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American Girl Cupcakes: Delicious Treats to Bake & Share

American Girl · Bonnier WO
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Whether your preference runs towards the classic like Triple Chocolate Cupcakes, the fruity such as Mini Strawberry Cupcakes, or the whimsical as in Unicorn Cupcakes, American Girl Cupcakes has you covered with more than 50 eye-catching, super delicious recipes. This beautifully photographed...
The Impossible Crime

MAC BARNETT · Orchard Books
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

The Crown Jewels are in danger... again! When the jewels go missing from inside a locked room, Mac's spy skills are put to the test. How did the thief break in? Where did the jewels go? And will Mac be able to solve this locked room mystery before the thief escapes? This mystery isn't just...
I Need a Hug

Aaron Blabey · Scholastic Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

In I Need a Hug, a tiny porcupine just wants a cuddle. All of the other animals turn him away because of his prickly spikes. But finally the porcupine meets an animal who's happy to hug -- a snake!Rich with author-illustrator Aaron Blabey's signature rhyming text and unforgettably...
The Bad Guys in Superbad

AARON BLABEY · Scholastic Paperbacks
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

The Bad Guys have strangely acquired SUPERPOWERS! But their powers might be, well, defective. They can only do things like blow their own pants off in public. Not exactly what you'd call hero-caliber skills. Defective or not, the Bad Guys have a job to do. With Marmalade ready to destroy...
Woke Baby

Mahogany L. Browne · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

For all the littlest progressives, waking up to seize a new day of justice and activism.Woke babies are up early. Woke babies raise their fists in the air. Woke babies cry out for justice. Woke babies grow up to change the world. This lyrical and empowering book is both a celebration of what...
The Friendship War

Andrew Clements · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Stickers, Silly Bandz, Rainbow Looms, fidget spinners . . . buttons?! A brand-new school story about friendship and fads from the bestselling author of Frindle.This is war. Okay--that's too dramatic. But no matter what this is called, so far I'm winning.And it feels wonderful.Grace...
Disney Ideas Book: More than 100 Disney Crafts, Activities, and Games

Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover

Bring your love of Disney to life with more than 100 amazing and creative projects and activities.Let your imagination run wild with Disney inspired arts and crafts, party games, puzzles, papercraft, and many more fun and practical activities. With clear, step-by-step instructions, The Disney...
Loving Hands

TONY JOHNSTON · Candlewick
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Loving hands lift, carry, hold, and give in a tender meditation on the everlasting bond between a parent and a child.Hands wave hello, hands hold, hands heal. Hands say, I am here for you always. In simple, stirring rhymes, author Tony Johnston pens a timeless ode to parenthood. The small...
The Unteachables

Gordon Korman · Balzer Bray
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A hilarious new middle grade novel from beloved and bestselling author Gordan Korman about what happens when the worst class of kids in school is paired with the worst teacher - perfect for fans of Ms. Bixby's Last Day. The Unteachables are a notorious class of misfits, delinquents,...
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....
Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins

Michelle Meadows · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

A lyrical picture book biography of Janet Collins, the first African American principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera House. Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and 40s, a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States. Janet pursued dance with a passion,...
The Cars and Trucks Book

TODD PARR · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

From bestselling and beloved author Todd Parr, a new book about all of the different ways that cars and trucks help people and have fun. Some trucks help on the farm. Some trucks help in the city. Some cars like to drive in the snow. And some cars like to drive to the beach. All cars and trucks...
The Bell Rang

James Ransome · Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A young slave girl witnesses the heartbreak and hopefulness of her family and their plantation community when her brother escapes for freedom in this brilliantly conceived picture book by Coretta Scott King Award winner James E. Ransome.Every single morning, the overseer of the plantation...
Sing a Song of Seasons: A Nature Poem for Each Day of the Year

Nosy Crow · Nosy Crow
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Sing a Song of Seasons is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems - one for every day of the year. Filled with familiar favorites and new discoveries written by a wide variety of poets, including William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, John Updike, Langston Hughes, N. M. Bodecker,...
Genesis Begins Again

Alicia D. Williams · Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

This deeply sensitive and powerful debut novel tells the story of a thirteen-year-old who must overcome internalized racism and a verbally abusive family to finally learn to love herself.There are ninety-six things Genesis hates about herself. She knows the exact number because she keeps...