Eartha's Picks (New Releases for Various Ages)

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The Babies and Kitties Book Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780358164050
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 28th, 2020

When you stop and think about it, babies and kitties do many of the same things: They nap, climb, and hide. They play and cuddle. Lots of things babies do kitties do too! With its brief rhyming text and full-color photographs, The Babies and Kitties Book is engaging for infants, a fun read-aloud for parents, and a treat for baby- and kitty-lovers alike. A companion to The Babies and Doggies Book.


Up Cat Down Cat Cover Image
By Steve Light, Steve Light (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536210316
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Published: Candlewick - May 5th, 2020

Black cat. White cat. One is long, stretching out, and the other is short, crouching. When both perch in a window, one tail is straight, the other one curly. One has an empty plate, and the other a full one. With a mouse to entertain them, variously lost and found, they move through the day, until one cat is awake and the other asleep, but for how long?


Anywhere Farm Cover Image
By Phyllis Root, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536210552
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Published: Candlewick - March 23rd, 2020

You might think a farm means fields, tractors, and a barnyard full of animals. But you can plant a farm anywhere you like! A box or a bucket, a boot or a pan — almost anything can be turned into a home for green, growing things. Windows, balconies, and front steps all make wonderful spots to start. Who knows what plants you may choose to grow and who will come to see your new garden?


Ocean! Waves for All (Our Universe #4) Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, David Litchfield (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250108098
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 5th, 2020

Dude. Ocean is incredible. Atlantic, Pacific, Artic, Indian, Southern—it's all excellent Ocean! Not part of any nation, his waves are for all. And under those waves, man, he holds so many secrets. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Ocean in this next "autobiography" in the Our Universe series. Rich with kidfriendly facts and beautifully brought to life by David Litchfield, this is an equally charming and irresistible companion to Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years; Sun! One in a Billion; and Moon! Earth's Best Friend.


Southwest Sunrise Cover Image
By Nikki Grimes, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547600823
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - May 5th, 2020

The beauty of the natural world is just waiting to be discovered . . .When Jayden touches down in New Mexico, he's uncertain how this place could ever be home. But if he takes a walk outside, he just might find something glorious. Gorgeously poetic and visually stunning, this story from acclaimed creators Nikki Grimes and Wendell Minor celebrates the beauty of the Southwest as a young boy sees it for the very first time.


Sandcastle Cover Image
By Einat Tsarfati, Einat Tsarfati (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536211436
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Published: Candlewick - May 5th, 2020

A young girl loves building sandcastles. But not just any sandcastles. She builds one so big and grand and lovely that all the royals of the world come to visit. There are banquets and balls and tournaments, a greenhouse for cacti, a staircase for skateboarding, and ice cream around the clock. Everyone seems to be having fun, until they discover sand in the royal almond strudel . . . and the fig milk bath . . . and everywhere!


Bugs Everywhere Cover Image
By Lily Murray, Britta Teckentrup (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536210422
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Published: Big Picture Press - April 7th, 2020

There are bugs everywhere! Some of them live in jungles, some of them underwater, and some certainly live in your house. And all of them are fascinating! Britta Teckentrup’s work will enthral budding entomologists. This nonfiction volume from a much-loved illustrator simply sparks with personality and is chock-full of weird and wonderful facts about all kinds of creepy-crawlies.


The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish Cover Image
By Lil Miss Hot Mess, Olga de Dios (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762467655
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Published: Running Press Kids - May 5th, 2020

The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish encourages readers to boldly be exactly who they are. Written by a founding member of the nationally recognized Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH), this playful picture book offers a quirky twist on a classic nursery rhyme by illustrating all of the ways to "work it". The story plays off "The Wheels on the Bus" as it follows a drag queen who performs her routine in front of an awestruck audience.


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Doggos Doing Things: The Hilarious World of Puppos, Borkers, and Other Good Bois Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780762469932
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Published: Running Press Adult - July 28th, 2020

This hilarious book pairs adorable photos of puppos of all shapes (from smol flufferinos to long boys), sizes (from big woofers to lil yippers), and breeds (from puggos to labbers and huskos) with ridiculous captions describing what they're up to -- which is usually looking for snaccos or just bestowing love upon their hoomans.


What About Worms!? (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781368045735
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - May 19th, 2020

From #1 New York Times best-selling author Ryan T. Higgins comes What About Worms!? Tiger is BIG. Tiger is BRAVE. And Tiger is NOT afraid of anything . . . except WORMS! Are Tiger's worm worries worse than worms?


Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419736926
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 12th, 2020

Iggy Peck is an architect at his very core: When he’s not making houses out of food, his head is up in the clouds, dreaming of design. So he’s totally blown away when Ada Twist’s Aunt Bernice inherits an old house from ice-cream mogul Herbert Sherbert that is filled with countless rooms from all his favorite architectural periods. Something’s not quite right . . . Everyone says the house is haunted, and it seems that a number of priceless antique have gone missing.


Once Upon an Eid: Stories of Hope and Joy by 15 Muslim Voices Cover Image
By S. K. Ali (Editor), Aisha Saeed (Editor), Iman Rasheed (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419740831
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 5th, 2020

Once Upon an Eid is a collection of short stories that showcases the most brilliant Muslim voices writing today, all about the most joyful holiday of the year: Eid! Eid: The short, single-syllable word conjures up a variety of feelings and memories for Muslims. Maybe it’s waking up to the sound of frying samosas or the comfort of bean pie, maybe it’s the pleasure of putting on a new outfit for Eid prayers, or maybe it’s the gift giving and holiday parties to come that day.


Jacky Ha-Ha: A Graphic Novel Cover Image
By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Adam Rau (Adapted by), Betty Tang (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316491952
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Published: jimmy patterson - May 4th, 2020

With her irresistible urge to tell a joke in every situation--even when it's a bad idea--Jacky Ha-Ha loves to make people laugh. And cracking wise helps distract her from thinking about not-so-funny things in her life, like her mom serving in a dangerous, faraway war, and a dad who's hardly ever home. But no matter how much fun Jacky has, she can't entirely escape her worries.


Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: A Guided Journal Cover Image
By Ben Brooks, Quinton Wintor (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780762470457
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Published: Running Press Kids - May 12th, 2020

In his Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, Ben Brooks offered young boys the welcome alternative message that masculinity can mean many things -- that it's okay to be sensitive, to be bold, and to follow their hearts. Expanding on that book's message and featuring more than 75 thought-provoking prompts inspired by the likes of Taika Waititi, Confucius, astronaut Eugene Cernan, Martin Luther King, and Ken Yeang.


The Trials of Apollo Camp Jupiter Classified (An Official Rick Riordan Companion Book): A Probatio's Journal Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781368024051
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 5th, 2020

It's the February after Gaea's defeat, and mysterious incidents are wreaking havoc throughout Camp Jupiter. If the Romans don't figure out who--or what--is behind the episodes soon, the Twelfth Legion could implode. Suspicion falls on Claudia, the Fourth Cohort's newest probatio. After all, the mischief started shortly after she stumbled into camp. Plus, she's a daughter of Mercury, the god of thieves and tricksters.


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Maya and the Rising Dark Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328635181
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

Twelve-year-old Maya is the only one in her South Side Chicago neighborhood who witnesses weird occurrences like werehyenas stalking the streets at night and a scary man made of shadows plaguing her dreams. Her friends try to find an explanation—perhaps a ghost uprising or a lunchroom experiment gone awry. But to Maya, it sounds like something from one of Papa’s stories or her favorite comics


The Mini Jokiest Joke Book: Side-Splitters That Will Keep You Laughing Out Loud (Jokiest Joking Joke Books #1) Cover Image
By Kathi Wagner, Amanda Brack (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781250270337
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Published: Castle Point Books - May 5th, 2020

The hysterical Jokiest Joking Joke Book series just went pint-sized! Gut-busting one-liners, knock-knocks, puns, and riddles from the full-size book are packed into a fun, pocket-sized edition. Featuring hundreds of hilarious jokes for kids, along with clever black-and-white illustrations, it’s the perfect joke book to have everyone in stitches any place at any time! The Mini Jokiest Joke Book is mini in size, but giant in fun!


The Mini Jokiest Puns Book: Wisecracks That Will Keep You Laughing Out Loud (Jokiest Joking Joke Books #2) Cover Image
By Brian Boone, Amanda Brack (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781250270351
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Published: Castle Point Books - May 5th, 2020

The amazing Jokiest Joking Joke Book series just went miniature! A punderdome of fun awaits in this pocket-sized edition of a very funny, very punny book of laughter. Featuring hundreds of hilarious jokes for kids, along with clever black-and-white illustrations, it’s a gut-busting way to a funnier day at home or on the go. The Mini Jokiest Puns Book is mini in size, but giant in fun!


The Mini Jokiest Knock-Knock Book: Knee-Slappers That Will Keep You Laughing Out Loud (Jokiest Joking Joke Books #3) Cover Image
By Brian Boone, Amanda Brack (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781250270375
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Published: Castle Point Books - May 5th, 2020

The successful Jokiest Joking Joke Book series just got shrunk! Find the cleverest, most hysterical, most laugh-outloud knock-knock jokes in The Mini Jokiest Knock-Knock Book! All of the best jokes and goofy illustrations from the full-size book are packed into a fun, pocket-sized edition. Featuring hundreds of witty knock-knock jokes for kids, along with clever black-and-white illustrations, it’s perfect for hours of fun and games. Mini in size, but giant in fun!


Ways to Make Sunshine (A Ryan Hart Novel #1) Cover Image
By Renée Watson, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547600564
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 28th, 2020

Ryan Hart has a lot on her mind--school, self-image, and especially family. Her dad finally has a new job, but money is tight. That means some changes, like selling their second car and moving into a new (old) house. But Ryan is a girl who knows how to make sunshine out of setbacks. As her brother says when he raps about her, she's got the talent that matters most: it's a talent that can't be seen, she's nice, not mean!


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All Together Now (Eagle Rock Series #2) Cover Image
By Hope Larson, Hope Larson (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780374313654
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - August 4th, 2020

Middle-schooler Bina is having the best time playing in her new band with her friends, Darcy and Enzo. But both the band and her friendships begin to crumble when Darcy and Enzo start dating, effectively relegating Bina to thirdwheel status. To make matters worse, Bina's best friend, Austin, starts developing a crush on her . . . one she is not sure she reciprocates. Now Bina must follow her heart. Can she navigate its twists and turns before the lights come up and the music starts playing?


The Martin Chronicles Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781538729847
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 7th, 2020

Martin Kelso's comfortable world starts to change at the age of eleven. Girls get under his skin in ways he never noticed before. His cousin Evie, who used to be Marty's closest confidante--the one who taught him the right way to eat a pizza and how to catch tadpoles--has grown up into a stranger, mysterious and unpredictable. Marty and his best friends once inhabited fantasy worlds of their own making, full of cowboys and cops and robbers, where the heroes always won the day. As neighborhood kids are attacked on their walk to school, they find themselves wanting to play a new game that better prepares them for real life.


The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316509848
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Published: Orbit - March 24th, 2020

Every great city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She's got six. But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs in the halls of power, threatening to destroy the city and her six newborn avatars unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.


The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America Cover Image
By Nikesh Shukla (Editor), Chimene Suleyman (Editor)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316524230
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Published: Back Bay Books - February 4th, 2020

From Trump's proposed border wall and travel ban to the marching of white supremacists in Charlottesville, America is consumed by tensions over immigration and the question of which bodies are welcome. In this much-anticipated follow-up to the bestselling UK edition, hailed by Zadie Smith as "lively and vital," editors Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman hand the microphone to an incredible range of writers whose humanity and right to be here is under attack.


The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad Cover Image
By Mike Birbiglia, J. Hope Stein (Supplement by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538701515
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 16th, 2020

In 2016 comedian Mike Birbiglia and poet Jennifer Hope Stein took their fourteen-month-old daughter Oona to the Nantucket Film Festival. When the festival director picked them up at the airport she asked Mike if he would perform at the storytelling night. She said, "The theme of the stories is jealousy." Jen quipped, "You're jealous of Oona. You should talk about that."


Circe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.


The Ten Thousand Doors of January Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316421973
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Published: Redhook - May 12th, 2020

In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place. Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger.