Dear Reader,
I'm writing this while looking out my back window into a yard filled with blooming flowers of brilliant red, subtle purples, and sunny oranges. Plus the ever-present yellow of oxalis.  That stuff just will not quit. So I focus on the beautiful things I've planted over the years that persevere in the face of knee high weeds, aka things I didn't plant. I finally feel like it's time to get out there and create a bit of order from the chaos. And work on my tan.  Hah!
Many books release on Tuesdays, so if you have your eye on something new from your favorite author, or hear about an interesting book on Krasny or Fresh Air, place your order and it will be shipped as soon as it's released.  
It's just that easy!  
See below for some books that are releasing tomorrow.  
Check the website often for more. I change the front page up often and am compiling some great lists that will be there too.  
Speaking of lists, you can likely get all the summer reads for each grade level here too! Easy peasy ordering, and I suggest you get them early. I can't tell you how many quick orders I've had to process in August because it seemed like there was so much time to read them...... 
Thanks for choosing Laurel Book Store. Just let me know if there's something I can get for you.

Take care of each other,

You should know about the Feather River Art Camp for adults. Click that link to find out more and then sign up. I'm going this year, I'd love to see you there.
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(Hey Pat! more fiction this time!) 

by The Washington Post
Want to read it yourself? Makes sense doesn't it? This will be released on the 30th of April

I love that there's also one purporting to detail each "lie in the report" and was published in December.
by Jennifer Cody Epstein

An unflinching exploration of Nazi Germany and its legacy, Wunderland is a at once a powerful portrait of an unspeakable crime history and a page-turning contemplation of womanhood, wartime, and just how far we might go in order to belong.

by Kate Atkinson

In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever.

edited by Anne Perry
Throughout the annals of fiction, there have been many celebrated detective teams: Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Nick and Nora Charles. Hercule Poirot and Arthur Hastings. Thomas and Charlotte Pitt. That last pair is the creation of beloved mystery writer Anne Perry, who, as the editor of Odd Partners and in conjunction with Mystery Writers of America, has enlisted some of today's best mystery writers to craft all-new stories about unlikely duos who join forces-sometimes unwillingly-to solve beguiling whodunits.
by John Sandford
On the advise of a creative friend, I subscribed to his email blast. Austin Kleon (Steal Like an Artist) is a relentless cheerleader and mentor for being creative and I find something that works in every message he puts out.
The creative life is not a linear journey to a finish line, it's a loop-so find a daily routine, because today is the only day that matters. Disconnect from the world to connect with yourself-sometimes you just have to switch into airplane mode. Keep Going celebrates getting outdoors and taking a walk (as director Ingmar Bergman told his daughter, "The demons hate fresh air").
by Lexie Elliott

An eerie, old Scottish manor in the middle of nowhere that's now hers.
Ailsa Calder has inherited half of a house. The other half belongs to a man who disappeared without a trace twenty-seven years ago-her father.
Leaving London behind to settle the inheritance from her mother's estate, Ailsa returns to her childhood home, nestled amongst the craggy peaks of the Scottish Highlands, joined by the half-sister who's almost a stranger to her.

by Ian McEwan

Machines Like Me takes place in an alternative 1980s London. Charlie, drifting through life and dodging full-time employment, is in love with Miranda, a bright student who lives with a terrible secret. When Charlie comes into money, he buys Adam, one of the first synthetic humans and-with Miranda's help-he designs Adam's personality. The near-perfect human that emerges is beautiful, strong, and clever. It isn't long before a love triangle soon forms, and these three beings confront a profound moral dilemma.

by Cary Fagan and Kady MacDonald Denton
Benny's little brother is really good at a lot of things -- making potions and paper airplanes, building forts, putting on puppet shows, even petting the neighbor's cat (he has a special way of scratching her just behind the ears). But whenever he tries to join in Benny's activities, all Benny ever says is "No." Maybe his little brother can watch him do cool stuff, if he's lucky. What is a little fox to do, except give Benny a taste of his own medicine?
by Tony Johnston and Wendell Minor

Unlock the magic of letters in this colorful, imaginative book from the award-winning author/illustrator teams of Tony Johnston and Wendell Minor.


by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama learns to swim in this sweet, based on an episode from the Netflix animated television series.
Yes we have a whole range of books in Spanish. Search in the search bar on the website for Spanish Juvenile!
by Vincent X. Kirsch

Roger and Adelia are the very best of friends. They've spent many springtimes collecting birds' nests, autumns jumping into piles of colorful leaves, and winters building snowmen. When the time comes for Adelia to move away, the two friends must say good-bye. But Adelia has one parting gift for Roger: She will teach him, once and for all, how to climb a tree.

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