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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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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.


Kelly Starling Lyons - 'Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations'

The illustrations and easy-to-read text follow a family through five generations as each is inspired by the song written in 1900 to honor Abraham Lincoln. Included is the history of the song and its meaning in the author's family.
Kelly Starling Lyons is the NC author of the picture books Hope's Gift, Tea Cakes for Tosh, and Ellen's Broom, as well as the Jada Jones chapter book series.

Singing and crafts! Ages 5+

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ISBN: 9780525516095
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 6th, 2019

Just in time for the 120th anniversary of the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing"--this stirring book celebrates the Black National Anthem and how it inspired five generations of a family.

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us.
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us.


Grazia Walker - 'Gregorina the Horseshoe Crab'

Gregorina, an old horseshoe crab, tells the story of her life to her grandchildren in this picture book by local author Grazia Walker.

At this special story time, children will be able to ask questions, hold corals, shells, sponges, barnacles, and a megalodon shark’s tooth. Ages 6+

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ISBN: 9780999776230
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Published: Self Published - May 24th, 2019

Gregorina is an old Grandmother horseshoe crab. She is telling the story of her life to her grandchildren.


Max Brallier - 'The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade' (Ticketed)

The 5th book of the New York Times bestselling series! Surviving their first winter after the Monster Apocalypse was no easy feat, yet Jack and his buddies waste no time springing to action against some of the nastiest, most evil monsters around.  When an unexpected villain appears, can Jack and his friends save themselves--and the rest of the world--from cosmic domination? Ages 8+

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ISBN: 9780425292112
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019

Soon to be a Netflix Original series!

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, with over two million copies in print!


Middle Grade Authors Ali Standish and Scott Reintgen

Bad Bella

Perfect for fans of Racing in the Rain and Because of Winn Dixie! Ali Standish, author of the critically acclaimed The Ethan I Was Before and August Isle, delivers a rebarkable tale of one extraordinary pup’s search for a new family, inspired by her real-life rescue dog Bella.

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ISBN: 9780062893253
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Published: HarperCollins - September 24th, 2019

“Bella, Bella, Bella!  A wonderful, funny, heartfelt tale of a very good ‘bad’ dog, and her enduring quest for that thing we all seek:  a place to call home.  I loved this book!  I love Bella!” —Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain


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ISBN: 9780525646686
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019

Side characters can be heroes too in this charming and fast-paced adventure that is The Land of Stories meets The Phantom Tollbooth!


Stuart Gibbs - 'Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation' (Ticketed)

From New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs comes the first novel in a thrilling new series about the world’s youngest and smartest genius who’s forced to use her unbelievable code-breaking skills to outsmart Einstein.

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ISBN: 9781534424760
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019

Fast-paced, smart, and action-packed...a real page-burner. —Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestelling author of the Mr.


Children's Authors Laura Vaccaro Seeger and David Shannon

Why?

Why? Why? Why? asks Rabbit. Bear answers patiently . . . except sometimes, Bear just doesn't know why.  In this beautifully produced, tactile book with hugely expressive characters, Laura Vaccaro Seeger creates a simple and engaging story with big emotional impact.

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ISBN: 9780823441730
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Published: Neal Porter Books - August 13th, 2019

Why? Why? Why? asks Rabbit. Bear answers patiently . . . except sometimes, Bear just doesn't know why.

Two-time Caldecott and Geisel Honoree Laura Vaccaro Seeger tells a disarmingly simple story about the lovable characters Bear and the unfailingly curious Rabbit.


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ISBN: 9781324003441
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Published: Norton Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.


Alan Gratz - 'Allies'

The bestselling author of Refugee weaves a stunning array of voices and stories into an epic tale of teamwork in the face of tyranny -- and shows us how just one day can change the world.

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ISBN: 9781338245721
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 15th, 2019

Alan Gratz, bestselling author of Refugee, weaves a stunning array of voices and stories into an epic tale of teamwork in the face of tyranny -- and how just one day can change the world.


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