Kids and Teen Books

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The Poet's Dog Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062292643
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 4th, 2018

Irish Wolfhound Teddy rescuies Nickle and Flora in a snowstorm. Teddy talks to them and leads them to his poet owner's cabin for safety. But Teddy just lost his owner and temporarily lives alone. They wait out the storm together, and tell each other their stories. Unforgettable and full of heart! By the author of Sarah, Plain & Tall.

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Endling #1: The Last Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062335524
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Published: HarperCollins - May 1st, 2018

Byx is a dairnes (looks like a dog, but talks and walks on hind legs), the last of his kind, an endling, but is on a dangerous journey to find more dairnes, traveling with species he cant trust, humans in particular.  Exciting first installment of a series by the Newbery Award winner who wrote, The One and Only Ivan.

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Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062499660
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 15th, 2018

Ever want to hug a book when you are done?  I hugged this one!  Sisters Alix and Joon are on an ocean family vacation, filled with nonstop adventures. I learned about raptors, periwinkles (not the flower), lighthouses, beetles, and more! The PERFECT beach/summer book about sisters with lots of heart!

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Posted Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062338211
Availability: Backordered
Published: Walden Pond Press - May 1st, 2018

(PB releases May 1) After a cyber incident in a class, all electronics were banned at Branton Middle School. Sticky notes start to appear everywhere bringing another set of challenges. Eric, our narrator, and his “tribe” including the new girl, find  solutions to the challenges. Themes of anti-bullying, fitting in and friendship are appropriate for boys and girls. Loved it. -Sherry

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The Wonderling Cover Image
By Mira Bartók, Mira Bartók (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763691219
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Published: Candlewick - September 26th, 2017

In a world where creatures have human qualities and are despised by humans, a fox-like creature with a big heart has been raised in a horrid orphanage and named Number 13. He finds courage to escape when a little bird-like creature named Trinket befriends him and renames him Arthur, after King Arthur of the Round Table. So begins the perilous quest to find out where he came from. A magical takeoff from Dickens's Oliver, this story is full of heart and adventure. 9-12 -Robin 

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York: The Shadow Cipher Cover Image
By Laura Ruby, Dave Stevenson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062306944
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Published: Walden Pond Press - May 1st, 2018

(PB releases May 1) Cipher is a message in code. The Old York Cipher of 1798 yields an unimaginable treasure to anyone who follows the clues to find it, and many have tried. Three 21st century teens are on the hunt to save their families’ home from gentrification by solving it. What an engaging and inventive series opener offering an alternate history of NYC! Star reviewed by many including me! teen Sherry

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Daughter of the Pirate King Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250144225
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Published: Square Fish - January 2nd, 2018

A 17-year-old pirate captain INTENTIONALLY allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this smart, thrilling adventure. Loved it! -Robin

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See You in the Cosmos Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399186387
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Published: Puffin Books - May 15th, 2018

(PB releases May 15) 11-year-old Alex wants nothing more than to launch his golden iPod, filled with sounds he’s recorded of the world around him, into space for aliens to find, but life has more than a few surprises in store for him. A funny and heartwarming story.  9-12 Stephen

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Full of Beans Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553510386
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Published: Yearling - April 10th, 2018

(PB releases April 10) In this heartwarming, 1930’s Depression story, times are tough, and 10-year-old Beans Curry will do almost anything to earn a dime.   When Key West is descended upon by men wanting to turn the town into a tourist destination, Beans is against the idea, until tragedy hits and he realizes this is not such a bad idea after all. Fun read! Ages 8-12

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Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442472433
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 28th, 2017

In the future, the planet is a utopia. With no crime or disease, and out-of-control population growth, the answer is using Scythes, a group who “glean” citizens at random. 16-yr-old Citra and Rowan are chosen by a Scythe named Faraday to train as apprentices; neither wants this lifetime position. Powerful, thought-provoking and riveting!   Teen

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316513982
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 31st, 2017

Morrigan Crow is cursed and doomed to die on her 11th birthday, but is rescued at the last minute by Jupiter North, who takes her to compete for a spot on the elite Wundrous Society through a series of trials, culminating in a show of her special talent. But what is her talent? This is an absorbing and exciting story, wrapped in magical delight. More, please! -Robin


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Friday, September 21 at 7:00 PM

Book Launch and Signing with Elizabeth Schmuhl, author of Premonitions

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Saturday, September 22                    

Featuring author Leslie Helakoski!




 Storytime on the Bluff at 11:30 AM

 Storytime and activity at Forever Books at 1:00 PM

 Hear the story, Ready or Not, Woolbur Goes to School, read by   the author!


Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00 PM

Book Talk and Signing with Scott G. Bruce, author of The Penguin Book of Hell

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 THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series on PBS that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience.  There will be a nationwide vote to choose America's most beloved book. Find the 100 book selections here and read and place your vote by clicking on image to the left!