New Juvenile Books - April 2021

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Cinderella

Cinderella

Fandel, Jennifer, author
2020

The bright lights and fancy parties are calling--but Cinderella's stepmother won't let her go. A sprinkle of magic from a fairy godmother, and Cinderella is on her way in a party dress! Will she connect with the prince, or be stuck with her family forever?

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Crows : genius birds

Crows : genius birds

Vanderklugt, Kyla, 1986- author, illustrator
2020

"That's something to crow about! Learn all about these genius birds in Kyla Vanderklugt's Science Comics: Crows, the latest volume in First Second's action-packed nonfiction graphic novel series for middle-grade readers!"-- Publisher annotation.

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Dragon assassin

Dragon assassin

Slade, Arthur, 1967- author
2020

"Carmen is at the top of the class at the Red Assassin School. She is an expert with bladed weapons and poisons, and is perfect at riding the giant black swans that assassins use for their missions. But, in a practice sword fight, her twin brother "accidentally" blinds her in one eye. She continues to train but drops to the bottom of her class. Still, she's sure she'll graduate. Then the nearby emperor is killed by an assassin and his replacement declares war on the assassin school itself. And worst of all Carmen discovers her brother may have betrayed them all on graduation night. In her desperation, she makes a life-altering pact with a dragon to save her school."-- From publisher.

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The fallen hero

The fallen hero

Zhao, Katie, author
2020

Determined to prevent the war her brother Alex is provoking, twelve-year-old Faryn Liu and her half-dragon friend, Ren, seek help from the New Order, warriors based in Manhattan's Chinatown, and from the Monkey King.

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Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Gunderson, Jessica, author
2020

Revisit the tale of Hansel and Gretel. Left in the woods, the two encounter a witch. Will the brother and sister find their way out of the forest safely, or be left at the hands of the witch?

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Invisible Emmie

Invisible Emmie

Libenson, Terri, author, artist
2018


The jigsaw puzzle king

The jigsaw puzzle king

McMurchy-Barber, Gina, author
2020

Being yourself isn't always easy. People say, "Just be yourself." But when you're new in school, all you want is to fit in-- to be like everyone else. When eleven-year-old Warren and his family move to a new city, his twin brother, who has Down syndrome, attracts too much attention for Warren's liking. Bennie lives his life happily. He's different and doesn't care about it. But while he may be oblivious to those who are curious or uneasy with him, Warren notices every smirk, comment, and sideways glance. Warren is weary of flip-flopping between trying to be just like everyone else and being the protective brother of a boy with special needs. Sometimes he thinks his life would be easier if he had no brother. But what he really needs is to stop worrying about what other people think.

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Judy Moody, book quiz whiz

Judy Moody, book quiz whiz

McDonald, Megan, author
2020

As Judy and the rest of the Virginia Dare Bookworms prepare for the Book Quiz Blowout competition against second- and third-grade readers, her team discovers the other group has a fourth-grader and worry about their chance of winning sets in.

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The minor third

The minor third

Harris, Neil Patrick, 1973- author
2019

Theo Stein-Meyer loves being part of the Magic Misfits. Armed with his trusty violin bow, he completes the team with his levitation skills, unflappable calm, and proper manners. But when a girl named Emily begins to spend time with the group, Theo is surprisingly drawn to her. Then a famous ventriloquist arrives in town, and the Misfits are sure he (and his creepy dummy) are up to no good.

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One Earth : people of color protecting our planet

One Earth : people of color protecting our planet

Rao, Anuradha S., 1975- author
2020

This nonfiction book for middle readers profiles twenty environmental activists of colour from around the world. Their individual stories show that the intersection of environment and ethnicity is an asset, not an obstacle, to helping the planet. Illustrated with photos of each of the people profiled.

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Rowley Jefferson's awesome friendly adventure

Rowley Jefferson's awesome friendly adventure

Kinney, Jeff, author, illustrator
2020

From the imagination of Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions. Join Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they leave the safety of their village and embark on a quest to save Roland's mom from the White Warlock. Will our heroes survive? Find out in Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure!

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The snoring princess

The snoring princess

Staniszewski, Anna, author
2020

Princess Rosa's palace has been under a sleeping spell for one hundred years, and the spell will end at sunset; but Princess Rosa sleepwalks and when Kara and Zed enter the palace they find that she is missing--and the two fairies, Miranda and her son Leon, that have been caring for the sleepers do not seem particularly anxious to find her before the spell resets for another hundred years.

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Stories in the clouds : weather science and mythology from around the world

Stories in the clouds : weather science and mythology from around the world

Galat, Joan Marie, 1963- author
2018

"Folklore from around the world relating to weather patterns, as well as sidebars explaining how the weather actually works scientifically."-- Provided by publisher.

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Supergirl and the man of metal

Supergirl and the man of metal

Sutton, Laurie, author
2021

Can the Girl of Steel keep a dangerous shipment of Kryptonite out of the clutches of the superpowered cyborg Metallo and save Metropolis from destruction at the same time?

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Superman and the big bounty

Superman and the big bounty

Steele, Michael Anthony, author.
2021

Racing through the solar system, the Man of Steel tries to rescue a supervillain held captive by the destructive Lobo the bounty hunter.

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