1. Chez Bob
    by Bob Shea
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Sep 21, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
    Hardcover
    Chez Bob
    by Bob Shea
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Sep 21, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
    Hardcover
    From the hilarious author of Who Wet My Pants?, Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great, and the Dinosaur Vs. series comes a kid-pleasing read-aloud about a devious alligator who learns to love!

    Welcome to Chez Bob, which seems like a real restaurant...until you realize...it's on an alligator's NOSE! Bob's got a hidden plan for his customers: "Birds will come to eat, but I will eat the birds!" As they fly in from all over the world to dine on Bob's face, something starts to happen that takes the lazy, hungry reptile by surprise -- the birds stay. "More yummy birds!" he rejoices -- he'll want for nothing! But when the time is right, will Bob make the right choice?

    Comic genius Bob Shea cooks up a tasty tale that proves anyone, even hungry alligators, can have a change of heart and learn to be a good friend.
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  2. The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow
    by Emma Steinkellner
    Aladdin
    Jul 06, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
    Lexile measure GN470L
    Hardcover
    The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow
    by Emma Steinkellner
    Aladdin
    Jul 06, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
    Lexile measure GN470L
    Hardcover
    “A satisfying, brilliant sequel, solidifying Steinkellner’s reputation as a graphic novelist to watch.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

    In this hilarious and heartwarming sequel to the bestselling and critically acclaimed graphic novel, The Okay Witch, half-witch Moth Hush uses magic to boost her confidence with disastrous results—perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Molly Ostertag!

    Moth Hush is starting to settle into her newfound witch heritage and powers, but life at school continues to be rough. Even her best friend, Charlie, doesn’t entirely understand what it’s like for her to always be the one who gets mocked, and things only get worse when Moth’s mom starts dating one of the dorkiest teachers in the school! Then Moth gets hold of a mysterious charm that can unleash another version of herself—one who is confident, cool, and extremely popular. What could possibly go wrong?
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  3. I Am Not Starfire
    by Mariko Tamaki 'Canada'
    DC Comics
    Jul 27, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Coming of Age
    Paperback
    I Am Not Starfire
    by Mariko Tamaki 'Canada'
    DC Comics
    Jul 27, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Coming of Age
    Paperback
    From New York Times bestselling author Mariko Tamaki (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass) and artist Yoshi Yoshitani (Zatanna and the House of Secrets) comes a story about Mandy, the daughter of super-famous superhero Starfire.

    Seventeen-year-old Mandy, daughter of Starfire, is NOT like her mother. Starfire is gorgeous, tall, sparkly, and a hero. Mandy is NOT a sparkly superhero. Mandy has no powers, is a kid who dyes her hair black and hates everyone but her best friend Lincoln. To Starfire, who is from another planet, Mandy seems like an alien, like some distant angry light years away moon.

    And it's possible Mandy is even more distant lately, ever since she walked out on her S.A.T.s. Which, yeah, her mom doesn't know.

    Everyone thinks Mandy needs to go to college and become whoever you become at college, but Mandy has other plans. Mandy's big plan is that she's going to move to France and...do whatever people do in France. But then everything changes when she gets partnered with Claire for a school project. Mandy likes Claire (even if she denies it, heartily and intensely). A lot.

    How do you become the person you're supposed to be when you don't know what that is? How do you become the person you're supposed to be when the only thing you're sure of is what you're not?

    When someone from Starfire's past arrives, Mandy must make a choice: give up before the battle has even begun, or step into the unknown and risk everything to save her mom. I am Not Starfire is a story about teenagers and/as aliens; about knowing where you come from and where you are going; and about mothers.
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  4. The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor
    by Shaenon K. Garrity
    Margaret K. McElderry Books
    Jul 20, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Action & Adventure
    Lexile measure HL340L
    Hardcover
    The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor
    by Shaenon K. Garrity
    Margaret K. McElderry Books
    Jul 20, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Action & Adventure
    Lexile measure HL340L
    Hardcover
    Nimona meets Paper Girls with a literary twist in this wickedly funny graphic novel about a teenager who is swept up in a strange new universe and must save it from an all-consuming evil in order to return home.

    One dark and stormy night, Haley sees a stranger drowning in the river. Since her greatest passion is Gothic romance novels, she knows her moment has come. But when Haley leaps into the water to rescue the stranger, she awakens in Willowweep. It certainly looks like the setting of one of her favorite books: A stately manor. A sinister housekeeper. Three brooding brothers. There’s even a ghost.

    Except Willowweep is not what it seems. Its romantic exterior hides the workings of a pocket universe—the only protection our world has against a great force of penultimate evil, and its defenses are crumbling. Could cruel fate make Haley the heroine that Willowweep needs?
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  5. They're Tearing Up Mulberry Street
    by Yvonne Ng
    Amicus Ink
    Aug 10, 2021
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / How Things Work-Are Made
    Hardcover
    They're Tearing Up Mulberry Street
    by Yvonne Ng
    Amicus Ink
    Aug 10, 2021
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / How Things Work-Are Made
    Hardcover
    Take young readers on a rhyming journey with engineer Yvonne Ng's (The Mighty Steam Engine) picture book about what it takes to build a road.

    A boy walks home one day, only to find his street under construction! As he enjoys watching the excavators, bulldozers, dump trucks, pavers, and more, he gets a sense of the building process from start to finish. From blueprints to demolition to fresh, new asphalt, friendly, bright illustrations by Richard Smythe show the construction machines and workers up close.

    A fun read-aloud for budding builders and fans of mighty machines, this is a perfect picture book to support STEAM lessons in preschool and kindergarten.
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  6. Lala's Words
    by Gracey Zhang 'Canada'
    Orchard Books
    Jul 06, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
    Hardcover
    Lala's Words
    by Gracey Zhang 'Canada'
    Orchard Books
    Jul 06, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
    Hardcover
    From debut author-illustrator Gracey Zhang comes a timeless and timely picture book that celebrates the unassuming power of kind words.

    Oh, there goes Lala! She carries a pot of water around the corner, down the block, and over the fence, to a patch of dirt and concrete where tiny weeds sprout. "Hello, hello, friends!" she whispers. Lala waters the plants every day, but it is her kind words that make them sway and nod.

    Lala's wild nature and quiet compassion enchant in this evergreen story about the power of kind words and the magic of being loved for who you are.

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  7. The Taking of Jake Livingston
    by Ryan Douglass
    G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
    Jul 13, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American & Black
    Hardcover
    The Taking of Jake Livingston
    by Ryan Douglass
    G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
    Jul 13, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American & Black
    Hardcover
    An Instant New York Times Bestseller!

    Get Out meets Holly Jackson in this YA social thriller where survival is not a guarantee.


    Sixteen-year-old Jake Livingston sees dead people everywhere. But he can't decide what's worse: being a medium forced to watch the dead play out their last moments on a loop or being at the mercy of racist teachers as one of the few Black students at St. Clair Prep. Both are a living nightmare he wishes he could wake up from. But things at St. Clair start looking up with the arrival of another Black student—the handsome Allister—and for the first time, romance is on the horizon for Jake.

    Unfortunately, life as a medium is getting worse. Though most ghosts are harmless and Jake is always happy to help them move on to the next place, Sawyer Doon wants much more from Jake. In life, Sawyer was a troubled teen who shot and killed six kids at a local high school before taking his own life. Now he's a powerful, vengeful ghost and he has plans for Jake. Suddenly, everything Jake knows about dead world goes out the window as Sawyer begins to haunt him. High school soon becomes a different kind of survival game—one Jake is not sure he can win.
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  8. The Extraordinaries
    by TJ Klune
    Tor Teen
    Jul 13, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
    Paperback
    The Extraordinaries
    by TJ Klune
    Tor Teen
    Jul 13, 2021
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
    Paperback

    An Indie Bestseller!
    An Indie Next Pick!
    A Gold Nautilus Book Award Winner!

    Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra.New York TimesandUSA Todaybestselling author TJ Klune's YA debut,The Extraordinaries, is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves.

    Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right?

    After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s mightiest hero (and Nick’s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he’ll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick's best friend (and maybe the love of his life).

    Rainbow Rowell'sFangirlmeets Marissa Meyer'sRenegades in TJ Klune's YA debut.

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  9. Find Spot at Nursery
    by Eric Hill
    Puffin
    Jul 20, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
    Board book
    Find Spot at Nursery
    by Eric Hill
    Puffin
    Jul 20, 2021
    JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs
    Board book
    In this brand new lift-the-flap adventure, it's Spot's first day at nursery - and he can't wait!

    There are lots of fun activities to try and games to play with his friends... but when it gets to snack time, Spot has disappeared! Where has he gone?

    Toddlers will love searching for Spot and exploring all the fun of nursery along the way! This new story is full of the unexpected surprises and gentle humour that makes the original Where's Spot? a children's classic.

    With interactive flaps to train fine motor skills and an adventure that sparks curiosity and imagination, Find Spot at Nursery is perfect for early learning and play.

    Eric Hill's Where's Spot? was the first ever lift-the-flap book - and his ground-breaking innovation continues to delight and surprise readers with interactive fun. Spot has now been a trusted character in early learning for over 40 years, selling over 65 million books worldwide.

    Loved this? Try these:

    Where's Spot?
    Find Spot at the Zoo
    Find Spot: A Sporty Day
    Find Spot at Halloween
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  10. Birding for Kids
    by Damon Calderwood 'Canada'
    Heritage House
    Jul 13, 2021
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Birds
    Paperback
    Birding for Kids
    by Damon Calderwood 'Canada'
    Heritage House
    Jul 13, 2021
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Birds
    Paperback

    An interactive full-colour field guide that teaches kids the fun, safe, and educational way to observe birds in their natural habitat.

    Join expert bird photographers Damon Calderwood and Donald E. Waite, and their young friends, as they highlight all the basics of birding. Birding for Kids is filled with full-colour photos, fascinating facts, and fun projects that allow children to get up close and personal with nature while respecting the habitats of birds in the wild. The book includes guidelines on how to look for or attract birds in backyards, city parks, and rural areas; how to take pictures of birds or record information about them in a log book; how to help endangered or at-risk species; what to do if you find a hurt bird or abandoned nest; and much more. This informative guide also includes a list of common and scientific species names, a glossary of birding terms, and all the basic equipment you need to become an avid or casual birder.

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