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Spark and the Grand Sleuth

An army of toys, a menacing threat, and a thrilling adventure collide in the high-stakes sequel to Spark and the League of Ursus.
 
Spark may be a cute and cuddly teddy bear, but she’s also a fierce protector. Weeks after rescuing her human owner—a budding young filmmaker named Loretta—from a hideous monster, everything seems to be returning to normal. But then Spark is summoned before the mysterious Grand Sleuth, the high council of teddy bears, who task her with a dangerous mission: locating the portal to the monster’s world.
 
During her daring quest, Spark discovers a terrible secret that changes everything. In order to keep Loretta and their whole town safe, she must enlist the help of her loyal toy friends and team up with an unexpected ally. As the menace grows, Spark realizes that Loretta has a hidden power that may be the key to saving them all . . .
 
This dark middle grade fantasy is perfect for fans of the Nightmares! series and Holly Black’s Doll Bones.

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Little Kid, Big City!: New York

If you could have an adventure in New York City, where would you go? Curious readers will find plenty of sights, smells, and tastes to explore in this illustrated pick-your-own-path travel guide series.

Would you walk the Brooklyn Bridge for a huge slice of pizza, see the dazzling lights in Times Square, or visit the whale at the Museum of Natural History? With Little Kid, Big City!: New York you can create your own itinerary by choosing where to go next at the end of every page! Whether you're an armchair traveler or a real-life tourist, here are dozens of ways to explore iconic sights, venture to nearby locales, and wander off the beaten path. 

In this first book in the Little Kid, Big City series—in which travel guides collide with an interactive format—kids are empowered to imagine, create, and explore their own routes through the world's greatest cities. Featuring whimsical illustrations, lovable characters, an invaluable resources section, and a foldout map, Little Kid, Big City has everything you need to invent your own adventure! 

Coming in June 2021, Little Kid, Big City!: London

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Kid Innovators

Moving, funny, and totally true childhood biographies of Bill Gates, Madam C. J. Walker, Hedy Lamarr, Walt Disney, and 12 other international innovators. 

Throughout history people have experimented, invented, and created new ways of doing things. Kid Innovators tells the stories of a diverse group of brilliant thinkers in fields like technology, education, business, science, art, and entertainment, reminding us that every innovator started out as a kid. Florence Nightingale rescued baby mice. Alan Turing was a daydreamer with terrible handwriting. And Alvin Ailey felt like a failure at sports.

Featuring kid-friendly text and full-color illustrations, readers will learn about the young lives of people like Grace Hopper, Steve Jobs, Reshma Saujani, Jacques Cousteau, the Wright Brothers, William Kamkwamba, Elon Musk, Jonas Salk, and Maria Montessori.

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Knights Club: The Alliance of Dragons

Comic Quests is a series of interactive, pick-your-panel graphic novels for middle grade readers, full of adventure, puzzles, and fun! Knights Club is a hilarious, medieval-themed quest for bravery and glory.

You've been training to be a valiant knight, and now the prince of Nekashu needs your help: the princess of the orcs has been taken by a band of vikings! Solve riddles, traverse mountains, and fight giants and dragons to reach the princess and bring her safely home. Your success depends on your choices alone, because the hero is you!

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The iconic song “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is transformed into a board book for a new generation of kids. 

For the first time ever, Mister Rogers’s beloved opening theme song is in board book form to share with the youngest readers. Follow Mister Rogers through the neighborhood as he welcomes readers into his world, meeting familiar faces and new friends alike with kindness and respect. Featuring bright, upbeat illustrations by Luke Flowers and sweet lyrics that fans will know by heart, this edition is a perfect introduction to the joy of Mister Rogers and a giftable companion to the New York Times best-selling treasury A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

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It’s You I Like

The heartwarming song “It’s You I Like” from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is transformed into a board book for a new generation of kids. 

For the first time ever, Mister Rogers’s heartwarming song “It’s You I Like” is in board book form to share with the youngest readers. Featuring a diverse array of families and friendships, the affirming lyrics and illustrations convey Mister Rogers’s singular warmth and belief that every child is special and loved. This edition is a perfect introduction to the joy of Mister Rogers and a giftable companion to the New York Times treasury A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

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