The night before they leave for colleges on opposite coasts, Clare and Aidan set out on a twelve-hour “chronological scavenger hunt” of memories to determine whether or not to stay together. Clare hopes that visiting people and places significant to their two-year relationship will help with this difficult decision. As the night progresses, readers will become as invested in the relationship and as uncertain about its future as Clare and Aidan themselves. Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between (Poppy, $18) is Jennifer E. Smith’s heartfelt paean to the joys, pains, and discoveries of first love. Ages 14-18

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ISBN: 9780316334426
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Published: Poppy - September 1st, 2015

Get with the Groove and it will take you on Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound (Roaring Brook, $22.99). Start in 1920s-30s Detroit, known as “The Motor City” and a boomtown for African Americans, where you’ll meet Berry Gordy. The next-to-youngest of eight children, he was known as a troublemaker, but he was also ambitious and entrepreneurial. In addition to writing hit songs himself, Berry had a keen sense of others’ talent and was beginning to recognize R&B’s potential to reach audiences of all colors. With an $800 loan from his family, Berry bought a two-story bungalow in the heart of Detroit’s black community; converted it into offices, his living space, and a studio; and launched his own record company. He called it Motown. The rest is history, which Andrea Davis Pinkney explores in this fascinating look at the influence of young black performers from urban Detroit on the American psyche. Ages 10-14

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ISBN: 9781596439733
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 29th, 2015

Join a little girl as she takes the bus by herself for the first time. The Bus Ride (Kids Can Press, $15.95) to Grandma’s house is long—through the woods and a dark tunnel—but the unusual characters and interesting events along the way make the time fly by. On the ride, the girl shares her cookies with a little wolf, wonders what’s in the beaver’s giant box, and scares off a foxy thief. The sloth sleeps the entire way, missing all the action—even the mischievous mole children. Author and illustrator Marianne Dubuc’s inviting story and appealing watercolor illustrations will have young readers returning to ride the bus again and again, finding something new every time. Ages 4-8. Heidi Powell

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By Marianne Dubuc, Marianne Dubuc (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781771382090
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Published: Kids Can Press - March 1st, 2015