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2022 - 2023 Volunteer State Book Award Nominee


Illustrated by Stephanie Graegin
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: July 13, 2021

“A memorable experience.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) In the tradition of Tomie dePaola’s Quiet and Scott Magoon’s Breathe comes this lyrical, ...

Stuntboy, in the Meantime

(Book #1 of Stuntboy)
Illustrated by Raúl the Third
This edition: Paper Over Board, 272 pages
Publication date: November 30, 2021
Ages: 7 - 12

A Schneider Family Award Honor Book for Middle Grade From Newbery Medal honoree and #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes a hil...

The List of Unspeakable Fears

This edition: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publication date: September 14, 2021
Ages: 8 - 12

The War That Saved My Life meets Coraline in this “deliciously creepy” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) middle grade historical novel following ...

Out of My Heart

This edition: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publication date: November 09, 2021
Ages: 10 - 99

A New York Times bestseller! Melody faces her fears to follow her passion in this stunning sequel to the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling midd...


(Part of Alone)
This edition: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publication date: January 12, 2021
Ages: 10 - 99

A New York Times bestseller! Perfect for fans of Hatchet and the I Survived series, this harrowing middle grade debut novel-in-verse from a Pushcar...

The Cost of Knowing

This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: April 06, 2021
Ages: 12 - 99

Four starred reviews! Dear Martin meets They Both Die at the End in this gripping, evocative novel about a Black teen who has the power to see into...