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The Sea-Ringed World

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By Maria Garcia Esperon, Amanda Mijangos (Illustrator), David Bowles (Translated by)
$17.59
ISBN: 9781646140152
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Published: Levine Querido - February 23rd, 2021

This beautiful, inky book celebrates tales and myths from the Native people of the Americas, helping to preserve stories that deserve appreciation. No collection of kids' mythology books is complete without this one!

Stacey


Bruno the Beekeeper

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$15.99
ISBN: 9781536214611
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Published: Candlewick - March 2nd, 2021

Learn about beekeeping and honey production from a silly old bear - without the falling from trees part! Cute and educational; the warm color tones are perfect for evoking thoughts of sunshine and sweet honey.

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The Blackbird Girls

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$8.99
ISBN: 9781984837370
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Published: Puffin Books - January 19th, 2021

I often find it hard to sink into a historical fiction MG title, but this one absolutely sucked me in. The Chernobyl disaster isn't something widely addressed in kids' lit, and this title handles it so well. The interwoven political and social dynamics are heartbreaking, but the friendship the two main characters develop despite everything is so lovely. (This is also now a Sydney Taylor Book Award Silver Medalist)

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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


How it Feels to Float

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$10.99
ISBN: 9780525554363
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Published: Penguin Books - May 5th, 2020

After we lost my dad, this was the first book I could actually read and finish. The main character resonated with me and felt so human. Though the subject matter is difficult (and somewhat taboo), the author approaches it with a tender hand and a courageous heart. I owe her a debt of gratitude for helping to anchor me when all I could do was float. CW: Suicide, mental illness

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The Girl Who Speaks Bear

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781338580839
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

I found this to be the book equivalent of being wrapped in a warm blanket. Wintery woods, cozy cottages, warm beverages, loving friends and family. Sprinkled with fairy tales that may be more than they seem. A great, heartwarming adventure featuring a strong, brave girl on a quest to find herself.

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