The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

By Dylan Thuras / Rosemary Mosco. The team behind the #1 bestselling Atlas Obscura presents a kid’s illustrated guide to 100 of the world’s most mesmerizing and mysterious wonders, both natural and manmade, in 47 countries and on every continent on earth. Travel the world through common points of interest, from sacred skeletons (Trunyan Tree cemetery in Indonesia leads you to India’s Skeleton Lake, for example) to wild waterfalls (while in Zambia visit the Devil’s Swimming Pool–and then move on to Antarctica’s Blood Falls) to ice caves to bioluminescence.

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Bridge of Clay

By Markus Zusak. Upon their father’s return, the five Dunbar boys, who have raised themselves since their mother’s death, begin to learn family secrets, including that of fourth brother Clay, who will build a bridge for complex reasons, including his own redemption.

 

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Louisiana’s Way Home

By Kate DiCamillo. Louisiana Elefante’s granny wakes her up in the middle of the night and tells her they need to leave home immediately, and this time Granny intends for them never to return.

Miles Morales: Spiderman

By Jason Reynolds. “Everyone gets mad at hustlers, especially if you’re on the victim side of the hustle. And Miles knew hustling was in his veins.”

Miles Morales is just your average teenager. Dinner every Sunday with his parents, chilling out playing old-school video games with his best friend, Ganke, crushing on brainy, beautiful poet Alicia. He’s even got a scholarship spot at the prestigious Brooklyn Visions Academy. Oh yeah, and he’s Spider Man.

But lately, Miles’s spidey-sense has been on the fritz. When a misunderstanding leads to his suspension from school, Miles begins to question his abilities. After all, his dad and uncle were Brooklyn jack-boys with criminal records. Maybe kids like Miles aren’t meant to be superheroes. Maybe Miles should take his dad’s advice and focus on saving himself.

As Miles tries to get his school life back on track, he can’t shake the vivid nightmares that continue to haunt him. Nor can he avoid the relentless buzz of his spidey-sense every day in history class, amidst his teacher’s lectures on the historical benefits of slavery and the modern-day prison system. But after his scholarship is threatened, Miles uncovers a chilling plot, one that puts his friends, his neighborhood, and himself at risk.

It’s time for Miles to suit up.

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It’s the End When I Say It’s the End

By Stephen Pastis. The creator of the acclaimed comic strip, Pearls Before Swine, presents a latest laugh-out-loud entry in the best-selling series that began with Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.

The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

By Shannon Hale and Dean Hale. When a goo monster crashes the science fair, the Princess in Black is on the job, and with the help of the Princess in Blankets, sets out to save the science fair.

Wildcard

By Marie Lu. The thrilling sequel to Warcross by the #1 New York Timesbest-selling author finds Emika Chen learning the truth about Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm and banding together with the Phoenix Riders to put a stop to Hideo’s grim plans, only to find herself caught in a web of betrayal that forces her to turn to Zero and his ruthless crew, the Blackcoats, to take down the man she loves.

Finding Langston

By Lesa Cline-Ransome. Langston’s mother has just died when he and his father leave rural Alabama to make a new home in Chicago’s South Side of the 1940s. It’s lonely in the small apartment with just his father and at school he’s bullied.

But Langston’s new home has one fantastic thing. Unlike the whites-only library in Alabama, the Chicago Public Library welcomes everyone. There, hiding out after school, Langston discovers another Langston, a poet whom he learns inspired his mother enough to name her only son after him.

A moving story of one boy’s experiences during the Great Migration.

Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise

By David Ezra Stein. A follow-up to the Caldecott Honor-winning Interrupting Chicken finds the plucky little red chicken concluding that an “”elephant of surprise”” is needed for any good story, until his Papa recommends classic tales that are surprising without elephants

A Big Mooncake for Little Star

By Grace Lin (signed edition). Reimagines the cycles of the moon as a mother bakes a Big Moon Cookie and, despite Mama’s request to wait, Little Star begins nibbling at it every night.

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