Witches of Brooklyn

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ISBN: 9780593119273
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Published: Random House Graphic - September 1st, 2020


When orphaned Effie moves in with her Aunts, she's expecting it to be the worst. But her spunky aunts are more than they appear, and when Effie herself starts to exhibit magical talent, life gets interesting. Escabasse's characters are delightfully quirky, and her drawings effervescent. Sweet, smart, magical...this is a loving and lovely book. Readers will devour this graphic novel and beg for the two sequels!


Okapi Tale

This story about an okapi-talist whose pursuit of profit ravages a community--and the noodle-loving animals who come together to stop him--feels appropriate for October 2020. Packed with puns, delicious food, cute creatures, and heart. Kids and adults alike should give it a read.

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By Jacob Kramer, K-Fai Steele (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781592703043
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - October 6th, 2020

Punching the Air

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ISBN: 9780062996480
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

This powerful and moving novel in verse by Ibi Zoboi, written in collaboration with Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five, portrays the deep losses of those betrayed by our justice system.

Beetle and the Hollowbones

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By Aliza Layne, Aliza Layne (Illustrator), Kristen Acampora (Colorist), Natalie Riess (Colorist)
ISBN: 9781534441545
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

SO CUTE. Lots of ghoulies, skeletons, love, and adorable illustrations. Also there's a brief glimpse of a pumpkin headed bookseller who stole my heart.


Kiki's Delivery Service

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By Eiko Kadono, Emily Balistrieri (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781984896667
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

Kiki's Delivery Service is a classic for all those who love Hiyao Miyazaki films and this is the story that inspired the film. Kiki is such a delight and I don't know about you, but a whimsical story about a witch who travels to the seaside village of Koriko whilst forging new friendships is the kind of content that 2020 needs right now. Plus, there is a black cat, Jiji, who steals the scene.


Cemetery Boys

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ISBN: 9781250250469
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Swoon Reads - September 1st, 2020

I fought off a whole bunch of staff members (including but not limited to Kate, Leila, and Stacey) in order to pick this book. And then I spent half the month trying to figure out how best to turn all of my feelings into words because this book was so good and so important. This is the queer latinx ghost romance story you didn't know you were missing from your life. Read it. You won't regret it.



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