Ella Schwartz, photographs by Matthew Rakola
National Geographic Kids, 2019 When presented with this book, wheels start turning, ideas begin popping, and your temperature rises! This is going to be fun. And a carefully thought-through learning experience … but who needs to know that?… more
Mick Manning and Brita Granström
Candlewick Press, 2017 Book lovers appreciate the beauty, rarity, inventive design, and content of all types of books. Those in the vast collection of the British Library (more than 150 million literary artifacts on 15 floors and 400 miles of shelving) will help to make book lovers of the children in your life.… more
written by Stacy McAnulty
illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
Running Press Kids, December 2018 Here is a book to give to those people who immediately jump to your mind when you think of love. Love isn’t about objects or commercial holidays or competition. It’s about time spent together, making memories, being thoughtful, noticing the details (I saw that “bag of cheeze-it” on the refrigerator grocery list.),… more
edited by J. Patrick Lewis
National Geographic Partners, 2018, 192 pages Not everyone can travel to all the dots on our country’s map, but this book transports us throughout America with the power of poetry, engaging all our senses.… more
text by Lily Murray
illustrated by James Brown
Candlewick Studio, 2018
Those kids in your life, your schoolroom, your library who are Fact Hunters? They collect facts to savor, share with others, and build their knowledge of the world around them. This is a book for them. Not every child can travel to the major cities of the world, but this book will leave an impression, a yearning for exploration.… more
illustrated by Scott Plumbe (with a blend of photos)
National Geographic Partners, 2018
ISBN 978−1−4263−3159−6 Done with the Harry Potter series, maybe not quite ready for the Alex Rider series, what do you suggest? Explorer Academy. Emphatically. The book opens in Hawaii, where Cruz Coronado (not quite 13) is getting packed and saying goodbye before he heads to Washington, D.C.,… more
illustrated by Florence Koenig
Prestel Publishing, 2018
published in French in 2016
ISBN 978−3−7913−7345−4 Delft. Delft blue. The book begins
with blue and yellow. 1666. Two friends born on the same day.
This day, their birthday.
They are each making gifts for the other.
Lace and chocolate.… more