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Mary Anne's Bad Luck Mystery: A Graphic Novel (The Baby-sitters Club #13) (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) By Ann M. Martin, Cynthia Yuan Cheng (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ann M. Martin, Cynthia Yuan Cheng (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781338616118
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Published: Graphix - December 27th, 2022

A brand-new Baby-sitters Club graphic novel adapted by newcomer Cynthia Yuan Cheng!

Mary Anne should never have thrown away that chain letter she got in the mail. Ever since she did, bad things have been happening to everyone in the Baby-sitters Club.


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Karen's Birthday: A Graphic Novel (Baby-sitters Little Sister #6) (Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphix) By Ann M. Martin, Katy Farina (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ann M. Martin, Katy Farina (Illustrator)
$22.99
ISBN: 9781338762594
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Published: Graphix - January 3rd, 2023

Another graphic novel in this fun series spin-off of The Baby-sitters Club, featuring Kristy's little stepsister!

It’s Karen's birthday! She can’t wait for all those presents. Karen is even going to have two parties -- one at Daddy's house and one at Mommy's.


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An American Story By Kwame Alexander, Dare Coulter (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Dare Coulter (By (artist))
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316473125
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2023

#1 New York Times Bestselling and award-winning author of The Undefeated, Kwame Alexander, pens a powerful picture book that tells the story of American slavery through the voice of a teacher struggling to help her students understand its harrowing history.

From the fireside tales in an African village, through the unspeakable passage across t


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The Kindest Red: A Story of Hijab and Friendship (The Proudest Blue #2) By Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali, Hatem Aly (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780759555709
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2023

The sequel to the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Proudest Blue shows the power of friendship and kindness, from Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad.

It’s picture day and Faizah can’t wait to wear her special red dress with matching hair ribbons, passed down from her mother and sister.


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Oona in the Arctic By Kelly DiPucchio, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kelly DiPucchio, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063222328
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 24th, 2023

New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner Raissa Figueroa are back with another gorgeous and grand tale from the big sea’s littlest mischief-maker, Oona!

Oona is on a mission! A baby beluga whale has lost her way from her family and needs help getting back to her icy arctic home!


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The Superteacher Project By Gordon Korman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063032798
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 10th, 2023

From Gordon Korman, the bestselling author of Restart and The Unteachables, comes a hilarious new story about a mysterious new teacher who turns out to be an AI robot from a secret experimental program.


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Anzu the Great Listener (Anzu the Great Kaiju #2) By Benson Shum, Benson Shum (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Benson Shum, Benson Shum (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250776136
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 10th, 2023

In this follow-up to Anzu the Great Kaiju, created by Walt Disney Studios animator Benson Shum, we follow sweet and well-intentioned Anzu as he learns a valuable lesson about patience and empathy in the face of sadness—perfect for fans of The Rabbit Listened.

Anzu the kaiju loves to tend to his bonsai.


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Bruce Wayne: Not Super By Stuart Gibbs, Berat Pekmezci (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stuart Gibbs, Berat Pekmezci (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781779507679
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Published: DC Comics - March 14th, 2023

13-year-old Bruce Wayne attends an exclusive prep school for the gifted. But in this case, "gifted" means kids with super-powers. Bruce is suddenly the least special person in his world--and must learn to work with the talents he does have.


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Spy Camp the Graphic Novel (Spy School) By Stuart Gibbs, Anjan Sarkar (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stuart Gibbs, Anjan Sarkar (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781534499379
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2023

The second book in the New York Times bestselling Spy School series continues in graphic novel form as aspiring spy Ben Ripley must spend his summer in top-secret training—and is thrown back into danger.

Ben Ripley is a middle schooler whose school is not exactly average—he’s spent the last year training to be a top-level spy and dodging all sorts of associat


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Whale Done (FunJungle) By Stuart Gibbs Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534499317
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 21st, 2023

In the eighth novel in New York Times bestselling Stuart Gibbs’s FunJungle series, Teddy Fitzroy returns as FunJungle’s resident sleuth to find the culprits behind a blown-up whale and a string of beach sand thefts.

After an escaped kangaroo starts a fire that burns down his house, Teddy Fitzroy accepts an invitation to go to Malibu with his girlfriend, Summer, and


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Captain America: The Ghost Army (Original Graphic Novel) By Alan Gratz, Brent Schoonover (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alan Gratz, Brent Schoonover (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338775891
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Published: Graphix - January 3rd, 2023

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Alan Gratz ( Refugee, Ground Zero) comes an all-new, original Captain America graphic novel!

In this thrilling historical adventure set during World War II, Steve Rogers (AKA Captain America) and his young sidekick, Bucky Barnes, encounter threat like none they've ever seen -- a Ghost Army.


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Finally Seen By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534488335
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2023

From the New York Times bestselling author of Front Desk comes a gripping middle grade novel about a young girl who leaves China to live with her parents and sister, after five years apart, and learns about family, friendship, and the power of being finally seen.

My sister got to grow up with my parents. Me?