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Award Winners

A Land of Books
Tonatiuh, Duncan
Award-winning author-illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh sheds light on the significance of Aztec manuscripts and culture

A 2023 Pura Belpré Youth Illustration Honor Book

Our world, little brother, is an amoxtlalpan, a land of books.
In the jungles where the jaguar...

Item No. 9781419749421
A Seed Grows
Portis, Antoinette
From a tiny seed to a huge, fold-out bloom, the transformative life cycle of a sunflower plays out in this bold read-aloud.

A Sibert Honor Book!
A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book!

To understand how a seed becomes a sunflower, you have to peek beneath the soil and wait...

Item No. 9780823448920
Berry Song
Goade, Michaela

 Staff Pick

A Caldecott Honor Book!

An Indie Bestseller!

Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade's first self-authored picture book is a gorgeous celebration of the land she knows well and the powerful wisdom of elders.

On an island at the edge of a wide, wild sea, a girl and her...

Item No. 9780316494175
Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till
Joy, Angela

A picture book biography of the mother of Emmett Till, and how she channeled grief over her son's death into a call to action for the civil rights movement.

Mamie Till-Mobley is the mother of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old boy who was brutally murdered while visiting the South in...

Item No. 9781250220950
Different: Story of the Spanish Civil War
Montañés, Mónica
A resonant, captivating book about a brother and sister caught in a dark chapter of world history.

Between 1936 and 1939, a civil war raged across Spain. For almost three years, ordinary citizens lived in fear of bombs dropping from the sky. When fascist dictator Francisco Franco...

Item No. 9780802855985
Fish and Wave
Ruzzier, Sergio

Let's read comics! I Can Read Comics is an early reader line that familiarizes children with the world of graphic novel storytelling and encourages visual literacy in emerging readers.

When a tiny wave grows bigger and bigger, what's a fish to do? Fish and Wave by...

Item No. 9780063076662
Ortega, Claribel A

 Staff Pick

Winner of the 2023 Pura Belpré Award for Children's Text
Winner of the 2023 Eisner for Best Publication for Kids
October 2022 Indie Bestseller

New York Times-bestselling author Claribel A. Ortega and star debut artist Rose Bousamra's Frizzy is about...

Item No. 9781250259639
Gigi and Ojiji: What's in a Name?
Iwai, Melissa

Gigi wants to go by something besides her baby name--but her full name, Geraldine, is too long to write and Hanako, her middle name, doesn't feel quite right. Will Gigi find the perfect name?

This exciting new I Can Read series is brought to you by author-illustrator...

Item No. 9780063208087
Hot Dog
Salati, Doug
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - WINNER OF THE 2023 CALDECOTT MEDAL - This glowing and playful picture book features an overheated--and overwhelmed--pup who finds his calm with some sea, sand, and fresh air. Destined to become a classic!


Item No. 9780593308431
Lloyd, Natalie

A Schneider Family Book Award Honor Book

From the bestselling author of A Snicker of Magic comes a heartfelt story about a girl who -- armed with her trusty, snazzy wheelchair -- refuses to let her brittle bone disease stand in the way of adventure


Item No. 9781338654585
In the Key of Us
Lockington, Mariama J

Stonewall Book Awards--Mike Morgan...

Item No. 9780374314101
Joao by a Thread
Mello, Roger
An intricate and exquisite tale of how bedtime fears can be transformed into wondrous dreams and magical adventures, by Hans Christian Andersen award-winning Roger Mello

As João tucks under a lovingly woven quilt, he asks himself: So it's just me now? He curls up, getting cozy in...

Item No. 9781953861344
Wilson, Joe
An Indigenous legend about how four extraordinary individuals of dual male and female spirit, or Mahu, brought healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii, based on the Academy Award-contending short film.

In the 15th century, four Mahu sail from Tahiti to Hawaii and share their...

Item No. 9780593530061
Knight Owl
Denise, Christopher
A Caldecott Honor Winner and New York Times Bestseller!

A determined Owl builds strength and confidence in this medieval picture book about the real mettle of a hero: wits, humor, and heart.

Since the day he hatched, Owl dreamed of becoming a real knight. He may not...

Item No. 9780316310628
Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, A Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion
Stocker, Shannon
* Schneider Family Book Award Winner *

A gorgeous and empowering picture book biography about Evelyn Glennie, a deaf woman, who became the first full-time solo percussionist in the world. (Cover may vary)

"No. You can't," people said.
But Evelyn knew she could....

Item No. 9780593109694
Magic: Once Upon a Faraway Land
Ortega, Mirelle

In her debut as author and illustrator, Mirelle Ortega shares her own story of growing up near her family's pineapple farm in Mexico, where she learned the true meaning of magic

Growing up on a pineapple farm in Mexico, a girl discovers the true meaning of the word magic in...

Item No. 9781951836573
Maizy Chen's Last Chance
Yee, Lisa

Twelve year-old Maizy discovers her family's Chinese restaurant is full of secrets in this irresistible novel that celebrates food, fortune, and family.


Item No. 9781984830258
Me and the Boss
Edwards, Michelle
All the highs and lows of having a bossy, protective, and loving older sibling are depicted in this heartwarming picture book by a critically acclaimed author and award-winning illustrator.

Meet Lee, a little boy who won't give up until he learns how to sew, and Zora, the sister who...

Item No. 9780593310670
Owl and Penguin
Madan, Vikram
Two feathered friends are Frog and Toad for the emoji generation in this delightful graphic novel for emerging readers.

A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book!

Owl likes peace and quiet.
Penguin likes to SING OUT LOUD.

But best friends don't need to be the same....

Item No. 9780823451500
Queer Ducks (and Other Animals)
Schrefer, Eliot

NPR's "All Things Considered," calls Queer Ducks "teenager-friendly. It's a Printz Honor young adult book filled with comics and humor and accessible science, and it's filled with research on the diversity of sexual behavior in the animal world."


Item No. 9780063069497
Real Riley Mayes
Elliott, Rachel

Funny and full of heart, this debut graphic novel is a story about friendship, identity, and embracing all the parts of yourself that make you special.

Fifth grade is just not Riley's vibe. Everyone else is squaded up--except Riley. Her best friend moved away. All she...

Item No. 9780062995742
Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange
Partridge, Elizabeth
This important work of nonfiction features powerful images of the Japanese American incarceration captured by three photographers--Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams--along with firsthand accounts of this grave moment in history.

Three months after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor...

Item No. 9781452165103
Standing in the Need of Prayer
Weatherford, Carole Boston
From an award-winning author and critically acclaimed artist comes a stunning and deeply moving picture book based on the popular spiritual. The classic lyrics have been reworked to chronicle the milestones, struggles, tragedies, and triumphs of African American history. A perfect gift or...
Item No. 9780593306345
Star Child
Zoboi, Ibi
A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
A Walter Dean Myers Honor Book

From the New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist, a biography in verse and prose of science fiction visionary Octavia Butler, author of Parable of the Sower and Kindred...

Item No. 9780399187407
Still Dreaming Bilingual SPAN
Guadalupe Martínez, Claudia

ALA/ALSC Notable Children's Books, American Library Association (ALA)
Notable Books for Global Society, International Literacy Association (ILA)
Pura Belpré Award, American Library Association (ALA)
Best Children's Books of the Year in Spanish, Bank Street College of Education...

Item No. 9780892394340