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Scholastic Parents Night: Keeping Kids Engaged as Readers

With so many TV shows, video games, and other things to do, how can we help kids get excited about picking up a book—and continue reading it?

My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338225327
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Published: Orchard Books - December 29th, 2020

From Super Bowl champion and literacy crusader Malcolm Mitchell comes an exciting new story that shows even reluctant readers that there is a book out there for everyone!

Meet Henley, an all-around good kid, who hates to read. When he's supposed to be reading, he would rather do anything else.


I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018 (I Survived #20) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338317442
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 1st, 2020

California continues to be ravaged by devastating wildfires. Lauren Tarshis's heart pounding story tells of two children who battle the terrifying flames and -- despite the destruction -- find hope in the ashes.

The people of Northern California were used to living with the threat of wildfires.


I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (I Survived Graphic Novel #3): A Graphix Book (I Survived Graphic Novels #3) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Álvaro Sarraseca (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781338666373
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Published: Graphix - February 2nd, 2021

A beautifully rendered graphic novel adaptation of Lauren Tarshis's bestselling I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944, with text adapted by Georgia Ball and art by Álvaro Sarraseca.

It's been years since the Nazis invaded Max Rosen's home country of Poland. All the Jewish people, including Max's fam­ily, have been forced to live in a ghetto.


Banana Fox and the Secret Sour Society: A Graphix Chapters Book  (Banana Fox #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338660487
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Published: Graphix - February 2nd, 2021

Eisner Award-winning cartoonist James Kochalka brings his trademark humor to Banana Fox, an uproariously funny series from Graphix Chapters!

Wowie Pow!

The great detective Banana Fox is called back to duty to find a missing turtle. But the deeper he digs, the more he discovers, and it's worse than he thought!


Slime for Dinner (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338587357
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Published: Graphix - February 2nd, 2021

Praise for Slime for Dinner:"Fresh, funny, and fast-paced. The free-style artwork and anything-goes story will make kids want to write and draw their own books!" -Dav Pilkey

Geronimo recieves a mysterious package. It was a coffin! And it was gift-wrapped!

It was an invitation to a spine-tingling mystery dinner at Cacklefur Castle!


Claudia and the New Girl (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #9) (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #9) Cover Image
By Ann M. Martin, Gabriela Epstein (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781338304572
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Published: Graphix - February 2nd, 2021

A brand-new Baby-sitters Club graphic novel adapted by newcomer Gabriela Epstein!

Claudia has always been the most creative kid in her class... until Ashley Wyeth comes along.


Allergic: A Graphic Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338568905
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Published: Graphix - March 2nd, 2021

A coming-of-age middle-grade graphic novel featuring a girl with severe allergies who just wants to find the perfect pet!

At home, Maggie is the odd one out. Her parents are preoccupied with the new baby they're expecting, and her younger brothers are twins and always in their own world.


King and the Dragonflies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338129335
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 4th, 2020

A 2021 Coretta Scott King Honor Book!

Winner of the 2020 National Book Award for Young People's Literature!

Winner of the 2020 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry!

In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy's grief takes him beyond the bayous of his backyard, to learn that there is no right way to be yourself.


Through My Eyes: Ruby Bridges Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780590189231
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 1st, 1999

In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history through her own words.


Clifford Loves Cover Image
By Norman Bridwell (Created by), Jennifer Oxley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781338715903
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - December 1st, 2020

Find out what Clifford the Big Red Dog LOVES!

Clifford the Big Red Dog loves playing outside. Clifford loves reading and swimming, too. But most importantly, Clifford loves spending time with his friends-especially Emily Elizabeth!Learn about all of the things Clifford the Big Red Dog loves in this adorable, heart-shaped board book.


Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf Cover Image
By Sam Wedelich, Sam Wedelich (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781338359008
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 2nd, 2021

If you like Mo Willems’ Pigeon, you’ll love Sam Wedelich’s Chicken Little!

Chicken Little is NOT afraid of anything, not even a wolf. No matter how big or bad he is.

In fact, she's never even seen a wolf.

So when a real wolf shows up and ruffles her feathers, what's a fretful fowl to do: Join the frenzied flock and fly the coop?


Dragon Gets By: An Acorn Book (Dragon #3) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781338347500
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - December 26th, 2019

From Dav Pilkey, creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, comes Dragon, the heartwarming hero adored by Dav's youngest readers!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read.


Pug Blasts Off: A Branches Book (Diary of a Pug #1) Cover Image
By Kyla May, Kyla May (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338530032
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - October 1st, 2019

The first book in a sweet and funny new Branches series about a pug and his human, told from the pug's POV!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers.


The Dangerous Gift (Wings of Fire, Book 14) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338214543
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 2nd, 2021

The #1 New York Times bestselling series continues!

Snowfall didn't expect to be queen of the IceWings at such a young age, but now that she is, she's going to be the best queen ever.


Ground Zero Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338245752
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 2nd, 2021

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller.

In time for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, master storyteller Alan Gratz (Refugee) delivers a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear -- and the stunning links between the past and present.

September 11, 2001, New York City: Brandon is visiting his dad at work, on the


Books with Bite Virtual Panel

 

For those of you who love your teen vampires with some sass, we have put together the panel for you! Join Marlene Perez, Jennifer Ann Shore, and Kiersten White in a discussion of all things biting. Register for the Zoom Webinar event here.

 

Physical copies of each title are available for curbside pickup or shipping. You can also order the Kobo ebooks through the links below for automatic download.

The Afterlife of the Party Cover Image
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Published: Entangled: Teen - February 2nd, 2021

I didn't even want to go to the party.

Seriously, I'd rather have stayed home with my librarian-witch grandmother and her mystical book club than go. But my best friend Skyler begged me. So I went.

And it was the worst party of my life. Actually, it was the last party of my life.

Not only was there something very strange about the band, but the lead singer bit me afterwards. And then took off with Skyler.

Now I'm chasing down a band of dangerous vamps with my best guy friend Vaughn--the boy I've been secretly crushing on forever.

But anything can happen on the road.

I thought all I wanted was for things to change with Vaughn. For him to finally see the real me. But this wasn't what I had in mind...

Let the afterlife begin.


The Afterlife of the Party Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781640639034
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Published: Entangled: Teen - February 1st, 2021

Metallic Red Cover Image
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Published: Jennifer Ann Shore - July 16th, 2020

Mina Byron wants to be just like every other high school senior, but as one of the only half-human, half-vampires in existence, she's far from normal.

After having the first eighteen years of her life dictated by whatever is best for the vampires around her, she wants to embrace her humanity.

When her uncle, the vampire King of Appalachia, agrees to send her to a private high school and integrate into the culture of the living and breathing, it's not without sacrifice on her part. As she attempts to find herself, love, and friendship in the human world, she has to reconcile the future he has planned for her in the vampire one.


Yes, Your Majesty Cover Image
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Published: Jennifer Ann Shore - January 7th, 2021

Mina knew being the Queen of Appalachia wouldn't be easy, but she didn't expect so many things to go wrong all at once.

After spending the first six months of her reign preparing to unveil vampires to humans, chaos erupts when the events don't go as planned. She's overwhelmed with the fallout, and it's made worse when the witches demand her help in tracking down a deadly threat.

The half-human, half-vampire thought being stuck between two worlds was her biggest problem, but it's nothing compared to the challenges ahead.


Slayer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534404960
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Published: Simon Pulse - January 7th, 2020

Into every generation a Slayer is born...

Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It's hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher's Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers--girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina's mother is a prominent member of the Watcher's Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.

Until the day Nina's life changes forever.

Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina's father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One--she's the last Slayer, ever. Period.

As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there's plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina's dreams...

But it's not until bodies start turning up that Nina's new powers will truly be tested--because someone she loves might be next.

One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.


Slayer Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781534404977
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Published: Simon Pulse - January 7th, 2019

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Chosen (Slayer #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534404991
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Published: Simon Pulse - January 5th, 2021

Now that Nina has turned the Watcher's Castle into a utopia for hurt and lonely demons, she's still waiting for the utopia part to kick in. With her sister Artemis gone and only a few people remaining at the castle--including her still-distant mother--Nina has her hands full. Plus, though she gained back her Slayer powers from Leo, they're not feeling quite right after being held by the seriously evil succubus Eve, a.k.a. fake Watcher's Council member and Leo's mom.

And while Nina is dealing with the darkness inside, there's also a new threat on the outside, portended by an odd triangle symbol that seems to be popping up everywhere, in connection with Sean's demon drug ring as well as someone a bit closer to home. Because one near-apocalypse just isn't enough, right?

The darkness always finds you. And once again, it's coming for the Slayer.


Chosen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534405004
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Published: Simon Pulse - January 6th, 2020

The Be. You Virtual Tour with Jessica Zweig and Dom Roberts at Katy Budget Books

An Authentic Heart to Heart with Dom Roberts

Be: A No-Bullsh*t Guide to Increasing Your Self Worth and Net Worth by Simply Being Yourself Cover Image
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Published: Sounds True - February 16th, 2021

The founder of the renowned SimplyBe. agency redefines personal branding, smashing common myths and misperceptions as she shares her most powerful tools for building and sustaining a brand based on service, clear communication, and unapologetic authenticity.


YA Fantasy Virtual Event with Maxine Kaplan and Django Wexler

Join us for an evening of epic YA fantasy! We are thrilled to have two authors of very different styles of fantasy novel in discussion with events coordinator Bookseller Anna. Django Wexler's books are available in store now; Maxine Kaplan's comes out on January 19, 2021.

Zoom Webinar registration link here.

 

Wench Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419738517
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Published: Amulet Books - January 19th, 2021

A funny, fiercely feminist YA epic fantasy--following the adventures of a tavern wench

Tanya has worked at her tavern since she was able to see over the bar. She broke up her first fight at 11. By the time she was a teenager she knew everything about the place, and she could run it with her eyes closed. She'd never let anyone--whether it be a drunkard or a captain of the queen's guard--take advantage of her. But when her guardian dies, she might lose it all: the bar, her home, her purpose in life. So she heads out on a quest to petition the queen to keep the tavern in her name--dodging unscrupulous guards, a band of thieves, and a powerful, enchanted feather that seems drawn to her. Fast-paced, magical, and unapologetically feminist, Wench is epic fantasy like you've never seen it before.


Wench Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781683359869
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Published: Amulet Books - January 18th, 2021

Siege of Rage and Ruin (The Wells of Sorcery Trilogy #3) Cover Image
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Published: Tor Teen - January 5th, 2021

Siege of Rage and Ruin is the explosive final adventure in Django Wexler's The Wells of Sorcery trilogy, an action-packed epic fantasy saga.

Isoka has done the impossible--she's captured the ghost ship Soliton.

With her crew of mage-bloods, including the love of her life Princess Meroe, Isoka returns to the empire that sent her on her deadly mission. She's ready to hand over the ghost ship as ransom for her sister Tori's life, but arrives to find her home city under siege. And Tori at the helm of a rebellion.

Neither Isoka's mastery of combat magic, nor Tori's proficiency with mind control, could have prepared them for the feelings their reunion surfaces. But they're soon drawn back into the rebels' fight to free the city that almost killed them.


Siege of Rage and Ruin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765397300
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Published: Tor Teen - January 4th, 2021

City of Stone and Silence (The Wells of Sorcery Trilogy #2) Cover Image
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Published: Tor Teen - January 5th, 2021

Django Wexler's City of Stone and Silence is the second book in the cinematic fantasy Wells of Sorcery Trilogy featuring a fierce young woman skilled in the art of combat magic on an epic mission to steal a ghost ship.

After surviving the Vile Rot, Isoka, Meroe, and the rest of Soliton's crew finally arrive at Soliton's mysterious destination, the Harbor--a city of great stone ziggurats, enshrouded in a ghostly veil of Eddica magic. And they're not alone.

Royalty, monks, and madmen live in a precarious balance, and by night take shelter from monstrous living corpses. None know how to leave the Harbor, but if Isoka can't find a way to capture Soliton and return it to the Emperor's spymaster before a year is up, her sister's Tori's life will be forfeit.

But there's more to Tori's life back in Kahnzoka than the comfortable luxury Isoka intended for her. By night, she visits the lower wards, risking danger to help run a sanctuary for mage-bloods fleeing the Emperor's iron fist. When she discovers that Isoka is missing, her search takes her deep in the mires of intrigue and revolution. And she has her own secret--the power of Kindre, the Well of Mind, which can bend others to its will. Though she's spent her life denying this brutal magic, Tori will use whatever means she has to with Isoka's fate on the line...


City of Stone and Silence Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765397287
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Published: Tor Teen - January 6th, 2020

Ship of Smoke and Steel: The Wells of Sorcery, Book One (The Wells of Sorcery Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765397256
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Published: Tor Teen - January 7th, 2020

Ship of Smoke and Steel is the launch of Django Wexler's cinematic, action-packed epic fantasy Wells of Sorcery trilogy.

A FIERCE WARRIOR. HER DEADLY MAGIC.
AN EPIC MISSION TO STEAL A GHOST SHIP.

In the lower wards of Kahnzoka, the great port city of the Blessed Empire, eighteen-year-old ward boss Isoka enforces the will of her criminal masters with the power of Melos, the Well of Combat. The money she collects goes to keep her little sister living in comfort, far from the bloody streets they grew up on.

When Isoka's magic is discovered by the government, she's arrested and brought to the Emperor's spymaster, who sends her on an impossible mission: steal Soliton, a legendary ghost ship--a ship from which no one has ever returned. If she fails, her sister's life is forfeit.

On board Soliton, nothing is as simple as it seems. Isoka tries to get close to the ship's mysterious captain, but to do it she must become part of the brutal crew and join their endless battles against twisted creatures. She doesn't expect to have to contend with feelings for a charismatic fighter who shares her combat magic, or for a fearless princess who wields an even darker power.


Ship of Smoke and Steel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765397263
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Published: Tor Teen - January 21st, 2019

Parenting Goals: A Virtual Parenting Panel

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer a monthly virtual panel for the families in our community. In December, join three experts discussing different parenting goals as we prep for New Year's Resolution Season.

Melanie Dale, author of Calm the H*ck Down, discusses taking some of the pressure off ourselves so we can enjoy parenting.

Calm the H*ck Down: How to Let Go and Lighten Up About Parenting Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982114367
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Published: Atria Books - December 8th, 2020

From author and speaker Melanie Dale comes a laugh-out-loud hilarious parenting book that teaches you how to dial back the stress of raising children with the simple premise that we all just need to lighten up a little bit.

Most of us thought we’d be amazing parents—and then we had kids. Now we spend what little free time we have comparing ourselves to other parents, comparing our kids to other kids, and panicking that everyone else is nailing it except us. Between constant social media postings to conflicting advice found in parenting books, we often have no choice but to freak out. But there is another way. We all just need to calm the h*ck down.

Melanie Dale—a special needs parent, adoptive parent, in vitro parent, and reluctant cheer mom—believes we are all putting too much pressure on ourselves and our kids to be perfect. Instead, she argues, we need to take a step back so we can actually enjoy this journey called parenting.

Calm the H*ck Down is filled with stories from Melanie’s own life, as well as real-life research for learning how to lighten up about every aspect of parenting—from poopy diapers and germs to family vacations and adolescent angst. She also discusses the pressure to knock it all out of the Pinterest park, the challenge of instilling some kind of faith into your kids, and worrying about their future while still trying to live in the present.

Infused with quirky humor, profound insight, and accessible advice, Calm the H*ck Down gives you the permission to finally relax and enjoy this ridiculous thing we do called parenting.


Calm the H*ck Down Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982114374
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Published: Atria Books - December 7th, 2020

Parent Up: Inspire Your Child to Be Their Best Self Cover Image
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Published: Sourcebooks - December 8th, 2020

Raise your kids through positive parenting, understanding, and leadership...and be the ultimate influencer in their lives.

How do you raise a champion? After her son Adam Rippon, medaled in the 2018 Olympic Games, single mom Kelly Rippon found herself being asked this question all the time. Kelly had six children--what did she do to inspire them to their achievements and how did she raise confident, self-driven, emotionally intelligent children? Kelly realized that her unique parenting ideas shared the same leadership influence model she presented to audiences across the country as a motivational and professional development speaker.

Her philosophy is simple: a parent has the greatest opportunity to be the most significant influence in a child's life. Kelly shares ten key types of influence--from Optimism to Accountability--that will inspire your kids and build your own sense of purpose and self-worth. Illustrating her influencer philosophy with relatable anecdotes from her own life and raising gifted children, Kelly invites you into your own journey of self-discovery in one of the best books on parenting and child development. No matter the challenges, you can improve your life and empower your children when you Parent Up.


Parent Up Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781728222363
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Published: Sourcebooks - December 7th, 2020

Kindred Table: Intuitive Eating for Families Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781628604115
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Published: Fremont Press - November 24th, 2020

There is nothing more vital to the very existence of human beings than food. Cooking, gathering, and eating have been essential to what makes us human since our ancestors began walking this planet. From the lavish feasts offered to royals, to a modest meal served to families gathered around a table to celebrate a holiday, food has always been central to human culture. Food has been used for celebration, tradition, healing, comforting, and pleasure for thousands of years. Cooking and eating connect each and every one of us, yet in our modern society, we have made what should be simple, pleasurable, and delicious a complicated matter ridden with guilt. Food is no longer about nourishment and comfort; rather, it’s a regimented routine meant to induce shame in those who can’t stick to a diet or plan. That’s where intuitive eating comes into play – an approach to becoming healthy and happy that doesn’t involve restriction or dieting. In her new book Kindred Table, Emily Weeks, RDN, LD allows you to break free from the shackles of modern dieting by using the intuitive approach designed specifically with families in mind. 

Families today are overstressed and overworked, resulting in a reliance on quick processed foods and drive-through meals. Family meals are happening less frequently, and the use of fad diets to lose weight and get healthy is increasing, especially among kids and teenagers. An astonishing number of diets fail, leaving us feeling defeated and frustrated. But what if we could live a life free from dieting, restriction, and the suffering that goes along with it? Kindred Table discusses why restriction doesn’t work and why striving for a certain weight does more harm than good. Instead, it explains how to introduce your family to intuitive eating and, most importantly, how to enjoy healthy and happy family meals.

Kindred Table includes:

  • Comprehensive guidance especially tailored for families, with tips for how introducing the intuitive approach to young children and teens
  • A special section on gentle nutrition—how to eat healthier as a family without feeling deprived or restricted
  • Tips for coming together for family meals, trying new foods, and reducing pickiness without a fight
  • Advice for how to become healthier as a family without focusing on weight or body size
  • Information about dealing with junk food and emotional eating as children and adults
  • Nutritionally balanced recipes for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, sides, desserts, and snacks


Kindred Table Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 1230004361978
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Published: Victory Belt Publishing, Inc. - November 23rd, 2020

Marc Cameron presents Tom Clancy: Shadow of the Dragon

Bestselling author Marc Cameron joins us virtually for his latest book in the Jack Ryan series, Tom Clancy: Shadow of the Dragon.

We'll be discussing this newest book, continuing the Jack Ryan series, and Marc Cameron's history in law enforcement. Take your lunch break and join us for a thrilling event.

Zoom Webinar registration link here.

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Tom Clancy Shadow of the Dragon (A Jack Ryan Novel #20) Cover Image
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - November 17th, 2020

A missing Chinese scientist, unexplained noises emanating from under the Arctic ice, and a possible mole in American intelligence are just some of the problems that plague President Jack Ryan in the latest entry in Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times bestselling series.

 

Aboard an icebreaker in the Arctic Ocean a sonar operator hears an unusual noise coming from the ocean floor. She can't isolate it and chalks the event up to an anomaly in a newly installed system.

 

Meanwhile, operatives with the Chinese Ministry of State Security are dealing with their own mystery--the disappearance of brilliant but eccentric scientist, Liu Wangshu. They're desperate to keep his crucial knowledge of aerospace and naval technology out of their rivals' hands.

 

Finding Liu is too great an opportunity for any intelligence service to pass up, but there's one more problem. A high-level Chinese mole, codenamed Surveyor, has managed to infiltrate American Intelligence. President Jack Ryan has only one choice: send John Clark and his Campus team deep into China to find an old graduate student of the professor's who may hold the key to his whereabouts. It's a dangerous gamble, but with John Clark holding the cards, Jack Ryan is all in.


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ISBN: 9780593188118
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - November 16th, 2020

Tom Clancy Code of Honor (A Jack Ryan Novel #19) Cover Image
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Published: Berkley - October 13th, 2020

As President of the United States, Jack Ryan has faced many challenges, but none have been as personal as this and never has he been this helpless in the face of evil in the latest entry in Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times bestselling series.


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ISBN: 9780525541745
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - November 18th, 2019

Tom Clancy Oath of Office (A Jack Ryan Novel #18) Cover Image
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Published: Berkley - November 5th, 2019

Marine officer. CIA analyst. President. Jack Ryan has devoted his life to protecting the United States. What if this time, he can't? President Ryan and the Campus return in this entry in Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times-bestselling series.


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ISBN: 9780735215962
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - November 26th, 2018

Tom Clancy Power and Empire (A Jack Ryan Novel #17) Cover Image
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Published: Berkley - November 6th, 2018

As mounting tensions between China and the United States push the world’s two great powers to the brink of war, it falls to President Jack Ryan to identify the lethal chess master behind the scenes in this thriller in Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times bestselling series.


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ISBN: 9780735215900
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - November 27th, 2017

Dial Down the Stress: A Virtual Parenting Panel

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer a monthly virtual panel for the families in our community. In November, join three experts discussing how to dial down your stress as a parent as we prepare to enter the holiday season in our latest panel via Zoom Webinar.

Rachel Bertsche, author of The Kids Are in Bed, discusses creating free time for yourself between child obligations.

The Kids Are in Bed: Finding Time for Yourself in the Chaos of Parenting Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781524744014
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Published: Plume - January 7th, 2020

Picture it--it's 8:30 p.m. You close the door to your child's room just as you hear your partner closing the dishwasher, and now it's time for an hour or two of glorious freedom. What do you do? Read the book you've been waiting to crack open all day? Chat on the phone with a friend, glass of wine in hand, or go out with pals and share a whole bottle? Or, like many modern parents, do you get caught up in chores, busywork, and social media black holes?

In an original survey conducted for this book, 71 percent of parents said their free time didn't feel free at all, because they were still thinking about all the things they should be doing for their kids, their jobs, and their households. Rachel Bertsche found herself in exactly that bind. After dozens of interviews with scientists and parenting experts, input from moms and dads across the country, and her own experiments with her personal time, Rachel figured out how to transform her patterns and reconnect to her pre-kids life. In The Kids Are in Bed, other parents can learn to do the same, and learn to truly enjoy the time after lights-out.


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Published: Plume - January 6th, 2020

You Can't F*ck Up Your Kids: A Judgment-Free Guide to Stress-Free Parenting Cover Image
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Published: Atria Books - March 31st, 2020

Cribsheet meets The Sh!t No One Tells You in this no-holds-barred, judgment-free parenting guide that sets the record straight on every hot-button parenting topic by longtime journalist and founder of the viral #NoShameParenting movement.

 

What if you could do more for your kids, by doing a whole lot less?

 

Parenting today has become a competitive sport, and it seems that everyone is losing. From the very moment that little line turns blue, parents-to-be find themselves in a brave new world where every decision they make is fraught, every action they take is judged, and everything they do seems to be the wrong thing.

 

Formula feed? Breast is best.
Breastfeed in public? That's indecent.
Cry it out? You're causing permanent harm to your child.
Don't sleep train? Your child will never learn to sleep on his or her own.
Stay home? You're setting a bad example for your kids.
Go back to work? Don't you love your kids more than your job?

 

Lindsay Powers--former editor-in-chief of Yahoo! Parenting, creator of the #NoShameParenting movement, and mom of two--is here to help parents everywhere breathe a collective sigh of relief. This laugh-out-loud funny, accessible, and reassuring book sets the record straight on all of the insane conflicts that parents face--from having a glass of wine while pregnant to sleep training, childcare, feeding, and even sex after baby.

 

Drawing on the latest research and delivered in a relatable, comforting voice, You Can't F*ck Up Your Kids demonstrates that it is possible to take the stress out of parenting and sit back and enjoy the ride.


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Published: Atria Books - March 30th, 2020

Impossible Parenting: Creating a New Culture of Mental Health for Parents Cover Image
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Published: Dundurn Group - November 24th, 2020

A roadmap for parents who want to feel less pressure and more joy during the intense early years of childrearing.

Why is it that research suggests people who don't have kids are happier than people who do? Olivia Scobie provides practical solutions for parents who find themselves pushing beyond their capacity to meet impossible standards, and challenges parents to shift their thinking from child centred to family centred.

By naming today's unrealistic parenting expectations as impossible from the get-go, Impossible Parenting creates the space to acknowledge harmful expectations for new parents and begins a conversation that focuses on healing and doing the best one can with the resources available.


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Published: Dundurn - October 30th, 2020

Tickle Your Fantasy Virtual Panel

Join three authors of amazing fantasy for a lunchtime discussion of their latest books.

Sarah Kozloff discusses her completed Nine Realms quartet, culminating in The Cerulean Queen.

Brian Naslund presents Sorcery of a Queen, the second book in his Dragons of Terra series.

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Published: Tor Books - January 21st, 2020

Debut author Sarah Kozloff offers a breathtaking and cinematic epic fantasy of a ruler coming of age in A Queen in Hiding first in the quartet of The Nine Realms series.

Four books. Four months. Nine Realms.

Readers will be able to binge this amazing fantasy series with beautiful interlocking art across the spines of all four books.


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Published: Tor Books - January 20th, 2020

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Published: Tor Books - February 18th, 2020

Sarah Kozloff, author of A Queen in Hiding, continues the breathtaking and cinematic epic fantasy series The Nine Realms with book two, The Queen of Raiders, and all four books will be published within a month of each other, so you can binge your favorite new fantasy series.


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Published: Tor Books - February 17th, 2020

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Published: Tor Books - March 24th, 2020

Sarah Kozloff, author of Queen of Raiders, continues her breathtaking and cinematic epic fantasy series The Nine Realms with book three, A Broken Queen, and all four books will be published within a month of each other, so you can binge your favorite new fantasy series.

Time can heal all wounds, but not all wounds are visible.


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Published: Tor Books - March 23rd, 2020

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Published: Tor Books - April 21st, 2020

Sarah Kozloff's breathtaking and cinematic epic fantasy series The Nine Realms, which began with A Queen in Hiding, comes to a thrilling conclusion in The Cerulean Queen.

The true queen of Weirandale has returned.

Cerulia has done the impossible and regained the throne. However, she's inherited a council of traitors, a realm in chaos, and a war with Oromondo.

Now a master of her Gift, to return order to her kingdom she will use all she has learned--humility, leadership, compassion, selflessness, and the necessity of ruthlessness.


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Published: Tor Books - April 20th, 2020

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Published: Tor Books - August 6th, 2019

2019 Amazon.com Best Books of the Year
2019 Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year


First in the Dragons of Terra series, Brian Naslund's Blood of an Exile is a fast-paced adventure perfect for comic readers and fans of heroic fantasy


Bershad stands apart from the world, the most legendary dragonslayer in history, both revered and reviled.


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Published: Tor Books - August 5th, 2019

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ISBN: 9781250309679
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Published: Tor Books - August 11th, 2020

Sorcery of a Queen by Brian Naslund is a fast-paced adventure perfect for comic readers and fans of heroic fantasy

They called her the Witch Queen...

Driven from her kingdom, the would-be queen now seeks haven in the land of her mother, but Ashlyn will not stop until justice has been done. Determined to unlock the secret of powers long thought impossible, Ashlyn bends her will and intelligence to mastering the one thing people always accused her of, sorcery.

Meanwhile, having learned the truth of his mutation, Bershad is a man on borrowed time. Never knowing when his healing powers will drive him to a self-destruction, he is determined to see Ashlyn restored to her throne and the creatures they both love safe.


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Published: Tor Books - August 10th, 2020

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Published: Tor Books - August 11th, 2020

A retelling of Arthurian myth from World Fantasy Award-winner Lavie Tidhar, By Force Alone.

 

Everyone thinks they know the story of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table.

The fact is they don't know sh*t.

Arthur? An over-promoted gangster.
Merlin? An eldritch parasite.
Excalibur? A shady deal with a watery arms dealer.
Britain? A clogged sewer that Rome abandoned just as soon as it could.

A savage and cutting epic fantasy, equally poetic and profane, By Force Alone is a magical adventure and a subversive masterwork.


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Published: Tor Books - August 10th, 2020

Marissa Meyer presents Instant Karma

Marissa Meyer, photo credit: Connie RiggioYou all know Marissa Meyer from The Lunar Chronicles and Renegades, but she's publishing her first YA rom-com, Instant Karma, and we're cohosting the public launch event!

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Published: Feiwel & Friends - November 3rd, 2020

In Marissa Meyer's young adult contemporary romance, a girl is suddenly gifted with the ability to cast instant karma on those around her - both good and bad.

 

Chronic overachiever Prudence Daniels is always quick to cast judgment on the lazy, rude, and arrogant residents of her coastal town. Her dreams of karmic justice are fulfilled when, after a night out with her friends, she wakes up with the sudden ability to cast instant karma on those around her.

 

Pru giddily makes use of the power, punishing everyone from public vandals to mean gossips, but there is one person on whom her powers consistently backfire: Quint Erickson, her slacker of a lab partner. Quint is annoyingly cute and impressively noble, especially when it comes to his work with the rescue center for local sea animals.

 

When Pru resigns herself to working at the rescue center for extra credit, she begins to uncover truths about baby otters, environmental upheaval, and romantic crossed signals--not necessarily in that order. Her newfound karmic insights reveal how thin the line is between virtue and vanity, generosity and greed . . . love and hate... and fate.


Talk to Your Kids: A Virtual Parenting Panel

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer a monthly virtual panel for the families in our community. In October, join three experts discussing the conversations you need to be having with your kids and ways to do that in our latest panel via Zoom Webinar.

Dr. Abi Gewirtz, author of When the World Feels Like a Scary Place, discusses how to talk about subjects that cause anxiety for you and your child.

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Published: Workman Publishing Company - June 9th, 2020

In a lifesaving guide for parents, Dr. Abigail Gewirtz shows how to use the most basic tool at your disposal--conversation--to give children real help in dealing with the worries, stress, and other negative emotions caused by problems in the world, from active shooter drills to climate change.

But it's not just how to talk to your kids, it's also what to say: The heart of When the World Feels Like a Scary Place is a series of conversation scripts--with actual dialogue, talking points, prompts, and insightful asides--that are each age-appropriate and centered around different issues. Along the way are tips about staying calm in an anxious world; the way children react to stress, and how parents can read the signs; and how parents can make sure that their own anxiety doesn't color the conversation. Talking and listening are essential for nurturing resilient, confident, and compassionate children. And conversation will help you manage your anxieties too, offering a path of wholeness and security for everyone in the family.


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Published: Workman Publishing Company - May 11th, 2020

Let's Talk: Conversation Starters for Dads and Daughters Cover Image
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Published: Bethany House Publishers - August 4th, 2020

Many great father-daughter books highlight the benefits of being an engaged father, cite statistics about the impact fathers have on a daughter's life, and give practical advice about how to foster such relationships. But once the stage has been set, many dads don't know what to say or how to approach conversations with their daughters.

Using her decades of experience in counseling young women and coaching fathers, Michelle Watson has created a step-by-step template for having conversations that build a stronger bond through laughter, vulnerability, honesty, and self-disclosure. Let's Talk is filled with dozens of scripted questions that walk fathers through the levels of creating a heart-to-heart connection with their daughters by communicating the right way. Through this easy-to-read guide, dads will learn how to listen and build trust as they move from get-to-know-you chats to deep discussions that dive into their daughters' struggles, hurts, and hopes.


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Published: Bethany House Publishers - August 3rd, 2020

Sex, Teens, and Everything in Between: The New and Necessary Conversations Today's Teenagers Need to Have about Consent, Sexual Harassment, Healthy Re Cover Image
By Shafia Zaloom, Michael Riera (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781492680086
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Published: Sourcebooks - September 3rd, 2019

The only sex education book you need to start a conversation with your kids about sexual harassment, consent, #metoo, and more

Being a teen in today's world can be hard. Raising a healthy, aware, and sex-positive teen can be even more of a challenge. When it comes to sexuality in adolescence, harassment, autonomy, advice, and consent, it's crucial that teens be able to ask hard questions about how to take care of themselves, make decisions that reflect their values, and stay safe. Enter: Sex, Teens, and Everything in Between, by veteran teen sex educator and mother of three Shafia Zaloom, which acts as a conversation starter to discuss a wide variety of sex-related topics with your teens, including:

  • How to get and give consent
  • What it means to have "good" sex
  • How to help prevent sexual harassment and assault
  • How to stay safe in difficult situations
  • The legal consequences of sexual harassment and assault, and what to do if a teen experiences assault or is accused of it
  • Stories from survivors of sexual assault

Talking to your child about sex and realizing it's perfectly normal is step one. Having proactive and engaged discussions about all that comes along with teen sex is step two, and that's where this book is here to help. Approachable, engaging, and with real-life scenarios and discussion questions in every chapter, Sex, Teens, and Everything in Between is a must-have resource that gives parents and educators the tools they need to have meaningful conversations with teens about what sex can and should be.


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ISBN: 9781492680093
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Published: Sourcebooks - September 2nd, 2019

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