Hardback Books for Young People (6-8 years old)

It is so important for young people to read, to see older people reading and to build their own life-long libraries.Learning is the grand elexir of life. Now, if we just had a enough strength to turn that T.V. off we would all be in a better place. Always shop with your Small Independent Bookshops.

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763665319
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 4th, 2015

A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A 2016 John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner
Stirring poems and stunning collage illustrations combine to celebrate the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of equal voting rights.
""I am sick and tired of being sick and tired."


Firebird Cover Image
By Misty Copeland, Christopher Myers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399166150
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2014

In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl--an every girl--whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached. Misty encourages this young girl's faith in herself and shows her exactly how, through hard work and dedication, she too can become Firebird.


Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316213882
Availability: Special Order
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

Winner of the 2017 Randolph Caldecott Medal Winner of the 2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
Somewhere in Brooklyn, a little boy dreams of being a famous artist, not knowing that one day he would make himself a king.


Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis Cover Image
By Jabari Asim, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399168567
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 11th, 2016

Critically acclaimed author Jabari Asim and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis give readers a fascinating glimpse into the boyhood of Civil Rights leader John Lewis.


Ada Twist, Scientist Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781419721373
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 6th, 2016

A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller


It Can't Be True! 2 Cover Image
By DK
$19.99
ISBN: 9781465454072
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - September 13th, 2016

How many bees does it take to make a jar of honey? Did you know sharks are so sensitive that they can detect the current from batteries 1,000 miles apart? Believe it or not, it's true.


The Water Princess Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399172588
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2016

Based on supermodel Georgie Badiel's childhood, a young girl dreams of bringing clean drinking water to her African village


This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399239861
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 29th, 2013

The story of one family's journey north during the Great Migration starts with a little girl in South Carolina who finds a rope under a tree one summer. She has no idea the rope will become part of her family's history.


Steamboat School Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781423121961
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Jump at the Sun - June 7th, 2016

"Missouri, 1847"
When James first started school, his sister practically had to drag him there. The classroom was dark and dreary, and James knew everything outside was more exciting than anything he'd find inside.
But his teacher taught him otherwise.
"We make our own light here," Reverend Meachum told James.


Dear Dragon: A Pen Pal Tale Cover Image
By Josh Funk, Rodolfo Montalvo (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780451472304
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2016

A sweet and clever friendship story in rhyme, about looking past physical differences to appreciate the person (or dragon) underneath.


New Shoes Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780823425280
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Holiday House - February 2015

Set in the South during the time of segregation, this lushly illustrated picture book brings the civil rights era to life for contemporary readers as two young girls find an inventive way to foil Jim Crow laws.


City Shapes Cover Image
By Diana Murray, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316370929
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 21st, 2016

Hunt for shapes of all kinds on this journey through a bustling city, illustrated by four-time Caldecott Honoree Bryan Collier From shimmering skyscrapers to fluttering kites to twinkling stars high in the sky, everyday scenes become extraordinary as a young girl walks through her neighborhood noticing exciting new shapes at every turn.


Spare Dog Parts Cover Image
By Alison Hughes, Ashley Spires (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781459807044
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Orca Book Publishers - January 26th, 2016

A stumpy tail, mismatched paws, a long, drooly snout and the biggest dog heart that ever beat. In a celebration of what makes a pet unique, a little girl imagines how an odd assortment of parts combined to make the perfect dog.


Real Sisters Pretend Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780884484417
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tilbury House Publishers - May 10th, 2016

"I liked how they took care of one another in their pretend-play scenario about climbing a mountain," Lambert says, "and I loved how they also took care of one another's feelings as they talked about adoption. REAL SISTERS PRETEND captures these interactions perfectly and movingly.


Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas Cover Image
By Gwendolyn Hooks, Colin Bootman (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781620141564
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Lee & Low Books - May 15th, 2016

Vivien Thomas's greatest dream was to attend college to study medicine. But after the stock market crashed in 1929, Vivien lost all his savings. Then he heard about a job opening at the Vanderbilt University medical school under the supervision of Dr. Alfred Blalock.


Freedom in Congo Square Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499801033
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Bee Books - January 5th, 2016

2017 Caldecott Honor
2017 Coretta Scott King Honor
2017 Charlotte Zolotow Award
A 2016 New York Times Best Illustrated Book


Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781580892971
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - May 3rd, 2016

A cool idea with a big splash
You know the Super Soaker. It's one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy.


Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale Cover Image
By John Steptoe, John Steptoe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780688040451
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Amistad Press - March 31st, 1987

A Caldecott Honor and Reading Rainbow book, this memorable retelling of Cinderella is perfect for introducing children to the fairy tale as well as the history, culture, and geography of the African nation of Zimbabwe.


Mary Had a Little Glam Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781454913931
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sterling Children's Books - August 2nd, 2016

an] exuberant picture-book ode to the fun of fashion. Shelf Awareness


Gets to Work! (a Tinyville Town Book) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419721335
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Appleseed - September 6th, 2016

The Tinyville Town series, new from New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Brian Biggs, launches with three books: Tinyville Town Gets to Work , a world-establishing picture book that introduces the town and its many residents, and two board books, I'm a Veterinarian and I'm a Firefighter.


Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph Cover Image
By Roxane Orgill, Francis Vallejo (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763669546
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 8th, 2016

What happens when you invite as many jazz musicians as you can to pose for a photo in 1950s Harlem? Playful verse and glorious artwork capture an iconic moment for American jazz.


Smitty Hits the Play Books Cover Image
By Wade Smith, Jayme Lamm, James Little (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781942945338
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bright Sky Press - August 2016

My Name Is James Madison Hemings Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385383424
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - October 25th, 2016

A New York Times Notable Book
A powerful historical picture book about the child of founding father Thomas Jefferson and the enslaved Sally Hemings.


What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763645649
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - January 10th, 2012

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA's alltime leading scorer, champions a lineup
of little-known African-American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book.


I'm a Lovely Little Latina! Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692411544
Availability: Special Order
Published: Dreamtitle Publishing - November 15th, 2015

Maria dreams of faraway places and the exciting fantasy of other countries. But most of all she wants to meet wonderful girls like her from all around the world who also say, I M A LOVELY LITTLE LATINA