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The Newbery Honor book The War That Saved My Life, one of the best children’s books I’ve ever read, does not need a sequel, but this turns out to be a most pleasing one all the same. Grades 5–8. - Ga

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ISBN: 9780525429203
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Published: Dial Books - October 3rd, 2017

Travelling by train, Rydr is 12 when she leaves Palm Springs and 13 before she reaches Chicago. Her unemotional narration grows on us. This journey gives Rydr, a damaged child, what she never had—a community, stretching from the overworked Amtrak employee whose charge she is, to the snack bar attendant who allows her to steal food. There’s also the boy who acquaints her with Ginsberg and gives her his cherished signed copy of Howl (and her first kiss), and the writer she helps with crosswords who recognizes—in the child’s generosity, intelligence, and fierce determination—another writer. When she leaves the train, we believe, without knowing how, that Rydr will be okay. Grades 6 and up. - Ga

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Train I Ride Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062455734
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Published: HarperCollins - January 24th, 2017

Unforgettable characters, plot twists that will make your head spin, a world rendered in elegant detail—you will fall in love with every page of these stories. Megan Whalen Turner writes vivid, immersive, heartbreaking fantasy that will leave you desperate to return to Attolia again and again.  —Leigh Bardugo, author of the Six of Crows duology

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ISBN: 9780062568243
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 16th, 2017

With sharp wit and lyrical writing, this atmospheric mystery (think Louise Penny or A Brief History of Montmaray) perceptively deals with anti-Traveller sentiment in 1938 Britain. The novel is narrated by Julia Beaufort-Stuart, the 15-year-old granddaughter of the cash-poor but still well-respected late earl of Strathfearn. Grades 8 and up. - Ga

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ISBN: 9781484717165
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 2nd, 2017

Fifteen-year-old Will has to find the person who killed his older brother and kill him. That is the rule. He grabs his brother’s gun and takes the elevator down from his mom’s eighth-floor apartment. As he descends, the car stops on each floor and a person from his past steps in and speaks. These people—all dead—have been killed by the cycle of gun violence and poverty that ensnares Will. The author’s stark, fluid words are to be read in a single gulp, and the last line is killer, or hopefully not. Ages 12 and up. - Ga

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ISBN: 9781481438254
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 24th, 2017

Perfect pacing again (Mr. Henkes) as an unlikely friendship cracks into the open in this amusing-for-preschoolers (and amusing for the adults who read to them) picture book. A surprisingly moving journey in a seemingly simple story. And funny. Did I mention that? Ages 3–6. - Ga

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By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062408723
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Published: Greenwillow Books - January 3rd, 2017

Follow along as we gently, dreamily behold each of the elements that make a house a home, from the front door “once a colossal oak tree” and the bricks “once mud that oozed around roots” to the window that “was sand once…melted to glass.” Misty, almost velvety, watercolors reveal both the history and the now of this home, as we come to see how our own house fits into the world outside our door. A cozy bedtime read. Ages 3–7. - Michelle

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ISBN: 9781481442848
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2017

Much more than a tongue twister, this sweet and joyful picture book astounds and astonishes with each successive read aloud. Wary for just the briefest moment, the dog and the hog leap into play, whirling and reeling around each other and right off the pages. Has there ever been a more perfect word pairing—or animal pairing—than greyhound and groundhog? Ages 2 and up. - Michelle

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By Emily Jenkins, Chris Appelhans (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780553498059
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - January 3rd, 2017

Here’s a triptych of picture books by verbal-visual stuntman Jon Agee. These are each one-joke books, but they are very, very good jokes. Ages 3–8. - Ga

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ISBN: 9780735229877
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Published: Dial Books - September 12th, 2017

Here’s a triptych of picture books by verbal-visual stuntman Jon Agee. These are each one-joke books, but they are very, very good jokes. Ages 3–8. - Ga

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ISBN: 9780735229884
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Published: Dial Books - September 12th, 2017

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