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Flying Lessons & Other Stories
by Ellen Oh
This book is for: Grades 4 to 6
Published: Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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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...Read more

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One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance
by Nikki Grimes
This book is for: Tweens
Published: Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance -- including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era -- by combining...Read more

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Scythe (Arc of a Scythe Book 1)
by Neal Shusterman
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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Two teens are forced to murder—maybe each other—in the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.



In a world where disease has been eliminated,...Read more

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The Nerdy and the Dirty
by B. T. Gottfred
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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His classmates may consider him a nerd, but Benedict Pendleton knows he's destined for great things. All he has to do is find a worthy girlfriend, and his social station will be secured. Sure, Benedict is different--but that's what he likes about...Read more

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My Sister Rosa
by Justine Larbalestier
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
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What if the most terrifying person you know is your ten-year-old sister?

Seventeen-year-old Aussie Che Taylor loves his younger sister, Rosa. But he’s also certain that she’s a psychopath—clinically, threateningly,...Read more

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The Sun Is Also a Star
by Nicola Yoon
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
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Be the first to read the dazzling new novel from Nicola Yoon, the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Everything, Everything



Natasha:
 I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not...Read more

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One Minute till Bedtime: 60-Second Poems to Send You off to Sleep
by Kenn Nesbitt
illustrated by Christoph Niemann
This book is for: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
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Just one more before bedtime? Please??

 

It's time for tuck-in, and your little one wants just one more moment with you--so fill it with something that will feed the imagination, fuel a love of reading, and...Read more

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Animals by the Numbers: A Book of Infographics
by Steve Jenkins
This book is for: Grades 4 to 6
Published: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
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How many species are there across the globe?   

How much do all of the insects in the world collectively weigh?  How far can animals travel?    

     Steve Jenkins answers these questions and many more with numbers, images,...Read more

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The Bossier Baby
by Marla Frazee
This book is for: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
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Two-time Caldecott Honor recipient Marla Frazee’s Boss Baby is back—but this time there’s a new baby sister CEO in town!

Change is in the air—the Boss Baby’s staff has stopped taking his direction! It seems that there is a new CEO in town...Read more

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Nanette's Baguette
by Mo Willems
This book is for: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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Today is the day Nanette gets to get the baguette! Is she set? YOU BET!

 

Mo Willems' hilarious new picture book, Nanette's Baguette, follows our plucky heroine on her first big solo trip to the bakery. But . . . will...Read more

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