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Each Tiny Spark Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780451479723
Availability: On our shelves - call or email to verify
Published: Kokila - August 6th, 2019

Award-winning author Pablo Cartaya will be visiting Athens-area schools this fall! Preorder this book to reserve a signed copy, or purchase one to donate to a student at one of the schools Pablo is visiting.


Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #7) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator), Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338236590
Availability: On our shelves - call or email to verify
Published: Graphix - August 13th, 2019

He's baaaack! If you're a Dog Man fan, reserve your copy of his next adventure today--#7 hits shelves in August.


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My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399187353
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019

National Book Award Finalist Ibi Zoboi will be visiting Athens-area schools this fall! Preorder this book to reserve a signed copy, or purchase one to donate to a student at one of the schools Ibi is visiting.


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Permanent Record Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534445970
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

This book is like a Disney Channel original movie collided with harsh life lessons, existential crises, and student debt beyond measure that only college can provide. Grab some snacks, brush up on your pop culture, and get ready for some relatable "I don't know what I'm doing with my life" flailing. -Julie


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Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062404374
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Published: HarperCollins - September 3rd, 2019

James Dean will be visiting Athens-area schools this fall AND will be having a super-special pizza party at the Athens-Clarke County Library with Avid Bookshop! Preorder to reserve a signed copy, or purchase one to donate to a student at one of the schools James is visiting, then come meet James (and enjoy some pizza!) on September 3rd.


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Butterfly Yellow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062229212
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Published: HarperCollins - September 3rd, 2019

Award-winning author Thanhhà Lại will be visiting Athens-area schools this fall! Preorder this book to reserve a signed copy, or purchase one to donate to a student at one of the schools Thanhhà is visiting.


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How to Raise a Reader Cover Image
By Pamela Paul, Maria Russo, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator), Lisk Feng (Illustrator), vera brosgol (Illustrator), Monica Garwood (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781523505302
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 3rd, 2019

Little known fact: I have a master's in education, and I have helped create and implement literacy programs for people of all ages. I have read lots of books about how to get kids interested in books, and How to Raise a Reader is among the best. I love the authors' approachable style, and I appreciate the inclusive nature of their recommendations. We'll be using this at Avid Bookshop as a resource to find books for various challenges and rites of passage in young readers' lives.  —Janet


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Hilda and the Mountain King: Book 6 Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781911171171
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Published: Flying Eye Books - September 10th, 2019

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Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780425290439
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Published: Kokila - September 3rd, 2019

Celia Pérez will be visiting Athens-area schools this fall! Preorder this book to reserve a signed copy, or purchase one to donate to a student at one of the schools Celia is visiting.


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Hungry Jim Cover Image
By Laurel Snyder, Chuck Groenink (By (artist))
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452149875
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 3rd, 2019

A little bit Where the Wild Things Are, a little bit Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, but wholly it's own, Hungry Jim nods a growly greeting to the beast within us all. Snyder's delightfully brazen allegory shows little ones a a way to devour dark moods (with a few pancakes on the side). —Hannah


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My Jasper June Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062836625
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Published: Walden Pond Press - September 3rd, 2019

This poignant middle grade novel is set during summer in Atlanta, and it strikes the right balance between the fantastic and heavy reality. It captures the difficulties of being thirteen, when you can sense hard truths, but also are still holding on to that shimmering bit of miraculous magic. The story delves into tough subjects with tenderness. It also shows you how to move forward with the healing power of friendship, resilience, and unwaveringly being there for others. —Julie 

Laurel Snyder will be visiting Athens-area schools this fall! Preorder this book to reserve a signed copy, or purchase one to donate to a student at one of the schools Laurel is visiting.


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Just Because Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763696801
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Published: Candlewick - September 10th, 2019

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Pet Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525647072
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Published: Make Me a World - September 10th, 2019

In Pet, Emezi skillfully ponders the the question of whether we can ever truly rid ourselves of the monsters that haunt us. They delve deeply into ethical concepts while also immersing readers in Jam's rich inner world and her devoted friendship with Redemption. Here is a novel that elegantly tangles with relevant issues. Here is a novel that will stay with readers long after they close the book, contemplating the monsters we have yet to confront. - Hannah


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Stargazing Cover Image
By Jen Wang, Jen Wang (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250183880
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2019

Stargazing is a story about finding yourself and holding on to your friends while you figure it all out. Wang's depiction of Christine and Moon's friendship is super relatable, and their opposites-attract friendship epitomizes how people different from you can enrich your life. Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Shannon Hale.  —Hannah 

Jen Wang will be visiting Athens-area schools this fall! Preorder this book to reserve a signed copy, or purchase one to donate to a student at one of the schools Jen is visiting.


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The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328577573
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019

Karina Yan Glaser will be visiting Athens-area schools this fall! Preorder this book to reserve a signed copy, or purchase one to donate to a student at one of the schools Karina is visiting.


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The Fate of Fausto: A Painted Fable Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780593115015
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Published: Philomel Books - September 17th, 2019

The Fate of Fausto is a perfectly paced parable of the perils of greed and egotism. Jeffers' spare yet expressive illustrations positively sing, allowing his subtle humor to shine through in the story. A soon-to-be classic, Fausto is a must-read for fans of Klassen-esque deadpan and for anyone who needs a reminder that more is not always better. Don't we all? -Hannah


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Guts Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545852500
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Published: Graphix - September 17th, 2019

Another true story of growing up from the bestselling author of Smile, Sisters, and Ghosts!


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The 117-Story Treehouse: Dots, Plots & Daring Escapes! (The Treehouse Books #9) Cover Image
By Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250317209
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 24th, 2019

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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages Cover Image
By Trenton Lee Stewart, Manu Montoya (By (artist))
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316452649
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2019

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I Am Love: A Book of Compassion Cover Image
By Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419737268
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019

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Dear Sweet Pea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062473073
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 2019

Dear Sweet Pea is a hilarious, thoughtful, and strong-willed girl I aspire to resemble even as an adult.  I wish I could travel back in time and hand this book to my seventh grade self.  -Grace

Julie Murphy will be visiting Athens-area schools this fall! Preorder this book to reserve a signed copy, or purchase one to donate to a student at one of the schools Julie is visiting.


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White Bird: A Wonder Story Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780525645535
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 2019

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Everything Awesome About Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Beasts! Cover Image
By Mike Lowery, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338359725
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Published: Orchard Books - October 15th, 2019

Mike Lowery will be visiting Athens-area schools this fall! Preorder this book to reserve a signed copy, or purchase one to donate to a student at one of the schools Mike is visiting.


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The Dragon Warrior Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547602001
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - October 15th, 2019

Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan, Aru Shah, and The Serpent's Secret


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The Shortest Day Cover Image
By Susan Cooper, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763686987
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Published: Candlewick - October 22nd, 2019

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Light It Up Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250128898
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 22nd, 2019

Kekla Magoon will be visiting Athens-area schools this fall! Preorder this book to reserve a signed copy, or purchase one to donate to a student at one of the schools Kekla is visiting.


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The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781481497060
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

Shusterman last left readers in the wake of a breakdown of an essential part of his utopian society. Glean some  answers about what happens to Citra, Rowan, Greyson, the Thunderhead, and more in this highly anticipated final installment in the Arc of a Scythe Trilogy.


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All-American Muslim Girl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374309527
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - November 12th, 2019

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Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419737046
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

Andrea Beaty will be visiting Athens-area schools this fall! Preorder this book to reserve a signed copy, or purchase one to donate to a student at one of the schools Andrea is visiting.


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Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419739033
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Published: Amulet Books - November 5th, 2019

Greg Heffley's BAAAACK!


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Major Impossible (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #9) Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781419737084
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Published: Amulet Books - December 3rd, 2019