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  • The Serpent's Curse

    Lisa Maxwell

    Hardcover (Margaret K. McElderry Books, April 13, 2021)
    Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows meets Alexandra Bracken’s Passenger in this spellbinding conclusion the “vivid and compelling” (BCCB), New York Times bestselling Last Magician series.Evade the Serpent. Heed the Curse. Rewrite the Present. Esta isn’t a stranger to high-stakes heists. She’s a seasoned thief who has no reservations about using her affinity for time to give her an edge, and she’s trained her whole life for one mission: travel back to 1902 New York, steal the ancient Book of Mysteries, and use its power to destroy the Brink and free the Mageus from the Order’s control. But the Book held a danger that no one anticipated—Seshat, an angry goddess was trapped within its pages. Now that terrible power lives within Harte, and if given the chance, Seshat will use Esta to destroy the world and take her revenge. Only Esta and Harte stand in her way. Yet in their search to recover the elemental stones needed to bind Seshat’s power, Esta and Harte have found themselves stranded in time with a continent between them. As Esta fights to get back to Harte, the Order is no longer the only obstacle standing in her way. Saving Harte—and magic itself—will put even Esta’s skills to the test. And all the while, another danger grows, one more terrible than both Seshat and the Order combined...
  • Disney Princess: Beyond the Extraordinary

    Amy Mebberson

    Paperback (Dark Horse Books, April 20, 2021)
    Short comics stories filled with fun and cheer in the different lives of all the Disney Princesses!Come along with the Princesses as they navigate a variety of situations to bring you laughter and delight. There's never a shortage of royal duties for Cinderella to tend to, even the tiniest of friends can use her expertise. Rapunzel's blunder becomes everyone else's reward when she tries cooking a new recipe. And Moana's got a thing or two to say about how the coconut puts the super in superfruit. The Disney Princesses are here to teach, inspire, and entertain with their spirited antics and deeds!This collection of short comic stories by Amy Mebberson (Disney Princess Comic Strips, My Little Pony) is formatted in portrait orientation and includes a few never-before-published stories!
  • Big, Bold, and Beautiful: Owning the Woman God Made You to Be

    Kierra Sheard

    eBook (Zonderkidz, April 13, 2021)
    In this immersive and inspirational book for teens, Grammy Award-nominated singer Kierra Sheard shares her hard-won advice on body positivity, spiritual self-care, goal setting, finding your joy, and living boldly in faith, empowering you to grab the life you’re meant to lead.Every one of us was born to make a difference. But do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the things the world prioritizes, thinking you don’t match up or you don’t fit into the mold? Or do you wish you had a more supportive family, or positive role models, or access to the things you need emotionally and spiritually to keep going? Kierra Sheard sees you and will teach you how to:Identify your goals, talents, and gifts so you can survive and thriveDeal with societal expectations and focus on what really mattersTruly love yourself and find out who you really are as an individualLive your faith loud and proudInside Big, Bold, and Beautiful you’ll find:Short and easy-to-read chapters with deep advice for teens and young women on navigating life, and insightful questions to help you find your pathIllustrated feature pages containing stand-alone graphics that highlight key topics for easy reference when you need a boostAn ideal gift for those who need encouragement, as well as graduates getting ready for a new phase
  • Gilded Serpent

    Danielle L. Jensen

    Hardcover (Tor Teen, April 27, 2021)
    From bestselling author Danielle L. Jensen comes a thrilling new novel in the Dark Shores world, a series that Sarah J. Maas called "everything I look for in a fantasy novel."THEIR BATTLES ENDED IN VICTORYLydia returns to Mudaire to enter training at the healing temple. But instead of fighting to save lives, she’s convinced she is doing more harm than good. She delves into the history of the gods only to discover a truth that will change her life forever.His birthright as commander of the Royal Army is finally in his grasp, but Killian feels anything but victorious. Burdened by his past, he embraces the darker side of his mark―and in doing so, risks starting a war.BUT THE WAR HAS ONLY JUST BEGUNHaving defeated the tyrant Urcon, Marcus struggles to form a lasting alliance with the Arinoquians. But he is plagued by the knowledge that there is a traitor among his friends, and it could cost him everything that he’s fought for.Torn between her growing allegiance to the Thirty-Seventh legion and her need to liberate her people, Teriana finds herself mired in a web of secrets. She embarks upon a path that will either save everyone she loves―or put them all in their graves.Readers may read either Dark Shores or Dark Skies first! Suggested series reading order:1. Dark Skies or Dark Shores2. Dark Shores or Dark Skies3. Gilded Serpent
  • She Drives Me Crazy

    Kelly Quindlen

    eBook (Roaring Brook Press, April 20, 2021)
    High school nemeses fall in love in Kelly Quindlen's She Drives Me Crazy, a queer YA rom com perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Casey McQuisten…
  • The Gilded Girl

    Alyssa Colman

    (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), April 6, 2021)
    Heartfelt, fast-paced, and utterly absorbing, The Gilded Girl is Alyssa Colman’s sparkling debut novel about determination, spirit, and the magic of friendship.Any child can spark magic, but only the elite are allowed to kindle it. Those denied access to the secrets of the kindling ritual will see their magic snuffed out before their thirteenth birthday.In 1906 New York City, Miss Posterity’s Academy for Practical Magic is the best kindling school―and wealthy twelve-year-old Emma Harris is accustomed to the best. But when her father dies, leaving her penniless, Emma is reduced to working off her debts to Miss Posterity alongside Izzy, a headstrong servant girl who refuses to let her magic be snuffed out, even if society dictates she must. Emma and Izzy reluctantly form a pact: If Izzy teaches Emma how to survive as a servant, Emma will reveal to Izzy what she knows about magic. Along the way, they encounter shy libraries, quizzes that literally pop, and talking cats (that is, house dragons). But when another student’s kindling goes horribly wrong, Emma, Izzy, and their unexpected new friends embark on a journey to keep magic in the right hands . . . or else there’s a risk it will be snuffed out forever.
  • Freeze, Flee, Fight, or Friend?

    Sharena Walker, Laurah Grijalva

    language (Karol Kay Books, April 4, 2021)
    Coral comes across animals while on her trip to the mountains with her family. Does she Freeze, Flee, Fight, or make a Friend when she encounters them? Find out in this clever adventure that Coral experiences with her trusted companions, Rover the floppy doll, and Molly the mop. This fictional book is influenced by real world recommendations found online, reference books, and general knowledge. We are hoping that you use this book as a conversation opener to discuss with your child what he or she can do when encountering wild, or mysterious animals. or other dangers. This is the 1st edition.
  • In Deeper Waters

    F.T. Lukens

    Hardcover (Margaret K. McElderry Books, April 20, 2021)
    A young prince must rely on a mysterious stranger to save him when he is kidnapped during his coming-of-age tour in this swoony adventure that is The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Pirates of the Caribbean.Prince Tal has long awaited his coming-of-age tour. After spending most of his life cloistered behind palace walls as he learns to keep his forbidden magic secret, he can finally see his family’s kingdom for the first time. His first taste of adventure comes just two days into the journey, when their crew discovers a mysterious prisoner on a burning derelict vessel. Tasked with watching over the prisoner, Tal is surprised to feel an intense connection with the roguish Athlen. So when Athlen leaps overboard and disappears, Tal feels responsible and heartbroken, knowing Athlen could not have survived in the open ocean. That is, until Tal runs into Athlen days later on dry land, very much alive, and as charming—and secretive—as ever. But before they can pursue anything further, Tal is kidnapped by pirates and held ransom in a plot to reveal his rumored powers and instigate a war. Tal must escape if he hopes to save his family and the kingdom. And Athlen might just be his only hope…
  • Freddie Ramos Gets a Sidekick

    Jacqueline Jules, Keiron Ward

    Paperback (Albert Whitman & Company, April 1, 2021)
    Freddie is trying to make his first invention! But he gets frustrated when his first attempt fails. As Freddie zooms around Starwood Park to feel better, he notices holes in the doors and fence. Who is responsible for making the holes? Freddie wants to find the culprit, but when he gets injured and can't use his Zapato Power, who will look after Starwood Park?
  • Wicked Things

    John Allison, Max Sarin

    Paperback (BOOM! Box, April 20, 2021)
    The Eisner Award winning team of John Allison and Max Sarin return to the world of Giant Days for a new series about everyone’s favorite child detective; Charlotte Grote.NO GOOD DEED GOES UNHIRED The Eisner Award winning team of John Allison and Max Sarin return to the world of Giant Days for a new series about everyone’s favorite child detective; Charlotte Grote. Nineteen year old Charlotte Grote has her whole life ahead of her; headed straight to Oxford and a future as a real detective—until she’s framed for murder! Given the choice between going to jail basically forever or joining the police, Lottie decides to hit the beat, all while trying to find the real murderer. Lottie may have been running rings about the police since her 9th birthday, but she’s never been on this side of the security tape. Could the future of law enforcement be 5’2” with an extremely strong bangs game? Yes. Very yes. Collects Wicked Things #1-6.
  • A Dusty Donkey Detour

    Mike Nawrocki, Luke SĂ©guin-Magee

    Paperback (Tyndale Kids, April 6, 2021)
    Merle and Pearl meet . . . a talking donkey?Merle and Pearl are still in the clutches of their squirrelnapper. The Gomez family, along with Justin and Sadie, is in hot pursuit. After a wrong turn, they receive a hint from the most unlikely of sources.Meanwhile, Merle and Pearl are having their own adventure, riding a donkey from Bethlehem to Nazareth under the watchful eye of their abductor. As usual, their hijinks bring laughter and a few surprises―this time in the form of new friends who are also animals. And they can talk!Will Merle and Pearl finally be rescued? Everyone learns that with God, all things are possible.
  • Again, but Better: A Novel

    Christine Riccio

    Paperback (Wednesday Books, April 6, 2021)
    **INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**From one of the most followed booktubers today, comes Christine Riccio's Again, but Better, a story about second chances, discovering yourself, and being brave enough to try again.Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents…sounds ideal--but Shane's made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance…what’s that? Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time's a ticking, and she needs a change--there's nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She's going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure! Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart. Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination one can conquer anything. Throw in some fate and a touch of magic--the possibilities are endless.