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Exit, Pursued by a Bear
5 Starred Reviews

From #1 New York Times bestselling author E.K. Johnston, comes a brave and unforgettable story that will inspire readers to rethink how we treat survivors. Hermione Winters is captain of her cheerleading team, and in tiny Palermo Heights, this doesn’t mean...

The Best Man
5 Starred Reviews

Newbery Medalist Richard Peck tells a story of small-town life, gay marriage, and everyday heroes in this novel for fans of Gary Schmidt and Jack Gantos.Archer Magill has spent a lively five years of grade school with one eye out...

Wolf Hollow
5 Starred Reviews

A young girl's kindness, compassion, and honesty overcome bullying. Critics agree—Wolf Hollow is the most powerful middle grade debut of the year!★ An NPR Best Book of 2016 ★ A Booklist Best Book of 2016★ An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016★ A Kirkus...

The Passion of Dolssa
5 Starred Reviews

Buried deep within the archives of a convent in medieval France is an untold story of love, loss, and wonder and the two girls at the heart of it all. Dolssa is an upper-crust city girl who's been branded a heretic,...

The Bitter Side of Sweet
5 Starred Reviews

For fans of Linda Sue Park and A Long Way Gone, two young boys must escape a life of slavery in modern-day Ivory CoastFifteen-year-old Amadou counts the things that matter. For two years what has mattered are the number of...

The Inquisitor's Tale
5 Starred Reviews

An exciting and hilarious medieval adventure from the bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm. Beautifully illustrated throughout! A Newbery Honor BookWinner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award  The Inquisitor's Tale is one of the most celebrated children's books of 2016! ★ New...

Still Life With Tornado
5 Starred Reviews

A heartbreaking and mindbending story of a talented teenage artist's awakening to the brokenness of her family from critically acclaimed award-winner A.S. King.Sixteen-year-old Sarah can't draw. This is a problem, because as long as she can remember, she has "done...

Lion Lessons
4 Starred Reviews

With the wit and read-aloud appeal of Peter Brown’s Children Make Terrible Pets and William Steig’s Pete’s a Pizza, this funny, fierce picture book teaches kids just what it takes to be a great lion   There are seven steps...

Rebel of the Sands
4 Starred Reviews

“You will cheer for Amani the whole way as she escapes the bonds of oppression and finds her own power, and you will mark your calendar for the sequel.”—Rae Carson, bestselling author of the Fire & Thorns trilogy Mortals rule...

Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book)
4 Starred Reviews

Snappsy the alligator is having a normal day when a pesky narrator steps in to spice up the story. Is Snappsy reading a book ... or is he making CRAFTY plans? Is Snappsy on his way to the grocery store ... or...

I Hear a Pickle
4 Starred Reviews

* “Isadora’s book about the five senses is aimed perfectly at another sense—kids’ sense of humor.”—The Horn Book, starred reviewCaldecott Honor winner Rachel Isadora’s sweet and simple introduction to the five senses is perfect for the youngest children, who will...

The Reader
4 Starred Reviews

Instant New York Times BestsellerA stunning debut set in a world where reading is unheard-of, perfect for fans of Inkheart and Shadow and BoneSefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the...

Teacup
4 Starred Reviews

A stunning picture book that addresses life’s big journeys with hope, beauty, and reassuranceSchool Library Journal [STARRED REVIEW!]   “[A] moving, allegorical tale… inspiring reflection and empathy”   Kirkus Reviews [STARRED REVIEW!]  “A potent discussion starter… Enchanting, beautiful, and full of hope. “...

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