Nominally for young readers

Jennifer Goldfinger, Ammi-Joan Paquette, and Anika Denise

Three authors share their latest picture books, celebrating bravery, monsters, and being scared.

Toby likes being a cat more than he likes being a boy. So when it's time to go to school, he becomes a timid kitten. But when Toby finally gathers the courage to join in with the other kids, he finds out that everything is more fun with friends.

From talented author and illustrator Jennifer P. Goldfinger comes this adorable picture book about just being yourself.

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ISBN: 9780062399519
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Published: HarperCollins - July 12th, 2016

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By Anika Denise, Nate Wragg (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062345226
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Published: HarperCollins - July 12th, 2016

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By Ammi-Joan Paquette, Adam Record (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763676223
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Published: Candlewick - July 14th, 2015

Jef Czekaj, Dog Rules

Jef CzekajA hilariously interactive picture book that will have kids barking, growling, and chirping -- but mostly laughing out loud. A companion to the popular Cat Secrets by Jef Czekaj.

Two dogs must teach their new puppy to be a good dog.

The puppy has to learn to growl . . . but it keeps tweeting. Roll over . . . but it eats worms.

Will this puppy ever learn the Dog Rules?

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By Jef Czekaj, Jef Czekaj (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062280183
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 6th, 2016

Brendan Kiely, The Last True Love Story

Brendan KielyFrom the critically acclaimed author of The Gospel of Winter and the coauthor of All American Boys comes a cool, contemplative spin on hot summer nights and the classic teen love story as two teens embark on a cross-country journey of the heart and soul. 


Brendan Kiely received his MFA from the City College of New York. He is the author, with Jason Reynolds, of the Coretta Scott King Author Honor book All American Boys. His debut novel, The Gospel of Winter, has been published in eight languages, was selected as one of the American Library Association's Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults 2015, and was a Kirkus Reviews selection for the Best of 2014. Originally from the Boston area, henow lives with his wife in Greenwich Village.

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ISBN: 9781481429887
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 13th, 2016

Josh Funk, Dear Dragon & Pirasaurs!

Josh FunkTwo new picture books from local author Josh Funk!

A sweet and clever friendship story in rhyme, about looking past physical differences to appreciate the person (or dragon) underneath. 

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By Josh Funk, Rodolfo Montalvo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780451472304
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2016

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By Josh Funk, Michael H. Slack (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545750493
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Published: Orchard Books - August 30th, 2016

Ellen Wittlinger, Local Girl Swept Away

Ellen WittlingerThey are four best friends who've shared joy and secrets, love and memories, and since the beginning, Lorna was the one who held them all together. Then, the unthinkable happens.


Ellen Wittlinger is the author of fifteen YA and middle-grade novels. Her novel Hard Love won both a Printz Honor Award and a Lambda Literary Award. Her books have been on numerous ALA Best Books lists, Bank Street College of Education lists, and state award lists. Ellen has won state awards in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Her work has been translated into many other languages including Turkish, Croatian and Korean. She has taught at Emerson College in Boston and in the Simmons College Writing for Children MFA program.

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ISBN: 9781440589003
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Published: Simon Pulse - June 15th, 2016


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