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*Releases April 12, 2022!

"A respectful, important tribute

to an instrumental rocket scientist."

                          Kirkus Review

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*Kirkus Starred Review

*2022-23 KASL Kentucky Bluegrass Award

  Nominee Preschool

"Cozy, thought-provoking, and hypnotizing..." 

— Kirkus *Starred* Review

 

*Booklist Starred Review

*Texas Topaz Reading List

Mars like you've never seen it before! Breathtaking color photos, lyrical text, and sidebars with fascinating facts about Mars colossal craters, windswept dunes, ancient volcanoes, melting slabs of ice, and more.

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*2022 Illinois Reads Selection

*California Reading Assoc. Eureka! Honor   Award

*Chicago Public Library's 2021 "Best   Informational Books for Younger Readers" list

 

*Discover the incredible story of June Almeida, a brilliant student who couldn't afford to go to college, yet went on to become a famous virologist whose pioneering work is helping fight Covid-19 today!

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*Junior Library Guild Selection

*2021 Notable Children's Book in the     Language Arts (NCTE)

*2021 Bank Street College of Educ.   Best Books of the Year list

*EPL 2020 "101 Great Books for Kids"

*2022 Texas Bluebonnet list

*2021-22 Arkansas Diamond Primary   Book Award nominee

*2023 Illinois Monarch Award nominee

"Slade has done careful, thorough research, easily engaging young readers as they learn about the Globetrotters’ groundbreaking history. Veteran illustrator Tate creates constant movement, visually underscoring the title with dynamic (sometimes impossible) perspectives ..." — Kirkus

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*Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

*Coretta Scott King Honor Book

*School Library Journal Starred Review

*Horn Book Starred Review

*2021 Bank Street College of Educ.     Best Books of the Year list

*SLJ Best Books 2020

*Parent's Magazine: Best Books 2020

"The biography’s awestruck, reverent tone is matched by the gorgeous acrylic paintings." — SLJ Starred Review

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*Kirkus, Starred Review

*2020 Outstanding Science Trade Books 

*2020 NSTA Best STEM Books list 

*2020 Bank Street College of Educ. Best      Books of the Year list

*2020-2021 Pennsylvania Young         Reader's Choice Award list

"An excellent way to introduce young readers to an African-American female mathematician who deserves to be remembered and celebrated."

— Kirkus Starred Review

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*Booklist Starred Review

*2019 PBS Youth Books List

*2020-2021 Pennsylvania Young Reader's       Choice Award list

*2020-2021 South Carolina Children's Book   Award nominee

*2022-2023 Land of Enchantment Book Award nominee

"an essential purchase for elementary libraries. It is a good example of a nonfiction mentor text for figurative language and poetic style. A great read aloud ..."

— PSLA Teaching/Learning: Lit Review blog

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*Booklist Starred Review

*Publishers Weekly Starred Review

*School Library Journal Starred Review

*2019 Outstanding Science Trade Books

*2019 NSTA Best STEM Books list 

*2019 Bank Street College of Education’s     Best Children’s Books

*CA Reading Assoc. Eureka Gold winner

*2018 Junior Library Guild Selection

“Stunning… Truly out of this world. A must-buy for most poetry collections."

— SLJ Starred Review

 

*Brightly's Best Children's Books, March 2018

*PBS Books "Best Children's Picture Books of 2018"

"a great purchase for school and public library collections." School Library Journal

*Bank Street College of Educ. Best Books of the Year 

*CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young   People

*CPL Best Info. Books for Younger Readers

*CBC "Book Power" Showcase

*W. Post "Books to Help Build Strong Girls"

“Slade tells the purposively inspiring story with a poetic flair … An attractive volume introducing an important American to young readers.” — Kirkus

"A stirring addition to any school or public library’s biography section." — School Library Journal

*Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students

*Amelia Bloomer Recommended List

*Green Earth Book Award Honor Winner 

*Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA)

*California Reading Assoc. Eureka! Silver Award

"An inspirational must-read for budding scientists and those who teach them." - Kirkus Starred Review

*Junior Library Guild Selection

*Booklist Editors' Top 10 Arts Books for Youth

*CA Reading Assoc. Eureka! Gold Award

*CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books   for Young Readers

*Parents' Choice Gold Award

*Paterson Prize for Books for Young Readers

*Bank Street College of Educ. Best Books of   the Year

*Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Illus.

*Four Starred Reviews - Kirkus, SLJ,   Booklist, & Publishers'  Weekly

 

"Bravo!" - Kirkus Starred Review     

*NSTA Best STEM Books List

*NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book

*ILLINOIS READS selection

*CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 

*Ag in the Classroom Featured Book

"... a rewarding look at the importance of persistence, as well as the friendship that developed between these prominent inventors." - Publishers Weekly

*Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Multicultural Book List Selection

*California Reading Assoc. Eureka! Silver Award

*2015 Green Prize

 "... this true story celebrates both the value of teamwork and a triumph of ingenious recycling. A likely hit with young eco-activists." - Kirkus

*CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young Readers

*Starred Review - Publishers Weekly

*Amelia Bloomer Recommended Titles List

*Reading Rainbow Black History Month Selection

"This biographical gem places the spotlight on a friendship far ahead of its time." - Kirkus

*Starred Review, Library Media Connection

 "Students need to hear this uplifting story of building character and overcoming hardships through determination and hard work." - Library Media Connection

 

"This picture book brings the tale to light accessibly and engagingly. Readers will enjoy this title, and it will easily tie in to school units as an enticing read-aloud." - Publishers Weekly

*Paterson Prize for Books for Young People

*CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young Readers

*Scholastic School Book Fair Selection

"This attractive, accessible title uses the Lincoln Memorial as a vehicle to outline the history of the Civil Rights Movement ... clear, descriptive prose ... Bootman's realistic watercolor spreads are striking." - School Library Journal

*Teacher's Choice Children's Book Award

"Slade's rhymes are refreshingly successful ... This cheerful package delivers intellectual nourishment in the guise of a tasty treat for the eyes ... a fun introduction to early math skills and basic animal facts." - School Library Journal

"Slade slyly sneaks in some great vocabulary ... a worthwhile addition to libraries and math programs." - Kirkus

"This beautifully illustrated, rhythmic book uses insects and their body parts to teach the beginnings of multiplication. A perfect way to cross the disciplines of math and science in a fun, picture book way." Library Media Connection

*California Reading Assoc. Eureka! Silver Award

*ILLINOIS READS selection

"With a rhythm and rhyme that never falter, Slade offers readers insect-themed word problems ... Hunter, with specialities in entomological and botanical illustration, truly makes the text come alive." - Kirkus

*Literary Classics Gold Award

"On each spread of this clever picture book, a rhyming verse introduces the collective noun for a particular type of animal and then asks readers how many would be in each type of "bale", "mob", etc. ... a solid resource for science, and language-arts lessons." - School Library Journal

"While many picture books feature animals sleeping, this book takes the concept a step further. The calming and peaceful text winds down to a "good night, sleep tight" conclusion with a little boy tucked into bed.  The lush full-color illustrations continue the soothing effect of the text ... just enough factual and interesting information to keep young minds engaged .." - Kirkus