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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.”
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.
Winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book
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.
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
Inspired by real-life makers Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, this beloved #1 bestseller champions STEM, girl power and women scientists in a rollicking celebration of curiosity, the power perseverance, and the importance of asking “Why?”$17.99ISBN: 9780399172588Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$16.99ISBN: 9780399239861Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 29th, 2013
Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature$17.99ISBN: 9781423121961Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 7th, 2016
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.$16.99ISBN: 9780451472304Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$16.95ISBN: 9780823425280Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Holiday House - February 1st, 2015
Ella Mae is used to wearing her cousin's hand-me-down shoes—but when her latest pair is already too tight, she's thrilled at the chance to get new shoes.
$18.99ISBN: 9780316370929Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$19.95ISBN: 9781459807044Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$16.95ISBN: 9780884484417Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Tilbury House Publishers - May 10th, 2016
Massachusetts Must Read Title: 17th Annual Mass Book Awards
*CBC/NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book*
*CCBC Choices Selection*$18.95ISBN: 9781620141564Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9781499801033Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: little bee books - January 5th, 2016
Chosen as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2016, this poetic, nonfiction story about a little-known piece of African American history captures a human's capacity to find hope and joy in difficult circumstances and demonstrates how New Orleans' Congo Square was truly freedom's heart.
Mondays, there were hogs to slop,
mules to train, and log$16.95ISBN: 9781580892971Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Charlesbridge - 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.
$17.99ISBN: 9780688040451Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Amistad - December 31st, 2018
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.$16.95ISBN: 9781454913931Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Sterling Children's Books - August 2nd, 2016
" an] exuberant picture-book ode to the fun of fashion." --Shelf Awareness$16.95ISBN: 9781419721335Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Abrams Appleseed - September 6th, 2016The 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.ISBN: 9780763669546Availability: Hard to FindPublished: Candlewick - 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.ISBN: 9781942945338Availability: Special OrderPublished: Bright Sky Publishing - August 1st, 2016
Since he was a very little boy, Smitty's dream has been to play football, but his mom says school comes first. When his teacher says his excitement for the game is interfering with his work, he's got a big problem. Can Smitty make both his mom and his coach proud?$17.99ISBN: 9780385383424Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Schwartz & Wade - 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.$17.99ISBN: 9780763645649Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Candlewick - January 3rd, 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.ISBN: 9780692411544Availability: Special OrderPublished: DreamTitle Publishing - November 30th, 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!”
With a brightly colored magical balloon as BIG as her imagination, Maria and her cute little doggie float up to travel high above the clouds and across the skies!