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Cover: Wheels of Change

Wheels of Change

Racial intolerance, social change, and sweeping progress make 1908 Washington, D.C., a turbulent place to grow up in for 12-year-old Emily Soper. For Emily, life in Papa’s carriage barn is magic, and she’s more at home hearing the symphony of the blacksmith’s hammer… View →

 
Cover: Where I Belong

Where I Belong

A Pura Belpré Honor Book An immigrant teen fights for her family, her future, and the place she calls home. In the spring of 2018, Guatemalan American high school senior Milagros “Millie” Vargas knows her life is about to… View →

 
Cover: Where is Rusty?

Where is Rusty?

A sweet picture book about a curious young dog, Rusty, who gets lost in a big department store. When Rusty goes shopping with his mother, Henrietta, and Toby, his nose leads him astray and on a new adventure. View →

 
Cover: Who Is a Scientist?

Who Is a Scientist?

Scientists work hard in the lab and in the field to make important discoveries. But who are they really? It turns out they are just like us! Scientists can be any race. And any gender. They can wear lab coats, jeans, or even tutus. And they are people… View →

 
Cover: Taking Action to Help the Environment

Who's Changing the World?

Meet people who turned their frustration about injustice and inequality into motivation to take action and improve the world. These inspiring individuals noticed pollution damaging Earth, sick and injured people who needed help, and unfairness in schools, and they decided to make a… View →

 
Cover: Who Was Here?: Discovering Wild Animal Tracks

Who Was Here?

What animal was here? Can you solve the mystery? Study the picture and read the clues to figure out who left each set of tracks. Then turn the page to find out about animals from around the world. Watercolor and collage illustrations show the many kinds of trails that animals leave… View →

 
Cover: Why I Was Late for School Again

Why I Was Late for School Again

Danny is always late for school. If he’s not stopped by pirates, then zombies chase him. He escapes from trolls only to be cornered by gruff billy goats. Good thing Danny has a quick imagination. He may be late for school, but he does get there! From one ridiculous adventure to the View →

 
Cover: The Case of the Poached Egg: A Wilcox & Griswold Mystery

Wilcox & Griswold Mysteries

Wilcox and Griswold are Missing Food Investigators, tracking down stolen food on the farm. Using clever word play and simple logic, these early readers offer fun mysteries to solve. View →

 
Cover: Wild Animal Neighbors: Sharing Our Urban World

Wild Animal Neighbors

What would you do if you found an alligator in your garage? Or if you spotted a mountain lion downtown? In cities and suburbs around the world, wild creatures are showing up where we least expect them. Not all of them arrive by accident, and some are here to stay. As the human population View →

 
Cover: How Did the Creature Cross the Road?

Wildlife Rescue

Children are naturally curious about animals and are often interested in ways to save disappearing species. Each of these books shows simple yet innovative ways people around the globe have created safe spaces that make the world safer for… View →

 
Cover: Wishes, Dares, and How to Stand Up to a Bully

Wishes, Dares, and How to Stand Up to a Bully

In this poignant novel, Jack is worried about his father, missing in action in Vietnam. His family, new best friend, and a bully unexpectedly all help Jack find the courage to do the right thing, not the easy thing. View →

 
Cover: A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun?

Words Are CATegorical ®

The best-selling Words Are CATegorical® series introduces young readers to different types of words through rhyming verse and illustrations of comical cartoon cats. Offering a lighthearted perspective, each title shows readers the fun and entertaining world of language. View →

 
Cover: Marvelous Muffins, Breads, and Pancakes

You're the Chef

You’re the Chef is a fun, basic cooking series for beginning cooks. Simple recipes are presented with illustrated step-by-step instructions and a photograph of each finished dish. The focus is on easy preparation, healthful options, and tasty results. View →

 
Cover: Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

New York Public Library, Top 10 2017 The international bestselling and award-winning illustrated chapter book for ages 6–8. Giraffe, who lives in Africa, is bored as usual. He’d love a friend to share things with. So he writes a letter and sends View →

 
Cover: You've Got Spirit!: Cheers, Chants, Tips, and Tricks Every Cheerleader Needs to Know

You've Got Spirit!

Gooooooo team! Do you want to learn more about cheerleading? Or are you already a cheerleader? Either way, this is the book for you! You’ll find tips about everything from cheer gear and tryouts to snappy snacks and the perfect ponytail. Jump right into the sport of cheerleading! View →