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Friendship

Princess Cora and the Crocodile Book Cover
Princess Cora and the Crocodile
by Laura Amy Schlitz
illustrated by Brian Floca
This book is for: Preschool to Grade 2 -- Picture Books
Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Medalist join forces to give an overscheduled princess a day off — and a deliciously wicked crocodile a day on.



Princess Cora is sick of boring lessons. She’s...Read more

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Ten Miles One Way
by Patrick Downes
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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The powerful story of a mind at the edge of unraveling, held together by love and acceptance.



Nest and Q walk through the city. Nest speaks and Q listens. Mile by mile, Nest tells Q about her life, her...Read more

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Hello, Universe
by Erin Entrada Kelly
illustrated by Isabel Roxas
This book is for: Grades 4 to 6
Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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Acclaimed and award-winning author Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe is a funny and poignant neighborhood story about unexpected friendships. Told from four intertwining points of view—two boys and two girls—the novel celebrates...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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Love, Ish
by Karen Rivers
This book is for: Tweens
Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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My name is Mischa “Ish” Love, and I am twelve years old. I know quite a lot about Mars.



Mars is where I belong. Do you know how sometimes you just know a thing? My mom says that falling in love is like
...Read more

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Bronze and Sunflower
by Cao Wenxuan, by Helen Wang (Translator)
illustrated by Meilo So
This book is for: Grades 4 to 6
Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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A beautifully written, timeless tale by Cao Wenxuan, best-selling Chinese author and 2016 recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.



Sunflower is an only child, and when her father is sent...Read more

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A Single Stone
by Meg McKinlay
This book is for: Tweens
Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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In an isolated society, one girl makes a discovery that will change everything — and learns that a single stone, once set in motion, can bring down a mountain.



Jena — strong, respected, reliable — is the...Read more

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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life
by Benjamin Alire Saenz
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
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“Friendships, family, grief, joy, rage, faith, doubt, poetry, and love—this complex and sensitive book has room for every aspect of growing up!”—Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor–Winning author of The Surrender Tree 

   Sal used to...Read more

Goodbye Days
Goodbye Days
by Jeff Zentner
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
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Carver Briggs never thought a simple text would cause a fatal crash, killing his three best friends, Mars, Eli, and Blake. But now Carver can’t stop blaming himself for the accident and even worse, a powerful judge is pressuring the district...Read more

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Velocity
by Chris Wooding
This book is for: Teens
Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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Buckle up for a fast-paced, high-octane thrill ride!



Cassica and Shiara are best friends. They couldn't be more different, but their differences work to their advantage -- especially when they're drag racing. Cassica is...Read more

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Hi!  I'm Sarah.  I'm a former librarian and mother of two -- a teen daughter and a preschooler son.  We love to play outdoors... and read.  :)

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