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The 13-Story Treehouse

The 13-Story Treehouse

by Andy Griffiths; illustrated by Terry Denton
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Andy and Terry live in a treehouse. But it's not just any old treehouse, it's the most amazing treehouse in the world!

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Another Night at the Museum

Another Night at the Museum

by Milan Trenc; illustrated by Milan Trenc
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Larry is a night guard at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He is also late for work. In his hurry to get out of the bathtub and to his job, he forgets things. Things like shutting off the faucet...

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Ariol #1

Ariol #1

Just a Donkey Like You and Me

by Emmanuel Guibert; illustrated by Marc Boutavant
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Ariol is your everyday tween donkey. He lives in the suburbs with his mom and dad. His best friend is a pig. He's in love with a beautiful cow in his class. His teacher is a dog. His gym teacher is a huge rooster. In short, Ariol is just like you and me.

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Astronaut Academy: Re-entry

Astronaut Academy: Re-entry

by Dave Roman
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

The wild and wacky world of Astronaut Academy is back! It's spring semester at this futuristic institution of learning, and Hakata Soy has lost his heart. Literally. And he's not the only one...

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Bad Kitty School Daze

Bad Kitty School Daze

by Nick Bruel
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Bad Kitty faces her toughest challenge yet... Obedience school! 

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Battling Boy

Battling Boy

by Paul Pope
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

The adventure begins in the new graphic novel by comics legend Paul Pope. Monsters roam through Arcopolis, swallowing children into the horrors of their shadowy underworld. Only one man is a match for them—the genius vigilante Haggard West.

Unfortunately, Haggard West is dead.

Arcopolis is desperate, but when its salvation comes in the form of a twelve-year-old demigod, nobody is more surprised than Battling Boy himself.

IT'S TIME TO MEET AN ELECTRIFYING NEW HERO.

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Les Petits Fairytales

by Trixie Belle and Melissa Caruso-Scott; illustrated by Oliver Lake
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Discover the magic of Beauty and the Beast in this petite edition of the classic fairytale, created especially for little readers with just a handful of words and bright, enchanting illustrations.

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Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Summer Vacation

Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Summer Vacation

by Tommy Greenwald; illustrated by J. P. Coovert
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Despite all attempts to avoid reading and extra work, Charlie Joe Jackson finds himself in a terrible dream he can't wake up from: Camp Rituhbukkee (pronounced "read-a-bookie")—a place filled with grammar workshops, Read-a-Ramas, and kids who actually like reading.

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Dead End in Norvelt

Dead End in Norvelt

by Jack Gantos
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction!

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Fish Finelli

Fish Finelli

Seagulls Don't Eat Pickles (Book 1)

by E. S. Farber; illustrated by Jason Beene
Publisher: Chronicle Books

When bully Bryce Billings bets Fish Finelli that he can't find Captain Kidd's legendary long-lost treasure, Fish and his friends embark on a quest to find real-life pirate treasure.

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Flora and the Flamingo

Flora and the Flamingo

by Molly Idle
Publisher: Chronicle Books

In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance.

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Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

by Sherri Duskey Rinker; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Publisher: Chronicle Books

As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play!

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I Didn’t Do My Homework Because…

I Didn’t Do My Homework Because…

by Davide Cali & illustrated by Benjamin Chaud
Publisher: Chronicle Books

How many excuses are there for not doing homework? Let us count the ways: Giant lizards invaded the neighbourhood. Elves hid all the pencils. And then there was that problem with carnivorous plants... The excuses go on and on, each more absurd than the next and escalating to hilarious heights.

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I Hate To Read!

I Hate To Read!

by Rita Marshall; illustrated by Etienne Delessert
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Victor Dickens hates to read, and nothing can change his mind. Or can it? How about a parrot with a peg leg? Or a rabbit with black barn boots? Or a field mouse with gold coins? Anything can happen on the whimsical, wonderful night when a little boy with a stubborn hatred of books discovers that printed words can take on lives of their own.

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I Scream! Ice Cream!

I Scream! Ice Cream!

A Book of Wordles

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by Serge Bloch
Publisher: Chronicle Books

What do "I Scream!" and "Ice Cream!" have in common? Nothing-besides the fact that they sound the same! The ever-surprising Amy Krouse Rosenthal unleashes her prolific wit in this silly and smart book of wordplay.

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If You Want to See a Whale

If You Want to See a Whale

by Julie Fogliano illustrated by Erin Stead
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

If you want to see a whale, you will need to know what not to look at.

Pink roses, pelicans, possible pirates... If you want to see a whale, you have to keep your eyes on the sea, and wait...

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Isabella: Star of the Story

Isabella: Star of the Story

by Jennifer Fosberry; illustrated by Mike Litwin
Publisher: Sourcebooks

Every day's an adventure with Isabella!

Isabella checks out the library, and steals the spotlight from some of the most memorable children's book characters.

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It’s a Book

It’s a Book

by Lane Smith
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Playful and lighthearted with a subversive twist that is signature Lane Smith, It's a Book is a delightful manifesto on behalf of print in the digital age.

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Justin Case

Justin Case

Shells, Smells, and the Horrible Flip-Flops of Doom

by Rachel Vail; illustrated by Matthew Cordell
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Justin is going to start fourth grade-but first, he has to survive the summer. He "gets" to go to camp every day on a bus. He "gets" to experience all sorts of new things: Bugs. Mess hall food. Flip-flops (they hurt the space between his toes and they're hard to walk in). And (gulp!) swimming.

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Odd Duck

Odd Duck

by Cecil Castellucci; illustrated by Sara Varon
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Theodora is a perfectly normal duck. She may swim with a teacup balanced on her head and stay north when the rest of the ducks fly south for the winter, but there's nothing so odd about that. Chad, on the other hand, is one strange bird. Theodora quite likes him, but she can't overlook his odd habits...

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On a Beam of Light

On a Beam of Light

A Story of Albert Einstein

by Jennifer Berne; illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky
Publisher: Chronicle Books

A boy rides a bicycle down a dusty road. But in his mind, he envisions himself travelling at a speed beyond imagining, on a beam of light. This brilliant mind will one day offer up some of the most revolutionary ideas ever conceived. From a boy endlessly fascinated by the wonders around him, Albert Einstein ultimately grows into a man of genius recognized the world over for profoundly illuminating our understanding of the universe.

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Pocket Guide to Games

Pocket Guide to Games

by Bart King
Publisher: Gibbs Smith

Bring back the nostalgic games of yesterday — with modern interpretations! The Pocket Guide to Games revives the tradition of game playing without computers, joysticks, boards, or game pieces. All you need for these games can be purchased at the local super centre, big box, or hardware store. With tools such as balls, beanbags, broomsticks and ropes, parents and teachers can organize dozens of hours of fun and challenging activities for parties, summer camps, neighbourhood gatherings and school groups. For all ages, from elementary children to grandparents. Includes active games and quiet games in a range of variations: counting-out, choosing sides, who's it? and feats and forfeits.

Sample games include Bull in the Ring (circle game), Cross Tag (chase), Do This, Do That (imitating), Kaleidoscope (colours), Lady of the Land (drama), Old Buzzard (drama), Potato Race (individual competition), Shadow Tag (sunny day), Wink (circle game), Cat Party (a word game), Harlequin Wrestle (balance), Fetch and Carry (bean bags), Spooning (blindfold), Dodgeball, Poison and Hide the Thimble.

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Pocket Guide to Magic

Pocket Guide to Magic

by Bart King
Publisher: Gibbs Smith

Abracadabra ! Hocus-pocus! Allakazam! Happis crappis!

Say it together now — magic! Take a peek inside the magician's secret wardrobe to discover the tricks of the trade, the tales of derring-do, and the people who made the magic happen.

Demystifying the mystical is the popular, raucous, ready-to-trick-his-own-mother Bart King! But what, you may ask, can Bart do? He can show the ways of the most secretive magicians in the world.

This guide includes ways to:

  • Improve street cred with sneaky tricks.
  • Discover how some of the most popular illusions were created.
  • Saw a woman in half and then swallow the sword.

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Pocket Guide to Mischief

Pocket Guide to Mischief

by Bart King
Publisher: Gibbs Smith

Not sure how to give a wedgie? From the author of The Big Book of Boy Stuff and The Big Book of Girl Stuff, lauded as "a comedic compendium" by the Ottawa Citizen, here's the ultimate how-to for the budding prankster in all of us.

Many of the greatest leaders and geniuses in history were also mischief makers. These were the people who had the courage to point out that things like slavery, global warming and turtleneck sweaters were bad. Their large-scale hoaxes and practical jokes include the Boston Tea Party, the "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast and the Cheese Whiz Disaster of 2008. Paying homage to these brave men and women, The Pocket Guide to Mischief includes sections on Careers in Mischief and Mischief Makers Hall of Shame.

Worried about being nice? The Pocket Guide to Mischief also has a section on Excuses, Apologies and Etiquette, while the "mischief-makers credo" promises not to damage property or hurt anyone with a prank. More practically, instructions are given on complex skills such as becoming a world-class complainer, selecting an appropriate target and handling a rubber chicken. And who can resist the "stuff to gross people out" or taking the smart aleck quiz? With The Pocket Guide to Mischief, it's all in good fun.

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Snatchabook

Snatchabook

by Helen Docherty; illustrated by Thomas Docherty
Publisher: Sourcebooks

Where have all the bedtime stories gone?

One dark, dark night in Burrow Down, a rabbit named Eliza Brown found a book and settled down… when a Snatchabook flew into town.

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Steam Train, Dream Train

Steam Train, Dream Train

by Sherri Duskey Rinker; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Publisher: Chronicle Books

 

The team behind the #1 New York Times bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site returns with another fabulous book for bedtime!

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The Templeton Twins Have an Idea

The Templeton Twins Have an Idea

Book 1

by Ellis Weiner; illustrated by Jeremy Holmes
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Suppose there were 12-year-old twins, a boy and girl named John and Abigail Templeton. Let's say John was pragmatic and played the drums, and Abigail was theoretical and solved cryptic crosswords. Now suppose their father was a brilliant, if sometimes confused, inventor. And suppose that another set of twins-adults-named Dean D. Dean and Dan D. Dean, kidnapped the Templeton twins and their ridiculous dog in order to get their father to turn over one of his genius (sort of) inventions. Yes, I said kidnapped. Wouldn't it be fun to read about that?

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Thea Stilton #1

Thea Stilton #1

The Secret of Whale Island

by Thea Stilton
Publisher: Papercutz

Geronimo isn't the only world-famous adventuring journalist from New Mouse City; introducing his fabulous sister, Thea!

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Treasure on Superstition Mountain

Treasure on Superstition Mountain

by Elise Broach; illustrated by Antonio Javier Caparo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Even though Henry Barker and his two brothers learned firsthand that the urban legend about danger on nearby Superstition Mountain wasn't just a myth, this doesn't stop them from planning their return.

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Which Way Back

Which Way Back

Featuring Luna, Chip, and Inkie

by Michael Mayes & illustrated by Rory O'Sullivan
Publisher: Figure 1

In Luna, Chip and Inkie's first adventure the trio gets lost after following a butterfly into the woods. Stuck in an unfamiliar part of the forest, they all begin to worry. After a bit of squabbling and a bit of creative thinking they each contribute with their own ideas and unique talents to find their way back home. A story of friendship, creativity and collaboration, Which Way Back? is an action-packed picture book with vibrant illustrations from front to back.

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The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Junior Edition

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Junior Edition

by David Borgenicht and Robin Epstein
Publisher: Chronicle Books

The bestselling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series has been providing adults with help—and humour—for years. Finally, younger readers can also benefit from the best of the worst!

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Junior Edition is packed with funny, kid-friendly instructions on how to handle all sorts of situations at school, at home, outdoors and beyond. Learn how to outwit a nosy sibling, survive a family road trip and clean up your room in just 10 minutes. Also discover the best way to deal with a school dance and recover when you trip and fall in the middle of the cafeteria! With an appendix that includes lists of useful schoolyard comebacks, handy and true excuses, and a sibling room-sharing contract, The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Junior Edition is truly required reading to get through the minefield commonly known as childhood.

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Teen

16 Things I Thought Were True

16 Things I Thought Were True

by Janet Gurtler
Publisher: Sourcebooks

Morgan isn't thrilled to take a summer job at the local amusement park the summer before her senior year. Living with her quirky mom and twin older brothers hasn't made mingling one of her favourite things either. Her super-hot manager, Adam, makes it bearable...until she gets fired. See, this is why she prefers to stay home and hang out online where no one ever has to see her blush or struggle to say the right words.

When Morgan's mom gets sick and confesses that Morgan's dad is not actually dead, she becomes determined to find him. To her shock, Adam agrees to help. Road trip with a cute guy? Summer is finally starting to look up. 

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Absent

Absent

by Katie Williams
Publisher: Chronicle Books

When seventeen-year-old Paige dies in a freak fall from the roof during Physics class, her spirit is bound to the grounds of her high school. At least she has company: her fellow ghosts Evan and Brooke, who also died there. But when Paige hears the rumour that her death wasn't an accident—that she supposedly jumped on purpose—she can't bear it.

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Among Others

Among Others

by Jo Walton
Publisher: Tor / Forge

 

Startling, unusual, and irresistibly readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and science fiction, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

As a child growing up in Wales, Morwenna played among the spirits who made their homes in industrial ruins. But her mind found freedom in the science fiction novels that were her closest companions. When her half-mad mother tried to bend the spirits to dark ends, Mori was forced to confront her in a magical battle that left her crippled - and her twin sister dead.

Fleeing to a father whom she barely knew, Mori was sent to boarding school in England - a place all but devoid of true magic. There, she tempted fate by doing magic herself, in an attempt to find a circle of like-minded friends. But her magic also drew the attention of her mother, bringing about a reckoning that could no longer be put off... .

Combining elements of autobiography with flights of imagination, this is a stunning new novel by an author whose genius has already been hailed by dozens of her peers.

One of School Library Journal 's Best Adult Books 4 Teens titles of 2011       

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Article 5

Article 5

by Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

 

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.
 
The Bill of Rights has been revoked and replaced with the Moral Statutes.
 
There are no more police - instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior - instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.
 
Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren't always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it's hard for her to forget that people weren't always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. That life in the United States used to be different.

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Boxers

Boxers

by Gene Luen Yang
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Boxers & Saints is an innovative new graphic novel in two volumes—the parallel stories of two young people caught up on opposite sides of a violent rift.

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Breaking Point

Breaking Point

by Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Kristen Simmons's fast-paced, gripping YA dystopian series continues in this sequel to Article 5.

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Chosen at Nightfall

Chosen at Nightfall

A Shadow Falls Novel #5

by C. C. Hunter
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Don't miss this magnificent final chapter in the breathtaking Shadow Falls series! Kylie's epic journey is about to lead her exactly where she belongs…

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Cinder

Cinder

The Lunar Chronicles #1

by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . .

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Cress

Cress

Lunar Chronicles #3

by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

The third book in Marissa Meyer’s New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, inspired by Rapunzel.

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Crewel

Crewel

Crewel World #1

by Gennifer Albin
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys has always been special. When her parents discover her gift—the ability to weave the very fabric of reality—they train her to hide it. For good reason, they don't want her to become one of the elite, beautiful, and deadly women who determine what people eat, where they live, how many children they have, and even when they die.

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Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

by Tony Cliff
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Lovable ne'er-do-well Delilah Dirk is an Indiana Jones for the 19th century. She has travelled to Japan, Indonesia, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she's picked up on the way, Delilah's adventures continue as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople.

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Destined

Destined

House of Night #9

by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

The absolute must read ninth instalment in the New York Times bestselling teen vampyre series, the House of Night, is sure to thrill .

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Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park

by Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

  • Winner of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Award for Young Adult Fiction 
  • New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Books
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Fiction 2013
  • Publishers Weekly Best Children's Fiction 2013

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Embrace

Embrace

The Embrace Series #1

by Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Sourcebooks

On her 17th birthday, everything will change for Violet Eden. The boy she loves will betray her. Her enemy will save her. And she will have to make a choice that could cost not only her life, but her eternity...
LINCOLN: He's been Violet's one anchor, her running partner and kickboxing trainer. Only he never told her he was training her for an ancient battle between angels and exiles.
PHOENIX: As an exile, he is not to be trusted, yet he's the only one there to pick up the pieces and protect her after Lincoln's betrayal. But what is he really after?
Who will she... Embrace?    

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Fangirl

Fangirl

by Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

A coming-of-age tale of family, first love, and fan fiction from the talented author of Eleanor & Park.

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Homeland

Homeland

by Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Tor / Forge

In Cory Doctorow's wildly successful Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco - an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state.

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How I Lost You

How I Lost You

by Janet Gurtler
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Grace and Kya always do everything together, and nothing can get in the way of their friendship. They have a pact: Sisters Before Misters. Buds Before Studs.

Only Grace knows what Kya's been through, or how much she needs someone to stick by her. No matter what. Besides, Kya keeps life exciting-pulling Grace into things she'd never dare to do on herown. But inch by inch, daring is starting to turn dangerous.

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Inferno

Inferno

by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

The heat is on, and a new threat to humanity has risen...

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Little Brother

Little Brother

by Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Tor / Forge

Marcus, a.k.a "w1n5t0n," is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works - and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school's intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. 

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Love Letters to the Dead

Love Letters to the Dead

by Ava Dellaira
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Acting on an English class assignment, Laurel begins writing letters to people no longer living. In Ava Dellaira’s deftly drawn and transcendent young adult novel, Laurel finds herself drawn into the task and leaves traces of her broken emotions among her intimate letters to the dead.

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Lullaby

Lullaby

A Watersong Novel #2

by Amanda Hocking
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

The enchanting second book in the Watersong series by New York Times bestselling author Amanda Hocking now available in trade paperback for the first time.

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Mystic

Mystic

The Soul Seekers #3

by Alyson Noël
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Since arriving in the dusty desert town of Enchantment, everything in Daire Santos life has changed… and not always for the better.

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The Nightmare Affair

The Nightmare Affair

by Mindee Arnett
Publisher: Tor / Forge

Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she's a criminal. No, she's a Nightmare. Literally.

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Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

You wouldn't expect Nate and Charlie to be friends. Charlie's the laid-back captain of the basketball team, and Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. But they are friends, however unlikely—until Nate declares war on the cheerleaders. At stake is funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms—but not both.

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Of Poseidon

Of Poseidon

by Anna Banks
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Galen, a Syrena prince, searches land for a girl he's heard can communicate with fish. It's while Emma is on vacation at the beach that she meets Galen. Although their connection is immediate and powerful, Galen's not fully convinced that Emma's the one he's been looking for. That is, until a deadly encounter with a shark proves that Emma and her Gift may be the only thing that can save his kingdom. He needs her help-no matter what the risk.

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Primates

Primates

The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas

by Jim Ottaviani; illustrated by Maris Wicks
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Jim Ottaviani returns with an action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas.

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The Rithmatist

The Rithmatist

by Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Tor / Forge

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson: his debut novel for the young adult audience.

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Rookie

Rookie

Yearbook One

by edited by Tavi Gevinson
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly

Rookie Yearbook One collects articles, interviews, photo editorials, and illustrations from the popular online magazine for teen girls. Among its 50-plus regular contributors (many of whom are teenage girls themselves) are Lena Dunham, Miranda July, Jon Hamm, David Sedaris, Elle Fanning, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, John Waters, Chloe Sevigny, JD Samson, Ira Glass, Aubrey Plaza, Carrie Brownstein, Paul Feig, Fred Armisen, and Winnie Holzman.

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Ruin and Rising

Ruin and Rising

by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

The much-anticipated conclusion to the Grisha Trilogy!

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Saints

Saints

by Gene Luen Yang
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Boxers & Saints is a groundbreaking graphic novel in two volumes. This innovative format presents two parallel tales about young people caught up on opposite sides of a violent rift. Saints tells Vibiana's story, and the companion volume, Boxers, tells the story of Little Bao, a young man who joins the Boxer Rebellion.

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Scarlet

Scarlet

The Lunar Chronicles #2

by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her.  

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Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone

Grisha Trilogy #1

by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

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The Space Between Trees

The Space Between Trees

by Katie Williams
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Evie's not sure why she started lying to the girls at school about her friendship with Jonah, her fellow paper route employee. Jonah is older, a college dropout with broad shoulders, a streak of scarlet in his hair, and mystery in his eyes. More than anything, Evie just wants something to happen, so she invents a nonexistent romance out of a crush. But when Jonah discovers a body in the woods-a girl Evie knew when she was little-Evie's lies grow more complicated.

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Spark

Spark

Sky Chasers #2

by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

In the fast-paced second installment of the Sky Chasers series, Waverly, Kieran and Seth are in a race against time-and there's no room for mistakes.

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Tin Star

Tin Star

by Cecil Castellucci
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Relying on your wits can only get you so far when you are light years away from Earth.

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The Winner’s Curse

The Winner’s Curse

by Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love.

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Picture Books

Alphabeasties

Alphabeasties

And Other Amazing Types

by Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss
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Blocky or small. Thick or tall.
Roundish, slope-y, fancy or dopey.
Letters look different in all different places.
That's because they have different typefaces.

From an alligator made of aaa's to a zebra made of zzz's, the alphabeasties in this book are ingeniously built out of multiple typefaces. Adults and children will be engaged and delighted with the flaps, which lift to reveal "beasties" for each letter of the alphabet.

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Extraordinary Pets

Extraordinary Pets

by Barroux
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A dog, a cat, a bird, a fish: great pets to have. But if you had your wish, why not choose one out of the ordinary? Why not a pet who's EXTRAordinary? Acclaimed artist Barroux makes his Blue Apple Books debut with a book about an amazing array of animals. Cats are cuddly, but elephants? Exceptional! A Chihuahua is cute, but tarantulas? Terrific! Flaps cleverly transform everyday animals into exotic, one-of-a-kind, perfect pets.

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Flora and the Flamingo

Flora and the Flamingo

by Molly Idle
Publisher: Chronicle Books

In this innovative wordless picture book with interactive flaps, Flora and her graceful flamingo friend explore the trials and joys of friendship through an elaborate synchronized dance.

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Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

by Sherri Duskey Rinker; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Publisher: Chronicle Books

As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play!

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I Scream! Ice Cream!

I Scream! Ice Cream!

A Book of Wordles

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by Serge Bloch
Publisher: Chronicle Books

What do "I Scream!" and "Ice Cream!" have in common? Nothing-besides the fact that they sound the same! The ever-surprising Amy Krouse Rosenthal unleashes her prolific wit in this silly and smart book of wordplay.

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If You Want to See a Whale

If You Want to See a Whale

by Julie Fogliano illustrated by Erin Stead
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

If you want to see a whale, you will need to know what not to look at.

Pink roses, pelicans, possible pirates... If you want to see a whale, you have to keep your eyes on the sea, and wait...

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Isabella: Star of the Story

Isabella: Star of the Story

by Jennifer Fosberry; illustrated by Mike Litwin
Publisher: Sourcebooks

Every day's an adventure with Isabella!

Isabella checks out the library, and steals the spotlight from some of the most memorable children's book characters.

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It’s a Book

It’s a Book

by Lane Smith
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Playful and lighthearted with a subversive twist that is signature Lane Smith, It's a Book is a delightful manifesto on behalf of print in the digital age.

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On a Beam of Light

On a Beam of Light

A Story of Albert Einstein

by Jennifer Berne; illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky
Publisher: Chronicle Books

A boy rides a bicycle down a dusty road. But in his mind, he envisions himself travelling at a speed beyond imagining, on a beam of light. This brilliant mind will one day offer up some of the most revolutionary ideas ever conceived. From a boy endlessly fascinated by the wonders around him, Albert Einstein ultimately grows into a man of genius recognized the world over for profoundly illuminating our understanding of the universe.

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Peek-a-Who?

Peek-a-Who?

by Nina Laden
Publisher: Chronicle Books

Colourful pictures and simple rhyming texts help children guess what's peeking through the die-cut windows in these two fun board books. Each book has alternating spreads which begin with the phrases "Ready, Set" or "Peek-a," with the artwork providing visual clues to what rhyming word will complete the phrase. The anticipation of what's hiding on the next page and the engaging illustrations will keep youngsters guessing and giggling all the way to the surprise endings.

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Shadow

Shadow

by Suzy Lee
Publisher: Chronicle Books

A dark attic. A light bulb. An imaginative little girl. Internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee uses these simple elements to create a visual tour de force that perfectly captures the joy of creative play and celebrates the power of imagination. Stunning in their simplicity, Lee's illustrations, in just two shades of color, present an adventure that begins and ends with the click of a light bulb.

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Snatchabook

Snatchabook

by Helen Docherty; illustrated by Thomas Docherty
Publisher: Sourcebooks

Where have all the bedtime stories gone?

One dark, dark night in Burrow Down, a rabbit named Eliza Brown found a book and settled down… when a Snatchabook flew into town.

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Steam Train, Dream Train

Steam Train, Dream Train

by Sherri Duskey Rinker; illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Publisher: Chronicle Books

 

The team behind the #1 New York Times bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site returns with another fabulous book for bedtime!

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Wave

Wave

by Suzy Lee
Publisher: Chronicle Books

In this evocative wordless book, internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee tells the story of a little girl's day at the beach. Stunning in their simplicity, Lee's illustrations, in just two shades of watercolour, create a vibrant story full of joy and laughter.

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Which Way Back

Which Way Back

Featuring Luna, Chip, and Inkie

by Michael Mayes & illustrated by Rory O'Sullivan
Publisher: Figure 1

In Luna, Chip and Inkie's first adventure the trio gets lost after following a butterfly into the woods. Stuck in an unfamiliar part of the forest, they all begin to worry. After a bit of squabbling and a bit of creative thinking they each contribute with their own ideas and unique talents to find their way back home. A story of friendship, creativity and collaboration, Which Way Back? is an action-packed picture book with vibrant illustrations from front to back.

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