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18 Picture Books that Celebrate Women’s History

March is Women’s History Month and we are so excited to share the little-known stories of American women all month long. Each book on this list tells... Read More

11 Books to Read for Presidents’ Day

From historical facts about our nation’s presidents to fun election stories, the books in this collection will educate and entertain young readers. Read More

Rhapsody in Blue 100th Anniversary Q&A

George Gershwin’s famous composition “Rhapsody in Blue” turns 100 years old on February 12, 2024! THE MUSIC IN GEORGE’S HEAD, a picture book by author Suzanne Slade and illustrated by... Read More

Congratulations to our 2024 ALA Award Winners!

Cross My Heart and Never Lie by Nora Dåsnes and translated by Matt Bagguley A 2023 New York Public Library Best Book In this delighful hand-lettered coming-of-age graphic diary, 12-year-old Tuva is starting... Read More

Biographies, Picture Books & Graphic Novels for Kids Ideal for Black History Month (updated 1/2024)

Celebrate Black achievement, innovation, and history during Black History Month! Our collection of picture books bring alive the stories... Read More

Acquisition Announcement Beth Revis

For Immediate Release: A New High-Octane Romantic Space Heist Novella Trilogy from NY Times Bestselling Author Beth Revis

For Immediate Release New York, NY (January 17, 2024): Announcing a new high-octane romantic space heist novella trilogy from NY Times bestselling author Beth Revis. Book 1 of the trilogy,... Read More

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9 Important Books That Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

This collection of titles from Astra Books for Young Readers will help kids understand Martin Luther King Jr., an impactful figure... Read More

Gary Golio on Everywhere Beauty is Harlem

Meet Gary Golio, the author of Everywhere Beauty is Harlem: The Vision of Photographer Roy DeCarava, illustrated by E. B. Lewis. Gary Golio is a visual artist, musician, a psychotherapist,... Read More

Debut by Wole Talabi, from Convergence Problems

Read “Debut” from Wole Talabi’s Short Story Collection CONVERGENCE PROBLEMS

“Debut,” a short story from CONVERGENCE PROBLEMS by Wole Talabi The first piece of art that Blombos 7090 and 4020 made together was destroyed by a system reboot. It didn’t... Read More

Gail Jarrow COVER REVEAL! SPIRIT SLEUTHS: How Magicians and Detectives Exposed the Ghost Hoaxes is coming this Fall.

Multi-award winning author Gail Jarrow’s newest YA nonfiction book will be released on September 10, 2024. Gail Jarrow’s books for young readers have been recognized as Winner of the Excellence... Read More