Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson

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On Carmela’s birthday, she’s fi nally allowed to go into town with her brother. As they traverse their bustling Spanish-speaking community, she picks a dandelion growing in the concrete and determines to make
the perfect wish on it. But what should she choose—an endless supply of candy? A fancy bed for mom? Immigration papers for dad? Despite a bump along the way, Carmela Full of Wishes (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $17.99) soon learns that opportunities to make wishes are all around. Award-winning duo Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson (Last Stop on Market Street) have achieved another poignant, timely story. Ages 4-8.

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ISBN: 9780399549045
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

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The Rylance siblings miss their mom. In their grief, they each face unique challenges. Then, right when they all think they’re doomed, the curious Inkling (Knopf, $17.99) arrives. One minute he’s just an inky blob in Dad’s sketchbook, and the next he magically leaps off the page as a new and unexpected character. He helps the whole family right up until he mysteriously disappears. Has Inkling been kidnapped? Will they fi nd Inkling? Will Inkling survive? With his characteristic wit, Kenneth Oppel delivers a story full of heart and honesty. Ages 9-12.

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By Kenneth Oppel, Sydney Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781524772819
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - November 6th, 2018

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

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Living in an American suburb in the aftermath of 9/11, sixteen-year-old Shirin is tired of the constant and blatant racism that she faces as a Muslim girl who wears hijab. The only way she can cope with this unceasing barrage is to socially isolate herself at school. But then she meets the curious and gentle Ocean James, a boy who refuses to let her hide away. Tinged with subtle fury and imbued with hope, Tahereh Mafi’s A Very Large Expanse of Sea (HarperCollins, $18.99) is so poignant, illuminating, and heartfelt that it is nothing short of a gift. Ages 14-18.

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ISBN: 9780062866561
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Published: HarperCollins - October 16th, 2018