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Vintage YA Turned Classic

Speaking of things that only get better with age, prolific writer and blogger Lizzie Skurnick has created a new imprint of Ig Publishing for the purpose of repackaging forgotten teen novels from the 1930s-1980s. The explosion of writing for young adults in the last twenty years has created a market and audience for these novels that they didn’t really have when they were originally published. Skurnick’s first selections came out in Fall 2013 and, as of now, we have six of her titles in our YA section. Aside from being great, timeless stories, these books are a fun way for teens to understand a bit of what life was like when Mom and Dad (or even Grandma and Grandpa!) were growing up. Our staff loved reading these selections this winter; we’ve reviewed a few of our favorites below.

Secret Lives Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781939601056
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Published: Lizzie Skurnick Books - April 1st, 2014

Addie lives in a big old New Orleans house with her two elderly aunts, “who think more about dying than living.” A lonely orphan, Addie has always been told that her mother drowned in Honduras after a tidal wave crashed into their house. She has a feeling no one is telling her the whole truth, but she can’t remember anything before her life in New Orleans. With the aid of a new friend, Addie sets out to find out what really happened to her mother.

--Brooke


Me and Fat Glenda Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781939601032
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Published: Lizzie Skurnick Books - January 28th, 2014

Despite the less-than-politically correct title, ME AND FAT GLENDA is a funny, warm-hearted 70s throwback perfect for dreamy kids who feel like outsiders. Sara has a loving, supportive family, but her parents are also free-spirited hippies who don't do things like other moms and dads. Their unusual, artistic way of life fits in well enough in the college town where Sara was raised, but when they move to a faraway suburb, Sara's family sticks out like a sore thumb. When Sara meets an odd, loudmouthed neighbor girl who everyone calls Fat Glenda, she befriends her despite her bad reputation. After all, they're both outcasts! But can Sara trust her new confidante?

--Danielle


A Long Day in November Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781939601025
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Published: Lizzie Skurnick Books - December 3rd, 2013

This novella follows Sunny, a young boy growing up in the “black quarter” of a sugar cane plantation, on a single, eventful day in 1940. Told in his distinct voice, the book explores his parents’ fraught relationship, his limited access to education, his family structure, and much more. At turns heartbreaking, funny, and frustrating, teens will be drawn into Sunny's story and immersed in the challenges and realities of his daily life. His childish narrative voice is a fascinating tool that will add vivid layers to this unique reading experience for teens.

--Mary-Catherine

Check out the rest of the Lizzie Skurnick books on sale at Brazos:


Debutante Hill Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781939601001
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Published: Lizzie Skurnick Books - September 17th, 2013

To All My Fans, with Love, from Sylvie Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781939601018
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Published: Lizzie Skurnick Books - October 15th, 2013

Happy Endings Are All Alike Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781939601049
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Published: Lizzie Skurnick Books - February 25th, 2014

Brazos Bookstore's Annual Bookmark Contest

We give out a LOT of bookmarks here at Brazos, and we are always looking for new ideas for their design. This spring we’re asking kids to lend their artistic expertise to our second annual Bookmark Contest! Download the official entry form here and return it to the store by Saturday, April 12, 2014. We’ll announce the winners at our summer reading kickoff party on Saturday, May 17th at 2pm!

Click here to download and print the official entry form

 

A Touch of the Enchanted

The Beautiful Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524738174
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 8th, 2019

Renée Ahdieh succeeds in turning a popular trope into something fresh and exciting. She makes the most of the dark, mysterious corners of New Orleans to tell a thrilling story of murder and vampires. An absorbing read for young adults and grown-ups!    - Lyric


The Star Shepherd Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492658207
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

Step into an incredible fantasy world in the THE STAR SHEPHERD, where eleven-year-old Kyro and his father are tasked with rescuing fallen stars. But when too many stars begin to fall at once, Kyro, his dog, and his best friend must set out keep darkness (and the creatures that lurk there) at bay. Perfect for the reluctant reader, the fantasy lover, or anyone who’s captivated by the night sky and the stories we tell about it.    - Laura M


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Serpent & Dove Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062878021
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Published: HarperTeen - September 3rd, 2019

In this French-inflected fantasy, a dark, dangerous world is inhabited by witches, witch-hunters, and zealous church-followers vying for control. An unlikely marriage is made between polar opposites! This thrilling YA novel is a great adventure for the goth in your life as well as the dark-at-heart.    - Lyric


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Loki: Where Mischief Lies Cover Image
By Mackenzi Lee, Stephanie Hans (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368022262
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Published: Marvel Press - September 3rd, 2019

Mackenzi Lee is a master of magical historical fiction, and LOKI does not disappoint. The story is set between Asgard and gritty 19th century London with a cast of characters both familiar and new. Follow our genderfluid God of Mischief as he learns the true potential of his powers, battling between who he wants to be and who fate says he must become. Perfect for fans of Marvel, historical fiction, mysteries, and boots with heels as sharp as knives.    - Cassie


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Lalani of the Distant Sea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062747273
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - September 3rd, 2019

Erin Entrada Kelly’s debut fantasy is a lyrical and lush tale of one girl’s quest to save her island. Drawing from Filipino folklore, this book weaves an unforgettable, magical tale.    - Laura G


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 4) Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator)
$47.99
ISBN: 9780545791427
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 8th, 2019

Who doesn't love Harry Potter? And now with the Illustrated Editions you can be completely transported to the magical world of Hogwarts. A wonderful read for the entire family and a book that will be cherished.    - Katie


The Brave and the Adventurous

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368039932
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 15th, 2019

Magic, mystery, and mythology, all in one fantastical epic! You will encounter Black American gods, ships of bones, and wild monsters in this battle cry of a story!    - Traci


Hoax for Hire Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062803801
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Published: HarperCollins - August 27th, 2019

Slap dash pranky adventure fun abounds in this hair-raising tale. Two brothers have to save the family business from ruin. The only thing is the family business is cryptozoology hoaxes. From Bigfoot to sea monsters, this novel is perfect for young readers looking for thrills, laughs and plenty of heart.    - Keaton


The Dragon Warrior Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547602001
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - October 15th, 2019

DRAGON WARRIOR is a contemporary middle-grade fantasy with humor, magic, and a ton of heart. This chosen one story fused with Chinese mythology will be perfect for any fan of Rick Riordan and Roshani Chokshi.    - Cassie


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The Good Luck Girls Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250299703
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Published: Tor Teen - October 1st, 2019

A little bit Westworld, a little bit Handmaid's Tale. THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS is a stellar YA novel following a group of fugitive girls fleeing (and fighting) the repressive, dystopian society they had no choice in joining. But when they take their fate into their own hands, it's enough to make any reader cheer with excitement. A great choice for readers seeking action, socially engaged fiction, and strong female lead characters.    - Keaton


Explorers: Amazing Tales of the World's Greatest Adventures Cover Image
By Nellie Huang, Barbara Hillary (Foreword by)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781465481573
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Published: DK Children - September 3rd, 2019

Alamo All-Stars: Bigger & Badder Edition (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #6): A Texas Tale Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419737947
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Published: Amulet Books - October 22nd, 2019

Everything is bigger in Texas! So it was only a matter of time before Nathan Hale updated and expanded the ALAMO ALL STARS installment of his amazingly popular graphic history series. Loaded with tons more content--and yes, in a bigger format--this is a great gift idea for young readers of history, comics, and real life adventure stories.    - Keaton


Two Girls, a Clock, and a Crooked House Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525644163
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

This is the perfect book for your quiet but adventurous kid! Filled with Lemony Snicket-esque prose and an exciting time travel romp, TWO GIRLS is a fascinating and quirky tale for anyone with a love of adventure!    - Ülrika


Lessons and Growth

The Fate of Fausto: A Painted Fable Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780593115015
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Published: Philomel Books - September 17th, 2019

Using a combinantion of beutiful lithographic prints and poetic prove, beloved children's author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers tells the timely and resonant tale of a man who sets out to own everything. An excellent gift for readers and art lovers of all ages.    - Sonia


The Knight Who Said
By Lucy Rowland, Kate Hindley (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536208139
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nosy Crow - September 3rd, 2019

Has your child discovered the “N-O” word? So has Ned, the only child in his village. Will Ned ever learn to say “yes” again? Watch this story unfold with beautiful and bright illustrations, cute rhymes, and a life-changing dragon.    - Cassie


Guts Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545852500
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Published: Graphix - September 17th, 2019

The latest in Raina Telgemeier's wildly popular, autobiographical graphic novels, GUTS is the story of of Raina's battles with anxiety and stomach pain. It absolutely hits home, partly because there's nothing else like it. This is a must-have for any kid who loves graphic novels!    - Alana


Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao Cover Image
By Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534411333
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Published: Aladdin - October 1st, 2019

Amy can do lots of things, but the one thing she can’t do (yet) is make a perfect bao like the rest of her family. This book teaches us, through mouthwatering illustrations, that sometimes imperfection can be just as good as perfection, but practice does make perfect! As a bonus, there’s a recipe to make your own delicious bao in the back! Perfect for your aspiring chefs and young perfectionists.    - Cassie


Sam Wu Is Not Afraid of the Dark, Volume 3 Cover Image
By Katie Tsang, Kevin Tsang, Nathan Reed (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781454933717
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sterling Children's Books - August 6th, 2019

Sam Wu is NOT afraid of the dark. But it's hard to prove you're brave when you're about to face your greatest challenge: camping. That means confronting terrifying things like grizzly bears, vampire bats, aliens, and the worst person in the whole universe...Ralph ZInkerman! A touching, humorous story about friendship and facing your fears.    - Mark


50 Real Heroes for Boys: True Stories of Courage, Integrity, Kindness, Empathy, Compassion, and More! Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781733633505
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bushel & Peck Books - October 1st, 2019

50 Real Heroes is the perfect gift for all the awesome young boys in your life. This book includes biographies of the greats, including women like Marie Curie and Eleanor Roosevelt, and teaches boys that being a man only requires you to be your (best) self.    - Laura G


The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781492677697
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Explore - October 1st, 2019

America's Test Kitchen is back with a new cookbook for kids! This edition includes tons of wonderful recipes ranging from easy to difficult as well as instructions and introductions to baking terms. My personal favorite bake? The corn muffins on page 31!    - Ülrika


Timely and Thought Provoking

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Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062317643
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 1st, 2019

Ruby writes with her signature genre-mixing style to create a tale that's part ghost story, part historical, and completely compelling! Watching Frankie grow from an abandoned young girl to a fierce woman is a pleasure, and witnessing the hidden lives of Depression-era Chicagoans through the eyes of a ghost is intimate and magical.    - Laura G


Cracking the Bell Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062453143
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 10th, 2019

CRACKING THE BELL is the perfect book for sports fans and all those "reluctant boy readers" out there. Football seems to be young Isaiah's savior and future, but when he's sidelined with a dangerous concussion, everything he's worked for and grown to love might be lost to him forever. A great YA choice, blending contemporary issues with a moving character-driven story.    - Keaton


Sulwe Cover Image
By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534425361
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

Lupita Nyong’o has a message for the little kids who are bullied or left out because of the color of their skin: that the world would be incomplete without them, and that they’re beautiful in a way that only they can be. An uplifting story illustrated beautifully by Vashti Harrison.    - Lyric


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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335777096
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Inkyard Press - September 3rd, 2019

Alaine is now among my favorite heroines. She's whip-smart, humorous, and most powerfully, loving. Told through letters, texts, and journal entries, DEAR HAITI, LOVE ALAINE is an intimate look into the life of a young Haitian American girl. The Moulite sisters give personal insight into the life of a second-gen American girl, filling their book with empathy, hilarity, and hope.     - Laura G


Butterfly Yellow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062229212
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - September 3rd, 2019

This historical novel set six years after the Vietnam War is incredible. Driven by character, culture, language, and love, this compelling and swift narrative about a girl looking for her lost brother in Texas is topical and moving. Perfect for young historians, or for anyone wanting to learn more about events from our not-so-distant past.    - Cassie


The Last True Poets of the Sea Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368048088
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

Teenage Violet grapples with both her own demons and her family history--deeply tied to the fictional town of Lyric, Maine--in this quirky coming-of-age-tale with a fearless, shipwreck-diving protagonist and a tender attention to the trials and excitements of young love.    - Sonia


The Grace Year: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250145444
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Published: Wednesday Books - October 8th, 2019

THE GRACE YEAR is part Handmaid’s Tale, part Hunger Games, with solid atmospheric dashes of Lord of the Flies and Shirley Jackson. GRACE YEAR is frighteningly timely in its depiction of a misogynistic society where women’s power is feared, traditions are blindly accepted, and superstitions too often trump logic. Perfect for both YA fans and adults who love a dystopian thriller!    - Joy


Heartwarming

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Bernard Pepperlin Cover Image
By Cara Hoffman, Olga Demidova (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062865441
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Published: HarperCollins - September 17th, 2019

BERNARD PEPPERLIN is the quirky, adorable, and cozy read you've been waiting for! Join the Dormouse from ALICE IN WONDERLAND as he journeys to Manhattan - and tries to stay awak long enough to have an adventure!    - Alana


Cog Cover Image
By Greg van Eekhout, Beatrice Blue (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062686077
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - October 1st, 2019

Funny, and smart, with a brave and delightfully human heart at its center, COG is part robot adventure, part beat-the-bad-guys-gently-scary thriller, bound up in a story about loyalty, life, and true friendship. Van Eekhout has written a pitch perfect page-turner of a story, with robots who stole my heart as they journeyed to beat their corporate human foes. This sweet middle-grade gem is perfect for ages eight and up!    - Joy


Eee-Moo! Cover Image
By Annika Dunklee, Brian Won (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534401747
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 24th, 2019

In an original twist on the classic story of the ugly duckling, Annika Dunklee tells the story of a platypus who believes he's an emu. A funny, tender tale with expert illustrations from Brian Won.    - Sonia


Gus and the Greatest Catch of All Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781624148194
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Published: Page Street Kids - October 22nd, 2019

A delightfully illustrated underwater adventure! Gus the fisherman sets out with a plan to become world famous by catching a record breaking 100 fish! Instead he discovers the greatest catch of all- friendship!   - Traci


Dear Sweet Pea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062473073
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - October 1st, 2019

DEAR SWEET PEA is a funny and heartfelt story about a young girl dealing with her parent’s divorce. It has everything: Texas! Letters! Family! A fifteen pound cat! Julie Murphy’s writing has never been better. This book is perfect for any reader, young and old, looking for a family story that will warm the heart.    - Cassie


Redwood and Ponytail: (Novels for Preteen Girls, Children’s Fiction on Social Situations, Fiction Books for Young Adults, LGBTQ Books, Stories in Verse) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781452172880
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 1st, 2019

Tender, layered, and powerful, K.A. Holt’s novel-in-verse, REDWOOD AND PONYTAIL, is about a much-needed upper middle grade about the glorious surprises of learning that there is more to someone, more to your feelings, more to everything. Tam sees more than the stereotypical cheerleader in Kate. And Kate sees more than a tall volleyball-playing jock in Tam. Heartfelt, gentle, and sweet, this one is that perfect tween read about what happens when you fall in ‘like’ for the first time.    - Joy


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Frankly in Love Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984812209
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

Frank is one of the freshest, most authentic and charming protagonists I've read in a long time. He's smart, sensitive, funny, and flawed. One of the most memorable YA debuts in recent years, FRANKLY IN LOVE is a breath of fresh air for the entire genre.    - Alana


Artistic With a Hint of Quirk

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Alma and the Beast Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735263963
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Published: Tundra Books - September 3rd, 2019

What makes a perfect picture book? An unlikely friendship, incredible world building illustrations, and a wonderful heartwarming story. True perfection!    - Katie


Franklin and Luna and the Book of Fairy Tales Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780500651759
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Thames & Hudson - September 17th, 2019

Franklin and Luna, aka my favorite dragon-human duo, are adventurers extraordinaire! With some of the best illustrations I've ever seen, this book is a must have in anyone's collection!    - Ülrika


Spencer's New Pet Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534418776
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019

A boy and his pet...ballooon? Spencer and his new pet want to do all the things pets do, like walks and playing with other dogs. However, Spencer's dog is actually a red balloon, and balloons pop! A wonderful story of a boy and his dog with a twist!    - Katie


Remarkables Cover Image
By Lisa Mantchev, David Litchfield (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481497176
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 10th, 2019

To call this a wordless picture book in which a boy meets an orphaned mermaid and invites her to join his circus family is only touching the surface of this gorgeous, heartwarming book about love and belonging.    - Mark


Arrivederci, Crocodile: or See You Later, Alligator Cover Image
By Fred Marcellino, Fred Marcellino (Illustrator), Eric Puybaret (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534404014
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - September 10th, 2019

I, CROCODILE is back! And this time, the dastardly Napoleon is headed to Venice, a place much more crocodile friendly than the sewers of Paris. Now crocodile must navigate new waters and find his place among the gondoliers and gelato stands. This delightful romp is sure to bring a smile to children and adults alike!    - Laura M


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Rat Rule 79: An Adventure Cover Image
By Rivka Galchen, Elena Megalos (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781632060990
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Restless Books - September 24th, 2019

Rat Rule 79 is a labyrinth of beauty, curiosity, and all things strange. Galchen effortlessly captures the chaos of being a thirteen-year-old girl; Fred is wild, half feral, both lost and found. I needed this book at thirteen. I need this book now. I will need this book when I am one hundred and thirteen.    - Laura G


Life Is Short and Then You Die: Mystery Writers of America Presents First Encounters with Murder Cover Image
By Kelley Armstrong (Editor)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250196392
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Published: Imprint - September 10th, 2019

A short story collection of entertaining YA murder mysteries. Spooky and engaging! Perfect for your young mystery lovers!    - Traci


Joy Interviews the Magnificent Crystal Allen

I’ve known Houston author Crystal Allen for a while now, and she is not only one of my favorite humans but also incredibly talented, funny, generous, and all-around wonderful. Her books -- award-winning (including the Bluebonnet Award) middle grade and young reader fiction-- are hugely popular and her school visits are a thing of wonder. Ben and I had the good fortune to accompany her on a day of school events recently. Crystal teaches her student audience the basics of telling a story and does so with humor and wit and an infectious enthusiasm.

How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780061992735
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Published: Balzer + Bray - August 14th, 2012

The Laura Line Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062490216
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 7th, 2016

The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Mya in the Middle Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062839398
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Published: Balzer + Bray - October 16th, 2018

Kids Holiday Catalog: Sweet and Humorous

The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763677541
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Published: Candlewick - October 10th, 2017

When Mac Barnett partners with Jon Klassen, you know the resulting picture book is going to be funny, clever, and fabulous! What happens when I duck and a mouse get swallowed by a wolf? Probably not what you expect! You and the littles will be laughing aloud… and maybe feeling the teensiest bit sympathetic for Mr. Wolf. This one is genius!


Professional Crocodile: (Wordless Kids Books, Alligator Children's Books, Early Elemetary Story Books ) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452165066
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 1st, 2017

Each morning Mr Crocodile gets ready for work. He picks out his tie, pants, and his shirt but what exactly is his job? Follow Mr Crocodile as he preps for work and heads into work. One of our very favorite picture books of the year.


Baabwaa and Wooliam: A Tale of Literacy, Dental Hygiene, and Friendship Cover Image
By David Elliott, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763660741
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Published: Candlewick - September 12th, 2017

A heartwarming picture book about two sheep suspicious of a third, funny-looking sheep that may well be a wolf in sheep's clothing. Hilarious and smart, this story discusses everything from literacy to dental hygiene.


After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) Cover Image
By Dan Santat, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626726826
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 3rd, 2017

You only THINK you know the story of Humpty Dumpty. Now imagine that he did get patched up after that fall from wall… but not without a pesky fear of heights. Understandable, right? So he sets out to cure that and… well, I won’t give the story away except to say that the ending will leave you both smiling and wonderfully surprised!


The Afterlife of Holly Chase Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062318503
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Published: HarperTeen - October 24th, 2017

Scrooge meets Groundhog Day (or Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall), in this YA reimagining of A Christmas Carol. Bestselling author Cynthia Hand has written a clever novel about life, love and second chances. Five years ago Holly Chase was visited by three ghosts trying to show her how selfish she was. But she didn’t listen. And she died. Now she’s stuck as the Ghost of Christmas Past… but this year’s Scrooge is about to change everything.


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