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Independence Cake

By: Deborah Hopkinson
illustrated by: Giselle Potter

Celebrate American independence with this delightful picture book as you travel to Revolutionary America and meet the amazing Amelia Simmons: mother's helper, baker of delectable cakes, and soon-to-be...

Wonderful You

By: Lauren McLaughlin
illustrated by: Meilo So

A heartwarming tale about adoption, diversity, and acceptance that's perfect for Father's Day!A lyrical adoption story that tenderly addresses a baby’s transition from the care of her birth mother...

If the Magic Fits

By: Susan Maupin Schmid

Try on a little magic with this lighthearted fantasy adventure! For fans of the Land of Stories and the Descendants series.   “A charming new fairy tale! Readers won’t want this adventure...


A Most Magical Girl

By: Karen Foxlee

From the author of Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy comes the story of a friendship between two girls set in Victorian England, with magical machines, wizards, witches, a mysterious underworld, and a race...

Julia Vanishes

By: Catherine Egan

"An exciting novel with magic and serial killers.... One of the hottest books coming out."—Hypable.comFans of Marie Lu, Leigh Bardugo, and Kristin Cashore will be captivated by this stunning first...

My New Mom & Me

By: Renata Galindo

A heartwarming "tail" about adoption, diversity, and acceptance that's perfect for young readers! Told from the point of view of a puppy who is adopted by a cat, this gentle and reassuring tale is perfect...


The Head of the Saint

By: Socorro Acioli
translated from the Portuguese by: Daniel Hahn

A 2017 LA Times Book Prize FinalistA quirky story of love, mischief, and forgiveness from Brazil’s foremost award-winning author for young readers, in her U.S. debut.   Fourteen-year-old Samuel...

Peas and Carrots

By: Tanita S. Davis

A rich and memorable story from a Coretta Scott King honor award-winning author about a teenage foster girl looking for a place to call home.   Dess knows that nothing good lasts. Disappointment is...

Anna and the Swallow Man

By: Gavriel Savit

A New York Times Bestseller A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the YearA Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book Winner of the Indies Choice Book Award     ...


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Families, Families, Families Family Tree Activity Kit

By: Suzanne Lang and Matt Lang

No matter your size, shape, or pedigree--if you love each other, you are a family!


Moms, dads, sisters, brothers — and even Great Aunt Sue — appear in dozens of combinations,...

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The Fire Wish Book Talk

By: Amber Lough

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The story of Najwa, a jinni and Zayele, a princess whose desperate wish lands both girls in trouble, is book one of an exciting new fantasy. Both girls only know of the hatred between the...

The Book Thief Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Markus Zusak

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

It is 1939. Nazi...

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Ashtown Burials Series Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: N. D. Wilson

Fans of both Percy Jackson and Indiana Jones will be captivated by the lost civilizations, ancient secrets, and buried treasure found in the third book of the Ashtown Burials series, an action-packed adventure...

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The Great Trouble

By: Deborah Hopkinson

“A delightful combination of race-against-the-clock medical mystery and outwit-the-bad-guys adventure.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred
 
Eel has troubles of his own: As...

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A Matter of Days

By: Amber Kizer

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In just 56 days, the BluStar plague has decimated the population of the world. Nadia and her little brother Rabbit are two of the few people who have survived, thanks to a secret vaccination...


Revel

By: Maurissa Guibord

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After her mother dies, 17-year-old Delia McGovern is shuffled from foster home to foster home until she decides to take her future into her own hands by finding her mother’s past. A few...

Beholding Bee

By: Kimberly Newton Fusco

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Orphan. Outcast. Freak. Bee is all of those things. She is taunted by almost everyone because of the birthmark on her face. There are no options for a home or family. She has lived her entire...

The Fire Chronicle

By: John Stephens

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After finding and mastering the power of the Emerald Atlas, Kate, Michael, and Emma continue the search for their parents who have been kidnapped.  However, the children are now in danger...


The Fire Chronicle

By: John Stephens

After the tumultuous events of last winter, Kate, Michael, and Emma long to continue the hunt for their missing parents. But they themselves are now in great danger, and so the wizard Stanislaus Pym hides...

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One Year in Coal Harbor

By: Polly Horvath

Readers rejoice—Primrose Squarp is back! The wise and curious heroine of the Newbery Honor Book Everything on a Waffle is facing another adventure-filled year in Coal Harbor.

Even though...

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Someone Else’s Life

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When Rosie’s mum, Trudie, passes away from a genetic disease, Rosie is torn about whether or not she should take the test to find out if she has the gene for developing Huntington’s...