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Valentine's Day (February 14, 2014)

Little Ones

NEW!

Sweet Child of Mine

By Caroline Jayne Church

  • September 2014
  • $8.99 (board book)
  • Ages 0-3

Caroline Jayne Church returns with an emotional story that proves no matter how much things in life change, one thing lasts forever: a parent's love. With Church's signature art style and heartwarming rhymes, Sweet Child of Mine is destined to stand the test of time.


NEW!

The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage

By Selina Alko; Illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko
Arthur A. Levine Books

  • February 2015
  • $18.99
  • Ages 4–8

Husband and wife duo, acclaimed author Selina Alko and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Sean Qualls, collaborate on their first book together, The Case for Loving. This is the story of one brave family from Virginia and their fight against the law banning interracial marriage that went all the way to the Supreme Court in 1967.


Hug You, Kiss You, Love You

Cartwheel Books

  • December 2013
  • $6.99
  • Ages 0-3

From the creator of the deliciously adorable YOU ARE MY CUPCAKE comes a new ode to the best emotion in the world—LOVE! With a bright, shining full-foil cover and bold illustrations throughout, Joyce Wan celebrates the small joys and big wonders of parental love with a cast of endearing mommy and baby animals. I hug you, tickle you, sing to you softly, carry you, bathe you, kiss you always. Baby, this sweet board book is the perfect way to say I LOVE YOU!


 

I Love You Through and Through/ Te quiero, yo te quiero (bilingual)

By Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak/Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church
Cartwheel Books

  • August 2013
  • $8.95
  • Ages 0-3

A bilingual (English and Spanish) rhyming story of unconditional love with adorable illustrations of a toddler and a teddy bear who declare "I love you through and through!" A toddler and his teddy bear illustrate a young child's happy side, sad side, silly side, mad side, and more! Babies and toddlers will feel loved all over when they hear this declaration of adoration and affection!


A Big Hug for Little Cub

By Lori Ann Grover, Illustrated by Rosalinda Knightley
Cartwheel

  • January 2014
  • $7.99
  • Ages 3-5

Cuddle up for a sweet bedtime story! Little Cub is a cute and curious lion cub on a big adventure. Follow along as he travels with his mother safely by his side, exploring a world full of small discoveries and large wonders. With lyrical rhymes and cuddly illustrations in a soft padded board book format, A Big Hug for Little Cub is a reassuring tale of toddler curiosity and a parent's joy at seeing their little one hard at play from morning till night.
 


You Mean the World to Me

By Bayne Gibby, Illustrated by David Walker
Cartwheel Books

  • March 2013
  • $8.99 (board book)
  • Ages 3-5

Written by actor and comedian Bayne Gibby and illustrated by picture book artist David Walker, You Mean the World to Me is a reassuring story about a mother's love for her little one. Filled with tender, uplifting, and precious moments, this padded board book is the perfect story to share with the center of your universe again and again.


Mama, Will I Be Yours Forever?

By Anna Pignataro

  • March 2013
  • $4.99 (paperback)
  • Ages 3-5

From Anna Pignataro, the author/illustrator of Mama, How Long Will You Love Me? And Mama, Will You Hold My Hand?, comes the third title in this bestselling series, Mama, Will I Be Yours Forever?, a sweet and loving portrayal of what "forever" means. The world is a very big place filled with everyday wonders that can both fascinate and confuse young readers. But Anna's text and sweeping illustrations are reassuring and engaging, showcasing the love of a parent for their child as well as introducing children to the many wonders of nature and life.


Middle-Grade

The Boy Problem

By Kami Kinard
Scholastic Press

  • May 2014
  • $12.99
  • Ages 8–12

From Kami Kinard comes an illustrated companion novel to The Boy Project that further explores what it’s like to be a twelve-year-old girl looking for the perfect crush. The Boy Problem: Notes and Predictions of Tabitha Reddy is a laugh-out-loud peek in the life of a precocious and bubbly tween.

Full of fun illustrations and doodles, hilarious formulas and equations, as well as lessons in life, love, friendship, and baking, this delightful novel/diary will have young readers laughing and crying at the same time.


NEW!

Romeo Blue

By Phoebe Stone
Arthur A. Levine Books

  • May 2015
  • $7.99 (reprint)
  • Ages 8–12

Secrets, spies and sleuthing abound in this charming follow-up to Phoebe Stone's The Romeo and Juliet Code.

When Flissy Budwig's parents first dropped her off in Bottlebay, Maine, she hated everything about it. Most of all, she hated knowing that she was safe in America while her parents faced the guns of WWII in Europe. Especially when she discovered her parents were spies. Especially when she learned her parents were missing.

But a year has passed now, and Flissy has grown to love life in Bottlebay and grown to love Derek, the boy the Bathburns have adopted. Then a man claiming to be Derek's true father arrives, and soon he's asking all sorts of strange questions. Flissy has a nose for trouble. Has Derek's new father come to take him away from Flissy forever...or is there something even more sinister afoot in Bottlebay, Maine?
 


Teens

NEW!

We Can Work it Out

By Elizabeth Eulberg
Point

  • February 2015
  • $17.99
  • Ages 12 and Up

When Penny Lane started The Lonely Hearts Club, the goal was simple: to show that girls didn't need to define themselves by how guys looked at them, and didn't have to value boyfriends over everything else. Penny thought she'd be an outcast for life . . . but then the club became far more popular than she ever imagined it would be.

But what happens when the girl who never thought she'd date a good guy suddenly finds herself dating a great one? She doesn't need a boyfriend . . . but she wants it to work out with this particular boyfriend. And he wants it to work out with her.

Only, things keep getting in the way. Feelings keep getting hurt. Words keep getting misunderstood. Penny Lane worked hard to declare her independence. Now she needs to figure out what to do with it—and how to balance what she wants with what everyone else wants.

 


The Bridge from Me to You

By Lisa Schroeder
Point

  • August 2014
  • $17.99
  • Ages 12 and Up

 

Lauren has a secret. Colby has a problem. But when they find each other, everything falls into place.

 

Lauren is the new girl in town with a dark secret. Colby is the football hero with a dream of something more. In alternating chapters, they come together, fall apart, and build something stronger than either of them thought possible—something to truly believe in.

 


Catch a Falling Star

By Kim Culbertson
Point

  • May 2014
  • $17.99
  • Ages 12 and Up

In Catch a Falling Star author Kim Culbertson explores growing up in a small town, the power of making decisions, and discovering that there might be more beneath the surface of things.

Nothing ever happens in Little, California. Which is just the way seventeen-year-old Carter Moon likes it. She’s planning on a low-key summer of stargazing with her best friends and working at her parent’s restaurant—and avoiding even thinking about life after her senior year. But when Hollywood arrives to film a movie starring former child-star turned public-relations-mess Adam Jakes, everything changes. Suddenly Carter’s beautiful, sleepy small town has been turned into a glittery movie set. Utterly annoyed, Carter feels like the only person in town not buying what Hollywood’s selling. Then Carter gets an offer she can’t refuse: play the part of Adam’s girlfriend while he’s in Little to improve his public image, and take home a hefty paycheck, which her family desperately needs. So instead of the simple summer she had envisioned, Carter begrudgingly poses for the tabloids. Soon she finds that Adam isn’t who she thought. Worse yet, she might actually be falling for him. As they grow closer, their relationship walks a blurry line between what’s real and what’s fake, and Carter must open her eyes to the scariest of unexplored worlds—her future.