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All Because You Matter Cover Image
By Tami Charles, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9781338574852
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Published: Orchard Books - October 6th, 2020

The Alphabet's Alphabet Cover Image
By Chris Harris, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9780316266628
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

Among the Beasts & Briars Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9780062847362
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 20th, 2020

Becoming Muhammad Ali Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9780316498166
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Published: jimmy patterson - October 5th, 2020

The Boys in the Back Row Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781646140114
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Published: Levine Querido - October 6th, 2020

Come on in: 15 Stories about Immigration and Finding Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335146496
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Published: Inkyard Press - October 13th, 2020

Construction Site Mission: Demolition! Cover Image
By Sherri Duskey Rinker, AG Ford (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781452182575
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 29th, 2020

Cozy Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$15.19
ISBN: 9780593109793
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2020

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Dear Justyce Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984829665
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

Justyce McAllister is back in this sequel to Dear Martin, which is flat out the best and most important teen novel I've ever read. This time he's not the main character. In Dear Martin, Justyce wrote private letters to the late Martin Luther King, asking how he stayed strong under the constant judgement (and trauma) that comes solely because of skin color. In Dear Justyce, he's receiving the letters, from a childhood friend named Quan, who is not headed to the Ivy League like Justyce. Vernell LaQuan Banks Jr. is just trying to survive juvenile detention after working so hard to be a good kid, while everyone around him seemed to want him to fail. His family was a mess, a frightening mess. Then he found people who understood him well, in the wrong place, and he's in serious trouble. He's not one to make excuses for his decisions, but really what could he have done differently? He hasn't completely give up though, and Justyce isn't ready to quit on him either. Stone didn't intend to write this book, until she got texts from two kids she met because of Dear Martin. They wanted her to write their story, about "like black kids, you know... Not like Justyce. Cuz Justyce had hope." I think Stone wrote their story like nobody else could. The voices are urgent and real. Masterful writing, compelling, suspenseful, and vital reading for the urgency of now!

— Tim McCarthy


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By Will Mabbitt, Taryn Knight (Illustrator)
$13.59
ISBN: 9781536210477
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Published: Walker Books US - September 8th, 2020

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Everything I Thought I Knew Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781536207767
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Published: Candlewick - October 13th, 2020

A life lost is a life saved in Shannon Takaoka’s thought provoking and sweetly romantic book about Chloe, an ambitious teen ready to make the leap from high school to the college of her dreams. When her own heart gives out during cross-country practice due to a cellular defect, she receives a new one from a donor whose family prefers to stay anonymous. After a long recovery, not only is Chloe stuck in summer school, isolated from friends who’ve graduated, but weirdly enough, she’s consumed with surfing, a sport she never once gave a thought to before her new heart. As her relationship with her instructor, Kai, deepens into something more, and college no longer feels as important as catching waves, Chloe questions her reality, wondering if receiving a new heart changed her to a new person. But we all question our dreams at some point, especially as teens, don’t we? Old interests fade, and new ones take their place. Everything I thought I Knew goes a step further with a brilliant plot twist and a gasp-out-loud ending that fits the story perfectly. Shannon Takaoka writes with such empathy for her characters, making Chloe’s journey of self-discovery impossible to put down until you turn the last page.

 

— Jenny Chou


The Fowl Twins Deny All Charges (The Fowl Twins, Book 2) (Artemis Fowl) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368045049
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 20th, 2020

Furia Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616209919
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

Dog Man: Grime and Punishment: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #9) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator), Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$10.39
ISBN: 9781338535624
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Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2020

The Lives of Saints Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250765208
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Published: Imprint - October 6th, 2020

Maya and the Rising Dark Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328635181
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

Midnight Sun Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316707046
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

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The One and Only Bob Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062991317
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Published: HarperCollins - May 5th, 2020

Bob is a tough dog with a strong independent streak and a soft heart. He was once a stray after being thrown from a truck window with his siblings, but he and his sister survived. Now he has a home with a family. Bob made his first appearance in the Newbery Award-winning book that I loved reading aloud to my 5th graders, called The One and Only Ivan. He still has times when he can see both Ivan and his outgoing, determined young elephant friend Ruby. He also has lots of neighborhood animal connections with very interesting personalities, and they all come together in the face of a storm brewing on the horizon. The best aspect of both these books is that the animals talk to you in human voices with their own viewpoints. Applegate has a wonderful knack for showing us animal expressions that seem very familiar, and their perspectives on the confusing humans and the other animals in their world are cheeky and insightful. It has the effect of being both fun and meaningful. A worthy sequel to a great original!

— Tim McCarthy


Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419749094
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 4th, 2020

Skyhunter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250221681
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 29th, 2020

Spindlefish and Stars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316496018
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

Spy School Revolution Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534443785
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

A Tale of Witchcraft... (A Tale of Magic... #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316523561
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

A Thousand Questions Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062943200
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Published: Quill Tree Books - October 6th, 2020

The Tower of Nero (Trials of Apollo, The Book Five) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781484746455
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 6th, 2020

Tristan Strong Destroys the World (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368042383
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 6th, 2020

The Truth Project Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062954404
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Published: Quill Tree Books - October 13th, 2020

What We'll Build: Plans For Our Together Future Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593206751
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Published: Philomel Books - October 6th, 2020

When Life Gives You Mangos Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593173978
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2020