New in 2020
There are times for being quiet. There are days for letting go. But when matters seem important, SPEAK UP! Let others know. This uplifting and celebratory book follows a group of diverse schoolchildren as they navigate a day full of choices and opportunities to make a difference. Includes back matter helpful for shy kids, knowing the difference between “tattling” and reporting something important, and inspiring nonfiction bios of real kids who spoke up for change. Releases: July 7, 2020 || Available for Pre-order NOW!
New in 2019
I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon
A Junior Library Guild Selection and 2020 Green Earth Book Award Honor Book! This nonfiction picture book for older readers chronicles the story of a grassroots, environmental activist and humanitarian from Cameroon, Africa. Farmer Tantoh Nforba’s passion for science and farming led him to a life devoted to helping the animals, people, and environment in his home region. Through Save Your Future Association, Tantoh is able to source clean water sustainably, plant organic gardens, and empower young people to follow their own passion as they cultivate a relationship with nature. Click here to learn more about this title. Release Date: February 5, 2019.
Nine Months: Before a Baby is Born
Booklist Starred Review! A child and her parents prepare for the arrival of a new baby in the family. Alternating panels depict what the family is experiencing in tandem with how the baby is growing, spanning everything from receiving the news about the new baby to the excitement of its arrival. In this pregnancy book unlike any other one out there, watch what’s actually happening through meticulously detailed, actual size illustrations, perfectly paired with a lyrical yet informative text, and culminating in a warm, joyful birth scene. Complete with back matter that includes an elaboration on pregnancy, a list of amazing things babies can do before they’re born, and more, Miranda Paul and Caldecott Honor Artist Jason Chin deliver another spectacular nonfiction picture book. Click here to learn more about this poetic STEM picture book. Release: Apr. 23, 2019
Little Libraries, Big Heroes
A Junior Library Guild Selection and Bank Street Best of 2020! A true and remarkable story! From an award-winning author and illustrator, the inspiring story of how the Little Free Library organization brings communities together through books, from founder Todd Bol’s first installation to the creation of more than 75,000 mini-libraries around the world. Click here to learn more about this nonfiction picture book biography. Release Date: September 3, 2019
Thanku: Poems of Gratitude
A Bank Street College Best Book of 2020, with merit! This collection of diverse poems by 32 children’s authors centers the theme of gratitude in all seasons—making it a title to be grateful for all year long. Each poem is a different type or style of poetry, making the collection as useful in a classroom setting as it is beautiful. Back matter adds value for teachers, parents, and students who may want to try writing poems of their own! A choice selection for young, reluctant readers and poets. Click here to learn more about this picture book of poetry edited by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Marlena Myles.
New in 2018
A girl gets adopted, then gets a new brother. Laugh a little and warm your heart as Mia navigates finding where she belongs—literally and figuratively—within her new home. Sometimes, the best place of all is a shared one. Learn more about this fiction picture book here.
Follow thirteen students who face extraordinary situations as they embark on their journeys to get to school—and learn about the diverse landscapes and cultures of their countries along the way.
Coming in 2021
Beyond: A Poetic Journey Through Interstellar Space