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Pre-order select titles from your family bookstore (either online or in-person) and you can receive exclusive goodies (while supplies last)! Pre-orders must be prepaid to reserve swag, goodies, signed copies, etc. You can pre-order any forthcoming title from us not shown on this list. Below is the current list of offerings. We update this list frequently, and generally if you see a title here the promotion is still available. For swag that our bookstore will be distributing, we will contact you if you place an order for which the exclusive editions or gifts are out of stock. Questions can be directed to Jessica@onceupona.com

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Llama Llama Mess Mess Mess Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780670016440
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019

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Dead Voices Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525515050
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019

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By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534418776
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019

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Best Friends Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250317469
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - August 27th, 2019

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A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250066213
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 27th, 2019

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$17.95
SKU: 9781324003441a
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All the Impossible Things Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250202864
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 3rd, 2019

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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335777096
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Published: Inkyard Press - September 3rd, 2019

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Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You Cover Image
By Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514121
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Published: Philomel Books - September 3rd, 2019

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Strange Birds: A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780425290439
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Published: Kokila - September 3rd, 2019

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Dragon Curse (The Unwanteds Quests #4) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534416017
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Published: Aladdin - September 3rd, 2019

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Tunnel of Bones (City of Ghosts #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338111040
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 3rd, 2019

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Boy-Crazy Stacey (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #7): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #7) Cover Image
By Ann M. Martin, Gale Galligan (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781338304510
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Published: Graphix - September 3rd, 2019

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781250191731
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Published: First Second - September 3rd, 2019

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The Girl the Sea Gave Back Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250168481
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 3rd, 2019

Author Adrienne Young has outdone herself with her sophomore book and "companion" to her thrilling Sky In The Deep. Although Tova, our protagonist is not a warrior, she displays remarkable strength and courage when faced with brutalities and violence. She is a Truthtongue, and has arrived-feared, loathed and condemned- as a child at a competing and very inhospitable klan. She uses the harsh realities of nature to her advantage and cast runes that go against the klan that is housing her. War is in the future and she is drawn to a strange young warrior from a competing klan, whom she does not understand. Sparks fly, along with arrows, axes and swords, in this not to be missed tale brimming with Viking-esque lore. - review by Maureen


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This Tender Land: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781476749297
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Published: Atria Books - September 3rd, 2019

Once upon a time there was a storyteller, whose stories existed in the land of many lakes – that boundless region called Minnesota, where hardy souls have made their living on the water, fertile land and in cities. This storyteller, William Kent Krueger, weaves his stories with characters so rich, so real and so human, the tale leaps off the page and buries deep into your soul. “This Tender Land” is simply a magnificent example of Krueger’s extraordinary gift as a writer. You will find it hard to put down, or even after finishing, hard to stop thinking of Odie, Albert, Mose and Emmy – your guides down the winding rivers in this book. Truly, a masterpiece. 

— From Staff Picks by Maureen


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The Institute: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982110567
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Published: Scribner - September 10th, 2019

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The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385543781
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Published: Nan A. Talese - September 10th, 2019

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781984812209
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

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Funny, nerdy, relatable, and honest, Frankly in Love is about a high school boy who begins a fake relationship in order to deceive his strict Korean parents about the fact he is not dating a Korean girl. With a strong sense of SoCal life, this is great for readers ages 14 and up. - review by Jessica

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Stargazing Cover Image
By Jen Wang, Jen Wang (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250183880
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2019

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Land of Wolves Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525522508
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Published: Viking - September 17th, 2019

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The Tale of the Tiger Slippers Cover Image
By Jan Brett (Illustrator), Jan Brett
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399170744
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019

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The Fate of Fausto: A Painted Fable Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780593115015
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Published: Philomel Books - September 17th, 2019

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The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780425292112
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019

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Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade pre-order swag by Max Brallier

If you pre-order this book, don't forget to enter your proof to get swag from the author! 

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Child's name in Acknowledgments of next book in the series!

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Guts Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780545852500
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Published: Graphix - September 17th, 2019

$17.99
SKU: 9781534424760a
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Permanent Record Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250237231
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Published: Metropolitan Books - September 17th, 2019

$16.99
SKU: 9780358063643a
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Each pre-order includes:

Snail and Worm bookmark 

Pencil (inscribed “I LIKE EVERYTHING YOU DO” from the third story in the new book)

4x5 inch pencil drawing of Snail and Worm

And a personalized autographed copy of the book!

Snail and Worm All Day pre-order gift from Tina Kugler and Once Upon A Time Bookstore


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The Tyrant's Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, Book Four) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781484746448
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 24th, 2019

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SLAY Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534445420
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Published: Simon Pulse - September 24th, 2019

Gamers get ready! Kiera is your normal student dealing with friends, boyfriend, and school, except she is also the game developer behind a secret multiplayer online role-playing card game, SLAY. But when the game is exposed to the media, people want to tear down the safe space she has created. I loved the game play, energy, family dynamics and the few chapters told from different players perspectives. A great action packed book that can be given to so many people. For ages 13 and up. I want to SLAY! - review by Jessica

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Wayward Son (Simon Snow Series #2) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250146076
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 24th, 2019

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If you haven't read Isabel's review of Rainbow Rowell's Carry On, go do that first... we can wait... Now you know how excited the world is to see this new book.


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$16.99
ISBN: 9780358040828
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Published: Versify - September 24th, 2019

Coding, music, and poetry all beautifully come together in this middle-grade novel about a girl who loves music but isn't a musician. When she starts at a new school she stumbles upon the unlikely instrument of computers and friendship. This is an approachable story for readers ages 10 to 13 with a helpful glossary of words defined in the back. - review by Jessica

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By Anna James, Paola Escobar (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984837127
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Published: Philomel Books - September 24th, 2019

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I Want a Dog Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555469
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Published: Dial Books - September 24th, 2019

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Bid My Soul Farewell Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781595147196
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Published: Razorbill - September 24th, 2019

Enter to win a prizepack of signed books from 100s of authors!

Email your recepit including US mailing address to preordermysoul@gmail.com.

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Cog Cover Image
By Greg van Eekhout, Beatrice Blue (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062686077
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Published: HarperCollins - October 2019

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A Tale of Magic... Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316523479
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 2019

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The Fountains of Silence Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399160318
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Published: Philomel Books - October 2019

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Rebel: A Legend Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250221704
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 2019

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Ninth House Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250313072
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 8th, 2019

Ninth House is our friend Leigh's adult debut novel. So for the many fans asking if this book is for their teen reader or to the teen fan asking us themselves, the answer depends. She is unflinching in the dark and twisted morals of her characters. If you want more explantion feel free to read this explanation from fellow bookseller Kenny.


$17.95
SKU: 9781683643524a
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator)
$47.99
ISBN: 9780545791427
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 8th, 2019

Preview the magic and wonder that is Jim Kay's vision of the wizarding world!

"It is my very great pleasure to inform you that the Triwizard Tournament will be taking place at Hogwarts this year"


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The Beautiful Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524738174
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 8th, 2019

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Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat: The Spacedog Cometh #3 Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781524787240
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 8th, 2019

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780803741218
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Published: Dial Books - October 8th, 2019

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Dory Fantasmagory: Tiny Tough Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780525553977
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Published: Dial Books - October 8th, 2019

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Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Alexander Nabaum (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481438285
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 8th, 2019

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Me: Elton John Official Autobiography Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250147608
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - October 15th, 2019

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Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534451865
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Published: Aladdin - October 15th, 2019

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The Hidden Kingdom (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #3): A Graphix Book Cover Image
By Tui T. Sutherland, Mike Holmes (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338344059
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Published: Graphix - October 15th, 2019

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Dork Diaries 14: Tales from a Not-So-Best Friend Forever Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781534427204
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Published: Aladdin - October 22nd, 2019

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Penny and Her Sled Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062934536
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 29th, 2019

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By Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338600834
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - November 5th, 2019

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Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419737046
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

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The Starless Sea: A Novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385541213
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Published: Doubleday - November 5th, 2019

If you haven't heard Jessica talk about The Starless Sea yet, you will soon. This is her new favorite adult book of the year! From the author who brought us The Night Circus comes a wonderful new story disguised as a game wrapped in a puzzle secured with a bee, a key, and a sword.

Will you open the door?

- From Staff Picks by Jessica


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Tears of Frost (Heart of Thorns #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062447715
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - November 5th, 2019

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Legacy (Keeper of the Lost Cities #8) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781534427334
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Published: Aladdin - November 5th, 2019

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The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781481497060
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

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Call Down the Hawk (The Dreamer Trilogy, Book 1) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781338188325
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Published: Scholastic Press - November 5th, 2019

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PLUS exclusive art from the author!


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The Midwinter Witch Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338540550
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Published: Graphix - November 5th, 2019

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Supernova (Renegades #3) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250078384
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - November 5th, 2019

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Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419739033
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Published: Amulet Books - November 5th, 2019

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The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781536202212
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Published: Candlewick - November 26th, 2019

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Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha #2) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250170996
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - December 3rd, 2019

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Dog Man: Fetch-22: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #8) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator), Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338323214
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Published: Graphix - December 10th, 2019

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Infinity Son (Infinity Cycle #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062457820
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Published: HarperTeen - January 14th, 2020

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$17.99
SKU: 9781338251012a
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Dragon Fire (The Unwanteds Quests #5) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534416048
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Published: Aladdin - February 4th, 2020

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The scientific process for kids with magical animals! The cover alone is all your young reader needs to see with this adorable new early chapter book series. Zoey with the help of her cat Sassafras and her handy Thinking Goggles uses deduction and the scientific process to find the best way to help the magical creatures that come to their door in need of care and love. Cute black and white illustrations with a helpful glossary in the back for those carefully introduced scientific words like hypothesis. My new go to recomendation! - Jessica