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Harry Schenawolf — Sr. Editor Revolutionary War Journal. They Called Her Molly Pitcher.

Brendan Wenzel's joyous, rhythmic text and exuberant art encourage readers to delight in nature's infinite differences and to look for—and marvel at—its gorgeous similarities. A brief history based on the privately printed memoirs of Joseph Plumb Martin, who, at the age of 15, signed up for the Connecticut state militia on July 6, , and stayed with the army for the next seven years. It helps you realize the strength of family ties. Alcatraz's grandfather shows up and tows him off to infiltrate the downtown library to steal back the mystical bag of sand. One night, George and the other soldiers were sent on a secret mission. Charlesbridge Teen leaps into the season with The Great Nijinsky:

All through the winter at Valley Forge, Molly watched and listened. Then in July, in the battle at Monmouth, she would show how much she had learned. Molly knew the day would be a scorcher, so she brought water from a nearby spring. Molly epitomized the feisty, self-reliant spirit of the colonists who would soon win their battle for independence—and her story has rightly become a beloved legend of American history. Forbes, a historian, wrote with detail and precision, imbuing historical events with life and passion that was often lacking in textbooks.

Forbes also showed the daily life of the working class in the colonies, illustrating the social order against which the revolutionaries fought. If never read as a youth, it is never too late to enjoy a true classic.

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Includes a copy of the Constitution and those who signed it! An excellent choice for introducing young readers to the complexities of the constitution. The Winter of Red Snow. My Brother Sam is Dead. The classic story of one family torn apart by the Revolutionary War — now with special After Words bonus features! All his life, Tim Meeker has looked up to his brother Sam. Not everyone in town wants to be a part of the rebellion. A brief history based on the privately printed memoirs of Joseph Plumb Martin, who, at the age of 15, signed up for the Connecticut state militia on July 6, , and stayed with the army for the next seven years.

This work offers a view of the Revolutionary War missing from most books—instead of the broad sweep of dramatic events and change, readers see the daily misery, boredom, confusion, terror, and only occasional triumph of army life. While sister Georgia Ann has taken to dining nightly with haughty Lord Rawdon, Caroline Whitaker, 14, scorns the occupying officer; she has seen a friend hanged and her Patriot father thrown into prison. Deftly incorporating facts into the background, Rinaldi keeps the focus on her characters, developing an entertainingly contentious rapport between Caroline and Miz Melindy while strewing the cast with rough men and widowed or abandoned women.

Who Was Alexander Hamilton? Read along and discover who Alexander Hamilton was. Written for children ages 8 to 12 years, this biography offers readers an inside look into the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton was a Revolutionary war hero, an orphan born in the West Indies, the first secretary of the treasury, among many other things. Sam was ready in a minute. Father and son rushed to the village green. Other Minutemen were already there. Through the long night they waited and waited. Then, at dawn, the soldiers came! The book is about a year-old boy named Jonathan who runs away to fight in the American Revolutionary War.

The novel covers two days, April 3 and 4, Inspiring Stories of the American Revolution. Brief introductions provide historical background for each of the fifteen stories. Also included are a timeline and suggestions for further reading. It begins when he was a bashful boy who blushed easily, goes on to his early days as king, and finally examines his role in the American Revolution — when Americans ceased to think of him as good King George. Fascinating history made accessible for young readers. A mysterious rowboat transports five adventurous kids back in time to the eve of the Battle at Trenton where they experience the American Revolution.

Through encounters with Hessian soldiers, revolutionaries, and even George Washington himself, Matthew, Quentin, Hooter, Tony, and Katie watch history unfold before their eyes as they see first-hand, the grim realities of war and the cost of freedom. Ten-year-old Matt Carlton and six friends are accidentally swept back in time—to Boston in ! The British now occupy the city, and redcoat guards are everywhere!

While the boys are being held captive by a den of Patriot spies, the girls have been taken in by a wealthy Tory family. How will these seven children survive? The narrative introduces anew the two enemies, both named George: It is also a timeless lesson in seeing history from different points of view. The author spent two years researching books, paintings, cartoons, and descriptions of Revolutionary times. Phillis Wheatley Young Revolutionary Poet. Young readers will rejoice as she protects her friend Nat from British soldiers after the Boston Tea Party and delight when one of her poems results in a life-changing meeting with George Washington.

The American Revolution for Kids. Heroes, traitors, and great thinkers come to life in this activity book, and the concepts of freedom and democracy are celebrated in true accounts of the distinguished officers, wise delegates, rugged riflemen, and hardworking farm wives and children who created the new nation. These 21 activities make learning fun and memorable.

Kids create a fringed hunting shirt and a tricorn hat and reenact the Battle of Cowpens. When Colonel Joseph Kershaw leaves Camden, South Carolina, to lead the American rebels in their struggle against the British, he leaves his son Joey behind as the man of the house. Joey is determined to get revenge, even if he has to risk everything. Who Was Betsy Ross? Born the eighth of seventeen children in Philadelphia, Betsy Ross lived in a time when the American colonies were yearning for independence from British rule. Ross worked as a seamstress and was eager to contribute to the cause, making tents and repairing uniforms when the colonies declared war.

By she was filling cartridges for the Continental Army. Did she sew the first flag? I Am George Washington. We can all be heroes. It is told in a simple, conversational, vivacious way, and always focusing on a character trait that makes the person a role model for kids. Washington is depicted as a child throughout, telling his life story in first-person present tense, which keeps the book playful and accessible to young children. The Arrow Over the Door. Their brief encounter brings life-altering realizations to both of them. What about the women? Of course they did, and with page after page of superbly researched information and thoughtfully detailed illustrations, acclaimed novelist and picture-book author Laurie Halse Anderson and charismatic illustrator Matt Faulkner prove the case in this entertaining, informative, and long overdue homage to those independent dames!

A Ride Into Morning. The Revolutionary War is raging. Food and firewood are scarce, and Tempe Wick is worried that she will not be able to care for her ailing mother and her family and still maintain the farm. This dramatic historical novel is based on a real event that has been popularized into American legend. Ever wonder where inventors get their ideas?

As it turns out, the great inventor Benjamin Franklin got his best ideas from a mouse named Amos! Funny, interesting and wise, this classic tale has been a favorite for generations. The Revolutionary War by Mort Kunstler. Time Enough for Drums. Sixteen-year-old Jem struggles to maintain the status quo at home in Trenton, New Jersey, when the family men join the war for independence.

There are signs of rebellion in the Emerson household several years before the actual American Revolution hits in ! Brought up in a relatively liberal household, Jemima Emerson is quite a challenge for her tutor, John Reid, who is known as a Tory with strong ties to England. Jem longs for freedom on every level, in the home and her homeland—and John represents the forces that restrict her. As her family becomes embroiled in the war, Jem discovers that there is much more to Mr. Reid than she ever imagined. Her feelings about him change when Jem realizes that John shares her love of freedom—and will risk his life to defend it.

From battling toothaches while fighting the British, to having rotten teeth removed by his dentists, the Father of His Country suffered all his life with tooth problems.

Chillin With Jonah, An Interactive Book For Young Readers For other books by Tanya Provines, view Tanya Provines's Smashwords author profile page. John said: Discombulating and challenging as a reading experience, Device 6 From the beginning, you are introduced to this realm in the body of a young . With its immersive story and voice acting tied in with its challenging and chilling puzzles. Device 6 proved that the future of story telling lies in interactive stories.

Yet, contrary to popular belief, he never had a set of wooden teeth. Starting at the age of twenty-four, George Washington lost on average a tooth a year, and by the time he was elected president, he had only two left! Illustrated in watercolors with subtle humor by Brock Cole, the main story is followed by a four-page time line featuring reproduced period portraits of Washington.

The Journal of William Emerson. On an early summer morning in , William Emerson, on the run from his abusive foster parents, awakens to a dusty-faced stranger who has discovered his roadside bed. John Wilson, a writer for and organizer of the revolutionary cause, invites Will to accompany him into Boston. From that day forward, Will lives and works at the Seven Stars Tavern, gradually earning the trust of the colonial patriots who spend their time there. Through listening to tavern talk and closely observing Mr. Wilson, Will begins to grasp the importance of the colonial cause.

But when conflicts between the citizens of colonial Boston and the British escalate, Will is confronted with an impossible question: How much is he willing to sacrifice for the revolution and the freedom of his fellow citizens? In the pages of his diary, Will captures the patriotic spirit of the revolutionary period and the camaraderie that comes with fighting for a common cause. Military leaders, statesmen, and ordinary people played important roles in the creation of the United States of America. Artist Peter Copeland provides dramatic ready-to-color illustrations of 44 of these men and women, among them: Nathan Hale, an American spy captured and executed by the British; Margaret Corgin, who followed her husband to the battlefront and took his place as a gunner when he was killed; Col.

Captions accompany each illustration. As tension rises between England and the colonies, lines are being drawn between the Loyalists and the Patriots. Sally is torn between her cherished friendship and her loyalties to her own family and community in their fight for freedom.

This is a spectacular book that shows the Boston Tea Party along with full color illustrations. Perfect to help children visualize the turning point that led to the American Revolution. In his classic style, Russell Freedman blends engaging content with historical accuracy making this a wonderful resource for teachers and parents alike. The 4th of July Story. What happened on the Fourth of July long before there were fireworks and parades?

Simple text captures the excitement of the era, telling how word of Independence travelled up and down the thirteen colonies, touching the lives of everyday people throughout the land. An Eye for an Eye: The Story of the Revolutionary War. She knows she will never raise her musket against a person. But when the winds of the Revolutionary War place her fingers on the trigger to shoot an enemy, will she pull it to find revenge?

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property of a malicious New York City couple, the Locktons, who have no sympathy for the American Revolution and even less for Ruth and Isabel. When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion.

She is reluctant at first, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom. Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson. And the hope of a new future. The Patriot Army was shaped and strengthened by the desperate circumstances of the Valley Forge winter. She and Curzon have to sort out the tangled threads of their friendship while figuring out what stands between the two of them and true freedom.

Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson. Ashes is Book 3 of the Chains Series. As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon have narrowly escaped Valley Forge—but their relief is short-lived. Before long they are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down. Follow along on their adventure as they witness the early days of the American Revolution and come up with a daring plan to save their fathers.

Life today is a lot different than it was in the past. The clothes you wear. The kind of home you live in. The foods you eat. Through the stories of the If You Were a Kid series, readers are transported to some of the most important moments in history. Timekeepers A Revolutionary Tale.

Time-travel should be a fun adventure… right? And yet Kristen and Brad find that being stuck in the past is anything but. The Everhearts are taking part in a battle re-enactment of the American Revolution when they inexplicably find themselves back in , on the eve of a battle for independence and liberty. The siblings meet Rebecca, who needs to deliver a message of vital importance to the revered General Washington. In the rush along the way, they deal with a spymaster, colonial deserters, and British soldiers who keep getting in the way. And they still have to figure out how to get back to their own time….

Target audience for Timekeepers is ages 11 and up,. When Washington Crossed the Delaware. Christmas night, , was a troubled time for our young country. In the six months since the Declaration of Independence had been signed, General George Washington and his troops had suffered defeat after defeat at the hands of the British. It looked as though our struggle for independence might be doomed, when Washington made a bold decision.

He would lead the main body of his army across the Delaware River and launch a surprise attack on enemy forces. Now in paperback for the first time, this story of the military campaign that began on Christmas night in will teach readers about the heroism, persistence, and patriotism of those who came before them. Everyone has a mother. She hates to dress up. You can read more about her in this true story by Jean Fritz. Colonial Voices Hear Them Speak. Follow an errand boy through colonial Boston as he spreads word of rebellion. The Patriots have had enough.

This fascinating book is like a field trip to a living history village. The most famous duel in American history dramatized by leading nonfiction picture book illustrator, Don Brown. Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton were both fierce patriots during the Revolutionary War, but the politics of the young United States of America put them in constant conflict. Their extraordinary story of bitter fighting and resentment culminates in their famous duel.

Fatherless Deborah Sampson has been sent away from home because her mother is too poor and sick to take care of her, and so for ten years Deborah works as a servant for Deacon Thomas and his family. She is too busy to go to school not that schooling is considered very important for girls anyway , and she certainly cannot learn a trade — that sort of thing is also reserved for men only. At 18 years old, Deborah longs for a life of travel and adventure, and since this is forbidden most females, the ingenious Deborah gets the bright idea to enlist in the Continental army — disguised as a man!

I really liked the text of this one, too, it really made the time come to life with so many little details of daily life. This book is aimed at younger readers, but can be enjoyable to older children as well. The protagonist is a young boy, George Washington Allen, who wants to find out everything he can about his namesake.

One day he wonders, what did Washington eat for breakfast? The quest to find the answer is a gentle introduction to methods of research. He tries the local library and reads a variety of books. His parents take him on a trip to the Smithsonian Institution and Mount Vernon. He finds out many interesting things about Washington, including what he served guests for breakfast, but not what Washington himself ate. Finally, after he has given up on finding the answer it turns up in the attic.

Great hands on history and lessons in perseverance. Let it Begin Here! Picture Book ages George the Drummer Boy. The book is divided into 4 small chapters: A pig named Wilbur was raised in a barn by a girl named Fern. Fern went to the barn every afternoon to take care of him.

In September year-old Billie lives with her great aunt, Doff, eagerly waiting for her older brother Leo to return from boot camp, and desperate to find the father that left when she was little; but Leo brings a friend with him, a Navajo named Denny who becomes one of the code talkers and the injured dog they have rescued and named Bear. When the two young men go off to war, Bear becomes the thread that ties them all together and helps Billie to find a true friend.

Are you ready to protect the creatures of myth and legend? Then you belong in The Unicorn Rescue Society. Elliot Eisner isn't exactly thrilled with the first day at his new school. His class is going on a field trip to a creepy forest called the Pine Barrens. The trip is being led by Professor Fauna, the weirdest teacher Elliot has ever met.

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Jude, seventeen and mortal, gets tangled in palace intrigues while trying to win a place in a treacherous High Court of Faerie. A heartwarming father-son story about bravery and facing fears. Nicholas was afraid of the dark outside his door, the bushes where the giant bugs live, and the underside of manhole covers. His dad was not afraid of anything. This mother-daughter team offers a love letter encouraging girls to accept and love themselves.

They advise girls to be confident, to speak up, to be curious and adaptable to anything. But each time you blink, you have to turn a page. Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever.

Provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is a stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar - a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet. It's totally about this platypus and this beaver who are friends. They want to go surfing but dude, there's this shark who's in the ocean, too. This shark approaches and you'll never guess what happens. Byx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra.

After her pack is hunted down and killed, Byx fears she may be the last of her species. So Byx sets out to find safe haven, and to see if the legends of other hidden dairnes are true. It is December 17, Soon anti-government protests erupt across the Middle East and, one by one, countries are thrown into turmoil. Nadia is separated from her family and must find her own way out of Aleppo to be reunited with her family.

This story is a picture book about 4 eggs. The blue, pink and yellow egg all hatch, revealing 3 baby birds that fly away. The green egg does not hatch right away. When the birds return to check on the egg, they find a big surprise and develop an unlikely friendship. Escargot is a beautiful French snail who wants only two things: To be your favorite animal. To get to the delicious salad at the end of the book. But when he gets to the salad, he discovers that there's a carrot in it. And Escargot hates carrots.

Treehouses are for wonder. Treehouses are for snacks. Treehouses are for whispers and snickers and echoes. Treehouses are for everyone. This magical work of art celebrates the universal wonder of treehouses and all the adventure that live among the branches. Brother and sister Chintoo and Mintoo are getting ready for Holi, the Indian festival of colors. Their process is slowly revealed as the siblings gather petals, dry and separate them, and then crush the dried petals into powders. Lively digital illustrations show the children's excited family members and neighbors carrying the powders through the streets, and then "POOF!

Readers will learn from the book's endnotes that Holi celebrates "inclusiveness, new beginnings, and the triumph of good over evil. DiCamillo tells the story of Flora, who befriends a squirrel after a near-tragic event with a vacuum cleaner. Together the two develop special abilities that help them overcome the challenges in their lives. The moving story of a young boy who discovers the power of beauty and kindness during a time of war. Drasko helps his father sell flowers in Sarajevo, but when war threatens and his father is called to the battlefront, Drasko must take over the flower stall.

One morning the boy's familiar routine is shattered when a mortar shell hits the bakery, killing twenty-two people. The next day, a cellist from the Sarajevo Opera Orchestra goes to the crater and plays the most beautiful music that Drasko can imagine. Inspired, he looks for ways to ease the sorrow of those around him. They finally realize that they have switched bodies with each other.

Now they have to try and figure out how to switch back. In the meantime, the mom has to go to school and be the kid. The kid has to be the mom and go to work and buy groceries. Read this book to find out if they will be able to switch back. Rupert is a rhinoceros of refined sensibilities. Levi, the new tickbird in class, is not. He burps the alphabet, tells corny jokes, and does really embarrassing air guitar solos. Rupert wants him gone. But when Levi finally does bug off, Rupert finds the peace and quiet a little boring.

This sweet and moving friendship story shares an important message of acceptance for every reader. Forced to live with her evil stepmother's new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepstepfather decides to make the kingdom entirely his own. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history.

One of the first naturalists to observe live insects directly, Maria Sibylla Merian was also one of the first to document the metamorphosis of the butterfly. Hank is a pill bug whose life is full of interesting daily encounters with scary grasshoppers, an occasional skateboard, and many insect friends. The real fun starts, though, when he teams up with Amelia, a human girl who takes him on a flying adventure that demonstrates size is just a matter of perspective.

It truly is a big day for Hank! For twelve years Harry Potter has been living with the Dursleys. Harry hated the Dursleys so much that when he got sent off to Hogwarts, he was ecstatic, but now the happiness is ending. Will Harry, Ron and Hermione stop Voldemort from accomplishing more of his evil plans? Will they capture Sirius Black and get away from the Azkaban guards? Find out when you read Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Harry Potter lives on Privet Drive and is teased by his fat cousin Dudley and bullied by his dishonest aunt and uncle.

Read this enchanting story to find out what Harry will do! Eleven-year-old Frances is an observer of both nature and people, just like her idol, anthropologist Margaret Mead. She spends most of her time up on the rocks behind her house in her "rock world," as Alvin, her kindhearted and well-read school bus driver, calls it. Figgrotten, the name she gives herself, thinks of the school bus driver, Alvin, as her best friend and confidant; she rides directly behind him and the two discuss books and life.

School is a challenge for Figgrotten who must temper her enthusiasm and always having the right answer so her classmates will participate. Her fourth grade teacher Mr. Stanley understands Figgrotten and allows her the freedom to be original. But when an unexpected tragedy occurs, Frances slowly discovers that perhaps the world outside her rugged, hidden paradise isn't so bad after all, and that maybe--just maybe--she can find connection and camaraderie with the people who have surrounded her all along.

Beginning with two cats, one black and one white, a chain of animals appears, linked together by at least one common trait. From simple colors and shapes to more complex and abstract associations, each unexpected encounter celebrates the magnificent diversity of our world—and ultimately paints a story of connection. Brendan Wenzel's joyous, rhythmic text and exuberant art encourage readers to delight in nature's infinite differences and to look for—and marvel at—its gorgeous similarities.

An illustrated list of animals is included, listing the names of all pictured animals and their threatened status. Watch the days and seasons pass as the wind blows, the fog rolls in, and icebergs drift by. Outside, there is water all around. In just one day, four lives intertwine in very unexpected ways. Virgil is shy and often feels out of place. Valencia is deaf, smart, and sometimes lonely, Kaori is a self-named psychic who has a tagalong little sister, and Chet Bullens is a bully.

As a rescue mission begins, friendships also begin to blossom and a bully is put in his place. The symbol of this country is the Statue of Liberty, and the Statue of Liberty is not a symbol of xenophobia, fear, or isolationism.

Chillin With Jonah, An Interactive Book For Young Readers

The symbol of America is a symbol of welcome. Muth takes a fresh and exciting new look at the four seasons. With a feather-light touch and disarming charm, Jon J. The few seconds after the ball leaves the bat can be infinitely long. For this eager young outfielder, there's plenty of time to envision the increasingly fantastic and funny situations that might interfere with making the catch.

Summoning determination and courage, he overcomes the imaginary obstacles and turns them into a springboard for success. A big, brightly colored, playful introduction to various important painters and art movements. A delightful, whimsical, educational picture book that shows how 17 well-known artists might have drawn a snowman. Backmatter thumbnail biographies of the artists complete this highly original tour of the creative imagination that will delight adults as well as children.

Aven was adopted by a wonderful family when she was two years old. She is a normal kid in every way She was born without arms. Together they help each other in ways they never would have imagined. It's an incredible story of friendship, kindness, understanding, and compassion. Cornwall's book is set at the local swimming pool where Jabari wants to be ready to jump off the high dive, but still needs a little time to feel confidant enough.

His loving dad provides patience and understanding, but it is Jabari himself who works up the courage to finally jump. This is a great book for discussing how trying something new can make us feel both brave and scared at the same time. The Story of J. Tolkien , by Caroline McAlister. This story is beautifully illustrated with enough information for young fans to understand the man behind the books.

When his poor sharecropper father is killed in an accident and leaves his family in debt, twelve year old little Charlie agrees to a company fearsome plantation overseer, Capt'n Buck, north in pursuit of people who have stolen from him. From the time he could hold a pencil or crayon, Keith Haring drew. It seemed that he never stopped. The text reads like an eyewitness account, which, of course, it is. King loves peanut butter treats! When three go missing, King is the prime suspect. Can King help Kayla solve the mystery?

Not since it was burned to a cinder by the sun, which has mysteriously begun the process of going supernova. The humorous story of an old woman who is frustrated by all the interruptions she encounters while trying to knit 30 little sweaters for her grandchildren.

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But solitude can be hard to find, no matter how high you climb. Who knew that knitting could be so entertaining? In Birmingham, Alabama, thousands of African American children volunteered to march for their civil rights after hearing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They protested the laws that kept black people separate from white people. Facing fear, hate and danger, these children used their voices to change the world. This is a word-lovers delight! Lexie wrangles words every which way, from rhymes to anagrams and back again.

Filled with wordplay and a cockeyed view of what words can become, this is rich food for the budding writer or poet. A comically charming story about a boy who decides to take Lion Lessons to earn his Lion Diploma, but can he really be a lion? As much as The Rooster is metaphor, Pete Seeger is literal.

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Pete sang with anybody and everybody. He sang out about human rights, rivers full of pollution, and plain folks struggling to make ends meet. And he suffered oppressive blacklisting under McCarthyism. Through it all, he taught the country to sing and rejoice, work together, and make a difference. War does not bring the glory the boys of Iran have been promised, and Reza soon finds himself held in a prisoner-of-war camp in Iraq.

I n this autobiographical picture book, Yousafzai recounts her life story of finding her voice and learning to speak up in a culture that wanted her to remain silent. A wonderful story to introduce young readers to this amazing young woman who is making a difference in the world with her words. Great book for discussing how we can make a positive impact in the world around us. This exciting story begins when James, an year-old boy living in New York City, receives a pen and ink set for his birthday.

Growing up on Forge's streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that's not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs. But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she's not sure she wants to play by his rules.

But he is persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can't quite resist his pull. Then, one town over, an African American boy, Emmett Till, is killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman. Most all of us have sat in traffic and wished we could escape. To the coast of Maine, no less. Reena and her brother are sent by their parents to help Mrs. Falala, a neighbor lady, with her animals. And among the animals is Zora, a selfish, dirty, obnoxious cow. As it turns out, there is fun to be had, and plenty to learn.

Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. But is Gerald ready to share? Narwhal is pretty awesome with his tusk-like, toothy horn, but when he meets Jelly, the level of awesome soars as these two new friends imagine their way through three fun adventures. It's , and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders. Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn't know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore.

When Papa decides it's too dangerous to stay in what is now Pakistan, Nisha and her family become refugees and embark first by train but later on foot to reach her new home. The journey is long, difficult, and dangerous, and after losing her mother as a baby, Nisha can't imagine losing her homeland, too. Candlewick goes around and around with Circle by Mac Barnett, illus. Rebel Girl Revolution by e. Charlton-Trujillo, in which Angie enlists an estranged childhood friend and other fellow outsiders as she embarks on a cross-state road trip that her sister, who died in Iraq, did not live to complete; and Noah Builds an Ark by Kate Banks, illus.

Big Picture turns out the lights for Planetarium by Raman Prinjia, illus. Candlewick Entertainment salutes spring with tie-ins to the following television programs: Candlewick Studio takes wing with Birds by Carme Lemniscates, taking a look at various feathered friends; Inside Outside by Anne-Margot Ramstein and Matthias Aregui, an oversized art book that offers unusual examples of the concept of inside and outside; Life: Walker rules the season with Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis, a graphic novel in which Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island when her sister seizes the throne; Angry Cookie by Laura Dockrill, illus.

Capstone heats up with Emmi in the City: Period by Michael Dahl, illus. Spring Equations by Laura Purdie Salas, illus. Charlesbridge Teen leaps into the season with The Great Nijinsky: Chronicle reaches out to spring with Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Stutzman, illus. Twirl is in on the joke with Ha-Ha! Payne, spotlighting imaginative uses for an ordinary object; Lola Shapes the Clouds by Wendy Greenley, illus. Higgins, another adventure for grumpy bear Bruce; and Serafina and the Seven Stars by Robert Beatty, in which Serafina returns to confront deceptively dark and terrifying forces.

Geiger, about grief, love, music, and the threat of a legendary tsunami; The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman, a debut novel following a group of teens who have dark secrets and the power to save their town from a monster; Where I End and You Begin by Preston Norton, in which sworn enemies suddenly find themselves deeply intertwined; Antoinette, Stepsister, Queen by E. Duopress hangs a shelftalker with Bookstore Baby by Puck, illus. Caldwell and Theodore Hiebert, illus. Making Sense of Mixed-Together Feelings by Lory Britain, about understanding and expressing complex and sometimes conflicted feelings.

Groundwood marks the calendar for Weekend Dad by Naseem Hrab, illus. Voices of Young Offenders by Deborah Ellis, featuring interviews with kids in the criminal justice system. HarperFestival revs its engine for I Go! Hyde as a contemporary middle-schooler tries to make herself perfect using science, and the experiment goes wrong; and Baby Botanist by Laura Gehl, the launch of the Baby Scientists board book series, introducing scientific concepts and careers.

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Greenwillow hits the court with I Got Next by Daria Peoples-Riley, in which a young basketball player prepares for a game while his shadow encourages him to leave everything on the court; Sweeping Up the Heart by Kevin Henkes, which finds year-old Amelia meeting a new friend who changes her life forever; Power Up by Seth Fishman, illus. Katherine Tegen Books sets the GPS for Eventown by Corey Ann Haydu, introducing a girl who moves to an idyllic new town with her family and discovers that there may be a price to pay for perfection; The Greystone Secrets 1: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix, launching a series in which three siblings follow a labyrinth of codes and secret passageways to find the truth about themselves after they learn that three other children with their same names and birthdates have been kidnapped; The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala, kicking off a fantasy trilogy set in a South Indian world; Heroine by Mindy McGinnis, following the careening path into addiction of an injured, college-bound softball star; and The Opposite of Always by Justin A.

Reynolds, relating the story of Jack, who is sent back—over and over again—to the moment he first met Kate, who died nine months after they first fell in love. Margaret Ferguson Books turns in a permission slip for Field Trip to the Moon by John Hare, a wordless picture book about a girl who gets left behind on a class voyage to the moon; A Quieter Story by Liza Woodruff, featuring a creative girl and her ingeniously inventive kitten; The Undoing of Thistle Tate by Katelyn Detweiler, the tale of famous teen author Thistle Tate who struggles to keep her biggest secret: Stead, about a shy cello player who learns to share her music with the moon; Nine Months by Miranda Paul, illus.

Versify launches with The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illus. Inkyard Press meets up for Nexus by Lindsay Cummings and Sasha Alsberg, the sequel to Zenith , following a crew of girl pirates trying to save a faraway galaxy; The Evil Queen by Gena Showalter, first in a romantic, action-packed trilogy that recasts fairy tales with take-charge heroines; Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak by Adi Alsaid, about a brokenhearted online magazine writer who decides to capture the last months that a couple spends together before their planned break-up at the end of the summer; The Voice in My Head by Dana L.

Davis, featuring a teen girl whose terminally ill twin sister decides to pursue medically assisted euthanasia; and Beneath the Skin by Jennifer L. Armentrout, a contemporary fantasy that builds from the world of the Dark Elements series. Kane Press ushers in spring with Save the Cake! Smart, Fierce, and Leading the Way by Pri Ferrari, in which a group of girls showcase some of the things girls like to do and some of the things they can be.

A Yiddish Lullaby by Susan Tarcov, illus. Kids Can follows its nose with The Book of Stinks: Lerner celebrates spring with the following tie-ins to Disney and Crayola: The Big Book of Disney Top 10s: Carolrhoda gets crafty with Be a Maker by Katey Howes, illus. James, about African-American cowboy Fletcher, and the title he earned when a white man unfairly walked away with a championship; Seventh Grade vs. Darby Creek offers second chances with the Do-Over series, about teens mysteriously getting the opportunity to change a decision they regret, which includes The Accident by Glasko Klein and The Cheat by Sarah Richman; Escape!

Graham, leading off the Reality Show series, featuring kids competing in reality shows; and Off Road by Raelynn Drake, new to the extreme-sports-themed To the Limit series. Millbrook has a green thumb with I Am Farmer: