SONG OF THE COURT, by Katy Farina, Colors by Ashanti Fortson, Sterling Children’s Books

Inspiring! A charming fairy tale—told in graphic novel style—about two unlikely friends who encourage each other to pursue their dreams. “Katy’s work is so expressive and fun! The way she seamlessly blends high drama, big laughs, and tender family moments blows me away . . .” Gale Galligan, New York Times bestselling author of The Baby-Sitters Club graphic … Continue reading SONG OF THE COURT, by Katy Farina, Colors by Ashanti Fortson, Sterling Children’s Books

LIMELIGHT, by Solli Raphael, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Age is no barrier to creating poetry that inspires social change and positive action. Thirteen-year-old award-winning slam poet Solli Raphael is taking on the world … one word at a time. The future needs you and me to create equality across all levels of humanity ~ Solli Limelight is a unique collection of slam poetry … Continue reading LIMELIGHT, by Solli Raphael, Andrews McMeel Publishing

BLACK BEAUTY, by Anna Sewell, Illustrated by Christian Birmingham, Candlewick Press

Over fifty stunning illustrations from acclaimed artist Christian Birmingham bring this treasured classic new life. When Black Beauty was born one sweet spring day, he could not have imagined the life ahead of him. Following his mother's advice to do his work with a good will, he enjoys the adventures of country and city life, … Continue reading BLACK BEAUTY, by Anna Sewell, Illustrated by Christian Birmingham, Candlewick Press

LIFE: THE FIRST FOUR BILLION YEARS: THE STORY OF LIFE FROM THE BIG BANG TO THE EVOLUTION OF HUMANS, by Martin Jenkins, Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith, Candlewick Press

Award-winning children's book creators Martin Jenkins and Grahame Baker-Smith team up for a large-scale look at our planet, from the big bang to the dinosaurs and beyond. Before humans took their first steps, there were billions of years of vibrant and varied life-forms on Earth. Discover the story of our planet during this time, from … Continue reading LIFE: THE FIRST FOUR BILLION YEARS: THE STORY OF LIFE FROM THE BIG BANG TO THE EVOLUTION OF HUMANS, by Martin Jenkins, Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith, Candlewick Press

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

MR. SCRUFF, by Simon James, Candlewick Press

A sweetly silly story of a little boy and a dog who make an unlikely (but perhaps perfect) pair. Everyone knows that owners and their dogs belong together in a unique way. Polly belongs to Molly, Eric belongs to Derek, Berry belongs to Terry. But poor Mr. Scruff, alone in the rescue shelter, doesn't belong … Continue reading MR. SCRUFF, by Simon James, Candlewick Press