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King's Cage Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062310699
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Published: Harper Teen - February 7th, 2017

The thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Red Queen series.

In this third installment, Mare must win a psychological cat-and-mouse game against her captor and most hated enemy, King Maven. As Maven slowly loses his grip on reality, his hold on Mare only strengthens, as he forces her into an impossible choice between her life and the fate of the growing revolution.


The Hate U Give Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 28th, 2017

The Hate U Give is a groundbreaking, thought-provoking debut novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, about a teen girl who is the only witness to her friend’s fatal shooting by a police officer.

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor black neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, Khalil’s death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Starr’s best friend at school suggests he may have had it coming. When it becomes clear the police have little interest in investigating the incident, protesters take to the streets and Starr’s neighborhood becomes a war zone. What everyone wants to know is: What really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could destroy her community. It could also endanger her life.

A. C. Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty.


The Smell of Other People's Houses Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780553497816
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Published: Ember - February 21st, 2017

“Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock’s Alaska is beautiful and wholly unfamiliar…. A thrilling, arresting debut.” —Gayle Forman, New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay and I Was Here

“[A] singular debut…. [Hitchcock] weav[es] the alternating voices of four young people into a seamless and continually surprising story of risk, love, redemption, catastrophe, and sacrifice.” —The Wall Street Journal

This deeply moving and authentic debut set in 1970s Alaska is for fans of Rainbow Rowell, Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, and Benjamin Alire Saenz. Intertwining stories of love, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation on the edge of America’s Last Frontier introduce a writer of rare talent.

Ruth has a secret that she can’t hide forever. Dora wonders if she can ever truly escape where she comes from, even when good luck strikes. Alyce is trying to reconcile her desire to dance, with the life she’s always known on her family’s fishing boat. Hank and his brothers decide it’s safer to run away than to stay home—until one of them ends up in terrible danger.

Four very different lives are about to become entangled. This unforgettable William C. Morris Award finalist is about people who try to save each other—and how sometimes, when they least expect it, they succeed.

“Hitchcock’s debut resonates with the timeless quality of a classic. This is a fascinating character study—a poetic interweaving of rural isolation and coming-of-age.” —John Corey Whaley, award-winning author of Where Things Come Back and Highly Illogical Behavior

“As an Alaskan herself, Bonnie Sue Hitchcock is able to bring alive this town, and this group of poor teens and their families that live there.” —Bustle.com


Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780553511468
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - February 14th, 2017

A gorgeous, full-color oversized book about educating girls across the world inspired by the documentary that Entertainment Weekly says “every mother, sister, daughter, should see, as well as the men who love and support them.” This is the right book for the present moment and perfect for fans of inspirational nonfiction such as I Am Malala and anyone who believes that one girl can change the world.

Worldwide, over 62 million girls are not in school.
But one girl with courage is a revolution.

Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education, created a film that chronicled the stories of nine girls in the developing world, allowing viewers the opportunity to witness how education can break the cycle of poverty.

Now, award-winning author Tanya Lee Stone deftly uses new research to illuminate the dramatic facts behind the film, focusing both on the girls captured on camera and many others. She examines barriers to education in depth—early child marriage and childbearing, slavery, sexual trafficking, gender discrimination, and poverty—and shows how removing these barriers means not only a better life for girls, but safer, healthier, and more prosperous communities.

With full-color photos from the film, infographics, and a compelling narrative, Girl Rising will inspire readers of all ages to join together in a growing movement to help change the world.

“A moving account of hardships and triumphs that is bound to inspire future activists, this is a devastating but crucial read.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred


Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062464316
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Published: Harper - February 21st, 2017

New York Times Bestselling Author

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon, Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

Over the past century, humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, yet riveting—famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonald's than from being blown up by Al Qaeda.

What then will replace famine, plague and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet Earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.

With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.


Lab Girl Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101873724
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Published: Vintage - February 28th, 2017

An extraordinary debut memoir from a woman in science who, in the tradition of Oliver Sacks, shares her knowledge of the natural world—and infects us with her boundless passion for discovery.

Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also so much more. Lab Girl is a book about work, love, and the mountains can be moved when those two things come together. In these pages, Hope takes us back to her Minnesota childhood—hours of unfettered play in her father’s community college laboratory. She tells us how she found a sanctuary in science, learning to perform lab work “with both the heart and the hands.” She recounts her experience as a woman in science, and about the inevitable disappointments, but also the exhilarating triumphs, of her work. And she introduces us to a brilliant, wounded man named Bill, who becomes her lab partner and best friend, and writes about the uncommon bond between them. Urgent, intimate, and exquisitely written, Lab Girl heralds the arrival of a major new talent.


Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781612196015
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Published: Melville House Publishing - February 21st, 2017

Outspoken critic Jessa Crispin delivers a searing rejection of contemporary feminism…and a bracing manifesto for revolution.

Are you a feminist? Do you believe women are human beings and that they deserve to be treated as such? That women deserve all the same rights and liberties bestowed upon men? If so, then you are a feminist…or so the feminists keep insisting. But somewhere along the way, the movement for female liberation sacrificed meaning for acceptance, and left us with a banal, polite, ineffectual pose that barely challenges the status quo. In this bracing, fiercely intelligent manifesto, Jessa Crispin demands more.

Why I Am Not A Feminist is a radical, fearless call for revolution. It accuses the feminist movement of obliviousness, irrelevance, and cowardice—and demands nothing less than the total dismantling of a system of oppression.
 


Motor Girls: How Women Took the Wheel and Drove Boldly Into the Twentieth Century Cover Image
By Sue Macy, Danica Patrick (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781426326974
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Published: National Geographic Society - February 7th, 2017

Come along for a joy ride in this enthralling tribute to the daring women – Motor Girls, as they were called at the turn of the century – who got behind the wheel of the first cars and paved the way for change. The automobile has always symbolized freedom, and in this book we meet the first generation of female motorists who drove cars for fun, profit, and to make a statement about the evolving role of women. From the advent of the auto in the 1890s to the 1920s when the breaking down of barriers for women was in full swing, readers will be delighted to see historical photos, art, and artifacts and to discover the many ways these progressive females influenced fashion, the economy, politics, and the world around them.


See You in the Cosmos Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399186370
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Published: Dial Books - February 28th, 2017

In the tradition of Counting by 7s and Walk Two Moons comes a funny, luminous, utterly moving novel about a space-obsessed boy, his dog Carl Sagan, and a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe.

11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan—named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan (the man, not the dog) launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to L.A., Alex records a journey on his iPod to show other lifeforms what life on earth, his earth, is like. But his destination keeps changing. And the funny, lost, remarkable people he meets along the way can only partially prepare him for the secrets he’ll uncover—from the truth about his long-dead dad to the fact that, for a kid with a troubled mom and a mostly not-around brother, he has way more family than he ever knew.

Perfect for fans of Wonder and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Jack Cheng’s debut is full of joy, optimism, determination, and unbelievable heart. To read the first page is to fall in love with Alex and his view of our big, beautiful, complicated world. To read the last is to know he and his story will stay with you a long, long time.


The Heart of Everything That Is: Young Readers Edition Cover Image
By Bob Drury, Tom Clavin, Kate Waters (Adapted by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481464604
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 7th, 2017

From bestselling authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin comes the epic, untold story one of the most powerful Sioux warriors of all time, Red Cloud—now adapted for a younger audience!

“I have but a small spot of land left. The Great Spirit told me to keep it.” —Red Cloud

This young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller of the same name tells the long forgotten story of the powerful Oglala Lakota chief, Red Cloud. At the height of Red Cloud’s power the Sioux claimed control of vast parts of the west. But as the United States rapidly expanded, the country brutally forced the Indians off their lands.

Fighting for the survival of the Sioux way of life, Red Cloud successfully secured the loyalty of thousands of fierce fighters, including Crazy Horse, and is the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States Army in a war.

Thanks to the rediscovery of Red Cloud’s long-lost autobiography, and painstaking research by two award-winning authors, and with the help of a world-class adapter, the story of the nineteenth century’s most powerful and successful Indian warrior can finally be told.


A Piece of the World Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062356260
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Published: William Morrow & Company - February 21st, 2017

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author

From the author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting “Christina’s World."”

“Later he told me that he’d been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn’t like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won’t stay hidden.”

To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best-known American paintings of the twentieth century.

As she did in her beloved smash bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction in a powerful novel that illuminates a little-known part of America’s history. Bringing into focus the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, she vividly imagines the life of a woman with a complicated relationship to her family and her past, and a special bond with one of our greatest modern artists.

Told in evocative and lucid prose, A Piece of the World is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.


Dead Letters Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399588853
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Published: Random House - February 21st, 2017

In this sharp and clever debut novel of suspense, a young woman—presumed dead—leaves a series of clues for her twin sister, which leads her on a scavenger-hunt-like quest to solve the mystery of her disappearance.

Ava Antipova has her reasons for running away: a failing family vineyard, a romantic betrayal, a mercurial sister, an absent father, a mother slipping into dementia. In Paris, Ava acquires a French boyfriend and a taste for much better wine, and erases her past. But two years later, she must return to upstate New York. Her twin sister, Zelda, is dead.

Even in a family of alcoholics, Zelda Antipova was the wild one, notorious for her mind games and destructive behavior. Stuck tending the vineyard and the girls’ increasingly unstable mother, Zelda is allegedly burned alive when she passes out in the barn with a cigarette. But Ava finds the official explanation a little too neat. A little too Zelda. Then she receives a cryptic message—from her sister. Just as Ava suspected, Zelda’s playing one of her games. In fact, she’s outdone herself, leaving a series of clues to her disappearance. Ava follows the trail laid just for her, thinking like her sister, keeping her secrets, immersing herself in Zelda’s drama. Along the way, Zelda forces Ava to confront their twisted history and the boy who broke her heart. But why? Is Zelda trying to punish Ava for leaving? To teach her a lesson? Or is she simply trying to write her own ending?

Caite Dolan-Leach’s debut suspense takes readers on a literary scavenger hunt for clues concealed throughout the seemingly idyllic wine country, hidden in plain sight on social media, and buried at the heart of one tremendously dysfunctional, utterly unforgettable family.
 


Lincoln in the Bardo Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780812995343
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Published: Random House - February 14th, 2017

The captivating first novel by the best-selling, National Book Award nominee George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War.

On February 22, 1862, two days after his death, Willie Lincoln was laid to rest in a marble crypt in a Georgetown cemetery. That very night, shattered by grief, Abraham Lincoln arrives at the cemetery under cover of darkness and visits the crypt, alone, to spend time with his son’s body. Set over the course of that one night and populated by ghosts of the recently passed and the long dead, Lincoln in the Bardo is a thrilling exploration of death, grief, the powers of good and evil, a novel - in its form and voice - completely unlike anything you have read before. It is also, in the end, an exploration of the deeper meaning and possibilities of life, written as only George Saunders can: with humor, pathos, and grace.
 


Norse Mythology Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393609097
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 7th, 2017

Introducing an instant classic—master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.

Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor’s hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman—difficult with his beard and huge appetite—to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir—the most sagacious of gods—is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people.

Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.


Setting Free the Kites Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399162107
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 21st, 2017

From the author of the “lyrical and compelling” (USA Today) novel A Good American, the powerful story of the unintended consequences that friendship, hope, and obsession impose on two families in crisis.

Haverford, Maine, is a town that’s easily overlooked. So is Robert Carter, an eighth-grader in 1976 who’s a ready target for the class bully. That is, until the first day of school and a new kid appears: Nathan Tilly. Nathan is fearless, impetuous, and obsessed with kites and flying. As Robert and Nathan become friends, they’re drawn into each other’s families, where they witness unexpected tragedy and learn that all families can harbor secrets. When summer arrives, both boys work at the local amusement park owned by Robert’s family, and it’s there that Robert and Nathan begin to learn some harsh truths about family, desire and revenge. Honest and heartfelt, with echoes of novels by Wally Lamb and John Irving, Setting Free the Kites is both a poignant coming-of-age story and a moving family drama that explores the terrible costs of misplaced hope.


The Chilbury Ladies' Choir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101906750
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - February 14th, 2017

Through letters and journals, The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir unfolds the struggles, affairs, deceptions, and triumphs of five members of a village choir during World War II as they band together to survive the chaotic upheavals of war, love, and village intrigue that surround them on the English home front.

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir tells the stories in letters and journals of five members of a female-only choir in an English village in Kent during World War II. Initially shuttered, as all its men had gone off to war, the choir resurrects itself as a “ladies group” when a charismatic music teacher emboldens the village’s women to carry on singing in the name of national pride and wartime effort. The story moves effortlessly from village intrigue to heartbreaking matters of life and death, and we come to know the home-front struggles of five charismatic members of this unforgettable outfit: a timid widow wracked with worry over her only son off at the front; the older daughter of a local scion drawn to a rakish and mysterious artist; her younger sister, pining over an impossible crush; a young Jewish refugee from Czechoslovakia, hiding a secret about her family; and a conniving midwife plotting to outrun her seedy past. In turns funny, charming, and heart-wrenching, this lovingly executed ensemble novel illuminates the true strength of women on the home front in a village of indomitable spirit.


The Impossible Fortress Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781501144417
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 7th, 2017

“A sweet, funny, and moving tribute to nerds and misfits everywhere.” —Seth Grahame-Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Until May 1987, fourteen-year-old Billy Marvin of Wetbridge, New Jersey, is a nerd, but a decidedly happy nerd.

Afternoons are spent with his buddies, watching copious amounts of television, gorging on Pop-Tarts, debating who would win in a brawl (Rocky Balboa or Freddy Krueger? Bruce Springsteen or Billy Joel? Magnum P.I. Or T.J. Hooker?), and programming video games on his Commodore 64 late into the night. Then Playboy magazine publishes photos of Wheel of Fortune hostess Vanna White, Billy meets expert programmer Mary Zelinsky, and everything changes.

A love letter to the 1980s, to the dawn of the computer age, and to adolescence—a time when anything feels possible—The Impossible Fortress will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you remember in exquisite detail what it feels like to love something—or someone—for the very first time.


The Summer Before the War Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812983203
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Published: Random House Trade - February 21st, 2017

The New York Times bestseller with the same wit, romance, and insight into the manners and morals of small town British life as her New York Times bestselling debut, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand.

In the summer of 1914, Beatrice Nash, a young woman of good family, arrives in the small town of Rye, England, as the first female candidate to teach Latin in the local school. Over the course of the novel, she and the nephew of her sponsor fall in love. Surrounding them is a vibrant, colorful cast of characters with whom the reader will fall in love, as they did with Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand. As in Jane Austen, social and domestic dramas and subplots abound, until all pales in the shadow of the Great War.


A Cat Named Swan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553537444
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2017

Discover this beautiful pet-adoption story from Holly Hobbie, the creator of the bestselling Toot & Puddle series and one of the most treasured children’s illustrators of all time.

Beloved author-illustrator Holly Hobbie presents the story of a rescue cat’s adoption, the paradise he finds, and the transformative joy he brings to his new family. Holly Hobbie’s intricate watercolors evoke the small kitten’s hardscrabble life as powerfully as they do his blissful one. This story tugs the heartstrings and is a testament to the importance of pet adoption and the powerful ways that pets connect with their people.


Bunny's Book Club Cover Image
By Annie Silvestro, Tatjana Mai-Wyss (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553537581
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - February 7th, 2017

Join Bunny for a top-secret trip to the library in a story that celebrates the love of reading.

Bunny loves to sit outside the library with the kids and listen to summer story time. But when the weather gets cold and everyone moves inside, his daily dose of joy is gone. Desperate, Bunny refuses to miss out on any more reading time and devises a plan to sneak into the library at night…through the library’s book drop!

What follows is an adorable caper that brings an inquisitive, fuzzy bunny and his woodland pals up close and personal with the books they have grown to love. A warm celebration of the power of books, Bunny’s Book Club is sure to bring knowing smiles to any child, parent, teacher, bookseller, and librarian who understands the one-of-a-kind magic of reading.

“A sweet salute to reading.”—Kirkus

“Silvestro’s debut picture book is a love letter to the pleasures of reading and libraries, and Mai-Wyss’s colorful illustrations are endearing and comforting…A lovely and fun addition for every library.”—School Library Journal

“[Annie Silvestro] makes the pleasures of reading abundantly clear.”—Publishers Weekly

“Mai-Wyss’ soft, muted watercolor scenes sprinkled with charming, expressive cuddly animals is the perfect complement to Silvestro’s enchanting story about the love of books.”—Booklist


Hats Off to You! Cover Image
By Karen Beaumont, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545474238
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 28th, 2017

Emily, Ashley, Kaitlyn, and Claire search for the perfect hats for their moms in this winning sequel to the bestselling Shoe-La-La !

Let's all go to Chez Chapeaux!

Hats and more piled high.
Which hats do we want to try?


There are hats with flowers, stripes, and bells. And hats with feathers, stars, and shells. But which ones will they choose to buy?

Pink or purple, red or white?
We think these will be just right


The girls invite you to dress up, too! Put on your favorite hat and join the fun as they unveil a very special mother-daughter surprise.

From the New York Times bestelling talent Karen Beaumont and LeUyen Pham comes a sweet sequel to share for Mother's Day or any day.


Hello, World! Backyard Bugs Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553521054
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

Hello, World! is a series designed to help parents introduce simple nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Now even the youngest children can enjoy learning about the world around them!

Every young child loves to look at bugs. Now they can learn all about the insects in their backyards—with colors, sounds, sizes, and super-simple facts (“Chomp! A bright red ladybug munches on a leaf. Point to each of its spots.”).

Told in simple terms and featuring bright, simple, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning easy for young children. And each page offers useful prompts for engaging with your child. It’s a perfect way to bring natural science into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops.


Hello, World! Birds Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553521078
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

Hello, World! is a series designed to help parents introduce simple nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Now even the youngest children can enjoy learning about the world around them.

Every young child loves to look up at birds in the sky. Now they can learn all about a variety of birds—with colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts (“Peck, peck, peck! This noisy woodpecker is looking for food inside a tree trunk.”).

Told in simple terms and featuring bright, simple, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning easy for young children. And each page offers useful prompts for engaging with your child. It’s a perfect way to bring natural science into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops.


Lola Gets a Cat Cover Image
By Anna McQuinn, Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781580897365
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - February 14th, 2017

Lola wants a cat, but Mommy says taking care of a pet is a lot of work. So Lola does her homework. At the library she finds books about cats and pet care and she and Mommy learn as much as they can. She pretends her stuffed kitty is real and practices taking care of it. When the time comes, Lola is allowed to pick out her new friend at an animal shelter. With patience and care, her kitten settles in at home.

Lola is a book-loving favorite, and this delightful story is a new treasure in the series.
 


Not Quite Narwhal Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481469098
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2017

In the tradition of Uni the Unicorn and Gaston, this heartwarming and adorable debut picture book tells the story of a young unicorn who was born under the sea to a family of narwhals.

Growing up in the ocean, Kelp has always assumed that he was a narwhal like the rest of his family. Sure, he’s always been a little bit different—his tusk isn’t as long, he’s not as good of a swimmer, and he really doesn’t enjoy the cuisine. Then one night, an extra strong current sweeps Kelp to the surface, where he spots a mysterious creature that looks just like him! Kelp discovers that he and the creature are actually unicorns. The revelation leaves him torn: is he a land narwhal or a sea unicorn? But perhaps, if Kelp is clever, he may find a way to have the best of both worlds.

Told with heartwarming illustrations and spare, sweet text, Jessie Sima’s debut picture book is about fitting in, standing out, and the all-encompassing love of family.


Spring for Sophie Cover Image
By Yael Werber, Jen Hill (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481451345
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - February 21st, 2017

From snowy days to gray skies, a little girl watches and waits and wonders, will spring ever come? And then one day…

Sophie listens and watches for the signs of spring. Day after day, the same snow is frozen outside her window and the skies above are as gray as the day before. And then Sophie thinks will spring ever come and how will I know it is here?


Malala: Activist for Girls' Education Cover Image
By Raphaele Frier, Aurelia Fronty (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580897853
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - February 7th, 2017

Malala Yousafzai stood up to the Taliban and fought for the right for all girls to receive an education. When she was just fifteen-years old, the Taliban attempted to kill Malala, but even this did not stop her activism. At age eighteen Malala became the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work to ensure the education of all children around the world.

Malala’s courage and conviction will inspire young readers in this beautifully illustrated biography.


Caraval Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250095251
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 31st, 2017

Welcome, welcome to Caraval—Stephanie Garber's sweeping tale of the unbreakable bond between two sisters that's destined to become a sensation.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett's long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor who she has just met, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval's mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season's Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nonetheless soon becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.


Ignite Your Spark: Discovering Who You Are from the Inside Out Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781582705644
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Published: Simon Pulse/Beyond Words - January 10th, 2017

Forge your own path, engage your passions, and light thousands of sparks to become the person you want to be with this interactive guide filled with quizzes and activities to help you along the way.

It’s no secret that your teen years can be tumultuous, confusing, and even sucky, but that doesn’t mean you can’t light a fire in your life. Covering topics from relationships, self-image, and school to goals, failures, and willpower, Ignite Your Spark features thought-provoking quizzes, “Ignite Your Life” activities, and profiles of kids and adults alike who have ignited their own spark to accomplish extraordinary things.

Your teen years don’t have to be a struggle, and with this handbook for self-discovery and personal fulfillment, you will find that the ability to ignite your own spark has been within you all along.


Stone Mirrors: The Sculpture and Silence of Edmonia Lewis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481459051
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2017

From critically acclaimed author Jeannine Atkins comes a gorgeous, haunting biographical novel in verse about a half Native American, half African American sculptor working in the years following the Civil War.

A sculptor of historical figures starts with givens but creates her own vision. Edmonia Lewis was just such a sculptor, but she never spoke or wrote much about her past, and the stories that have come down through time are often vague or contradictory. Some facts are known: Edmonia was the daughter of an Ojibwe woman and an African-Haitian man. She had the rare opportunity to study art at Oberlin, one of the first schools to admit women and people of color, but lost her place after being accused of poisoning and theft, despite being acquitted of both. She moved to Boston and eventually Italy, where she became a successful sculptor.

But the historical record is very thin. The open questions about Edmonia’s life seem ideally suited to verse, a form that is comfortable with mysteries. Inspired by both the facts and the gaps in history, author Jeannine Atkins imagines her way into a vision of what might have been.


The Murderer's Ape Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101931752
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 24th, 2017

A captivating story about dark truths and heinous crimes as well as unexpected friendships, with detailed black-and-white illustrations throughout. Perfect for fans of mystery and detective stories.

Sally Jones is not only a loyal friend, she’s an extraordinary individual. In overalls or in a maharaja’s turban, this unique gorilla moves among humans without speaking but understanding everything. She and the Chief are devoted comrades who operate a cargo boat. A job they are offered pays big bucks, but the deal ends badly, and the Chief is falsely convicted of murder.

For Sally Jones this is the start of a harrowing quest for survival and to clear the Chief’s name. Powerful forces are working against her, and they will do anything to protect their secrets.


Books for Living Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780385353540
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - December 27th, 2016

From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.

Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape from reality? For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world, to become a better person, and to find the answers to the big (and small) questions about how to live his life. In this delightful celebration of reading, Schwalbe invites us along on his quest for books that speak to the specific challenges of living in our modern world, with all its noise and distractions. In each chapter, he discusses a particular book—what brought him to it (or vice versa), the people in his life he associates with it, and how it became a part of his understanding of himself in the world. These books span centuries and genres (from classic works of adult and children’s literature to contemporary thrillers and even cookbooks), and each one relates to the questions and concerns we all share. Throughout, Schwalbe focuses on the way certain books can help us honor those we’ve loved and lost, and also figure out how to live each day more fully. Rich with stories and recommendations, Books for Living is a treasure for everyone who loves books and loves to hear the answer to the question: “What are you reading?”


Healing Herbal Teas: Learn to Blend 101 Specially Formulated Teas for Stress Management, Common Ailments, Seasonal Health, and Immune Suppo Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781612125749
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Published: Storey Publishing - December 27th, 2016

For the thousands of people who turn daily to herbal tea, Healing Herbal Teas shows how easy and fun it can be to create flavorful, customized teas for enjoyment and health year-round, with recipes accompanied by insights into the medicinal qualities of each herb.
 
Freshly blended herbal teas offer more healing power than do pre-packaged tea bags. In Healing Herbal Teas, master herbalist and author Sarah Farr serves up 101 original recipes that not only offer health advantages but also taste great. Formulations to benefit each body system and promote well-being include Daily Adrenal Support, Inflammation Reduction, and Digestive Tonic. Additional recipes that address seasonal needs such as allergy relief or immune support will attune you to the cycles of nature, while instruction on the art of tea blending will teach you how to develop your own signature mixtures to give your body exactly what it needs. This book is an enchanting and delectable guide to blending and brewing power-packed herbal teas at home.


If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385540971
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Published: Doubleday Books - December 27th, 2016

“If you want to understand the strange workings of the human body, and the future of medicine, you must read this illuminating, engaging book.” —Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Gene

In 2014, James Hamblin launched a series of videos for The Atlantic called “If Our Bodies Could Talk.” With it, the doctor-turned-journalist established himself as a seriously entertaining authority in the field of health. Now, in illuminating and genuinely funny prose, Hamblin explores the human stories behind health questions that never seem to go away—and which tend to be mischaracterized and oversimplified by marketing and news media. He covers topics such as sleep, aging, diet, and much more:

• Can I “boost” my immune system?
• Does caffeine make me live longer?
• Do we still not know if cell phones cause cancer?
• How much sleep do I actually need?
• Is there any harm in taking a multivitamin?
• Is life long enough?

In considering these questions, Hamblin draws from his own medical training as well from hundreds of interviews with distinguished scientists and medical practitioners. He translates the (traditionally boring) textbook of human anatomy and physiology into accessible, engaging, socially contextualized, up-to-the-moment answers. They offer clarity, examine the limits of our certainty, and ultimately help readers worry less about things that don’t really matter.

If Our Bodies Could Talk is a comprehensive, illustrated guide that entertains and educates in equal doses.


Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity Cover Image
By Carlo Rovelli, Simon Carnell (Translator), Erica Segre (Translator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735213920
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 24th, 2017

From the New York Times bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe.

What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality? Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. Here he explains how our image of the world has changed over the last few dozen centuries.

In elegant and accessible prose, Rovelli takes us on a wondrous journey from Aristotle to Albert Einstein, from Michael Faraday to the Higgs boson, and from classical physics to his own work in quantum gravity. As he shows us how the idea of reality evolved over time, Rovelli offers readers a deeper understanding of the theories he introduced so concisely in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. His evocative explanations invite us to imagine, beyond our ever-changing idea of reality, a whole new world that has yet to be discovered.


A Greyhound, a Groundhog Cover Image
By Emily Jenkins, Chris Appelhans (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553498059
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - January 3rd, 2017

“This delightful story is a feast for the eyes and ears, and it will hold up well to repeated demands from eager young listeners.”— Kirkus, starred review

From a heavyweight author and illustrator duo comes a delicious tongue twister of a picture book that features a little round greyhound and a little round groundhog.

With very spare, incredibly lively language, this is an entertaining read-aloud, with two amazing—and oh-so-adorable—characters at its heart.

When a greyhound meets a groundhog, wordplay and crazy antics ensue. The two animals, much like kids, work themselves into a frenzy as they whirl around and around one another. (Around, round hound. Around, groundhog!) The pace picks up (Around and around and astound and astound!), until they ultimately wear themselves out.

“Jenkins’s masterful text is deceptively simple.” —NPR on Toys Meet Snow by Emily Jenkins

“Appelhans, whose career up to now has been in animated films such as Coraline, is a revelation.”Booklist, Starred, on Sparky!, illustrated by Chris Appelhans

“Appelhans makes an auspicious picture book debut with strikingly beautiful watercolor and pencil illustrations. His style, reminiscent of Jon Klassen’s, incorporates a muted color palette, but with a slightly softer, rounder quality, while also weaving in visual deadpan humor.” —The Horn Book


Bee: A Peek-Through Picture Book Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781524715267
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - January 31st, 2017

Fans of Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book can now fly along with Bee on her very busy day!

Through a hole in the book’s cover, a bee is buzzing inside a flower. Peek into this bright and lively book and discover the big ways this little insect contributes to the beauty of the environment, from pollinating colorful flowers to buzzing about the bright and beautiful meadow.

With clever peekaboo holes throughout, each page reveals new flowers and plants, plus a look inside a beehive as the bees work together to help a plants grow.

Children will love seeing the details of a bee’s active day as each page is turned, and along the way they’ll learn about ways in which bees and plants works together to produce a healthy, beautiful environment.

“Ample opportunities can be found to linger over the vibrant multimedia collages of meadows, woods, hedgerows, streams, and, most of all, the flowers bursting from the pages. An inviting introduction to the busy lives of honeybees.”—Booklist


Bunny Roo, I Love You Cover Image
By Melissa Marr, Teagan White (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780399546471
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 10th, 2017

Now available in board book, New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr and talented new illustrator Teagan White’s gorgeous collaboration celebrates the many ways loving mothers make their babies feel at home in the world.

When I found you, you were small and trembling, and I thought you might be a little bunny.

I held you close so you were warm.

The world can seem like a big, bewildering place for new babies—fortunately, their mothers know just how to sooth and comfort them. This book cleverly explores a baby’s emotions with apt comparisons to animals and, in doing so, reassures young children that their caretakers will always love them and keep them safe. The lovely illustrations of mama animals caring for their babies playfully reinforce this message, making for a visually captivating book.


Dog Man Unleashed Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780545935203
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Published: Graphix - December 27th, 2016

Dog Man is back and he's got a bone to pick with the world's fiercest feline felon!

Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, is still learning a few tricks of the trade. If only the Chief would throw him a bone every once in a while . . . Petey the cat is out of the bag, and his criminal curiosity is taking the city by storm. Can the canine crime biter unleash justice on this ruffian in time to save the city, or will Petey get away with the purrfect crime?


Duck & Goose Cover Image
By Tad Hills, Tad Hills (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780399557460
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - January 3rd, 2017

At long last, the classic New York Times–bestselling and award-winning Duck & Goose is available as a board book. It’s a must-have for every child’s home library.

Meet Duck and Goose, two birds who mistake a polka-dotted ball for an egg and must master the art of cooperation—and sharing—to take care of it. But friendship is not always easy, as proved in this funny, accessible story. Children will instantly recognize themselves in these adorable and eternally optimistic characters. And with an abridged text, this board-book version of the original is perfect for the youngest Duck & Goose fans.

Praise for the Duck & Goose series:

“Duck and Goose have taken their places alongside Frog and Toad and George and Martha as fine examples of friendship, curiosity and problem-solving.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Charming, funny, simple, and surprising…. Hills is master of the light comic touch.” —The Boston Globe


Egg Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062408723
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Published: Greenwillow Books - January 3rd, 2017

The 50th book by multiple-award-winning and New York Times–bestselling author Kevin Henkes is a graphic novel for preschoolers about four eggs, one big surprise, and an unlikely friendship. Egg is not only a perfect Easter gift but a classic read-alone and read-aloud that will appeal all year long.

This masterful and stylistically original picture book introduces young children to four eggs. One is blue, one is pink, one is yellow, and one is green. Three of the eggs hatch, revealing three baby birds who fly away. But the green egg does not hatch. Why not? When the three birds return to investigate, they’re in for a big surprise! What will happen next? With a compelling mix of comic-like panels, wordless pages and spreads, and a short text featuring word repetition, surprise, and suspense, Egg is an ideal book for emergent readers as well as for sharing in a group. Egg is sure to inspire creativity and storytelling in preschoolers as they anticipate the page turns and determine their own endings!


Hello, Mr. Dodo! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338089394
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - January 31st, 2017

From the author/illustrator of Hector and Hummingbird, a friendship story between a girl and the rarest of birds: a doughnut-loving dodo!

Martha is absolutely cuckoo for birds! She's identified every single bird in the woods behind her house. But one day she sees a bird unlike any other . . . Can that really be a dodo? It turns out that dodos make very good friends (and are crazy about doughnuts!). But when Martha's secret gets out and the whole town wants to see her new friend, will Martha have to say good-bye to Mr. Dodo?


Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524715472
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 31st, 2017

The true story about one cat’s journey to be reunited with his war-torn family has been seen by millions of people and is now a heartwarming picture book.

When an Iraqi family is forced to flee their home, they can’t bear to leave their beloved cat, Kunkush, behind. So they carry him with them from Iraq to Greece, keeping their secret passenger hidden away.

But during the crowded boat crossing to Greece, his carrier breaks and the frightened cat runs from the chaos. In one moment, he is gone. After an unsuccessful search, his family has to continue their journey, leaving brokenhearted.

A few days later, aid workers in Greece find the lost cat. Knowing how much his family has sacrificed already, they are desperate to reunite them with the cat they love so much. A worldwide community comes together to spread the word on the Internet and in the news media, and after several months the impossible happens—Kunkush’s family is found, and they finally get their happy ending in their new home.

This remarkable true story is told by the real people involved, with the full cooperation of Kunkush’s family.


Martin's Dream Day Cover Image
By Kitty Kelley, Stanley Tretick (Photographer)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481467667
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2017

Bestselling author and journalist Kitty Kelley combines her elegant storytelling with Stanley Tretick’s iconic photographs to transport readers to the 1963 March on Washington, bringing that historic day vividly to life for a new generation.

Martin Luther King Jr. was nervous.

Standing at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial, he was about to address 250,000 people with what would become known as his “I Have a Dream Speech”—the most famous speech of his life.

This day—August 28, 1963—was a momentous day in the Civil Rights Movement. It was the culmination of years spent leading marches, sit-ins, and boycotts across the South to bring attention to the plight of African Americans. Years spent demanding equality for all. Years spent dreaming of the day that black people would have the same rights as white people, and would be treated with the same dignity and respect. It was time for Martin to share his dream.


The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481400701
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 17th, 2017

Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this moving picture book that proves you’re never too little to make a difference.

Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else.

So when she heard grown-ups talk about wiping out Birmingham’s segregation laws, she spoke up. As she listened to the preacher’s words, smooth as glass, she sat up tall. And when she heard the plan—picket those white stores! March to protest those unfair laws! Fill the jails!—she stepped right up and said, I’ll do it! She was going to j-a-a-il!

Audrey Faye Hendricks was confident and bold and brave as can be, and hers is the remarkable and inspiring story of one child’s role in the Civil Rights Movement.


Watersong Cover Image
By Tim McCanna, Richard Smythe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481468817
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 31st, 2017

“McCanna’s carefully chosen words are nearly all onomatopoeia, a cacophony of water sounds that resonates on tongue and ear, demanding to be read aloud…Beautiful.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

In glorious onomatopoeia, Tim McCanna takes the reader on a dazzling journey as a fox seeks shelter from a rainstorm.

Drip
Drop
Plip
Plop
Pitter
Patter
Pat.


As the rain begins, a little fox seeks shelter. But then it builds and builds into to a torrential storm.

Wash! Wham!
Lash! Whirl!
Bash! Swirl!
Hiss! Slap! Slam!


Both a visual feast and a joy to read aloud, this stunning picture book showcases the power and beauty of nature.


Perfect Little World Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062450326
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Published: Ecco Press - January 24th, 2017

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Family Fang–a warmhearted and moving story about a young woman making a family on her own terms

When Isabelle Poole meets Dr. Preston Grind, she’s fresh out of high school, pregnant with her art teacher’s baby, and totally on her own. Izzy knows she can be a good mother, but without any money or relatives to help, she’s left searching.

Dr. Grind, an awkwardly charming child psychologist, has spent his life studying family, even after tragedy struck his own. Now, with the help of an eccentric billionaire, he has the chance to create a “perfect little world” to study what would happen when ten children are raised collectively, without knowing who their biological parents are. He calls it The Infinite Family Project and he wants Izzy and her son to join.

This attempt at a utopian ideal starts off promising, but soon the gentle equilibrium among the families disintegrates: unspoken resentments between the couples begin to fester; the project’s funding becomes tenuous; and Izzy’s growing feelings for Dr. Grind make her question her participation in this strange experiment in the first place.

Written with the same compassion and charm that won over legions of readers with The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson shows us with grace and humor that the best families are the ones we make for ourselves.


Darling, I Love You: Poems from the Hearts of Our Glorious Mutts and All Our Animal Friends Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143128267
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Published: Penguin Books - January 17th, 2017

A heartwarming collection of illustrated poems celebrating the special love between people and animals, from lauded poet Daniel Ladinsky and celebrated cartoonist Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the MUTTS comic series.

Daniel Ladinsky is the acclaimed poet and translator that poetry enthusiasts around the world know for his thoughtful, moving works including The Purity of Desire, A Year with Hafiz, and Love Poems from God. Patrick McDonnell is the venerated artist and creator of the beloved MUTTS comic strip. In Darling, I Love You!, these two artists have collaborated for the first time to create a sweet, poignant, and universal collection of poems about the essential places animals hold in our lives and in our hearts, accompanied by line drawings of the wonderful MUTTS characters that readers have come to know and love.


Dog Beach Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781476750354
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Published: Touchstone Books - December 6th, 2016

Vermont Author!

From acclaimed screenwriter and creator of the Netflix original series Marco Polo John Fusco comes a “vivid, action-packed tale of Asian gangsters and Hollywood moviemaking” (Publishers Weekly) that follows the exploits of Louie Mo, once Hong Kong’s greatest stuntman turned Los Angeles knee-breaker, as his latest target unexpectedly casts him in the role of a lifetime.

Leaving behind a successful career as a stunt double in Hong Kong to escape entanglements with the Chinese mafia, Louie Mo now makes his living in Los Angeles as a hired knee-breaker, putting fear into the hearts of people reneging on payments to investors.

Troy, an aspiring director with NYU credentials and encyclopedic movie knowledge, is beginning to realize that he’s made a deal with the devil by agreeing to direct a film for producer Avi Ghazaryan. When Avi’s sketchy investors hire Louie to scare Troy into finishing their movie, Troy’s reverence for film and keen eye save him from a beating when he recognizes Louie Mo as the stunt man extraordinaire he once was and begs Louie to take the lead role in the movie based on Troy’s own pet screenplay.

For Louie Mo, this chance at redemption might be his last. As his past catches up with him and his body becomes ever more broken down, he teams up with Troy in a race against the clock—and the bad guys—to pull off an impossible film of epic proportions.

Dog Beach is a fast-paced, smart, and hilarious thrill ride. Equal parts dark satire and high-velocity action novel, this “poisonously funny Hollywood noir nightmare” (Warren Ellis,


Her Every Fear Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062427021
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Published: William Morrow & Company - January 10th, 2017

The author of the wildly popular The Kind Worth Killing returns with an electrifying and downright Hitchcockian psychological thriller—as tantalizing as the cinema classics Rear Window and Wait Until Dark—involving a young woman caught in a vise of voyeurism, betrayal, manipulation, and murder

Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life.

But soon after her arrival at Corbin’s grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery: his next-door neighbor, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police question her about Corbin, a shaken Kate has few answers, and many questions of her own?curiosity that intensifies when she meets Alan Cherney, a handsome, quiet tenant who lives across the courtyard, in the apartment facing Audrey’s. Alan saw Corbin surreptitiously come and go from Audrey’s place, yet he’s denied knowing her. Then, Kate runs into a tearful man claiming to be the dead woman’s old boyfriend, who insists Corbin did the deed the night that he left for London.

When she reaches out to her cousin, he proclaims his innocence and calms her nerves . . . until she comes across disturbing objects hidden in the apartment—and accidently learns that Corbin is not where he says he is. Could Corbin be a killer? And what about Alan? Kate finds herself drawn to this appealing man who seems so sincere, yet she isn’t sure. Jetlagged and emotionally unstable, her imagination full of dark images caused by the terror of her past, Kate can barely trust herself? So how could she take the chance on a stranger she’s just met?

Yet the danger Kate imagines isn’t nearly as twisted and deadly as what’s about to happen. When her every fear becomes very real.

And much, much closer than she thinks.

Told from multiple points of view, Her Every Fear is a scintillating, edgy novel rich with Peter Swanson’s chilling insight into the darkest corners of the human psyche and virtuosic skill for plotting that has propelled him to the highest ranks of suspense, in the tradition of such greats as Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, Patricia Highsmith and James M. Cain.


In Sunlight or in Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper Cover Image
By Lawrence Block (Editor)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781681772455
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Published: Pegasus Books - December 6th, 2016

A truly unprecedented literary achievement by author and editor Lawrence Block, a newly-commissioned anthology of seventeen superbly-crafted stories inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper, including Jeffery Deaver, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, Lee Child, and Robert Olen Butler, among many others.

"Edward Hopper is surely the greatest American narrative painter. His work bears special resonance for writers and readers, and yet his paintings never tell a story so much as they invite viewers to find for themselves the untold stories within."

So says Lawrence Block, who has invited seventeen outstanding writers to join him in an unprecedented anthology of brand-new stories: In Sunlight or In Shadow. The results are remarkable and range across all genres, wedding literary excellence to storytelling savvy.

Contributors include Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Olen Butler, Michael Connelly, Megan Abbott, Craig Ferguson, Nicholas Christopher, Jill D. Block, Joe R. Lansdale, Justin Scott, Kris Nelscott, Warren Moore, Jonathan Santlofer, Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, and Lawrence Block himself. Even Gail Levin, Hopper’s biographer and compiler of his catalogue raisonée, appears with her own first work of fiction, providing a true account of art theft on a grand scale and told in the voice of the country preacher who perpetrated the crime.

In a beautifully produced anthology as befits such a collection of acclaimed authors, each story is illustrated with a quality full-color reproduction of the painting that inspired it.


The Fifth Petal Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101905609
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - January 24th, 2017

Brunonia Barry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader, returns to her contemporary, otherworldly Salem with this spellbinding new thriller, a complex brew of suspense, seduction, and murder.

Salem’s chief of police, John Rafferty, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, investigates a 25-year-old triple homicide dubbed “The Goddess Murders,” in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed one Halloween night. Aided by Callie Cahill, the daughter of one of the victims who has returned to town, Rafferty begins to uncover a dark chapter in Salem’s past. Callie, who has always been gifted with premonitions, begins to struggle with visions she doesn’t quite understand and an attraction to a man who has unknown connections to her mother’s murder. Neither believes that the main suspect, Rose Whelan, respected local historian and sometime-aunt to Callie, is guilty of murder or witchcraft. But exonerating Rose might mean crossing paths with a dangerous force. Were the women victims of an all-too-human vengeance, or was the devil raised in Salem that night? And if they cannot discover what truly happened, will evil rise again?


The Midnight Cool Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062475466
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Published: Harper - January 10th, 2017

The Whiting Award-winning author of the story collection Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing delivers her enchanting debut novel set in 1916 Tennessee: a rich and rewarding tale of two flawed yet endearing grifters who pursue women, wealth, and a surprisingly valuable commodity for the troops in Europe: mules

A middle-aged Irish immigrant, Billy has a gift for illusion—making damaged objects look new. His companion, Charles, the smooth-tongued teenage son of a prostitute, is a natural salesman just like the mythical father he’s never met. Longtime horse traders and partners, they’ve recently turned their talents to trading mules. But in the summer of 1916, these seasoned grifters skilled in the art of the underhanded deal have just been swindled themselves. They’re saddled with the one thing they may not be able to unload: a gorgeous, murderous black mare named The Midnight Cool.

Charles should have listened to Catherine, the beautiful, rebellious daughter of Leland Hatcher, the richest man in Richfield, Tennessee, and the former owner of The Midnight Cool. The horse would be worth a fortune—if she weren’t a verified man-killer who attacks on sight. Rooted in this muggy town until they can miraculously re-train their recalcitrant mare, and in the shadow of the growing inevitability of war, Charles and Billy’s bond begins to fray. Falling in love with Catherine—and under the spell of the deceitful, wealthy Leland, the vision of himself he’d like to be—Charles pulls away from the older man.

Despite their growing distance, the war in Europe has pushed demand for mules sky-high, and when the United States enters the fight, Billy and Charles’ business thrives. But when a trade goes terribly wrong, Charles is forced to reevaluate his allegiance to his country, the moral implications of his lifestyle, his relationship with Catherine, and ultimately, his mysterious and surprisingly deep connection to Billy.

Populated by spirited, memorable characters, The Midnight Cool is a startlingly profound tale of aspiration, loyalty, and love—and the eternal search for something lasting in a transitory world.


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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2017

An enchanting historical fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Thanhha Lai’s award-winning Inside Out and Back Again

No one comes to the Second World on purpose. The doorway between worlds opens only when least expected. The Raft King is desperate to change that by finding the doorway that will finally take him and the people of Raftworld back home. To do it, he needs Pip, a young boy with an incredible gift—he can speak to fish; and the Raft King is not above kidnapping to get what he wants. Pip’s sister Kinchen, though, is determined to rescue her brother and foil the Raft King’s plans.

This is but the first of three extraordinary stories that collide on the high seas of the Second World. The second story takes us back to the beginning: Venus and Swimmer are twins captured aboard a slave ship bound for Jamaica in 1781. They save themselves and others from a life of enslavement with a risky, magical plan—one that leads them from the shark-infested waters of the first world to the second. Pip and Kinchen will hear all about them before their own story is said and done. So will Thanh and his sister Sang, who we meet in 1978 on a small boat as they try to escape post-war Vietnam. But after a storm and a pirate attack, they’re not sure they’ll ever see shore again. What brings these three sets of siblings together on an adventure of a lifetime is a little magic, helpful sea monsters and that very special portal, A Crack in the Sea


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Published: Scholastic Inc. - December 27th, 2016

LEGO(R) Batman(R) blasts his way into theaters February 10, 2017, with an all-star voice cast and out-of-this-world animation.

Based on the success of the hilarious POB, Emmet's Guide to Being Awesome.

The LEGO Movie hit screens in February 2013 and went on to gross more than $450 million at the box office worldwide! That stunning success has spawned three follow-ups: The LEGO Batman Movie (Spring 2017), The LEGO Ninjago Movie (Fall 2017), and The LEGO Movie Sequel (2018).

In The LEGO Batman Movie, Will Arnett returns as the brooding voice of LEGO Batman and is joined by Michael Cera (Robin), Zach Galifianakis (The Joker), Rosario Dawson (Batgirl), Ralph Fiennes (Alfred), and more!

This film is sure to be as hilarious and as loved by families as the first film in the franchise.


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By Ellen Oh (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781101934593
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2017

Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology—written by the best children’s authors—celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.

In a partnership with We Need Diverse Books, industry giants Kwame Alexander, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Tingle, and Jacqueline Woodson join newcomer Kelly J. Baptist in a story collection that is as humorous as it is heartfelt. This impressive group of authors has earned among them every major award in children’s publishing and popularity as New York Times bestsellers.

From these distinguished authors come ten distinct and vibrant stories.

“There’s plenty of magic in this collection to go around.” -Booklist, Starred

“A natural for middle school classrooms and libraries, this strong collection should find eager readers”
-Kirkus, Starred

“Inclusive, authentic, and eminently readable, this collection of short stories is an excellent addition for libraries and classrooms.”-School Library Journal, Starred

”Thought provoking and wide-ranging, this first anthology from WNDB should not be missed."
-Publishers Weekly, Starred


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Published: Scholastic Inc. - January 31st, 2017

Imagine your first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! What would it be like to ride on the Hogwarts Express from King's Cross station, shop in Diagon Alley, be sorted into one of the four Hogwarts houses, attend a Potions class and try out for Quidditch? Packed with fun activities and pictures from the eight Harry Potter films, including an 8-page fold-out Hogwarts Diary and full-page character posters. Anything can happen at Hogwarts!


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Published: Scholastic Inc. - March 28th, 2017

A race for survival from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Uglies!

This harrowing tale of supernatural menace kicks off a new series from the visionary mind of #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld.

When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue.

Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before -- from razor-beaked shredder birds to carnivorous vines and much, much worse.

With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive.

BONUS! In the Horizon multiplatform experience, you're not just reading about the castaways, you're one of them. Join the race for survival in the FREE game, available on your browser and as an app.


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By Kate Messner, Kelley McMorris (Illustrator)
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 31st, 2017

Local Author!

Ranger, the time-traveling golden retriever with search-and-rescue training, is back. This time, he goes to Viking Age Iceland!

Ranger is a time-traveling golden retriever with search-and-rescue training. In this adventure, he goes to Viking Age Iceland, which proves to be tough terrain for Ranger to navigate. Usually it's Ranger's job to save the day before he can return to his family, but he meets a girl named Helga who rescues him more than once. And when a nearby volcano threatens to erupt and Helga's new baby brother or sister starts to come early, they must journey through ash and smoke to find Helga's father. But if Helga doesn't need Ranger's help, how will he ever get home?


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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - January 31st, 2017

The first middle-grade novel from YA superstar Amy Sarig (A.S.) King is a boy-meets-animal story like no other.

Obe Devlin has problems. His family's farmland has been taken over by developers. His best friend Tommy abandoned him for the development kids. And he keeps getting nosebleeds, because of that thing he doesn't like to talk about. So Obe hangs out at the creek by his house, in the last wild patch left, picking up litter and looking for animal tracks.

One day, he sees a creature that looks kind of like a large dog, or maybe a small boar. And as he watches it, he realizes it eats plastic. Only plastic. Water bottles, shopping bags . . . No one has ever seen a creature like this before, because there's never been a creature like this before. The animal -- Marvin Gardens -- soon becomes Obe's best friend and biggest secret. But to keep him safe from the developers and Tommy and his friends, Obe must make a decision that might change everything.

In her most personal novel yet, Printz Honor Award winner Amy Sarig King tells the story of a friendship that could actually save the world.


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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - January 10th, 2017

Told in diary form by an irresistible heroine, this “heartfelt, bittersweet, and ever-so-clever coming-of-age fantasy” (School Library Journal, starred review) named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year from the New York Times bestselling author of the May Bird trilogy sparkles with science, myth, magic, and the strange beauty of the everyday marvels we sometimes forget to notice.

Spirited, restless Gracie Lockwood has lived in Cliffden, Maine, her whole life. She’s a typical girl in an atypical world: one where sasquatches helped to win the Civil War, where dragons glide over Route 1 on their way south for the winter (sometimes burning down a T.J. Maxx or an Applebee’s along the way), where giants hide in caves near LA and mermaids hunt along the beaches, and where Dark Clouds come for people when they die.

To Gracie it’s all pretty ho-hum…until a Cloud comes looking for her little brother Sam, turning her small-town life upside down. Determined to protect Sam against all odds, her parents pack the family into a used Winnebago and set out on an epic search for a safe place that most people say doesn’t exist: The Extraordinary World. It’s rumored to lie at the ends of the earth, and no one has ever made it there and lived to tell the tale. To reach it, the Lockwoods will have to learn to believe in each other—and to trust that the world holds more possibilities than they’ve ever imagined.


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ISBN: 9780399186219
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Published: Dial Books - January 31st, 2017

In this heartwarming and funny middle-grade novel by the beloved author of Counting by 7s, Julia grows into her sense of self while playing a Munchkin in a summer stock Wizard of Oz.

Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer she’ll realize how big she is inside, where it counts. This is the summer she gets cast as a Munchkin in a regional theater production of The Wizard of Oz. She hasn’t ever thought of herself as a performer, but she is instantly enamored of the director, Shawn Barr, who notices her can-do attitude and who believes in the potential of his Munchkin chorus—a motley crew of kids (plus the only three actual little people who were available). As Julia becomes friendly with the poised and wise Olive—an adult with dwarfism who doesn’t let her size define her—and with a deeply artistic neighbor named Mrs. Chang, her own sense of herself as an artist grows, and Julia finds that she no longer wants to fade into the background. It’s a lucky break, then, when Shawn Barr chooses her to also play the role of one of the flying monkeys! Bubbling over with humor and tenderness, this is an irresistible story of self-discovery and of the role models who forever change us.


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Published: HarperCollins - January 24th, 2017

Ali Standish’s wonderfully captivating debut is a stirring tale of friendship, forgiveness, and ultimately hope.

Ethan had been many things: Adventurer. Boston Red Sox fan. Sidekick to his big brother, Roddie. Coconsipirator with his best friend, Kacey.

But that was before. Before the accident and the great loss that filled his life. Before his family moved from Boston to the small beachside town of Palm Knot, Georgia.

Palm Knot may be tiny, but it’s home to possibility and second chances. It’s also home to Coralee, a girl with a big personality and even bigger stories. A girl who may be just the friend Ethan needs. But Ethan isn’t the only one with secrets, and Coralee’s are catching up with her. Ethan must decide if he can trust Coralee, or if what she’s hiding might be putting both their lives at risk.


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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 31st, 2017

Welcome to a world where nothing is quite as it seems…

When their grandmother Sylvie is rushed to the hospital, Ivy Sparrow and her annoying big brother Seb cannot imagine what adventure lies in store. Soon their house is ransacked by unknown intruders, and a very strange policeman turns up on the scene, determined to apprehend them…with a toilet brush.

Ivy and Seb make their escape only to find themselves in a completely uncommon world, a secret underground city called Lundinor where ordinary objects have amazing powers. There are belts that enable the wearer to fly, yo-yos that turn into weapons, buttons with healing properties, and other enchanted objects capable of very unusual feats.

But the forces of evil are closing in fast, and when Ivy and Seb learn that their family is connected to one of the greatest uncommon treasures of all time, they must race to unearth the treasure and get to the bottom of a family secret…before it’s too late.

Debut novelist Jennifer Bell delivers a world of wonder and whimsy in the start of a richly uncommon series.

“An auspicious trilogy opener.” -Kirkus Reviews


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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2017

From Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli (Maniac Magee, Stargirl) comes the “moving and memorable” (Kirkus Reviews, starred) story of a girl searching for happiness inside the walls of a prison.

Cammie O’Reilly lives at the Hancock County Prison—not as a prisoner, she’s the warden’s daughter. She spends the mornings hanging out with shoplifters and reformed arsonists in the women’s excercise yard, which gives Cammie a certain cache with her school friends.

But even though Cammie’s free to leave the prison, she’s still stuck. And sad, and really mad. Her mother died saving her from harm when she was just a baby. You wouldn’t think you could miss something you never had, but on the eve of her thirteenth birthday, the thing Cammie most wants is a mom. A prison might not be the best place to search for a mother, but Cammie is determined and she’s willing to work with what she’s got.

“Jerry Spinelli again proves why he’s the king of storytellers” (Shelf Awarenss, starred) in this tale of a girl who learns that heroes can come in surprising disguises, and that even if we don’t always get what we want, sometimes we really do get what we need.

Praise for the works of Jerry Spinelli:

“Spinelli is a poet of the prepubescent…. No writer guides his young characters, and his readers, past these pitfalls and challenges and toward their futures with more compassion.” —The New York Times

“It’s almost unreal how much the children’s book still resonates.” —Bustle.com on Maniac Magee


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ISBN: 9780062455734
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Published: HarperCollins - January 24th, 2017

A poignant middle grade debut, perfect for fans of books like Counting by 7s and The Thing About Jellyfish, about a girl who travels by train from Los Angeles to Chicago and learns along the way that she can create a family of her own.

Rydr is on a train heading east, leaving California, where her gramma can’t take care of her anymore, and traveling to Chicago to live with an unknown relative. She brings with her a suitcase, memories both happy and sad, and a box containing something very important.

As Rydr meets her fellow passengers and learns their stories, her own past begins to emerge. And as much as Rydr may want to forget about her life in California, on the train she finds that maybe her past can help her deal with her present. And maybe hope and forgiveness are all around her and, most important, within her, if she’s willing to look for it.


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ISBN: 9781442471863
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 31st, 2017

Another wild mystery needs to be solved and it’s up to the Pumpkin Falls Private Eyes to solve it in this hilarious follow up to the heartwarming middle grade mystery, Absolutely Truly.

Even Truly Lovejoy has to admit that teeny-tiny Pumpkin Falls, New Hampshire, has its charms—like the annual maple festival, where tourists flock from all over to sample the local maple syrup, maple candy, maple coffee, and even maple soap! But when someone tries to sabotage the maple trees on her friend Franklin’s family farm, Truly has to rally the Pumpkin Falls Private Eyes to investigate.

Meanwhile, she uncovers another, more personal mystery under the floorboards of her very own home—a diary written centuries ago by her namesake, the original Truly Lovejoy…and it might just prove her family’s ties to Pumpkin Falls run deeper than anyone ever could have imagined.


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