Anticipated November Titles

A Is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z

A Is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z By John Robert Allman; illustrated by Peter Emmerich

Step into the spotlight and celebrate a cavalcade of Broadway’s legendary ladies. Start with “A” for six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, then sing and dance your way through the alphabet with beloved entertainers like Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Lea Salonga, Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O’Hara, and Liza Minnelli!

Broadway fans and theater lovers everywhere will give a standing ovation to this one-of-a-kind tribute full of toe-tapping rhymes, with illustrations as bright and beautiful as the shining lights on any marquee.

Bad Dog

Bad Dog By Mike Boldt

“Look what I got for my birthday! A pet dog!” says a little girl holding a . . . cat? Rocky doesn’t listen or obey like all the other dogs. (Because Rocky is a cat.) And Rocky hates her leash and doesn’t seem to like other dogs. (Probably because Rocky is a cat.) And rather than play fetch, Rocky prefers to . . . lick between her toes? Ew. Rocky is a bad “dog”! BUT Rocky doesn’t bark, and is so cute when she sleeps in sunny spots. Maybe Rocky IS a good dog? (Or, you know, maybe Rocky is a cat.)

Cat lovers and dog lovers alike will howl with laughter at this little girl’s willful insistence that her cat is a dog. The hilarious ways in which cats and dogs are different are brilliantly illuminated with each turn of the page and will leave young readers and their grown-ups giggling.

Blood Heir

Blood Heir By Amélie Wen Zhao

In the Cyrilian Empire, Affinites are reviled. Their varied gifts to control the world around them are unnatural—dangerous. And Anastacya Mikhailov, the crown princess, has a terrifying secret. Her deadly Affinity to blood is her curse and the reason she has lived her life hidden behind palace walls.

When Ana’s father, the emperor, is murdered, her world is shattered. Framed as his killer, Ana must flee the palace to save her life. And to clear her name, she must find her father’s murderer on her own. But the Cyrilia beyond the palace walls is far different from the one she thought she knew. Corruption rules the land, and a greater conspiracy is at work—one that threatens the very balance of her world. And there is only one person corrupt enough to help Ana get to its core: Ramson Quicktongue.

A cunning crime lord of the Cyrilian underworld, Ramson has sinister plans—though he might have met his match in Ana. Because in this story, the princess might be the most dangerous player of all.


¡Dormilones! (Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book Spanish Edition)

¡Dormilones! (Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book Spanish Edition) By Dr. Seuss

¡Edición en español y rimada del libro de Dr. Seuss preferido a la hora de dormir!

Este clásico ilustrado acerca de quedarse dormido es la lectura ideal para antes de irse a la cama o dormir una siesta. Cuando un pequeño insecto comienza a bostezar, desencadena una reacción que provoca que ¡noventa y nueve tropecientos nueve trillones y tres criaturas Seussianas se queden profundamente dormidas! Sin olvidarse del despertador, los sonámbulos y los ronquidos, esta encantadora oda a la hora de dormir arrullará a los somnolientos oyentes (y lectores) que se adentrarán en un dulce sueño. Regalo ideal para cualquier ocasión, ¡Dormilones! debe formar parte de la biblioteca personal de cada niño.

A rhymed, Spanish edition of Dr. Seuss’s beloved bedtime story!

This classic picture book about falling asleep is perfect for reading before bed and nap time. When a very small bug begins to yawn, he sets off a chain reaction which spreads until ninety-nine zillion nine trillion and three wildly Seussian creatures are fast asleep! With nods to alarm clocks, sleepwalking, and snoring, this charming ode to bedtime will lull listeners (and readers) toward happy dreams. An ideal gift for any occasion, Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book belongs in every child’s home library!

¡Feliz cumpleaños! (Happy Birthday to You! Spanish Edition)

¡Feliz cumpleaños! (Happy Birthday to You! Spanish Edition) By Dr. Seuss

¡Edición en español y rimada del mejor regalo de cumpleaños de Dr. Seuss para personas de 0 a 101 años!

En este clásico de Dr. Seuss, los lectores aprenderán cómo se celebran los cumpleaños en la tierra de Katrú, sin duda, típicos espectáculos Seussianos! (Sin que falta el Ave Cumpleañera, espléndidos banquetes, regalos para no olvidar ¡y una fiesta tan extravagante que demora veinte días poder limpiar el reguero!) Pero es el motivo de estas festividades lo que hace que generaciones y generaciones de lectores sigan adorando este libro: los cumpleaños son una celebración única y exclusiva de cada persona. «¡Hoy tú eres solo tú! ¡Eso es verdad verdadera! ¡No hay quien sea más tú que tú en toda la tierra entera!»

A rhymed Spanish edition of THE ultimate Dr. Seuss’s birthday gift for ages 0 to 101!

In this classic picture book by Dr. Seuss, readers learn how birthdays are celebrated in the land of Katroo—and to be sure, they’re Seussian spectacles! (Complete with a Great Birthday Bird, feasts beyond your wildest dreams, gifts you’ll remember the rest of your life, and a party so extravagent it takes twenty days to clean up the mess!) But it’s the reason for these festivities that makes the book so beloved by generations of readers: That birthdays are a celebration of who we are as individuals. “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”


Gravity By Sarah Deming

Gravity “Doomsday” Delgado is good at breaking things. Maybe she learned it from her broken home.

But since she started boxing with a legendary coach at a gym in Brooklyn, Gravity is finding her talent for breaking things has an upside. Lately, she’s been breaking records, breaking her competitors, and breaking down the walls inside her. Boxing is taking her places, and if she just stays focused, she knows she’ll have a shot at the Olympics.

Life outside the ring is heating up, too. Suddenly she’s flirting (and more) with a cute boxer at her gym–much to her coach’s disapproval. Meanwhile, things at home with Gravity’s mom are reaching a tipping point, and Gravity has to look out for her little brother, Ty. With Olympic dreams, Gravity will have to decide what is worth fighting for.


Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom’s borders, the great wizard Merlin conjured a solution–send in Guinevere to be Arthur’s wife . . . and his protector from those who want to see the young king’s idyllic city fail. The catch? Guinevere’s real name–and her true identity–is a secret. She is a changeling, a girl who has given up everything to protect Camelot.

To keep Arthur safe, Guinevere must navigate a court in which the old–including Arthur’s own family–demand things continue as they have been, and the new–those drawn by the dream of Camelot–fight for a better way to live. And always, in the green hearts of forests and the black depths of lakes, magic lies in wait to reclaim the land.

Deadly jousts, duplicitous knights, and forbidden romances are nothing compared to the greatest threat of all: the girl with the long black hair, riding on horseback through the dark woods toward Arthur. Because when your whole existence is a lie, how can you trust even yourself? *THE FIRST BOOK IN THE CAMELOT RISING TRILOGY*

Horton cuida un nido (Horton Hatches the Egg Spanish Edition)

Horton cuida un nido (Horton Hatches the Egg Spanish Edition) By Dr. Seuss

¡Edición en español y rimada del clásico de Dr. Seuss en el que se nos presenta por primera vez a Horton el elefante!

Querido durante generaciones por su bondad y lealtad, Horton el elefante es uno de los personajes más icónicos y respetados de la literatura infantil. En este libro, en el que Horton pronuncia las palabras «Va en serio lo que dije, y lo que dije así lo siento… Un elefante es leal, ¡y es leal al cien por ciento!», vemos recompensada su integridad con una sorpresa final que encantará a los lectores de todas las edades.

A rhymed, Spanish edition of the Dr. Seuss classic that first introduced Horton the Elephant!

Beloved by generations for his kindness and loyalty, Horton the Elephant is one of the most iconic and honorable characters in children’s literature. In this book—the comic classic in which Horton utters the line “I meant what I said, and I said what I meant. . . . An elephant’s faithful, one hundred per cent!”—we see his integrity rewarded with a surprise ending that will delight readers of all ages.

Kiki & Jax

Kiki & Jax By Marie Kondo; co-written and illustrated by Salina Yoon

Now that homes have become day camps, schools, and family game centers, are you trying to inspire your children to tidy and clean their rooms? International tidying superstar Marie Kondo is here to help. She brings her unique tidying method to young readers in a charming story about two best friends who discover how tidying up creates space for joy in all parts of their lives.

The KonMari Method inspires a charming friendship story that is sure to spark joy!
Kiki and Jax are best friends, but they couldn’t be more different. The one thing they always agree on is how much fun they have together. But when things start to get in the way, can they make space for what has always sparked joy—each other?

¿Preferirías ser una rana? (Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? Spanish Edition)

¿Preferirías ser una rana? (Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? Spanish Edition) By Dr. Seuss writing as Theo. LeSieg; Illustrated by Roy Mckie

¡Fomente la imaginación del niño con esta edición en español y rimada del clásico de Dr. Seuss de la colección Bright & Early Books!

¡Un libro con divertidas preguntas que estimula a los lectores principiantes a desarrollar la imaginación! «Dime, ¿preferirías ser Ballena o Pececillo? Dime, ¿preferirías ser un Clavo o un Martillo?». Escrito por Dr. Seuss y con ilustraciones de Roy McKie, este sencillo texto rimado es ideal para leer en voz alta o para que los niños lo lean solos.

Historias breves y divertidas, con pocas palabras, de un ritmo alegre y contagioso, y con vívidas ilustraciones, ¡los libros de la colección Bright and Early Books son ideales para fomentar en los niños el amor por la lectura!

Encourage a child’s imagination with this rhymed Spanish edition of Dr. Seuss’s classic Bright & Early Book!

This book of comical questions encourages beginning readers to exercise their imaginations! “Tell me. Would you rather be a Minnow or a Whale? And tell me, would you rather be a Hammer or a Nail?” Written by Dr. Seuss and illustrated by Roy McKie, the very simple rhymed text is perfect for reading aloud or for children to read all by themselves.


Shine! By J.J. and Chris Grabenstein

Who do you want to be?” asks Mr. Van Deusen. “And not when you grow up. Right here, right now.”

Shine on! might be the catchphrase of twelve-year-old Piper’s hero–astronaut, astronomer, and television host Nellie Dumont Frisse–but Piper knows the truth: some people are born to shine, and she’s just not one of them. That fact has never been clearer than now, since her dad’s new job has landed them both at Chumley Prep, a posh private school where everyone seems to be the best at something and where Piper definitely doesn’t fit in.

Bursting with humor, heart, science, possibilities, and big questions, Shine! is a story about finding your place in the universe–a story about figuring out who you are and who you want to be.


Starsight By Brandon Sanderson

All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she’s a hero like her father. She made it to the sky, but the truths she learned about her father were crushing. The rumors of his cowardice are true–he deserted his flight during battle against the Krell. Worse, though, he turned against his team and attacked them.

Spensa is sure there’s more to the story. And she’s sure that whatever happened to her father in his starship could happen to her. When she made it outside the protective shell of her planet, she heard the stars–and it was terrifying. Everything Spensa has been taught about her world is a lie.

But Spensa also discovered a few other things about herself–and she’ll travel to the end of the galaxy to save humankind if she needs to.

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