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The Delish Kids (Super-Awesome, Crazy-Fun, Best-Ever) Cookbook
The Delish Kids (Super-Awesome, Crazy-Fun, Best-Ever) Cookbook
by Joanna Saltz

This cookbook is filled with recipes that make cooking so much fun. Throughout, young chefs will learn basic skills, like how to make the gooey grilled cheese and upgrade your favorite store-bought foods

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Mightier than the Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries who Changed the World through Writing
Mightier than the Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries who Changed the World through Writing
by Rochelle Melander; illustrated by Melina Ontiveros

Throughout history, people have picked up their pens and wielded their words--transforming their lives, their communities, and beyond. Now it's your turn!

Borders
Borders
by Thomas King; illustrated by Natasha Donovan

A boy and his mother refuse to identify themselves as American or Canadian at the border and become caught in the limbo between nations when they claim their citizenship as Blackfoot.

Miles Morales: Shock Waves
Miles Morales: Shock Waves
by Justin A. Reynolds; illustrated by Pablo Leon

Miles Morales, Brooklyn’s Spider-Man, learns that the disappearance of a new student’s father is linked to the giant corporation sponsoring Miles’ fundraiser for the victims of the Puerto Rico earthquake and sets out to discover the truth

Allergic
Allergic
by Megan Wagner Lloyd

Hoping to adopt a pet to find a sense of belonging in her busy family, Maggie is disappointed to discover she is severely allergic to anything with fur and tries to find a pet to love anyway.

Pahua and the Soul Stealer
Pahua and the Soul Stealer
by Lori Lee

While trying to rescue her brother's soul from the spirit world, eleven-year-old Pahua discovers that she is the reincarnation of a legendary shaman warrior.

Playing the Cards You're Dealt
Playing the Cards You're Dealt
by Varian Johnson

Hoping to measure up to his father’s expectations at the card table, 10-year-old Anthony Joplin keeps his strategy a secret until he discovers his father has been hiding one that could tear their family apart.

Maya and the Robot
Maya and the Robot
by Eve L. Ewing; illustrated by Christine Almeda

A forgotten homemade robot comes to life just when aspiring fifth-grade scientist Maya needs a friend--and a science fair project.

Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds
Amira & Hamza: The War to Save the Worlds
by Samira Ahmed

A genie informs twelve-year-old Amira and her younger brother Hamza that they are the chosen ones who must defeat a monstrous demon of Islamic folklore to save the Earth and a parallel dimension.

Starfish
Starfish
by Lisa Fipps

Bullied and shamed her whole life for being fat, twelve-year-old Ellie finally gains the confidence to stand up for herself, with the help of some wonderful new allies