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Sidewalk Flowers
by JonArno Lawson
illustrated by Sydney Smith
This book is for: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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In this wordless picture book, a little girl collects wildflowers while her distracted father pays her little attention. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their...Read more

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Wolfie the Bunny
by Ame Dyckman
illustrated by Zachariah OHora
This book is for: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
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Families of all kinds will delight in this sweet tale of new babies, sibling rivalry, bravery, unconditional love...and veggies!

 

The Bunny family has adopted a wolf son, and daughter Dot is the only one who realizes Wolfie...Read more

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The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave Book 1)
by Rick Yancey
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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The blockbuster bestseller comes to the big screen!

"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances."—Entertainment Weekly
"A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . ."—USAToday.com

The Passage
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The Darkest Part of the Forest
by Holly Black
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
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In the woods is a glass coffin. It rests on the ground, and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives....

 

Hazel and her brother, Ben, live in Fairfold, where humans and the Folk exist side by...Read more

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All the Bright Places
by Jennifer Niven
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
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"A do not miss for fans of Eleanor and Park and The Fault in Our Stars, and basically anyone who can breathe."--Justine Magazine

New York Times bestseller

Soon to be a
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The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle Book 2)
by Maggie Stiefvater
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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If you could steal things from dreams, what would you take?

Ronan Lynch has secrets. Some he keeps from others. Some he keeps from himself.

One secret: Ronan can bring things out of his dreams.

And sometimes he's...Read more

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Sisters
by Raina Telgemeier
This book is for: Tweens
Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Raina Telgemeier’s #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning companion to Smile!

Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but...Read more

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Jane, the Fox, and Me
by Fanny Britt
illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
This book is for: Tweens
Published: Sunday, September 1, 2013
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Hélène has been inexplicably ostracized by the girls who were once her friends. Her school life is full of whispers and lies — Hélène weighs 216; she smells like BO. Her loving mother is too tired to be any help. Fortunately, Hélène has...Read more

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The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle Book 1)
by Maggie Stiefvater
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them--until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.

 

His name is Gansey, a rich student at...Read more

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When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead
This book is for: Grades 4 to 6, This book is for: Tweens
Published: Tuesday, July 14, 2009
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Four mysterious letters change Miranda’s world forever.

By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it’s safe to go, like the local grocery store, and...Read more

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