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Hardcover: October 16, 2018

Newly adapted for young readers from the New York Times bestseller comes the awe-inspiring memoir from NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a record-breaking year in space. How does a boy struggling in school become an American hero and a space pioneer? Daredevil behavior? Check. Inspiration? Check. Courage? Check. Endurance? Check. Scott Kelly believes, "If you can dream it, you can do it." This checklist put Scott on a rocket that launched him into space, allowed him to break a record during his inspiring year aboard the International Space Station, and showed human beings the qualities needed to go from Earth to Mars --- and beyond.

Hardcover: October 16, 2018

Caleb and his big brother Bobby Gene have the whole summer for adventures in the woods behind their house in Sutton, Indiana. Then Caleb and Bobby Gene meet new neighbor Styx Malone. Styx is 16 and oozes cool. Styx promises Caleb and Bobby Gene that together, they can pull off the Great Escalator Trade --- exchanging one small thing for something better until they achieve their wildest dream. But as the trades get bigger, the brothers soon find themselves in over their heads. It becomes clear that Styx has secrets, and Caleb fears their whole plan might fall apart.

Short & Skinny by Mark Tatulli - Graphic Novel
Paperback: October 16, 2018
As a middle schooler, Mark finds himself on the smaller side of the physical spectrum --- being short AND skinny has really wreaked havoc on his confidence. So to end his bullying woes and get the girl, he starts to explore bulking up by way of the miracle cures in the backs of his comics. But his obsession with beefing up is soon derailed by a new obsession: Star Wars, the hottest thing to hit the summer of 1977. As he explores his creative outlets as well as his cures to body image woes, Mark sets out to make his own stamp on the film that he loves.
Hardcover: October 9, 2018

The sixth global extinction is already under way, propelled by human activity on Earth. Step into the year 4847 with the help of stunning pop-ups portraying eight fantastical creatures, along with spreads and flaps with details about each one. Paper engineer Shawn Sheehy envisions the aftermath of extinction as a flourishing ecosystem centered around fictional creatures that could evolve from existing organisms. Perfect for science-fiction fans of all ages, this book offers a timeline of the six extinction events in Earth’s history, a “field guide” to each creature, a diagram of species relationships, a habitat map of the (imagined) ruins of Chicago and an illuminating author’s note.

Hardcover: September 3, 2018

Invisible creatures are attacking the school, and 12-year-old Bartholomew Bean is the only one who can stop them! Okay, so maybe Bart is only a hero in the video game app he created. But if he reveals his identity as the genius behind the game, he'll become the most popular kid in school! Or he could secretly use the game to get back at his bullies...Press Button A: Reveal or Press Button B: Revenge. Which would you choose?

Hardcover: September 4, 2018

The men and women in this book represent nations from Somalia to Germany, from Syria to China, from Mexico to Sweden and more. They are people like Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, international singing sensation Celia Cruz, star basketball player Dikembe Mutombo, world-renowned physicist Albert Einstein and influential journalist Jorge Ramos. And they are all immigrants or refugees to the United States of America. Their courage, their achievements and their determination to change the world have helped make our country a stronger place.

Hardcover: September 4, 2018

What do we tell our children when the world seems bleak, and prejudice and racism run rampant? With 96 lavishly designed pages of original art and prose, 50 diverse creators lend voice to young activists. Featuring poems, letters, personal essays, art and other works from such industry leaders as Jacqueline Woodson, Jason Reynolds, Kwame Alexander, Andrea Pippins, Sharon Draper, Rita Williams-Garcia, Ellen Oh, and artists Ekua Holmes, Rafael Lopez, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe and more, this anthology empowers the nation's youth to listen, learn and build a better tomorrow.

Hardcover: September 4, 2018

Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States, was a young girl when she dared to dream big. Her dream? To become a lawyer and a judge. Sonia did not let the hardships of her background --- which included growing up in the rough housing projects of New York City's South Bronx, dealing with juvenile diabetes, and worrying about money --- stand in her way. Always, she believed in herself. Her determination, along with guidance from mentors and the unwavering love of her extended Puerto Rican family, propelled her ever forward.

Paperback: September 4, 2018
It’s the beginning of the new school year and AJ feels like everyone is changing but him. He hasn’t grown or had any exciting summer adventures like his best friends have. He even has the same crush he’s harbored for years. So AJ decides to take matters into his own hands. But how could a girl like Nia Winters ever like plain vanilla AJ when she only has eyes for vampires? When AJ and Nia are paired up for a group project on Transylvania, it may be AJ’s chance to win over Nia’s affection by dressing up like the vamp of her dreams.
Hardcover: September 4, 2018
Elise carries a notebook full of tallies, each page marking a day spent at her new public school, each stroke of her pencil marking a word spoken. A word that can't be taken back. Five tally marks isn't so bad. Two is pretty good. But zero? Zero is perfect. Zero means no wrong answers called out in class, no secrets accidentally spilled, no conversations to agonize over at night when sleep is far away. But now months have passed, and Elise isn't sure she could speak even if she wanted to --- not to keep her only friend, Mel, from drifting further away --- or to ask if anyone else has seen her English teacher's stuffed raven come to life.