Lost and Found: Adele & Simon in China - Barbara McClintock

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Our favorite turn-of-the-20th-century world travelers are at it again! Last seen crossing the United States by train, Adèle and Simon’s wanderlust now takes them to the Far East, exploring major cities and attractions in China. Once again, Simon just can’t seem to keep track of his belongings, all of which are Lost and Found (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $17.99) along the way. Author/illustrator Barbara McClintock exposes children to exciting new destinations in a way so clever young readers won’t realize they’re getting history and geography lessons during their vicarious travels. Expanded descriptions of the sights Adèle and Simon see on their journey just might entice parents and grandparents to embark on their own adventures! Ages 4-8.

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ISBN: 9780374399238
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - December 6th, 2016

The Secret Keepers - Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka

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Reuben is an adventuresome loner who enjoys exploring the dark corners and ominous alleyways of his hometown, New Umbra. While avoiding the menacing strongmen working for The Smoke, the city’s omnipresent evil ruler, Reuben finds a unique pocket watch with extraordinary powers. This chance discovery sets off a fast-paced and dangerous chain of events. He must stay one step ahead of his malevolent pursuers to protect his mother, his new friend Penny, and her family of fellow Secret Keepers (Little, Brown, $18.99). Fans of Trenton Lee Stewart’s Mysterious Benedict Society series will be thrilled with this author’s smart new adventure. Ages 9-12.

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By Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316389556
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

Level the Playing Field: The Past, Present, and Future of Women's Pro Sports - Kristina Rutherford

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Young people now have a golden opportunity to learn about the past struggles that female athletes endured in an attempt to Level the Playing Field (Owlkids, $16.95). Author Kristina Rutherford describes the progress made in developing athletic opportunities with the enactment of Title IX in 1972, which allowed for a potential expanded fan base and the possibility of making a career in sports financially viable for women. Interviews with and references to famous athletes, including tennis phenomenon Serena Williams, WNBA players Maya Moore and Elena Delle Donne, and Little League star Mo’ne Davis, make this historical account clearly relevant to young athletes, male and female alike. Ages 10-14.

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ISBN: 9781771471602
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Owlkids - October 11th, 2016