Kids 8/21

Henry Builds a Cabin

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$7.99
ISBN: 9780358112020
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Clarion Books - December 17th, 2019

What do a bear, a cabin, and a bean field have in common? They all help tell the tale of Henry David Thoreau's infamous decision to live at Walden Pond. A wonderful explanation of the transcendentalist's classic novel, Walden, DB Johnson's Henry Builds a Cabin walks us through (with the help of some famous literary bear friends) what it means to make your own home built on care, simplicity and love.

Kai


The Legend of Auntie Po

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$12.99
ISBN: 9780525554899
Availability: In Stock-Click Title to See Store Inventory
Published: Kokila - June 15th, 2021

Between her imagination, artistic skills, and storytelling capabilities, Shing Yin Khor herself is a legend. The Legend of Auntie Po is beauty; an inspiring tapestry of myth, love, and fortitude in the face of adversity and discrimination.

Stacey


Like Other Girls

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781368039925
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - August 3rd, 2021

After getting kicked off the basketball team for fighting, Mara must find a new sport to prove to her coach that she can be a team player. When she tries out for the (previously all-boys) football team, she begins to understand that being a girl can be so much more than being shoved into a dress and heels by her overbearing mother. Layered and feminist, with great female friendships and a super sweet queer romance. What's not to love?

Rebecca


Wicked Things

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By John Allison, Max Sarin (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781684156061
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Published: BOOM! Box - April 20th, 2021

Giant Days has been one of my favorite comic discoveries of the last couple years and now that the creative team is back for this spin-off I can stop crying (/cry less) about it ending. Wicked Things has all the same trademark wit and aesthetic BUT WITH MORE TEEN DETECTIVES. Sold.

Caleb


American Born Chinese

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By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780312384487
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Square Fish - December 23rd, 2008

In this graphic novel, three seemingly unrelated storylines interweave in surprising ways. Not only are the pictures beautiful, there's so many unspoken nuances within each character interaction. I loved this story about an American-Chinese boy, Danny, and how he straddles his Chinese and American culture. Things only seem to get worse when his cousin from China visits. But, his cousin just might be the key for Danny to learn about himself, his family, and his culture. You won't regret reading it!

Janaea


Never, Not Ever!

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780063076495
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Published: HarperCollins - July 13th, 2021

Pascaline doesn't want to go to school, but go to school she does, with her tiny parents tucked under her wing. And school, it turns out, is pretty great. But it'd be better if she didn't have to take care of her tiny parents! With brilliant, energetic illustrations, Alemagna captures the full range of Pascaline's emotions in this utterly delightful picture book.

Marika


Mooncakes

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By Suzanne Walker, Wendy Xu (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781549303043
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Published: Oni Press - October 15th, 2019

Magical adventure and romance! If the deaf witch and genderqueer werewolf in love aren't enough, come here for the cute gay grandmas and the Sukkot/Mid-Autumn Festival fusion celebration. Not to mention the gorgeous, expressive art and amazing storytelling. I wish I’d had this comic when I was a kid.

Shana


The Accursed Vampire

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$22.99
ISBN: 9780062954350
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Quill Tree Books - July 27th, 2021

I have been a big fan of these tiny vampires since they were just three panel comics floating around the internet, so it came as no surprise that I loved this book. It's both a funny and charming story about witches and curses and magical quests, as well as a tale about friendship and standing up for yourself. 10/10 I'd definitely let these precocious vampires drink some blood (although maybe not mine).

Katherine


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