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Upton Sinclair

The Jungle: Political Novel

eBook (April 17, 2020)
The Jungle portrays the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities. The book depicts working-class poverty, the lack of social supports, harsh and unpleasant living and working conditions, and a hopelessness among many workers. The primary purpose of the novel in describing the meat industry and its working conditions was to advance socialism in the United States. The main character in the book, Jurgis Rudkus, a Lithuanian immigrant, tries to … More
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Sara Snow

Luna Rising: Book 1 of the Luna Rising Series

eBook (April 17, 2020)
Xavier Blackwood is the man every girl at my college dreams about at night, myself included, but I'd never let anyone know that.


Standing at 6'8 with steel grey eyes, he's a walking dream, but he's also a world-renowned jerk.


Who would have thought that one night, after dragging myself home after doing double shifts at the diner, I'd be jumped by three men...only to have Xavier come to my rescue.


Oh yes, Xavier bloody Blackwood saved my life...but the … More
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Age
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Grade
10-12

ACT

The Official ACT Prep Guide 2020 - 2021,

Paperback (April 21, 2020) , 1 edition

The only guide from the ACT organization, the makers of the exam, with 5 genuine, full-length practice tests in print and online.

The Official ACT Prep Guide 2020-2021 is the only guide from the makers of the exam and it includes actual ACT test forms (taken from past ACT exams). It offers 5 actual ACT tests (all with optional writing tests) so you can practice at your own pace. To help you review, this guide provides detailed explanations for every …

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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Peter Brown

The Wild Robot

Paperback (April 7, 2020) , Reprint edition
Wall-E meets Hatchet in this New York Times bestselling illustrated middle grade novel from Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown

Can a robot survive in the wilderness?

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is all alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes … More
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Homer,

The Odyssey

eBook (April 8, 2020) , 1st Edition

Homer is known to have authored the first known literature of Europe. Homer's epic chronicle of the Greek hero Odysseus’ journey home from the Trojan War has inspired writers from Virgil to James Joyce. Odysseus survives storm and shipwreck, the cave of the Cyclops and the isle of Circe, the lure of the Sirens’ song and a trip to the Underworld, only to find his most difficult challenge at home, where treacherous suitors seek to steal his kingdom and his …

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Diane Alber

A Little SPOT Stays Home: A Story About Viruses And Safe Distancing

Paperback (April 25, 2020)
I had a huge request from parents and teachers to help explain to children what is happening right now: Why do we have to stay home ? What is safe distancing? Why can’t we see our friends? How can we stay safe? So I decided to create a story that is easy to understand and provides education, gratitude, and hope. It empowers young children, to take action and helps them to understand viruses and why remaining home and safe distancing … More
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Homer Homer

The Odyssey

eBook (April 28, 2020)
Widely regarded as one of the finest works of literature in the Western canon, Homer's Odyssey is a masterpiece of classical epic poetry. The tale follows the travels of the Greek hero Odysseus as he strives to return to his homeland after waging battle in the Trojan War. Long presumed dead after a 20-year absence, Odysseus finally returns to his native Ithaca and is forced to fight to resume his long-lost life and save his family from ruin. The Odyssey … More
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Age
4-8
Grade
PK-3

Caron Levis, Charles Santoso

This Way, Charlie

Hardcover (April 21, 2020)
From the award-winning team behind Ida, Always comes a story about a friendship that grows between a blind horse and a gruff goat

All the animals at the Open Bud Ranch can see that Jack likes keeping his space to himself. But when Charlie arrives, he doesn’t see Jack at all. He’s still getting used to seeing out of only one of his eyes.
The two get off to a bumpy start. At first, Jack is anxious and distrustful. But … More
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Belle Harper

Twice Bitten

language (April 30, 2020)
For seventeen years Alexis “Lexi” Turner has been running. From foster homes, creeps on the street and the law.

Lexi is a survivor, she has spent her whole life moving from one abusive foster home to the next, until she decided to take charge of her own life. Living in abandoned buildings, couch surfing and working at a strip clubs are huge improvement on what she had before.

All she needs is enough money to feed herself, finish high school … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Beverly Cleary, Jacqueline Rogers

The Ramona Collection, Vol. 1: Beezus and Ramona / Ramona the Pest / Ramona the Brave / Ramona and Her Father

Paperback (April 28, 2020) , 33896th edition

Four beloved Ramona books in one fun box!

The appeal of Beverly Cleary’s stories about the wonderful, blunderful Ramona Quimby has never faded. Each new generation feels connected to Ramona’s unique way of looking at the world as she tries to adjust to new teachers, feels jealous about Susan's curls, and is secretly pleased by Yard Ape's teasing.

The scrapes she gets herself into—like wearing pajamas to school or accidentally making egg yolk shampoo—are funny and heartwarming, and sometimes embarrassing. …

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Nicole Marsh

The Con

language (April 30, 2020)
I agreed to a shady deal with my neighbor because I was absolutely desperate. It was a bargain connived to change my trajectory in life and provide me with an opportunity to make something of myself. I broke the whole idea down into five easy steps…

Step one: Get close to Collin Franzen.
Step two: Snoop through his parent’s house and find where they keep their valuables.
Step three: Report back to Derek, my criminally-inclined neighbor.
Step four: Split the … More
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Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls: A Novel

Paperback (April 7, 2020)
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and The Signature of All Things, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don't have to be a good girl to be a good person.

"A spellbinding novel about love, freedom, and finding your own happiness." - PopSugar

"Intimate and richly sensual, razzle-dazzle with a hint of danger." -USA Today

"Pairs …
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