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The Encanto's daughter

The Encanto's daughter

De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971- author.
2024


The evolution of an idea

The evolution of an idea

Hakim, Joy, author
2024

The theory of evolution takes hold-transforming ideas about survival, extinction, and life itself. Can species change? Or go extinct? In the eighteenth century, most people answer no to both questions. But in the century that follows, that certainty gets challenged as some people in Europe question the common belief that all creatures are the same as they've been since life's creation.

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Ghostlord

Ghostlord

Womack, Philip, author
2024

A child's desperate voice is calling to Meg Lewis from the garden of her new house. As her investigation leads to a knot of deceit, betrayal and cruelty, Meg discovers magical powers of her own. Mysteries why is a shape-shifting vixen following her? And what secrets lie hidden in the Golden Tower? Meg finds herself embroiled in a centuries-old battle that threatens the very balance of the world itself. -- Back cover

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Here I am, I am me : an illustrated guide to mental health

Here I am, I am me : an illustrated guide to mental health

Bean, Cara, author, illustrator
2024

"Join author-illustrator Cara Bean as she takes readers on an illustrated journey to the center of the brain. Each chapter explores a different aspect of mental health, from the brain and the mind, to feelings and emotions. By portraying complex neuroscience concepts with a cast of illustrated brain part characters, the book explains what is really going on in the reader's head in an accessible, approachable way that ultimately serves to empower the reader"-- Provided by publisher.

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Houses with a story : a dragon's den, a ghostly mansion, a library of lost books, and 30 more amazing places to explore

Houses with a story : a dragon's den, a ghostly mansion, a library of lost books, and 30 more amazing places to explore

Yoshida, Seiji (Illustrator), author, illustrator
2023

"A dreamer's tree house. A mechanic's cottage. A submerged city. Over thirty imaginative houses and the people who make them home offer unexpected worlds to wander through and explore. Who is the mischievous bridgetower keeper? What does the witch grow in her garden? How does the postal worker tame his delivery dragons? In each house, readers discover the contents of rooms and closets, what's at the top of the stairs and where shadowy hallways lead. Story text provides background and details about the lives of the residents and hints about their past and future. Lush illustrations, diagrams and detailed descriptions of each character, location and landscape open doors to whimsy, wonder, and endless possibilities"-- Provided by publisher.

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Icon and inferno

Icon and inferno

Lu, Marie, 1984- author.
2024

A year after surviving a mission in London, and unmistakable chemistry, Winter and Syndey team up again for a perilous assignment involving old flames, new jealousies, and yet another sinister plot.

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Jungle juice. 3

Jungle juice. 3

Hyeong, Eun, author.
2024

"After surviving the encounter with Breeder, Suchan and the rest of NEST finally learn the whereabouts of one of Pet Shop's bases, Black Rock Island. But before they can take action, an investigation team must be chosen! And what other way to do so than through a group tournament?! Will Suchan and his friends come out on top? And just what horrors await NEST on the island?"-- Provided by publisher.

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Lunar New Year love story

Lunar New Year love story

Yang, Gene Luen, author
2024

Graphic novel superstars Gene Luen Yang and LeUyen Pham join forces in this heartwarming rom-com about fate, family, and falling in love. Val is ready to give up on love. It's led to nothing but secrets and heartbreak, and she's pretty sure she's cursed--no one in her family, for generations, has ever had any luck with love. But then a chance encounter with a pair of cute lion dancers sparks something in Val. Is it real love? Could this be her chance to break the family curse? Or is she destined to live with a broken heart forever?

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Math, 100 ideas in 100 words : a whistle-stop tour of sciences key concepts

Math, 100 ideas in 100 words : a whistle-stop tour of sciences key concepts

Hartburn, Sam, author.
2024

One of the first titles in a cutting-edge new series created in partnership with The Science Museum, this book introduces 100 key areas of math such as geometry, algebra, probability and pure math, and explains each topic in just 100 words. Perfect for getting your head around big ideas clearly and quickly, or refreshing your memory of the fundamentals of math, this book covers the most up-to-date terms and theories and inspires a heightened level of understanding and enjoyment to the core areas of math.

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The prisoner's throne : a novel of Elfhame

The prisoner's throne : a novel of Elfhame

Black, Holly, author
2024

"Prince Oak must find a way to stop a war between Elfhame and the north"-- Provided by publisher.

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The reappearance of Rachel Price

The reappearance of Rachel Price

Jackson, Holly, 1992-, author
2024

When her mother, who disappeared 16 years before, reappears while a true crime documentary about her case is being filmed, 18-year-old Bel, not buying her mom's unbelievable story about what happened to her, must uncover the real reason Rachel Price is back from the dead.

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Rez ball

Rez ball

Graves, Byron, author.
2023

This compelling debut novel by new talent Byron Graves tells the relatable, high-stakes story of a young athlete determined to play like the hero his Ojibwe community needs him to be.

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Saints of the household

Saints of the household

Tison, Ari, author
2023

When brothers Max and Jay help a classmate in trouble, they struggle with the consequences of their violent actions and worry they may be more like their abusive father than they thought, so the brothers turn to their Bribri roots to find their way forward.

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Salt the water

Salt the water

Iloh, Candice, author
2023

A confrontation with a teacher and a family crisis force high school senior Cerulean Gene to drop out of twelfth grade and derails their dreams of moving cross-country and living off the grid. Told in verse format.

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Sky's end

Sky's end

Gregson, Marc J., author.
2024

Plummet into a kill-or-be-killed competition where a scrappy underdog hell-bent on revenge must claw his way to the top in this thrilling YA fantasy debut.

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Snowglobe

Snowglobe

Park, Soyoung, author.
2024

"Enclosed under a vast dome, Snowglobe is the last place on Earth that's warm. Outside Snowglobe is a frozen wasteland, and every day, citizens face the icy world to get to their jobs at the power plant, where they produce the energy Snowglobe needs. Their only solace comes in the form of twenty-four-hour television programming streamed directly from the domed city. The residents of Snowglobe have everything: fame, fortune, and above all, safety from the desolation outside their walls. In exchange, their lives are broadcast to the less fortunate outside, who watch eagerly, hoping for the chance to one day become actors themselves"-- Provided by publisher.

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The space between here & now

The space between here & now

Suk, Sarah, author
2023

Seventeen-year-old Aimee Roh has Sensory Time Warp Syndrome, a rare condition that causes her to time travel to a moment in her life when she smells something linked to that memory. Her dad is convinced she'll simply grow out of it if she tries hard enough, but Aimee's fear of vanishing at random has kept her from living a normal life. When Aimee disappears for nine hours into a memory of her estranged mom--a moment Aimee has never remembered before--she becomes distraught. Not only was this her longest disappearance yet, but the memory doesn't match up with the story of how her mom left--at least, not the version she's always heard from her dad. Desperate for answers, Aimee travels to Korea, where she unravels the mystery of her memories, the truth about her mother, and the reason she keeps returning to certain moments in her life. Along the way, she realizes she'll need to reconcile her past in order to save her present.

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Spy x family. 11

Spy x family. 11

Endò„, Tatsuya, 1980- author, artist.
2024

Master spy Twilight is unparalleled when it comes to going undercover on dangerous missions for the betterment of the world. But when he receives the ultimate assignment - to get married and have a kid - he may finally be in over his head! Threatened by Yor's relationship with Melinda Desmond, Anya gets serious about her own friendship scheme. On the way to a museum field trip, however, she and her class become the target of activists looking fo free their political allies...

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The Summer Queen

The Summer Queen

Hassan, Rochelle, author.
2024

Aziza, Leo, and Tristan struggle to rebuild their lives amidst painful secrets, emotional and physical scars, and lingering mysteries, all while dealing with the arrival of the Summer Court, a group of Fair Folk who seek to reclaim something Leo is unwilling to part with, leading to a risky deal and a perilous journey, where winning against the Fair Folk comes at a cost.

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A tempest of tea

A tempest of tea

Faizal, Hafsah, author.
2024

On the streets of White Roaring, Arthie Casimir is a criminal mastermind and collector of secrets. Her prestigious tearoom transforms into an illegal bloodhouse by night, catering to the vampires feared by society. But when her establishment is threatened, Arthie is forced to strike an unlikely deal with an alluring adversary to save it--and she can't do the job alone. Calling on some of the city's most skilled outcasts, Arthie hatches a plan to infiltrate the sinister, glittering vampire society known as the Athereum. But not everyone in her ragtag crew is on her side, and as the truth behind the heist unfolds, Arthie finds herself in the midst of a conspiracy that will threaten the world as she knows it.

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Twelfth knight

Twelfth knight

Follmuth, Alexene Farol, author.
2024

"Viola Reyes is annoyed. Her painstakingly crafted tabletop game campaign was shot down, her best friend is suggesting she try being more 'likable,' and her school's star running back Jack Orsino is the most lackadaisical Student Body President she's ever seen, which makes her job as VP that much harder. Vi's favorite escape from the world is the MMORPG Twelfth Knight, but online spaces aren't exactly kind to girls like her--girls who are extremely competent and have the swagger to prove it. So Vi creates a masculine alter ego, choosing to play as a knight named Cesario to create a safe haven for herself. But when a football injury leads Jack Orsino to the world of Twelfth Knight, Vi is alarmed to discover their online alter egos--Cesario and Duke Orsino--are surprisingly well-matched"-- Provided by publisher.

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Witch hunt : the Cold War, Joe McCarthy, and the Red Scare

Witch hunt : the Cold War, Joe McCarthy, and the Red Scare

Balis, Andrea, author.
2024

"A cutting-edge look into a pivotal moment in U.S. history: McCarthy's infamous "witch hunt" for communists during the 1950's Red Scare. At the cusp of the Cold War, Americans were so afraid of communists living among them that they began to hunt them like witches. As Senator Joe McCarthy took up this mantle to hunt down "communists" in the U.S., citizens grew terrified of being accused, so they turned on each other--pointing fingers at neighbors, friends, and even family. Told through a unique and inviting screenplay-format, brought to life with dozens of illustrations by Tim Foley, and comprised almost entirely of quotes derived from primary sources, Witch Hunt recounts the political craze that gripped America during the Red Scare when McCarthyism forced people to go to extraordinary lengths to keep themselves and their families safe from persecution against their own government"-- Provided by publisher.

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With a little luck

With a little luck

Meyer, Marissa, author
2024

Jude is determined to fly under the radar. He just wants to draw comics, host D&D night with his friends, work at his parents?' vinyl record store, and escape high school as unscathed as possible. That is, until the night he finds himself inexplicably gifted with a bout of supernatural good luck. Suddenly, everything Jude has ever wanted is within reach. His art is being published. He helps his friend's song become a finalist in a songwriting competition. And he wins a pair of coveted concert tickets, which he can use to ask out the popular girl he's been crushing on since elementary school. But how long can Jude's good fortune last? And why does he find himself thinking about Ari, his best friend since forever? If Jude has been dreaming of the wrong girl this whole time, does that mean he's doomed to be unlucky in love forever?

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Young Hag and the witches' quest

Young Hag and the witches' quest

Greenberg, Isabel, author, artist
2024

"Once there was magic in Britain. There were shape shifters and dragons and wizards and kings that pulled swords out of stones and green knights. But now the doors to The Otherworld have closed, and all the magic is gone. Young Hag and her grandmother, Ancient Crone, are the last of the witches in Britain though they don't have powers. Their magic was taken away by a generations-old curse--at least, that's what Ancient Crone has always told her. But Young Hag doesn't believe in it. If magic is real, why couldn't it save her mother's life? Young Hag is sick of her grandmother's stories of family curses, faerie doors, lost magic, and ancient swords. But then one day they find an abandoned baby in the woods and realize it's a changeling. Confronted with real magic at last, Young Hag has no choice but to believe. She must get the changeling baby and the mythical sword Excalibur back through the last faerie door before it closes forever. As Young Hag travels through an ever-weirder landscape, we meet a variety of characters: The Green Knight, The Lady of The Lake, Merlin, Taliesin the Bard, and even Morgan Le Fay. But when faced with magic and myth, does Young Hag have any chance of succeeding and bringing back her family's magic?"-- Provided by publisher.

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