The graphic novel, Before They Were Artists: Famous Illustrators as Kids, covers the careers of six illustrators, three men and three women, of varying levels of fame, three deceased and t
“This book will certainly inspire many new questions.”
“This is a picture book meant for adults . . .”
The Secret Life of Whales is a huge blue book with a shimmery cover. It starts off by explaining that whales belong to the Cetacean family and are either Baleen whales or toothed whales.
“The international flavor of this book actually makes the world feel like a wonderful place to be. These are real people, and they are shown here as happy to be alive.”
Lobe Your Brain is a colorful book about how your brain works. Although it is laid out like a 32-page picture book, it’s really for older kids, ages five and up.
Pop-Up Moon is gorgeously illustrated by Annabelle Buxton with stunning paper-engineering by Olivier Charbonnel.
1001 Bees is described by the publisher as a fun, fact-filled, oversized book about creatures and the world they inhabit.
“Girls need encouragement to be confident. The world needs girls to be confident. Start teaching them how. Start teaching them now.”
“A beautiful book with ingeniously engineered pop-up pages.”
A stunning, trilingual love poem written to the U.S.A. is America My Love, America My Heart.
“introduces young readers to women who broke the strictures of their times to do extraordinary things”
“Exactly what’s needed to inspire the next generation of scientists.”
“A model of how not to write history for young people.”
Aah, chickens. What a weird and wacky world they are with their strutting, gobbling, pecking, crowing, molting, and roosting.
“An important addition to the growing collection of picture book biographies of women you should know about but probably don’t.”
“‘The whole country knew and still knows: through his lifetime of service to humanity, Thurgood Marshall earned himself the highest tribute.’”
“Should inspire readers to explore more of these amazing-but-true stories and connections.”
“Little Audrey’s Daydream: The Life of Audrey Hepburn, would make a nice choice for a young person doing a biography on a famous or influential person.”
“Modern Art Explorer is a successful and fun journey into the world of modern art whether you are a new explorer or well-traveled art-lover, young person or seasoned adventurer.”
“There is some information to be gleaned, but not enough to make the pages worth turning.”
“Inside Out Medieval Castle provides an appealing introduction to a potent fairy tale symbol, bringing it into the real world.”
“accessible in an engaging way, sure to inspire a generation of young scientists.”
“What is helpful . . . is the reminder that ‘we do not march alone.’”
“James seems to be making his own promise as well—to continue to be a solid role model for children— in showing the way to becoming a good person and citizen of the world.”