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Tsunami Run The bright December morning dawned like any other. The Ramakrishnan family went about their daily business, but their scruffy yellow dog, Selvakumar, felt something in the air. When a low rumbling noise began to fill the village, Papa climbed on the roof to see what was happening. What he saw was a wall of water rushing toward the shore.
Acclaimed author Elizabeth Eulberg continues her hilarious middle-grade twist on Sherlock Holmes as detective duo Shelby and Watson face a culprit who might be able to do the impossible--outsmart Shelby.
Mori and her friends Julia, Benji, and Theo have never seen life beyond the walls of their perfect society, Old Harmonie. That changes when their new friend Ilana is threatened by the rules that are supposed to keep them all safe. They escape together, hoping to find help in Boston with Dr. Agatha Varden, one of Old Harmonie's pioneering founders.
From "the Muslim Justin Bieber" (NPR) Harris J comes a picture book that celebrates spreading peace, love, and happiness throughout the world, using the lyrics of his international YouTube hit of the same name.
A boy who loves adventure.
A mysterious ocean journey.
A remote island wilderness.
Discover what surprises await in this beautiful dreamlike exploration of courage and loneliness, independence and friendship.
Lush, transporting paintings float from reality to fantasy and back again as Peter Sís blends a true story from his childhood withEmail or call for priceISBN: 9781631774218Availability: Out of PrintPublished: Mascot Books - December 1st, 2015$17.95ISBN: 9781554987948Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Groundwood Books - September 13th, 2016
When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways -- but the same in the one way that matters most of all.$16.99ISBN: 9781681190518Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - September 6th, 2016
Sherlock Holmes gets a fun, sweet twist with two irresistible young heroes and black & white illustrations throughout, in this middle grade debut from internationally bestselling YA author Elizabeth Eulberg.$16.99ISBN: 9781619636361Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 3rd, 2016
Mori and her friends live a normal life on Firefly Lane in their utopian community, Old Harmonie. In a world this safe and perfect, they've never had to question anything . . . never had to wonder about how their lives came to be. Until a new girl named Ilana moves in. She's so perfect that Mori and her friends are curious . . .$19.99ISBN: 9780062402363Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Katherine Tegen Books - October 10th, 2017
For fans of Rick Riordan and Brian Selznick, author-artist Armand Baltazar introduces Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic, the first in a new science fiction/fantasy series that explores a world painted new by the Time Collision. Integrating art and text, this epic and cinematic adventure features more than 150 full-color illustrations.$8.99ISBN: 9781846861949Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Barefoot Books - March 1st, 2008
There is so much in store on this incredible journey - enormous statues and temples, the legendary Sphinx, tombs and mummies, and of course the Great Pyramids. With seven exciting destinations, a god or goddess on each page, and informative notes at the end, you will be an Egypt expert in no time.$16.99ISBN: 9781580896887Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Charlesbridge - January 9th, 2018
A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps.$6.99ISBN: 9780807573167Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2000
In an African village live seven brothers who make life miserable with their constant fighting. When their father dies, he leaves an unusual will: by sundown, the brothers must make gold out of seven spools of thread or they will be turned out as beggars.$17.95ISBN: 9781572842243Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Agate Bolden - October 10th, 2017
A Newbery Honor Book
A Caldecott Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
An Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Book
An Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor Book
A Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Book$16.95ISBN: 9780884484318Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Tilbury House Publishers - May 1st, 2015
*Notable Social Studies Trade Book For Young People 2016, a cooperative Project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children's Book Council*Email or call for priceISBN: 9781939547101Availability: Out of PrintPublished: Creston Books - November 11th, 2014
When each family at the diverse Juniper Court apartment complex needs something to light up the dark of winter, the stumpy, lumpy candle provides a glow brighter than the fanciest taper, revealing the true spirit of each holiday it illuminates.$18.95ISBN: 9781554981496Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Groundwood Books - May 22nd, 2012
With a very simple text accompanied by rich, vibrant illustrations a young narrator describes what it means to be a child with rights from the right to food, water and shelter, to the right to go to school, to the right to be free from violence, to the right to breathe clean air, and much more.$15.99ISBN: 9780763690359Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - October 17th, 2017
Walking his dog at dusk, one boy catches glimpses of the lives around him in this lovely ode to autumn evenings, exploring your neighborhood, and coming home.$15.99ISBN: 9781582463322Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Tricycle Press - April 26th, 2011
Donovan's two moms are getting married, and he can't wait for the celebration to begin. After all, as ringbearer, he has a very important job to do.$16.95ISBN: 9780810989719Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harry N. Abrams - August 1st, 2010Email or call for priceISBN: 9780692512456Availability: Special Order OnlyPublished: Upswing Press - November 7th, 2015
Annie loves her plaid shirt and wears it everywhere. But one day her mom tells Annie that she must wear a dress to her uncle’s wedding. Annie protests, but her mom insists and buys her a fancy new dress anyway. Annie is miserable. She feels weird in dresses. Why can’t her mom understand? Then Annie has an idea.$15.99ISBN: 9780763666491Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Candlewick - October 4th, 2016
Finders keepers, right? When Ruben picks up someone’s lost money, he finds out how hard it can be to do the right thing.$17.99ISBN: 9780374351144Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 3rd, 2003
Getting to feel at home in a new country$16.95ISBN: 9780884485544Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Tilbury House Publishers - August 15th, 2017$9.95ISBN: 9781885008411Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Shen's Books - May 1st, 2014
Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella takes readers to the remote mountains of Southeast Asia, to the traditional home of the Laotian Hmong. All essential Cinderella elements are here--startling transformation, a kind-hearted but mistreated central character, and an evil stepfamily.$16.99ISBN: 9780763690458Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018
In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.$29.95ISBN: 9780393061314Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - July 1st, 2005
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Guns, Germs, and Steel is a brilliant work answering the question of why the peoples of certain continents succeeded in invading other continents and conquering or displacing their peoples. This edition includes a new chapter on Japan and all-new illustrations drawn from the television series. Until around 11,000 BC, all peoples were still Stone Age hunter/gatherers.$24.95ISBN: 9780916727680Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Wings Press - September 1st, 2011
On October 28, 1959, John Howard Griffin underwent a transformation that changed many lives beyond his own—he made his skin black and traveled through the segregated Deep South.$15.99ISBN: 9780763678388Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - May 9th, 2017
Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash.$15.95ISBN: 9781623708030Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Capstone Young Readers - August 1st, 2017
A 2018 Caldecott Honor Book that Kirkus Reviews calls "a must-read for our times," A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event - a long-ago fishing trip. Graphic novelist Thi Bui and acclaimed poet Bao Phi deliver a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son - and between cultures, old and new.$17.99ISBN: 9780399172588Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2016
Based on supermodel Georgie Badiel’s childhood, a young girl dreams of bringing clean drinking water to her African village$17.99ISBN: 9780399546839Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Philomel Books - January 23rd, 2018
A powerful novel of refugees escaping from war-torn Syria, masterfully told by a journalist who witnessed the crisis firsthand.$12.99ISBN: 9780062689900Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Katherine Tegen Books - January 2nd, 2018
Told entirely in text messages, this addictive new series from the acclaimed author of My Life in Pink & Green is perfect for fans of Lauren Myracle and Wendy Mass.$16.99ISBN: 9781484787649Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Marvel Press - January 2nd, 2018
Black Panther. Ruler of Wakanda. Avenger.
This is his destiny. But right now, he's simply T'Challa-the young prince.$17.99ISBN: 9781481443876Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 23rd, 2018
"A visually striking, enlightening picture-book biography." --Booklist (starred review)"An absolutely indispensable illustrated biography that will remind readers of all ages that it's never too late to pursue their dreams." --School Library Journal (starred review)$74.94ISBN: 9781606065488Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: J. Paul Getty Museum - September 26th, 2017
This volume accompanies a major international loan exhibition featuring more than three hundred works of art, many rarely or never before seen in the United States. It traces the development of gold working and other luxury arts in the Americas from antiquity until the arrival of Europeans in the early sixteenth century.$17.99ISBN: 9780399246883Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 13th, 2018
This thought-provoking companion to Nikki Grimes’ Coretta Scott King Award-winning Bronx Masquerade shows the capacity poetry has to express ideas and feelings, and connect us with ourselves and others.
$23.05ISBN: 9781945289064Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Reflection Press - October 11th, 2017$18.95ISBN: 9781773210094Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Annick Press - March 13th, 2018
An exciting new middle reader series from a debut author. All twelve-year-old Jaden wants to do is be the best at Cross Ups, the video game he and his friends can't stop playing. He knows he could be--if only he didn't have to hide his gaming from his mom, who's convinced it will make him violent.$19.99ISBN: 9780062673602Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Greenwillow Books - January 2nd, 2018
Starred reviews hail Streetcar to Justice as "a book that belongs in any civil rights library collection" (Publishers Weekly) and "completely fascinating and unique” (Kirkus).$17.99ISBN: 9781250133380Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - December 26th, 2017
In this picture book celebrating Chinese New Year, animals from the Chinese zodiac help a little girl deliver a gift to her grandmother.$65.00ISBN: 9780847848331Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Skira Rizzoli - May 3rd, 2016
The definitive monograph on contemporary African American painter Kerry James Marshall, accompanying a major traveling retrospective. This long-awaited volume celebrates the work of Kerry James Marshall, one of America’s greatest living painters.$16.99ISBN: 9781338159318Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - March 27th, 2018A room locked for fifty years.
A valuable peacock ring.
A mysterious brother-sister duo.
Paloma Marquez is traveling to Mexico City, birthplace of her deceased father, for the very first time. She's hoping that spending time in Mexico will help her unlock memories of the too-brief time they spent together.$16.99ISBN: 9780735228511Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dial Books - March 6th, 2018
In the vein of Inside Out and Back Again and The War That Saved My Life comes a poignant, personal, and hopeful tale of India's partition, and of one girl's journey to find a new home in a divided countryEmail or call for priceISBN: 9781595583260Availability: Out of PrintPublished: New Press - April 8th, 2008
A completely revised edition of James W. Loewen's classic retelling of American history, based on six new textbooks and including an all-new chapter on the recent past$17.99ISBN: 9781338185706Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - February 27th, 2018MEET KIRANMALA:
INTERDIMENSIONAL DEMON SLAYER
(Only she doesn't know it yet.)
$16.99ISBN: 9780763674755Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Candlewick - February 13th, 2018
The incredible story of the world’s largest visionary environment: the Rock Garden of Chandigarh, kept secret by outsider artist Nek Chand for fifteen years.$16.99ISBN: 9780545156660Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - January 30th, 2018Twelve-year-old Charlie is down on his luck: His sharecropper father just died and Cap'n Buck -- the most fearsome man in Possum Moan, South Carolina -- has come to collect a debt. Fearing for his life, Charlie strikes a deal with Cap'n Buck and agrees to track down some folks accused of stealing from the cap'n and his boss. It's not too bad of a bargain for Charlie...$16.99ISBN: 9781626728585Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Roaring Brook Press - January 16th, 2018
In her first middle-grade novel, award-winning picture book author and illustrator Angela Dominguez tells a heartwarming story based on her own experiences growing up Mexican-American.$16.99ISBN: 9780763696047Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - April 3rd, 2018
Based on a real-life partnership, the heartening story of the love and teamwork between a girl and her service dog will illuminate and inspire.$12.99ISBN: 9780399542527Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Workshop - October 31st, 2017
Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this book by New York Times bestselling author Stacia Deustch is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code!$17.99ISBN: 9781620104415Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Oni Press - October 31st, 2017
The Tea Dragon Society is the two-time Eisner Award-winning gentle fantasy that follows the story of a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons.
Winner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids
Winner of the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Webcomic
ALA Rainbow List ($12.99ISBN: 9780399542534Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Workshop - March 13th, 2018
Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this series is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code!$5.99ISBN: 9780448487519Availability: Backordered at WarehousePublished: Penguin Workshop - September 19th, 2017
Fans of Princess Posey and Ivy and Bean will enjoy engaging with science-loving Jada Jones in this easy-to-read chapter book.$12.99ISBN: 9780399542510Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Workshop - August 22nd, 2017
A New York Times bestseller! Perfect for fans of The Babysitters Club and anyone interested in computer science, this series is published in partnership with the organization Girls Who Code.