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Cover: To the Ice

To the Ice

“Supported by soft, whimsical illustrations . . . . Determination plays a key role in their story.”—Foreword Reviews View →

 
Cover: Small Shoes, Great Strides: How Three Brave Girls Opened Doors to School Equality

Small Shoes, Great Strides: How Three Brave Girls Opened Doors to School Equality

“[A]n unmissable story about everyday courage whose notes about the importance of overcoming discrimination remain timely.” —starred, Foreword Reviews View →

 
Cover: The Trouble with Earth

The Trouble with Earth

“A lesson on kindness and an ode to nature merge in this whimsical picture book about the planet we call home.”—Foreword Reviews View →

 
Cover: In My Skin

In My Skin

“With a focus on diversity, this picture book promotes acceptance—of one another and oneself.”—Foreword Reviews View →

 
Cover: Olive

Olive

“Dramatic illustrations use sharp black lines and gentle shading; in a playful nod to the titular character, olive is the only color.”—Foreword Reviews View →

 
Cover: When Dad's Hair Took Off

When Dad's Hair Took Off

“A father’s balding inspires far-flung, humorous adventures. . . . In the fabulistic chapter book When Dad’s Hair Took Off, harrumphing desperation takes over when a man seeks his wayward hair, tracking it through a bevy of shenanigans.”—starred,… View →

 
Cover: Ghost Orchid

Ghost Orchid

“Applied with a mix of brush shapes and sizes, bold overlapping colors add dynamic depth and movement to the illustrations of this story about an intrepid family of explorers. . . . Children will learn the beginnings of mindfulness and be encouraged to embrace the present… View →

 
Cover: J Is for Juneteenth

J Is for Juneteenth

“Simple illustrations and bright colors make this board book accessible to very young readers, while summaries and resources for further reading at the end provide supplementary information for their helpers to answer any questions the book may provoke.”—Foreword Reviews View →

 
Cover: The Beach Dilemma

The Beach Dilemma

“Clear episodes capture [the protagonist’s] realistic feelings and infuse her childhood shortcomings and tender worries with wisdom. In the family-driven chapter book The Beach Dilemma, a girl learns that in-between can be a gift—and the right place to… View →

 
Cover: The Moon Is a Ball: Stories of Panda & Squirrel

The Moon Is a Ball: Stories of Panda & Squirrel

“[An] upbeat, curiosity-inducing early reader.”—Foreword Reviews View →

 
Cover: Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

“Urging a look toward history and tradition to teach us how to answer the questions of the future, Gray Smith adapts Wall Kimmerer’s wisdom for a new, hungry audience.”—Foreword Reviews View →

 
Cover: Notes from a Sickbed

Notes from a Sickbed

“Notes from a Sickbed is a sympathetic, inspiring graphic memoir account of grappling with an illness.”—Foreword Reviews View →

 
Cover: Mwikali and the Forbidden Mask

Mwikali and the Forbidden Mask

“With its important lessons about self-acceptance and its action-packed scenes of fighting monsters, Mwikali and the Forbidden Mask is a delightful fantasy novel.”—starred, Foreword Reviews View →

 
Cover: Gold Mountain

Gold Mountain

“Gold Mountain is the historical tale of a courageous daughter whose determination helps to change the face of America, as well as her Chinese family’s fortunes.”—Foreword Reviews View →

 
Cover: Through the Forest

Through the Forest

“This comforting metaphorical picture book starts after a tough childhood event and emphasizes its meanings via sparse, affecting illustrations.”—Foreword Reviews View →

 
Cover: Elephant Island

Elephant Island

“This light-tension, winking tale of a makeshift homecoming is sure to delight audiences at story time.”—Foreword Reviews, starred View →

 
Cover: A Hot Mess: How the Climate Crisis Is Changing Our World

A Hot Mess: How the Climate Crisis Is Changing Our World

“A Hot Mess is an unvarnished introduction to climate change that’s refreshing about sharing the supporting science.”—Foreword Reviews View →

 
Cover: Leilong the Library Bus

Leilong the Library Bus

“Leilong is a cheerful, bright-green standout among bustling cityscapes and quiet interiors with dark line art and crayon-like smears of rose and dusty blue.”—Foreword Reviews View →

 
Cover: Everything Together: A Second Dad Wedding

Everything Together: A Second Dad Wedding

“Everything Together is a sweet depiction of knitting modern, chosen families together, and a timeless story about the emotional rewards found in helping others.”—Foreword Reviews View →

 
Cover: Pablo

Pablo

“With a touch of color at its close, the book reminds children that, even as they grow and change, a piece of home is always with them.”—Foreword Reviews View →

 
Cover: Anita and the Dragons

Anita and the Dragons

“Muted chalk illustrations with spare details help to capture Anita’s world and future home.”—starred, Foreword Reviews View →

 
Cover: No Way, They Were Gay?: Hidden Lives and Secret Loves

No Way, They Were Gay?: Hidden Lives and Secret Loves

“At a time where issues of social justice are often deemed either overinflated or ‘solved,’ Lee Wind makes a powerful case that queer historical erasure is an ongoing issue.”—Foreword Reviews View →

 
Cover: Fashion Rules!: A Closer Look at Clothing in the Middle Ages

Fashion Rules!: A Closer Look at Clothing in the Middle Ages

“The book’s original artwork is interspersed with historical replicas and photographs to show off the complicated fads of the Middle Ages.”—Foreword Reviews View →

 
Cover: The One Great Gnome

The One Great Gnome

“The One Great Gnome is an endlessly fun middle grade adventure.”—Foreword Reviews View →