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Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Stephanie Warren Drimmer

Animal Showdown: Round Three: Surprising Animal Matchups with Surprising Results

Library Binding (Aug. 4, 2020)
Jump into the ring to see which creatures earn their stripes in head-to-head matchups. Who will be crowned the next champion?Wolverines and weasels battle it out for nastiest reputation. Chameleons and cuttlefish vie for the most colorful crown. Scorpions and jellyfish make their case as the venom victor. But wait till you get the 360-degree lowdown on these awesome animals before you pick your winner--you might be surprised by who comes out on top! Stats, fun facts, photos, and in-depth … More
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Age
8-12
Grade
3-4

Emily Ley

Grace, Not Perfection for Young Readers: Believing You're Enough in a World of Impossible Expectations

Hardcover (Aug. 11, 2020)

As she grows up in a generation that is busier and more distracted than ever, your tween girl will love the fun vibe and practical ideas in Grace, Not Perfection for Young Readers by bestselling author, creator of the Simplified Planner, and organizational expert Emily Ley.

Today's fast-paced, technology-driven society affects all ages, but it's taking its biggest toll on our kids. Does your middle grader feel compelled to participate in a ton of activities, be an excellent student, take …

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J*
Age
-
Grade
PK+

Ruth Spiro, Irene Chan

Baby Loves the Five Senses: Taste!

Board book (Aug. 18, 2020)
Big, brainy science for the littlest listeners.Accurate enough for experts, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book explores the science of taste. Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby's sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two as well. More
S*
Age
7-10
Grade
2-5

DK

LEGO Halloween Ideas

Hardcover (Aug. 4, 2020)
This fun collection of spooky LEGO Halloween decorations, tricks, and ghoulish games provides inspiration for models that the reader can build with their LEGO collection over the Halloween season and beyond.Prepare for the Halloween season with this LEGO® build book that comes with more than 50 building ideas! Packed full of original, inspirational build ideas for LEGO® Halloween monsters, creepy decorations, and ghoulish games, LEGO® Halloween Ideas is perfect for LEGO fans and for those who love Halloween! Building ideas … More
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Jenn Bennett

The Lady Rogue

Paperback (Aug. 4, 2020) , Reprint edition
“A swashbuckling adventure.” —Booklist “A rollicking Indiana Jones flick with a female lead.” —BCCB The Last Magician meets A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue in this thrilling, “breathless” (Kirkus Reviews) tale filled with magic and set in the mysterious Carpathian Mountains where a girl must hunt down Vlad the Impaler’s cursed ring in order to save her father.Some legends never die… Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his … More
Z+*
Age
12+
Grade
7+

Brandy Colbert

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

Paperback (Aug. 18, 2020)
From Stonewall Award winner Brandy Colbert comes a novel about first love and family that will stay with you long after turning the last page -- now in paperback! Dove "Birdie" Randolph works hard to be the perfect daughter and follow the path her parents have laid out for her: She quit playing her beloved soccer, she keeps her nose buried in textbooks, and she's on track to finish high school at the top of her class. But then Birdie … More
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Lauren Marx

Sacred Decay: The Art of Lauren Marx

Hardcover (Aug. 11, 2020)
Fungus blooms and dies, bones weather, and moths form halos around dismembered animals in this darkly exquisite collection from acclaimed artist Lauren Marx.With an impressive eye for detail, Marx brings her uncanny subjects to life - or death - with awe-inspiring texture and intensity. Birds, beasts, fish, plants, and more blossom radiantly on the page in their cycle of birth and destruction. Celebrated artist Lauren Marx's first collection highlights work from her latest gallery show and more, with over 120 … More
W*
Age
8-12
Grade
3-7

Preeti Chhibber, James Lancett

Orientation

Hardcover (Aug. 4, 2020)
A diverse cast of characters-Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel), Miles Morales (Spider-Man), and Doreen Green (Squirrel Girl)-team up in their first-ever illustrated middle-grade series about ordinary kids with extraordinary powers!Kamala Khan was an average middle school kid. That is, until a cloud called a Terrigen Mist swept through the New Jersey waterfront and activated her super powers! After taking on the persona of Ms. Marvel, she's been fighting crime in Jersey City, and has caught the eye of some pretty well-established … More
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Kristina Perez

Bright Raven Skies

Hardcover (Aug. 25, 2020)

Bright Raven Skies is the thrilling conclusion to the lush and heart-wrenching romantic fantasy trilogy about ancient magic, warring families, and star-crossed lovers by Kristina Pérez.

To save the kingdom, Branwen embraced the darkest aspects of her magic. But she may have lost herself––and the two people she loves most.

Tristan and Eseult are missing. As Branwen searches for them, she must hide the truth surrounding their disappearance from both the king and her lover. Above all, she must find …

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Dojyomaru, Fuyuyuki

How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

Paperback (Aug. 11, 2020)

Summoned to another world to slay the mighty beast...of governance!When the aggressively pragmatic Kazuya Souma is summoned to another world as a hero, he’s not given a quest, he’s given a kingdom to rule. On top of that, he’s betrothed to the previous king’s daughter! To get the country back in order, Souma gathers a group of gifted individuals to his side. Will their impressive talents and his own knack for logistics be enough to get the country on its …

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Z+*
Age
12+
Grade
7-9

Erin A. Craig

House of Salt and Sorrows

Paperback (Aug. 4, 2020)
"Step inside a fairy tale."--Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of CaravalGet swept away by the New York Times bestseller that Melissa Albert, author of The Hazel Wood, calls "eerie" and "lovely." As one by one her beautiful sisters mysteriously die on their isolated island estate, Annaleigh must unravel the curse that haunts her family. Be careful who you dance with...In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor with her … More
O*
Age
6-8
Grade
1-3

Anna Staniszewski, Macky Pamintuan

The Snoring Princess: A Branches Book

Paperback (Aug. 4, 2020)
Kara and Zed are on an adventure to awaken a sleepwalking princess, in this twisted fairy tale series from Anna Staniszewski! Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Kara and Zed have a new mystery to solve! Princess Rosa's palace has been … More
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