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The Dream Weaver

Reina Luz Alegre · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Twelve-year-old Zoey navigates the tricky waters of friendship while looking for a way to save her grandfather's struggling business in this heartwarming, coming-of-age debut novel perfect for fans of Kristi Wientge, Donna Gephart, and Meg Medina.Zoey comes from a family of dreamers....
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The Thief of Worlds

Bruce Coville
Format: Hardcover

For Hurricane, this global disaster strikes at his core. He got his name because he was born during a hurricane, and he has always felt a strangely intense connection to the wind. And now his mother is one of the sick people in the hospital. But what can he do? He's just a kid.When...
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Lily's Promise

Kathryn Erskine · Quill Tree Books
Format: Hardcover

From National Book Award-winning author Kathryn Erskine comes a heartfelt, poignant novel that tackles grief, change, and the struggle to let your voice be heard. Perfect for fans of Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Erin Entrada Kelly, and Ali Benjamin. Shy, eleven-year-old Lily made her dad an important...
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DJ Funkyfoot: Butler for Hire!

Tom Angleberger
Format: Hardcover

Meet DJ Funkyfoot! He's not actually a DJ - he's a chihuahua and a butler! Meet ShrubBaby! She's an adorable baby shrub with a taste for thrills, fertilizer, and fame. Finding a butler gig is hard these days, so DJ Funkyfoot takes a job that's ALMOST like being a butler...
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Last Gate of the Emperor

Kwame Mbalia · Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover

From Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel David Makonnen comes an Afrofuturist adventure about a mythical Ethiopian empire. Sci-fi and fantasy combine in this epic journey to the stars.Yared Heywat lives an isolated life in Addis Prime -- a hardscrabble city with rundown tech, lots of rules, and not much...
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View from Pagoda Hill

Michaela Maccoll · Calkins Creek
Format: Hardcover

Twelve-year-old Ning doesn't know where she belongs. The daughter of a Chinese woman and American man, Ning doesn't fit in in 1870s Shanghai, where her American features and unbound feet make her stand out. When she receives news that her father will be visiting from America, Ning...
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Escape from Aleppo

N. H. Senzai · Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Nadia's family is forced to flee their home in Aleppo, Syria, when the Arab Spring sparks a civil war in this timely coming-of-age novel from award-winning author N.H. Senzai.

Silver and gold balloons. A birthday cake covered in pink roses. A new dress.

Nadia stands...
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Middletown

Sarah Moon
Format: Hardcover

Thirteen-year-old Eli likes baggy clothes, baseball caps, and one girl in particular. Her seventeen-year-old sister Anna is more traditionally feminine; she loves boys and staying out late. They are sisters, and they are also the only family each can count on. Their dad has long been out of the picture,...
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