Kids 2/21

Rabbit & Robot

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$12.99
ISBN: 9781534422216
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2019

I’ve loved Andrew Smith’s work since I was a teen and this book was no different. Rabbit & Robot is fiercely human, and fiercely funny. It will certainly tug at you heartstrings just as much as it makes you laugh. A clever mix of absurdity and raw observation of the human condition— highly recommend!

Aria


A Story About Afiya

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By James Berry, Anna Cunha (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781911373339
Availability: On Order at the Wholesaler
Published: Lantana Publishing - April 7th, 2020

Afiya is a beautifully illustrated story about Afiya, whose dress records memories of her childhood. It is written by award-winning Jamaican poet, James Bery. Every night, her adventures of the day are imprinted on the dress. Every morning, her dress is white again, ready for a new adventure. I wish I had a dress that could hold memories like these! But, at least, I can have this book!

Janaea


The Girls I've Been

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780593353806
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2021

Tess Sharpe returns with a thrilling, twisty page-turner that will (almost) make your heart stop. I have been waiting for this book for seven years! Pick up if you're a fan of Karen McManus or Courtney Summers.

Rebecca


Amari and the Night Brothers

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062975164
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 19th, 2021

Such an inventive spin on the magical school narrative. The fantastical world building is superb, yet is not used as an escape from real-world problems. Amari is an awesome hero with a heart of gold and a will of iron. I truly cannot wait for the next book in the series. There's so much potential!

Stacey


Katie the Catsitter

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By Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984895639
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2021

This book has all the bitter sweet friendship changes of Roller Girl plus the thrilling exploits, morally ambiguous antiheroes of a Catwoman comic. And so many cats!! Each one with their own special skills, and each one out to make trouble. It's delightful.

Shana


I'll Be the One

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062936929
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 16th, 2020

The first page is all you need to need. Skye Shin is a protagonist that only comes by once (maybe twice) in a lifetime. In the world of kpop, where size 0 and heterosexual relationships are the standard, Skye disrupts the industry with her talent, making it impossible to ignore her and all that she stands for. And reader, she is a powerhouse.

Sinny


Eyes that Kiss in the Corners

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By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

My eyes also kiss in the corners and I wish there had been a book for my eyes when I was growing up. I love that the book exists today, thanks to Joanna Ho, and I hope that children (and adults) from all corners of the world get to read this now. Note: this makes a great gift, in time for Lunar New Year!

Sinny


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