Nominally for young readers

Tami Charles, Like Vanessa

In this semi-autobiographical debut novel set in 1983, Vanessa Martin's real-life reality of living with family in public housing in Newark, New Jersey is a far cry from the glamorous Miss America stage. She struggles with a mother she barely remembers, a grandfather dealing with addiction and her own battle with self-confidence.

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ISBN: 9781580897778
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - March 13th, 2018

Holly Thompson and Jen Betton, Twilight Chant

Join the author and illustrator of a new picture book.

As day slips softly into night, sharp eyes catch glimpses of the special creatures who thrive at dusk. Melodic text captures the richness of the animal life that emerges in the low light. A picture book that will inspire budding naturalists and anyone who has ever chased a firefly in the twilight. 

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By Holly Thompson, Jen Betton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780544586482
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Published: Clarion Books - March 20th, 2018

A.C. Gaughen, Reign the Earth

Shalia is a proud daughter of the desert, but after years of devastating war with the adjoining kingdom, her people are desperate for an end to the violence that has claimed so many of their loved ones. Willing to trade her freedom to ensure the safety of her family, Shalia becomes Queen of the Bone Lands, a country where magic is outlawed and the Elementae--those that can control earth, air, fire and water--are traitors, subject to torture . . . or worse.

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ISBN: 9781681191119
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - January 30th, 2018

Lyndsay Ely & Marcella Pixley

Seventeen-year-old Serendipity "Pity" Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She's been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is a way of life. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great....

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By Lyndsay Ely, James Patterson (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780316555104
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Published: Jimmy Patterson - January 2nd, 2018

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ISBN: 9780374303587
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - November 28th, 2017

Lita Judge, Mary's Monster

Lita Judge discusses her new biography of Mary Shelley with Mackenzi Lee, author of This Monstrous Thing.

Pairing free verse with over three hundred pages of black-and-white watercolor illustrations, Mary's Monster is a unique and stunning biography of Mary Shelley, the pregnant teenage runaway who became one of the greatest authors of all time.

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ISBN: 9781626725003
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 30th, 2018

Susan Tan, Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic

Priscilla "Cilla" Lee-Jenkins has just finished her (future) bestselling memoir, and now she's ready to write a Classic. This one promises to have everything: Romance, Adventure, and plenty of Drama--like Cilla's struggles to "be more Chinese," be the perfect flower girl at Aunt Eva's wedding, and learn how to share her best friend.

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By Susan Tan, Dana Wulfekotte (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626725539
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 27th, 2018


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