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Soul

2021

Joe Gardner is a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. A misstep takes him from New York City to The Great Before, a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities before going to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22, who has never understood the appeal of the human life. As Joe tries to show 22 what's great about life, he may discover the answers to the most important questions.

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Between two kingdoms : a memoir of a life interrupted

Between two kingdoms : a memoir of a life interrupted

Jaouad, Suleika, author
2021

An Emmy Award-winning writer and activist describes the harrowing years she spent in early adulthood fighting leukemia and how she learned to live again while forging connections with other survivors of profound illness and suffering.

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The chicken who couldn't

The chicken who couldn't

Thomas, Jan, 1958- author
2020

"Chicken has fallen out of Farmer's truck! He can't possibly get himself all the way home...can he?"-- Provided by publisher.

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Eva at the beach

Eva at the beach

Elliott, Rebecca, author, illustrator
2021

Eva is visiting the beach with her best friend Lucy! They can't wait to build sandcastles and make seashell necklaces. But Eva is secretly afraid to go swimming because of the big fish — like sharks! — that live in the sea. After Eva hears the "Legend of the Mermowls” and spots her classmate Sue in the water, the sea doesn’t seem so scary. Will Eva face her fears and maybe find some magic at the beach, too?

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The grinny granny donkey

The grinny granny donkey

Smith, Craig, 1972- author
2020

Meet Dinky Donkey's grandma: a grinny granky plunky-plinky swanky clinky-clanky zonky dunky-drinky clunky donkey!

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Hair love

Hair love

Cherry, Matthew A., author
2019

Zuri's hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it's beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he loves his Zuri, and he'll do anything to make her -- and her hair -- happy.

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Happy Narwhalidays

Happy Narwhalidays

Clanton, Ben, 1988- author, illustrator
2020

It's the festive season in the world wide waters, and Narwhal is looking forward to cozying up with a good book, singing and partying with his pod pals and enjoying some warm waffle pudding. But most of all he's excited about the arrival of the Merry Mermicorn! According to Narwhal, she's part mermaid, part unicorn and completely mer-aculous! Jelly is of course skeptical about the existence of the "Mira-Miny-What-A Corn" . . . even when he receives a mysterious present. It must be from Narwhal. Now Jelly has to get the perfect gift, but finding a present for someone as unique as Narwhal is no easy feat, even when you have six tentacles. How will Jelly ever come up with a whaley great gift for a best pal who spreads cheer all through the year?

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The hidden beach

The hidden beach

Swan, Karen (Writer), author
2020

In the oldest part of Stockholm, Bell Everhurst is working as a nanny for Hanna and Max Von Greyerz. One morning, a woman from a clinic she's never heard of calls and asks Bell to pass on the message that Hanna's husband is awake. When she finally reaches Hanna, the truth is revealed: Hanna's first husband fell into a coma seven years earlier and has been in a persistent minimally conscious state since. But now he's awake. And life is going to change for them all.

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Invent-a-pet

Invent-a-pet

Fang, Vicky, author.
2020

Bunnies, pandas, and monkeys, oh my! For fans of Ada Twist, Scientist, this picture book about finding your perfect pet introduces basic STEAM and coding concepts--and some ridiculously adorable animals! Katie is an ordinary girl who longs for an extraordinary pet--something more spectacular than a simple goldfish. Then one day Katie comes home to find a gift from her mother: a mysterious machine designed to help her create that one-of-a-kind creature. Each time she feeds different items into the machine, out comes a marvelously colorful new animal--like a purple monkey, rainbow-spotted horse, and green bunny! But none of them is just right. Through trial and error, Katie figures out the formula for her absolutely perfect surprise pet.

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Pig the slob

Pig the slob

Blabey, Aaron, author, illustrator
2020

When Pig the pug's lifestyle of lounging on the couch and binging snacks and television comes to a crashing end, his dachshund friend Trevor introduces the joys of jogging and eating nutritious meals.

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A sky beyond the storm : a novel

A sky beyond the storm : a novel

Tahir, Sabaa, author
2020

Laia, Elias, and Helene must risk everything to defeat their foes--both human and supernatural--and prevent the coming of an otherworldly maelstrom.

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The vineyard at Painted Moon

The vineyard at Painted Moon

Mallery, Susan, author
2021

Mackenzie Dienes seems to have it all. There's just one problem - it's not her family, it's her husband's. In fact, everything in her life is tied to him. So when she and her husband admit their marriage is over, her pain goes beyond heartbreak. She's on the brink of losing everything. If she can dare to let go of the life she thought she wanted, she might discover something even more beautiful waiting for her beneath a painted moon.

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Walk in my combat boots : true stories from America's bravest warriors

Walk in my combat boots : true stories from America's bravest warriors

Patterson, James, 1947- author
2021

Shares firsthand wartime accounts describing the courageous battlefield sacrifices of men and women from every branch and operational specialty of the U.S. military, from the Vietnam War through the present. These are the brutally honest stories usually only shared amongst comrades in arms. Here, in the voices of the men and women whove fought overseas from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, is a rare eye-opening look into what wearing the uniform, fighting in combat, losing friends and coming home is really like. Readers who next thank a military member for their service will finally have a true understanding of what that thanks is for.

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When unicorns poop

When unicorns poop

Castle, Lexie, author
2019

Presents all the magical things that happen when unicorns, poop, toot, sneeze, and more.

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