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You don't know everything, Jilly P! / Alex Gino.

Alex Gino, the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of George, is back with another sensitive tale based on increasingly relevant social justice issues. Jilly thinks she's figured out how life works. But when her sister Emma is born Deaf, she realizes how much she still has to learn. A big fantasy reader, Jilly connects with another fan, Derek, who is a Deaf Black ASL user. She goes to Derek for advice but doesn't always know the best way to ask for it and makes some mistakes along the way. Jilly has to step back to learn to be an ally, a sister, and a friend, understanding that life works in different ways for different people, and that being open to change can make you change in the best possible ways.


The unsung hero of Birdsong, USA / Brenda Woods.

The Coretta Scott King Honor-winning author tells the moving story of the friendship between a young white boy and a Black WWII veteran who has recently returned to the unwelcoming Jim Crow South. On Gabriel's twelfth birthday, he gets a new bike--and is so excited that he accidentally rides it right into the path of a car. Fortunately, a Black man named Meriwether pushes him out of the way just in time, and fixes his damaged bike. As a thank you, Gabriel gets him a job at his dad's auto shop. Gabriel's dad hires him with some hesitation, however, anticipating trouble with the other mechanic, who makes no secret of his racist opinions. Gabriel and Meriwether become friends, and Gabriel learns that Meriwether drove a tank in the Army's all-Black 761st Tank Battalion in WWII. Meriwether is proud of his service, but has to keep it a secret because talking about it could be dangerous. Sadly, danger finds Meriwether, anyway, when his family receives a frightening threat. The South being the way it is, there's no guarantee that the police will help--and Gabriel doesn't know what will happen if Meriwether feels forced to take the law into his own hands.


The missing mouse.

Sofia finally gets a chance to watch the class pet, a mouse named Snowflake. When Snowflake gets out of his box, Sofia and her sisters quickly find out that a little mouse can cause big problems. Spanish words are used throughout this early chapter book, and a Spanish/English glossary is included in the back matter.


The Harlem charade / Natasha Tarpley.

WATCHER. SHADOW. FUGITIVE. Harlem is home to all kinds of kids. Jin sees life passing her by from the window of her family's bodega. Alex wants to help the needy one shelter at a time, but can't tell anyone who she really is. Elvin's living on Harlem's cold, lonely streets, surviving on his own after his grandfather was mysteriously attacked. When these three strangers join forces to find out what happened to Elvin's grandfather, their digging leads them to an enigmatic artist whose missing masterpieces are worth a fortune-one that might save the neighborhood from development by an ambitious politician who wants to turn it into Harlem World, a ludicrous historic theme park. But if they don't find the paintings soon, nothing in their beloved neighborhood will ever be the same . . . In this remarkable tale of daring and danger, debut novelist Natasha Tarpley explores the way a community defines itself, the power of art to show truth, and what it really means to be home.


The first rule of punk / Celia C Pérez.

Roller Girl meets School of Rock in this middle grade novel about identity, friendship, and riot-grrrl power by librarian and debut author Celia C. Perez. There are no shortcuts to surviving your first day at a new school-you can't fix it with duct tape like you would your Chuck Taylors. On Day One, twelve-year-old Malu (Maria Luisa, if you want to annoy her) inadvertently upsets Posada Middle School's queen bee, violates the school's dress code with her punk rock look, and disappoints her college-professor mom in the process. Her dad, who now lives a thousand miles away, says things will get better as long as she remembers the first rule of punk: be yourself. The real Malu loves rock music, skateboarding, zines, and Soyrizo (hold the cilantro, please). And when she assembles a group of like-minded misfits at school and starts a band, Malu finally begins to feel at home. She'll do anything to preserve this, which includes standing up to an anti-punk school administration to fight for her right to express herself!


So done / Paula Chase.

When best friends Tai and Mila are reunited after a summer apart, their friendship threatens to combust from the pressure of secrets, middle school, and the looming dance auditions for a new talented-and-gifted program. Fans of Renée Watson's Piecing Me Together will love this memorable story about a complex friendship between two very different African American girls-and the importance of speaking up. Jamila Phillips and Tai Johnson have been inseparable since they were toddlers, having grown up across the street from each other in Pirates Cove, a low-income housing project. As summer comes to an end, Tai can't wait for Mila to return from spending a month with her aunt in the suburbs. But both girls are grappling with secrets, and when Mila returns she's more focused on her upcoming dance auditions than hanging out with Tai. Paula Chase explores complex issues that affect many young teens, and So Done offers a powerful message about speaking up. Full of ballet, basketball, family, and daily life in Pirates Cove, this memorable novel is for fans of Ali Benjamin's The Thing About Jellyfish and Jason Reynolds's Ghost.


Rock star / Kelly Starling Lyons.

Fans of Princess Posey and Ivy and Bean will enjoy engaging with science-loving Jada Jones in this easy-to-read chapter book. When Jada Jones's best friend moves away, school feels like the last place she wants to be. She'd much rather wander outside looking for cool rocks to add to her collection, since finding rocks is much easier than finding friends. So when Jada's teacher announces a class project on rocks and minerals, Jada finally feels like she's in her element. The only problem: one of her teammates doesn't seem to like any of Jada's ideas. She doesn't seem to like Jada all that much, either. Can Jada figure out a way to make a winning science project and a new friend? The early chapter book bridges between leveled readers and chapter books for fluent readers adjusting to the chapter book format. At about 5,000 words, with short chapters and two-color art on almost every page, it will appeal to this unique reader. The two-color art throughout will help readers transition from the familiar four-color art of leveled readers and ease them into black-and-white chapter books.


Piecing me together / Renee Watson.

A timely and powerful story about a teen girl from a poor neighborhood striving for success, from acclaimed author Renee Watson. Jade believes she must get out of her neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mother says she has to take every opportunity. She has. She accepted a scholarship to a mostly-white private school and even Saturday morning test prep opportunities. But some opportunities feel more demeaning than helpful. Like an invitation to join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls. Except really, it's for black girls. From bad neighborhoods. But Jade doesn't need support. And just because her mentor is black doesn't mean she understands Jade. And maybe there are some things Jade could show these successful women about the real world and finding ways to make a real difference. Friendships, race, privilege, identity-this compelling and thoughtful story explores the issues young women face.


One crazy summer / Rita Williams-Garcia.

Eleven-year-old Delphine and her younger sisters Vonetta and Fern travel to Oakland to meet their mother, Cecile, who abandoned their family years earlier. But even when Cecile gets them to her house, she shows no interest and seems to view them as nothing but a nuisance. Cecile's cold, unloving attitude leaves the girls wishing for the mother-daughter connection they've never had. But Cecile acts remarkably different after she sees her daughters at the Black Panther rally, where they recite a poem Cecile herself had written. At that point, Cecile's attitude toward her daughters begins a remarkable change. Rita Williams-Garcia has been a finalist for the National Book Award, and her novel One Crazy Summer was recognized as a New York Times Editor's Choice. Narrator Sisi Aisha Johnson relates the story with the refreshing honesty of a tale told through young Delphine's innocent eyes. With memorable characters . and a powerful story, this is a book well worth reading and rereading.-School Library Journal, starred review


Once upon an eid : stories of hope and joy by 15 muslim voices / S.K. Ali and Aisha Saeed.

A joyous short story collection by and about Muslims, edited by New York Times bestselling author Aisha Saeed and Morris finalist S. K. Ali. Once Upon an Eid is a collection of short stories that showcases the most brilliant Muslim voices writing today, all about the most joyful holiday of the year: Eid! Eid: The short, single-syllable word conjures up a variety of feelings and memories for Muslims. Maybe it's waking up to the sound of frying samosas or the comfort of bean pie, maybe it's the pleasure of putting on a new outfit for Eid prayers, or maybe it's the gift giving and holiday parties to come that day. Whatever it may be, for those who cherish this day of celebration, the emotional responses may be summed up in another short and sweet word: joy.


Land of the cranes / Aida Salazar.

From the prolific author of The Moon Within comes the heart-wrenchingly beautiful story in verse of a young Latinx girl who learns to hold on to hope and love even in the darkest of places: a family detention center for migrants and refugees. Nine-year-old Betita knows she is a crane. Papi has told her the story, even before her family fled to Los Angeles to seek refuge from cartel wars in Mexico. The Aztecs came from a place called Aztlan, what is now the Southwest US, called the land of the cranes. They left Aztlan to establish their great city in the center of the universe-Tenochtitlan, modern-day Mexico City. It was prophesized that their people would one day return to live among the cranes in their promised land. Papi tells Betita that they are cranes that have come home. Then one day, Betita's beloved father is arrested by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and deported to Mexico. Betita and her pregnant mother are left behind on their own, but soon they too are detained and must learn to survive in a family detention camp outside of Los Angeles. Even in cruel and inhumane conditions, Betita finds heart in her own poetry and in the community she and her mother find in the camp. The voices of her fellow asylum seekers fly above the hatred keeping them caged, but each day threatens to tear them down lower than they ever thought they could be. Will Betita and her family ever be whole again?


King and the dragonflies / Kacen Callender.

Twelve-year-old Kingston James is sure his brother Khalid has turned into a dragonfly. When Khalid unexpectedly passed away, he shed what was his first skin for another to live down by the bayou in their small Louisiana town. Khalid still visits in dreams, and King must keep these secrets to himself as he watches grief transform his family. It would be easier if King could talk with his best friend, Sandy Sanders. But just days before he died, Khalid told King to end their friendship, after overhearing a secret about Sandy-that he thinks he might be gay. 'You don't want anyone to think you're gay too, do you?' But when Sandy goes missing, sparking a town-wide search, and King finds his former best friend hiding in a tent in his backyard, he agrees to help Sandy escape from his abusive father, and the two begin an adventure as they build their own private paradise down by the bayou and among the dragonflies. As King's friendship with Sandy is reignited, he's forced to confront questions about himself and the reality of his brother's death.


I can make this promise / Christine Day.

In her debut middle grade novel-inspired by her family's history-Christine Day tells the story of a girl who uncovers her family's secrets-and finds her own Native American identity. All her life, Edie has known that her mom was adopted by a white couple. So, no matter how curious she might be about her Native American heritage, Edie is sure her family doesn't have any answers. Until the day when she and her friends discover a box hidden in the attic-a box full of letters signed Love, Edith, and photos of a woman who looks just like her. Suddenly, Edie has a flurry of new questions about this woman who shares her name. Could she belong to the Native family that Edie never knew about? But if her mom and dad have kept this secret from her all her life, how can she trust them to tell her the truth now?


Hurricane Child.

Prepare to be swept up by this exquisite novel that reminds us that grief and love can open the world in mystical ways. Twelve-year-old Caroline is a Hurricane Child, born on Water Island during a storm. Coming into this world during a hurricane is unlucky, and Caroline has had her share of bad luck already. She's hated by everyone in her small school, she can see things that no one else can see, and -- worst of all -- her mother left home one day and never came back. With no friends and days filled with heartache, Caroline is determined to find her mother. When a new student, Kalinda, arrives, Caroline's luck begins to turn around. Kalinda, a solemn girl from Barbados with a special smile for everyone, seems to see the things Caroline sees, too. Joined by their common gift, Kalinda agrees to help Caroline look for her mother, starting with a mysterious lady dressed in black. Soon, they discover the healing power of a close friendship between girls. Debut author Kheryn Callender presents a cadenced work of magical realism.


How it went down / Kekla Magoon.

When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white. In the aftermath of Tariq's death, everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events line up. Day by day, new twists further obscure the truth. Tariq's friends, family, and community struggle to make sense of the tragedy, and to cope with the hole left behind when a life is cut short. In their own words, they grapple for a way to say with certainty: This is how it went down.


Give me some truth : a novel with paintings.

A powerful new book from Eric Gansworth, author of If I Ever Get Out of Here, that speaks the truth on race, relationships, and rock from two unforgettable perspectives. Carson Mastick is entering his senior year of high school and desperate to make his mark, on the reservation and off. A rock band -- and winning the local Battle of the Bands, with its first prize of a trip to New York City -- is his best shot. But things keep getting in the way. Small matters like the lack of an actual band, or the fact that his brother just got shot confronting the racist owner of a local restaurant. Maggi Bokoni has just moved back to the reservation from the city with her family. She's dying to stop making the same traditional artwork her family sells to tourists (conceptual stuff is cooler), stop feeling out of place in her new (old) home, and stop being treated like a child. She might like to fall in love for the first time too. Carson and Maggi -- along with their friend Lewis -- will navigate loud protests, even louder music, and first love in this stirring novel about coming together in a world defined by difference.


From the desk of Zoe Washington / Janae Marks.

From debut author Janae Marks comes a captivating mystery full of heart, as one courageous girl questions assumptions, searches for the truth, and does what she believes is right-even in the face of great opposition. A perfect book for fans of Front Desk and All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook! Zoe Washington isn't sure what to write. What does a girl say to the father she's never met, hadn't heard from until his letter arrived on her twelfth birthday, and who's been in prison for a terrible crime? A crime he says he never committed. Could Marcus really be innocent? Zoe is determined to uncover the truth. Even if it means hiding his letters and her investigation from the rest of her family. Everyone else thinks Zoe's worrying about doing a good job at her bakery internship and proving to her parents that she's worthy of auditioning for Food Network's Kids Bake Challenge. But with bakery confections on one part of her mind, and Marcus's conviction weighing heavily on the other, this is one recipe Zoe doesn't know how to balance. The only thing she knows to be true: Everyone lies.


Freddie Ramos zooms to the rescue / Jacqueline Jules.

Things are not going well at Starwood Elementary! A squirrel is running through the halls. A tree fell on the gym. The principal is acting weird! Can Freddie save the day with his Zapato Power?


Freddie Ramos takes off / Jacqueline Jules.

One day Freddie Ramos comes home from school and finds a strange box just for him. What's inside? ZAPATO POWER-shoes that change Freddie's life by giving him super speed!


Freddie Ramos stomps the snow / Jacqueline Jules.

When a freak spring blizzard buries Starwood Park, Freddie works with Mr. Vaslov to clear the sidewalks using a new invention: Zapato Power snowshoes! But not even the snow can stop a thief from causing trouble in the neighborhood. Can Freddie solve the case, even if it means helping Erika, the Starwood Park bully?


Freddie Ramos springs into action / Jacqueline Jules.

Freddie has shoes that give him super speed. It's hard to be a superhero and a regular kid at the same time, especially when your shoes give you even more power! Freddie needs an on/off switch for his super speed, so Mr. Vaslov, who created the shoes, decides to invent a remote control, but he gets more than he planned. When his young neighbor's ball goes missing, Freddie uses his new powers to find it...and Mr. Vaslov!


Freddie Ramos rules New York / Jacqueline Jules.

Freddie and his mom are visiting Uncle Jorge in New York City! Just before they leave, Mr. Vaslov gives Freddie a new pair of zapatos to replace the ones that were getting too small. But Freddie worries if his new zapatos will work as well as his old ones. Will Freddie be able to save the day when Uncle Jorge misplaces an engagement ring in the middle of a New York City traffic jam?


Freddie Ramos makes a splash / Jacqueline Jules.

Freddie Ramos's adventures continue! When a bully shows up at Starwood Park, his superpowered zapatos go missing. Is the bully to blame? And how can Freddie investigate without his super speed?


Finding Langston / Lesa Cline-Ransome.

When eleven-year-old Langston's mother dies in 1946, he and his father leave rural Alabama for Chicago's brown belt as a part of what came to be known as the Great Migration. It's lonely in the small apartment with just the two of them, and Langston is bullied at school. But his new home has one fantastic thing. Unlike the whites-only library in Alabama, the local public library welcomes everyone. There, hiding out after school, Langston discovers another Langston, a poet whom he learns inspired his mother enough to name her only son after him.


Class act / Kelly Starling Lyons.

Fans of Princess Posey and Ivy and Bean will enjoy rooting for Jada Jones as she runs for student council in this easy-to-read chapter book. As a candidate for class representative, Jada is ready to give the campaign her all. But when rumors start to fly about her secret fear of public speaking, she isn't sure who she can trust. And the pressure to make promises she can't keep only adds to her growing list of problems. Is winning even worth it when friendships are on the line? This easy-to-read story-with plenty of pictures and a charming, relatable cast of characters-is a sure winner. The early chapter book bridges between leveled readers and chapter books for fluent readers adjusting to the chapter book format. At about 5,000 words, with short chapters and two-color art on almost every page, it will appeal to this unique reader. The two-color art throughout will help readers transition from the familiar four-color art of leveled readers and ease them into black-and-white chapter books.


Anya and the dragon / Sofiya Pasternack.

This lush tale of magic and dragons is a gem for any adventure-seeking middle grader and perfect for fans of Aru Shah and the End of Time. Anya and the Dragon is the story of fantasy and mayhem in tenth century Eastern Europe, where headstrong eleven-year-old Anya is a daughter of the only Jewish family in her village. When her family's livelihood is threatened by a bigoted magistrate, Anya is lured in by a friendly family of fools, who promise her money in exchange for helping them capture the last dragon in Kievan Rus. This seems easy enough, until she finds out that the scary old dragon isn't as old-or as scary-as everyone thought. Now Anya is faced with a choice: save the dragon, or save her family.


Amina's voice / Hena Khan.

Amina's anxieties are entirely relatable, but it's her sweet-hearted nature that makes her such a winning protagonist. -Entertainment Weekly A Pakistani-American Muslim girl struggles to stay true to her family's vibrant culture while simultaneously blending in at school after tragedy strikes her community in this sweet and moving middle grade novel from the award-winning author of It's Ramadan, Curious George and Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns. Amina has never been comfortable in the spotlight. She is happy just hanging out with her best friend, Soojin. Except now that she's in middle school everything feels different. Soojin is suddenly hanging out with Emily, one of the cool girls in the class, and even talking about changing her name to something more American. Does Amina need to start changing too? Or hiding who she is to fit in? While Amina grapples with these questions, she is devastated when her local mosque is vandalized. Amina's Voice brings to life the joys and challenges of a young Pakistani American and highlights the many ways in which one girl's voice can help bring a diverse community together to love and support each other. Author bio: Hena Khan is a Pakistani-American who was born and raised in Maryland. She enjoys writing about her culture as well as all sorts of other subjects, from spies to space travel. She is the author of several books including It's Ramadan, Curious George; Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns; The Night of the Moon; and Amina's Voice. Hena lives in Rockville, Maryland, with her husband and two sons. You can learn more about Hena by visiting her website at HenaKhan.com.


American as paneer pie.

As the only Indian American kid in her small town, Lekha Divekar feels like she has two versions of herself: Home Lekha, who loves watching Bollywood movies and eating Indian food, and School Lekha, who pins her hair over her bindi birthmark and avoids confrontation at all costs, especially when someone teases her for being Indian.When a girl Lekha's age moves in across the street, Lekha is excited to hear that her name is Avantika and she's Desi, too! Finally, there will be someone else around who gets it. But as soon as Avantika speaks, Lekha realizes she has an accent. She's new to this country, and not at all like Lekha.To Lekha's surprise, Avantika does not feel the same way as Lekha about having two separate lives or about the bullying at school. Avantika doesn't take the bullying quietly. And she proudly displays her culture no matter where she is: at home or at school.When a racist incident rocks Lekha's community, she realizes she must make a choice: continue to remain silent or find her voice before it's too late.


All because you matter / Tami Charles.

Discover this poignant, timely, and emotionally stirring picture book, an ode to black and brown children everywhere that is full of hope, assurance, and love. Tami Charles pens a poetic, lyrical text that is part love letter, part anthem, assuring readers that they always have, and always will, matter. This powerful, rhythmic lullaby reassures readers that their matter and their worth is never diminished, no matter the circumstance: through the joy and wonder of their first steps and first laughter, through the hardship of adolescent struggles and the pain and heartbreak of current events, they always have, and always will, matter. Accompanied by illustrations by renowned artist Bryan Collier, a four-time Caldecott Honor recipient and a nine-time Coretta Scott King Award winner or honoree, All Because You Matter empowers readers with pride, joy, and comfort, reminding them of their roots and strengthening them for the days to come.


A dash of trouble / Anna Meriano.

Leonora Logroños family owns the most beloved bakery in Rose Hill, Texas, spending their days conjuring delicious cookies and cakes for any occasion. And no occasion is more important than the annual Dia de los Muertos festival. Leo hopes that this might be the year that she gets to help prepare for the big celebration - but, once again, she is told she's too young. Sneaking out of school and down to the bakery, she discovers that her mother, aunt, and four older sisters have in fact been keeping a big secret: they're brujas - witches of Mexican ancestry - who pour a little bit of sweet magic into everything that they bake. Leo knows that she has magical ability as well and is more determined than ever to join the family business even if she can't let her mama and hermanas know about it yet. And when her best friend, Caroline, has a problem that needs solving, Leo has the perfect opportunity to try out her craft. It's just one little spell, after all, what could possibly go wrong? Debut author Anna Meriano brings us the first book in a delightful new series filled to the brim with amor, azúcar, y magia.


Hereville : how Mirka caught a fish.

Welcome back to Hereville, where Mirka, the world's first time-traveling, monster-fighting Orthodox Jewish girl, faces her greatest challenge yet: babysitting! Mirka just wants to find new adventures, but instead she's stuck babysitting her disapproving little sister, Layele. When Mirka pushes her sister into a stream, they both get in too deep with an angry magic fish. No matter how hard Mirka fights this fish-out-of-water, it gets stronger and stronger-and it's out for revenge. Mirka is in over her head, and this time, her whole family is on the line! When the fish kidnaps Layele, Mirka must find a way to save her little sister, and the clues she needs are hidden in her stepmother Fruma's past. Mixing adventure, cultural traditions, squabbling siblings, and preteen commotion, Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish is sure to captivate readers with its exciting visuals and indomitable heroine.


Zora and me / Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon.

Whether she's telling the truth or stretching it, Zora Neale Hurston is a riveting storyteller. Her latest creation is a shape-shifting gator man who lurks in the marshes, waiting to steal human souls. But when boastful Sonny Wrapped loses a wrestling match with an elusive alligator named Ghost -- and a man is found murdered by the railroad tracks soon after -- young Zora's tales of a mythical evil creature take on an ominous and far more complicated complexion, jeopardizing the peace and security of an entire town and forcing three children to come to terms with the dual-edged power of pretending. Zora's best friend, Carrie, narrates this coming-of-age story set in the Eden-like town of Eatonville, Florida, where justice isn't merely an exercise in retribution, but a testimony to the power of community, love, and pride. A fictionalization of the early years of a literary giant, this astonishing novel is the first project ever to be endorsed by the Zora Neale Hurston Trust that was not authored by Hurston herself. Also includes: an annotated bibliography of the works of Zora Neale Hurston, a short biography of Zora Neale Hurston, a timeline of Zora Neale Hurston's life.


When we are kind / Monique Gray Smith and [illustrated by] Nicole Neidhardt.

When We Are Kind celebrates simple acts of everyday kindness and encourages children to explore how they feel when they initiate and receive acts of kindness in their lives. Celebrated author Monique Gray Smith has written many books on the topics of resilience and reconciliation and communicates an important message through carefully chosen words for readers of all ages. Beautifully illustrated by artist Nicole Neidhardt, this book encourages children to be kind to others and to themselves.Orca Book Publishers is proud to offer this early ebook edition as part of our new Digital First initiative, with the release of the print edition to follow.


What if it's us / Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera.

Critically acclaimed and bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera combine their talents in this smart, funny, heartfelt collaboration about two very different boys who can't decide if the universe is pushing them together-or pulling them apart. ARTHUR is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it's that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. BEN thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn't be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend's things. But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them . . . ? Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated. Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited. But what if they can't nail a first date even after three do-overs? What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work and Ben doesn't try hard enough? What if life really isn't like a Broadway play? But what if it is? What if it's us?


Vegetarian cooking around the world : revised and expanded to include new low-fat recipes.

With savory vegetarian recipes from around the world, this versatile cookbook provides a wealth of dishes that are exciting, easy-to-prepare, and delicious. Take a taste-filled trip to countries like Egypt, Greece, Australia, France, and India to discover a sampling of tempting meatless cooking.


Two white rabbits.

In this moving and timely story, a young child describes what it is like to be a migrant as she and her father travel north toward the US border.They travel mostly on the roof of a train known as The Beast, but the little girl doesn't know where they are going. She counts the animals by the road, the clouds in the sky, the stars. Sometimes she sees soldiers. She sleeps, dreaming that she is always on the move, although sometimes they are forced to stop and her father has to earn more money before they can continue their journey.As many thousands of people, especially children, in Mexico and Central America continue to make the arduous journey to the US border in search of a better life, this is an important book that shows a young migrant's perspective.


Trombone Shorty.

Hailing from the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest. Along with esteemed illustrator Bryan Collier, Andrews has created a lively picture book autobiography about how he followed his dream of becoming a musician, despite the odds, until he reached international stardom. Trombone Shorty is a celebration of the rich cultural history of New Orleans and the power of music.


Too sticky! : sensory issues with autism.

Holly loves doing experiments and learning new things in science class! But when she finds out the next experiment is making slime, she's worried. Slime is made with glue, and glue is sticky. Holly has sensory issues because of her autism and doesn't like anything sticky! With help from family and her teacher, Holly receives the accommodations and encouragement she needs to give slime a try.


This book is anti-racist. Tiffany Jewell.

The Quarto Group will be donating 100% of their proceeds of the This Book is Anti-Racist eBook to Black Lives Matter and Colour of Change, throughout the month of June. Organisations dedicated to combating racism and seeking justice for people of colour. Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation. Gain a deeper understanding of your anti-racist self as you progress through 20 chapters that spark introspection, reveal the origins of racism that we are still experiencing and give you the courage and power to undo it. Each chapter builds on the previous one as you learn more about yourself and racial oppression. 20 activities get you thinking and help you grow with the knowledge. All you need is a pen and paper. Author Tiffany Jewell, an anti-bias, anti-racist educator and activist, builds solidarity beginning with the language she chooses - using gender neutral words to honour everyone who reads the book. Illustrator Aurélia Durand brings the stories and characters to life with kaleidoscopic vibrancy. After examining the concepts of social identity, race, ethnicity and racism, learn about some of the ways people of different races have been oppressed, from indigenous Americans and Australians being sent to boarding school to be 'civilized' to a generation of Caribbean immigrants once welcomed to the UK being threatened with deportation by strict immigration laws. Find hope in stories of strength, love, joy and revolution that are part of our history, too, with such figures as the former slave Toussaint Louverture, who led a rebellion against white planters that eventually led to Haiti's independence, and Yuri Kochiyama, who, after spending time in an internment camp for Japanese Americans during WWII, dedicated her life to supporting political prisoners and advocating reparations for those wrongfully interned. Learn language and phrases to interrupt and disrupt racism. So, when you hear a microaggression or racial slur, you'll know how to act next time. This book is written for EVERYONE who lives in this racialised society-including the young person who doesn't know how to speak up to the racist adults in their life, the kid who has lost themselves at times trying to fit into the dominant culture, the children who have been harmed (physically and emotionally) because no one stood up for them or they couldn't stand up for themselves and also for their families, teachers and administrators. With this book, be empowered to actively defy racism and xenophobia to create a community (large and small) that truly honours everyone.


The usual suspects / Maurice Broaddus.

Fans of Jason Reynolds and Sharon M. Draper will love this oh-so-honest middle grade novel from writer and educator Maurice Broaddus. Thelonius Mitchell is tired of being labeled. He's in special ed, separated from the normal kids at school who don't have any issues. That's enough to make all the teachers and students look at him and his friends with a constant side-eye. (Although his disruptive antics and pranks have given him a rep too.) When a gun is found at a neighborhood hangout, Thelonius and his pals become instant suspects. Thelonius may be guilty of pulling crazy stunts at school, but a criminal? T isn't about to let that label stick.


The power book.

With this inspiring and brightly illustrated guide to power, learn about the different types of power, what it means to have power and what you can do with your own power to create positive change in the world, no matter who or how old you are. What makes you the boss of me? What makes a king a king, or a queen a queen? Why can some people vote for their leaders, but other people can't? Does having lots of money make you powerful? Why are there fewer female scientists, leaders and artists than men in history books? These are things that kids wonder about. The Power Book answers these and other questions in a relatable way for young people, including thought-provoking discussions on challenging topics, like war, bullying, racism, sexism and homophobia. You will gain an understanding of your place in your family, your school and the world, and will discover ways in which you can use your own power to shape the future. As you explore the many aspects of power, thinking points pose questions that spark self-reflection and quotes and stories from some of the greatest change-makers - such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Emmeline Pankhurst, Rosa Parks, Malala Yousafzai and Stephen Hawking - provide historical context and inspiration. Find more opportunities for learning at the back with a glossary of terms and suggestions for further reading. Gain a greater understanding of how power works, then learn how to harness it for good with The Power Book.


The most beautiful thing.

A warmhearted and tender true story about a young girl finding beauty where she never thought to look. Drawn from author Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this moving picture book portrays a family with a great deal of love and little money. Weaving together Kalia's story with that of her beloved grandmother, the book moves from the jungles of Laos to the family's early years in the United States. When Kalia becomes unhappy about having to do without and decides she wants braces to improve her smile, it is her grandmother-a woman who has just one tooth in her mouth-who helps her see that true beauty is found with those we love most. Stunning illustrations from Vietnamese illustrator Khoa Le bring this intergenerational tale to life.


The key from Spain : Flory Jagoda and her music.

When Flory's ancestors are forced to leave Spain during the time of the Spanish Inquisition, they take with them their two most precious possessions-the key to their old house and the Ladino language. When Flory flees Europe during World War II to begin a new life in the United States, she carries Ladino with her, along with her other precious possessions-her harmoniku and her music. But what of the key? Discover the story of Ladino singer Flory Jagoda.


The doctor with an eye for eyes : the story of Dr. Patricia Bath.

Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Selection NSTA Best STEM Books for K-12 Selection A Mighty Girl Book of the YearIf you like to think big, but some say you're too small, or they say you're too young or too slow or too tall... Meet Dr. Bath-the scientist who never lost sight of her dreams! As a girl coming of age during the Civil Rights Movement, Patricia Bath made it her mission to become a doctor. When obstacles like racism, poverty, and sexism threatened this goal, she persevered-brightening the world with a game-changing treatment for blindness! The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath is the second book in a brand new educational series about the inspirational lives of amazing scientists! In addition to the illustrated rhyming tale, you'll find a complete biography, fun facts, a colorful timeline of events, and even a note from Dr. Bath herself!


The boy & the bindi.

In this beautiful children's picture book by Vivek Shraya, author of the acclaimed God Loves Hair, a five-year-old South Asian boy becomes fascinated with his mother's bindi, the red dot commonly worn by Hindu women to indicate the point at which creation begins, and wishes to have one of his own. Rather than chastise her son, she agrees to it, and teaches him about its cultural significance, allowing the boy to discover the magic of the bindi, which in turn gives him permission to be more fully himself.


Strong is the new pretty : a celebration of girls being themselves / Kate T. Parker.

Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100% themselves. Real beauty isn't about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed). Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it. Kate T. Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls, capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images. A celebration, a catalog of spirit in words and smiles, an affirmation of the fact that it's what's inside you that counts, Strong Is the New Pretty conveys a powerful message for every girl, for every mother and father of a girl, for every coach and mentor and teacher, for everyone in the village that it takes to raise a strong and self-confident person.


Someone new / Anne Sibley O'Brien.

In this companion story to I'm New Here, three elementary schoolers--who aren't new--begin to understand and embrace three immigrant students. Are you new here? Do you know someone new? In I'm New Here and Someone New, young readers explore the immigrant experience through both windows and mirrors. In I'm New Here, readers meet three recent immigrants trying to adjust to a new country and school. In Someone New, the same story is told from the perspective of the students who welcome the newcomers. An honest and heartwarming look at diversity, inclusion, and friendship.


Siha Tooskin knows the strength of his hair.

Where can you find strength when someone disrespects you? And what does having strength really mean? Paul Wahasaypa-Siha Tooskin-has learned from Ena (his mom) and Ade (his dad) to maintain a strong mind, heart, and spirit. Though starting at a new school can be hard, especially when the kids there have never experienced the values and culture of the Nakota people. Join Paul as Mitoshin (his grandfather) helps remind him how the strength of character can be found in the strength of his hair. The Siha Tooskin Knows series uses vivid narratives and dazzling illustrations in contemporary settings to share stories about an 11-year-old Nakota boy.


Siha tooskin knows the sacred eagle feather / Charlene Bearhead and Wilson Bearhead.

For as long as Paul could remember there were eagle feathers around him...but how had they come to be in all of those places in his life? Paul Wahasaypa-Siha Tooskin-already knows that the eagle is important because of the way that his family respects and cares for eagle feathers. Now he's old enough for the teachings of where the feathers come from and why they are so sacred. Walk with Paul and Mitoshin (his grandfather) so you too will understand the teaching of the sacred eagle feather. The Siha Tooskin Knows series uses vivid narratives and dazzling illustrations in contemporary settings to share stories about an 11-year-old Nakota boy.


Siha Tooskin knows the offering of tobacco.

We can learn many things from the stars, the plants, the animals, and Ena Makoochay (Mother Earth) herself. But how do we show gratitude for the gifts we receive? Paul Wahasaypa-Siha Tooskin-knows that whether we are taking berries or plants from the earth or knowledge from a learned person it is so important to offer a gift back to show honour and appreciation. Join Paul and his teacher Mrs. Baxter to find out what they discover about the protocol of offering the tobacco plant. The Siha Tooskin Knows series uses vivid narratives and dazzling illustrations in contemporary settings to share stories about an 11-year-old Nakota boy.


Siha Tooskin knows the nature of life.

Rocks, grass, trees, birds-what can they possibly teach human beings? Paul Wahasaypa knows that Ena Makoochay (Mother Earth) gives us many things. On this compelling nature journey with Ena (his mom), we learn how strength, generosity, kindness, and humility are all shown to us by grandfather rocks, towering trees, four-legged ones, and winged ones, reminding us of the part we have to play in this amazing creation. Join Paul and Ena as they experience the beautiful nature of life. The Siha Tooskin Knows series uses vivid narratives and dazzling illustrations in contemporary settings to share stories about an 11-year-old Nakota boy.


Siha Tooskin knows the love of the dance.

Thundering drums, rattling hooves, clinking jingles-come along with Paul, Jeff, and Uncle Lenard to the powwow! Paul Wahasaypa-Siha Tooskin-has invited his friend, Jeff, to a powwow. It's Jeff's very first powwow, and is he ever nervous! What if he says or does the wrong thing? Grass dancers, Fancy Shawl dancers, Chicken dancers-what does it all mean? Follow along as Jeff learns all about the dances and their beautiful traditions. See you at the powwow! The Siha Tooskin Knows series uses vivid narratives and dazzling illustrations in contemporary settings to share stories about an 11-year-old Nakota boy.


Siha Tooskin knows the gifts of his people.

Transportation, housing, agriculture, communications...there are so many modern conveniences. But are they really modern? Where did they really come from? Paul Wahasaypa-Siha Tooskin-will learn about their origins and more on his walk home from school with Ade (his father). There's so much to learn about the earliest forms of technology, travel, medicine, and food from right here on Turtle Island. Come along with Paul and Ade to hear all about the gifts of his people. The Siha Tooskin Knows series uses vivid narratives and dazzling illustrations in contemporary settings to share stories about an 11-year-old Nakota boy.


Siha Tooskin knows the catcher of dreams.

Siha Tooskin (Paul) takes his expert bike riding to a whole new level to make sure he doesn't miss a thing. At home, Mugoshin (Grandmother) is creating a very special gift to protect the precious little one. Join Paul as he enjoys delicious bannock, imagines the future of a new baby sister, and listens to Mugoshin's teachings about the catcher of dreams. The Siha Tooskin Knows series uses vivid narratives and dazzling illustrations in contemporary settings to share stories about an 11-year-old Nakota boy.


Siha Tooskin knows the best medicine.

Antibiotics, bandages, cough syrup, ointment, pills...modern medicine has so much to offer when we become ill. But is it actually modern? When Siha Tooskin-Paul Wahasaypa-finds himself not feeling at all well he learns that there are answers for him from the healing practices of his own people and from Western medicine. Pay a hospital visit to Paul as he learns more about where modern medicine really comes from and how we can all benefit from Indigenous and Western healers as Paul seeks the best medicine for his own wellness. The Siha Tooskin Knows series uses vivid narratives and dazzling illustrations in contemporary settings to share stories about an 11-year-old Nakota boy.


Sasha and Puck and the potion of luck.

When local chocolate maker Ms. Kozlow comes to the Juicy Gizzard potion shop asking for luck, Sasha needs to find out why. Does Ms. Kozlow need luck because she has a matchmaking appointment with Granny Yenta this afternoon? Can Sasha and her new friend Puck make it Ms. Kozlow's lucky day?


Sasha and Puck and the cordial cordial.

When Basil Gentry asks for a cordial, Sasha thinks he wants it for his spoiled sister Sisal. A boarding school headmistress is coming to meet Sisal, but Sisal would rather throw a party for her horse. Can Sasha and Puck convince Sisal to be friendly for one whole day?


Sasha and Puck and the brew for brainwash.

When greedy Vadim Gentry orders a potion of persuasion from the Juicy Gizzard, Sasha is suspicious. But it's not until he slips it into Papa's drink and orders him to sell the shop that Sasha realizes the problem: If Papa says no, Vadim will know their potions don't work, but if Papa says yes, they'll lose the shop forever! What will Sasha do?


Salma the Syrian chef.

Newcomer Salma and friends cook up a heartwarming dish to cheer up Mama. All Salma wants is to make her mama smile again. Between English classes, job interviews, and missing Papa back in Syria, Mama always seems busy or sad. A homemade Syrian meal might cheer her up, but Salma doesn't know the recipe, or what to call the vegetables in English, or where to find the right spices! Luckily, the staff and other newcomers at the Welcome Center are happy to lend a hand-and a sprinkle of sumac. With creativity, determination, and charm, Salma brings her new friends together to show Mama that even though things aren't perfect, there is cause for hope and celebration. Syrian culture is beautifully represented through the meal Salma prepares and Anna Bron's vibrant illustrations, while the diverse cast of characters speaks to the power of cultivating community in challenging circumstances.


Sadiq and the Desert Star.

When Sadiq's father leaves on a business trip, he worries he'll miss his baba too much. But Baba has a story for Sadiq: the story of the Desert Star. Learning about Baba's passion for the stars sparks Sadiq's interest in outer space. But can Sadiq find others who are willing to help him start the space club of his dreams?


Round is a tortilla.



Resist : 35 profiles of ordinary people who rose up against tyranny and injustice.

A perfect tool for young readers as they grow into the leaders of tomorrow, Veronica Chambers's inspiring collection of profiles-along with Senator Cory Booker's stirring foreword-will inspire readers of all ages to stand up for what's right. You may only be one person, but you have the power to change the world. Before they were activists, they were just like you and me. From Frederick Douglass to Malala Yousafzai, Joan of Arc to John Lewis, Susan B. Anthony to Janet Mock-these remarkable figures show us what it means to take a stand and say no to injustice, even when it would be far easier to stay quiet. Resist profiles men and women who resisted tyranny, fought the odds, and stood up to bullies that threatened to harm their communities. Along with their portraits and most memorable quotes, their stories will inspire you to speak out and rise up-every single day.


Powwow : a celebration through song and dance / Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane.

Powwow is a celebration of Indigenous song and dance. Journey through the history of powwow culture in North America, from its origins to the thriving powwow culture of today. As a lifelong competitive powwow dancer, Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane is a guide to the protocols, regalia, songs, dances and even food you can find at powwows from coast to coast, as well as the important role they play in Indigenous culture and reconciliation.


Once upon an Eid : stories of hope and joy by 15 Muslim voices.

A joyous short story collection by and about Muslims, edited by New York Times bestselling author Aisha Saeed and Morris finalist S. K. Ali. Once Upon an Eid is a collection of short stories that showcases the most brilliant Muslim voices writing today, all about the most joyful holiday of the year: Eid! Eid: The short, single-syllable word conjures up a variety of feelings and memories for Muslims. Maybe it's waking up to the sound of frying samosas or the comfort of bean pie, maybe it's the pleasure of putting on a new outfit for Eid prayers, or maybe it's the gift giving and holiday parties to come that day. Whatever it may be, for those who cherish this day of celebration, the emotional responses may be summed up in another short and sweet word: joy. The anthology will also include a poem, graphic-novel chapter, and spot illustrations. The full list of Once Upon an Eid contributors include: G. Willow Wilson (Alif the Unseen, Ms. Marvel), Hena Khan (Amina's Voice, Under My Hijab), N. H. Senzai (Shooting Kabul, Escape from Aleppo), Hanna Alkaf (The Weight of Our Sky), Rukhsana Khan (Big Red Lollipop), Randa Abdel-Fattah (Does My Head Look Big in This?), Ashley Franklin (Not Quite Snow White), Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow (Mommy's Khimar), Candice Montgomery (Home and Away, By Any Means Necessary), Huda Al-Marashi (First Comes Marriage), Ayesha Mattu, Asmaa Hussein, and Sara Alfageeh. Aisha Saeed is the author of Written in the Stars, which was a YALSA Quick Pick, and Amal Unbound, which was a New York Times bestseller and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. She is also a founding member of We Need Diverse Books. S. K. Ali is a teacher whose debut novel, Saints and Misfits, was a Morris finalist, an Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book, and a Kirkus Reviews Top 10 Teen Novel. Her second novel is Love from A to Z. Her writing on Muslim culture and life has also appeared in the Toronto Star.


Not my girl.

Two years ago, Margaret left her Arctic home for the outsiders' school. Now she has returned and can barely contain her excitement as she rushes towards her waiting family -- but her mother stands still as a stone. This strange, skinny child, with her hair cropped short, can't be her daughter. Not my girl! she says angrily. Margaret's years at school have changed her. Now ten years old, she has forgotten her language and the skills to hunt and fish. She can't even stomach her mother's food. Her only comfort is in the books she learned to read at school. Gradually, Margaret relearns the words and ways of her people. With time, she earns her father's trust enough to be given a dogsled of her own. As her family watches with pride, Margaret knows she has found her place once more. Based on the true story of Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, and complemented by evocative illustrations, Not My Girl makes the original, award-winning memoir, A Stranger at Home, accessible to younger children. It is also a sequel to the picture book When I Was Eight. A poignant story of a determined young girl's struggle to belong, it will both move and inspire readers everywhere.


Nina soni, sister fixer / Kashmira Sheth.

The second title in a humorous series featuring a charming, distractible Indian-American girl and her family and friends. A long rainy stretch during spring break has Nina restless and hungry for a new project and aggravated with little sister Kavita's embarrassing behavior. A fresh pile of dirt just delivered to the neighbor's house for a landscaping project ends up being too tempting to resist. Can Nina fix Kavita and create something amazing at the same time? With her sister's help, Nina launches a grand engineering project-with unexpected consequences. Readers are sure to relate to author Kashmira Sheth's endearing Nina Soni and her slightly scatter-brained efforts to manage her life with lists, definitions, and real-life math problems.


Nina Soni, former best friend.

The first title in a new series featuring a lovable, distractible Indian-American girl and her family and friends. Nina tried as hard as she could, but still somehow she forgot about her school project. Fortunately, a class lesson about Alexander Fleming suggests how she might make a great discovery-and thus a great project! But with little sister Kavita's birthday party right around the corner, and her longtime friendship with Jay on the rocks, Nina has a lot to keep track of. Readers are sure to relate to author Kashmira Sheth's endearing Nina Soni and her slightly scatter-brained efforts to manage her life with lists, definitions, and real-life math problems.


Nimoshom and his bus / Penny M. Thomas ; illustrations, Karen Hibbard.

Nimoshom loved to drive the school bus. Every day, on the way to and from school, he had something to say. Sometimes, he told the kids silly stories. Sometimes, he taught the kids a new word in Cree.Nimoshom and His Bus introduces basic Cree words. A glossary is included in the back of the book.


My two blankets.

Cartwheel moves to a new country with her auntie, and everything is strange: the animals, the plants-even the wind. An old blanket gives Cartwheel comfort when she's sad-and a new blanket just might change her world.This multicultural story of friendship is about leaving home, moving to a foreign and strange place, and finding a new friend. It's a story for all who have experienced change. Irena Kobald's poetic text, paired with Kate Greenaway medalist Freya Blackwood's powerful paintings, renders an emotional and heart-warming story about two children from diverse backgrounds coming together to become new friends.


Mango moon / Diane De Anda.

Mango Moon shows what life is like from a child's perspective when a parent is deported, and the heartbreaking realities they have to face.


Kamik : an Inuit puppy story.

When Jake finally gets a puppy to call his own, all he can think about is the fast, strong sled dog that his puppy will become. But Kamik is far from an obedient sled dog. He won't listen, he tracks mud all over the house, and he's a lot more work than Jake ever thought a puppy could be! But after a visit with his grandfather, who raised many puppies of his own while living out on the land, Jake learns that Inuit have been raising puppies just like Kamik to be obedient, resourceful, helpful sled dogs for generations. Inspired by the real-life recollections of an elder from Arviat, Nunavut, this book lovingly recreates the traditional dog-rearing practices that prevailed when Inuit relied on dogs for transportation and survival.


Just right family : an adoption story.

Meili, who is six years old and adopted from China, learns that her parents are going to adopt a baby from Haiti. Meili isn't happy. Their family is just right as it is. But as Meili begins to accept the idea of a sibling, she realizes the importance of being a big sister and finds that a new addition can be just right for their family too.


It's a girl thing! : smart, fierce, and leading the way.

What do girls like to do? What can they be? This fun and inspiring book answers those questions and stands as a reminder to girls that they are strong and capable. Illustrated with adorable spot art that contains just a dash of whimsy, the diverse group of girls showcased throughout is sure to inspire the next generation of rule-makers and rule-breakers.


Ice breaker : how Mabel Fairbanks changed figure skating.

In the 1930s, only white figure skaters were allowed in public ice rinks and to compete for gold medals, but Mabel Fairbanks wouldn't let that stop her. With skates two sizes too big and a heart full of dreams, Mabel beat the odds and broke down color barriers through sheer determination and athletic skill. Mabel became the first African-American woman to be inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame.


Holiday cooking around the world : revised and expanded to included new low-fat and vegetarian recipes.

Featuring foods, cultures, and holidays from around the world, go on a tour of international kitchens as cooks prepare traditional holiday dishes. With easy-to-follow recipes from many different countries, readers are given a sampling of the celebrations held in each featured country.


Hearts unbroken / Cynthia Leitich Smith.

When Louise Wolfe's first real boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. It's her senior year, anyway, and she'd rather spend her time with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. The editors pair her up with Joey Kairouz, the ambitious new photojournalist, and in no time the paper's staff find themselves with a major story to cover: the school musical director's inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz has been provoking backlash in their mostly white, middle-class Kansas town. From the newly formed Parents Against Revisionist Theater to anonymous threats, long-held prejudices are being laid bare and hostilities are spreading against teachers, parents, and students - especially the cast members at the center of the controversy, including Lou's little brother, who's playing the Tin Man. As tensions mount at school, so does a romance between Lou and Joey - but as she's learned, dating while Native can be difficult. In trying to protect her own heart, will Lou break Joey's?


Green is a chile pepper : a book of colors.

Pura Belpré Award, Illustrator HonorLatino Book Award, WinnerGreen is a chile pepper, spicy and hot. Green is cilantro inside our pot. In this lively picture book, children discover a world of colors all around them: red is spices and swirling skirts, yellow is masa, tortillas, and sweet corn cake. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, and all are universal in appeal. With rich, boisterous illustrations, a fun-to-read rhyming text, and an informative glossary, this playful concept book will reinforce the colors found in every child's day!


Grandmother school / Rina Singh and [illustrated by] Ellen Rooney.

Every morning, a young girl walks her grandmother to the Aajibaichi Shala, the school that was built for the grandmothers in her village to have a place to learn to read and write. The narrator beams with pride as she drops her grandmother off with the other aajis to practice the alphabet and learn simple arithmetic. A moving story about family, women and the power of education-when Aaji learns to spell her name you'll want to dance along with her. Women in countless countries continue to endure the limitations of illiteracy. Unjust laws have suppressed the rights of girls and women and kept many from getting an education and equal standing in society. Based on a true story from the village of Phangane, India, this brilliantly illustrated book tells the story of the grandmothers who got to go to school for the first time in their lives.


Grandma's tiny house.

This sweet, rhyming counting book introduces young readers to numbers one through 15 as Grandma's family and friends fill her tiny house on Brown Street. Full color.


Golden domes and silver lanterns : a Muslim book of colors.

Magnificently capturing the colorful world of Islam for the youngest readers, this breathtaking and informative picture book celebrates Islam's beauty and traditions. From a red prayer rug to a blue hijab, everyday colors are given special meaning as young readers learn about clothing, food, and other important elements of Islamic culture, with a young Muslim girl as a guide. Sure to inspire questions and observations about world religions and cultures, Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns is equally at home in a classroom reading circle as it is being read to a child on a parent's lap.


Gittel's journey : an Ellis Island story.

Gittel and her mother were supposed to immigrate to America together, but when her mother is stopped by the health inspector, Gittel must make the journey alone. Her mother writes her cousin's address in New York on a piece of paper. However, when Gittel arrives at Ellis Island, she discovers the ink has run and the address is illegible! How will she find her family? Both a heart-wrenching and heartwarming story, Gittel's Journey offers a fresh perspective on the immigration journey to Ellis Island. The book includes an author's note explaining how Gittel's story is based on the journey to America taken by Lesléa Newman's grandmother and family friend.


Freddie Ramos zooms to the rescue.

Things are not going well at Starwood Elementary! A squirrel is running through the halls. A tree fell on the gym. The principal is acting weird! Can Freddie save the day with his Zapato Power?


Freddie Ramos tracks down a drone.

Mr. Vaslov is building a drone to help him take care of Starwood Park-but that's Freddie's job! And when Freddie finds out his mom has a new boyfriend, he's worried about their relationship too. How can his Zapato Power help with all this change?


Freddie Ramos takes off.

One day Freddie Ramos comes home from school and finds a strange box just for him. What's inside? ZAPATO POWER-shoes that change Freddie's life by giving him super speed! But what will Freddie do with his fast new skills? Weird things are happening at the Starwood Park Apartments where he lives, and his friends at school need his help. Is Freddie Ramos ready to be a hero? In this imaginative new story by Jacqueline Jules, an ordinary boy in a city neighborhood learns how to use his new-found powers for good. Illustrations by Miguel Benitez lend just a touch of comic-book style to this chapter book adventure.


Zapato Power : Freddie Ramos stomps the snow.

When a freak spring blizzard buries Starwood Park, Freddie works with Mr. Vaslov to clear the sidewalks using a new invention-Zapato Power snowshoes! But not even the snow can stop a thief from causing trouble in the neighborhood. Can Freddie solve the case, even if it means helping Erika, the Starwood Park bully?


Freddie Ramos springs into action.

Freddie has shoes that give him super speed. It's hard to be a superhero and a regular kid at the same time, especially when your shoes give you even more power! Freddie needs an on/off switch for his super speed, so Mr. Vaslov, who created the shoes, decides to invent a remote control, but he gets more than he planned. When his young neighbor's ball goes missing, Freddie uses his new powers to find it...and Mr. Vaslov!


Freddie Ramos rules New York.

Freddie and his mom are visiting Uncle Jorge in New York City! Just before they leave, Mr. Vaslov gives Freddie a new pair of zapatos to replace the ones that were getting too small. But Freddie worries if his new zapatos will work as well as his old ones. Will Freddie be able to save the day when Uncle Jorge misplaces an engagement ring in the middle of a New York City traffic jam?


Freddie Ramos makes a splash.

Freddie Ramos's adventures continue! When a bully shows up at Starwood Park, his superpowered zapatos go missing. Is the bully to blame? And how can Freddie investigate without his super speed?


Freddie Ramos hears it all.

Freddie Ramos loves his new Zapato Power-super hearing! He can listen in on conversations and find hero jobs. But soon Freddie realizes the temptation to eavesdrop on everyone is too great. Can Freddie find a way to use his super hearing without snooping?


Freddie Ramos gets a sidekick.

Freddie is working on his first invention! But he gets frustrated when it doesn't work on the first try. And something is making holes in the doors around Starwood Park. Freddie's trying to find the culprit, but when he gets injured and can't use his Zapato Power, who will look after Starwood Park?


Freddie Ramos adds it all up.

When Amy, the new girl at school, is being bullied, Freddie Ramos uses his Zapato Power to help her. But then she disappears! Super hearing, super speed, and super bounce doesn't help Freddie find her. And his superpowers aren't helping Freddie with his own school problem either-he's failing math. Can Freddie find a way to help Amy and his math grade?


Fearless Mary : the adventures of Mary Fields, stagecoach driver.

A little-known but fascinating and larger-than-life character, Mary Fields is one of the unsung, trailblazing African American women who helped settle the American West. A former slave, Fields became the first African American woman stagecoach driver in 1895, when, in her 60s, she beat out all the cowboys applying for the job by being the fastest to hitch a team of six horses. She won the dangerous and challenging job, and for many years traveled the badlands with her pet eagle, protecting the mail from outlaws and wild animals, never losing a single horse or package. Fields helped pave the way for other women and people of color to become stagecoach drivers and postal workers.


Exquisite : the poetry and life of Gwendolyn Brooks.

A picture-book biography of celebrated poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize. Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) is known for her poems about real life. She wrote about love, loneliness, family, and poverty-showing readers how just about anything could become a beautiful poem. Exquisite follows Gwendolyn from early girlhood into her adult life, showcasing her desire to write poetry from a very young age. This picture-book biography explores the intersections of race, gender, and the ubiquitous poverty of the Great Depression-all with a lyrical touch worthy of the subject. Gwendolyn Brooks was the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize, receiving the award for poetry in 1950. And in 1958, she was named the poet laureate of Illinois. A bold artist who from a very young age dared to dream, Brooks will inspire young readers to create poetry from their own lives. Suzanne Slade is the award-winning author of many books for children, including several about other groundbreaking women, such as Dangerous Jane and A Computer Called Katherine. Slade lives in Libertyville, Illinois. Cozbi A. Cabrera holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design. She has illustrated several books for children and is also well known for her handmade cloth dolls. Cabrera lives in Evanston, Illinois.


Dread nation : rise up / Justina Ireland.

New York Times bestseller * Six starred reviews At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland's stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar-a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet. Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever. In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities-and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It's a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society's expectations. But that's not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston's School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn't pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.


Dough boys / Paula Chase.

In the companion to her acclaimed So Done, Paula Chase follows best friends Simp and Rollie as their friendship is threatened by the pressures of basketball, upcoming auditions, middle school, and their growing involvement in the local drug ring. Dough Boys is a memorably vivid story about the complex friendship between two African American boys whose lives are heading down very different paths. For fans of Jason Reynolds's Ghost and Rebecca Stead's Goodbye Stranger. Deontae Simp Wright has big plans for his future. Plans that involve basketball, his best friend, Rollie, and making enough money to get his mom and four younger brothers out of the Cove, their low-income housing project. Long term, this means the NBA. Short term, it means being a dough boy-getting paid to play lookout and eventually moving up the rungs of the neighborhood drug operation with Rollie as his partner. Roland Rollie Matthews used to love playing basketball. He loved the rhythm of the game, how he came up with his best drumbeats after running up and down the court. But playing with the elite team comes with extra, illegal responsibilities, and Rollie isn't sure he's down for that life. The new talented-and-gifted program, where Rollie has a chance to audition for a real-life go-go band, seems like the perfect excuse to stop being a dough boy. But how can he abandon his best friend? Paula Chase explores universal themes of friendship and budding romance, while also exploring complex issues that affect many young teens. Full of basketball, friendship, and daily life in a housing project, this universal story is perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds's Track series, Jewell Parker Rhodes's Ghost Boys, and Chris Crutcher.


Dictionary for a better world : poems, quotes, and anecdotes from A to Z.

How can we make the world a better place? This inspiring resource for middle-grade readers is organized as a dictionary; each entry presents a word related to creating a better world, such as ally, empathy, or respect. For each word, there is a poem, a quote from an inspiring person, a personal anecdote from the authors, and a try it prompt for an activity. This second poetic collaboration from Irene Latham and Charles Waters builds upon themes of diversity and inclusiveness from their previous book Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship. Illustrations from Iranian-British artist Mehrdokht Amini offer readers a rich visual experience.


Dazzling Travis : a story about being confident & original.

Travis loves football. But he also loves glitter, dance, and fashion. His classmates belittle him for defying social norms. Will Travis remain confident and brave when others tease him for being different? Travis sets no limits to what he enjoys doing. Shopping and football, ballet and dress-up make Travis a one of a kind boy! But when some of the kids on the playground begin to pick on him, Travis truly dazzles. This empowering story encourages kids of any gender to challenge the social norm, revealing their true selves.


Courage / Barbara Binns.

For fans of Jason Reynolds and Kwame Alexander, a poignant and timely novel about race, class, and second chances. Ever since T'Shawn's dad died, his mother has been struggling to keep the family afloat. So when he's offered a spot on a prestigious diving team at the local private swim club, he knows that joining would only add another bill to the pile. But T studies hard and never gets into trouble, so he thinks his mom might be willing to bear the cost... until he finds out that his older brother, Lamont, is getting released early from prison. Luckily, T'Shawn is given a scholarship, and he can put all his frustration into diving practices. But when criminal activity increases in the neighborhood and people begin to suspect Lamont, T'Shawn begins to worry that maybe his brother hasn't left his criminal past behind after all. And he struggles to hold on to the hope that they can put the broken pieces of their damaged relationship back together.


Counting kindness : ten ways to welcome refugee children.

A warm and welcoming introduction to immigration, refugees, and inclusivity as children count from one to ten with one boat, two helping hands, and the generosity and kindness of many. More than half of the world's refugees are children, with millions of kids fleeing wars, floods, and other scary situations in search of a safe place to live. Arriving in a new place is stressful for both newcomers and their new communities, especially when the newcomers are little ones. But this beautiful counting book captures the joy of finding a home and the power of a welcoming community. From playing to sleeping, eating to reading, celebrating to learning, Counting Kindness proves we can lift the heaviest hearts when we come together. Endorsed by Amnesty International. This is wonderful! [T]hank you for making the world brighter and reminding us we are in a global world all together---one where sheltering place is not an option for everyone, and refugees are in special need, whether they are our neighbors or somewhere in their journeys in these difficult times...We can only think of kids and families in refugee camps in Europe or at our own border who have yet to get to the four beds or hearts stage. Thank you for raising consciousness about their dreams and desires... It is an excellent book to have in school libraries, to help kids born here to understand better some of the things their new schoolmates or neighbors have gone through. -Barbara Bair, Ph.D., co-editor of The Papers of Jane Addams, volumes two and three


Cooking the West African way : revised and expanded to include new low-fat and vegetarian recipes / Bertha Vining Montgomery and Constance Nabwire.

Focusing on the cuisine of several West African countries--including Nigeria, Cote D'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, and Ghana--this book describes why most meals cooked in West Africa are either soups or stews. With each recipe, you will get to know the traditions and cultures of these unique and intriguing countries.


Cooking the Vietnamese way : revised and expanded to include new low-fat and vegetarian recipes / Chi Nguyen and Judy Monroe.

Vietnam's warm climate allows for an abundance of rice, fresh fruits, and vegetables that are the mainstays of Vietnamese meals. Its seas yield the fish that produce the fish sauce that is a trademark of Vietnamese cooking. Discover the distinctive flavors of Vietnam and its dishes.


Cooking the Turkish way : culturally authentic foods including low-fat and vegetarian recipes / Kari A. Cornell and Nurcay Turkoglu.

Bordering the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, Turkey draws on the cuisine traditions of each different area. The resulting combination of fruits, savory spices, meats, and vegetables is uniquely Turkish. Featuring ingredients such as lamb, pida, olives, and eggplant, Turkish dishes are rich and savory. With recipes for Gözleme, kebabs, baklava, and Lokum, sample the tastes of Turkey.


Cooking the Thai way : revised and expanded to include new low-fat and vegetarian recipes / Supenn Harrison & Judy Monroe.

Most Thai consider food to be an art form, and the dishes they prepare are spicy and rich with a characteristic sweet/sour/salty taste that makes their cuisine unique. With flavors ranging from mild to searingly hot, Thai food is wonderful to smell, exciting to see, and delicious to taste.


Cooking the Spanish way : revised and expanded to include new low-fat and vegetarian recipes / Rebecca Christian.

Isolation, landscape, climate, and availability of ingredients all contributed to the development of the many distinctive styles of cooking in Spain. To use the freshest possible ingredients, Spanish cooks often shop daily for their foods. With delicious recipes and enticing photographs, discover Spain through its history, culture, and food.


Cooking the southern African way : culturally authentic foods including low-fat and vegetarian recipes / Kari Cornell ; in consultation with Peter Thomas.

Southern Africa is a diverse land. It is home to many groups of native Africans, each with its own traditions, culture, and foods, as well as European and Asian settlers that arrived in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The various cultures have combined to make eating in Southern Africa a delightful adventure.


Cooking the South American way : revised and expanded to include new low-fat and vegetarian recipes / Helga Parnell.

With twelve independent countries, the Falkland Islands, and French Guiana, the many cultures of South America feature a variety of dishes. Focusing on recipes from countries like Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, this delectable cookbook offers a sampling of tastes from across the continent.


Cooking the Russian way.

Once a part of the vast Soviet Union, life in Russia has seen many changes. One thing that has remained the same is the varied and interesting food found there. Rich, filling, and most of all, plentiful, Russian cuisine is filled with dishes like borsch (beef stew), pirozhki, chicken Kiev, and studen.


Cooking the Polish way / Danuta Zamojska-Hutchins.

Over the years, the hearty flavors and rich textures of Polish cooking have been influenced by a strong farming tradition, available food resources, and contact with other cultures. With menus that feature fish, grains, and vegetables, Polish people express their great love of national culture.


Cooking the Norwegian way : revised and expanded to include new low-fat and vegetarian recipes / Sylvia Munsen.

Norwegian cooking has been shaped by its climate, many natural resources, and landscape, with long coastline surrounding over two-thirds of the country and hundreds of fjords jutting inland. Fish is an important staple of the Norwegian diet. Although Norway is a modern, technologically advanced country, its people, holidays, and dishes are deeply rooted in the past and reflect the cycles of nature.


Cooking the North African way : culturally authentic foods including low fat and vegetarian recipies / Mary Winget and Habib Chalbi.

The countries of North Africa--Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt--feature delicious cuisine, rich in colorful spices. A variety of different peoples brought a mosaic of customs, religions, and foods to the area, but the Arabs had the greatest impact. A stopping point on the spice trade route between Europe and the Far East, North African cooks adopted many spices into their cuisine. With tasty dishes such as couscous, falafel, and hummus, this delightful sampling of North African foods will tempt your taste buds.


Cooking the Middle Eastern way.

The Middle East boasts a long, intricate history and a vibrant modern culture that is reflected in their cuisine. Lamb is the most commonly used meat and locally grown beans, rice, dates, and nuts are popular ingredients. Some dishes are shared by many countries in the region, but each nation also has its own specialties, leading to a diverse and interesting blend of dishes.


Cooking the Mexican way : revised and expanded to include new low-fat and vegetarian recipes / Rosa Coronado.

Mexico is a large, rich, and culturally diverse country. Over the years, a combination of ancient native foods combined with European customs to produce the authentic, delicious dishes that are associated with Mexico. Discover the beauty and flavor of this country through its traditional meals and ingredients--such as corn, peppers, chocolate, and beans.


Cooking the Lebanese way : revised and expanded to include new low-fat and vegetarian recipes / Suad Amari.

Lebanon is a tiny country found in the very heart of the Middle East. Especially famous for a cuisine that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and grains, Lebanese cooking is as delicious as it is healthy and versatile. Lamb, bulgur, and almonds are common in many Lebanese dishes, and mezze, or appetizers, are a very important part of their cuisine.


Cooking the Korean way.

Korea is a land where ancient and modern traditions coexist. Although split politically, North and South Korea continue to share a varied cuisine that is both healthy and delicious. Often highly seasoned, Korean dishes such as cold cucumber soup, san jok (grilled beef and vegetable skewers), and ho bak jon (zucchini pancakes) are unique and appealing.


Cooking the Italian way : revised and expanded to include new low-fat and vegetarian recipes / Alphonse Bisignano.

Before modern transportation methods, the people of Italy were isolated into regions that each developed its own customs--especially when it came to cooking. For this reason, Italians have created very distinctive cooking styles and recipes.


Cooking the Israeli way / Josephine Bacon.

Israeli food is a blend of many different cooking traditions. This tasty collection of recipes includes delicious dishes such as felafel, Passover popovers, and cheese blintzes.


Cooking the Indonesian way : culturally authentic foods including low-fat and vegetarian recipes / Kari Cornell and Merry Anwar.

The world's largest archipelago, Indonesia is made up of over seventeen thousand islands. Located along the lines of ancient trade routes, Indonesian culture has been saturated by the cultures of many different countries from around the world. With staples such as rice, saté, and gado-gado salad, Indonesian menus feature tropical fruits and vegetables grown throughout the islands and savory spices such as cumin and turmeric.


Cooking the Hungarian way : revised and expanded to include new low-fat and vegetarian recipes / Magdolna Hargittai.

Completely landlocked, Hungary has endured many invasions by foreign powers and has lived under many kinds of government. Through it all, music and food have remained important parts of Hungarian life. With delightful dishes such as goulash, chicken paprika, and strudel, Hungarian cuisine is savory and inviting.


Cooking the German way : revised and expanded to include new low-fat and vegetarian recipes / Helga Parnell.

With its appealing sausages and roasts, savory dumplings and spaetzle, and rich pastries and tortes, Germany has been known for its delicious cuisine. Focusing on the food and traditions found in western Germany, this tasty cookbook illustrates that in Germany, cooking is an art.


Cooking the English way : revised and expanded to include new low-fat and vegetarian recipes / Barbara W. Hill.

English cuisine is often regarded as unexciting, but with flavorful dishes such as tender roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, buttery scones, tasty fish and chips, and sweet trifles, it's anything but bland. Relying on fresh, simple ingredients to highlight the natural flavors of foods, English dishes are hearty and delicious.


Cooking the Cuban way : culturally authentic foods, including low-fat and vegetarian recipes / Alison Behnke and Victor Manuel Valens.

Combining the cultural traditions of Spain, indigenous Cubans, Africans, and various other immigrants, Cuban cuisine is simple and filled with flavor. Rich spices such as garlic, oregano, and cumin combine with fresh produce, staples such as rice and beans, and pork or fresh seafood to fill Cuban menus. Although the people of Cuba are divided along class lines, they enjoy the same food-Salsa Criollos, Frijoles Negros, Tostones, and Cerdo Asado.


Cooking the Central American way : culturally authentic foods including low-fat and vegetarian recipes / Alison M. Behnke ; in consultation with Griselda Aracely Chacon, and Kristina Anderson.

The seven countries of Central America share many culinary traditions, while offering their own unique specialty dishes. The region is home to a wide range of resources, including various crops and fresh seafood. Many of their traditional dishes and meals are a blend of Spanish, Caribbean and Native Central American influences, offering the diner a varied and unique dining experience.


Cooking the Caribbean way : revised and expanded to include new low-fat and vegetarian recipes / Cheryl Davidson Kaufman.

With abundant textures and tastes that differ from island to island, the food of the Caribbean is a delicious blend of traditions. Reflecting the cultures of a diverse population, Caribbean cuisine has a fresh variety of flavors for every occasion.


Cooking the Brazilian way : culturally authentic foods including low-fat and vegetarian recipes.

The fifth largest country in the world, Brazil stretches across nearly half of South America. Home to a vibrant blend of indigenous, African, European, and immigrant cultures, Brazil boasts a diverse cuisine. Beans, rice, manioc, tropical fruits, meats, and fresh vegetables form the basis for many traditional Brazilian dishes. With delicious recipes for Brazilian staples such as Farofa, Xinxim, and Feijoada, discover the spicy flavors of Brazil.


Cooking the Austrian way / Helga Hughes.

Over the centuries, Austria was settled by many different groups and became the center of a large empire. Each group brought its own customs and cuisine, eventually mixing to create the rich heritage of food and culture now found in Asutria. Discover some of Austria's most delicious dishes, such as Wiener Schnitzel, Nockerln, Lebkuchen, and more.


Cooking the Australian way / Elizabeth Germaine & Ann L. Burckhardt.

As a part of the British Commonwealth, Australia's culture shares many similarities with British culture--and their menu is no exception. Paired with the cuisine of the Aboriginal peoples that first populated the island, Australian dishes often feature meats and fruits, many of which naturally thrive in the warm temperatures found throughout the country. This standard fare has evolved in the years since World War II as more and more immigrants settle down under.


Common Threads : Adam's Day at the Market.

Adam and his family spend an exciting day at the colorful and bustling Eastern Market. But when Adam gets briefly separated from Mom and Dad, he mistakes a friendly, diverse cast of characters for his parents in their traditional Muslim clothing--and shows that we all have more in common than you might think. This nearly-wordless picture book celebrates diversity and community in vibrant, dynamic art.


A scarf for Keiko.

It's 1942. Sam's class is knitting socks for soldiers and Sam is a terrible knitter. Keiko is a good knitter, but some kids at school don't want anything to do with her because the Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor and her family is Japanese American. When Keiko's family is forced to move to a camp for Japanese Americans, can Sam find a way to demonstrate his friendship?


A plan for Pops / Heather Smith and Brooke Kerrigan.

Lou spends every Saturday with Grandad and Pops. They walk to the library hand in  hand, like a chain of paper dolls. Grandad reads books about science and design, Pops listens to rock and roll, and Lou bounces from lap to lap. But everything changes one Saturday. Pops has a fall. That night there is terrible news: Pops will need to use a wheelchair, not just for now, but for always. Unable to cope with his new circumstances, he becomes withdrawn and shuts himself in his room. Hearing Grandad trying to cheer up Pops inspires Lou to make a plan. Using skills learned from Grandad, and with a little help from their neighbors, Lou comes up with a plan for Pops.


A map into the world.

A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy world. As the seasons change, so too does a young Hmong girl's world. She moves into a new home with her family and encounters both birth and death. As this curious girl explores life inside her house and beyond, she collects bits of the natural world. But who are her treasures for? A moving picture book debut from acclaimed Hmong American author Kao Kalia Yang.


A good kind of trouble / Lisa Moore Ramée.

From debut author Lisa Moore Ramée comes this funny and big-hearted debut middle grade novel about friendship, family, and standing up for what's right, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give and the novels of Renée Watson and Jason Reynolds. Twelve-year-old Shayla is allergic to trouble. All she wants to do is to follow the rules. (Oh, and she'd also like to make it through seventh grade with her best friendships intact, learn to run track, and have a cute boy see past her giant forehead.)But in junior high, it's like all the rules have changed. Now she's suddenly questioning who her best friends are and some people at school are saying she's not black enough. Wait, what? Shay's sister, Hana, is involved in Black Lives Matter, but Shay doesn't think that's for her. After experiencing a powerful protest, though, Shay decides some rules are worth breaking. She starts wearing an armband to school in support of the Black Lives movement. Soon everyone is taking sides. And she is given an ultimatum. Shay is scared to do the wrong thing (and even more scared to do the right thing), but if she doesn't face her fear, she'll be forever tripping over the next hurdle. Now that's trouble, for real.


You can do it, yasmin!

You can do it, yasmin!
A collection of four more stories featuring Yasmin! Whether she's braving the goalie net for the first time on the soccer field, trouble-shooting a plant problem in the garden with her family, tackling a tricky writing assignment, or managing a disagreement with her friends, Yasmin is always thinking outside the box to come up with creative solutions. Yasmin can do it!


Yasmin, la guardiana del zoo

Yasmin, la guardiana del zoo
Yasmin's class is going to the zoo! The students love watching the animals do silly things, but when Yasmin is chosen to feed the monkeys, she's the one that does something silly. Can Yasmin fix her mistake and make friends with the monkeys? Fully translated Spanish text.


Yasmin the zookeeper

Yasmin the zookeeper
Yasmin's class is going to the zoo! The students love watching the animals do silly things, but when Yasmin is chosen to feed the monkeys, she's the one that does something silly. Can Yasmin fix her mistake and make friends with the monkeys?


Yasmin the teacher

Yasmin the teacher
Ms. Alex gets called away and puts Yasmin in charge! Being teacher will be a snap! But when things go wrong, Yasmin must think fast to get the class back on track before Ms. Alex gets back.


Yasmin the superhero

Yasmin the superhero
Superhero Yasmin! She's got the cape. She's got the mask. Now she just needs a villain to defeat! While she's looking for one, she meets lots of friends and neighbors who need her help, but no villains. Then Yasmin discovers that she might not need a villain to wield her super powers!


Yasmin the soccer star

Yasmin the soccer star
Everyone in Yasmin's gym class is excited to play soccer, except for Yasmin. She's seen the pros play, and it looks scary! When Yasmin is chosen as goalie, will she step up or back out? Courage, Yasmin!


Yasmin the friend

Yasmin the friend
Yasmin knows exactly what she wants to play when her friends come over. But it turns out her friends have their own ideas. Could a creative compromise make everyone happy?


Yasmin the chef

Yasmin the chef
Yasmin loves hosting parties! Music, friends, fun! But what she doesn't love is the spicy food her Pakistani family serves. Yasmin puts on her chef hat and plans to make her own amazing, fantastic recipe...as soon as she figures out what that is!


Yasmin la pintora

Yasmin la pintora
Yasmin's painting for the art contest is due Friday, but she has lots of excuses for putting it off. She doesn't know what to paint, she doesn't think she's any good, and painting is messy. Turns out a mess is just what Yasmin needs for inspiration! Fully translated Spanish text. Yasmin tiene que terminar su cuadro para el concurso de arte del viernes, pero encuentra todo tipo de excusas para no hacerlo. No sabe qué pintar, cree que no sabe pintar bien y además, ¡la pintura mancha! Pero al final, ¡las propias manchas serán la inspiración de Yasmin!


Yasmin la maestra

Yasmin la maestra
Ms. Alex gets called away and puts Yasmin in charge! Being teacher will be a snap! But when things go wrong, Yasmin must think fast to get the class back on track before Ms. Alex gets back. Fully translated Spanish text.


Yasmin la jardinera

Yasmin la jardinera
¡Es primavera! Yasmin y su papá trabajan con entusiasmo en el jardín. Yasmin se encarga de cuidar unas plantitas con flores. Las pone al sol, las riega y les pone tierra fértil... entonces, ¿por qué se marchitan? Un día, Yasmin oberva a Nani sentada al sol y descubre la solución perfecta para sus plantas.


Yasmin la fashionista

Yasmin la fashionista
Yasmin is bored! But a glimpse of the pretty clothes in Mama's closet turns a boring evening into a glamorous fashion show, until ... OOPS! Mama's shalwar kameez is ruined! Can Yasmin's nani save the day before Mama gets home? Fully translated Spanish text. ¡Yasmin está aburrida! Pero al ver la ropa preciosa en el armario de Mama, su aburrida aburrida se convierte en un elegante desfile de moda, hasta que... ¡UY! ¡El kameez de Mama se dañó! ¿Se lo podrá reparar antes de que Mama regrese a casa?


Yasmin la exploradora

Yasmin la exploradora
Every explorer needs a map! Baba encourages Yasmin to make one of her own. But when Yasmin loses sight of Mama at the farmer's market, can her map bring them back together? Fully translated Spanish text. ¡Todos los exploradores necesitan un mapa! Baba le dice a Yasmin que haga su propio mapa. Pero cuando Yasmin pierde a Mama en el mercado, ¿conseguirá encontrarla con su mapa?


Yasmin la estrella de fútbol

Yasmin la estrella de fútbol
Todos los compañeros de Yasmin están deseando jugar al fútbol, menos ella. Ha visto cómo juegan los profesionales ¡y le da miedo! ¡Y ahora tiene que jugar de arquera! ¿Conseguirá vencer sus miedos o abandonará el partido? ¡Vamos, Yasmin!


Yasmin la escritora

Yasmin la escritora
La maestra Alexa les ha pedido a los niños que escriban sobre sus héroes. A Yasmin le encanta escribir, pero no puede decidirse por un héroe y va descartando idea tras idea. ¿Será que su heroína ha estado a su lado desde el principio?


Yasmin la constructora

Yasmin la constructora
Everyone seems to have a great idea for the makerspace project, everyone except for Yasmin! All the good ideas are taken. Luckily, recess solves everything! Inspiration strikes and Yasmin creates something that brings the whole class together. Fully translated Spanish text. Todos tienen ideas para el proyecto de construcción, ¡todos menos Yasmin! Las mejores ideas ya se les ocurrieron a otros. Pero por suerte, ¡el recreo todo lo soluciona! Yasmin encuentra su inspiración y crea algo que unirá a toda la clase.


Yasmin la amiga

Yasmin la amiga
Yasmin sabe exactamente a qué quiere jugar cuando sus amigos vengan a su casa, pero ellos tienen otras ideas.¿Podrán llegar a un acuerdo creativo que deje a todos contentos?


Viaje a la playa

Sofia and her family are headed to the beach for the weekend, and Sofia is packed and ready to go. But once they get to the beach house, it's obvious that Sofia did not pack basic beach gear. Will her beach trip be ruined?


Truman the dog

T is for Truman, tricks, and TROUBLE! Truman the black lab might be an older rescue dog, but he's still got enough mischief beneath his collar to keep eight-year-old Kaita Takano and her animal-fostering family on their toes from morning till night. Chewed through and through, the playfully illustrated, Kaita-narrated chapter book promises plenty of canine fun.


Tiki the cockatoo

Tiki the cockatoo
Tiki the cockatoo is the Takano family's newest foster pet and thanks to her ear-splitting screeching, the entire neighborhood knows it! Eight-year-old Kaita has to pull out all the tricks to keep the feathered squawker calm and content and find Tiki a forever home before everyone goes crazy! Giggle-inducing illustrations and 1st-person narration bring this noisy early chapter-book adventure to life.


The secret recipe

Head into the kitchen with Sofia Martinez. Sofia wants to help her abuela make arroz con leche for the church dinner, but things don't go as planned. Find out if Sofia is able to fix the recipe so her grandma isn't embarrassed in this early chapter book. With Spanish words and phrases sprinkled throughout, this early chapter books is perfect for those learning Spanish or English!


The missing mouse

Sofia finally gets a chance to watch the class pet, a mouse named Snowflake. When Snowflake gets out of his box, Sofia and her sisters quickly find out that a little mouse can cause big problems.


The marigold mess

Every day is an adventure with Sofia Martinez. Today she is super excited to wash the car! It is a way better chore than dusting again. But when Sofia starts to clean the car, she makes a muddy mess of her mom's marigolds. With Spanish words and phrases sprinkled throughout, this early chapter books is perfect for those learning Spanish or English!


The dramatic life of azaleah lane

The dramatic life of azaleah lane
Azaleah's big sister, Nia, has been cast as Willa Wonka in the school musical, and the entire Lane family is looking forward to the show. Azaleah has even helped plan a surprise dinner party for Nia at Avec Amour, Mama's restaurant. But then the real drama starts. At the first rehearsal, all sorts of things go wrong: missing batteries, sets falling over, props misplaced ... It's so many things, in fact, that Azaleah suspects foul play. And when the special effects on Nia's costume don't work at dress rehearsal, Nia is a nervous wreck. To top it all off, the high school journalism class is covering the performance for the school blog, and the director doesn't have time to replace Nia's costume. Nia has to wear it without the special effects. Azaleah becomes determined to make sure the musical isn't ruined for Nia. Azaleah has to get to the bottom of the mysterious rehearsal troubles, and finish party preparations, before the curtain goes up.


The big stink

The big stink
Something smells terrible in Miss Winkle's classroom, and no one knows what it is! When the class bully picks on the new boy, saying he's the smelly one, Pedro steps in and stands up for his new friend. But the class still needs to know where that stench is coming from! Like all Pedro books, the story is supported with a glossary and reader response questions, making this a fun and functional choice for libraries.


The best pet?

The best pet?
Pedro and his dog, Peppy, are ready for the pet show. Peppy can sit and fetch on command. And he's freshly washed and ready to shine. But when they get to the pet show Peppy gets upset and ends up in the mud. Is there any way for him to become the best pet?


The best baker

The best baker
Katie and her friend Haley are bragging about being good bakers. Their moms don't quite agree. Haley's uncle owns the Happy Cakes bakery and is willing to teach the girls what it takes to be a great baker. Will Katie and Haley become the best bakers and impress their moms? Katie loves her community and that love is shown in Katie Woo's Neighborhood, an early chapter book series by author Fran Manushkin.


The beach trip

Sofia and her family are headed to the beach for the weekend, and Sofia is packed and ready to go. But once they get to the beach house, it's obvious that Sofia did not pack basic beach gear. Will her beach trip be ruined? Spanish words are used throughout this early chapter book.


The amazing life of azaleah lane

The amazing life of azaleah lane
Azaleah can't wait for her class field trip to the National Zoo in Washington D.C., especially when her teacher announces the chance to earn extra credit. But when Azaleah gets home, she quickly realizes extra credit isn't as easy as she thought. Azaleah's younger sister Tiana can't find Greenie, her stuffed animal, and she's sure he's been stolen. With Mama at the restaurant and Daddy at work on a big case, it seems Azaleah is the only one available to track down the stolen stuffie. Can Azaleah get to the bottom of the mystery in time to finish her extra credit?


Tap dance troubles

Tap dance troubles
Click. Clack. Tap, tap, tap. Emma just started dance lessons and is determined to learn the routine perfectly. But dance isn't as easy as she had hoped. Thankfully Emma doesn't give up easily! Emma proves that hard work and practice will take those tap dance troubles away in this early chapter book from the Emma Every Day series. Emma is Deaf and often uses sign language to communicate, and each book includes an ASL fingerspelling chart, a sign language guide, a glossary, and content-related questions.


Superhero for president

Superhero for president
Ellie Ultra is a leader. As a superhero, she kind of has to be. So when the opportunity to become class president comes up, it's a no-brainer that Ellie will run. The only downside is that devious Dex Diggs, her arch nemesis in the school, is going to run too. After an Ultra Genie wish machine gets into Dex's hands, Ellie gets a glimpse of what the world will be like if Dex takes over. She has to do everything she can to make the world a better place and undo evil wishes, even if she isn't president.


Super spooked

Super spooked
Ellie is invited to a Halloween sleepover at her best friend Hannah's house. She can't wait to have some spooky fun with her friends ... until the lights go out. Nothing scares Ellie worse than the dark! But when the villainous Fairy Frightmare strikes the sleepover and sprinkles the girls with bad dream dust, trapping them inside their worst nightmares, there are bigger things to worry about. Can Ellie squash her fear and save her friends?


Stocking up for the storm

Stocking up for the storm
A big storm is coming, and Katie is worried: what if they run out of food? The Woo family and friends head to Mr. Nelson's store to stock up on supplies and get a lesson on buying and selling. Who knew a trip to the store could offer so much?


Softball switch-up

Softball switch-up
Raisa Kumar has been playing softball for years, and thanks to the support and encouragement of her team, the Silver Stars, she's one of the best pitchers in the league. When a new girl, Annie, joins the team and wants to learn how to pitch, Raisa is eager to help. But Raisa is sure her way is the best way, what words for her has to work for Annie. Can Raisa lean to step back and share the mound for the good of her team?


Sofia's party shoes

Sofia's party shoes
Sofia finally gets to attend her first quinceanera! Her mom even buys her some new shoes. But when Sofia ruins her new shoes before the big party, Sofia might not get to attend after all. This early chapter book from the Sofia Martinez series includes Spanish words in the text, a Spanish glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts.


Singing superstar

Sofia FINALLY gets her beloved singing machine, and she can't wait to sing her heart out. However, nobody in her family wants to listen to her sing. Sofia is determined to find a place to perform, even if she has to leave her house to do it!


Shopping trip trouble

Shopping trip trouble
It's time to go school shopping, and Sofia is extra excited about her new supplies. But that excitement turns to panic when her cousin Manuel goes missing. With Sofia's entire family on the case, Manuel won't be missing for long. This early chapter book includes writing prompts, discussion questions, an English/Spanish glossary, and a table of contents.


Shark vs. killer whale

Shark vs. killer whale
If a shark and a killer whale were to meet and fight, which one would win? Read this book to find out!


Scorpion vs. tarantula

Scorpion vs. tarantula
If a scorpion and a tarantula were to meet and fight, which one would win? Read this book to find out!


Sadiq and the ramadan gift

Sadiq and the ramadan gift
It's Ramadan! In the spirit of the season, Sadiq and his friends want to give back to their community. The friends band together to raise money to build a new school for children in Somalia. They decide to put on a community iftar as a fund-raiser, but not everyone agrees where their efforts should be spent. Can they find a way to work together?


Sadiq and the pet problem

Sadiq's third grade class has no classroom pet! Not only that, but Sadiq has never had a pet of his own. So Sadiq gathers some classmates to help him solve this problem. What kind of pet would be perfect for their class? A lizard? A bunny? A parakeet? Soon it's up to Sadiq and friends to convince their teacher and classmates that they have found the perfect pet match.


Sadiq and the perfect play

Sadiq and the perfect play
Sadiq's big sister, Aliya, was recently cast in a community theater musical. When Sadiq and his friends hear her practicing, they decide to put on their own play for their friends and family. Sadiq volunteers to be the director, but when he makes decisions without his friends' input, everyone starts to get annoyed. Can they resolve their issues before the big performance?


Sadiq and the green thumbs

When Sadiq's Dugsi teacher can't take care of his yard because of an injury, Sadiq reluctantly agrees to help out. To make it more fun, Sadiq gathers together some friends to help. Can they care for their teacher's garden and have fun at the same time?


Sadiq and the fun run

Sadiq's friends are all signing up to play football. When Sadiq asks his parents to sign him up too, they say he's too young. They suggest he try a different sport--running. From the start, Sadiq has a bad attitude about Run Club. Can his coach convince him that being tough and competitive doesn't always mean tackling and hitting?


Sadiq and the explorers

Sadiq and the explorers
After a hiking trip to a nearby park, Sadiq is inspired to start an Exploring Club. When a neighbor asks the club to create a scavenger hunt for the community's annual Fourth of July celebration, the kids are excited! But before they can lead others on a nature expedition, they'll have to do some exploring of their own.


Sadiq and the bridge builders

Sadiq and the bridge builders
Lately it seems to be raining constantly, making it difficult for Sadiq to play outside. When the librarian at his school starts a building club, Sadiq and his friends decide to join. They're tasked with building a city model to withstand a natural disaster. Inspired by the flooding happening in their own community, can Sadiq and friends come up with a solution?


Roo the rabbit

Roo the rabbit
A new foster pet, someBUNNY special, has arrived at the Takano house, and eight-year-old Kaita is over the moon! But Roo isn't lick-your-face friendly like the dogs Kaita's used to fostering, and she soon wonders if she'll ever be able to break the ice and find the skittish mini lop a forever home. The chapter book is a charmingly illustrated lesson in patience, narrated by Kaita herself.


Queen of the spelling bee

Queen of the spelling bee
Ellie can't wait for the school spelling bee-she's a super-speller and is sure she'll be crowned queen of the bee! But when her best friend Hannah makes the cut for the spelling bee instead, Ellie discovers that being super doesn't mean she shouldn't study. When it's revealed that the substitute librarian in charge of the bee has a villainous plan, it's up to Ellie to save the day-and her friendship.


Pirate pedro

Pirate pedro
Arg! It's Pirate Day at school. Pedro and his mateys have fun pretending to be pirates at school and home. But who will be captain of the ship? This dose of pirate fun comes with reader-support tools built to engage the young reader.


Picture perfect

Sofia is sick of looking exactly like her sisters. She wants to stand out! And when school picture day comes around, Sofia thinks of the perfect way to make that happen.


Pedro, candidato a presidente

Pedro and his friend Katie Woo are both running for class president. Pedro knows he can do great things for his class, if only he gets past that speech! A glossary and discussion questions make this early reader from Fran Manushkin a great choice for libraries..


Pedro's tricky tower

Pedro's tricky tower
Pedro's class is building is tower out of paper cups to see who can build the tallest tower. Pedro loves to build, but he's got a big problem. Troublemaker Roddy is on his team. Can Pedro and Roddy learn to work together? A glossary and critical thinking questions make this a great title for libraries, while a collection of jokes adds to the fun.


Pedro's monster

Pedro's monster
Pedro is obsessed with monster trucks. He plays with his toy truck, writes about them at school, and even gets to go to a rally with his friends. He simply can't stop thinking about them! But can his love of monster trucks help him stop the monsters in his dreams? In the back matter, a glossary and discussion questions round out the learning and a collection of jokes rounds out the fun!


Pedro's big break

Pedro's big break
When Pedro falls off his bike, he ends up with a broken arm and a bright blue cast. Worst of all, he'll miss his big camping trip. Can Pedro's friends and family find a way to cheer him up? With a relatable plotline, a glossary, reader response prompts, and laugh-out-loud jokes, this easy-to-read chapter book will hook new readers.


Pedro y su suerte

Pedro y su suerte
When Pedro falls off his bike, he ends up with a broken arm and a bright blue cast. Worst of all, he'll miss his big camping trip. Can Pedro's friends and family find a way to cheer him up? With a relatable plotline, a glossary, reader response prompts, and laugh-out-loud jokes, this easy-to-read chapter book will hook new readers. Fully translated Spanish text. Cuando Pedro se cae de su bicicleta, se quiebra un brazo y le colocan un yeso azul. Pero lo peor es que no podrá ir al gran campamento. ¿Podrán los amigos de Pedro y su familia alegrarlo? Con una atrapante trama, glosario, preguntas para comentar y divertidos chistes, este libro fácil de leer atrapará a nuevos lectores.


Pedro y el tiburón

Pedro is excited for his class trip to the aquarium. But his class disappears when he's not paying attention, leaving him alone with a shark! Sealife comes to life in this easy-to-read chapter book.


Pedro the ninja

Pedro the ninja
After watching a ninja cartoon, Pedro dreams of being a ninja himself. Luckily, his dad gets him karate lessons. With hard work and a little practice, maybe Pedro can become ninja star, just like the ones he sees in the movies! A glossary and reading questions make this title a black-belt level book.


Pedro keeps his cool

Pedro keeps his cool
It's winter festival time! There are games, a snowman contest, skating, and of course, treats. But the festival isn't much fun for Pedro. His snow dog is a flop, and he falls flat on the ice. Will Pedro keep his cool and find a way to have fun?


Pedro goes wild!

Pedro goes wild!
Pedro and his dad are off on an adventure in the woods. Dad can't wait to show Pedro how to survive in the wild. But Pedro is a lot better at climbing rocks, tracking animals, and identifying plants than his dad is. Does Pedro even need his dad out in the woods?


Pedro goes to mars

Pedro goes to mars
Pedro is working on a school report about the planet Mars. During his research he imagines living on the red planet. Is he a good enough rock climber to live on the rocky surface there? Would he be able to live without ice cream? Will Pedro's big imagination lead him to Mars or will he decide that Earth is the planet for him?


Pedro el pirata

Arg! It's Pirate Day at school. Pedro and his mateys have fun pretending to be pirates at school and home. But who will be captain of the ship? This dose of pirate fun is built to engage the young reader.


Pedro and the shark

Pedro and the shark
Pedro is excited for his class trip to the aquarium. But his class disappears when he's not paying attention, leaving him alone with a shark! Sealife comes to life in this easy-to-read chapter book, complete with a glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts.


Party problems

Party problems
Emma is excited about Izzie's birthday party. But she's also nervous. Is her dress too fancy? Will she know anyone else at the party? Did she buy the right gift? Will Emma's worries ruin her chance to have fun? Find out how Emma handles her party problems in this early chapter book from the Emma Every Day series. Emma is Deaf and often uses sign language to communicate, and each book includes an ASL fingerspelling chart, a sign language guide, a glossary, and content-related questions.


Open wide, katie!

Open wide, katie!
After a trip to the zoo Katie wonders how animals clean their teeth. She asks her dental hygienist at her dental appointment. The hygienist, Ms. Malek, can't answer all of Katie's curious questions. But she still makes Katie's trip to the dentist comfortable and fun. Katie loves her community and that love is shown in Katie Woo's Neighborhood, an early chapter book series by author Fran Manushkin.


On top of the world

On top of the world
Pedro's family is spending the day with their friends at an amusement park. Everyone is having a wonderful time until Pedro's brother Paco gets lost! Can a ride on the Ferris wheel lead Pedro back to Paco? A glossary, reader questions, and a set of kid-pleasing jokes keep young readers learning and reading to the very end of the book.


Nothing but net

Nothing but net
Layla loves playing basketball, especially with her best friend, Danika. Now, after spending most of the summer getting ready for tryouts, Layla is eager to move from substitute player to becoming one of the starting five. When tryouts finally arrive, Layla not only makes the main roster but she's also chosen to be the team captain. All of her friends and teammates are excited for her. All, that is, except Danika who is jealous of her friend's success. Layla soon discovers that being both team captain and best friends with Danika is no easy task. Can Layla be a good team captain and a good friend?


Murray the ferret

Murray the ferret
Since the Takano family's new foster pet, Murray the ferret, arrived at their house, all sorts of things have gone missing: shoes, jewelry, keys, coins ... Although eight-year-old Kaita enjoys solving the mysteries, she worries that finding a forever home for the lovable furry bandit will be near impossible! Playful illustrations and lots of sleuthing fun make this chapter book a treat for animal lovers and mystery fans alike.


Mighty pet sitter

Mighty pet sitter
Ellie Ultra has a lot of responsibilities as a superhero. So when the chance to become Hamster Helper for the class's hamster, Squeak, comes around, Ellie isn't so sure she wants to add another thing to her list. But her name is picked and now it's up to Ellie to make sure Squeak is taken care of. All is fine until a mishap in the lab happens and suddenly Ellie's not so big any more-literally! A tousle with the Ultra Shrinker makes Ellie three-inches-tall. Now she has to take care of Squeak AND grow herself big again before it's too late! And as Ellie soon finds out-it's not easy being small.


May saves the day

May saves the day
From her trendy suit to her messenger bag, May is the picture of a successful businesswoman. After all, she is founder and sole proprietor of Word Saver, Inc. Carrying her trusty bag of letters, May saves the day again and again, turning angry BEES into playful BEETS and a rampaging BEAR into a silly BEARD. Stu begs to be her sidekick, but May insists that a businesswoman does not need a sidekick. However, May quickly realizes that teamwork may be the word of the day when a tornado threatens the town. Author Laura Gehl brings word play to a new level in this adventurous and humorous picture book, featuring spirited art by Serena Lombardo.


Lío de caléndulas

Sofia is so excited to wash the car! It is a way better chore than dusting again. But when Sofia starts to clean the car, she makes a muddy mess of her mom's marigolds.


Lion vs. tiger

Lion vs. tiger
If a lion and a tiger were to meet and fight, which one would win? Read this book to find out!


Lights out

After a strong storm, Sofia and her family are without power. Sofia and her dad head to the store to buy supplies and come home with the perfect plan to have fun with or without power! This early chapter book includes Spanish words.


Las cartas especiales de la abuela

Sofia is on a mission to make a family time capsule. The whole family contributes pictures and special items. Abuela even writes a letter to each of her grandchildren to be opened in fifteen years. Can Sofia really wait fifteen years to find out what that letter says? Adorable art, a table of contents, writing prompts, discussion questions, and an English/Spanish glossary are all included in this early chapter book.


La torre embromada de pedro

From the creator of Katie Woo, Fran Manushkin, comes a series about Katie's pal Pedro. Join Pedro and his friends as he enjoys adventures at school, on the soccer field, and at home with his sometimes pesky, younger brother Paco!


La receta secreta

Sofia helps her abuela make arroz con leche for the church dinner, but things don't go as planned. Find out if Sofia is able to fix the recipe so her grandma isn't embarrassed in this early chapter book.


Kingston the great dane

Kingston the great dane
What do you do with a gentle Great Dane who's the size of a cow but acts like he's no bigger than a mini dachshund? If you're eight-year-old Kaita Takano and her animal-fostering family, you shower the dog with love and do everything you can to find him a forever home. Sweet-natured illustrations and Kaita's first-person narration pair up for plenty of chapter book fun.


Katie's vet loves pets

Katie's vet loves pets
When Katie finds a sick kitten, she simply must help! She asks Dad to take the kitty for a trip to Dr. Wong's vet clinic. Dr. Wong helps animals of all shapes and sizes, from parrots that won't talk to iguanas that won't eat. Can he help the stray kitty too? Katie loves her community and that love is shown in Katie Woo's Neighborhood, an early chapter book series by author Fran Manushkin.


Katie woo's silly school jokes

Katie woo's silly school jokes
Katie Woo loves to make her teacher Miss Winkle laugh with this collection of school-themed jokes. You can make your classmates giggle too with knock-knocks, riddles, and more. At the end of the book, be sure to check out Katie's joke-telling tips and helpful glossary.


Katie woo's neighborhood

Katie Woo loves her community. But it's not just the parks, stores, and services that make the neighborhood great--it's the all of the people who build the community and make it work. With every new neighbor Katie meets, she's inspired to find new ways to be an awesome neighbor herself!


Katie woo's hilarious holiday jokes

Katie woo's hilarious holiday jokes
Make this collection of laughs part of your holday traditions. Katie Woo and her friends can't wait to make you giggle with this collection of holiday-themed jokes. Also included are tips on how to tell a joke, sure to make you the funniest person at the party.


Katie woo's funny friends and family jokes

Katie woo's funny friends and family jokes
Katie Woo has some of the funniest friends and family around, so it is no surprise that she has a joke book filled with laughs all about them. Her jokes about Pedro, JoJo, and her mom and dad are sure to make you giggle. Then learn how to tell jokes yourself with Katie's tips. A glossary rounds out this fun-filled book.


Katie woo's crazy critter jokes

Katie woo's crazy critter jokes
Katie Woo has enjoyed lots of funny animal adventures, so naturally, she knows a few great animal jokes too. Laugh along with Katie's collection of animal knock-knocks, riddles, and more. Katie includes tips on telling jokes too.


Katie and the haunted museum

Katie and the haunted museum
Katie and her family are joining their friends for a special sleepover at the museum. As they wander through dark displays of dinosaurs and huge animals, JoJo is sure the museum is haunted at night. Katie, on the other hand, brags about not being scared-until she realizes everyone gets scared sometimes! Reader support tools, including a glossary and discussion questions, make this a great choice for young readers.


Karate rebels

Karate rebels
Karate is the most important thing in Aliyah's life. It allows her to fight - and she's good at that. It also makes her feel like a winner. Nothing is more important to Aliyah than taking down an opponent, especially if it's her main rival, Suma. Things soon change with the arrival of a new student, Zoya, who also happens to be Suma's little sister. Aliyah sees something familiar in Zoya - an anger and aggression that reminds Aliyah of herself. Upon the request of Suma, and with the approval of the sensei, Aliyah agrees to train Zoya. Through their training, she helps Zoya control her anger but also manages to learn a valuable lesson of her own - winning isn't everything.


Helping mayor patty

Helping mayor patty
When Katie's aunt Patty is elected mayor, Katie thinks her aunt will be able to make fabulous new rules, like free ice cream on Sundays! After Aunt Patty explains how the office works, Katie wants to share her ideas with the city council. How can Katie and her friends make the neighborhood better for kids like them?


Hector's hiccups

Sofia has tried everything to cure Hector's hiccup problem. But nothing seems to work! If they can't cure Hector's hiccups, they won't be able to go to the movies with Abuela. Spanish words are mixed into the text, and the art is bright and fresh. This early chapter book from the Sofia Martinez series includes a Spanish glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts.


Good morning, farmer carmen!

Good morning, farmer carmen!
Katie is sure it would be fun to be a farmer. All you have to do is plant seeds and watch them grow. Pedro's aunt is a farmer, and she works very hard. Katie will find out just how hard farmers work when she and Pedro help get ready for a day at the farmer's market. Katie loves her community and that love is shown in Katie Woo's Neighborhood, an early chapter book series by author Fran Manushkin.


Going on a field trip

Going on a field trip
It's the first field trip of the year! Emma's class is headed to a history museum. Field trips are supposed to be fun, but how much fun can you have looking at old things all day? Leave it to Emma to find the fun in everything, including history, in this early chapter book from the Emma Every Day series. Emma is Deaf and often uses sign language to communicate, and each book includes an ASL fingerspelling chart, a sign language guide, a glossary, and content-related questions.


Friends in the mail

Friends in the mail
Getting mail always gives Katie a thrill, and today she's going to give someone else that fun feeling. She's sending her grandfather a package for his birthday. Along the way, she runs into friends with mail they've received and mail to send. Those postal workers are so busy!


Flower girl katie

Flower girl katie
When Katie's Aunt Patty asks her to be the flower girl at her wedding, Katie is thrilled! But then she starts thinking about all the things that could go wrong. It's up to JoJo and Katie's other friends to get Katie feeling ready for the big day. A special craft project, along with a glossary and reader response questions, round out this Katie Woo story.


Farah rocks summer break

Farah rocks summer break
It's summer break, and Farah is eager to attend an enrichment camp at her new school. But with car trouble and other family expenses, Farah's parents won't be able to pay for the camp this year. Taking matters into her own hands, Farah takes various odd jobs, including selling items at a yard sale, mowing neighbors' lawns, and finally starting her own tutoring business. When Farah discovers that someone is sabotaging her business by taking down her fliers, she's shocked. Can Farah find the culprit, continue her business success, and earn enough money in time to go to the camp of her dreams?


Farah rocks fifth grade

Farah rocks fifth grade
Farah and her best friend, Allie Liu, are getting excited to turn in their applications to the Magnet Academy, where they both hope to attend sixth grade. But when new girl Dana Denver shows up, Farah's world is turned upside down. As Dana starts bullying Farah's little brother, Samir, Farah begins to second-guess her choice to leave him behind at Harbortown Elementary/Middle School. Determined to handle it on her own, Farah comes up with a plan--a plan that involves lying to those closest to her. Will her lies catch up with her, or can Farah find a way to defeat the bully and rock fifth grade?


Elephant vs. rhinoceros

Elephant vs. rhinoceros
If an elephant and a rhinoceros were to meet and fight, which one would win? Read this book to find out!


El golazo de pedro

Pedro dreams of playing goalie for the next big soccer match. But he worries he's too slow and too small. Will Pedro meet his big goal? Reader-support tools, such as a glossary and discussion questions, make this a great choice for early-readers.


El cumpleaños de la abuela

Sofia wants to make her grandma's birthday extra special. With the help of her cousins, she has the perfect plan. But an uninvited helper might ruin the entire surprise.


Digging deep

Digging deep
Asiyah Najjar is upping her volleyball game and joining the travel team. But the practices are longer, harder, and more frequent than her old rec squad's. Now easy-going Asiyah is having a tough time focusing up and making the commitment. Can she dig deep and jump to the next level of play? With a glossary, writing prompts, discussion questions, and extra volleyball info, this fast-paced Jake Maddox sports story is a win-win for both educators and students!


Crazy for apples

Crazy for apples
Fall is Emma's favorite season. She loves the weather, the leaves, and most of all, the apples! Every fall, Emma's dad takes Emma and her best friend, Izzie, to the apple orchard. And every year they pick dozens of apples so they can make apple pies, applesauce, apple tarts, and other apple treats. But this year, things don't go as planned at the orchard. Follow Emma and Izzie on their apple adventure in this early chapter book from the Emma Every Day series. Emma is Deaf and often uses sign language to communicate, and each book includes an ASL fingerspelling chart, a sign language guide, a glossary, and content-related questions.


Camp hero double trouble

Camp hero double trouble
Ellie is excited to go to Camp Hero, where the motto is: Where Super Friendships are Made! But when Ellie's cabinmates, superhero twins Mona and Leona, give her the cold shoulder, Ellie decides to use her parents' latest invention to get them to like her. The invention works too well, and the twins start fighting over Ellie! Can Ellie stop their double trouble and find out why they weren't friendly to her in the first place?


Buttons the kitten

All of Razor's playful, super-friendly littermates are being adopted, one right after the other. But not Razor. How do you find THE shyest kitten in the world his forever home? That's the big question eight-year-old Kaita Takano and her animal-fostering family need to answer in this illustrated, sweet-natured, tabby-filled chapter book narrated by Kaita herself.


Betty the bearded dragon

Betty the bearded dragon
Eight-year-old Kaita Takano and her family are old pros at fostering rescued dogs and cats from the local animal shelter. But they've got their work cut out for them when a beautiful bearded dragon with plenty of attitude arrives at their doorstep. Even though Kaita narrates the rollicking adventure, this charmingly illustrated chapter book is all about Betty!


Balance beam boss

Balance beam boss
Sofia is used to being the best gymnast at her modest gym in the city. But after a bad fall and injury during practice, getting back on the beam is harder than she thought. When she does come back after rehabbing, Sofia is consumed with fear and anxiety related to her fall, emotions her coach doesn't seem to recognize. Can Sofia overcome her fear and trauma to make it back on the beam?


Astrid and apollo and the starry campout

Astrid and apollo and the starry campout
Astrid is afraid of the dark and doesn't want to go on her family camping trip. But her twin brother, Apollo, is excited. When they encounter scary things such as crawly bugs and the creepy dark, Apollo helps his twin through them. And when they encounter the scariest thing of all, Astrid might just be the one to save the starry campout.


Astrid and apollo and the soccer celebration

Astrid and apollo and the soccer celebration
At the Hmong July Fourth Soccer Festival, Astrid and Apollo are excited to join their dad as he watches his favorite soccer team compete. But when they have to babysit their little sister, Eliana, too, they don't know what snack she keeps asking for. To keep her from crying, they buy almost everything they see at the festival. Will they end up with a whole stroller full of yummy food?


Astrid and apollo and the happy new year

Astrid and apollo and the happy new year
Dressed in their traditional New Year clothes, Astrid and Apollo attend the Hmong New Year Festival. While at the noisy and jam-packed celebration, they accidentally become separated from their family and end up lost in the crowds. Follow along on their adventure as they try to find their way back to their mom, dad, and little sister, Eliana.


Astrid and apollo and the fishing flop

Astrid and apollo and the fishing flop
It's the twins' first time fishing. Astrid and Apollo can't wait to ride on their Uncle Lue's fast boat and get goofy pictures with all the fish they catch. But Apollo keeps catching things that are not fish! When a storm brings them to shore, Apollo starts to feel like he's a fishing failure. Can the twins turn the day around and help Apollo find the fun in fishing?


Apple and annie, the hamster duo

Apple and annie, the hamster duo
Annie and Apple are a pair of chatty, restless dwarf hamsters from the animal shelter who are being fostered by eight-year-old Kaita Takano and her family. Kaita can't wait to find forever homes for the inquisitive furballs-but first, she has to find them! Bright, engaging illustrations and 1st-person narration invite early chapter-book readers into the nonstop fun and adventure.


An extra-ordinary girl

An extra-ordinary girl
Ellie is super excited for first day at Winkopolis Elementary School. After spending her whole life being homeschooled by super-genius inventor parents, she can't wait to hang out with normal kids and learn normal things. But Ellie soon learns that her super powers make her stand out in a not-so-super way. Can she save the world and fit in with her new friends? Or is blending in the one thing this superhero can't do?


Abuela's special letters

Sofia is on a mission to make a family time capsule. The whole family contributes pictures and special items. Abuela even writes a letter to each of her grandchildren to be opened in fifteen years. Can Sofia really wait fifteen years to find out what that letter says? Adorable art, a table of contents, writing prompts, discussion questions, and an English/Spanish glossary are all included in this early chapter book.


Abuela's birthday

Sofia wants to make her grandma's birthday extra special. With the help of her cousins, she has the perfect plan. But an uninvited helper might ruin the entire surprise.


A oscuras

After a strong storm, Sofia and her family are without power. Sofia and her dad head to the store to buy supplies and come home with the perfect plan to have fun with or without power!


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