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Eyes That Speak to the Stars Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063057753
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Published: HarperCollins - February 15th, 2022

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Justice Is...: A Guide for Young Truth Seekers Cover Image
By Preet Bharara, Sue Cornelison (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593176627
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 25th, 2022

Incredible illustrations by Sue Cornelison bring to life the poignant words of Pree Bharara as well as injustices and triumphs across the globe. -Bryan Loar (Dec. 26, 2021)


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Amah Faraway Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547607211
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 25th, 2022

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Haylee and Comet: A Trip Around the Sun Cover Image
By Deborah Marcero (Illustrator), Deborah Marcero
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250774408
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 25th, 2022

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Your Friend, Parker: Ready-to-Read Level 1 (A Parker Curry Book) Cover Image
By Parker Curry, Jessica Curry, Brittany Jackson (Illustrator), Tajae Keith (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781665902588
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Published: Simon Spotlight - January 25th, 2022

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The Good War Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593173671
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Published: Yearling - February 1st, 2022

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All My Friends (Eagle Rock Series #3) Cover Image
By Hope Larson, Hope Larson (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780374388669
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 25th, 2022

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Dream, Annie, Dream Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063017160
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 8th, 2022

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On the Move: Home Is Where You Find It Cover Image
By Michael Rosen, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536218107
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Published: Candlewick - February 8th, 2022

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Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399187384
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 25th, 2022

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Sing, Aretha, Sing!: Aretha Franklin,
By Hanif Abdurraqib, Ashley Evans (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374313456
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 1st, 2022

Hanif Abdurraqib's debut picture book is a testament to the power of a courageous singer and the impact of Aretha Franklin's lyrics and life for future generations. -Bryan Loar (Dec. 27, 2021)


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Hey You!: An Empowering Celebration of Growing Up Black Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593529423
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 1st, 2022

"Honest" and "hopeful" have been used to describe this wonderful picture book created by Dapo Adeola (Look Up!) along with an incredible ensemble of illustrators. -Bryan Loar (December 28, 2021)


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I Am Golden Cover Image
By Eva Chen, Sophie Diao (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250842053
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 1st, 2022

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Night Train, Night Train Cover Image
By Robert Burleight, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781623543327
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Published: Charlesbridge - February 1st, 2022

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Bok's Giant Leap: One Moon Rock's Journey Through Time and Space Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593378861
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2022

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The Princess in Black and the Mermaid Princess Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536209778
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Published: Candlewick - February 1st, 2022

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A Time to Be Brave: A Graphic Novel (Owly #4) Cover Image
By Andy Runton, Andy Runton (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338300710
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Published: Graphix - February 1st, 2022

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Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye: A Graphic Novel (The Baby-sitters Club #11) (Adapted edition) (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) Cover Image
By Ann M. Martin, Gabriela Epstein (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338616040
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Published: Graphix - February 1st, 2022

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Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space Cover Image
By Dominic Walliman, Ben Newman (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781838749873
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Published: Flying Eye Books - February 15th, 2022

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Omar Rising Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108581
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 1st, 2022

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I Must Betray You Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984836038
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Published: Philomel Books - February 1st, 2022

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How to Welcome a New Baby (How To Series) Cover Image
By Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593430606
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 8th, 2022

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Out of a Jar Cover Image
By Deborah Marcero, Deborah Marcero (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593326374
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 8th, 2022

"A beautifully illustrated continuation of rabbit Llewellyn’s travels through life. A great addition to anyone’s feelings collection. Out of a Jar would pair nicely with Brian Wray’s Max's Box : Letting Go of Negative Feelings." - Bryan Loar (Jan. 15, 2022)


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Olu and Greta Cover Image
By Diana Ejaita, Diana Ejaita (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593384909
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Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - February 15th, 2022

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Oona and the Shark Cover Image
By Kelly DiPucchio, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063071421
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 15th, 2022

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Katie the Catsitter Book 2: Best Friends for Never Cover Image
By Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984895660
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 2022

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Spy School the Graphic Novel Cover Image
By Stuart Gibbs, Anjan Sarkar (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781534455436
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 2022

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Wonder: Illustrated Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593378175
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 2022

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InvestiGators: Braver and Boulder Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250220066
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Published: First Second - February 22nd, 2022

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A Beach Tail Cover Image
By Karen Lynn Williams, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781635925531
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Published: Astra Young Readers - March 1st, 2022

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She Persisted in Science: Brilliant Women Who Made a Difference Cover Image
By Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593353295
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Published: Philomel Books - March 1st, 2022

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The School for Whatnots Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062838490
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - March 1st, 2022

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New from Here Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534488304
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2022

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Solitary Animals: Introverts of the Wild Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593384435
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Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - March 8th, 2022

With striking illustrations reminiscent of 1940's Disney by Dominique Ramsey, Solitary Animals is beautiful and educational. I appreciate Joshua David Stein's contrasting solitary and social creatures. Back matter includes answers to potential questions that a younger reader may ask. -Bryan Loar (Dec. 29, 2021)


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The Sheep, the Rooster, and the Duck Cover Image
By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062911001
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 8th, 2022

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Those Kids from Fawn Creek Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062970350
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 8th, 2022

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Olympians: Dionysos: The New God Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781626725300
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Published: First Second - March 8th, 2022

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Tales of Ancient Worlds: Adventures in Archaeology Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781684492121
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Published: Neon Squid - March 22nd, 2022

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The Stardust That Made Us: A Visual Exploration of Chemistry, Atoms, Elements, and the Universe Cover Image
By Colin Stuart, Ximo Abadia (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536223835
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Published: Big Picture Press - March 22nd, 2022

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I'll Go and Come Back Cover Image
By Rajani LaRocca, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536207170
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Published: Candlewick - March 29th, 2022

Rajani LaRocca has created a sweet story about intercontinental love between a grandmother and granddaughter, where different languages are a point of learning and connection versus a barrier. -Bryan Loar (Dec. 28, 2021)


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Aven Green Baking Machine, 2 Cover Image
By Dusti Bowling, Gina Perry (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781454941811
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Published: Union Square Kids - April 5th, 2022

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Bloom Cover Image
By Ruth Forman, Talia Skyles (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781665903035
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Published: Little Simon - April 26th, 2022

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Amy Wu and the Warm Welcome Cover Image
By Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534497351
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2022

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S'more Than Meets the Eye!: Ready-to-Read Graphics Level 2 (Nugget and Dog) Cover Image
By Jason Tharp, Jason Tharp (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781665913287
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Published: Simon Spotlight - May 3rd, 2022

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Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593463055
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Published: Dial Books - May 3rd, 2022

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Sylvie Cover Image
By Jean Reidy, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534463486
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022

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The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Shawn Harris (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063084087
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 10th, 2022

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History Smashers: The Underground Railroad Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593428931
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 17th, 2022

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The Queen of Kindergarten Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593111420
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 24th, 2022

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Private Label Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062941107
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 31st, 2022

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Music Is a Rainbow Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316537421
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 7th, 2022

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Party Animals (Cranky Chicken #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534470217
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 7th, 2022

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Charlie Thorne and the Curse of Cleopatra Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534499348
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 7th, 2022

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Impossible Moon Cover Image
By Breanna J. McDaniel, Tonya Engel (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534478978
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Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 14th, 2022

I found Impossible Moon warm and exciting and connective. Mable's beautiful dance is charted in her moon maps through the constellations and her Grana's stories. Grana says, "If we can touch the moon, then what is impossible?" -Melia Wolf (Dec. 27, 2021)


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Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781665912617
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 14th, 2022

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In the Beautiful Country Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063118980
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Published: Quill Tree Books - June 14th, 2022

"Walking into Ai Shi's world like through a sliding glass door I am saddened by the broken promises she and her parent's experience by moving to the "Beautiful Country" from Taiwan. Ai Shi takes on her American identity beyond using an American name, Anna. She and her parents live a zig zagging course between missing their history in Taiwan and working to better their situations financially and socially in America. More than anything I want Ai Shi to love herself ...anywhere." - Melia Wolf (Jan. 15, 2022)


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I Love My Body Because Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534494954
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 21st, 2022

As an artist I love "I play with letters, words, and numbers, and create paintings, sculptures, and songs!" This book and all of its positive messages about diverse bodies and how we care for our bodies. It reminds us to be grateful for and respectful to our own body. -Melia Wolf (Dec. 27, 2021)


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The Little Bear (My Little Animal Friend) Cover Image
By Nicola Killen, Nicola Killen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781665911726
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - June 28th, 2022

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The Secrets of the Stormforest (Strangeworlds Travel Agency #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534483576
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Published: Aladdin - June 28th, 2022

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My Name Is Jason. Mine Too.: Our Story. Our Way. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534478220
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - June 28th, 2022

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Henry Heckelbeck Is Out of This World Cover Image
By Wanda Coven, Priscilla Burris (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781665911405
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Published: Little Simon - July 5th, 2022

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Booked Graphic Novel (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358161813
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Published: Clarion Books - July 12th, 2022

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Truck or Treat: A Spooky Book with Flaps Cover Image
By Hannah Eliot, Jen Taylor (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781665915977
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Published: Little Simon - July 19th, 2022

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The Pug Who Wanted to Be a Pumpkin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534486904
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Published: Aladdin - July 19th, 2022

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Rosetown Summer (The Rosetown Books) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534494725
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Published: Beach Lane Books - July 19th, 2022

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Charlie Hernández & the Golden Dooms Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534484214
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Published: Aladdin - July 26th, 2022

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A Girl's Guide to Love & Magic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338681741
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 2nd, 2022

I love the simplicity of message and of image. Rooster is unable to use his traditional method of waking everyone so he resorts to cooking to help his guests arise. It is bright happy and would make a great board book. -Melia Wolf (Dec. 27, 2021)


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Mia Mayhem and the Cat Burglar Cover Image
By Kara West, Leeza Hernandez (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781665917216
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Published: Little Simon - August 2nd, 2022

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The Greatest in the World! (Tater Tales #1) Cover Image
By Ben Clanton, Ben Clanton (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534493186
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 2nd, 2022

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By Josh Funk, Billy Yong (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534486003
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2022

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Creepy Crayon! (Creepy Tales) Cover Image
By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534465886
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2022

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We Are Your Children Too: Black Students, White Supremacists, and the Battle for America's Schools in Prince Edward County, Virginia Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2022

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Pig the Winner (Pig the Pug) Cover Image
By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey (Illustrator)
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Published: Cartwheel Books - August 30th, 2022

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The Door of No Return Cover Image
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2022