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Becoming Ella Fitzgerald: The Jazz Singer Who Transformed American Song By Judith Tick Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780393241051
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 5th, 2023

An NPR 2023 "Books We Love" Pick • A Kirkus Best Nonfiction Book of 2023

A landmark biography that reclaims Ella Fitzgerald as a major American artist and modernist innovator.


The Misfits #1: A Royal Conundrum By Lisa Yee, Dan Santat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lisa Yee, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781984830296
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2024

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When a notorious thief is out for priceless treasure (gems! cats! general decorum!)—who're you gonna call? An elite team of crime-fighting underdogs, that's who! The Misfits are on the case in this hilarious illustrated series from Newbery Honoree Lisa Yee and Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat!


Heartstopper #5: A Graphic Novel By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781338807509
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: Graphix - January 2nd, 2024

*Now an acclaimed live-action Netflix series!*

Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. The bestselling LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between: this is the fifth volume of the much-loved HEARTSTOPPER series, featuring gorgeous two-color artwork.

Nick and Charlie are in love.


A Fragile Enchantment By Allison Saft Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250892836
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Published: Wednesday Books - January 2nd, 2024

In this romantic fantasy of manners from New York Times bestselling author Allison Saft, a magical dressmaker commissioned for a royal wedding finds herself embroiled in scandal when a gossip columnist draws attention to her undeniable chemistry with the groom.


Holmes, Marple & Poe: The Greatest Crime-Solving Team of the Twenty-First Century (Holmes, Margaret & Poe #1) By James Patterson, Brian Sitts Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316405195
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 8th, 2024

Crime! Murder!


Lunar New Year Love Story By Gene Luen Yang, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$25.99
ISBN: 9781626728103
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: First Second - January 9th, 2024

Graphic novel superstars Gene Luen Yang and LeUyen Pham join forces in this heartwarming rom-com about fate, family, and falling in love.

She was destined for heartbreak. Then fate handed her love.


So Let Them Burn (The Divine Traitors #1) By Kamilah Cole Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316534635
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 16th, 2024

An INSTANT National Bestseller!

Whip-smart and immersive, this Jamaican-inspired fantasy follows a gods-blessed heroine who’s forced to choose between saving her sister or protecting her homeland—perfect for fans of Iron Widow and The Priory of the Orange Tree. 

 
Faron Vincent can channel the power of the gods.


The Getaway List: A Novel By Emma Lord Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250903990
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Published: Wednesday Books - January 23rd, 2024

Inescapably romantic and brimming with New York Times bestselling author Emma Lord’s signature cheer, The Getaway List is an uplifting and romantic read that will settle into your heart and never leave.

Most Anticipated by Goodreads * The Nerd Daily * B&N Reads, and more!

An Amazon Best YA of the Month


This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets By Kwame Alexander Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780316417525
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 30th, 2024

A breathtaking poetry collection on hope, heart, and heritage from the most prominent and promising Black poets and writers of our time, edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander.


Mission Manhattan (City Spies #5) By James Ponti Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665932479
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Published: Aladdin - February 6th, 2024

In this fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling series from Edgar Award winner James Ponti, the young group of spies take on New York City in another international adventure perfect for fans of Spy School and Mrs.


Infinity Alchemist By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250890252
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Published: Tor Teen - February 6th, 2024

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND INDIE BESTSELLER!

Infinity Alchemist
is a spellbinding fantasy novel about a quest that leads three young alchemists toward dangerous truth, legendary love, and extraordinary power.


With a Little Luck By Marissa Meyer, Chuck Gonzales (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Marissa Meyer, Chuck Gonzales (Contributions by)
$20.99
ISBN: 9781250618931
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 13th, 2024

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

After being magically gifted with incredible luck, a boy discovers this gift just may be a curse when it comes to love, in this sweet romantic comedy by #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer.


A Tempest of Tea (Blood and Tea) By Hafsah Faizal Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9780374389406
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 20th, 2024

A #1 New York Times Bestseller

From the New York Times–bestselling author of We Hunt the Flame comes the first book in a hotly-anticipated fantasy duology teeming with romance and revenge, led by an orphan girl willing to do whatever it takes to save her self-made kingdom.


InvestiGators: Agents of S.U.I.T.: From Badger to Worse By John Patrick Green, Christopher Hastings, Pat Lewis (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250852397
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Published: First Second - February 20th, 2024

Everyone knows and loves sewer-surfing super sleuths, Mango and Brash. But they're not the only dynamite duo on the case.


Anita de Monte Laughs Last: Reese's Book Club Pick (A Novel) By Xochitl Gonzalez Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250786210
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 5th, 2024

REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK New York Times bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez delivers a mesmerizing novel about a first-generation Ivy League student who uncovers the genius work of a female artist decades after her suspicious death


Coyote Lost and Found (Coyote Sunrise) By Dan Gemeinhart Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250292773
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 5th, 2024

From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Dan Gemeinhart comes a standalone companion to the critically-acclaimed The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise about a father and daughter who venture on a moving, uplifting, and rollicking cross-country road trip.


The Quiet Forest By Charlotte Offsay, Abi Cushman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Charlotte Offsay, Abi Cushman (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781665926423
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - March 12th, 2024

When a small action creates a snowball effect that disrupts the peace of the animals, the forest and a bear cub restore order once more in this delightfully funny picture book.

A mischievous mouse wanders alone in a quiet, nothing-to-do forest.


The Cemetery of Untold Stories: A Novel By Julia Alvarez Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781643753843
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 2nd, 2024

Great American novelist Julia Alvarez, bestselling author of In the Time of the Butterflies and How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, returns with a luminescent novel about storytelling that reads like an instant classic.

“Only an alchemist as wise and sure as Alvarez could swirl the elements of folklore and the flavor of magical reali


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Rebellion 1776 By Laurie Halse Anderson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781416968269
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 15th, 2024

From New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson comes an eerily timely historical fiction middle grade adventure about a girl struggling to survive amid a smallpox epidemic, the public’s fear of inoculation, and the seething Revolutionary War.

In the spring of 1776, thirteen-year-old Elsbeth Culpepper wakes to the sound of cannons.


The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians: Their stories are better than the bestsellers By James Patterson, Matt Eversmann Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316567534
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 8th, 2024

This “celebration of the world of books” (Kirkus) is “a real page turner!” (Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan) that "feels like a love letter" (USA Today) to booksellers and librarians—as told to the greatest storyteller of our time, James Patterson.

To be a bookseller or librarian…
 
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