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  • Mike and Phil and All the World

    Barry Lyga

    (Soho Teen, Jan. 11, 2022)
    What if you could change everything about one thing on the spot? What if what you thought was your life was really just someone's creation? This is not your typical love story.In spite of his doubts, seventeen-year-old Mike believed that he was meant to be with Philomel, forever and always. After Mike loses Phil, he starts to have doubts about reality itself. When he discovers he can edit reality—at least as it relates to Phil—he is plunged head-first into an existential crisis unlike any other. Soon he is on a quest across multiple realities to understand his love for Phil, the true nature of their stories, and perhaps even the motives of their storyteller.**This novel is in fact an edited version of storyteller Barry Lyga’s original and truest vision for this project, the aptly titled Unedited. Its hundreds of pages comprise more than "all the world;” they represent Barry’s every draft, revision, and rabbit hole: a vast compendium that serves as an invaluable companion read and ingenious deep-dive into the writing process.
  • Suzette Makes A Crepe

    Florence Wetterwald

    Board book (Random House Books for Young Readers, Jan. 11, 2022)
    A simple, sweet, irresistible board book featuring the beloved Blabla dolls!Inspired by a beautiful full moon, Suzette the fox decides to make something that looks just like it...a crepe! Little children will be eager to pull up a chair to this endearing story--featuring photographic images--and dive into Suzette's kitchen.Also look for:Peekaboo, PierreSardine Goes FishingBlabla was created in 2001 by Susan Pritchett and Florence Wetterwald, two good friends with the same philosophy of life and beauty.​ ​While visiting Peru,​ they ​came across entire villages of ​expert ​knitters,​ whose communities ​had been keeping the tradition alive for generations.​ ​Inspired by their ​talent and ​touched by their ​gentle ​spirit,​ Susan and Florence decided to start their own company of knitted products for children​.​ ​They have​ ​now​ ​been collaborating with the same artisans for​ ​over a decade.​​​With a commitment to fair trade and environmental awareness, Blabla's mission is to continue to inspire joy and laughter.​
  • We Are the Perfect Girl

    Ariel Kaplan

    Paperback (Ember, Jan. 18, 2022)
    "Hilarious, heartfelt, and painfully real, this pitch-perfect, sharp-tongued take on Cyrano is the coming-of-age of my teenage dreams." --Dahlia Adler, author of Just VisitingAphra Brown is bold and outgoing. Her best friend, Bethany, is achingly beautiful. Individually, they could both do a little better in the self-esteem department, but together? Together, they have what it takes to win over Greg D'Agostino, a proverbial "ten" who happens to be fluent in six languages--seven if you count the language of smoldering gazes. . . . What begins as an honest mistake turns into an elaborate deception wherein Bethany goes on dates with Greg while Aphra coaches her on what to say and texts him in the guise of Bethany, trying and failing, all the while, to tamp down her own hopeless crush. It's only a matter of time before things come crashing down. The question is: What will happen when Greg finds out? And can Aphra and Bethany's friendship survive the fallout? From the author of We Regret to Inform You comes a witty, warm-hearted exploration of love in all its forms, and a cri de coeur for self-acceptance when the pressure to be perfect is overwhelming.
  • My So-Called Superpowers: Mixed Emotions

    Heather Nuhfer, Simini Blocker

    Paperback (Square Fish, Jan. 21, 2022)
    The second book in Heather Nuhfer's heartfelt, hilarious, and acclaimed My So-Called Superpowers series, illustrated by Simini Blocker, where middle-school student Veronica’s superpowers will ruin everything―if she doesn’t beat them to it. Veronica has worked hard to get her feelings under control. Sure, sometimes a strong emotion turns into a superpower―giving her a personal raincloud on a bad day, or literally turning her green with envy. But it’s happening a lot less these days! Then she finds out what she’ll be doing at summer camp: directing her own movie with her best friend Charlie―and her best frenemy Becky. At first it seems fun, until Veronica’s superpowers start affecting other people. When Veronica calls “Action!” everyone has to do what she says. But is that the best way to make her dream movie―or to treat her friends?My So-Called Superpowers: Mixed Emotions raises the stakes on Veronica’s middle-school adventures, proving that her powers are both the best thing and the worst thing that’s ever happened to her.An Imprint BookPraise for My So-Called Superpowers:“My So-Called Superpowers is vibrant, lively, and hums along at a snappy pace. It has a genuinely warm, welcoming Saturday-morning cartoon feeling to it.”―Tony Cliff, New York Times bestselling author of the Delilah Dirk series“Readers will empathize with Veronica’s quest, and fall in love with this fun, heartwarming story about learning to embrace your individual quirks and the power of friendship.”―Rysa Walker, author of the bestselling CHRONOS Files series and the Delphi Trilogy
  • Ruby & Rufus

    Olivier Dunrea

    Board book (HMH Books for Young Readers, Jan. 25, 2022)
    In this preschool tale from the world of Gossie & Friends, water-loving goslings Ruby and Rufus play on the pond come rain, sleet, snow, or shine!Ruby and Rufus play at the pond every day. They swim in the rain. They swim when it's windy. Nothing can stop this inseparable pair from doing what they love—until one day, the pond turns to ICE! Could it be that a frozen pond is twice as nice?Ruby & Rufus features the perfectly pitched storytelling and adorable illustrations so beloved by fans of Olivier Dunrea's Gossie&Friends series.
  • Velu Thampi

    Radha Nair

    (Amar Chitra Katha, Jan. 1, 2022)
    It was a time of corruption and despotism in the state of Travancore. Balarama Varma, the Maharaja, was a helpless teenager who watched his Diwan take advantage of his inexperience to impose crushing taxes on the people and pocket the money himself. It was Velu Thampi who led a rebellion and overthrew the Diwan. The grateful Maharaja proclaimed him the Diwan and the people enjoyed a period of justice and firm administration. But then a greater foe awaited Velu Thampi, the British East India Company, which had begun to interfere with the internal affairs of Travancore.
  • Genius: The Revolution

    Leopoldo Gout

    Paperback (Square Fish, Jan. 1, 2022)
    Three diverse teen geniuses must take down an online terrorist ring, rescue an imprisoned father, and prepare for their final showdown with a misguided mastermind in this third and final book in the Genius young adult trilogy by Leopoldo Gout.How do we stop him? We beat him at his own game. Painted Wolf: Mysterious activist blogger and strategist from China. Faces off against dangerous online terrorists in an attempt to free her father from prison. Tunde: Fourteen-year-old engineering genius. Liberated his Nigerian village from a vicious warlord only to discover a much more dangerous threat. Rex: Sixteen-year-old Mexican-American programmer and hacker. Bands together with his friends and long lost brother to stop a mastermind from destroying the internet. The Revolution: Outwit evil organizations. Expose the truth. Rescue their families. Save the world. If we work together, we can change the world.Praise for the Genius series:"Genius is exciting, provocative, fresh, innovative, and smart, smart, smart. Please don't wait until Genius is a cult classic to read it." ―James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Maximum Ride novels“There is simply too much here to like. . . . Gout's characters are believable and immensely likable and their friendship serves as a delightful and realistic anchor amid the fast-moving chaos. Science and technology may take center stage in Gout’s fictional Game, but it's the less flashy craft of writing that sells the story.” ―The New York Times
  • Don't Forget Me: A Novel

    Victoria Stevens

    Paperback (Square Fish, Jan. 1, 2022)
    Love and loss coexist in this memorable young adult debut about a girl who moves to a new country to live with a father she's never met and how new friends help her leave the past behind.Seventeen-year-old Hazel Clarke is no stranger to heartbreaks, and being sent to live with a father she’s never met is the latest in a string of them. Even the beauty of eastern Australia isn't enough to take her mind off of her mother, who suffers from early-onset Alzheimer's and is living in a nursing home in England. But when Hazel meets the friendly, kindhearted Red and his elusive twin, Luca, she begins the slow process of piecing together a new life―and realizes she isn't the only one struggling with grief. As friendships deepen and love finds its way in, Hazel also learns that when you truly love someone, they are never really gone. Don't Forget Me is Victoria Stevens's sparkling debut, and a touching testament to coming of age, falling in love, and finding home in unlikely places.“[A] highly emotional yet approachable journey searching for acceptance, friendship, and love. . . A satisfying coming-of-age story." ―School Library Journal“Themes of family, hope, and love permeate the novel as the three teens try to move forward with their lives, never forgetting those who are most important. . . Sweet but never sappy; heartbreaking but always hopeful.” ―Kirkus Reviews
  • Circle of Jinn

    Lori Goldstein

    Paperback (Square Fish, Jan. 1, 2022)
    Being Jinn is Azra's new reality. As she grants wishes under the watchful eye of the Afrit council, she remains torn between her two worlds―human and Jinn. Soon secrets spill, and rumors of an uprising become real as the Afrit's reach extends beyond the underground world of Janna. Straddling the line becomes impossible. Aware of her unique abilities, Azra must not just face but embrace her destiny. But when the role she must play and those she must protect expand to include a circle of Jinn greater than her own, Azra will be forced to risk everything. A risk that means there's everything to lose, and at the same time, everything to gain―for herself and her entire Jinn race. In this dramatic sequel to Lori Goldstein's Becoming Jinn, Azra's story comes to a heartfelt and thrilling conclusion.
  • The Real Us

    Tommy Greenwald, J. P. Coovert

    Paperback (Square Fish, Jan. 1, 2022)