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Room to Dream (A Front Desk Novel) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338621129
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 21st, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang is back with another heartwarming and inspiring story of Mia and friends!

Mia Tang is going for her dreams!

After years of hard work, Mia Tang finally gets to go on vacation with her family -- to China! A total dream come true! Mia can't wait to see all her cousins and grandparents again, especially her cousin Shen.


Kaleidoscope Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338777246
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 21st, 2021

An astounding new feat of storytelling from Brian Selznick, the award-winning creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck.

A ship. A garden. A library. A key. In Kaleidoscope, the incomparable Brian Selznick presents the story of two people bound to each other through time and space, memory and dreams.


The Insiders Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063008106
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Published: HarperCollins - September 21st, 2021

Three kids who don’t belong. A room that shouldn’t exist. A year that will change everything.

Perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead and Meg Medina, this debut middle grade novel from award-winning author Mark Oshiro is a hopeful and heartfelt coming-of-age story for anyone who’s ever felt like they didn’t fit in.


The Samosa Rebellion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063051539
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 21st, 2021

Critically acclaimed author Shanthi Sekaran makes her middle grade debut with this timely and stunning novel in which a young boy and his friends must rescue his grandmother from a relocation camp after their country’s descent into xenophobia. Perfect for fans of The Night Diary and Front Desk.


Set Me Free Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338742497
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 21st, 2021

A riveting standalone companion to the Schneider Family Book Award winner, Show Me a Sign by Deaf author and librarian, Ann Clare LeZotte.

“Instantly captivating…will keep readers hooked until the very end…A simultaneously touching and gripping adventure.” -- Kirkus Reviews

“Full of adventure and twists…a gripping tale of historical fiction.” -- Booklis


The Leopard Behind the Moon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062993618
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 21st, 2021

No one knows what lies beyond the magical village door, but Ezomo is determined to find out. Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev’s debut is an unforgettable coming-of-age story about friendship, family, and long-standing traditions. The power of storytelling comes to life in this novel perfect for fans of Erin Entrada Kelly, Tracey Baptiste, and Tae Keller.


Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316540469
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

From bestselling author Samira Ahmed comes a thrilling fantasy adventure intertwining Islamic legend and history, perfect for fans of Aru Shah and the Land of Stories.
 
On the day of a rare super blue blood moon eclipse, twelve-year-old Amira and her little brother, Hamza, can’t stop their bickering while attending a special exhibit on medieval Islamic a


Cuba in My Pocket Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374314675
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 21st, 2021

By the author of 2021 Pura Belpré Honor Book The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez, a sweeping, emotional middle grade historical novel about a twelve-year-old boy who leaves his family in Cuba to immigrate to the U.S. by himself, based on the author's family history.

“I don’t remember. Tell me everything, Pepito. Tell me about Cuba.”


The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358256205
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Published: Clarion Books - September 21st, 2021

One hilarious Harlem family is on a mission to find the perfect way to celebrate their Papa's fortieth birthday while discovering more about their mysterious grandparents in this heartfelt romp and latest installment to the New York Times best-selling series, perfect for fans of the Penderwicks. 

It's summer on 141st Street, and the Vanderbeeker


Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales Cover Image
By Soman Chainani, Julia Iredale (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062652638
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Published: HarperCollins - September 21st, 2021

You think you know these stories, don’t you?

You are wrong.

You don’t know them at all.


The Ghost of Midnight Lake Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338686432
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Published: Chicken House - September 21st, 2021

From award winning author Lucy Strange comes a thrilling ghost story about a strong willed heroine who will follow even the most restless spirit in order to untangles the dark mystery of her own past.

It's 1899. The Earl of Gosswater has died, and twelve-year-old Agatha has been cast out of her ancestral home - the only home she has ever known - by her cruel cousin, Clarence.


Not a Unicorn Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781797203058
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 21st, 2021

Magic, adventure, and friendship collide in warm and funny novel about the power of self-acceptance to change the world.

Jewel's your average eighth grader. Awkward relationship with a cute boy, ex-BFFs with a popular girl, mom issues at home. You've read it all before. Except for one thing: Jewel has a unicorn horn on her head.


AstroNuts Mission Three: The Perfect Planet Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Steven Weinberg (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781452171210
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 21st, 2021

This series is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets The Bad Guys in a funny, visually daring adventure series for reluctant readers, teachers, and librarians alike.

This hilarious, visually groundbreaking read is the conclusion to a major series by children's literature legend Jon Scieszka.


Maya and the Return of the Godlings (Maya and the Rising Dark) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358106326
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Published: Clarion Books - September 21st, 2021

In this highly anticipated sequel, Maya and the godlings must return to the sinister world of The Dark to retrieve the one thing keeping the veil between the worlds from crumbling: her father’s soul. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky and Willa of the Wood. 

The threat from The Dark is far from over.


The Last Kids on Earth and the Doomsday Race Cover Image
By Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781984835376
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

A Netflix Original series! 

The highly-anticipated seventh book in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling series, with over 7 million copies in print!


How to Find What You're Not Looking for Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525555032
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Published: Kokila - September 14th, 2021

New historical fiction from a Newbery Honor-winning author about how middle schooler Ariel Goldberg's life changes when her big sister elopes following the 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision, and she's forced to grapple with both her family's prejudice and the antisemitism she experiences, as she defines her own beliefs.


What about Will Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593108642
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins comes a new heartbreakingly tender middle grade novel-in-verse about the bonds between two brothers and the love they share.


Shadowghast Cover Image
By Thomas Taylor, Tom Booth (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781536208603
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Published: Walker Books Us - September 14th, 2021

In the third mysterious tale of Eerie-on-Sea, it's almost Ghastly Night, and the Shadowghast--an ancient spirit in a lantern--lurks in wait for the power to enslave the town.


The Golden Dreidel Cover Image
By Ellen Kushner, Kevin Keele (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781623541446
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Published: Charlesbridge - September 14th, 2021

From award-winning fantasy author Ellen Kushner comes an unforgettable adventure inspired by Jewish folklore and tradition.


The List of Unspeakable Fears Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534480742
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

The War That Saved My Life meets Coraline in this chilling middle grade historical novel from the author of the acclaimed The Story That Cannot Be Told following an anxious young girl learning to face her fears—and her ghosts—against the backdrop of the typhoid epidemic.

Essie O’Neill is afraid of everything.


Egg Marks the Spot (Skunk and Badger 2) Cover Image
By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781643750064
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

When roommates Skunk and Badger head out on a rock-finding expedition, they find surprises behind every boulder in this follow-up to the bestselling, award-winning Skunk and Badger.

"X Marks the Spot "


A Soft Place to Land Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062875877
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 14th, 2021

In this compelling and heartfelt mystery story, Janae Marks—author of the critically acclaimed bestselling From the Desk of Zoe Washington—follows a young girl reshaping her meaning of home. Perfect for fans of Erin Entrada Kelly and Rebecca Stead.


Paradise on Fire Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316493833
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

From award-winning and bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age survival tale exploring issues of race, class, and climate change
 
Addy is haunted by the tragic fire that killed her parents, leaving her to be raised by her grandmother. Now, years later, Addy’s grandmother has enrolled her in a summer wilderness program.


Recipe for Disaster Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358386919
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Published: Versify - September 14th, 2021

In this heartfelt middle school drama, Hannah's schemes for throwing her own bat mitzvah unleash family secrets, create rivalries with best friends, and ultimately teach Hannah what being Jewish is all about.

With a delicious mix of prose, poetry, and recipes, this hybrid novel is another fresh, thoughtful, and accessible Versify novel that is cookin’.


Final Season Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062485953
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Published: HarperCollins - September 14th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author and former NFL player Tim Green comes a gripping, deeply personal standalone football novel about a star middle school quarterback faced with a life-changing decision after his dad is diagnosed with ALS. Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica!


Once Upon a Camel Cover Image
By Kathi Appelt, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534406438
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - September 7th, 2021

Perfect for fans of The One and Only Ivan, this exquisite middle grade novel from Newbery Honoree and National Book Award finalist Kathi Appelt follows an old camel out to save two baby kestrel chicks during a massive storm in the Texas desert— filled with over a dozen illustrations by Caldecott winner Eric Rohmann.

Zada is a camel with a treasure trove of stories to tel


Pahua and the Soul Stealer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368068246
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - September 7th, 2021

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Lori M. Lee's middle grade debut about a lonely Hmong girl who discovers she's a powerful shaman warrior in this fantasy inspired by Southeast Asian mythology.


The Midnight Brigade Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316542517
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

Harkening to classics such as Roald Dahl's The BFG, this heartwarming story highlights the power of friendship and the importance of finding your voice. 

Carl Chesterfield wishes he could speak up—whether that means being honest with his father about the family's new (and failing) food truck, reaching out to a potential friend, or alerting others to


Pax, Journey Home Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062930347
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 7th, 2021

From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes the long-awaited sequel to Pax; this is a gorgeously crafted, utterly compelling novel about chosen families and the healing power of love.

It’s been a year since Peter and his pet fox, Pax, have seen each other. Once inseparable, they now lead very different lives.


Willodeen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250147400
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 7th, 2021

From #1 New York Times bestseller Katherine Applegate, a singular middle-grade novel about a girl who risks everything to help a handmade creature who comes to life.

The earth is old and we are not, and that is all you must remember . . .


Lotería Cover Image
By Karla Arenas Valenti, Dana SanMar (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780593176962
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

The turn of a card could change your destiny in this captivating middle grade adventure based on the Lotería card game and perfect for fans of Coco. While searching for her missing cousin, a young girl is transported to a mythical kingdom, becoming entangled in a perilous game of chance.


Danny Chung Sums It Up Cover Image
By Maisie Chan, Natelle Quek (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781419748219
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Published: Amulet Books - September 7th, 2021

A touching and funny middle-grade story about a boy whose life is turned upside down when his Chinese grandmother moves in

Eleven-year-old Danny’s life is turned upside down when his Chinese grandmother comes to live with his family in England. Things get worse when Danny finds out he’ll have to share his room with her, and she took the top bunk!


Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero Cover Image
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Published: Quill Tree Books - September 7th, 2021

At a time when we are all asking questions about identity, grief, and how to stand up for what is right, this book by the author of A Thousand Questions will hit home with young readers who love Hena Khan and Varian Johnson—or anyone struggling to understand recent U.S. history and how it still affects us today.  


Born Behind Bars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593112472
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 7th, 2021

The author of the award-winning The Bridge Home brings readers another gripping novel set in Chennai, India, featuring a boy who's unexpectedly released into the world after spending his whole life in jail with his mom.


Tales of Fearless Girls: Forgotten Stories from Around the World Cover Image
By Isabel Otter (Retold by), Ana Sender (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781680102567
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Published: Tiger Tales - September 7th, 2021

This enchanting anthology of 20 forgotten fairy tales features stories of strong girls from different cultures around the world. Includes a story map, background information on the stories, talking points, and an index.


The Skulduggery Pleasant Grimoire (Skulduggery Pleasant) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780008472405
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Published: HarperCollins Children's Books - September 7th, 2021

Obie Is Man Enough Cover Image
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

A coming-of-age story about transgender tween Obie, who didn't think being himself would cause such a splash. For fans of Alex Gino's George and Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz.

Obie knew his transition would have ripple effects. He has to leave his swim coach, his pool, and his best friends. But it’s time for Obie to find where he truly belongs.
 


Living Ghosts and Mischievous Monsters: Chilling American Indian Stories Cover Image
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Published: Scholastic Nonfiction - September 7th, 2021

Perfect for fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! A shiver-inducing collection of short stories to read under the covers, from a breadth of American Indian nations.

Dark figures in the night. An owl's cry on the wind.


La tierra de las grullas (Land of the Cranes) Cover Image
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Published: Scholastic en español - September 7th, 2021

From the prolific author of The Moon Within comes the heart-wrenchingly beautiful story in verse of a young Latinx girl who learns to hold on to hope and love even in the darkest of places: a family detention center for migrants and refugees.

Betita, de nueve años, sabe que es una grulla.


The Thirteenth Cat Cover Image
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Published: Clarion Books - September 7th, 2021

From master of middle grade horror Mary Downing Hahn, a new thriller about bravery, unexpected friendship, and sinister cats that will captivate readers with its chilling mix of mystery and magic.

Zoey loves spending the summer with her Aunt Alice, and her aunt's new house is the perfect place to cozy up with a good book.


Partly Cloudy Cover Image
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 7th, 2021

From award-winning author Tanita S. Davis comes a nuanced exploration of the microaggressions of middle school and a young Black girl named Madalyn who learns that being a good friend means dealing with the blue skies and the rain—and having the tough conversations on days that are partly cloudy.


Scary Stories for Young Foxes: The City Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250181442
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 31st, 2021

From Christian McKay Heidicker, author of the Thieves of Weirdwood trilogy, comes the heart-stopping companion to the 2020 Newbery Honor recipient Scary Stories for Young Foxes, chronicling the adventures of three fox kits desperate to survive the terrors of a frightening new world.


Fast Pitch Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984893017
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2021

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a challenging and heartwarming coming-of-age story about a softball player looking to prove herself on and off the field.


Spy School at Sea Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2021

In the ninth and latest addition to the New York Times bestselling Spy School series, Ben Ripley faces his nemesis, Murray Hill, on the high seas.

Thanks to the evidence Ben uncovered in his investigation of the Croatoan, the CIA has tracked his nemesis, Murray Hill, to Central America, where they believe he is boarding the world’s biggest cruise ship, The Emperor of


Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat: Revenge of the Kitten Queen #6 Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Workshop - August 31st, 2021

"Applaud for KLAWDE. Two paws up!"--Dav Pilkey, creator of the Dog Man series.

"Funny, savage, and brilliant, Klawde is the pet I wish I had."--Max Brallier, New York Times Bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth.


Only If You Dare: 13 Stories of Darkness and Doom Cover Image
By Josh Allen, Sarah J. Coleman (Illustrator)
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Published: Holiday House - August 31st, 2021

Thirteen chilling short stories to keep you up at night--but only if you dare.


One Kid's Trash Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534457034
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2021

From the acclaimed author of Roll with It and Tune It Out comes a funny and moving middle grade novel about a boy who uses his unusual talent for decoding people’s trash to try to fit in at his new school.

Hugo is not happy about being dragged halfway across the state of Colorado just because his dad had a midlife crisis and decided to become a ski instruct


Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250822956
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Published: Wednesday Books - August 31st, 2021

"A young girl who is empowered, capable, and smart...the Enola Holmes book series convey an impactful message that you can do anything if you set your mind to it, and it does so in an exciting and adventurous way."--Millie Bobby Brown


We Are Family Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062971098
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Published: HarperCollins - August 31st, 2021

Kids have big dreams. And when those dreams are on the line, how far are they willing to go to achieve them?


Tips for Magicians Cover Image
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - August 24th, 2021

After his life has been turned upside down by tragedy, a boy must enlist the help of his new best friends and a stray desert dog to find their small Utah town's missing muse and restore magic to his family in this lyrical and hopeful story.


Say It Out Loud Cover Image
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 24th, 2021

The Many Meanings of Meilan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593111284
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Published: Kokila - August 17th, 2021

"The little girl I was would have been thrilled to encounter Meilan... having found a character who embraces the complexity of being both Chinese and American, I would have been able to echo her words: 'I am not alone.'"
--New York Times Book Review by Jean Kwok


Playing a Dangerous Game Cover Image
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Published: Norton Young Readers - August 17th, 2021

This whip-smart coming-of-age novel sees a group of boys embark on a madcap, high-stakes adventure of survival and friendship.


The Renegade Reporters Cover Image
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Published: Dial Books - August 10th, 2021

When Ash gets kicked off her school's news show, she becomes a renegade reporter--and makes a big discovery about technology and her fellow students' privacy.


Dark Waters Cover Image
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 10th, 2021

An Indie Bestseller

New York Times bestselling author Katherine Arden returns with another creepy, spine-tingling adventure in this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Small Spaces and Dead Voices.


Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood Cover Image
By Kwame Mbalia (Editor)
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 3rd, 2021

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • FIVE STARRED REVIEWS

Celebrate the joys of Black boyhood with stories from seventeen bestselling, critically acclaimed Black authorsincluding Jason Reynolds, Jerry Craft, and Kwame Mbalia!


Are We There Yet? Cover Image
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Published: Hachette Children's - August 3rd, 2021

Mike, Belinda and Ann love the summer holidays. Every year there's a different adventure in store. Whether they're exploring idyllic Seagull Cove, cosying up in the family caravan, gliding down a narrow canal in a houseboat or sailing the high seas on a glamorous ocean liner, they know they'll always have fun. And there's bound to be something delicious for tea!


Tuesday – The Curse of the Blue Spots (Total Mayhem #2) Cover Image
By Ralph Lazar, Ralph Lazar (Illustrator)
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 3rd, 2021

The second book in the hilarious action comedy chapter book series from New York Times bestselling author Ralph Lazar!

For Dash Candoo, every day is... MYSTERIOUS!

Excitement is spreading through the halls of Dash Candoo's school.


Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares Cover Image
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - August 3rd, 2021

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the sequel to Tehlor Kay Mejia's critically acclaimed own-voices novel about science-obsessed Paola Santiago.

"Paola is a brilliant, furious girl who often trusts her brain but trips over her heart."--Sarah Gailey, Hugo and Locus award-winning author of River of Teeth


Eva Evergreen and the Cursed Witch Cover Image
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 3rd, 2021

In this thrilling sequel to Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch, Eva must put a stop to the violent Culling or risk the fate of Rivelle Realm forever—perfect for fans of Kiki's Delivery Service.

From this day forward, we will believe in the impossible.

Eva Evergreen has fulfilled her dream of earning the rank of Novice Witch, and discovered


Dead Wednesday Cover Image
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 3rd, 2021

Can playing dead bring you back to life? Maybe only on Dead Wednesday... On this day the worlds of a shy boy and a gone girl collide, and the connection they make will change them both forever. A brilliant new novel from the Newbery Medal winner and author of the New York Times bestseller Stargirl.


Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom Cover Image
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 6th, 2021

For fans of the Aru Shah and Serpent's Secret series, this action-packed fantasy-adventure sees a girl's drawings of Indian mythology spring to vivid life--including the evil god who seeks to enter the real world and destroy it.


Erik vs. Everything Cover Image
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Published: Clarion Books - August 3rd, 2021

Nine-year-old Erik Sheepflattener’s life motto is Avoid Stuff, despite his family’s attempts to bring out his inner Viking. Can a worrier really become a warrior? In this silly, heartfelt, outrageously quirky novel for fans of Restart and Pay Attention, Carter Jones . .


Stowaway Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062985941
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Published: Walden Pond Press - August 3rd, 2021

The beloved author of Posted and Ms. Bixby's Last Day returns with the first book in a coming-of-age sci-fi duology about Leo, a kid trying to navigate the galaxy in order to save his family—and, possibly, the planet Earth.


Super Puzzletastic Mysteries: Short Stories for Young Sleuths from Mystery Writers of America Cover Image
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Published: HarperCollins - July 27th, 2021

Bestselling author Chris Grabenstein and the Mystery Writers of America bring together twenty peerless puzzles—from bestselling authors such as Peter Lerangis, Stuart Gibbs, Lauren Magaziner, Kate Milford, and, of course, Grabenstein himself—in an anthology of mystery short stories that invite readers to try to unravel the riddles themselves.


Weird Kid Cover Image
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Published: HarperCollins - July 27th, 2021

From the author of Cog and Voyage of the Dogs, Weird Kid is a hilarious and heartfelt homage to everyone who feels like they don’t belong. Perfect for fans of Gordon Korman and Stuart Gibb.


Linked Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338629118
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 20th, 2021

An unforgettable novel from the New York Times bestselling Gordon Korman.

Link, Michael, and Dana live in a quiet town. But it's woken up very quickly when someone sneaks into school and vandalizes it with a swastika.

Nobody can believe it. How could such a symbol of hate end up in the middle of their school?


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ISBN: 9781338662191
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 20th, 2021

A girl with anxiety disorder finds an unlikely friend -- and emotional support animal -- in the form of an adorable fainting goat.

Twelve-year-old Marvel is afraid of absolutely everything -- amusement park rides, food poisoning, earthquakes, and that big island of plastic floating through the ocean.


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By Eve L. Ewing, Christine Almeda (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781984814630
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Published: Kokila - July 13th, 2021

From award-winning author Eve L. Ewing comes an illustrated middle grade novel about a forgotten homemade robot who comes to life just when aspiring fifth-grade scientist Maya needs a friend -- and a science fair project.


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ISBN: 9780744028621
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Published: DK Children - July 13th, 2021

All Super Heroes need a monster to fight, or a monstrous sidekick to help them. Some are even monsters themselves.
 
This comprehensive field guide to Marvel flora, fauna, and beasts great and small shows off claws, teeth, tails, and wings in sumptuous, never-seen-before detail.
 


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ISBN: 9780759555204
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 6th, 2021

The second book from critically acclaimed author Leslie C.


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Published: Aladdin - July 6th, 2021

Follow Astraea, Zephyr, and their friends as they travel to a dangerous jungle world in this second book in a brand-new series from bestselling Pegasus author Kate O’Hearn, who masterfully blends mystery and mythology together.

With the weakened Titan prisoners hidden on Earth, Astraea, Zephyr, and their team head to Nesso’s jungle world to seek help in the struggle again


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Published: Aladdin - July 6th, 2021

Discover the truth about who really lives above and below New York City with the entire Dead City trilogy—now available in one volume!

I hate zombies. I know that sounds prejudiced and I’m sure some are probably nice to kittens and love their parents. But it’s been my experience that these are the exceptions to the rule.

Meet Molly Bigelow.


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Published: Aladdin - July 6th, 2021

Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond Artimé in the sixth novel in the New York Times bestselling sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”

The Revinir is getting desperate.

Following her dramatic abduc


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Published: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - July 6th, 2021

When a sailboat disappears in the Gulf Stream during a disastrous storm, three weary sailors struggle to survive aboard a life raft in violent waves 80-feet tall in this illustrated chapter book adaptation (for readers 6-9) of A Storm Too Soon: : A Remarkable True Survival Story in 80-Foot Seas.


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Published: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - July 6th, 2021

Four young men in a tiny lifeboat brave a dreadful storm to save dozens of lives in this illustrated chapter book adaptation (for readers 6-9) of the New York Times bestseller The Finest Hours.


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ISBN: 9781338642087
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - July 6th, 2021

Meet Josephine, the most loveable mischief-maker in Barbados, in a magical, heartfelt adventure inspired by Caribbean mythology.

“A heart-wrenching adventure with big laughs and well-earned surprises.” --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

Eleven-year-old Josephine knows that no one is good enough for her daddy.


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Published: Balzer + Bray - July 6th, 2021

A heartwarming—and heart-tugging—middle grade novel about love, loyalty, and what it means to be part of a family—from author Carolyn Crimi, with adorable illustrations by Melissa Manwill. Perfect for fans of A Dog’s Life and Because of Winn-Dixie.

Miss Lottie’s home was for second chances.


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ISBN: 9781534488830
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 29th, 2021

Heart-twisting and hopeful, bursting with big feelings and gentle magic…destined to be read and loved for generations and held close in many hearts (including mine).”Jessica Townsend, New York Times bestselling author of the Nevermoor series
“Gorgeous.” —Booklist (starred review)​

A


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By Philip Pullman, Chris Wormell (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780593377710
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 22nd, 2021

An over-sized, lavishly illustrated, full-color edition of Philip Pullman's beloved classic.

Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass has been changing the world for twenty-five years.

We are delighted to offer this new edition of the classic, with more than 100 full-color illustrations from acclaimed illustrator Chris Wormell.


Arrow Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - June 22nd, 2021

From the author of The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast comes a lush and timely tale about a boy who’s grown up as the only human in an enchanted rainforest and what happens when people from the outside world discover his home.

For the first twelve years of Arrow’s life, he has grown up as the only human in a lush, magical rainforest that’s closed off from the re


All scales, fins and feathers considered, there’s so much to explore when it comes to the endlessly exciting and dramatically diverse inhabitants of the wizarding world!


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ISBN: 9781499811018
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Published: Yellow Jacket - June 15th, 2021

"Much Ado About Baseball is the best children's book I've read in the past 10 years!" -Brad Thor, New York Times bestselling author of the Scot Harvath series

"A moving tale of baseball, magic, and former rivals who come together to solve a problem." -Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

In this companion novel to Midsumm


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Published: Quill Tree Books - June 15th, 2021

This enchanting story about magic, family, and the meaning of home from the award-winning author of Where the Watermelons Grow is perfect for fans of Corey Ann Haydu and Natalie Lloyd.


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ISBN: 9780063053892
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Published: Quill Tree Books - June 8th, 2021

Debut author Jules Machias explores identity, gender fluidity, and the power of friendship and acceptance in this dual-narrative story about two kids who join forces to save a dog . . . but wind up saving each other.


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ISBN: 9780593326213
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Published: Dial Books - June 8th, 2021

****Four starred reviews ****

From the U.S.'s foremost Indigenous children's author comes a middle grade verse novel set during the COVID-19 pandemic, about a Wabanaki girl's quarantine on her grandparents' reservation and the local dog that becomes her best friend


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ISBN: 9780525648024
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 8th, 2021

From the beloved author of the MR. TERUPT and PERFECT SCORE series comes this stand-alone middle-grade novel about a girl who is dealing with the tragic loss of her best friend, and the dog that helps her forge new friendships and find happiness once again.


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By Kit Rosewater, Sophie Escabasse (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781419751721
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Published: Amulet Books - June 1st, 2021

Book 3 in this highly illustrated middle-grade series stars shy Tomoko and finds the team at roller derby summer camp in nearby Dallas

School’s out, and the Derby Daredevils are excited to spend all summer tearing up the track. But, the coaches have something special planned: the Austin league is heading to Dallas for a week of roller derby sleepaway camp!


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By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781338742459
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Published: Orchard Books - June 1st, 2021

Mac B. is on another secret mission in this totally true kid spy adventure from New York Times bestselling author, Mac Barnett!

The Queen of England calls on her trusty spy, Mac B., once again. This time, Mac must navigate secret tunnels beneath the Berlin Wall in order to retrieve cheat codes from a Soviet scientist.


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ISBN: 9780525518525
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - June 1st, 2021

“Unique and gripping.”—Tamora Pierce
 


Force of Fire Cover Image
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 1st, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Sayantani DasGupta comes the story of a demon who must embrace her bad to serve the greater good.

Pinki hails from a long line of rakkhosh resisters, demons who have spent years building interspecies relationships, working together to achieve their goal of overthrowing the snakey oppressors and taking back their rights.


One Small Hop Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338565614
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 1st, 2021

Perfect for fans of Carl Hiaasen's classic Hoot, this humorous adventure story set in a not-so-distant future celebrates the important differences we can make with small, brave acts.

When Ahab and his friends find a bullfrog in their town -- a real, live bullfrog, possibly the last bullfrog in North America -- they have several options:A.


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Published: Heartdrum - June 1st, 2021

In this beautifully reimagined story by NSK Neustadt Laureate and New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee Creek), Native American Lily and English Wendy embark on a high-flying journey of magic, adventure, and courage to a fairy-tale island known as Neverland&


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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 25th, 2021

Two unlikely friends—Federico, in sixteenth-century Rome, and Bee, in present-day New Jersey—are linked through an amiable cat, Leonardo Da Vinci’s mysterious wardrobe, and an eerily perfect sketch of Bee. Newbery Honor author Catherine Gilbert Murdock’s Da Vinci’s Cat is a thrilling, time-slip fantasy about rewriting history to save the present.


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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 25th, 2021

For fans of Erin Entrada Kelly and Ali Benjamin comes a poignant yet hopeful novel about a girl navigating grief, trauma, and friendship, from Ashley Herring Blake, the award-winning author of Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World.

Hazel Bly used to live in the perfect house with the perfect family in sunny California.


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ISBN: 9781643750361
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - May 25th, 2021

One of The Nerd Daily's “Anticipated Queer Book Releases You Can’t Miss in 2021”
One of Lambda Literary's “May’s Most Anticipated LGBTQ Literature”


“Gorgeous.” —BuzzFeed

The two most important things to know about Pluto Timoney:  (1) she’s always l


That Thing about Bollywood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534466739
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 18th, 2021

Bollywood takes over in this contemporary, magical middle grade novel about an Indian American girl whose world turns upside down when she involuntarily starts bursting into glamorous song-and-dance routines during everyday life.

You know how in Bollywood when people are in love, they sing and dance from the mountaintops?


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ISBN: 9781419741258
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 18th, 2021