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Liberty's civil rights road trip / Michael W. Waters ; illustrated by Nicole Tadgell.

Liberty's civil rights road trip /  Michael W. Waters ; illustrated by Nicole Tadgell.
Based on a real-life trip, Liberty and her friend Abdullah visit significant places from the civil rights movement, inspiring them to come together with others to create a better world--


Antonio's amazing gift / written by Naibe Reynoso ; illustrated by Juliette Oberndorfer.

Antonio's amazing gift /  written by Naibe Reynoso ; illustrated by Juliette Oberndorfer.
Inspired by characters and scenes from the film, this brightly illustrated picture book celebrates a love of animals, new friends, and the magical gifts of the Encanto--


The world below the brine / Walt Whitman ; illustrated by James Christopher Carroll.

The world below the brine /  Walt Whitman ; illustrated by James Christopher Carroll.
Nineteenth-century poet Walt Whitman employs the language of his day to express a wonder about the world below the sea that is timeless--


Little Monster / Rhiannon Fielding ; Chris Chatterton.

Little Monster /  Rhiannon Fielding ; Chris Chatterton.
Have you ever heard a monster with horns upon her head creeping down the creaky stairs ... instead of going to bed? A magical bedtime adventure for little monsters everywhere.--back cover.


Tabitha and Fritz trade places / written by Katie Frawley ; illustrated by Laurie Stansfield.

Tabitha and Fritz trade places /  written by Katie Frawley ; illustrated by Laurie Stansfield.
An elephant in the rainforest is looking for a birthday adventure, and a pampered city kitty is getting bored with her luxe life; when the two connect over Lair-BNB, they discover the joys of new places and of finding your way back home.


You can be ABCs / words by Robert Samuel White II and Robert Samuel White III ; pictures by Robert Paul Jr.

You can be ABCs /  words by Robert Samuel White II and Robert Samuel White III ; pictures by Robert Paul Jr.
You can be an A--an architect, a B--a biochemist, a C--a computer software developer, and so much more! It's all about doing what you love and putting your heart into everything that you do. In this alphabet book of careers, the options run from A to Z! And six-year-old social media sensation Sam White and his dad, Bobby, want every kid out there to know that they can reach for the stars and make their dreams come true, whatever they want to become. Just don't be a Z--a zombie, and let the world pass you by.


How do you live? / Genzaburō Yoshino ; translated by Bruno Navasky ; with a foreword by Neil Gaiman.

How do you live? /  Genzaburō Yoshino ; translated by Bruno Navasky ; with a foreword by Neil Gaiman.
Told in two voices, fifteen-year-old Copper struggles to confront inevitable and enormous change after his father's death and his uncle writes to him in a journal, sharing knowledge and advice in 1937 Japan.


Home is... / written by Hannah Barnaby ; illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon.

Home is... /  written by Hannah Barnaby ; illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon.
What makes a home home? Find out in this intriguing exploration of the places creatures call home. From mountain to sea, meadow to tree, small town to big city, people and animals make their homes all over the world. Some are forever while some change with the seasons, but all are just right for the creatures who live in them--


The circus at the end of the sea / Lori R. Snyder.

The circus at the end of the sea /  Lori R. Snyder.
Maddy Adriana knows that magic is real. All her life, her heart has pulled her toward things too perfect to be ordinary, things no one else can see. And then there's the bracelet she's worn since she was a baby; a bracelet that grows as she grows and doesn't come off. Knowing that magic exists has made it a little easier to be a foster kid bounced between homes. Then, one day, Maddy feels a ... tug. It leads her to Il Circo delle Strade, the magical street circus lurking within the canals, boardwalks, and beaches of Venice, California. Amid murals that come to life and trampolines made of starlight, Maddy knows that she's finally found the source of the magic--and once she meets Skeeter Chen (the Fastest Boy on Wheels) and Ophelia (the mimic octopus) ... well, maybe she's even found a place where, for the first time ever, she can truly belong. So when she learns that Il Circo is in trouble, she offers to help. The journey will take Maddy to the end of the sea and back. Along the way, she must find a way to face the frightening side of magic as well as her own deepest fears if she is to save the place she hopes to finally call home.--!cProvided by publisher.


Second sleep / Diane Stanley.

Second sleep /  Diane Stanley.
To get Max and Rosies minds off their mothers mysterious disappearance, their grandmother, Mozelle, suggests that they visit the old log cabin where their mom spent her summers as a child. This is a place where, when it gets dark, you go to bed. But according to Mozelle, their mother had her happiest dreams during her nights at the lake. That first night, Max and Rosie travel in their dreams to an almost impossibly beautiful place where they meet a wonderful new group of friends. But was it really just a dream? Or is there something extraordinary and magical about this compound by the lake? As Max slowly grasps what is really going on, he wonders if he might have found the key to the mystery of his mothers disappearanceand how to bring her safely home.


Now you say yes / Bill Harley.

Now you say yes /  Bill Harley.
When her adoptive mother dies, fifteen-year-old Mari and is desperate to avoid being caught up in the foster system. Again. And to complicate matters, she is now the only one who can take care of her super-smart and on-the-spectrum nine-year-old stepbrother, Conor. Is there anyone Mari can trust to help them? Certainly not her mother's current boyfriend, Dennis. Not the doctors or her teachers, who would be obliged to call in social services. So in a desperate move, Mari takes Conor and sets out to find their estranged grandmother, hoping to throw themselves at the mercy of the only person who might take them in. On their way to New England, the duo experiences the snarls of LA traffic, the backroads of the Midwest, and a monumental stop in Missouri where they witness the solar eclipse, an event with which Conor is obsessed. Mari also learns about the inner workings of her stepbrother's mind and about her connections to him and to the world... and maybe even a little about her own place in it.


Enough about me / S. G. Wilson ; illustrations by Aleksei Bitskoff.

Enough about me /  S. G. Wilson ; illustrations by Aleksei Bitskoff.
There's a rip in the multiverse that's causing chaos across dimensions, and it's up to Average Me, one of Meade Meacon's multiple versions, to save the multiverse--


Missing Okalee / Laura Ojeda Melchor.

Missing Okalee /  Laura Ojeda Melchor.
When compared to her nearly perfect little sister, Phoebe Paz Petersen feels she doesn't measure up in her parents' eyes. Okalee is smart and beloved for her sunny disposition, which makes it hard for Phoebe to stand out in their small town in Montana. But if she can get picked for the coveted solo in the school choir, she'll stop being a middle-school nobody and finally get her chance to shine. Despite her sister's annoying perfection, Phoebe actually loves spending time with Okalee. They have one very special, secret tradition: River Daywhen they hold hands and make their way across the cold, rushing Grayling River, to celebrate the first hint of spring. This year's River Day crossing, however, goes horribly wrong, and Phoebe's world is suddenly turned upside down. Heartbroken and facing life without Okalee, Phoebe is more determined than ever to sing the solo in the school concert as a way of speaking to her sister one last time. But Phoebe's so traumatized by what happened, she's lost her beautiful singing voice. Kat Waters wants the choir solo for herself and is spreading a terrible rumor about what really happened to Okalee on River Day. If Phoebe tells the truth, she believes her family will never forgive her and she may never get to sing her goodbye to Okalee. Even worse, somebody is leaving Phoebe anonymous notes telling her they saw what really happened at the river.


Blueberry cake / by Sarah Dillard.

Blueberry cake /  by Sarah Dillard.
Little Bear LOVES blueberries, and while picking them for Mama so she can make his favorite blueberry cake, he eats them all and must find a way not to come home empty handed.


How to make a friend / by Stephen W. Martin ; illustrated by Olivia Aserr.

How to make a friend /  by Stephen W. Martin ; illustrated by Olivia Aserr.
A girl's efforts to build a robot friend go comically awry when the robot attempts world domination in this witty metaphor for the ups and downs of friendship.--Amazon.com.


A crocodile in the family / words by Kitty Black ; illustrations by Daron Parton.

A crocodile in the family /  words by Kitty Black ; illustrations by Daron Parton.
A Crocodile in the Family is a heartwarming story about a family of birds who find a lone egg and take it home to care for it themselves. The egg eventually hatches and it isn't a baby bird inside--it's a baby crocodile! They raise their new baby crocodile as one of their own, while their community asks them why they keep him? It turns out the bird family's reason is simple...--Jacket flap.


My daddy can fly! / by Thomas Forster with Shari Siadat ; illustrated by Jami Gigot.

My daddy can fly! /  by Thomas Forster with Shari Siadat ; illustrated by Jami Gigot.
Ben's friends try to guess what his dad does for work, and after giving several hints, Ben reveals that his father is a ballet dancer. Includes author's note.


Shelby & Watts Volume 1, Tide pool troubles / by Ashlyn Anstee.

Shelby & Watts Volume 1, Tide pool troubles /  by Ashlyn Anstee.
There isn't a mystery that Shelby & Watts can't solve! They're saving the environment, one case at a time ... When Shelby gets a letter from Fred the hermit crab claiming that all the shells are missing from the beach, she and Watts are just the duo to help him. With Shelby's deductive skills and Watts's scientific knowledge, there's no case the two of them can't solve--one environmental mystery at a time--Provided by publisher.


Lunch every day / by Kathryn Otoshi.

Lunch every day /  by Kathryn Otoshi.
Based on the true story of a boy named Jimmy who takes another kid's lunch at school every day. But through the power of kindness he is transformed into a compassionate human being.--Provided by publisher.


Chaiwala! / written by Priti Birla Maheshwari ; illustrated by Ashley Barron.

Chaiwala! /  written by Priti Birla Maheshwari ; illustrated by Ashley Barron.
When their train makes a ten-minute stop at the station in Jaipur, a young girl and her mother hurry to get in line for a cup of chai. The girl orders two cups, and then delights in watching the chaiwala at work--grinding the spices, adding scoops of tea leaves and sugar to the bubbling, boiling milk, then cooling the chai by pouring it from high, back and forth, back and forth--the girl is mesmerized. With a biscuit and a rusk added to their order, mother and child find a spot in the crowded station to rest and enjoy the moment. And that first sip.... aaaahhh. Then it's time to wave goodbye to the chaiwala and hurry back to their train to continue their journey. - The experience of ordering a cup of tea is full of fun sights, sounds, and smells! - A warm, delicious story, rich with sensorial details and authentic experience. - The story was inspired by the author's childhood visits to India, and by the afternoon cup of chai shared daily with her parents. - Illustrator Ashley Barron's amazing paper collage art immerses readers in the colors, sights, scents and sounds of the action at the chaiwala's cart and the train station in Jaipur, India. The art reflects India's diverse population.--


Talent show trouble / by Kimberly & James Dean.

Talent show trouble /  by Kimberly & James Dean.
Pete the Cat's school is hosting a fun talent show! Pete knows just what to sign up for--playing the guitar. But when he writes his name on the list, he is surprised to see Grumpy Toad also signed up for the same talent.--


The froggies do not want to sleep / Adam Gustavson.

The froggies do not want to sleep /  Adam Gustavson.
The froggies do not want to sleep and refuse to head to bed; they'd rather play their accordions, go for long drives in the country, or sing opera while shooting themselves out of cannons--


The in-between book / Christopher Willard, Olivia Weisser ; art by Alison Oliver.

The in-between book /  Christopher Willard, Olivia Weisser ; art by Alison Oliver.
An interactive book about the Japanese concept of ma, or the space between things, helps children learn about mindfulness--


I will! : a book of promises / by Juana Medina.

I will! : a book of promises / by Juana Medina.
Bright and colorful, this picture book is filled with affirmations while building self-worth and improving communication skills for kids, and adults, of all ages.


The swag is in the socks / Kelly J. Baptist.

The swag is in the socks /  Kelly J. Baptist.
Xavier Moon is not one to steal the show. Hes perfectly content to play video games and sit at his bedroom window watching the neighborhood talk outside. But for Xaviers twelfth birthday, he receives a pair of funky socks and a challenge from his great-uncle, Frankie Bell, saying its time to swag out and speak up. First on the list: get into the legendary Scepter League. Xaviers grandfather, great-uncle, and father were all invited to join the elite boys after-school club that admits only the most suave and confident young men. Xavier has never had the courage to apply before, but his wild socks are getting him some big attention, so maybe its time to come out of the shadows and follow in his family's footsteps. Or maybe Xavier will march down a new path altogether.


Dinner on domingos / written by Alexandra Katona ; illustrated by Claudia Navarro.

Dinner on domingos /  written by Alexandra Katona ; illustrated by Claudia Navarro.
Warm memories wash over a first-generation Latinx American girl as she experiences a typical Sunday night dinner at her Abuelita's house. As Alejandra thinks about all the good times her family has had there, she decides that she wants to be brave and try speaking Spanish with Abuelita so that they can deepen their bond--Provided by publisher.


The verdigris pawn / Alysa Wishingrad.

The verdigris pawn /  Alysa Wishingrad.
The heir to the Land should be strong. Fierce. Ruthless. At least, that's what Beau's father has been telling him his whole life, since Beau is the exact opposite of what the heir should be. With little control over his future, Beau is kept locked away, just another pawn in his father's quest for ultimate power. That is, until Beau meets a girl who shows him the secrets his father has kept hidden. For the first time, Beau begins to question everything he's ever been told and sets off in search of a rebel who might hold the key to setting things right--


¡Vamos! Let's cross the bridge / by Raúl the Third ; colors by Elaine Bay.

¡Vamos! Let's cross the bridge /  by Raúl the Third ; colors by Elaine Bay.
Little Lobo and Bernabé are bringing supplies to the big celebration in the country across the bridge -- but everyone else seems to be going, too! During the long delay, they see all kinds of people on the bridge for different reasons and speaking different languages, but when someone has a grumpy moment, they all come together to make the wait as good as can be.


Where Thương keeps love / by Thu Buu ; illustrated by Bao Luu.

Where Thương keeps love /  by Thu Buu ; illustrated by Bao Luu.
Inspired by the different ways American and Vietnamese cultures think of love, this book follows a young Vietnamese American girl who asks her friends at school where they store love for their parents. She learns that love can be held throughout the whole body and that there is not just one expression of love--


Shield of the Maccabees / by Eric A. Kimmel and Dov Smiley ; illustrated by Dov Smiley.

During the time period of the Hanukkah story, two boys, one Jewish and one Greek, form a lasting friendship--


Meena lost and found / by Karla Manternach ; illustrated by Mina Price.

Meena lost and found /  by Karla Manternach ; illustrated by Mina Price.
Meena quickly joins the hunt for her friend Sofía's missing cat Oriol, but finds her friendship skills tested when Meena learns that Sofía and her family may be moving away.


The shadow prince / David Anthony Durham.

The shadow prince /  David Anthony Durham.
Growing up in a village in the middle of the desert, Ash thinks his future holds nothing but sand, sun, a few annoying bullies, and lots of boring chores. Boy, is he wrong! On the night before his twelfth birthday, Ash learns that he was born on the same day as Prince Khufu, which makes him eligible to compete to be the prince's shadow, a coveted position as the friend and bodyguard of the boy destined to be pharaoh of all of Egypt. At first, Ash can't believe it, but when a floating royal barge takes Ash and his mentor to the bustling, magical, solar-powered capital, things get real. What awaits Ash and the candidates is deadly--five days of dangerous tests filled with demon fighting, monster slaying, and magical spells--each overseen by a different Egyptian god. Ash finds two friends willing to fight by his side--the first friends he's ever made. But there are candidates who will lie, cheat, and even harm others to win. Not all will survive, and only one can become the prince's shadow. To make matters worse, Ash is up against Lord Set, the devious god of chaos, who is secretly working to make the candidates fail. But if they do, the very survival of the kingdom is in peril. Can Ash and his new friends save Egypt? And will any of them survive to become the shadow prince?


Worst-case Collin / by Rebecca Caprara.

In the two years since his mother was killed in an automobile crash, Colin has been anticipating further disasters, writing down what to do in the event of an avalanche or mentally practicing the Heimlich maneuver just in case--but the real trouble is that his mathematician father is obsessed with a classic math problem and has a hoarding problems that is spiraling out of control, leaving Colin desperate to hide this chaos from his friends and everyone else, even as he struggles with his own grief--Provided by publisher.


The renegade reporters / Elissa Brent Weissman.

The renegade reporters /  Elissa Brent Weissman.
Sixth-graders Ashley and her best friend Maya were banished from the live News at Nine broadcast at John Dos Passos Elementary in Baltimore after an embarrassing incident in the previous year; at loose ends the pair, together with their classmate Brielle, decide to become investigative reporters with their own online broadcast: The Underground News--and soon they stumble upon a major story about an educational software company that is illegally tracking and selling student data.


The care and keeping of Freddy / Susan Hill Long.

The care and keeping of Freddy /  Susan Hill Long.
Georgia Weatherss worry machine has been on full blast since her mom, Blythe, took off in Lyle Lenczyckis blue sedan. Earlier that same day, Blythe gave Georgia a bearded dragon named Freddy. Georgia is convinced that if she loves Freddy enough, Blythe will come home. Georgia isnt the only one with family predicaments. Her friend Maria Garcias parents have merrily moved out of the house and into a camper in the yard. Roland Park is the new boy in town. As a kid in the foster care system staying with the Farley family, hes sure his stay is temporary. When the three friends discover an abandoned glass house in the forest, it becomes their secret hideout: a place all their own, free of parents and problems. But glass can be broken. When everything around them feels out of their control, the question becomes what can they hold on to? And what do they have to let go? It turns out, there are some thingsand lizardsthey can count on.


Marshmallow & Jordan / Alina Chau.

Marshmallow & Jordan /  Alina Chau.
Jordan's days as the star player for her school's basketball team ended when an accident left her paralyzed ... Now, she's still the team captain, but her competition days seem to be behind her ... until an encounter with a mysterious elephant, who she names Marshmallow, helps Jordan discover a brand new sport. Will water polo be the way for Jordan to continue her athletic dreams--or will it just come between Jordan and her best friends on the basketball team?--


Fifty-four things wrong with Gwendolyn Rogers / Caela Carter.

Fifty-four things wrong with Gwendolyn Rogers /  Caela Carter.
No one can figure out what Gwendolyn Rogers's problem is--not her mom, or her teachers, or any of the many therapists she's seen. But Gwendolyn knows she doesn't have just one thing wrong with her: she has fifty-four. At least, according to a confidential school report (that she read because she is #16. Sneaky, not to mention #13. Impulsive). So Gwendolyn needs a plan, because if she doesn't get these fifty-four things under control, she's not going to be able to go to horse camp this summer with her half-brother, Tyler. But Tyler can't help her because there's only one thing wrong with him: ADHD. And her best friend Hettie can't help her because there's nothing wrong with Hettie. She's perfect. So Gwendolyn is hopeless until she remembers the one thing that helped her mother when her own life was out of control. Or actually, the twelve things. Can these Twelve Steps that cured her mother somehow cure Gwendolyn too?


Stuck / Jennifer Swender.

Stuck /  Jennifer Swender.
If Austin picked a color to describe his life, it would be tumbleweed brown. Austin doesn't like standing out. He's always the new kid, and there's no hiding his size. Plus, Austin has a secret: he struggles to read. Then Austin meets Bertie, who is razzmatazz. Everything about Bertie is bursting! But the best part of his newest school is the Safety Squad, with their laser lemon vests. Their easy confidence and leadership stand out in the coolest way. Even when things are not so vibrant and life at home makes Austin feel pacific blue, for the first time, he wants to leave a mark. And the more Austin speaks up, the more he finds he may not be that different after all.


Hollywood vs. the galaxy / Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver ; illustrated by Ethan Nicolle.

Hollywood vs. the galaxy /  Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver ; illustrated by Ethan Nicolle.
After facing off against Citizen Cruel and becoming a fan favorite on his Hollywood sitcom, Buddy Buger has to hide from the Supreme Leader of his home planet and maintain his secret alien identity.


The league of picky eaters / Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic.

The league of picky eaters /  Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic.
In Muffuletta, being good at eating is the key to success. French fries and grilled cheese? Beginner food! Haggis and truffles? Delicacies! After failing a school eating test, picky eater Minerva is placed in the lowest eating track of all: Remedial Eating to Change Habits. RETCH class is full of kids with weird personalities and even weirder food preferences. And to make matters worse, Minerva's best friends, in the Gifted and Gourmet class, no longer speak to her. But soon Minerva finds she is not alone in her pickiness, and forms friendships with her new classmates. And together, they find a way to stand up for themselves--picky and proud!


Pasture bedtime / Sigmund Brouwer ; illustrated by Sabrina Gendron.

Pasture bedtime /  Sigmund Brouwer ; illustrated by Sabrina Gendron.
Eleven-year-old Charlie Dembinski likes to keep his life organized and quiet. This is a challenge when you live on a farm where your mother runs a veterinary clinic for the local livestock, neighbors' pets and sometimes rescued wildlife. To complicate Charlie's orderly life even further, his mother hires a bookkeeper to live on the farm who brings along her daughter, Amy Ma. And Amy is anything but quiet! Her constant questions and attempts to spend time with Charlie really bother him, and he doesn't understand why the adults seem to like her so much. But when a neighbor's beloved dog gets sick with a mysterious illness, Charlie realizes that Amy's outgoing approach might not be all that bad.


Sherlock Dom / by Terry Catasús Jennings ; illustrated by Fátima Anaya.

Sherlock Dom /  by Terry Catasús Jennings ; illustrated by Fátima Anaya.
Dom is excited to join her friend, Steph, for a mini vacation. They are going to visit Steph's grandmother....As soon as they arrive, they find that Gran's neighbors have lost their goat! There are some mysterious footprints near the goat pen that lead to the marsh. Dom decides to use the methods of her favorite detective, Sherlock Holmes-observing the basics, using all her senses, and talking it through with her trusty friend-to try and bring the little goat back home--Provided by publisher.


Sorry for your loss / Joanne Levy.

Evie's family runs a Jewish funeral home and she enjoys helping out. She doesn't normally interact with the grieving family, but one day she befriends Oren, a boy overwhelmed by grief after an awful accident. Oren hasn't spoken a word since, but Evie is set on helping him deal with his loss and discover his voice again.


Camp daze / by R. L. Stine ; illustrated by Jeff Zapata ; inks by Fred Wheaton ; cover art by Joe Simko.

Camp daze /  by R. L. Stine ; illustrated by Jeff Zapata ; inks by Fred Wheaton ; cover art by Joe Simko.
The ten Garbage Pail Kids leave their town of Smellville to get into mischief at summer camp together.


Last gamer standing / Katie Zhao.

Last gamer standing /  Katie Zhao.
In twelve-year-old Reyna Cheng's world, gaming is everything. Professional esports teams are the mainstream celebrities. Kids begin training from a young age, aspiring for the big leagues. Reyna is the up-and-coming junior amateur Dayhold gamer, competing in a VR battle royale against AI monsters and human players. But despite Reyna's rising popularity and skills, no one knows who she is. Gaming is still a boys' club and to protect herself against trolls and their harassment, she games as the mysterious TheRuiNar. When Reyna qualifies for the Dayhold Junior Tournament, she knows she's got what it takes to win the championship title and the $10,000 prize. It's a chance to make a step forward towards her professional esports dreams and to help her family with the costs of her mother's hospital bills. But when she's blackmailed and threatened with doxxing by an anonymous troll, Reyna has to confront the toxic gaming community head-on.--


The swallows' flight / Hilary McKay.

In England, Ruby has no friends because of the speckled blotches on her face that kids say look like dirt. And Kate is sickly all the time, her older siblings each taking turns looking after her. Ruby and Kates first meeting is nearly disastrous, but the two lonely girls soon strike up a friendship. Their connection becomes all the more important when England joins the war against Germany and the blitz begins overhead. In Germany, Erik and Hans are best friends filled with plans for their future: Erik taking over their beloved local zoo, and Hans serving pastries right outside the gates. They never expected to be forced to join the national service, training as pilots and tasked with hurting people. And in London a mistreated dog roams the streets looking for handouts, and for a friend. All of these lives will cross in the most surprising ways in this heart-rending tale of war and compassion, and hope that can be found in even the most unexpected friendships.


Frankie and Amelia / Cammie McGovern.

A heartfelt companion novel to the critically acclaimed Chester and Gus about inclusivity, autism, friendship, and family, perfect for fans of Sara Pennypacker and Kate DiCamillo. After being separated from his family, Franklin becomes an independent cat, until he meets a goofy dog named Chester. Chester is a service dog to his person, a boy named Gus, and Chester knows just the girl to be Franklin's person--Gus's classmate, Amelia. Amelia loves cats, but has a harder time with people. Franklin understands her, though, and sees how much they have in common. When Amelia gets into some trouble at school, Franklin wants to help the girl who's done so much to help him. He's not sure how, yet, but he's determined to try. This sweet and moving novel demonstrates how powerful the bond between pets and people can be, while thoughtfully depicting a neurodivergent tween's experience.


The velvet fox / Catherine Fisher.

The velvet fox /  Catherine Fisher.
After rescuing Tomas from enchantment, orphan Seren Rhys is enjoying her first summer at Plas-y-Fran. But as autumn arrives, it brings with it a mysterious new governess who seems intent on drawing Tomas away from Seren and his family. Dangerous figures from a bewitched toy carousel stalk the house and, fearing the worst, Seren calls on the clockwork crow to help her. But can he reach her in time, and will Tomas be able to escape the magical creatures threatening to ensnare him, led by the Velvet Fox?


Elizabeth Webster and the chamber of stolen ghosts / William Lashner.

Elizabeth Webster and the chamber of stolen ghosts /  William Lashner.
Middle schooler Elizabeth Webster has a new case for the Court of Uncommon Pleas: a fourth grader who says her sister's ghosts were stolen; the case leads her to the Ramsberger Institute of the Paranormal, run by Frederick Ramsberger and his grandmother (deceased), who are imprisoning and controlling ghosts, and who have a connection to Elizabeth's enemy, the fearsome demon Redwing.


Miosotis Flores never forgets / Hilda Eunice Burgos.

Miosotis Flores never forgets /  Hilda Eunice Burgos.
Miosotis Flores is excited about three things: fostering rescue dogs, goofy horror movies, and her sister Amarilis's upcoming wedding. School? Not on that list. But her papi cares about school more than anything else, so they strike a deal: If Miosotis improves her grades in two classes, she can adopt a dog of her own in the summer. Miosotis dives into her schoolwork, and into nurturing a fearful little pup called Freckles. Could he become her forever dog? At the same time, she notices Amarilis behaving strangely--wearing thick clothes in springtime, dropping her friends in favor of her fianč, even avoiding Miosotis and the rest of their family. When she finally discovers her sister's secret, Miosotis faces some difficult choices. What do you do if someone is in danger, but doesn't want your help? When should you ask for support, and when should you try to handle things on your own? And what ultimately matters most--what Miosotis wants, or what's right for the ones she loves?


Monstrosity / written by R.L. Stine ; illustrated by Irene Flores with additional inks by Lea Caballero ; colored by Joana Lafuente ; lettered by Mike Fiorentino.

Ruthie and Ezra Dillon's dad and uncle just bought an old Hollywood movie studio, known for all the best horror flicks of the 50s but those classic on screen monsters have returned to the real world with a vengeance!--Provided by publisher.


Back to nature / by Rachele Alpine ; illustrated by Addy Rivera Sonda.

Back to nature /  by Rachele Alpine ; illustrated by Addy Rivera Sonda.
Ruby's life turns upside-down when her parents give her some big news: she's going to be a big sister! She is a little worried about the new arrival, so her dad takes her and the rest of the Invincible Girls camping for the weekend, where she plans to become one with nature, bond with her friends and Dad, and get away from technology for the weekend. However, she finds that things are not as easy as they seem. She forgets a key item to bring, her friends don't seem as excited as she is ... and she kind of forgot about the bears who like to visit the camp sites!--


Rescue on turtle beach / written by Jen Marlin ; illustrated by Izzy Burton.

Rescue on turtle beach /  written by Jen Marlin ; illustrated by Izzy Burton.
Max and Sofia are ordinary kids whose lives are changed when they discover an abandoned sailboat. Theyre given the chance to make a real impact when the boat magically brings them them to a different corner of the world to help other kids save their environment!


Donut / Ellen Miles.

Donut /  Ellen Miles.
Lizzie is excited for her trip to Aunt Amanda's sleepaway doggy training camp. But when Donut, a German shepard-Lab mix, is in danger of being left behind by her family, Lizzie will use her new skills to show the pup is well-trained enough for their new home.


The rabbi and the painter / Shoshana Weiss ; illustrated by Jennifer Kirkham.

The rabbi and the painter /  Shoshana Weiss ; illustrated by Jennifer Kirkham.
A story of the unique friendship between the painter Tintoretto and Rabbi Leon of Modena in late 1500s Venice.


The mermaid queen / Alane Adams ; [illustrations by Jonathan Stroh]

Abigail and Hugo have just helped restore the balance of power in Orkney by defeating the powerful alchemist Vertulious when Abigail discovers that Capricorn, the mermaid queen she trusted to help them, has unleashed the powerful Midgard Serpent named Jormungandwho, years ago, encircled the world of mankind and held it captive until Odin banished it to an underwater prison. Capricorn is determined to force Odin to make her goddess of the seas over Aegir, and shes ready to use the massive serpent to bend him to her willthreatening all of Orkney. Abigail and Hugo must embark on an adventure across the seas to Odins island sanctuary to find a way to stop Capricorn and return Jormungand to his watery cell. But when Abigail finds that her powers are not enough, she has to tap into her dark magic again and again. As she is drawn further down this path, a dark presence makes itself known to herone that may alter her path forever.


Tu Youyou's discovery : finding a cure for malaria / Songju Ma Daemicke ; illustrated by Lin.

Tu Youyou's discovery : finding a cure for malaria / Songju Ma Daemicke ; illustrated by Lin.
Tu Youyou had been interested in science and medicine since she was a child, so when malaria started infecting people all over the world in 1969, she went to work finding a treatment. Trained as a medical researcher in college and healed by traditional medicine techniques when she was young, Tu Youyou started experimenting with natural Chinese remedies. The treatment she discovered through years of research and experimentation is still used all over the world today--


She's on the money / Andrea Hall ; illustrated by Li Zhang.

She's on the money /  Andrea Hall ; illustrated by Li Zhang.
Queen Cleopatra had coins made with her face on them. Japan put writer Ichiyō Higuchi on the 5,000 yen note more than 100 years after her death. And Eva Perón was the first Argentine woman on a bill. These biographies examine 15 extraordinary women who have appeared on coins or bills-and how they got there. Each inspiring story also digs deeper into different currencies and the customs of the time period--


Alicia Alonso dances on / Rose Viña ; illustrated by Gloria Félix.

Alicia Alonso dances on /  Rose Viña ; illustrated by Gloria Félix.
As a young girl in Cuba, Alicia Alonso practiced ballet in tennis shoes. Within a few years, she was in New York City, with a promising ballet career. But her eyesight began to fail. When Alicia needed surgeries to save her vision, dancing was impossible, but she wouldn't give up her dream. She found the strength and determination to return to the stage and become a prima ballerina. This is the true story of a woman who overcame her challenges, mastered her art, and inspired others to dance and dream--


Escape from a video game Volume 2, Mystery on the Starship Crusader / Dustin Brady ; illustrations by Jesse Brady.

Escape from a video game Volume 2, Mystery on the Starship Crusader /  Dustin Brady ; illustrations by Jesse Brady.
In this pick-your-path adventure, you join eight strangers inside a video game for a chance to win a million dollars. The challenge is simple: survive to the end, and you're rich. There's just one problem: A traitor is hiding among your group. One-by-one, crew members of the spaceship start disappearing. Can you find the traitor before it's too late?


Sonny Rollins plays the bridge / written by Gary Golio ; illustrated by James Ransome.

Sonny Rollins plays the bridge /  written by Gary Golio ; illustrated by James Ransome.
Jazz icon Sonny Rollins found an inspired spot to practice his saxophone when his neighbors complained--


The natural tolls of digging holes / Springer Badger.

The natural tolls of digging holes /  Springer Badger.
Like busy moles, we humans dig lots of holes to get things done: in the ground, in our oceans, and even in our bathrooms! Unfortunately, many of these holes rip apart the ground, spill dangerous chemicals, and permanently damage our earth. But used correctly, our shovels and machines might be able to help our planet instead of destroy. Whimsical rhyme and delightfully strange illustrations unearth the excitement happening beneath our feet and urge us to put our environmental destruction back under construction.--Page 2 of cover.


Return of the dragon slayers / Brandon Mull ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman.

Return of the dragon slayers /  Brandon Mull ; illustrated by Brandon Dorman.
The magical world teeters on the brink of collapse. The Dragon King, Celebrant, has united the dragons into a vengeful army, and only a final artifact stands in the way of them unleashing their fury against humankind. With established allegiances shifting under the strain, Seth and Kendra find themselves in desperate need of new allies. Seth must face his most dangerous quest--the fulfillment of his pledge to the Singing Sisters. With only Calvin the Tiny Hero at his side, Seth needs to collect the pieces of the Ethergem, including the stones from the crowns of the Dragon King, the Giant Queen, and the Demon King. Halfway across the world, Kendra finds herself torn between her duty to Dragonwatch and her desire to rescue Bracken. Can she challenge Ronodin's control of the fairy realm without leaving the five legendary dragon slayers to be hunted by Celebrant and his sons? Left behind at Titan Valley, Knox and Tess must survive the aftermath of the Giant Queen's fall. Will the secret crown in Knox's possession prove too much for him to handle?--


Soul food Sunday / written by Winsome Bingham ; illustrated by C. G. Esperanza.

Soul food Sunday /  written by Winsome Bingham ; illustrated by C. G. Esperanza.
Granny teaches her young grandson how to cook the family meal, in this celebration of food, traditions, and gathering together at the table. Includes recipe for baked macaroni and cheese.


Make your bed with Skipper the seal / Admiral William H. McRaven, ; illustrated by Howard McWilliam.

Make your bed with Skipper the seal /  Admiral William H. McRaven, ; illustrated by Howard McWilliam.
Skipper the seal heads to Navy SEAL training and learns ten life lessons (based on the precepts of Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World) from his instructors and with friends--


Poems from When we were very young / A. A. Milne ; selected with pictures by Rosemary Wells.

Poems from When we were very young /  A. A. Milne ; selected with pictures by Rosemary Wells.
A contemporary master of the nursery tale brings her unique imagination to a beloved classic. First published in 1924 -- two years before Winnie-the-Pooh -- A. A. Milne's When We Were Very Young is among the most familiar and cherished works in children's literature. A whimsical celebration of childhood, Milne wrote the collection for his three-year-old son, and the poems have been read and sung to children for decades since. Now, Rosemary Wells brings her signature cast of animal and child characters to a dozen of Milne's best-loved poems, including Disobedience, The King's Breakfast, and Buckingham Palace (which stars the one and only Christopher Robin). This musical and memorable edition is by turns traditional and modern, with both delightful charm and wry sensibility--


Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld / written by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale ; drawn by Asiah Fulmore ; letters by Becca Carey ; Amethyst created by Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn, and Ernie Colón.

Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld /  written by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale ; drawn by Asiah Fulmore ; letters by Becca Carey ; Amethyst created by Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn, and Ernie Colón.
Amaya, Princess of House Amethyst in Gemworld, is sent to mundane Earth to teach her that magic is a privilege, but after Amy has long settled into ordinary middle school life, a Prince of the Realm brings her home to restore her magical destiny.


When pigs fly / Rob Harrell.

When pigs fly /  Rob Harrell.
Gary Yorkshire was your perfectly average, fuzzy pink pig who loved tasty sandwiches, video games, mud baths, and hanging out with his friends Carl the Fish and Brooklyn the Bat. Until one day... a radioactive bat bite gives him powers he never would have dreamed of! Inspired by his old Crimson Swine comics, Gary decides that he'll use his powers for good and becomes (drumroll) Batpig! Now he just needs a good zinger of a Batpig slogan, a spandex costume that flatters his rear end... and maybe a little advice about how in the world to defeat supervillains?--


The Secret Explorers and the plant poachers / SJ King ; illustrated by Ellie O'Shea.

The Secret Explorers and the plant poachers /  SJ King ; illustrated by Ellie O'Shea.
Learn all about forest life, the amazing Venus flytrap, and the importance of conservation in the exciting eighth adventure with The Secret Explorers. This group of brilliant kids come together from all four corners of the globe to fix problems, solve mysteries and gather knowledge all over the planet -- and beyond. Whenever their help is needed, a special sign will appear on a door. They step through to the Exploration Station, and receive their mission... In this installment, Leah the biology expert and Gustavo the history buff are whisked away on a mission to a forest in North Carolina. There, they meet a botanist working to protect the amazing Venus flytrap -- an endangered species of plant -- from being stolen by poachers and sold for money. It'll take every bit of brainpower, bravery, and expertise that Leah and Gustavo have to stop the poachers and rescue the plants. Packed with fun illustrations and facts about plants, forest, wildlife, and the importance of conservation[...] --


The Renegades, defenders of the planet Volume 3, Project Neptune / created by Jeremy Brown, Katy Jakeway, Ellenor Mererid, Libby Reed, and David Selby.

The Renegades, defenders of the planet Volume 3, Project Neptune /  created by Jeremy Brown, Katy Jakeway, Ellenor Mererid, Libby Reed, and David Selby.
Mo, Leon, and a recovering Katelyn are on the move again, along with Amazon activist Alma, whose strange new powers are just developing. They've been tracking the movements of their longtime nemesis--businessman-turned-supervillain Jason Greenleaf--and this time they're determined to stay one step ahead of him. But as they race to uncover the meaning behind Jason's new friends The League and the mysterious new serum he is developing, the team must reckon with both their own demons and new changes to the climate. Sea levels are rising faster than ever before and some strange--but potentially lifesaving--creatures in the mangrove forests of Bangladesh are at risk of dying out. With so many threats to the Earth mounting, could this all be too much, even for the Renegades?--Provided by publisher.


I want an apple : how my body works / by David L. Harrison ; illustrated by David Catrow.

I want an apple : how my body works / by David L. Harrison ; illustrated by David Catrow.
Legs, feet, arms, teeth, tongue, tummy . . . and long intestine too . . . all snap into action when a child decides she wants an apple--


The last chance for Logan County / Lamar Giles ; illustrated by Derick Brooks.

The last chance for Logan County /  Lamar Giles ; illustrated by Derick Brooks.
In this third Legendary Alston Boys adventure from Edgar Award nominated author Lamar Giles, Otto and Sheed have to team up with the Ellison twins to take down a corporation obsessed with the weirdness of Logan County and that's turning its residents into Money-Zombies. Otto and Sheed are back in yet another legendary adventure that just might take all their deduction skills, and a good bit of help from friends and family, to solve. With the Rorrim Mirror Emporium closed and their adventures through the last mirror on the left behind them, Otto and Sheed are ready for things to get back to normal. But the FixItYall that Sheed took warned of side effects and they quickly come true--starting with a thunderstorm raining frogs. But that's only the beginning. Teachers begin quitting suddenly, vets leave their animals behind, and a strange goat starts delivering takeout orders. When a suspicious company known as GOO, obsessed with Logan County's weirdness, shows up and starts buying all the property in town and threatening to take Sheed away after some strange new energy is traced back to him, the Legendary Alston Boys of Logan County, along with Otto's mom, Sheed's dad, and the Ellison twins, have to find a way to save their town and keep their family together.--


Sister, brother, family : an American childhood in music / Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson, co-written by Chris Barton ; illustrated by Kyung Eun Han.

Sister, brother, family : an American childhood in music / Willie Nelson and Bobbie Nelson, co-written by Chris Barton ; illustrated by Kyung Eun Han.
Music legend Willie Nelson and his sister and longtime bandmate Bobbie Nelson tell the story of their Texas childhood, and how music kept their family strong in good times and bad--


Meet Newton Star! / adapted by Maggie Testa from the series PJ Masks.

Meet Newton Star! /  adapted by Maggie Testa from the series PJ Masks.
Newton Star spends his days studying in the library, but at night, he's off to outer space to study the universe! Will Newton Star be able to help the PJ Masks on their nighttime adventures to save the city?--


D is for drool : my monster alphabet / written by Amanda Noll & Shari Dash Greenspan ; illustrated by Howard McWilliam.

D is for drool : my monster alphabet / written by Amanda Noll & Shari Dash Greenspan ; illustrated by Howard McWilliam.
When Ethan can't sleep, he doesn't count sheep -- he says his ABCs. But in monster-loving Ethan's alphabet, A is for Arms, B is for Belly, C is for Claws, and D is for Drool! Kids will love pointing out the alphabetical attributes on the silly monsters that parade across Ethan's room -- like earlobes, noses, spikes, and wings -- and discovering where all of those monsters are headed. By the time Ethan gets to Y, he's Yawning. And by Z, kids will be ready to sleep as Ethan does, surrounded by the tails, tentacles, and drool sticking out from under his bed.


Birdie's bargain / Katherine Paterson.

Birdie's bargain /  Katherine Paterson.
Birdie has questions for God. For starters, why couldnt God roll history back to September 10, 2001, and fix thingsso the next day was an ordinary sunny day and not the devastating lead-in to two wars? Daddy has already been to Iraq twice. Now hes going again, and Birdie is sure hell die. At the very least, she wont see him again for a year, and everything will not be OK. (Why do grown-ups lie?) To save money, she, Mom, and baby Billy have moved to Grans, where shy Birdie must attend a new school, and no one but bossy Alicia Marie Suggs welcomes her. Doesnt God remember how hard it was for Birdie to make friends at Bible Camp? Counselor Ron taught about Judgment thereand the right way to believe. Has Birdie been praying wrong? Why else would God break their bargain? Readers of all faiths and backgrounds, especially children of military families, will identify with and root for the unforgettable Birdie, given inimitable voice by a master storyteller.


Seahorses are sold out / Katja Gehrmann and Constanze Spengler ; translated by Shelley Tanaka.

Seahorses are sold out /  Katja Gehrmann and Constanze Spengler ; translated by Shelley Tanaka.
Mika's father works from home and he's very busy! He can never find time for their trip to the lake. So Dad allows Mika to choose a pet from the store while he finishes his project - a quiet animal, like a mouse. But one pet leads to another...--Back cover.


Search for the scarlet macaws / written by Jen Marlin ; illustrated by Izzy Burton.

Search for the scarlet macaws /  written by Jen Marlin ; illustrated by Izzy Burton.
Max and Sofia are ordinary kids whose lives are changed when they discover an abandoned sailboat. Theyre given the chance to make a real impact when the boat magically transports them to a different corner of the world to help other kids save their environment. Their second mission? Protecting majestic scarlet macaw chicks in the most biodiverse place on Earth, the Amazon rain forest.


Who wants a cheap rhinoceros? / by Shel Silverstein.

Who wants a cheap rhinoceros? /  by Shel Silverstein.
A hilarious look at the joys of having a rhinoceros as your friend, with Silverstein's signature humor and black-and-white artwork.


Children of the fox / Kevin Sands.

Children of the fox /  Kevin Sands.
Callan and four other young criminals are recruited to pull off a difficult heist from the city's most powerful sorcerer--


My pet goldfish / Catherine Rayner.

My pet goldfish /  Catherine Rayner.
In his big tank in the kitchen, Richard the goldfish quickly bonds with--and even learns to recognize--his human companion, who tells him all about his day after school. A visiting friend, Sandy, shares some cool fish facts: Did you know that goldfish nap with their eyes open--because they don't have eyelids? Or that they can let you know they're hungry by swimming up and blowing bubbles? Sandy has a backyard pond filled with goldfish of all shapes and jewel-like colors, some much bigger (and older) than his friend's new pet. What might Richard's own future hold? Drawn in by the expressive illustrations and child-friendly tone, readers will emerge with a new appreciation for the beauty and personality of these classic pets. Kids inspired to care for a goldfish of their own will find a list of things they will need in the back matter.--


Off-limits / Helen Yoon.

Off-limits /  Helen Yoon.
Dad's office is off-limits--which only makes it more intriguing to his curious young daughter. As soon as she sees an opening, she sneaks in to have a look around. After all, there's no harm in just looking, right? What she discovers is a magical wonderland of sticky tape, paper clips that make glorious strands, and a kaleidoscopic array of sticky notes. Who could possibly resist playing with those? In a joyful ode to office supplies, Helen Yoon leads a celebration of just-for-once breaking the rules--and offers a final, funny nod to adults who harbor a similar urge.


Dear Mr. Dickens / Nancy Churnin ; illustrated by Bethany Stancliffe.

Dear Mr. Dickens /  Nancy Churnin ; illustrated by Bethany Stancliffe.
In Eliza Davis's day, Charles Dickens was the most celebrated living writer in England. But some of his books reflected a prejudice that was all too common at the time: prejudice against Jewish people. Eliza was Jewish, and her heart hurt to see a Jewish character in Oliver Twist portrayed as ugly and selfish. She wanted to speak out about how unfair that was, even if it meant speaking out against the great man himself. So she wrote a letter to Charles Dickens. What happened next is history--


The spectacular suit / written by Kat Patrick ; illustrated by Hayley Wells.

The spectacular suit /  written by Kat Patrick ; illustrated by Hayley Wells.
A buoyant and heartwarming celebration of individuality, identity, and dressing to suit yourself! It's almost Frankie's birthday and everything is ready - except for something to wear. All of her party dresses feel wrong. Her family tries to help, but it's no good. What Frankie longs for is a suit. A spectacular suit ... Can Frankie find the outfit of her dreams?--Publisher's description.


Genius Camp / Chris Grabenstein.

Genius Camp /  Chris Grabenstein.
Twelve-year-old Jake McQuade-the smartest kid in the universe-goes to a camp for geniuses, where he goes up against the Virtuoso quantum computer, the smartest machine in the universe--


Where is the Buddha? / by Thich Nhat Hanh ; illustrated by Nguyen Quang and Kim Lien.

Where is the Buddha? /  by Thich Nhat Hanh ; illustrated by Nguyen Quang and Kim Lien.
A children's story of a young boy searching for the Buddha and realizing that he himself is a Buddha, concluding with meditation and breathing exercises designed for children--


God's coming to visit! / Franz Hübner ; illustrated by Angela Glökler and Rea Grit Zielinski.

God's coming to visit! /  Franz Hübner ; illustrated by Angela Glökler and Rea Grit Zielinski.
Various animals prepare for God's visit only to discover that God was with them all along, loving them exactly as they are.


Sonic the hedgehog : 30th anniversary / Ian Flynn ; Gale Galligan ; Clint, Justin, Travis & Griffin McElroy.

Sonic the hedgehog : 30th anniversary / Ian Flynn ; Gale Galligan ; Clint, Justin, Travis & Griffin McElroy.
Join Sonic the Hedgehog, Miles Tails Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Amy Rose, Mighty the Armadillo, Ray the Flying Squirrel, and even more special guests as they travel through zones inspired by the seasons in search of Chaos Emeralds! It's a hilarious and hectic race against the clock in Seasons of Chaos by longtime Sonic writer Ian Flynn! Plus bonus stories by some of Sonic the Hedgehog's biggest fans and tons of bonus content celebrating the blue blur!


The mailbox in the forest / Kyoko Hara ; Kazue Takahashi.

The mailbox in the forest /  Kyoko Hara ; Kazue Takahashi.
First-grader Mayu finds a mailbox in the forest near her grandparents' house and begins corresponding with a mysterious friend, but can they continue writing and receiving letters when Mayu returns to the city?


Amazon River / Sangma Francis ; [illustrations by] Rômolo D'Hipólito.

Amazon River /  Sangma Francis ; [illustrations by] Rômolo D'Hipólito.
Beginning with a tiny trickle high in the mountains, smaller streams join until they form the world's largest river. Crossing a continent, it winds through lush rainforest until it meets the ocean. From snapping piranha fish to the giant anaconda, this mighty waterway is home to planet Earth's most incredible ecosystem--Back cover.


Wiggles, stomps, and squeezes calm my jitters down / Lindsey Rowe Parker ; illustrated by Rebecca Burgess.

Wiggles, stomps, and squeezes calm my jitters down /  Lindsey Rowe Parker ; illustrated by Rebecca Burgess.
The vibration in her feet when she runs, the tap-tap-tap of her fork on the table at mealtime, the trickle of cool water running over her hands -- these are the things that calm her jitters down. This book is for anyone who has ever felt the need for a wiggle, stomp, or squeeze!


Ace takes flight / Cory McCarthy.

Ace takes flight /  Cory McCarthy.
Eleven-year-old Ace Wells's dream has finally come true: he is a new cadet in the B.E.S.T. (Biological Enhancement Systems Technology) Program. Until now, he's been living in the shadow of his superstar brother, Finn--but not for long. This is new Ace! He knows he can make his mark on the world with SuperSoar wings, but on day one, nothing goes as planned. The antagonistic elevator AI Otis wants to eat his belongings, the physical feats set by his tough-nut coach are impossible, and his celebrity roommates are far from welcoming. It becomes crystal clear that Ace is not prepared to fly--in any sense of the word. As tensions build, Ace has a sinking suspicion that there's something more going on at B.E.S.T. than meets the eye. Will he ever make it to graduation and get the aug of his dreams?


American girl sweet & savory treats cookbook : delicious recipes inspired by your favorite characters / photography [by] Nicole Gerulat.

American girl sweet & savory treats cookbook : delicious recipes inspired by your favorite characters / photography [by] Nicole Gerulat.
Make history come alive with recipes for sweets & savories from the eras of favorite American Girl characters. With a repertoire of 50+ recipes inspired by the unique stories of 17 favorite American Girl characters, this beautiful cookbook invites young chefs to develop basic kitchen skills while preparing sweet and savory sharable treats. From Josefina's Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies to Rebecca's Potato Latkes, Melody's Strawberry Icebox Pie to Luciana's Cosmos Doughnuts--this collection of kid-friendly recipes covers a wide range of flavors to satisfy kid chefs of all skill levels. This perfect gift for American Girl fans features colorful pictures of the dishes and characters interspersed throughout the pages and will keep kids engaged and curious. -- Amazon.


Basho's haiku journeys / text by Freeman Ng ; illustrations by Cassandra Rockwood Ghanem.

Basho's haiku journeys /  text by Freeman Ng ; illustrations by Cassandra Rockwood Ghanem.


Ten in a hurry / Lo Cole.

Ten in a hurry /  Lo Cole.
A school of fish is consumed, one by one and color by color, until the littlest and last fish takes a dramatic stand.


Nobody likes unicorns / words, Karen Kilpatrick ; pictures, Germán Blanco.

Nobody likes unicorns /  words, Karen Kilpatrick ; pictures, Germán Blanco.
A llama provides six reasons that llamas are better than unicorns.


A home again / by Colleen Rowan Kosinski ; illustrated by Valeria Docampo.

A home again /  by Colleen Rowan Kosinski ; illustrated by Valeria Docampo.
After the last brick is laid, a family moves into a brand-new house. As the family grows, the house delights in the sound of laughter echoing in its halls and the pitter-patter of little feet traversing its floors and realizes it is no longer just a house. It has become a home-their home. One day, the family packs up, and with tears in their eyes, they say goodbye. The house doesn't know if it can ever be happy again until a special couple appears and it begins to feel a sliver of hope. Perhaps it can become a home once more ... Told from the perspective of a house, this story's heartfelt text and beautiful illustrations convey a warmth of feeling as two families change and grow at different times within the same four walls.


The Citadel of Whispers / Kazim Ali.

The Citadel of Whispers /  Kazim Ali.
You were only ten years old when the Whisperers came to your village looking for candidates. Their identity, like their work, is secret and unknown to most of the people who live in Elaria, a mountainous land of difficult terrain surrounded by vast oceans that few, if any, have crossed. You, Krishi, were tapped by a man disguised as a peddler and poet to join the Whisperers at the Citadel, and train in their arts of magic and combat. You are still new in your training when a mysterious new student arrives in the port, bringing with him news of imminent war.--


One, two, Grandma loves you / words by Shelly Becker ; pictures by Dan Yaccarino.

One, two, Grandma loves you /  words by Shelly Becker ; pictures by Dan Yaccarino.
In this rhyming picture book, a little girl and her grandmother count up to their next visit and then do all of their favorite things together.


Antonia : a journey to a new home / Dipacho.

Antonia : a journey to a new home / Dipacho.
This nearly wordless picture book tells a heartwarming and hopeful story of loss and new beginnings as a little girl and her dog, Antonia, journey with their family across a river to start a new life. Like so many people around the world facing difficult times, the little girl and her family in this eye-catching and emotionally satisfying picture book have had to leave their home. The girl has brought along her belongings and her friendly, curious dog, Antonia. While waiting for a boat to take them across a river, she plays with other children who've also brought pets --a duck and a bird. But on the other side of the river, Antonia goes missing in the brush. The girl is distraught, until a new friend releases his own pet bird from its cage in an extraordinary gesture of solidarity and freedom. With colorful, whimsical illustrations and an uplifting message of resilience, this US debut from a talented Colombian creator will leave readers with a full heart--Publisher's description.


Starboy : inspired by the life and lyrics of David Bowie / Jami Gigot.

Starboy : inspired by the life and lyrics of David Bowie / Jami Gigot.
A lonely boy feels like a stranger on his own planet until the day his radio bursts to life with the rhythm of stardust energy. Includes notes and facts about David Bowie's life.


A friend like you / by Frank Murphy and Charnaie Gordon ; illustrated by Kayla Harren.

A friend like you /  by Frank Murphy and Charnaie Gordon ; illustrated by Kayla Harren.
There's nothing in the world like a wonderful friend. Friends are there to laugh with you and ready with a hug when you need one. Adventure friends and study friends. There are forever friends and brand new friends. In this book, celebrate ALL the marvelous ways to be a friend!--


Carlos Gomez freestyles ... : heavy on the style / written and illustrated by Chuck Gonzales.

Carlos Gomez is a member of the only Mexican American family in town, so he's used to being the odd one out. A lisp, a penchant for girl glamor, and being picked on by the class bully don't help either. But now there's a talent show coming up, and Carlos is performing with the BMX stunt team. What could possibly go wrong?


The girl in the gold dress / written by Christine Paik; illustrated by Jung Lin Park.

The girl in the gold dress /  written by Christine Paik; illustrated by Jung Lin Park.
10-year-old Hannah is facing a big performance for her school's talent show. The trouble is she's ashamed of her dress, the dance, even the music--they're too different, too Korean! What if everyone makes fun of her? Will Hannah be brave enough to perform, or will she run off stage like she did at rehearsal? First, she must learn about the gold dress she's wearing and its mysterious connection to her name and her family's past in Korea: starting with a desperate escape from war and a secret wish hidden for decades in an envelope. Can Hanna make that wish finally come true?--Back cover.


Oddly normal Book 4 / written and illustrated by Otis Frampton.

Oddly normal Book 4 /  written and illustrated by Otis Frampton.
Two mysterious figures from the past return to Fignation to cause trouble for Oddly and her friends.--


Calvin / written by JR and Vanessa Ford ; illustrated by Kayla Harren.

Calvin /  written by JR and Vanessa Ford ; illustrated by Kayla Harren.
A transgender boy prepares for the first day of school and introduces himself to his family and friends for the first time--


The crown heist / Deron R. Hicks.

The crown heist /  Deron R. Hicks.
No matter how dangerous his adventures have been, Art has always been able to count on his best friend, Camille. Now that Camille is meeting her estranged father, Art wants to be there for her--which means going to London. But Camille's history professor father, renowned for expertise in British legend, is missing. When they visit his apartment, Art and Camille find a long-missing object that suggests the professor could be in trouble and solving a mystery related to London's history. Follow Art and Camille as they visit the Tower of London, National Portrait Gallery, and ride the tube in hopes of uncovering the truth before it's too late.


Brilliant Bea / by Shaina Rudolph and Mary Vukadinovich ; illustrated by Fiona Lee.

Brilliant Bea /  by Shaina Rudolph and Mary Vukadinovich ; illustrated by Fiona Lee.
With help from Ms. Bloom and some new friends, Beatrice discovers that learning differently is not something to be afraid of, and that dyslexia does not define who she is.


Hope at sea : an adventure story / Daniel Miyares.

Hope at sea : an adventure story / Daniel Miyares.
Hope doesn't want to listen to her father's stories about his voyages at sea. SHe wants to be part of those stories! Now's her chance.... She will stow away on Papa's ship. But look! the wind has picked up, and the sky is darkening. Batten down the hatches! Could there be such a thing as an adventure that is too exciting? Join high-spirited Hope on a trip of alifetime in this exquisitely illustrated picture book that also captures the love between a father and child. --


Scribbly / Ged Adamson.

Scribbly /  Ged Adamson.
Maude moves to a new town and needs to make friends. With a scribble here, and a scribble there, and some imagination, she makes a scribbnificent new pal.


Cat Kid comic club Volume 2, perspectives / written, illustrated, and colored by Dav Pilkey ; with digital color by Jose Garibaldi.

Cat Kid comic club Volume 2, perspectives /  written, illustrated, and colored by Dav Pilkey ; with digital color by Jose Garibaldi.
Flippy, Molly, Li'l Petey, and twenty-one baby frogs each have something to say. Naomi and Melvin don't see eye to eye and Poppy perceives the world differently than her siblings. Will the baby frogs figure out how to work together and appreciate one another's point of view -- both inside and outside the classroom?--


Stuntboy Volume 1, in the meantime / Jason Reynolds ; drawings by Raúl the Third.

Stuntboy Volume 1, in the meantime /  Jason Reynolds ; drawings by Raúl the Third.
Portico Reeves' secret identity as Stuntboy allows him to use his superpower keep everybody safe, but when his superhero parents start fighting a lot he feels the responsibility to save them.


The big bath house / written by Kyo Maclear ; illustrated by Gracey Zhang.

The big bath house /  written by Kyo Maclear ; illustrated by Gracey Zhang.
Soon after a young girl arrives in Japan, she, her grandmother, her aunties, and some cousins celebrate cultural traditions together while visiting a bath house.


The fly / Lewis Trondheim ; translation, Jim Salicrup ; translation (preface), Joe Johnson.

The fly /  Lewis Trondheim ; translation, Jim Salicrup ; translation (preface), Joe Johnson.
One of the world's greatest cartoonists, Lewis Trondheim, tells the exciting life story of a common housefly. From the fly's birth to his inevitable end, we see everything this creature goes through simply to survive... from the fly's perspective. We guarantee you've never looked at your kitchen the way the fly does. While there's plenty of humor, there's thrills and chills as well, especially when the fly meets a spider. You may never have liked flies before, but once you meet this little guy, you may be surprised how much you can like a fly.--


Born on the water / by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson ; illustrated by Nikkolas Smith.

Born on the water /  by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson ; illustrated by Nikkolas Smith.
Stymied by her unfinished family tree assignment for school, a young girl seeks Grandma's counsel and learns about her ancestors, the consequences of slavery, and the history of Black resistance in the United States.


Where snow angels go / Maggie O'Farrell ; illustrated by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini.

Where snow angels go /  Maggie O'Farrell ; illustrated by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini.
Sylvie wakes one night, suddenly, without knowing why. Then she sees the most spectacular sight - a pair of wings, enormous in size, made of the softest snow-white feathers imaginable. An angel in her bedroom--a Snow angel! He tells her that he is here to look after her, for Sylvie is not as well as she seems. Many months later, as Sylvie recovers from her illness, she longs to see her snow angel again. He saved her life! There is so much she wants to tell him, so much she wants to know! Will he ever come back to her? And how can Sylvie make sure that everyone she loves has their own snow angel, to keep them safe, too?--Provided by publisher.


The queen's favorite witch Volume 1, The wheel of fortune / Benjamin Dickson, writer ; Rachael Smith, artist.

The queen's favorite witch Volume 1, The wheel of fortune /  Benjamin Dickson, writer ; Rachael Smith, artist.
Elizabethan England is a time of superstition and strange goings on. If you have a problem, it's common to go to a witch for help. And Queen Elizabeth I is no different... When Daisy -- a precocious young witch -- learns of the death of the Queen's Royal Witch, she flies to London to audition as her replacement. But Daisy is from a poor family, and they don't let just anyone into the Royal Court. The only way into the palace is to take a job as a cleaner. As Daisy cleans the palace, she draws the attention of Elizabeth's doctor (and arch-heretic) John Dee, who places her into the auditions -- much to the chagrin of her more well-to-do competitors. But Dee knows how dangerous the corridors of power have become, with dark forces manipulating events for their own ends. To him, Daisy represents a wild card -- one that may decide the fate of many.--


Dream Street / by Tricia Elam Walker ; collages by Ekua Holmes.

Dream Street /  by Tricia Elam Walker ; collages by Ekua Holmes.
Real-life cousins pay gorgeous homage to the street they grew up on and the loving community that made their childhood special--


Bluey : for real life : a story collection.

Bluey : for real life : a story collection.
Readers will love this collection of Bluey's greatest adventures, plus fun facts about everyone's favorite characters! It's the best of Bluey all in one book! This book includes Good Night, Fruit Bat; The Creek; Bob Bilby; and The Beach.


Magical history tour Volume 6, Albert Einstein / Fabrice Erre, writer ; Sylvain Savoia, artist ; [translation, Joseph Laredo ; lettering, Cromatik Ltd].

Magical history tour Volume 6, Albert Einstein /  Fabrice Erre, writer ; Sylvain Savoia, artist ;  [translation, Joseph Laredo ; lettering, Cromatik Ltd].
Modern day kids Annie and Nico go on a magical history tour back to meet one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, Albert Einstein. An important and influential physicist, Einstein revolutionized the way we view the universe. At the height of his scientific career, he was also a committed global citizen, defending human rights while fighting his own personal battles during World War II. Experience the ins and outs of this glorious mind with Annie and Nico as the helpful guides in this pocket-sized book.-- Amazon.com.


Art Is everywhere : a book about Andy Warhol / by Jeff Mack.

Art Is everywhere : a book about Andy Warhol / by Jeff Mack.
This is the story of Andy Warhol--and how his pop art took the world by storm. From drawing shoes for a shoe company to his Campbell's Soup cans and Marilyn Monroe prints, Andy made art out of the everyday. People claimed Andy's art wasn't real art, but that didn't stop him from making it, plus movies, a magazine, a TV show, and more!


La Llorona can't scare me = La Llorona no me asusta / by/por Xavier Garza ; illustrations by/ilustraciones de Xavier Garza ; Spanish translation by/traducción Gabriela Baeza Ventura.

La Llorona can't scare me = La Llorona no me asusta / by/por Xavier Garza ; illustrations by/ilustraciones de Xavier Garza ; Spanish translation by/traducción Gabriela Baeza Ventura.
Little Damian is getting ready for bed, and the spooky monster called La Llorona is hollering up a storm outside his bedroom window. But he's not afraid. You can't scare me, silly Llorona, says Damian, 'and neither can your monster friends!' When evil-looking witch owls fly around his room and little green duendes, or goblins, make creepy noises under his bed, he's still not frightened. Not even a little bit. The Donkey Lady, a chupacabras and even some little devils parade through his room, but Damian still isn't afraid. A witch casting spells, a ghost rattling its chains, a cucuy with a burlap bag to catch him ... nada. None of them can terrify brave little Damian -- Amazon.


 

 

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