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William and the Witch's Riddle

By: Shutta Crum

A charming re-imagination of “Sleeping Beauty” in which a boy must solve a witch’s riddle in order to save his family and end a centuries-long curse.   William and his little brother,...

Elmo's Book of Friends (Sesame Street)

By: Naomi Kleinberg

Girls and boys ages 2 to 5 will love this sturdy tabbed board book all about Elmo and his Sesame Street friends. Each colorful tab features a different character so little ones can easily find their favorites.From...

Merida #3: The Ghostly Horse (Disney Princess)

By: Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
illustrated by: Gurihiru

Merida, star of Disney/‪Pixar Brave and the independent Highland princess who inspired a generation of girls, is now the heroine of her own chapter book series. Adventure, magic, and friendship will...


A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: Witch in the House

By: Ruth Chew

For decades, Ruth Chew’s classic chapter books full of everyday magic have enchanted early readers. Now that they’re in print again, a new generation can fall under her spell and fall in love...

Pup-tastic Party (Barbie & Her Sisters In A Puppy Chase)

By: Golden Books

Children ages 3 to 7 will love this coloring-and-activity book based on the latest BarbieTM movie, releasing in fall 2016. It features more than 50 sparkly stickers!

Panda Pants

By: Jacqueline Davies
illustrated by: Sydney Hanson

With spot-on humor, a spare text, and adorable panda bear characters, this is a fun and familiar exchange between a parent and child that fans of I DON'T WANT TO BE A FROG! will easily relate to! I want...


The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear (Deluxe Edition)

By: Stan and Jan Berenstain
illustrated by: the authors

Ninja Bunny: Sister vs. Brother

By: Jennifer Gray Olson

A hilarious new Ninja Bunny adventure featuring a humongous carrot, sibling rivalry, and a pair of ninjas who make a super awesome team.   Ninja Bunny has faced incredible danger! He has demonstrated...

Eat, Sleep, Poop

By: Alexandra Penfold
illustrated by: Jane Massey

A hilarious book about the busy life of newborns—an Eat, Pray, Love for the pre-verbal set (and their parents)!   The new baby hasn’t been here very long, but already has a busy schedule:...


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Everything, Everything Discussion Guide

By: Nicola Yoon
Guide prepared by: Laura Schick, a librarian at Jesuit High School in Portland, OR

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller


If you love Eleanor and Park, Hazel and Augustus, and Mia and Adam, you’ll love the story of Maddy, a girl who’s literally allergic...

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Off the Page Discussion Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Jodi Picoult
Guide Prepared by: Laura Schick, a librarian at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon

From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer, OFF THE PAGE is a tender and appealing YA novel filled with romance, humor, and adventure.
 
Delilah and Oliver...

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The Penderwicks Poster with CCSS activities

By: Jeanne Birdsall
Guide prepared by: Elizabeth A. Poe, PhD, Children's and Young Adult Literature Specialist and Susan Geye, Director of Library Services

With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family, from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall, is perfect...

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The Year of Chasing Dreams Book Talk

By: Lurlene McDaniel

BOOK TALK
Ciana Beauchamp hasn't seen or heard from Jon Mercer in months. Until now. He's back in Windemere to see her. Deep down Ciana is filled with joy and relief. She has never stopped loving...

We Were Liars Book Talk

By: E Lockhart

BOOK TALK
The three daughters of a very wealthy father constantly fight over the estate and the expensive possessions of their parents. However, their father forces them to come to his private island...

We Are the Goldens Book Talk

By: Dana Reinhardt

BOOK TALK
Nell and Layla are sisters, the best of friends and each other’s support. Layla willingly paves the way for Nell when she enters high school.  As a freshman, Nell makes the soccer team...


Papberboy Book Talk

By: Vince Vawter

BOOK TALK
“Little Man,” as the family’s housekeeper calls him, is eleven-years-old the summer of 1959 when he takes his best friend’s paper route for the month of July.  Throwing papers isn’t...

The Here and Now Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Ann Brashares

An unforgettable epic romantic thriller about a girl from the future who might be able to save the world . . . if she lets go of the one thing she’s found to hold on to.

Follow the...

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I Pledge Allegiance Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Pat Mora and Libby Martinez

Libby's great aunt, Lobo, is from Mexico, but the United States has been her home for many years, and she wants to become a U.S. citizen. At the end of the week, Lobo will say the Pledge of Allegiance...

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And We Stay Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Jenny Hubbard

A Michael L. Printz Honor Award Winner

“A gentle, lyrical story of incomprehensible sorrow faced with quiet courage.”—ELIZABETH WEIN, New York Times bestselling...

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Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy Discussion Guide

By: Karen Foxlee

“Magic is “messy and dangerous and filled with longing,” we learn in this brave tale of grief, villainy and redemption that borrows from the story of the Snow Queen. Set in a vast, chilly...

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The Living Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Matt De La Pena
Prepared by: Susan Geye, Director of Library Services, Everman ISD, Texas

Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Peña's The Living is "a rare thing: a plot-driven YA with characters worthy of a John Green novel.” [Entertainment Weekly, A-]

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