“Little Libraries, Big Heroes captures the magic of the Little Free Library movement and the power of a single person to make a difference. When kids read this book, we think they’ll want to be big heroes, too! Highly recommended!”  —Margret Aldrich, program manager at the national Little Free Library nonprofit organization and author of The Little Free Library Book

“This book proves ordinary people can do extraordinary, life-changing things. Readers will be inspired to make their own difference in the world.” —Pat Zietlow Miller, NYT bestselling author of Be Kind

“[A] celebration and history of the Little Free Library movement….A book to share about book-sharing at its best.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The way the text traces Bol’s big idea back to its emotional source offers a path to heroes literary and ordinary both.”  —Publishers Weekly

“Kids curious about the little neighborhood libraries that look a bit like oversized mailboxes or book-holding birdhouses will be interested to find out how they came to be and how a simple idea can gain traction.” —Booklist



“[T]his attractive and accessible collection should be popular with browsers and useful for creative writing classes.” —Booklist

“An anthology of diverse voices united by the theme of giving thanks. Lovely lyric lessons in appreciating the ordinary.” —Kirkus Reviews

“I highly recommend Thanku: Poems of Gratitude, due out in September from Millbrook Press. It is #OwnVoices at its very best!” —Debbie Reese (Nambe Pueblo), American Indians in Children’s Literature

“[A] thoughtful resource for poetry students and teachers.” —Publisher’s Weekly

Four STARRED reviews for Nine Months!
2019 Boston Globe / Horn Book Honor Award for Nonfiction

“Caldecott Honoree Chin’s detailed gouache and watercolor illustrations skillfully depict the changes in the fetus month to month”
—Booklist, Starred Review

“This touching book describes milestones both inside and outside of a mother’s belly over the course of nine months. […] Children both young and old will be captivated by the details of fetal development and the story of a family preparing for and welcoming a new member.”
—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“This appealing treatment of the subject strikes a perfect balance between biology…and a gentle relevancy for young, soon-to-be siblings.”
—Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review

—The Horn Book, Starred Review

“A bright, savvy heads-up for younger children in growing families; equally useful for shaping expectations and providing realistic glimpses of what’s going on inside a pregnant person.”
—School Library Journal

Nine Months: Before a Baby is Born
ISBN: 9780823441617
Release Date: April 23, 2019
Available: IndieBound    Amazon   B&N  Boswell

Early Praise for I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon

“His work inspires many, and young people are no longer ashamed of farming.”
—Kirkus Review

“This heartening story . . . conveys the importance of sound agricultural practices across farms, schoolyards, communities, and nations.”
—The Horn Book Magazine

“This is a beautiful book about an important topic and the man behind a movement.”

“This book really teaches how important it is to follow our calling, even if it may not be as glamorous as the other jobs in the world.”
—NetGalley Reviewer

Highly recommended for schools and libraries. A great way to learn about water conservation, as well as Cameroon.”
—NetGalley Reviewer

Release Date: February 5, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-5124-4914-3
Available NOW: IndieBound  Amazon   B&N  Boswell
Watch the video trailer: YouTube

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