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Learn and Explore: Touch and Feel Colors

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Learn and Explore: Touch and Feel Colors By Roger Priddy Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781684491223
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Published: Priddy Books US - July 20th, 2021

My one year old is enthralled by this book, and I find it more aesthetically pleasing than your average touch-and-feel book. Special shout out to the yellow page with fuzzy duck, scratchy sandcastle, and buzzy bee (that last one is parent-supplied).

Katie


One-Third Nerd

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One-Third Nerd By Gennifer Choldenko, Églantine Ceulemans (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524718916
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Published: Yearling - May 26th, 2020

From the same author as the Al Capone series is a story about a family and a dog. The kids are awkward and sweet and learning that popularity and knowledge are not all that you need. Most importantly, they're learning that it's okay to be a nerd!

Hazel


The Queen in the Cave

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The Queen in the Cave By Júlia Sardà, Júlia Sardà (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Júlia Sardà, Júlia Sardà (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536220544
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Published: Candlewick Studio - May 24th, 2022

Three sisters take a folksy, psychedelic trip through the looking glass (or maybe more of a large drain pipe). Where can awakening a wild and creative heart take you?

Stacey


Fablehaven

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Fablehaven By Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416947202
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Published: Aladdin - April 24th, 2007

Two middle-schoolers think they're doomed to a boring summer, stuck at their grandparents' house in rural Vermont ... until their grandparents turn out to be hiding a preserve for magical creatures! One of my all-time favorite books, and the start to an absolutely amazing series. Fablehaven is the perfect summer fantasy adventure in the style of Narnia.

Murphy


In the Beautiful Country

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In the Beautiful Country By Jane Kuo Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063118980
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Published: Quill Tree Books - June 28th, 2022

In the Beautiful Country is a story about a girl, her family, and their tumultuous pursuit of the American Dream. Heavy with the weight of what we call home, this book is full of rich introspection and stunning lines. These poems plant you right into Anna's world: a small city in California called Duarte, a school of bullies, a church of friends, a cozy apartment with a pull-out couch, and a restaurant named Dino's at the edge of Route 66. Kuo's fluid writing makes you forget that you're reading at all.

Cindy


Comet's Nine Lives

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Comet's Nine Lives By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780698118942
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Published: Puffin Books - May 21st, 2001

For the slightly morbid child in your life, a somewhat less-well-known Jan Brett masterpiece following the lives and deaths of a cat on Nantucket Island. Like any larger-format Jan Brett, the illustrations and page design are unbelievably detailed and well-composed: this book takes re-reading over and over.

Piera


The Katha Chest

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The Katha Chest By Radhiah Chowdhury, Lavanya Naidu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Radhiah Chowdhury, Lavanya Naidu (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781665903905
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - March 1st, 2022

Please open to any page in this book and tell me it's not absolutely gorgeous. The Katha chest is a wonderful story about family and the memories that we store in physical objects. I suggest talking to your kids about what things remind them of their family members (and then staring at the pictures for several hours).

Katherine


Swim Team

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Swim Team By Johnnie Christmas, Johnnie Christmas (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780063056763
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Published: HarperAlley - May 17th, 2022

Strong characters and a layered plot are brought together by author Johnnie Christmas's beautiful illustrations. Swim Team is a great summer read!

Robin


Piecing Me Together

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Piecing Me Together By Renée Watson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781681191072
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 5th, 2018

Jade is a powerful artist and a brilliant student who has always taken every opportunity that came her way. But now, after receiving an invite to a group for at-risk youth, she is tired of people trying to help her. When will she get the opportunity to be seen for all the things that she brings to the table too? Great for anyone finding their voice and learning to advocate for themselves.

Kendall


My Mechanical Romance

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My Mechanical Romance By Alexene Farol Follmuth Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823450107
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Published: Holiday House - May 31st, 2022

A story perfect for STEM enthusiasts, My Mechanical Romance follows Bel, a high school student too anxious to give her future the attention that everyone thinks it deserves. When she shows a natural talent for engineering, Bel is coerced into joining her school's robotics club. All the boys on the team ignore her--except for Mateo, the captain. Mateo thinks that Bel can be a good thing for the team, but they struggle to see eye-to-eye. As they spend more time together, they realize that they've not only improved the club, but also grown as individuals. Heart warming, funny, and loaded with the wit that the author is known for (she's more recognizable as her pseudonym Olivie Blake), this is a fun way to kick off the summer.

Engel


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