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Do Animals Fall in Love?

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • Best Middle-Grade Nature Book, Winner, 2021

Escape: One Day We Had to Run . . .

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • Best Middle-Grade Book, Winner, 2021
  • Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Nonfiction Book, Winner, 2021

How to Build an Insect

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, Winner, 2022
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2022

It's Outta Here!: The Might and Majesty of the Home Run

From the Series Spectacular Sports

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2022

Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • Orbis Pictus Honor Book, Short-listed, 2022
  • American Indian Youth Literature Awards Honor Book, Commended, 2022
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2022
  • Septima Clark Women in Literature Award Honor Book, Commended, 2022
  • Kirkus Best Children's Books, Winner, 2021

Planet Ocean: Why We All Need a Healthy Ocean

Notable Awards

  • Orbis Pictus Award Recommended Book, Commended, 2022
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2022

Fossils from Lost Worlds

Notable Awards

  • 2022 Outstanding Science Trade Book, Winner, 2022

The Secret Life of Kitty Granger

Notable Awards

  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, Nominated, 2022
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2022

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award, Winner, 2022
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Honor Book, Commended, 2022
  • Randolph Caldecott Medal Honor Book, Commended, 2022
  • Coretta Scott King Author Award, Winner, 2022
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, Winner, 2022

Can You Whistle, Johanna?

Starred Reviews

Notable Awards

  • Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Fiction Book, Winner, 2021
  • Kirkus Best Middle-Grade Book, Winner, 2021