An Incredible Picture Book Reminding us it’s Cooler to be Kind

The “too-cool-for-school” third picture book from the #1 New York Times bestselling creators of The Bad Seed and The Good Egg, Jory John and Pete Oswald Everyone knows the cool beans. They’re sooooo cool. And then there’s the uncool has-bean . . . Always on the sidelines, one bean unsuccessfully tries everything he can to fit in with the crowd—until one day the cool…

A powerful picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within

“A thoughtfully layered text and powerful illustrations address this sensitive topic [of colorism] in a uniquely nurturing way.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty. From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving…

Winter of Fire by Sherryl Jordan.

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Winter of Fire by Sherryl Jordan. Pub. Scholastic, 2019. First published in 1994 this reprint was made because the themes it has are so relevent to today’s world and because it is damn good literature. I am so glad it was reprinted because I missed it first time around.…

Carmen Sandiego and crew are off on a thrilling treasure hunt!

Crack the code with Carmen Sandiego! In this original story, a special clue-decoding wheel built into the front cover allows readers to hunt for long-lost pirate’s treasure alongside the world’s greatest thief. Inspired by the Netflix animated series. Carmen Sandiego and crew are off on a thrilling treasure hunt in this original story inspired by…

This Book Trilogy By Julian Lennon Inspires Children to Make the World a Better Place

The final book in the New York Times bestselling trilogy, following Touch the Earth and Heal the Earth. by Julian Lennon, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, philanthropist, photographer, and bestselling author. Jump aboard the White Feather Flier, a magical plane that can go anywhere on Earth! This time, Lennon’s book, Love the Earth, immerses children into an interactive and unique journey where they…

This newest story will prove there’s no stopping Steven Universe

Peridot–along with Steven, Lars, and Lapis–puts on a play based on Camp Pining Hearts, a cult classic television series in the Steven Universe world. IT’S SHOWTIME! Steven Universe Original Graphic Novel: Camp Pining Play When Peridot and Lapis discover Camp Pining Play fanfiction, they fall in love with Lars’ secret story and decide to put…

A&P: Analyzing the Richness of Updike’s Prose With High School Students

Imagine that your part-time job is a grocery store clerk. What do you see throughout the day? What kinds of people come across your path? These nameless customers might fit into general types: the young mother with the screaming toddlers; the old woman with the scowl of agitation toward the laziness of the current generation;…