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It Doesn't Take a Genius Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644420027
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Published: Six Foot Press - April 13th, 2021

A hilarious and moving coming-of-age tale that explores the intersection between self and community and the complexity of Black identity as a boy wonders: if he's not who he's always thought he was, who exactly can he be?

An exceptional novel with broad appeal. – Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)


The Chance to Fly Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419743931
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Published: Amulet Books - April 13th, 2021

A heartfelt middle-grade novel about a theater-loving girl who uses a wheelchair for mobility and her quest to defy expectations—and gravity—from Tony award–winning actress Ali Stroker and Stacy Davidowitz

Thirteen-year-old Nat Beacon loves a lot of things: her dog Warbucks, her best friend Chloe, and competing on her wheelchair racing team, the Zoomers, to nam


Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062947550
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Published: HarperCollins - April 13th, 2021

When a powerful desert spirit kidnaps her sister, Cece Rios must learn forbidden magic to get her back, in this own voices middle grade fantasy perfect for fans of The Storm Runner and Aru Shah and the End of Time


Aru Shah and the City of Gold: A Pandava Novel Book 4 (Pandava Series #4) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368013864
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - April 6th, 2021

Best-selling author Rick Riordan Presents the penultimate book in the Pandava series by best-selling author Roshani Chokshi.
*"Chokshi spins a fantastical narrative that seamlessly intertwines Hindu cosmology and folklore, feminism, and witty dialogue for an uproarious novel for young readers."--Kirkus (starred review of Aru Shah and the End of Time)


Merci Suárez Can't Dance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763690502
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Published: Candlewick - April 6th, 2021

A Kirkus Reviews Most Anticipated Book of 2021
In Meg Medina’s follow-up to her Newbery Medal–winning novel, Merci takes on seventh grade, with all its travails of friendship, family, love—and finding your rhythm.


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The Great Peach Experiment 1: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781645950349
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Published: Pixel+Ink - April 6th, 2021

Mix together a used food truck, a road trip that doesn't exactly go as planned, and a lot of pie, and you have the recipe for this sweet middle grade series starter brimming with humor, heart, and a family you'll fall in love with.


The 130-Story Treehouse: Laser Eyes and Annoying Flies (The Treehouse Books #10) Cover Image
By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250236081
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 6th, 2021

New York Times-bestselling team Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton invite readers to come hang out with them in their 130-Story Treehouse—the tenth book in the illustrated chapter book series filled with Andy and Terry's signature slapstick humor!


Treaty Words: For as Long as the Rivers Flow Cover Image
By Aimée Craft, Luke Swinson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781773214962
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Published: Annick Press - March 9th, 2021

The first treaty that was made was between the earth and the sky. It was an agreement to work together. We build all of our treaties on that original treaty.


Almost There and Almost Not Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534478800
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

From acclaimed author Linda Urban comes the funny, bittersweet story of a girl and her ghosts—and the welcoming home they find where they least expect it.

California Poppy has been dropped off, yet again, with an unsuspecting relative. This time it’s her eccentric Great-Aunt Monica, a woman she’s never even met.


Do You Know Me? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338656152
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 6th, 2021

In this sequel to Can You See Me?, Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott return with another heartwarming and eye-opening story of friendship and middle school, inspired by Libby's own experiences of autism.

Everyone else in Tally's grade seems excited for their class trip... And she knows she is supposed to be too.


Buster Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338541885
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 6th, 2021

Buster's a therapy dog who needs to take matters into his own paws to help a boy understand his own anxiety even if it means breaking a few rules.

Buster's in big trouble. He's been dragged to Dog Court for breaking one of the most sacred of all dog rules: Never, ever talk to a human, or let a human know how smart you really are.

But he swears he had a good reason!


Pippa Park Raises Her Game Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781944020262
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Published: Fabled Films Press - February 4th, 2020

"Pippa is a magnetic heroine, funny and good-hearted."--Booklist

Readers will cheer on Pippa Park in this wonderful middle school book about friendships, bullying, crushes, and family. In this relatable story, Pippa reinvents herself and discovers who she really is on and off the basketball court.


War and Millie McGonigle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984850102
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

The Newbery Award-winning author of Catherine, Called Birdy and The Midwife's Apprentice tells a heartfelt and humorous story of WWII on the homefront.


Ghosts of Weirdwood: A William Shivering Tale (Thieves of Weirdwood #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250302908
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - April 6th, 2021

In this second action-packed and hilarious Weirdwood adventure, two thieves and their ghost friend wage a battle against a shadowy magical organization intent on opening a Rift between the worlds of the living and the dead.


The Last Kids on Earth: Thrilling Tales from the Tree House Cover Image
By Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illustrator), Jay Cooper (Illustrator), Anoosha Syed (Illustrator), Lorena Alvarez (Illustrator), Christopher Mitten (Illustrator), Xavier Bonet (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780593350065
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

The first ever graphic novel in the New York Times bestselling The Last Kids on Earth series--now with over 5 million copies in print!

A Netflix Original series


Horse Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593095485
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Published: Penguin Workshop - March 30th, 2021

Mean Girls meets Black Beauty in Horse Girl by celebrated author Carrie Seim--a funny and tender middle-grade novel about finding your forever herd.


Breathing Underwater Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374313258
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 30th, 2021

A Junior Library Guild Selection

“In Breathing Underwater, Sarah Allen has created characters so alive and compelling that readers will root for them every mile of this moving, heartfelt journey.” —Dan Gemeinhart, author of The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise


The Accidental Apprentice (Wilderlore #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534477568
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 30th, 2021

A boy who accidentally bonds with a magical Beast must set off on an adventure in the mysterious Woods in this whimsical and cheeky middle grade fantasy debut—perfect for fans of Nevermoor and How to Train Your Dragon.

The last thing Barclay Thorne ever wanted was an adventure.

Thankfully, as an apprentice to the town’s mushroom farmer, Barclay need


The House That Wasn't There Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062937063
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Published: Walden Pond Press - March 30th, 2021

"In this luminous story full of mystery and magic, Elana K. Arnold weaves a shimmering tapestry about the lovely and surprising ways we’re connected to each other.


The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781646140763
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Published: Levine Querido - March 23rd, 2021

Esther is a middle child, in her own mind a pale reflection of siblings who are bright, shining stars. Her mother doesn't show the slightest bit of interest, no matter what Esther does. Still, she's content to go back to school, do her best, hang out with her friends, and let others take care of things.


The Boy Who Lived with Dragons Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781499811780
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Published: Yellow Jacket - March 23rd, 2021

"Readers with high-maintenance pets (or, for that matter, brand-new siblings) will wince in sympathy even as they laugh at the gross bits".--Booklist

"This follow-up to The Boy Who Grew Dragons(2020) is an accessible jumping-in point for new readers, providing enough worldbuilding (and well-timed potty humor) to be inviting.Ogilvie's black-and-whit


Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419756979
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Published: Amulet Books - March 16th, 2021

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller! 

Scare yourself silly with Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney, the #1 international bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid!


Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers, and dive into the twisted, unexpectedly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson’s imagination.


Upstaged Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419740817
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Published: Amulet Books - March 16th, 2021

A shy seventh grader learns to step into the spotlight in this heartwarming middle-grade novel by acclaimed author, Diana Harmon Asher
 
“As Upstaged shows so brilliantly, even the blaring of seventy-six trombones is not as glorious as the unfolding of a soul out into the world.” —Gary D.


The One Thing You'd Save Cover Image
By Linda Sue Park, Robert Sae-Heng (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781328515131
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Published: Clarion Books - March 16th, 2021

If your house were on fire, what one thing would you save? Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park explores different answers to this provocative question in linked poems that capture the diverse voices of a middle school class.


Bloom Cover Image
By Nicola Skinner, Flavia Sorrentino (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780008398491
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Published: HarperCollins Children's Books - March 16th, 2021

A beautifully written, incredibly original and wickedly funny novel for readers of 10 and older - BLOOM is for everyone who has ever felt like they didn't fit in, and for anyone who has ever wanted a little more colour and wildness in their lives...

Sorrel Fallowfield is growing up - in a REALLY surprising way...


Darkwhispers (Brightstorm #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324015956
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Published: Norton Young Readers - March 16th, 2021

In this spirited sequel, the Brightstorm twins venture to hidden lands in search of a missing explorer and the secrets he uncovered.


Soul Lanterns Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593174340
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - March 16th, 2021

The haunting and poignant story of a how a young Japanese girl's understanding of the historic and tragic bombing of Hiroshima is transformed by a memorial lantern-floating ceremony.


Oddity Cover Image
By Eli Brown, Karin Rytter (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781536208511
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Published: Walker Books US - March 15th, 2021

The daughter of a murdered physician vows to protect the magical Oddity he left behind in an alternate nineteenth century where a failed Louisiana Purchase has locked a young Unified States into conflict with France.


Scaredy Cat Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316494434
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Published: Jimmy Patterson - March 15th, 2021

Pasha & Poop, two adorable housecats take on Ebeneezer, the Grinch of all Cats. James Patterson’s funniest animal adventure since Katt vs. Dogg.

When shelter cats Pasha and Poop move in with their new human family, they find themselves up against a ghostly bully.


Golden Gate (City Spies #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534414945
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Published: Aladdin - March 9th, 2021

In this second installment in the New York Times bestselling series from Edgar Award winner James Ponti, the young group of spies returns for another international adventure perfect for fans of Spy School and Mrs.


Amina's Song (Amina's Voice) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534459885
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - March 9th, 2021

In the companion novel to the beloved and award-winning Amina’s Voice, Amina once again uses her voice to bridge the places, people, and communities she loves—this time across continents.

It’s the last few days of her vacation in Pakistan, and Amina has loved every minute of it.


Amber and Clay Cover Image
By Laura Amy Schlitz, Julia Iredale (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781536201222
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Published: Candlewick - March 9th, 2021

The Newbery Medal–winning author of Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! gives readers a virtuoso performance in verse in this profoundly original epic pitched just right for fans of poetry, history, mythology, and fantasy.


Starfish Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984814500
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - March 9th, 2021

Ellie is tired of being fat-shamed and does something about it in this poignant debut novel-in-verse.


Endling #3: The Only Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062335593
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Published: HarperCollins - March 2nd, 2021

The thrilling conclusion to the epic middle grade fantasy trilogy from Katherine Applegate, the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning author of The One and Only Ivan (now a major motion picture!), The One and Only Bob, Wishtree, and Crenshaw!


The Dangerous Gift (Wings of Fire, Book 14) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338214543
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 2nd, 2021

The #1 New York Times bestselling series continues!

Snowfall didn't expect to be queen of the IceWings at such a young age, but now that she is, she's going to be the best queen ever.


Simon B. Rhymin' Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316538978
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

A humorous and heartwarming bounce-to-the-beat underdog story about a young rapper whose rhymes help bring his community together, from America's favorite rapping teacher.

As featured on Good Morning America!


Eleven-year-old Simon Barnes dreams of becoming a world-famous rapper that everyone calls Notorious D.O.G.


The Elephant in the Room Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735229945
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Published: Dial Books - March 2nd, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s comes a heartfelt story about "the importance of compassion and bravery when facing life’s challenges” (Kirkus) for fans of The One and Only Ivan and Front Desk.


Minecraft: The Mountain: An Official Minecraft Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593159156
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Published: Del Rey - March 2nd, 2021

In the new official Minecraft novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Minecraft: The Island, a stranded hero stumbles upon another castaway—and discovers that teamwork might just be the secret to survival. 
 


Peter Lee's Notes from the Field Cover Image
By Angela Ahn, Julie Kwon (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780735268241
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Published: Tundra Books - March 2nd, 2021

Eleven-year-old Peter Lee has one goal in life: to become a paleontologist. But in one summer, that all falls apart. Told in short, accessible journal entries and combining the humor of Timmy Failure with the poignant family dynamics of Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Peter Lee will win readers' hearts.


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Dawn Raid Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781646140411
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Published: Levine Querido - March 2nd, 2021

"Imagine this: You're having an amazing family holiday, one where everyone is there and all 18 of you are squeezed into one house. All of sudden it's 4 o'clock in the morning and there's banging and yelling and screaming. The police are in the house pulling people out of bed ..."


Charlie Thorne and the Lost City Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

In this sequel to the New York Times bestselling Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation—which #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Grabenstein called “a real page-burner”—Charlie searches for Charles Darwin’s hidden treasure in South America.

Charlie Thorne is a genius.
Charlie Thorne is a fugitive.
Charlie Thorne isn&rsq


Shoe Wars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338654745
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 2nd, 2021

Readers who have devoured Captain Underpants, Wimpy Kid, and the works of Raina Telgemeier will love the high-energy, hilarious antics of the Foot family from one of the largest names in the UK.

Step up to the challenge . . . win or shoes!

Meet Ruby and Bear. Their dad has just invented the most amazing thing ever -- flying shoes!


Rescue Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338620993
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 2nd, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen comes a thrilling World War II story of espionage and intrigue, as one girl races to save her father and aid the French resistance.

Six hundred and fifty-seven days ago, Meg Kenyon's father left their home in France to fight for the Allies in World War II, and that was the last time Meg saw him.


Wild River Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338647273
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 2nd, 2021

Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick sends readers rushing down a raging river on a life-or-death adventure when a white water rafting trip goes terribly wrong!

Daniel Redmayne is fast asleep on the first night of a white water rafting trip, when he's awoken by screams. The dam has failed.


Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358004400
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

Five orphans. Two sword-wielding vigilantes. One mansion. No rules.
April thought she had her happy ending. After all, she has her new house and new friends and new guardian.


The Memory Thief (Thirteen Witches #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481480215
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Published: Aladdin - March 2nd, 2021

“This expertly crafted story thrums with magic, love, and tense action.” —Booklist (starred review)

Perfect for fans of The Girl Who Drank the Moon, this fantastical and heartfelt first book in a new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson follows a girl who must defeat thirteen evil witches.

Twelve-year-


These Unlucky Stars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781547605385
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - March 2nd, 2021

From the highly acclaimed author of Caterpillar Summer comes a sweet and heartfelt story of a girl's unexpected friendship that changes her forever, perfect for fans of Lynda Mullaly Hunt.