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The Tide Pool Waits Written by Candace Fleming

This soothing story conveys the dynamic world in a tide pool as the resident critters respond to the ebb and flow of the ocean. Pages alternate between the waves of the ocean and the different creatures residing in the tidepools. The illustrations by Amy Hevron show a gentle and calm approach to the tide pool through the use of her color palette and simple illustrations. This is a must read for locals, fans of tidepooling, and lovers of the ocean. Andrea

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By Candace Fleming, Amy Hevron (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823449156
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Published: Neal Porter Books - April 5th, 2022

Freaky, Funky Fish Written by Debra Kempf Shumaker Illustrated by Claire Powell

My kid wants to be a marine scientist and also loves goofy, fantastical creatures. This book—filled with amazing scientific illustrations that are tweaked just enough to make them hilarious—might be the most perfect combination of things to inspire her. The rhyming, playful text expertly supports the illustrations with fun facts about these strange sea animals. It’s a wonderful menagerie of funky aquatic creatures for the curious kid and future marine scientist. — Edward

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780762468843
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Published: Running Press Kids - May 4th, 2021

Beyond: Discoveries from the Outer Reaches of Space Written by Miranda Paul Illustrated by Sija Hong

Beyond our solar neighborhood exist glittering nebulae, tantalizing exoplanets, and ominous black holes. This book takes us on a journey to see these amazing phenomena through the great beyond with poetic verse and fantastic imagery that made me feel smaller than a fraction of a pixel! I especially appreciate the scientific explanations and definitions in the endnotes to support reading comprehension. — Eli

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By Miranda Paul, Sija Hong (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541577565
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Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - April 6th, 2021

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre Written by Carole Boston Weatherford

This is not an easy subject, but it is vital. A century ago, something unspeakable occured. Tulsa was prosperous for its Black citizens. The white population stewed in resentments that finally boiled over when a white lady screamed. Carole Boston Weatherford and Floyd Cooper are the perfect pair to take on this important, suppressed piece of history. Handled with delicacy and love, I urge everyone to pick this book and learn from the past.  —Ivy

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781541581203
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - February 2nd, 2021

Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood by Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen, the author of Hatchet, recounts his childhood memories in this powerful and moving memoir. Paulsen traverses his troubled childhood, from finding joy and safety living in the Wisconsin woods with his aunt and uncle, to navigating a bombed-out Manila with his drunken parents, to meeting a kind librarian who shows him the magic of books and encourages him to write. This book deserves a place on the shelves of those who fondly remember Paulsen’s novels, as well anyone who loves great storytelling. —Kathy

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780374314156
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - January 12th, 2021

How to Change Everything: The Young Human’s Guide to Protecting the Planet and Each Other by Naomi Klein, with Rebecca Stefoff

Naomi Klein and Rebecca Stefoff’s new book is absolutely engrossing and informative. Inspired by stories of activists around the globe (especially from the Southern hemisphere and Indigenous communities), and galvanized by tales of corporate greed and historical analysis, I closed How to Change Everything and started immediately brainstorming what to do next. For any human (young or otherwise) who cares about climate change, the environment, and social justice, and wants to know more, this is a great place to start. —Jocelyn

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By Naomi Klein, Rebecca Stefoff (Adapted by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534474529
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 23rd, 2021

Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball Written by Jen Bryant Illustrated by Frank Morrison

Poetic and informative, Above the Rim tells the story of Elgin Baylor, a basketball icon and civil rights advocate. Its illustrations are rendered in exquisite oil by artist Frank Morrison. A particularly striking moment of a one-man courtside protest that demonstrated his dignity and courage had me awestruck. There is so much to love in this wonderful book—an inspiring sports tale, political history made personal, and a moving lesson in standing up for what is right. — Tori

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By Jen Bryant, Frank Morrison (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419741081
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - October 6th, 2020

Becoming a Good Creature Written by Sy Montgomery Illustrated by Rebecca Green

Beloved science writer Sy Montgomery and Rebecca Green, one of my favorite working illustrators, team up to deliver a beautiful, gentle book about animals and kindness. Montgomery ties lessons in respect, understanding, and patience to her lifetime of observations of animal behavior. The pastel hues and charming creatures in Green’s illustrations bring even more heart to the story. Becoming a Good Creature will feel like a soft, furry hug to any animal lover. — Tori

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By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780358252108
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Published: Clarion Books - September 29th, 2020

Crossings Written by Katy S. Duffield Illustrated by Mike Orodán

This one’s for all the animal lovers! Engineers worldwide have created ways to help animals cross to safety in places where human construction infringes on animal habitats. Overpasses, underpasses, rope bridges, tunnels, and more all help animals migrate safely across human structures. Orodán’s art captures the dignity and the adorableness of the animals as well as details of the crossings. I loved traveling the globe and learning about the interesting animals and structures in this fascinating and informative book. — Stephanie

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By Katy S. Duffield, Mike Orodán (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534465794
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Published: Beach Lane Books - October 13th, 2020

When They Call You a Terrorist (Young Adult Edition) Written by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele Adapted by Benee Knauer

A first-person perspective from one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, this young readers edition is paramount for every child and teen in your life. We are in the midst of a time that will be in future generations’ history books and this memoir will help contemporary children and teens be cognizant of what is going on around them. It provides answers to questions adults may not have the language to address, helping spread understanding and empathy. — MJ

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ISBN: 9781250194985
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 29th, 2020

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