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How to Raise a Reader Cover Image
By Pamela Paul, Maria Russo, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator), Lisk Feng (Illustrator), Vera Brosgol (Illustrator), Monica Garwood (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781523505302
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 3rd, 2019

Pre-order now your copy of HOW TO RAISE A READER and get a book plate with your order*

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Lalani of the Distant Sea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062747273
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 3rd, 2019

“Fast-paced and full of wonder, this is a powerful, gripping must-read.”—Kirkus (starred review)

“A lush and mysterious fable, full of beauty, full of wonder.”—Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal–winning author of When You Reach Me


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The World Ends in April Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524767617
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

"With a grandfather obsessed with survivalist prepping, Eleanor can’t help but spin out of control when she reads a Harvard scientist’s prediction that a giant asteroid is careening towards the earth, resulting in TEOTWAWKI (the End of the World As We Know It) in April. Eleanor of course shares the news with her best friend Mack, who can’t keep a secret, and soon their classmates band together in a secret “End of the World” Club to learn how to prepare for and survive a disaster. As Eleanor’s circle of friends grows, she learns friendship comes in all forms and that despite our best intentions we can’t always predict the future. Stacy McAnulty delivers another tightly paced, emotion-filled middle grade novel perfect for prompting conversations about friendship, science, and discovering the truth." --Beth, Bookstore Manager

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American Royals Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984830173
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

Alternate history meets The Bachelorette in AMERICAN ROYALS. All eyes are on Princesses Beatrice and Samantha Washington (that’s right, descended from the first King of America, George Washington) as they navigate life in the public eye while balancing their own personal romantic interests. As Princess Beatrice prepares to be the first woman to sit on the throne, she’s faced with the ultimate decision—loyalty to her country or her own heart. Fans of the Royal Family won’t want to miss the first in what will hopefully be a new series from Katharine McGee!  --Beth, Bookstore Manager


The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385543781
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Published: Nan A. Talese - September 10th, 2019

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE

Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.


Strike Zone Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514886
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Published: Philomel Books - September 10th, 2019

A timely and heartfelt follow-up to #1 New York Times bestseller Heat, about a young baseball prodigy and his immigrant family living in today's America.


Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316478526
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 10th, 2019

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers--and why they often go wrong.


Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death Cover Image
By Caitlin Doughty, Dianne Ruz (Illustrator)
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393652703
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 10th, 2019

Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. The best questions come from kids. What would happen to an astronaut's body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral?


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Resurrecting the Bones: Born from a Journey through African American Churches & Cemeteries in the Rural South Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781950413102
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Published: Press 53 - September 19th, 2019

Join us at the book launch for Resurrecting the Bones will be Thursday, September 19 at Bookmarks at 6:30 p.m. FREE EVENT

Jacinta V. White's Resurrecting The Bones will not let southern African American history be silenced by re-zoning, gentrification, and useful forgetfulness. White's poems are Dr. Sheila Smith McKoy's "limbo time" in action. Each poem is a personal and historical guide through the richness and fullness of black southern culture and the mighty black church.


Red at the Bone: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525535270
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 17th, 2019

"An exquisite tale of family legacy….The power and poetry of Woodson’s writing conjures up Toni Morrison." – People
 


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The Water Dancer: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590597
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Published: One World - September 24th, 2019

From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.


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Wayward Son (Simon Snow Series #2) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250146076
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 24th, 2019

THE HOTLY ANTICIPATED SEQUEL
TO THE NO. 1 BESTSELLER CARRY ON

Simon Snow is back and he's coming to America!

The story is supposed to be over.

Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes the happily ever after…


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The Tyrant's Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, Book Four) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781484746448
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 24th, 2019


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Dear Sweet Pea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062473073
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 2019

Pre-order now to reserve your signed copy!


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Ninth House Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250313072
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 8th, 2019

The mesmerizing adult debut from Leigh Bardugo, a tale of power, privilege, dark magic, and murder set among the Ivy League elite


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Imaginary Friend Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781538733851
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 2019

A young boy is haunted by a voice in his head in this "haunting a


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White Bird: A Wonder Story Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780525645535
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 2019

Inspired by her blockbuster phenomenon Wonder, R. J. Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with an unforgettable story of the power of kindness and unrelenting courage in a time of war.


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Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481438285
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019

From National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a novel told in ten blocks, showing all they different directions a walk home can take.

This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen.


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The Body: A Guide for Occupants Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385539302
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Published: Doubleday - October 15th, 2019

Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As addictive as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody.


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Allies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338245721
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 15th, 2019

Alan Gratz, bestselling author of Refugee, weaves a stunning array of voices and stories into an epic tale of teamwork in the face of tyranny -- and how just one day can change the world.


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The Guardians: A Novel Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385544184
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Published: Doubleday - October 15th, 2019

John Grisham delivers a classic legal thriller–-with a twist.


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The Starless Sea: A Novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385541213
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Published: Doubleday - November 5th, 2019

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.


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Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419739033
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Published: Amulet Books - November 5th, 2019

In Wrecking Ball, Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series—from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney—an unexpected inheritance gives Greg Heffley’s family a chance to make big changes to their house.


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Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha #2) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250170996
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - December 3rd, 2019

“Meet Tomi Adeyemi—the new J.K. Rowling. (Yep, she’s that good).” —Entertainment Weekly

After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.


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Dog Man: Fetch-22: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #8) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator), Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338323214
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Graphix - December 10th, 2019

Howl with laughter with Dog Man, the internationally bestselling series from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants!