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Starcrossed Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358153955
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 27th, 2020

One of the most beautiful watercolored book you'll see with a lovely story about a girl who studies the stars and the constellation who is her friend. -Kate


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A Deadly Education: A Novel (The Scholomance #1) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593128480
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Published: Del Rey - September 29th, 2020

Explores, via a magical school, class and privilege. Magic-hungry beasts, too! The ending left me NEEDING the next book, like, now please. -Kate


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$27.00
ISBN: 9781635575637
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 15th, 2020

Dreamlike and mysterious, and a lot of talk about the tides. Piranesi lives in a world that is three levels and stretches as far as the eye can see in all directions with classical architecture, and he is alone except for many stone statues, and The Other. Who The Other is and why they only come to interrogate Piranesi once a week remains to be discovered. -Kate


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Hench: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062978578
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Published: William Morrow - September 22nd, 2020

Do you like spreadsheets? Do you think any problem can be fixed through the careful application of data? This is for you. Basically, this is about Lex Luther's accountant, in a surprisingly fast paced story filled with character development. So good! -Kate


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Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316493888
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

Ages 8-80. Fans of Kiki's Delivery Service NEED this story in their lives! -Kate


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A Queen in Hiding (The Nine Realms #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250168542
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Published: Tor Books - January 21st, 2020

I read the entire series during lockdown, and this is perfect for anyone who needs an escape (and doesn't want to wait a year for the next book). -Kate


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Ikenga Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593113523
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2020

Ages 8-15. A boy gets superpowers, kind of like the Hulk, but this story is so smart in wrestling with questions about strength and personal responsibility. -Kate


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Go with the Flow Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250143174
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Published: First Second - January 14th, 2020

A feminist and unflinching look at periods and how they affect nearly half the population! Great graphic novel with warm friendships and positive activism. -Kate


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They Called Us Enemy: Expanded Edition Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781603094702
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 25th, 2020

This is an important graphic novel to read, similar to how Maus is something everyone needs to read. George Takei talks about his experience in the American internment camps during World War II. This expanded edition has more photos of the family in the back. -Kate


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Solutions and Other Problems Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982156947
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Published: Gallery Books - September 22nd, 2020

Ages 16+ personal essays in the form of MS paint drawings and text. A hard, funny, sad, gut wrenching read, all at once. -Kate


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$18.99
ISBN: 9781335145802
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Published: Inkyard Press - January 5th, 2021

This story is SO good. If you've ever been bothered by the media's immediate pivot to talk about someone's "good" or "bad" past when reporting on their death or imprisonment, or maybe especially if you haven't, you need to read this! -Kate


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Over the Woodward Wall (The Up-and-Under #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765399274
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Published: Tordotcom - October 6th, 2020

Technically a kid's book, but also tangentially a part of Seanan McGuire's novel Middlegame, this book stands on it's own and is complex in the way A Wrinkle in Time is complex. Ages 10-100. -Kate


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Black Sand Beach 1: Are You Afraid of the Light? Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781645950028
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Published: Pixel+Ink - April 16th, 2020

Ages 8-12. Spooky and fun! This author-illustrator is legally blind, but the art and colors are so fun! Perfect for kids who want a scary graphic novel (but without any nightmare fuel). -Kate


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Harleen Cover Image
By Stjepan Sejic, Stjepan Sejic (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781779501110
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Published: DC Comics - February 11th, 2020

Ages 16+ look at Harley Quinn's backstory. Amazing art! -Kate


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Race the Sands: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062888617
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Published: Harper Voyager - April 21st, 2020

Magical mecha-beast racing, and the women who are set on changing their fates through the sport. I love this author. -Kate


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The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781681196954
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - August 28th, 2018

Ages 8-12. A young dragon sets out to prove to her family that she is fierce and can definitely be a hunter, but gets turned into a human! She has to find a way to turn back to her dragon self, but along the way falls in love with chocolate. Shows young girls they can follow their dreams with hard work and persistence. -Kate


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By Ken Liu
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982134037
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - February 25th, 2020

Ken Liu's short stories always make me think, or tear up, or both. These are for the most part set in the near future and explore ways current cutting edge technology may become commonplace, and different ways it can affect our lives. -Kate


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Fate of the Fallen (The Shroud of Prophecy #1) Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250293794
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Published: Tor Books - November 5th, 2019

Do you stan Sam and Frodo? Read this. -Kate


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The Wanderer Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781646140176
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Published: Levine Querido - October 6th, 2020

I LOVE wordless picture books!!!! This is about a little boat who goes on an adventure. Great for kids to develop critical thinking skills through interpreting the images. -Kate


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Margot and the Moon Landing Cover Image
By A. C. Fitzpatrick, Erika Medina (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781773213606
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Published: Annick Press - April 14th, 2020

So sweet about a kid who is capital-O Obsessed with space, and wakes up only able to say things from the first moon landing transmission. She gets frustrated that no one seems to think anything is wrong, but finds a way to express herself with Mom's help. -Kate


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The Bear Who Wasn't There: And the Fabulous Forest Cover Image
By Oren Lavie, Wolf Erlbruch (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781617754906
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Published: Black Sheep - October 4th, 2016

Forever one of my favorite kid's books, this story is so great! An itch one day wakes to discover that it is a bear and goes on a journey to find out if he is a nice, happy bear. (Spoilers: he is.) -Kate


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Duck, Death and the Tulip Cover Image
By Wolf Erlbruch, Wolf Erlbruch (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781877467141
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Published: Gecko Press - August 1st, 2016

Death is something everything living goes through, and it doesn't have to be scary, but sometimes it is unsettling. A wonderfully beautiful exploration of a duck coming to terms with her own mortality. -Kate


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Ooko Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780735267121
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Published: Tundra Books - March 3rd, 2020

This book is so cute! A silly fox wants a friend and tries to change itself to fit in with the first person who comes along, but learns to be itself and have fun with others who like the same kind of games. -Kate


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Julia's House for Lost Creatures Cover Image
By Ben Hatke, Ben Hatke (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596438668
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Published: First Second - September 2nd, 2014

Learn about compassion for others, and also, chores! Cute mythical creatures come to stay at Julia's House for Lost Creatures, and chores begin piling up until everyone pitches in due to some great organizational skills. -Kate


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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765387561
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Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020

Everyone on staff who has read this loves it!


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Spoiler Alert: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063005549
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Published: Avon - October 6th, 2020

A "not-game-of-thrones" enthusiant cosplays as her favorite character and ends up on a date with one of the lead actors from the show. Perfect if you want a romance and also hated the ending to the Game of Thrones show. -Kate


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Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250316776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

So so good!! British royalty and the First Son must pretend to be friends due to some bad press, and instead grow even closer than that... -Kate


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A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250186447
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Published: Tor Books - February 25th, 2020

A Byzantine Empire in space. This is a book I ended up deeply caring about. Along the way the characters had made their way into my heart and their problems were friends' problems. Ambassador, mystery, murder?


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The Unspoken Name (The Serpent Gates #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250238924
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Published: Tor Books - January 26th, 2021

Wholly original + realized, this high fantasy will knock your socks off + then tuck you in for the Night. Csorwe is a young orc who shucks her religious upbringing + defies expectations to live instead of sacrificing herself to a cruel god.


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Watersnakes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781942367758
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Published: Magnetic Press - February 25th, 2020

These illustrations are beautiful and -necessary- to this story. Weird little octopus critter and… teeth. Read it to find out how they are connected!


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The Night Tiger: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250175458
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 12th, 2019

Take a journey to the 1930s Malaysia, where tigers sometimes wear human skins to prey on unsuspecting individuals- be theory Malaysian or British Imperials. So rich and transportive.


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Modern Fantasy Cover Image
By Rafer Roberts, Kristen Gudsnuk (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781506707518
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Published: Dark Horse Books - January 22nd, 2019

Amazing artwork and a fun concept. Great quick read!


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The Extraordinaries Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250203656
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Published: Tor Teen - July 14th, 2020

Not the heroes we deserve, but ther heroes we need.
*heartwarming *LGBTQ+ *neurodivergent


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I Go Quiet Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781324004431
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Published: Norton Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

A book that is just as important for adults as it is for quiet kids!


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The World Shines for You (A Shine Bright Book) Cover Image
By Jeffrey Burton, Don Clark (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781481496322
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Published: Little Simon - September 5th, 2017

Simply the best baby or toddler gift. Open it up to see why!


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All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101985151
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Published: Dutton - February 20th, 2018

A Beautiful example of what-is. What is the world was a energy rich utopia? Would that truely be better? What are our responsibilities for other’s happiness?


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$14.99
ISBN: 9781250242723
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Published: Tor Books - November 12th, 2019

Proper Victorian society: gentle people, family drama… only about dragons. This is so unique + well written, when you read the end you’ll want to start over!


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Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250313188
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Published: Tordotcom - July 14th, 2020

Get ready for your new favorite book. This is a funny, touching, wild story for people who are done with the same tired hero/heroine tropes in sci-fi or fantasy. Read it. Buy it, Love it.


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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781335910028
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Published: Inkyard Press - December 1st, 2020

This is a fun story about the upper class in Haiti, a brilliantly down to Earth girl who visits there, and an OLD FAMILY CURSE! Alaine is someone I want to be friends with.