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Surprise!

Readers will enjoy this fun perspective on the mischievous and furry camp thieves. A lively choice for storytime sharing.
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I Am Human: A Book of Empathy

An age-appropriate and hopeful look at what it means to be a connected human on this planet. It can be read as a picture book with big ideas or used as a great discussion starter.
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Me, Myselfie, & I: A Cautionary Tale

A worthwhile family read.
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Billy Stuart and the Zintrepids

Jon Scieszka's "Time Warp Trio" meets "Geronimo Stilton" in this full-color hybrid, which should appeal to reluctant readers and avid readers alike.
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Garbage Island

This entertaining animal adventure stands out from similar fare because of its strong characters and an underlying message of environmental awareness.
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Unwritten

An original take on metafictional themes. Hand to readers who enjoy Cornelia Funke's Inkheart.
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Lucy and the String

This perfect blend of words and pictures is sure to have kids chuckling and perhaps trying their own string creations. A fun addition for most libraries.
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The Red Ribbon

An additional purchase for most young adult collections.
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Dear Professor Whale

An ode to the joys of friendship and letter-writing, this is a great choice for early chapter book readers.
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The Navigator's Touch

This companion novel elevates the captivating stories of mermaid Ersel and warrior-captain Ragna introduced in Seafarer's Kiss. Fans of mythology adventures will embrace this high-action, emotional, and gory tale.
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Good Morning, Neighbor

The text repetition and theme of neighborly cooperation make this a suggested general purchase for most libraries.
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Allie All Along

A solid addition to the canon of books helping young children address social and emotional learning.
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Life Between Panels

While there is some mature language and alcohol use, teens, particularly those interested in the arts, will enjoy this touching depiction of the painful, awkward, but ultimately enlightening journey of young adulthood.–Anna Murphy, Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn
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People Kill People

Sure to be a divisive novel, both for its storytelling and themes, this offering spotlights critical social issues but misses the mark on its delivery.
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Detective Paw of the Law: The Case of the Stolen Drumsticks

Give this to mystery-loving emergent readers ready for shorter chapter books, but not quite ready for longer works like "A to Z" mysteries or "Nancy Drew."
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The Wall in the Middle of the Book

A silly read-aloud with an important message. A solid choice for storytime and one-on-one sharing.
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Gumballs

This candy-colored treat is an essential addition to graphic novel collections.
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The Guggenheim Mystery

A top mystery for middle grade readers.
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Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life

Readers interested in dependable information on bipolar disorder will appreciate this title. A possible option for book discussion groups.
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Dear Evan Hansen

An unpredictable and endearing take on some classic themes, this novel will especially appeal to fans of the show but will also be easily accessible to new audiences.
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Spy Penguins

This light, funny adventure series will appeal to elementary school mystery fans.
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The Spy with the Red Balloon

A fast-moving read sure to delight those who enjoy historical fiction. Purchase where the first entry is popular, as well as where there are fans of books set during this period by Markus Zusak and Elizabeth Wein.
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Baby's Firsts

This title will have an audience in public libraries because of its universal theme. Sure to be a staple in baby storytime.
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The Kaleidoscope Sisters

A unique story for teens who enjoy fantasy and tragedy. Give this to fans of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak or If I Stay by Gayle Forman
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The Leading Edge of Now

An additional purchase where beach reads with weighty emotional themes and a touch of melodrama are popular.
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Pearl

Idle's appealing story is a quiet, charming pourquoi tale that will delight young readers and listeners. Perfect for bedtime or anytime sharing.
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Undocumented: A Worker's Fight

A relevant and important title for all libraries.
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The Tiger's Egg

A satisfying and humorous read-aloud for preschool groups and a good bedtime story, too.
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Ignite the Stars

A strong first book in a sure-to-be successful science fiction series.
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You Have the Right To Remain Fat

An important, no-nonsense voice for self-acceptance that will resonate with most readers, especially those grappling with body image issues.
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Grizzly Boy

Suited for one-on-one sharing, this book could be used to spark discussions about imaginative play and following rules.
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The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling: A Hardcore, High-Flying, No-Holds-Barred History of the One True Sport

An excellent addition to nonfiction graphic novel collections.
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Muse of Nightmares

Purchase where Taylor has a loyal following and where the previous title is popular.
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The Bottle Imp of Bright House

A recommended secondary purchase for medium and large middle grade collections. Fans of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach or Louis Sachar's Sideways Stories From Wayside School will appreciate Llewellyn's morbid sense of humor.
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The Perfect Secret

This sequel shines a light on topics that many young readers are aware of and eager to discuss. The author provides a space where tweens can read about the social realities that impact themselves and their peers.
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Nipper and the Lunchbox

There are a plethora of books about the faithful companionship of dogs, but this one is a worthy addition to any school and library collection.
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Star in the Jar

A suggested first purchase for all libraries, this selection holds strong appeal for young readers. A perfect choice for bedtime and small group sharing.
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A Is for Artichoke: A Foodie Alphabet from Artichoke to Zest

Foodies will love this celebration of all good things to eat. Also an excellent introduction to more complex culinary vocabulary.
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Poppy and Sam and the Leaf Thief

Highly recommended for most graphic novel collections.
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The Eleventh Trade

Sami's story sheds light on the special challenges, determination, faith, resilience, and post-traumatic stress that impact and shape the lives of many refugees.
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Galápagos Girl/Galapagueña

Readers are presented here with an unsung and worthy heroine. Recommended for picture book and biography collections.
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Extravaganza at the Plaza

An ideal selection for readers who enjoy Junie B. Jones and Judy Moody.
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The Wind Called My Name

A much-needed and well-written addition to the slate of middle grade novels set during the Great Depression.
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Henri's Hats: Pixar Animation Studios Artist Showcase

A general purchase, particularly where the illustrator's works are popular or there is demand for the series.
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Uncharted

A must-have where fantastical thrillers are popular.
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A Fall Ball for All

A poetic tribute to autumn winds and woodland animals. Great for storytime or one-on-one sharing.
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The Middle-Route Run

A must for fans of the previous entry.
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Mech Cadet Yu: Vol. 1

A must-have series starter.
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When a Woman Rises

This is a wonderfully written coming-of-age novel with a great balance of anecdotes about the Chiapas culture and a central driving narrative about tragedy and the lives of women bound by culture and expectations.
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My Real Name Is Hanna

A strong choice for young adult shelves.
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Quiet Wyatt

A fantastic addition to library collections, either as a read-aloud or a one-on-one selection.
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Little Whale

Pair this great read-aloud with Sharon Kate Cooper's informative When Whales Cross the Sea: The Gray Whale Migration for a second look at these majestic creatures.
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The Flooded Earth

A timely addition to most middle grade collections.
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Unstinky

Perfect for reading aloud or independently, this book will delight young audiences and remind them that it's okay to be yourself and find your own thing. A great addition to picture book collections.
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The Beast of Kukuyo

A good choice for YA thriller/mystery collections.
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Sports Are Fantastic Fun!

This book is fantastic fun and a strong addition to any nonfiction collection.
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Star Wars Lost Stars: Vol. 1

Perfect for reluctant readers and anyone who enjoys the "Star Wars" franchise.
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Joy

Cheery illustrations enhance this uplifting story about a young girl and her grandmother.
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Under the Same Sky

A delightful book with wide appeal that should be welcome in most collections.
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The Flight of Swans

A finely crafted and compelling fairy-tale retelling. Hand to voracious fantasy readers and fans of Gail Carson Levine and Shannon Hale.
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Holes in the Sky

Most libraries will welcome Polacco's message of understanding and mutual affection. The length of the narrative seems to suggest a one-on-one read.
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Where She Fell

A solid purchase for middle and high school libraries where survival fiction is in demand.
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The Girl with the Dragon Heart

Recommended for fans of Tamora Pierce and Gail Carson Levine, or anyone looking for a book which features strong women who save the day.
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Better You Than Me

A feel-good story with a few life lessons. A solid purchase for most middle school collections.
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Soof

A poignant and well-crafted tale for fans of Weeks's previous novels and readers who enjoy character-driven family narratives set in small towns.
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The Darkdeep

Swiftly paced and peppered with wit, this darkly entertaining tale is sure to engage horror fans.
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Peace and Me

A beautifully executed, powerful book. A remarkable addition to illustrated biography collections.
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Rock What Ya Got

A book with a terrific message about finding the best parts of ourselves without judgment, and reminding all readers to "rock what ya got!" An excellent addition to picture book shelves.
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Part of Your World: A Twisted Tale

Purchase where retellings and mermaid fantasies are popular.
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Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret

Nonstop action and a mix of full-color photographs and drawings throughout make this appealing to aspiring explorers and reluctant readers alike, and the cliffhanger ending ensures they'll be coming back for more.
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Ra the Mighty: Cat Detective of Pharaoh's Court

A charming page-turner of a mystery; recommend to cat lovers and young Egyptologists.
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Noodleheads Find Something Fishy

A must-buy for graphic novel collections.
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Will You Help Me Fall Asleep?

. This zany offering is not a typical bedtime story; the teacher's relaxation method may be useful for even the youngest listener at the end of day. Recommended.
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Be Everything at Once: Tales of a Cartoonist Lady Person

Recommended for most graphic novel collections.
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Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures

A fast, fun, and informative read that is ideal for research and pleasure alike.
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Spill Zone: The Broken Vow

Between Westerfeld's masterly storytelling and Puvilland's impeccable art, this is a must-read for Spill Zone fans.
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Earthrise: Apollo 8 and the Photo That Changed the World

A fine snapshot of a milestone event in U.S. and world history for robust nonfiction picture book collections.
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The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

This quirky and endearing adventure set in a captivating, off-beat world is an excellent purchase wherever fantasy circulates well.
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The Colors of the Rain

A strong addition to any middle grade collection in need of nuanced realistic fiction.
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Dodger Boy

A unique piece of historical fiction that packs a punch. Purchase where historical fiction circulates well, as well as where there is an interest in Canada.
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The Sisters of the Winter Wood

A first purchase where Leigh Bardugo's Shadow and Bone and Gregory Maguire's Egg and Spoon are popular.
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9 From the Nine Worlds

A first purchase for all collections where Riordian fans abound.
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Just Wreck It All

A heartfelt journey through the importance of self-love and forgiveness, perfect for fans of Sara Zarr and Gayle Forman.
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Ba-chan the Ninja Grandma: An Adventure with Little Kunoichi the Ninja Girl

A wonderful family adventure; purchase where intergenerational picture books are in demand.
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Goodnight, Anne

An inspired choice for picture book collections, especially where there are fans of the irrepressible Anne looking to share with the little ones in their lives.
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I'm an Immigrant Too!

While immigration is certainly a major news item today, the cities and regions in Australia may be too far removed for the majority of American children to relate to. An optional purchase.
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Eduardo Guadardo, Elite Sheep

A strong plea for teamwork and assistance, Eduardo and the F.B.I. Gang will appeal to readers not yet ready for The Avengers.
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Inkling

A unique story about the creative process and the journey through grief. Recommended for fiction collections.
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Our Celebración!

A lack of specificity and forced rhymes mar this celebración. Consider for collections where Elya's other books are popular.
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