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Chicken Talk Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062398642
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 15th, 2019
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The chickens aren't only scratching for bugs in the dirt, they are leaving messages! The children on the farm tell us all about the chickens and what they have to say. I especially love that all of the white chickens are called Joyce because Abbey's mother Joyce loves white chickens. This is a sweet story filled with chicken antics sending the message to the kids on the farm that they are loved.  — Julie (RBB Staff)


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Gloria Takes a Stand: How Gloria Steinem Listened, Wrote, and Changed the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681196763
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - March 12th, 2019
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A picture book overview of the life of Gloria Steinem whose independent thinking launched a revolution. She learned from childhood to listen (and become a good and careful listener), to dream (which she thought of as a form of planning), and to speak (which, in the beginning, was difficult for her). She also questioned, learned, believed, marched, and wrote about her ideas. Her greatest idea as a feminist was that all people should have equal opportunities. An inspiring and accessible book complete with detailed author's note, a timeline, and a short bibliography. Lovely illustrations by Daria Peoples-Riley. — Susan (RBB Staff)


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Imagine Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690526
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Published: Candlewick - September 25th, 2018
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Herrera remembers moments from his early life, and invites his readers to imagine what similar moments in their lives might lead to. Gorgeous, lush illustrations move us to dream about the possibilities in our own lives, as the child grows into the perhaps surprising accomplishments of his adult life. A beautiful gift for a child or an adult!  — Joan (RBB Staff)


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What Is Given from the Heart Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375836152
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 8th, 2019
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Patricia McKissak has left us one last book which is perfect for Valentine's Day. James Otis has lost a lot in the past 2 months, but not as much as the Temple family, and one Sunday Reverend Dennis asks his congregation to give whatever they can to help. James Otis can't imagine what he could possibly give, but is reminded that what is given from the heart reaches the heart. A lovely book to show kids the act of compassion is acceptable any time. Not just at Valentine's Day. — Julie (RBB Staff)


Middle Grade

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Dragon Pearl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368013352
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 15th, 2019
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Min has never been off of her dusty, poorly-terraformed planet, but she longs to follow her brother, Jun, into the Space Force so that they can explore the universe together. So when a government investigator shows up to tell them that Jun has gone AWOL, Min can't believe it. She runs away to find him and clear his name, relying on her fox-magic as she encounters mercenaries, ghosts, and generals. Along the way, her mission broadens—finding Jun is still top priority, but somehow she also needs to help a ghost, protect her new friends, and find the legendary and powerful Dragon Pearl. With incredible world-building and a prickly but relatable main character, this next installment in the Rick Riordan Presents imprint is out of this world. Literally. — Lily (RBB Staff)


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Sanity & Tallulah (Sanity & Tallulah, Book 1) Cover Image
By Molly Brooks, Molly Brooks (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368022804
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 16th, 2018
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A very fun graphic novel about space, mad scientists, and friendship! Perfect for fans of Catstronauts or Zita the Spacegirl . Plus it includes a fabulously diverse cast, a mutant three-headed kitten, and a few space smugglers. What more do you want?  — Lily (RBB Staff)


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The Lost Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062275097
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Published: Walden Pond Press - February 12th, 2019
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Iris has always defined herself by how she's different from her twin sister, Lark. Lark is bursting with imagination, and Iris is the one who anchors her sister back to the real world. But when the two girls are assigned different teachers for the first time, Iris is lost—what's an anchor without the thing it anchors? How can she protect her sister if people won't let them stay together? In a world that seems to be falling to pieces—where things keep disappearing and her bond with her sister might shatter—Iris fights to figure out who she wants to be and who she can count on to fight at her side. Beautifully-written and full of girls supporting one another, this is the kind of book you'll have to hug when you're done reading it.   — Lily (RBB Staff)


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The Missing Piece of Charlie O'Reilly Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062679666
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Published: Walden Pond Press - March 5th, 2019
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Charlie remembers his younger brother but no one else does. His best friend, Ana, believes him even though she doesn't remember. Together, they pursue the tiny clues that suggest Charlie is right. Wonderfully complex--each piece of the mystery answered leads to more questions. Bits of historical fiction, mixed with a little magic--but mostly grounded in the characters who could be anyone you know--make this a book almost impossible to put down. — Joan (RBB Staff)


Young Adult

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Bloodleaf (The Bloodleaf Trilogy) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781328496300
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2019
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A dark, enchanting story full of magic, sacrifice, murder, mystery, love, and power, Bloodleaf has it all. Princess Aurelia, despised as a witch by her people, must disguise herself as a commoner in the neighboring country of Achlev to protect herself and her brother after a shocking assassination attempt. An excellent re-imagining of The Goose Girl that feels both wonderfully original and familiar at the same time. I loved it!  — Angela (RBB Staff)


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Famous in a Small Town Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250179630
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 15th, 2019
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Sophie has never really understood why people hate on towns for being small; she loves her tiny hometown, Acadia. She loves the ice cream flavors at the shop that never change, the movie theater miles and miles away, and the friends that she's known since she was a baby. She even tolerates chatter about Megan Pleasant, the local singer turned major country star. She doesn't ever want Acadia to change, but with college on the horizon, a very cute new boy in town, and a gap in her life where her sister used to be, Sophie begins to feel the city limits closing in. Like all of Emma Mills's stories, Famous in a Small Town perfectly balances romance, friendship, and the occasional mind-blowing plot twist.   — Kelsie (RBB Staff)


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Four Three Two One Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062398543
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Published: HarperTeen - November 13th, 2018
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Golden "Go" Jennings is one of four survivors from a tragic bus explosion in New York City. Her boyfriend, Chan, is one of the other survivors. Ever since the explosion, a man has been working to create an art exhibition of the remains to honor the dozens of lives lost. When it is announced that the exhibition will open to the public and that a scholarship fund has been created for the survivors, Go decides its time to return to NYC. But how can she leave her small town when she (basically) just got engaged? It will take 2 other survivors, a new friend, a few cars, and a whole lot of courage to get Go back to New York in time for the opening.   — Kelsie (RBB Staff)


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What If It's Us Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062795250
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Published: HarperTeen - October 9th, 2018
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When Ben and Arthur meet at a NYC post office one day in July, it feels like fate. So, when a literal flash mob tears them apart before they are able to exchange names or phone numbers, Arthur sets out to find the cute boy in the coffee shop t-shirt. But Arthur is going back home to Georgia in a few weeks, so it might not even be worth it. But what if it is? Told in alternating chapters, dream team Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera tell the story of two boys, fighting against all odds to find each other again. Full of nerdy musical references and charming (and awkward) firsts, this lived up to all of my expectations! A must read for YA fans.  — Kelsie (RBB Staff)


Adult

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An Anonymous Girl: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250133731
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 8th, 2019
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This psychological thriller is both very psychological and very thrilling. I read until the wee hours and my dreams were disturbed. I was happy to wake up this morning. I loved it! Jessica Farris thinks the psychology study she signed up for will be a quick, easy way to make money. She is wrong, so very wrong. Soon her world is turned upside down, and she doesn't know what is real and what isn't. A paranoiac look at how far someone will go when an obsession takes over. — Julie (RBB Staff)


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Finding Dorothy: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525622109
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 12th, 2019
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I've never read The Wizard of Oz and I only liked parts of the movie (the tornado and the Wicked Witch of the East were my favorites) but I absolutely loved this book! It's a novelization of a real life story and contains so much of interest...a strong woman, ties to women's suffrage (including Susan B. Anthony), time spent as one of the first women to attend an Ivy League school, taking a risk on love, life on the prairie, fighting for a legacy, not to mention insight into the writing of a wonderful, imaginative novel by an extraordinary man who dreamed and imagined and never let go trying to create his own wonderful world. Highly recommended .  — Susan (RBB Staff)


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Kingdom of the Blind: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250066206
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Published: Minotaur Books - November 27th, 2018
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There's plenty to love and keep you guessing in the latest installment of the Inspector Gamache series from Louise Penny. Gamache is still suspended and under investigation for letting a huge volume of opiods slip through his hands when he's named executor of a stranger's will, a huge blizzard descends, and a body turns up. Because why have one ticking clock, when you can have a three AND a blizzard?! A great detective thriller with a hearty dose of loveable village characters thrown in— this is a perfect winter read for new and established fans of the series!  — Angela (RBB Staff)


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The Bird King Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802129031
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Published: Grove Press - March 12th, 2019
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Set in the last moments of Muslim rule in Spain, at the height of the Spanish Inquisition, this is a story about love and friendship and survival. It centers on Fatima, a concubine of the royal household who has never set foot outside the palace's grounds. She dreams of the wider world, helped by Hassan, the somewhat-magical court mapmaker and her dearest friend, who draws her glimpses of places neither of them have ever been. But when the Spanish send an envoy to negotiate terms of surrender—and the end of an era—Fatima's whole life is upended and she and Hassan must flee. With the help of a jinn, the two outsiders search for a safe place in a world that hates what both of them are. An absorbing read, both thoughtful and thrilling. — Lily (RBB Staff)