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The Babysitters Coven Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525707400
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Published: Ember - August 25th, 2020

Adventures in Babysitting meets The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in this action-packed debut.  Long-time sitter Esme discovers a whole new supernatural world when weird things start happening around her.  Oh, and there's kick-butt weapons disguised as diapers!  Nuff said!


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Know My Name: A Memoir Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735223721
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Published: Penguin Books - August 18th, 2020

Three years ago, Channel Miller was introduced to the world as Emily Doe.  Now, she reveals her full side of what happened before and after in this eloquent and triumphant memoir of a woman who refuses to be shamed.  Raw and inflinching, her story is one that demands to be heard and will stick with you long after the final page.


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B*WITCH Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368028769
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

An entertaining take on the teenage witch genre, which reimagines a modern world where being a witch has been ruled illegal by the government.


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You Brought Me The Ocean Cover Image
By Alex Sanchez, Julie Maroh (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401290818
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Published: DC Comics - June 9th, 2020

You Brought Me the Ocean showcases a more grounded and realistic take on the superhero origin story, focusing on the importance of family, self-identity, and honestly. Beautifully drawn and exquisitely written, this story will have you smiling, crying, and even falling in love with a new ship, all in the course of 200 pages.


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This Coven Won't Break (These Witches Don't Burn #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451480354
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Published: Razorbill - May 19th, 2020

A stunning sequel that builds upon the reveals of the first book while also acknowledging the personal consequences for Hannah in a way that feels very realistic and respectful to the stakes of the story, which are higher than even before.


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Date Me, Bryson Keller Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593126035
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 19th, 2020

Perfect for fans of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Date Me, Bryson Keller is a relatable and honest look at the hardships of being a closeted kid and how keeping the real you from the people you love affects your entire life. Full of heart, wit, and important lessons, Kevin van Whye has crafted a perfect #ownvoices story with a main character and romance you'll absolutely love.


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Clique Bait Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062918086
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Published: HarperTeen - April 28th, 2020

An intriguingly addictive tale of revenge and the complexities of the high school hierarchy, Clique Bait reads like a fast-paced Netflix teen drama with new secrets and lies being revealed so fast and unexpectedly you'll be waiting with bated breath to see how everything turns out, and who ends up going down.


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These Witches Don't Burn Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451480347
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Published: Razorbill - April 28th, 2020

Hannah may be a witch, but all she can focus on is avoiding her ex-girlfriend - a bit hard when she's literally part of her coven. When a series of accidents happen to those close to her, Hannah's two worlds combine in irreversible ways and nothing will ever be the same.


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A Werewolf in Riverdale (Archie Horror, Book 1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338569124
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 7th, 2020

A fun, horror spin on the Archie comic characters we all know and love filled with a good amount of jaw-dropping plot twists and plenty of action.


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Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984830333
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Published: Ember - February 18th, 2020

Fatal Throne pulls back the curtain on a story we all remember from history class- the infamous Henry VIII and his doomed six wives. Rather than focusing on the king himself, this collection of stories adds a feminist twist by giving each of the wives their own voice. As each woman plots and struggles to try and stay alive, we are given a glimpse into who they are as individuals outside of their husband. We see their likes, their hopes and dreams, and ultimately, get a better understanding of just how powerful and independent these women were in a time were female autonomy was punished harshly, and how they were often and tragically silenced because of it.


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Stain Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781419737077
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 7th, 2020

This is an enthralling and consuming retelling of The Princess and the Pea, following a voiceless, amnesiac princess who must fight against the imposter on her throne to save her kingdom.  Full of heart and rich characters, the plot twists will keep you on the edge of your seat till the very last page!


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Black Canary: Ignite Cover Image
By Meg Cabot, Cara McGee (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781401286200
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Published: DC Zoom - October 29th, 2019

A super fun and interesting look into Dinah Lance discovering her Black Canary powers and all the ups and downs that come with them while dealing with the ever growing pressures of family life and school.


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What Is a Girl Worth?: My Story of Breaking the Silence and Exposing the Truth about Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781496441331
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Published: Tyndale Momentum - September 10th, 2019

I am in completely in awe of Rachel Denhollander and her strength. Reading this book is hard and heartbreaking, but so important to help see how the culture we live in has helped to enable abusers to feel powerful and protected while making survivors feel shamed and blamed for actions that are not their fault. Rachel writes with a passion, bravery and knowledge to show how everyone has a responsibility to acknowledge this and work to do better and come from a place of love, and that biggest step to dismantle the toxic culture that has failed survivors for far too long.


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Stranger Things: Runaway Max Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984895950
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

Everybody's favorite zoomwe takescenter stage in the novel focusing on Max's POV of the events od season 2.  From dealing with Billy to learning there are other monsters in town.   Mad Max faces it all with her signature wit and sarcasm that we love.


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A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting #1 (Babysitter's Guide to Monsters #1) Cover Image
By Joe Ballarini, Vivienne To (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062437846
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 4th, 2019

Middle-schooler Kelly Ferguson's first time babysitting takes a turn for the worst when the boy she's watching is kidnapped by an actual monster. Turns out that all the stories about things that go bump in the night are real and Kelly must team up with a group of professional monster hunters/babysitters if she wants to get her charge back.


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The Unhoneymooners Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501128035
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Published: Gallery Books - May 14th, 2019

Ethan and Olive are sworn enemies, but when they are the only two not made sick at a wedding buffet disaster, a free trip to Hawaii is theirs.  The catch?  They have to pose as a married couble.  But as time goes on, they begin to realize pretending to like each other isn't as hard as they thought -- and maybe they aren't faking at all.


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Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) Cover Image
By Terri Libenson, Terri Libenson (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062851062
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 7th, 2019

Instantly relatable for anyone dealing with the trials and tribulations of middle school driendships.  Told from duelling points of view of two sides of a fading friendship, Just Jaime shows the heartache and anxiety that can shake up your entire life.


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Meet Cute Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781538760185
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Published: Forever - April 9th, 2019

An adorable romance that shows how the brightest and most unlikely of things can happen after the worst tragedies.  Perfect for fans of Hallmark movies and Netflix rom-coms!


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Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons Series) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780399549809
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Published: Ember - March 5th, 2019

Before he was crusading around Gotham as Batman, Bruce Wayne was just a young billionaire who wanted to help keep his city safe from the violence plaguing it. Unable to stay out of any injustices he sees, Bruce ends up serving community service in Arkham Asylum where he meets a mysterious young prisoner who is part of a murderous group responsible for a crime wave striking the elite of Gotham. With Bruce a potential next target, he finds himself drawn to her while determined to find and stop the other members still out there. Marie Lu does a great job of portraying a young Bruce Wayne while paying homage to the decades of Batman comic lore. Nightwalker is the perfect step in seeing Bruce start to become the caped vigilante he will be known as someday.


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Nobody Cares: Essays Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781770414235
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Published: ECW Press - September 18th, 2018

Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, no topic is off limits (from anxiety to feminism to falling in love with the wrong boy back in middle school) in this unique take on how crappy life can be and how unfairly harsh we can be on ourselves. 


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The Uncommoners #1: The Crooked Sixpence Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780553498462
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Published: Yearling - September 11th, 2018

Ivy Sparrow never thought a toilet brush could give her so much trouble, but when two maniacs weilding them show up and swear she has something she doesn't, she's forced into a world where common items are given special uncommon powers. Along with her brother, Ivy must unravel the secrets of the town and her family before it's too late.


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The Magic Misfits Cover Image
By Neil Patrick Harris, Lissy Marlin (Illustrator), Kyle Hilton (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316355575
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2018

When street magician Carter runs away from his con artist uncle, he finds a group of young misfits like himself who team up to take down the greedy owner of a nearby carnival.


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The Witch Boy Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338089516
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Published: Graphix - October 31st, 2017

A unique take on what it feels like to not fit into the role assigned to you.  Aster wants to be a witch with all his heart, but in his family only girls are witches while boys are shape-shifters.  But when a new foe arises, Aster's magic is the only thing that can save his family.


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Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1 The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423163374
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 4th, 2017

Magnus Chase is no one special. Homeless and living in the streets of Boston, his life is forever changed when he finds out he is related to the Norse gods. Like Percy Jackson before him, Magnus is sarcastic, sassy and everything you could want in a hero.


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Fallout (Lois Lane) Cover Image
By Gwenda Bond, Bob Lentz (Cover Design by)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781630790066
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Published: Switch Press - March 1st, 2016

Lois Lane is known for being a certain superhero’s girlfriend, but make no mistake -- Lois is the hero of this story. At sixteen years old, Lois is already flexing her prowess as a reporter and detective in Metropolis.


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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (The Mara Dyer Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781442421776
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2012

The sole survivor of a building collapse that killed her three friends, Mara Dyer thinks moving away to Florida will make her life normal again. It won’t. When she starts seeing things, she hopes her problems are all in her head. They aren’t. And things will never be the same.


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Room: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316098328
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 18th, 2011

For 5 year-old Jack, room is all he's known. For Jack's mother, it's the place she's been trapped after being kidnapped 7 years ago. As Jack grows more curious, Ma grows more desperate to escape for both their sakes. A powerful and moving story about survival, courage, resilience, and the power of love.

 


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