Children's/Teen

Nominally for young readers

Aaron Becker, A Stone for Sascha

This year's summer vacation will be very different for a young girl and her family without Sascha, the beloved family dog, along for the ride. But a wistful walk along the beach to gather cool, polished stones becomes a brilliant turning point in the girl's grief. There, at the edge of a vast ocean beneath an infinite sky, she uncovers, alongside the reader, a profound and joyous truth.

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A Stone for Sascha By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763665968
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Published: Candlewick - May 8th, 2018

Matt Forrest Esenwine, Deborah Bruss, & Holly Thompson

Written in a masterfully-executed rhyme, the book presents a cavalcade of lesser-known dinos and pairs their odd characteristics with little tasks that are hilariously impossible because of those features. "Don't ask Deinocheirus to set the forks and spoons," because his hands were enormous, "Therizinosaurus cannot blow up balloons," because he had very long claws. In the end they find the one thing everyone can help do is to blow out the candles on the cake...but will it create yet another mess?

Don't Ask a Dinosaur By Matt Forrest Esenwine, Louie Chin (Illustrator), Deborah Bruss Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781576878415
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Published: POW! Kids Books - April 17th, 2018

One Wave at a Time: A Story about Grief and Healing By Holly Thompson, Ashley Crowley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Holly Thompson, Ashley Crowley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807561126
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - April 3rd, 2018

Sarah Lynne Reul, The Breaking News

When devastating news rattles a young girl's community, her normally attentive parents and neighbors are suddenly exhausted and distracted. At school, her teacher tells the class to look for the helpers--the good people working to make things better in big and small ways. She wants more than anything to help in a BIG way, but maybe she can start with one small act of kindness instead . . .

The Breaking News By Sarah Lynne Reul, Sarah Lynne Reul (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250153562
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 10th, 2018

Sarah Jean Horwitz, The Crooked Castle

Shortly after saving the faeries of Skemantis, magician's apprentice Felix Carmer III and his faerie companion, Grit, head out to see the world. They soon come across a mysteriously magical flying circus.

Carmer and Grit, Book Two: The Crooked Castle By Sarah Jean Horwitz Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616206642
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 10th, 2018

Sarah Albee, Dog Days of History

Kids will be swept across world history as they learn the hilarious, fascinating, and complete story of man's best friend, from the first domesticated dogs, to the massive mastiffs that came over with Christopher Columbus on his voyage to the New World, to the pampered pooches of kings and queens, to hero dogs like Sergeant Stubby.

Dog Days of History: The Incredible Story of Our Best Friends By Sarah Albee Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781426329715
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Published: National Geographic Kids - March 27th, 2018

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.

Like Vanessa By Tami Charles, Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781580897778
Published: Charlesbridge - 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. 

Twilight Chant By Holly Thompson, Jen Betton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Holly Thompson, Jen Betton (Illustrator)
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780544586482
Published: Clarion Books - March 20th, 2018

Jen Petro-Roy, P.S. I Miss You

In this epistolary middle-grade debut novel, a girl who's questioning her sexual orientation writes letters to her sister, who was sent away from their strict Catholic home after becoming pregnant.

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P.S. I Miss You By Jen Petro-Roy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250123480
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 6th, 2018

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