1 | Dragon Rider: The Griffin’s Feather By Cornelia Funke. $17.99. Favorite characters join with fantastical new ones in another riveting adventure addressing courage, loyalty, greed, preservation, and the power of love. Grades 3–7.

2 | Do You Believe in Unicorns? By Bethanie Deeney Murguia. $14.99. Endless speculation about whether a horse wearing a top hat might be a unicorn ends with a lesson about the power  of imagination and belief. Grades K–2.

3 | Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture By Joshua David Stein, illustrated by Julia Rothman. $16.95. Can one small brick make her mark? An ode to finding one’s place, plus a glimpse of great buildings! Grades K–2.

4 | The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs By Kate Messner, illustrated by Matthew Forsythe. $17.99. A gorgeously illustrated true story tells of a sea-loving boy who grew up to help rebuild our coral reefs. Grades K–2.

5 | The Remember Balloons By Jessie Oliveros, illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte. $17.99. Each balloon holds a memory, but James gets worried when his grandfather’s start floating away, until he sees how he can help. Grade K–2.

6 | The Sloth Who Slowed Us Down By Margaret Wild, illustrated by Vivienne To. $16.99. Amy and her family speed through their day, until an adorable sloth shows them how to slow down and be in the moment. Grades K–2.

7 | Cute as an Axolotl: Discovering the World’s Most Adorable Animals By Jess Keating, illustrated by David DeGrand. $17.99. A field guide to the habits and habitats of cute critters, with sometimes not-so-sweet traits. Grades 1–3.

8 | The Third Mushroom By Jennifer L. Holm. $16.99. Her mad-scientist grandpa has turned into a teenage boy, her dear cat dies, and science-loving Ellie must also cope with friendship, love, and...mushrooms. Grades 3–7.

9 | A Long Line of Cakes By Deborah Wiles. $17.99. Traveling bakers the Cake family finally arrive in a town that has a hold on them. This whimsical novel celebrates community and the magic of not giving up a dream. Grades 3–7.

10 | The Legend of Greg: An Epic Series of Failures By Chris Rylander. $16.99. From teenage misfit to magical Dwarvian warrior, Greg finds his place in an adventure that crackles with humor and intelligence. Grades 3–7.

 

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