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Cover: The Mailbox Tree

The Mailbox Tree

“This genre-blending book will appeal to many, including readers who love grappling with real-world problems, those who appreciate speculative fiction, and anyone seeking a thoughtful, character-driven coming-of-age story. . . . A vividly rendered, evocative story about the power… View →

 
Cover: The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers

“Juhi’s ability to communicate complex emotions in nonverbal ways is a joy to behold. . . . A touching tale of love, community, and expression.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: Losing Hit Points

Losing Hit Points

“This accessibly written title will draw in reluctant readers and appeal especially to gamers. . . . Will engage readers, leaving them alternately cheering and screaming at the cast.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: Dancehall Rebel

Dancehall Rebel

“An accessible, realistic cross-cultural coming-of-age novel about seeking a balance between tradition and change.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: The Mightiest Bite

The Mightiest Bite

“Young readers will enjoy seeing the toothy competition topped by its tiniest entrant . . . . Quirky.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: Defending Nature: How the US Military Protects Threatened and Endangered Species

Defending Nature: How the US Military Protects Threatened and Endangered Species

“Essential, and eye-opening, reading for serious students of wildlife conservation.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: Beyond Distraction: Understanding ADHD

Beyond Distraction: Understanding ADHD

“A useful compilation of secondary research that supports self-advocacy and caregiving.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: The Case of the Forest Fingers: Book 1

The Case of the Forest Fingers: Book 1

“Slightly spooky and brimming with action, this mystery is definitely a crowd-pleaser.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: The Mistakes That Made Us: Confessions from Twenty Poets

The Mistakes That Made Us: Confessions from Twenty Poets

“Comforting reminders that nobody’s perfect, infused with lessons large and small.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: Rats to the Rescue: The Unlikely Heroes Making Cambodia Safe

Rats to the Rescue: The Unlikely Heroes Making Cambodia Safe

“An unusual subject, sensitively handled.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: Imani and the Great Hair Experiment

Imani and the Great Hair Experiment

“Readers will learn from Imani’s example that being original can be very essential in making new discoveries. As with other books in the series, this story is both engaging and instructive in ways that will appeal to younger readers. Reviewer Rating:… View →

 
Cover: Just Another Story: A Graphic Migration Account

Just Another Story: A Graphic Migration Account

“This graphic migration account is a powerful story and one that humanizes the topic of immigration in ways that are often lost in the confrontational political debates that presently occur. Reviewer Rating: 4”—Children’s Literature View →

 
Cover: Imani Finds the Right Notes

Imani Finds the Right Notes

“Told with charm and illustrated in a lovely and simple manner, this Imani story offers valuable advice to its readers while also telling a story that will be very approachable to them. Reviewer Rating: 4”—Children’s Literature View →

 
Cover: Cake for Everyone

Cake for Everyone

“Pleasingly fragmented and comically cohesive, spreads rendered in fine lines follow the antics, making for a set of brain-teasing mini-quests that invite readers to consider who arrived first, what belonged to whom, and how they’ll all arrive at the titular… View →

 
Cover: Vamos a cambiar el mundo todos juntos (Come Together, Change the World): Guía de Sesame Street ® para luchar por la justicia racial (A Sesame Street ® Guide to Standing Up for Racial Justice)

Vamos a cambiar el mundo todos juntos (Come Together, Change the World): Guía de Sesame Street ® para luchar por la justicia racial (A Sesame Street ® Guide to Standing Up for Racial Justice)

“Useful and age-sensitive resources for handling tough but important subjects from a trusted source.”—School Library Journal View →

 
Cover: Pieza a pieza (Piece by Piece): El obsequio de Ernestine para el presidente Roosevelt (Ernestine's Gift for President Roosevelt)

Pieza a pieza (Piece by Piece): El obsequio de Ernestine para el presidente Roosevelt (Ernestine's Gift for President Roosevelt)

“Beautiful objects can come from unassuming materials, and this book proves it. . . A gorgeous book recommended for all libraries in need of more Spanish-language picture book biographies.”—School Library Journal View →

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

Wildfire: The Culture, Science, and Future of Fire

“With the prominence of wildfires in the news and the popularity of television shows like Fire Country, wildfires and fire ecology are bound to be a subject of interest to many young readers. This book is recommended to satisfy the curiosity of middle school and junior high… View →

 
Cover: There's an Alien in My Lunchbox!

There's an Alien in My Lunchbox!

“A lively read that will have kids wondering what antics their own favorite characters might get up to.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: The Gender Binary Is a Big Lie: Infinite Identities around the World

The Gender Binary Is a Big Lie: Infinite Identities around the World

“Through unpacking the ancient yet ongoing human experience with gender, Wind presents an informative and approachable starting point for readers wanting to learn what gender really is and how it may apply to them.”—Booklist View →

 
Cover: If I Were a Fungus

If I Were a Fungus

“While some kids might get creeped out by the idea that ’there’s always a fungus among us,’ most will find the funky fungi to be a pretty fun guy. The backmatter is fantastic. Its annotated sketches of a fungus and Leo are a cheerful, kind-friendly balance of… View →

 
Cover: The Rule of Three

The Rule of Three

“Capps incorporates real-life events—as discussed in an author’s note—to tell an illuminating tale that utilizes a physical manifestation of trauma to effectively demonstrate the compounding results of racism across generations.”—Publishers Weekly View →

 
Cover: Bear's Lost Glasses

Bear's Lost Glasses

“A humorous, delightful tale about finding wonderful new ways to see the world.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: Bear's Big Idea

Bear's Big Idea

“A winning tale of friendship and creativity unleashed.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: Starlight Symphony

Starlight Symphony

“Whether a bedtime story for the very young or a nature text for early elementary schoolers, this title has broad appeal and utility. Perfectly pitched for its audience.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews View →