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Change Sings: A Children's Anthem Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593203224
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

A lyrical picture book debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long
 
"I can hear change humming
In its loudest, proudest song.
I don't fear change coming,
And so I sing along."
 


All These Bodies Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062977168
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Published: Quill Tree Books - September 21st, 2021

Sixteen bloodless bodies. Two teenagers. One impossible explanation. In this edge-of-your-seat mystery from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake, the truth is as hard to believe as it is to find.

Summer 1958. A gruesome killer plagues the Midwest, leaving behind a trail of bodies completely drained of blood. 


Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales Cover Image
By Soman Chainani, Julia Iredale (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062652638
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Published: HarperCollins - September 21st, 2021

You think you know these stories, don’t you?

You are wrong.

You don’t know them at all.


Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780062964618
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Published: Harper - September 21st, 2021

New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty—his mother’s family, the Vanderbilts.


When Ghosts Come Home: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062312662
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Published: William Morrow - September 21st, 2021

I loved it and devoured it with fury, straight to its blazing end.” —Lily King, author of Writers & Lovers

“An unputdownable knock-out.” —Lauren Wilkinson, author of American Spy


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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic Cover Image
By Lilly Workneh (Editor), CaShawn Thompson (Foreword by), Jestine Ware (Text by), Diana Odero (Text by), Sonja Thomas (Text by), Lilly Workneh (Text by), Rebel Girls (Created by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781953424044
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Published: Rebel Girls - September 28th, 2021

The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 barrier-breaking Black women and girls who showcase the spirit of Black Girl Magic.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic, edited by award-winning journalist Lilly Workneh with a foreword by #BlackGirlMagic originator Ca


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The Beatryce Prophecy Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536213614
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Published: Candlewick - September 28th, 2021

A 2021 People Magazine Best Books of Fall Winner!

From two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and two-time Caldecott Medalist Sophie Blackall comes a fantastical meditation on fate, love, and the power of words to spell the world.


We shall all, in the end, be led to where we belong. We shall all, in the end, find our way home.


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Can We Talk?: Seven Principles for Managing Difficult Conversations at Work Cover Image
$31.14
ISBN: 9781398601307
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Published: Kogan Page - September 28th, 2021

Are you avoiding an uncomfortable conversation at work? If you're an executive or a team leader, strengthening your organization's ability to have difficult conversations is necessary and worth the discomfort.


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Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of All the Light We Cannot See, perhaps the most bestselling and beloved literary fiction of our time, comes the highly anticipated Cloud Cuckoo Land.


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A House Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063092600
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 28th, 2021

Caldecott Medal–winner and #1 New York Times–bestselling author Kevin Henkes explores what it means to be at home in this stunning picture book. Brimming with interactive call-and-response questions, A House is a timeless and irresistible must-have for both very young children and emergent readers—as well as the entire family.


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The People Remember Cover Image
By Ibi Zoboi, Loveis Wise (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062915641
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 28th, 2021

From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ibi Zoboi comes her debut picture book—a tour de force that uses the principles of Kwanzaa to talk about the history of African Americans. This lyrical, powerful tribute is sumptuously illustrated by New Yorker artist and rising star Loveis Wise.


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Rubylicious (Pinkalicious) Cover Image
By Victoria Kann, Victoria Kann (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063055216
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Published: HarperCollins - September 28th, 2021

The #1 New York Times bestselling author-artist of the Pinkalicious series, Victoria Kann, is back with an all new-picture book about generosity and kindness, starring Pinkalicious and Peterrific.


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Guess What!? (An Unlimited Squirrels Book) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781368070935
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - October 5th, 2021

From Mo Willems, creator of the revolutionary, award-winning, best-selling Elephant & Piggie books, comes this breakout beginning-reader series, Unlimited Squirrels.
An ensemble cast of Squirrels, Acorns, and pop-in guests hosts a page-turning extravaganza. Each book features a funny, furry adventure AND bonus jokes, quirky quizzes, nutty facts, and so, so many Squirrels.


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The Mirror Shattered Midnight Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368046428
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 5th, 2021

The Mirror: Shattered Midnight is the second novel in the innovative four-book fairy-tale series written by Julie C. Dao, Dhonielle Clayton, J.C. Cervantes, and L. L. McKinney, following one family over several generations, and the curse that plagues it.


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Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063056664
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 5th, 2021

A searing new work of nonfiction from award-winning author Brandy Colbert about the history and legacy of one of the most deadly and destructive acts of racial violence in American history: the Tulsa Race Massacre.


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Daughter of the Deep Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781368077927
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 5th, 2021

New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan pays homage to Jules Verne in his exciting modern take on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.


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Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324005056
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Published: Norton Young Readers - October 5th, 2021

Hip-hop and feminism combine in this empowering guide with attitude, from best-selling author Brittney Cooper and founding members of the Crunk Feminist Collective.


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The Beatles: Get Back Cover Image
By The Beatles, Peter Jackson (Foreword by), Hanif Kureishi (Introduction by)
$60.00
ISBN: 9780935112962
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Published: Callaway Arts & Entertainment - October 12th, 2021

The most anticipated book in more than a decade by the legendary band, The Beatles: Get Back is the official account of the creation of their final album, Let It Be, told in The Beatles' own words, illustrated with hundreds of previously unpublished images, including photos by Ethan A. Russell and Linda McCartney.


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The Almost Queen Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781736430040
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Published: Sword and Silk, LLC - October 12th, 2021

The Witch Needs Her Freedom.


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The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063065246
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Published: William Morrow - October 12th, 2021

Happy DaysThe Andy Griffith Show, Gentle Ben—these shows captivated millions of TV viewers in the ’60s and ’70s. Join award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard and audience-favorite actor Clint Howard as they frankly and fondly share their unusual family story of navigating and surviving life as sibling child actors.


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The Brides of Maracoor: A Novel (Another Day #1) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063093966
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Published: William Morrow - October 12th, 2021

Multimillion-copy bestselling author Gregory Maguire unveils the first in a three-book series spun off the iconic Wicked Years, featuring Elphaba’s granddaughter, the green-skinned Rain.

Ten years ago this season, Gregory Maguire wrapped up the series he began with Wicked by giving us the fourth and final volume of the Wicked Years, his elegiac Out o


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Collective Wisdom: Lessons, Inspiration, and Advice from Women Over 50 Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781579659431
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Published: Artisan Publishers - November 9th, 2021

POWERFUL WISDOM FROM THE ELDERS OF OUR COMMUNITIES


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Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide (Atlas Obscura) Cover Image
$42.50
ISBN: 9781523502196
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 12th, 2021

Taste the World!

It’s truly a feast of wonder: Created by the ever-curious minds behind Atlas Obscura, this breathtaking guide transforms our sense of what people around the world eat and drink. Covering all seven continents, Gastro Obscura serves up a loaded plate of incredible ingredients, food adventures, and edible wonders. Ready for a beer made from fog in Chile?


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State of Terror: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982173678
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Published: Simon & Schuster/St. Martin’s Press - October 12th, 2021

Named one of the most anticipated novels of the season by People, Associated Press, Time, Los Angeles Times, Parade, St.


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African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781616209001
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

"In African Icons, Baptiste engages in the hard work of unveiling the myths about the African continent to young readers . . . This is a great beginner's guide to pre-colonial Africa."
--Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist


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Over My Dead Body (William Warwick Novels) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780008476373
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Published: HarperCollins - October 19th, 2021

An unputdownable story of murder, revenge and betrayal from international number one bestseller Jeffrey Archer.

THE CLOCK IS TICKING IN THIS ROLLERCOASTER RIDE OF A THRILLER...


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Fifty-Four Things Wrong with Gwendolyn Rogers Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062996633
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Published: Quill Tree Books - October 19th, 2021

From the critically acclaimed author of the ALA Notable and Charlotte Huck Honor Book Forever, or a Long, Long Time comes a moving own-voices story that shines a light on how one girl’s learning differences are neither right nor wrong…just perfectly individual. For fans of Alyson Gerber, Cammie McGovern, and Kathryn Erskine.


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Besties: Work It Out (The World of Click) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780358561910
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Published: Etch/Clarion Books - October 19th, 2021

A fun and fresh graphic-novel series spin-off of the New York Times best-selling Click books, featuring aspiring entrepreneurs Beth and Chanda!


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Cheryl Day's Treasury of Southern Baking Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781579658410
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Published: Artisan Publishers - November 16th, 2021

Named a Best Cookbook of Fall 2021 by Eater
Named a Top 10 Most Anticipated Cookbook of Fall 2021 by Stained Page News


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A Psalm of Storms and Silence Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062891525
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Published: Balzer + Bray - November 2nd, 2021

The highly anticipated second—and final—book in the immersive fantasy duology inspired by West African folklore that began with the New York Times bestselling A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, from author Roseanne A. Brown. Perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi, Renée Ahdieh, and Sabaa Tahir.


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The Smart Cookie Cover Image
By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063045408
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Published: HarperCollins - November 2nd, 2021

Be a smart cookie—and don’t miss the fifth picture book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Food Group series from creators Jory John and Pete Oswald! 


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The Stranger in the Lifeboat: A Novel Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9780062888341
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Published: Harper - November 2nd, 2021

What would happen if we called on God for help and God actually appeared? In Mitch Albom’s profound new novel of hope and faith, a group of shipwrecked passengers pull a strange man from the sea.


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Grains for Every Season: Rethinking Our Way with Grains Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781579659561
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Published: Artisan Publishers - November 16th, 2021

"A gift to readers . . . For McFadden, flavor comes first."
--Booklist, STARRED REVIEW


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The Sentence Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671127
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Published: Harper - November 9th, 2021

In this stunning and timely novel, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author Louise Erdrich creates a wickedly funny ghost story, a tale of passion, of a complex marriage, and of a woman's relentless errors.


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Termination Shock: A Novel Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780063028050
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Published: William Morrow - November 16th, 2021

Neal Stephenson’s sweeping, prescient new novel transports readers to a near-future world in which the greenhouse effect has inexorably resulted in a whirling-dervish troposphere of superstorms, rising sea levels, global flooding, merciless heat waves, and virulent, deadly pandemics.


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These Precious Days: Essays Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063092785
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Published: Harper - November 23rd, 2021

The beloved New York Times bestselling author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays.  


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Autopsy: A Scarpetta Novel (Kay Scarpetta #25) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063112193
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Published: William Morrow - November 30th, 2021

In this relaunch of the electrifying, landmark #1 bestselling thriller series, chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta hunts those responsible for two wildly divergent and chilling murders. 


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Here’s to Us Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063071636
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Published: Quill Tree Books - December 28th, 2021

Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera reunite to continue the story of Arthur and Ben, the boys readers first fell for in the New York Times bestselling rom-com What If It’s Us.


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Perpetual West Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781643750941
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 25th, 2022

The riveting, brilliant new novel by the critically-acclaimed author of Sugar Run


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Kingdom of Bones: A Thriller (Sigma Force Novels #22) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062892980
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Published: William Morrow - April 19th, 2022

From #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins, the latest riveting, deeply imaginative thriller in the Sigma Force series, told with his trademark blend of cutting-edge science, historical mystery, and pulse-pounding action.

It begins in Africa . . .


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City on Fire: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062851192
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Published: William Morrow - April 26th, 2022

From the #1 internationally bestselling author of the Cartel Trilogy (The Power of the Dog, The Cartel, and The Border), The Force, and Broken comes the first novel in an epic new triad.

“One of America’s greatest storytellers.” – Stephen King


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The Truth About Christmas Cover Image
By Meena Harris, Keisha Morris (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316232272
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 11th, 2022

An empowering holiday picture book by #1 New York Times bestselling author Meena Harris about a young elf who uncovers a Christmas secret that helps her see the world in a new way, perfect for sharing with children who are ready to take on the world.