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Cover: Winged Wonders: Solving the Monarch Migration Mystery

Kirkus Reviews - Winged Wonders: Solving the Monarch Migration Mystery

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The butterflies flutter gracefully over almost every page, sometimes singly and sometimes in joyous festoons. The backmatter gives a more detailed history and suggested projects to help sustain the majestic monarchs. View »

 
Cover: Little Foal's Busy Day

Kirkus Reviews - Little Foal's Busy Day

Follow a sleek black foal frolicking through an idyllic day. Starring a long-legged, curious foal with a white star on its forehead that ensures recognizability even when it’s amid a crowd, this board book is clearly made by and for horse fanciers. Within sweeping, lush pastoral scenes, the… View »

 
Cover: The Voice That Won the Vote: How One Woman's Words Made History

Kirkus Reviews - The Voice That Won the Vote

Boxer tells the story succinctly, clearly drawing the political lines so that young readers will understand the dynamics. Mildenberger’s inclusion of a few black women among those demonstrating for the vote reflects the historical reality that black women were part of the suffrage movement… View »

 
Cover: Nian, The Chinese New Year Dragon

School Library Journal - Nian, The Chinese New Year Dragon

There are many versions of this legend to explain the meaning behind traditional Chinese New Year celebrations. Loh-Hagan makes it her own by making the hero a young girl who figures out how to defeat the dragon, and the narrative builds exciting tension as Mei saves the day. Banks’s… View »

 
Cover: Common Threads: Adam's Day at the Market

Booklist - Common Threads

Adam and his parents are at the Eastern Market—a colorful and racially diverse, though somewhat generic, place—when he gets distracted by a bird and wanders off. He tugs on a blue dress to show his Mama but is surprised to find that the person isn’t her. Adam jogs along, searching and… View »

 
Cover: Upfront Health

School Library Journal - Upfront Health

Gr 4-8–Candidly explains, without preachiness, how these issues harm body and mind, social life, and future prospects. Displaying understanding and respect, titles concede that young people may experiment—but stress caution and moderation, helping readers understand they can choose wisely… View »

 
Cover: Nian, The Chinese New Year Dragon

School Library Connection - Nian, The Chinese New Year Dragon

Green hued illustrations highlight in grand expanse the fierceness and awe of the terrorizing dragon. This traditional Chinese legend is one of many versions that presents the 15 days of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration. End notes provide readers with greater detail about the… View »

 
Cover: Helping Out

School Library Journal - Helping Out

PreS-Gr 2–The repetitive language and familiar images in this series will help build confidence in younger readers. Each book explores different ways that children can help others at home, at school, on the playground, and around town. Each page features a large, colorful image of children… View »

 
Cover: Disruptors in Tech

School Library Journal - Disruptors in Tech

Gr 4-8–Covering the history of each invention’s predecessors, the various titles show how the hard work of innovative thinkers revolutionized people’s lives. 3D Printing details the introduction of 3-D printing, how costs have dropped, and opportunities for growth in both the public and… View »

 
Cover: Meditation

School Library Journal - Being Present

K-Gr 2–These very simple books may be read in various ways: independently or as read-alouds or as one-on-ones shared with lap-sitters. Texts are narrated in a conversational tone in second person. Focused questions are interspersed throughout so children may pause for self-reflection, such… View »