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You are Never Alone

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By Elin Kelsey, Soyeon Kim (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771473156
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Published: Owlkids - April 15th, 2019

This was a "found on the shelves" title for me that demanded my immediate attention. The words so beautifully illustrate our dependence on the Earth and the interconnectedness of creatures great and small. Soyeon Kim's illustrations, with gorgeous colors and amazing cutouts, really add dimension and make this a book worth treasuring.

Stacey


Shadow Life

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By Hiromi Goto, Ann Xu (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626723566
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: First Second - March 30th, 2021

 

This checks so many boxes in my "favorite reads" category. An independent, queer protagonist. Reinvention of death mythologies. Adorable little puffball sidekicks. Evocative black and white illustrations that fit the story perfectly. I'm so glad to be introduced to these two fabulous creators.

Stacey


The Sea-Ringed World

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By Maria Garcia Esperon, Amanda Mijangos (Illustrator), David Bowles (Translated by)
$21.99
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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$19.99
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.

Stacey


The Blackbird Girls

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$8.99
ISBN: 9781984837370
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
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)

Stacey


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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


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