Imagine being asleep in bed when a glowing portal opens in your bedroom. Where does it go, and what could be on the other side? Christian Robinson explores this idea in Wonderland-esque fashion as he depicts a young girl and her cat entering into a dimensional portal leading to a new world filled with bright colors, toys, several other children and Another (Atheneum, $17.99) her! Simple yet playful, this ethereal wordless tale encourages readers to study, flip, and rotate the pages in order to fully immerse themselves in an imaginative and surreal dreamscape. Ages 4-8. Cherakye Lopez


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ISBN: 9781534421677
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

Because of a history of rotten luck allegedly brought on by his “no-good-dirty-rotten-pig- stealing-great-great-grandfather,” Stanley Yelnats has been convicted of a crime he did not commit, and must spend the next 18 months digging 5’x5’ Holes (Yearling, $8.99) in a dry lake at a Texas juvenile detention center. As he endures hardship while laboring to “build character” Stanley finds unlikely camaraderie and friendship amongst his fellow inmates, and must work with them to dig up the truth about Camp Green Lake: a truth rooted in decades-old secrets. Louis Sachar’s Newbery Medal-winning novel is a smart, humorous and inventively-plotted tale of dual histories, tested friendships, social justice and the role that fate plays in our lives. Ages 10-14. Marc Villa

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ISBN: 9780440414803
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Published: Yearling - May 9th, 2000

The year 1968 was one of the most fraught, tumultuous years in recent U.S. history. But when sisters Delphine, Vonetta and Fern hop on a plane to Oakland, CA, they’re not concerned with social issues but with re-uniting with their mother. They haven’t seen her since she abandoned them and moved across the country, and will spend One Crazy Summer (Harper Collins, $6.99) getting to know her and uncovering the secrets of their pasts. Rita Williams-Garcia’s award-winning novel is an engaging journey through histories both political and familial. Ages 11-13
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ISBN: 9780060760908
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Published: Amistad - December 27th, 2011