Children & YA Staff Picks

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Song of Silver, Flame Like Night (Song of the Last Kingdom #1) By Amélie Wen Zhao Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593487501
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 3rd, 2023

Amélie Wen Zhao draws inspiration from mythology and folklore to take readers on a fantastical journey through ancient China. Beautiful prose, high-stakes, and an unexpected romance make this book a page turner and a delight to read.

- Cindy


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Snoopy's Beagle Scout Tales: Peanuts Graphic Novels By Charles  M. Schulz, Robert Pope (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Charles M. Schulz, Robert Pope (Illustrator)
$9.59
ISBN: 9781665952408
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Published: Simon Spotlight - May 7th, 2024

Its a graphic novel featuring Snoopy!!! If that isn't enough to immediately get your attention, then the fun and goofy summer tales of the Peanuts friends will!

- Emma


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49 Days By Agnes Lee Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9781646143757
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Published: Levine Querido - March 5th, 2024

49 Days is a quiet and soothing dive into grief and healing. As Kit makes her journey through the afterlife and towards rebirth, her loved ones grapple with their grief at being left behind after her sudden death. Lee's excellent use of silence combines with her understated art style combine to create a story that moved me to tears.

- Katherine


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Time Bomb By Joelle Charbonneau Cover Image
$12.79
ISBN: 9780358108054
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Published: Clarion Books - February 4th, 2020

A very topical YA thriller, Time Bomb tells the story of 6 students who are in their high school when a series of bombs go off. It gives an amazing insight into six very different and complex characters, and will keep you guessing the whole way through. Not necessarily a light read, but definitely an impactful one.

- Halle


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A Chair for My Mother: A Caldecott Honor Award Winner By Vera B. Williams, Vera B. Williams (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9780688040741
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Published: Greenwillow Books - January 23rd, 2007

It is, in fact, a very good chair (and a very sweet story). - Stacey

- Sophie


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The Tree in Me By Corinna Luyken Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9780593112595
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - March 16th, 2021

Don't you just feel the warmth of May in these pages?! Luyken brings you the exquisiteness of our world and how it grows in me, you, and everyone in between. Enjoy :,)

- Kai


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Lucy!: How Lucille Ball Did It All By Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville, Brigette Barrager (Illustrator) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781419749926
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 19th, 2024

The queen of comedy! Celebrate a ground-breaking entertainer and business woman who charted the course for television back in its infancy. The quirky illustrations have the feel of Lucy's anything-for-a-laugh antics.

- Stacey


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Just Say Yes By Goldy Moldavsky Cover Image
$11.19
ISBN: 9781250863232
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - January 30th, 2024

When Jimena learns that she's been living in the US undocumented, she hatches a plan to marry for a green card as soon as she turns 18. Her neighbor Vitaly is totally not on board, but he wants to help Jimena succeed--which is a problem when she realizes she's in love with Vitaly.

- Sarah


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Owl Babies By Martin Waddell, Patrick Benson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Waddell, Patrick Benson (Illustrator)
$6.39
ISBN: 9780763617103
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Published: Candlewick - April 1st, 2002

A classic tale of the importance of mothers to all creatures.

- Mia


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The Last Zookeeper By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator)
$15.19
ISBN: 9781536227680
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Published: Candlewick - March 26th, 2024

Something for everyone; the kids can enjoy the artwork and clear wordless story, while the parents can ponder deep questions like "When we're all gone, what legacy will we leave behind?"

- John


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The Voyage By Stéphane Servant, Audrey Spiry (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Stéphane Servant, Audrey Spiry (Illustrator)
$15.16
ISBN: 9781778400704
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Published: Greystone Kids - April 30th, 2024

This beautiful book with its sweeping illustrations and immersive language takes you on a voyage of a lifetime, and a lifetime of voyage.

- Robin


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The Fabled Life of Aesop: The extraordinary journey and collected tales of the world's greatest storyteller By Ian Lendler, Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ian Lendler, Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator)
$15.19
ISBN: 9781328585523
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Published: Clarion Books - March 10th, 2020

Pamela Zagarenski is a wonderful illustrator. Also pick up some of her Sacredbee greeting cards, available periodically in store (at the time of writing we have one of her thank you cards) and on Etsy.

- James


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Answers in the Pages By David Levithan Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9780593484685
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2022

A beautiful book that weaves three seemingly disconnected stories together. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wonder why people would ever question someone's right to love another. Answers in the Pages explores themes of sexuality, youth, acceptance, and the fight for equality. A must read for kids!

- Connor


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The Iguanodon's Horn: How Artists and Scientists Put a Dinosaur Back Together Again and Again and Again By Sean Rubin, Sean Rubin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sean Rubin, Sean Rubin (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9780063239210
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Published: Clarion Books - March 19th, 2024

Science and art come together to interpret, and reinterpret, the dinosaur we call Iguanodon.

- Robin


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Go Forth and Tell: The Life of Augusta Baker, Librarian and Master Storyteller By Breanna J. McDaniel, April Harrison (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593324202
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Published: Dial Books - February 6th, 2024

- kai


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