Category: Kids' books


Touch the Brightest Star

Greenwillow Books | May 26, 2015 | 40 pages
A companion to the popular and acclaimed Tap the Magic Tree! In this interactive bedtime story, touch, tap, blink, whisper, and more to make magic happen in the nighttime sky, from sunset to sunrise. What happens while you're sleeping? With lush, beautiful watercolors and cut-paper collage,... More Info

Pig Kahuna: Who's That Pig?

Bloomsbury Publishing USA | May 5, 2015 | 32 pages
While at the beach, pig brothers Fergus and Dink meet Tallulah, who can whistle, make sand angels and stand on her head, but while Dink quickly becomes friends with the new pig, Fergus feels a little shy.  More Info

Extraordinary Means

Katherine Tegen Books | May 26, 2015 | 336 pages
John Green's The Fault in Our Stars meets Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park in this darkly funny novel from the critically acclaimed author of The Beginning of Everything. Up until his diagnosis, Lane lived a fairly predictable life. But when he finds himself at a tuberculosis sanatorium called... More Info

The Fog Diver

HarperCollins | May 26, 2015 | 336 pages
Joel Ross debuts a thrilling adventure series in which living in the sky is the new reality and a few determined slum kids just might become heroes. Perfect for fans of Rick Riordan and Brandon Mull, this fantasy is filled with daring and hope and a wonderfully imaginative world. Once the Fog... More Info

Goodbye Buffalo Bay

May 25, 2015 | 141 pages
Follows the author's last year in a residential school and his subsequent teenage years traveling back home in order to reconnect with his community amongst the traditional First Nations.  More Info


Bloomsbury USA Childrens | May 5, 2015 | 416 pages
How far would you go to save the world? When Maisie Danger Brown nabbed a spot at a NASA-like summer boot camp, she never expected to uncover a conspiracy that would change her life forever. And she definitely didn't plan to fall in love. But now there's no going back-Maisie's the only thing... More Info

I Love You Night and Day

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | December 2, 2014 | 32 pages
When you love someone, you want the whole world to know. Through good times and bad, rain or shine, love is unconditional. I love you wild, I love you loud, I shout it out and I feel proud. A lyrical text from Smriti Prasadam-Halls is beautifully paired with illustrations from an exciting new... More Info


Annick Press | February 17, 2015 | 208 pages
An indispensible guide for savvy teens to sort food myths from reality.  More Info

The Table Where Rich People Sit

Aladdin | July 1, 1998 | 32 pages
When Mountain Girl states that the family is poor, her parents describe to her the richness in the natural things around them, such as the desert hills and blooming cactus, which makes Mountain Girl realize that her family is more wealthy than anyone in the world. Reprint.  More Info

Shin-chi's Canoe

Groundwood Books Ltd | May 25, 2015 | 40 pages
Forced to use only people's English names and not speak to his siblings at school, Shin-chi holds fast to the canoe given to him by his father, hopeful that things will then improve for his family and the tribe he loves.  More Info

Lessons from Mother Earth

Groundwood Books Ltd | May 25, 2015 | 24 pages
With the help of her beloved grandmother, Tess learns some valuable lessons about plants and discover the wonders and joys of nature.  More Info

As Long as the Rivers Flow

Groundwood Books Ltd | May 25, 2015 | 40 pages
Before he is taken away to a government sponsored school, a young Cree boy spends the summer learning how members of his tribe participate in Cree traditions, such as watching his Grandmother make winter moccasins. Reprint.  More Info


Groundwood Books Ltd | May 25, 2015 | 32 pages
Shi-shi-etko, a Native American girl, spends the last four days before she goes to residential school learning valuable lessons from her mother, father, and grandmother, and creating precious memories of home.  More Info

Good for Nothing

Libros Tigrillo | May 25, 2015 | 322 pages
Starting in 1959, fifteen-year-old Algonquian Indian Nipishish deals with being kicked out of residential school, attending high school off the reservation, his love for Pinamen, and the previous death of his father. Reprint.  More Info

In a Village by the Sea

June 9, 2015 | 32 pages
Written in a spare, lyrical style using fresh, evocative imagery, In a Village by the Sea tells the story of longing for the comforts of home. A perfect book for teaching about diverse cultures and lifestyles through rich pictures and words, moving from the wide world to the snugness of home and... More Info

This Is My Rock

Nobrow Press | March 1, 2015 | 32 pages
A stubborn goat has found his rock, and he doesn't want to share! But who will he play with?  More Info

Papa Gave Me a Stick

April 15, 2015 | 40 pages
After seeing a mariachi band, Antonio wants a guitar of his own but his father cannot afford one and gives Antonio a stick, instead, which leads Antonio to perform a series of good deeds, each of which provides a seemingly useless reward. Includes glossary of Spanish terms.  More Info


Little Simon | May 19, 2015 | 32 pages
A boy discovers that being little can mean big things in this charming story by author-illustrator Pat Hutchins, now available in a Classic Board Book edition. Titch is little. Everything he has is little, from his little pinwheel to his little tricycle. His brother Pete and his sister Mary are... More Info

Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories

Tuttle Publishing | April 14, 2015 | 96 pages
This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Vietnamese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture. Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories, is a charming collection of fifteen tales as told by prominent storyteller Tran Thi Minh Phuoc.  More Info

The Porcupine of Truth

Arthur a Levine | May 26, 2015 | 336 pages
Spending his summer in Billings, Montana, to help care for the dying alcoholic father he never knew, Carson Smith meets a beautiful runaway and a pastor who holds a secret about Carson's long-missing grandfather. By the award-winning author of Out of the Pocket. Simultaneous eBook.  More Info

Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream

HarperCollins | May 19, 2015 | 224 pages
The Stick Dog series continues in author-illustrator Tom Watson's hilarious Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream. In the follow-up to Stick Dog, Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog, and Stick Dog Chases a Pizza, Stick Dog and his pals are back, but this time the temperature is rising and they're all feeling the... More Info

The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak

Katherine Tegen Books | May 19, 2015 | 336 pages
Perfect for fans of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak is Stonewall Award-winning author Brian Katcher's hilarious he said/she said romance about two teens discovering themselves on an out-of-this-world... More Info

Eternity's Wheel

HarperTeen | May 19, 2015 | 288 pages
The heart-pounding conclusion to the bestselling InterWorld series, from Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves, and Mallory Reaves! Eternity's Wheel is full of time and space travel, magic, science, and the bravery of a young boy who must now face his destiny as a young man. Joey Harker never wanted to be a... More Info

Stones of Time

Heritage House Publishing Co | May 5, 2015 | 224 pages
The second book in the Shenanigans series, this is a fun, educational time-travel adventure for middle readers.  More Info

Pretty Little Liars #15: Toxic

HarperTeen | May 12, 2015 | 352 pages
Toxic is the fifteenth—and second-to-last—volume in Sara Shepard's #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, also a hit ABC Family original TV show. High school seniors Aria, Emily, Spencer, and Hanna barely survived their most recent encounter with A. And it's not over yet . .... More Info


HarperTeen | May 12, 2015 | 272 pages
The graphic novel debut from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her beloved and critically acclaimed web comic, which Slate awarded its Cartoonist Studio Prize, calling it "a deadpan epic." Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply... More Info

The Perfectionists

HarperTeen | May 12, 2015 | 352 pages
You don't have to be good to be perfect. From Sara Shepard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series, comes another series full of juicy secrets, nail-biting suspense, and beautiful girls who will do anything to hide the ugly truth. Ava, Caitlin, Mackenzie, Julie, and... More Info

What This Story Needs Is a Pig in a Wig

HarperCollins | May 12, 2015 | 40 pages
What this story needs is a pig in a wig, on a boat in a moat with a frog, a dog, and a goat on a log. . . . As a panda in a blouse, a skunk on a trunk, and more hop on board, it becomes clear that what this story really needs is a bigger boat! Join Pig on an exciting boat ride as she discovers that... More Info

Bear and Duck

HarperCollins | May 12, 2015 | 32 pages
Debut author-illustrator Katy Hudson brings to life characters Bear and Duck in this hilarious story about a bear who is fed up being a bear and wants to be a duck. Bear is sick and tired of being a bear. Who wants to sleep all winter? His fur feels so hot in the summer. And the bees . . . there... More Info

Galactic Hot Dogs 1

Aladdin | May 5, 2015 | 304 pages
“Galactic Hot Dogs is an insanely entertaining, eye-popping adventure!” —Lincoln Peirce, bestselling author of the Big Nate series Meet Cosmoe, the Earth-Boy. He’s captain of the Neon Weiner, the finest flying food truck in the galaxy. Along with his bud, Big Humphree, he spends his days... More Info

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Nelson Pub & Marketing Llc | May 25, 2015 | 31 pages
Uses the metaphor of a bucket filled with good feelings to show how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis.  More Info

Little Blue Truck Lap Board Book

HMH Books For Young Readers | March 3, 2015 | 30 pages
A small blue truck finds his way out of a jam, with a little help from his friends.  More Info

Big Nate: Fun Blaster

Balzer + Bray | May 5, 2015 | 224 pages
[Big Nate Fun Blaster; PB 9780062349514; TR 9780062090454] Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney says, "Big Nate is funny, big time!" Big Nate Fun Blaster will rock your socks off! This second Big Nate themed activity book is bursting with awesome all new activities for Nate fans, including... More Info

Freddy & Frito and the Clubhouse Rules

Katherine Tegen Books | May 5, 2015 | 40 pages
Freddy and Frito play together every day—sometimes at Frito's and sometimes at Freddy's. But there are rules. Rules aren't fun! So what do these best buddies do? They build their own clubhouse in a tree in the park! With no rules, there's plenty of fun—until all of their friends come by for a... More Info

Big Nate on a Roll

HarperCollins | May 5, 2015 | 224 pages
The third Big Nate novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Lincoln Peirce is now available in paperback! Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney says, "Big Nate is funny, big time!" Nate's a big deal in his scout troop . . . until Artur—aka Mr. Perfect—joins. Now Nate's stuck in... More Info

A Lesson for a Wolf

Inhabit Media | May 1, 2015 | 32 pages
A cheerfully illustrated tale that presents native interpretations of Arctic animals inspired by Inuit storytelling traditions In the time before animals were as they are today, Wolf spent his days admiring all the other animals. Not content to simply be a wolf, happy and hunting with his pack, he... More Info

My Big Machines/Ride the Big Machines Across Canada

May 5, 2015 | 28 pages
A playful cross-country adventure in which a young boy on a family car trip imagines himself behind the wheel of the big machines he sees through the window as they travel through the provinces and territories. This is both a tribute to Canada from sea to sea and an imagination-sparking celebration... More Info

Darth Vader and Friends

Chronicle Books | April 28, 2015 | 64 pages
In this funny and sweet new book in the bestselling Darth Vader™ series, Eisner Award–winning author Jeffrey Brown offers an intimate look at the friendships between best pals in the Star Wars universe, from Darth Vader and the Emperor to Leia and her Ewok pals, Han and Chewie, C-3PO and R2-D2,... More Info

The Tweedles Go Online

May 1, 2015 | 32 pages
The Tweedles are back and ready to take another exuberant swing at going modern. When their neighbors the Hamms announce that they've "gone online" by buying a telephone, Mama excitedly follows suit. But will the lure of the telephone be too much of a distraction for this sweetly old-fashioned... More Info

The Merit Birds

Dundurn Group | May 2, 2015 | 240 pages
Cam Scott resents his mother for uprooting him from his home in Ottawa and relocating to Vientiane, Laos, and is determined to never let her forget it. Over time he adjusts to the land and culture, but just as he has found friendship and love, tragedy strikes and he is at the mercy of a stranger to... More Info

The Breadwinner

May 1, 2015 | 176 pages
"All girls [should read] The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis." -- Malala Yousafzai, New York Times The first book in Deborah Ellis's riveting Breadwinner series is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban's rule in... More Info


May 1, 2015 | 32 pages
A road trip that takes readers into a big, wide world?and into a small, narrow one, too! With the same sophisticated, minimalist design that characterized Work: An Occupational ABC, Drive is an exploration of opposites. Any child (or adult) who has stared out the window of their family's car... More Info

Abukacha's Shoes

May 1, 2015 | 36 pages
Abukacha finally throws away his worn out shoes and gets himself a new pair. But the old shoes, somehow, keep finding their way back to him. When author and illustrator Tamar Tessler was a little girl, her aunt would tell her the story of Abukacha and his shoes -- a story that had been told to her... More Info

The Mosquito Brothers

May 1, 2015 | 128 pages
After he nearly drowns in a parking-lot puddle, Dinnn Needles is fearful of many things, including flying. When his four hundred siblings swarm off without him, he finds time to dream --about family stories, a lost brother, adventure in The Wild and, above all, how to be cool. At school in an... More Info

Bright Sky, Starry City

May 1, 2015 | 32 pages
Phoebe helps her dad set up telescopes on the sidewalk outside his store. It's a special night -- Saturn and Mars are going to appear together in the sky. But will Phoebe be able to see them with all the city lights? Raindrops begin to fall, followed by lightning and thunder. Phoebe is filled with... More Info

The Owl and the Pussycat

HMH Books For Young Readers | May 5, 2015 | 40 pages
A sumptuously illustrated Folk Tale Classic rendering of Lear's beloved nonsense poem follows the unlikely romance of a cat and an owl who sail away to a remote island to be married. 15,000 first printing.  More Info


HarperCollins | April 28, 2015 | 288 pages
A sinister threat. A city in danger. A boy with the power to command the crows. Ferals is the first book in a dark, action-packed trilogy that's part The Graveyard Book, part Batman, and all high-octane adventure. Blackstone was once a thriving metropolis. But that was before the Dark Summer—a... More Info


Balzer + Bray | April 28, 2015 | 336 pages
Provocative, unforgettable, and inspired by real-life incidents, Amanda Maciel's highly acclaimed debut novel Tease is the story of a teenage girl who faces criminal charges for bullying after a classmate commits suicide. With its powerful narrative, unconventional point of view, and strong... More Info

Saving Lucas Biggs

HarperCollins | April 28, 2015 | 320 pages
Perfect for fans of Margaret Peterson Haddix, When You Reach Me, and Savvy, this charming time-travel story from husband-and-wife team Marisa de los Santos and David Teague follows one girl's race to change the past in order to save her father's future. Thirteen-year-old Margaret knows her father... More Info

Octopus's Garden

Aladdin | February 4, 2014 | 32 pages
Come sing and dance around in an octupus’s garden in the shade! The classic Beatles song comes to life with colorful illustrations from bestselling illustrator Ben Cort and a CD with a new music recording and audio reading from stellar musician Ringo Starr. I’d like to be under the sea In an... More Info