Yadriel, a trans boy, needs his traditional Latinx family to see him for the powerful brujo he is—but they refuse to acknowledge his gender. In an attempt to prove himself by finding the ghost of his murdered cousin, he summons a different spirit instead: that of Julian Diaz, a handsome local teen who also died under suspicious circumstances. Julian needs closure to move on, and Yadriel is the only person who can help him get it. As the two Cemetery Boys (Swoon Reads, $17.99) work together to solve at least one paranormal mystery, they find themselves growing closer than they thought a human and a ghost could be. Tenderly romantic and edge-of-your-seat mysterious, Aiden Thomas’ debut novel is perfect for spooky season or anytime at all. Ages 14 and up. Elli Bloomberg

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ISBN: 9781250250469
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Published: Swoon Reads - September 1st, 2020

A young boy follows his father from tree to tree, watching him collect tears of sap to sell at the market. Finally, the boy is allowed to collect a tear himself. Carefully, he pulls the fist-size drop of sap from the tree and carries it to the spice merchant’s shop, where three wise men are searching for a gift for a baby who has just been born. The boy’s myrrh is The Third Gift (Clarion, $16.99), the perfect complement for the wise men’s gold and frankincense. Linda Sue Park imagines another side to the Christmas story in this picture book illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. Ages 4 and up. - Dana Chidiac
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ISBN: 9780547201955
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Published: Clarion Books - November 15th, 2011

Explore the ancient world with BURIED TREASURES: Uncovering the Secrets of the Past (Abrams, $19.95). Photographer Stéphane Compoint traveled everywhere from the North Pole to Easter Island and from Ireland to Pakistan capturing images that reveal the past. Working with archaeologists and experts in the field, Compoint explains the way dinosaur fossils were reconstructed in Mongolia and how the eruption of a volcano preserved the entire city of Pompeii. A world map at the beginning highlights the breadth of sites Compoint visited, and an appendix gives biographies of the archaeologists that helped the photographer create this fascinating book. Ages 9 and up. – Dana Chidiac

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ISBN: 9780810997813
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 1st, 2011