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Daniel’s heart lies in poetry, but the only way to live up to his parents’ high expectations is to attend Yale and become a doctor. Natalie, meanwhile, views the world through the lens of scientific fact and numbers—and it’s a fact that her family is 12 hours away from being deported back to Jamaica. Then, these two souls from two different walks of life are brought together by chance. Is one day enough to change everything? Told from multiple perspectives, The Sun is also a Star (Delacorte, $18.99) by Nicola Yoon is an artfully woven story about coincidence, fate, and the difference one moment can make. Ages 14-18.

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ISBN: 9780553496680
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Delacorte Press - November 1st, 2016

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In the darkest depths of the ocean lurks a sea creature the size of a bus. Yet, despite its size, nobody had even captured a photograph of this beast until 2012. Author Candace Fleming and illustrator Eric Rohmann take the reader below the surface to learn about one of the ocean’s most elusive creatures, the Giant Squid (Roaring Brook, $18.99). Well-researched prose effectively educates the reader as fittingly murky illustrations capture the mysterious atmosphere of the ocean. Close-ups of the giant squid tease the reader as each page reveals more about the species until— POOF!— it disappears in a cloud of ink, leaving the curious reader inspired to learn more. Ages 5-9.

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By Eric Rohmann (Illustrator), Candace Fleming
ISBN: 9781596435995
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 27th, 2016

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With rising global temperatures melting away the polar ice caps, a beloved animal is in danger of disappearing forever. Jenni Desmond takes a poetic look at the solitary life of The Polar Bear (Enchanted Lion, $17.95), using beautiful mixed-media illustrations to capture the emotion of this noble creature and its frigid environment. In her engaging and easily comprehensible text, surprising facts about everything from the bears’ hunting behaviors to their migration patterns will fascinate young readers and leave a lasting impression of the bears, whose very existence is threatened by the humans who so revere them. Ages 5-8.

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By Jenni Desmond (Created by)
ISBN: 9781592702008
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - November 15th, 2016