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Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea by Lynne Rae Perkins

Two sisters, a family trip, the backseat of a car, and the beach. Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea is one of those novels that succeeds in making a string of moments utterly poignant, carrying us along on a first trip away from home. Alix is the younger sister: curious, odd, passionate, and impulsive. Jools is timid but full of longing to live her life fully. In a brief novel, Newbery Award winner Lynne Rae Perkins captures something timeless about this stage of growing up, with a lovable family reminiscent of the Penderwicks. Grades 3–5. - Tera

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ISBN: 9780062499660
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 15th, 2018

The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

A medieval setting, ancient relics, a quest. It all sounds like something that has been done before, but this fantasy is peculiar in a way you wouldn’t expect. You see, Boy (the humble goatherd taken up by a passing sorcerer), well, he may not be a boy at all, but neither is he the opposite. What he is and what that means to him is something that will have to be discovered along the way. The Book of Boy is a rich, satisfying novel, drawing heavily on medieval mysticism and crafted with impressive literary aplomb by Catherine Murdock. Grades 4–6. - Tera

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ISBN: 9780062686206
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 6th, 2018

Endling: The Last by Katherine Applegate

Three not-yet-friends team up to hunt for a rumored land where 11-year-old Byx—our lead character—may find others of her kind and mitigate the pain of being the last of her species, an endling. Byx is a Dairne; she’s canine’ish, speaks intelligently, walks upright, and, when in need of swift locomotion, glides small distances. She rescues Tobble, a small, round, fiercely loyal, unfailingly polite Wobbyk. They travel with a human (Can you trust them? Humans are among the six species vying for power in Nedarra and are responsible for the genocide of Byx’s people.) The human Khara is 14 years old, brown-skinned, disguised as a boy, and playing her own intricate game. As they hunt for Dairneland, Byx, Tobble, and Khara are being hunted due to another skill the Dairne possess: the invaluable ability to always recognize a lie. This book is not just a whimsical animal fantasy; it is a brightly shattering, all-too-aware environmental novel with a bracingly quick pace, set in a highly believable landscape, and one of my favorite books this season. Grades 4–7. - Ga

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ISBN: 9780062335524
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Published: HarperCollins - May 1st, 2018

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

Mason Buttle is dyslexic, large, and extra sweaty, so he already struggles when it comes to seventh grade. But what’s worse is that his best friend died in a tragic (and mysterious) treehouse accident over a year ago—and the police officer still on the case believes Mason knows more than he’s telling. This big-hearted novel takes on the story of an underdog, neighborhood bullies, new friendships, self-reliance, and the triumph of standing up for oneself, while also unwinding the twisty truth of what really happened (as told by Mason Buttle). We loved Leslie Connor’s All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, and her new novel is just as poignant and memorable. Grades 5–8. - Tera

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ISBN: 9780062491435
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 23rd, 2018

Vivian Maier: The Color Work by Colin Westerbeck

Maier is one of my favorite photographers of the 20th century. Her uncanny ability to create a beautiful, haunting, or visually intriguing image from everyday people and places makes her photos endlessly fascinating. The Color Work is the first conclusive collection of her color work and so has a very different feel than previous compilations of her black-and-white shots. A wonderful new glimpse into the enigmatic Maier. - Megan

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ISBN: 9780062795571
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Published: Harper Design - November 6th, 2018

Homebody by Joanna Gaines

The popular HGTV show Fixer Upper might be over, but its designer Joanna Gaines isn’t leaving us high and dry. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to use Joanna’s signature style in your own space (or wanted to get a room-by-room look at the Gaines’s own home), then pick up a copy of her new book. In Homebody, she shares her best tips and advice about creating a space that is warm and welcoming—and might just have a bit of shiplap and subway tile. This book is a must for Fixer Upper fans! - S.B.

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ISBN: 9780062801975
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Published: Harper Design - November 6th, 2018

Year of Wonder by Clemency Burton-Hill

Burton-Hill selects one piece each day for a year in this introduction to classical music. Spanning multiple genres, time periods, and regions, with 336 works and 240 composers, Year of Wonder is a beautifully curated playlist aimed at classical music aficionados as well as those who have wanted to enjoy classical music but haven’t known where to begin. Each song is paired with a story about the composer and the composition. - Rechelle

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ISBN: 9780062856203
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Published: Harper - October 30th, 2018

GuRu by RuPaul

Whether through his hit TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race or his books, RuPaul’s positivity and messages of empowerment are absolutely infectious. GuRu gathers all of that wonderfulness into a visually dazzling collection of phrases (“You’re born naked and the rest is drag”) and quotes (“Stop trying to fit in when you were born to stand out”) that will inspire readers and help them own their greatness. “Everybody say love!” - S.B.

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ISBN: 9780062862990
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 23rd, 2018

Why Religion? by Elaine Pagels

For years, I was obsessed with the Nag Hammadi Library, or Gnostic Gospels, and Princeton’s professor of religion Elaine Pagels is by far the leading authority on the subject. In this memoir, Pagels retells the story of her life and examines the questions she faced her entire career, from others and herself: How can an academic believe in religion, and what place does religion have in the modern world? - Aric

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ISBN: 9780062368539
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Published: Ecco - November 6th, 2018

Operation Columba by Gordon Corera

I will read any book about any animal, and while I was somewhat familiar with homing pigeons and the use of them as messengers, this book caught me off guard with its depiction of the amount of work, dedication, and courage put forth by those involved with the pigeons. As with any good hobby, the amount of jealousy and in-fighting involved also have their place in the narrative. The knowledge produced by the pigeons’ efforts is fascinating. Written more for a military history buff than an animal lover, Operation Columba is perfect for history fans who think they’ve read it all. - Rachel

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ISBN: 9780062667076
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Published: William Morrow - October 16th, 2018

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