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A new year means new book orders!  Here’s a list of “coming soon”, new, and newer books to help you bulk up your PA Forward literacies collection. Titles are grouped by age within the literacies.  Most are nonfiction but I tried to include as much fiction as possible while still promoting the literacy at least in part. Enjoy!

Basic Literacy

The Pirate Jamboree by Mark Teague
Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion by Alex T Smith
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
The Siren by Kiera Cass
Star Wars: Lando by Charles Soule
The Friends We Keep by Susan Mallery
Coconut Cowboy by Tim Dorsey
Adulthood is a Myth: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection by Sarah Andersen

Civic and Social Literacy
The White House: A Pop-Up of Our Nation’s Home by Robert Sabuda
Nice Work, Franklin! by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain
Malala: A Hero for All by Shana Corey
Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass by Dean Robbins
The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk by Kabir Sehgal
Front Lines by Michael Grant
A Weird and Wild Beauty: The Story of Yellowstone, the World’s First National Park by Erin Peabody
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry
Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History by Karen Blumenthal
The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner
City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp by Ben Rawlence
The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America by Ethan Michaeli
Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World by Kristen Welch

Financial Literacy
The Little Tree That Would Not Share by Nicoletta Costa
Cash Kat by Linda Joy Singleton
When You Give an Imp a Penny by Henry Herz
The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan
Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto
Retire Inspired: It’s not an Age, It’s a Financial Number by Chris Hogan
The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
Real Money Answers for Every Woman by Patrice Washington
The Power of Broke by Daymond John

Health Literacy
The Battle of the Vegetables by Matthieu Sylvander
Pete the Cat: Scuba Cat by James Dean
Emma and Julia Love Ballet by Barbara McKlintock
Soar by Joan Bauer
Builder Mouse by Sofia Eldarova
Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliott
Up to This Pointe by Jennifer Longo
I See Reality edited by Grace Kendall
We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarassingly, a True Story by Josh Sundquist
The V-Word: True Stories About First Time Sex by Amber J. Keysar
The Negative Calorie Diet by Rocco DiSpirito
Prep Ahead Meals from Scratch by Alea Milham
Brady VS Manning: The Untold Story of the Rivalry That Changed the NFL by Gary Myers
Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy
The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health by David B Agus, MD

Information Literacy
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
Paths & Portals (Secret Coders) by Gene Yuen Lang
Spare Dog Parts by Alison Hughes
Busy Builders by Sam Hearn
Drew the Screw by Mattia Cerato
Winter by Marissa Meyer
It’s Getting Hot in Here by Bridget Heos
Titans by Victoria Scott
Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Munroe
Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World by Pagan Kennedy
The Cabaret of Plants: Forty Thousands Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination by Richard Mabey
Understanding Media Industries by Timothy Havens