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The Blackbird Girls Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984837356
Availability: In our warehouse - should ship in 5-7 business days.
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

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City Spies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534414914
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Published: Aladdin - March 10th, 2020

James Ponti has done it again! City Spies will keep you at the edge of your seat, rooting for this once-neglected group of kids-turned-spies louder than you cheer for your favorite sports team. Because it's not just skills that make you a great spy - it's heart. (But it certainly doesn't hurt that these kids have mad skills!)  -Christy


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Follow the Recipe: Poems About Imagination, Celebration, and  Cake Cover Image
By Marilyn Singer, Marjorie Priceman (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780735227903
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Published: Dial Books - March 10th, 2020

Singer's delicious verse and Priceman's rich gouache, block print, and collage illustrations combine to create a divine confection in Follow the Recipe. Playful and elegant, it's a must-add to any poetry-lover's collection.


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The Moon Keeper Cover Image
By Zosienka, Zosienka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062959522
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Published: HarperCollins - March 10th, 2020

Hannah's Favorite Spring Picture Book!

The Moon Keeper is Emile, who takes his job very seriously—he shoos away the clouds and bats and keeps the moon company. But what is he to do when the moon starts getting smaller? This gentle lunar tale works well as a quiet bedtime story and as an introduction to the phases of the moon. Patience, readers will find, can be very rewarding.  -Hannah


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Child of the Universe Cover Image
By Ray Jayawardhana, Raul Colón (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524717544
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Published: Make Me a World - March 17th, 2020

Child of the Universe is a cosmic bedtime story that Carl Sagan would approve of--and Colon's sparkling, surreal scenes fit the quiet mood perfectly. Would make a stellar (pun intended) baby shower gift!  -Hannah


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Stand Up, Yumi Chung! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525554974
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: Kokila - March 17th, 2020

Sometimes it can be difficult to stand up for yourself, especially if you're constantly being crushed by the weight of your family's expectations--go to tutoring to get good grades to attend a private school that you hate, help out in the family's struggling restaurant, keep your older sister's secrets while also keeping a mountain of your own. It all makes for an avalanche of stress that protagonist Yumi makes entertaining as she finds herself in the spotlight, her dreams of doing stand up comedy suddenly not so secret. With humor and guts, this book is all about finding the courage to go after what you want.  -Julie


Dragon Hoops Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626720794
Availability: May be on our shelves or available in 5-7 business days
Published: First Second - March 17th, 2020

Your Nose! (Boynton on Board) Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781523510214
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - March 31st, 2020

Stories of the Saints: Bold and Inspiring Tales of Adventure, Grace, and Courage Cover Image
By Carey Wallace, Nick Thornborrow (Illustrator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780761193272
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - March 31st, 2020

The Lucky Ones Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593118498
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Published: Delacorte Press - April 7th, 2020

Liz Lawson will be coming to Avid Bookshop on April 29th! Preorder to reserve a signed copy.


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A Book for Escargot Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374312862
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 7th, 2020

Is Escargot a most endearing character? Mais oui! With a distinctive voice and flair, our favorite French snail cleverly finds a way to be the hero of the story.  -Hannah


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The List of Things That Will Not Change Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101938096
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - April 7th, 2020

Hannah's Favorite Spring Middle Grade!

Things That Will Not Change:
1. Rebecca Stead writes pitch-perfect middle grade.
2. She really GETS how kids think and act, especially around guilt and anxiety.
3. She writes vivid characters who jump off the page.
4.  She writes warm, loving families of all kinds.
5. The List of Things That Will Not Change is a book you won't want to put down, even after you've finished.
-Hannah


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The Magical Yet Cover Image
By Angela DiTerlizzi, Lorena Alvarez (Illustrator), Lorena Alvarez (Cover design or artwork by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368025621
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

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When Stars Are Scattered Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

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The Mystery of the Moon Tower (The Pathfinders Society) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780425291870
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

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Backpack Explorer: Bird Watch: What Will You Find? Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781635862515
Availability: Not Yet Published - You can preorder 120 days before the publication date.
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - September 1st, 2020

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The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781368051835
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 28th, 2020

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Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524766719
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

Hedgehog has lost his best friend Mutty and she goes on an adventure to find him. Along the way Hedgehog meets new friends that help him find Mutty. It is a sweet story that is a little bit Christopher Robin and a little bit Beatrix Potter. Hedgehog is so kind and sweet, you pull for him to find his friend. An endearing story that children will enjoy.  -Ellen


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Stepping Stones (Peapod Farm) Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9780593125243
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Published: Random House Graphic - May 5th, 2020

Based on her own experiences, Lucy Knisley has created a realistic and empathetic portrayal of a girl dealing with big life changes and capturing how out-of-control life can feel as a tween. Told with depth and honesty, this book is perfect for any kid dealing with a move or becoming a blended family.   -Julie


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Hello, Neighbor!: The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446186
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Published: Neal Porter Books - May 5th, 2020

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The One and Only Bob Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062991317
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Published: HarperCollins - May 5th, 2020

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Clap When You Land Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062882769
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020

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She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the Game Cover Image
By Chelsea Clinton, Alexandra Boiger (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593114544
Availability: Not Yet Published - You can preorder 120 days before the publication date.
Published: Philomel Books - September 22nd, 2020

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Becoming Brianna (Emmie & Friends) Cover Image
By Terri Libenson, Terri Libenson (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062894533
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 5th, 2020

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Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse (A Llama Book #2) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250222855
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 5th, 2020

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All Together Now (Eagle Rock Series #2) Cover Image
By Hope Larson, Hope Larson (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780374313654
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - August 4th, 2020

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Lone Wolf Cover Image
By Sarah Kurpiel, Sarah Kurpiel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062943828
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 19th, 2020

Lone Wolf is a hilariously sweet escape tale that peeks into the mind of a dog and explores family and belonging with a kid's (and dog's!) perspective. A must-read for any dog lover!  -Hannah


Think for Yourself: The Ultimate Guide to Critical Thinking in an Age of Information Overload Cover Image
By Andrea Debbink, Aaron Meshon (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781950500048
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Published: duopress - April 7th, 2020

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Play Like a Girl: Life Lessons from the Soccer Field Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781523511365
Availability: Not Yet Published - You can preorder 120 days before the publication date.
Published: Workman Publishing Company - August 18th, 2020

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A Ceiling Made of Eggshells Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062878199
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 12th, 2020

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What About Worms!? (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781368045735
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - May 19th, 2020

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The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings #2) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062795335
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 26th, 2020