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Strange the Dreamer
by Laini Taylor
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor

 

Strange the Dreamer is the story of:

 

the aftermath of a war between...Read more

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In Darkling Wood
by Emma Carroll
This book is for: Tweens
Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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For fans of The Secret GardenThe Indian in the CupboardTuck Everlasting, and The Giving Tree, In Darkling Wood is a spine-tingling novel with a forthright, modern heroine and more than a...Read more

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Hunted
by Meagan Spooner
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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Beauty knows the Beast's forest in her bones--and in her blood. 

Though Yeva grew up with the city's highest aristocrats, far from her father's old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her...Read more

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The White Road of the Moon
by Rachel Neumeier
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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Leigh Bardugo meets The Sixth Sense in this story of one girl’s perilous journey to restore a lost order. 

 

Imagine you live with your aunt, who hates you so much she’s going to...Read more

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Yvain: The Knight of the Lion
by M.T. Anderson
illustrated by Andrea Offermann
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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In his first graphic novel, National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson turns to Arthurian lore, with captivating art by Andrea Offermann bringing the classic legend to life.



Eager for glory and heedless of...Read more

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Nightlights
by Lorena Alvarez
This book is for: Kindergarten to Grade 3 -- Early Readers, This book is for: Grades 4 to 6
Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION



Every night, tiny stars appear out of the darkness in little Sandy's bedroom. She catches them and creates wonderful creatures to play with until she falls asleep, and in the morning brings...Read more

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The Fearless Travelers' Guide to Wicked Places
by Pete Begler
This book is for: Tweens
Published: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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Twelve-year-old Nell Perkins knows there is magic at work that she can’t yet understand. Her mother has been taken by witches and turned into a bird. Nell must journey to get her mother back, even if it takes her deep into the Wicked Places ― the...Read more

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Little Fox in the Forest
by Stephanie Graegin
This book is for: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Fans of Aaron Becker’s Caldecott Honor winner Journey will love this utterly enchanting wordless picture book in which two friends follow a young fox deep into the woods and discover a wondrous and magical world.
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Frogkisser!
by Garth Nix
This book is for: Tweens, This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother's new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepstepfather decides to...Read more

One Blood Ruby
One Blood Ruby (Seven Black Diamonds Book 2)
by Melissa Marr
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

In this gripping follow-up to Melissa Marr’s lush Seven Black Diamonds, Lily and her friends are forced to reckon with the truth of their own lineage and to protect one of their own, no matter what—or who—comes between them.

Now...Read more

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