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Mega-Dogs of New Kansas

by Dan Jolley, illustrated by Jacques Khouri
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: science fiction, action & adventure, dogs

The story of a girl and her dog—in space.
Sienna Barlow loves nothing more than riding around New Kansas on top of her mega-dog, Gus. He's one of the massive pooches protecting the human settlers of a strange planet. In fact, Sienna connects better with Gus than with other kids. So when a visiting official threatens to shut down the mega-dog prog …

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Emmy Noether

The Most Important Mathematician You've Never Heard Of

by Helaine Becker, illustrated by Kari Rust
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: prejudice & racism, women

In this engaging and inspiring biography, a groundbreaking but relatively unknown woman finally gets her due as one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century.

Emmy Noether is not pretty, quiet, good at housework or eager to marry --- all the things a German girl is expected to be in her time. What she is, though, is a genius at …

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Sometimes We Need Help

English Edition

by Jessie Hale, illustrated by Emma Pedersen
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: polar regions, native canadian, daily activities

Adamie and Taq always have a great time together. But lately, Adamie doesn’t seem like himself..In this wordless graphic novel, pictures tell the story of two best friends who are always there for each other. Adamie and Taq learn that when life gets overwhelming, it’s okay to ask for help.

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Jurassic Peck: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #5)

illustrated by Cyndi Marko
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 5 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: chapter books

Everyone's favorite crime-fighting superhero chicken is back!

 

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. B …

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If You Were Night

by Muon Thi Van, illustrated by Kelly Pousette
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: bedtime & dreams, nocturnal, imagination & play

A poetic and evocative exploration of the natural world at night illustrated in illuminating paper-cut dioramas.

This dreamlike picture book asks the question: if you were night, what would you do? If you saw the moon tiptoe past your window, would you nestle under the covers? Or would you step outside to follow it? What if you felt a tail brush you …

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The Last Loose Tooth

by Tyler Clark Burke
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, new experience, daily activities

Everyone loses their baby teeth - but how do the teeth feel about leaving?
This funny reimagining of the Tooth Fairy myth from the teeth's perspective is the perfect purchase for any child with a loose tooth or those visiting the dentist for the first time!

Lou is the last loose baby tooth in the mouth. All of the other teeth take the plunge, one by …

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King of the Mole People: Rise of the Slugs

illustrated by Paul Gilligan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: humorous stories

A new threat has oozed onto the scene in Book 2 of this hilarious middle grade series by Paul Gilligan starring Doug, King of the underworld.
The Wimpy Kid's got nothing on the King of the Mole People—he's got more laughs and more mud.” —Kirkus Reviews
Doug Underbelly has quit being King of the Mole People. No more Slug, Stone, Mole or Mu …

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Doggone Magic! (Go Away, Unicorn #2)

illustrated by Emily Mullock
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: humorous stories, media tie-in, imagination & play

 

The second original storybook featuring the lovable characters who inspired the hit TV show on Disney Channel! Join Alice and her whimsical best friend, Unicorn, for their second all-new adventure.

 

Alice's dog Max is used to leading a quiet life. But that was before Unicorn came along. Now every day brings a new magical misadventure... and Max is …

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The Mermaid Handbook

A Guide to the Mermaid Way of Life, Including Recipes, Folklore, and More

by Taylor Widrig, illustrated by Briana Corr Scott, introduction by Dr. Alan Critchley
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: cooking & food, diet & nutrition, water (oceans, lakes, etc.)

The book mermaids-in-training have been waiting for. From history and folklore to recipes and tips for ocean preservation, as well as profiles and original illustrations of mer-maidens from around the world, The Mermaids Handbook features everything you need to know to follow the mermaid way of life.

Over 40 healthy and accessible recipes, develope …

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Caillou: Everything Will Be Fine

A Story About Viruses

text by Christine L'Heureux, illustrated by Eric Sevigny
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: personal hygiene, diseases, illnesses & injuries, media tie-in

Caillou is at day care playing dinosaurs with his friends, when their caregiver tells them something very important: a new sickness is going around. Caillou learns that the best way to protect himself from the virus is to stay at home and wash his hands a lot. Adapting to a new daily routine can be challenging, but Caillou discovers that he can sti …