RIDING A DONKEY BACKWARDS, Retold by Sean Taylor & the Khayaal Theatre, Illustrated by Shirin Adl

Timeless wisdom is found in absurdity in these tales of an iconic Muslim character known as the sagest man in the village -- and also its biggest fool. Would you like to know how a thief can turn into a donkey? Whether a cow can climb a pole? Or why you should spoon yogurt into … Continue reading RIDING A DONKEY BACKWARDS, Retold by Sean Taylor & the Khayaal Theatre, Illustrated by Shirin Adl

ASTRO GIRL, by Ken Wilson-Max, Candlewick Press

The stars are the limit for a little girl who acts out her wish to be an astronaut -- inspired by a very special person. Astrid has loved the stars and space for as long as she can remember. "I want to be an astronaut!" she says to everyone who will listen. While her mama … Continue reading ASTRO GIRL, by Ken Wilson-Max, Candlewick Press

AROUND THE TABLE THAT GRANDAD BUILT, by Melanie Heuiser Hill, Illustrated by Jaime Kim, Candlewick Press

A beautifully illustrated celebration of bounty and gratitude, family and friendship, perfect for the holidays and every day. This is the table that Grandad built. These are the sunflowers picked by my cousins, set on the table that Grandad built. In a unique take on the cumulative classic "This Is the House That Jack Built," … Continue reading AROUND THE TABLE THAT GRANDAD BUILT, by Melanie Heuiser Hill, Illustrated by Jaime Kim, Candlewick Press

WHAT MAKES US, by Rafi Mittlefehldt, Candlewick Press

A viral video reveals a teen’s dark family history, leaving him to reckon with his heritage, legacy, and identity in this fiery, conversation-starting novel. Eran Sharon knows nothing of his father except that he left when Eran was a baby. Now a senior in high school and living with his protective but tight-lipped mother, Eran … Continue reading WHAT MAKES US, by Rafi Mittlefehldt, Candlewick Press

FIFTH WAR: GOOD COMPANY, by Dale Lucas, Orbit Books, Hachette Book Group

Humans, orcs, mages, elves, and dwarves all jostle for success and survival in the cramped quarters of Yenara, while understaffed Watch Wardens struggle to keep its citizens in line. Now, Rem and Torval must escort a notorious thief through a dangerous forest to the nearby city from where the thief escaped. But the thief's companions … Continue reading FIFTH WAR: GOOD COMPANY, by Dale Lucas, Orbit Books, Hachette Book Group

BEYOND THE BLACK DOOR, by A.M. Strickland, Imprint

Kamai was warned never to open the black door, but she didn't listen ... Everyone has a soul. Some are beautiful gardens, others are frightening dungeons. Soulwalkers―like Kamai and her mother―can journey into other people's souls while they sleep. But no matter where Kamai visits, she sees the black door. It follows her into every … Continue reading BEYOND THE BLACK DOOR, by A.M. Strickland, Imprint

EPIC ORIGINALS, DIARY OF A 5TH GRADE OUTLAW, by Gina Loveless, Andrea Bell, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Robin Loxley, the 5th grade outlaw of Nottingham Elementary, tells all! From Epic! Originals comes a comic-inspired illustrated novel series that treats growing up as an adventure. Fifth grade has just started, and the school bully, Nadia, already rules recess with an unfair Playground Tax. Robin refuses to be pushed around, but all she can … Continue reading EPIC ORIGINALS, DIARY OF A 5TH GRADE OUTLAW, by Gina Loveless, Andrea Bell, Andrews McMeel Publishing

CHARLIE BROWN ALL TIED UP, A PEANUTS COLLECTION, by Schulz, Andrews McMeel Publishing

This year, Charlie Brown is determined to turn around his bad luck, lead his baseball team to victory, and fly his kite without interference from the dirty rotten kite-eating tree. While Charlie Brown is all tied up, the rest of the gang doesn't hold back on having fun. Pig-Pen unexpectedly charms Peppermint Patty at the … Continue reading CHARLIE BROWN ALL TIED UP, A PEANUTS COLLECTION, by Schulz, Andrews McMeel Publishing

BIG NATE: HUG IT OUT! by Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Sixth grade is no picnic for Nate Wright. His pal Francis won’t stop bombarding him with useless trivia. A wild pitch knocks him out of a ballgame and into the emergency room. And the only thing standing between Nate and summer school is a study session with the worst possible tutor: his too-obnoxious-for-words arch enemy, … Continue reading BIG NATE: HUG IT OUT! by Lincoln Peirce, Andrews McMeel Publishing

SNUG HARBOR STORIES, WALLACE THE BRAVE COLLECTION, by Will Henry, Andrews McMeel Publishing

The follow up to the Eisner-nominated collection of Wallace the Brave comics, featuring beautifully illustrated scenes of childhood imagination, friendship, outdoor exploration, and adventure. Think "Peanuts" if Charlie Brown were less of a mope or "Calvin & Hobbes" if Calvin weren't a bit of a psychopath. "Wallace The Brave" is about a family. There's Dad, … Continue reading SNUG HARBOR STORIES, WALLACE THE BRAVE COLLECTION, by Will Henry, Andrews McMeel Publishing