"While The Silver Arrow reads like a wonderfully-told bedtime tale, the cast of characters, fantastical imagery, and humor throughout make this a perfect pick for independent reading or a raucous read-aloud/read-together at any time of day." -- Jen
A whiz with a whisk, Zoe is all about baking. But then an unexpected letter from her long-imprisoned father launches her into a quest for truth in this layered and genuinely sweet story about family, justice, and the magic of a really great cupcake.
Wondrous orbs illuminate the night, a high-born girl yearns to prove her worth, a tyrant sows despair with luminous magic, a monk dispenses wisdom with blessings, and an orphan seeks freedom amidst it all. This is a thrilling and resonant tale about wisdom, power, and what it means to bring light to the dark.
"Badger's resistant to allowing Skunk into his quiet, set-in-his-ways world. But with his slightly chaotic, enthusiastic nature (and yummy breakfast-making skills), Skunk's just what Badger needs to shake things up!" -- Ellen
After Hedgehog loses something precious in a storm, a group of strangers-turned-friends comes together to find it in this cozy illustrated chapter book sure to charm emerging readers.
"With a case of stolen identity set in a YouTube star's comedy camp, some delicious Korean barbecue, and an SNL-obsessed heroine, this laugh-out-loud funny tale about following your dreams will charm its way into your heart." -- Eugenia
Learning her dad's an ancient magical entity's a shock. But Maya can't pause to process because she's got to save the world—armed with a magic staff, a vast knowledge of comic books, and amazing friends in this sparkling fantasy rooted in West African mythology.
Lucely loves ghosts, but when a misguided cemetery spell attracts powers of an UNFRIENDLY kind, she and her friend Syd pile on the ghost-repelling gizmos and head out to handle the fallout in this wildly entertaining paranormal adventure!
All Rex has ever wanted was a LIVE pet dog, but all he's ever gotten is a pet chicken (not fun). Then an old arcade game curses him and it’s DEAD pets all the time in this zany mystery filled with macabre jokes and lots and lots of laughs.
"Bullets whiz and wicked villains get pummeled as a young boy learns to wield rage and power responsibly in this superhero origin story set in Nigeria. Readers will cheer as Nnamdi comes into the power of IKENGA!" -- Tomoko
Dust off your best pipe and monocle, because we need a sleuth! Offering 25 mysteries set in different historical periods, this collection of illustrated puzzles presents the perfect challenge for amateur gumshoes looking to test their wits.
Full of fascinating facts and silly asides, this compendium of sharktastic awesomeness offers fun for the shark-curious or shark-obsessed alike. Extensively illustrated in Lowery's high-energy style, this is a scientific doodler's delight.
Acclaimed naturalist Sy Montgomery shares meaningful life lessons gained from teachers she's found across jungle, sea, and field in a lovely appreciation of the animal kingdom that proves humans have plenty to learn from our creature kin.
After the craze for the new element radium lit up the world, tragedy followed as factory workers began to glow and fall ill. Readers will be riveted by their poignant stories and heroic efforts to challenge those who sacrified their safety for profit.
When Clo's sent to an island and told to spin fish into yarn, she just wants to go home. But the more she learns, the more her future seems as unknowable as the big salt sea in a redolent, shimmering story spun from the threads of Greek mythology.
"In this ode to the power of storytelling, a young refugee tries to win over his classmates with tales of his Persian ancestors—stories that enchant the listener, impart deep truths, and carry the weight of the world. Readers will slow down to savor each mesmerizing word." -- Meghan