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History Smashers: The Titanic Cover Image
By Kate Messner, Matt Aytch Taylor (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593120439
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

Myths! Lies! Secrets! Uncover the hidden truth behind the sinking of the Titanic with beloved educator/author Kate Messner. The fun mix of sidebars, illustrations, photos, and graphic panels make this perfect for fans of I Survived! and Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales.


We Are a Garden: A Story of How Diversity Took Root in America Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593123133
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - April 6th, 2021

This lyrical and extremely timely picture book illuminates the many different migrants who have made their homes in North America through the centuries.

Long ago a strong wind blew. It blew people, like seeds, to a new land.


Hear My Voice/Escucha mi voz: The Testimonies of Children Detained at the Southern Border of the United States Cover Image
By Warren Binford (Compiled by), Michael Garcia Bochenek (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781523513482
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 13th, 2021

The moving stories of children in migration—in their own words.

"In Spanish and in English, a devastating first-person account of children’s experiences in detention at the southern U.S. border....


Ancient Games: A History of Sports and Gaming Cover Image
By Iris Volant, Avalon Nuovo (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781912497768
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Published: Flying Eye Books - April 6th, 2021

From the birth of the Olympics to the deadly sports of the Mayans, find out the history of the games that have kept people amused for thousands of years in this beautifully illustrated and informative guide.


Wonder Women of Science: How 12 Geniuses Are Rocking Science, Technology, and the World Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536207347
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Published: Candlewick - March 15th, 2021

What does it take to be a STEM genius? Check out these exciting, highly readable profiles of a dozen contemporary women who are on the cutting edge of scientific research.


The Outdoor Scientist: The Wonder of Observing the Natural World Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593115558
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Published: Philomel Books - April 6th, 2021

From New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned scientist and autism spokesperson Temple Grandin comes a book about exploring the world around us, asking questions, and making sense of what we see--with 40 fun outdoor activities that promote independent thinking, which kids can enjoy all year round!


Maker Comics: Build a Robot!: The Ultimate DIY Guide; with 6 Robot projects Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250152169
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Published: First Second - March 30th, 2021

Inside this volume of Maker Comics, First Second's DIY comic series, you'll find step-by-step instructions on how to construct six different robots!


Be a Tree! Cover Image
By Maria Gianferrari, Felicita Sala (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419744228
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 30th, 2021

Flip Flap Snap! Dinosaurs Cover Image
By Carmen Saldaña (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419750816
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - March 16th, 2021

Mix-and-match the pages of this pop-up book to make your own hilarious dinosaur combinations

What do you get when you mix a T-rex with a triceratops? A Tyrannotops!
Flip the mix-and-match flaps to come up with fun combinations that put a new twist on dinos!


Little Sap: The Magical Story of a Forest Family Cover Image
By Jan Hughes, Ruth Hengeveld (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781951836061
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Published: Cameron Kids - March 23rd, 2021

A little tree, guided by her family circle and forest friends, can’t wait to grow tall and strong

Little Sap can’t wait to grow tall and strong just like her mother and touch the sky. But growing takes time. Luckily for Little Sap, she has her family circle close by and a forest of friends, above and below ground, to help guide her up.


Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? (Who HQ Now) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780593226407
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Published: Penguin Workshop - March 16th, 2021

The inspiring story of the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, told in the new Who HQ Now format for trending topics.


Wilbur Wright Meets Lady Liberty Cover Image
By Robert Burleigh, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781627793681
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 9th, 2021

In Robert Burleigh's nonfiction picture book Wilbur Wright Meets Lady Liberty, illustrated by Wendell Minor, two American icons meet during Wilbur Wright's dramatic flight circling the Statue of Liberty.


Parallel Parking Is Easy (and Other Lies): Everything New Drivers Need to Know to Stay Safe and Smart on the Road Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781646041596
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Published: Bloom Books for Young Readers - March 16th, 2021

Give young drivers the keys they need to be safe and responsible behind the wheel with this essential guide for new drivers.

You’ve got your license, and now you need the keys to great driving.


Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593303740
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Michelle Obama’s worldwide bestselling memoir, Becoming, is now adapted for young readers.


We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316523653
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

In this powerful book, Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai introduces the people behind the statistics and news stories about the millions of people displaced worldwide.

After her father was murdered, Maria escaped in the middle of the night with her mother.

Zaynab was out of school for two years as she fled war before


Who Was Levi Strauss? (Who Was?) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448488561
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Published: Penguin Workshop - March 9th, 2021

How did an immigrant who sold sewing supplies in New York City reinvent himself in the American West by creating the most iconic pair of pants in the world? Find out in this addition to the Who HQ library!


Let Liberty Rise!: How America’s Schoolchildren Helped Save the Statue of Liberty Cover Image
By Chuck Groenink (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338225884
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 2nd, 2021

How did 121,000 Americans save their most beloved icon? Here is an inspiring story about the power we have when we all work together!

* "This charming history title is a true inspiration for the present.


The Age of Dinosaurs: The Rise and Fall of the World’s Most Remarkable Animals Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062930170
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 2nd, 2021

Think you know about dinosaurs? Think again! New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Steve Brusatte brings young scientists and readers everywhere into his world of massive herbivores and fearsome predators, daily unexpected discoveries, and all the new science used to learn about some of the world’s oldest beings.


Michelle's Garden: How the First Lady Planted Seeds of Change Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316458573
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

From an acclaimed author and illustrator: Enjoy this tribute to Former First Lady Michelle Obama and her contributions to building the healthy future that America's children deserve. Former First Lady Michelle Obama had an idea. A big, inspiring, and exciting idea! She would grow the largest kitchen garden ever at the White House.


Did You Know? Human Body Cover Image
By DK
$16.99
ISBN: 9780744026641
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Published: DK Children - March 9th, 2021

Discover the answers to more than 200 of the most jaw-dropping questions about the human body

Ever wonder what’s happening inside your body right now? Young readers will love learning the answers to all their sensational and squeamish questions about what makes us human in this children’s biology book, perfect for kids aged 6-9.


The Wisdom of Trees: How Trees Work Together to Form a Natural Kingdom Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250237071
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 2nd, 2021

With lush illustrations, poems, and accessible scientific information, The Wisdom of Trees by Lita Judge is a fascinating exploration of the hidden communities trees create to strengthen themselves and others.

We clean the air and seed the clouds, we drench the thirsty land with rain. We are like wizards.


Climate Change and How We'll Fix It: The Real Problem and What We Can Do to Fix It Cover Image
By Andrés Lozano (Illustrator), Alice Harman
$14.95
ISBN: 9781454942771
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - March 2nd, 2021

Children wonder: why aren't adults doing more about climate change? This clear, to-the-point, and fully illustrated guide answers kids' questions--and shows how they can play an important role in solving the problem.


Dinosaurs Cover Image
By David Stewart, Diego Vaisberg (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781913337667
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Published: Book House - March 2nd, 2021

Books with X-Ray Vision: Dinosaurs is an ingenious and innovative new title where children can hold some of the pages up to the light to see the insides of giant dinosaurs.


Planes: From the Wright Brothers to the Supersonic Jet Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9783791374413
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Published: Prestel Junior - March 9th, 2021

Budding aviation fans will pore over every page of this fascinating encyclopedic guide to the history and mechanics of flight, from the Wright Brothers to the Concorde.


The Undefeated Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328780966
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

Winner of the 2020 Caldecott Medal
A 2020 Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the 2020 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

The Newbery Award-winning author of THE CROSSOVER pens an ode to black American triumph and tribulation, with art from a two-time Caldecott Honoree.

Originally performed for ESPN's The Undefeated, this poem is a love letter to black life in t