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  • The Very, Very Far North
    By Dan Bar-el. An inquisitive polar bear named Duane befriends an array of animals as he discovers where he belongs in this charming classic-in-the making that’s reminiscent of Winnie the Pooh.In the Very, Very Far North, past the Cold, Cold Ocean and just below the hill that looks like a baby whale, you’ll find Duane […]
  • Pluto Gets the Call
    By Adam Rex. Pluto gets a call from Earth telling him he isn’t a planet anymore, so he sets out on a journey through the solar system to find out why in this funny and fact-filled romp that’s perfect for fans of The Scrambled States of America.Pluto loves being a planet. That is, until the […]
  • Dragon Captives (The Unwanteds Quests)
    By Lisa McMann. Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond the islands in this first novel of a new sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”Identical twins Fifer and Thisbe Stowe have amazing yet uncontrollable […]
  • Song for a Whale
    By Lynne Kelly. In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him.Twelve-year-old Iris has never let her deafness slow her down. A […]
  • Wicked As You Wish (A Hundred Names for Magic)
    By Rin Chupeco. An unforgettable alternative history fairytale series from the author of The Bone Witch trilogy about found family, modern day magic, and finding the place you belong.Many years ago, the magical Kingdom of Avalon was left desolate and encased in ice when the evil Snow Queen waged war on the powerful country. Its […]
  • Ford Vs. Ferrari
    American automotive designer Carroll Shelby and fearless British race car driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary vehicle for the Ford Motor Co. Together, they plan to compete against the race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in […]
  • What Stars Are Made of: The Life of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
    By Donovan Moore. The history of science is replete with women getting little notice for their groundbreaking discoveries. Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a tireless innovator who correctly theorized the substance of stars, was one of them.It was not easy being a woman of ambition in early twentieth-century England, much less one who wished to be a scientist. […]
  • The Society of Distinguished Lemmings
    By Julie Colombet. In a society of lemmings, can a bear ever belong?The Society of Distinguished Lemmings aims to be distinguished in abosultely everything. It takes an awful lot of rules to be so distinguished, including: no rolling around, no climbing about, and certainly no splashing in the mud! But Bertie has had quite enough […]
  • The Man Without Talent
    By Yoshiharu Tsuge. A Japanese manga legend's autobiographical graphic novel about a struggling artist and the first full-length work by the great Yoshiharu Tsuge available in the English language.Yoshiharu Tsuge is one of comics' most celebrated and influential artists, but his work has been almost entirely unavailable to English-speaking audiences. The Man Without Talent, his […]
  • Little Kids and Their Big Dogs
    By Andy Seliverstoff. From hugely popular photographer Andy Seliverstoff of St. Petersburg, Russia, comes this utterly charming collection of just what the titles says -- little kids and the big dogs they love.Through the prism of Seliverstoff's magic lens, impossibly big dogs (Great Danes, Saint Bernards, Leonbergers, Newfoundlands, Irish Wolfhounds, to name a few) and […]
  • Parasite
    Meet the Park family, the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to […]
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
    Maleficent travels to a grand old castle to celebrate young Aurora's upcoming wedding to Prince Phillip. While there, she meets Aurora's future mother-in-law -- a conniving queen who hatches a devious plot to destroy the land's fairies. Hoping to stop her, Maleficent joins forces with a seasoned warrior and a group of outcasts to battle […]
  • Jojo Rabbit
    A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must […]
  • This Was Our Pact
    By Ryan Andrews. It's the night of the annual Autumn Equinox Festival, when the town gathers to float paper lanterns down the river. Legend has it that after drifting out of sight, they'll soar off to the Milky Way and turn into brilliant stars, but could that actually be true? This year,Ben and his classmates […]
  • Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier
    By Benjamin E. Park. An extraordinary story of faith and violence in nineteenth-century America, based on previously confidential documents from the Mormon Church.Compared to the Puritans, Mormons have rarely gotten their due, often treated as fringe cultists or marginalized polygamists unworthy of serious examination. In Kingdom of Nauvoo, Benjamin E. Park excavates the brief, tragic […]
  • The Girl Who Lost Her Shadow
    By Emily Ilett. On the morning of Gail's birthday, she watches her shadow slip under the kitchen door. She's not surprised it decided to leave. Her dad has gone for good. Her big sister Kay, once Gail's best friend, has disappeared into sadness – and now her shadow has left too.Determined to make things right, […]
  • The Cost of Loyalty: Dishonesty, Hubris, and Failure in the U.S. Military
    By Tim Bakken. A courageous and damning look at the destruction wrought by the arrogance, incompetence, and duplicity prevalent in the U. S. military-from the inside perspective of a West Point professor of law.Veneration for the military is a deeply embedded but fatal flaw in America's collective identity. In twenty years at West Point, whistleblower […]
  • We Could Be Heroes
    By Margaret Finnegan. Shiloh meets Raymie Nightingale in this funny and heartwarming debut novel about a ten-year-old that finds himself in a whole mess of trouble when his new friend Maisie recruits him to save the dog next door.Hank Hudson is in a bit of trouble. After an incident involving the boy’s bathroom and a […]
  • Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America
    By Fergus M. Bordewich. Building a riveting narrative around four influential members of Congress--Thaddeus Stevens, Pitt Fessenden, Ben Wade, and the pro-slavery Clement Vallandigham--Fergus Bordewich shows us how a newly empowered Republican party shaped one of the most dynamic and consequential periods in American history. From reinventing the nation's financial system to pushing President Lincoln […]
  • Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe)
    By Neal Shusterman. Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the second novel of the chilling New York Times bestselling series from Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial […]