No matter what ‘back to school’ means for you this year, TinkerActive helps keep kids on track.Enter for a chance to win a set of workbooks + download sample lessons here →
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
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 →
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 →
Discover spectacular series all year long! Our new August 2020 – August 2021 School-Year Calendar celebrates one middle grade, chapter book, or graphic novel series each month. Introduce your young readers to their new favorite series!Download the calendar + enter to win a physical copy →