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Pre-order select titles from your family bookstore (either online or in-person) and you can receive exclusive goodies (while supplies last)! Pre-orders must be prepaid to reserve swag, goodies, signed copies, etc. You can pre-order any forthcoming title from us not shown on this list. Below is the current list of offerings. We update this list frequently, and generally if you see a title here the promotion is still available. For swag that our bookstore will be distributing, we will contact you if you place an order for which the exclusive editions or gifts are out of stock. Questions can be directed to Jessica@onceupona.com

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Swim Team Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780063056763
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: HarperAlley - May 17th, 2022

I could use a swimming pun about this book “making a splash,” but it would diminish the triumphant celebration that is this book!! Swim Team follows our young protagonist as she starts at a new school and is quite literally pushed into the deep end of the world of swimming, where she discovers an amazing cultural history, inner strength, and lifelong friends. This graphic novel is a charming middle grade story about facing your fears, but it’s also a reclamation of Black swimming, and a gorgeous conversation around the history of swimming for the Black community.

(Graphic Novel Ages 8+)

— From Staff Picks by Isabel


Bloom of the Flower Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #21) Cover Image
By Tracey West, Graham Howells (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781338776874
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 17th, 2022

Lines of Courage Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338620931
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 17th, 2022

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Bloomsbury Girls: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250276698
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 17th, 2022

A delightful story of smart women coming together over books in a London bookstore! Fans of Jenner's Jane Austen Society will not be dissapointed and well-read women will love the references to literary figures of the time. 

(Adult Historical Fiction)

— From Staff Picks by Jessica


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The Queen of Kindergarten Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593111420
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 24th, 2022

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Tokyo Dreaming: A Novel (Tokyo Ever After #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766632
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 31st, 2022

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Out of the Blue Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063015203
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Published: HarperTeen - May 31st, 2022

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Bug Boys: Adventures and Daydreams: (A Graphic Novel) Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780593309520
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Published: Random House Graphic - May 31st, 2022

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062941107
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 31st, 2022

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Rise of the School for Good and Evil Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063161528
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Published: HarperCollins - May 31st, 2022

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The Gilded Ones #2: The Merciless Ones Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984848727
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Published: Delacorte Press - May 31st, 2022

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Alice Austen Lived Here Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338733891
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 7th, 2022

$17.99
SKU: 9781534499348a
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Goodnight Racism Cover Image
By Ibram X. Kendi, Cbabi Bayoc (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593110515
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Published: Kokila - June 14th, 2022

$17.99
SKU: 9781368048224a
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This Wicked Fate (This Poison Heart) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547609208
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 21st, 2022

$17.99
SKU: 9781547609178a
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Sir Ladybug and the Queen Bee Cover Image
By Corey R. Tabor, Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780063069091
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 28th, 2022

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Mummies in the Morning Graphic Novel (Magic Tree House (R) #3) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, Jenny Laird (Adapted by), Kelly Matthews (Illustrator), Nichole Matthews (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593174791
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 28th, 2022

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The Aurelia Curse (Dragon Rider #3) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338215557
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Published: Chicken House - June 28th, 2022

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The Fort Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338629149
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 28th, 2022

$17.99
SKU: 9781419751974a
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A deep and dark dive into sisterhood, science, and finding yourself. 

(Young Adult Graphic Novel, ages 14+)

— From Staff Picks by Jessica


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Just Dance (Whatever After #15) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338775556
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 28th, 2022

$7.99
SKU: 9780316493963a
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$18.99
SKU: 9781250830098a
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Lumberjackula Cover Image
By Mat Heagerty, Sam Owen (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534482579
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 19th, 2022

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Chunky Goes to Camp Cover Image
By Yehudi Mercado, Yehudi Mercado (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062972811
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - June 14th, 2022

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The Bad Guys in Open Wide and Say Arrrgh! (The Bad Guys #15) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338813180
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - July 19th, 2022

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The Royal Trials (Last Gate of the Emperor #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338665956
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 19th, 2022

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Bad City: Peril and Power in the City of Angels Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250824080
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Published: Celadon Books - July 19th, 2022

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Master of Iron (Bladesmith #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250756824
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - July 26th, 2022

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Beasts of Ruin Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593405710
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 26th, 2022

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Dungeon Crawlers Academy Book 1: Into the Portal Cover Image
By J.P. Sullivan, Elmer Damaso (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781645059783
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Published: Seven Seas - July 26th, 2022

$10.99
SKU: 9781419739866a
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The Stone Child: The Misewa Saga, Book Three Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735266162
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Published: Puffin Canada - August 2nd, 2022

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Fenris & Mott Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062970633
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Published: HarperCollins - August 2nd, 2022

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City of Speed (Battle Dragons #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338716573
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 2nd, 2022

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Hummingbird Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338654585
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 2nd, 2022

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The Baby-Changing Station Cover Image
By Rhett Miller, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316459327
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 2nd, 2022

$16.99
SKU: 9780316300353a
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Ride On Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250772824
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Published: First Second - August 16th, 2022

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The Arc (The Third Book of The Loop Trilogy) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338589368
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Published: Chicken House - August 16th, 2022

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Creepy Crayon! (Creepy Tales!) Cover Image
By Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534465886
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2022

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A Taste of Magic Cover Image
By J. Elle
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547606719
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - August 30th, 2022

$13.99
SKU: 9780823452170a
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Belladonna Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316158237
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2022

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The Dragon's Promise (Six Crimson Cranes #2) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593300954
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2022

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Nothing More to Tell Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593175903
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 30th, 2022

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Hocus Pocus: The Illustrated Novelization Cover Image
By A. W. Jantha, Gris Grimly (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781368076685
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Published: Disney Press - August 30th, 2022

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Amari and the Great Game (Supernatural Investigations #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062975195
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Published: Balzer + Bray - August 30th, 2022