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Jinx

Enter the dreamy forest of the Urwald, where the orphaned Jinx is snatched up by a secretive wizard. For what purpose? Uncertain who to trust, Jinx sets out to uncover the secrets of his new master and the strange and persistent callings of the Urwald forest. Sage Blackwood evokes the mysterious and unsettling terrain of Grimm’s fairy tales, and the soft-hearted Jinx stumbles through these lands until he learns that in the midst of perilous danger he can trust his own powers. A mesmerizing fantasy, told with droll humor and packed with witches who travel in butter churns; botched curses; and cranky, if loveable, friendships. Grades 4–7.

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ISBN: 9780062129918
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 7th, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars

“It’s not a cancer book, because cancer books suck,” says Hazel, the singular voice of John Green’s newest and greatest young adult novel. The Fault in Our Stars is a love story, true, but it’s more than a love story. It’s a book that will shake you to your foundation and you will like it. The characters settle in on your living room couch, playing bloodthirsty videogames, arguing over literature, asking you why and what for is this life given or taken away, and you will be glad you opened this impossible genius of a book and will never entirely shut it again—I promise you. Grades 9+.

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ISBN: 9780142424179
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Published: Penguin Books - April 8th, 2014

Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson

Intrepid orphan Hattie (from the Newbery-honor book Hattie Big Sky) sets out to make her fortune in the bustling city of San Francisco in 1919. Starting out as the seamstress for a vaudeville troupe, Hattie sets her sights on becoming a journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle, despite the countless obstacles in her path. Excellent historical fiction and a bright tale of ambition and pluck. Grades 6–8.

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ISBN: 9780385737463
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - February 12th, 2013

My Father's Arms Are a Boat by Stein Erik Lunde

Like The Little Prince, My Father’s Arms Are a Boat creates an ethereal and enchanting world imbued with sadness but fortified by beauty and love. A little boy looks out at a winter landscape populated with red birds and foxes, shooting stars, and a moon that looks like a boat. Saddened by irrevocable changes in his young life, he is reassured by the steady and deeply tender embrace of his father’s arms. A sublime exploration of grief and renewal. Ages 4 & up.

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By Stein Erik Lunde, Oyvind Torseter (Illustrator), Kari Dickson (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781592701247
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - February 5th, 2013

Nino Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales

Watch out world! Here comes Niño, tip-top wrestling champion of the lucha libre, tickle tackler, skull bumper, marble snatcher. Who’s that in the ring? His twin sisters! Noooo...! Niño faces his toughest challenge yet and learns the “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” lesson. Exuberantly illustrated by Yuyi Morales and perfect for that little wrestling champion in your own home. Ages 2–4.

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By Yuyi Morales, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781596436046
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 4th, 2013

If You Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogliano

Do you want to see a whale? If so, this is the book for you—just make sure not to be distracted by the birds or the roses, or a caterpillar’s nibble scoot on a leaf, or a cloud that just looks like a whale. You must wait and watch—and then something magical will reveal itself. A whimsical, endearing tale, exquisitely imagined and delicately detailed by the creators of one of our favorite books of last year, And Then It’s Spring. For the dreamer. Ages 4 & up.

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By Julie Fogliano, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781596437319
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 7th, 2013

Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle

A flamingo fancifully poses on the first page of this stunning wordless picture book and is looked at longingly by a little girl in an old-fashioned swimming cap. What follows is a dance between two unlikely partners—an eager and somewhat clumsy little girl and a (surprisingly) graceful flamingo. Their ballet is rendered in delicate pinks and choreographed by flaps that open to reveal the next movement in the dance. A subtle and joyous celebration of two very different beings learning to dance in step. Ages 3–6.

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ISBN: 9781452110066
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 5th, 2013

Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner

Mr. Wuffles isn’t exactly lazy, he’s just got better things to do than play with toys. For example, stalking the little aliens who just fled their malfunctioning spaceship for the safety of the wall vent. Will they be able to get back to their ship? Only if they learn to outwit one very fixated black cat. Who else but David Wiesner could have invented such a hilarious and oddly plausible tale? A perfect cat book and another wordless masterpiece from the three-time Caldecott winner. Ages 4 & up.

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ISBN: 9780618756612
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Published: Clarion Books - October 1st, 2013

Locomotive by Brian Floca

For sheer majesty and the epic proportions of the locomotive, you can’t do better than this incredible knockout of a picture book. Talented writer/illustrator Brian Floca surprises us with stunning shots from unexpected angles: deep into a mountain tunnel, sideways down the tracks, inside the caboose with the engineer, or capturing panoramic vistas of a solitary train snaking through the plains. A chronicle of one family’s journey from Omaha to Sacramento in 1869, Locomotive sagely explains the inner workings of the Transcontinental Railroad in lush and fascinating detail. Perhaps the best of the bunch: This is the train book you’ve been waiting for. Ages 4–10.

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By Brian Floca, Brian Floca (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781416994152
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Published: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books - September 3rd, 2013

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Twelve-year-old Willow Chance is... different. Different as in she grows 30-foot bamboo, diagnoses medical conditions, and loves the number 7. Also, she has no friends. Not one, until the day she meets a seriously misguided guidance counselor, Dell Duke, and a series of coincidences are set in motion (some tragic, some mystical), which will radically change this girl’s life. Not to mention changing the lives of 1 guidance counselor, 1 generous Vietnamese-American family (numbering 3), 1 lucky taxi driver, and 1 magnificent garden. (1 + 3 + 1 + 1 + Willow = 7) You don’t want to miss this one. Grades 5–8.

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ISBN: 9780803738553
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Published: Dial Books - August 29th, 2013

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