A DUCKLING CALLED BUTTON: JASMINE GREEN RESCUES, By Helen Peters, Illustrated by Ellie Snowdon, Walker Books US, Candlewick Press

The second title in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. When a nesting duck is killed in a terrible accident, Jasmine and her best friend Tom rescue the eggs and try to hatch them in an incubator. … Continue reading A DUCKLING CALLED BUTTON: JASMINE GREEN RESCUES, By Helen Peters, Illustrated by Ellie Snowdon, Walker Books US, Candlewick Press

A PIGLET CALLED TRUFFLE: JASMINE GREEN RESCUES, by Helen Peters, Illustrated by Ellie Snowdon, Walker Brooks US, Candlewick Press

Jasmine’s dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and keeping them out of trouble. Unfortunately, this often means she gets into hot water herself… In the first in the series, A Piglet Called Truffle, Jasmine rescues a tiny little piglet from … Continue reading A PIGLET CALLED TRUFFLE: JASMINE GREEN RESCUES, by Helen Peters, Illustrated by Ellie Snowdon, Walker Brooks US, Candlewick Press

SNEAKY USES FOR EVERYDAY THINGS, TURN A PENNY INTO A RADIO, CHANGE MILK INTO PLASTIC, MAKE A DOZEN STEM PROJECTS WITH EVERYDAY THINGS, AND OTHER AMAZING FEATS, By Cy Tymony, Andrews McMeel Publishing

A must-have for fans of Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things, this revised and updated edition will help you transform ordinary objects into the extraordinary! Prepare yourself for almost any situation, including 10 never-before-seen projects focused on STEM and Maker initiatives. Do you know how to make something that can tell whether the $20 bill in your … Continue reading SNEAKY USES FOR EVERYDAY THINGS, TURN A PENNY INTO A RADIO, CHANGE MILK INTO PLASTIC, MAKE A DOZEN STEM PROJECTS WITH EVERYDAY THINGS, AND OTHER AMAZING FEATS, By Cy Tymony, Andrews McMeel Publishing

HIKE, by Peter Oswald, Candlewick Press

Take to the trails for a celebration of nature -- and a day spent with dad. In the cool and quiet early light of morning, a father and child wake up. Today they're going on a hike. Follow the duo into the mountains as they witness the magic of the wilderness, overcome challenges, and play … Continue reading HIKE, by Peter Oswald, Candlewick Press

NANA SAYS I WILL BE FAMOUS ONE DAY, By Ann Stott, Illustrated by Andrew Joyner, Candlewick Press

School event? Ball game? Nana is there. But who will cheer on Nana after she takes a tumble? A sweet and spirited intergenerational story.Nana cheers the loudest at her grandson’s basketball game. She dances in the aisles at the spring concert. She yells at the umpire that he needs to get his eyes checked when … Continue reading NANA SAYS I WILL BE FAMOUS ONE DAY, By Ann Stott, Illustrated by Andrew Joyner, Candlewick Press

DARING DARLEEN: QUEEN OF THE SCREEN, by Anne Nesbet, Candlewick Press

When a publicity stunt goes terribly wrong, twelve-year-old Darleen Darling, star of the silent film era, must defeat villains both on screen and off in this edge-of-your-seat adventure. Lights! Camera! Kidnapping?It's 1914, and Darleen Darling's film adventures collide with reality when a fake kidnapping set up by her studio becomes all too real. Suddenly Darleen finds … Continue reading DARING DARLEEN: QUEEN OF THE SCREEN, by Anne Nesbet, Candlewick Press

RISE OF ZOMBERT, by Kara LaReau, Illustrated by Ryan Andrews, Candlewick Press

Could Bert really be a zombie cat? Two friends put their brains together to find out in a wry new mystery series.While helping her best friend, Danny, film his latest horror flick, Mellie discovers a scraggly cat behind a dumpster outside the YummCo Foods factory. Mellie names the stray Bert and hides him in her … Continue reading RISE OF ZOMBERT, by Kara LaReau, Illustrated by Ryan Andrews, Candlewick Press

THE SISTERS OF STRAYGARDEN PLACE, by Hayley Chewins, Candlewick Press

A riveting middle-grade fantasy about sibling bonds, enchanted houses, and encroaching wildness, lyrically told in eerily beautiful proseThe grass grew taller than the house itself, surrounding it on all sides. It stuffed the keyholes and scraped against the roof. It shook the walls and made paintings shiver.Seven years ago, the Ballastian sisters' parents left them … Continue reading THE SISTERS OF STRAYGARDEN PLACE, by Hayley Chewins, Candlewick Press

A WISH IN THE DARK, by Christina Soontornvat, Candlewick Press

A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. All light in Chattana is created by one man — the Governor, who appeared after the Great Fire to bring peace and order to the city. For Pong, who was born in Namwon Prison, the magical lights represent freedom, and he dreams of the … Continue reading A WISH IN THE DARK, by Christina Soontornvat, Candlewick Press

WEIRD LITTLE ROBOTS, by Carolyn Crimi, Illustrated by Corinna Luyken, Candlewick Press

When two science-savvy girls create an entire robot world, they don’t expect the robots to come alive. But life may be a bit more magical than they thought. Nine-year-old Penny Rose has just moved to a new town, and so far the robots she builds herself are her only company. But with just a bit … Continue reading WEIRD LITTLE ROBOTS, by Carolyn Crimi, Illustrated by Corinna Luyken, Candlewick Press