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Willow

Tonya Cherie Hegamin

1/5/2014

Hardcover

In 1848, an educated slave girl faces an inconceivable choice — between bondage and freedom, family and love.

Full House

Dayle Ann Dodds, Abby Carter

1/9/2012

Paperback

“Fresh, whimsical illustrations fairly float off the pages. . . . Rhyming text invites readers. . . . A fun choice for reinforcing the concept of fractions.” — School Library Journal

Blue Window

Adina Rishe Gewirtz

5/5/2021

Paperback

“Readers hungry for fantasy with a classic tone . . . will likely find plenty to satisfy that craving here.”— Booklist

Dan Versus Nature

Don Calame

1/7/2019

Paperback

“A journey through the wilderness that readers will never forget. . . . Perfect for the most reluctant of readers, this book is a sure-fire hit.” — School Library Journal

42 Is Not Just a Number

Doreen Rappaport

1/5/2019

Paperback

“Explores some of the seminal events in Robinson’s life and the ballplayer’s feelings about them, ably profiling a groundbreaking athlete and a ‘one-person civil rights movement.’ ” — Publishers Weekly

Fum

Adam Rapp

1/5/2018

Hardcover

What is it like to be a giant? Meet Corinthia Bledsoe, a seven-foot tall high-school junior who can predict the future.

Giant Pants

Mark Fearing

1/10/2017

Hardcover

Who hasn’t misplaced something important? Readers large and small will laugh knowingly along with this relatable (and rather giant) case of forgetfulness.

The Bell in the Bridge

Ted Kooser, Barry Root

1/5/2016

Hardcover

Is the sound Charlie hears from the bridge an echo, or is someone else out there? A lyrical, resonant story by poet Ted Kooser, splendidly illustrated by Barry Root.

Hippos Are Huge!

Jonathan London, Matthew Trueman

1/5/2017

Paperback

“With gorgeous mixed-media illustrations and accessible, engaging language, this picture book will spur interest in the world of hippos.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

Applesauce Weather

Helen Frost, Amy June Bates

1/11/2016

Hardcover

In a touching poetic novel, a fall apple ritual—along with some inventive storytelling—brings a family together as they grieve the loss of a beloved family member.

Blue Window

Adina Rishe Gewirtz

1/6/2018

Hardcover

Five siblings fall through time and space into a strange, unkind world — their arrival mysteriously foretold — and land in the center of an epic civil struggle in a country where many citizens have given themselves over to their primal fears and animal passions at the urging of a power-hungry demagogue.

Three Bird Summer

Sara St. Antoine

1/6/2018

Paperback

“This spirited novel seamlessly combines endings and beginnings against the beautiful backdrop of a lake in summer.” — Kirkus Reviews

Dolls of War

Shirley Parenteau

1/2/2018

Hardcover

When America and Japan go to war, will Macy’s feelings for her beloved Japanese Friendship Doll change? Here is a moving addition to the Friendship Dolls series.

Trick or Treat?

Melanie Walsh

1/10/2009

Board Book

Peek under the flaps — if you dare! — and discover some fun and gently scary signs that Halloween is here.

Winterfrost

Michelle Houts

1/12/2016

Paperback

“This folkloric tale is rich with depth and tradition and full of a child’s wonder of the natural world. . . . A timeless story.” — Kirkus Reviews

Shakespeare

Michael Rosen, Robert Ingpen

13/11/2006

Paperback

“Rosen makes the life and work of Shakespeare vibrant and exciting in this perfectly splendid biography. . . . Beautiful and engaging.”— KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)

Full House

Dayle Ann Dodds, Abby Carter

1/7/2009

Paperback

“Fresh, whimsical illustrations fairly float off the pages. Rhyming text invites readers. . . . A fun choice for reinforcing the concept of fractions.” — School Library Journal

Amazing Monty

Johanna Hurwitz, Anik McGrory

1/9/2010

Hardcover

A new sibling is just one of the surprises — some good, some not so much — awaiting Monty in another story for early chapter book readers. (Ages 5-7)

On the Wing

David Elliott, Becca Stadtlander

1/3/2017

Paperback

“Poetry flutters across the pages of this lovely book. . . . Each poem is witty and thoughtful and enlivens its subject. . . . Every bird seems to come alive.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

Winterfrost

Michelle Houts

1/12/2014

Hardcover

An ordinary Danish Christmas turns extraordinary when a family overlooks an important folkloric tradition.

Fantasy

Ben Boos

1/10/2010

Hardcover

Immerse yourself in the sovereignty of New Perigord, brought to majestic life through the artistry of Ben Boos, celebrated creator of Swords.

The Starlight Claim

Tim Wynne-Jones

1/11/2019

Hardcover

Fast-paced, evocative, and intensely suspenseful, Tim Wynne-Jones’s latest psychological thriller finds a teenager setting his wits against the frigid wilderness and a menacing crew of escapees.

Dolls of War

Shirley Parenteau

1/11/2019

Paperback

“This novel moves along with continuous action and a couple of surprise twists. Readers of the Friendship Dolls series will definitely want to read this addition.” — School Library Connection

Horizon

Jenn Reese

1/6/2015

Paperback

“A fitting finale for a gripping futurist series whose four multifaceted heroes offer a strong anti-war, pro-diversity message.”

Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood

Abby McDonald

1/6/2015

Paperback

“Fans of the original will enjoy exploring the reimagined characters, relationships, and dramas, while readers uninitiated in Austen can still appreciate the spirited romantic ride.”— Publishers Weekly

The Fairy Ring

Mary Losure

1/2/2015

Paperback

“Well-written nonfiction that reads like a novel. . . . Secret believers of fairy stories will thoroughly enjoy this account.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

Annie and Simon

Catharine O'Neill

1/2/2015

Paperback

“Mutual attachment is clearly expressed in gestures, expressions, eye contact. . . . Would that all sib relationships were so harmonious.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The Infects

Sean Beaudoin

1/11/2014

Paperback

“An allusive horror novel that engages in philosophical, social, and humanist critique while providing plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

Mirage

Jenn Reese

1/6/2014

Paperback

“A powerful sequel with sustained themes of friendship and honor.” — Kirkus Reviews

Mitchell Goes Driving

Hallie Durand, Tony Fucile

1/8/2013

Paperback

“Families who prefer the wear-’em-out strategy over lullabies and gentle good-night poems might consider opening their own DMV.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

Cars Galore

Peter Stein, Bob Staake

1/10/2012

Board Book

“This book for those obsessed with all things automotive will also make them laugh. The rhyming text is upbeat and offbeat.” — New York Times

Go Out and Play!

Julianna Rose

1/3/2012

Paperback

Go outside and play! Here, at your fingertips, are how to’s for more than seventy best-loved games, all set to spread the fun of active play to kids of all ages.

I Fooled You

Johanna Hurwitz

1/5/2010

Paperback

How many different ways can ten leading middle-grade authors tell a story including the line “I fooled you”? Prepare to be surprised! (Ages 9-12)

Zelda and Ivy One Christmas

Laura McGee Kvasnosky

1/9/2006

Paperback

“The joy here is not just in the receiving of lovingly tendered presents; it’s in the giving — of companionship, affection, and memories, priceless rewards for any season.” — BOOKLIST

Bum Bum

Taro Miura

1/2/2016

Board Book

Japanese illustrator Taro Miura brings his bold, whimsical graphic style to a board book for the very young.

Summertime Rainbow

Belle Yang

1/4/2012

Board Book

In English and Mandarin Chinese, Belle Yang’s bilingual board books celebrate the natural world with simple concepts and beautiful, bold illustrations.

Faster! Faster!

Leslie Patricelli

1/4/2012

Hardcover

Hang on tight for more comic joy in this companion to the Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor winner Higher! Higher!

In the Sea

David Elliott, Holly Meade

1/2/2012

Hardcover

A New York Times best-selling author and a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator explore life in the ocean with clever poems and bold, expressive woodcuts.

Cars Galore

Peter Stein, Bob Staake

1/2/2011

Hardcover

Buckle up for an exuberant ride humming with energetic rhymes and whimsical, retro art from a masterful team.

In the Wild

David Elliott, Holly Meade

1/8/2010

Hardcover

The stellar team who brought us ON THE FARM present a companion book evoking creatures of the wild in simple, clever poems and vibrant woodcuts. (Ages 4-7)

All Around the Seasons

Barney Saltzberg

1/1/2010

Hardcover

Bursting with energy, this celebration of childhood follows the familiar activities that bring joy and comfort through a year of nature’s changes. (Ages 2-5)

Santasaurus

Niamh Sharkey

1/9/2008

Paperback

Niamh Sharkey creates Christmas magic with her simple, quirky, and striking illustrations in this supersaurus story for dinosaur lovers — and believers — everywhere.

On the Farm

David Elliott, Holly Meade

1/3/2012

Paperback

“This handsome poetry collection feels as hearty and comforting as a bowl of sugared porridge. . . . Children will delight in the fun and beauty.” — Booklist (starred review)

The Agency: Rivals in the City

1/9/2016

Paperback

In her fourth adventure, available in paperback for the first time, Mary Quinn no longer has the Agency to support her — just James Easton.

Nuestro huerto

George Ancona

1/3/2016

Paperback

“This fun and inspiring season-by-season description of a school gardening project could encourage others to repeat this extraordinary experience.” — School Library Journal

Trell

Dick Lehr

1/12/2017

Hardcover

From the co-author of Black Mass comes a gripping YA novel inspired by the true story of a young man’s false imprisonment for murder

Dolls of Hope

Shirley Parenteau

1/1/2016

Hardcover

How daring is Chiyo prepared to be to keep the American Friendship Doll safe? Inspired by a little-known historical event, this engaging companion to Ship of Dolls is told from a Japanese girl’s point of view.

Utopia, Iowa

Brian Yansky

1/5/2015

Hardcover

Jack Bell has an unusual gift—or curse, depending on your point of view. And he’s not the only one. In Utopia, Iowa, anything can happen.

Archon

Lana Krumwiede

1/5/2015

Paperback

“A solid story and character development that can be enjoyed by fans of dystopia whether or not they’ve read the first installment.” —Kirkus Reviews

Lucky Tucker

Leslie McGuirk

1/3/2015

Board Book

“Simple, bright pictures . . . will appeal to young children.” —School Library Journal

Ship of Dolls

Shirley Parenteau

1/2/2015

Hardcover

Can a ship carrying Friendship Dolls to Japan be Lexie’s ticket to see her fun-loving mother again? A heartwarming historical novel inspired by a little-known true event.

Gobble, Gobble, Tucker!

Leslie McGuirk

1/10/2014

Board Book

Leslie McGuirk’s enthusiastic Tucker tries to be a patient little pup in this Thanksgiving story that is satisfying in every way.

Three Bird Summer

Sara St. Antoine

1/8/2014

Hardcover

An introspective boy and an adventurous girl uncover a poignant family mystery during a summer on the shores of Three Bird Lake.

There Will Be Bears

Ryan Gebhart

1/7/2014

Hardcover

Tyson is determined to hunt an elk — even if it means sneaking his grandpa out of a nursing home — in a debut novel sparked with dry wit and wilderness adventure.

Miss Emily

Burleigh Muten, Matt Phelan

1/6/2014

Hardcover

Discover the mischievous and affectionate side of a revered poet in this adventure about Emily Dickinson, four young friends, and a traveling circus.

Juvie

Steve Watkins

1/1/2014

Hardcover

Heart-wrenching and real, Juvie tells the story of two sisters grappling with accountability, sacrifice — and who will be there to help you after you take the fall.

Plague in the Mirror

Deborah Noyes

1/10/2013

Hardcover

In a sensual paranormal romance, a teen girl’s doppelgänger from 1348 Florence lures her into the past in hopes of exacting a deadly trade.

Formerly Shark Girl

Kelly Bingham

1/7/2013

Hardcover

Jane Arrowood, otherwise known as Shark Girl, has been living with just one arm for over a year. Now she’s searching for a new normal.

Button Down

Anne Ylvisaker

1/1/2013

Hardcover

As football fever hits Goodhue, Iowa, Ned Button steps into the lineup in a funny adventure about a small-town family living in 1929.

The Infects

Sean Beaudoin

1/1/2013

Hardcover

A feast for the brain, this gory and genuinely hilarious take on zombie culture simultaneously skewers, pays tribute to, and elevates the horror genre.

Flock

Wendy Delsol

1/12/2012

Hardcover

The climactic conclusion of a supernatural romantic trilogy starring a savvy, sharp-tongued heroine who taps into ancient Norse secrets.

The Fairy Ring

Mary Losure

1/7/2012

Hardcover

The enchanting true story of a girl who saw fairies, and another with a gift for art, who concocted a story to stay out of trouble and ended up fooling the world.

A Family of Readers

Martha V. Parravano, Roger Sutton

1/11/2011

Paperback

Two of the most trusted reviewers in the field join with top authors, illustrators, and critics in a definitive guide to choosing books for children—and nurturing their love of reading.

Stork

Wendy Delsol

1/1/2011

Hardcover

Oh baby! A hip heroine discovers that she has the ability to decide who gets pregnant in this witty YA blend of romance and the supernatural from a debut author.

Hidden Voices

Pat Lowery Collins

1/7/2009

Hardcover

While studying under Vivaldi, three girls in a Venice orphanage forge their own notions of love in a sensuous, engrossing novel told in three narrative voices.

Joyride

Amy Ehrlich

1/5/2009

Paperback

A heart-rending story about an unusual mother-daughter relationship — and a shocking family secret.

Swords

Ben Boos

1/9/2008

Hardcover

Be smitten by the sword! An extraordinary young artist brings the history of this noble weapon — and its skillful masters — into stunningly sharp relief.

Sticky Burr

John Lechner

1/8/2008

Paperback

Meet Sticky Burr, his unshakable friends, and his prickly foes in a beguiling graphic storybook guaranteed to grab young readers.

Cuss

Kristine L. Franklin

1/11/2007

Paperback

“A fine historical novel with lively dialogue and plenty of excitement.” — KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)

Gator

Randy Cecil

1/3/2007

Hardcover

Lonely for laughter, a carousel animal goes on a courageous journey in Randy Cecil’s delightful new picture book.

Annie and Simon

Catharine O'Neill

1/6/2010

Paperback

Now in paperback, this Candlewick Sparks title offers newly independent readers the chance to experience early fiction from one of today’s most talented author-illustrators. (Ages 5-7)

Angel in Vegas

Norma Howe

1/1/2010

Hardcover

Good heavens! A teen angel drops into Sin City in this wickedly funny YA novel from the author of the Blue Avenger trilogy.

My Year in the Middle

Lila Quintero Weaver

1/9/2018

Hardcover

In a racially polarized classroom in 1970 Alabama, Lu’s talent for running track makes her a new best friend — and tests her mettle as she navigates the school’s social cliques.

The Luck of the Buttons

Anne Ylvisaker

1/6/2011

Hardcover

In Iowa circa 1929, spunky twelve-year-old Tugs vows to turn her family’s luck around, with the help of a Brownie camera and a small-town mystery.(Ages 8-12)

Echo After Echo

A. R. Capetta

1/12/2017

Hardcover

Debuting on the New York stage, Zara is unprepared — for Eli, the girl who makes the world glow; for Leopold, the director who wants perfection; or for death in the theater.

Gold Rush Girl

Avi

7/9/2022

Paperback

“With his characteristically suspenseful style, Avi crafts a rousing historical adventure helmed by a spirited protagonist whom readers will love.” —Booklist (starred review)

Crashing in Love

Jennifer Richard Jacobson

2/2/2022

Hardcover

When Peyton comes across the victim of a hit-and-run, she knows it’s destiny. But what exactly does fate have in store for her and the boy in the coma?

Echo After Echo

A. R. Capetta

2/2/2022

Paperback

“A complex cast of suspicious characters, a relentless undercurrent of fear, sophisticated plot development, and the lyrical language . . . make this an exceptionally compelling read.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Starlight Claim

Tim Wynne-Jones

2/2/2022

Paperback

“Wynne-Jones doesn’t strike a single false note in this beautifully written, compulsively readable adventure.” —Booklist (starred review)

Frost

Wendy Delsol

1/11/2012

Paperback

“The motivating and empowering nature of love, even in impossible situations, complements the quick-moving plot and beautifully drawn settings.” — School Library Journal

The Bigfoot Files

Lindsay Eagar

1/12/2018

Hardcover

From the author of Hour of the Bees comes another captivating story that deftly blurs the line between reality and magic — and will leave you wondering What if?

Crossing Niagara

Matt Tavares

1/6/2016

Hardcover

Applaud Matt Tavares’s feat — a gripping tale of real-life daredevilry perfectly balanced by stunning illustrations.

Poe: Stories and Poems

Gareth Hinds

1/2/2018

Paperback

In a thrilling adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known works, acclaimed artist-adapter Gareth Hinds translates Poe’s dark genius into graphic-novel format.

Polo Cowboy

G. Neri, Jesse Joshua Watson

8/12/2021

Hardcover

How does a Black kid from North Philly wind up playing polo? The much-anticipated sequel to Ghetto Cowboy, now a major motion picture starring Idris Elba and Stranger Things’s Caleb McLaughlin.

Hair

Leslie Patricelli

1/1/2017

Board Book

Is Baby really ready for that first haircut? With the usual panache, Leslie Patricelli’s one-haired wonder leads the way into another new experience.

Two for Joy

Abigail Marble, Gigi Amateau

1/9/2015

Hardcover

When an adored—and very independent—aunt suffers a fall and comes to live with them, Jenna and her mom discover what makes a family bond unbreakable.

Just Itzy

Lana Krumwiede, Greg Pizzoli

1/2/2015

Hardcover

A spider on a quest to drop the “Bitzy” and become “just Itzy” runs up against some challenges—and a few familiar nursery-rhyme characters.

Quest

Aaron Becker

1/9/2014

Hardcover

Aaron Becker, creator of Journey, a Caldecott Honor book, presents the next chapter in his stunning wordless fantasy.

Druthers

Matt Phelan

1/9/2014

Hardcover

With warmth and humor, award-winning author-illustrator Matt Phelan follows a child as she leads her daddy on some rainy-day flights of fancy.

Jubilee!

Alicia Potter, Matt Tavares

1/4/2014

Hardcover

An exuberant picture book applauds the man behind the 1869 National Peace Jubilee, the largest and loudest concert the world had ever seen — or heard.

A Is for Awesome

Dallas Clayton

1/3/2014

Hardcover

Inspirational artist Dallas Clayton infuses his trademark whimsical art and positive message into an absolutely awesome alphabet book.

The Story of Silk

1/9/2012

Hardcover

What does worm spit have to do with the world’s most luxurious fabric? Travel to Thailand for a close-up look at wrigglers, weavers, and wearers of silk.

A You're Adorable

Martha Alexander

1/6/2012

Board Book

“Warm illustrations by Martha Alexander . . . and the silly words address kissable little sweethearts.” —Publishers Weekly

Hello, Puppy!

Jane Cowen-Fletcher

1/6/2010

Hardcover

Who can resist? Any child who has ever wished for or had a new puppy will delight in this cozy portrait of puppy love.

The Best Cat

Valeri Gorbachev

1/3/2010

Hardcover

The family pet is so much more than that in this warm and funny book forlittle animal lovers with imaginative minds. (Ages 3-5)

Cerca / Close

Juan Felipe Herrera, Blanca Gómez

1/9/2019

Board Book

Some things are close — cerca. Others are far — lejos. With sweet simplicity, this charming dual-language board book and its companion volume, Lejos/Far, engage young children.

Crouching Tiger

Ying Chang Compestine, Yan Nascimbene

1/9/2019

Paperback

“Poignant but not treacly, Crouching Tiger deals with an immigrant child’s conflicting emotions toward a grandparent from the old country . . . . Nascimbene’s delicate ink and watercolor illustrations are exquisite.” — The New York Times Book Review

Douglas

Randy Cecil

1/9/2019

Hardcover

In his follow-up to Lucy, Randy Cecil again tells a visually arresting tale in four acts — this time about a brave movie-theater mouse on a daring adventure.

Elf in the House

Ammi-Joan Paquette, Adam Record

1/9/2019

Paperback

“The duo behind Ghost in the House reunites for a jaunty blend of cumulative holiday tale, counting book, and onomatopoeic celebration.” — Publishers Weekly

Nighty-Night

Leslie Patricelli

1/1/2017

Board Book

Nighty-night, Baby! The cheekily charming tot goes through a typical nightly routine in a humorous bedtime book.

The Iliad

Gareth Hinds

1/4/2019

Hardcover

In a companion volume to his award-winning adaptation of The Odyssey, the incomparable graphic novelist Gareth Hinds masterfully adapts Homer’s classic wartime epic.

Mr. Posey's New Glasses

Ted Kooser, Daniel Duncan

1/4/2019

Hardcover

In a charming tale of an elderly man and his obliging young friend, former poet laureate Ted Kooser and newcomer Daniel Duncan invite us to look at the world with fresh eyes.

Around America to Win the Vote

Mara Rockliff, Hadley Hooper

1/4/2019

Paperback

“This high-spirited picture book, as engaging as it is informative, follows the women on their journey. . . . A delightful way to introduce two fascinating historical figures.” — Booklist (starred review)

Noah Builds an Ark

Kate Banks, John Rocco

1/3/2019

Hardcover

A storm is coming — a big one. How does a young urban boy prepare? A lovely allegorical story about ecology and caring inspired by the ancient tale of stewardship.

Soccer Star

Mina Javaherbin, Renato Alarcao

1/3/2019

Paperback

“Perhaps most importantly, Javaherbin shows that being poor doesn’t stop people from having lives and dreams. A lovely story about soccer, gender, and hope.” — Kirkus Reviews

Archon

Lana Krumwiede

1/1/2014

Hardcover

As the powerless and the powerful clash, allies and enemies are not always who they seem to be in this dynamic sequel to the dystopian novel Freakling.

What-the-Dickens

Gregory Maguire

1/11/2007

Hardcover

“Gregory Maguire does for the dark and stormy night what he did for witches in Wicked.” — The New York Times Book Review

The Whole Wide World and Me

Toni Yuly

1/2/2019

Hardcover

A bold, joyful picture book for the very young shows that the natural world is full of wonders — and each of us is a small part of that.

Red Butterfly

Deborah Noyes, Sophie Blackall

1/2/2019

Paperback

“Written in the style of ancient Chinese poets . . . while splendid ink-and-watercolor illustrations poignantly capture the princess’s leave-taking.”

Lost Soul, Be at Peace

Maggie Thrash

1/10/2018

Hardcover

Following her acclaimed Honor Girl, Maggie Thrash revisits a period of teenage depression in a graphic memoir that is at once thoughtful, honest, and marked by hope.

Greek Myths

Ann Turnbull, Sarah Young

1/10/2010

Hardcover

A gorgeous collection of classic Greek myths welcomes readers of all ages into a legendary world of beauty, tragedy, and miracle.

Angel in Beijing

Belle Yang

1/7/2018

Hardcover

In a lost-and-found tale that soars far beyond just a happy ending, Taiwanese fine artist Belle Yang pays affectionate homage to the city of Beijing.

Ten Horse Farm

Robert Sabuda

1/4/2018

Hardcover

Roan, speckled, dappled, gray — how many different horses are playing on these pages? A new novelty delight from renowned pop-up master Robert Sabuda.

The Price Guide to the Occult

Leslye Walton

1/4/2018

Hardcover

From the author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender comes a haunting maelstrom of magic and murder in the lush, moody Pacific Northwest.