois Lowry Deborah Underwood, Renata Liwska

As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" BANG!

all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family CRACKLE!
takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and BOO!
conceals her as part of the family.
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The Story of Ferdinand Summer of the Sea Serpent

Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca

Soon to be a major motion picture! The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time
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Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Amelia Earhart
Elizabeth George Speare
Candace Fleming
Sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and
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Hamlet Who Was Jackie Robinson?

William Shakespeare Gail Herman, Who HQ, John O'Brien

One of the greatest plays of all time, the compelling As a kid, Jackie Robinson loved sports. And why not? He
tragedy of the tormented young prince of Denmark was a natural at football, basketball, and, of course,
continues to capture the imaginations of modern baseball. But beyond athletic skill, it was his strength of
audiences worldwide. Confronted with evidence that his character that secured his place in sports history. In 1947
uncle murdered his father, and with his mother’s infidelity, Jackie joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the
Hamlet must find a means of reconciling his longing for long-time color barrier in major league baseball. It was
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A Season of Gifts Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2

Richard Peck Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall

One of the most adored characters in children’s literature

is the eccentric, forceful, bighearted Grandma Dowdel, New York Times best-selling series of books
star of the Newbery Award-winning A Year Down Yonder for children - Ivy + Bean
and Newbery Honor-winning A Long Way from Chicago.
And it turns out that her story isn’t over. It’s now 1958, Ivy and Bean, two friends who never meant to like
and a new family has moved in next door to Mrs. Dowdel: each other: This boxed set, Ivy and Bean Boxed Set 2
9780142417294 a minister and his wife and kids. Soon Mrs. Dowdel will 9780811876650 (Books 4-6) continues the story of these two spunky
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Author Annie Barrows talks about her award-
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Flygirl The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had

Sherri L. Smith Kristin Levine

For fans of Unbroken and Ruta Sepetys. A powerful story about race and an unlikely
friendship from award-winning author of The Lions
All Ida Mae Jones wants to do is fly. Her daddy was a pilot, of Little Rock.
and years after his death she feels closest to him when
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Dying to Meet You Ivy and Bean Doomed to Dance (Book 6)

Kate Klise, M. Sarah Klise Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall

Ignatius B. Grumply moves into the Victorian mansion at Finally! After months of begging their parents for ballet
43 Old Cemetery Road hoping to find some peace and lessons, Ivy and Bean finally get what they want . . . well,
quiet so he can crack a wicked case of writer’s block. But not exactly. Much to their surprise, it turns out ballet
43 Old Cemetery Road is already occupied by eleven- lessons do not cover karate chops and roundhouse kicks.
year-old Seymour, his cat Shadow, and an irritable ghost The girls have no interest in learning how to dance
named Olive. It’s hard to say who is more outraged. But a gracefully, but they promised their parents they would
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A Dignity of Dragons The Quiet Book

Jacqueline Ogburn, Nicoletta Ceccoli Deborah Underwood, Renata Liwska

To catch a glimpse of one unicorn is lucky; All quiet is not created equal. In this irresistibly charming
to see a grace of unicorns is to witness a marvel. picture book, many different quiet moments are captured,
In this book, you will also find . . . from the anticipation-heavy “Top of the roller coaster
quiet” to the shocked-into-silence “First look at your new
a riddle of sphinx, hairstyle quiet.” The impossibly sweet bears, rabbits, fish,
a splash of mermaids, birds, and iguanas are all rendered in soft pencils and
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The Penderwicks on Gardam Street Savvy

Jeanne Birdsall Ingrid Law

This series of modern classics about the charming A Newbery Honor Book
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If You Come Softly First How Things Work Encyclopedia: A First

Reference Guide for Inquisitive Minds
Jacqueline Woodson
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Revolting Rhymes Barack Obama: Out of Many, One

Roald Dahl Shana Corey

Did you think Cinderella married the prince and lived Children who are ready to read on their own will
happily ever after, or that the three little pigs outsmarted want to get ready for President's Day with this
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Dork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Ivy and Bean #5: Bound to be Bad
Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall
Rachel Renée Russell
The adventures of Ivy and Bean continue in paperback! In
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Tough Chicks Who Was George Washington?

Cece Meng, Melissa Suber Roberta Edwards, Who HQ, True Kelley

From the moment Penny, Polly, and Molly hatch from their In 1789, George Washington became the first president of
eggs, the whole farm knows they are truly tough chicks. the United States. He has been called the father of our
They wrestle worms, rope roosters, and are often found country for leading America through its early years.
under the hood of the tractor. All the other animals and Washington also served in two major wars during his
even the farmer himself tell Mama Hen to make her lifetime: the French and Indian War and the American
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Who Was Abraham Lincoln? Who Was Neil Armstrong?

Janet B. Pascal, Who HQ Roberta Edwards, Who HQ

Born to a family of farmers, Lincoln stood out from an On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon
early age—literally! (He was six feet four inches tall.) As and, to an audience of over 450 million people,
sixteenth President of the United States, he guided the proclaimed his step a "giant leap for mankind." This Eagle
nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of Scout built his own model planes as a little boy and then
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Ivy and Bean Take Care of the Babysitter: Junie B. Jones Fifth Boxed Set Ever!
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Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus
Sophie Blackall, Annie Barrows
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The adventures of Ivy and Bean continue in the latest chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom
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Anne Frank and the Children of the Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Bonnie Bader, Who HQ, Elizabeth Wolf
Carol Ann Lee
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped
Anne Frank?s diary changed how the world saw the organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon
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Blood on the River: James Town, 1607 The Book Thief

Elisa Carbone Markus Zusak

Twelve-year-old Samuel Collier is a lowly commoner on DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S
the streets of London. So when he becomes the page of FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.
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When Death has a story to tell, you listen.

Matilda Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the From the author of The BFG and Matilda!
Chocolate Factory and The BFG!
Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory is opening at last!
Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the
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Fantastic Mr. Fox Junie B. Jones #26: Aloha-ha-ha!

Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus

Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox! “Hilarious. Barbara Park makes reading fun.”
—Dav Pilkey, author of Dog Man
Someone's been stealing from the three meanest farmers
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Ivy and Bean Book 1: Book 1 A Swiftly Tilting Planet

Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall Madeleine L'Engle

The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew In A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle, a
they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on companion to the Newbery Award winner A Wrinkle in
her sister, Nancy, and has to hidequickIvy comes to the Time and A Wind in the Door, fifteen-year-old Charles
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A Wrinkle in Time The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four

Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
Madeleine L'Engle
Jeanne Birdsall
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small
brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down This series of modern classics about the charming
to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset Penderwick family from National Book Award winner and
by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall is perfect for
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my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a
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Who Was Anne Frank? Who Was William Shakespeare?

Ann Abramson, Who HQ, Nancy Harrison Celeste Mannis, Who HQ, John O'Brien

In her amazing diary, Anne Frank revealed the challenges The beloved plays of Shakespeare are still produced
and dreams common for any young girl. But Hitler everywhere, yet the life of the world's most famous
brought her childhood to an end and forced her and her playwright remains largely a mystery. Young Will left the
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hiding, and the legacy of her diary. Black-and-white wealthy man. With black-and-white illustrations that
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Anatole Blizzard!: The Storm That Changed America

Eve Titus Jim Murphy

Anatole is a most honorable mouse. When he realizes With his powerful and intriguing narrative style, Newbery
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Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines Carnival at Candlelight

of World War Two
Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca
Joseph Bruchac
The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time
“Readers who choose the book for the attraction celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new,
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The Outsiders Al Capone Does My Shirts

S. E. Hinton Gennifer Choldenko

50 years of an iconic classic! This international The Newbery Honor Book and New York Times
bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a Bestseller that is historical fiction with a hint of
heroic story of friendship and belonging. mystery about living at Alcatraz not as a prisoner,
but as a kid meeting some of the most famous
No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure criminals in our history. Al Capone Does My Shirts
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The Gruffalo Bird

Julia Donaldson Angela Johnson

A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark wood Devastated by the loss of a second father, thirteen-
when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a year-old Bird follows her stepfather from Cleveland to
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Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? Dona Flor (Spanish Edition)

Margaret Frith, Who HQ, John O'Brien Pat Mora, Raul Colon

One day in 1882, Thomas Edison flipped a switch that lit Doña Flor, una señora gigante, vive en un pueblo
up lower Manhattan with incandescent light and changed pequeñito. Los vecinos
the way people live ever after. The electric light bulb was la adoran y ella adora a sus vecinos. Deja que los niños
only one of thousands of Edison’s inventions, which utilicen las flores de su jardín como trompetas y las
include the phonograph and the kinetoscope, an early tortillas como balsas. A Doña Flor le encanta leer y con
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Who Was Johnny Appleseed? Junie B. Jones #23: Shipwrecked

Joan Holub, Who HQ, Anna DiVito Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus

The perfect biography to "bite into" at the start of a new “Hilarious. Barbara Park makes reading fun.”
school year! Children are sure to be fascinated by the —Dav Pilkey, author of Dog Man
eccentric and legendary Johnny Appleseed, a man who is
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John Chapman’s lifetime, he saw the country grow and chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, has been
start to spread westward. Traveling alone— in bare feet keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more
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Room One is putting on a play. And guess what? It’s
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Pippi Longstocking (Puffin Modern Classics) A Wreath for Emmett Till

Astrid Lindgren Philippe Lardy, Marilyn Nelson

The beloved story of a spunky young girl and her In 1955, people all over the United States knew that
hilarious escapades. Emmett Louis Till was a fourteen-year-old African
American boy lynched for supposedly whistling at a white
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open-casket funeral, and the acquittal of the men tried for
Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and the crime drew wide media attention.
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The Chocolate War First Test: Book 1 of the Protector of the Small
Robert Cormier
Tamora Pierce
One of the most controversial YA novels of all time,
The Chocolate War is a modern masterpiece that Kel will not allow this first test to be her last. Her
speaks to fans of S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders and adventure begins in the New York Times
John Knowles’s A Separate Peace. bestselling series from the fantasy author who is a
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After suffering rejection from seven major publishers, The
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