Kids 11/21

Bunny

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Bunny: A Novel By Mona Awad Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525559757
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Published: Penguin Books - June 9th, 2020

Reality and the uncanny meet in this dark narrative. Samantha Heather Mackey doesn’t fit in at her selective, MFA program. Preferring her own company to most of the others in the creative writing department, she is repulsed by a group of girls who call each other “Bunny,” and appear more cultish than simple friends. But as much as she hates them, a part of her longs for acceptance, and so she is swept up in the group and finds herself in the center of a strange and sinister world.

Engel


Frankie and Bug

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Frankie & Bug By Gayle Forman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534482531
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Published: Aladdin - October 12th, 2021

The complexities of the 1980s shape this coming of age story, with characters Bug (Beatrice) and Frankie learning about the world and how they may, or may not fit in. It is a story about acceptance, friendship, family, and love. Lots of love. I cannot recommend it enough.

Robin


Pokko and the Drum

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Pokko and the Drum By Matthew Forsythe, Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481480390
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - October 1st, 2019

Grown-ups, have you ever bought a child in your life a toy that... eugh... makes noise? Did you regret it instantly? Are you constantly wishing for some gosh-darn peace and quiet around here? Isn't the act of Making Noise Together one of the most fun, important, human things we can do??? Pokko and the Drum is a fun, funky, beautifully rendered wish fulfillment fantasy of the highest order.

Piera


What Do You Do with an Idea?

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What Do You Do with an Idea? By Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781938298073
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Published: Compendium Publishing & Communications - February 1st, 2014

For every curious mind, remember there is no idea that is too big, too small, too odd, or too normal. Yamada reminds us that we should embrace and follow our thoughts with pure, simple, and confident joy.

Kai


Elatsoe

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Elatsoe By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140053
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Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

In a world adjacent to our own, but where vampires, ghosts, and other folklore creatures walk the earth, Ellie Bride’s cousin appears to her between his last breath and his descent to the underworld to warn her that his death was no accident. With the help of her friends, family, and ghost dog she sets out to solve the mystery and uncover the secrets of a mysterious town. This book was amazingly fun and I could not put it down. I can’t wait to make everyone in my life read Elatsoe.

Katherine


Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World

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Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World By Benjamin Alire Sáenz Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534496194
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 2021

Benjamin Alire Sáenz delivers in the highly anticipated sequel to Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Everything in this book is beautifully executed. My copy has probably 70-100 sticky tabs on it because it is just beautifully poignant. Though the target audience of this book is young adults, I still think everyone needs to read Ari and Dante's story at least once in their lives. There is such stunning commentary on identity and relationships (paternal, platonic, romantic) and the characters experience life so wholly and candidly that it's hard to look away. This is a must read for fans of contemporary YA!

Cindy


Fifty-Four Things Wrong With Gwendolyn Rogers

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Fifty-Four Things Wrong with Gwendolyn Rogers By Caela Carter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062996633
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Published: Quill Tree Books - October 19th, 2021

I just want to give Gwendolyn a hug -- or share a weighted blanket with her. Carter captures so much about being neuroatypical -- the longing for an official term to define yourself, the constant trying to get things right, and how important it is to have people who get you even when they don't understand everything going on in your head.

Sarah


The Darkness Outside Us

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The Darkness Outside Us By Eliot Schrefer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062888280
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 1st, 2021

I read this books months ago and I still can't stop thinking about it. I'm usually good at guessing where a plot is going. Not this one. It caught me off guard time and time again in the best ways. I won't say too much so you can be surprised as well, but read on if you like sketchy AIs, secret conspiracies, and two boys who aren't quite enemies becoming a lot more than friends.

Shana


Thundercluck!

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Thundercluck!: Chicken of Thor By Paul Tillery, IV, Paul Tillery, IV (Illustrator), Meg Wittwer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Paul Tillery, IV, Paul Tillery, IV (Illustrator), Meg Wittwer (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250211477
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Published: Square Fish - September 17th, 2019

Thundercluck is a great tale about a chicken who isn't quite sure if he has what it takes to defeat his nemesis, the Under Chef, but he does know his friend, Brunhilda, is counting on him. And if you're listening to Thundercluck's story, the narration includes a certain chicken's voice as he fights, frolics, and flies toward his destiny, which turns out to be perfectly sized after all.

Mish


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