Our March picture book roundup includes STRIPES OF ALL TYPES/Rayas de todas las tallas by Susan Stockdale, a bilingual look at stripes in nature; THE SCRAPS BOOK: Notes from a Colorful Life by CHIKA CHIKA BOOM BOOM illustrator Lois Ehlert, which takes young ones on a colorful, gorgeous tour of the book-making process; and TROLL SWAP by Leigh Hodgkinson, where a messy little girl and a well-behaved troll come up with a master plan.
Our March roundup includes PRINCESS LABELMAKER TO THE RESCUE!, the latest installment in Tom Angleberger’s Origami Yoda series, where the kids at McQuarrie Middle School are waging a war against test prep; AVA AND PIP by Girls’ Life columnist Carol Weston, about two sisters who couldn’t be more different; and STAY WHERE YOU ARE AND THEN LEAVE by John Boyne, which follows a boy who discovers his missing father is in a hospital suffering from shell shock during World War I.
Among the paperback titles released this month, we have ROOM 214: A Year in Poems by Helen Frost, which features a wide array of poems by fifth-grade students, interwoven with stories about their class; EMILY WINDSNAP AND THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN by Liz Kessler, the latest book in the New York Times best-selling Emily Windsnap series about mermaids; and FLYING THE DRAGON by Natalie Dias Lorenzi, which follows two cousins in alternating chapters; Skye, who was born in the U.S. and doesn’t think much about her half-Japanese identity, and Hiroshi, who suddenly moves to the U.S. from Japan with his grandfather.
Fiona shows up on Alistair's doorstep with a proposition: she wants him to write her biography. Fiona says a portal in her basement leads to a magical world where a creature called the Riverman is stealing children's souls. If Fiona really believes what she’s saying, Alistair fears she may be crazy. But if it’s true, her life could be at risk, and it’s up to Alistair to separate fact from fiction, fantasy from reality.
In this poignant middle-grade novel taking place over the summer of 1965, Holly and her cousin Ivy discover family secrets no one has spoken of since World War II involving a terrifying accident, their Uncle Jesse s death in a Japanese Internment camp, and a boy named Kiyo.
Artist, poet, and award-winning author Douglas Florian successfully captures the comedy of kids’ everyday lives with this jam-packed volume of 170 nonsense poems. Meander through the different aisles --- such as “Jests & Jives” or “Tons of Puns” --- to find everything from laugh-out-loud limericks to frenetic free verse.
Someone or something has murdered the goose who laid the golden eggs, and the evidence points to a dragon named Scratch. But this mystery won’t be that easy to solve.
The Tootings are stuck in 1966! Somebody’s stolen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and left them behind. But that’s not their biggest problem. Their biggest problem is that Little Harry’s been kidnapped by whoever stole their magical car. There’s only one solution: the Tootings must find the Potts — the family that originally built Chitty. Sharing their combined knowledge of how Chitty works, the families may stand a chance of rescuing Little Harry and finding the most brilliant car in the world. But a fiendish criminal has different plans, ones that involve flying Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to the moon and putting an explosive scheme into action.
When a rash of robberies hits the town of Half Moon Bay, 11-year-old sleuths Nick and Tesla are determined to catch the criminals—but to do so, they'll have to build a host of new gadgets and gizmos!
Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives peacefully among friends and neighbors and family in the idyllic town of Valparaiso, Chile—until the time comes when even Celeste, with her head in the clouds, can’t deny the political unrest that is sweeping through the country. Warships are spotted in the harbor and schoolmates disappear from class without a word. Celeste doesn’t quite know what is happening, but one thing is clear: no one is safe, not anymore.
A clear-eyed, funny, and off-beat novel about a girl making sense of a baffling world. Toda' s father has gone away to fight in the war. Luckily, he' s read about camouflage and will be able to hide from the enemy by disguising himself as a bush. Toda is sent to stay with her mother where it'll be safer. Her journey across the border is full of danger and adventure, but she doesn't' t give up. She has to find her mother.
A portrait of the man who grew from a sickly child into a passionate conservationist, skilled outdoorsman, and Nobel Peace Prize-winning mediator, as well as one of the U.S. s most colorful and energetic presidents.