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Jane Unlimited

By Kristin Cashore | Kathy Dawson Books, September 2017 | 9780803741492 | Hardcover | $18.99

This new novel by popular YA author Kristin Cashore will leave you wanting more! The book is based on one eventful weekend in the life of eighteen year old Jane. Jane is an orphan who makes beautiful handmade umbrellas. She was raised by her Aunt Magnolia who just recently passed away. Aunt Magnolia made Jane promise that if anyone ever invited her to Tu Reviens, an island mansion owned by one of her old tutors, she had to go. Read More

The Adventurer’s Guide to Dragons (and Why They Keep Biting Me)

By Wade Albert White | Little Brown & Co, September, 2017 | 9780316305310 | Hardcover | $16.99

It’s the Quest Academy Awards Ceremony at the Sapphire Palace and our heroes from Saint Lupin’s - Anne, Penelope & Hiro - are about to take the prize for Best Illegal Quest That Nearly Destroyed the Entire World. In the confusion and excitement of the event and the surging crowd, a strange boy manages to steal Anne’s gauntlet and sets in motion a new quest, pulling them all into an adventure full of mayhem, riddles, and yes, dragons. Read More

Spotlight Interview

Meet Michael Neugebauer

"Beautifully crafted books that open the door to the world" is the tagline of award-winning children's book publisher minedition. This creator of high-quality designed children's board and picture books includes work from four Hans Christian Anderson Award winners. We sat down with Michael Neugebauer, the company's founder, to learn about how and why he and his international talent roster do what they do. Click here to read the interview!


Don't Miss...

Webinar: Engage Reluctant Readers with Large Print

Reaching all young readers can be challenging. Attend a live webinar on September 21 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to explore ways to help increase interest in all YA and middle readers in your public library through large print. Find more details and register here.


Win an autographed copy of THE LIBRARY BOOK!

The Library Book uses the lyrics to Tom Chapin and Michael Mark's "The Library Song" to celebrate the magic of reading and of libraries. Because this book was inspired by books in a library, Simon & Schuster is raffling five AUTOGRAPHED copies to librarians! Contest ends September 15th. Click here for entry details.


Win a Pizza Party and Books Courtesy of Sourcebooks!

Sourcebooks has partnered with us to offer a book and pizza party to one lucky library chosen randomly from entries submitted here. One entry per library. Contest ends December 15th, 2017, and winner will be announced in the January 2018 CATS Meow. Contest Details.

New Titles

Vincent Can't Sleep: Van Gogh Paints the Night Sky

Barb Rosenstock | Knopf | 9781101937105 | Hardcover | $17.99 | October 2017

A gorgeous, lyrical picture book biography of Vincent van Gogh by the Caldecott Honor team behind The Noisy Paint Box.

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The Wonderling

Mira Bartók | Candlewick Press | 9780763691219 | Hardcover | $21.99 | September 2017

When Louie and Ralphie Ratso set out to transform a cluttered lot into an arcade, they end up conquering surprising fears in this follow-up to Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book The Infamous Ratsos.  

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A Different Pond

Bao Phi | Capstone | 9781623708030 | Hardcover | $15.95 | August 2017

Bao Phi and his father wake up early in the morning to fish for food on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis and Bao's father tells him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam.

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They Both Die In the End

Adam Silvera | HarperTeen | 9780062457790 | Hardcover | $17.99 | September 2017

In the tradition of Before I Fall and If I Stay, this tour de force from acclaimed author Adam Silvera, whose debut the New York Times called "profound," reminds us that there's no life without death, no love without loss -- and that it's possible to change your whole world in a day. 

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Yesterday I Found an A

Maggie Blossom | Flowerpot Press | 9781486712014 | Hardcover | $16.99 | April 2017

Join in an alphabet adventure bursting with surprises as this delightful picture dictionary parades from A to Z.

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DK Children's Encyclopedia

DK | 9781465462077 | Hardcover | $24.99 | October 2017

All new, teacher requested encyclopedia! Ten years since DK has published a comprehensive new encyclopedia.

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