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Clap on the
By The Great Amundo, Olivia Camille (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780764362422
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Published: Schiffer Kids - November 2nd, 2021

This delightful, vibrant board book is perfect for little learners who are figuring out how to count and clap. Practice clapping on the 1: clap - two - three - four. Nice and steady. But when you’re really ready to groove, clap on the two and four!


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Wild Animal ABC By P. J. Rankin Hults Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780764361197
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Published: Schiffer Kids - November 16th, 2021

Journey into this book to meet fun animals from A to Z. Young readers will have fun playing seek-and-find on the delightful endpapers, which mirror the poems. With wonderful illustrations and fun rhyming couplets, this picture book by P.J. Rankin Hults is great for family story time!


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Swimmy (Oversized Board Book) By Leo Lionni Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593309971
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 22nd, 2022

When Swimmy loses his school to a big fish, first he is scared and alone. Eventually he begins to explore and discover the wonders of the ocean. He finally meets another school of fish, who are also scared, but Swimmy shows them how to work together so they, too, can explore. Leo Lionni’s classic story is now available in board book format with the same vibrant illustrations and text.


$24.95
SKU: 4010168202105

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Big Ship Rescue! (Big Rescue) By Chris Gall Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324019251
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Published: Norton Young Readers - January 18th, 2022

Author Chris Gall first crossed the Atlantic in an ocean liner when he was eight years old and has been fascinated with ships ever since. In Big Ship Rescue!, Gall explains and illustrates the process involved in rescuing a ship in trouble. He introduces the types of vessels and workers – as well as the equipment and jargon – necessary to bring a big ship safely to shore. Gall is a member of his county’s search and rescue team, making this story near and dear to his heart.


$29.95
SKU: 816409010386

$16.00
SKU: 816409010331

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Dog Says, Cat Says By Marilyn Singer, Sonia Sanchez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marilyn Singer, Sonia Sanchez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553960
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - April 5th, 2022

This adorable picture book, with colorful, energetic illustrations, takes us through a day in the life of a cat and a dog, showing ushow they react to similar events in completely different ways. A fun story for dog and cat lovers alike that teaches us everyone’s experiences are unique.


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The Tide Pool Waits By Candace Fleming, Amy Hevron (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Candace Fleming, Amy Hevron (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823449156
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Published: Neal Porter Books - April 5th, 2022

As the waves recede, tide pools form and the trapped plants and animals alter their ways as they wait for the tide to return. This wonderfully written and illustrated picture book teaches us the importance of patience while showing us the diversity of critters that can be found in such a small ecosystem. A beautiful book for little beachcombers.


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Calvin By JR Ford, Vanessa Ford, Kayla Harren (Illustrator) Cover Image
By JR Ford, Vanessa Ford, Kayla Harren (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593108673
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 9th, 2021

Calvin is a sweet story about a little boy becoming himself – from telling his parents his true gender to his first day at school with his new name. A wonderful picture book about gender, acceptance, and family.


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Eric By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781338622089
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 20th, 2020

Eric is a heart-warming story about a foreign exchange student who observes his new surroundings with exceptional curiosity. Eric shows us that different perspectives offer fresh insight on the things we take for granted, and reminds us of the beauty in ordinary things.


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The World of Emily Windsnap: Emily’s Big Discovery By Liz Kessler, Joanie Stone (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Liz Kessler, Joanie Stone (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781536225549
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Published: Candlewick - April 12th, 2022

Dive in with Emily Windsnap on her journey to self-discovery. Emily is drawn to the water, but her mother never lets her go near the ocean. One day she decides to jump in . . . and everything changes. With lovely illustrationsand a cool story, this is a great bedtime chapter book for an eager young reader.


$27.00
SKU: 767548154007

$29.00
SKU: 767548154328

$18.00
SKU: 767548141137

$13.95
SKU: 767548118658

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The Sunken Ship: An Acorn Book (Mermaid Days #1) By Kyle Lukoff, Kat Uno (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Kat Uno (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338794595
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 3rd, 2022

In Mermaid Days, we meet Vera, a mermaid, and Beaker . . . an octoboy? This cute early chapter book contains three independent stories about the community of Tidal Grove. Perfect for emerging readers who like fanciful stories about the sea and who might just learn a fact or two along the way!


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Crab and Snail: The Invisible Whale By Beth Ferry, Jared Chapman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Beth Ferry, Jared Chapman (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062962140
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Published: HarperAlley - March 22nd, 2022

In this silly, quirky book we witness many forms of friendship – from brother barnacles and smarty seagulls, to beach besties. Crab and Snail entertain themselves with their active imaginations, but maybe that invisible whale they keep talking about is real after all! This early reader graphic novel is a playful book fun for all your young readers, and might inspire their own imaginations.


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The Ballad of Tubs Marshfield By Cara Hoffman Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062865489
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Published: HarperCollins - November 16th, 2021

In this fun chapter book, Tubs the frog would love nothing more than to sing and play with his friends in the bayou they call home. But when something starts making the creatures of the bayou sick, Tubs and his friends must search for the source. A sweet and informative book on pollution and the environment.


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A Kind of Spark By Elle McNicoll Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593374252
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

When Addie learns her town killed women as witches, she’s disturbed to find that her community does not seem to care. Addie decides she will fight for the women who were killed, and to get the town to put up a plaque to acknowledge their innocence and wrongful deaths. No one else seems to understand why it still matters given that it happened so long ago, but Addie knows autistic people, like her, are still discriminated against, judged, and badly treated, for the same reasons as women convicted of witchcraft.


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The Great Greene Heist By Varian Johnson Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545525534
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 28th, 2015

Jackson Greene swears he is not going to get involved – even as political tensions escalate during the middle-school elections. However, Gaby de la Cruz is running for president of the school against Keith Sinclair, a devious student who seems to have direct connections to the (possibly also devious) principal. Maybe Jackson has to get involved after all, because he is exactly the right person to lead the heist ensuring fair elections. First step: pull together the right team.


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Aquicorn Cove By K. O'Neill Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781637150160
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Published: Oni Press - January 25th, 2022

This summer-time story set in a small fishing village and the sea around it will reel you in, introducing you to fantastical creatures and beings, and the coral reefs they live in. When Lana and her aunt learn the reef is dying, they must make peace with the past and come to terms with hard truths to find what really matters to them.


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Ain't Burned All the Bright By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534439467
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 11th, 2022

This book is three sentences long. Three sentences packed with power and emotion. Each sentence is broken up across several pages, accompanied by artwork. Artwork packed with power and emotion. Recommended for poets, artists, activists, and everyone who recognizes their own power.


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Café Con Lychee By Emery Lee Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063210271
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 10th, 2022

Theo and Gabriel are not friends. In fact, they could not be more opposite. Theo is confident, athletic, popular, out. Gabriel is . . . not. When a new fusion cafe opens in their small town, their respective family restaurants are at risk. The only option is to work together. Being friends is off the table, even if both of them are starting to realize that they might actually be something more. A sweet taste of romance for foodies everywhere.


$24.00
SKU: 860001007695

$24.00
SKU: 860001007664

$24.00
SKU: 860002983950

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The Narrowboat Summer By Anne Youngson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250764621
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 25th, 2022

During the Industrial Revolution, the UK developed a nationwide canal network to facilitate the transport of raw goods and finished products. Now the waterways are used for recreation and tourism via “narrowboats” and are the delightful setting for an adventure. Eve, who has recently left a thirty-year career, and Sally, who has recently left an indifferent husband, agree to a canal journey in order to help suddenly vulnerable and land-locked narrowboat dweller Anastasia. The Narrowboat Summer is a touching story about three women coming together to forge a new path forward.


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The Guncle By Steven Rowley Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525542308
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 5th, 2022

Being uncle to two children is fun for an occasional weekend, but when tragedy strikes and the fun loving “Gay Uncle Patrick” becomes parent, rules change. Thrown into unexpected parenthood, Patrick is doing everything he can to stay afloat. At turns heartfelt and humorous, The Guncle is a homage to family ties.


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A Side of Murder (A Cape Cod Foodie Mystery #1) By Amy Pershing Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593199145
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Published: Berkley - February 23rd, 2021

Samantha Barnes is a young, rising NYC chef. When a clash with another chef goes viral, she finds herself moving to Cape Cod. A dilapidated house, new puppy, and first love are great, but a murder was not on the menu. This is a recipe for disaster.


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The Maid: A Novel By Nita Prose Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593356159
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 4th, 2022

Molly Gray is a maid in a big hotel. She loves what she does and takes it very seriously. When a guest Molly knows is murdered and she is questioned, her life suddenly turns upside down.


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If We Were Villains: A Novel By M. L. Rio Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250095299
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 17th, 2018

Seven elite young actors enter their senior year at a prestigious arts college. Each has a role to play: the villain, the tyrant, the hero, the seductress, the ingénue, and the extras. They inhabit these roles offstage as well, and friendly rivalries become tense, then violent, then deadly. A police detective arrives to unravel their tales, but with such a skilled group of performers who can say what is true?


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What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat By Aubrey Gordon Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780807014776
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Published: Beacon Press - November 16th, 2021

Podcaster and activist Aubrey Gordon (otherwise known as Your Fat Friend) examines the too-often occurrence of anti-fat biases and discrimination in this compelling and well-researched call for attitude shifts and social change. Along with sharing her own, as well as others’ experiences, Gordon provides statistics and legal examples of fatphobia to set her work apart from existing body positive memoirs and provide ways in which we all could advance towards “fat justice.” Informative, emotional, and beautifully written, What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat is a must-read!


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50 Hikes with Kids New England By Wendy Gorton Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781643260013
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Published: Timber Press - August 31st, 2021

Pick a state. Would you rather see waterfalls, a lake, be near the beach, or find a cave? This wonderful book will help you and the kids plan a memorable and successful hike. Get ready for some fun adventures!


$21.95
SKU: 9781635448740
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$21.95
SKU: 9781635446418
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Octopus, Seahorse, Jellyfish By David Liittschwager, Elizabeth Kolbert (Contributions by), Jennifer Holland (Contributions by), Olivia Judson (Contributions by) Cover Image
By David Liittschwager, Elizabeth Kolbert (Contributions by), Jennifer Holland (Contributions by), Olivia Judson (Contributions by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781426221798
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Published: National Geographic - April 5th, 2022

Octopi, seahorses, jellyfish, oh my! In this visually stunning combination of essays and photographs, readers encounter and learn about creatures that are often hidden from sight. Perfect for anyone who might need a little ocean escape!


$19.50
SKU: 663
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