Stacy McAnulty’s fact and fun-filled Our Universe picture book series invites children to explore our solar system from the points-of-view of the celestial bodies that hang out among the stars. These charming and humorous “autobiographies” are beautifully illustrated by such artists as Stevie Lewis and David Litchfield.
Author Lindsay Lacked reads Chapter 1 of her middle grade debut All the Impossible Things and answers three questions about writing the book.
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A bit of magic, a sprinkling of adventure, and a whole lot of heart collide in All the Impossible Things, Lindsay Lackey’s extraordinary middle-grade novel about a young girl navigating the foster care system in search of where she belongs.
Praise for All the Impossible Things: “A gorgeous story about the joy that’s possible when we allow hope into our hearts. Wise and wondrous, this is truly a novel to cherish.”—Katherine Applegate, New York Times–bestselling author of Wishtree
★ “Lackey tackles difficult topics including addiction and loss with infinite gentleness.”—School Library Journal, starred review
“An emotional tale filled with unique characters, heartbreaking realities, and a touch of magical realism.”—Booklist
Author Paul Greci reads from Hostile Territory, a thrilling YA wilderness survival story,in which a catastrophic earthquake strands four teens in the Alaskan wilderness—and leaves them without a civilization to return to.
“This fast-paced book contains all the hallmarks of a classic wilderness survival novel (deadly terrain, vicious predators, literal cliff-hangers) and the best of the postapocalyptic genre … The author’s decades of Alaskan wilderness experience is evident throughout … A great high-stakes wilderness survival tale.”—School Library Journal
“Heart-racing… A rugged wilderness lover’s post-disaster survivalist tale.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Heart-thumping suspense for readers who liked Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave.”—Booklist
A great read-aloud for National Poetry Month! Author Charles R. Smith Jr. gives a read-aloud performance of BLACK JACK: THE BALLAD OF JACK JOHNSON, giving readers and listeners some fascinating historical insight throughout his reading.
Jack Johnson was one of the most renowned Black boxers of the twentieth century. Through hard work and persistence, he climbed the ranks, taking a swing and a jab and eventually busting the color barrier. As the first black man to win the Heavyweight Championship, there was more than a title on the line.
This beautiful picture book is an extraordinary marriage of poetry and fabulous collage artwork by Shane W. Evans.
“Charles Smith’s poetry surges along, with a forceful rhythm that joins ballad and rap, as he follows ‘a mighty, fightin’ man,’ challenging the color line as well as individual opponents around the world. Shane Evans’ illustrations make Johnson’s body a monument to intelligence and power.” —Chicago Tribune
★ “This book is sure to be championed by reluctant readers with energy and restlessness just like Johnson’s, but it is a strong selection for library and classroom read-alouds as well.” —School Library Journal starred review
★ “The elegant simplicity and rat-a-tat rhythms land some stunners . . . enhanced by Evans’ lithe and swaggering artwork, which lends a tremendous visual charisma, grace, and grandeur.” —Booklist starred review
Join author Jonathan Stutzman and illustrator Heather Fox for MacKids Storytime, sharing one of our favorite dancing-filled read alouds, LLAMA DESTROYS THE WORLD! Grab a snack and your dancing pants, and tune in!
Not sure how to talk to kids about tough topics like how germs spread or why everyone seems so worried and saddened by the news? These books provide an accessible way to talk to kids about those big topics, what lessons we can learn from history, and how small acts of kindness can help their community. Plus, watch author Sarah Lynne Reul read aloud from her picture book, THE BREAKING NEWS.