Gabriel's Horn by Eric A. Kimmel; Maria Surducan (Illustrator)A mysterious soldier appears at the door hands Gabriel a tarnished horn, and disappears. As the years go by, Gabriel's family prospers and they, in turn, help their neighbors. Could their good luck have something to do with the soldier or the horn?
Publication Date: 2016-08-01
Ginger and Chrysanthemum by Kristen Mai Giang; Shirley Chan (Illustrator)"A sweet story spiced with cultural humor and life lessons." --Kirkus Reviews "A perennial message." --Publishers Weekly "Incorporating the Chinese belief that foods have warm and cool characteristics, Giang's story artfully demonstrates how achieving balance results in positive outcomes." --Booklist Two very different cousins must work together to save the day for Grandma's birthday! A gorgeous glimpse of Asian American culture in a story all kids will love. Ginger is excitable; she leaps into action, throwing herself headfirst into any project. Chrysanthemum is cooler-headed; she likes to plan, she's organized. She makes lists Yet they are cousins, close as two beans in a pod. Planning Grandma's birthday celebration is going to be a huge challenge. There are presents to buy, decorations to pick, and a special birthday cake to bake. How they manage it is a testament to affection being stronger than differences.
Publication Date: 2020-10-13
A Girl Like Me by Angela Johnson; Nina Crews (Illustrator)"[A] rallying cry for girls to reject limitations others might place on them and their dreams."--starred,The Horn Book Magazine "Once I dreamed I swam / the ocean / and saw everything deep,cool / and was part of the waves. / I swam on by the people / onshore /hollering, / 'A girl like you needs to / stay out of the water / and be dry /like everyone else.'" Empower young readers to embrace their individuality, reject societal limitations, and follow their dreams. This inspiring picture book brings together a poem by acclaimed author Angela Johnson and Nina Crews's distinctive photocollage illustrations to celebrate girls of color.
Publication Date: 2020-02-04
Gondra's Treasure by Linda Sue Park; Jennifer Black Reinhardt (Illustrator)Gondra, a little dragon with an Eastern dragon dad and a Western dragon mom, celebrates her uniqueness in this sparkling collaboration between Newbery medalist Linda Sue Park and rising star artist Jennifer Black Reinhardt. Gondra has inherited traits from both her eastern (Asian) dragon dad and western (European) dragon mom and enjoys them all. She's especially happy that she's a combination of both. Cheerful banter and hilariously adorable dragon portrayals present a warm, appealing family portrait. The beautiful and fanciful illustrations are rich in whimsical details that invite repeated readings.
Publication Date: 2019-04-02
Good Night, Library by Denise Brennan-Nelson; Marco BucciEven the library has to sleep! This calming bedtime story says good night to the library and all the fun it holds--from books and story time to computers and comics. A charming ode to everyone's favorite community space and a perfect good night for budding book lovers.
Publication Date: 2019-03-15
Good Night, Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle; Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)Say good night with Little Blue Truck and friends as they prepare for bed in this #1New York Timesbestseller! Beep! Beep! Beep! It's time for sleep. A storm is brewing and Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are hurrying home for bed. But who can sleep with all that racket? It's not long before other friends show up seeking safety from the storm. Thunder and lightning sure can be scary, but it's easy to be brave together. When the clouds roll on and the sky is clear, it's all aboard for a bedtime ride! Beep! Beep! Shhh . . . Don't miss Blue's trip to the city in Little Blue Truck Leads the Way.
Publication Date: 2019-10-15
Great Big Things by Kate Hoefler; Noah Klocek (Illustrator)Chronicling the quiet heroism of one small mouse on an arduous journey to bring another mouse the smallest of gifts,Great Big Things serves as a reminder that it's not our size but what we're doing in this world that makes us small or big: it's what makes a teeny mouse as big as a mountain, what makes his gesture after a long journey as big and as consequential as the moon. Following her debut,Real Cowboys, Kate Hoefler's poetic story of perseverance and friendship is brought to life by Noah Klocek's breathtaking expansive landscapes that celebrate the natural beauty of the world and the bonds that connect us all.
Publication Date: 2017-10-10
Harlem's Little Blackbird by Renée Watson; Christian Robinson (Illustrator); Renée WatsonZora and Langston. Billie and Bessie. Eubie and Duke. If the Harlem Renaissance had a court, they were its kings and queens. But there were other, lesser known individuals whose contributions were just as impactful, such as Florence Mills. Born to parents who were former-slaves Florence knew early on that she loved to sing. And that people really responded to her sweet, bird-like voice. Her dancing and singing catapulted her all the way to the stages of 1920s Broadway where she inspired songs and even entire plays! Yet with all this success, she knew firsthand how bigotry shaped her world. And when she was offered the role of a lifetime from Ziegfeld himself, she chose to support all-black musicals instead. Fans of When Marian Sang and Ella Fitzgerald- The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa will jump at the chance to discover another talented performer whose voice transcended and transformed the circumstances society placed on her.
Publication Date: 2012-10-23
Hello, Jimmy! by Anna Walker (Illustrator)A funny, noisy parrot comes into Jack's life and brings him closer to his dad in an unexpected and moving way in this gorgeous, emotionally resonant picture book from the creator ofFlorette. Jack loves staying at his dad's house. They have tacos and milkshakes, and make each other laugh. But lately Jack wonders if his dad is lonely when he isn't there. Then Jimmy arrives. Jimmy is loud and obnoxious, but Dad thinks he's clever and funny. Jack does not think he's clever or funny. And he's starting to wonder if Dad likes Jimmy better than he likes Jack. This beautifully written and illustrated book about the unconditional love a parent has fora child is both heartwarming and reassuring.
Publication Date: 2021-02-09
Here and Now by Julia Denos; E. B. Goodale (Illustrator)​A stunning celebration of mindfulness, meditation, and enjoying each moment, from the team behind the award-winning Windows.This lush picture book is a fantastic tool for engaging children 3-7 who are schooling from home who are eager to feel connected to their world while managing new anxieties.
Publication Date: 2019-09-03
The Hero Next Door by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich (Editor)From We Need Diverse Books, the organization behind Flying Lessons & Other Stories, comes another middle-grade short story collection--this one focused on exploring acts of bravery--featuring some of the best own-voices children's authors, including R. J. Palacio (Wonder), Rita Williams-Garcia (One Crazy Summer), Linda Sue Park (A Long Walk to Water), and many more. Not all heroes wear capes. Some heroes teach martial arts. Others talk to ghosts. A few are inventors or soccer players. They're also sisters, neighbors, and friends. Because heroes come in many shapes and sizes. But they all have one thing in common- they make the world a better place. Published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books, this vibrant anthology features thirteen acclaimed authors whose powerful and diverse voices show how small acts of kindness can save the day. So pay attention, because a hero could be right beside you. Or maybe the hero is you. AUTHORS INCLUDE- William Alexander, Joseph Bruchac, Lamar Giles, Mike Jung, Hena Khan, Juana Medina, Ellen Oh, R. J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park and Anna Dobbin, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Ronald L. Smith, Rita Williams-Garcia, and short-story contest winner Suma Subramaniam
Publication Date: 2019-07-30
The Honeybee Man by Lela Nargi; Kyrsten Brooker (Illustrator)"Eccentric and unusual with an appealing, gentle charm," raves Kirkus Reviews, in a starred review. Every morning, Fred climbs three flights of stairs--up to his rooftop in Brooklyn, New York--and greets the members of his enormous family: "Good morning, my bees, my darlings!" His honeybee workers are busy--they tend the hive, feed babies, and make wax rooms. They also forage in flowers abloom across Brooklyn... so that, one day, Fred can make his famous honey, something the entire neighborhood looks forward to tasting. Lela Nargi's beautifully written story--accompanied by Kyrsten Brooker's collage-style illustrations--offers an inside look at the life of an endearing beekeeper and the honey-making process. A Junior Library Guild Selection, a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year, a Cook Prize Honor Book, and a NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book.
Publication Date: 2011-03-08
How to Read a Story by Kate Messner; Mark Siegel (Illustrator)Step One: Find a story. (A good one.) Step Two: Find a reading buddy. (Someone nice.) Step Three: Find a reading spot. (Couches are cozy.) Now: Begin. Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel chronicle the process of becoming a reader: from pulling a book off the shelf and finding someone with whom to share a story, to reading aloud, predicting what will happen, and--finally--coming toThe End. This picture book playfully and movingly illustrates the idea that the reader who discovers the love of reading finds, at the end, the beginning.
Publication Date: 2015-05-05
How to Write a Story by Kate Messner; Mark Siegel (Illustrator)The inspiring sequel to the 2015 Parent's Choice Winner, How to Read a Story! Step 1: Choose an idea for your story. A good one. Step 2: Decide on a setting. Don't be afraid to mix things up. Step 3: Create a heroine - or a hero. Now: Begin. Accomplished storytellers Kate Messner and Mark Siegel playfully chronicle the process of becoming a writer in this fun follow-up to How to Read a Story, guiding young storytellers through the joys and challenges of the writing process. From choosing an idea, to creating a problem for their character to resolve, to coming to The End, this empowering picture book breaks down the writing process in a dynamic and accessible way, encouraging kids to explore their own creativity - and share their stories with others!
Publication Date: 2020-07-07
Hu Wan and the Sleeping Dragon by Judy Young; Jordi Solano (Illustrator)Outside Beijing, China, in the year 1572, nine-year-old Hu-Wan tends the vegetable garden with his grandfather. Their specialty is growing gourds that are made into ladles and bowls and sold in the marketplace. Each year, one special gourd is made into a cricket cage. This year, it is Hu-Wan's turn to grow and carve the special gourd. He decides it should be carved into the shape of a sleeping dragon. When Hu-Wan learns that the emperor has died and his nine-year-old son is named Emperor of China, he decides to give the dragon cricket cage to the young emperor to offer comfort and cheer.