The Getaway

By Jeff Kinney. Accompanying his family to a tropical island resort to escape the cold and stress of an approaching holiday season, Greg is dismayed when sun poisoning, stomach bugs and venomous critters cast a shadow over their much-needed vacation

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Illustrated Edition

By J.K. Rowling and Newt Scamander. Offers alphabetically arranged entries detailing the characteristics of such mythical beasts as hippogriffs, blast-ended skrewts, dragons, and unicorns.

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The Trials of Morrigan Crow

By Jessica Townsend. “A cursed child destined to die on her eleventh birthday is rescued and whisked away to a secret realm called Nevermoor and given the chance to compete for a place in a prestigious organization called the Wundrous Society”–

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Lost in the Pacific, 1942: Not a Drop to Drink

By Tod Olson. Documents the harrowing true story of a band of World War II soldiers whose plane crashed in the middle of the Pacific, forcing them to rely on each other for weeks to survive without supplies in the face of sharks, extreme heat, dehydration and starvation.

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The Player King

By Avi. In 1486 England, a penniless kitchen boy named Lambert Simnel is told by a mysterious friar that he, Lambert, is actually Prince Edward, the true King of England, setting him on a dangerous course to regain the throne. Based on a true story.

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Ghosts of Greenglass House

By Kate Milford. Spending another holiday season stuck in a house full of unusual guests who are not what they seem, 13-year-old Milo uncovers fresh clues alongside old and new friends who help him search for a mysterious map and a famous smuggler’s lost haul, in a sequel to the Edgar Award-winning Greenglass House.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

By J.K. Rowling. An illustrated rendering of the third volume in the internationally best-selling series follows the efforts of the wizard Boy Who Lived to outmaneuver an escaped criminal believed to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord.

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Wishtree

By Katherine Applegate. An old red oak tree tells how he and his crow friend, Bongo, help their human neighbors get along after a threat against an immigrant family is carved into the tree’s trunk.

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Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World

By Reshma Saujani. Part how-to, part girl-empowerment, and all fun, from the leader of the movement championed by Sheryl Sandberg, Malala Yousafzai, and John Legend.

Since 2012, the organization Girls Who Code has taught computing skills to and inspired over 40,000 girls across America. Now its founder, Reshma Saujani, wants to inspire you to be a girl who codes! Bursting with dynamic artwork, down-to-earth explanations of coding principles, and real-life stories of girls and women working at places like Pixar and NASA, this graphically animated book shows what a huge role computer science plays in our lives and how much fun it can be. No matter your interest—sports, the arts, baking, student government, social justice—coding can help you do what you love and make your dreams come true. Whether you’re a girl who’s never coded before, a girl who codes, or a parent raising one, this entertaining book, printed in bold two-color and featuring art on every page, will have you itching to create your own apps, games, and robots to make the world a better place.

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Join us for the book launch of “I Love You, Michael Collins” Saturday July 8th at 2:00pm

Please join us for the book launch of Lauren Barat-Logsted’s later book, “I Love You Michael Collins” on Saturday July 8th at 2:00pm. You can register HERE.

About the book:

It’s 1969 and the country is gearing up for what looks to be the most exciting moment in U.S. history: men landing on the moon. Ten-year-old Mamie’s class is given an assignment to write letters to the astronauts. All the girls write to Neil Armstrong (“So cute!”) and all the boys write to Buzz Aldrin (“So cool!”). Only Mamie writes to Michael Collins, the astronaut who will come so close but never achieve everyone else’s dream of walking on the moon, because he is the one who must stay with the ship. After school ends, Mamie keeps writing to Michael Collins, taking comfort in telling someone about what’s going on with her family as, one by one, they leave the house thinking that someone else is taking care of her–until she is all alone except for her cat and her best friend, Buster. And as the date of the launch nears, Mamie can’t help but wonder: Does no one stay with the ship anymore? With I LOVE YOU, MICHAEL COLLINS, Lauren Baratz-Logsted has created a heartwarming story about family and being true to yourself.

Cake will be served! (read the book to understand why!!!)

About the author:

Lauren Baratz-Logsted is the author of over 25 books for adults, teens and children, including the popular nine-book series The Sisters 8, which she created with her husband and daughter. Before becoming a writer, Lauren was an independent bookseller, Publishers Weekly reviewer, freelance editor, sort-of librarian, and window washer. She lives in Danbury, Connecticut, with her family and their cat, Yoyo. She still remembers watching the astronauts land on the moon.

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