Lovers of mystery, romance, and the horrors of space, this one is for you! I loved the worldbuilding and the love that built between the main characters, and was absolutely stunned by the plot twist halfway through that completely turned the book on its head.
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"A tense and beautiful tale about the monsters we make and the memories that haunt us." —Kate Alice Marshall, author of I Am Still Alive and Rules for Vanishing
Mr. Tiffin and his students from the perennially popular How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? and The Dinosaur Expert make friends with, Librarian Beck a new character in the series who also happens to be non-binary. This thoughtful picture book is about a wood-working project that helps a young student become a book lover.
A 2021 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book
"Absorbing storytelling."--Publishers Weekly STARRED Review
"A riveting read."--Kirkus Reviews STARRED Review
A heartwarming story about loss, healing, and how to be a friend during hard times.
This tender exploration of loss illuminates the sustaining power of kindness, empathy, and friendship. It will resonate with anyone who has experienced hardship or grief, from the death of a loved one or a pet, to the transition to a new home, family situation, or learning environment.
For fans of I Am Enough, The Day You Begin, and The Wonderful Things You Will Be, here is a poignant picture book about how family and community help shape the wonderful people our children become.
My child, my little one,
Who will you be when you are grown?
There's loving kindness in your eyes, like your daddy's
From Caldecott honoree LeUyen Pham, Outside, Inside is a moving picture book that captures the unforgettable moment during the pandemic when people all over the world came together. It celebrates the essential workers, frontline workers, and communities that worked with each other to protect our loved ones.
Caldecott Honor Book
Today Show Best Book for the Holidays
ALA Notable Book for All Ages
ALSC Notable Children's Book
NCTE Notable Poetry Book
Evanston Public Library's Top 100 Great Book for Kids
Nerdy Award Winner for Single Poem Picture Book
Bank Street Best Books of the Year
Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner
What if words got stuck in the back of your mouth whenever you tried to speak? What if they never came out the way you wanted them to?
Sometimes it takes a change of perspective to get the words flowing.
A New York Times Best Children's Book of the Year
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.
An office at night is reimagined as a fantastical kingdom of paper complete with friendly dragons in this own voices picture book.
Fall in love with the friendship between Monster and Boy in this exciting new chapter book series from writer Hannah Barnaby and illustrator Anoosha Syed.
When Monster (who lives under the bed) meets Boy (who sleeps in the bed), Boy starts to scream—and Monster promptly swallows him. It's the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
New York Times bestselling author David Levithan takes young readers on twisting journey through truth, reality, and fantasy and belief.
From the author of The Witch Boy trilogy comes a graphic novel about family, romance, and first love.Fifteen-year-old Morgan has a secret: She can't wait to escape the perfect little island where she lives.
“Tillie Walden is the future of comics, and On a Sunbeam is her best work yet. It’s a ‘space’ story unlike any you’ve ever read, with a rich, lived-in universe of complex characters.” —Brian K. Vaughan, Saga and Paper Girls
Two timelines. Second chances. One love.
When Laila's birthday party is thrown off track by an unexpected thunderstorm, it would be easy for her to get overwhelmed and cancel the party entirely. With the help of her mom and her service dog, Charlie, Laila figures out how to adjust to the changes and have the fun celebration she hoped for.
I cannot emphasize enough how wonderful all of the "Little Senses" books are, and Cotterill's newest is no exception! She writes with love and empathy for all children, but especially for children with autism or sensory processing issues. It Was Supposed to Be Sunny combines beautiful illustrations with a sweet story that has real coping tools for children, and this book is a great addition to any child's library.
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Mabel lives in her parents' seaside hotel year-round, and is always interested in the guests. That is never more true than the day the secretive Madame Badobedah (or so Mabel calls her) rolls in with her many suitcases and trinkets and takes up residence in one of the rooms. Mabel starts out spying on her and coming up with stories for why she's arrived at the hotel, but ends up with an unlikely and cherished friend.
This is a longer picture book that is absolutely charming and imaginative, with Mabel and Madame Bedobedah both being sharp, interesting characters that you can't help but want to read more about. Ages 5+.
Hailed as the Are You There God, It's Me Margaret? for a new generation, The Moon Within captures the complexities of coming of age with a beautiful novel in verse. Celi Rivera finds herself stuck in a changing landscape– her body, her best friend, her feelings towards boys, and between all of this her mother is insisting that she have a moon ceremony when her first period arrives as part of an ancestral Mexica ritual (though Celi can't think of anything more embarrassing).
Celi is a powerful young character and her story is equally powerful, especially to readers who are surrounded by change themselves. Ages 9+.
There are many things that a young, gifted scientist could do with her skills in the lab, and Sanity knows exactly what she ought to do– create a three-headed kitten to raise with her best friend Tallulah on the space station they call home. It seems like the perfect plan, at least, until they get in trouble... and then the kitten goes missing... and then things start to go wrong on the space station. Now it's up to these two clever girls to save their home before things go completely haywire!
A fun, fast-paced graphic novel with a great twist! Ages 8+.
(Be sure to check out the sequel, Sanity and Tallulah: Field Trip!)
Now, it's no spoiler to say that this one has a pretty tragic ending– it says so on the cover. But when teens Rufus and Matteo start the day knowing it'll be their last one on Earth, it becomes a story about how you spend the time you have, and that even with 24 hours left, two people can find friendship and love, can have new experiences, and can leave the world a little better than they found it.
I listened to this one as an audiobook (which you can find through our partner, libro.fm!) and the ending brought tears to my eyes! Adam Silvera is a master of emotional storytelling and YA romance, and this book showcases him in his prime. Ages 14+.