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I Sang You Down from the Stars Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316493161
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021
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A beautiful book from two Native creators about a new mother telling her brand new baby all the ways she prepared for their arrival. Written by a poet and illustrated by the 2021 Caldecott winner, this is a gorgeous book about motherhood, hope, and wishes for a new child's future. — Lily (RBB Staff)


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Oona Cover Image
By Kelly DiPucchio, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062982247
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 12th, 2021
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Oona is an incredibly and beautifully illustrated picture book about a mermaid treasure hunter (and her sea otter best friend) who learns to never give up. A delight from beginning to end, this book is fun to read aloud with the whole family. — Jaya (RBB Staff)


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The Leaf Thief Cover Image
By Alice Hemming, Nicola Slater (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728235202
Availability: Backordered
Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - August 3rd, 2021
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Someone is stealing Squirrel's leaves!!! It's Squirrel's favorite time of year—their tree is even more beautiful than usual, with its red, gold, and orange leaves—until the leaves start to go missing! Who could be doing such a dastardly thing? Can Squirrel figure out how to stop them?? And will Bird ever be able to explain to Squirrel that actually this just happens every fall? A hilarious and delightful autumn picture book. — Lily (RBB Staff)


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Where Three Oceans Meet Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419741296
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 24th, 2021
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Sejal, her mother, and her grandmother are taking a trip to India to see the place where three oceans meet. This is a beautifully illustrated picture book about three generations going to their family's homeland. As an Indian-American, this book really resonated with me—I almost cried while reading it for storytime. But at its heart this is a book about family, one anyone can enjoy.— Jaya (RBB Staff)


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Zonia's Rain Forest Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536208450
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Published: Candlewick - March 30th, 2021
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This beautifully illustrated book is a celebration of the people, animals, and plants that call the Peruvian Amazon rainforest home, and a great story to share with any young animal lover. Zonia explores the forest, greeting a new animal friend on nearly every page and discovering that the forest needs her help. The book also includes fantastic backmatter with the species names of all of Zonia's animal friends, information about the rainforest, and a translation of the story into Asháninka, the language of Zonia's people. — Angela (RBB Staff)


Middle Grade

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Across the Pond Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534471214
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 16th, 2021
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Callie can't wait to move from California to a castle in Scotland, but when her family arrives, everything isn't quite what she expected. She doesn't really fit in at the local school, the castle is nearly falling down, and they're kind of in the middle of nowhere. The solution? Homeschooling! Her parents reluctantly agree on the condition that she finds some sort of social activity to join. Callie ends up in a birding club—at first, it's all fun and game hens, but things get complicated fast. Without her fellow twitchers (birdwatchers), can Callie find a way to to make this new habitat a home? A fun, smart middle grade novel about finding your birds-of-a-feather—great for fans of The First Rule of Punk and Amina's Voice. — Lily (RBB Staff)


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Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood Cover Image
By Kwame Mbalia (Editor)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593379936
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 3rd, 2021
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From wild adventuring in outer space, coming out as non-binary, living everyday friendship and competition, and experiencing first crushes, the boys in these stories celebrate empowerment and the search for identity. They're generous stories that bring forth smiles. They're endlessly imaginative. Have you ever known anyone named Fortitude? His voice shines through in three different stories. As do the voices of seventeen diverse Black authors who are highlighted at the end. — Sheila (RBB Staff)


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Katie the Catsitter Cover Image
By Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue (Illustrator)
$20.99
ISBN: 9780593306321
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2021
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Katie loves kitties! But is she ready for 217 cats, especially when some have special skills like knitting, creating mad beats, or computer hacking (used for ordering pizza—or jet engines—online)? And when the cats' person disappears, can they work together to find her, rescue her, and answer Katie's sneaking suspicion that she just might be the notorious super-villain, Mousetress (or even possibly the super-hero, Eastern Screech?) Great reading for middle school kids—and be sure to check out the cool end-pages! — Joan (RBB Staff)


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Soul Lanterns Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593174340
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Published: Delacorte Press - March 16th, 2021
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Hiroshima, 1970. A group of schoolchildren begin to question the effect “the flash” had on the adults in their lives, and create a school project to collect their stories. As they hear these stories, many mysteries are solved: why did their beloved art teacher always paint the same view of the gate outside his window? Why does Mrs. Sudo never speak? Who is the elderly woman who peered into Nozomi’s face, and why did she ask her age? This is a tale of grief, regret, and of tenacious hope; and of how people create lives in the aftermath of unthinkable trauma. A wise and surprisingly gentle story, best for ages 10 and up. — Joan (RBB Staff)


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The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as told to his brother) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984848598
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021
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Lucas's brother Aidan goes missing for six days and returns in an impossible way with an impossible tale about traveling through an old wardrobe to a magical world he calls Aveinieu. When no one believes your brother's fantastical story, do you? A book perfect for fans of When You Reach Me and The Chronicles of Narnia. — Sarah (RBB Staff)


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The Year I Flew Away Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358272755
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Published: Versify - February 2nd, 2021
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In this very sweet, often funny, and sometimes heartbreaking story, ten-year old Gabrielle has just moved to Brooklyn from Haiti and so desperately wants to fit in. When she meets a witch who promises to grant her three wishes, Gabrielle sees this as the way to make her new life easier and better. Or will it? Filled with elements of magic, wonderful glimpses into Haitian culture, and delightful characters, this story of immigration and identity will give readers much to think about and much to enjoy. — Holly (RBB Staff)


Young Adult

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All Kinds of Other Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062962492
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 4th, 2021
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For new kids Jack and Jules, starting at a new school is the least of their worries. Jack is new to LA and still reeling from the loss of his best friend—she's not dead, just gone, and the only one who was there with him from the start of his transition. And Jules is struggling to fit in with his friends from the past, while also maintaining his strict mother's high expectations. After multiple chance encounters, Jack and Jules find that while they don't have much in common, they get along super well, despite the fact that their mutual interests, friends, family, distance, and internal struggles threaten to keep them apart. This is a character-driven coming of age story with a lot of heart. Great for fans of Adam Silvera and Tobly McSmith. TW: transphobia, homophobia. — Kelsie (RBB Staff)


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Both Sides Now Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593322819
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Published: Dial Books - August 24th, 2021
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Competitive debate is supposed to be about defending a position well, no matter your personal opinion. And that's fine with Finch...until the Finals topic is chosen: trans rights. As a trans man, how can Finch be asked to debate his own right to exist? But he's relying on a finals win to smooth his way into college, especially since his increasingly dysfunctional family just doesn't have the money to send him where he wants. Add to that his growing questions about his sexuality (via a crush on his debate partner...), and Finch is finding senior year way harder than he expected. A smart, hilarious, romantic book about figuring out where your line in the sand is—and what you'll do when you reach it. — Lily (RBB Staff)


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Love Is a Revolution Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547600601
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - February 2nd, 2021
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It’s the summer before senior year of high school and Nala has many things to figure out. Where does she fit in? How does she navigate the changing relationships in her life? Who does she want to be in the world? Nala’s story includes a sweet romance, evolving friendships, wisdom from her elder family members, and many wonderful lists. All together they help Nala realize that the most revolutionary love of all is loving herself. Delightful, joyful, and inspiring. — Holly (RBB Staff)


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Sweet & Bitter Magic Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534453852
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 9th, 2021
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Equal parts whimsical adventure, dark fantasy, and journey of self-discovery, Sweet and Bitter Magic tells the story of two girls: Tamsin, the most powerful witch of the Coven, banished and cursed to never feel love, and Wren, whose love for her ailing father leads her on a quest to save not only her father but the whole queendom itself. With Tamsin, begrudgingly in tow, the two girls uncover more than the source of this plague that causes people to forget everything. Filled with storybook magic, charming banter, and twists, Sweet and Bitter Magic is a great book to get lost in. — Gigi (RBB Staff)


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The Dead and the Dark Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250762016
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Published: Wednesday Books - August 3rd, 2021
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Logan Ortiz-Woodley has been over her fathers' paranormal investigation show for years, and while Snakebite, OR could have been just another rural town her family breezes through, this unwelcome homecoming becomes something more sinister as local teens start going missing shortly around the investigators' arrival. To make matters worse, Logan keeps butting heads with the locals, including Ashley Barton, the town golden girl who seems to be followed by both figurative and literal ghosts. As the investigation unfolds, the two girls both discover things about themselves that could change their lives forever. This story is as twisting and heart wrenching as the lake the town is named after. — Gigi (RBB Staff)


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Victories Greater Than Death (Unstoppable #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250317315
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Published: Tor Teen - April 13th, 2021
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Charlie Jane Anders's eagerly awaited young adult debut is full of heart and adventure, but is also considerate and inclusive. Characters of different races and sexualities and species (aliens!) introduce themselves with their names and pronouns, which felt refreshing but not forced. Friendship and found family fill this fantastic story...and maybe first loves, too. A delightful space romp perfect for fans of Star Wars! — Jaya (RBB Staff)


Adult

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If the Shoe Fits: A Meant to be Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781368050388
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Published: Hyperion Avenue - August 3rd, 2021
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A utterly delightful romcom! This modern day retelling of Cinderella is not only sweet and fun to read, but also refreshing—Cinderella isn't a waif, the Stepmother isn't evil, and Prince Charming isn't one-dimensional. The reality show setting is funny and neat to see in this behind-the-scenes sort of way. Cindy is a great main character, relatably unsure (like how I felt at 22)—but she finds her footing. ;) The grief she's dealing with and other family dynamics throughout give this story an emotional depth I wasn't expecting, even drew a few tears. I cheered for Cindy right along with her reality-show audience, and was pleasantly surprised by the ending. A wonderful read sure to make you smile and swoon! — Jaya (RBB Staff)


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Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake (Winner Bakes All #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781538703328
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Published: Forever - May 18th, 2021
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A fabulously funny and sugar-sweet Great British Baking Show-inspired romcom from the author of the wonderful Boyfriend Material! When single mum Rosaline Palmer wins a spot on a baking competition show, it feels like this might be her once chance to figure out her life—get out of her unfulfilling job, stop relying on her uptight, conservative parents for financial assistance—but only if she can win the ten thousand dollar first prize. Distractions in the form of charming guys are NOT part of the recipe for success, but with two very different men showing interest, Rosaline will have to figure out where (and if) romance plays a part in her dreamed-of future. — Lily (RBB Staff)


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The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982123895
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 2nd, 2021
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This is a fantastic account of women-in-the workplace during the 20th century. Historian Paulina Bren writes in detail about the the most famous women-only hotel in New York City, a city where young girls came to seek their fortunes. There are many well known icons covered in-depth, including Sylvia Plath, Princess Grace, and Joan Didion. Despite the fact that society expected most women to give up working once they married, they nevertheless were committed to their dreams of independence and real jobs. And then there were the women who came to stay and never left, living at the hotel for decades... There were all kinds of obstacles and yet the young women still came, with hope and determination. — Susan (RBB Staff)


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The Plot: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250790767
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Published: Celadon Books - May 11th, 2021
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Jacob Finch Bonner is a published author who has been struggling to write his next novel. To make ends meet, he is teaching at a small obscure MFA program. When an arrogant student shares that he is working on a book that he knows will land on all the best seller lists, Jacob is highly skeptical and irritated…until he hears the plot. Many years later Jacob learns that the student died and never published the book. Jacob convinces himself that the story should still be told and he is the one to tell it. That is just the beginning of this wonderfully twisty plot-within-a-plot that pokes fun at the publishing world while raising questions about intellectual property. Just the right kind of book I needed for the end of summer. — Holly (RBB Staff)


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The Seed Keeper Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571311375
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Published: Milkweed Editions - March 9th, 2021
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When her father died, Rosalie Iron Wing was taken from her extended family and placed into foster care, as so many Indigenous children were. She was twelve. Now, after her husband’s death, she returns to the cabin where she’d spent her childhood, seeking to understand her past. Her story is interwoven with those of others, giving us historical context and multiple points of view, and it is seeds that connect them all. Beautifully and evocatively written, The Seed Keeper challenges us to think about our relationship to the land and to the plants that sustain us. — Joan (RBB Staff)