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Cover: Ace and the Misfits

Ace and the Misfits

“Kawooya’s debut novel flows smoothly and is full of charming personalities. . . . A heartwarming journey.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: Eyes Open

Eyes Open

“Employing tightly bound poems, Miller-Lachman weaves the perils of authoritarianism into the dynamics between Sónia and her family, and highlights Sónia’s activist awakening and the power of protest.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: Pangu's Shadow

Pangu's Shadow

“The characters are distinctive and compelling. This will appeal to readers who love lab settings, murder mysteries, and romance.”—Booklist View →

 
Cover: Sophie's Monster Goes to Shul

Sophie's Monster Goes to Shul

“Wonderful text and bright, fun illustrations will delight preschoolers to early readers.”—Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle View →

 
Cover: Men of the 65th: The Borinqueneers of the Korean War

Men of the 65th: The Borinqueneers of the Korean War

“This book is rich in detail from specific soldiers’ experiences, as well as photographs and facts. It will be a welcome addition to history shelves. Reviewer Rating: 4”—Children’s Literature View →

 
Cover: The First Invasion: Book 1

The First Invasion: Book 1

“A delightful, fast-paced adventure that entertains young readers with its action, humor, and relatable characters . . . a perfectly enjoyable read for middle-grade audiences seeking a fun escape into a world of aliens, robots, and unlikely heroes. Reviewer Rating: View →

 
Cover: Best Believe: The Tres Hermanas, a Sisterhood for the Common Good

Best Believe: The Tres Hermanas, a Sisterhood for the Common Good

“A good educational book that introduces children to the activism of these three ladies. Great for reading anytime during the year, or during Hispanic heritage month. Reviewer Rating: 5”—Children’s Literature View →

 
Cover: The Denim Diaries: A Memoir

The Denim Diaries: A Memoir

“The composition and storytelling are lyrical and heartbreakingly beautiful, allowing readers to discover and relate to deep truths of the struggles of being an adolescent girl.”—School Library Journal View →

 
Cover: The Invisible Story

The Invisible Story

“Chen’s cut-paper illustrations are striking. . . . A well-meaning and eye-catching work.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: A Hat Full of Sea

A Hat Full of Sea

“The art is as playful as the concept, with images made up of loose lines and filled with solidly bold colors. . . . Tackles a potentially tough topic with a blend of whimsy and warmth.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: Sounds Good!: Discover 50 Instruments

Sounds Good!: Discover 50 Instruments

“Each instrument is showcased in a spread that pairs humorous visuals with an informative paragraph featuring history and fun facts, making for a breezy and engaging reading experience. The charming comic-style illustrations complement the lighthearted tone of the text . . . this… View →

 
Cover: Wildfire: The Culture, Science, and Future of Fire

Wildfire: The Culture, Science, and Future of Fire

“Advocacy for Indigenous fire-management practices, a thorough account of wildfire science, information on firefighting—and a blazing black-and-orange color scheme—make this book a hot ticket. . . Skillfully introduces the complex story of wildfires, Indigenous knowledge, and… View →

 
Cover: The Lost Forest: An Unexpected Discovery beneath the Waves

The Lost Forest: An Unexpected Discovery beneath the Waves

“A detailed, thought-provoking account of the work of scientists.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: Eyes Open

Eyes Open

“The verse format allows Sónia’s poetic voice to shine, drawing readers into the stark reality she’s dealing with. . . Conveys harshness, beauty—and lingering hope.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: If I Were a Fungus

If I Were a Fungus

“The phenomenal capabilities of fungi star in this lightly informative and humorous profile. . . In bold-hued digital and marker art, geometric shapes lend Stella’s spreads a blocky, elementary vibe that suits the kid-centric text.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: Hotelitor: Luxury-Class Defense and Hospitality Unit

Hotelitor: Luxury-Class Defense and Hospitality Unit

“Using cinematic action scenes rendered in a dazzlingly hued palette, Hicks blends space opera with clever commentary on wealth and social inequality. Despite its slim page count, this work is jam-packed with big robot fights, an alien cult, an evil corporation, and the trials and… View →

 
Cover: Haiku, Ew!: Celebrating the Disgusting Side of Nature

Haiku, Ew!: Celebrating the Disgusting Side of Nature

“Offers a crowd-pleasing angle on both nature and poetry.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: Hotelitor: Luxury-Class Defense and Hospitality Unit

Hotelitor: Luxury-Class Defense and Hospitality Unit

“A clever, high-octane graphic novel satire of the bourgeois and proletariat.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: Cruzita and the Mariacheros

Cruzita and the Mariacheros

“Granillo gently tempers the Tayahuas’ grief over Tio Chuy’s death by focusing on the characters’ lighthearted developing relationships and relates the feeling of being disconnected from one’s heritage via Cruzita’s learning more about her… View →

 
Cover: Cruzita and the Mariacheros

Cruzita and the Mariacheros

“Many readers will resonate with the demands on her time, and the children and grandchildren of immigrants will likely identify especially strongly with Cruzita’s journey toward connecting with her roots. A sweet summer quest for identity and belonging.”—Kirkus… View →

 
Cover: Weed: Cannabis Culture in the Americas

Weed: Cannabis Culture in the Americas

“Donohue wants to set the record straight on the positive aspects of this much maligned plant. . . The book is written in a conversational tone making it accessible for teenagers who are curious about cannabis. Reviewer Rating: 5”—Children’s Literature View →

 
Cover: The Observologist: A Handbook for Mounting Very Small Scientific Expeditions

The Observologist: A Handbook for Mounting Very Small Scientific Expeditions

“Clarkson’s fond factoids and mindful sketches express joy in learning while promoting empathy for tiny creatures . . . Nature nerds will rejoice in this compendium of creepy-crawlies.”—starred, Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: Four Bad Unicorns

Four Bad Unicorns

“Patterson’s wash-filled line drawings accurately channel childhood exuberance, energy—and happily focused interest.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: Pangu's Shadow

Pangu's Shadow

“Detective hijinks abound, including last-ditch offworld trips, and a morgue heist to find a prosthetic hand. A slow-burn queer romance and stellar worldbuilding round out this sci-fi about queer girls flipping the script.”—Shelf Awareness View →