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The Day You Begin Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399246531
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner Rafael López have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone.


Crash, Splash, or Moo! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316483018
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 18th, 2018

Calling all daredevils! It's time to play CRASH, SPLASH, OR MOO! in this boisterous picture book with all the excitement of a game show.


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Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338143591
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Published: Orchard Books - September 11th, 2018

Before Mac Barnett was an author, he was a kid.
And while he was a kid, he was a spy.
Not just any spy.
But a spy...for the Queen of England.


Harbor Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399252525
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Jacqueline Woodson's first middle-grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their stories.


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Seafire Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780451478801
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Published: Razorbill - August 28th, 2018

"One of the year's most anticipated new fantasies." --Entertainment Weekly

"A fast-paced, thrilling tale." --BuzzFeed

"The best kind of fantasy. . . . impossible to put down." --Paste

"[Seafire] will leave readers craving more." --School Library Connection, starred review


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The Incendiaries: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735213890
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 31st, 2018

Now a National Bestseller

"Religion, politics, and love collide in this slim but powerful novel reminiscent of Donna Tartt's The Secret History, with menace and mystery lurking in every corner." --People Magazine


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Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250193162
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 4th, 2018

"You'll be swept away by the passion and power of this remarkable, trailblazing woman who risked everything to follow her own heart." – Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"An epic page-turner." Christina Baker Kline


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Whiskey When We're Dry Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735220447
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Published: Viking - August 21st, 2018

Named a Best Book by Entertainment Weekly, O Magazine, Goodreads, Southern Living, Outside Magazine, Oprah.com, HelloGiggles, Parade, Fodor’s Travel, Sioux City Journal, Read it Forward, Medium.com, and NPR’s All Things Considered.
 


Flights Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525534198
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 14th, 2018

2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST FOR TRANSLATED LITERATURE
WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE
AS FEATURED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

A visionary work of fiction by "A writer on the level of W. G. Sebald" (Annie Proulx)

"A magnificent writer." --Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Prize-winning author of Secondhand Time


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The Line That Held Us Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399574221
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

From critically acclaimed author David Joy comes a remarkable novel about the cover-up of an accidental death, and the dark consequences that reverberate through the lives of four people who will never be the same again.


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Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine: Stories Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062450524
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Published: Ecco - August 7th, 2018

In Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine, Kevin Wilson’s first story collection in nearly a decade, Wilson combines his signature quirkiness with his keen eye for emotional complexity to explore the fraught relationship between parents and children.


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Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501133091
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Published: Scribner - September 18th, 2018

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction

An eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in the American Midwest.

During Sarah Smarsh’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country’s changing economic policies solidified her family’s place among the working poor.