New in Hardcover (Elementary)

New in Hardcover (Elementary)

Which of these ladies just robbed a bank? How did the cow get all the way up there? Who is she waiting for? In this playful collaboration award-winning author Mac Barnett and Caldecott Honoree Christian Robinson invite readers to answer Twenty Questions (Candlewick, 17.99) ranging from the whimsical to the speculative. Some questions will provoke giggles, others will lead to more questions, and still others will spark a unique story. The accompanying colorful and bold graphic illustrations provide an even greater opportunity for interpretation and a more expansive universe of answers. Imagination has no limit and readers will see new possibilities each time they open this entertaining picture book from a super talented author-illustrator team. Ages 4-8. Margaret Orto

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By Mac Barnett, Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536215137
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Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2023

New in Hardcover (Middle Grade)

Nothing has been going right for twelve-year old Tiffany Tuddle since her grandmother died. To avoid unwanted attention and the bullying of a Queen Bee, she has packed up her favorite funky earrings, let her green hair fade, and only hangs out with her pals at the Senior Living Center. When her dad’s beloved (and much needed) job at the planetarium falls into jeopardy because of funding issues, Tiffany needs a way to come up with some quick cash. While looking at the sky for inspiration one night, two meteors collide over her backyard and things begin to change. Suddenly, Tiffany has the ability to borrow other people’s talents, from singing, to sports, to fixing toilets! How far will The Talent Thief (Feiwel and Friends, $17.99) go to win a local contest and fix her family’s financial woes? Can she uncover her own strength and beat her curse along the way? Mike Thayer’s new fantastical novel is a humorous feel-good story about stepping out of the shadows and embracing our gifts. Ages 9-12. Heidi Ashton Yoon

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ISBN: 9781250771025
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 7th, 2023

One Crazy Summer - Rita Williams-Garcia

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: Quill Tree Books - December 27th, 2011