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Tomatoes for Neela By Padma Lakshmi, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593202708
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2021

Padma Lakshmi, bestselling author and host of Bravo's Top Chef and Hulu's Taste the Nation, and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal team up in this celebration of food and family.
 


The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess By Tom Gauld Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446988
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Published: Neal Porter Books - August 24th, 2021

A New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Book of the Year
 
In this fresh new fairy tale, a wooden robot embarks on a quest to find his missing sister-- making for a memorable contemporary bedtime story in acclaimed graphic novelist Tom Gauld's first picture book for children.


The Little Red Fort (Little Ruby’s Big Ideas) By Brenda Maier, Sonia Sánchez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brenda Maier, Sonia Sánchez (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545859196
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018

A spunky, feminist adaptation of the timeless favorite, The Little Red Hen, sure to appeal to fans of Rosie Revere, Engineer.

A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year* "The Little Red Hen gets an appealing girl-power update...Young makers of all genders will be inspired." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred reviewRuby's mi


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Home in the Woods By Eliza Wheeler (Illustrator), Eliza Wheeler Cover Image
By Eliza Wheeler (Illustrator), Eliza Wheeler
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399162909
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 1st, 2019

This stunningly beautiful picture book from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Eliza Wheeler is based on her grandmother's childhood and pays homage to a family's fortitude as they discover the meaning of home.


How to Find What You're Not Looking For By Veera Hiranandani Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555032
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: Kokila - September 14th, 2021

New historical fiction from a Newbery Honor–winning author about how middle schooler Ariel Goldberg's life changes when her big sister elopes following the 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision, and she's forced to grapple with both her family's prejudice and the antisemitism she experiences, as she defines her own beliefs.

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Show Me a Sign By Ann Clare LeZotte Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338255812
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

Don't miss the companion book, Set Me Free

CRITICS ARE RAVING ABOUT SHOW ME A SIGN

Winner of the 2021 Schneider Family Book Award * NPR Best Books of 2020 * Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2020 * School Library Journal Best Books of 2020 * New York Public Library Best Books of 2020 * Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2020 * 202


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The Blue House By Phoebe Wahl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984893369
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 11th, 2020

In the tradition of Virginia Lee Burton's The Little House comes a heartfelt story about a father and son learning to accept the new while honoring and celebrating the old.


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War Stories By Gordon Korman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338290202
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 21st, 2020

A story of telling truth from lies - and finding out what being a hero really means.

There are two things Trevor loves more than anything else: playing war-based video games and his great-grandfather Jacob, who is a true-blue, bona fide war hero.