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Duplexity Omnibus (Book 1: Now That You're Here & Book 2: While You Were Gone)

By: Amy K. Nichols

2 books, and 2 parallel worlds come together in 1 exciting bind-up, perfect for die-hard science geeks and Sarah Dessen fans alike.   “The perfect blend of sci-fi and swoons.” —Amie...

Dr. Seuss: The Great Doodler

By: Kate Klimo
illustrated by: Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

A Step 3 Biography Reader about Theodor Geisel and his transformation from a doodler into the beloved Dr. Seuss. Little Ted Geisel always had a sketchpad and pencil in hand. He was a Boy Scout with a penchant...


Duck & Goose, Let's Dance! (with an original song)

By: Written and illustrated by Tad Hills
original song by: Lauren Savage and Ross Gruet

Honk, quack, dance, and sing with New York Times bestselling friends Duck & Goose in this fun new board book, which includes a link to an original Duck & Goose song.   Want to learn the Duck...

The Trouble with Destiny

By: Lauren Morrill

"I absolutely loved this book. I never wanted this journey to end!" says Morgan Matson, author of Since You've Been Gone, of this fun and irresistible contemporary YA about high school romance & mischief...

For the Record

By: Charlotte Huang

"Welcome to your new obsession," says Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, about this raw, honest YA debut celebrating music, friendship, romance, and life on the road.“Charlotte...


Ruffleclaw

By: Cornelia Funke
illustrated by: Cornelia Funke

The beloved and bestselling author of Inkheart returns with a chapter book full of mischief, heart, hilarious illustrations, and pet monsters!   Goodbye, earthworms. Hello, chocolate cake!  ...

A Bitter Magic

By: Roderick Townley

A deliciously quirky tale of secrets, magic, and illusions.   Everything is in place: the packed theater, the Amazing Thummel, and, center stage, the magician's mysterious assistant. Some have called...

I Love My Hair

By: Andrea Pippins

For fans of Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest comes a hip, gorgeous doodle coloring book about all things hair. Unlike other adult coloring books, which depict nature scenes and...


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The Noisy Paint Box Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Barb Rosenstock

A Caldecott Honor Book

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him...

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The Sixty-Eight Rooms Educator Guide

By: Marianne Malone

Almost everybody who has grown up in Chicago knows about the Thorne Rooms. Housed in the Children’s Galleries of the Chicago Art Institute, they are a collection of 68 exquisitely crafted miniature...

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Still Star-Crossed

By: Melinda Taub

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After the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet, the Capulets and Montagues continue their senseless feud.  Prince Escalus decides to take matters into his own hands and arranges a marriage...


A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

By: Jen Bryant
illustrated by: Melissa Sweet

A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction...

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The Red Blazer Girls series

The perfect series for kids who loved THE LEMONADE WAR series and are ready for more mysteries!

Edgar Award Nominee for Best Mystery!

"With wit, cunning, snappy dialogue and superior...

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Zero

By: Tom Leveen

BOOK TALK
Zero (aka Amanda) was hoping to study art in Chicago. However, when she found out she was ineligible for a scholarship, her dream dried up like the Arizona desert she lives in.  Now she...


Graffiti Moon

By: Cath Crowley

BOOK TALK
High school graduation. One night. A mission. Find Shadow, the mysterious graffiti artist whose work resonates with recent grad, and glass blower Lucy Dervish. She’s sure they’re soul...

All Shook Up

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What's the most embarrassing thing your parents have ever done? Cleaned your face with a wet finger? Yelled at you in front of your friends? Insisted on walking with you at the mall? Although...

Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood

By: Ann Brashares

BOOK TALK
Once upon a time, four best friends shared a pair of magical pants; pants that became the glue that held them together during their summers apart. Can they work their magic one last time...


The City of Ember

By: Jeanne DuPrau

BOOK TALK
Imagine living in a city that is running out of everything -- food, medicine, even electricity. Ember has no natural lighting -- only streetlamps that continually go out, thrusting the entire...

Babymouse #12: Burns Rubber

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

BOOK TALK
Are your ready for something interesting, sports fans? It's our cupcake fanatic Babymouse, and this time she's doing something that has never been done before, something that is unheard...

The Toys Trilogy

By: Emily Jenkins
illustrated by: Paul O. Zelinsky

“A bit like the great movie Toy Story and a bit like the wonderful Kate DiCamillo book The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. This is a great family book.” —The Washington...

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