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Hello, Arnie by Laurie Keller
Arnie the Donut wants to know what kind of giant donut YOU are in Hello, Arnie!, a picture book for preschoolers by bestselling, Geisel Award-winning creator Laurie Keller.

Little Fox and the Wild Imagination
by Jorma Taccone; illustrated by Dan Santat
Debut author Jorma Taccone, member of the hit comedy trio The Lonely Island, has paired up with New York Times–bestselling, Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator Dan Santat to create Little Fox and the Wild Imagination, a picture book about time, space, and even giant-robot-squids.

My Pencil and Me by Sara Varon
Sara Varon’s My Pencil and Me is a playful picture book that’s perfect for young artists, writers, and makers—especially if they struggle with confidence or writer’s block.

The Runaway Belly Button
by John Flannery; illustrated by Mika Song
In the charming and lighthearted picture book, The Runaway Belly Button, John Flannery and Mika Song bring to life the sweetly goofy Belly Button as she reminds you how nice it is to be sparkling clean.

Natalie Portman’s Fables
by Natalie Portman; illusrated by Janna Mattia
Academy Award-winning actress, director, producer, and activist Natalie Portman retells three classic fables and imbues them with wit and wisdom.

Flying High
by Michelle Meadows; illustrations by Ebony Glenn
A lyrical picture book biography of Simone Biles, gymnastics champion and Olympic superstar.

Probably a Unicorn
by Jory John; illustrated by K-Fai Steele
From the dynamic and expressive team of New York Times bestselling author Jory John and illustrator K-Fai Steele comes a hilarious picture book featuring a new and unforgettable character who proves you can be anything you want to be—probably.

Sullivan, Who is Always Too Loud
by Micol Ostow; illustrated by Brian Biggs
Sullivan, a little boy with a VERY BIG VOICE, learns the perfect (and not so perfect) times to use it in this uproarious picture book brilliantly illustrated by Brian Biggs.

Voices of Justice
by George Ella Lyon; illustrated by Jennifer M. Potter
A bold, lyrical collection of poems that highlight some of the most celebrated activists from around the world and throughout history.


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FLY ON THE WALL by Remi Lai
In Fly on the Wall, a moving and hilarious diary-style illustrated novel from the critically-acclaimed author of Pie in the Sky, a twelve-year-old boy goes on a (forbidden) solo adventure halfway around the world to prove his independence to his overprotective family.

GIRL GIANT AND THE MONKEY KING by Van Hoang
From debut author Van Hoang comes Girl Giant and the Monkey King, a tale packed with magic, adventure, and middle-school woes—perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Roshani Chokshi.

CHANCE by Uri Shulevitz
From a beloved voice in children’s literature comes this landmark memoir of hope amid harrowing times and an engaging and unusual Holocaust story.

CLEO PORTER AND THE BODY ELECTRIC by Jake Burt
Jake Burt’s Cleo Porter and the Body Electric is a futuristic middle-grade novel about a girl who lives in a hermetically sealed housing development.

FART QUEST by Aaron Reynolds; illustrated by Cam Kendell
Jam-packed with potty humor, feats of bravery, and a metric buttload of monsters, Fart Quest by author Aaron Reynolds and illustrator Cam Kendell is perfect for every young hero looking for a wild adventure.

SPIN WITH ME by Ami Polonsky
From the author of the critically acclaimed Gracefully Grayson comes a thoughtful and sensitive middle-grade novel about non-binary identity and first love.

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KIND OF A BIG DEAL by Shannon Hale
From bestselling author Shannon Hale comes Kind of a Big Deal: a hilarious, deliciously readable YA novel that will suck you in—literally.

TRAITOR by Amanda McCrina
Amanda McCrina’s Traitor is a tightly woven YA thrill ride exploring political conflict, deep-seated prejudice, and the terror of living in a world where betrayal is a matter of life or death.

WHITE FOX by Sara Faring
“Eerie and sly, White Fox is a trap waiting to be sprung. I was completely enthralled.” –Rory Power, New York Times-bestselling author of Wilder Girls

INSTANT KARMA by Marissa Meyer
In Marissa Meyer’s young adult contemporary romance, a girl is suddenly gifted with the ability to cast instant karma on those around her – both good and bad.

RUINSONG by Julia Ember
In Julia Ember’s dark and lush LGBTQ+ romantic fantasy Ruinsong, two young women from rival factions must work together to reunite their country, as they wrestle with their feelings for each other.

VAMPIRES NEVER GET OLD edited by Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker
Eleven fresh vampire stories from young adult fiction’s leading voices!


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Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She was selected as an emerging Young Adult writer in the 2019 We Need Diverse Books Mentorship Program and chosen to attend the 2019 Tin House YA Writers Workshop. As a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education, she focused on improving the education of Native American students at the tribal, state, regional, and national levels. She lives and works in the Washington, D.C. area, but her home will always be on Sugar Island. Firekeeper’s Daughter is her debut novel.


Anna-Marie McLemore was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and taught by their family to hear la llorona in the Santa Ana winds. They are the author of The Weight of Feathers, a finalist for the 2016 William C. Morris Debut Award; 2017 Stonewall Honor Book When the Moon Was Ours, which was longlisted for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature and was the winner of the James Tiptree Jr. Award; Wild Beauty, Blanca & Roja, and Dark and Deepest Red.





TANAZ BHATHENA is the author of The Beauty of the Moment, as well as the critically acclaimed A Girl Like That, which received two starred reviews and was named a Best Book of the Year by Seventeen, the Globe and Mail, and the Times of India, among others. Her latest book is Hunted by the Sky. Tanaz lives in Mississauga, Ontario, with her family.






John Patrick Green is a human with the human job of making books about animals with human jobs, such as Hippopotamister, the Kitten Construction Company series, and now the InvestiGators series. John is definitely not just a bunch of animals wearing a human suit pretending to have a human job. He is also the artist and co-creator of the graphic novel series Teen Boat!, with writer Dave Roman. John lives in Brooklyn in an apartment that doesn’t allow animals other than the ones living in his head.



Michaela Goade is an artist and graphic designer living and working in Juneau, Alaska, where she was also raised. Forever inspired by the coastal wilds of Southeast Alaska, she works to capture its magic and honor its vibrant cultures. Michaela is from the Raven moiety and Kiks.ádi Clan from Sitka, Alaska. She has illustrated  Encounter (Brittany Luby), Raven and the Tide Lady, and We Are Water Protectors.



Carole Lindstrom is Anishinabe/Métis and is a proud member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe Indians. She was born and raised in Nebraska and currently makes her home in Maryland. She is the author of Girls Dance, Boys Fiddle, and We Are Water Protectors.




June Hur was born in South Korea and raised in Canada, except for the time when she moved back to Korea and attended high school there. She studied History and Literature at the University of Toronto. She began writing her debut novel, The Silence of Bonesafter obsessing over books about Joseon Korea. When she’s not writing, she works as an assistant for the public library or can be found journaling at a coffee shop. June currently lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.



Marissa Meyer is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the Renegades Trilogy, The Lunar Chronicles series, the Wires and Nerve graphic novels, and The Lunar Chronicles Coloring Book. Her first standalone novel,  Heartless, was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. Marissa created and hosts a podcast called The Happy Writer. She lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.



Gene Luen Yang writes, and sometimes draws, comic books and graphic novels. American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel from First Second Books, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. His two-volume graphic novel Boxers & Saints won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was a National Book Award finalist. His other works include the Secret Coders series (with Mike Holmes) and The Shadow Hero (with Sonny Liew). He was the fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and in 2016 he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.


Jen Wang is a cartoonist, author and illustrator living in Los Angeles. She is the author of The Prince and the DressmakerKoko Be Good, and co-author of the New York Times Bestselling graphic novel In Real Life with Cory Doctorow. Her work has also appeared in Los Angeles Magazine, The Believer, Hazlitt, Slate, and McSweeney’s. She has also written for the Adventure Time and Lumberjanes comic series. She is the co-founder and organizer of the annual festival Comics Arts Los Angeles.



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Water is the first medicine.
It affects and connects us all . . .

When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth
And poison her people’s water, one young water protector
Takes a stand to defend Earth’s most sacred resource.

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption—a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.

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Read With Pride

Celebrate Pride Month with these phenomenal reads. Looking for more LGBTQ titles? Check out our full Pride collection here.

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2020 Stars

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The American Library Association is offering an exciting new free all-day virtual event celebrating the winners of several of its major book awards, including the esteemed Newbery and Caldecott medals, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, the Printz Award, and the Stonewall youth and adult Book Awards. View the celebration here!

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Sibert Medal

Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard
illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

Told in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family, vibrantly illustrated by Pura Belpre Award winner and Caldecott Honoree Juana Martinez-Neal.




Newbery Honor Medal

Scary Stories for Young Foxes
by Christian McKay Heidker

Christian McKay Heidicker draws inspiration from Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe for his debut middle-grade novel, a thrilling portrait of survival and an unforgettable tale of friendship.





Printz Honor Medal

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me
by Mariko Tamaki; illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

Author Mariko Tamaki and illustrator Rosemary Valero-O’Connell bring to life a sweet and spirited tale of young love in Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, a graphic novel that asks us to consider what happens when we ditch the toxic relationships we crave to embrace the healthy ones we need.



Printz Honor Medal Batchelder Honor Medal

The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi
translated by Cathy Hirano

An epic YA fantasy about a girl with a special power to communicate with magical beasts and the warring kingdom only she can save.





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