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  • Yolk

    Mary H. K. Choi

    eBook (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, March 2, 2021)
    From New York Times bestselling author Mary H.K. Choi comes a funny and emotional story about two estranged sisters and how far they’ll go to save one of their lives—even if it means swapping identities.Jayne and June Baek are nothing alike. June’s three years older, a classic first-born, know-it-all narc with a problematic finance job and an equally soulless apartment (according to Jayne). Jayne is an emotionally stunted, self-obsessed basket case who lives in squalor, has egregious taste in men, and needs to get to class and stop wasting Mom and Dad’s money (if you ask June). Once thick as thieves, these sisters who moved from Seoul to San Antonio to New York together now don’t want anything to do with each other. That is, until June gets cancer. And Jayne becomes the only who can help her. Flung together by circumstance, housing woes, and family secrets, will the sisters learn more about each other than they’re willing to confront? And what if while helping June, Jayne has to confront the fact that maybe she’s sick, too?
  • Standing on Her Shoulders

    Monica Clark-Robinson, Laura Freeman

    Hardcover (Orchard Books, March 2, 2021)
    A stunning love letter to the important women who shape us -- from our own mothers and grandmothers to the legends who paved the way for girls and women everywhere.Standing on Her Shoulders is a celebration of the strong women who influence us -- from our mothers, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers to the women who fought for equality and acceptance in the United States.Monica Clark-Robinson's lyrical text encourages young girls to learn about the powerful and trailblazing women who laid the path for their own lives and empowers them to become role models themselves. Acclaimed illustrator Laura Freeman's remarkable art showcases a loving intergenerational family and encourages girls to find female heroes in their own lives.Standing on Her Shoulders will inspire girls of all ages to follow in the footsteps of these amazing women.
  • The Enchanted Crown: A Sleeping Beauty Retelling

    Bethany Atazadeh

    language (Grace House Press, March 23, 2021)
    Arie is now the Queen of Hodafez. Alone. Gift-less. Unwanted. The pain from her Severance is suffocating. Struggling to find the will to go on, all that keeps Arie going is knowing her people need her protection. The Queen of Jinn is readying her attack. Rena gave away the one item that could’ve given them leverage. Her newfound selflessness is put to the test as the human kingdom’s need the help of the Mere more than ever. Nesrin doesn’t know that anyone is looking for the prince of Jinn. She’s quickly learning how little she knows about him. Will she discover that she holds the answer everyone is looking for before it’s too late? The Enchanted Crown is a loose “Sleeping Beauty” retelling. Set in a world that humans share with mermaids, dragons, and the elusive Jinn, this is not the fairytale you remember…
  • Treemendous: Diary of a Not Yet Mighty Oak

    Bridget Heos, Mike Ciccotello

    Hardcover (Crown Books for Young Readers, March 9, 2021)
    This adorable picture book illustrates the life of a tiny acorn growing up to be a tall oak tree. A wonderful introduction to nonfiction for curious, nature-loving kids!Hello, world! This little acorn is so excited to grow!Told in the diary entries of an acorn, this picture book follows a young acorn and its long life as an oak tree, from being buried by a squirrel to towering over other trees. The text communicates the basic science simply and with humor, and the illustrations up the fun factor! Parents will love the sweet story and charming illustrations, and teachers and librarians will love the extra resources at the back.
  • Ben Braver and the Vortex of Doom

    Marcus Emerson

    Paperback (Square Fish, March 2, 2021)
    An ordinary kid like Ben Braver is no match for a band of super villains, but he may be humanity's only hope in Marcus Emerson's Ben Braver and the Vortex of Doom.The world will never be the same . . . When the baddest of bad guys threatens the world with a giant black hole, Ben Braver is the only one who can stop it. Ready or not, he's about to learn what it really means to be a hero. The Ben Braver series is “a crazy fun ride―action packed and loaded with laughs!” says Max Brallier, author of the New York Times–bestselling series The Last Kids on Earth.
  • Fans in the Stands

    Alex Morgan

    (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, March 30, 2021)
    From FIFA World Cup Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and bestselling author Alex Morgan comes the twelfth and final book in an empowering and fun-filled middle grade series about soccer and friendship.Devin can’t believe it when her crush says the girls aren’t as good as his boys’ soccer team. Determined to prove him wrong, she challenges him to see which team can draw the most fans to their game. At first, Devin loves scheming with her teammates and coming up with ways to fill their stands. But then the hijinks start taking everyone’s concentration away from the upcoming championship. Can the two teams stop their feuding long enough to get their heads back in the game?
  • The Light in Me Sees the Light in You

    Lori Nichols

    Hardcover (Nancy Paulsen Books, March 16, 2021)
    The creator of the beloved Maple books pays tribute to the power of friendship and the bonds that endure after the loss of a loved one.Something magical happens when a little girl encounters a small red bird--the two instantly see eye-to-eye, and see that there is something in each other that transcends time and space. They become fast friends and connect over their love of listening to the wind, looking at clouds, splashing in puddles, and eating snacks. But the bird can fly, so the girl pretends she can too. Then one day the bird is gone and life isn't the same. The girl is lonely, but the bird visits her in her dreams and she is comforted as they fly together; then as the days pass, the wind, the clouds, and the rain all help her remember her friend and feel the spark of her friend's light still shining within herself.
  • My Last Summer with Cass

    Mark Crilley

    eBook (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, March 16, 2021)
    THIS ONE SUMMER meets THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN in this poignant coming-of-age YA graphic novel about two childhood friends at a crossroads in their lives and in their art from the author of Mastering Manga. Megan and Cass grew up joined at the brush. Every year, their families vacationed together in Michigan, where the girls relaxed by the lake and created art - from scribbles as toddlers to sophisticated portraits in their teenage years. Megan was always cautious, and Cass was always rebellious. But together, each summer, they grew as artists and friends. The summer after her junior year of high school, Megan arranges to stay with Cass and her mother at their apartment in New York City. Suddenly Megan's world explodes into color. The girls begin collaborating on a piece that pushes both of their artistic boundaries, one that will be showcased in a local gallery show. But when a secret comes to light and one of them crosses a line, will their friendship be able to survive?
  • She's Too Pretty to Burn

    Wendy Heard

    eBook (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), March 30, 2021)
    An electric romance set against a rebel art scene sparks lethal danger for two girls in She's Too Pretty to Burn, an expertly plotted YA thriller by Wendy Heard.The summer is winding down in San Diego. Veronica is bored, caustically charismatic, and uninspired in her photography. Nico is insatiable, subversive, and obsessed with chaotic performance art. They’re artists first, best friends second. But that was before Mick. Delicate, lonely, magnetic Mick: the perfect subject, and Veronica’s dream girl. The days are long and hot—full of adventure—and soon they are falling in love. Falling so hard, they never imagine what comes next. One fire. Two murders. Three drowning bodies. One suspect . . . one stalker. This is a summer they won’t survive.Inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray, this sexy psychological thriller explores the intersections of love, art, danger, and power.Christy Ottaviano Books
  • The Last Resort Oasis

    Geronimo Stilton

    (Scholastic Paperbacks, March 2, 2021)
    When you're with Geronimo Stilton, it's always a fabumouse adventure!Geronimo takes a vacation to the Camel Oasis!
  • Secrets of the Sea: The Story of Jeanne Power, Revolutionary Marine Scientist

    Evan Griffith, Joanie Stone

    Hardcover (Clarion Books, March 9, 2021)
    The curiosity, drive, and perseverance of the nineteenth-century woman scientist who pioneered the use of aquariums to study ocean life are celebrated in this gorgeous, empowering picture book.
  • The Perfect Lie

    Scarlett Haven

    language (, March 26, 2021)
    Blurb is coming soon!The Perfect Lie is book 3 in the Spy Academy: The Royals Series.This is a complete, full length, 80k+ word novel. While there are lots of guys in this story, it is NOT RH. It is a slow burn, fast paced, action packed, clean, YA, mystery, spy romance.Other books in this series:The Unwanted Spy (Book 1)The Cruel World (Book 2—coming soon!)The Perfect Lie (Book 3—coming soon!)The High Life (Book 4—coming soon!)The Ugly Truth (Book 5—coming soon!)More series in this world:Spy Academy: The RoyalsWest Raven AcademyEast Raven AcademyAfter SpyThe Princess of Spy SchoolBayside AcademyNew Hope Academy