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New Books: For Children

Before the sword

Before the sword Grace Lin

Publisher's description: New York Times bestselling author Grace Lin pens this novel filled with adventure and wonder set before the upcoming Walt Disney Studios Mulan film. (2020-02-11)

Emily writes

Emily writes Jane Yolen

Publisher's description: Jane Yolen's Emily Writes is an imagined and evocative picture book account of Emily Dickinson’s childhood poetic beginnings, featuring illustrations by Christine Davenier. (2020-02-04)

Narwhal on a sunny night

Narwhal on a sunny night Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher's description: "The magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie away to Greenland where they discover they've traveled back in time to meet Lief Erikson"-- (2020-03-29)

Dragon fire

Dragon fire Lisa McMann

Publisher's description: Ten years after Alex and Aaron Stowe brought peace to Quill and Artimé, their younger twin sisters journey beyond Artimé in the fifth novel in the New York Times bestselling sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.” Artimé is ...

Being frog

Being frog April Pulley Sayre

Publisher's description: From award-winning author and photographer April Pulley Sayre comes a stunning photographic look at the fascinating lives of frogs. A frog is a being. It is watching. It is seeing… Frogs are amazing creatures, and this book offers young readers an up-close and revealing peek at their ...

A voice named Aretha

A voice named Aretha Katheryn Russell-Brown

Publisher's description: From acclaimed author and illustrator pairing comes a beautiful picture book biography about the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and how she fought for respect throughout her life. Aretha Franklin is the Queen of Soul, a legend. But before she became a star, she was a shy ...

Sky police

Sky police Meredith Rusu

Publisher's description: Join the LEGO? mini?gures as they help keep LEGO City safe! Featuring full-colour illustrations and fun stickers, Sky Police! is the perfect book for early readers and LEGO fans. (2019-12-26)

Hard work but its worth it

Hard work but its worth it Bethany Hegedus

Publisher's description: The first picture book about the inspiring life of humanitarian Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and a Nobel Prize winner--from Alabama Spitfire author Bethany Hegedus. (2020-01-14)

Pizza patrol

Pizza patrol Christy Webster

Publisher's description: "Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, and Michelangelo love battling bad guys...until an unstoppable force emerges from deep beneath New York City he Turtles finally met their match?"-- (2020-01-07)


Jinxed Amy Alward

Publisher's description: After fourteen-year-old Lacey Chu repairs a highly advanced smartphone/robotic pet companion, or baku, called Jinx, the baku gets her into her dream school, Profectus, where she is exposed to dangerous secrets. (2020-03-29)

Miriam at the river

Miriam at the river Jane Yolen

Publisher's description: Seven-year-old Miriam places her baby brother's basket in the Nile River, watches the Pharoah's daughter draw him out and name him Moses, and ponders a vision of other water parting. Includes note on the biblical story on which this is based. (2020-03-29)

I voted

I voted Mark Shulman

Publisher's description: With the next presidential election upon us, this witty, nonpartisan book will help explain the concept of voting to the youngest readers. I Voted explains the concept of choosing, individually, and as a group, from making a simple choice: "Which do you like better, apples or oranges?", ...

Doktor Maus English

Doktor Maus English Christa Kempter

Publisher's description: Will dog finds a new friend? Will hen lose her fear? Will fox get a new pair of glasses? This humorous story will tickle your funny bone! (2020-02-25)