Diverse and Multicultural Children's Books
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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.
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.
Now in paperback, an account of the life and career of George Crum, a biracial chef who is credited with the invention of the potato chip at a Saratoga Springs, New York, restaurant in 1853. Based on historical records, George Crum and the Saratoga Chip is a testament to human ingenuity, and a tasty slice of culinary history.
Wangari Maathai received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her efforts to lead women in a nonviolent struggle to bring peace and democracy to Africa through its reforestation. Her organization planted over thirty million trees in thirty years. This beautiful picture book tells the story of an amazing woman and an inspiring idea.
Regardless of whether they’ve heard of jazz or Art Tatum, young readers will appreciate how Parker uses simple, lyrical storytelling and colorful, energetic ink-and-wash illustrations to show the world as young Art Tatum might have seen it.
The creators of Jazz ABZ are back for an encore! With infectious rhythm and rhyme, musical master Wynton Marsalis opens kids’ ears to the sounds around us.
Young Langston Hughes was a dreamer. He dreamed about heroes like Booker T. Washington, who was black just like him. When he heard the clackety-clack of train wheels, he dreamed about the places it had been. But most of all, he dreamed about having a happy home. And so, one day, he began turning those dreams into beautiful prose.
"A wonderful picture book biography. Little girls will be inspired."*
Effa always loved baseball. As a young woman, she would go to Yankee Stadium just to see Babe Ruth’s mighty swing. But she never dreamed she would someday own a baseball team. Or be the first—and only—woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Louis Armstrong has been called the most important improviser in the history of jazz. Although his New Orleans neighborhood was poor in nearly everything else, it was rich in superb music. Young Louis took it all in, especially the cornet blowing of Joe "King" Oliver.
"In this witty, wise picture book, Boelts presents a kid’s-eye view of a consumer fad that rages through school at gale force." — BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS (starred review)
A lyrical and joyful celebration of inclusion and respect
A simple act of kindness can transform an invisible boy into a friend...
Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party . . . until, that is, a new kid comes to class.
Musician Tito Puente. Ballerina Maria Tallchief. Explorer Matthew Henson. Congresswoman Patsy Mink. These are some of the people profiled in this book. They are well known for different reasons, but they also have something in common. They were all smart Readers will learn that being smart is about more than doing well in school.
Canadian guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson is known mainly for his central role in the musical group the Band. But how did he become one of Rolling Stone's top 100 guitarists of all time?
Matthew Henson was not meant to lead an ordinary life. His dreams had sails.
They took him from the port of Baltimore, around the world, and north to the pole.
No amount of fear, cold, hunger, or injustice could keep him from tasting adventure and exploring the world.
A unique biography of a remarkable Reconstruction figure
If there was anything in the world better than playing baseball, Marcenia Lyle didn't know what it was. As a young girl in the 1930s, she chased down fly balls and stole bases, and dreamed of one day playing professional ball.
Juan Quezada is the premier potter in Mexico. With local materials and the primitive methods of the Casas Grandes people -- including using human hair to make brushes and cow manure to feed the flames that fire his pots -- Juan creates stunning pots in the traditional style. Each is a work of art unlike any other.
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.
Winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day.
Each day features a different influential figure in African-American history, from Crispus Attucks, the first man shot in the Boston Massacre, sparking the Revolutionary War, to Madame C. J. Walker, who after years of adversity became the wealthiest black woman in the country, as well as one of the wealthiest black Americans, to Barack Obama, the country's first African-American president.
From New York Times bestselling author Sherman Alexie and Caldecott Honor winning Yuyi Morales comes a striking and beautifully illustrated picture book celebrating the special relationship between father and son.
Sitting Bull (c. 1831–1890) was one of the greatest Lakota/Sioux warriors and chiefs who ever lived. From Sitting Bull’s childhood—killing his first buffalo at age 10—to being named war chief to leading his people against the U.S. Army, Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People brings the story of the great chief to light.$16.99ISBN: 9781452125787Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Chronicle Books - August 4th, 2015
In New Orleans, there lived a man who saw the streets as his calling, and he swept them clean. He danced up one avenue and down another and everyone danced along. The old ladies whistled and whirled. The old men hooted and hollered. The barbers, bead twirlers, and beignet bakers bounded behind that one-man parade.$16.95ISBN: 9781419707926Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 4th, 2014$17.99ISBN: 9780374379728Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - August 16th, 2011
One of School Library Journal's Best Picture Books of 2011
These look-alike twins have always shared everything—their room, their toys, a crib, and, since the day they were born, a blanket. But as they grow into new beds, they need new blankets, too. Now they face a new dilemma: they don't know how not to share.$17.99ISBN: 9780062252074Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Greenwillow Books - February 3rd, 2015
A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York Times–bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo and It's an Orange Aardvark! Funny, insightful, and colorful, Red: A Crayon's Story, by Michael Hall, is about being true to your inner self and following your own path despite obstacles that may c$16.99ISBN: 9780807563731Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2014
Jacob loves playing dress-up, when he can be anything he wants to be. Some kids at school say he can't wear "girl" clothes, but Jacob wants to wear a dress to school. Can he convince his parents to let him wear what he wants? This heartwarming story speaks to the unique challenges faced by boys who don't identify with traditional gender roles.$17.99ISBN: 9780688162412Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Call to ConfirmPublished: HarperCollins - April 5th, 2000
The affirming story of how a contemporary Native American girl turns to her family and community to help her dance find a voice.
Jenna loves the tradition of jingle dancing that has been shared by generations of women in her family, and she hopes to dance at the next powwow. But she has a problem—how will her dress sing if it has no jingles?$19.95ISBN: 9781620140277Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Lee & Low Books - July 1st, 2015
During a visit to her grandma's house, a young girl discovers a box of poems in the attic, poems written by her mother when she was growing up. Her mother's family often moved around the United States and the world because her father was in the Air Force. Over the years, her mother used poetry to record her experiences in the many places the family lived.$17.95ISBN: 9780892392940Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Children's Book Press (CA) - November 1st, 2014
In this spare, lyrically written story, we join a child on a journey of self-discovery. Finding a way to grow from the inside out, just like a tree, the child develops as an individual comfortable in the natural world and in relationships with others. The child begins "Within/ The deep dark earth," like a seed, ready to grow and then dream and reach out to the world.$17.99ISBN: 9781481403481Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Beach Lane Books - August 18th, 2015
Pull on your hiking boots and get ready to see the magnificent Grand Canyon! From the author of the Caldecott Honoree All the World, here is a marvelous celebration of one of our nation’s natural wonders.
Experience the Grand Canyon through the eyes of a child who is seeing it for the very first time.$16.99ISBN: 9780385370066Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 27th, 2015
Little Red Riding Hood straps on ice skates in this fractured fairy tale! A figure-skating enthusiast, Little Red has worn out her skates and must win a pairs competition to earn new ones. But who will be her partner? The Dish is already skating with the Spoon, and Hansel has Gretel. You won’t believe what big eyes, sharp teeth, and furry paws her partner has . . .$17.99ISBN: 9780547875071Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 20142015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner
Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Why are they all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished?$17.99ISBN: 9780399166150Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two 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.$16.95ISBN: 9781561457359Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Peachtree Publishers - April 1st, 2015
Experience the magic of a traditional Indian wedding$7.95ISBN: 9781580895699Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Charlesbridge - December 6th, 2016
No one thought Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass would ever become friends. The former slave and the outspoken woman came from two different worlds. But they shared deep-seated beliefs in equality and the need to fight for it. Despite naysayers, hecklers, and even arsonists, Susan and Frederick became fast friends and worked together to change America.$17.99ISBN: 9781596436039Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Roaring Brook Press - September 2nd, 2014
A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2015 Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Award
Frida Kahlo, one of the world's most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tragedy, all of which influenced what she painted on her canvases.$18.95ISBN: 9781930900738Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Purple House Press - September 1st, 2014
George was one of those kids. You know, the kind that never stays still. Then one day, the doctor said he was going blind. Did that slow George down? Not for a single second. In fact, he was so fast, he went on to break a world record for blind runners. And now he's breaking more barriers--because ironically, George Mendoza, blind painter, paints what he sees.$19.99ISBN: 9781467716086Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Millbrook Press - February 1st, 2015
Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. One plastic bag became two. Then ten. Then a hundred.$17.99ISBN: 9780449817445Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 6th, 2015
Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable.$17.99ISBN: 9780544102293Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 31st, 2015Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule—until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She had to keep quiet. She had to practice in secret.$15.99ISBN: 9780763669003Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Candlewick - August 25th, 2015
A 2016 Pura Belpré Author Award Honor Book
A 2016 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor Book
When a little girl’s far-away grandmother comes to stay, love and patience transcend language in a tender story written by acclaimed author Meg Medina.Email or call for current price informationISBN: 9781600608537Availability: Out of Print - Please call for more informationPublished: Lee & Low Books - January 15th, 2015
Sometimes a simple, everyday object can take you away on great adventures. Juna and her best friend, Hector, have many adventures together, and they love to collect things in empty kimchi jars. Then one day, Hector unexpectedly moves away without having a chance to say good-bye. Juna is heartbroken and left to wonder who will on go on adventures with her.$17.99ISBN: 9780374388195Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 13th, 2015
Zulay and her three best friends are all in the same first grade class and study the same things, even though Zulay is blind. When their teacher asks her students what activity they want to do on Field Day, Zulay surprises everyone when she says she wants to run a race. With the help of a special aide and the support of her friends, Zulay does just that.$17.99ISBN: 9780399257742Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Call to ConfirmPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2015$16.99ISBN: 9781423103714Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Disney-Hyperion - March 10th, 2015
My pen rides dinosaurs
and hides an elephant in a teacup.
What can your pen do?
Acclaimed author and illustrator Christopher Myers uses rich black-and-white illustrations to bring a sketchbook to l$16.99ISBN: 9781452142944Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Chronicle Books - May 5th, 2015
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A NPR.org Best Book of the Year
Gold Medal Winner - Society of Illustrators' Original Art Show, 2015$16.99ISBN: 9780670012855Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 7th, 2013
What color is your mood?
On a really good day, Jamie feels purple like the first bite of a juicy cold plum.
And with a crayon in his hand, Jamie eases into a green feeling--like a dragon dancing through a jungle made of green jello.
But when his brothers push him around and make fun of his drawings, Jamie feels like a dark gray storm brewing.$9.95ISBN: 9781600604416Availability: Backordered - Please CallPublished: Lee & Low Books - March 1st, 2004
Arrorro, mi nino -- Hush-a-bye, my child
It's time to go to bed, and what better way to lull your child to sleep than with a tender song or gentle game? In this beautiful collection of classic Latino lullabies and games, mothers and children happily embrace and treasure their traditions while sharing the universal joy of the special bond between parent and child.$10.95ISBN: 9781894717823Availability: Backordered - Please CallPublished: Pemmican Publications - August 24th, 2015
What incredible pluck Why does young Metisse insist on playing her fiddle for Grandmother's birthday when everyone knows girls are supposed to dance and leave the fiddling to the boys? It could be because Metisse feels the rhythm of tradition in more than one way.
This charming and witty debut story from Carole Lindstrom is warmed by tender illustration from Kimberly McKay.$18.95ISBN: 9781600608988Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Lee & Low Books - September 1st, 2014
Melba Doretta Liston loved the sounds of music from as far back as she could remember. As a child, she daydreamed about beats and lyrics, and hummed along with the music from her family's Majestic radio. At age seven, Melba fell in love with a big, shiny trombone, and soon taught herself to play the instrument.$17.99ISBN: 9781452103143Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Chronicle Books - January 14th, 2014
Coretta Scott King Book Award, Illustrator, Honor
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, Honor
Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, Nonfiction Honor
Parent's Choice Award
Wall Street Journal's 10 Best Children's Books of the Year List
Bologna Ragazzi Nonfiction Honor 2014$17.99ISBN: 9780375869730Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2012
From Caldecott Honor winner Christian Robinson and acclaimed author Renee Watson, comes the inspiring true story of Florence Mills.$17.99ISBN: 9780375867125Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2013
A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award
An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book
Winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children$17.50ISBN: 9780802853028Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Call to ConfirmPublished: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - August 1st, 2008
2009 Caldecott Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book
A Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book
NCTE Notable Children's Book$16.99ISBN: 9780807530177Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Albert Whitman & Company - February 1st, 2015
His white teacher tells her all-black class, You’ll all wind up porters and waiters. What did she know? Gordon Parks is most famous for being the first black director in Hollywood. But before he made movies and wrote books, he was a poor African American looking for work. When he bought a camera, his life changed forever. He taught himself how to take pictures and before long, people noticed.$17.99ISBN: 9781596435407Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 27th, 2013
A John Steptoe New Talent Award Winner
Before there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc.$19.99ISBN: 9781402210488Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Sourcebooks - October 1st, 2008
NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND INCLUDED IN THE BOOKLIST TOP 10 ART BOOKS FOR YOUTH$17.99ISBN: 9781481405140Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 16th, 2015
Sophia tries varied techniques to get the giraffe she wants more than anything in this playfully illustrated story about the nuances of negotiation.Sophia has one true desire for her birthday. But she has Four Big Problems in the way: Mom, Dad, Uncle Conrad...and Grand-mama. Will her presentations, proposals, and pie charts convince them otherwise?$8.99ISBN: 9780761390626Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Kar-Ben Publishing - February 1st, 2013
Nate loves aliens and he really wants to wear an alien costume for Purim, but his friends are all dressing as superheroes and he wants to fit in. What will he do? With the help of his two dads he makes a surprising decision.$16.95ISBN: 9781561458257Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Peachtree Publishers - September 1st, 2015
George loved words. But George was enslaved.$9.99ISBN: 9781452128696Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Chronicle Books - November 4th, 2014
Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. You name it, they can fix it. But the team's favorite cars of all are lowriders—cars that hip and hop, dip and drop, go low and slow, bajito y suavecito. The stars align when a contest for the best car around offers a prize of a trunkful of cash—just what the team needs to open their own shop!$9.99ISBN: 9781452138367Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Chronicle Books - July 5th, 2016
2017 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner$12.99ISBN: 9780803740167Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Call to ConfirmPublished: Dial Books - March 10th, 2015
The Newbery Honor Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Roller Girl is a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby—perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier's Smile!$9.95ISBN: 9781419706196Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 1st, 2012$17.95ISBN: 9781419703980Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 1st, 2012$17.95ISBN: 9781419708008Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 3rd, 2015$6.99ISBN: 9780062019783Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Greenwillow Books - May 3rd, 2016
Praised by the Horn Book as “both quiet and exhilarating,” this novel by the acclaimed poet and National Book Award Finalist Naomi Shihab Nye follows Aref Al-Amri as he says goodbye to everything and everyone he loves in his hometown of Muscat, Oman, as his family prepares to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan.$6.99ISBN: 9780786814541Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Hyperion Books for Children - May 13th, 2002
"[In this] story of a young Ojibwa girl, Omakayas, living on an island in Lake Superior around 1847, Louise Erdrich is reversing the narrative perspective used in most children's stories about nineteenth-century Native Americans. Instead of looking out at 'them' as dangers or curiosities, Erdrich, drawing on her family's history, wants to tell about 'us', from the inside.$15.99ISBN: 9780060295318Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: HarperCollins - April 2nd, 2002
What do Indian shoes look like, anyway? Like beautiful beaded moccasins...or hightops with bright orange shoelaces?$16.99ISBN: 9780545812542Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.
$6.99ISBN: 9780545798631Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - April 28th, 2015"My name is Gaby, and I'm looking for a home. Having the nicest clothes or cell phone isn't important, but I'd like to have a cat that I can talk to when I'm home
When Gaby Ramirez Howard starts volunteering at the local animal shelter, she takes special pride in writing adoption advertisements. Her flyers help the cats and$6.99ISBN: 9780545224970Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 29th, 2015Jarrett doesn't trust Kevon.
But he's got to share a room with him anyway.
It was one thing when Jarrett's mom took care of foster babies who needed help. But this time it's different. This time the baby who needs help has an older brother -- a kid Jarrett's age named Kevon.
$7.95ISBN: 9781939392091Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Spencer Hill Middle Grade - March 10th, 2015
When you live in a volcano, ride to school in a helicopter, and regularly see your dad on the news with the caption "EVIL GENIUS" underneath his picture, it takes a lot to rattle you.
Until you get a message that says: We have your father. Deliver the NOVA in 24 hours or we will kill him.$14.95ISBN: 9781580896603Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Charlesbridge - April 14th, 2015
“One of the new tiger cubs has escaped from the reserve!”
When a tiger cub escapes from a nature reserve near Neel’s island village, the rangers and villagers hurry to find her before the cub’s anxious mother follows suit and endangers them all. Mr.$8.95ISBN: 9781937054557Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Roadrunner Press - September 8th, 2015
A Choctaw boy tells the story of his tribe's removal from the only land his people had ever known, and how their journey to Oklahoma led him to become a ghost--one with the ability to help those he left behind.$6.99ISBN: 9780385392310Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Yearling - February 2nd, 2016
Fans of How to Train Your Dragon will love this whimsical tale, the first in a series, by a Newbery Honor winner, featuring charming illustrations and pet "training tips" in each chapter.
Crusty dragon Miss Drake has a new pet human, precocious Winnie. Oddly enough, Winnie seems to think Miss Drake is her pet—a ridiculous notion!$7.99ISBN: 9781250079848Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Square Fish - May 10th, 2016
Return to the world of Meg Cabot's bestselling and beloved Princess Diaries series in From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess—this time through the illustrated diary of a spunky new heroine: Princess Mia's long lost half-sister, Olivia!
“Author Meg Cabot is ready to put her tiara back on [with] a new character, Olivia Grace.” —USA TodayEmail or call for current price informationISBN: 9781442446915Availability: Hard to Find - Please call for more informationPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 21st, 2014
“The Nate series by Tim Federle is a wonderful evocation of what it’s like to be a theater kid.$6.99ISBN: 9780545773195Availability: Backordered - Please CallPublished: Scholastic Press - August 30th, 2016Cassie Arroyo, an American studying in Rome, has her world ripped apart when someone tries to kill her father, an art history professor at an Italian university. Is she their next target?
$17.99ISBN: 9780545773225Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Scholastic Press - September 27th, 2016WHO WILL CONTROL DESTINY?
Cassie Arroyo has the ability to use the Spear of Destiny. And despite knowing the dangers of such a powerful object, she uses it to shape the future and save her father's life.
$17.99ISBN: 9780545335485Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 1st, 2012Can knowing the most superhero trivia in the whole school be considered a superpower?
If so, Vincent Wu is invincible.
If not (and let's face it, it's "not"), then Vincent and his pals Max and George don't get any props for being the leaders (and, well, sole members) of the (unofficial) Captain Stupendous Fan Club.
$8.99ISBN: 9780399545177Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Puffin Books - October 4th, 2016
A gorgeously imagined Nutcracker retelling from award-winning author Sherri L. Smith.$6.95ISBN: 9781616205928Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 26th, 2016
Corinne La Mer claims she isn't afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They're just tricksters made up by parents to frighten their children. Then one night Corinne chases an agouti all the way into the forbidden forest, and shining yellow eyes follow her to the edge of the trees. They couldn't belong to a jumbie. Or could they?$7.99ISBN: 9780316224857Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2016
A magical coming-of-age story from Coretta Scott King honor author Jewell Parker Rhodes, rich with Southern folklore, friendship, family, fireflies and mermaids, plus an environmental twist.$19.99ISBN: 9780439874021Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Scholastic Press - February 24th, 20152016 Newbery Honor Book
New York Times Bestseller
An impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force from a treasured storyteller!
Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica.
$9.99ISBN: 9781442494985Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - March 29th, 2016
When the Ku Klux Klan’s unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella’s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this New York Times bestselling Depression-era “novel that soars” (The New York Times Book Review) that School Library Journal called “storytelling at its finest” in a starred review.
Stella lives in the segregated So$7.99ISBN: 9780385386104Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Yearling - February 16th, 2016
For fans of Jennifer Holm (Penny from Heaven, Turtle in Paradise), a heartfelt and unforgettable middle-grade novel about an irresistible girl and her family, tragic change, and the healing power of love and friendship. In 1972 home is a cozy nest on Cape Cod for eleven-year-old Naomi “Chirp” Orenstein, her older sister, Rachel; her psychiatrist father; and her dancer mother.$9.99ISBN: 9781416994022Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 10th, 2015
An eleven-year-old’s world is upended by political turmoil in this “lyrically ambitious tale of exile and reunification” (Kirkus Reviews) from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile.
Celeste Marconi is a dreamer.$6.99ISBN: 9780545800853Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Scholastic Press - December 27th, 2016Nothing exciting happens on the Hill of Dust, in the remote mountains of Mexico in the 1950s. There's no electricity, no plumbing, no cars, just day after day of pasturing goats. And now, without his sister and mother, eleven-year-old Teo's life feels even more barren.$18.95ISBN: 9781419710544Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 2014A 2015 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book and a 2015 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California.$9.99ISBN: 9780147512161Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Speak - December 27th, 2016
A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroes--now in paperback will an all-new discussion guide.$6.99ISBN: 9780385755559Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Call to ConfirmPublished: Yearling - March 8th, 2016
Fans of Polly Horvath or Roald Dahl will love this quirky story of a determined girl, and some extraordinary chickens.
$6.99ISBN: 9780062238627Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Greenwillow Books - March 1st, 2016
Future rock star or friendless misfit? That’s no choice at all. In this acclaimed novel by Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly, twelve-year-old Apple grapples with being different; with friends and backstabbers; and with following her dreams.$9.99ISBN: 9780807563656Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2015
What thirteen-year-old Abby wants most is to meet her father. She just never imagined he would be a huge film star—in Bollywood! Now she's traveling to Mumbai to get to know her famous father. Abby is overwhelmed by the culture clash, the pressures of being the daughter of India's most famous celebrity, and the burden of keeping her identity a secret.$16.99ISBN: 9780545609562Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Scholastic Press - April 28th, 2015Twelve-year-old Chinese American Peter Lee and his family always shared a passion for baseball, bonding over backlot games and the Pittsburgh Pirates. But when a devastating tragedy strikes, the family flies apart and Peter's mom becomes paralyzed by grief, drifting further and further from her family.
$16.95ISBN: 9781419707858Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 10th, 2015$8.99ISBN: 9780316247825Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 3rd, 2015$7.99ISBN: 9780062662378Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: HarperCollins - November 29th, 2016
The uplifting, amazing true story—a New York Times bestseller$6.99ISBN: 9780763664428Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Candlewick - December 10th, 2013
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.$8.99ISBN: 9780147510426Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: Puffin Books - January 5th, 2016
The New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village adapted for young readers. Now available in paperback!$16.95ISBN: 9781580897112Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Call to ConfirmPublished: Charlesbridge - August 2nd, 2016
The true story of a Chinese American mountain man who fed thirty people for ten days in the wilderness--and helped inspire the creation of the National Park Service.
$17.99ISBN: 9781481449915Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Call to ConfirmPublished: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 27th, 2016
From New York Times bestselling author Tilar Mazzeo comes the extraordinary and long forgotten story of Irena Sendler--the "female Oskar Schindler"--who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II--now adapted for a younger audience.$9.99ISBN: 9780547906041Availability: We can get this book for you, usually within two days.Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2013
Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus and sparked a boycott that changed America. Harriet Tubman helped more than three hundred slaves escape the South on the Underground Railroad. Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to the U.S.