Experiment with children’s book author Josephine Cameron and her brother, Alan, as they explore the tinkering projects found in Josephine’s newest novel, A DOG-FRIENDLY TOWN. Learn how to make brushbots and kinetic POP-sicle sticks, and discover ways to invent your own gadgets using parts you can find around the house. All you have to do is follow your curiosity!Learn more about A DOG-FRIENDLY TOWN here →
A Little Space for Me by Jennifer Gray Olson
With clever, inventive art and universally relatable themes, A Little Space for Me by Jennifer Gray Olson is a heartwarming picture book about the importance of mindfulness, understanding, and finding a moment of peace within a big, busy world.
Sometimes, when it’s too loud, too crowded, too messy, too smelly, or for no reason at all, you might just need a little bit of space to feel like yourself again.
“Inventive compositions will transport readers into the thoughts and emotions of the protagonist. Both text and art show familiar experiences, but Olson also leaves them open to interpretation, showing people can interact with the world in different ways . . . Ripe for discussion.” —Kirkus
“A thought-provoking rumination on mindfulness . . . Olson’s art is gorgeous . . . An excellent choice for a bedtime book as kids wind down from their chaotic days.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Bestselling author April Henry shares the inspiration for her chilling new YA mystery, The Girl in the White Van. Plus, download the teacher’s guide for April Henry’s collection of books and discover more writing tips on April’s website!Download the teacher’s guide for April Henry’s books & find writing tips here →
Discover your next favorite book with the MacKids School & Library Fall 2020 Preview! Hear from the School & Library team (featuring special author guest Mike Curato!) as they present some of our wonderful upcoming titles that are coming out Fall 2020.
Are you a total comics nerd? Check-out Comics Relief: June 2020! This free virtual festival covers some of First Second’s most innovative comics, from Maker Comics to The Adventure Zone. Don’t miss the chance to hear from some of your favorite graphic novel creators from the comfort of your home.Click here to view the recorded sessions →
Con Quest by Sam Maggs
Cat and Alex are excited to be at the world’s most popular comics convention—and they’re even more excited to compete in the Quest, a huge scavenger hunt run by their favorite nerdy celebrity. The big prize: a chance to meet him!
The twins ditch their older sister Fi and set off to find geeky clues, tackle nerdy challenges, and cross as many items as possible off their Quest list, which includes volunteering at an Artist Alley booth, gathering cosplayers in enough colors to make a double rainbow, and actually finding something healthy to eat in the convention center!
Can the twins work together even when they disagree on how to compete? Will Fi find Cat and Alex before their parents realize they’re missing? Most importantly, can these ultimate fans complete the ultimate Quest?
“An absolute love letter to con culture… The next best thing to actually attending a con.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“An exciting read… A geektastic book for those who love conventions or who want a sneak peek into comic-con culture.” —Booklist
Let’s Get Sleepy by Tony Cliff
These cats are on an adventure to find that darn mouse named Sleepy.
But Sleepy is a sneaky mouse—he’s hard to find. The cats will have to look everywhere: all over town, out by the beach, up in space, and even back in time with the dinosaurs! Can the cats catch that mouse? Even if they don’t, at the end of the day, they may just get “sleepy” after all.
While seek-and-find elements are at work in the adorable artwork, the rhyming text reminds readers that the journey is more important than the destination—and that the most valuable treasure is a day richly lived with friends.
“Only confirmed ailurophobes will fail to enjoy sharing this kitty’s day.” – Kirkus
Hear from bestselling and award-winning picture book authors and illustrators as they give lessons in your favorite school subjects including Social Studies, Writing, Science, and Art!Click here to view the recorded sessions →