Ladybug Girl and her friends help at a dog-adoption fair and discover that even the littlest things can make a big difference in this tenth hardcover in the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series.
Seventeen-year-old Jack has lived in the troubled California town his entire life. He hides the truth about his sexuality from everyone, including his best friend Jess and his childhood rival and drug dealing partner, Toby. Keeping your head down, Jack knows, is the best way to survive. But when Connor, a fearless new arrival, enrolls at school, he sees right through Jack’s façade. Jack finds himself falling for Connor, and the feeling is mutual―but their relationship will set into a motion a series of events with lasting consequences.
Sunday Story Time with Maxwell Eaton III (Author/Illustrator of The Truth About Bears & The Truth About Hippos)
Maxwell Eaton III’s The Truth About Bears & The Truth About Hippos are lighthearted nonfiction picture books, filled with useful facts about bears and hippos that will make you laugh so hard you won’t even realize you’re learning something!
In volume ten of Olympians, George O’Connor delves into the myth of Hermes, the trickster god. From his infancy, when he bewitches animals and bends them to his will (stealing a herd of Apollo’s prize cattle in the bargain), to his adolescence and adulthood when he becomes father to the equally mischievous Pan, Hermes’s story is wildly entertaining as he brings a little bit of chaos to everything he touches or creates.
Sakura loves warm spring days and picnic lunches, and most of all she loves sitting underneath the cherry blossom trees with her grandmother. But now Sakura and her parents are moving to America, and her grandmother is staying back in Japan. Told in a series of poems inspired by traditional Japanese verse, this story of one little girl’s immigration experience explores the loneliness of a new home, the healing power of friendship and the joy of finding the familiar in unexpected places.
Everybody needs a backup plan, especially when you lose your favorite toy. When Max loses his favorite stuffed animal—Bunny—his clever mom brings out the “backup bunny”—Fluffy—to save the day. Fluffy is thrilled to have the chance to play with Max, but is soon rejected by the observant child who notices that his ears are too new and perky. Can Fluffy find a way into his favorite boy’s heart? The Backup Bunny will keep you laughing and inspire you to make room for another favorite story.
Written in a masterfully-executed rhyme, the book presents a cavalcade of lesser-known dinos and pairs their odd characteristics with little tasks that are hilariously impossible because of those features. “Don’t ask Deinocheirus to set the forks and spoons,” because his hands were enormous, “Therizinosaurus cannot blow up balloons,” because he had very long claws. In the end they find the one thing everyone can help do is to blow out the candles on the cake…but will it create yet another mess?
Acclaimed artist Sophie Blackall brought history to life with her artwork for #1 New York Times bestseller Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick, winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal, the most prestigious honor a children’s book illustrator can receive. It now gives us great pleasure to share her most recent masterpiece, Hello Lighthouse, which transports us to a wondrous lighthouse by the sea.
Sunday Story Time with Sandy Shapiro-Hurt & Xindi Yan (Author & Illustrator of Sylvia Rose and the Cherry Tree)
Bold and adventurous Sylvia Rose loves visiting the animals and trees of the forest. Sylvia and her favorite cherry tree share almost everything, including dancing and stories, but they can’t travel the world together because the tree is rooted deep in the earth. Determined to overcome this obstacle, Sylvia Rose enlists her animal friends to uproot the glorious tree and they set off globetrotting together, taking in the wonders of the world from the Eiffel Tower to the Sydney Opera House, each sight more amazing than the last.
Back home in the forest, however, the animals begin to suffer without the food and shelter of their life-sustaining cherry tree. Can the tree give up her newfound freedom and return to her role in the forest ecosystem?
Joint Sunday Story Time with Galia Bernstein (Author & Illustrator of I Am a Cat) & Rhonda Leet (Author of Franny's Father is a Feminist)
A simple housecat named Simon encounters some bigger cats: Lion, Puma, Panther, Tiger, and Cheetah. Each of the big cats has something to say about Simon not being “cat” enough. According to them, he just doesn’t measure up. He doesn’t have Lion’s mane or Cheetah’s spots. He doesn’t sleep in trees like Panther or climb mountains like Puma. He’s small and fuzzy, not big and strong. But ultimately, Simon shows the big cats that he’s just like them . . . only smaller. A celebration of both individuality and community, I AM A CAT is a strong debut that shows we’re all more alike than we think . . . if we look closely enough.
A beautifully lyrical and inspirational picture book about being present and loving who you are, from Jessica Olien, the author/illustrator of Adrift, The Blobfish Book, and Shark Detective.
What are you? You’re big and small and loud and quiet. You are right now. And you are perfect. This book is a touching ode to the importance of individuality, respect, and self-love.
Snail Mail’s story encourages kids to approach life with determination and wonder, and Julia Patton’s rich illustrations showcase America’s diverse terrain and national monuments from coast to coast. Kids and parents alike will delight in this celebration of America’s beauty and the power of a simple handwritten letter.
A sweet story about going to bed and falling asleep.
It’s bedtime, but Little Mouse isn’t sleepy. He has tried reading, and snacking, and snuggling, but nothing is helping him fall asleep. Maybe Mama Mouse can help? If you want to fall asleep, what do you do? A wish and a hug and it’s finally time to dream. A lyrical bedtime story for sleepy little mice ages 4 and up.
Look over there—the cat is between a table and a chair with a tear. But now look again: the cat is on top of the dog, who’s between the floor and the cat (and not too happy about that!). As you wander through the delightfully detailed illustrations, the more you look, the more you’ll see—including colors made from a mix of two others, hybrid implements such as a spork, warm nooks that are neither too cold nor too hot, and even a cross of a zebra and a cow that makes a . . . zebrow? In an utterly stylish debut, rising star Priscilla Tey leads readers on an engaging exploration of the in-between, a concept with surprising reach and depth.
Learning colors is one of the wonders of childhood and author-designers Tamara Shopsin and Jason Fulford turn the concept of colors upside-down and inside-out in two new books. Find Colors and These Colors Are Bananas are the debut titles in an exciting new series that marks the first time the Whitney Museum of American Art has partnered with a children’s publisher to create a line of books.
Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture invites children to join a young brick on her journey to find her place in the world. She travels the globe, visiting a diverse list of brick structures — the Malbork Castle in Poland, Mahabodhi Buddhist Temple in India, Grosvenor Estate apartments in England, the Great Wall in China, and the Park East Synagogue in New York City, among others — all the while pondering where she may best fit.
Story time with Steve Light, author of “Swap!” and “The Bunny Burrow Buyers Book” – March 6th, 2016
Story time with Steve Light, author and illustrator of “Have You Seen My Monster?” – May 3rd, 2015Story time with Stephen Savage, author and illustrator of “Little Tug” – April 12th, 2015
Story time with Laura Ljungkvist, illustrator of “A Line Can Be” – March 22nd, 2015