New Books for September!

Guinness World Records 2023 By Guinness World Records Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781913484200
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Published: Guinness World Records - September 13th, 2022

3... 2... 1... We have lift off on another fully revised and updated Guinness World Records annual. The 2023 edition takes readers on a journey that's out of this world, revealing the latest and greatest record-breaking achievements here on Planet Earth and across the vast distances of space.


Night Lunch By Eric Fan, Dena Seiferling (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eric Fan, Dena Seiferling (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735270572
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Published: Tundra Books - September 27th, 2022

A mysterious cook whips up midnight meals for fellow night owls in a lavish lunch cart while a hungry mouse looks on in this atmospheric picture book inspired by the forerunner of food trucks and diners. A delectable picture book inspired by forerunners of food truck, for fans of The Night Gardener.


This Is Not My Hat By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536228052
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Published: Candlewick - September 27th, 2022

The 2013 Caldecott Medal winner!

From the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling and award-winning I Want My Hat Back comes a second wry tale.


The Door of No Return By Kwame Alexander Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316441865
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

Dreams are today’s answers for tomorrow’s questions.
 
11-year-old Kofi Offin dreams of water. Its mysterious, immersive quality. The rich, earthy scent of the current.


The Flamingo: A Graphic Novel Chapter Book By Guojing Cover Image
By Guojing
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593127315
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Published: Random House Studio - September 27th, 2022

From a highly acclaimed illustrator comes a stunning graphic novel filled with adventure and wonder about an imaginative girl and her obsession with flamingoes.


Your Life on Earth: A Record Book for New Humans Your Life on Earth: A Baby Album By Oliver Jeffers Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593579855
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 27th, 2022

Capture every memory and moment from pregnancy through your baby’s early years in this quintessential keepsake album for new parents, featuring art from Oliver Jeffers’s Here We Are: A Guide to Living on Planet Earth.


Tales of a Seventh-Grade Lizard Boy By Jonathan Hill, Jonathan Hill (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Hill, Jonathan Hill (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536216462
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Published: Walker Books US - September 27th, 2022

Drawing on the experiences of his Vietnamese American family and his love of ’80s sci-fi shows, Jonathan Hill crafts a funny, insightful graphic novel about the immigrant experience and the perils of middle school.


Farmhouse By Sophie Blackall Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316528948
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

This glorious new picture book from two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall is as lavish and moving a tribute to a storied, beloved place as Hello Lighthouse.

Over a hill, at the end of a road, by a glittering stream that twists and turns stands a farmhouse.

Step inside the dollhouse-like interior of Farmhouse and relish in the d


Pascual and the Kitchen Angels By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534494930
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

Newly refreshed with a contemporary redesign, Pascual and the Kitchen Angels tells the story of the patron saint of cooks and kitchens with luminous illustrations by the beloved Tomie dePaola.

When Pascual is born, angels sing from the trees. So it is no surprise when he grows up and wants to join a monastery to help the poor.


Nine Color Deer By Kailin Duan, Jeremy Tiang (Translated by) Cover Image
By Kailin Duan, Jeremy Tiang (Translated by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646141784
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Published: Levine Querido - September 13th, 2022

Our Querido list is a wonder cabinet that we are filling with treasures from around the world. Here, from China, is a gorgeous story about generosity and gratitude, adapted from a traditional Buddhist tale by Kailin Duan.


Over and Under the Waves By Kate Messner, Christopher Neal (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Messner, Christopher Neal (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781797203478
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 13th, 2022

Explore the wonders and beauties of the ocean's kelp forests in this latest addition to the acclaimed Over and Under series.

Award-winning duo Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal return in this latest addition to the Over and Under picture book series, this time exploring the rich, interconnected ecosystem of the ocean!

Over the waves, the sea lions bark and se


Key Player (Front Desk #4) By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338776256
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 6th, 2022

Mia Tang is going for the goal in the fourth Front Desk novel by New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang!

The Women’s World Cup coming to Southern California, everyone is soccer-crazy -- especially Mia Tang! The U.S. is playing China in the finals, and Mia feels like her two identities are finally coming together. Less exciting, though? The fact that her P.E.


Song in the City By Daniel Bernstrom, Jenin Mohammed (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Daniel Bernstrom, Jenin Mohammed (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063011120
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Published: Amistad Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

From Daniel Bernstrom, the acclaimed author of One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree, comes a charming and irresistibly fun picture book about a young blind girl and her grandmother who experience the vibrant everyday music of their busy city.


Magnolia Flower By Zora Neale Hurston, Loveis Wise (Illustrator), Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063098312
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Published: Amistad Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

From beloved African American folklorist Zora Neale Hurston comes a moving adaptation by National Book Award winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and Antiracist Baby, Ibram X.


True You: A Gender Journey By Gwen Agna, Shelley Rotner (Illustrator), Shelley Rotner Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063240469
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Published: Clarion Books - September 6th, 2022

There are different ways to show and be who you are in this affirming photographic picture book that offers a celebratory and informative look at kids and their wide-ranging gender identities.

“Sometimes it’s hard when kids say you have to be a boy or a girl when you’re not. Everyone should feel safe to just be who they are.”


The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster! By Mo Willems Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781454946861
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Published: Union Square Kids - September 6th, 2022

Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement By Angela Joy, Janelle Washington (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Angela Joy, Janelle Washington (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250220950
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 6th, 2022

A picture book biography of the mother of Emmett Till, and how she channeled grief over her son's death into a call to action for the civil rights movement.


I Am Ruby Bridges By Ruby Bridges, Nikkolas Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ruby Bridges, Nikkolas Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338753882
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Published: Orchard Books - September 6th, 2022

Ruby Bridges tells her story as never before and shares the events of the momentous day in 1960 when Ruby became the first Black child to integrate the all-white William Franz Elementary as a six year old little girl -- a personal and intimate look through a child's lens at a landmark moment in our Civil Rights history.

My work will be precious.

I will bridge the "gap"


Gold! By David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593352274
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

A riotous retelling of the Midas myth by the Caldecott Honor-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author of No, David!

Maximilian Midas was a peculiar little boy.
He didn’t much like chocolate and he didn’t play with toys.
The first word that he uttered when he was one year old


Magic: Once Upon a Faraway Land By Mirelle Ortega Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781951836573
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 6th, 2022

In her debut as author and illustrator, Mirelle Ortega shares her own story of growing up near her family’s pineapple farm in Mexico, where she learned the true meaning of magic

I learned that magic isn’t good or bad, it just is. Sometimes it gives, sometimes it takes.


Guarding the Invisible Dragons: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #22) By Tracey West, Matt Loveridge (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tracey West, Matt Loveridge (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338776904
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 6th, 2022

Drake and the other Dragon Masters must help save a nest of baby Invisible Dragons in the latest action-packed installment of this New York Times bestselling series!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers.


Garlic and the Witch By Bree Paulsen, Bree Paulsen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bree Paulsen, Bree Paulsen (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780062995117
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Published: Quill Tree Books - September 6th, 2022

Bree Paulsen’s brave little protagonist, Garlic, is back in this charmingly illustrated standalone companion to Garlic and the Vampire, serving up another tale of friendship, magic, and self-discovery. Give both books to readers who fell in love with Tidesong or Witch Boy!


Cranky Chicken: A Cranky Chicken Book 1 By Katherine Battersby, Katherine Battersby (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534469891
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 6th, 2022

Narwhal and Jelly meet The Bad Guys in this brightly illustrated, downright hilarious chapter book graphic novel full of “sweet, wholesome fun” (BCCB) about what happens when a very cranky chicken is befriended by a very cheerful worm.

Cranky Chicken is, well, cranky. With one cranky eyebrow, cranky eyes, and even cranky, scratchy feet.


The Tryout: A Graphic Novel By Christina Soontornvat, Joanna Cacao (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338741261
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Published: Graphix - September 6th, 2022

STAND TALL.

BE LOUD.

GAME FACE ON.

This pitch perfect graphic memoir about courage and competition, friendship and belonging is perfect for fans of Smile, New Kid, Rollergirl, and Real Friends.

“A captivating middle-grade gem.” — The New York Times Book Review

★ “Funny, re


Sweet and Sour By Debbi Michiko Florence Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338671599
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 6th, 2022

A heartfelt middle-grade novel about ex-best friends, betrayals, and revenge that is best served sour.

Revenge is sweet!

For as long as she can remember, Mai has spent every summer in Mystic, Connecticut visiting family friends.


Attack of the Black Rectangles By A. S. King Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338680522
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 6th, 2022

Award-winning author Amy Sarig King takes on censorship and intolerance in a novel she was born to write.

When Mac first opens his classroom copy of Jane Yolen's The Devil’s Arithmetic and finds some words blacked out, he thinks it must be a mistake.


Moonflower By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338636598
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 6th, 2022

Kacen Callender, National Book Award winner of King and the Dragonflies, delivers a stunning novel that invites readers into a child’s struggles with mental health, and their journey to wholeness.

Moon’s depression is overwhelming. Therapy doesn’t help, and Moon is afraid that their mom hates them because they’re sad.


Ivan & Friends Paperback 2-Book Box Set: The One and Only Ivan, The One and Only Bob By Katherine Applegate Cover Image
$17.98
ISBN: 9780063278530
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Published: HarperCollins - September 6th, 2022

Discover the unforgettable world of best friends Ivan and Bob in this gorgeous illustrated paperback box set, including the Newbery Medal-winning The One and Only Ivan and its bestselling sequel, The One and Only Bob!


A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix (Remixed Classics #1) By C.B. Lee Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250853509
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Published: Square Fish - September 6th, 2022

Two intrepid girls hunt for a legendary treasure on the deadly high seas in this YA remix of the classic adventure novel Treasure Island.


The Sunbearer Trials (The Sunbearer Duology #1) By Aiden Thomas Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250822130
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 6th, 2022

Welcome to The Sunbearer Trials, where teen semidioses compete in a series of challenges with the highest of stakes, in this electric new Mexican-inspired fantasy from Aiden Thomas, the New York Times bestselling author of Cemetery Boys.

“Only the most powerful and honorable semidioses get chosen. I’m just a Jade. I’m not a real hero.”


Coven By Jennifer Dugan, Kit Seaton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jennifer Dugan, Kit Seaton (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593112182
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

In this queer, paranormal YA graphic novel debut from the author of Some Girls Do and the illustrator of Wonder Woman: Warbringer, a young witch races to solve the grisly supernatural murders of her coven members before the killer strikes again.

"[This] gorgeously illustrated tale mashes together murder mystery and witchcraft." —Nerdist


The Fortunes of Jaded Women: A Novel By Carolyn Huynh Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982188733
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Published: Atria Books - September 6th, 2022

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK

For fans of Amy Tan, KJ Dell’Antonia, and Kevin Kwan, this “sharp, smart, and gloriously extra” (Nancy Jooyoun Kim, The Last Story of Mina Lee) debut celebrates a family of estranged Vietnamese women who experiences mishaps and unexpected joy after a psychic makes a startling prediction about their liv


The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Very First Encyclopedia By DK Cover Image
By DK
$24.99
ISBN: 9780744065237
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Published: DK Children - September 6th, 2022

Beautifully illustrated in Eric Carle's signature style, this first encyclopedia is perfect for curious kids who love to learn.

Take part in an amazing journey of discovery with the Very Hungry Caterpillar and learn fascinating facts about everything from science and space to animals and dinosaurs.


5,000 Awesome Facts About Animals By National Geographic Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781426372612
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Published: National Geographic Kids - September 6th, 2022


Did you know that a grizzly bear’s bite is strong enough to crush a bowling ball? Or that a breed of dog yodels instead of barking? How about that wombat poop is cube-shaped?