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Erin Hunter - 'Bravelands #5: The Spirit-Eaters'

Set in the African savannah and told from three different animals’ points of view, Bravelands will thrill readers who love Spirit Animals and Wings of Fire, as well as the fans who’ve made Erin Hunter a #1 nationally bestselling phenomenon.

Erin Hunter is inspired by a love of cats and a fascination with the ferocity of the natural world. In addition to having great respect for nature in all its forms, Erin enjoys creating rich mythical explanations for animal behavior. She is also the author of the Seekers, Survivors, and Bravelands series.

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062642189
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Published: HarperCollins - February 4th, 2020

Heed the call of the wild…discover the fifth book in this action-packed, New York Times bestselling animal fantasy series from the author of Warriors!


Special Storytime: Tameka Fryer Brown - 'Brown Baby Lullaby'

With Spanish words sprinkled throughout and featuring warm art by New York Times-bestselling and NAACP-Award-winning illustrator AG Ford, Tameka Fryer Brown's Brown Baby Lullaby is the perfect new baby or baby shower gift.

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By Tameka Fryer Brown, AG Ford (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374307523
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 14th, 2020

With Spanish words sprinkled throughout and featuring warm art by New York Times-bestselling and NAACP-Award-winning illustrator AG Ford, Tameka Fryer Brown's Brown Baby Lullaby is the perfect new baby or baby shower gift.


Gillian McDunn - 'The Queen Bee and Me'

From the highly acclaimed author of Caterpillar Summer comes a heartfelt story about the sweetness and stings of middle-school friendship.

Gillian McDunn is the author of Caterpillar Summer. She has lived in California, Missouri, and North Carolina, and is a fan of both the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans. She currently lives near Raleigh, NC, with her family.

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ISBN: 9781681197517
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - March 3rd, 2020

From the highly acclaimed author of Caterpillar Summer comes a heartfelt story about the sweetness and stings of middle-school friendship.


A Snow White Christmas Storytime

Meet Snow White from Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts' production of "A Very Snow White Christmas!"

The princess will read holiday-themed books followed by a meet-and-greet! Come meet Snow White, take pictures, and get in the holiday spirit! Ages 3+.

Note: Please plan to stay with your child. Park strollers outside of the store so that we'll have room for all!

Andrea Beaty - 'Sofia Valdez, Future Prez'

The newest picture book from the creators of Iggy Peck, ArchitectRosie Revere, Engineer; and Ada Twist, Scientist stars Sofia Valdez, a community leader who stands up for what she believes in!

Andrea Beaty is the author of the Questioneers series, Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies, and Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau among other children’s titles. She lives just outside Chicago. Visit her online and learn more about the Questioneers at Questioneers.com.

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By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419737046
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 5th, 2019

Caroline McAlister - 'Finding Narnia: The Story of C. S. Lewis and His Brother Warnie'

Finding Narnia is Caroline McAlister and Jessica Lanan's captivating picture book biography of two brothers, Jack and Warnie Lewis, whose rich imaginations led to the creation of the magical world of Narnia.

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By Caroline McAlister, Jessica Lanan (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626726581
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - November 19th, 2019

Finding Narnia is Caroline McAlister and Jessica Lanan's captivating picture book biography of two brothers, Jack and Warnie Lewis, whose rich imaginations led to the creation of the magical world of Narnia.


Paul Tillery IV - 'Thundercluck! Chicken of Thor: Recipe for Revenge'

The chicken of the Norse god Thor, bewitched with the power of thunder and lightning, returns to action in Thundercluck! Chicken of Thor: Recipe for Revenge.

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By Paul Tillery, IV, Paul Tillery, IV (Illustrator), Meg Wittwer (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250155306
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 17th, 2019

The chicken of the Norse god Thor, bewitched with the power of thunder and lightning, returns to action in Thundercluck! Chicken of Thor: Recipe for Revenge—written and illustrated by Paul Tillery IV and Meg Wittwer.


Kwame Mbalia - 'Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky'

Join us for the launch of Raleigh author Kwame Mbalia's debut novel, published by Rick Riordan. 

Seventh-grader Tristan Strong tumbles into the MidPass and, with allies John Henry and Brer Rabbit, must entice the god Anansi to come out of hiding and seal the hole Tristan accidentally ripped in the sky.

Ages 9+

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781368039932
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 15th, 2019

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia's epic fantasy, a middle grade American Gods set in a richly-imagined world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods.


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