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Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us

Lauren Castillo · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

From a Caldecott Honor-winning artist comes a cozy classic-in-the-making about finding your friends and sticking together through thick and thin. "Our Friend Hedgehog feels like a modern-day Winnie the Pooh. It's so warm and full of joy and love. It's got classic written all over...
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Oh, Rats!

Tor Seidler · Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

When a hawk snatches up an adventurous squirrel named Phoenix, he's ready to kiss his tail goodbye. But what should have been a death sentence becomes the beginning of a sweeping big-city adventure in this captivating novel by National Book Award­-nominated author Tor Seidler.Phoenix...
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AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet

Jon Scieszka · Chronicle Books
Pages: 220
Format: Hardcover

HITCHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY meets CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS in a funny, visually daring adventure series perfect for reluctant readers, teachers, and librarians alike.
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The Magic in Changing Your Stars

Leah Henderson · Sterling Children's Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Can you change your fate - and the fate of those you love - if you return to the past? Journey to 1939 Harlem in this time-travel adventure with an inspiring message about believing in yourself. Eleven-year-old Ailey Benjamin Lane can dance - so he's certain that he'll land the role...
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Douglas

Randy Cecil · Candlewick
Pages: 120
Format: Hardcover

In his follow-up to Lucy, Randy Cecil again tells a visually arresting tale in four acts - this time about a brave movie-theater mouse on a daring adventure.When Iris Espinosa goes to the cinema, she doesn't expect to meet a small mouse. And she certainly doesn't expect that mouse...
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The Newspaper Club

Beth Vrabel · Running Press Kids
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Starred Kirkus ReviewLearn what it means to be a journalist in this fun, fast-paced new middle grade series about a club of kid reporters by an award-winning author.Shortly after Nellie Murrow, named for one of the fiercest journalists who ever lived and daughter of two (former) newspaper...
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Love, Love

Victoria Chang · Sterling Children's Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

In this beautiful novel in verse, a Chinese-American girl contends with school bullies, tries to solve the mystery of her sister's strange illness, and finds strength and validation at the local tennis court. Frances Chin, a 10-year old Chinese-American girl, lives in the suburbs of Detroit...
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Stage Fright

Edgar J. Hyde
Format: Paperback

Be careful what you wish for because it just might come true ... Jo, Melissa, and Jenny, the stars of the school play, are about to discover that being granted everything you wish for has consequences. When the girls come face to face with the real witches from the play and a mysterious...
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Stand Up, Yumi Chung!

Jessica Kim · Kokila
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

One lie snowballs into a full-blown double life in this irresistible story about an aspiring stand-up comedian.On the outside, Yumi Chung suffers from #shygirlproblems, a perm-gone-wrong, and kids calling her "Yu-MEAT" because she smells like her family's Korean barbecue restaurant....
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Any Day with You

Mae Respicio · Wendy Lamb Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A warm, tender story about a creative girl who hopes that by winning a filmmaking contest, she'll convince her great-grandfather not to move back home to the Philippines. For fans of Erin Entrada Kelly and Kelly Yang.Kaia and her family live near the beach in California, where the fun of moviemaking...
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Otto Tattercoat and the Forest of Lost Things

Matilda Woods · Philomel Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From a masterful storyteller comes an adventure filled with magic and mischief, courage and family. Perfect for fans of The Penderwicks and the Brothers Grimm fairy tales.In the city of Hodorf, the Tattercoats live by a strict code. Only steal what you need, don't leave a trace of yourself...
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