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  • Sweet & Bitter Magic

    Adrienne Tooley

    Hardcover (Margaret K. McElderry Books, March 9, 2021)
    In this charming debut fantasy perfect for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and Girls of Paper and Fire, a witch cursed to never love meets a girl hiding her own dangerous magic, and the two strike a dangerous bargain to save their queendom.Tamsin is the most powerful witch of her generation. But after committing the worst magical sin, she’s exiled by the ruling Coven and cursed with the inability to love. The only way she can get those feelings back—even for just a little while—is to steal love from others. Wren is a source—a rare kind of person who is made of magic, despite being unable to use it herself. Sources are required to train with the Coven as soon as they discover their abilities, but Wren—the only caretaker to her ailing father—has spent her life hiding her secret. When a magical plague ravages the queendom, Wren’s father falls victim. To save him, Wren proposes a bargain: if Tamsin will help her catch the dark witch responsible for creating the plague, then Wren will give Tamsin her love for her father. Of course, love bargains are a tricky thing, and these two have a long, perilous journey ahead of them—that is, if they don't kill each other first..
  • These Unlucky Stars

    Gillian McDunn

    Hardcover (Bloomsbury Children's Books, March 2, 2021)
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  • Girls with Rebel Souls

    Suzanne Young

    Hardcover (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, March 23, 2021)
    The girls make their final stand in this third and final novel in the thrilling, subversive near-future series from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young about a girls-only private school that is far more than it appears to be.Never underestimate a girl with a rebel soul…
  • Noodleheads Fortress of Doom

    Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton, Mitch Weiss

    Paperback (Holiday House, March 9, 2021)
    Mac and Mac may be noodles with empty heads, but they have big ideas: building a fortress! This vibrantly colorful graphic novel for easy readers hits the nail on the head with comedy.The Noodlehead brothers are back from the library with a joke book, a fantasy novel, and a dream: to build their very own Fortress of Doom. If they can stop bickering for long enough. And if they can defend it from their wily friend Meatball. Jump right in with this fourth title in an easy-to-read graphic novel series about more than two hollow pastas trying to have fun. Award-winning storytellers Mitch Weiss and Martha Hamilton join Tedd Arnold, author of the Fly Guy series, to create a masterpiece of hilarity. This easy-to-read series, including the Geisel Honor book Noodleheads See the Future, is an accessible introduction to stories of fools, and a great next read for fans of the Fly Guy books.With short, funny chapters full of wordplay, jokes, and slapstick humor, the Noodleheads series is sure to delight. Based on traditional world folktales and stories of fools, the Noodleheads also encourage critical thinking, inviting kids to use their noodles- spotting the holes in the brothers' grand plans, and anticipating how things will go awry.An ILA-CBC Children's Choice!
  • Lost in the Never Woods

    Aiden Thomas

    Hardcover (Swoon Reads, March 23, 2021)
    When children start to go missing in the local woods, a teen girl must face her fears and a past she can't remember to rescue them in this atmospheric YA novel, Lost in the Never Woods from the author of Cemetery Boys.It’s been five years since Wendy and her two brothers went missing in the woods, but when the town’s children start to disappear, the questions surrounding her brothers’ mysterious circumstances are brought back into the light. Attempting to flee her past, Wendy almost runs over an unconscious boy lying in the middle of the road...Peter, a boy she thought lived only in her stories, asks for Wendy’s help to rescue the missing kids. But, in order to find them, Wendy must confront what’s waiting for her in the woods.Praise for Aiden Thomas and Cemetery Boys: “This stunning debut novel from Thomas is detailed, heart-rending, and immensely romantic.” ―Mark Oshiro, author of Anger is a Gift“Aiden Thomas masterfully weaves a tale of family, friendships, and love in a heartwarming adventure full of affirmation and being your best self." ― C.B. Lee, author of Not Your Sidekick
  • Alan Turing and the Power of Curiosity

    Karla Valenti, Annalisa Beghelli, Micaela Crespo Quesada Dr.

    Hardcover (Sourcebooks Explore, March 1, 2021)
    Meet Alan Turing. Famous mathematician, cryptographer, and...superhero!This next book in the My Super Science Heroes series shares the amazing story of Alan Turing and how he used his astonishing superpower of curiosity to overcome obstacles and solve problems. This series is scientifically vetted and promoted by the Marie Curie Alumni Association, which promotes the worldwide advancement of knowledge.One sunny day in June 1912, a new super science hero was born. He hadn't figured out he was a super science hero; though everyone else around him was pretty sure about this early on. His name was Alan Turing.Super Evil Nemesis decides to call on his minion Ms. Deception to confound and confuse Alan―but because Alan likes working on puzzles, he's not easy to defeat...The minion in this book will speak in code (which will read like nonsense). As the story progresses, Alan will crack the code on Ms. D's enigma machine and be able to decipher her speech, which is how he befriends her. At the end of the book, we will provide a decryption key that allows the children to decipher what the minion is saying in earlier pages.This is the AMAZING (mostly) true story of how Alan Turing had a superpower that helped him become a successful scientist. But, of course, the super power is really something we all have inside of us.
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  • Perfect on Paper: A Novel

    Sophie Gonzales

    eBook (Wednesday Books, March 9, 2021)
    "Perfectly wonderful.” —Becky Albertalli, New York Times–bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda In Sophie Gonzales' Perfect on Paper, Leah on the Offbeat meets To All the Boys I've Loved Before: a bisexual girl who gives anonymous love advice to her classmates is hired by the hot guy to help him get his ex backHer advice, spot on. Her love life, way off.Darcy Phillips:• Can give you the solution to any of your relationship woes—for a fee.• Uses her power for good. Most of the time.• Really cannot stand Alexander Brougham.• Has maybe not the best judgement when it comes to her best friend, Brooke…who is in love with someone else.• Does not appreciate being blackmailed.However, when Brougham catches her in the act of collecting letters from locker 89—out of which she’s been running her questionably legal, anonymous relationship advice service—that’s exactly what happens. In exchange for keeping her secret, Darcy begrudgingly agrees to become his personal dating coach—at a generous hourly rate, at least. The goal? To help him win his ex-girlfriend back.Darcy has a good reason to keep her identity secret. If word gets out that she’s behind the locker, some things she's not proud of will come to light, and there’s a good chance Brooke will never speak to her again.Okay, so all she has to do is help an entitled, bratty, (annoyingly hot) guy win over a girl who’s already fallen for him once? What could go wrong?
  • Cuphead Volume 2: Cartoon Chronicles & Calamities

    Zack Keller, Shawn Dickinson

    Paperback (Dark Horse Books, March 2, 2021)
    Our plucky heroes return in this brand-new collection of adventures starring Cuphead, Mugman, and now Ms. Chalice!The trio can't seem to catch a break as they find themselves in a plethora of peculiar positions and side stories in the all-cartoon magical wonderworld of the Inkwell Isles! This original graphic novel features fresh new tales, all authentically drawn to match the glorious, award-winning vintage animation style of Cuphead!Don't pass up this chance to see Cuphead, Mugman, and Ms. Chalice in their second collection of adventures wonderfully realized by the returning team of writer Zack Keller and artist Shawn Dickinson!
  • Two Can Keep a Secret

    Karen M. McManus

    Paperback (Ember, March 2, 2021)
    "When it comes to YA suspense, Karen M. McManus is in a league of her own. Fresh off her best-selling breakout One of Us Is Lying . . . the author has returned with a juicy second novel. It's even better than what came before." --EWThe "must-read YA thriller" (Bustle) from #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying!Echo Ridge is small-town America. Ellery's never been there, but she's heard all about it. Her aunt went missing there at age seventeen. And only five years ago, a homecoming queen put the town on the map when she was killed. Now Ellery has to move there to live with a grandmother she barely knows.The town is picture-perfect, but it's hiding secrets. And before school even begins for Ellery, someone has declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing.Ellery knows all about secrets. Her mother has them; her grandmother does too. And the longer she's in Echo Ridge, the clearer it becomes that everyone there is hiding something. The thing is, secrets are dangerous--and most people aren't good at keeping them. Which is why in Echo Ridge, it's safest to keep your secrets to yourself.2 STARRED REVIEWS!Praise for Karen M. McManus's One of Us Is LyingA New York Times BestsellerAn EW.com Best YA Book of the Year A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year A Popcrush Best Young Adult Book of the Year "Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club....so make room for One of Us Is Lying in your bags, because this is one carry-on you won't want to put down." --EW.com"A whodunit with a Breakfast Club twist...following four unique voices on a chase to find the killer, this one will keep you guessing until the very, very end." --Popcrush"This is no ordinary whodunit...surprising and relevant."--USA Today
  • This Light Between Us: A Novel of World War II

    Andrew Fukuda

    Paperback (Tor Teen, March 9, 2021)
    For readers of The Librarian Of Auschwitz, This Light Between Us is a powerfully affecting story of World War II about the unlikeliest of pen pals―a Japanese American boy and a French Jewish girl―as they fight to maintain hope in a time of war.“I remember visiting Manzanar and standing in the windswept plains where over ten thousand internees were once imprisoned, their voices cut off. I remember how much I wanted to write a story that did right by them. Hopefully this book delivers.”―Andrew FukudaIn 1935, ten-year-old Alex Maki from Bainbridge Island, Washington is disgusted when he’s forced to become pen pals with Charlie Lévy of Paris, France―a girl. He thought she was a boy. In spite of Alex’s reluctance, their letters continue to fly across the Atlantic―and along with them, the shared hopes and dreams of friendship. Until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the growing Nazi persecution of Jews force them to confront the darkest aspects of human nature. From the desolation of an internment camp on the plains of Manzanar to the horrors of Auschwitz and the devastation of European battlefields, the only thing they can hold onto are the memories of their letters. But nothing can dispel the light between them.
  • A Queen of Gilded Horns

    Amanda Joy

    Hardcover (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, March 16, 2021)
    In this sequel to A River of Royal Blood, Eva and Isa must find a way to work together if they want to save their kingdom in the thrilling conclusion to this royal fantasy duology.On the run and desperate for answers, Eva and her friends have fled Ternain. With them they have brought captive Isa who is chained and magicked to prevent her from making trouble. Their lives bonded after the Entwining ceremony, each sister's life is now in the other's hand. Having fled to the northern part of the Arym Plain, Eva hopes she might find her father's family and learn more of his plan to unite the country. However, the welcome she receives at her father's ancestral home puts her at death's door, and leaves more questions than answers. Without Baccha to guide and train her magick, Eva must find a way not only to survive her own metamorphosis, but to unite all the people of Myre, including her sister, before it is too late.
  • Tow Truck Joe

    June Sobel, Patrick Corrigan

    Board book (HMH Books for Young Readers, March 30, 2021)
    Joe the Tow and his pup, Patch, are on the go—and always there for a car or truck in need—in this rhyming board book sure to appeal to fans of Little Blue Truck and Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site!One for all! All for one! We can fix it! Let’s have fun! Welcome to Drivedale, a busy little town full of cars and trucks to meet! Joe the Tow and Patch the Pup are there twenty-four hours a day to help friends in need and keep everyone rolling along smoothly. When a cookie-crumbling fender-bender brings traffic to a halt, Joe knows just how to turn the sticky situation into a delicious solution: by working together!
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