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Hardcover: February 12, 2019

Avery, who's bookish, intense and afraid of many things, lives in New York City. Bett Devlin, who's fearless, outgoing and loves all animals, lives in California. When their dads fall in love, Bett and Avery are sent, against their will, to the same sleepaway camp. Their dads hope that they will find common ground and become friends --- and possibly, one day, even sisters. Now that they can't imagine life without each other, will the two girls (who sometimes call themselves Night Owl and Dogfish) figure out a way to be a family?

Hardcover: February 12, 2019

A small troop of American soldiers uncover an unexpected secret: Hitler has kidnapped the world's finest purebred horses and hidden them in a secret Czechoslovakian breeding farm. But, starving Russian troops are drawing closer and the horses face the danger of being slaughtered for food. With little time to spare, Colonel Hank Reed and his soldiers cross enemy lines to heroically save some of the world's most treasured animals. Highlighting bravery in the face of incredible odds, this tale will shed light on a little-known piece of our past and speak to history fans and animal lovers of every age.

The Moon Within by Aida Salazar - Contemporary Fiction
Hardcover: February 26, 2019

Celi Rivera's life swirls with questions. About her changing body. Her first attraction to a boy. And her best friend's exploration of what it means to be genderfluid. But most of all, her mother's insistence she have a moon ceremony when her first period arrives. It's an ancestral Mexica ritual that Mima and her community have reclaimed, but Celi promises she will NOT be participating. Can she find the power within herself to take a stand for who she wants to be? 

Hardcover: February 5, 2019

With their father away in the military and their mother working overtime to support the family, the March sisters have to rely on one another to make it from day to day. Whether they're arguing over the bathroom, struggling with homework, fighting off bullies, understanding their crushes, or battling leukemia, there's one thing the four sisters keep questioning --- will everything turn out okay? Follow modern young women, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy as they discover themselves and follow their dreams.

Hardcover: January 8, 2019

STANDING UP AGAINST HATE tells the stories of the African American women who enlisted in the newly formed Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in World War II. They quickly discovered that they faced as many obstacles in the armed forces as they did in everyday life. They interrupted careers and left family, friends and loved ones to venture into unknown and sometimes dangerous territory. They survived racial prejudice and discrimination with dignity, succeeded in jobs women had never worked before and made crucial contributions to the military war effort. 

Hardcover: February 12, 2019

The world tilted for Elodee this year, and she might never be the same. So when Elodee’s mom gets a new job in Eventown, moving seems like it might fix everything. Life in Eventown is comforting and exciting all at once. Their kitchen comes with a box of recipes. Everyone takes the scenic way to school or work --- past rows of rosebushes and waterfalls. Sure, there are a few odd rules, and the houses all look exactly alike, but it’s easy enough to explain --- until Elodee realizes that there are only three ice cream flavors in Eventown. Ever. And they play only one song in music class. Everything may be “even” in Eventown, but is there a price to pay for perfection --- and pretending?

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman - Contemporary Fiction
Hardcover: February 5, 2019

Life is harsh in Chennai's teeming streets, so when runaway sisters Viji and Rukku arrive, their prospects look grim. Very quickly, 11-year-old Viji discovers how vulnerable they are. Fortunately, the girls find shelter on an abandoned bridge. With two homeless boys, Muthi and Arul, the group forms a family of sorts. And while scavenging the city's trash heaps is the pits, the kids find plenty to laugh about and take pride in too. After all, they are now the bosses of themselves and no longer dependent on untrustworthy adults. But when illness strikes, Viji must decide whether to risk seeking help from strangers or to keep holding on to their fragile, hard-fought freedom.

Hardcover: February 5, 2019

The life of artist Georgia O'Keeffe is revealed in this biographical novel --- from her childhood when she decided to be an artist, through her art education in Chicago and New York, to her eventual rise to fame in the American Southwest. O'Keeffe never gave up her dream, no matter what obstacles she encountered --- she knew she was meant to be an artist.

Ruby in the Sky by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo - Contemporary Fiction
Hardcover: February 5, 2019

Twelve-year-old Ruby does not want her new classmates to ask about her father, or her mother's arrest. And she definitely does not want to make any friends. But keeping to herself isn’t easy when Ahmad, a Syrian refugee, decides he’s her new best friend. Or when she meets “the Bird Lady,” a recluse named Abigail who lives in a ramshackle shed near Ruby’s house. Before long Ahmad and Abigail have become Ruby’s friends --- and she realizes there is more to their stories. As ugly rumors begin to swirl around the people Ruby loves, she must make a choice: break her silence, or risk losing everything that’s come to mean so much to her.

Paperback: December 31, 2018

Do you have what it takes to live in one of the harshest places in the world? What if you had just a couple years to gain the knowledge you'll need to survive on your own? Join two curious polar bear cubs as they play, hunt and navigate life in the Arctic. With each season, they learn polar bear biology and behavior, as well as strategies and skills that will help them thrive in a landscape that is rapidly changing beyond their control. Living with super insulated bodies in a world that's melting? For polar bears, keeping cool is the name of the game!