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Jennifer Allison

Iggy Loomis Superkid in Training


Iggy Loomis SuperKid in Training


Mary Amato

Our Teacher is a Vampire and Other (Not) True Stories


Our Teacher is a Vampire and Other (Not) True Stories

Guitar Notes

Guitar Notes

Good Crooks: Sniff a Skunk Good Crooks: Sniff a Skunk

Fred Bowen

Perfect Game


Perfect Game


Michael L. Cooper

Window Across Times


Fighting Fire: Ten of the Deadliest Fires in American History and How We Fought Them

Cynthia Cotten

Window Across Time


Window Across Time

Window Across Time

Poetry Friday Anthology for Science

Priscilla Cummings

Cheating for the Chicken Man


Cheating for the Chicken Man

Karen Deans

Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm by Karen Deans


Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm


Lulu Delacre

¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! Descubriendo el bosque nublado/ Olinguito, from A to Z! Unveiling the Cloud Forest


¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! Descubriendo el bosque nublado/ Olinguito, from A to Z! Unveiling the Cloud Forest (coming February 2016)

  • Starred review in Publisher's Weekly
  • Selected by the Junior Library Guild
  • Kirkus starred review
  • Starred review in School Library Journal
  • Starred review in Booklist
  • ALSC Summer Reading List
  • ALSC Notable Children's Books Nominee
  • Horn Book Summer Reading List
  • National Council of Teachers of English Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Non-Fiction for Children Honor Book
  • Named a Kirkus Best Picture Book of 2016


Marfe Ferguson Delano

Window Across Time


Welcome to the World: A Keepsake Baby Book

Kangaroo to the Rescue Kangaroo to the Rescue

Moira Rose Donohue

Christopher Columbus


Christopher Columbus, State Standards Publishing

Christopher Newport

Christopher Newport, State Standards Publishing



Jacques Cartier

Jacques Cartier, State Standards Publishing

Juan Ponce de Leon

Juan Ponce de Leon, State Standards Publishing

Hernando De Soto Hernando de Soto, State Standards Publishing
Kangaroo to the Rescue Kangaroo to the Rescue
The Civil Rights Movement Through the Eyes of Lyndon B. Johnson

The Civil Rights Movement Through the Eyes of Lyndon B. Johnson

  • Starred review from Booklist

Pamela Duncan Edwards

Dinosaur Sleepover


Dinosaur Sleepover, Sterling

The Bulliest Dozer The Bulliest Dozer (co-authored with Eric Fehr of the Washington Capitals)

Laura Elliot

Da Vinci's Tiger


Da Vinci's Tiger

Sue Fliess

How to Trap a Leprechaun


How to Trap a Leprechaun

From Here to There

From Here to There

  • Named as a Best Picture Book of 2016 by Imagination Soup
A Fairy Friend

A Fairy Friend

  • Finalist for Best in Rhyme Award 2016 by the RhyPiBoMo (Rhyming Picture Book Month) committee


Mark Friedlander

Leonardo da Vinci Gets a Do-Over


Leonardo da Vinci Gets a Do-Over

  • Finalist in International Book Awards Children’s Educational Book Category


Mary Downing Hahn

Where I Belong


Where I Belong, Clarion, September 2014

Caroline Hickey

Sew Zoey: Swatch Out!


Sew Zoey Adventures (eleven books)
(published under pseudonym Chloe Taylor)

Kitson Jazynka

Mission: Wolf Rescue


Mission: Wolf Rescue


Sacagawea

Sacagawea

Boys Camp: Zee's Story

Boys Camp: Zee's Story

125 Cute Animals 125 Cute Animals

Terry Catasus Jennings

Sounds of the Savanna


Sounds of the Savanna

  • On Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award Lists, 2016-2017

Jacqueline Jules

Zapato Power #6: Freddie Ramos Rules New York


Zapato Power #6: Freddie Ramos Rules New York, Albert Whitman


Field Trip to the Museum

Field Trip to the Museum, Finishing Line Press

Never Say a Mean Word Again

Never Say a Mean Word Again, Wisdom Tales Press

Feathers for Peacock

Feathers for Peacock

  • 2016 Best Book Award for Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction
What a Way to Start a New Year What a Way to Start a New Year, Kar-Ben, 2013
Window Across Time

Poetry Friday Anthology for Science

Sofia Martinez Chapter Book Series

Sofia Martinez Chapter Book Series


  • 2015 National Parenting Publications Awards Silver Winner


Katherine Janus Kahn

Sammy Spider's First Book of Jewish Holidays

Sammy Spider's First Mitzvah, Kar-Ben


Sammy Spider's First Book of Jewish Holidays, Kar-Ben




Katy Kelly

Melonhead and the Later Gator Plan


Melonhead and the Later Gator Plan

Betsy Harvey Kraft

The Fantastic Ferris Wheel: The Story of Inventor George Ferris


The Ferris Wheel

  • Starred review from School Library Journal
  • Starred review from Kirkus


Karen Leggett Abouraya

Malala Yousafzai: Warrior With Words


Malala Yousafzai: Warrior With Words

  • Kirkus Reviews Indie Book of the Month

Kristin Levine

The Paper Cowboy


The Paper Cowboy

  • Starred review in Kirkus


Debbie Levy

We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song


We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song, Disney Jump at the Sun Books, 2013
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

Imperfect Spiral

Imperfect Spiral

Dozer’s Run: A True Story of a Dog and His Race

Dozer’s Run: A True Story of a Dog and His Race

Window Across Time

Poetry Friday Anthology for Science

Katherine Marsh

The Door By The Staircase


The Door by the Staircase (coming January 2016)

  • Starred review from Kirkus
  • Junior Library Guild Selection


Sushmita Mazumdar

Little Lantern and the Dark & Moonless Night


Little Lantern and the Dark & Moonless Night

Ann McCallum

Eat Your Science Homework: Recipes for Inquiring Minds


Eat Your Science Homework: Recipes for Inquiring Minds, Charlesbridge, August 2014

  • Junior Library Guild Choice
Eat Your U.S. History Homework Eat Your U.S. History Homework

Claudia Mills

The Trouble with Ants


The Trouble with Ants


Laura Murray

The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School


The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School

  • Virginia Reader's Choice Award winner
  • Illinois Reader's Choice Award winner
  • Nominee for the Nevada Reader's Choice Award
  • Nominee for the Indiana Young Hoosier's Picture Book Award
  • Nominee for the South Dakota Prairie Bud Book Award
  • Nominee for Iowa Children’s Choice Award
  • Appearances on the Publisher’s Weekly Picture Book Bestsellers list
The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Firetruck

The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Firetruck

  • Dolly Parton Imagination Library selection


The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Red and Black and Purple Banana Pineapple Shirt


The Red and Black and Purple Banana Pineapple Shirt,

ebook published by Virtual Village Classroom, 
illustrated by Marcy Dunn Ramsey, 2014

Now I'll Tell You Everything

Now I'll Tell You Everything, Simon & Schuster, 2013

A Shiloh Christmas A Shiloh Christmas

Jennifer O'Connell

Eye of the Whale


The Eye of the Whale
  • 2014 Green Earth Book Award
  • Maryland Blue Crab Young Readers Award - Honor Book in the Beginning Non-Fiction Category
  • 2013 Moonbeam Children’s Book Gold Award in the Nonfiction Animal/Pet category
  • Society of School Librarians International - Honor Book in the Language Arts–Picture Book category
  • RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) - 2013-2014 Macy's Multicultural Collection of Children's Literature

Katherine Paterson

Giving Thanks


Giving Thanks

Stories of My Life

Stories of My Life

  • Starred Review in Kirkus
  • Starred Review in Publishers Weekly


Erica Perl

Goatilocks and the Three Bears


Goatilocks and the Three Bears

Aces Wild

Aces Wild

  • Named a Best Book of 2013 by National Public Radio
  • Named a best Jewish children's book of 2013 by Tablet Magazine
  • Finalist for the Virginia Readers' Choice Book Award (2014-2015 list)
The Capybara Conspiracy: A Novel in Three Acts

The CapyBara Conspiracy: A Novel in Three Acts

Kirkus: “Humorous and cleverly constructed - this deserves a ‘hoof five!'”

Barbara Ann Porte

The Handbook for Storytime Programs


Story "The Calendar" in The Handbook for Storytime Programs

Mary Quattlebaum

Jo MacDonald Had a Garden


Jo MacDonald Had a Garden (recently released Board Book edition), Dawn Press

Window Across Time

Poetry Friday Anthology for Science

Mighty Mole and Super Soil Mighty Mole and Super Soil

Catherine Reef

Frida and Diego: Art, Love, Life


Frida and Diego: Art, Love, Life, Clarion, August 2014

  • One of Bank Street College's Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015
  • A Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Booklist, starred review
  • Kirkus, starred review
  • School Library Journal, starred review
  • One of Booklist's Top Ten Arts Books for Youth, 2014
  • Kirkus 2014 year-end list of Best Teen Nonfiction
  • Kirkus 2014 year-end list of Best Teen Love Stories
  • One of School Library Journal's Top Ten Latino Books of 2014
  • One of the Center for the Study of Multicultural Literature's Best Multicultural Books of 2014
  • Named to the 2015 Tayshas High School Reading List, which recommends books for recreational reading
  • Children’s Book Council, Notable Social Studies Trade Book
  • One of Booklist’s Top Ten Multicultural Nonfiction Titles, 2014
  • Americas Award commended title
Arthur Miller Arthur Miller
Noah Webster: Man of Many Words

Noah Webster: Man of Many Words

  • Starred review in School Library Journal


Poetry Came in Search of Me: The Story of Pablo Neruda, Morgan Reynolds

Madelyn Rosenberg

Canary in the Coal Mine


Canary in the Coal Mine

  • Chosen to represent West Virginia in the States Pavilion at September 2013's National Book Festival
  • VOYA's Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers
  • 2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
How to Behave at a Tea Party How to Behave at a Tea Party
How to Behave at a Dog Show How to Behave at a Dog Show
Nanny X

Nanny X

  • Nominated for the Land of Enchantment Children’s Book Award in New Mexico


Susan L. Roth

Parrots Over Puerto Rico


Parrots over Puerto Rico (co-author, Cindy Trumbore), Lee & Low, 2013

  • 2014 Sibert Medal
  • Américas Award
  • 5 starred reviews
  • Society of Illustrators Original Art 2013

Kem Knapp Sawyer

Congo's Children


Congo's Children

Grace Akallo and the Pursuit of Justice for Child Soldiers Grace Akallo and the Pursuit of Justice for Child Soldiers

Brenda Seabrooke

Scones and Bones on Baker Street


Scones and Bones on Baker Street

Cemetery StreetCemetery Street
The Vampire in My Bathtub The Vampire in My Bathtub
Finding India Finding India

Susan Stockdale

Stripes of All Types


Stripes of All Types, bilingual edition -- Rayas de Todas las Tallas, Peachtree, April 2014

  • NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children
  • California Reading Association's Eureka! Nonfiction Gold Award
  • Junior Library Guild selection
  • Read On Wisconsin List
  • Texas Library Association 2015-16 Tejas Star Reading List
Spectacular Spots

Spectacular Spots



Rhoda Trooboff

Punkinhead's Veggie Adventure


Punkinhead's Veggie Adventure (And the Strange Contraption in the Kitchen), Tenley Circle Press

Barbara Brooks Wallace

Small Footsteps in the Land of the Dragon: Growing Up in China


Small Footsteps in the Land of the Dragon: Growing Up in China

Deborah Wiles

Revolution (The Sixties Trilogy)


Revolution (The Sixties Trilogy)












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