Salmon Bay Book Fair

Welcome to your Book Fair, Salmon Bay Families!

We have brought an in-person book fair into your school for many years, but this year is different, even from last year! Your book fair is online this year, as well as at our shop on Market Street in Ballard. All purchases you make here or in our shop from 15-23 November benefit your school's library, just like always. Your in-store shopping day is Saturday, 20 November, from 11-5. Our book fair managers, Marie and David, will be here to answer any questions and to help your students find the perfect books!

You're welcome to shop our entire site, as well as our entire shop. If you haven't shopped our site before, you'll have to create an account. PLEASE ENTER SALMONBAY INTO THE COUPON BOX AT CHECKOUT, if it isn't automatically there, so your purchase counts toward the book fair.  NEW THIS YEAR! Please choose the "store pick up" option, so that no shipping charges appear, but your book fair orders will be delivered to school. 

Below is a list of books recommended especially for your students. The list includes Washington Library Association's 2022 Children's Choice Picture Books, Sasquatch (Chapter Book), and Otter (Easy Reader) lists, as well as the Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Readers Choice Awards lists.

Your school Book Fair contact is Parent Volunteer Coordinator Jodi Russell. You're also welcome to call our Book Fair Managers Marie and David here at the shop if you have any questions! Thank you for supporting a local independent business which, in turn, supports your school!

Happy Shopping!

 

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Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball Cover Image
By Jen Bryant, Frank Morrison (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419741081
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

Winner of 2021 Orbis Pictus Award!

The story of Elgin Baylor, basketball icon and civil rights advocate, from an all-star team
 
Hall-of-famer Elgin Baylor was one of basketball’s all-time-greatest players—an innovative athlete, team player, and quiet force for change.


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The Barnabus Project Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735263260
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Published: Tundra Books - September 1st, 2020

In a world built for Perfect Pets, Barnabus is a Failed Project, half mouse, half elephant, kept out of sight until his dreams of freedom lead him and his misfit friends on a perilous adventure. A stunning picture book from international bestsellers The Fan Brothers, joined by their brother Devin Fan.


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The Blue House Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984893369
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 11th, 2020

In the tradition of Virginia Lee Burton's The Little House comes a heartfelt story about a father and son learning to accept the new while honoring and celebrating the old.


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Boxitects Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328477200
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Published: Clarion Books - January 14th, 2020

A STEAM-centered, adorably illustrated picture book about Meg, a brilliant and creative boxitect who creates extraordinary things out of ordinary cardboard boxes.

Meg is a brilliant and creative boxitect. She loves impressing her teacher and classmates with what she makes out of boxes. But there’s a new kid at Maker School: Simone.


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Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale (The Real Chicken Little) Cover Image
By Sam Wedelich, Sam Wedelich (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338359015
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 2nd, 2020

If you like Mo Willems’ Pigeon, you’ll love Sam Wedelich’s Chicken Little!

Who are you calling little?"In this clever spin on the classic tale... empathy ends up saving the day, and the moral (don't believe everything you hear; check the facts) is broadcast loud and clear." -- The Horn Book"Whimsy reigns in Wedelich's debut picture book...


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Codzilla Cover Image
By David Zeltser, Jared Chapman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062570673
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Published: HarperCollins - June 11th, 2019

Codzilla is a heartfelt and hilarious picture book based on the classic school story of bully vs. brains—perfect for fans of favorites such as SpongeBob SquarePants, The Pout-Pout Fish, Ninja Baby, and Vegetables in Underwear!


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Crossings: Extraordinary Structures for Extraordinary Animals Cover Image
By Katy S. Duffield, Mike Orodán (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534465794
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Published: Beach Lane Books - October 13th, 2020

This powerful nonfiction picture book explores wildlife crossings around the world and how they are helping save thousands of animals every day.

Around the world, bridges, tunnels, and highways are constantly being built to help people get from one place to another. But what happens when construction spreads over, under, across, and through animal habitats?


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Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Sonia Sanchez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536207040
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

The 2020 Jumpstart Read for the Record Selection (2.24 million readers) * An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book * A Publisher’s Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year * A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of the Year * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
 


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Every Night Is Pizza Night Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324005254
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Published: Norton Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

New York Times Bestseller

Best-selling author J. Kenji López-Alt introduces Pipo, a girl on a quest to prove that pizza is the best food in the world.


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Eyes That Kiss in the Corners Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

A New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller

This lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity.


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Facts vs. Opinions vs. Robots Cover Image
By Michael Rex, Michael Rex (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984816269
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 11th, 2020

A hilarious, timely conversation about the differences between facts and opinions, by the creator of the #1 New York Times bestseller Goodnight Goon


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Federico and the Wolf Cover Image
By Rebecca J. Gomez, Elisa Chavarri (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328567789
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Published: Clarion Books - May 19th, 2020

Clever Federico outsmarts el lobo in this fresh and funny Mexican-American take on Little Red Riding Hood.

With his red hoodie on and his bicycle basket full of food, Federico is ready to visit Abuelo. But on the way, he meets a hungry wolf. And now his grandfather bears a striking resemblance to el lobo.


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I Am Not a Penguin: A Pangolin's Lament Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593127407
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

This hilarious story of a pangolin with an identity crisis will be loved by fans of Penguin Problems and Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great.

Poor pangolin--he's trying to explain who he is, but all the other animals keep getting confused.


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I Will Dance Cover Image
By Nancy Bo Flood, Julianna Swaney (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534430617
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 26th, 2020

This poetic and uplifting picture book illustrated by the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of We Are the Gardeners by Joanna Gaines follows a young girl born with cerebral palsy as she pursues her dream of becoming a dancer.

Like many young girls, Eva longs to dance. But unlike many would-be dancers, Eva has cerebral palsy.


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Linus The Little Yellow Pencil Cover Image
By Scott Magoon, Scott Magoon (Illustrator), Scott Magoon (Cover design or artwork by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368006279
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

A kid-friendly tale of two ends of the same pencil learning to get along!

Linus and his eraser, Ernie, don't always see eye to eye.


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Lubna and Pebble Cover Image
By Wendy Meddour, Daniel Egnéus (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525554165
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Published: Dial Books - March 5th, 2019

**TIME magazine "10 Best YA and Children's Books of 2019" selection**
**New York Public Library's Best Books for Kids 2019 selection**
**Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books 2019 selection**


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The Panda Problem Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Hannah Marks (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735228504
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Published: Dial Books - April 2nd, 2019

The critically adored, New York Times bestselling Deborah Underwood delights with a hilariously meta celebration of storytelling out of control.

Every story needs a problem.
But Panda doesn't have a problem.
Unless . . . Panda is the problem.


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This Way, Charlie Cover Image
By Caron Levis, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419742064
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 21st, 2020

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Unicorns Are the Worst! Cover Image
By Alex Willan, Alex Willan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534453838
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

Perfect for fans of Dragons Love Tacos and Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great, this wildly funny and imaginative picture book celebrates the value of differences as a grumpy goblin gets to know his new unicorn neighbors.

It’s an undeniable fact that unicorns are the worst!

Magic is serious business, but all unicorns do is frolic around, have tea partie


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Your Name Is a Song Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781943147724
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Published: Innovation Press - July 7th, 2020

Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl's mother teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names on their lyrical walk home through the city.


The Forgotten Girl Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338317251
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 7th, 2021

"This ghost story gave me chill after chill. It will haunt you." — R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps

"Do you know what it feels like to be forgotten?"

On a cold winter night, Iris and her best friend, Daniel, sneak into a clearing in the woods to play in the freshly fallen snow.


I Can Make This Promise Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062872005
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Published: Heartdrum - December 8th, 2020

In her debut middle grade novel—inspired by her family’s history—Christine Day tells the story of a girl who uncovers her family’s secrets—and finds her own Native American identity.


Journey of the Pale Bear Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534420786
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - October 1st, 2019

“A lovely little miracle of a book.” —Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal–winning author of The One and Only Ivan
“[A] large-hearted and riveting medieval adventure.” —William Alexander, National Book Award–winning author of Goblin Secrets
“A breathtaking adventure.” —Kirby Larson, Newbery Honor


Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (A Sal and Gabi Novel, Book 1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368023627
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - May 5th, 2020

Winner of the Pura Belpré Award
Now in paperback, best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Carlos Hernandez's brilliant sci-fi romp with Cuban influence.
What would you do if you had the power to reach through time and space and retrieve anything you want, including your mother, who is no longer living (in this universe, anyway)?


Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat #1 Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593225233
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 7th, 2020

"Applaud for KLAWDE. Two paws up!"--Dav Pilkey, creator of the Dog Man series.

"Funny, savage, and brilliant, Klawde is the pet I wish I had."--Max Brallier, author of the New York Times Best Seller The Last Kids on Earth


Ghost Boys Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316262262
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better.


We're Not from Here Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524773076
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Published: Yearling - March 10th, 2020

Imagine being forced to move to a new planet where YOU are the alien! From the creator of the Tapper Twins, New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey delivers a topical, sci-fi middle-grade novel that proves friendship and laughter can transcend even a galaxy of differences.


Good Dog, McTavish (The McTavish Stories) Cover Image
By Meg Rosoff, Grace Easton (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536226034
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Published: Candlewick - March 15th, 2022

A dog with a plan adopts a chaotic family in a wry comedy extolling the virtues of common sense.


Pay Attention, Carter Jones Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780358346302
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Published: Clarion Books - November 3rd, 2020

Carter Jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler, bowler hat and all, on the doorstep—one who stays to help the Jones family, which is a little bit broken.

In addition to figuring out middle school, Carter has to adjust to the unwelcome presence of this new know-it-all adult in his life and navigate the butler's notions of decorum.


To Night Owl From Dogfish Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525553243
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Published: Puffin Books - April 28th, 2020

From two extraordinary authors comes a moving, exuberant, laugh-out-loud novel about friendship and family, told entirely in emails and letters.


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 heartwarming middle-grade graphic novel in the spirit of Real Friends and El Deafo, from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Jen Wang.


Other Words for Home Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062747815
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 6th, 2021

New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor Book!

A gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States, perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Aisha Saeed.


Dancing at Carnival Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781644942550
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Published: Calico Kid - March 15th, 2019

Dave the Unicorn: Welcome to Unicorn School Cover Image
By Pip Bird, David O'Connell (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781250768766
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Published: Imprint - July 21st, 2020

In Pip Bird and David O'Connell's laugh-out-loud illustrated chapter book Dave the Unicorn: Welcome to Unicorn School, Mira is excited about attending the school—until she’s paired with a very un-unicorny unicorn.

Welcome to Unicorn School, where you get your own unicorn best friend! You go on magical quests together! There is glitter! There is even more glitter!


High and Dry (Orca Echoes) Cover Image
By Eric Walters, Sabrina Gendron (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781459823105
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - February 25th, 2020

"Walters has woven a touching story about the connection humans have with other living beings on Earth. Recommended for wide purchase."--School Library Journal, starred review


Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business Cover Image
By Lyla Lee, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534440074
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Published: Aladdin - January 14th, 2020

Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this first novel in an adorable new chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who is starting a snack business!

Mindy Kim just wants three things:
1. A puppy!
2. To fit in at her new school
3.


Red Panda & Moon Bear Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781603094443
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 23rd, 2019

Two Latinx kids battle supernatural threats to their working-class neighborhood with the power of science, magic, and a pair of very special hoodies.


Willa the Wisp (The Fabled Stables Book #1) Cover Image
By Jonathan Auxier, Olga Demidova (Illustrator)
$12.99
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ISBN: 9781419742699
Published: Amulet Books - October 20th, 2020

A new, fully illustrated chapter book series from New York Times–bestselling author Jonathan Auxier!
 
Welcome to the Fabled Stables, a magical building filled with one-of-a-kind creatures. Creatures including the Gargantula, the Yawning Abyss, the Hippopotamouse . . . and Auggie.


New Kid Cover Image
By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019

Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature! 


Shouting at the Rain Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780147516770
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Published: Puffin Books - May 5th, 2020

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree comes a compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have.


Song for a Whale Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524770266
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Published: Yearling - December 31st, 2019

In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the Schneider Family Book Award-winning story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him.


Dragon Pearl Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368014748
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 7th, 2020

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Yoon Ha Lee's space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits.
But you’d never know it by looking at her. To keep the family safe, Min’s mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times.


A Wolf Called Wander Cover Image
By Rosanne Parry, Mónica Armiño (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062895943
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Published: Greenwillow Books - January 5th, 2021

A New York Times bestseller! “Don’t miss this dazzling tour de force.”—Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal winning author of The One and Only Ivan


A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying Cover Image
$9.99
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ISBN: 9780735265370
Published: Puffin Canada - May 5th, 2020

Monster hunting isn't for the faint of heart -- the first in a brand-new middle-grade series by NYT bestselling author, Kelley Armstrong.


Indian No More Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620148396
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Published: Tu Books - September 24th, 2019

Notable Children's Book, American Library Association (ALA)
Editors' Choices for Books for Youth, Booklist
Notable Books for a Global Society, International Reading Association (IRA)
Amelia Bloomer Project - Feminist Task Force, American Library Association (ALA)
American Indian Youth Literature Award for Best Middle Grade Book, American Library Association (ALA)


The Bridge Home Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524738136
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Published: Puffin Books - April 14th, 2020

"Readers will be captivated by this beautifully written novel about young people who must use their instincts and grit to survive. Padma infuses her story with hope and bravery that will inspire readers."--Aisha Saeed, author of the New York Times Bestseller Amal Unbound


Sorcery of Thorns Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481497626
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 30th, 2020

A New York Times bestseller!

“A bewitching gem...I absolutely loved every moment of this story.” —Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series
“If you loved the Hogwarts Library…you’ll be right at home at Summershall.” —Katherine Arden, New York Times bestselling autho


Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781368042413
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - September 22nd, 2020

Winner of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor
Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia's epic fantasy, a middle grade American Gods set in a richly-imagined world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods.


Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780593126028
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Published: Ember - June 2nd, 2020

Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping fantasy about a teenage girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars. And don’t miss Elizabeth Lim’s new novel, the instant New York Times bestseller, Six Crimson Cranes!


We Contain Multitudes Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316524636
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2020

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets I'll Give You the Sun in an exhilarating and emotional novel about the growing relationship between two teenage boys, told through the letters they write to one another.


White Rose Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358376699
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Published: Versify - January 12th, 2021

“In a searing indictment of silent complicity, White Rose shines a light on one remarkable young woman’s insistence on the power of truth, no matter the cost. A timely call to resistance.” – Joy McCullough, author of Blood Water Paint

White Rose is a resonant testament to courage.


I Love You So Mochi (Point Paperbacks) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338608366
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Published: Point - May 5th, 2020

Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Kasie West, I Love You So Mochi is a delightfully sweet and irrepressibly funny novel from accomplished author Sarah Kuhn.

"As sweet and satisfying as actual mochi... a tender love story wrapped up in food, fashion, and family.


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