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Children's Books That Will Make You Laugh and/or Cry

by Naseem Hrab

"I wanted to write a story that was sad and messy and hopeful and loving all at the same time."

Launchpad: Music for Tigers, by Michelle Kadarusman

by Kerry Clare

"A middle-grade book that reads like a love letter to the unique flora and fauna of the Tasmanian Tarkine." —Booklist

Launchpad: Tales from the Fringes of Fear, by Jeff Szpirglas

by Kerry Clare

“A spine-tingling collection that's dead on for young horror buffs.”

Launchpad: A Forest in the City, by Andrea Curtis

by Kerry Clare

Imagine a city draped in green!

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Books That Make the List

by Julie Booker

Great mentor texts for the writing and reading curriculum.

Two Amazing Books for Young Readers

by Kerry Clare

At a moment when so many of us are looking for inspiration and longing for visionary leadership, here are two extraordinary new releases.

Launchpad: West Coast Wild Babies, by Deborah Hodge

by Kerry Clare

"There are a growing number of books for young children that celebrate and encourage an appreciation for the natural world. I am happy to add to this …

Seeing the Forest AND the Trees

by Andrea Curtis

When self isolation and physical distancing has got your family cooped up, the next best thing might just be reading picture books about trees.

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Catchy Beginnings

by Julie Booker

Great books with great starts.

Role Models for—Everyone!

by Helaine Becker

"And please don’t say these books are good for “girls.” Girls already KNOW what we can do. It’s everyone elsewho needs to be clonked over the head …

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