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Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks

Jason Reynolds · Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

A National Book Award Finalist!

From National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all the different directions a walk home can take.

This story was going to begin like all the best stories....
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Pay Attention, Carter Jones

Gary D. Schmidt · Clarion Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling author Gary D. Schmidt tells a coming-of-age story with the light touch of The Wednesday Wars, the heart of Okay for Now, and the unique presence of a wise and witty butler.

Carter Jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler,...
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Beverly, Right Here

Kate DiCamillo · Candlewick
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Revisiting once again the world of Raymie Nightingale, two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo turns her focus to the tough-talking, inescapably tenderhearted Beverly.

Beverly put her foot down on the gas. They went faster still.
This was what Beverly wanted...
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More to the Story

Hena Khan · Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From the critically acclaimed author of Amina's Voice comes a new story inspired by Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic, Little Women, featuring four sisters from a modern American Muslim family living in Georgia.

When Jameela Mirza is picked to be feature editor of her middle...
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The Serpent's Secret

Sayantani DasGupta · Scholastic Press
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

MEET KIRANMALA:INTERDIMENSIONAL DEMON SLAYER(Only she doesn't know it yet.) On the morning of her 12th birthday, Kiranmala is just a regular sixth grader living in Parsippany, New Jersey...until her parents mysteriously vanish and a drooling rakkhosh demon slams through her kitchen,...
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Shouting at the Rain

Lynda Mullaly Hunt · Nancy Paulsen Books
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree comes a compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have.

Delsie loves tracking the weather--lately, though, it seems the squalls are in her own life. She's always lived with...
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A Wolf Called Wander

Rosanne Parry · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"Don't miss this dazzling tour de force." - Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal winning author of The One and Only IvanThis gripping novel about survival and family is based on the real story of one wolf's incredible journey to find a safe place to call home. Illustrated...
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Emperor of the Universe

David Lubar · Starscape
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The launch of a madcap space adventure trilogy for young readers by David Lubar, author of the popular Weenies Tales!

When seventh grader Nicholas V. Landrew, his beloved pet gerbil Henrietta, and a package of ground beef are beamed aboard an alien space ship, they soon...

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