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Death on the River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Amazon Adventure
 
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"I did have a murderous trip down South, but it was mighty interesting." In October 1913, Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on a tour of South America. The thrill-seeking adventurer had no idea that he would soon receive an offer he couldn’t...
Shackles from the Deep: Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave Ship, a Bitter Past, and a Rich Legacy
 
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A pile of lime-encrusted shackles discovered on the seafloor in the remains of a ship called the Henrietta Marie, lands Michael Cottman, a Washington, D.C.-based journalist and avid scuba diver, in the middle of an amazing journey that stretches across three continents, from foundries and tombs in England, to slave...
Motor Girls: How Women Took the Wheel and Drove Boldly Into the Twentieth Century
 
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Come along for a joy ride in this enthralling tribute to the daring women – Motor Girls, as they were called at the turn of the century – who got behind the wheel of the first cars and paved the way for change. The automobile has always symbolized freedom, and...
This Is Really Happening
 
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BuzzFeed senior writer Erin Chack provides a collection of personal essays for the Snapchat generation. Erin recounts everything from meeting her soulmate at age 14 to her first chemotherapy session at age 19 to what really goes on behind the scenes at a major...
Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting It Done
 
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Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous. The book also includes bonus content to help you start coding! ...
Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World
 
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This first-ever LGBTQ history book of its kind for young adults will appeal to fans of fun, empowering pop-culture books like Rad American Women A-Z and Notorious RBG. World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals—and you’ve never heard...
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Which movie broke more box-office records: Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Jurassic World? Who has the most career touchdowns in the NFL? What state has the biggest indoor amusement park? Where could you find a snake that weighs almost one thousand pounds? ...
How to Be You: Stop Trying to Be Someone Else and Start Living Your Life
 
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This book is about how to finally give up on feeling bad about ourselves and discover the best person we can be. An interactive experience, How to Be You invites you to make the book your own through activities such as coloring in charts, answering...
Cool Japan Guide
 
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Traveling to Japan has never been so much fun—visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi! This graphic Japan travel guide is the first of its kind exploring Japanese culture from a cartoonist's perspective. Cool Japan Guide takes you on a fun...
Diary of a Tokyo Teen
 
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A book for comic lovers and Japanophiles of all ages, Diary of a Tokyo Teen presents a unique look at modern-day Japan through a young woman's eyes. Born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and an American father in 1997, Christine Mari Inzer spent her early years in Japan...
Newt Scamander A Movie Scrapbook
 
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Learn all about Newt Scamander and the incredible film from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Peer inside Newt Scamander’s enchanted suitcase, encounter marvelous creatures, roam the streets of 1920s New York City, and meet Newt’s fascinating friends! This magical scrapbook takes readers on an...
Courage & Defiance: Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in WWII Denmark
 
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When the Nazis invaded Denmark on Tuesday, April 9, 1940, the people of this tiny country to the north of Germany awoke to a devastating surprise. The government of Denmark surrendered quietly, and the Danes were ordered to go about their daily lives as if nothing had changed. But everything...
Healthy Cooking and Nutrition for College Students: How Not to Gain the Freshman 15
 
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A recent study, published in the Nutrition Journal, found that one in four college freshmen gain at least five percent of his or her body weight, an average of about 10 pounds, during the first semester. All of this can be avoided with healthy cooking and an eye for good...
 
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Perry Wallace was born at an historic crossroads in U.S. history. He entered kindergarten the year that the Brown v. Board of Education decision led to integrated schools, allowing blacks and whites to learn side by side. A week after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, Wallace...
Kian and Jc: Don't Try This At Home
 
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From personalities and entertainers Kian Lawley and Jc Caylen comes a completely wild and entirely true account of their rise to internet fame: Kian and Jc: Don’t Try This at Home! More than 7 million YouTube subscribers, 5 million Twitter followers, and 5 million Instagram followers cannot wait for this...
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Emily Windsnap and the Pirate Prince (Emily Windsnap, #8)
 
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The Ice Garden
 
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The Three Little Superpigs: Once Upon a Time
 
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"THE THREE LITTLE SUPERPIGS: ONCE UPON A TIME is an adorable and fun retelling of the classic story of the..."
Song for a Whale
 
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"SONG FOR A WHALE is a heart-warming middle grade story about being different and finding your place. Iris is deaf,..."
Ruff vs. Fluff (Queenie & Arthur #1)
 
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"Arthur, an enthusiastic but somewhat misguided mixed breed dog, and Queenie, a particular and discerning cat, both live with their..."
The Strangers (The Greystone Secrets #1)
 
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"The Greystone kids have a good life, even if their father died when they were all very young. Chess remembers..."
Focused
 
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"lea really wants to do well in school, and thinks it is her own fault that she doesn't get all..."
Maybe Tomorrow?
 
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"MAYBE TOMORROW covers some big and important topics in an approachable way, mainly friendship and grief/depression. Elba carries around a..."
The Very Impatient Caterpillar
 
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"THE VERY IMPATIENT CATERPILLAR is a laugh-out-loud story that will charm parents and young children alike. The very impatient caterpillar..."
The Final Step (Lock and Key #3)
 
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"Moira and James, still reeling from the death of their father and of Ralph in The Downward Spiral, are back..."
Stick Dog Gets the Tacos (Stick Dog #9)
 
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"Sunny and Rosy's human packs for vacation, but doesn't take her beloved dogs with her! Instead, they get to visit..."
Braced
 
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Where the Heart Is
 
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"Rachel's summer is not off to a good start; her parents don't remember her 13th birthday right away, and new..."
You Made Me a Dad
 
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Cicada
 
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Swap'd
 
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"Christopher is an orphan boy who works for Mr. Absalom, an engineer who creates mechanicals, a 1930s version of robots...."
Game of Stars  (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #2)
 
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Stone River Crossing
 
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"Martha Tom lives in a town in the Choctaw Nation in 1804, right across the Bok Chitto River from a..."