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Oscar Lives Next Door

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Oscar Lives Next Door: A Story Inspired by Oscar Peterson's Childhood By Bonnie Farmer, Marie Lafrance (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bonnie Farmer, Marie Lafrance (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781771471046
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Published: Owlkids - September 15th, 2015

This delightful book tells the childhood story of the great Oscar Peterson.  He is famously known as a jazz pianist, but his first love was the trumpet. What changed? Peterson’s early days in old Montreal unwind, like the magic of his playing, in the lyrical flow of Marie Lafrance’s beautiful illustrations.

Robin


Our Violent Ends

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Our Violent Ends (These Violent Delights Duet #2) By Chloe Gong Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534457720
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 16th, 2021

This action-packed sequel to These Violent Delights, a 1920s retelling of Romeo and Juliet in Shanghai except they are heirs to rival gangs, is a beautiful summation of Gong's thoroughness as a writer. Without spoiling the events of the end of the last book, the story continues with a changed Juliette and Roma. The usual "I hate you but we have to work together" fanfare continues but now, the stakes are so much higher and Shanghai is even bloodier. Come for the Shakespearean influences, stay for Gong's expertise on the beginning of a turbulent history in China.

Engel


The Gilded Wolves

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The Gilded Wolves: A Novel By Roshani Chokshi Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250144553
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 22nd, 2020

Set in an alternate nineteenth-century Paris, The Gilded Wolves features a uniquely inventive magic system that sets the backdrop for a thrilling heist story. The six main characters are distinct, well-developed, and come from diverse backgrounds and the books tackle issues of colonialism and cultural appropriation in a fantasy setting. Be ready to tear through the whole trilogy because once you start, you won't be able to stop! 

April


I'll Love You Till The Cows Come Home

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I'll Love You Till the Cows Come Home Board Book By Kathryn Cristaldi, Kristyna Litten (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062574220
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Published: HarperFestival - December 15th, 2020

And til the yaks come back, the sheep set sail, the ants march in... a silly and sweet rhyming bedtime story. 

Katie


Little Witch Hazel

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Little Witch Hazel: A Year in the Forest By Phoebe Wahl Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780735264892
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Published: Tundra Books - September 21st, 2021

In this beautifully illustrated collection you'll find four stories of Little Witch Hazel, a brave and helpful witch who lives in the forest with all her forest friends. Reminiscent of classics like Frog & Toad and Jan Brett, this is the type of book kids and adults will love to read.

Katherine


Ain't Burned All the Bright

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Ain't Burned All the Bright By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534439467
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 11th, 2022

Griffin's illustrations in this book complement Reynold's words SO well... I haven't ever seen anything executed quite like this. A thoughtful and poignant stunner for sure--perfect for anyone looking for a fast, poetic read full of powerful social commentary about what it means to be a person of color in America living through the pandemic. (Plus, the book smells amazing!)

Cindy


Mina

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Mina By Matthew Forsythe, Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481480413
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - February 15th, 2022

Wow, I really cannot get enough of Matthew Forsythe's books! Like his first book POKKO AND THE DRUM, MINA is a dreamy, funny, delightfully weird adventure of a book, and the art is so lush and beautiful that it takes rereading again and again.

Piera


Gallant

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Gallant By V. E. Schwab Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062835772
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 1st, 2022

A stunning gothic fantasy written in V.E. Schwab's masterful, bittersweet and haunting voice. A story about a romance, without a romance (something I very much appreciate in a YA story). A dark tale of yearning and finding oneself in the ruins. CW: Mental illness, self harm

Stacey


From Dust, a Flame

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From Dust, a Flame By Rebecca Podos Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062699060
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 8th, 2022

It feels like Rebecca Podos reached into my soul and pulled out my perfect book. Queer fantasy about Jews! A golem with they/them pronouns! And a story that's complicated and gripping and beautifully written, about family history and love and figuring out who you are. I was completely swept away.

Shana


A Song Called Home

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A Song Called Home By Sara Zarr Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063044920
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 15th, 2022

Lou is in a new home now that her mom's married Steve. Which is not a terrible thing -- even though Lou doesn't want to like Steve, he's a pretty decent guy. But he's not her dad -- who comes with his own set of problems. Add a guitar, some music lessons, and an older sister who doesn't mind breaking the rules, and join Lou as she starts to figure things out.

Sarah


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