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Akissi: Tales of Mischief: Akissi Book 1 Cover Image
By Marguerite Abouet, Mathieu Sapin (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781911171478
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Published: Flying Eye Books - May 8th, 2018

"utterly unputdownable"—The New York Times

A Kirkus Best Book of 2018, Akissi: Tales of Mischief brings together the first volume of the hilarious and heartfelt Akissi comics by Marguerite Abouet, the award winning author of Aya of Yop City.


All the Ways Home Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250166791
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 28th, 2019

"In All the Ways Home, Elsie Chapman gracefully explores the complexities of family and loss. The specificity in which Chapman narrates Kaede's journey in Japan is particularly satisfying.


Bobby the Brave (Sometimes) Cover Image
By Lisa Yee, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545055956
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - August 1st, 2012

From Lisa Yee and Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, a hilarious sequel to Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally).


Bobby Ellis-Chan is ready to fight his fears (maybe?).



In his last adventure, Bobby Ellis-Chan got stuck to a stinky tree, had underwear attached to his back, and faced down a whole wolfpack of girls.


Bowwow Powwow Cover Image
By Brenda J. Child, Jonathan Thunder (Illustrator), Gordon Jourdain (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781681340777
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Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - May 1st, 2018

Windy Girl is blessed with a vivid imagination. From Uncle she gathers stories of long-ago traditions, about dances and sharing and gratitude. Windy can tell such stories herself-about her dog, Itchy Boy, and the way he dances to request a treat and how he wriggles with joy in response to, well, just about everything.


The Boy & the Bindi Cover Image
By Vivek Shraya, Rajni Perera (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781551526683
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 11th, 2016

In this beautiful children's picture book by Vivek Shraya, author of the acclaimed God Loves Hair, a five-year-old South Asian boy becomes fascinated with his mother's bindi, the red dot commonly worn by Hindu women to indicate the point at which creation begins, and wishes to have one of his own.


The Bridge Home Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524738112
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 5th, 2019

"Readers will be captivated by this beautifully written novel about young people who must use their instincts and grit to survive.


The Buried Bones Mystery (Clubhouse Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781442427105
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Published: Aladdin - July 12th, 2011

In this reissue of a classic chapter book series by award-winning author Sharon M. Draper, four boys who call themselves the Black Dinosaurs, find themselves involved in exciting mysteries around their town.

Ziggy and his friends Rico, Rashawn, and Jerome call themselves The Black Dinosaurs, and share exciting adventures.


Children of the Longhouse Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140385045
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Published: Puffin Books - August 1st, 1998

When Ohkwa'ri overhears a group of older boys planning a raid on a neighboring village, he immediately tells his Mohawk elders. He has done the right thing—but he has also made enemies. Grabber and his friends will do anything they can to hurt him, especially during the village-wide game of Tekwaarathon (lacrosse).


Cradle Me (Spanish/English) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781595728289
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Published: Star Bright Books - October 30th, 2018

Celebrating Native American families Featuring pictuers of Native American babies in traditional cradle boards, Cradle Me invites readers to say the words in their own language.


Dactyl Hill Squad (Dactyl Hill Squad #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338268829
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 30th, 2019

"An unforgettable historical, high-octane adventure." -- Dav Pilkey, author-illustrator of the Dog Man series


Daphne Definitely Doesn't Do Dances Cover Image
By Tami Charles, Marcos Calo (Illustrator)
$4.95
ISBN: 9781496563019
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Published: Stone Arch Books - August 1st, 2018

A few months into the school year, Annabelle Louis is starting to find her place at McManus Middle School. But Annabelle's therapist, Dr. Varma, still thinks there's room for improvement in Annabelle's social life, especially since Mom will be leaving soon for an overseas assignment. Knowing there's a school dance coming up, Dr. Varma challenges Annabelle to learn how to dance.


Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One Cover Image
By Karen English, Laura Freeman (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780544339125
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Published: Clarion Books - October 14th, 2014

It's tough being the new kid at Carver Elementary.


Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras #1) Cover Image
By Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781943147090
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Published: Innovation Press - March 14th, 2017

A New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2017 Selection
A Mighty Girl Book of the Year
Illinois Monarch Award Nominee 2018-2019
Florida SSYRA Book Award Nominee 2018-2019
Washington OTTER Award Nominee 2018-2019


Dragons in a Bag Cover Image
By Zetta Elliott, Geneva B (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781524770488
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Published: Yearling - August 13th, 2019

The dragon's out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an award-winning author--with two starred reviews!


Dreamers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823440559
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 4th, 2018

We are resilience. We are hope. We are dreamers.
 
Yuyi Morales brought her hopes, her passion, her strength, and her stories with her, when she came to the United States in 1994 with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed.


The First Rule of Punk Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780425290422
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Published: Puffin Books - July 17th, 2018

A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book

The First Rule of Punk
 is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one’s watching.
 


Gaby, Lost and Found: A Wish Novel Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545798631
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - April 28th, 2015

Gaby comes to the WISH line! Wanted: One amazing forever home for one amazing sixth grader.

"My name is Gaby, and I'm looking for a home. Having the nicest clothes or cell phone isn't important, but I'd like to have a cat that I can talk to when I'm home
alone."


George (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545812573
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 25th, 2017

The unforgettable debut from Stonewall Award Winner Alex Gino.

George joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.


Go Show the World: A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes Cover Image
By Wab Kinew, Joe Morse (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735262928
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Published: Tundra Books - September 11th, 2018

"We are a people who matter." Inspired by President Barack Obama's Of Thee I Sing, Go Show the World is a tribute to historic and modern-day Indigenous heroes, featuring important figures such as Tecumseh, Sacagawea and former NASA astronaut John Herrington.


A House for Everyone: A Story to Help Children Learn about Gender Identity and Gender Expression Cover Image
By Jo Hirst, Naomi Bardoff (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781785924484
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Published: Jessica Kingsley Publishers - May 21st, 2018

At lunchtime, all of Tom's friends gather at school to work together building their house. Each one of them has a special job to do, and each one of them has a different way of expressing their gender identity.


Hurricane Child Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338129304
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018

Prepare to be swept up by this exquisite novel that reminds us that grief and love can open the world in mystical ways.

Winner of the Stonewall Book Award!
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award!

Caroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child.


Leaving Gee's Bend Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781588383327
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Published: NewSouth Books - April 21st, 2017

Ludelphia Bennett may be blind in one eye, but that doesn't mean she can't put in a good stitch. In fact, Ludelphia sews all the time, especially when things are going wrong. But when Mama gets deathly ill, it doesn't seem like even quilting will help. Mama needs medicine badly--medicine that can only be found in Camden, over forty miles away.


Lily and Dunkin Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553536775
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Published: Yearling - May 1st, 2018

"Gephart has written a story that will speak not just to one specific community, but to humanity as a whole."  --VOYA


Locomotion Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142415528
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Published: Puffin Books - January 7th, 2010

Finalist for the National Book Award

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature


The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown Cover Image
By Crystal Allen, Eda Kaban (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062342348
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 3rd, 2017

A hilarious and spunky new heroine in the vein of Ramona the Pest and Clementine, from Crystal Allen—the acclaimed author of How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy. This chapter book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 7 to 9 who are reading independently.


Meet Yasmin! Cover Image
By Saadia Faruqi, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781684360222
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Published: Picture Window Books - August 1st, 2018

Meet Yasmin Yasmin is a spirited second-grader who's always on the lookout for those aha moments to help her solve life's little problems.


Merci Suárez Changes Gears Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690496
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Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2018

Winner of the 2019 Newbery Medal

Thoughtful, strong-willed sixth-grader Merci Suarez navigates difficult changes with friends, family, and everyone in between in a resonant new novel from Meg Medina.


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My Papi Has a Motorcycle Cover Image
By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553410
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Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo.

When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.


Saffron Ice Cream Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338150520
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 29th, 2018

"With her colorful, exuberant folk-art illustrations and upbeat, friendly tone, Rashin makes a daunting cross-cultural leap seem as easy as a summer breeze." -- New York Times Book Review


Sci-Fu Vol. 1 Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781620104729
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Published: Oni Press - March 13th, 2018

Set in 1980s Brooklyn, a young DJ accidentally summons a UFO that transports his family, best friend, and current crush to the robot-dominated planet of Discopia.

Hip-hop, sci-fi and kung fu all hit the turntables for the mash-up mix of the year!


SkySisters Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781550746990
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Published: Kids Can Press - September 1st, 2002

Two Ojibway sisters set off across the frozen north country to see the SkySpirits' midnight dance. It isn't easy for the younger sister to be silent, but gradually she begins to treasure the stillness and the wonderful experiences it brings.


Star-Crossed Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481478496
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Published: Aladdin - March 13th, 2018

Twelve-year-old Mattie wrestles with her crush on Gemma as they participate in their school production of Romeo and Juliet in what School Library Journal calls “a fine choice for middle school libraries in need of an accessible LGBTQ stories.”

Twelve-year-old Mattie is thrilled when she learns the eighth grade play will be Romeo and Juliet.


Thank You, Omu! Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431248
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

In this remarkable author-illustrator debut that's perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street and Extra Yarn, a generous woman is rewarded by her community.


Two Naomis Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062414267
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 5th, 2018

A realistic contemporary story of two girls whose divorced parents begin to date—perfect for fans of Lisa Graff, Sara Pennypacker, and Rita Williams-Garcia.

Other than their first names, Naomi Marie and Naomi Edith are sure they have nothing in common, and they wouldn’t mind keeping it that way.


Under My Hijab Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Aaliya Jaleel (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620147924
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Published: Lee & Low Books - February 5th, 2019

This lovely book from the author of Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns invites readers to understand and appreciate the hijab and the Muslim women who decide to wear it.


The War That Saved My Life Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780147510488
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Published: Puffin Books - May 31st, 2016

*Newbery Honor book
*Winner of the 2016 Schneider Family Book Award 

This #1 New York Times bestseller is an exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II. For fans of Counting by 7s and Sarah, Plain and Tall.
 


We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580897723
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Published: Charlesbridge - September 4th, 2018

2019 Sibert Honor Book
2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Book
NPR's Guide To 2018’s Great Reads
2018 Book Launch Award (SCBWI)
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2018
School Library Journal Best Books of 2018

2018 JLG selection
2019 Reading the West Picture Book Award


WeirDo (WeirDo #1) Cover Image
By Anh Do
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338305586
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - January 29th, 2019

From bestselling author Anh Do comes the hilarious hit chapter book series, WeirDo. These illustrated books will keep readers laughing as Weir and his friends navigate the trials of elementary school.

Meet Weir Do.

No, that's not a typo, that's his name!


Where Are You From? Cover Image
By Yamile Saied Méndez, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062839930
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Published: HarperCollins - June 4th, 2019

2019 Nerdies Fiction Picture Book Award Winner | Silver Medalist for Bank Street College of Education’s Best Spanish Language Picture Books of the Year | Named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2019 |A Mighty Girl’s 2019 Book of the Year | Named one of New York Public Library's Best Books for Kids 2019 


The Wild Book Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544022751
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2014

Fefa struggles with words. She has word blindness, or dyslexia, and the doctor says she will never read or write. Every time she tries, the letters jumble and spill off the page, leaping away like bullfrogs. How will she ever understand them?

But her mother has an idea. She gives Fefa a blank book filled with clean white pages. "Think of it as a garden," she says.