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Best of 2020

These were our favorite new books this year.  If you are looking for something special for loved ones this holiday, a good book might be just the thing!

Adults

For the suspense fans

The Wicked Sister

By Karen Dionne

She thought she’d buried her past. But what if it’s been hunting her this whole time?

For the at-home chef

The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook

By Linda Ly

Learn how to cook delicious food using fresh produce with less waste.

For the armchair adventurer

The City We Became

By N.K. Jemisin

Five New Yorkers must come together to defend their city from an ancient evil in this stunning new novel by Hugo Award-winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.

Teens

For the teen who misses flirting in the hallways

Upside of Falling

By Alex Light

A fun, flirty debut novel about a fake relationship and real love.

For the misunderstood teen who loves all things spooky

Cemetery Boys

By Aiden Thomas

When a teenage boy accidentally summons the ghost of his school bully, all bets are off.

Kids

For the peek-a-boo crowd

Peek-a-Boo Little Dinosaur

By Yu-Hsuan Huang

A little dinosaur makes a new friend in this adorable peek-a-boo book that has soft, felt touch-and-feel flaps throughout.

For the little one who needs a boost to get through this tough school year

I Promise

By Lebron James

A lively and inspiring picture book that reminds us that tomorrow’s success starts with the promises we make to ourselves and our community today.

For the child who wants to see the world

Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy

By Tara Dairman

Two children with vastly different challenges highlight the power of nature and the resilience of the the human spirit.

For the middle school sports fanatic

Dragon Hoops

By Gene Luen Yang

A standout graphic novel about an unlikely school basketball team full of heroes.

For the elementary-aged kid dealing with BIG feelings

The List of Things that Will Not Change

By Rebecca Stead

An 8 year old learns to cope with divorce, confront her anxiety, and embrace her growing family.

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