1. The Stone Child
    by David A. Robertson 'Canada'
    Puffin Canada
    Aug 02, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
    Lexile measure 770L
    Hardback
    The Stone Child
    by David A. Robertson 'Canada'
    Puffin Canada
    Aug 02, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
    Lexile measure 770L
    Hardback
    It's a race against time to save Eli, in this third book in the award-winning, Narnia-inspired Indigenous middle-grade fantasy series.

    After discovering a near-lifeless Eli at the base of the Great Tree, Morgan knows she doesn't have much time to save him. And it will mean asking for help — from friends old and new. Racing against the clock, and with Arik and Emily at her side, Morgan sets off to follow the trail away from the Great Tree to find Eli's soul before it's too late. As they journey deep into the northern woods, a place they've been warned never to enter, they face new challenges and life-threatening attacks from strange and horrifying creatures. But a surprise ally comes to their aid, and Morgan finds the strength to focus on what's most important: saving her brother's life.
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  2. Thirst
    by Varsha Bajaj
    Nancy Paulsen Books
    Jul 19, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Asia
    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient W
    Hardback
    Thirst
    by Varsha Bajaj
    Nancy Paulsen Books
    Jul 19, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Asia
    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient W
    Hardback
    A New York Times Bestseller

    The riveting story of a heroic girl who fights for her belief that water should be for everyone.


    Minni lives in the poorest part of Mumbai, where access to water is limited to a few hours a day and the communal taps have long lines. Lately, though, even that access is threatened by severe water shortages and thieves who are stealing this precious commodity—an act that Minni accidentally witnesses one night. Meanwhile, in the high-rise building where she just started to work, she discovers that water streams out of every faucet and there’s even a rooftop swimming pool. What Minni also discovers there is one of the water mafia bosses. Now she must decide whether to expose him and risk her job and maybe her life. How did something as simple as access to water get so complicated?
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  3. Iguana Be a Dragon
    by Maddie Frost
    Bloomsbury Children's Books
    Jul 12, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians
    Hardback
    Iguana Be a Dragon
    by Maddie Frost
    Bloomsbury Children's Books
    Jul 12, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians
    Hardback

    A humorous and heartfelt picture book about an iguana who thinks he needs to be someone else to stand out ? but realizes that what's most special are the qualities that already make him unique.

    When Iguana is invited to new neighbor Cheetah's pool party, he's worried that it will be filled with all kinds of interesting animals. And he's not interesting at all! But what if he became something amazing, like . . . a fire-breathing dragon?? Iguana has a big plan -- could it work, or will it all go up in flames?

    Maddie Frost introduces a silly and relatable character who learns that his own unique qualities are actually pretty neat, and the coolest friends will celebrate him for who he is.

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  4. Llama Rocks the Cradle of Chaos
    by Jonathan Stutzman
    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
    Jul 12, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
    Hardback
    Llama Rocks the Cradle of Chaos
    by Jonathan Stutzman
    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
    Jul 12, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
    Hardback

    In Llama Rocks the Cradle of Chaos, the latest installment of Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox's hilarious Llama series, our favorite doomsday-prone hero has yet another shot at saving the world (and more delicious desserts)?from himself.

    Llama just ate a doughnut?the most scrumptious, most sprinkled doughnut in existence?and he needs to eat it again.

    The problem? He can?t . . . He has already eaten it!

    The solution? A pair of time-travel pants, of course!

    But when Llama goes way farther back than he intended, the dessert he winds up taking has an owner who?s more than willing to travel through time to retrieve it.


    "
    Both the colorful illustrations and the deadpan wit make this an adventure kids will want to relieve again and again." ?Entertainment Weekly

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  5. Sharon, Lois and Bram's One Elephant Went Out to Play
    by Sharon Hampson 'Canada'
    Tundra Books
    Aug 09, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Music
    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient G, Lexile measure AD490L
    Hardback
    Sharon, Lois and Bram's One Elephant Went Out to Play
    by Sharon Hampson 'Canada'
    Tundra Books
    Aug 09, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Music
    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient G, Lexile measure AD490L
    Hardback
    From the creators of Skinnamarink comes another picture book based on the classic counting song made famous by this beloved trio of children's entertainers.

    One elephant went out to play upon a spider's web one day.
    She had such enormous fun, that she called for her baby elephant to come.

    Sharon, Lois and Bram invite readers to join them in a musical story about a magical spider web. Jungle animals and kids in costume join in the fun on the web, including a glamorous giraffe, a cranky crocodile, a silly, smiley snake and five monkeys. After the 10th animal is invited onto the web, EVERYONE is invited to the party — but is the web strong enough?

    Through Qin Leng's wonderfully whimsical illustrations, this delightful picture book tells the story of a diverse group of children coming together in play and song.
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  6. The Witchery
    by S. Isabelle
    Scholastic Press
    Jul 26, 2022
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Wizards & Witches
    Lexile measure HL680L
    Hardback
    The Witchery
    by S. Isabelle
    Scholastic Press
    Jul 26, 2022
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Wizards & Witches
    Lexile measure HL680L
    Hardback

    The Witchery is a dark, delicious delight. S. Isabelle is a debut to watch.” --Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation

    The Haunting Season is here and the Wolves are awake.

    Haelsford, Florida, is a hellmouth. Or at least, that’s what Logan, a new witch struggling to control her powers, thinks when she arrives at Mesmortes Coven Academy. She is immediately taken under the wing of the infamous Red Three: Iris, a deathwitch, who wants nothing more than to break the town’s curse; Thalia, the talented greenwitch, on the run from her religious family and a past that still haunts her; and Jailah, one of the most extraordinary witches at the academy whose thirst for power may lead her down a dark path.

    With the Haunting Season approaching, Wolves will soon rise from the swamp to kill, and the humans and witches must work together to survive the yearly onslaught. However, the history between humans and witches is long and bloodied, with the current truce hard-won and hanging in the balance. And this year, the stakes couldn’t be higher as two boys from Hammersmitt School prepare to make their first sacrifices to the witches in exchange for protection. But when students start turning up dead, Iris, Thalia, Jailah, and Logan realize they’ll have to harness their powers and stop the Wolves themselves. Yet old dangers lie in wait, and the cost to break the curse may be greater than any witch or human could ever know...

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  7. Berry Song
    by Michaela Goade
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Jul 19, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient O
    Hardback
    Berry Song
    by Michaela Goade
    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Jul 19, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient O
    Hardback

    An Indie Bestseller!

    Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade's first self-authored picture book is a gorgeous celebration of the land she knows well and the powerful wisdom of elders.


    On an island at the edge of a wide, wild sea, a girl and her grandmother gather gifts from the earth. Salmon from the stream, herring eggs from the ocean, and in the forest, a world of berries.

    Salmonberry, Cloudberry, Blueberry, Nagoonberry.

    Huckleberry, Snowberry, Strawberry, Crowberry.

    Through the seasons, they sing to the land as the land sings to them. Brimming with joy and gratitude, in every step of their journey, they forge a deeper kinship with both the earth and the generations that came before, joining in the song that connects us all. Michaela Goade's luminous rendering of water and forest, berries and jams glows with her love of the land and offers an invitation to readers to deepen their own relationship with the earth.

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  8. The Witchling's Wish
    by Lu Fraser
    Bloomsbury Children's Books
    Jul 05, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
    Hardback
    The Witchling's Wish
    by Lu Fraser
    Bloomsbury Children's Books
    Jul 05, 2022
    JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
    Hardback

    From the illustrator of The Girl and The Dinosaur comes a heartwarming, magical picture book about what it means to be a friend.

    Little Witchling lives alone on her mountain top, and more than anything else, she wishes for a friend. When her spell book tells her that the secret ingredient to conjuring a friend is the fur from a little girl's favorite teddy bear, she knows what she must do.

    But the bear belongs to Lily, who can't bear to part with him. Will the Little Witchling give up her dream of a real friend? Or maybe there's a way for her and Lily to make the wish come true together . . .

    With heartwarming rhyming text from Lu Fraser, and beautiful illustrations from Sarah Massini, this magical friendship story is perfect for little witches everywhere!

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  9. Action!
    by Meghan McCarthy
    Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
    Aug 23, 2022
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / Performing Arts / Film
    Hardback
    Action!
    by Meghan McCarthy
    Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
    Aug 23, 2022
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / Performing Arts / Film
    Hardback
    Award-winning nonfiction picture book creator Meghan McCarthy tells the story of how motion pictures came to be invented and the story of the many people who helped create them.

    Movies take us on adventures, introduce us to new worlds, and make us feel, but how did they start?

    In her trademark easy-to-follow narrative voice, this fact-filled picture book tells the story of the evolution of movies and the people who worked hard to create them—both on-screen and behind the scenes. In fascinating detail, she shows how early photography capturing motion became silent films, which led to the first color films and how those building blocks allowed for the inspiring movies of today.
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  10. Blackwater
    by Jeannette Arroyo
    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
    Jul 19, 2022
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / LGBTQ+
    Hardback
    Blackwater
    by Jeannette Arroyo
    Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
    Jul 19, 2022
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / LGBTQ+
    Hardback

    Riverdale meets Stranger Things in this debut queer YA graphic novel, developed from a hit webcomic. Set in the haunted town of Blackwater, Maine, two boys fall for each other as they dig for clues to a paranormal mystery.

    "For fans of Heartstopper and Teen Wolf." ?School Library Journal

    Tony Price is a popular high school track star and occasional delinquent aching for his dad?s attention and approval. Eli Hirsch is a quiet boy with a chronic autoimmune disorder that has ravaged his health and social life. What happens when these two become unlikely friends (and a whole lot more . . .) in the spooky town of Blackwater, Maine? Werewolf curses, unsavory interactions with the quarterback of the football team, a ghostly fisherman haunting the harbor, and tons of high school drama.

    Co-illustrated by Jeannette Arroyo and Ren Graham, who alternate drawing chapters in their own unique and dynamic styles, Blackwater combines the spookiness of Anya's Ghost with the irreverent humor of Nimona.

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