New Children's Books
All Kinds of Animal Families
An all-embracing celebration of all kinds of animal family life, reflecting the different ways children live today. From a clownfish mommy and daddy to cheetah daddies who adopt cubs, every combination of modern human family life is reflected here. It's a warm and friendly introduction to the topic for pre-school children, concluding that love is the common factor among all families.
1001 Things to Spot in the Sea
Discover the secrets of the sea, from crabs on the seashore to polar bears in the icy north and strange fish lurking at the bottom of the ocean. This fantastic puzzle book is also designed to help children develop skills in reading, counting, matching and identification. Also includes index, a world map and amazing facts.
The Biggest Story
Errol's mom is too busy to tell him a story. So he has to make up his own. At first, he doesn't know how to tell a story, but when he is joined by a surprising collection of characters (even dinosaurs!), a story begins to grow and grow ... until it's the BIGGEST story ever! A celebration of imagination, packed full of humor, energy and adventure.
Egyptian mummies hold fascinating secrets. They teach us hidden facts about the past. This narrative nonfiction book examines Egyptian mummies and the mummification process. Look inside to unwrap these ancient treasures! Each book includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and mummy map.
Flint Water Crisis
Human modification of the environment always carries a risk of accident and folly. Explore the causes and consequences of the devastating water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Guided by compelling questions such as, "What led to this disaster?," "Who was impacted by it?," and "What changed in its aftermath?" the interdisciplinary content blends social studies and science. Ultimately, it pushes students to consider how humans can meet their need for resources in a safe, sustainable way. Books include table of contents, index, glossary, author biography, and timeline.
June Almeida, Virus Detective!
From an early age in Glasgow, Scotland, June Almeida loved learning about science and nature. A good student, she was especially interested in biology and won the top science prize at her school. Creative and observant, June noticed details that others often missed. She dreamed of attending university but economic hardships caused her to leave school at age 16. Still, June was determined to pursue her passion for science. She was hired by a local hospital to work in its lab, using a microscope to magnify and examine cells. Her work helped doctors treat patients. June later worked in labs in London and in Toronto. Her skill in using the electron microscope to examine cells and help identify viruses earned her promotion and respect in the science community. When June was 34 years old, she discovered the first human coronavirus. Her groundbreaking work continues to help researchers today in the fight against illnesses caused by viruses, including COVID-19.
The Book Without a Story
Did you know that all books in the library come to life when everyone has gone home? Follow the adventure of Dusty as he finds his perfect reader and is borrowed for the very first time. Children and adults will adore this new look into the world of books - an "origin" story for promoting libraries and books for reluctant (and not-so-reluctant) readers.
The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears
An action-packed adventure that will inspire parents and children to embark on their very own storytelling journeys together. When Jamie and his Dad create a bedtime story, a predictable fairy tale soon transforms into an energetic, hilarious story of bears and princes jostling with broccoli-wielding frogs, evil-eyed ninja witches and jewel thief princesses. It's a clever form that makes for some very funny moments, allowing us to see the characters respond to Jamie's alterations as they flit through multiple costume changes and plot twists.
The COVID-19 pandemic introduced many changes into children's lives. Staying Healthy give readers the tools they need to reduce risk for themselves and their families. Actionable suggestions help young readers adapt and cope as we navigate the current outbreak. This book includes science content, based on current CDC recommendations, as well as social emotional content to help with personal wellness and development of empathy. All books in the 21st Century Junior Library encourage readers to think critically and creatively, and use their problem-solving skills. Book includes table of contents, sidebars, glossary, index, and author biography.
The Tail of Emily Windsnap
A young girl learns she’s half mermaid and plunges into a scheme to reunite with her father in this entrancing, satisfying tale that beckons readers far below the waves.
For as long as she can remember, twelve-year-old Emily Windsnap has lived on a boat. And, oddly enough, for just as long, her mother has seemed anxious to keep Emily away from the water. But when Mom finally agrees to let her take swimming lessons, Emily makes a startling discovery — about her own identity, the mysterious father she’s never met, and the thrilling possibilities and perils shimmering deep below the water’s surface. With a sure sense of suspense and richly imaginative details, first-time author Liz Kessler lures us into a glorious undersea world where mermaids study shipwrecks at school and Neptune rules with an iron trident — an enchanting fantasy about family secrets, loyal friendship, and the convention-defying power of love.
What Is the Black Lives Matter Movement?
Race in America has been avoided in children's education for too long. What Is the Black Lives Matter Movement? explores the goals and history of the movement in a comprehensive, honest, and age-appropriate way. Developed in conjunction with educator, advocate, and author Kelisa Wing to reach children of all races and encourage them to approach race issues with open eyes and minds. Includes 21st Century Skills and content, as well as a PBL activity across the Racial Justice in America series. Also includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.
Hello, friends! It is almost time for Thanksgiving and I can’t wait for the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and of course pumpkin pie. As a young child, I couldn’t wait for the big meal, but what I remember most was the time spent with my family. We often would take turns stating what we were most thankful for from that particular year. Most of the time I probably said I was most thankful for my dog, or most thankful for a full tummy. But, the point was we always stopped to embrace the true purpose of this holiday.