“Exciting and easy to read. Ivinson tells her story in 46 simple words. . . . the paintings of storm, waves, and the small boat and occupants alone on a vast expanse of sea are pretty thrilling. . .Dramatic and accessible for new readers.”— Kirkus

“Exciting and easy to read. Ivinson tells her story in 46 simple words. . . . the paintings of storm, waves, and the small boat and occupants alone on a vast expanse of sea are pretty thrilling. . .Dramatic and accessible for new readers.”—Kirkus

“Woodcock’s latest picture book works through a simple, elegant format of words that contain and repeat the use of double letters. . . .A fun book for all to fall for! Highly recommended.”— Booklist  (starred review)

“Woodcock’s latest picture book works through a simple, elegant format of words that contain and repeat the use of double letters. . . .A fun book for all to fall for! Highly recommended.”—Booklist (starred review)

“A lonely teen must use her odd powers to track down a killer. . .Lexi and Jane’s tentative (and unusual) relationship is sweet. . .Berquist effectively tackles the destructive nature of grief and loneliness.”—  Kirkus

“A lonely teen must use her odd powers to track down a killer. . .Lexi and Jane’s tentative (and unusual) relationship is sweet. . .Berquist effectively tackles the destructive nature of grief and loneliness.”— Kirkus

“A self-conscious puddle. . .finds purpose as she interacts with her environment and reflects the world’s beauty while finding her own. . . .Expressionistic paintings, done in watercolor with gouache, play like music. . . .Luminous and lovely, with colors to fill the soul.”—  Kirkus   (starred review)

“A self-conscious puddle. . .finds purpose as she interacts with her environment and reflects the world’s beauty while finding her own. . . .Expressionistic paintings, done in watercolor with gouache, play like music. . . .Luminous and lovely, with colors to fill the soul.”— Kirkus (starred review)

“Fishman begins this work with an unbelievable but true statement about how there is enough energy in a person’s pinkie finger to power a large city for an entire day. ...A great introduction to human physiology that affirms just how special our bodies are.”—  School Library Journal

“Fishman begins this work with an unbelievable but true statement about how there is enough energy in a person’s pinkie finger to power a large city for an entire day. ...A great introduction to human physiology that affirms just how special our bodies are.”— School Library Journal

“A beautiful novel woven from magic that seeps into your blood and bones and lingers there...Sarah’s gorgeous prose will haunt you.” — Christina Henry, bestselling author of  Alice  and  Lost Boy

“A beautiful novel woven from magic that seeps into your blood and bones and lingers there...Sarah’s gorgeous prose will haunt you.”
— Christina Henry, bestselling author of Alice and Lost Boy

“The storytelling is vivid and exquisitely emotional, making Aliki’s story painfully personal, yet resonant, in very few pages.”—  Kirkus

“The storytelling is vivid and exquisitely emotional, making Aliki’s story painfully personal, yet resonant, in very few pages.”— Kirkus

“Kevin Henkes reprises the delicious milk-chocolate and sugared-pastel color sceme of 2015’s  Waiting  in  Egg . Part preschool comedy routine, part word primer…children will learn the words ‘alone,’ ‘said’ and ‘lonely’ before the tale takes a conciliatory turn with the making of ‘friends.’”—  Wall Street Journal

“Kevin Henkes reprises the delicious milk-chocolate and sugared-pastel color sceme of 2015’s Waiting in Egg. Part preschool comedy routine, part word primer…children will learn the words ‘alone,’ ‘said’ and ‘lonely’ before the tale takes a conciliatory turn with the making of ‘friends.’”— Wall Street Journal

“Whether jousting with a triceratops or facing down a T-rex, [squire] Mel should come with a halo: She’s thoughtful, sensitive, and wise. ...Drawn deftly, lightly.”—  New York Times  Book Review

“Whether jousting with a triceratops or facing down a T-rex, [squire] Mel should come with a halo: She’s thoughtful, sensitive, and wise. ...Drawn deftly, lightly.”— New York Times Book Review

“This must-have story with an inclusive cast, high stakes, and an intense cliff-hanger will leave readers clamoring for the next installment.” —  School Library Journal   (starred review)

“This must-have story with an inclusive cast, high stakes, and an intense cliff-hanger will leave readers clamoring for the next installment.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

“Chase vividly conjures the triumphs, tensions, and worries percolating in the girls’ low-income neighborhood. Tai’s exuberance forms an effective foil to Mila’s internal turmoil, and the building anticipation about who will be chosen for the program and whether Mila will divulge her secret will keep readers turning pages.”— Publishers Weekly   (starred review)

“Chase vividly conjures the triumphs, tensions, and worries percolating in the girls’ low-income neighborhood. Tai’s exuberance forms an effective foil to Mila’s internal turmoil, and the building anticipation about who will be chosen for the program and whether Mila will divulge her secret will keep readers turning pages.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Grief is the watchword—though it’s never stated—in The Rough Patch, a weepy and wonderful picture book by Brian Lies. ...As Evan’s sorrow turns to rage and then destruction, the reader watches with distress and then with rising hope as the garden, with time, offers the grief-stricken fox a way back to happiness.”—  Wall Street Journal

“Grief is the watchword—though it’s never stated—in The Rough Patch, a weepy and wonderful picture book by Brian Lies. ...As Evan’s sorrow turns to rage and then destruction, the reader watches with distress and then with rising hope as the garden, with time, offers the grief-stricken fox a way back to happiness.”— Wall Street Journal

“Whitman keeps the suspense high and delivers a satisfying conclusion. A wonderful selection for readers ready to dip their toes into variations on myths and legends without the mayhem and adult themes that often accompany the original tales.” — School Library Journal

“Whitman keeps the suspense high and delivers a satisfying conclusion. A wonderful selection for readers ready to dip their toes into variations on myths and legends without the mayhem and adult themes that often accompany the original tales.” —School Library Journal

★“A well-crafted, entertaining call for middle schoolers to find their voices and remain accountable in shaping their own social spheres.”— Kirkus  (starred)

★“A well-crafted, entertaining call for middle schoolers to find their voices and remain accountable in shaping their own social spheres.”— Kirkus (starred)

"Friendship, loyalty, and determination come through in this well-paced exploit.”— Kirkus

"Friendship, loyalty, and determination come through in this well-paced exploit.”— Kirkus

★“Readers will wish their own picnics could end in a similarly messy manner, and even more will adore the easygoing exuberance of Phelan’s story.” — Publishers Weekly  (starred review)

★“Readers will wish their own picnics could end in a similarly messy manner, and even more will adore the easygoing exuberance of Phelan’s story.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

★"Blend epic adventure with gothic good and evil, and add a dash of sly wit for a tale that keeps readers turning the page.”— Kirkus Reviews  (starred review)

★"Blend epic adventure with gothic good and evil, and add a dash of sly wit for a tale that keeps readers turning the page.”— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

★“A rich collection of poems celebrating diverse lives. ...Nye once again deftly charts the world through verse: not to be missed.”— Kirkus  (starred)

★“A rich collection of poems celebrating diverse lives. ...Nye once again deftly charts the world through verse: not to be missed.”— Kirkus (starred)

“A tender-hearted debut that navigates the emotional waters of wanting to stay young and grow up, all at the same time.” —Jodi Kendall, critically-acclaimed author of THE UNLIKELY STORY OF A PIG IN THE CITY and DOG DAYS IN THE CITY

“A tender-hearted debut that navigates the emotional waters of wanting to stay young and grow up, all at the same time.” —Jodi Kendall, critically-acclaimed author of THE UNLIKELY STORY OF A PIG IN THE CITY and DOG DAYS IN THE CITY

“Collective nouns are the singular focus of this straightforward picture book. . . .Lovely collage illustrations, featuring playful use of shapes and patterns in sophisticated color palettes.”— Kirkus

“Collective nouns are the singular focus of this straightforward picture book. . . .Lovely collage illustrations, featuring playful use of shapes and patterns in sophisticated color palettes.”—Kirkus

“Henkes’s profound understanding of the adolescent heart and mind is evident . . . In economic prose, Henkes evokes the complexity of his characters’ emotions and relationships, and offers a feel-good resolution.”—  Publishers Weekly   (starred review)

“Henkes’s profound understanding of the adolescent heart and mind is evident . . . In economic prose, Henkes evokes the complexity of his characters’ emotions and relationships, and offers a feel-good resolution.”— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Potter’s impressive expressively naïve-style watercolor, ink, and colored-pencil illustrations perfectly nuance author Davis’s witty text. . . .this clever design visually and textually summarizes the story’s theme of friendship’s togetherness. A delight.”—  Kirkus   (starred review)

“Potter’s impressive expressively naïve-style watercolor, ink, and colored-pencil illustrations perfectly nuance author Davis’s witty text. . . .this clever design visually and textually summarizes the story’s theme of friendship’s togetherness. A delight.”— Kirkus (starred review)

“This accomplished picture book details the season of winter. Author Henkes’ text is simple but evocative, observing winter in perceptive and sometimes-playful detail. Illustrator Dronzek’s acrylic illustrations...enrich and deepen the text as they add story details and warmth. ...A polished, playful story in which words and pictures dance in perfect harmony.” —  Kirkus   (starred review)

“This accomplished picture book details the season of winter. Author Henkes’ text is simple but evocative, observing winter in perceptive and sometimes-playful detail. Illustrator Dronzek’s acrylic illustrations...enrich and deepen the text as they add story details and warmth. ...A polished, playful story in which words and pictures dance in perfect harmony.”
Kirkus (starred review)

“The Doldrums are back with another fast-paced and quirky adventure. ..Fans of idiosyncratic fantasies, as well as the first book, will enjoy this treat.”— School Library Journal

“The Doldrums are back with another fast-paced and quirky adventure. ..Fans of idiosyncratic fantasies, as well as the first book, will enjoy this treat.”—School Library Journal

“Readers will feel exhilarated, enclosed in Lula’s private secret…Spacious double-page spreads evoke the luxuriant pull of the imagination, where the charm of an imaginary friend can sweep you away, across borders.”—  Kirkus  Reviews  (starred review)

“Readers will feel exhilarated, enclosed in Lula’s private secret…Spacious double-page spreads evoke the luxuriant pull of the imagination, where the charm of an imaginary friend can sweep you away, across borders.”— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Original, brave, and addictive. West has created creatures cuddly and terrifying and hilarious, and a protagonist you will love. This is a world you’re going to want to return to long after the book is done.”— Adam Gidwitz, bestselling author of the Newbery Honor book  The Inquisitor’s Tale

“Original, brave, and addictive. West has created creatures cuddly and terrifying and hilarious, and a protagonist you will love. This is a world you’re going to want to return to long after the book is done.”— Adam Gidwitz, bestselling author of the Newbery Honor book The Inquisitor’s Tale

“Ocean meets sky meets two young girls in Lynne Rae Perkins’s affectionate chapter book...the girls experience days filled with quiet, quirky wonders: sand castles and ocean currents, edible snails and giant beetles, injured raptors and mint-eating raccoons. Illustrations by the author add wit and tenderness to this sunny summer story.”—  Wall Street Journal

“Ocean meets sky meets two young girls in Lynne Rae Perkins’s affectionate chapter book...the girls experience days filled with quiet, quirky wonders: sand castles and ocean currents, edible snails and giant beetles, injured raptors and mint-eating raccoons. Illustrations by the author add wit and tenderness to this sunny summer story.”— Wall Street Journal

“With bright...illustration, Fiona Woodcock draws children’s attention to the surprising frequency of double-o’s in Look. ...[a] cheerful picture book.”— Wall Street Journal

“With bright...illustration, Fiona Woodcock draws children’s attention to the surprising frequency of double-o’s in Look. ...[a] cheerful picture book.”— Wall Street Journal

“The mystery plot will keep readers guessing until near the end, but they will find other parts of the story even more involving...While Sargent and Mona are vividly portrayed, this chapter book’s most memorable element is also its most unusual: the imaginative conviction that art is alive.”— Booklist   (starred review)

“The mystery plot will keep readers guessing until near the end, but they will find other parts of the story even more involving...While Sargent and Mona are vividly portrayed, this chapter book’s most memorable element is also its most unusual: the imaginative conviction that art is alive.”—Booklist (starred review)

Hooray for Erin Entrada Kelly!  Hello, Universe  is the 2018 Newbery Medal winner. Told from four intertwining points of view—two boys and two girls—the novel celebrates bravery, being different, and finding your inner  bayani  (hero).

Hooray for Erin Entrada Kelly! Hello, Universe is the 2018 Newbery Medal winner. Told from four intertwining points of view—two boys and two girls—the novel celebrates bravery, being different, and finding your inner bayani (hero).

★“This well-crafted book celebrates the joy of dance and shows a girl gaining confidence in herself—an important message for all children.”— School Library Journal  (starred)

★“This well-crafted book celebrates the joy of dance and shows a girl gaining confidence in herself—an important message for all children.”— School Library Journal (starred)

Now in board book!  ★“Lyrical and elegant in its simplicity, this is an enchanting celebration of the season.” — Booklist  (starred)

Now in board book!

★“Lyrical and elegant in its simplicity, this is an enchanting celebration of the season.” — Booklist (starred)

“A poignant story of loyalty, abuse, and poverty...Readers will easily empathize with quiet, tightly controlled Luke...and goofy, self-effacing Toby. This compassionate and beautifully rendered novel packs an emotional punch."— Kirkus  (starred)

“A poignant story of loyalty, abuse, and poverty...Readers will easily empathize with quiet, tightly controlled Luke...and goofy, self-effacing Toby. This compassionate and beautifully rendered novel packs an emotional punch."— Kirkus (starred)

“West has an eerie way with words, an uncanny ability to conjure the perfect image. Last Things is at once poetic and urgent, evocative and authentic, everything I love in a book.”— Victoria Schwab, author of #1  New York Times  bestseller  This Savage Song

“West has an eerie way with words, an uncanny ability to conjure the perfect image. Last Things is at once poetic and urgent, evocative and authentic, everything I love in a book.”— Victoria Schwab, author of #1 New York Times bestseller This Savage Song

“Smart girls, friendship, and fun: a winning combination.”— Kirkus

“Smart girls, friendship, and fun: a winning combination.”—Kirkus

“Riveting and lyrical, A WOLF CALLED WANDER is a vibrantly imagined celebration of the natural world. Don’t miss this dazzling tour de force.”—Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning author of  The One and Only Ivan

“Riveting and lyrical, A WOLF CALLED WANDER is a vibrantly imagined celebration of the natural world. Don’t miss this dazzling tour de force.”—Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan

"Tafuri's sunlit watercolor and brush-pen illustrations magnify each inquisitive animal so it appears to be life-size. Children will find it satisfying to witness the meeting of parents and their offspring, and they are likely to sing along with the chirps, honks, clucks, and quacks while they jump into this vividly drawn world."— School Library Journal

"Tafuri's sunlit watercolor and brush-pen illustrations magnify each inquisitive animal so it appears to be life-size. Children will find it satisfying to witness the meeting of parents and their offspring, and they are likely to sing along with the chirps, honks, clucks, and quacks while they jump into this vividly drawn world."—School Library Journal

“In poetic prose, a polar bear reveals her dependency on the cycle of Arctic seasons. The artwork is strikingly beautiful...The text also excels. Complementing its enchanting rhythm, the text includes some enjoyable alliteration...A subtle cry for environmental activism in an enticing package.”—  Kirkus   (starred review)

“In poetic prose, a polar bear reveals her dependency on the cycle of Arctic seasons. The artwork is strikingly beautiful...The text also excels. Complementing its enchanting rhythm, the text includes some enjoyable alliteration...A subtle cry for environmental activism in an enticing package.”— Kirkus (starred review)

“A simple treatise on time for very young children as well as a counting book. . . .Hall’s trademark painted and cut-paper illustrations in bright green, blue, red, and yellow with brown monkey in the center are striking. . . .This entertaining story will reinforce counting skills while teaching youngsters a bit about time.”—  ALA Booklist  (starred review)

“A simple treatise on time for very young children as well as a counting book. . . .Hall’s trademark painted and cut-paper illustrations in bright green, blue, red, and yellow with brown monkey in the center are striking. . . .This entertaining story will reinforce counting skills while teaching youngsters a bit about time.”— ALA Booklist (starred review)

“From 10 black-capped chickadees to a single great horned owl, a countdown seek-and-find presents common birds. . . .It requires significant patience and persistence to find them all; the reward is a special surprise. . . .Fun and surprisingly successful as an invitation to look closely at the natural world.” — Kirkus Reviews


“From 10 black-capped chickadees to a single great horned owl, a countdown seek-and-find presents common birds. . . .It requires significant patience and persistence to find them all; the reward is a special surprise. . . .Fun and surprisingly successful as an invitation to look closely at the natural world.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“A Riddle In Ruby has everything you could possibly want from a story: clever heroes, fiendish villains, startling plot twists, pirates, thieves, swashbuckling, adventure, action, mayhem - and plenty of humor. This is an exceptionally enjoyable, incredibly original series.”— Stuart Gibbs, author of the  New York Times -bestselling Spy School saga

“A Riddle In Ruby has everything you could possibly want from a story: clever heroes, fiendish villains, startling plot twists, pirates, thieves, swashbuckling, adventure, action, mayhem - and plenty of humor. This is an exceptionally enjoyable, incredibly original series.”— Stuart Gibbs, author of the New York Times-bestselling Spy School saga

“First readers explore a neighborhood map of the feline’s initial travels before embarking on a journey that will take them to the edge of the universe and back...An eye-catching introduction to maps, charts, and diagrams for the youngest of cartographers.”— Sc hool Library Journal   (starred review)

“First readers explore a neighborhood map of the feline’s initial travels before embarking on a journey that will take them to the edge of the universe and back...An eye-catching introduction to maps, charts, and diagrams for the youngest of cartographers.”— School Library Journal (starred review)

“Henkes again displays his understanding of preschooolers: hungry for new information and experiences but also needing a framework of solidity and comfort. ... Simply perfect.”— Horn Book   (starred review)

“Henkes again displays his understanding of preschooolers: hungry for new information and experiences but also needing a framework of solidity and comfort. ... Simply perfect.”—Horn Book (starred review)

Twelve-year-old Esme’s life changes when she discovers dinosaur bones on her family’s peach farm in Texas.

Twelve-year-old Esme’s life changes when she discovers dinosaur bones on her family’s peach farm in Texas.

“A tale of survival as gritty as its desert setting. Stubbornness, strength and survival come head to head with blowing sands and creeping sickness in this feminist tale.”— Mindy McGinnis, author of the award-winning  The Female of the Species

“A tale of survival as gritty as its desert setting. Stubbornness, strength and survival come head to head with blowing sands and creeping sickness in this feminist tale.”— Mindy McGinnis, author of the award-winning The Female of the Species

★“A heartwarming adoption story from a new big sister’s perspective. ...An unusually good adoption book.”— Kirkus  (starred)

★“A heartwarming adoption story from a new big sister’s perspective. ...An unusually good adoption book.”— Kirkus (starred)

★“The carefully crafted verse, with its rhymes and repeated sounds, should be a pleasure to read aloud—Sayre’s skillful use of enjambment is notable, too. ...A splendid marriage of poetry and photography.”— School Library Journal  (starred review)

★“The carefully crafted verse, with its rhymes and repeated sounds, should be a pleasure to read aloud—Sayre’s skillful use of enjambment is notable, too. ...A splendid marriage of poetry and photography.”— School Library Journal (starred review)

“Annie’s voice is strong and often bracing...An appealing narrative voice and fast-moving plot that will engage readers from the first page.”— School Library Journal

“Annie’s voice is strong and often bracing...An appealing narrative voice and fast-moving plot that will engage readers from the first page.”— School Library Journal

★“This gorgeously rendered adaptation of a classic work of children’s literature adeptly brings to life Pearce’s descriptive language. ...A must-purchase.”— School Library Journal  (starred)

★“This gorgeously rendered adaptation of a classic work of children’s literature adeptly brings to life Pearce’s descriptive language. ...A must-purchase.”— School Library Journal (starred)

★“Completely fascinating and unique." — Kirkus  (starred)

★“Completely fascinating and unique." — Kirkus (starred)