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Drawing on Walls: A Story of Keith Haring Cover Image
By Matthew Burgess, Josh Cochran (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781592702671
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - May 19th, 2020

Burgess describes Haring discovering Robert Henri's The Art Spirit in college ("He felt as if the book was speaking directly to him"), encountering the large paintings of Pierre Alechinsky (he was "blown away"), and recognizing a common impulse in dancers at the West Village's Paradise Garage ("For Keith, drawing and painting were like dancing.


Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316475143
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 19th, 2019

Author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this #1 New York Times bestseller.


Nacho's Nachos: The Story Behind the World's Favorite Snack Cover Image
By Sandra Nickel, Oliver Dominguez (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620143698
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Published: Lee & Low Books - August 11th, 2020

NYPL Best Books of 2020
CSMCL's Best Books of 2020
Reading the West Book Award nominee
The Christopher Award winner

The delicious true story of an inventive chef and the serendipitous events that led to the creation of the world's favorite snack--nachos


Shirley Chisholm Is a Verb Cover Image
By Veronica Chambers, Rachelle Baker (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780803730892
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Published: Dial Books - July 28th, 2020

A timely picture book biography about Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman in Congress, who sought the Democratic nomination to be the president of the United States.


Who Is Greta Thunberg? (Who HQ Now) Cover Image
By Jill Leonard, Who HQ, Manuel Gutierrez (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780593225677
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Published: Penguin Workshop - September 1st, 2020

The inspiring story of a young Swedish schoolgirl who sparked a worldwide revolution, told in a new Who HQ Now format for trending topics.


A Wish in the Dark Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536204940
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Published: Candlewick - March 24th, 2020

A 2021 Newbery Honor Book

A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. A compelling fantasy looks at issues of privilege, protest, and justice.


Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062975164
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 19th, 2021

New York Times bestseller!

Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black in this exhilarating debut middle grade fantasy, the first in a trilogy filled with #blackgirlmagic. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Percy Jackson series, and Nevermoor.


Anya and the Nightingale Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358006022
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Published: Versify - November 10th, 2020

The adventure continues in this exciting sequel to Anya and the Dragon; a dangerous monster lurks beneath the city and only Anya can keep him from taking her friends’ magic—and their lives.


Arcade and the Triple T Token Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780310767411
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Published: Zonderkidz - January 29th, 2019

Eleven-year-old Arcade Livingston has a problem. Several, actually The Tolley twins, aka neighborhood bullies, are making Arcade's move to a new city harder than it needs to be. They expect him to do their schoolwork.


Diana and the Island of No Return (Wonder Woman Adventures #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593178362
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Published: Yearling - May 25th, 2021

Warrior. Princess. Hero. Diana's destiny is to be the world's greatest female super hero... if she can survive this action-packed adventure! Witness young Wonder Woman come into her own powers as she fights to save her island!


Endling #3: The Only Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062335593
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Published: HarperCollins - March 2nd, 2021

The thrilling conclusion to the epic middle grade fantasy trilogy from Katherine Applegate, the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning author of The One and Only Ivan (now a major motion picture!), The One and Only Bob, Wishtree, and Crenshaw!


Ghost Squad Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338280128
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 7th, 2020

Coco meets Stranger Things with a hint of Ghostbusters in this action-packed supernatural fantasy.

For Lucely Luna, ghosts are more than just the family business.

Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, wreaking havoc throughout St. Augustine.


The Last Mirror on the Left (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure) Cover Image
By Lamar Giles, Dapo Adeola (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358129417
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Published: Versify - October 20th, 2020

In this new Legendary Alston Boys adventure from Edgar-nominated author Lamar Giles, Otto and Sheed must embark on their most dangerous journey yet, bringing a fugitive to justice in a world that mirrors their own but has its own rules to play by.

Unlike the majority of Logan County's residents, Missus Nedraw of the Rorrim Mirror Emporium remembers the time freeze from Th


The Lion of Mars Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593121818
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2021

Blast off with New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning Jennifer L. Holm's out-of-this-world new novel about a kid raised on Mars who learns that he can't be held back by the fears of the grown-ups around him.


The Magic Eraser #1 (Locker 37 #1) Cover Image
By Aaron Starmer, Courtney La Forest (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593222850
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 7th, 2020

"A laugh-out-loud tour de force." --Kirkus, starred review


Love Sugar Magic: A Mixture of Mischief Cover Image
By Anna Meriano, Mirelle Ortega (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062915917
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Published: Walden Pond Press - February 16th, 2021

Anna Meriano’s unforgettable family of brujas returns for one more serving of amor, azúcar, and magia, in this breakout series that's been called "charming and delectably sweet." (Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series)


Mañanaland Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338157864
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan weaves an entrancing tale of courage and self-discovery.

"Uniquely magical...Timely and timeless." -- New York Times* "This tightly packed, powerful fantasy contains resonant truths." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review* "Another unforgettable work from a master storyteller." -- Booklist, starred review* "Richly tiered...


Max Einstein: Saves the Future Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780316488211
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Published: Jimmy Patterson - August 31st, 2020

The world's #1 bestselling author has teamed up with the world's most famous genius to entertain, educate and inspire a generation of kids--with the first and only kids' book series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives.
Albert Einstein + James Patterson = A Must Read!


Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket (Mr. Lemoncello's Library) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780525647775
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Published: Yearling - May 11th, 2021

Can you find your way out of what James Patterson calls the "coolest library in the world"? For the first time, you are invited INSIDE Mr. Lemoncello's one-of-a-kind Gameworks Factory!


Paola Santiago and the River of Tears (A Paola Santiago Novel) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368049337
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - May 4th, 2021

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents author Tehlor Kay Mejia's thrilling adventure based on the Mexican legend of La Llorona, now in paperback.
*"A new hero's fantastic and fantastical adventure--her next appearance can't come soon enough."--KirkusReviews (starred review)


A Perilous Journey of Danger and Mayhem #3: The Final Gambit Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062342034
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Published: Walden Pond Press - December 1st, 2020

The thrilling conclusion to Christopher Healy's funny, action-packed, acclaimed alt-history adventure!


Saving Fable (Talespinners #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525646716
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Published: Yearling - September 22nd, 2020

Side characters can be heroes too in this charming and fast-paced adventure that is The Land of Stories meets The Phantom Tollbooth!

Indira has been a character-in-waiting her entire life. So she can't believe her luck when she's finally chosen to travel to Fable and study at the renowned Protagonist Preparatory, a school known for producing the best heroes.


The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374313609
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 21st, 2020

2021 Pura Belpré Honor Book
NYPL Best Book of 2020

2020 Evanston Public Library Great Books for Kids


Tristan Strong Destroys the World (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368042383
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 6th, 2020

Bestselling author Rick Riordan presents the second book in the New York Times best-selling and award-winning Tristan Strong trilogy by Kwame Mbalia.
"Mbalia's universe continues to excite through sheer conceptual brilliance, nonstop action and adventure, and--let's be honest--the comical aggression of sidekick god Gum Baby."--Booklist


Becoming Muhammad Ali Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316498166
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Published: jimmy patterson - October 5th, 2020

From two heavy-hitters in children's literature comes a critically acclaimed biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali. *"This utterly delightful story about Ali's childhood is a smash hit." -- School Library Journal (starred review)  Longlisted for the 2022-2023 Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award, and nominated for the 2021-2022 Black Eyed


Before the Ever After Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399545436
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

WINNER OF THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD


WINNER OF THE CORETTA SCOTT KING AUTHOR AWARD
 
National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson's stirring novel-in-verse explores how a family moves forward when their glory days have passed and the cost of professional sports on Black bodies.


The Boys in the Back Row Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140114
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Published: Levine Querido - October 6th, 2020

Best friends Matt and Eric are hatching a plan for one big final adventure together before Eric moves away: during the marching band competition at a Giant Amusement Park, they will sneak away to a nearby comics convention and meet their idol-a famous comic creator. Without cell phones. Or transportation. Or permission.


The Cat Man of Aleppo Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984813787
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2020

The Caldecott Honor-winning true story of Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel, who in the midst of the Syrian Civil War courageously offered safe haven to Aleppo's abandoned cats.
 


Aleppo's city center no longer echoes with the rich, exciting sounds of copper-pot pounding and traditional sword sharpening. His neighborhood is empty--except for the many cats left behind.


Clean Getaway Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781984893000
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Published: Yearling - January 5th, 2021

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a timely middle-grade road-trip story through landmarks of the Civil Rights movement and the map they lay for contemporary race relations.

How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma:
Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED.


Echo Mountain Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525555582
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - April 27th, 2021

★ “Historical fiction at its finest.” –The Horn Book

“T
here has never been a better time to read about healing, of both the body and the heart. –The New York Times Book Review

Echo Mountain is an acclaimed best book of 2020! 


Efrén Divided Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062881694
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Published: Quill Tree Books - June 8th, 2021

Winner of the Pura Belpré Award!

“We need books to break open our hearts, so that we might feel more deeply, so that we might be more human in these unkind times. This is a book doing work of the spirit in a time of darkness.” —Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street 


Elvin Link, Please Report to the Principal's Office! Cover Image
By Drew Dernavich, Drew Dernavich (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781627792097
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 21st, 2020

Meet an irrepressible kid doodler-turned-sketch artist, in this breakout illustrated diary fiction mystery from Drew Dernavich, Elvin Link, Please Report to the Principal's Office.


Everything Sad Is Untrue: (a true story) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140008
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Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

A National Indie Bestseller
An NPR Best Book of the Year
A New York Times Best Book of the Year
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
A Booklist Editors' Choice
A BookPage Best Book of the Year
A NECBA Windows & Mirrors Selection
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year


Fearless (Fearless Series #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534468955
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Published: Aladdin - April 6th, 2021

“Will hit all the high notes for theater and mystery fans alike.” —Kirkus Reviews

Better Nate than Ever meets Love Sugar Magic in this spooky middle grade novel from Hamilton and Broadway star Mandy Gonzalez about a group of young thespians who must face the ghost haunting their theater.

Twelve-year-old Monica Garcia has ar


A Field Guide to Getting Lost Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534438507
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 16th, 2021

“A cozy and enjoyable read.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The likable cast and relatable premise will resonate with readers grappling with the uncertainty of change.” —Booklist

A girl with a passion for science and a boy who dreams of writing fantasy novels must figure out how to get along now that their parents are dating in this


Flor and Miranda Steal the Show Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316306935
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 16th, 2020

Enjoy carnival rides and deep fried pickles in this warm, funny middle-grade novel about family and friendship.

Miranda is the lead singer in her family's musical band, Miranda y Los Reyes. Her family has worked hard performing at festivals and quinceañeras. Now, they have a shot at the main stage. How will Miranda make it a performance to remember?


Fly on the Wall Cover Image
By Remy Lai, Remy Lai (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250314123
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Published: Square Fish - May 11th, 2021

In Fly on the Wall, a moving and hilarious diary-style illustrated novel from the award-winning author of Pie in the Sky, a twelve-year-old boy goes on a (forbidden) solo adventure halfway around the world to prove his independence to his overprotective family.


I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018 (I Survived #20) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338317442
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 1st, 2020

California continues to be ravaged by devastating wildfires. Lauren Tarshis's heart pounding story tells of two children who battle the terrifying flames and -- despite the destruction -- find hope in the ashes.

The people of Northern California were used to living with the threat of wildfires.


I'm Ok Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534419308
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

“So funny and heartfelt.” —Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese
“I love the profound honesty of I’m Ok.” —Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park

Ok Lee is determined to find the perfect get-rich-quick scheme in this funny, uplifting novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Crenshaw.

Ok Lee


The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road Cover Image
By Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781984835345
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

Now a Netflix Original Series!
 
The highly-anticipated sixth book in the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling series, with over 7 million copies in print!
 


Letters from Cuba Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525516477
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 25th, 2020

Pura Belpré Award Winner Ruth Behar's inspiring story of a young Jewish girl who escapes Poland to make a new life in Cuba, while she works to rescue the rest of her family


The List of Things That Will Not Change Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101938096
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - April 7th, 2020

EIGHT STARRED REVIEWS! The reassuring book kids and families need right now.

"An absolute original . . . a story that kids will love." --R. J. Palacio, bestselling author of Wonder


The Magic in Changing Your Stars Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454934066
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - August 4th, 2020

Can you change your fate--and the fate of those you love--if you return to the past? Journey to 1939 Harlem in this time-travel adventure with an inspiring message about believing in yourself.


Matasha Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781632462008
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Published: Igkids - June 1st, 2021

The many pleasures of this novel include its empathy and poker-faced wit, and the charms of its main character.--Meg Wolitzer, New York Times Book Review

"Beautifully renders the slow-motion alchemy of growing up; mesmerizing and memorable."
--KIRKUS (starred review)


Max and the Midknights: Battle of the Bodkins (Max & The Midknights #2) Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780593125908
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - December 1st, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Max takes on knight school in the hilarious sequel to the bestselling illustrated novel Max and the Midknights, from the author of the Big Nate series!

"Fantastic! I loved it!" -Dav Pikley, New York Times bestselling author of the Dog Man series


Music for Tigers Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781772781892
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Published: Pajama Press - March 9th, 2021

Shipped halfway around the world to spend the summer with her mom's eccentric Australian relatives, middle schooler and passionate violinist Louisa is prepared to be resentful. But life at the family's remote camp in the Tasmanian rainforest is intriguing, to say the least.


Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices Cover Image
By S. K. Ali (Editor), Aisha Saeed (Editor), Sara Alfageeh (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781419754036
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - April 27th, 2021

Now in paperback, a joyous short story collection by and about Muslims, edited by New York Times bestselling authors Aisha Saeed and S. K. Ali
 
Eid! The short, single syllable word conjures up a variety of feelings and memories for Muslims.


The One and Only Bob Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062991317
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Published: HarperCollins - May 5th, 2020

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan (soon to be a major motion picture!) in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan’s friend Bob!


Rick Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338048100
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 21st, 2020

From the award-winning author of George, the story of a boy named Rick who needs to explore his own identity apart from his jerk of a best friend.

Rick's never questioned much. He's gone along with his best friend Jeff even when Jeff's acted like a bully and a jerk.


Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419749094
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Published: Amulet Books - August 4th, 2020

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

You’ve never seen the Wimpy Kid World like this before—an entirely new, awesome, friendly, truly fantastic fantasy quest from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney!

 
From the imagination of Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions.


Show Me a Sign Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338255812
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

Don't miss the companion book, Set Me Free

CRITICS ARE RAVING ABOUT SHOW ME A SIGN

Winner of the 2021 Schneider Family Book Award * NPR Best Books of 2020 * Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2020 * School Library Journal Best Books of 2020 * New York Public Library Best Books of 2020 * Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2020 * 202


Skunk and Badger (Skunk and Badger 1) Cover Image
By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643750057
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

Learn how Skunk and Badger first became roommates before embarking on their latest adventure, Egg Marks the Spot, now on sale!

Best Book of 2020: People * Kirkus Reviews Booklist  * School Library Journal * Publishers Weekly * Shelf Awareness for Readers * New York Public Library *


The Smartest Kid in the Universe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525647782
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 1st, 2020

"Chris Grabenstein just might be the smartest writer for kids in the universe." --James Patterson

What if you could learn everything just by eating jellybeans?! Meet the Smartest Kid in the Universe and find out in this fun-packed new series from the Bestselling Author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor of Max Einstein!


Stand Up, Yumi Chung! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525554998
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Published: Puffin Books - March 16th, 2021

One lie snowballs into a full-blown double life in this irresistible story about an aspiring stand-up comedian.


The Startup Squad Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250180414
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Published: Imprint - May 7th, 2019

Girls mean business in a brand-new series about friendship and entrepreneurship that Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan, calls “A great read!”


Summer in the City, 2 Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454933946
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - March 31st, 2020

Get ready, world--Mango's about to become a STAR In this sequel to Mango Delight, the delightful heroine's adventures--and misadventures--continue as she prepares to make her off-Broadway debut.


Take Back the Block Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593175170
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2021

"This book made me want to step aside, hand over the mic, and listen to Wes. A must-read." --Mariama J. Lockington, author of For Black Girls Like Me

Brand-new kicks, ripped denim shorts, Supreme tee--


Three Keys (A Front Desk Novel) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338591385
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 15th, 2020

The story of Mia and her family and friends at the Calivista Motel continues in this powerful, hilarious, and resonant sequel to the award-winning novel Front Desk.

Mia Tang thinks she's going to have the best year ever.


Tune It Out Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534457003
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

From the author of the acclaimed Roll with It comes a moving novel about a girl with a sensory processing disorder who has to find her own voice after her whole world turns upside down.

Lou Montgomery has the voice of an angel, or so her mother tells her and anyone else who will listen. But Lou can only hear the fear in her own voice.


War Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338290226
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 4th, 2021

A story of telling truth from lies -- and finding out what being a hero really means.

There are two things Trevor loves more than anything else: playing war-based video games, and his great-grandfather Jacob, who is a true-blue, bona fide war hero.


We Dream of Space Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062747303
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 5th, 2020

A Newbery Honor Book • BookPage Best Books • Chicago Public Library Best Fiction • Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee • Horn Book Fanfare • New York Times Notable Children’s Book • School Library Journal Best Book • Today Show Pick • An ALA Notable Book


What Lane? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525518457
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 11th, 2021

"If you are wondering how to begin confronting Anti-Black racism in your classroom, start with What Lane?"--School Library Journal: The Classroom Bookshelf

"STAY IN YOUR LANE." Stephen doesn't want to hear that--he wants to have no lane.
 


When You Trap a Tiger: (Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524715700
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2020

WINNER OF THE NEWBERY MEDAL NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

 
Would you make a deal with a magical tiger? This uplifting story brings Korean folklore to life as a girl goes on a quest to unlock the power of stories and save her grandmother.


A Wolf Called Wander Cover Image
By Rosanne Parry, Mónica Armiño (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062895943
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Published: Greenwillow Books - January 5th, 2021

A New York Times bestseller! “Don’t miss this dazzling tour de force.”—Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal winning author of The One and Only Ivan


A Coding Mission Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496577474
Published: Stone Arch Books - August 1st, 2018

When you have a problem, where can you go for answers? The library When Codie and her friends join Ms. Gillian, the Specialist, on another Adventure in Makerspace, they find themselves lost in a maze, with a monster just around the corner Can they code their way out?


Agent Moose Cover Image
By Mo O'Hara, Jess Bradley (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250222213
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - August 4th, 2020

Agent Moose, the best (worst) secret agent in the Big Forest, and his slightly-more-intelligent sidekick Owlfred are on the case in this new full color graphic novel chapter book series from Mo O'Hara, author of My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish, illustrated by Jess Bradley!


Allergic: A Graphic Novel Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338568905
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Published: Graphix - March 2nd, 2021

A coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel featuring a girl with severe allergies who just wants to find the perfect pet!

At home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with getting ready for a new baby, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world.


Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier Cover Image
By Jim Ottaviani, Maris Wicks (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250760036
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Published: First Second - February 4th, 2020

In the graphic novel Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier, Jim Ottaviani and illustrator Maris Wicks capture the great humor and incredible drive of Mary Cleave, Valentina Tereshkova, and the first women in space.


Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Rift Part 1 Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781616552954
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Published: Dark Horse Books - March 18th, 2014

Avatar Aang asks his friends to help him honor Yangchen's Festival—one of the highest Air Nomad holidays, which hasn't been celebrated in over one hundred years.


Big Nate Stays Classy: Two Books in One Cover Image
$14.99
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - June 2nd, 2020

Soon to be an animated series with Paramount+ and Nickelodeon!
A special Big Nate volume including all of the comics from Big Nate: From the Top and Big Nate Out Loud.


Big Nate is in a class by himself.


CatStronauts: Digital Disaster Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316451277
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

In the sixth CatStronauts graphic novel, the elite team gets invited to test the first-ever space hotel! With a highly sophisticated Artificial Intelligence running the hotel and attending to the CatStronauts' every need, what could possibly go wrong?


Class Act Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062885500
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Published: Quill Tree Books - October 6th, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Jerry Craft returns with a companion book to New Kid, winner of the 2020 Newbery Medal, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the Kirkus Prize.


DC Super Hero Girls: Midterms Cover Image
By Amy Wolfram, Yancey Labat (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781401298524
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Published: DC Comics - September 1st, 2020

Who comes out on top when a Bumblebee, a journalist, and a super-villain fight? Find out when Karen Beecher and Lois Lane face off in a battle of wits with...Harleen Quinzel?!

Three students top the leaderboard at Metropolis High, and the upcoming midterms will determine who's the best in class. But each girl must first face challenges from their real lives!


Dog Man: Grime and Punishment: A Graphic Novel (Dog Man #9): From the Creator of Captain Underpants Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338535624
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Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2020

The mayor has had enough of Dog Man's shenanigans in the ninth book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey.

Dog Man's really done it this time! He hands over his badge and clears out his desk, but while he may be out of a job, he's not yet out of hope.


Doodleville Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984894717
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 9th, 2020

For fans of Svetlana Chmakova's Awkward and Raina Telgemeier's Smile comes an inventive new story from Cardboard Kingdom creator Chad Sell about a group of young artists who must work together when one of their own creations becomes a monster.


Green Lantern: Legacy Cover Image
By Minh Le, Andie Tong (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781401283551
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Published: DC Comics - January 21st, 2020

From Minh Lê, award-winning author of Drawn Together and Let Me Finish! comes the tale of a new hero!

Thirteen-year-old Tai Pham lives in the apartment above his grandmother's store, where his bedroom is crammed with sketchpads and comic books. But not even his most imaginative drawings could compare to the colorful adventure he's about to embark on.


Grumpy Unicorn Hits the Road (Grumpy Unicorn Graphic Novel) Cover Image
By Joey Spiotto, Joey Spiotto (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338666045
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Published: Graphix - August 4th, 2020

Grumpy Unicorn returns in his first graphic novel! He's out in the world and ready to straight up not have a good time in this hilarious collection of comic stories.

Grumpy Unicorn is bored. Really bored. And what's a Unicorn to do when the town he lives in has nothing fun to do?


Hilo Book 7: Gina---The Girl Who Broke the World Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780525644095
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

"An action-packed page turner with heart!"--Dav Pilkey, author of DOGMAN

Hilo's back! Introducing an exciting, BRAND NEW epic story arc starring GINA in the New York Times BESTSELLING GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES that kids and critics love!


InvestiGators Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781250219954
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Published: First Second - February 25th, 2020

John Patrick Green's goofy graphic novel series follows the super spy alligator duo the InvestiGators as they travel through the sewers and fight the forces of evil.

MANGO and BRASH are the INVESTIGATORS:
sewer-loving agents of S.U.I.T.* and scourge of supervillains everywhere!


Katie the Catsitter Cover Image
By Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984895639
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2021

Calling all Raina Telgemeier fans! Introducing an irresistible new middle-grade graphic novel series about growing up, friendship, heroes, and cats (lots of cats!)--perfect for fans of Guts, Awkward and Real Friends (not to mention anyone who loves cats!)


Max Meow Book 1: Cat Crusader Cover Image
$12.99
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ISBN: 9780593121054
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

Meet a secret superhero with CAT-ITUDE--Max Meow, Cat Crusader--in this purr-fectly awesome, hiss-sterically funny new graphic novel series!


Measuring Up Cover Image
By Lily LaMotte, Ann Xu (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062973863
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Published: HarperAlley - October 27th, 2020

For fans of American Born Chinese and Roller Girl, Measuring Up is an own voices graphic novel debut from Lily LaMotte and Ann Xu!


Field Trip (Mr. Wolf’s Class #4) (Mr. Wolf's Class #4) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338617634
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Published: Graphix - October 6th, 2020

Mr. Wolf's class ventures out on an exciting field trip to the forest!

Mr. Wolf's students are going on a field trip! Everyone gets to sleep in log cabins, come up with fun camp names, and journey through the great woods. They'll be learning about the oldest and largest trees in the forest, exploring an abandoned ghost town, and toasting s'mores over a campfire.


Red Panda & Moon Bear Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781603094443
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 23rd, 2019

Two Latinx kids battle supernatural threats to their working-class neighborhood with the power of science, magic, and a pair of very special hoodies.


Shark and Bot Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593173350
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

A shark and a robot are unlikely friends. But in this hilarious young graphic novel series, what makes you different makes for an EPIC friendship.

Can a shark and a robot really be friends? What makes us different also makes for EPIC friendship in this hilarious new graphic series, perfect for reluctant readers, and fans of Narwhal and Jelly and Bad Guys.


Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525552864
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Published: Dial Books - July 14th, 2020

This middle-grade graphic novel for fans of Roller Girl and Smile introduces Jamila and Shirley, two unlikely friends who save each other's summers while solving their neighborhood's biggest mysteries.


Song of the Court Cover Image
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - October 6th, 2020

A charming fairy tale--told in graphic novel style--about two unlikely friends who encourage each other to pursue their dreams.


Stepping Stones: (A Graphic Novel) (Peapod Farm #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984896841
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Published: Random House Graphic - May 5th, 2020

This contemporary middle-grade graphic novel about family and belonging from New York Times bestselling author Lucy Knisley is a perfect read for fans of Awkward and Be Prepared.

Jen is used to not getting what she wants. So suddenly moving the country and getting new stepsisters shouldn't be too much of a surprise.


Student Ambassador: The Missing Dragon Cover Image
By Ryan Estrada, Axur Eneas (Artist)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781945820601
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Published: Iron Circus Comics - September 15th, 2020

Madcap antics and adventures. -- KIRKUS

A fun adventure tale with a lot of personality. -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"I want to tell you a story about being a student ambassador, but that will be boring. So instead, I'll tell you about the time I almost got eaten by a crocodile."


The Postman From Space Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780823445844
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Published: Holiday House - April 7th, 2020

In this colorful, hilarious graphic novel, a postman's bland routine turns into an oddball cosmic adventure when he starts a new route in the far reaches of the galaxy.

A New York Public Library Best Book for 2020
Selected for the Little Maverick Reading List


Twins: A Graphic Novel Cover Image
By Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338236132
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Published: Graphix - October 6th, 2020

Coretta Scott King Honor author Varian Johnson teams up with rising cartoonist Shannon Wright for a delightful middle-grade graphic novel!

Maureen and Francine Carter are twins and best friends. They participate in the same clubs, enjoy the same foods, and are partners on all their school projects.


When Stars Are Scattered Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

A National Book Award Finalist, this remarkable graphic novel is about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a former Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl.


Witches of Brooklyn: (A Graphic Novel) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593119273
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Published: Random House Graphic - September 1st, 2020

There's a new witch in town! Life in Brooklyn takes a strange turn when Effie discovers MAGIC runs in the family.

A middle-grade graphic novel adventure filled with magical hjinks for fans of Phoebe and Her Unicorn and Making Friends.


Could there really be witches in Brooklyn?!


City Spies Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534414921
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Published: Aladdin - January 26th, 2021

A New York Times bestseller!
A GMA3 Summer Reading Squad Selection!
“Ingeniously plotted, and a grin-inducing delight.” —People
“Will keep young readers glued to the page…So when do I get the sequel?” —Beth McMullen, author of Mrs.


The Sound of Danger (Mac B., Kid Spy #5) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338594263
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Published: Orchard Books - September 1st, 2020

Mac B. is on a secret mission to retrieve a stolen, priceless piece of history in this totally true kid spy adventure from New York Times bestselling author, Mac Barnett!

England is in trouble! A priceless violin has been stolen, and there's only one person who can help: Mac B., kid spy.


Midnight at the Barclay Hotel Cover Image
By Fleur Bradley, Xavier Bonet (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593202906
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2020

Hunting ghosts and solving the case before checkout? All in a weekend's work.

Read the novel that New York Times bestselling author, Chris Grabenstein calls, "My kind of mystery!"


The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536219104
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Published: Walker Books US - April 13th, 2021

Based on the Peabody Award–winning podcast, this tech-filled adventure series pits intrepid Mars Patel and his outcast friends against a brilliant, enigmatic billionaire as they race to figure out why kids are disappearing from their school.


Planet Omar: Unexpected Super Spy Cover Image
By Zanib Mian, Nasaya Mafaridik (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780593109243
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

Omar is back with a big mystery to solve in the second installment of this imaginative, highly-illustrated series.

Omar is always full of ideas!
 
His family’s favorite mosque needs a new roof, and Omar’s money-raising plans are brilliant, especially the talent contest at school. It’s a huge success, but the next day, the money is missing!


Scholastic Book of World Records 2021 Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338666052
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - November 10th, 2020

This all-encompassing bestselling annual covers everything you need to know from science, tech, sports, music, movies, animals, and more. Read all about the amazing world records, trending topics, jaw-dropping facts, and box office hits from the past year!


All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536209457
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Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

A 2021 Newbery Honor Book
A 2021 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A 2021 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist


A unique account of the amazing Thai cave rescue told in a heart-racing, you-are-there style that blends suspense, science, and cultural insight.


Cardboard Box Engineering: Cool, Inventive Projects for Tinkerers, Makers & Future Scientists Cover Image
$16.95
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ISBN: 9781635862140
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - October 27th, 2020

Cardboard is everywhere! For creative kids aged 9 to 14, it’s the perfect eco-friendly building material, and Cardboard Box Engineering is the perfect guide to get them started on inventive tinkering.


Exploring the White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062906410
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Published: Quill Tree Books - December 8th, 2020

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kate Andersen Brower shares a special inside look into the most famous home in America—and the lives of hardworking staff members and first ladies who’ve maintained it.


Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358408307
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Published: Versify - August 18th, 2020

New York Times bestseller! 

Who was at the forefront of women's right to vote? We know a few famous names, like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but what about so many others from diverse backgrounds—black, Asian, Latinx, Native American, and more—who helped lead the fight for suffrage?


Kids vs. Plastic: Ditch the straw and find the pollution solution to bottles, bags, and other single-use plastics Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781426339103
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Published: National Geographic Kids - December 1st, 2020

It's in your toothbrush ... your clothes ... your earbuds. Chances are, you're touching it right now. We're talking about plastic! Plastic is absolutely everywhere and in practically everything we touch, from pens to water bottles to sports equipment. And a lot of it is used once and then thrown away.


Minecraft Master Builder: Mega Metropolis (Independent & Unofficial): Build Your Own Minecraft City and Theme Park Cover Image
$19.95
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ISBN: 9781839350337
Published: Mortimer Children's - November 3rd, 2020

This in-depth guide includes detailed instructions for 13 builds, but this is just the beginning - readers can expand their city to be as large as they like

Minecraft Master Builder: Mega Metropolis will take you step-by-step through the process of designing and constructing your own Minecraft city.


Out of the Box: 25 Cardboard Engineering Projects for Makers Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781465458964
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Published: DK Children - April 18th, 2017

From castles to animal masks, pirate ships, and even dinosaurs! You will be amazed at how much you can do with a simple cardboard box.


Star Wars Coding Projects: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Coding Your Own Animations, Games, Simulations an Cover Image
By Jon Woodcock, Kiki Prottsman (Foreword by)
$18.69
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ISBN: 9781465464729
Published: DK Children - October 3rd, 2017

Learn to design and code games using Scratch, inspired by the Star Wars™ universe!


This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work (Empower the Future #1) Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780711245211
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Recommended by Oprah's Book Club, ESSENCE, We Need Diverse Books, ellentube, Brit + Co, PureWow, Teen Vogue, Time, New York, USA TODAY, and TODAY.com

Also available: This Book Is Anti-Racist Journal, a guided journal with more than 50 activities to support your anti-racism journey


The Ultimate Joke Challenge: Battle the Whole Family During Game Night with These Silly Jokes for Kids! Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781728232805
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Published: Sourcebooks Wonderland - October 6th, 2020

A hilarious laugh-out-loud joke book gift for kids...and fun for the whole family For ages 5-7, 8-10, and 10-12. Includes 300+ jokes

GOAL: Make your opponent laugh out loud and don't laugh yourself--we dare you


What Is Nintendo? (What Was?) Cover Image
By Gina Shaw, Who HQ, Andrew Thomson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593093795
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 12th, 2021

The game is on! Get your hands on this book about one of the most influential companies in the video game industry.


History Smashers: Women's Right to Vote Cover Image
By Kate Messner, Dylan Meconis (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593120347
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

Myths! Lies! Secrets! Smash the stories behind famous moments in history and expose the hidden truth. Perfect for fans of I Survived and Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales.

In 1920, Susan B. Anthony passed a law that gave voting rights to women in the United States. RIGHT?


Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast: And Other Tasty Poems Cover Image
By Jack Prelutsky, Ruth Chan (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063019133
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Published: Greenwillow Books - January 19th, 2021

A new collection from the celebrated first Young People’s Poet Laureate and bestselling poet Jack Prelutsky, featuring more than one hundred original poems!

Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast is guaranteed to make readers laugh, imagine, write, and dream.


Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781681199443
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 5th, 2021

From Children's Literature Legacy Award-winning author Nikki Grimes comes a feminist-forward new collection of poetry celebrating the little-known women poets of the Harlem Renaissance--paired with full-color, original art from today's most talented female African-American illustrators.


This Poem Is a Nest Cover Image
By Irene Latham, Johanna Wright (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684373635
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Published: Wordsong - September 29th, 2020

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book
An NCTE Notable Poetry Book


This beautiful poetry collection introduces readers to the art of found poetry as the poet writes a 37-line poem, "Nest," then finds 160 smaller poems within it.


Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250311207
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 10th, 2020

"This collection of poems by women of color covers topics relating to social justice, activism, discrimination and empathy, focusing on the need to speak out and inspiring middle-graders." -Vogue

Woke: A Young Poet's Guide to Justice
is a collection of poems to inspire kids to stay woke and become a new generation of activists.


Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball Cover Image
By Jen Bryant, Frank Morrison (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419741081
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

Winner of 2021 Orbis Pictus Award!

The story of Elgin Baylor, basketball icon and civil rights advocate, from an all-star team
 
Hall-of-famer Elgin Baylor was one of basketball’s all-time-greatest players—an innovative athlete, team player, and quiet force for change.


The Comeback: A Figure Skating Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374313791
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 19th, 2021

E. L. Shen's The Comeback is a heartfelt middle-grade debut about a young Chinese American girl trying to be a champ—in figure skating and in life.


Epic Athletes: Patrick Mahomes Cover Image
By Dan Wetzel, Marcelo Baez (Illustrator)
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781250762313
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 6th, 2020

In this uplifting illustrated middle-grade biography, acclaimed sports journalist Dan Wetzel tackles the real-life story of the NFL's brightest rising star, quarterback Patrick Mahomes!


Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525554196
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Published: Dial Books - June 8th, 2021

In this perfectly pitched novel-in-letters, autistic eleven-year-old Vivy Cohen won't let anything stop her from playing baseball--not when she has a major-league star as her pen pal.

Vivy Cohen is determined. She's had enough of playing catch in the park. She's ready to pitch for a real baseball team.


Lupe Wong Won't Dance Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140039
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Published: Levine Querido - September 8th, 2020

Winner of the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor
Pura Belpré Honor Winner
PNBA Award Winner
Globe & Mail Best Children's Book of Year
Booklist Editor's Choice

"Higuera has knocked it out of the park."—Erin Entrada Kelly, New York Times Book Review


One Last Shot Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062643926
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Published: Walden Pond Press - May 5th, 2020

The beloved author of Ms. Bixby’s Last Day and Posted returns with a humorous and heartwarming story of family, friendship, and miniature golf.


The Turnover Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534421592
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Mike Lupica comes a story about a young basketball player confronting the truth about his hero and grappling with right and wrong on and off the court.

Gramps is Lucas’s hero, which is second only to the fact that he is also Lucas’s basketball coach.


Who Got Game?: Baseball: Amazing but True Stories! Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781523505531
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - March 17th, 2020

Celebrate the unheralded people and stories that helped shape the game of baseball!

Meet unsung pioneers,
like John “Bud” Fowler, William Edward White, and brothers Moses Fleetwood Walker and Weld Walker, four African Americans who integrated white teams decades before Jackie Robinson.

Discover unforgettable moments, like the time a 17-year old girl


A fresh and fun graphic novel series spin-off of The Baby-sitters Club, featuring Kristy's little stepsister!

Karen Brewer lives next door to Mrs. Porter, who wears long robes and has wild gray hair. Mrs. Porter has a black cat named Midnight and always seems to be working in her garden. Karen isn't supposed to spy on her neighbor, but she's determined to prove that Mrs.


The Bad Guys in The One?! (The Bad Guys #12) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338329506
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - November 10th, 2020

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!

"I wish I'd had these books as a kid. Hilarious!" -- Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants and Dog ManThey may look like Bad Guys, but these wannabe heroes are doing good deeds... whether you like it or not!


My Life in Pictures (Bea Garcia #1) Cover Image
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780147513120
Published: Puffin Books - June 6th, 2017

Fans of Amelia’s Notebook and Judy Moody will love this friendship story bursting with doodles and pictures
 


The Throne of Zeus (Choose Your Own Adventure: Lost Archives) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781937133306
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Published: Choose Your Own Adventure - May 1st, 2018

Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Robo-Dodo Rumble (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #2) (The Flytrap Files) Cover Image
By Tom Angleberger, Jared Chapman (Illustrator)
$5.99
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ISBN: 9781419741173
Published: Amulet Paperbacks - February 25th, 2020

The adventures of Didi and Koko Dodo continue in this next chapter book in the Flytrap Files universe, from New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger
 
Meet Didi Dodo. She's a spy with big ideas and daring plans.
 
Meet Koko Dodo. He's a baker who makes the best cookies in town.
 
Meet Robo-Dodo. Wait!


EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken Cover Image
By Sally Warner, Jamie Harper (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780142419885
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Published: Puffin Books - February 2nd, 2012

EllRay Jakes is tired of being bullied by fellow classmate Jared Matthews. But when EllRay tries to defend himself, he winds up in trouble. Then his dad offers him a deal: If he stays out of trouble for one week, they'll go to Disneyland! EllRay says he can do it. But saying it and doing it are two very different things.


The Last Resort Oasis (Geronimo Stilton #77) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338687170
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - March 2nd, 2021

When you're with Geronimo Stilton, it's always a fabumouse adventure!

THE LAST RESORT OASIS

It was a cold winter in New Mouse City when my grandfather William Shortpaws decided to take the whole family on vacation! We all climbed aboard the cheese-colored camper and set off on a relaxing retreat.


Discover the story of the Haitian Revolution—the largest uprising of enslaved people in history—in this installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series
 
Why would Napoleon Bonaparte sell the Louisiana Territory to the recently formed United States of America?


The World According to Humphrey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780142403525
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Published: Puffin Books - May 5th, 2005

The first book in the series about everyone's favorite classroom pet!


The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316201568
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2013

The first book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories about two siblings who fall into a fairy-tale world!

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.


Better Nate Than Ever Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534429130
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2018

“The Nate series by Tim Federle is a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid.


Astronaut and Physicist Sally Ride (Stem Trailblazer Bios) Cover Image
$11.69
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ISBN: 9781541512177
Published: Lerner Classroom - January 1st, 2018

Have you ever dreamed of going to outer space? When Sally Ride was a little girl, she watched on TV as astronaut John Glenn launched into space. Twenty years later, she became the first American woman to go to space.


Stick Dog Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062264350
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - May 12th, 2020

Introducing everyone's new best friend: Stick Dog! Don't miss the very first book in this bestselling funny illustrated series.

He'll make you laugh...he'll make you cry...but above all, he'll make you hungry!

Follow Stick Dog as he goes on an epic quest for the perfect burger. With hilarious text and stick-figure drawings, reluctant readers eat this one up!


The American Dream (Thea Stilton #33) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338687071
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 2-8 business days.
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 18th, 2021

Join Thea Stilton and the Thea Sisters on an adventure packed with mystery and friendship!

The Thea Sisters are taking a road trip across America along Route 66! They stop in Chicago, St. Louis, and other cities on the way to San Jose. Their friend, Ali, is a programmer and she has a chance to have her project turned into a real video game.


Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Megan Stine, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780399541926
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - February 7th, 2017

The truly inspiring story of the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.


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