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Everybunny Count! Cover Image
By Ellie Sandall, Ellie Sandall (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534400146
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - January 16th, 2018

A delightful new counting adventure starring fox and the bunnies from Everybunny Play! The critters enjoy a lovely woodland hide and seek game that helps little readers count up to 10. The bright, high-contrast illustrations and tight rhyming narration make this a great readaloud with ample story extension opportunities. — Angela (RBB Staff)


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Fox and the Bike Ride Cover Image
By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062398758
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - October 24th, 2017

Fox and his animal friends are preparing for their annual bike ride, but he has something extra exciting planned this year. Scheming is what he does best, after all! Corey Tabor's vibrant, dynamic illustrations suck the reader into the story, and his text includes plenty of repetition to help new readers find their way. — Angela (RBB Staff)


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Love Cover Image
By Matt De La Pena, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524740917
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2018

A thoughtful and beautiful book about all the places and moments where love shows up in day to day lives. These moving words and illustrations show us that love is not always simple, but it is always around us - including in the moments we don't notice and even in the most challenging of situations. A timeless book for Valentines Day, or a new baby or really for anyone you love. — Holly (RBB Staff)


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Wordy Birdy Cover Image
By Tammi Sauer, Dave Mottram (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524719296
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - February 6th, 2018

I love this book! It has great pictures, and a funny story, and woodland animals, and a lesson! It's colorful and exciting and no one's friends abandon them to be eaten by bears even if they talk too much - like really really too much - and never listen. You should probably read it and then read it again and then read it out loud to someone and then read it out loud to someone else. It's great! — Angela (RBB Staff)


Middle Grade

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Have Sword, Will Travel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545259026
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 31st, 2017

When Odo stumbles upon an enchanted sword in the bottom of the lake, it immediately knights him, even though his best friend Eleanor is the one who's always wanted to be a knight. But the sword insists that it can't change allegiances and that Odo--now Sir Odo--is destined to be a true knight. And that means going on a quest. Along the way the three travelers meet all sorts--from brigands to dragons--and discover that being a knight might be about more than just tourneys and single combat. Smart, funny, and an absorbing read.    — Lily (RBB Staff)


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Just Like Jackie Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062652911
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Published: HarperCollins - January 2nd, 2018

Robinson is the kind of girl we all applaud--strong, and unafraid to stand up to a bully. But the adults around her don't think it's so cool when that means punching said bully in the nose. She would resist teachers' efforts to teach her anger control, except her grandfather, who is her legal guardian, is beginning to have trouble remembering things. What will happen when he injures himself, and she's barely able to keep him from wandering off into the wood? Characters you really care about, and a satisfactory resolution, even though we, as adult readers, know that other changes in Robison's life are inevitable.  — Joan (RBB Staff)


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Wishtree Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250043221
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 26th, 2017

Perhaps you didn't know that trees could talk. This story is told from the perspective of Red, an old red oak tree, who has quite the story to tell. For years, humans have been tying wishes to her branches—wishes for happiness, love, and friendship. When Samar and her family arrive in the neighborhood and receive a mixed welcome, Red makes it her mission make the young girl's wish come true. Highly recommend for readers of all ages!  — Stacy (RBB Staff)


Young Adult

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Long Way Down Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481438254
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Published: Atheneum Books - October 24th, 2017

The spare verse is perfectly suited to the setting and the visceral emotions of the story. This was intense and fantastic and you should read it right now.     — Angela (RBB Staff)


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Meet Cute Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328759870
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - January 2nd, 2018

If you like to believe that love comes in all shapes, sizes, and situations then you will love this collection of short stories. Meet Cute has a similar feel to My True Love Gave To Me with a collection from your favorite authors. A great read to start the new year. — Stacy (RBB Staff)


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The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481498548
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Published: Simon Pulse - February 6th, 2018

Elena Mendoza is the product of a non-miraculous, scientifically-explained virgin birth. Or so she thinks, until the girl she's had a crush on gets shot and Elena is able to heal her with just a touch of her hand. Plus, the Starbucks logo has recently started talking to her. According to it, the world is ending, and only Elena can do something about it. So begins a story about humanity and choice and the apocalypse--not just Elena's, but all of ours. Smart and thoughtful and diverse, this is a book for 2018, and for all of us who are struggling to survive in a world that feels increasingly broken.  — Lily (RBB Staff)


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Unearthed Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484758052
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - January 9th, 2018

Amelia and Jules are very different when they find their paths cross on an earth like planet searching for alien artifacts. They join together in an unstable partnership and end up uncovering disturbing information that could threaten the human race. This book is the definition of "nail biting", "heart reaching", "page turning", and "on the edge of your seat". You will enjoy this if you've enjoyed other books by Amie Kaufman or if you are a sci-fi fan.  — Amy L. (Teen Book Club)


Adult

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Never Coming Back Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781328767561
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 10th, 2017

We all have secrets. It's in the telling of our secrets that we become more aware of who we are. This brilliantly told story of Clara and her mother Tamar has us frustrated with the hidden past that Clara is trying to uncover. Why did Tamar send Clara away? The answer is eventually revealed, and we realize to what extent a mother will go for the love of her child. A Kleenex, or two, will be necessary to have on hand while reading this wonderful novel by Alison McGhee. — Julie (RBB Staff)


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The Mitford Murders: A Mystery Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250170781
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 23rd, 2018

Based on a real murder, this novel takes place in 1920's England, where a young woman escapes poverty in London to become governess to the Mitford girls. She becomes entangled in the death of Florence Nightingale Shore, a nurse found dead on a train in broad daylight. Although this is a real story it has the makings of a classic English murder mystery. — Julie (RBB Staff)


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The Origin of Others Cover Image
By Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates (Foreword by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9780674976450
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Published: Harvard University Press - September 18th, 2017

The Origin of Others is a cogent and timely assessment of the ways we form our ideas of who is Other—and lesser. Morrison draws on her own experience, as well as on history and literature, making this her most personal collection so far. I found this the most interesting when she looks at her own novels, especially Paradise and Beloved, and her analysis of globalization was particularly helpful. A slim volume, packed with things that make me re-consider my own ideas. — Joan (RBB Staff)