Named an NPR best book of 2020, Publisher's Weekly Flying Start and seen on Good Morning America! 

Coco meets Stranger Things with a hint of Ghostbusters in this action-packed supernatural fantasy.

 

Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, wreaking havoc throughout St. Augustine.

Together, they must join forces with Syd's witch grandmother, Babette, and her tubby tabby, Chunk, to fight the haunting head-on and reverse the curse to save the town and Lucely's firefly spirits before it's too late.With the family dynamics of Coco and action-packed adventure of Ghostbusters, Claribel A. Ortega delivers both a thrillingly spooky and delightfully sweet debut novel.

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The first LGBTQIA+ anthology for middle-graders featuring stories for every letter of the acronym, including realistic,

fantasy, and sci-fi stories by authors like Justina Ireland,

Marieke Nijkamp, Alex Gino, and more!

A boyband fandom becomes a conduit to coming out. A former bully becomes a first-kiss prospect. One nonbinary kid searches for an inclusive athletic community after quitting gymnastics. Another nonbinary kid, who happens to be a pirate, makes a wish that comes true–but not how they thought it would. A tween girl navigates a crush on her friend’s mom. A young witch turns herself into a puppy to win over a new neighbor. A trans girl empowers her online bestie to come out.

From wind-breathing dragons to first crushes, This Is Our Rainbow features story after story of joyful, proud LGBTQIA+ representation. You will fall in love with this insightful, poignant anthology of queer fantasy, historical, and contemporary stories from authors including: Eric Bell, Lisa Jenn Bigelow, Ashley Herring Blake, Lisa Bunker, Alex Gino, Justina Ireland, Shing Yin Khor, Katherine Locke, Mariama J. Lockington, Nicole Melleby, Marieke Nijkamp, Claribel A. Ortega, Mark Oshiro, Molly Knox Ostertag, Aisa Salazar, and AJ Sass.

Twelve year old Witchling Seven Salazar wants to be anything but a Spare witch. But during The Black Moon Ceremony when every Witchling in the magical town of Ravenskill is placed in their coven, that's exactly what happens. Joining Seven in this coven of unwanted witches is Valley Pepperhorn, self-styled monster hunter and giant bully, and new witch in town, Thorn La Roux, a master with a magical needle and thread who has a terrible secret. Unfortunately, it gets worse.

When their coven does not seal, and their magic is in danger of being stripped away, Seven invokes the dangerous Impossible Task, a magical contract with a high price. Now, it's up to the Witchlings to fell the elusive Nightbeast, or risk being turned into a trio of toads.

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A middle-grade graphic novel about a Dominican girl who stops straightening her hair and embraces her natural curls. Rose Bousamra (Illustrator)

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