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It's all about... Fast Cars (It's all about…) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780753476710
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Published: Kingfisher - May 11th, 2021

It’s all about… Cool Cars gives young readers everything they want to know about cars, from the earliest automobiles to speedy supercars, rally racers, and even cars that fly. Packed with detailed photography, the latest bite-size facts, and a free audio download, this book has everything a car-crazy kid could need.


Insects & Bugs Backyard Workbook: Hands-On Projects, Quizzes, and Activities for Kids Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781647551599
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Published: Adventure Publications - May 18th, 2021

Introduce children to insects and bugs through fun activities and hands-on science projects.

From ants and beetles to dragonflies and mosquitoes, bugs are amazing little creatures. They provide incredible opportunities for getting outside and discovering nature. There are so many kinds to see and appreciate--even in your backyard or at a nearby park.


We Move the World Cover Image
By Kari Lavelle, Nabi H. Ali (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062916853
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Published: HarperCollins - May 4th, 2021

An inspiring and empowering picture book about the small things kids do that have the potential to change the world!


Muhammad Ali Was a Chicken? (Wait! What?) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324015604
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Published: Norton Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

From the best-selling author behind My Weird School: a quirky new biography series that casts fresh light on high-interest historic figures.


Albert Einstein Was a Dope? (Wait! What?) Cover Image
By Dan Gutman, Allison Steinfeld (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9781324017059
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Published: Norton Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

From the best-selling author behind My Weird School: a quirky new biography series that casts fresh light on high-interest historic figures.


Her Epic Adventure: 25 Daring Women Who Inspire a Life Less Ordinary Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781525301100
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Published: Kids Can Press - May 4th, 2021

Thrilling true stories of female adventurers who never stopped believing in themselves --- and achieved the unimaginable!Throughout history, women eager for adventure have long faced obstacles and opposition. But here are the stories of 25 remarkable women --- from pilots to mountain climbers, deep-sea divers to Antarctic explorers --- who defied expectations and made their mark on history.


Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316167581
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

This chapter book edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller by luminaries Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds is an essential introduction to the history of racism and antiracism in America
 
RACE. Uh-oh.


What Is Congress? (What Was?) Cover Image
By Jill Abramson, Who HQ, David Malan (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593223703
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 11th, 2021

Whether Congress is in session or not, here is an enthralling overview about the branch of our government closest to average Americans.


The Burning (Young Readers Edition): Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 Cover Image
By Tim Madigan, Hilary Beard (Adapted by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250787699
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 11th, 2021

One of the worst acts of racist violence in American history took place in 1921, when a White mob numbering in the thousands decimated the thriving Black community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


A Day for Rememberin': Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day Cover Image
By Leah Henderson, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419736308
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

A moving tribute to the little-known history behind the first Memorial Day, illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Floyd Cooper

Today is a special day.


Sofia Valdez's Big Project Book for Awesome Activists (The Questioneers) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419749445
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 4th, 2021

Two Grooms on a Cake: The Story of America's First Gay Wedding Cover Image
By Rob Sanders, Robbie Cathro (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499809565
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Published: little bee books - May 4th, 2021

"Sanders tells the tale in easy-to-understand language, sweet as the frosting on the cake. . . .


Mad for Ads: How Advertising Gets (and Stays) in Our Heads  Cover Image
By Erica Fyvie, Ian Turner (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781525301315
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Published: Kids Can Press - May 4th, 2021

This amusing and engaging behind-the-scenes look at advertising and its influence will help kids decode the ads that surround them every day and make smart decisions.For children growing up in an advertising-saturated world, here's an eye-opening explanation of what advertising is, how it works and why that matters.


30,000 Stitches: The Inspiring Story of the National 9/11 Flag Cover Image
By Amanda Davis, Sally Wern Comport (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781546013693
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Published: WorthyKids - May 4th, 2021

Discover the inspiring story of the American flag that flew over Ground Zero, traveled across all fifty states as it was repaired, and returned to New York as a restored symbol of unity.

In the days following September 11th, a 30-foot American flag hung torn and tattered at 90 West Street, across from Ground Zero.


Life Skills Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780744027693
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Published: DK Children - April 20th, 2021

A beautifully illustrated book that covers the essential life skills that kids need to know

Discover how you can become the awesome person you want to be with this guide to essential life skills for kids. This life book tackles the difficulties that kids face and helps prepare them for whatever the future may hold.


We Are Still Here!: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623541927
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Published: Charlesbridge - April 20th, 2021

Twelve Native American kids present historical and contemporary laws, policies, struggles, and victories in Native life, each with a powerful refrain: We are still here!


Before They Were Artists: Famous Illustrators as Kids Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328801548
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Published: Etch/HMH Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

This vibrantly illustrated graphic novel anthology brings to life the childhood experiences of beloved artists and illustrators such as Wanda Gág, Maurice Sendak, and Jerry Pinkney.


The People's Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art Cover Image
By Cynthia Levinson, Evan Turk (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419741302
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 20th, 2021

A lyrically told, exquisitely illustrated biography of influential Jewish artist and activist Ben Shahn

“The first thing I can remember,” Ben said, “I drew.”
As an observant child growing up in Lithuania, Ben Shahn yearns to draw everything he sees—and, after seeing his father banished by the Czar for demanding workers’ rights, he


A Shot in the Arm!: Big Ideas that Changed the World #3 Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781419750014
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Published: Amulet Books - April 20th, 2021

Award-winning author Don Brown explores the history of vaccines from smallpox to COVID-19 in this installment of the Big Ideas That Changed the World series

A Shot in the Arm! explores the history of vaccinations and the struggle to protect people from infectious diseases, from smallpox—perhaps humankind’s greatest affliction to date—to the COVID-19 pande


Go, Planes, Go! (In Motion) Cover Image
By Addie Boswell, Alexander Mostov (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632173157
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Published: Little Bigfoot - April 13th, 2021

This fun and playful board book introduces young children to the world of planes in their many forms. There are thin planes, fat planes, planes that draw across the sky, and many more!


Go, Trucks, Go! (In Motion) Cover Image
By Addie Boswell, Alexander Mostov (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632173164
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Published: Little Bigfoot - April 13th, 2021

This fun and playful board book introduces young children to the world of trucks in their many forms. There are small trucks, long trucks, fire trucks, snow trucks, and many more!


The Secret Life of the Sloth Cover Image
By Laurence Pringle, Kate Garchinsky (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781635923094
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - April 20th, 2021

A year in the life of a sloth is revealed in this stunningly illustrated nonfiction picture book, the latest in the popular The Secret Life series.


Rocks & Minerals Backyard Workbook: Hands-On Projects, Quizzes, and Activities for Kids Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781647551667
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Published: Adventure Publications - May 4th, 2021

Introduce children to geology through fun activities and hands-on science projects.

From beaches to gravel roads, from prairieland to rugged terrain, rocks and minerals are all around us. They provide incredible opportunities for getting outside and discovering nature. There are so many kinds to see and appreciate--even in your backyard or at a nearby park.


Backyard Science & Discovery Workbook: Northeast: Fun Activities & Experiments That Get Kids Outdoors Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781647551704
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Published: Adventure Publications - April 27th, 2021

Introduce children to nature in the Northeast through fun activities and hands-on science projects.


Do You Know Where the Animals Live?: Discovering the Incredible Creatures All Around Us Cover Image
By Peter Wohlleben, Shelley Tanaka (Translator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781771646598
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Published: Greystone Kids - May 4th, 2021

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals comes a book for kids ages 8-12 about animals at home and around the world. Get ready to become an animal expert


They Call Me River Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781944903961
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Published: Cameron Kids - April 13th, 2021

A moving story about a river and the cycle of life, from raindrop to ocean
 
In this beautiful and moving tribute, a river is born and carried along. It plays, sparkles, grows, moves.
It rushes, falls, is still. It carries. And when a river reaches the sea, it becomes it, and then it rises up into the sky, rains down, and begins again. Not unlike life.
 


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! 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: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 30th, 2021

A lyrical, gorgeously illustrated look at the majesty of trees—and what humans can learn from them

Stand tall.
Stretch your branches to the sun.
Be a tree!
We are all like trees: our spines, trunks; our skin, bark; our hearts giving us strength and support, like heartwood.


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.


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


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