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Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy By Misty Copeland, Salena Barnes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Misty Copeland, Salena Barnes (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534474246
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Published: Aladdin - November 2nd, 2021

From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland comes an illustrated nonfiction collection celebrating dancers of color who have influenced her on and off the stage.

As a young girl living in a motel with her mother and her five siblings, Misty Copeland didn’t have a lot of exposure to ballet or promine


Nina: A Story of Nina Simone By Traci N. Todd, Christian Robinson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Traci N. Todd, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524737283
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

A 2022 Coretta Scott King Book Award Honoree!
 
This luminous, defining picture book biography illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Christian Robinson, tells the remarkable and inspiring story of acclaimed singer Nina Simone and her bold, defiant, and exultant legacy.

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Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler By Ibi Zoboi Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399187384
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 25th, 2022

From the New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist, a biography in verse and prose of science fiction visionary Octavia Butler, author of Parable of the Sower and Kindred.


The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell By Jordan Sonnenblick, Marta Kissi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jordan Sonnenblick, Marta Kissi (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338647266
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 1st, 2022

An unbelievably hilarious middle-grade true story from bestselling author Jordan Sonnenblick.

In a typical school year, every kid has one or two things go wrong. But for Jordan, there's A LOT going wrong ALL THE TIME.

Take this year. Here are some of the things going wrong:

-- His teacher hates him. Like, really hates him.


The Genius Under the Table: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain By Eugene Yelchin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eugene Yelchin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536215526
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Published: Candlewick - October 12th, 2021

An Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Honor Winner

With a masterful mix of comic timing and disarming poignancy, Newbery Honoree Eugene Yelchin offers a memoir of growing up in Cold War Russia.


Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) By B. B. Alston Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062975171
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 4th, 2022

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.


The Beatryce Prophecy By Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536213614
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Published: Candlewick - September 28th, 2021

A #1 New York Times bestseller

From two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall comes a fantastical meditation on fate, love, and the power of words to spell the world.


We shall all, in the end, be led to where we belong. We shall all, in the end, find our way home.


Rick Riordan Presents City of the Plague God (The Adventures of Sik Aziz, Book 1) By Sarwat Chadda Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781368067324
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 11th, 2022

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents an adventure based on ancient Mesopotamian mythology by Sarwat Chadda, author of the Ash Mistry series.

"An epic worthy of Gilgamesh. Chadda brings attention to the less well-recognized mythology of ancient Mesopotamia with engaging humor and wit."--Kirkus Reviews


Daughter of the Deep By Rick Riordan Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781368077927
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 26th, 2021

New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan pays homage to Jules Verne in his exciting modern take on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.


Escaping Ordinary (Talespinners #2) By Scott Reintgen Cover Image
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780525646754
Published: Yearling - February 22nd, 2022

In this action-packed sequel to Saving Fable perfect for readers of The Land of Stories and The Phantom Tollbooth, Indira finds herself thrown into a quest full of dragons, unlikely allies, and high stakes.

It's been a year since Indira rescued the city of Fable and landed a starring role in a story of her own. Now Indira's ready for a well-earned vacation.


Warriors #2: Fire and Ice (Warriors: The Prophecies Begin #2) By Erin Hunter, Dave Stevenson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Erin Hunter, Dave Stevenson (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062366979
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Published: HarperCollins - March 17th, 2015

The second book in Erin Hunter’s #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series

Join the legion of fans who have made Erin Hunter’s Warriors series a bestselling phenomenon. More thrilling adventures, epic action, and fierce warrior cats await in Warriors #2: Fire and Ice.


Keeper of the Lost Cities By Shannon Messenger Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781442445949
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Published: Aladdin - August 6th, 2013

A New York Times bestselling series
A USA TODAY bestselling series
A California Young Reader Medal–winning series

In this riveting series opener, a telepathic girl must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world before the wrong person finds the answer first.

Twelve-year-old Sophie has never quite fit into her life.


Last Gamer Standing By Katie Zhao Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338741506
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 21st, 2021

Ready Player Onemeets the action of battle royale video games in this middle-grade sci-fi perfect for fans ofFortnite.

In twelve-year-old Reyna Cheng's world, gaming is everything. Professional esports teams are the mainstream celebrities.


The Last Mapmaker By Christina Soontornvat Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536204957
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Published: Candlewick - April 12th, 2022

From Christina Soontornvat, the visionary and versatile author of two 2021 Newbery Honor Books, comes a high-seas adventure set in a Thai-inspired fantasy world.


A Tale of Sorcery... (A Tale of Magic... #3) By Chris Colfer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316055994
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

The thrilling third book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling A Tale of Magic... series  

As the doors were pushed, flames and magma spewed out from between the cracks, offering glimpses into the world of fire and chaos beyond them. 
 
Brystal Evergreen is running out of time.


The Year I Flew Away By Marie Arnold Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358272755
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Published: Versify - February 2nd, 2021

In this magical middle grade novel, ten-year-old Gabrielle finds out that America isn’t the perfect place she imagined when she moves from Haiti to Brooklyn. With the help of a clever witch, Gabrielle becomes the perfect American—but will she lose herself in the process? Perfect for fans of Hurricane Child and Front Desk.


Rick Riordan Presents Tristan Strong Keeps Punching (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 3) By Kwame Mbalia Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368054874
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 5th, 2021

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the finale of Kwame Mbalia's trilogy, in which Tristan Strong faces off with his archenemy, King Cotton, once and for all.

"Imagine if you combined Anansi the Spider, John Henry, and Marvel into, like, one book."--New York Times best-selling author and Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander


The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy By Anne Ursu Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062275127
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Published: Walden Pond Press - October 12th, 2021

From the acclaimed author of The Real Boy and The Lost Girl comes a wondrous and provocative fantasy about a kingdom beset by monsters, a mysterious school, and a girl caught in between them.


Willodeen By Katherine Applegate, Charles Santoso (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250147400
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 7th, 2021

From #1 New York Times bestseller Katherine Applegate, a singular middle-grade novel about a girl who risks everything to help a handmade creature who comes to life.

The earth is old and we are not, and that is all you must remember . . .


The Witch's Apprentice (Dragons in a Bag #3) By Zetta Elliott, Cherise Harris (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Zetta Elliott, Cherise Harris (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593427705
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 18th, 2022

The dragons may be out of the bag, but Jaxon is ready to hatch some magic of his own in this third book in the critically acclaimed series.


A Soft Place to Land By Janae Marks Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062875877
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 14th, 2021

In this compelling and heartfelt mystery story, Janae Marks—author of the acclaimed bestselling From the Desk of Zoe Washington—follows a young girl reshaping her meaning of home. Perfect for fans of Erin Entrada Kelly and Rebecca Stead. Two starred reviews!


Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids By Cynthia L. Smith Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062869951
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Published: Heartdrum - February 8th, 2022

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.

Native families from Nations across the continent gather at the Dance for Mother Earth Powwow in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Barakah Beats By Maleeha Siddiqui Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338702064
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 19th, 2021

"This book about friendship and faith absolutely sings." -- Buzzfeed

Perfect for fans of The First Rule of Punk or Save Me a Seat, this is a sweet, powerful, and joyous novel about a girl who finds her voice on her own terms.

Twelve-year-old Nimra Sharif has spent her whole life in Islamic school, but now it's time to go to "real school."

Nim


Billy Miller Makes a Wish By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780063042803
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 5th, 2022

“Full of heart and depth.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Henkes is a master of characterization. —The Horn Book (starred review)

“A first-rate choice for reading aloud.”—Booklist (starred review)


Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood By Kwame Mbalia (Editor) Cover Image
By Kwame Mbalia (Editor)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593379936
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 3rd, 2021

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • FIVE STARRED REVIEWS

Celebrate the joys of Black boyhood with stories from seventeen bestselling, critically acclaimed Black authors—including Jason Reynolds, Jerry Craft, and Kwame Mbalia.


The Chance to Fly By Ali Stroker, Stacy Davidowitz Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419743931
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Published: Amulet Books - April 13th, 2021

A heartfelt middle-grade novel about a theater-loving girl who uses a wheelchair for mobility and her quest to defy expectations—and gravity—from Tony award–winning actress Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz

Thirteen-year-old Nat Beacon loves a lot of things: her dog Warbucks, her best friend Chloe, and competing on her wheelchair racing team, the Zoomers, to nam


Farah Rocks Fifth Grade By Susan Muaddi Darraj, Ruaida Mannaa (Illustrator) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781496583390
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Published: Stone Arch Books - January 1st, 2020

Farah and her best friend, Allie Liu, are getting excited to turn in their applications to the Magnet Academy, where they both hope to attend sixth grade. But when new girl Dana Denver shows up, Farah's world is turned upside down. As Dana starts bullying Farah's little brother, Samir, Farah begins to second-guess her choice to leave him behind at Harbortown Elementary/Middle School.


Honestly Elliott By Gillian McDunn Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547606252
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - March 1st, 2022

Highly-acclaimed author of Caterpillar Summer, Gillian McDunn explores boyhood in a funny, big-hearted story about a kid trying to find the best way to be his best self.


How to Win a Slime War By Mae Respicio Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593302675
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - September 14th, 2021

Slime entrepreneurs face off in an epic battle to see who can sell the most slime, while navigating sticky situations with friends and family. From the award-winning author of The House That Lou Built comes another story about a creative kid with something to prove.


J.D. and the Great Barber Battle (J.D. the Kid Barber #1) By J. Dillard, Akeem S. Roberts (Illustrator) Cover Image
By J. Dillard, Akeem S. Roberts (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780593111543
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Published: Kokila - February 23rd, 2021

Eight-year-old J.D. turns a tragic home haircut into a thriving barber business in this hilarious new illustrated chapter book series


The Last Chance for Logan County (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure) By Lamar Giles, Derick Brooks (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lamar Giles, Derick Brooks (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358423362
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Published: Versify - October 19th, 2021

In The Last Chance for Logan County, the third Legendary Alston Boys mystery from Edgar Award nominee Lamar Giles, Otto and Sheed team up with the Epic Ellisons against a corporation that wants Logan County’s weirdness for itself!


Matasha By Pamela Erens 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)


Maya and the Robot By Eve L. Ewing, Christine Almeda (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eve L. Ewing, Christine Almeda (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781984814654
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Published: Kokila - May 3rd, 2022

From award-winning author Eve L. Ewing comes an illustrated middle grade novel about a forgotten homemade robot who comes to life just when aspiring fifth-grade scientist Maya needs a friend -- and a science fair project.


Merci Suárez Can't Dance By Meg Medina Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763690502
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Published: Candlewick - April 6th, 2021

A Kirkus Reviews Most Anticipated Book of 2021
In Meg Medina’s follow-up to her Newbery Medal–winning novel, Merci takes on seventh grade, with all its travails of friendship, family, love—and finding your rhythm.


New from Here By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534488304
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2022

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

This “timely and compelling” (Kirkus Reviews) middle grade novel about courage, hope, and resilience follows an Asian American boy fighting to keep his family together and stand up to racism during the initial outbreak of the coronavirus.

When the coronavirus hits Hong Kong, ten-year-old Knox Wei-Evans&


Once Upon a Tim By Stuart Gibbs, Stacy Curtis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stuart Gibbs, Stacy Curtis (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534499256
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2022

Join New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs in this first book in a hilarious, highly illustrated new middle grade series about a peasant boy who wants to be a knight, perfect for fans of Max & the Midknights.

Tim is just a peasant, but he dreams big. He wants more out of life than to grow up to be a woodsman like his father.


Out of My Heart By Sharon M. Draper Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665902168
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - November 9th, 2021

Melody faces her fears to follow her passion in this stunning sequel to the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling middle grade novel Out of My Mind.

Melody, the huge-hearted heroine of Out of My Mind, is a year older, and a year braver. And now with her Medi-talker, she feels nothing’s out of her reach, not even summer camp.


Pax, Journey Home By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062930347
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 7th, 2021

From award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes the long-awaited sequel to Pax; this is a gorgeously crafted, utterly compelling novel about chosen families and the healing power of love. A New York Times bestseller!


Rick By Alex Gino Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338048117
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - June 7th, 2022

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.


Simon B. Rhymin' (Simon B. Rhymin’ #1) By Dwayne Reed Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316538961
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 18th, 2022

A humorous and heartwarming bounce-to-the-beat underdog story about a young rapper whose rhymes help bring his community together, from America's favorite rapping teacher.

As featured on Good Morning America!


Eleven-year-old Simon Barnes dreams of becoming a world-famous rapper that everyone calls Notorious D.O.G.


Soul Lanterns By Shaw Kuzki Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593174371
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Published: Yearling - March 15th, 2022

The haunting and poignant story of a how a young Japanese girl's understanding of the historic and tragic bombing of Hiroshima is transformed by a memorial lantern-floating ceremony.


Stuntboy, in the Meantime By Jason Reynolds, Raúl the Third (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Raúl the Third (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781534418165
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - November 30th, 2021

A Schneider Family Award Honor Book for Middle Grade

From Newbery Medal honoree and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a hilarious, hopeful, and action-packed middle grade novel about the greatest young superhero you’ve never heard of, filled with illustrations by Raúl the Third!

Portico Reeves’s superpower is making sure


Those Kids from Fawn Creek By Erin Entrada Kelly Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062970350
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 8th, 2022

“A powerful and thought-provoking story.”Shelf Awareness (starred review)

“An emotionally resonant story about authenticity and belonging.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


The Many Meanings of Meilan By Andrea Wang Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593111307
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Published: Kokila - June 28th, 2022

“The little girl I was would have been thrilled to encounter Meilan... having found a character who embraces the complexity of being both Chinese and American, I would have been able to echo her words: 'I am not alone.'” 
New York Times Book Review by Jean Kwok
 


This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us By Katherine Locke (Editor), Nicole Melleby (Editor) Cover Image
By Katherine Locke (Editor), Nicole Melleby (Editor)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593303948
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

The first LGBTQA+ anthology for middle-graders featuring stories for every letter of the acronym, including realistic, fantasy, and sci-fi stories by authors like Justina Ireland, Marieke Nijkamp, Alex Gino, and more!


Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School (Two Dogs in a Trench Coat #1) By Julie Falatko, Colin Jack (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julie Falatko, Colin Jack (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338189513
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 29th, 2018

Sassy and Waldo need to save their boy from being bored all day in class, but the school won't let two dogs inside. Good thing they found that trench coat!

Sassy and Waldo are good dogs.Sassy and Waldo spend their day keeping the house safe. Has a squirrel ever gotten inside?


Unsettled By Reem Faruqi Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063044708
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Published: HarperCollins - May 11th, 2021

A Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year · Kid's Indie Next List · Featured in Today Show’s AAPI Heritage Month list · A Kirkus Children's Best Book of 2021 · A National Council of Teachers of English Notable Verse Novel · Jane Addams 2022 Children’s Book Award Finalist · 2021 Nerdy Awa


The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish By Karina Yan Glaser Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358256205
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Published: Clarion Books - September 21st, 2021

Witness the power of family history and family love in this funny, poignant addition to a series that the New York Times Book Review hails as “delightful and heartwarming.”


Ways to Grow Love (A Ryan Hart Story) By Renée Watson, Nina Mata (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Renée Watson, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781547609963
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 26th, 2022

Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Renée Watson continues her charming young middle grade series starring Ryan Hart, a girl who is pure spirit and sunshine.


Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero By Saadia Faruqi Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062943255
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Published: Quill Tree Books - September 7th, 2021

At a time when we are all asking questions about identity, grief, and how to stand up for what is right, this book by the author of A Thousand Questions will hit home with young readers who love Hena Khan and Varian Johnson—or anyone struggling to understand recent U.S. history and how it still affects us today.  


Agent Moose: Moose on a Mission By Mo O'Hara, Jess Bradley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mo O'Hara, Jess Bradley (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250222220
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - August 3rd, 2021

Someone is putting the squeeze on the animals of the Big Forest, and there’s only one moose who can help in Agent Moose: Moose on a Mission, the second hilarious graphic novel chapter book from Mo O'Hara, the New York Times bestselling author of My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish!


Allergic: A Graphic Novel By Megan Wagner Lloyd, Michelle Mee Nutter (Illustrator) 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.


The Aquanaut: A Graphic Novel By Dan Santat, Dan Santat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dan Santat, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545497619
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Published: Graphix - March 1st, 2022

Dive in to this whimsically adventurous graphic novel from Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat!

Ever since her father was lost at sea, Sophia has been moping around Aqualand, the marine theme park her dad and uncle created. But Sophia's world is turned upside down when an "aquanaut" breaks into the park's research lab.


Bad Sister By Charise Mericle Harper, Rory Lucey (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250219053
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Published: First Second - September 14th, 2021

This middle grade graphic memoir by Charise Mericle Harper, featuring illustrations by Rory Lucey, follows a young girl who undergoes a crisis of conscience, realizing that she is a “bad sister.”

Meet Charise.

She’s energetic, helpful, a model pet owner and full of inventions.


The Cardboard Kingdom By Chad Sell Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781524719388
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier, Awkward, and All's Faire in Middle School, this graphic novel follows a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary cardboard into fantastical homemade costumes as they explore conflicts with friends, family, and their own identity.


Chunky By Yehudi Mercado, Yehudi Mercado (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Yehudi Mercado, Yehudi Mercado (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062972781
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 22nd, 2021

In this full-color middle grade graphic memoir for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Jerry Craft, Yehudi Mercado draws inspiration from his childhood struggle with his weight while finding friendship with his imaginary mascot, Chunky, as he navigates growing up in a working class Mexican-Jewish family.


Cold War Correspondent (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #11): A Korean War Tale (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales) By Nathan Hale Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419749513
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Published: Amulet Books - October 26th, 2021

Discover the Korean War through the eyes of the journalist who covered it in this installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series

In 1950, Marguerite Higgins (1920–1966) was made bureau chief of the Far East Asia desk for the New York Herald Tribune.


Cub By Cynthia L. Copeland Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781616208486
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - January 7th, 2020

“Raina Telgemeier fans will lap this up.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

A laugh-out-loud funny and empowering graphic memoir about growing up and finding your voice.

Twelve-year-old Cindy has just dipped a toe into seventh-grade drama—with its complicated friendships, bullies, and cute boys&md


Dolphin Girl 1: Trouble in Pizza Paradise! By Zach Smith Cover Image
$12.99
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ISBN: 9781645950189
Published: Pixel+Ink - October 13th, 2020

Dive into a hilarious new middle grade graphic novel series as superhero-in-training Dolphin Girl faces off against fearsome(ish) foes to save her Midwest suburban town. Perfect for fans of Zita the Space Girl and Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.


Goldilocks: Wanted Dead or Alive By Chris Colfer, Jon Proctor (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chris Colfer, Jon Proctor (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316355957
Availability: Usually arrives at our store in 5-14 business days.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 29th, 2021

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a graphic novel in the Land of Stories series featuring Goldilocks—as you've never seen her before!

When we first meet her in The Land of Stories:The Wishing Spell, Goldilocks is a beautiful and tough-as-nails outlaw.


Hilo Book 7: Gina---The Girl Who Broke the World By Judd Winick Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780525644095
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Published: Random House Graphic - 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!


I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912: A Graphic Novel (I Survived Graphic Novel #1) (I Survived Graphix #1) By Lauren Tarshis, Haus Studio (Illustrator), Georgia Ball (Adapted by) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Haus Studio (Illustrator), Georgia Ball (Adapted by)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338120912
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Published: Graphix - February 4th, 2020

A thrilling graphic novel adaptation of Lauren Tarshis's bestselling I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912, with text adapted by Georgia Ball and art by Haus Studio

George Calder must be the luckiest kid alive - he and his little sister, Phoebe, are sailing with their aunt on the Titanic, the greatest ship ever built!


Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy By Doug Savage Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781449470944
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 6th, 2016

Batman and Robin meet Rocky and Bullwinkle. Through a series of fun adventure stories, Laser Moose, who can shoot lasers from his eyes, and his sidekick, Rabbit Boy, endeavor to save the forest from looming threats.

The forest is full of danger . . .  but help is here.


The Last Kids on Earth: Thrilling Tales from the Tree House By Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illustrator), Jay Cooper (Illustrator), Anoosha Syed (Illustrator), Lorena Alvarez (Illustrator), Christopher Mitten (Illustrator), Xavier Bonet (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illustrator), Jay Cooper (Illustrator), Anoosha Syed (Illustrator), Lorena Alvarez (Illustrator), Christopher Mitten (Illustrator), Xavier Bonet (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780593350065
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

The first ever graphic novel in the New York Times bestselling The Last Kids on Earth series--now with over 7 million copies in print! • A Netflix Original Series
 


Long Distance By Whitney Gardner, Whitney Gardner (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Whitney Gardner, Whitney Gardner (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781534455658
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 29th, 2021

From the creator of Fake Blood comes another exceptionally charming middle grade graphic novel about friendships both near and far, far away.

Vega’s summer vacation is not going well.

When her parents decide it’s time to pack up and leave her hometown of Portland, Oregon, behind for boring Seattle, Washington, Vega is more than upset—she’s downr


Once Upon a Space-Time! By Jeffrey Brown Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553534382
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Published: Yearling - May 17th, 2022

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Jedi Academy books comes the first in a hilarious space-themed graphic novel series about a floating classroom and the students who show human and alien kids alike have a flair for finding mischief and know how to have a BLAST!


The Mystery Monster (Paige Proves It #1) By Amy Marie Stadelmann, Amy Marie Stadelmann (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534451605
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Published: Aladdin - July 13th, 2021

Fact-loving Paige sets out to prove imaginative Penn wrong about a neighborhood monster in this first book in the mystery graphic novel chapter book series Paige Proves It!

Paige loves facts! She records interesting information in her facts journal and shares it with anyone who will listen. Wombats’ poop is cube-shaped!


Pawcasso By Remy Lai, Remy Lai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Remy Lai, Remy Lai (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250774491
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - May 25th, 2021

Remy Lai, the award-winning creator of Pie in the Sky makes her middle-grade graphic novel debut, Pawcasso, about the unexpected friendship between the loneliest girl in class and the coolest canine in town.


Fetch! (Peanut, Butter, and Crackers #2) By Paige Braddock Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593117460
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 8th, 2021

Peanut, Butter, and Crackers are back in this hilarious follow-up to Puppy Problems, continuing a graphic novel series for early readers.


Sci-Fu Vol. 1 By Yehudi Mercado Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620104729
Published: Oni Press - March 13th, 2018

"Old school hip hop meets old school science fiction in this fun comic." — Polygon

Set in 1980s Brooklyn, a young DJ accidentally summons a UFO that transports his family, best friend, and current crush to the robot-dominated planet of Discopia.

Hip-hop, sci-fi and kung fu all hit the turntables for the mash-up mix of the year!


The Secret Garden on 81st Street: A Modern Graphic Retelling of The Secret Garden (Classic Graphic Remix) By Ivy Noelle Weir, Amber Padilla (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ivy Noelle Weir, Amber Padilla (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316459709
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

The Secret Garden with a twist: in this follow-up to Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, this full-color graphic novel moves Mary Lennox to a New York City brownstone, where she and her very first group of friends restore an abandoned rooftop garden...and her uncle's heart.

Mary Lennox is a loner living in Silicon Valley.


Shirley and Jamila's Big Fall By Gillian Goerz Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525552895
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Published: Dial Books - December 14th, 2021

For fans of Raina Telgemeier and Victoria Jamieson, this middle grade graphic novel series tells the story of Shirley and Jamila, two girl detectives on a mission to stop their school’s biggest bully once and for all


Spy School the Graphic Novel By Stuart Gibbs, Anjan Sarkar (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stuart Gibbs, Anjan Sarkar (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534455429
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 2022

Can an undercover nerd become a superstar secret agent? The first book in Stuart Gibbs’s New York Times bestselling Spy School series is now a graphic novel!

Ben Ripley may only be in middle school, but he’s already pegged his dream job: CIA or bust.


Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel By Jennifer L. Holm, Savanna Ganucheau Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593126301
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Published: Random House Graphic - June 29th, 2021

A graphic novel adaptation of the beloved, bestselling Newbery Honor-winning novel.


Warriors: Winds of Change (Warriors Graphic Novel) By Erin Hunter, James L. Barry (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Erin Hunter, James L. Barry (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780063043237
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Published: HarperAlley - June 1st, 2021

The warrior cats leap off the page in this full-color graphic novel adventure—a stand-alone story set in the world of Erin Hunter’s #1 bestselling Warriors series.

Forced out of the forest that had been their home for generations, the four warrior Clans are about to settle into their new homes around the lake.


Batpig: When Pigs Fly (A Batpig Book #1) By Rob Harrell, Rob Harrell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rob Harrell, Rob Harrell (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780593354155
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Published: Dial Books - November 9th, 2021

Introducing a supremely hilarious graphic novel featuring an unstoppable, super-swine hero who boldly fights for justice . . . in between taking mud baths and eating tasty sandwiches.


Wings of Fire: The Brightest Night: A Graphic Novel (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #5) (Wings of Fire Graphix) By Tui T. Sutherland, Mike Holmes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tui T. Sutherland, Mike Holmes (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338730852
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Published: Graphix - December 28th, 2021

The graphic novel adaptations of the #1 New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire series continue to set the world on fire!

One will have the power of wings of fire . . .

Sunny has always taken the Dragonet Prophecy very seriously. If Pyrrhia’s dragons need her, Clay, Tsunami, Glory, and Starflight to end the war, she’s ready to try.


Boulevard of Dreams (Fearless Series #2) By Mandy Gonzalez, Brittany J. Thurman (With) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534468986
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Published: Aladdin - April 5th, 2022

Better Nate than Ever meets Love Sugar Magic in this spooky second novel in the Fearless middle grade series from Hamilton and Broadway star Mandy Gonzalez about a group of young thespians who time travel back to 1950s Broadway.

Twelve-year-old Relly can’t wait for his beloved grandfather to finally see him on stage!


Golden Gate (City Spies #2) By James Ponti Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534414952
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Published: Aladdin - February 1st, 2022

In this second installment in the New York Times bestselling series from Edgar Award winner James Ponti, the young group of spies returns for another international adventure perfect for fans of Spy School and Mrs.


The Hacker's Key By Jon Skovron Cover Image
$8.79
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ISBN: 9781338633986
Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 1st, 2020

A thrilling cyber-doomsday action/adventure novel that's Ally Carter meets GAMER ARMY.

Ada Genet's father, Remy Genet, was one of the most infamous criminals in the world, specializing in infiltration, theft, and cybercrime. As far back as she can remember, Ada had been his accomplice.


Hide and Geek By T. P. Jagger Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593377932
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 4th, 2022

Four friends know that being a geek is a superpower -- and they're about to prove it as they solve a puzzlemaker's last clue and uncover a long lost treasure!

The GEEKs:


How to Get Away with Myrtle (Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery 2) By Elizabeth C. Bunce Cover Image
$8.95
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ISBN: 9781643751887
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

An Edgar® Award Winning Series

Before the train has left the station, Victorian England’s most accomplished new detective already is on a suspect’s trail, and readers will be delighted to travel along.


Linked By Gordon Korman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338629118
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 20th, 2021

An unforgettable novel from the New York Times bestselling Gordon Korman.

Link, Michael, and Dana live in a quiet town. But it's woken up very quickly when someone sneaks into school and vandalizes it with a swastika.

Nobody can believe it. How could such a symbol of hate end up in the middle of their school?


Mac Saves the World (Mac B., Kid Spy #6) By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338742459
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Published: Orchard Books - June 1st, 2021

Mac B. is on another secret mission in this totally true kid spy adventure from New York Times bestselling author, Mac Barnett!

The Queen of England calls on her trusty spy, Mac B., once again. This time, Mac must navigate secret tunnels beneath the Berlin Wall in order to retrieve cheat codes from a Soviet scientist.


Mr. Lemoncello's Very First Game (Mr. Lemoncello's Library) By Chris Grabenstein Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593480830
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2022

Before Mr. Lemoncello became everyone’s favorite game maker, he was a kid who liked to roll the dice . . . Discover the origins of what James Patterson calls “the coolest library in the world” in this PREQUEL to the New York Times bestselling Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library.


The School for Whatnots By Margaret Peterson Haddix Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062838490
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - March 1st, 2022

From master of suspense author Margaret Peterson Haddix comes another page-turning stand-alone adventure perfect for fans of Cog and Bad Magic.

No matter what anyone tells you, I’m real.

That’s what the note says that Max finds under his keyboard.


The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel By Sheela Chari 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.


13 Ways to Eat a Fly By Sue Heavenrich, David Clark (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sue Heavenrich, David Clark (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580898904
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Published: Charlesbridge - February 16th, 2021

Thirteen flies become tasty snacks in this clever reverse counting book about subtraction, predators, and prey.


Cardboard Box Engineering: Cool, Inventive Projects for Tinkerers, Makers & Future Scientists By Jonathan Adolph Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781635862140
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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 By Kate Andersen Brower 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.


Greek Myths: Meet the heroes, gods, and monsters of ancient Greece (Ancient Myths) By DK, Jean Menzies Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781465491534
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Published: DK Children - July 14th, 2020

A beautifully-illustrated book filled with over 30 Ancient Greek Myths for children aged 7-9.

Journey into a world of gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, extraordinary creatures and fantastic monsters with this beautifully illustrated introduction to Ancient Greek mythology.


If the World Were 100 People: A Visual Guide to Our Global Village By Jackie McCann, Aaron Cushley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jackie McCann, Aaron Cushley (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593310700
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

Help your child become a global citizen with this accessible introduction to the people who live on our planet, with big ideas broken into bite-size chunks through clever graphic design. Perfect for home and classroom settings!


Sea Lions in the Parking Lot: Animals On The Move In A Time Of Pandemic By Lenora Todaro, Annika Siems (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lenora Todaro, Annika Siems (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781662650499
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Published: mineditionUS - October 5th, 2021

What would happen if people all around the world stayed inside, away from animals' habitats? Twelve fascinating real-life stories of creatures around the globe who reclaimed their habitat during the COVID-19 quarantine show animal lovers and aspiring citizen scientists how to help wildlife by fighting habitat loss. 


Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Sonja Cherry-Paul (Adapted by), Rachelle Baker (Illustrator) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316167581
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

This chapter book edition of the groundbreaking #1 bestseller by luminaries Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds is an essential introduction to the history of racism and antiracism in America

 
RACE. Uh-oh.


Strong Voices: Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing By Tonya Bolden, Eric Velasquez (Illustrator), Cokie Roberts Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062572059
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Published: HarperCollins - February 1st, 2022

Strong Voices: Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing is a collection of significant speeches, made both by those who held the reins of power and those who didn’t, at significant times in American history.


The 1619 Project: Born on the Water By Nikole Hannah-Jones, Renée Watson, Nikkolas Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593307359
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Published: Kokila - November 16th, 2021

The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renée Watson.


The People Remember: A Kwanzaa Holiday Book for Kids By Ibi Zoboi, Loveis Wise (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ibi Zoboi, Loveis Wise (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062915641
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 28th, 2021

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ibi Zoboi comes her debut picture book—a tour de force that uses the principles of Kwanzaa to talk about the history of African Americans. This lyrical, powerful tribute is sumptuously illustrated by New Yorker artist and rising star Loveis Wise.


Voices of Justice: Poems about People Working for a Better World (Who Did It First?) By George Ella Lyon, Jennifer M. Potter (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250263209
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 13th, 2020

A bold, lyrical collection of poems that highlight some of the most celebrated activists from around the world and throughout history.


We Are Still Here!: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623541927
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Published: Charlesbridge - April 20th, 2021

A 2022 American Indian Youth Literature Picture Book Honor Book
A 2022 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Twelve Native American kids present historical and contemporary laws, policies, struggles, and victories in Native life, each with a powerful refrain: We are still here!


What Breathes Through Its Butt?: Mind-Blowing Science Questions Answered By Emily Grossman, Alice Bowsher (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emily Grossman, Alice Bowsher (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781547604524
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - November 10th, 2020

A funny and interactive book that explains the surprising science behind everyday kid questions


Where Is Antarctica? (Where Is?) By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator)
$5.99
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ISBN: 9781524787592
Published: Penguin Workshop - January 22nd, 2019

Explore Antarctica--the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on Earth--in this adventure-filled title in the Who HQ series.


Who Were the Navajo Code Talkers? (Who Was?) By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780399542657
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 26th, 2021

Learn how this heroic group of American Indian men created a secret, unbreakable code and helped the US win major battles during World War II in this new addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling series.


Defending Champ By Mike Lupica Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984836939
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

In this follow up to Triple Threat, New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica takes us to the soccer field in another empowering story--now in paperback!


Epic Athletes: Simone Biles By Dan Wetzel, Marcelo Baez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dan Wetzel, Marcelo Baez (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250763501
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Published: Square Fish - March 16th, 2021

In Epic Athletes: Simone Biles, celebrated sports journalist Dan Wetzel scores a perfect ten with this uplifting young reader's biography of gold medal gymnast Simone Biles!

Featuring comic-style illustrations from Marcelo Baez!


Fast Pitch By Nic Stone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984893017
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2021

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a challenging and heartwarming coming-of-age story about a softball player looking to prove herself on and off the field.


Tomoko Takes the Lead (The Derby Daredevils Book #3) By Kit Rosewater, Sophie Escabasse (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kit Rosewater, Sophie Escabasse (Illustrator)
$16.49
ISBN: 9781419751721
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Published: Amulet Books - June 1st, 2021

Book 3 in this highly illustrated middle-grade series stars shy Tomoko and finds the team at roller derby summer camp in nearby Dallas

School’s out, and the Derby Daredevils are excited to spend all summer tearing up the track. But, the coaches have something special planned: the Austin league is heading to Dallas for a week of roller derby sleepaway camp!


Karen's Witch: A Graphic Novel (Baby-sitters Little Sister #1) (Adapted edition) (Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphix #1) By Ann M. Martin, Katy Farina (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ann M. Martin, Katy Farina (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338315196
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Published: Graphix - December 26th, 2019

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 (The Bad Guys #1) By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545912402
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Published: Scholastic Press - December 27th, 2016

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!

"I wish I'd had these books as a kid. Hilarious!" -- Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants and Dog ManThis New York Times bestselling illustrated series is perfect for fans of Dog Man and Captain Underpants.They sound like bad guys, they look like bad guys . . . and they even smell like bad guys. But Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, and Mr.


Bad Kitty Gets a Bath By Nick Bruel, Nick Bruel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nick Bruel, Nick Bruel (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780312581381
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Published: Square Fish - September 1st, 2009

Pet owners beware!


The Sewer Rat Stink: A Graphic Novel (Geronimo Stilton #1) (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel  #1) By Geronimo Stilton, Tom Angleberger Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338587302
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 5th, 2020

Praise for The Sewer Rat Stink:"Fresh, funny, and fast-paced. The free-style artwork and anything-goes story will make kids want to write and draw their own books!" -Dav PilkeyThis is Geronimo Stilton like you've never seen him before!

A stinky smell is taking over New Mouse City! No mouse can live like this!


InvestiGators By John Patrick Green 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!


The Case of the Stinky Socks (Book 1) (The Milo & Jazz Mysteries) By Lewis B. Montgomery, Amy Wummer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lewis B. Montgomery, Amy Wummer (Illustrator)
$6.99
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ISBN: 9781575652856
Published: Kane Press - January 1st, 2009

The Milo & Jazz Mysteries stars two kid detectives-in-training who use STEM problem-solving skills as they race to unravel cases and save the day! Perfect for fans of Encyclopedia Brown, Cam Jansen and Nate the Great.
 


Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet By Zanib Mian, Nasaya Mafaridik (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Zanib Mian, Nasaya Mafaridik (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593109236
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 11th, 2022

The first book in the exciting middle-grade series starring a Muslim boy with a huge imagination—now in paperback!

Welcome to the imaginative brain of Omar!

Omar and his family have just moved, and he is NOT excited about starting at a new school. What if the work is too hard or the kids are mean or the teacher is a zombie alien?!


Stick Dog By Tom Watson Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062264350
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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!


Totally Random Questions Volume 1: 101 Wild and Weird Q&As By Melina Gerosa Bellows Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593450307
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Published: Bright Matter Books - January 4th, 2022

Are there volcanoes in space? Is a cloud heavier than an elephant? Why don't woodpeckers get concussions? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this kid-friendly book of fun, fascinating Q&As!


Who Was Blackbeard? (Who Was?) By James Buckley, Jr., Who HQ, Joseph J. M. Qiu (Illustrator) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448483085
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Published: Penguin Workshop - November 10th, 2015

Though much of his early life remains a mystery, Blackbeard most likely began his life as Edward Teach in the sailing port of Bristol, England. He began his career as a hired British sailor during Queen Anne’s War.


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