Let Me Finish!

Let Me Finish!

Good Night Owl

Good Night Owl

"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." --The Horn Book

Mother Bruce

Mother Bruce

Ezra Jack Keats Illustrator Honor E. B. White Read-Aloud Award, Picture Book * "Visually beautiful, clever, edgy, and very funny." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Rules of the House

Rules of the House

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

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." --School Library Journal, starred review

Frederick's Journey

Frederick's Journey

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 Reviews, starred review

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 Reviews

Out of Abaton: The Wooden Prince

Out of Abaton: The Wooden Prince

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

To the Sea

To the Sea

"Children will cheer as Tim ties Sam to a rope behind his bike and pulls and pedals and huffs and puffs him all the way to a seaside cliff...and over! A whale's tale that dives deep and surfaces with useful lessons about making, keeping, and helping friends." --Kirkus

Templeton Gets His Wish

Templeton Gets His Wish

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

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

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!'" --Publishers Weekly, starred review

Smek for President

Smek for President

* "Rex is a comic genius." -- SLJ, starred review

Hook's Revenge

Hook's Revenge

* "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, starred review

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, starred review

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, starred review

Clover's Luck

Clover's Luck

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

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

The Watermelon Seed

The Watermelon Seed

Winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award * "[A]n expert debut" -- PW, starred review

The Doll People Set Sail

The Doll People Set Sail

* "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, starred review

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 Reviews

Midnight Thief

Midnight Thief

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

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, acvitist.

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, starred 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, starred review

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, starred review

Moonday

Moonday

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

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

Cupcake Cousins

Cupcake Cousins

"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 (not all seen by PW) give a good sense of the girls, the vacation home they love, and the matter-of-fact racial diversity of their clan." -- Publishers Weekly

Big Rig

Big Rig

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

Dog Days of School

Dog Days of School

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

Animas: Legacy of the Claw

Animas: Legacy of the Claw

"...this series will grab fans of the Warriors and Guardians of Ga’Hoole series, as well as anyone up for a suspenseful adventure." --Booklist Online

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, starred review

Helen's Big World

Helen's Big World

by Doreen Rappaport & Matt Tavares * "Stirring and awe-inspiring" -- The Horn Book, starred review

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, starred review

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Helen's Big World

by Doreen Rappaport & Matt Tavares * "Stirring and awe-inspiring" -- The Horn Book, starred review

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