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Amy Young

More Sparkle to love! Here's a new picture book starring Sparkle and Lucy about what happens when your best friend makes a new pal.

In A Unicorn Named Sparkle, Lucy found out that the unicorn she thought she didn't want was the exact right unicorn for her. In this new story, Lucy makes a new friend and Sparkle is worried that means she doesn't care about him anymore. What happens when two's company but three's a crowd?

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ISBN: 9780374305536
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - June 27th, 2017


In this original hardcover picture book, New York Times–bestselling Mr. Fish goes on his very first vacation but forgets his favorite toy.

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By Deborah Diesen, Dan Hanna (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374301941
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - April 4th, 2017

Linda Williams Jackson with MIDNIGHT WITHOUT A MOON

It’s Mississippi in the summer of 1955, and Rose Lee Carter can’t wait to move north. But for now, she’s living with her sharecropper grandparents on a white man’s cotton plantation.

Then, one town over, an African American boy, Emmett Till, is killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman. When Till’s murderers are unjustly acquitted, Rose realizes that the South needs a change . . . and that she should be part of the movement.

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ISBN: 9780544785106
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - January 3rd, 2017

Angie Thomas with THE HATE U GIVE

Angie Thomas"After sixteen year old Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of a childhood friend by a police officer, her life changes irrevocably.  Mississippi native Angie Thomas provokes strong emotions of love, anger, and justice in this compelling story." -- ST

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ISBN: 9780062498533
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 28th, 2017

David Wiesner with FISH GIRL

David Wiesner

The triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner brings his rich visual imagination and trademark artistry to the graphic novel format in a unique coming-of-age tale that begins underwater. A young mermaid, called Fish Girl, in a boardwalk aquarium has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl's longing for freedom, independence, and a life beyond the aquarium tank. Sparkling with humor and brilliantly visualized, Fish Girl's story will resonate with every young person facing the challenges and rewards of growing up.

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ISBN: 9780544815124
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Clarion Books - March 7th, 2017


Augusta Scattergood

Azalea is not happy about being dropped off to care for Grandmother Clark. Paris Junction is nothing like her Texas hometown. And now she's been thrown together with troubled Willis DeLoach, gossipy Melinda Bowman, and Billy Wong, a Chinese American boy who has his own troubles. Billy's parents own the Lucky Foods grocery store, where days are long, and folks aren't always friendly.

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ISBN: 9780545924252
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - August 30th, 2016