A practical joker mistakenly sent to a school for geniuses struggles to fit in.

  • Abby McGanney Nolan
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Katherine Applegate’s story is about a doglike creature who fears she is the last of her kind.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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  • Jul 10
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A girl tries to solve a puzzle that promises treasure and a chance to clear her grandma’s name.

A middle-schooler moves to a new city and tries to be true to herself.

  • Abby McGanney Nolan
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  • Jun 26
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Stephanie Edgley and her skeleton detective friend try to save the world from darkness.

This sixth-grader isn’t exactly super smooth, but he tries hard to help police.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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  • Jun 12
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Arlington kids write a guide to D.C.-area attractions tied to the popular Founding Father.

  • Marylou Tousignant
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  • Jun 4
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These characters don’t wear capes, but their persistence and courage often save the day.

The ‘Endling’ series introduces readers to a kind of talking dog who is the last of her species.

In Erin Entrada Kelly’s “You Go First,” a girl’s gossip hurts a longtime friendship.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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  • May 15
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A new book shows them as fierce hunters and social animals, not just giggling scavengers.

  • Abby McGanney Nolan
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  • Apr 30
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She struggled as a young reader but then wrote books that spoke to millions of kids

Erin Teagan went to Space Camp just as the character Luciana does.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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  • Mar 12
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Ilyasah Shabazz tells the story of the civil rights activist’s childhood in “Betty Before X.”

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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  • Feb 21
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But in the Hamster Princess series, the heroine isn’t waiting for a prince to save the day.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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  • Jan 16, 2018
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New fantasy series by Jessica Townsend features umbrellas and huge cats.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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  • Dec 19, 2017
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“Secret Coders” and “Girls Who Code” are among the offerings to inspire future programmers.

  • Abby McGanney Nolan
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  • Dec 4, 2017
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“Amina’s Voice,” “Wishtree” and more, with picks from author R.J. Palacio.

  • Christina Barron, Mary Quattlebaum, Abby McGanney Nolan, Kathie Meizner
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  • Nov 15, 2017
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“Gizo-Gizo” and “The Storyteller” are among the year’s best tales about the continent.

  • Mary Quattlebaum
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  • Nov 1, 2017
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In their new book, Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis tell the story of a team of child thieves.

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