Category: Kids' books


Finding Spring

Greenwillow Books | January 27, 2015 | 40 pages
Instead of hibernating as he should, a little bear cub goes out in search of spring—and he thinks he's found it! Gloriously illustrated with dioramas and cut-paper collages by the award-winning designer and illustrator Carin Berger, this stunning picture book celebrates the changing of the... More Info

The Genius Files #5: License to Thrill

HarperCollins | January 27, 2015 | 272 pages
The wackiest road trip in history comes to an action-packed conclusion in book five of the New York Times bestselling Genius Files series. When we last left our heroes, twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald were in Roswell, New Mexico, and they had just seen a strange beam of light. Now their cross-country... More Info

Mahalia Jackson

Amistad | January 27, 2015 | 32 pages
Accompanied by John Holyfield's gorgeous illustrations, debut author Nina Nolan's narrative wonderfully captures the amazing story of how Mahalia Jackson became the Queen of Gospel in this fascinating picture book biography. Even as a young girl, Mahalia Jackson loved gospel music. Life was... More Info

Harlem Renaissance Party

Amistad | January 27, 2015 | 40 pages
Caldecott Honor artist Faith Ringgold takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the Harlem Renaissance when Lonnie and his uncle Bates go back to Harlem in the 1920s. Along the way, they meet famous writers, musicians, artists, and athletes, from Langston Hughes and W.E.B. Du Bois to... More Info

Ida B. Wells

Amistad | January 27, 2015 | 40 pages
Ida B. Wells was an extraordinary woman. Long before boycotts, sit-ins, and freedom rides, Ida B. Wells was hard at work to better the lives of African Americans. An activist, educator, writer, journalist, suffragette, and pioneering voice against the horror of lynching, she used fierce... More Info

Lies and Other Tall Tales

HarperCollins | January 27, 2015 | 40 pages
These tales are so tall they touch the sky! From Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor artist Christopher Myers and Zora Neale Hurston. While traveling in the Gulf States in the 1930s, Zora Neale Hurston collected and recorded some real whoppers told by folks from all walks of life. Not "dog... More Info


Inhabit Media | December 1, 2014 | 60 pages
An intriguing book that interweaves anthropological evidence with Inuit traditional knowledge Tuniit: Mysterious Folk of the Arctic introduces young readers to the huge, shy, powerful, ingenious race of Tuniit, the people who populated the Arctic even before modern Inuit. Young readers will be... More Info


Katherine Tegen Books | January 27, 2015 | 32 pages
Story time for little ones has never been this exciting! When a friendly monster spots a group of bunnies in the woods, his delight is contagious! And when they're gone, how he misses them so! With bright illustrations and a simple text, this is the most fun type of read aloud and one that mirrors... More Info

Cat & Bunny

Balzer + Bray | January 27, 2015 | 32 pages
From the heartwarming text to the adorable illustrations of little kids dressed as animals, there's so much to love about Mary Lundquist's debut picture book, Cat & Bunny. Cat and Bunny. Bunny and Cat. It's always been just the two of them—daydreaming, having adventures, playing their special... More Info

Blown Away

HarperCollins | January 20, 2015 | 40 pages
Come on an unexpected journey with a fearless blue penguin in Rob Biddulph's debut picture book, Blown Away. In this brilliantly captivating and gloriously illustrated story, a brave young penguin takes a kite flight to a tropical paradise. But in the end, he realizes that home is where his igloo... More Info

Almost Super

HarperCollins | January 20, 2015 | 272 pages
Perfect for fans of Pixar's The Incredibles, Almost Super is a fresh, funny middle grade adventure about two brothers in a family of superheroes who must find a way to be heroic despite receiving powers that are total duds. Filled with humor, heart, and just the right kind of heroics, Almost Super... More Info

Pete the Cat: Cavecat Pete

HarperFestival | January 20, 2015 | 24 pages
Meet Cavecat Pete in New York Times bestselling artist James Dean's latest Pete the Cat adventure! Pete lives happily among the dinosaurs. He's friends with everyone. But when Pete organizes a picnic with all his friends and some herbivores and carnivores can't seem to get along, it's up to Cavecat... More Info

The Truth of Me

Katherine Tegen Books | January 20, 2015 | 144 pages
When Robbie spends the summer at his grandmother Maddy's house, he revels in his grandmother's easy, relaxed ways. Robbie has always felt as if something is missing in his life—his parents don't always act like they love him. Maddy helps him understand that an experience his mother had long ago... More Info

My Name Is Truth

HarperCollins | January 20, 2015 | 40 pages
Here is the remarkable true story of how former slave Isabella Baumfree transformed herself into the preacher and orator Sojourner Truth, as told by acclaimed author Ann Turner and award-winning illustrator James Ransome. An iconic figure of the abolitionist and women's rights movements, Sojourner... More Info

The Terrible Two

Amulet Books | January 1, 2015 | 224 pages
When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley, he challenges the local, mystery prankster in an epic battle of tricks but soon the two join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen.  More Info

The Big Blue Thing on the Hill

Templar | January 6, 2015 | 32 pages
Terror-stricken by the arrival of a human camper van on Howling Hill, a sequence of wild animals take turns trying to scare it away until their smallest friends, swarms of pesky insects, are successful.  More Info

Paddington and the Marmalade Maze

HarperCollins Children's Books | January 28, 2015 | 19 pages
Mr Gruber takes Paddington on a visit to Hampton Court. As usual, Paddington manages to turn a perfectly normal outing into an adventure. Mr Gruber and Paddington are just about to be followed home by a crowd of eager tourists, when Paddington manages to lose them all in the maze. But,... More Info

I'm Dirty!

Balzer + Bray | January 6, 2015 | 40 pages
For fans of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train comes the perfect noisy addition to this hilarious read-aloud series from Kate and Jim McMullan, the popular creators of I'm Bad! and I Stink! Clank! Rattle! Bang! Who's making all that noise? Backhoe Loader, reporting... More Info

Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab

November 5, 2013 | 237 pages
After moving in with their eccentric uncle, Nick and Tesla encounter strange occurrences in their new neighborhood and build gadgets using simple household objects to help them solve the mysteries.  More Info

Pirate's Passage

Shambhala Publications | January 28, 2015 | 364 pages
When an old sea captain takes up residence at a small inn run by young Jim and his mother, his presence soon becomes invaluable, yet they wonder who this mysterious man really is who tells engrossing and detailed stories about the pirates and their history.  More Info

Falling Up Special Edition

HarperCollins | January 6, 2015 | 200 pages
Let the magic of Falling Up open your eyes and tickle your mind! With twelve additional never-before-published poems, here is a special edition of this beloved poetry collection. Within the pages of Falling Up, you'll meet Allison Beals and her twenty-five eels; Danny O'Dare, the dancin' bear; the... More Info

Who Wants a Hug?

HarperCollins | January 6, 2015 | 40 pages
Author-illustrator Jeff Mack introduces two new hilarious characters—Bear and Skunk! Everyone likes hugs, especially when Bear gives them! Everyone, that is, except for Skunk. Bear really gets on Skunk's nerves. He's too happy . . . and he's always giving way too many hugs! Skunk has the perfect... More Info

No One Else Can Have You

HarperTeen | January 6, 2015 | 384 pages
Sara Shepard's Pretty Little Liars series meets the cult classic film Fargo in this gripping, dark comedy by debut author Kathleen Hale. A quiet town like Friendship, Wisconsin, keeps most of its secrets buried . . . but when local teen Ruth Fried is found murdered in a cornfield, her best friend,... More Info

First Snow

Balzer + Bray | January 6, 2015 | 40 pages
First Snow is the newest picture book from acclaimed Caldecott Honor–winning author-illustrator Peter McCarty, which extends the winning world of animal characters established in Chloe, a Kids' Indie Next List Pick and Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book, and Henry in Love, a New York Times Best... More Info

A Hundred Horses

Katherine Tegen Books | January 6, 2015 | 240 pages
From the author of A Dog Called Homeless, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award, comes another gentle novel with a touch of magic about the power of friendship and the truth of belonging. Nell isn't happy about spending her vacation on a farm, but when she meets a half-wild and mysterious girl... More Info

My Cut-Out Pictures

Tate Publishing & Enterprises | January 28, 2015 | 24 pages
This stylish activity book by Nathalie Parain teaches children how to create cut-out pictures, a technique favored by Matisse. With 24 sheets of colored paper stapled inside the book, children can follow the cut-out designs but are encouraged to use their imagination freely to invent their own... More Info

Harriet Tubman

Aladdin | January 6, 2015 | 224 pages
Experience the childhood of Harriet Tubman, a true American history all-star who grew up to be a hero of the antislavery movement and who guided many slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. As a young woman, Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery by traveling the Underground Railroad. But... More Info

Hold Tight, Don't Let Go

Amulet Books | January 1, 2015 | 272 pages
In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Nadine goes to live with her father in Miami while her cousin Magdalie, raised as her sister, remains behind in a refugee camp, dreaming of joining Nadine but wondering if she must accept that her life and future are in Port-au-Prince.  More Info

Fashion Frightmare!

Egmont Books | January 28, 2015 | 228 pages
Olivia lends Ivy a hand as her nervous twin sister prepares to participate in the Cafe Creative fashion show.  More Info

Double Disaster!

Egmont Books | January 28, 2015 | 232 pages
While in London on the set of her film, Olivia is distracted by thoughts of her ex-boyfriend, Jackson; meanwhile, Ivy begins high school and becomes instantly popular when the goths become the in-crowd.  More Info

Stake Out!

Egmont Books (UK) | January 28, 2015 | 226 pages
Together again, Ivy and Olivia team up to try to figure out the identity of a mystery blogger who is determined to expose Franklin Grove's biggest secret.  More Info

Sensational Senses

March 5, 2015 | 14 pages
Sniff! Blink! Tickle! Bang! Burp! How do our senses work? What is an optical illusion? Why aren’t many foods blue? Welcome to the Sensational Theme Park, where eye-popping facts and information about seeing, hearing, smell, taste, touch and balance are ready to be discovered. Science is both fun... More Info

Don't Laugh at Me

January 28, 2015 | 32 pages
Illustrated version of a song pointing out that in spite of our differences, we are all the same in God's eyes.  More Info

Would You Rather... ? Supremely Strange

December 16, 2014 | 224 pages
Filled with the kind of imaginative and edgy (but family-friendly) humor children love, Would You Rather . . . ? Supremely Strange is an all-new addition to the stomach-churning, laugh-inducing line that began with the American Library Association's Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers,... More Info

Look Back!

Crocodile Books | November 1, 2014 | 32 pages
After his Dominican Grannie tells him of her attempts to catch the mischievous Ti Bolam when she was young, Christopher decides he will go after the strange being himself.  More Info

Rosa Parks

Aladdin | December 30, 2014 | 272 pages
Learn about the childhood of Rosa Parks, who grew up to be a legendary Civil Rights activist and an all-star in American history. Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus... More Info

Martin Luther King Jr.

Aladdin | December 30, 2014 | 208 pages
Discover how the childhood of Martin Luther King, Jr. prepared him to be a prominent civil rights leader and one of American history’s greatest all-stars. Martin Luther King, Jr., had an enormous effect on race relations in the United States and is well known for his civil rights activism... More Info


Aladdin | December 30, 2014 | 208 pages
Learn about the childhood of Sacagawea, one of the first female all-stars in American history—and honored in US currency on the dollar coin. Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition, acting as an interpreter and guide, in their exploration of the Western... More Info

Albert Einstein

Aladdin | December 30, 2014 | 208 pages
Before Albert Einstein was an internationally renowned genius, he was a kid—learn all about his childhood and what makes him an all-star in American history! Albert Einstein is a household name synonymous with genius around the world. His work unlocked mysteries of the universe and also impacted... More Info

Zombie in Love 2 + 1

Atheneum Books for Young Readers | December 30, 2014 | 32 pages
Mommy, Daddy, and a new baby makes three! A heartwarming—and hair-raising—tale of undead parenting from the bestselling author and illustrator of Zombie in Love, which Kirkus Reviews called “clever and delightfully gross.” Happily married zombie couple Mortimer and Mildred are thrilled to... More Info

Love Will See You Through

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | December 30, 2014 | 32 pages
The niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. reveals six timeless and universal principles that encompass the civil rights leader’s greatest legacy: Love will see you through. Growing up as the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., Angela Farris Watkins witnessed firsthand the principles and values that... More Info

Please, Mr. Panda

Scholastic Press | January 1, 2015 | 32 pages
Mr. Panda has a plate of doughnuts to share, but most of the other animals forget to say "Please."  More Info


Random House of Canada | January 28, 2015 | 679 pages
After successfully evading an Urgals ambush, Eragon is adopted into the Ingeitum clan and sent to finish his training so he can further help the Varden in their struggle against the Empire. Reprint.  More Info

The Cheshire Cheese Cat

Peachtree Pub Limited | September 1, 2014 | 228 pages
A community of mice and a cheese-loving cat form an unlikely alliance at London's Cheshire Cheese, an inn where Charles Dickens finds inspiration and Queen Victoria makes an unexpected appearance.  More Info


HarperCollins | December 31, 2014 | 272 pages
Fer must save her realm from the Forsworn, a group destroying the land with their broken oaths, in Moonkind, the conclusion to award-winning author Sarah Prineas's fantasy-adventure series, which includes Winterling, Summerkin, and the short story Thrice Sworn. As the Lady of the Summerlands, Fer... More Info

I Love Dogs!

Katherine Tegen Books | December 30, 2014 | 32 pages
Dogs, dogs, dogs. I love dogs! Bestselling author Sue Stainton and bestselling illustrator Bob Staake come together to tell of a rambunctious boy's journey through the park on his way to adopt the pet of his dreams—a dog, of course! The short, upbeat, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations make I... More Info

The Spirit of the Sea

Inhabit Media | November 1, 2014 | 32 pages
The creation story of one of the central figures in Inuit mythology This illustrated picture book tells the story of the spirit of the sea, known by many Inuktitut names including Nuliajuq, Sedna, and Takannaaluk, who is a key figure from the pantheon of Inuit lore. Sedna was once a young woman who... More Info

A Children's Guide to Arctic Birds

Inhabit Media Incorporated | November 15, 2014 | 32 pages
A children’s introduction to the avians of the Arctic With a simple layout and easy-to-follow format, this beautiful book introduces young readers to a dozen birds that call the Arctic home. From the Long-tailed Duck and the Red-throated Loon to the Snowy Owl and the Rock Ptarmigan, this picture... More Info

Love from Paddington

HarperCollins | December 23, 2014 | 144 pages
A brand-new novel from Michael Bond, celebrating Paddington's many adventures! Told through Paddington's letters to his aunt Lucy back in Peru, this new novel offers Paddington's own special view on some of his most famous tales. Filled with Paddington's signature charm and with black-and-white... More Info

Frog and Toad and Friends Box Set

HarperCollins | December 23, 2014 | 384 pages
Featuring Frog and Toad and seven other beloved I Can Read characters together, this collection of favorite easy-to-read I Can Read stories is full of familiar faces and comes with a free poster starring our most popular characters! This Level Two slipcase is perfect for children who read on their... More Info