Kids 2/24

What Do You Do With a Chance? (Staff Pick)

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What Do You Do with a Chance By Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom (Illustrator)
$14.36
ISBN: 9781943200733
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Published: Compendium Publishing & Communications - February 6th, 2018

When a chance comes our way, should we take it? Sometimes it’s hard to be brave. This story reminds us that if we can acknowledge our fear and lean into our curiosity, our excitement–truly anything is possible.

- Sophie


Ra Pu Zel and the Stinky Tofu (Staff Pick)

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Ra Pu Zel and the Stinky Tofu By Ying Chang Compestine, Crystal Kung (Illustrator) Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9780593533055
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - January 2nd, 2024

A retelling of Rapunzel that is full of flavor and originality, featuring a fierce princess who knows and acts on what she wants and needs. IT'S DELICIOUS!

- Kai


The Lucky Red Envelope (Staff Pick)

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The Lucky Red Envelope: A lift-the-flap Lunar New Year Celebration: With over 140 flaps By Vikki Zhang Cover Image
$18.39
ISBN: 9780711285927
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - December 5th, 2023

It's a seek-and-find game! It's a picture book! It's the perfect way to learn about celebrating Lunar New Year! Fun for adults and kids alike, Vikki Zhang's illustrations are delicate, clever works of art.

- Murphy


Long Way Down (Staff Pick)

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Long Way Down By Jason Reynolds Cover Image
$10.39
ISBN: 9781481438261
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 2nd, 2019

When Will’s brother gets shot, he’s prepared to follow the rules: no crying, no snitching, get revenge. But as the elevator descends, at each floor someone will get on and complicate his decision. This novel-in-verse will be sure to appeal to fans of poetry, readers of all levels, and those affected by gun violence and incarceration.

- Rachael


A World Full of Dickens Stories (Staff Pick)

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A World Full of Dickens Stories: 8 best-loved classic tales retold for children (World Full of...) By Angela McAllister, Jannicke Hansen (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.39
ISBN: 9780711247727
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - May 19th, 2020

The Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa once wept that he would never meet Dickens's characters in real life, yet one can still spend a lifetime living alongside them. Isn't it fitting then to begin as a child?

- James


A Toni Morrison Treasury (Staff Pick)

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A Toni Morrison Treasury: The Big Box; The Ant or the Grasshopper?; The Lion or the Mouse?; Poppy or the Snake?; Peeny Butter Fudge; The Tortoise or the Hare; Little Cloud and Lady Wind; Please, Louise By Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison, Joe Cepeda (Illustrator), Pascal Lemaitre (Illustrator), Giselle Potter (Illustrator), Sean Qualls (Illustrator), Shadra Strickland (Illustrator), Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison, Joe Cepeda (Illustrator), Pascal Lemaitre (Illustrator), Giselle Potter (Illustrator), Sean Qualls (Illustrator), Shadra Strickland (Illustrator), Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$23.99
ISBN: 9781665915540
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - August 29th, 2023

Toni Morrison re-imagines fables and they're paired with stellar artwork. "Treasury" is definitely the right word.

- Stacey


So Let Them Burn (Staff Pick)

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So Let Them Burn (The Divine Traitors #1) By Kamilah Cole Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316534635
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 16th, 2024

What happens after the hero has already saved the world once? In this Jamaican-inspired fantasy novel, a gods-blessed heroine must choose between saving her sister or protecting her homeland... again.

- Engel


The Bad Beginning (Staff Pick)

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A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning By Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$12.79
ISBN: 9780064407663
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Published: HarperCollins - August 25th, 1999

This classic is equal parts dreary and charming. Don't let the title fool you-there's plenty of bad past the beginning. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny take on the evil Count Olaf in this start of a 13 part series of misadventure.

- Jen


Do You Know Them? (Staff Pick)

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Do You Know Them?: Families Lost and Found After the Civil War By Shana Keller, Laura Freeman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shana Keller, Laura Freeman (Illustrator)
$15.19
ISBN: 9781665913072
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2024

Children are stronger than we think! This is a story of a young girl who does everything it takes to find the family she's been separated from after the Civil War, and it is beautiful in every way. How Shana Keller was able to fit so much beauty onto so few pages is beyond my comprehension.

- Halle


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