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Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

Anika Aldamuy Denise · HarperCollins
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

An inspiring picture book biography of storyteller, puppeteer, and New York City's first Puerto Rican librarian, who championed bilingual literature.When she came to America in 1921, Pura Belpré carried the cuentos folklóricos of her Puerto Rican homeland. Finding a new home at the New York...
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The Birdman: A Journey with the Underground Railroad's Most Daring Abolitionist

Troon Harrison · Red Deer Press
Format: Book

Alexander Ross was a Canadian ornithologist, medical doctor and naturalist...and so much more. As a young man in Belleville, in the years before the American Civil War, Alexander was introduced in his parents’ home to slaves who had made their way to freedom through the underground...
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Junior Ninja Champion: The Fastest Finish

Catherine Hapka · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

The second book in this action-packed adventure series follows a team of young ninjas to the final round of the first-ever Junior Ninja competition - perfect for young ninjas and ninja fans everywhere!? When tweens Izzy, Ty, Kevin, JJ, and Mackenzie heard there was going to be a kids'...
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Dragon Pearl

Yoon Ha Lee · Rick Riordan Presents
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee's space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you'd never know it by looking at her. To keep the family safe, Min's mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must...
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A Circle of Elephants: A companion novel

Eric Dinerstein · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the author of What Elephants Know, a 2017 ALA Notable Children's Book and winner of the 2017 South Asia Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, comes this stunning companion novel about the complex relationship between people and nature coexisting in the Borderlands...
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Mighty Meg and the Magical Ring

Sammy Griffin · little bee books
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

In the first book of the Mighty Meg series, Meg receives a ring for her eighth birthday and wakes up with superpowers!Meg's life is turned upside down when a magical ring gives her superpowers! But Meg isn't the only one who changes. Strange events start happening in her once-normal...
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Freya & Zoose

Emily Butler · Crown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Fans of Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan will treasure this timeless tale about a magnificent adventure to the North Pole and the even more astounding feat of true friendship. A perfect purchase for animal and adventure lovers alike.Freya has always craved--and feared--adventure....
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Digging Up Danger

Story Pirates · Rodale Kids
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Eliza isn't thrilled about spending the summer helping her mom research plants -- she'd much rather go ghost hunting instead. But when a rare and exotic plant from the store goes missing without explanation, she finds herself mixed up in a sinister plot involving forces that seem...
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How to Properly Dispose of Planet Earth

Paul Noth · Bloomsbury Children's Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Popular New Yorker cartoonist Paul Noth continues his illustrated middle grade series about a boy, his wacky family, and an out-of-this-world adventure in this laugh-out-loud sequel to How to Sell Your Family to the Aliens.Happy Conklin Jr. is still the only 10-year-old who has to shave...
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Penguin Days

Sara Leach · Pajama Press
Pages: 104
Format: Hardcover

Lauren and her family drive to a farm in North Dakota to visit relatives and celebrate her Auntie Joss' wedding. But Lauren finds to her dismay that she is expected to do more than meet adults who hug her and invade her personal space. Lauren is going to be -- horror of all horrors -- a flower...
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