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Alessandri, Alexandra

Summary: "English just feels wrong to Isabel. She prefers her native Spanish. As she prepares for a new school, she knows she's going to have to learn. Her first day is uncomfortable, until she employs her crayons and discovers there's more than one way to communicate with new friends"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE ALE

Brown, Jeffrey

Summary: "Sidelined by Batman after a crimefighting excursion goes wrong, Damian Wayne must learn how to live as an average kid. But life in his new school becomes more challenging than Damian expected when he meets his match in a rival named Howard."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: DC Comics 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 BRO

Mara, Maddy

Summary: "Azmina, Willa, and Naomi are thrilled to learn they're Glitter Dragon Girls. Summoned to the Magic Forest by its magnificent ruler, the Tree Queen, the girls quickly find out their dragon-selves have unbelievable abilities ... As Dragon Girls, they are sworn protectors of the forest and must help keep it safe from the troublesome Shadow Sprites, who are determined to take the forest's magic...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2023

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Simpson, Dana

Summary: "When your best friend is a unicorn, every day is a stroll down the red carpet. Phoebe Howell's unicorn BFF, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, is happy to provide the celebrity treatment -- teaching Phoebe fancy new spells, giving her a ride to school so she doesn't have to ride the bus, and even negotiating with the tooth fairy on her behalf. But when Phoebe starts noticing that unicorns have become...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Andrews McMeel Publishing 2021

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J FIC SIM

Benton, Jim

Summary: "Catwad and Blurmp venture out of the living room and into the world. . . Attending a comic convention, taking a swim deep inside a toilet bowl, gazing into the future with Blurmp's crystal ball, shredding on guitar, and horseback riding are just a few adventures in this ... collection."--Provided by publisher

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Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 2021

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Monster, Sfé R.

Summary: "The end of summer has brought new challenges for Evan when a bully chooses to target him. Evan tries to hide this from his friends, but when he and the gang find themselves in a similar situation in the EverRealm, Evan can't keep quiet anymore. As they find themselves assaulted by pirates, and then by an even bigger threat, all the players realize they must learn to rely on each other to face...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dark Horse Books 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J GRAPHIC MIN

Elliott, Rachel

Summary: "Fifth grade is just not Riley's vibe. Everyone else is squaded-up--except Riley. Her best friend moved away. All she wants to do is draw, and her grades show it. One thing that makes her happy is her favorite comedian, Joy Powers. Riley loves to watch her old shows and has memorized her best jokes. So when the class is assigned to write letters to people they admire, of course Riley's picking...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, Harper Alley, imprints of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 ELL

Whittemore, Jo

Summary: When Maya starts spending a lot of time with Maddie, an old friend, her friends from coding club worry she won't finish her part of the project, coding the lights and music for the winter dance.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

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Ferry, Beth

Summary: "Join Crab and Snail in the surf zone, where they think deep thoughts and have unforgettable seaside adventures, in this graphic early reader series debut by New York Times bestselling author Beth Ferry and beloved illustrator Jared Chapman. The never-ending rain is putting a damper on Crab and Snail's plans for a sunny, funny day. So when the BBFs (Best Beach Friends) realize that it's only...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Alley, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2022

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Betancourt-Perez, Jessica

Summary: Newly arrived from Colombia, Isabella's first day of school in the United States is cancelled because of snow and when Isabella notices a girl playing outside she makes a new friend, despite the language barrier.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BET

Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Summary: "When young Tybre Faw discovers Congressman John Lewis and his heroic march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the fight for the right to vote -- Tybre is determined to meet him. Tybre's two grandmothers take him on the seven-hour drive to Selma, Alabama, where Lewis invites Tybre to join him in the annual memorial walk across the Bridge. And so begins a most amazing friendship! In rich, poetic...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LEW

Benton, Jim

Summary: "Catwad and Blurmp are back and ready for more adventures in this newest volume in which they meet new friends, try out yoga (spoiler alert: Catwad hates it), and more! It's a laugh-out-loud romp not to be missed, even if Catwad claims otherwise."--Provided by publisher

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Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 BEN

Swanson, Matthew

Summary: After getting a fortune cookie with the message, "Practice makes perfect," Ben meets new student Darby, who claims to be perfect and offers to teach Ben his secrets.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC SWA

Wild, Charlotte Sullivan

Summary: Shy Violet attempts to show another girl how she feels on Valentine's Day.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2022

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Bailey, Jenn

Summary: Henry, a first grader on the autism spectrum, attempts to navigate friendships, and sudden changes in classroom routines--like a parade on Friday instead of share time.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books LLC 2023

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE BAI

Eliopoulos, Chris

Summary: Two best friends get together for a sleepover, but their plans to stay up all night are foiled when they are besieged by the Yawns and other harbingers of sleep.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Mara, Maddy

Summary: "Willa and her friends have a powerful magic inside of them-they each have the ability to transform into a Glitter Dragon Girl ... The troublesome Shadow Sprites are after the Tree Queen's magic again, and it can only be saved by a special potion. The Dragon Girls must work together to gather all of the ingredients. Willa is leading their quest, but she's scared of what might happen if they...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2021

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Saeed, Aisha

Summary: When a thunderstorm grounds all flights following a huge Muslim convention, four unlikely kids are thrown together. Feek is stuck babysitting his younger sister, but he's rather be writing a poem that's good enough for his dad, a famous poet and rapper. Hanna is intent on finding a lost cat in the airport--and also on avoiding a conversation with her dad about him possibly remarrying. Sami is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC SAE

Sheth, Sheetal

Summary: "Anjali and her friends are excited to get matching personalized license plates for their bikes. But Anjali can't find her name. To make matters worse, she gets bullied for her "different" name, and is so upset she demands to change it"--Back cover

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bharat Babies 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE SHE

Summary: Three stories from the Disney and Pixar motion pictures Cars.

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Publisher / Publication Date: A Golden Book 2011

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Barkley, Callie

Summary: Liz and her friends are spending a fall weekend at the cabin at Marigold Lake, planning to bake pies and enjoy nature, but Lizzie forgets to put sugar in her berry pie--a mistake which proves fortuitous when she needs a lot of berries to feed a migrating goose who has fallen behind his flock.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little Simon 2021

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Series Critter Barkley

Bowling, Dusti

Summary: New friends and a mystery help Aven, thirteen, adjust to middle school and life at a dying western theme park in a new state, where her being born armless presents many challenges.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling Children's Books 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BOW

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC BOW

Cala, Caroline

Summary: Malia, Dot, and Bree get a much older--and scarier--client than they expected, but looks can be deceiving.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC CAL

Greenawalt, Kelly

Summary: In rhyming text, Princess Truly strives to use her magic powers to be a good friend whether it is in the park with her pug Noodles (who needs a little help making new friends), in the rainbow clubhouse which she and her best friend are building, or at her very first sleepover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Beginning Readers - New Reader (Green), Call number: JBR GREEN GRE

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