Pre-Order Picks

Some books inspire so much excitement that we just can't wait to get them in our hands. Pre-order your book here to make sure that you can start reading on the day it's released. Sometimes you'll even get a signed copy or a special treat with your pre-paid book order (while supplies last)!

 

 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021: 

Golden Gate: City Spies #2 by James Ponti Amina's Song by Hena Khan

 

Monday, March 15, 2021: 

Little Sock Makes a Friend by Kia Heise and Christopher D. Park

Pre-order Little Sock Makes a Friend and get a signed bookplate from Kia Heise and Christopher D. Park!

 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021: 

Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021: 

Dog Man Mothering Heights by Dav Pilkey Itty-Bitty Kitty Corn by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham

 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021: 

The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman Zonia's Rain Forest by Juana Martinez-Neal

 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021: 

Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians but Were Afraid to Ask: Young Reader's Edition by Anton TreuerBilly Miller Makes a Wish by Kevin HenkesThe Great Peach Experiment: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie by Erin Soderberg Downing

Pre-order The Great Peach Experiment: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie to get your copy signed by author Erin Soderberg Downing!

 

 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021: 

Merci Suarez Can't Dance by Meg Medina Aru Shah and the City of Gold by Roshani Chokshi I Sang You Down from the Stars by Tasha Spillett-Sumner, illustrated by Michaela Goade

 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021: 

Yang Warriors by Kao Kalia Yang, illustrated by Billy Thao The Rock from the Sky by Jon Klassen

 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021: 

Good Night, Earth by Linda Bondestam, translated by Galit Hasan-Rokem Ways to Grow Love by Renee Watson

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021: 

The Bruce Swap by Ryan Higgins

 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021: 

The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green

 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021: 

Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021: 

Change Sings by Amanda Gorman, illustrated by Loren LongThe Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman Kaleidoscope by Brian Selznick

 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021: 

Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales by Soman Chainani

 

 

 

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Golden Gate (City Spies #2) Cover Image
$17.99
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.


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$17.99
ISBN: 9781534459885
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - 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.


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$14.99
ISBN: 9781534111264
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 15th, 2021

Little Sock lives in a drawer with other socks. But sometimes late at night, he escapes through a secret tunnel in the back of the dryer to go to Sock City, a marvelous place where everything is new and exciting. Little Sock loves to visit Sock City but sometimes it can be lonely, especially when it looks like everyone else has a friend. Is it hard to make a friend?


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$14.99
ISBN: 9781419756979
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Published: Amulet Books - March 16th, 2021

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.


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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766564
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

Soon to be adapted at Netflix for TV with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground.

A 2021 Kids' Indie Next List Selection
An Amazon Best Book of the Month for March Selection
An Entertainment Weekly Most Anticipated Books of 2021 Selection
A PopSugar Best March 2021 YA Book Selection


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By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419750915
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 23rd, 2021

From bestselling superstar duo Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham comes a delightful kitty and unicorn story that celebrates the magic of friendship—and being exactly who you want to be!

Kitty thinks she might be a unicorn. 
 
She feels so perfectly unicorn-y!


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Dog Man: Mothering Heights: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #10) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338680454
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Published: Graphix - March 23rd, 2021

Dog Man and Petey face their biggest challenges yet in the tenth Dog Man book from worldwide bestselling author and illustrator Dav Pilkey.

Dog Man is down on his luck, Petey confronts his not so purr-fect past, and Grampa is up to no good. The world is spinning out of control as new villains spill into town. Everything seems dark and full of despair. But hope is not lost.


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$17.99
ISBN: 9781536208450
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Published: Candlewick - March 30th, 2021

A heartfelt, visually stunning picture book from Caldecott Honor and Robert F. Sibert Medal winner Juana Martinez-Neal illuminates a young girl’s day of play and adventure in the lush rain forest of Peru.


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The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593465271
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Published: Viking Books - March 30th, 2021

Amanda Gorman’s powerful and historic poem “The Hill We Climb,” read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition.

“Stunning.” —CNN 
“Dynamic.” —NPR
“Deeply rousing and uplifting.” —Vogue


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$17.99
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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Aru Shah and the City of Gold: A Pandava Novel Book 4 (Pandava Series #4) Cover Image
$16.99
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)


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I Sang You Down from the Stars Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316493161
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

This unique baby book sings with Native cultural detail, while striking a universal chord in its celebration of the blossoming of love that comes with expecting and welcoming a new baby--with art by New York Times bestselling illustrator and Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade
  As she waits for the arrival of her new baby, a mother-to-be gathers gifts to create a sacred


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By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063042797
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 6th, 2021

Billy Miller is back! The stand-alone companion to two-time Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes’s award-winning, acclaimed, and bestselling The Year of Billy Miller, Billy Miller Makes a Wish is a laugh-out-loud funny and accessible story about summer, family, and wishes that (almost) come true.


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Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask: Young Readers Edition Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140459
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Published: Levine Querido - April 6th, 2021

From the acclaimed Ojibwe author and professor Anton Treuer comes an essential book of questions and answers for Native and non-Native young readers alike.


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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

**Pre-order The Great Peach Experiment: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie to get your copy signed by Erin Soderberg Downing! She'll even personlize it--just let us know to whom you'd like it signed in the order comments at checkout.**


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. Perfect for readers who gobbled down The Penderwicks and The Vanderbeeks of 141st Street.

Sweet summer has taken a rotten turn . . .

After a tough year, Lucy, Freddy, and Herb Peach are ready for vacation. Lucy wants to read all of the books on the summer reading list. Freddy wants to work on his art projects (when he isn't stuck in summer school). Herb wants to swim every day.

Then their dad makes a big announcement: one of the inventions their mom came up with before she passed away has sold, and now they're millionaires!

But Dad has bigger plans than blowing the cash on fun stuff or investing it. He's bought a used food truck. The Peaches are going to spend the summer traveling the country selling pies. It will be the Great Peach Experiment--a summer of bonding while living out one of Mom's dreams. Summer plans, sunk. And there's one more issue Dad's neglected: none of them knows how to bake. . . .

A perfect blend of humor, heart, and family antics, When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie is a delectable treat to be gobbled down or savored slowly. (Slice of pie on the side, optional, but highly recommended.)


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By Kao Kalia Yang, Billy Thao (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781517907983
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - April 13th, 2021

Award-winning author Kao Kalia Yang delivers an inspiring tale of resourceful children confronting adversaries in a refugee camp

After lunch the Yang warriors prepare for battle. They practice drills, balance rocks on their heads, wield magical swords from fallen branches.


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By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536215625
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Published: Candlewick - April 13th, 2021

Look up! From the Caldecott Medal–winning creator of the Hat Trilogy comes a new deadpan gem.

There is a spot.
It is a good spot.
It is the perfect spot to stand.
There is no reason to ever leave.
But somewhere above there is also a rock.
A rock from the sky.


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$20.00
ISBN: 9781632062864
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Published: Yonder - April 27th, 2021

From the savanna to the city to outer space, celebrated Nordic children's book illustrator Linda Bondestam offers a charming peek at the many ways we settle in for sleep, with gorgeous, dreamlike illustrations full of offbeat humor.


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By Renée Watson, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547600588
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 27th, 2021

Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award winner Renée Watson continues her charming young middle grade series starring Ryan Hart, a girl who is pure spirit and sunshine.


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By Ryan T. Higgins, Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator), Ryan T. Higgins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368028561
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 4th, 2021

Bruce is a bear who struggles with fun.
When Bruce says no to fun one too many times, Nibbs, Thistle, and Rupert secretly wish Bruce was more fun. And the geese secretly wish for sandwiches. The next morning, all their wishes come true. Bruce is cheerful. Bruce is adventurous. Bruce has pizzazz . . . and a basket of sandwiches.


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The Anthropocene Reviewed (Signed Edition) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525555216
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Published: Dutton - May 18th, 2021

A deeply moving and insightful collection of personal essays from #1 bestselling author John Green, adapted from his critically acclaimed podcast.

This is a signed edition.


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Instructions for Dancing Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781524718961
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 1st, 2021

#1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star Nicola Yoon is back with her eagerly anticipated third novel. With all the heart and hope of her last two books, this is an utterly unique romance.


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By Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593203224
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

A lyrical picture book debut from presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long
 
"I can hear change humming
In its loudest, proudest song.
I don't fear change coming,
And so I sing along."
 


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$19.99
ISBN: 9780593465066
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Published: Viking Books - September 21st, 2021

A collection of poetry by presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman

Including The Hill We Climb, the stirring poem read at the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, this collection of the same name reveals an energizing and unforgettable new voice in America poetry.


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Kaleidoscope Cover Image
$19.99
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.


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Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales Cover Image
By Soman Chainani, Julia Iredale (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062652638
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Published: HarperCollins - September 28th, 2021

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

You are wrong.

You don’t know them at all.