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  • Migration

    Gail Gibbons

    Paperback (Holiday House, Aug. 24, 2021)
    Get kids thinking with this primer on sky, land, and sea animal migrations.Did you know Arctic terns migrate farther than any other animal? Gray whales can swim up to 12,000 miles during their migration journeys and Emperor penguins walk about 125 miles over ice to reach their nesting grounds.Gail Gibbons explores the many reasons why animals migrate, using direct sentences, maps, infographics, and illustrations. Featuring over 30 different species of mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, and fishes, this nonfiction picture book is perfect for aspiring zookeepers and animal-lovers. Fully vetted for accuracy by James Doherty, Curator Emeritus, The New York Zoological Society. This title is part of the Explore the World . . . with Gail Gibbons series, which promotes active learning, good citizenship, and student leadership.
  • Scary Stories for Young Foxes

    Christian McKay Heidicker, Junyi Wu

    Paperback (Square Fish, Aug. 31, 2021)
    Christian McKay Heidicker draws inspiration from Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe for his debut middle-grade novel, a thrilling portrait of survival and an unforgettable tale of friendship. "Into the finest tradition of storytelling steps Christian McKay Heidicker with these highly original, bone-chilling, and ultimately heart-warming stories. All that’s needed is a blazing campfire and a delicious plate of peaches and centipedes.” ―Kathi Appelt, Newbery honoree and National Book Award finalist The haunted season has arrived in the Antler Wood. No fox kit is safe.When Mia and Uly are separated from their litters, they discover a dangerous world full of monsters. In order to find a den to call home, they must venture through field and forest, facing unspeakable things that dwell in the darkness: a zombie who hungers for their flesh, a witch who tries to steal their skins, a ghost who hunts them through the snow . . . and other things too scary to mention. Featuring eight interconnected stories and sixteen hauntingly beautiful illustrations, Scary Stories for Young Foxes contains the kinds of adventures and thrills you love to listen to beside a campfire in the dark of night. Fans of Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Auxier, and R. L. Stine have found their next favorite book.
  • When We Were Very Young

    A. A. Milne, Ernest H Shepard

    Paperback (Dover Publications, Aug. 18, 2021)
    For nearly a century, children and adults alike have delighted in this endearing volume of verse and its whimsical illustrations. Written with simplicity and gentle humor, A. A. Milne's poems recapture the innocence of childhood and the wonder of everyday situations, from putting on boots for a rainy day to birdwatching and gazing at a cloudy sky. Alert readers will recognize the narrator of "Teddy Bear," a poem that originally appeared in Punch magazine in 1924 and marked the debut of Winnie-the-Pooh (here named "Mr. Edward Bear" by the author's son, Christopher Robin Milne). The verses' imaginative rhymes and rhythms make them a joy to read aloud, and Ernest H. Shepard's drawings provide memorable accompaniment.
  • Delinquent

    Julie Bold

    eBook (Swoon Worthy: Teen, Aug. 31, 2021)
    “I can’t think of anything anymore. There is no graduation, no sympathetic looks, no Jenna. There is only Chace.Then there is his brother. Nick.”Fans of Thirteen Reasons Why, If I Stay, Pretty Little Liars, and The Perfectionists will discover heartaching tragedy, devastating loss, dirty little secrets, and scandal in the affluent town of Shadow Bay, Connecticut.Delinquent is a brand new novel, the first book in the intense Grave Secrets series. It’s a story of life-changing love, hope in the face of unspeakable cruelty, and one girl’s incredible bravery.Graduating and getting into The Julliard School is all Brooklyn has ever wanted, even if it’s a long shot.Nothing is possible now. No one can hear her. No one can help her. There are security cameras, but not here. She can’t stop what happens in that room or what happens to Chace…because of her.She must keep this secret. Take it to her grave.
  • In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers: The Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months, and Years after the 9/11 Attacks

    Don Brown

    eBook (Etch/HMH Books for Young Readers, Aug. 10, 2021)
    A graphic novel chronicling the immediate aftermath and rippling effects of one of the most impactful days in modern history: September 11th, 2001. From the Sibert honor and YALSA award-winning creator behind The Unwanted and Drowned City.
  • Sisters of the Wolf

    Patricia Miller-Schroeder

    language (Dundurn, Aug. 24, 2021)
    Sisters of the Wolf is a thrilling adventure of friendship, culture clash, bravery, and survival set in Ice Age Europe. After being separated from their tribes, Keena and Shinoni must learn to survive as they are pursued by a ruthless hunter in a land rumbling with advancing glaciers and teeming with mighty predators.
  • Mercy: The Incredible Story of Henry Bergh, Founder of the ASPCA and Friend to Animals

    Nancy Furstinger, Vincent Desjardins

    Paperback (HMH Books for Young Readers, Aug. 10, 2021)
    Praised as “a dramatic and absorbing account,” this extremely entertaining and meaningful biography follows Henry Bergh, an American pioneer of animal rights and the founder of the ASPCA.Henry Bergh didn’t seem like the kind of man who would speak up for animals. He’d never even had a pet before. But after witnessing horrific animal cruelty in the streets of New York and attending a bullfight in Spain, Bergh knew animals needed a champion to protect them. One hundred fifty years ago, Henry Bergh found his calling—to become an advocate of animal rights, found the ASPCA, and advocate for many animal cruelty prevention laws. Bergh worked hard to protect animals across the country, as “mercy to animals means mercy to mankind.”
  • This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality

    Jo Ann Allen Boyce, Debbie Levy

    Paperback (Bloomsbury Children's Books, Aug. 19, 2021)
    Recipient of a Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor Winner of the 2019 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction A NYPL Top Ten of 2019A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearIn 1956, one year before federal troops escorted the Little Rock 9 into Central High School, fourteen year old Jo Ann Allen was one of twelve African-American students who broke the color barrier and integrated Clinton High School in Tennessee. At first things went smoothly for the Clinton 12, but then outside agitators interfered, pitting the townspeople against one another. Uneasiness turned into anger, and even the Clinton Twelve themselves wondered if the easier thing to do would be to go back to their old school. Jo Ann--clear-eyed, practical, tolerant, and popular among both black and white students---found herself called on as the spokesperson of the group. But what about just being a regular teen? This is the heartbreaking and relatable story of her four months thrust into the national spotlight and as a trailblazer in history. Based on original research and interviews and featuring backmatter with archival materials and notes from the authors on the co-writing process.
  • Quest for the Golden Arrow

    Carrie Jones

    Paperback (Bloomsbury Children's Books, Aug. 3, 2021)
    "A wild and fresh take on fantasy . . . I freaking loved it!" --Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of The Unwanted series, on Time StoppersReturn to the magical town of Aurora in this exhilarating second book in the Time Stoppers series--perfect for fans of Percy Jackson and The Five Kingdoms.Annie is no longer a Nobody--she's a Time Stopper, one of the last humans who can control time. Now, she's found a home in the enchanted town of Aurora alongside all sorts of mystical creatures alongside, and made three best friends in Eva the dwarf, Bloom the last elf, and Jamie, who might be a troll. Then Annie discovers that the wicked Raiff has kidnapped her beloved new guardian. To save her, Annie must win the trust of a riddle-loving dragon and search for a magical bow and arrow. But as Annie and her friends embark on this mission, she learns some shocking secrets about her past--and about Bloom's, too. Can they save the day before the Raiff destroys everything they hold dear?
  • A Daughter of Eve

    Honore de Balzac

    eBook (Sheba Blake Publishing, Aug. 10, 2021)
    A Daughter of Eve is a short novel wriiten by Honore de Balzac. This short novel, part of the Scenes of Private Life section of Honore de Balzac's vast masterpiece The Human Comedy, includes the first appearances of key characters who return later in the series. A Daughter of Eve is a tale in which seemingly innocent peccadilloes soon spiral into an inescapable web of intrigue, fraud, and lust. Honore de Balzac (20 May 1799 – 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus. Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. He is renowned for his multi-faceted characters; even his lesser characters are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human. Inanimate objects are imbued with character as well; the city of Paris, a backdrop for much of his writing, takes on many human qualities. His writing influenced many famous writers, including the novelists Emile Zola, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, Jack Kerouac, and Henry James, filmmakers Akira Kurosawa and Eric Rohmer as well as important philosophers such as Friedrich Engels. Many of Balzac's works have been made into films, and they continue to inspire other writers. An enthusiastic reader and independent thinker as a child, Balzac had trouble adapting to the teaching style of his grammar school. His willful nature caused trouble throughout his life and frustrated his ambitions to succeed in the world of business. When he finished school, Balzac was apprenticed in a law office, but he turned his back on the study of law after wearying of its inhumanity and banal routine.
  • Bug Girl: Fury on the Dance Floor

    Benjamin Harper, Sarah Hines Stephens, Anoosha Syed

    Paperback (Square Fish, Aug. 8, 2021)
    Being a superhero isn’t easy. But surviving a middle school dance? That’s when things get really hard… Amanda Price never dreamed she’d turn into Bug Girl, a hero with the powers of the insect kingdom. She also never dreamed it would be this difficult.Turns out superpowers aren’t much help with Geri, the new bully terrorizing the seventh grade. Or with Emily. She’s supposed to be Amanda’s partner in crime-fighting, but she’s too busy freaking out about the upcoming dance. When a mystery monster appears in town and seventh graders start disappearing, Bug Girl needs Emily's help more than ever. Soon both girls are tangled in a dastardly scheme―and the fate of their school, their town, and their very lives will be decided on the dance floor.An Imprint Book"Told in the third person primarily from Amanda's perspective, the hijinks and variety of comical ne'er-do-wells combine to make a case that envy may be the most venomous evil of all. This entomological adventure celebrates teamwork and girl power." ―Kirkus Reviews
  • Sydney and Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World

    Jacqueline Davies, Deborah Hocking

    (HMH Books for Young Readers, Aug. 3, 2021)
    Best-selling author Jacqueline Davies tells the story of two unlikely friends: Sydney and Taylor, a skunk and a hedgehog who strike out to discover the great unknown, despite how afraid they are of it. Charming illustrations and a laugh-out-loud story make this chapter book perfect for fans of the Mercy Watson and Owl Diaries series. Sydney is a skunk and Taylor is a hedgehog, but no matter how odd the pairing may seem, their friendship comes naturally. They live happily in their cozy burrow . . . until the day Taylor gets his Big Idea to go see the Whole Wide World. From mountains taller than a hundred hedgehogs, valleys wider than a thousand skunks, to the dangers that lie in the human world, Sydney and Taylor wanted to see it all. With a map and a dream, they bravely set off, soon discovering that the world is much bigger than they realized.