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You’ve heard about our monthly-refreshed Spanish and Bilingual Materials selection list category on Title Source 360 by now, but did you know that we have a fantastic 30% OFF FollettBound Barefoot Books promotion going on now for dozens of their wonderful English, Spanish and Bilingual titles? Fill your shelves soon – this promotion ends 2/28/2019!


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ALA Midwinter is almost here. Visit us at booth #2105 for great giveaways, author signings, demos and presentations, including a popcorn stand where you can learn more about our popular new Pop-Up Libraries! Get all the details and prep your calendar here.


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Staff Picks

Song for a Whale

Written by Lynne Kelly | Delacorte Press | February 2019 | 9781524770235 | Hardcover | $16.99

A completely engrossing novel about a 12-year old deaf girl, Iris, and the hearing world around her. Iris has hearing parents, difficulty communicating in class and needs an interpreter. She has a close relationship with her deaf grandmother – though her grandmother has now withdrawn since Iris’s deaf grandfather died. All of this frustrates Iris. One day Iris learns of a whale named Blue 55 who sings at a frequency that is intelligible to other whales, and she immediately is drawn to befriending this whale, concocting a plan to create a language Blue 55 can hear. Read More


Written and Illustrated by Christian Robinson | Atheneum | March 2019 | 9781534421677 | Reinforced | $17.99

Robinson’s debut wordless picture book is a gem! Our story begins at night as our heroine and her cat slip through a hole in her bedroom wall into a parallel world. In this other world, each child meets their double, and kids will love spending time seeing the similarities along with the slight yet striking differences in each pair. Here it is a different color pattern of pajamas, or different color shirt, head scarf or jump rope, dog leash, and on and on. Read More


Meet Bonnie Simcock

Thorndike Press is a staple in most libraries. As large print becomes more widely incorporated into children’s and teen collections, Bonnie Simcock is keeping up with the demand for popular titles and giving young readers who prefer large print a more diverse selection of exciting titles to choose from. Read the interview here.

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Get a Free Dr. Seuss Beginner Books® Display for Your Library!

The Dr. Seuss Beginner Books Boutique Display is the best way to showcase Bright & Early Books® and Beginner Books® to children and their caretakers. Purchase 25 assorted Beginner and/or Bright & Early Books and receive a FREE Dr. Seuss Boutique Display! Learn more. Offer valid until 12/21/19




Win a Jacqueline Woodson HOPExCHANGE tote bag, poster, brochure and guide!

Any library that holds or is planning to hold a Jacqueline Woodson book group can enter. Include a paragraph outlining how great your JW book club is, was or will be. Please include your library's name and address, and email with "Jacqueline Woodson Contest" in the subject line. Contest ends 1/27/19.


Get a FREE Children’s and Teen Services journal!

When you purchase 20 or more books from our current promotions lists above on Title Source 360, email us and we’ll get a journal, bound with our FollettBound guaranteed library binding, right out to you. Please include your name, library name and mailing address. Email us!


New Titles

Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Share Their Stories

Written by Sarah Lerner | Crown | 9781984849991 | Hardcover | $17.99 | 1/22/2019

Featuring art and writing from the students of the Parkland tragedy, this is a raw look at the events of February 14, and a poignant representation of grief, healing and hope

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We Are Here to Stay: Voices of Undocumented Young Adults

Susan Kuklin | Candlewick Press | 9780763678845 | Hardcover | $19.99 | Available

These enlightening, honest and brave accounts encourage open, thoughtful conversation about the complexities of immigration — and the uncertain future of immigrants in America.

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The Weather Report and Other Stories

Pam Holden | Flying Start Books | 9781776541928 | Library | $25.00 | Available

One of 12 award-winning Red Rocket Readers volumes, each containing 8 leveled stories with sight-words. Perfect for a week of home reading practice!

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Smithsonian: STEM Lab

Jack Challoner | DK | 9781465475619 | Hardcover | $19.99 | 1/29/2019

Smithsonian: STEM Lab is packed with activities that young readers can do at home to explore, discover, and understand the way the world works.

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Karl's New Beak

Lela Nargi | Capstone Editions | 9781684460267 | Hardcover | $17.95 | Available

Karl is an Abyssinian ground hornbill with a special challenge. His lower bill had broken off and made eating difficult. His zookeepers at the National Zoo and friends at the Smithsonian Institute wanted to help. Could an old bird skeleton and a 3-D printer give Karl a new beak?

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Thicker Than Water

Natasha Deen | FollettBound | 9781544425603 | Prebind | $18.95 | 2/27/2019

From the Orca Soundings high-interest series for teens, Zack has to decide between betraying a family member or losing a friend when a friend goes missing in this captivating mystery.

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