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Hunting by Stars (A Marrow Thieves Novel) (The Marrow Thieves) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419753473
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Published: Amulet Books - October 19th, 2021

From the acclaimed author of The Marrow Thieves comes a thrilling new story about hope and survival that New York Times bestselling author Angeline Boulley called “a revelatory must-read”

Years ago, when plagues and natural disasters killed millions of people, much of the world stopped dreaming. Without dreams, people


A Waffle Lot of Narwhal and Jelly (Hardcover Books 1-5) (A Narwhal and Jelly Book) Cover Image
$64.95
ISBN: 9780735271364
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Published: Tundra Books - October 19th, 2021

The first five books in this bestselling series are now available in a hardcover box set. The perfect gift for hours of underwater fun!

"Hilarious and charming. The most lovable duo since Frog and Toad." --Dav Pilkey, creator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series


This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us Cover Image
By Katherine Locke (Editor), Nicole Melleby (Editor)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593303948
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

The first LGBTQA+ anthology for middle-graders featuring stories for every letter of the acronym, including realistic, fantasy, and sci-fi stories by authors like Justina Ireland, Marieke Nijkamp, Alex Gino, and more!


Shhh...Good Night Cover Image
By Nicky Benson, Thomas Elliott (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781680102611
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Published: Tiger Tales - October 19th, 2021

Snuggle up with the animals of the forest in this gentle peek-through book, perfect for bedtime.


Dust & Grim Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316706230
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

From a bestselling author: Miss Peregrine meets The Graveyard Book in this middle grade adventure about rival siblings running a monster mortuary.

Thirteen-year-old Molly doesn't know how she got the short end of the stick—being raised by her neglectful father—while Dustin, the older brother she's never met, got their mother and the keys to the f


Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534496194
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 2021

The highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning novel Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is an achingly romantic, tender tale sure to captivate fans of Adam Silvera and Mary H.K. Choi.

In Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, two boys in a border town fell in love.


Ferryman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536218459
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Published: Walker Books US - October 12th, 2021

After a deadly train crash, the afterlife is waiting for Dylan. But that’s only if she and her intriguing Ferryman can make it across the demon-infested wasteland—and if she can bear to let him go.


Recognize!: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life Cover Image
By Wade Hudson (Editor), Cheryl Willis Hudson (Editor)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593381595
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 2021

In the stunning follow-up to The Talk: Conversations About Race, Love & Truth, award-winning Black authors and artists come together to create a moving anthology collection celebrating Black love, Black creativity, Black resistance, and Black life.


The Heartbreak Bakery Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536216530
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Published: Candlewick - October 12th, 2021

Teenage baker Syd sends ripples of heartbreak through Austin’s queer community when a batch of post-being-dumped brownies turns out to be magical—and makes everyone who eats them break up.

“What’s done is done.”
Unless, of course, it was done by my brownies. Then it’s getting undone.


Super Sleepover! (Simon and Chester Book #2) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780735267442
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Published: Tundra Books - October 12th, 2021

Join Simon and Chester in their second adventure featuring all the ups-and-downs of a sleepover party! A hilarious new graphic novel series for fans of The Bad Guys and Dog Man.

Welcome to the world of Simon and Chester, ghost and boy duo extraordinaire.
They like to kick butt and take names.
They don't like chores.
They are best friends.


Tristan Strong Keeps Punching (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 3) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368054874
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 5th, 2021

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the finale of Kwame Mbalia's trilogy, in which Tristan Strong faces off with his archenemy, King Cotton, once and for all.

"Imagine if you combined Anansi the Spider, John Henry, and Marvel into, like, one book."--New York Times best-selling author and Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander


Tristan Strong Destroys the World (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 2) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781368042406
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 5th, 2021

Bestselling author Rick Riordan presents the second book in the New York Times best-selling and award-winning Tristan Strong trilogy by Kwame Mbalia, now in paperback.
"Mbalia's universe continues to excite through sheer conceptual brilliance, nonstop action and adventure, and--let's be honest--the comical aggression of sidekick god Gum Baby."--Booklist


How to Train Your Dad Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374314170
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 5th, 2021

From the legendary author of Hatchet, a laugh-out-loud eco-friendly adventure about a boy, his free-thinking dad, and the puppy-training pamphlet that turns their summer upside down.


Playing the Cards You're Dealt Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338348538
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 5th, 2021

“With a deft hand, Johnson shows us there's no such thing as "too young" when it comes to questioning big ideas like manhood, or even family.” –Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author of Look Both Ways and Stamped

Literary powerhouse and Coretta Scott King Honor- and Boston Globe / Horn Book Honor-winning author of The Parker Inheritance


The Holiday Switch (Underlined Paperbacks) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593379554
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Published: Underlined - October 5th, 2021

Two rival coworkers with two very big secrets . . . What could possibly go wrong? Cozy up with this charming holiday romance by USA Today bestselling author Tif Marcelo. 


Read with Daniel Tiger!: Books Are the Best; Clean-Up Time!; Daniel Goes Camping!; Daniel Visits a Pumpkin Patch; My Family Is Special; We Can Ride Down the Slide (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) Cover Image
By Various, Jason Fruchter (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534499898
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Published: Simon Spotlight - October 5th, 2021

A new generation of children love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, inspired by the classic series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood!

Beginning readers will love learning to read with this adorable set of six Daniel Tiger Ready-to-Read storybooks in a carry-along case!

What does Daniel Tiger do at home or on the go?


Iron Widow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735269934
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Published: Penguin Teen - September 21st, 2021

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

Pacific Rim
meets The Handmaid's Tale in this blend of Chinese history and mecha science fiction for YA readers.


Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic Cover Image
By Lilly Workneh (Editor), CaShawn Thompson (Foreword by), Jestine Ware (Text by), Diana Odero (Text by), Sonja Thomas (Text by), Lilly Workneh (Text by), Rebel Girls (Created by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781953424044
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Published: Rebel Girls - September 28th, 2021

The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 barrier-breaking Black women and girls who showcase the spirit of Black Girl Magic.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic, edited by award-winning journalist Lilly Workneh with a foreword by #BlackGirlMagic originator Ca


Beasts of Prey Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593405680
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

An Indie Bestseller
 
“Rich in magic and mythos, Beasts of Prey is a feast for all the senses.” —Renée Ahdieh, New York Times bestselling author of The Beautiful
 


A Tale of Sorcery... (A Tale of Magic... #3) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316055994
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

The thrilling third book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling A Tale of Magic... series  

As the doors were pushed, flames and magma spewed out from between the cracks, offering glimpses into the world of fire and chaos beyond them. 
 
Brystal Evergreen is running out of time.


The Beatryce Prophecy Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536213614
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Published: Candlewick - September 28th, 2021

A 2021 People Magazine Best Books of Fall Winner!

From two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall comes a fantastical meditation on fate, love, and the power of words to spell the world.


We shall all, in the end, be led to where we belong. We shall all, in the end, find our way home.


Pony Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553508116
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The worldwide phenomenon Wonder showed over 13 million readers how to choose kind. Now, the #1 New York Times bestselling author is back with an enthralling adventure that will show readers how to choose courage.


The Great Bear: The Misewa Saga, Book Two Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735266131
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Published: Puffin Canada - September 28th, 2021

In this second book in the Narnia-inspired Indigenous middle-grade fantasy series, Eli and Morgan journey once more to Misewa, travelling back in time.


Garlic and the Vampire Cover Image
By Bree Paulsen, Bree Paulsen (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062995087
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Published: Quill Tree Books - September 28th, 2021

An enchanting, farm-fresh debut graphic novel starring an unusual heroine who is braver than she realizes, for middle grade readers looking for a cozy, adventuresome read in the vein of Witch Boy or Be Prepared.


Ghost Squad Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338280135
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 28th, 2021

Coco meets Stranger Things with a hint of Ghostbusters in this action-packed supernatural fantasy adventure!

For Lucely Luna, ghosts are more than just the family business.

Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, wreaking havoc throughout St. Augustine.


The Hungry Ghost Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781782692690
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Published: Pushkin Children's Books - September 28th, 2021

A mysterious white-clad figure leads a girl towards a family mystery in this moving middle-grade adventure story of family change and buried secrets


As Good as Dead: The Finale to A Good Girl's Guide to Murder Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593379851
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Published: Delacorte Press - September 28th, 2021

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES • The highly anticipated finale to the A Good Girl's Guide to Murder series, the instant bestsellers that read like your favorite true crime podcast or show. By the end of this mystery series, you'll never think of good girls the same way again...


It Fell from the Sky Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534457621
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

From the creators of the critically acclaimed The Night Gardener and Ocean Meets Sky comes a whimsical and elegantly illustrated picture book about community, art, the importance of giving back—and the wonder that fell from the sky.

It fell from the sky on a Thursday.

None of the insects know where it came from, or what it is. Some say it’s an egg.


Spells Like Teen Spirit (The Babysitters Coven) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593304822
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Published: Delacorte Press - September 21st, 2021

The final installment in the hilarious, action-packed Babysitters Coven series that Refinery29 calls "candy for 90's girls and Gen Z'ers alike," featuring a coven of witchy babysitters sworn to protect the innocent and defend the world from an onslaught of evil--all before bedtime.


When We Make It Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593324486
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Published: Dial Books - September 21st, 2021

"The energy. The clarity. The beauty. Elisabet Velasquez brings it all. . . . Her voice is FIRE!"—New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Woodson
 
An unforgettable, torrential, and hopeful debut young adult novel-in-verse that redefines what it means to "make it,” for readers of Nicholasa Mohr and Elizabeth Acevedo.


Things We Couldn't Say Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338734188
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 21st, 2021

From one of the brightest and most acclaimed new lights in YA fiction, a fantastic new novel about a bi Black boy finding first love . . . and facing the return of the mother who abandoned his preacher family when he was nine.

There's always been a hole in Gio's life. Not because he's into both guys and girls. Not because his father has some drinking issues.


Every Body Looking Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525556220
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

A Finalist for the National Book Award


White Smoke Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063029095
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 14th, 2021

The Haunting of Hill House meets Get Out in this chilling YA psychological thriller and modern take on the classic haunted house story from New York Times bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson!


Paradise on Fire Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316493833
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

From award-winning and bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age survival tale exploring issues of race, class, and climate change
 
Addy is haunted by the tragic fire that killed her parents, leaving her to be raised by her grandmother. Now, years later, Addy’s grandmother has enrolled her in a summer wilderness program.


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Interactive (MinaLima Edition): (Illustrated with Interactive Elements) Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780063055735
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Published: Harper Design - September 14th, 2021

A deluxe gift edition of L.


Friendbots: Blink and Block Bug Each Other (I Can Read Comics Level 2) Cover Image
By Vicky Fang, Vicky Fang (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780063049475
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Published: HarperAlley - September 14th, 2021

Let’s read comics! I Can Read Comics is an early reader line that familiarizes children with the world of graphic novel storytelling and encourages visual literacy in emerging readers.

Blink and Block are back in another STEM-inspired I Can Read Comic by author-illustrator Vicky Fang!


The Last Kids on Earth and the Doomsday Race Cover Image
By Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781984835376
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

A Netflix Original series! 

The highly-anticipated seventh book in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling series, with over 7 million copies in print!


Pete the Cat: Making New Friends (I Can Read Comics Level 1) Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062974136
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Published: HarperCollins - September 14th, 2021

Pete the Cat makes his I Can Read Comics debut! From New York Times bestselling author-illustrator team James and Kimberly Dean comes the very first I Can Read Comics Level One book in the Pete the Cat series! 


Randy, the Badly Drawn Horse - and Dandy, Too! Cover Image
By T. L. McBeth (Illustrator), T. L. McBeth
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250263834
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 14th, 2021

In this hilarious follow-up to Randy, the Badly Drawn Horse, Randy is back—but he's not alone.

Randy is ready for his next adventure. He's excited, his bag is packed . . . but wait, what's this? Nobody said anything about a travel companion!


Dolls and Trucks Are for Everyone Cover Image
By Robb Pearlman, Eda Kaban (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762471560
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Published: Running Press Kids - September 14th, 2021

From the author and illustrator team behind Pink Is for Boys comes an empowering read-aloud picture book that teaches kids and adults alike that gender cannot define who you are or want to become.

Dolls and trucks are for boys and girls, as are dancing shoes, figure skating and hockey, and many more activities and hobbies.


Crownchasers Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062845177
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Published: HarperTeen - September 7th, 2021

A deadly race across 1,001 planets will determine more than just the fate of the empire.

This explosive first book in a duology jam-packed with tension and thrills is perfect for fans of The Hunger GamesAurora Rising, and Three Dark Crowns.


His Hideous Heart: 13 of Edgar Allan Poe's Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined Cover Image
By Dahlia Adler (Editor)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250302793
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 7th, 2021

Thirteen of YA’s most celebrated names reimagine Edgar Allan Poe’s most surprising, unsettling, and popular tales for a new generation.


Willodeen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250147400
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 7th, 2021

From #1 New York Times bestseller Katherine Applegate, a singular middle-grade novel about a girl who risks everything to help a handmade creature who comes to life.

The earth is old and we are not, and that is all you must remember . . .


Pahua and the Soul Stealer Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368068246
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - September 7th, 2021

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Lori M. Lee's middle grade debut about a lonely Hmong girl who discovers she's a powerful shaman warrior in this fantasy inspired by Southeast Asian mythology.


Good Night, Good Night: The original longer version of The Going to Bed Book Cover Image
By Sandra Boynton, Sandra Boynton (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534499744
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Published: Little Simon - September 14th, 2021

Maestro of bedtime Sandra Boynton expands her bestselling The Going to Bed Book in this deluxe collectible picture book that will help a new generation of children get ready for bed.

The sun has set not long ago.So begins one of the most widely loved children’s books ever made.


Twinkle Twinkle Little Kid Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Molly Idle (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399171321
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Published: Philomel Books - September 7th, 2021

A hilarious story of wishes and friendship by Drew Daywalt, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Day the Crayons Quit, and Molly Idle, the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Flora and the Flamingo.

Everyone knows that kids wish upon stars, but did you know that stars wish upon kids, too?


The Jasmine Project Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534477025
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

Jenny Han meets The Bachelorette in this effervescent romantic comedy about a teen Korean American adoptee who unwittingly finds herself at the center of a competition for her heart, as orchestrated by her overbearing, loving family.

Jasmine Yap’s life is great. Well, it’s okay.


Bright Star Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443284
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 7th, 2021

From the creator of the New York Times bestseller Dreamers comes a beautiful story about growth, empowerment, and finding one's own voice.

Child, you are awake!
You are alive!
You are a bright star,
Inside our hearts.