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Engineered by evolution to thrive in the wild
A tiny textbook to learn on your own
How Birds Work goes beyond the typical field guide to show us not only what birds look like but why. Why do many owls have asymmetrical ear openings? (Hint: It helps them pinpoint prey; see page 40.) And why does the Grey Heron rest on one leg at a time?
The extraordinary inner-workings of the world’s amazing, adaptable insects
A tiny textbook to learn on your own
How Insects Work goes beyond the typical field guide to show us not only what insects look like but why.
“We need books to break open our hearts, so that we might feel more deeply, so that we might be more human in these unkind times. This is a book doing work of the spirit in a time of darkness.” —Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street
From the award-winning author of George, the story of a boy named Rick who needs to explore his own identity apart from his jerk of a best friend.$18.99ISBN: 9780399160318Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Philomel Books - October 1st, 2019
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping, extraordinary portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship.$16.95ISBN: 9780804172448Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015
An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.
A National Book Award Finalist$18.99ISBN: 9780316453691Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller!A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America
This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.$16.99ISBN: 9780062956842Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Quill Tree Books - April 28th, 2020
Inspired by a powerful New York Times article that went viral, this young readers’ edition tells the uplifting true story of Black men and women from Compton, California, who found purpose through raising and riding horses.$18.95ISBN: 9780807049396Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Beacon Press - July 23rd, 2019
2020 American Indian Youth Literature Young Adult Honor Book
2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,selected by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council
$18.99ISBN: 9781328585523Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020Honoring the path of a slave, this dramatic picture-book biography and concise anthology of Aesop’s most child-friendly fables tells how a child born into slavery in ancient Greece found a way to speak out against injustice by using the skill and wit of his storytelling—storytelling that has survived for 2,500 years.$12.99ISBN: 9780062691194Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Quill Tree Books - February 5th, 2019
Winner of the Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Author Award, and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature!$14.99ISBN: 9781338134117Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Graphix - February 4th, 2020The astonishing story of martial arts legend Bruce Lee . . . told in spectacular graphic form.$12.99ISBN: 9781534431454Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Aladdin - September 3rd, 2019
A School Library Journal Best Graphic Novel of 2019
A YALSA 2020 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
A YALSA 2020 Great Graphic Novel for Teens
Sabrina the Teenage Witch meets Roller Girl in this hilarious, one-of-a-kind graphic novel about a half-witch who has just discovered the truth about herself, her family, and her town an$18.99ISBN: 9781338157864Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020Newbery Honoree Pam Muñoz Ryan weaves an entrancing tale of courage and self-discovery.
"Uniquely magical...Timely and timeless." -- New York Times
* "This tightly packed, powerful fantasy contains resonant truths." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Another unforgettable work from a master storyteller." -- Booklist, starred review$16.99ISBN: 9781368024662Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Rick Riordan Presents - January 14th, 2020Lately, seventh grader Nizhoni Begay has been able to detect monsters, like that man in the fancy suit who was in the bleachers at her basketball game. Turns out he's Mr. Charles, her dad's new boss at the oil and gas company, and he's alarmingly interested in Nizhoni and her brother, Mac, their Navajo heritage, and the legend of the Hero Twins.$17.99ISBN: 9780062698957Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Balzer + Bray - February 4th, 2020
From the author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving middle grade novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere.$16.99ISBN: 9780062875792Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - March 3rd, 2020
Perfect for fans of Wing & Claw, this must-have middle grade novel is from We Need Diverse Books cofounder Ellen Oh!
“Filled with strange terrains, creatures, and magic, this is an enthralling read!”—Soman Chainani, author of the New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil series$16.99ISBN: 9780062875853Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Katherine Tegen Books - January 14th, 2020
An Amazon Best Book of the Month * #1 Kids Indie Next List * A Junior Library Guild Selection * Four Starred Reviews *$17.99ISBN: 9781534424760Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019
“Fast-paced, smart, and action-packed...a real page-burner.” —Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestelling author of the Mr.$17.99ISBN: 9781338129335Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - February 4th, 2020In a small but turbulent Louisiana town, one boy's grief takes him beyond the bayous of his backyard, to learn that there is no right way to be yourself.
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$17.99ISBN: 9781524737900Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 18th, 2020
From the award-winning author of Flygirl comes this powerful WWII romance between two Japanese teens caught in the cogs of an unwinnable war, perfect for fans of Salt to the Sea, Lovely War, and Code Name Verity.$16.99ISBN: 9780316493802Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020
From award-winning and bestselling author, Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age story about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, and the complex ways in which they are forced to navigate the world, all while training for a fencing competition.$14.99ISBN: 9781626720534Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: First Second - June 11th, 2019
A 2019 Booklist Editor's Choice
A 2019 Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year
A 2019 Parents Magazine Best Children's Books of the Year
Ryan Andrews's This Was Our Pact is an astonishing, magical-realist adventure story for middle-grade readers.$18.99ISBN: 9780525645818Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020
Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, discover over fifty remarkable African American women whose unique skills and contributions paved the way for the next generation of young people. Perfect for fans of Rad Women Worldwide, Women in Science, and Girls Think of Everything.$19.99ISBN: 9781534421530Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - February 18th, 2020
“An inspiring look at women who realized curiosity plus tenacity equals success.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[A] captivating compendium.” —Publishers Weekly
Discover the histories of twenty incredible female scientists in this inspiring biography collection from beloved author Martha Freeman and Google Doodler Katy Wu.
Not available for order.ISBN: 9780399578908Availability: BackorderedPublished: Ten Speed Press - October 3rd, 2017
A complete, illustrated history of video games--highlighting the machines, games, and people who have made gaming a worldwide, billion-dollar industry/artform--told in a graphic novel format.$18.99ISBN: 9781338290158Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Focus - March 3rd, 2020A searing look at the birth of America's space program, and the men and women aviators who set its course.$22.99ISBN: 9781786030832Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Wide Eyed Editions - June 28th, 2018A 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K–12 (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council).
Travel the world with the Sounds of Nature series – press the note in each of the 10 habitats to hear vivid recordings of over 60 different bird sounds.
The Sounds of Nature series brings the n$19.99ISBN: 9781941367995Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Downtown Bookworks - December 17th, 2019
This visually stunning book is an exploration of unique trees—from the tallest Sequoia in California, to a very special forest in India, to a lone Acacia in the Sahara desert—offering a window into different culture around the world.
Spectacular art enhances twenty fascinating stories about unique species, traditions, and the people who both nurture and destroy differe$18.99ISBN: 9781984894915Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Crown Books for Young Readers - October 29th, 2019
A picture book adaptation of Charles Darwin's groundbreaking On the Origin of Species, lushly illustrated and told in accessible and engaging easy-to-understand text for young readers.$24.99ISBN: 9780762467976Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Black Dog & Leventhal - November 5th, 2019
This lavishly illustrated, fact-filled atlas--a follow-up to Maps of the World--allows children to discover the fascinating and mysterious world below sea level with links to explore even further on computers and tablets.$35.00ISBN: 9781786031938Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Wide Eyed Editions - September 3rd, 2019Amazon's No. 1 Children's Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2019 is an illustrated encyclopedia of Greek mythology like no other. Mythologica features startlingly beautiful and exquisitely otherworldly portraits of mythological characters in eye-popping color from artist Victoria Topping and authoritative text from Classics scholar and Greek mythology expert Dr.$17.99ISBN: 9781481462785Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Beach Lane Books - March 17th, 2020
Discover the joys of nature, seasons, family—and the vibrant colors of them all—in this lyrical picture book from the author of the acclaimed Blue on Blue.
A child is on a colorful journey through the seasons, filled with yellow flowers and blue coral in spring and summer and orange pumpkins and green pine forests in fall and winter.$17.99ISBN: 9781911373940Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Lantana Publishing - March 3rd, 2020
I am brown. I am beautiful. I am perfect. I designed this computer. I ran this race. I won this prize. I wrote this book. A joyful celebration of the skin you're in--of being brown, of being amazing, of being you.-- "Journal.$18.95ISBN: 9781773062266Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Groundwood Books - September 3rd, 2019
Fern and Horn are twins who look like two peas in a pod or two stars in the sky. But Fern and Horn have different ways of seeing the world. They try to outdo each other with imagination and improvisation, using crayons and pencils, ripped-up paper and cardboard boxes.$17.95ISBN: 9781324005193Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Norton Young Readers - January 7th, 2020
A young girl turns her imagination into action in this beautifully crafted and intricately designed debut picture book.
When is an old truck something more? On a small, bustling farm, a resilient and steadfast pickup works tirelessly alongside the family that lives there, and becomes a part of the dreams and ambitions of the family’s young daughter.$17.99ISBN: 9781984814746Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 7th, 2020
In this fabulous and funny introduction to how elections work, the animals decide they are tired of their king and that it is time to vote for a president.$17.99ISBN: 9780525645498Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019
The groundbreaking female pilot featured in the hit Broadway musical Come from Away tells her story in this high-flying and inspiring picture-book autobiography!$18.99ISBN: 9781419737046Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harry N. Abrams - November 5th, 2019