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Cover: Mami King: How Ma Mon Luk Found Love, Riches, and the Perfect Bowl of Soup

Mami King: How Ma Mon Luk Found Love, Riches, and the Perfect Bowl of Soup

“As heartwarming and satisfying as a bowl of noodle soup.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: Eating My Words: And 128 Other Poems

Eating My Words: And 128 Other Poems

“Readers will gobble up heaping helpings of this humorous literary smorgasbord, but it’s also suitable for savoring slowly.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: Touch the Sky

Touch the Sky

“Lucianovic demonstrates a keen, child-friendly understanding of what it’s like to master a new skill. . . The energetic, loosely drawn mixed-media illustrations zing with color. . . It’s swing, hit, and no miss with this rip-roaring charmer.”—starred, Kirkus… View →

 
Cover: This Is Not a Cholent

This Is Not a Cholent

“In this Australia-set tale, a girl and her grandmother demonstrate that it’s what comes out of the pot that matters. Delicious and guaranteed to leave readers hungry for more helpings.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: We Found a Seed

We Found a Seed

“The colorful, unpretentious illustrations are charming. A satisfying read that’s just right for spring.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: My Momo-la Is a Museum

My Momo-la Is a Museum

“[T]he lyrical language, child-friendly examples, and relevant message about the importance of honoring family bonds and history make for a meaningful read. A warm tale about the search for stories.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: Poison Town

Poison Town

“An absorbing story of grassroots environmental activism by teens.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: My Baby Sister Is a Diplodocus

My Baby Sister Is a Diplodocus

“The simple, colorful illustrations suit the engaging, concise text well. . . . A sympathetic read for children adapting to not being ‘onlies’ anymore.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: Four Bad Unicorns

Four Bad Unicorns

“The bright, expressive, unicorn-cluttered cartoon illustrations are inviting, and the matter-of-fact portrayal of Connie’s disability is refreshing.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: The Great Henna Party

The Great Henna Party

“The book’s vivid, whimsical illustrations beautifully accompany the tender, well-paced text. Clear explanations of the henna party make this title a good window for children unfamiliar with the tradition. . . . A sweet, gentle tale about tradition, family, and… View →

 
Cover: The Rock in My Throat

The Rock in My Throat

“Yang’s poetic prose sings in perfect unison with Lin’s gorgeously textured illustrations, rendered in earthy tones . . . A powerful window into the perspective of a young immigrant.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: Just Another Story: A Graphic Migration Account

Just Another Story: A Graphic Migration Account

“Powerful vignettes weave the epic odyssey of one family’s migration while highlighting the risks and sacrifices undertaken daily by migrants searching for the American dream. The striking illustrations deftly convey complex emotions and poignant symbolism.”—starred,… View →

 
Cover: Wolves in Helicopters

Wolves in Helicopters

“Repetitive phrases trace Hop’s evolution from timid to self-assured. Encouragement for youngsters facing similar anxieties.”—Kirkus Reviews View →

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

The Observologist: A Handbook for Mounting Very Small Scientific Expeditions

“[T]his book will have readers sharpening their senses in no time. A charming work sure to spark a lifelong habit of looking closely at the natural world.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews View →

 
Cover: The Great Wolf Rescue: Saving the Red Wolves

The Great Wolf Rescue: Saving the Red Wolves

“Markle efficiently weaves information about animals and their importance to their ecosystems into her clear description of humans rescuers and the effects of their actions. . . A convincing introduction to human efforts to save animal species.” —Kirkus Reviews View →