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New & Noteworthy Kids’ Books

From young adult stories to illustrated picture books, find the latest and greatest books for kids of any age!

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    Summer Camp Critter Jitters Book Cover Picture
    Summer Camp Critter Jitters Book Cover Picture

    Summer Camp Critter Jitters

    by Jory John

    The beloved critters are nervous about going off to camp in this hilarious and reassuring picture book. Can they get over their nerves to have some fun and make new friends?
    Summer Camp Critter Jitters Book Cover Picture
    Summer Camp Critter Jitters Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $17.99

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    The Bench Book Cover Picture
    The Bench Book Cover Picture

    The Bench

    by Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex

    In The Bench, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between father and son and reminds us of the many ways that love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family. The book’s storytelling and illustrations give us snapshots of shared moments that evoke a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion.
    The Bench Book Cover Picture
    The Bench Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $18.99

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    Bodies Are Cool Book Cover Picture
    Bodies Are Cool Book Cover Picture

    Bodies Are Cool

    by Tyler Feder

    This cheerful love-your-body picture book for preschoolers will instill body acceptance and confidence in the youngest of readers. Highlighting the various skin tones, body shapes, and hair types is just the beginning in this truly inclusive book. “My body, your body, every different kind of body! All of them are good bodies! Bodies Are Cool!”
    Bodies Are Cool Book Cover Picture
    Bodies Are Cool Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $17.99

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    What Is God Like? Book Cover Picture
    What Is God Like? Book Cover Picture

    What Is God Like?

    by Rachel Held Evans and Matthew Paul Turner

    Children who are introduced to God often have a lot of questions, including this ever-popular one: What is God like? Through pictures from the Bible, children see that God is like a shepherd, a star, a gardener, the wind, and more. This beautiful book encourages young hearts to remember that God is a comforter and support.
    What Is God Like? Book Cover Picture
    What Is God Like? Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $17.99

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    Instructions for Dancing Book Cover Picture
    Instructions for Dancing Book Cover Picture

    Instructions for Dancing

    by Nicola Yoon

    Evie Thomas doesn’t believe in love anymore. Especially after the strangest thing occurs one afternoon: She witnesses a couple kiss and is overcome with a vision of how their romance began…and how it will end. Bestselling author Nicola Yoon is back with an utterly unique romance about life, love, and the risks of both.
    Instructions for Dancing Book Cover Picture
    Instructions for Dancing Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $19.99

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    Something Stinks! Book Cover Picture
    Something Stinks! Book Cover Picture

    Something Stinks!

    by Jonathan Fenske

    In this delightfully funny picture book, an awful stink is invading the nostrils of its furry protagonist, a clueless skunk. Skunk is ready to sniff out the source of the stench, but where could it be coming from? Find out in this foul-smelling story—just be sure to hold your nose!
    Something Stinks! Book Cover Picture
    Something Stinks! Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $12.99

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    That Weekend Book Cover Picture
    That Weekend Book Cover Picture

    That Weekend

    by Kara Thomas

    It was supposed to be the perfect prom weekend getaway. But it’s clear something terrible happened when Claire wakes up alone and bloodied on a hiking trail with no memory of the past forty-eight hours. Now everyone wants answers—most of all, Claire.
    That Weekend Book Cover Picture
    That Weekend Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $18.99

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    She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor Book Cover Picture
    She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor Book Cover Picture

    She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor

    by Meg Medina and Chelsea Clinton

    Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in the history of the United States. Even though the road there wasn’t easy, she didn’t let that stop her from achieving her dreams. In this chapter book readers learn about the amazing life of Sonia Sotomayor—and how she persisted.
    She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor Book Cover Picture
    She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $14.99

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    The Cardboard Kingdom #2: Roar of the Beast Book Cover Picture
    The Cardboard Kingdom #2: Roar of the Beast Book Cover Picture

    The Cardboard Kingdom #2: Roar of the Beast

    by Chad Sell

    A mystery is afoot in the Cardboard Kingdom. The newly minted Monster Mashers will go to any lengths to protect the Kingdom and uncover this mystery. How did the monster get here? What does it want? And most importantly, who is behind its creation?
    The Cardboard Kingdom #2: Roar of the Beast Book Cover Picture
    The Cardboard Kingdom #2: Roar of the Beast Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $12.99

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    The Hidden Knife Book Cover Picture
    The Hidden Knife Book Cover Picture

    The Hidden Knife

    by Melissa Marr

    Bestselling author Melissa Marr invites readers into a magical world where stone gargoyles live among humans, ferocious water horses infiltrate the sea, and school hallways are riddled with magic wards—and where a group of young heroes seeking justice discovers those very creatures are the best of allies.
    The Hidden Knife Book Cover Picture
    The Hidden Knife Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $17.99

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    Turtle in Paradise Book Cover Picture
    Turtle in Paradise Book Cover Picture

    Turtle in Paradise

    by Jennifer L. Holm and Savanna Ganucheau

    Inspired by family stories, three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm blends family lore with America’s past in this charming gem of a novel, now adapted into graphic novel form by rising star Savanna Ganucheau.
    Turtle in Paradise Book Cover Picture
    Turtle in Paradise Book Cover Picture

    Paperback
    $12.99

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