Share Your Rainbow

Share Your Rainbow

All net proceeds to benefit World Central Kitchen. "The words pandemic and Covid-19 never appear in this moving collection, in which 18 well-known children’s book illustrators share visions of better times." --PW "Timely, reassuring, and optimistic" --Kirkus

We Don't Eat Our Classmates_cover

We Don't Eat Our Classmates_cover

IndieBound Kids Indie Next List TOP 10 Book #1 New York Times Bestseller ★ "Higgins once again delivers sassy dialogue, flawless comic pacing, and faith in the ability of children to learn and grow." --PW

Lift

Lift

ALA Notable Book Original Art Show selection, Society of Illustrators ★"Beautiful" —SLJ ★"Dazzling" —PW ★"Delightful" —SLC ★"Immersive" —Booklist ★"Inspired" —Kirkus

Baloney and Friends (Book 1)

Baloney and Friends (Book 1)

"Greg Pizzoli does it again! These delightfully funny friends will inspire young readers to write and draw their own stories." --Dav Pilkey, creator of Dog Man and Captain Underpants “A sure bet for Elephant and Piggie fans who are ready for the next step up or want to make the move to comics.” —Booklist

Drawn Together

Drawn Together

Asian Pacific American Literary Award Winner ★"Drawn Together is a testament to the strength of a shared love to overcome barriers of age, language and culture, and will leave readers, like Grandpa and his grandson, 'happily . . . SPEECHLESS.'"--Shelf Awareness 6 starred reviews

What About Worms!?

What About Worms!?

Geisel Honor Winner "Between snorts and giggles, kids will discover that they're READING!" --Kirkus

The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee

The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee

★ "Through clear and concise text...Leung conveys Lee’s verve and passion for both flying and life while also conveying the full import of Lee’s accomplishments to both America and Americans of color.... Kwon’s illustrations simply and gracefully depict a bygone era."―Kirkus Reviews

The Book Hog

The Book Hog

Geisel Honor Winner "Even non-Book-Hogs should have this one. It's that good." —Jon Klassen, Caldecott Medal winner for This Is Not My Hat

Perkin's Perfect Purple: How a Boy Created Color with Chemistry

Perkin's Perfect Purple: How a Boy Created Color with Chemistry

Original Art Show selection, Society of Illustrators "Brown and Dunn provide a thorough history of the color purple and reinforce the important, lifesaving ripple effects Perkin's discovery and systematic methods had across the scientific community; they smartly devote several pages to Perkin's meticulous scientific process." ―Horn Book

Sanity & Tallulah (Book 1)

Sanity & Tallulah (Book 1)

Book Expo MG Buzz Pick "High-octane." --The New York Times ★"Effervescent . . . this page-turner delivers." --Kirkus

Love, Sophia on the Moon

Love, Sophia on the Moon

"This lovely, funny, tender story exhibits incredibly clever storytelling.... It's terrific for representation of both cultural and family diversity, and it has excellent altruistic and guilt-free messaging about how a parent can get upset with a child but still love them--quite literally--to the moon and back." --Booklist

Charlotte Bronte Before Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte Before Jane Eyre

“This emotionally nuanced and visually stunning biography, ...featuring an insightful introduction written by Alison Bechdel, is the latest venture from the Center for Cartoon Stories…” --The New York Times

Mother Bruce

Mother Bruce

Ezra Jack Keats Illustrator Honor E. B. White Read-Aloud Award, Picture Book New York Times Bestseller ★"Visually beautiful, clever, edgy, and very funny." -- Kirkus

The Magical Yet

The Magical Yet

"The depictions of difficult situations...are sure to strike a chord with children struggling to pick up something new, and the positive outcomes brought on by practice and perseverance are sure to inspire readers to never give up."―Booklist

The Teacher's Pet

The Teacher's Pet

★"Rissi's very funny text is a model of understatement and restraint...allowing OHora to make the most of the story's physical comedy in thickly painted scenes spiked with neon orange. Mr. Stricter is a classic bumbler cut from Amelia Bedelia's cloth." --PW

Dear Substitute

Dear Substitute

Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year Horn Book Fanfare A Junior Library Guild Selection

Wilma's Way Home: The Life of Wilma Mankiller

Wilma's Way Home: The Life of Wilma Mankiller

by Doreen Rappaport & Linda Kukuk "Gives readers a sense of intimacy. A solid resource for a classroom or school library about a phenomenal Cherokee woman that feels a bit like flipping through a family photo album."--Kirkus

Instructions Not Included: How a Team of Women Coded the Future

Instructions Not Included: How a Team of Women Coded the Future

★ “[An] essential ode to women in STEAM.”–Booklist

Grace Goes to Washington

Grace Goes to Washington

"This is a great book that not only teaches about our governmental checks and balances, but it also highlights the importance of kindness and making others feel included." --Breanna L ODay, on Amazon

CCS Presents: Harriet Tubman: Toward Freedom

CCS Presents: Harriet Tubman: Toward Freedom

Coming June 15, 2021

My Pen

My Pen

★"Throughout the book, faces—young and old, with dark skin and light skin, with dreadlocks and pigtails—assure readers that this is a book meant for them, as are the freedom, power, and unlimited possibilities that drawing offers: 'Let those worlds inside your pen out!'" --PW

The Perfect Seat

The Perfect Seat

"A perfect pick for sharing aloud in almost any seat." ―SLJ "Easy for both children and adults to connect to." ―The New York Times

Ruth Objects: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Objects: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

by Doreen Rappaport & Eric Velasquez Manuscript reviewed by RBG herself! "Insightful and fascinating." ―Kirkus

Straw

Straw

"Rosenthal's quirky, offbeat humor is sure to entice readers with its silly and clever references...adults will appreciate the abiding message that taking things slow has great merit." ―SLJ

Most Wanted: The Revolutionary Partnership of John Hancock & Samuel Adams

Most Wanted: The Revolutionary Partnership of John Hancock & Samuel Adams

★"A lively, insightful look at the origins of the American Revolution." -- Kirkus ★"Outstanding" -- SLC

Linus the Little Yellow Pencil

Linus the Little Yellow Pencil

Original Art Show selection, Society of Illustrators "Magoon reminds readers of the power of sharing the creative process and sticking with it. His humor shines through as puns punctuate the pages, which are also filled with expressive and energetic drawings." --SLJ

Lawrence in the Fall

Lawrence in the Fall

Ezra Jack Keats Honor for both author and illustrator "This delightful seasonal story will inspire its young audience to do some leaf collecting of their own."--SLJ ★"Lawrence's newfound confidence feels like a big reward."--PW

Frederick's Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglas

Frederick's Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglas

by Doreen Rappaport and London Ladd NYPL 100 Books for Reading & Sharing ★"Skillfully weaving together her concise narration with Douglass' own writings, Rappaport has fashioned an accessible, even riveting biography of the great 19th-century American." -- Kirkus

The Watermelon Seed

The Watermelon Seed

Winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award ★"[A]n expert debut" -- PW

We Will Rock Our Classmates

We Will Rock Our Classmates

Follow-up to the #1 New York Times Bestseller!

Poe Won't Go

Poe Won't Go

Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year "A fun read-aloud that reinforces the importance of communication." --SLJ

The Great Indoors

The Great Indoors

"The tables are turned in this mischievous comedy about the highs and lows of camping." --Horn Book

The Friend Ship

The Friend Ship

"A sweet, simple story with a nicely offbeat heroine." --Kirkus

Watch Out for Wolf!

Watch Out for Wolf!

"Children will enjoy the characters and the twist at the end of this fun read-aloud." --SLJ

Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker (Book 1)

Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker (Book 1)

"I fell in love with the unsinkable Beatrice Zinker-an unflappable, creative, and funny problem-solver with a big heart."--Ann M. Martin, New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott Honor winner "A kind child in a book for middle-grade readers? There's no downside to that."--Kirkus Reviews

Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word

Thomas Paine and the Dangerous Word

★"Thomas Paine, author of the pamphlet Common Sense, which rallied the Colonists to break from England, gets a strong, smart treatment here." --Booklist National Council for Social Studies Notable Book of 2019 2019 Bank Street Best Children's Books

My Big Bad Monster

My Big Bad Monster

"Kang’s moody illustrations artfully convey how toxic negative dialogue can be while suggesting that there are different, creative approaches to quieting down the beast." --PW

Heartwood Hotel: A True Home (Book 1)

Heartwood Hotel: A True Home (Book 1)

"This warm series starter is easy to love."--Booklist

I am the Longest Dog

I am the Longest Dog

"a terrific read aloud.” ―BCCB

Are You Scared, Darth Vader?

Are You Scared, Darth Vader?

“The image of the staid Lord Vader fighting off hordes of children will keep kids in stitches.” --Kirkus “…an enchanting new book.” --starwars.com

Poems to Learn by Heart

Poems to Learn by Heart

#1 New York Times Bestseller ★"Kennedy’s selection radiates diversity with purpose. ...each of the collection’s works offers a distinctive place of attachment for readers. ... As if Kennedy’s rich poetic finds weren’t enough to hook adventurous youngsters, Muth’s shadowy, evocative watercolors render submission inevitable." --Kirkus

Let Me Finish!

Let Me Finish!

An NPR Best Book of 2016 A Betsy Bird/School Library Journal Best Book of 2016 "Lê schools children who are new to reading (and probably more likely to be the spoiler than the spoilee) on the evils of the spoiler" --Horn Book

The Very Fluffy Kitty, Papillon

The Very Fluffy Kitty, Papillon

"You don't have to love cats to enjoy this simple tale with endearing illustrations, but it may help. A fun choice for storytime." --SLJ

How This Book Was Made

How This Book Was Made

"Barnett and Rex, no strangers to metafiction, have outdone themselves in terms of tongue-in-cheekiness... Young audience members will love every over-the-top moment." ―The Horn Book

Peek-a-Bruce

Peek-a-Bruce

"The artwork, as in all the Mother Bruce books, is exquisite, in the same league as any of the great children's classics: rich in detail, deft, smooth, elegant, and expressive. Part Are You My Mother? part The Odd Couple, all delightful."―Kirkus

Soldier Song: A True Story of the Civil War

Soldier Song: A True Story of the Civil War

Silver Medal, Original Art Show, Society of Illustrators ★"[R]emarkable. . . . An arresting, soulful tribute to the power of music and the shared humanity that underlies conflict."--Booklist

Bob, Not Bob! *To be read as if you have the worst cold ever

Bob, Not Bob! *To be read as if you have the worst cold ever

★"[A] perfect cheer-up for a kid tucked up with a cold." ―BCCB ★"The narrative is satisfying beyond the funny gimmick...offering depth and heart in addition to the silly misunderstandings." ―Horn Book

Good Night Owl

Good Night Owl

Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Winner "Well-designed pages and energetic cartoon art in candy colors bring out the story’s humor while showing readers what the text does not tell: a small, mischievous mouse is teasing Owl." --Horn Book

World of Reading: Bruce's Big Fun Day

World of Reading: Bruce's Big Fun Day

"A welcome addition."―SLJ

Be Quiet!

Be Quiet!

★"Entertainment gold" --PW ★"Higgins has once again drawn up a winner."―Kirkus Reviews

Gaijin

Gaijin

Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Children's Books "Powerful...Matt Faulkner tells his tale with fierce graphics and moving delicacy." -- George Takei, actor, author, activist

This Story is For You

This Story is For You

"The soothing, incantatory words repeat sentiments that are not new, but messages about unconditional love bear repeating, especially at the end of a long day." ―PW

Off & Away

Off & Away

"The intricately painted, cinematic images are vividly bright, bringing in all the colors of the ocean...Facing your fears is rarely done with such beguiling whimsy." --Kirkus

Moonday

Moonday

★"Gentle rhymes, recurring consonance and almost subliminal rhythms make murky, dreamy paintings vivid and the surreal story sleepily spectacular." -- Kirkus

12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

★"An irresistible read-aloud."--PW

Vampirina in the Snow

Vampirina in the Snow

Inspired the Disney Jr show! "This energetic, creepy-cute book makes a wonderful read-aloud for any classroom or story hour." ―Booklist

Groundhug Day

Groundhug Day

★"February holidays collide in this warm and funny story." --PW

Harbor bound

Harbor bound

"Evocative watercolor illustrations effectively convey the ocean and harbor setting" -- Kirkus

Hotel Bruce

Hotel Bruce

Kids Indie Next List "A merry, witty celebration of chaos and grumpiness." --Kirkus

Bruce's Big Move

Bruce's Big Move

This one's dedicated to me!

Santa Bruce

Santa Bruce

New York Times Best Seller "Expressive artwork captures Bruce's gently cantankerous demeanor, along with his cast of adorable admirers."―PW

Bruce's Big Storm

Bruce's Big Storm

"Always a blast, Bruce and his grumbling are sure to please in this stormy adventure." --SLJ

Count the Monkeys

Count the Monkeys

★“This spot-on spoof of counting books is the perfect reward for anyone who’s put in a hard day’s work with numbers, big or small.” -- PW

Explorers of the Wild

Explorers of the Wild

"It will be the very stubborn couch potato who doesn't set out, walking stick and bag of essentials in hand, to explore after reading this." -- Kirkus

Chloe and the Lion

Chloe and the Lion

★"The illustrations are pitch-perfect . . .The result is an elaborate prank on the picture-book genre, and it comes together in playful harmony." -- SLJ

Ellie

Ellie

"In his first picture book, Pixar animator Wu creates watercolor illustrations that are reminiscent of classics like Harry the Dirty Dog and Curious George....There is a timelessness that draws attention to these gentle figures." -- Kirkus

To the Sea

To the Sea

CBC Children's Choice Award Finalist 2016 “An unusual and appealing story about friendship.” —SLJ

1 Grumpy Bruce

1 Grumpy Bruce

Smek for President, Book 2

Smek for President, Book 2

★"Rex is a comic genius." -- SLJ

Rutherford B., Who Was He?

Rutherford B., Who Was He?

"A visually explosive mixture of fact and verse, this may not be the first presidential poetry collection for kids out there, but by gum it’s the best." -- Elizabeth Bird/Fuse # 8 on SLJ

Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller

Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller

by Doreen Rappaport & Matt Tavares ★"Stirring and awe-inspiring" --Horn Book

The Magical Animal Adoption Agency: Clover's Luck (Book 1)

The Magical Animal Adoption Agency: Clover's Luck (Book 1)

"Clover's sweet story is a good next step for lovers of the Magic Tree House." --Kirkus

The Doll People Set Sail, Book 4

The Doll People Set Sail, Book 4

★"Once again, the shared values of Doll Power, friendship, and familial love bridge the differences between the plastic, modern Funcrafts and the fragile, ancient Dolls." -- PW

Who Named Their Pony Macaroni? Poems About White House Pets

Who Named Their Pony Macaroni? Poems About White House Pets

"A popular topic explored with humor and respect for its furred, feathered, and four- (more or less) legged cast." --Kirkus

Duck, Duck, Moose!

Duck, Duck, Moose!

"Emerging readers will easily join in the fun. The page design allows for a well-paced and entertaining read-aloud . . . Fun, fun, fun!" --Kirkus

The Mortification of Fovea Munson

The Mortification of Fovea Munson

An Indies Introduce pick A Summer 2018 Kids' Indie Next List pick "Equal parts screwball comedy, coming-of-age story, and tearjerker-I loved, loved, loved it!"--Varian Johnson, author of The Parker Inheritence "Hilarious and disgusting in equal measure. In other words, exactly what you've been waiting for."--Adam Gidwitz, Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitor's Tale

She Did It! 21 Women Who Changed the Way We Think

She Did It! 21 Women Who Changed the Way We Think

"A rich and multilayered celebration of women's innovation and perseverance."--PW

Rules of the House

Rules of the House

★"Kids will eat this up—while hoping, of course, not to get eaten themselves." -- Booklist

Number One Sam

Number One Sam

"Pizzoli’s zingy ice-pop colors and dramatically varied page compositions take home the blue ribbon." -- The New York Times Book Review

To Dare Mighty Things

To Dare Mighty Things

by Doreen Rappaport & C. F. Payne ★"Rappaport breathes life into her subject in a way that is sure to spark the interest of the most reluctant reader. . . Concisely written and yet poetic, this is a first purchase for every library." --SLJ Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book

Oliver and his Alligator

Oliver and his Alligator

★"On the first day, both the light and the dark sides of kindergartners will go to school, their kissing hands clutching a stuffed alligator, self-confidence soaring." -- Kirkus

Cupcake Cousins, Book 1

Cupcake Cousins, Book 1

"Delia’s anxieties and Willow’s struggle to be seen as more than a little kid are relatable, and first-time illustrator Hughes’s spot illustrations...give a good sense of the girls, the vacation home they love, and the matter-of-fact racial diversity of their clan." --PW

Templeton Gets His Wish

Templeton Gets His Wish

"Templeton is a celebration of independence, and of our complex feelings about those we love." --Horn Book

Winter is for Snow

Winter is for Snow

★"Neubecker’s snow- laden illustrations are crammed with activity while also revealing a certain emotional thawing that culminates in the girl catching not a snowflake, but a tiny heart on her tongue." -- PW

Dog Days of School

Dog Days of School

"Reach for this one when the realities and routine of school require a little comic perspective." -- PW

The Door by the Staircase

The Door by the Staircase

★"Marsh has crafted a sparkling tale full of adventure, magic, and folklore. It’s a delightful mash-up of stories and traditions; imagine Little Orphan Annie crossed with Russian folklore, plunked down in the spiritualist community of Lily Dale, NY, with a dash of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away on top." --SLJ

Big Rig

Big Rig

"...a vibrant read-aloud,...sharp realistic paintings with lots of background detail will capture prereaders’ attentions. " --Booklist

Oh No! Not Again!

Oh No! Not Again!

★"Wonderfully ridiculous in premise and execution and abounding in creative touches, this will surely spark student spinoffs." --Kirkus

Midnight Thief, Book 1

Midnight Thief, Book 1

"Blackburne’s fast-paced fantasy will please fans of Leigh Bardugo and Tamora Pierce." --SLJ

Hook's Revenge, Book 1

Hook's Revenge, Book 1

★"Schulz’s debut novel is a rollicking page-turner that’s more than just an action-packed adventure...the evocative language moves beyond simple description and engages the audience’s imagination. Most notable, however, is the wickedly funny narrator who doesn’t hesitate to add his amusing commentary and pointed dislike for the audience to the narrative." --SLJ

The Wooden Prince (Out of Abaton, Book 1)

The Wooden Prince (Out of Abaton, Book 1)

"Wow! John Claude Bemis hides new magic in old stories." --Tom Angleberger, New York Times best-selling author

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