Ben Franklin makes a splash, Hervé Tullet mixes it up, and Mo Willems makes new friends in the July stars, offering the best of fiction, nonfiction, and multimedia.
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Unlike many novels in verse, which can read like conventional narratives with line breaks, Caminar contributes poetry that elevates the genre.
Stunning artwork takes readers into the lush, inviting waters filled with marine life swimming effortlessly across the pages.
This inventive and engaging fantasy, based on the story of the Snow Queen, will be a welcome addition to middle grade collections.
Marrin offers a multisided look at the events and controversy surrounding John Brown’s role in the banishment of slavery and his ongoing inspiration for current events.
This is the memoir of Esther Earl, a 16-year-old who suffered from terminal thyroid cancer that metastasized in her lungs.
The author admirably touches upon profound issues related to identity and race and tenderly conveys intergenerational bonds.
In a world full of competition for kids to be the fastest, smartest, and best at everything, this story’s message is a worthy one.
Large, colorful pictures of more than 20 animal eyes are accompanied by a small illustration of the entire creature and a brief paragraph of intriguing information.
This tale of selkies and human frailty, published in print as The Brides of Rollrock Island (Knopf, 2012), will appeal to listeners looking for depth of plot and well-crafted prose.
Aptly named Digger Dog sniffs out a bone and with catchy, repetitive phrases, uses increasingly larger digging tools and vehicles to break the hard ground and retrieve it.
Fixed explores the science and ethics of enhancements, touching upon many thoughtful questions germane to almost any subject.
Kephart immerses readers in 1980s Berlin, a time period that does not receive a lot of attention in most history textbooks.
This recording is delightful and leaves one with the understanding and appreciation that the land is always there for those who take time to truly see and appreciate it.
Judge successfully balances the humor in the storytelling, the drawings, and the situations in this delightful and charming book.