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Back to School Picks for Kids

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This summer, we’ve enjoyed filling our shelves with beautiful, inspiring books for kids of all ages. If you haven’t visited our children’s section yet, we hope you will! This special part of the store is full of books for every kind of kid reader, from board books for the little tykes to a wide array of titles for elementary and middle schoolers to a whole section devoted to young adult readers. Even though the long, empty days of summer which offer leisure time for devouring book after book are coming to a close, we hope kids will continue reading for fun throughout the school year. Here are just a few of the many special kids books we’re looking forward to sharing this fall!

Blue Sky White Stars Cover Image
By Sarvinder Naberhaus, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780803737006
Availability: Backordered
Published: Dial Books - June 13th, 2017

This stunning new picture book is a poetic, inspiring tribute to our American flag and its symbolism.

Life Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481451628
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Beach Lane Books - June 27th, 2017

Exquisite illustrations and prose tell the story of all things that make life beautiful and ever-changing in this picture book.

Make the Earth Your Companion Cover Image
By J. Patrick Lewis, Anna Balbusso (Illustrator), Elena Balbusso (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781568462691
Published: Creative Editions - March 7th, 2017

The gorgeous illustrations and gentle lessons that can be learned through nature make this a favorite new picture book.

Beyond the Bright Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101994856
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

Newbery Award-winning author of WOLF HOLLOW, Lauren Wolk’s new book for young readers is a simply magnificent and touching story of family and belonging, wrapped within adventure and mystery for a young girl reaching for answers to her past.

Posted Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062338204
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Walden Pond Press - May 2nd, 2017

This fantastic new book for young readers is about the power of words. When a middle school principal bans all cell phone use, post-it-notes become the method of communication throughout the school. A compelling and thought-provoking read.

York: The Shadow Cipher Cover Image
By Laura Ruby, Dave Stevenson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062306937
Availability: Backordered
Published: Walden Pond Press - May 16th, 2017

This is a creative and fun story of three kids in a reimagined New York City who are racing against the clock to unravel a cipher left behind by the city’s greatest architects and inventors. Young readers won’t be able to put down this innovative and thrilling book.

Alex & Eliza (The Alex & Eliza Trilogy #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524739621
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 11th, 2017

An epic love story based on young Alexander Hamilton and his future wife Eliza Schuyler’s first encounter and tumultuous beginning as two young people who would later change the world. This is a refreshing and welcome young adult title.

Windfall Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399559372
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Delacorte Press - May 2nd, 2017

Life can change in an instant, like buying the winning lottery ticket for a friend. In life, love and luck, this superb book shows it’s all what we do with those moments that count. This is a young adult book that adults will want to read.

Midnight at the Electric Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062393548
Published: HarperCollins - June 13th, 2017

Young adults will be spellbound by this brilliant book which intertwines the lives of three women from three different periods of time who will never meet: one who grew up on Earth but now lives on Mars in the year 2065, one who lived on a farm during the dustbowl and one who immigrated to America after WWI.