“Today is a BIG day. Today is the first time I get to help my papi at his work. He is a landscape contractor.”
Book of the Week
We Are Wolves
Wolfskinder, German children left to survive in East Prussia after World War II, are the lesser-known subject of this moving historical novel.
Expedition Backyard: Exploring Nature from Country to City
Friends Mole and Vole live in the country. Mole is content with a quiet life observing and drawing nature and Vole is an adventure seeker, always rallying Mole to head out on their next expedition.
A Spoonful of Frogs
The green-skinned witch hosting a cooking show breezes confidently through the first few steps of making Frog Soup. She’s filled her cauldron with water, added potatoes, carrots, 22 cloves of garlic, and fly extract.
Bitter, who is Black, spent much of her childhood in foster care. Now she’s at Eucalyptus, a residential school for young artists run by the regal and mysterious Miss Virtue.
The Last Mapmaker
In a society where status comes from how far back one can trace the generations of their family, Sai has only a father who’s a thief.
Breathe and Count Back from Ten
Veró’s immigrant family came to the United States from Peru years ago seeking opportunities for Veró and her younger sister, and better treatment options for Veró’s hip dysplasia.
Firsts & Lasts: The Changing Seasons
This imaginative approach to describing the four seasons (in some regions) captures the overlapping traits that are inevitable between one season and the next.
Ain’t Burned All the Bright
A singular verse novel set across a series of moments and minutes on a day in the summer of 2020 is comprised of three sentences, three “Breaths,” sharply observed and deeply felt, set against sophisticated collage illustrations.
How to Build a Human In Seven Evolutionary Steps
This entertaining, informative, accessible account about human evolution starts with an explanation of natural selection and returns to it throughout as it touches on major milestones in the evolution of hominins, including which traits, behaviors, and skills allowed them—us—to continue to survive and evolve.