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Polar Bear Explorer’s Club

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By Alex Bell, Tomislav Tomic (Illustrator)
$7.19
ISBN: 9781534406476
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 12th, 2019

A magical, wintery adventure filled with fairies dinosaurs, and mustachioed mayhem. Stella is out to prove girls can be explorers too, and maybe break some other misconceptions while she’s at it.

Stacey


An Ember in the Ashes

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$9.59
ISBN: 9781595148049
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Published: Razorbill - February 9th, 2016

 

An Ember in the Ashes is one of my all time favorite books. From the first chapter to the last, you will be consumed by Sabaa Tahir's fantastic writing. Right from the start, you enter the Martial Empire and the story sets off, pulling you with it.  Laia and Elias happen to be the main characters, but Helene will surprise you. And Helene is who I'm rooting for to win it all. Who will you root for?

Sinny


Juliet Takes a Breath

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$14.39
ISBN: 9780593108178
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Published: Dial Books - September 17th, 2019

 

I think the blurb smack dab on the front of the book, the one from Roxane Gay herself, sums it up best. Early in the book, Juliet writes a letter to her feminist writer icon, saying, “I know you’re not a Magic 8 ball. You’re just some lady who wrote a book. But I fall asleep with that book in my arms because words protect hearts and I’ve got this ache in my chest that won’t go away.” Juliet Takes A Breath is a book you can fall asleep holding.

Leila


Shatter the Sky

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ISBN: 9781534437906
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 30th, 2019

 

I wish I could live in the world Rebecca Kim Wells has built in SHATTER THE SKY. This book has it all: adventure; intrigue; a culture that accepts queerness without question; a protagonist who is clever, practical, determined, and impossible not to love. And, of course, DRAGONS!

Kate


Rat Rule 79

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By Rivka Galchen, Elena Megalos (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781632060990
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Published: Restless Books - September 24th, 2019

 

An inventive adventure full of wordplay, riddles, and strangely wonderful characters, this book is an utter delight! For readers of all ages who love The Phantom Tollbooth, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, and Alice in Wonderland.

Marika


Inland

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$21.60
ISBN: 9780812992861
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Published: Random House - August 13th, 2019

 

The American Western like you’ve never seen it before. The book alternates between the point of view of Nora, a homestead wife trying to keep her dried-up family - and township - together, and Lurie, a wanted man who joins the ranks of the United States Camel Corps (which really existed!) to escape the long hand of the law. Nether can shake the ghosts that follow them. Tinged with both true history and elements of the supernatural, and couched in gorgeous prose, Inland shimmers with a mirage-like quality--read with a cold glass of water beside you.

Leila


Disappearing Earth

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$21.56
ISBN: 9780525520412
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Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2019

 

An atmospheric and complex character drama, told through a series of distinct and compelling perspectives. The chapters read like interconnected short stories following the recent disappearance of two young girls, and the undercurrent of social and racial tensions on the remote Russian peninsula of Kamchatka.  

Katie


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