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Amina's Voice

Hena Khan · Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 197
Format: Hardcover

"Amina's anxieties are entirely relatable, but it's her sweet-hearted nature that makes her such a winning protagonist." - Entertainment Weekly A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after...
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Beyond the Bright Sea

Lauren Wolk · Dutton Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

"An award-winning, well-researched, historical novel about an orphaned girl who sets out with her adoptive father to learn about her past despite the many dangers they face. A poignant story of belonging and the meaning of family." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor- Winner of the 2018...
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The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart

Stephanie Burgis · Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Aventurine is a brave young dragon ready to explore the world outside of her family's mountain cave . . . if only they'd let her leave it. Her family thinks she's too young to fly on her own, but she's determined to prove them wrong by capturing the most dangerous prey of all: a human.But...
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Overboard!

Terry Lynn Johnson · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

A high-stakes adventure series perfect for fans of the I Survived series and Hatchet. Eleven-year-old Travis and his family are on a whale watch off the coast of Washington when disaster strikes. The boat capsizes, throwing everyone into the ice-cold chaotic waves. Separated from their...
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Refugee

ALAN GRATZ · Scholastic Press
Pages: 341
Format: Hardcover

JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . . ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft,...
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Restart

GORDON KORMAN · Scholastic Press
Pages: 243
Format: Hardcover

Chase's memory just went out the window. Chase doesn't remember falling off the roof. He doesn't remember hitting his head. He doesn't, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again . . . starting with his own name. He knows...
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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Squirrel Meets World

Shannon Hale · Marvel Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

WHO RUNS THE WORLD? SQUIRRELS! Fourteen-year-old Doreen Green moved from sunny California to the suburbs of New Jersey. She must start at a new school, make new friends, and continue to hide her tail. Yep, Doreen has the powers of . . . a squirrel! After failing at several attempts to find...
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Wedgie & Gizmo

SUZANNE SELFORS · Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 168
Format: Hardcover

Fans of Stick Dog and My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish will love Suzanne Selfors's hilarious new illustrated series about the growing pains of blended families and the secret rivalry of pets."A delightfully fun read that will leave you in stitches!" - Caldecott Medalist Dan SantatWhen...
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Wolfie and Fly

Cary Fagan · Tundra Books
Pages: 84
Format: Hardcover

A classic story of imagination, friendship, adventure and speeding through the ocean in a cardboard box. For fans of Ivy & Bean, Judy Moody or Nate the Great.Wolfie and Fly is an early chapter book at its simplest and best. Our heroine, Renata Wolfman (Wolfie) does everything by herself....
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Word of Mouse

James Patterson · Little
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

James Patterson's newest illustrated middle grade story follows the illuminating journey of a very special mouse, and the unexpected friendships that he makes along the way. What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky--which until recently was something he'd never...
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Alan's Big, Scary Teeth

Jarvis. · Candlewick
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

"Alan's Big, Scary Teeth is funny even after multiple readings, and the message about discovering and embracing our many talents is a wonderful lesson to share with preschoolers." - Seira Wilson, Amazon EditorA goofy and lonely denizen of the jungle has just one talent - scaring...
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Jabari Jumps

GAIA CORNWALL · Candlewick
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash.Jabari is definitely ready to jump off the diving board. He's finished his swimming lessons and passed his swim test, and he's a great jumper, so he's not scared at all....
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The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors

Drew Daywalt · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller! 5 Starred Reviews!"Will have listeners in stitches." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Purely absurd, sidesplitting humor." - BOOKLIST (starred review) "Demands bombastic, full-volume performances." - Publishers Weekly (starred...
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Lion Lessons

Jon Agee · Dial Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

With the wit and read-aloud appeal of Peter Brown's Children Make Terrible Pets and William Steig's Pete's a Pizza, this funny, fierce picture book teaches kids just what it takes to be a great lion There are seven steps to becoming a proper lion, including Looking Fierce, Roaring, Prowling...
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Not Quite Narwhal

Jessie Sima · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Uni the Unicorn and Gaston, this heartwarming and adorable debut picture book tells the story of a young unicorn who was born under the sea to a family of narwhals.Growing up in the ocean, Kelp has always assumed that he was a narwhal like the rest of his family. Sure,...
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Penguin Problems

Jory John · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

★ An Amazon Best Children's Book of the Year selection★ "Well-paced, bursting with humor, and charmingly misanthropic."-- Kirkus Reviews starred reviewA penguin levels with human readers about what penguin life is really like--and it isn't all fun and games. A hilarious...
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A Perfect Day

Lane Smith · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Today is a perfect day for Cat, Dog, Chickadee, and Squirrel.Cat is lounging among the daffodils. Dog is sitting in the wading pool, deep in the cool water. Chickadee is eating fresh seed from the birdfeeder. Squirrel is munching on his very own corncob. Today is a perfect day in Bert's...
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Toad on the Road: A Cautionary Tale

Stephen Shaskan · HarperCollins
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

With bouncy call-and-response text and vivid illustrations, this lively picture book from author-illustrator Stephen Shaskan is sure to have readers giggling along with Toad's silly antics. A perfect read-aloud!Who's that coming down the road?Oh yikes! Oh yikes!It's a bear on a bike.
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What To Do With a Box

Jane Yolen · Creative Editions
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

If you give a child a box, who can tell what will happen next? It may become a library or a boat. It could set the scene for a fairy tale or a wild expedition. The most wonderful thing is its seemingly endless capacity for magical adventure, a feature imaginatively captured in cardboardesque...
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Where is Bear?

Jonathan Bentley · Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Perfect for fans of the classic We're Going on a Bear Hunt, this adventurous and endearing picture book follows a little boy searching high and low for his missing bear. Features a surprise ending! Where is Bear? Is Bear in the dresser? Is Bear in the bathroom? Is Bear on the swing? It's...
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Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle

Deborah Lee Rose · Persnickety Press
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

BEAUTY AND THE BEAK is a new, nonfiction picture book about Beauty, the wild bald eagle that made world news when she was illegally shot, rescued, and received a pioneering, 3D-printed prosthetic beak. BEAUTY AND THE BEAK follows Beauty close up from the moment she uses her baby beak to emerge...
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Give Bees a Chance

Bethany Barton · Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

From the author-illustrator of Children's Choice Book Award Winner I'm Trying to Love Spiders: a plea to please give bees a chance!Not sure whether to high-five bees or run away from them? Well, maybe you shouldn't high-five them, but you definitely don't have to run away from them. Give...
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The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton

Audrey Vernick · Clarion Books
Pages: 36
Format: Print book

Audrey Vernick and Steven Salerno have again collaborated to bring us a captivating picture book about a compelling but little-known piece of baseball history. Beginning in 1922, when Edith Houghton was only ten years old, she tried out for a women's professional baseball team, the Philadelphia...
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Moto and Me: My Year as a Wildcat's Foster Mom

Suzi Eszterhas · Owlkids Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Moto and Me tells the remarkable firsthand story of wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas's care for an orphaned baby serval - a small, spotted wildcat - in Kenya. When a grass fire separates the serval from his family, a ranger asks Suzi, who is living in a bush camp and is skilled with...
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Pedal Power: How One Community Became the Bicycle Capital of the World

Allan Drummond · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Cycling rules the road in Amsterdam today, but that wasn't always the case. In the 1970's, Amsterdam was so crowded with vehicles that bicyclists could hardly move, but moms and kids relied on their bicycles to get around the city. PEDAL POWER is the story of the people who led protests...
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Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire

JACQUELINE TOURVILLE · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville, and Brigette Barrager team up to tell the joyful and unique story of the trailblazing Disney artist Mary Blair.Mary Blair lived her life in color: vivid, wild color. From her imaginative childhood to her career as an illustrator, designer, and animator...
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality

Jonah Winter · Harry N. Abrams
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2017 To become the first female Jewish Supreme Court Justice, the unsinkable Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to overcome countless injustices. Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and '40s, Ginsburg was discouraged from...
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Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist

Jess Keating · Dreamscape Media
Format: Audiobook

At nine years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium in New York City. At the time, sharks were seen as mindless killing machines, but Eugenie knew better and set out to prove it. Despite many obstacles in her path, Eugenie...
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Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille

Jennifer Bryant · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille - a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet.**Winner of a Schneider Family Book Award!** Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else,...
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Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about Kindness

Donna Janell Bowman · Lee & Low Books Inc.
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

William "Doc" Key had a special way with animals. Growing up an enslaved child in Tennessee, Doc was sent to plantations around the state to care for sick and wounded animals. When the Civil War ended and Doc was freed, he began to dream of breeding a winning racehorse. But those...
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Eliza and Her Monsters

FRANCESCA ZAPPIA · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she's worked for begins to crumble.Scott Westerfeld's Afterworlds meets Nimona in this novel about art, fandom, and finding...
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Ever the Hunted: A Clash of Kingdoms Novel

Erin Summerill · Dreamscape Media
Format: Audiobook

Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, a legendary bounty hunter -- that is, until her father is murdered. The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father's former...
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Exo

Fonda Lee · Scholastic Paperbacks
Pages: 369
Format: Paperback

It's been a century of peace since Earth became a colony of an alien race with far reaches into the galaxy. Some die-hard extremists still oppose their rule on Earth, but Donovan Reyes isn't one of them. His dad holds the prestigious position of Prime Liaison in the collaborationist...
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Forget Me Not

Ellie Terry · Square Fish
Pages: 330
Format: Paperback

A girl tries to hide her quirks at a new school in this middle-grade novel from debut author Ellie Terry. Astronomy-loving Calliope June has Tourette syndrome, so she sometimes makes faces or noises that she doesn't mean to make. When she and her mother move yet again, she tries to hide...
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Letters to the Lost

Brigid Kemmerer · Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother's death, she leaves letters at her grave. It's the only way Juliet can cope. Declan Murphy isn't the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service...
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Scythe

Neal Shusterman · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Two teens must learn the "art of killing" in this Printz Honor-winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those...
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Starflight

Melissa Landers · Hyperion
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Solara Brooks needs a fresh start, someplace where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. The outer realm may be lawless, but
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A Taste for Monsters

Matthew J Kirby · Scholastic Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

London 1888, and Jack the Ripper is terrorizing the people of the city. Evelyn, a young woman disfigured by her dangerous work in a matchstick factory with nowhere to go, does not know what to make of her new position as a maid to the Elephant Man in London Hospital. Evelyn wanted to be locked...
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Warcross

MARIE LU · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 353
Format: Hardcover

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu - when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths. For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn't just a game - it's a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base...
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The Wingsnatchers: Carmer and Grit, Book One

Sarah Jean Horwitz · Algonquin Young Readers
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

A stunning debut about a magician's apprentice and a one-winged princess who must vanquish the mechanical monsters that stalk the streets and threaten the faerie kingdom. Aspiring inventor and magician's apprentice Felix Carmer III would rather be tinkering with his latest experiments...
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The Drawing Lesson: A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How to Draw

Mark Crilley · Watson-Guptill
Pages: 137
Format: Paperback

Read This Comic and Start Drawing Today!For the first time ever, drawing instructor and graphic novelist Mark Crilley brings his easy-to-follow artistic instruction to aspiring artists in the form of a comic book, providing you with a one-of-a-kind how-to experience. In The Drawing Lesson,...
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Real Friends

Shannon Hale · First Second
Pages: 207
Format: Paperback

"Fresh and funny." -- New York Times Book ReviewNewbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to find your real friends -- and why it's worth the journey.When best friends are not forever...
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5 Worlds Book 1: The Sand Warrior

Mark Siegel · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestselling creator of Amulet, Kazu Kibuishi, hails this first book in this groundbreaking sci-fi/fantasy adventure series as "a magical journey, as fun as it is beautiful!" Think Star Wars meets Avatar: The Last Airbender! The Five Worlds are on the brink...
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Soccer Switch

Jake Maddox · Stone Arch Books
Pages: 72
Format: Print book

Andre Makuza is excited for another championship season with his middle school summer soccer team. But a new coach is taking over, his unusual training methods have the team feeling frustrated. Will the coachs oddball ways ever lead to victory, or is the soccer switch too much for Andrea...
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The Ugly Dino Hatchling: A Graphic Novel

Stephanie True Peters · Stone Arch Books
Pages: 33
Format: Paperback

There once was an ugly duckling . . . who was actually a baby dinosaur! A dino egg tumbled through a time vortex into a duck nest, but it's clear the hatchling Rex doesn't fit in with his duckling family. So the lost dino leaves the nest on a quest to find his place among the barnyard...
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Best in Snow

April Pulley Sayre · Beach Lane Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Discover the wonderful world of snow with this companion to the celebrated Raindrops Roll!With gorgeous photo illustrations, award-winning author April Pulley Sayre sheds sparkly new light on the wonders of snow. From the beauty of snow blanketing the forest and falling on animals' fur and feathers...
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Catching a Storyfish

Janice Harrington · Wordsong
Pages: 223
Format: Print book

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year Keet knows the only good thing about moving away from her Alabama home is that she'll live near her beloved grandfather. When Keet starts school, it's even worse than she expected, as the kids tease her about her southern accent. Now Keet, who can "talk...
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My Daddy Rules the World: Poems about Dads

Hope Anita Smith · Henry Holt & Company
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

"A picture book of poems that celebrate fathers from a two-time Coretta Scott King Honor-winning poet"--
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One Minute till Bedtime: 60-Second Poems to Send You off to Sleep

Kenn Nesbitt · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 168
Format: Hardcover

Just one more before bedtime? Please??
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Rolling Thunder

Kate Messner · Scholastic Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Lines of bikes are miles long,shining, half a million strong.Rumbling, grumbling, engines roar.Peace signs. High fives. Spirits soar.Every Memorial Day in Washington, DC, more than a million veterans and their supporters gather for the Rolling Thunder® Ride for Freedom, a demonstration...
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