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New and Upcoming Children’s Books: November 2017

These great books include picture books, fiction, graphic novels, and nonfiction titles that are forthcoming or new to the library.

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Stay: A Girl, a Dog, a Bucket List by Kate Klise

Eli the dog has been with Astrid since she was a baby, and now that Eli is getting older and slowing down, Astrid wants to make fun memories with him, but knows what is most important to Eli is the time he spends with Astrid.

Grades: Kindergarten-2, Picture book

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Bizzy Mizz Lizzie by David Shannon

Mizz Lizzie is the busiest bee in town, and she is determined to win the school spelling contest--but after studying all night she falls asleep during the contest, and when she finally wakes up she realizes that she has to learn to stop and smell the flowers.

Grades: Preschool-3, Picture book

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Robinson by Peter Sis

Robin and his friends are planning to dress up as pirates for their school's annual costume party, but instead his mother creates a Robinson Crusoe costume for him, and while the adults love it, his friends are less welcoming.

Grades: Preschool-3, Picture book

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The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos

After being conscripted into the dangerous Adventurers Guild, Zed and Brock uncover a conspiracy that threatens all of Freestone.

Grades: 3-7, Fiction

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Halfway Normal by Barbara Dee

When cancer survivor Norah begins middle school and finds it hard to fit in, she meets cute eighth grader Griffin and decides to hide the fact that she had cancer.

Grades: 4-7, Fiction

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The Friendship Code by Stacia Deutsch

Looking forward to joining the new coding club at school so that she can develop her app idea, Lucy is disappointed by the lukewarm reception she gets from the club's other members, who work with her to decipher mysterious coding notes that she starts receiving.

Grades: 3-6, Fiction

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Harry Potter:  A Journey Through a History of Magic by British Library

Carefully curated by the British Library and full of extraordinary treasures from all over the world, this is an unforgettable journey exploring the history of the magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories.

Grades: 4-6, Nonfiction

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Goodnight, Planet by Liniers

When you go off to sleep, your toys go out to play! After a long day of jumping in leaves and reading her favorite books, this little girl is wornout, but her favorite stuffed animal, Planet, is just getting started.

Grades: Preschool-3, Graphic Novel

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Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin

The wicked witch has Rapunzel trapped...but not for long! Rapunzel lives all alone in a tall, dark tower. Under the threat of a witch's fearsome curse, the poor girl seems doomed to a life in captivity. But is Rapunzel frightened? Oh no, not she! With irreverent humor and striking illustrations, the creator of Little Red puts an empowering and delightfully dark twist on a classic story of a helpless damsel.

Grades: Kindergarten-2, Fairytale

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Writing Radar by Jack Gantos

With the signature wit and humor that have garnered him legions of fans, Jack Gantos instructs young writers on using their "writing radar" to unearth story ideas from their everyday lives. Incorporating his own misadventures as a developing writer, Gantos inspires readers to build confidence and establish good writing habits as they create, revise, and perfect their stories.

Grades: 4-8, Nonfiction

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Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers

In this fascinating and fun take on nonfiction, Dave Eggers and Shawn Harris investigate a seemingly small trait of America's most emblematic statue. What they find is about more than history, more than art. What they find in the Statue of Liberty's right foot is the powerful message of acceptance that is essential of an entire country's creation.

Grades: 1 - 3, Nonfiction

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Imagine That!: How Dr. Seuss Wrote The Cat in the Hat by Judy Sierra

Have you ever wondered how the great Dr. Seuss wrote his most famous book? Did you know that for The Cat in the Hat, he wasn't allowed to make up the fun words he was known for--like OOBLECK and IT-KUTCH and HIPPO-NO-HUNGUS?

Grades: 1 - 2, Nonfiction