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A Spoonful of Frogs: A Halloween Book for Kids By Casey Lyall, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Casey Lyall, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062890290
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Published: Greenwillow Books - July 19th, 2022
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Pure comedy genius! This fantastically illustrated book is perfect for storytime, Halloween, and any day you're serving soup. Just put the frogs on the spoon! —Angela


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Build a House By Rhiannon Giddens, Monica Mikai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rhiannon Giddens, Monica Mikai (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536222524
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Published: Candlewick - October 11th, 2022
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I had the wonderful fortune of seeing Rhiannon Giddens perform early last summer and hearing her sing her song, Build a House. It was moving and powerful! So, imagine my excitement when after the song, she announced that this song was a forthcoming picture book. The book is just as powerful. The lyrics and the beautiful illustrations celebrate the power of music as they capture the deep sorrows and the resilience and joy of a family as they move from slavery to freedom. A QR code in the back will give you access to the song so you can listen while you read.—Holly


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I Forgive Alex: A Simple Story About Understanding By KERASCOET, Sebastien Cosset, Marie Pommepuy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593381502
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Published: Random House Studio - July 12th, 2022
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A wordless picture book about understanding and forgiveness. When Alex mistakenly ruins a classmates art project while playing ball, he is isolated by his peers at school. Through beautiful illustrations, the author explores the many emotions that come with making a mistake and the power of forgiveness. —Shannon & Dawn


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I Love You Because I Love You By Muon Thi Van, Jessica Love (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Muon Thi Van, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062894595
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 18th, 2022
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I love this book because I love this book—every page is my favorite page! The simple text that calls and responds to itself pairs perfectly with the warm, expressive illustrations. A fantastic choice for a Valentine's Day or love-themed storytime, or for two people to read together. —Angela


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I Sang You Down from the Stars By Tasha Spillett-Sumner, Michaela Goade (Illustrator) 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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Leave It to Plum! By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt Phelan, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063079168
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Published: Greenwillow Books - June 7th, 2022
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Get ready to meet Plum: zoo ambassador, detective, and downright friendly bird! This delightfully (and abundantly) illustrated chapter book is fantastic—the zoo animal characters are great, the "mystery" isn't too scary, and the jokes are hilarious. Perfect for kids reading chapter books on their own, or for a confident reader to read aloud (especially if they can do all the voices!) —Angela


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Little Houses By Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzek (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062965721
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 24th, 2022
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Yet another wonderful picture book from Kevin Henkes This time the narrator looks at the world by pondering the serene sea. Beginning with her grandparent's house on the beach, then the houses of sea urchins (shells), she looks out across the vast ocean wondering about the kinds of creatures who live under the water, and how far shells travel to arrive on the sandy beach. The world is vast, and there is so much to know and wonder about—beginning with her house in the world. —Susan


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Love, Violet By Charlotte Sullivan Wild, Charlene Chua (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374313722
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 4th, 2022
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Violet is very shy, and she’s especially shy around Mira, whom she absolutely adores. When Violet has an idea about how to show Mira how she feels, she’s soon paralyzed by doubt and insecurity. But Violet finds the courage to show her feelings and the results are magical. A sweet story with lovely watercolor illustrations that will warm your heart, even on the coldest and snowiest of days. — Holly


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Mushroom Rain By Laura K. Zimmermann, Jamie Green (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laura K. Zimmermann, Jamie Green (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534111509
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 15th, 2022
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With spring comes rain, and with rain come MUSHROOMS! Delve into the weirdly wonderful world of mushrooms in this fungi-tastic picture book! Full of fantastical illustrations, Mushroom Rain introduces readers to everything that make mushrooms so cool, including all the different ways they can smell, taste, and look. This book is equally beautiful and interesting; there is just as much to look at as there is to learn from the story and mushroom facts at the end of the book. —Kelsie


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Not That Pet! By Smriti Prasadam-Halls, Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536217766
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Published: Candlewick - February 1st, 2022
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Mable and her family are getting a pet…but what kind of pet? And will her family agree? With lots of silly twists, this rhyming story makes a great read-aloud and a great laugh-out-loud. The wonderful illustrations show a home full of family and fun (and pets!). Sure to be a favorite.  — Holly


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Oona By Kelly DiPucchio, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator) 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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Thankful By Elaine Vickers, Samantha Cotterill (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534477346
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 7th, 2021
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This beautifully written and illustrated picture book is lovely through and through! Each year, the girl's family makes paper chains that include all the things they are thankful for. In addition to the wonderful story, illustrations, and introduction to the idea of gratitude, the craft idea is brilliant. — Angela (RBB Staff)


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The Leaf Thief (A Squirrel & Bird Book) By Alice Hemming, Nicola Slater (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Hemming, Nicola Slater (Illustrator)
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781728235202
Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - August 3rd, 2021

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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The Queen in the Cave By Júlia Sardà, Júlia Sardà (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Júlia Sardà, Júlia Sardà (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536220544
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Published: Candlewick Studio - May 24th, 2022
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One day, Franca decides to venture into the woods behind her home in search of something (or someone) she saw in a dream. She brings along her two younger sisters, Carmela and Tomasina, and together, they explore a world full of dark and mysterious magic. This book is great for slightly older picture book readers and is full of imaginative illustrations. —Kelsie


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The Three Billy Goats Gruff By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338673845
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Published: Orchard Books - October 18th, 2022
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From the creators of many best selling picture books comes a retelling of the beloved Norwegian fairy tale: The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Mac Barnett's rhyming text is hilarious (and sometimes gross) while Jon Klassen's sepia-toned illustrations perfectly capture the expressions of the characters and the overall scenes. Together the combination is a book sure to delight both children and adults. This is the first in a series of three fairy tales from this award-winning team. —Susan


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Where Three Oceans Meet By Rajani LaRocca, Archana Sreenivasan (Illustrator) 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 By Juana Martinez-Neal, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator) 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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A Rover's Story By Jasmine Warga Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063113923
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 4th, 2022
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Resilience. That’s the name of the NASA Mars rover in this story and a perfect name for a character that completely found its way into my heart. Told from the perspectives of the rover, “Res” and a young girl, Sophie, this creative and wonderful story celebrates scientific discovery, the importance of teamwork and connections and what it means to be fully alive. A terrific STEM book that would also make a great read-aloud .—Holly


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Across the Pond By Joy McCullough 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 By Kwame Mbalia (Editor) 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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Hide and Geek By T. P. Jagger Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593377932
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 4th, 2022
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When the last member of a mysterious toy-making estate dies, Gina, Edgar, Elena, and Kevin (the GEEKs) discover that there may yet be treasure to find to save their small town—and their friendships. Come along with the GEEKs to solve puzzles, delve into the toymaker's past, and just maybe get Kevin elected 6th grade class president. This novel was an absolute delight with a fantastic canine sidekick, twists and turns on every small town street corner, and one of the best groups of friends I've read in a long time. Mysterious with plenty of puzzles to solve, but rarely scary!—Elizabeth


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Into the Windwracked Wilds (The Up-and-Under #3) By A. Deborah Baker Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250848444
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Published: Tordotcom - October 25th, 2022
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What a fantastic book! A. Deborah Baker (aka Seanan McGuire) does not disappoint with this third book. Avery and Zep are still stuck in the Up-and-Under and are joined by their new friends Niamh and the Crow Girl. They find themselves in the Land of Air ruled by a Queen with a habit of turning people into monsters. With the help of her son Jack, they realize they can retrieve something that belonged to the Crow Girl. Full of adventure and friendship, a great read for the whole family. —Jay


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Katie the Catsitter By Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Colleen AF Venable, Stephanie Yue (Illustrator)
$20.99
ISBN: 9780593306321
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Published: Random House Graphic - 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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My Life Begins! By Patricia MacLachlan Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063116016
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - August 2nd, 2022
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This is the sweetest story written by Patricia MacLachlan, acclaimed author of over 60 books for children. This one tells the story of nine-year-old Jacob who, instead of getting the puppy he has been longing for, is presented with triplet sisters! He briefly entertains the idea of writing about a litter of puppies for his school research project but instead decides to write about the babies, following his teacher's directive that he research what interests him. As the triplets grow and change, he records his observations in a journal called the Trip research notebook. He is gently and lovingly guided by his parents, teacher, the triplets, their nanny, and his own instincts to open his heart to a new and expanded world. —Susan


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My Own Lightning By Lauren Wolk Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555599
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2022
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Annabelle McBride is still learning that Life is not as simple as it seems (and people shouldn't be judged by appearances or past behaviors) in this worthy sequel to Wolf Hollow. It literally takes a bolt of lightning to open her eyes to how much she needs to forgive former enemies and strengthen her own moral character. I love Annabelle and her family, the wonderful sense of place--and all the dogs! Although this book can stand alone, do yourself a favor and read (or re-read) Wolf Hollow first. You'll appreciate this story even more. —Barb


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Eva's New Pet: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #15) By Rebecca Elliott, Rebecca Elliott (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rebecca Elliott, Rebecca Elliott (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338745375
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 28th, 2021
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This illustrated first chapter series is great for animal lovers, reluctant readers, and anyone who appreciates a good owl pun. The latest installment includes a pet fashion show, nocturnal animal facts, and discussion questions! -— Elizabeth


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Soul Lanterns By Shaw Kuzki Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593174340
Published: Delacorte Press - March 16th, 2021

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 Last Beekeeper By Pablo Cartaya Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063006553
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Published: HarperCollins - July 12th, 2022
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This fast-paced dystopian adventure was so good! Teenager Yolanda is doing everything she can to get off her family's struggling farm and into the exciting (and more respectable) world of tech. When things don't go to plan, she ends up at odds with her sister, becoming the caretaker of the last (entirely secret, totally vital) honeybee hive, and discovering that the things she's always believed about her city may not be entirely true. —Angela


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The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as told to his brother) By David Levithan Cover Image
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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 Ogress and the Orphans By Kelly Barnhill Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643750743
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - March 8th, 2022
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Whenever I read Kelly Barnhill, I feel like I’m being tucked in for a bedtime story. Everything becomes a little more magical, the world a hopeful place where every problem has a solution. In The Ogress and the Orphans, ogresses are kind, orphans are clear-eyed, and books and ideas have their own gravity. These are the forces for good that will save the people of Stone-in-the-Glen who, after their library burned down, have become suspicious and irrational. The Ogress and the Orphans asks questions we’ve all struggled with, especially in recent years, notably: What is a neighbor?  —Claire


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The Secret Battle of Evan Pao By Wendy Wan-Long Shang Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338678857
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 7th, 2022
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Evan and his family are leaving their racially diverse neighborhood in California and moving to Virginia. When he starts his new school, he is shocked to learn that he is the only Asian American student. He quickly makes friends but experiences bullying from others. When the school starts planning their annual Civil War reenactment, he’s excited because he loves history. He gets more excited when he discovers the little-known fact that Chinese Americans fought in the Civil War—a discovery that is met with skepticism and violence by some in his new community. Told through alternating perspectives, this nuanced story addresses difficult and heavy topics with great care. Evan’s strength, wisdom, and courage and his new community’s ability to make change will fill you with hope and optimism. —Holly


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The Turtle of Michigan: A Novel By Naomi Shihab Nye Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063014169
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 15th, 2022
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Aref moves from his home in Oman to Ann Arbor for three years, so his parents can go to school there. It's about a new kid going to a new place and having to make new friends, but there isn't a bully (though bullies are acknowledged) and though sometimes the kids don't quite get it, there is no overt racism he has to overcome. It's a beautiful story about discovering new places, and seeing new things with wonder, while acknowledging the sadness of moving away from home (his beloved grandfather refuses to come because he "can't fly.") Altogether sweet without being sentimental or saccharine. For the younger end of 8-12. —Joan


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The Year I Flew Away By Marie Arnold Cover Image
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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)


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Waffles and Pancake: Planetary-YUM By Drew Brockington Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316500425
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 26th, 2021
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The delightful origin story of Waffles (of Catstronauts fame) that everyone needs is here! Have you ever wondered if Waffles has always been that hungry, or how Waffles became enchanted with space? Are you charmed by the very idea that Waffles has a twin named Pancake? Then this book is for you! — Sarah (RBB Staff)


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Wildoak By C. C. Harrington Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338803860
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 20th, 2022
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Set in 1960s England, this is the story of 11-year-old Maggie, who, because of her stutter and difficulties in school, is sent to live in the countryside with a grandfather she hardly knows. When she finds a snow leopard cub in the forest near his house, the magic and adventure begin. A wonderful debut that addresses our connection to the natural world and to each other. Charming, hopeful and powerful. —Holly


Young Adult

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A Year to the Day By Robin Benway Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062854438
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Published: HarperTeen - June 21st, 2022
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Exactly one year ago, Leo's sister Nina died in a car crash. Since then, she's had a lot of time to reflect on the accident—and to try and figure out why she can't remember what happened that night. Nina's boyfriend, East, has been the one constant keeping Leo afloat. The only person who was also there that night, the only one who understands what she's going through. But for some reason, East keeps Leo at a distance...Told in reverse chronological order, A Year to the Day is a heartfelt story about sisterhood, growing up, and the complexity of grief. This is an excellent read for people who loved I'll Give You the Sun. —Kelsie


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Ain't Burned All the Bright By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534439467
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 11th, 2022
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Is this a novel-in-verse, a literary/art performance piece, or a work of social commentary? In a word, YES! Reynolds has put down on paper the pain and frustration he felt as a person in COVID lockdown, watching people die by violence, while others died from the virus (his father included). Griffin's artwork is equally raw and edgy—it has the feel of a ransom note. — Barb


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All Kinds of Other By James Sie Cover Image
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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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An Arrow to the Moon By Emily X.R. Pan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316464055
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2022
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In An Arrow to the Moon, Emily X.R. Pan draws from Chinese mythology and Romeo and Juliet to write a story that’s at once romantic, dream-like, and even a little eerie. Though there’s a sense of inevitability throughout Hunter Yee and Luna Chang’s tale, there are plenty of surprises to keep readers on their toes—including one jaw-dropping ending! To top it off, Emily X.R. Pan’s gorgeous writing is a treat in and of itself. —Claire


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Both Sides Now By Peyton Thomas 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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Everyone Hates Kelsie Miller By Meredith Ireland Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781665906975
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2022
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Kelsie Miller just THINKS everyone hates her--she's an overachiever who keeps people at arm's length. It takes an overnight road trip with her archrival, super-smart, hunky Eric Mulvaney Ortiz, to make her rethink her "failed" friendships and sort out her feelings about herself. I love these characters--and who doesn't love a good rom-com?! —Barb


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I Must Betray You By Ruta Sepetys Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984836038
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Published: Philomel Books - February 1st, 2022
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Ruta Sepetys is probably the only historical fiction writer I'll regularly read and I was so interested in hearing her take on the Romanian Revolution. I Must Betray You follows a teenage boy named Christian as he becomes an informant for his country's communist (more like totalitarian) agents, and befriends the U.S. ambassador's son as the Iron Curtain slowly starts to fall down around them. Christian struggles with keeping secrets from his family and loved ones as the promise of revolution inches towards him. Super-fast-paced and thought provoking.— Gigi


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Jade Fire Gold By June CL Tan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063056367
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Published: HarperTeen - October 12th, 2021
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An excellent debut inspired by Chinese mythology! With a story steeped in fantasy and intrigue, I was hooked in the first few pages. The characters are amazing and the dual POV is handled very well. A slow-burn romance in the midst of a sweeping landscape and political corruption hidden behind every corner. Action-packed and exciting, a must read this year! — Jaya (RBB Staff)


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Love Is a Revolution By Renée Watson Cover Image
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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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Loveless By Alice Oseman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338751932
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2022
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Loveless strikes the nearly impossible balance between familiar and completely new—Oseman combines YA staples of new schools, awkward parties, and self-discovery with a protagonist I've never seen before—an asexual and aromantic rom-com lover. This book is for lovers of drama, romance, theater, fanfic, English slang, and queer community. I can't wait to read it again.  —Elizabeth


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Maybe An Artist, A Graphic Memoir By Liz Montague Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593307816
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Published: Random House Studio - October 18th, 2022
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I loved this book! It does such a nice job of laying the groundwork (grade and middle schools) and then picks up the momentum during high school and college as the author struggles to find herself and her place in the world. Through word and graphic, she very realistically conveys the overwhelming pressures on young people as they prepare for adulting. Self-doubt and courage, expectations and thoughtful advice, failure and success are all part of the journey. A hugely inspiring story, and because of its format, very accessible. —Susan


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Sweet & Bitter Magic By Adrienne Tooley Cover Image
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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 Charmed List: A Novel By Julie Abe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250830098
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Published: Wednesday Books - July 5th, 2022
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I absolutely loved this! A delightful contemporary YA with a dash of magic, a heap of friendship, and a sprinkle of romance. Sweet and fun while being emotional and vulnerable, the story is fantastic! And, wonderful characters! The perfect summer read for anyone age 12 and up. —Jaya


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The Dead and the Dark By Courtney Gould Cover Image
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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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This Vicious Grace: A Novel (The Last Finestra #1) By Emily Thiede Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250794055
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Published: Wednesday Books - June 28th, 2022
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An amazing MC with a great voice, and a swoony romance (plus ADHD rep)! A magical girl keeps killing her betrothed (3 times!) then hires a bodyguard, who seems to be the only person who gets her! Loved this new, fantastical world inspired by the Italian coast, and interesting magical aspects—she's basically a magical conduit who can't control her power. So good! I definitely recommend it! —Jaya


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Twin Crowns By Catherine Doyle, Katherine Webber Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063116139
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 17th, 2022
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What a fun fantasy adventure! Wren and Rose are twins separated at birth and raised very differently—one as a princess and one as a witch. They're both trying to find out what happened to their parents, and eventually have to work together. I had such a great time reading this book—great characters, palace intrigue, and awesome witches.—Jaya


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Victories Greater Than Death (Unstoppable #1) By Charlie Jane Anders Cover Image
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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)


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Wild is the Witch By Rachel Griffin Cover Image
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - August 2nd, 2022
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I love this second novel by Rachel Griffiths. An emotional story about guilt, regret, and vulnerability. Incredible storytelling and full of rich descriptions! Love the magic and the animals and the cozy, woodsy feeling. I felt like I was out walking in the woods. A wonderful book! —Jaya


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A Caribbean Heiress in Paris: A Historical Romance By Adriana Herrera Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335639844
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Published: Hqn - May 31st, 2022
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Such a delightful romance! I loved every page. The characters are great—complex and real. The setting is fantastic—who doesn't want to go to Paris and Edinburgh? And, the steam is A+! Love seeing diverse characters in a Regency setting. Love the marriage of convenience, and the fact that they can't help themselves by falling in love. Just so wonderful! —Jaya


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A Mirror Mended (Fractured Fables) By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
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Published: Tordotcom - June 14th, 2022
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Alix E. Harrow has done it again!! She's taken her feminist fairytale reimagining and smashed it onto Snow White. I highly recommend this new one (and A Spindle Splintered) for anyone who loves fairytales and folklore but wants to hear their own voice coming from the characters. Fairytales + the multiverse = laugh out loud, magical stories! —Jaya


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A Restless Truth (The Last Binding #2) By Freya Marske Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250788917
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Published: Tordotcom - November 1st, 2022
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A Restless Truth is proof that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Freya Marske sticks to the winning formula that made her first book, A Marvellous Light, such a delight to read. A queer romance set in a magical, Edwardian-era society? Only this time, they’re on an England-bound ocean liner?? Yes, please! This second installment in The Last Binding trilogy expands on the world that began with A Marvellous Light and introduces a zany new cast of characters. All aboard for A Restless Truth! —Claire


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All the Feels: A Novel By Olivia Dade Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063005587
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Published: Avon - November 16th, 2021
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In this delightful sequel to Spoiler Alert, actor Alex Woodroe is assigned a minder after he pisses off his showrunners yet again. Meanwhile, Lauren Clegg is just trying to take a desperately needed break from being an ER therapist when her inability to say no gets her roped into a spot of impromptu actor-sitting. Lawful good Lauren and chaotic neutral Alex are not a natural pair, but their forced proximity eventually leads to a true friendship—with the potential for something more…but only if they can figure out how to balance their very different lives. Delightful, clever characters, copious fandom references, and some excellent road trip shenanigans make for a fun and romantic read. — Lily (RBB Staff)


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Booked on a Feeling: A Novel By Jayci Lee Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250621146
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 26th, 2022
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A delightful romcom! This friends-to-lovers romance is sweet and fun with two great characters. I enjoyed the bookish elements and the Korean food descriptions. I also appreciated the different family dynamics they each were dealing with, both as Asian Americans and children of immigrants. I think the balance between the romance and drama is done quite well. And, I look forward to reading more from this author. —Jaya


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Boss Witch (Fix-It Witches) By Ann Aguirre Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781728240190
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - April 5th, 2022
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I could not put down this sequel/companion to Witch Please. Ann Aguirre's small town, witchy romcoms are an absolute delight. I enjoyed following witch Clementine's story as she tries to distract witch hunter Gavin. Their romance is full of heart as they each deal with their own family dramas and fall in love despite themselves. I recommend reading Witch Please first to get the context and then dive into this magical follow-up. —Jaya


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Everything, All the Time, Everywhere: How We Became Postmodern By Stuart Jeffries Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781788738231
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Published: Verso - September 27th, 2022
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Have you ever wondered how we got here from there? From Bitcoin and Bowie to Vegas and Zuckerberg, Jeffries draws on history, philosophy, art, and popular culture to draw together some of the threads that form life as we know it today. It’s eminently readable, with enough of the familiar (Netflix, iPods, Madonna) to make the potentially daunting (Foucault, Baudrillard) accessible and interesting, and seeing how things are connected make the world seem a lot less bewildering and random. —Joan


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French Braid: A novel By Anne Tyler Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593321096
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Published: Knopf - March 22nd, 2022
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Stories about the Garrett family—their ups and downs over the years. Vintage Tyler—no one does quirky (but real) characters like she does. —Barb


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House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City) By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635574074
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 15th, 2022
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Maas is a master of epic storytelling and this urban fantasy is no exception. The highly-anticipated sequel to House of Earth and Blood does not disappoint and keeps the action coming. Bryce and Hunt think they'll be able to lead low-key lives, but their friends and foes have different plans. With a few new POV's, this Book Two feels as fresh as the first one, and definitely leaves you eager for Book Three. And, OMG that ending!!—Jaya


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If the Shoe Fits (A Meant To Be Novel): A Meant to be Novel By Julie Murphy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368050388
Published: Hyperion Avenue - August 3rd, 2021

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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Lizzie Blake's Best Mistake: A Novel By Mazey Eddings Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250806000
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 6th, 2022
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Lizzie and Rake don't do commitment and they don't do love, but they're committed to being platonic co-parents to their baby on-the-way after a brief weekend together. It should be easy, but with complicated family relationships, mental health issues, and an oh-so small living space, it's hard to just stay friends. Wickedly funny and incredibly heartwarming! —Gigi


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Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake (Winner Bakes All #1) By Alexis Hall Cover Image
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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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Shadows of Pecan Hollow: A Novel By Caroline Frost Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063065345
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Published: William Morrow - February 8th, 2022
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This is one impressive debut novel by Caroline Frost. I found myself thinking about the characters throughout the day and sneaking in a couple of pages late at night just because I missed the story. The twists and suspense along with rich storytelling made this a story not only about a young girl victimized by a bad man, but also a young-girl-turned -woman learning what being loved feels like. Frost manages to showcase a dark side of the human condition while simultaneously reminding us that there is light in the vulnerability of it all.—Sonia


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The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free By Paulina Bren Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982123895
Published: Simon & Schuster - March 2nd, 2021

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 Book of Form and Emptiness: A Novel By Ruth Ozeki Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399563645
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Published: Viking - September 21st, 2021
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When Bennie’s dad dies, his mom copes by alternately shopping and trying to clear her house of stuff. He’s trying to cope with the voices of the things around him: the scissors, the window, the refrigerator; everything. He meets a young woman and an old man who help him cope…or are they enabling mental illness? The question "what is real" floats through the story, which also questions our relationship to the things around us— especially to the books we love and rely on. All of this is narrated by the book, which is telling Bennie’s story, and never hesitates to comment on book culture or the world of things. Inventive and thoughtful, this is an amazing read.  — Joan


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The Plot: A Novel By Jean Hanff Korelitz Cover Image
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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 By Diane Wilson Cover Image
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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)