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A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat

By: Emily Jenkins
illustrated by: Sophie Blackall

In this fascinating picture book, four families, in four different cities, over four centuries, make the same delicious dessert: blackberry fool. This richly detailed book ingeniously shows how food, technology,...

Travel in Style (Barbie)

By: Mary Man-Kong

Girls ages 3 to 7 will love to travel the world with Barbie and her friends! Featuring four chunky crayons and press-out postcards, this coloring and activity book is the perfect way to keep little girls...

Very Bad Things

By: Susan McBride

A dark, moody, boarding-school murder mystery teens won’t be able to put down. Katie never thought she’d be the girl with the popular boyfriend. She also never thought he would cheat on...


The Night Before Christmas

By: Roger Duvoisin and Clement C. Moore

Rediscover a Christmas treasure—unavailable for decades—from beloved Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator Roger Duvoisin.   With glorious illustrations by Caldecott Medal–winning...

Honeyky Hanukah

By: Woody Guthrie
illustrated by: Dave Horowitz

Latkes and goody things all over town, It’s Honeyky Hanukah time.   In Woody Guthrie’s rowdy, funny celebration of a Hanukah night, a young boy and his dog move merrily from house to house,...

What Can You Do with a Paleta / ¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta?

By: Carmen Tafolla
Illustrated by: Magaly Morales

As she strolls through her barrio, a young girl introduces readers to the frozen, fruit-flavored treat that thrills Mexican and Mexican-American children.   In this bilingual paperback edition, discover...


Mrs. Katz and Tush

By: Patricia Polacco

In this special Passover story, Larnel Moore, a  young African-American boy, and Mrs. Katz, an  elderly Jewish woman, develop an unusual friendship  through their mutual concern...

Hexed

By: Michelle Krys

"Krys finds the funny and fantastical sweet spot between magic and high-school drama in this mash-up of Mean Girls and The Craft ."--Booklist A spellbinding witchy series debut.A stolen book. A deadly...

Between Two Worlds

By: Katherine Kirkpatrick

On the treeless shores of Itta, Greenland, as far north as humans can settle, sixteen-year-old Inuit Billy Bah spots a ship far out among the icebergs on the bay--a sight both welcome and feared. Explorers...


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Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Anne Isaacs
Illustrated by: Kevin Hawkes

When Widow Tulip Jones of Bore, England, inherits a ranch in By-Golly Gully, Texas, and moves in with two trunks of tea, twelve pet tortoises, and three servants, hilarity ensues. The peaceful life suits...

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Splendor Book Talk

By: Elana K. Arnold

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Scarlett hates the fact that after making such a close connection to Will, he must leave for college.  Floundering to find herself, Scarlett finds help from Will’s father and Sabine,...

Will in Scarlet Book Talk

By: Matthew Cody

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His father missing, their kingdom under attack, and no money to mention, Will Scarlet goes on the run in order to avoid being killed.  His unknowing venture into Sherwood Forest lands him...


The Language Inside Educator Guide

By: Holly Thompson

   Emma Karas was raised in Japan; it's the country she calls home. But when her mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, Emma's family moves to a town outside Lowell, Massachusetts, to stay...

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Snowflakes Fall Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Patricia MacLachlan
illustrated by: Steven Kellogg

In Snowflakes Fall, Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan and award-winning artist Steven Kellogg portray life’s natural cycle: its beauty, its joy, and its sorrow. Together, the words and pictures...

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Lara’s Gift Book Talk

By: Anniemarie O'Brien

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Lara’s dream is to inherit her family’s tradition of breeding borzoi dogs worthy of the Tsar.  She understands the dogs and feels a special connection to them.  However, when her mother...


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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Enrique’s Journey

By: Sonia Nazario

Adapted for young people, this edition of Enrique’s Journey is written by Sonia Nazario and based on the adult book of the same name. It is the true story of Enrique, a teenager from Honduras, who...

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Gated Book Talk

By: Amy Christine Parker

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Only three months from the end of the world remain, and teens Lyla, Will, Brian and Marie train daily to protect their community from the outsiders who surround them.  Disobey the rules...


Outcasts United and Out of Nowhere Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Warren St. John and Maria Padian

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Mountains Beyond Mountains Educator’s Guide

By: by Tracy Kidder, adapted for young people by Michael French

Tracy Kidder's critically acclaimed adult nonfiction work, Mountains Beyond Mountains has been adapted for young people by Michael French. In this young adult edition, readers are introduced to Dr. Paul...

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Belle Epoque

By: Elizabeth Ross

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The novel is set in the Belle Époque period in Paris, France; a forty year span of peace and prosperity. It is in this setting that Maude Pinchon, a girl from the French countryside, flees...