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¡Yo Soy!: Afirmaciones para Desarrollar la Resiliencia by
Una guia bellamente ilustrada para ensenarles a los mas pequenos a hacer afirmaciones sencillas que les ayuden a desarrollar su autoestima y autoconfianza, disponible ahora en espanol! Cuando sientas miedo frente a algo que es nuevo para ti, parate derecho, ponte las manos en las caderas y di- Soy valiente! Este libro de cart n con tipografia alegre, hecha a mano, empodera a los pequenos lectores hispanohablantes para que se levanten solos! Se presentan diez emociones que les seran familiares seguidas de un ejercicio que los ayudara a enfocarse y una afirmaci n para recitar, todo esto para que practiquen la atenci n plena. ("mindfulness"). Una obra que los alienta a encontrar su fuente de fortaleza interior a traves del reconocimiento y la gesti n de sus emociones, fomentando en ellos una sensaci n de poder y autoconfianza. A stunningly illustrated guide to simple affirmations for young children, building self-esteem and confidence, now in Spanish! When you are feeling scared of something new, Stand tall, Put your hands on your hips, and say- I Am Brave! This brightly hand-lettered board book empowers young Spanish-speaking readers to lift themselves up! Ten relatable emotions are each followed by a centering exercise and a positive affirmation to be recited, as a practice in mindfulness. Young readers are encouraged to find their inner strength by recognizing and addressing their emotions, instilling a sense of power and self-confidence.
A Day for Sandcastles by
A dazzling wordless picture book celebrates creative problem-solving, teamwork, and the sun-splashed wonder of a day at the beach. The creators of the acclaimed Over the Shop evoke a perfect summer beach day--and themes of creativity, cooperation, flexibility, and persistence--all without a word in this sun-warmed, salt-stained delight of a story. A busload of beachgoers spills out onto the sand for a day of fun and frolic. Three siblings begin work on a castle, patting and shaping the sand as the sun arcs over the sky. Time and again, their progress is halted: a windswept hat topples their creation; a toddler ambles through it; the tide creeps close, and then too close. Meeting each demolition with fresh determination, the builders outdo themselves time and again, until the moment arrives to pile back into the bus for home. An authentic portrait of sibling cooperation--and glorious inspiration for creative people of all ages--A Day for Sandcastles channels the thrill of surrendering expectations on the path to infinite possibility.
Abuela's Super Capa by
A heartwarming bilingual picture book about a young boy who learns to accept that Abuela needs to retire her super capa. Saturdays are superhero days. Equipped with their milkshakes and capas, Luis and his abuela can turn anything into an adventure. But when Abuela gets sick, Luis has to learn a new way to be a hero. With some help from his sister, Luis learns that change isn't all that bad and there are many new adventures to have, even if they look a little different. Perfect for families experiencing sickness and loss, this engaging multigenerational story will help young children find the language to express their feelings and adjust to change. Simultaneously published in Spanish: La supercapa de Abuela
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Ballet Kids by
In a gentle introduction to ballet, a little boy and his friends gather for their dance class to learn some moves--and get excited about their debut performance. Stretchy leggings on? Ballet shoes in the bag? Let's go! Join Thomas and his fellow dancers as they're welcomed into the studio for their Saturday ballet class. There are feet positions to perfect and steps to learn--first position, plie, up on your toes, relevé--and turns and jumps, too. Everyone is getting ready for their first performance, The Nutcracker--and now it's time to pick out costumes! This warm celebration of dancing, a companion to Holly Sterling's Karate Kids, is inspired by the author's time learning ballet as a young child. It's sure to be a hit with little ones taking a class, free-form dancers at home, and those who are hoping to be a ballet kid one day, too.
Bravo, Little Bird! by
Perfect for fans of Ocean Meets Sky and Drawn Together, this lyrical, "heartwarming" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) picture book about a special friendship between an old man and a little bird celebrates the power of music, family, and the legacies our loved ones leave behind. The old man played joyful, jolly music. Sad, soulful music. Beautiful, bountiful, breathtaking music. Little Bird listened...until she couldn't stay quiet any longer. Then, she sang. "Bravo, Little Bird!" cheered the old man. From this moment on, Little Bird and the old man are inseparable. Together, they make music and share their gifts with their families. But over time, the old man starts to grow tired...until the day comes when his piano playing stops altogether. As Little Bird looks for a special way to honor the old man's memory, she soon discovers that her friend isn't truly gone after all--he lives on in their music.
Chloe's Lunar New Year by
Lily LaMotte, brilliant author of the graphic novel Measuring Up, an ALA Top Ten, has written her debut picture book about a special Lunar New Year feast. Perfect for fans of Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin and I Am Golden by Eva Chen. "Themes of love and family underlie the snappy text." --Kirkus It's almost Lunar New Year, and Chloe can't wait to celebrate! But first, Chloe and her family must prepare for the new year. They buy new shoes, lay out good-luck oranges in a bowl, decorate the red envelope, and make a crispy turnip cake. Everyone comes together to cook a fantastic feast, saving a plate for A-má, of course. Chloe enjoys the festive celebration and yummy food, but most of all, she loves spending time with her family. Lily LaMotte and Michelle Lee have created a tender, warm, and uplifting holiday story about tradition and the importance of being with those you love. The backmatter contains educational facts about the Lunar New Year celebration in Taiwan and a fun recipe for a yummy fortune cake!
Everyday Hero Machine Boy by
"Creators Kniivila (Year of the Dog) and Vuong (TheStrange Tales of Oscar Zahn) present a funny, uncommonly charming mash-up ofmartial arts, superhero, and sci-fi comics. The rare all-ages title that willentertain, and perhaps even enthrall, adolescents and adults alike." --- LibraryJournal (Starred Review) When a machine boy falls to earth, his heart isawoken for the first time. As he learns to be human, he struggles to overridehis own programming and become a hero, from rising stars Tri Vuong and IrmaKniivila. It's abird, it's a plane, it's... Machine Boy! When Machine Boy falls from the sky into thedomed city of Mega 416, he leaves a wake of destruction in his path... untilKarate Grandpa is able to turn on his heart. Now, Machine Boy wants nothing morethan to become a hero! Whether he is fighting giant bugs in the school'sbasement, rescuing cats from trees, or making the perfect spaghetti sauce,Machine Boy is always looking for the best way to help others. But when hisheart begins to interact dangerously with other debris from space, Machine Boywonders if he can be a power for good after all. Rising stars Tri Vuong and Irma Kniivila createa funny and engaging all-ages adventure that asks-can you override your ownprogramming? Included in Everyday Hero Machine Boy, isa two-page READER'S GUIDE. The full TEACHER'S GUIDE is available onSkyboundComet.com.
Finding Papa by
This poignant and lyrical debut picture book based on the author's own experience and illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Thi Bui follows young Mai and her mother's perilous journey from Vietnam to America to find Papa--who left ahead of them to start a better life for their family. No one can make Mai laugh like her Papa! She loves playing their favorite game--the crocodile chomp chomp! But then Papa leaves Vietnam in search of a new home for their family in America and Mai misses him very much. Until one day, Mama and Mai pack a small bag and say goodbye to the only home Mai has ever known. And so begins Mai and Mama's long, perilous journey by foot and by boat, through dangers and darkness, to find Papa. Finding Papa reminds us that love and courage can stretch an ocean and that nothing can keep us apart from those we care about. A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD GOLD STANDARD SELECTION!
Happy Again by
Lucas fell, and now he lives with a disability. A Level G story about resilience that first graders can read on their own. Lucas is a happy lion. One day Lucas Falls. Can Lucas be happy again? When Lucas falls off a ladder, he hurts his spine and can't use his legs anymore. He can't stand on them and he can't walk on them. Through self-determination and with the love of friends and family, Lucas learns new ways to take care of himself and have fun. With easy-to-read language and cheerful art, children can learn about physical disabilities while they grow their confidence as readers. This book has been officially leveled by using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level GradientTM leveling system. For early-to-mid first grade readers, Level G books feature more complex storylines than prior levels, and a wider variety of structure and punctuation. Illustrations offer support for decoding the more challenging vocabulary words introduced. The award-winning I Like to Read series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards. Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors-create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own!
Hope Is a Hop by
Just in time for Easter, a moving exploration of hope, from its resilient roots to its sprouting-and surprising!-possibilities. When Eva's hopes for a cheerful flower garden are dashed by a rascally-and hungry! -rabbit, she sinks into despair. But it's from this new vantage point that she discovers something surprising and wonderful about her four-legged-nemesis that reminds Eva of her own growing family and inspires her to try again. Told in sweet, lyrical verse, and accompanied by the tenderest illustrations, Hope is a Hop shares a powerful message and the heart-tugging illustrations and bunny rabbit motif make it a natural pick for Easter gifting.
Jacky Ha-Ha Gets the Last Laugh by
Jacky Ha-Ha is off to theater camp and funnier than ever in this hilarious illustrated novel from James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein's #1 New York Times bestselling series. Jacky Hart finally knows the thrill of having people laugh with her (not at her). She tries to put her comedy and theater skills to use in her summer job, but the boardwalk crowds aren't exactly adoring. So Jacky jumps at the opportunity of a lifetime: an all-expense paid trip to theater camp! When Jacky gets to Camp Footlights, she realizes she's way out of her depth. The highly trained campers all seem to know everything about performing, and exactly how to command the spotlight. All Jacky wants is to prove she fits in, but the more she tries, the more she stands out--and not in a good way. With help from her new friends, can Jacky Ha-Ha earn her place in the spotlight...or will she flop? Packed with illustrations, jokes, and hijinks, the latest book in the #1 bestselling Jacky Ha-Ha series delivers a hilarious and heartwarming dose of summer fun, perfect for reading all year round!
The Library Fish Learns to Read by
Library Fish returns in this charming picture book about the unusually literary fish learning to do what everyone around her loves--read! Library Fish is very happy in her bowl on Mr. Hughes the librarian's desk. From there, she listens to story time and watches Mr. Hughes teach children the alphabet. He says the alphabet is made of letters, letters make sounds, blending those sounds together makes words, and words make stories. Library Fish wants to read, too! She starts jumping out of her bowl to practice when the library closes at night. Can Library Fish become a reader all on her own?
Milo's Monster by
From the creator of Ruby Finds a Worry, a story about what to do when jealousy comes between friends. Milo loves spending time with his best friend, Jay. But when a new girl named Suzi moves in next door, Milo starts to feel left out. The jealous feeling gets stronger and stronger--until suddenly, a GREEN-EYED MONSTER pops up beside him! Soon, the monster is twisting up all of Milo's thoughts and making him sad. It won't leave him alone! Can Milo find a way to free himself from the monster and repair his friendship? Warm and uplifting, Milo's Monster is an ideal starting point for helping children to build strong friendships and say goodbye to jealous feelings. The Big Bright Feelings picture book series provides kid-friendly entry points into emotional intelligence topics -- from being true to yourself to dealing with worries, managing anger, and making friends. These topics can be difficult to talk about. But these books act as sensitive and reassuring springboards for conversations about mental and emotional health, positive self-image, building self-confidence, and managing feelings. Read all the books in the Big Bright Feelings series! Ruby Finds a Worry Perfectly Norman Ravi's Roar Meesha Makes Friends Tilda Tries Again Milo's Monster
Never Forget Eleanor by
This poignant story from New York Times bestselling author Jason June and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long reminds us of the life-changing power of words and the ways we remember the ones we love who've been affected by Alzheimer's or dementia. Perfect for fans of Drawn Together and The Rough Patch. Elijah loves spending time with his grandma Eleanor. She knows all the best words to answer tricky crossword puzzles and to tell the most beautiful stories to her family and friends. Everyone calls her "Never Forget Eleanor" because she remembers every word she reads and person she meets. Lately though, Elijah has started to notice Grandma Eleanor forgetting little things. So when Grandma Eleanor doesn't show up for her Saturday story session, Elijah will need to find a way to use her favorite words and become the storyteller himself to bring her home.
Opportunity Knocks by
For fans of Barakah Beats and Wendy Mass comes a funny friendship story from Lambda Literary Award winner Sara Farizan that's sure to be a lucky charm. Lila is trying to find her way in the world--to figure out her thing. Her talented sister, Parisa, and athletic best friend, Melanie, both seem to have found theirs... and Lila can't help feeling left behind. But just when she thinks she might have it in her school's new band program, the floor falls out from beneath Lila. The program may have its funding cut! Lila visits her local bank in an attempt to secure a loan for the band program. While she's there, she's shoved by a passing stranger. Before she can even complain, however, the man leaves the bank and disappears. At her feet, Lila sees a strange box. Inside rests an old key, with a message carved into the box: A simple clue for you who holds the key. Remember to unlock the door for Opportunity. It turns out the key is magical! After falling asleep with it in her room, Lila is awoken by the appearance of a strange glowing door, which knocks three times from the other side. Upon opening it, Lila is met with the strangest sight. A girl her age waltzes into her room and claims to be Lila's lucky day. The girl says she's been called by many names: Providence, Fortuna, Lady Luck, Opportunity... but Lila can call her Felise. Felise will stay with Lila for seven serendipitous days, during which Lila will be the luckiest person in the world! But the man who lost the key has not forgotten about it--or Lila. Having spent a fortune procuring the Key to Opportunity, he'll do everything in his power to get it back.
Purr-Im Time by
In this happy, rhyming romp a group of exuberant kittens get into some feline mischief as they celebrate Purim and explain the holiday to young children. "A welcome addition for secular and religious collections alike." --School Library Journal "Filled with movement and joy" --Kirkus Reviews "Upbeat . . . (these) kitties clearly live in an active, exuberant Jewish community" --Publishers Weekly A PJ Library Selection for Purim 2023
9 Kilometers by
A memorable, compelling story about the perseverance of a child and the human right to education. The sky is still dark when a young boy leaves home for school. He has a long path ahead: nine kilometers--over five-and-a-half miles--through the mountains and rain forests of Chile. But the boy doesn't mind. While he walks, he can count butterflies and lizards, and he can think about where the 15,000 steps he takes every morning could lead. Nine kilometers could bring the boy across ninety soccer fields, up the world's ten largest buildings, or into a classroom at last... Set against the lush backdrop of southern Chile, this book features one of the many children around the world who travel long distances in order to go to school. After the story, thoughtfully illustrated back matter explores the unique birds of Chile and the courage of similar students' journeys in other countries. Striking and timely, 9 Kilometers will open lasting conversations about social inequalities, the value of learning, and the resilience of those who push past obstacles toward a better future.
A Door Made for Me by
This emotional and honest picture book explores a racist encounter from the perspective of a young Black boy, while offering a message of unconditional love and acceptance to soothe the pain of blind prejudice. In this story based on the author's childhood, a young Black boy confronts his first experience of overt racism. In recounting the events to his grandfather, the young narrator asks: "How can she hate me when she doesn't know me?" Grandpa offers wisdom and encouragement to the child, reminding him that another person's hate does not change the fact that he is loved and that he matters. While offering an unflinching look at the emotional impact of the encounter, Tyler Merritt presents a message of love and acceptance that will resonate with young readers and offer a starting point for conversations about racial equality between parent or caregiver and child.
InvestiGators: Agents of S. U. I. T. by
InvestiGators fans, rejoice! Get ready to dive into the first volume of AGENTS OF S.U.I.T., featuring the weird and wacky co-workers of everyone's favorite sewer-sleuthing super-agents, Mango and Brash! At S.U.I.T. headquarters, Cilantro the Chameleon finally gets what she's been waiting for: a field assignment. Only...it's literally out in the middle of a field, and her orders are so vague, she can hardly tell what she's supposed to be investigating. But as she begins to uncover a sheep-led worker's rights revolt and an alien invasion conspiracy--not to mention a spooky haunting at the abandoned S.U.I.T. field outpost--Cilantro steps into her own V.E.S.T. as a valued member of the S.U.I.T. team. From InvestiGators mastermind John Patrick Green, the world of S.U.I.T. has never been more fun!
Beaky Barnes: Egg on the Loose by
Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra Stein takes readers on a slapstick journey in his debut graphic novel series, featuring Beaky Barnes, a no-nonsense chicken who's determined to save her desirable egg. But with a hungry inspector, a desperate chef, and an entrepreneurial woman on her tail, Beaky has to use every tool in her chicken coop to make her grand escape. All the inspector wanted was an egg to go in his sandwich, so he heads to the cafe. The problem? The town is entirely out of eggs, and the local chef is panicked. Luckily, he spots a lovely duo having lunch: a woman and a chicken named Beaky Barnes. It's his lucky day. But when the woman and Beaky have a fight over an offensive business arrangement (chicken-pulled coach service, anyone?), chaos ensues. With a chicken on the run, and an inspector and woman in hot pursuit, three stories emerge with hilarious results! With laugh-out-loud madcap comedy on every page, David Ezra Stein's (Caldecott Honor winner of Interrupting Chicken) signature humor is on full display in this debut graphic novel!
Bug Catchers by
Meet Dirt and Bugsy--best buds who catch all kinds of bugs--in this fun early reader! Dirt and Bugsy are neighbors, best friends, and bug catchers. They love bugs: Bugs that crawl. Bugs that fly. Bugs that slide. Bugs that hide. But when it begins to rain one day, their brains buzz with a plan: They will build a bug barn to keep the bugs dry! Together, they gather supplies and make a structure to shelter the insects from the storm.
Curse of the Shadow Dragon: a Branches Book (Dragon Masters #23) by
Drake and Worm meet a Shadow Dragon in the latest action-packed installment of this New York Times bestselling series! Pick a book. Grow a Reader! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! A huge shadow is blanketing the sky, spreading across every kingdom. And wizards all over the world are losing their magic powers! The Dragon Masters soon discover that a Shadow Dragon named Chaya and his Dragon Master, Aruna, are responsible for the sky-shadow. Drake teams up with Jean to figure out how this Shadow Dragon has so much power. Will they stop the sky-shadow, or will the world fall into complete darkness? And is evil magic to blame for all this chaos? With engaging black-and-white artwork on every page, kids won't be able to put down this action-packed adventure!
Fae and the Moon by
Filled with fearsome monsters, fascinating lore, and vibrant illustrations, Fae and the Moon is a much-needed adventure story about overcoming despair through the powers of love and hope. "The book's lessons about believing in oneself and the importance of family are clear, important, and meaningful. . . . An entertaining fantasy story about personal empowerment and family love." --Foreword Reviews "Easy-to-follow panels and concise dialogue conjure an epic quest that provides audiences with a handy stepping stone into larger fantasy worlds." --Publishers Weekly Fae, in mourning for her missing mother, sits night after night below the Moon that her mother so loved. Then one night she discovers she can pluck the Moon out of the star-filled sky! Back safe in her house, she holds it close, feeling comfort at last. But Fae loses the Moon, and finds that taking it has awakened ancient monsters--rats, dragons, and more, who hunt it for themselves. Will Fae be able to reclaim the Moon, find her own inner strength, and save the world from eternal darkness?
Garlic and the Witch by
Bree Paulsen's brave little protagonist, Garlic, is back in this charmingly illustrated standalone companion to Garlic and the Vampire, serving up another tale of friendship, magic, and self-discovery. Give both books to readers who fell in love with Tidesong or Witch Boy! Garlic loves spending time with Witch Agnes, Carrot, and her new friend, the Count, who has proven to be a delightful neighbor to the village of vegetable people rather than a scary vampire. But despite Agnes's best attempts to home-brew a vegetarian blood substitute for Count, the ingredient she needs most can only be found at the Magic Market, far from the valley. Before she knows it, with a broomstick in hand, Garlic is nervously preparing for a journey. But Garlic is experiencing another change too--finger by finger, she appears to be turning human. Witch Agnes assures her that this is normal for her garden magic, but Garlic isn't so sure that she's ready for such a big change. After all, changes are scary...and what if she doesn't want to be human after all
Suitehearts #1: Harmony and Heartbreak by
"Charming, magical, and thoroughly delightful." --Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times bestselling author of the Whatever After series The first in a new series about magical matchmakers, Suitehearts #1: Harmony and Heartbreak is a feel-good light romance about two 13-year-old cousins and their first solo attempts at creating enchanted love connections. Perfect for young readers who love Whatever After, The Jumbies, and The Princess Diaries. Cousins Rose and Cora Seville aren't your typical eighth graders. They are matchmakers-in-training, learning how to magically make love connections out of San Francisco's Hotel Coeur, where they live in the penthouse suite. As young Fledglings, Rose and Cora must perfect their charms and enchantments to pass a test that will determine their future, but they are not prepared for all the drama ahead! Confident, cool Rose, the most promising Fledgling of her generation, thinks her magic can help her handle any assignment that's thrown at her. But when she is faced with a bitter rival and headstrong Kindling, will she be able to rise to the challenge As for kind-yet-complicated Cora, she's usually in her cousin's shadow. But new powers that allow her to see others' emotions might make her a secret weapon in the matchmaking world. Will Cora's special abilities help or hurt her when a crush on a boy puts her matchmaker ethics on the line Full of magic and mishaps, Suitehearts is a new series from award-winning storyteller Claire Kann that will keep readers smiling and wishing for more.
I Am Born to Be Awesome! by
Beautiful Black and Brown boys are the stars in this level 1 Step Into Reading book from the Happy Hair series. It's a bright, joyful easy reader that will have boys everywhere saying "I am born to be awesome!" Kids will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhyming, level 1 reader about the joy of being a boy--listening to music, swimming, exploring nature, being on a sports team, baking, doing math, and more. Full of easy-to-read fun on each page, this easy reader promotes boys' self-esteem, smarts, and strength. Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. Look for all the books in the Happy Hair series: * Cool Cuts * Happy Hair * I'm Growing Great * Smart Sisters * I Love Being Me! (Step Into Reading)
Lost Legends of Nothing by
In the hilarious and epic sequel to the full-color fantasy graphic novel Fantastic Tales of Nothing, Nathan and his unlikely team of magical beings return with another adventure to save their home from an evil spirit--perfect for fans of Amulet and Estranged. Welcome back to Nothing! After the battle with Stryx, Nathan is lost and alone (again). But this time, he has friends to find and a quest to continue! At least no one is chasing him . . . well, except for that ancient evil spirit trying to destroy Nothing. Oh, and the war started (great!). Once reunited, Nathan, Haven, Sina, and Bardou must continue their journey to the Edge. Nathan has visions of Lerina that intensify as they travel, and the group discovers the clues to save Nothing may reside in the lost legends of the past. Unexpected allies appear but new enemies lurk everywhere, and the most powerful foe is attacking Haven's spirit from within. If Nathan and his band of friends weren't already feeling the pressure, they must prevent two realms from tearing Nothing apart, defeat Stryx, and not die in the process (no biggie). Otherwise, volken, faes, and all magic could vanish from Nothing . . . forever.
Mossy and Tweed: Crazy for Coconuts by
Two clueless gnomes on a quest to crack a coconut make one blooper after another in this over-the-top funny early graphic novel series. Mossy and Tweed enjoy a perfect day in the Gnome Woods. The air is crisp, their gardens are growing, and the next-door neighbors have a good-natured argument brewing. But then a runaway coconut lands between their homes. What is inside this strange nut? The tag hints at water . . . sand . . . sunshine . . . Could it be paradise? The gnomes must know! Armed with dreams of an instant vacation, the wacky duo sets out to crack their nut. Cozy Scandinavian illustrations, oodles of "oopsies," and easy-to-read banter are sure to delight in this new series for emerging readers. Kids will laugh themselves silly at Mossy and Tweed's slapstick misadventures. I Like to Read Comics are perfect for kids who are challenged by or unengaged in reading, kids who love art, and the growing number of young comics fans. Filled with eye-catching art, humor, and terrific stories these comics provide unique reading experiences for growing minds. Like their award-winning I Like to Read counterparts, these books are created by celebrated artists and support reading comprehension to transform children into lifelong readers.
No Matter the Distance by
An unexpected animal companion helps a girl with cystic fibrosis learn to write her own story in this captivating novel in verse by award-winning author and disabled activist Cindy Baldwin. Penny Rooney has cystic fibrosis, which means she has to do breathing treatments to help her lungs work. Some days, it seems like her CF is the only thing Penny knows about herself for sure. From her point of view, everyone around her can make sense of their place in the world. So why can't Penny even begin to write a poem about herself for school Then during spring break Penny spots something impossible in the creek behind her house: a dolphin, far from its home. Penny names the dolphin Rose and feels an immediate bond, since the dolphin is also sick. But as Penny's CF worsens, she realizes that Rose needs to return to her pod to get better. Will Penny be able to help guide Rose back to the ocean, even if it means losing her friend This heartwarming story, which marks the first time an author with cystic fibrosis is writing a protagonist with CF, will transport readers into a world full of friendship, family, and powerful self-discovery.
Pete the Kitty's Outdoor Art Project by
Join Pete the Kitty as he gets creative in this I Can Read story from New York Times bestselling team Kimberly and James Dean. Pete the Kitty loves art class. But when the project is to go outside and make art from nature, Pete isn't sure what to create. Then inspiration strikes and Pete realizes that nature art is cooler than he ever imagined! Beginner readers will love creating nature art with Pete! This My First I Can Read book is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and sweet illustrations--which means it's perfect for shared reading with emergent readers. The active, engaging My First I Can Read stories have appealing plots and lovable characters, encouraging children to continue their reading journey.
"A look at the incredible healing power of compassion." --Kirkus Julia Denos lovingly illustrates a thoughtful, poetic text about protecting farm animals instead of exploiting them. Accessible to the youngest readers, this picture book gently celebrates compassion for all creatures. Perfect for fans of Becoming a Good Creature and Tiny, Perfect Things. Where do you feel safe and seen When can you be yourself What about the animals who share our planet These questions are explored in this gentle celebration of what it means to care for and respect creatures of all kinds. Poetic text and gorgeous, joyful art show us how we can protect animals by honoring and advocating for their lives. Accessible to the youngest readers, Sanctuary invites us to open our hearts wide to create a more loving and more compassionate world--for all.
A Boy and His Mirror by
The bestselling illustrator of I Am Enough brings to life the story of a boy whose mirror gives him a whole new way of seeing himself. Chris loves his long, curly hair, so why do his classmates tease him about it? When he looks for answers in his mirror, something wonderfully wild and weird happens- a lady appears with wise words that make him feel like a king! But when he starts acting like a king at school, it's time for another visit to the mirror. Actor Marchant Davis's uplifting picture book debut encourages us all to look beyond hairstyles-reminding us that styles come and go-and to celebrate one another for who we are. #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Keturah A. Bobo's stunning art brings Chris and his mirror to vibrant life.
A Sliver of Moon and a Shard of Truth: Stories from India by
Four wry new trickster tales from the creators of Mangoes, Mischief, and Tales of Friendship draw on Hindu mythology and the rich tradition of Indian folktales. Clever Prince Veera and his best friend, Suku, are back in a vibrant new collection of stories riddled with surprises. When the prince's great uncle, Raja Apoorva, invites the boys to the summer festival in Peetalpur, Prince Veera and Suku are excited to compete in the games. It's no easy feat to make the peahen sing (when peahens can't sing) or defeat the country's champion wrestler, but Raja Apoorva's riddles prove the ultimate test of the boys' wit and wisdom. Who owns the tree that provides the palace figs? What intruder dared pull the Raja's beard? And what are the secrets of the holy man and the astronomer? Packed with glorious trickster tradition, wise-cracking dialogue, and gemlike illustrations, these festive tales of two fast-thinking friends will captivate readers of all ages.
All the Beating Hearts by
The cyclical nature of day and night frames a heartfelt exploration of the shared experiences that bring us all together. At the start of a day brimming with possibilities, a gentle narrator whimsically explores everything the day might bring, from work to play, and all the sweet moments in between, like watching clouds and seeing something grow. In the moment when day inevitably turns to night, we are reminded that "we are all just hearts beating in the darkness." This quiet space serves as a reminder of our shared existence, the very core of what brings us together. As a new dawn continues the cycle, that truth is a strong and steady pulse beneath the rhythm of another busy morning. In a story that is at once playful and poignant, and Julie Fogliano masterfully combines simple, lyrical text and nuanced themes to create an inspirational exploration of perseverance, solidarity, kindness, and strength. Luscious illustrations by Catia Chien accompany the soulful text. Cleverly emulating the cyclical nature of day and night, it emphasizes an even deeper message- through all of life's ups and downs, there will always be light after darkness, and most importantly, we have each other-these other beating hearts.
Beatrice Likes the Dark by
Beatrice likes the dark. She likes black clothes, graveyard picnics, and a sky full of stars. Her sister, Roo, likes the light. She likes bright clothes, picking strawberries, and hot, sunny days. Beatrice and Roo are nothing alike and don't understand each other. Can Beatrice help Roo love the dark as much as she does? Can Roo help Beatrice love the light? Or are they simply too different to get along? With lushly detailed artwork, award-winning illustrator Khoa Le brings to vivid life acclaimed author April Tucholke's heartwarming, slightly spooky tale about two very different sisters who learn to celebrate their individuality, understanding that love runs deeper than their differences.
Cameron Battle and the Escape Trials by
Fans of Rick Riordan will lose themselves in the exciting world of Chidani--where the last descendant must fight to save the world! After his first adventure as the Descendant, Cameron can't sit through seventh grade classes. Especially when his mother is still trapped in Chidani and his father is still missing. But he encounters a particularly nasty bully in his new school, and it doesn't take long for Cameron and his trusty friends Zion and Aliyah to realize that the troubles of Chidani won't stay away for long. With the Book to guide them, Cameron and his crew end up transported to Chidani sooner than anticipated--and the gods and goddesses they encounter don't intend to make Cameron's journey easy. Can he finally outwit and outlast the villainous god set on destroying their worlds? Inspired by West African and Igbo history and mythology, this middle-grade fantasy celebrates the triumphs and challenges of a boy finding his path to greatness.
Dim Sum, Here We Come! by
From author-illustrator Maple Lam comes a new picture book about a Chinese American girl and her younger sister as they attend their weekly dim sum family gathering. A celebration of the traditional Chinese customs passed on from generation to generation: togetherness, love, family--and FOOD! Today is Sunday and that means its dim sum time with my whole family! I can't wait to see everyone, especially Grandma. I'm going to eat lots of shrimp dumplings, rice noodle rolls, egg tarts, and my favorite--char siu buns. We will have to order enough for us all to share. So what are you waiting for Dim sum, here we come! A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD GOLD STANDARD SELECTION!
Fight Back by
Jane Addams Book Award finalist, Jane Addams Peace Association Amina's Voice meets A Good Kind of Trouble in this story about 13-year-old Aaliyah, who feels alone after putting on a hijab for the first time, but finds friends and allies through organizing a protest at her school. Thirteen-year-old Aaliyah can't wait for a concert by her favorite K-pop boy band, 3W. She isn't too concerned with stories on the news about the rise of the far right--after all, it doesn't affect her--until a terrorist attack at the concert changes everything. Local racists are emboldened and anti-Muslim rhetoric starts cropping up at school and on the street. When Aaliyah starts getting bullied, she knows she has to do something to stand up to the hate. She decides that, instead of hiding who she is, she will begin wearing a hijab for the first time, to challenge how people in her community see Muslims. But when her school bans the hijab and she is attacked and intimidated for making her choice, Aaliyah feels alone. Can she find allies--friends to stand beside her and help her find ways to fight back? Acclaimed author A. M. Dassu's follow-up to Boy, Everywhere is an essential read to encourage empathy, challenge stereotypes, and foster positive action.
Good Night, Little Bookstore by
Part lullaby, part love song, this perfectly pitched bedtime book gives a nod to its classic predecessors as it champions the vibrant independent spirit of local bookstores. Join the Little Bookstore's friendly staff as they draw the curtain on another busy day of browsing and matchmaking. Choose a bedtime story, say your good nights, and pet the shop's feline mascot on your way out. Snuggle up to a loved one for a read-aloud, then drift off to sweet dreams of adventure and enchantment to come. Drawing on the best tradition of classic bedtime books, Amy Cherrix's lilting text brims with sound play, soothing patterns, and repetition, while E. B. Goodale's bright, inclusive artwork offers people-watching at its best, conjuring the bustling, ineffable mood of a homespun hall of treasures. Penned by a bookseller and illustrated with warmth and zeal, this cozy homage to the neighborhood bookshop ends with a gallery of bookstores around the world, encouraging local engagement and offering a gentle reminder that books are gifts that keep giving, the most comforting treasure of all.
Hello, Moon by
A parent and child explore the wonder and joys of the changing moon together in this captivating picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Evan Turk. Hello, Moon! You look so beautiful tonight! Do you mind if we sit with you? In this joyful celebration of a child's sense of curiosity about the world, a parent and child explore the wonder of the changing moon together. Because sometimes all you need is someone to share the silence with.
I Love You, Little Truck by
"LikeMargaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd's The Runaway Bunny (1942) andothers before it, this is a heartwarming proclamation of love in all its formsbetween a caregiver and a child. An irresistible presentation of unconditionallove."--Kirkus Reviews "Sure to be a hit with young construction lovers, and comforting for any child worried about all those 'What ifs.'"--?School Library Journal?? ??A heartwarming "I Love You" book for kids who love trucks. Sometimes kids--and little trucks--need to be reassured of a parent's love. In I Love You, Little Truck, Big Truck loves Little Truck with a full heart--but Little Truck can't help but wonder. "Little Truck smiled, then it sank to a frown. / 'But what about times I might let you down? / Like when I spill oil or get grease on the rugs. / Even then, will you give me your kisses and hugs?" In a heartwarming exchange featuring favorite construction trucks, Big Truck shows how a parent's love overcomes oil spills, cement, and even the deepest of holes. Adorable illustrations from Natasha Mollins complement the simple, rhyming text to convey an endearing message that kids will want to hear--and feel--again and again. Thick, sturdy artcard and a protective, glossy coating ensures the book will last for many more readings!
Juniper Harvey and the Vanishing Kingdom by
A thrilling fantasy adventure that explores friendship and queer identity, perfect for fans of Amari and the Night Brothers and Rick Riordan's Trials of Apollo series! When Juniper Harvey's family moves to the middle of nowhere in Florida, her entire life is uprooted. As if that's not bad enough, she keeps having dreams about an ancient-looking temple, a terrifying attack, and a mysterious girl who turns into an ivory statue. One night after a disastrous school dance, Juniper draws a portrait of the girl from her dreams and thinks, I wish you were here. The next morning, she wakes up to find the girl in her room...pointing a sword at her throat! The unexpected visitor reveals herself as Galatea, a princess from a magical other world. One problem--her crown is missing, and she needs it in order to return home. Now, it's up to Juniper to help find the crown, all while navigating a helpless crush on her new companion. And things go from bad to worse when a sinister force starts chasing after the crown too. Packed with adventure and driven by a pitch-perfect voice, this middle grade debut from Nina Varela is about one tween forging new friendships, fighting nightmarish monsters, and importantly, figuring out who she is and who she ultimately wishes to be. "Juniper Harvey is a heartwarming and hilarious journey across worlds that will prime readers for their own adventures." --Kwame Mbalia, New York Times bestselling author of the Tristan Strong series
Mama Shamsi at the Bazaar by
It's market day for Samira and her grandma! The bazaar is crowded, but this sweet pair knows how to stick together in this silly picture book set in Iran. Mama Shamsi is off to the market, and today, Samira gets to go with her! Samira loves spending time with her grandmother, and she especially loves her chador, which Mama Shamsi wraps around herself every time they leave the house. As the pair get closer and closer to the market, Samira is worried about getting lost in the crowded streets of Tehran, until she has an idea: She can hide under her grandmother's chador. But when Mama Shamsi says no--if Samira hides under there, the pair of them will look like a strange animal! In imaginary spreads, Samira and Mama Shamsi turn into a donkey, a giraffe, a kangaroo, a turtle--hiding isn't working at all. But maybe there's some other way for Samira to stay safe with her grandma in the crowded market.
Big Nate: Nailed It! by
The newest pranks, adventures, and school drama from Big Nate, now an animated series on Paramount+ and Nickelodeon! Big Nate is a legend at P.S. 38, where he and friends Francis, Teddy, Dee Dee, Chad, and others manage to make sixth grade interesting with all kinds of pranks, drama, sports, and good times. The all-time leader in detentions, Nate is never far from the spotlight, whether it's for a freak injury on the soccer field, Halloween costume fail, or stirring up a new episode in his long-running rivalry with grade-grubbing Gina or his teacher nemesis, Mrs. Godfrey. This new collection of Big Nate comics from Lincoln Peirce includes over 170 full-color comics and abundant laughs for the whole family, especially young readers ages 8 to 12.
Not an Easy Win by
Can Lawrence figure out how to get on the board, even though the odds are stacked against him? Introducing a powerful novel about figuring out who you are when you don't make the rules-just right for middle-grade fans of Nic Stone and Jason Reynolds. "Smart and moving."-Book Riot Lawrence is ready for a win. . . . Nothing's gone right for Lawrence since he had to move from Charlotte to Larenville, North Carolina, to live with his granny. When Lawrence ends up in one too many fights at his new school, he gets expelled. The fight wasn't his fault, but since his pop's been gone, it feels like no one listens to what Lawrence has to say. Instead of going to school, Lawrence starts spending his days at the rec center, helping out a neighbor who runs a chess program. Some of the kids in the program will be picked to compete in the Charlotte Classic chess tournament. Could this be Lawrence's chance to go home? Lawrence doesn't know anything about chess, but something about the center-and the kids there-feels right. Lawrence thought the game was over . . . but does he have more moves left than he thought?
Pilar Ramirez and the Curse of San Zenon by
The Land of Stories meets Dominican culture and mythology come to life in Julian Randall's Pilar Ramirez and the Curse of San Zenon, the action-packed fantasy duology finale--for fans of the Tristan Strong series and Amari and the Night Brothers. After being magically transported to the mythical island of Zafa and rescuing her long captive cousin Natasha, Pilar is back in Chicago . . . and hiding the shocking truths about Zafa and Natasha being alive. So, when she and her family are invited on a trip to Santo Domingo, Pilar welcomes the distraction and the chance to see the Dominican Republic for the first time. But when Ciguapa and close friend Carmen magically appears in the DR searching for help, Pilar is soon on the hunt for the escaped demon El Baca and his mysterious new ally. Now, with a cursed storm gathering over the island to resurrect an ancient enemy, Pilar will have to harness her newfound bruja powers if she has any hope of saving her own world, Zafa, and most importantly her family before the clock runs out and ushers in a new era of evil.
A Crown for Corina by
A charming story about a girl who learns a beloved family tradition and the symbolism behind the Mexican flower crown, from two Pura Belpré award-winning creators. Today is Corina's birthday, and she's excited to wear the biggest crown with the most beautiful flowers picked from her abuela's garden. Each flower tells a special story about all the ways Corina is rooted in the family she loves. With elegant and eye-catching illustrations from award-winning artist Elisa Chavarri, this charming story shares a beloved family tradition through one girl's journey of self-discovery as she learns about the symbolism behind the Mexican flower crown.
Christopher Krovatin is on fire with his latest horror thriller for Scholastic. Aly Theland doesn't understand what's happening to her. She comes from a very normal family and lives a very normal life.There's only one thing off. When Aly gets angry, things burst into flame. Aly doesn't feel she's in control of this. But as the fires get better and the stakes get higher, something has to be done. Because it's not just flames Aly's unleashing, it's . . . evil.
An Invitation to Passover by
When Hannah's extended family isn't able to join her for their traditional Passover seder, she invites her diverse group of friends to experience the holiday with her. From Ha-joon's Korean kimchi, to Monique's hymn lyrics, each friend brings a bit of their own culture to the celebration. And with each guest the themes of freedom, hope, and thanks become more meaningful. An endnote tells the Passover story and a glossary defines vocabulary.
The Art of Getting Noticed #1 by
Introducing a hilarious and heartfelt graphic novel in which an unlikely pair of cryptids--one a Bigfoot whose failure to get himself photographed disappoints his family, and the other a Loch Ness Monster, who seems unable to escape the spotlight wherever she goes--meet up and find friendship, creativity, and just the right amount of attention. Meet Bigfoot and Nessie! Yes, that Bigfoot and Nessie. Only...Well, things are a little complicated right now. Bigfoot is having trouble fitting in with his family. He can never quite manage to get himself into the picture, much to the disappointment of his mom, dad, and sister, who always want to be in the spotlight. When he meets Nessie, who's equally desperate to get away from the cameras, he begins to ask himself the ultimate question: What's the price of fame after all? Big-hearted and clever, The Art of Getting Noticed by Chelsea M. Campbell and Laura Knetzger invites us to explore our most tender selves through friendship and creativity--and have quite a bit of fun in between!
Cece Rios and the King of Fears by
In this thrilling sequel to the "spellbinding" (Booklist starred review) and "mesmerizing" (Publishers Weekly starred review) middle grade fantasy adventure Cece Rios and the Desert of Souls, Cece and her sister Juana must journey into the stronghold of Devil's Alley to challenge the criatura king El Cucuy. Cece Rios thought saving her sister would be the end of her adventures in the world of criaturas. But part of Juana's soul is still trapped in Devil's Alley. As Cece tries to find a way to get it back using her new curandera abilities, Juana takes her fate in her own hands and sets off alone, intent on restoring her soul and getting revenge on El Sombrerón. But then they discover that El Cucuy, king of the criaturas, is hunting for Cece, craving her powers for his own dark purposes. Can the Rios sisters--along with Coyote, Little Lion, and their other criatura allies--uncover his secrets and reclaim Juana's soul Or will the sinister forces of Devil's Alley overcome them all This award-winning series is perfect for fans of Aru Shah and the End of Time and Amari and the Night Brothers.
Eb and Flow by
A ten-day suspension has tweens De'Kari and Ebony seeing the world with a fresh perspective. Don't miss this poignant novel in verse from the award-winning author of Isaiah Dunn Is My Hero. Two kids. One fight. No one thinks they're wrong. Flow I don't even hit girls . . . is what I'm thinking. I roll my eyes, turn them to my shoes. Shoes I'ma wear every day till they fall off my feet. Eb It was all just an accident! Nobody was trying to mess up his Stupid Ugly Shoes. Now I've got my third suspension of seventh grade. Ebony and De'Kari (aka Flow) do not get along. How could they when their cafeteria scuffle ended with De'Kari's ruined shoes, Ebony on the ground, and both of them with ten days of at-home suspension? Now Eb and Flow have two weeks to think about and explain their behavior--to their families, to each other, and ultimately to themselves. Award-winning author Kelly J. Baptist delivers a novel in verse that follows Eb and Flow as they navigate their parallel lives. Single-parent homes, tight funds, and sibling dynamics provide a balancing act for the growing tweens. And whether they realize it or not, these two have a lot more in common than they think.
Finally Seen by
From the New York Times bestselling author of Front Desk comes a gripping middle grade novel about a young girl who leaves China to live with her parents and sister, after five years apart, and learns about family, friendship, and the power of being finally seen. My sister got to grow up with my parents. Me? I grew up with postcards from my parents. When ten-year-old Lina Gao steps off the plane in Los Angeles, it's her first time in America and the first time seeing her parents and her little sister in five years! She's been waiting for this moment every day while she lived with her grandmother in Beijing, getting teased by kids at school who called her "left behind girl." Finally, her parents are ready for her to join their fabulous life in America! Except, it's not exactly like in the postcards: 1. School's a lot harder than she thought. When she mispronounces some words in English on the first day, she decides she simply won't talk. Ever again. 2. Her chatty little sister has no problem with English. And seems to do everything better than Lina, including knowing exactly the way to her parents' hearts. 3. They live in an apartment, not a house like in Mom's letters, and they owe a lot of back rent from the pandemic. And Mom's plan to pay it back sounds more like a hobby than a moneymaker. As she reckons with her hurt, Lina tries to keep a lid on her feelings, both at home and at school. When her teacher starts facing challenges for her latest book selection, a book that deeply resonates with Lina, it will take all of Lina's courage and resilience to get over her fear in order to choose a future where she's finally seen.
Groundhog Gets It Wrong by
This laugh-out-loud funny picture book about getting things wrong and then making them right is not your average Groundhog Day read Groundhog is shocked and a bit ashamed when he discovers that he doesn't have innate weather-predicting gifts-especially when his mis-forecast ruins the spring carnival. First he tries fixing his mistake, but when shoveling up the snow and hosing it away turns out to cause more problems, he realizes that the only way to truly fix his mistake might just be to literally learn his meteorological lessons.
Hey Otter! Hey Beaver! by
Best friends Otter and Beaver both love their stream--but for two completely different reasons! While Otter loves to play in the water, Beaver works hard to build a dam. Hey Otter! Hey Beaver! is a funny and action-packed book about competition, cooperation, and friendship, by Caldecott Honor artist and Coretta Scott King Award winner Brian Pinkney. Otter loves how fast the water in the stream flows; it's perfect to play in. But Beaver sees flowing water and knows he must get to work. While Otter plays with sticks, twigs, and branches, Beaver works hard to build a dam. When the dam is finished and the swirling water is quiet, the two friends decide to take a break. That is, until Otter plays a silly trick on Beaver, and it's time to start all over again. Caldecott Honor artist and Coretta Scott King Award winner Brian Pinkney's playful text and bold, fluid illustrations perfectly capture Otter and Beaver's exuberant personalities. With themes of friendship, nature, competition, conflict resolution, and sharing, Hey Otter! Hey Beaver! is a standout title for social and emotional learning, as well as an excellent choice for bedtime and school and library story-times.
In the Blue by
An emotional and tender award-winning picture book that accessibly explores depression within a family, through the use of color. I've always been my dad's little sunspot. But one day, his world was no longer bright and yellow--it was a deep, dark blue. As one father embarks on an emotional journey, his daughter will navigate life lived in and around his depression. Most days the sun won't be able to peek through the clouds. But with each new wave of change, love will always bond them together. This poignant and important story, with its use of color to indicate the ups and downs of one family's emotions, is an accessible way to discuss mental illness with young readers.
Keyana Loves Her Family by
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley returns with a breakout new picture book series all about Keyana, the protagonist of her bestselling title I Love My Hair!, and the people and places she adores. Keyana's always full of big ideas. Her latest and greatest plan is to host a perfect family movie night. From aunts to uncles to her five favorite cousins, everyone is invited! She knows the best way to impress her guests is with a fabulous soiree, and there's a lot on her to-do list. But when the night doesn't go as planned, she'll have to rely on a little help from the people she loves most. With warm illustrations by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow, this character-centric new picture book series from Natasha Anastasia Tarpley will give Keyana a fresh, commercial update that's perfect for today's young readers.
Mayor Good Boy Goes Hollywood by
Our favorite dog is back! Mayor Good Boy has gone from the first dog mayor of Greenwood . . . to the first dog mayor on the silver screen! In this second series installment, a very good dog is going to see his name in lights--one hilarious take at a time. The script is in . . . and Mayor Good Boy is going to the movies! Mayor Good Boy is starring in his very own movie, set in his very own town, Greenwood. Too bad some crooks are out to steal the show! Don't worry-interns Abby and Aaron are ready to help out. With items around town going missing and pizzas being stolen, will the mayor be able to save the day-and his movie-before it's too late? Dave Scheidt and Miranda Harmon return with our favorite dog mayor. This hilarious graphic novel series continues with all-new hijinks and all-new fun! "Mayor Good Boy will make you sit, stay, and roll over with laughter!" -- John Patrick Green, creator of the New York Times bestselling InvestiGators series
Nayra and the Djinn by
In this coming-of-age graphic novel with a fantastical twist, Nayra Mansour, a Muslim American girl, is helped on her journey to selfhood by a djinn. Nothing is going right for Nayra Mansour. There's the constant pressure from her strict family, ruthless bullying from her classmates, and exhausting friendship demands from Rami -the only other Muslim girl at school. Nayra has had enough. Just when she's considering transferring schools to escape it all, a mysterious djinn named Marjan appears. As a djinn, a mythical being in Islamic folklore, Marjan uses their powers and wisdom to help Nayra navigate her overwhelming life. But Marjan's past is fraught with secrets, guilt, and trouble, and if they don't face what they've done, Nayra could pay the price. In this beautifully illustrated graphic novel, Iasmin Omar Ata has created a realistic coming-of-age story with an enchanting dose of the fantastical about strength, identity, and, most of all, friendship.
On Air with Zoe Washington by
* An instant New York Times bestseller * An empowering and big-hearted sequel to the bestselling and critically acclaimed From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks! Two years ago, Zoe Washington helped clear Marcus' name for a crime he didn't commit. Now her birth father has finally been released from prison and to an outpouring of community support, so everything should be perfect. When Marcus reveals his dream of opening his own restaurant, Zoe becomes determined to help him achieve it--with her as his pastry chef of course. However, starting a new place is much more difficult than it looks, and Marcus is having a harder time re-entering society than anyone expected. Set on finding a solution, Zoe starts a podcast to bring light to the exonerees' experiences and fundraise for their restaurant. After all, Zoe knows full well the power of using her voice. But with waning public interest in their story, will anyone still be listening?
Princess of the Wild Sea by
A curse will fall . . . A hero will rise . . . Princess Harbor Rose is cursed. She's lived her whole life hidden away on a remote island with her magical aunts, following all the rules for being a princess. Now it is only one more year until thirteenth birthday, when a hero will finally arrive to save her from her curse. But as with any story, there are two sides . . . and the curse told of much more than a single princess's uncertain fate. It told of a dangerous foe rooted in powerful magic. It told of a terrible war that could destroy everything if a young hero didn't arrive in time. It told of a magic imbued with hope that could save everyone, but only if they believe. With her beloved kingdom and island at grave risk, Harbor Rose has a choice: Should she wait for the hero, or take matters into her own hands?