The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe By Sandra Nickel Illustrated Aimée Sicuro

Back of Book: Vera Rubin was one of the astronomers who discovered and named dark matter, the thing that keeps the universe hanging together. Throughout her career, she was never taken seriously as a scientist because she was one of the only female astronomers at that time, but she didn’t let that stop her. SheContinue reading “The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe By Sandra Nickel Illustrated Aimée Sicuro”

The Leaf Detective: How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets in the Rainforest By Heather Lang, Illustrated By Jana Christy

Back of Book:Meg Lowman was always fascinated by the natural world above her head. The colors, the branches, and, most of all, the leaves and mysterious organisms living there. As a scientist, Meg set out to climb up and investigate the rain forest tree canopies– and to be the first scientist to do so. ButContinue reading “The Leaf Detective: How Margaret Lowman Uncovered Secrets in the Rainforest By Heather Lang, Illustrated By Jana Christy”

Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles By Michelle Meadows Illustrated by Ebony Glenn

Back of Book:Before she was a record-breaking gymnast competing on the world stage, Simone Biles spent time in foster care as a young child. Nimble and boundlessly energetic, she cherished every playground and each new backyard.When she was six years old, Simone’s family took shape in a different way. Her grandparents Ron and Nellie BilesContinue reading “Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles By Michelle Meadows Illustrated by Ebony Glenn”

Stompin’ at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums By Moira Rose Donohue & Illustrated By Laura Freeman

Back of Book:Though a disability stunted his growth and left him with a hunched back, William Henry “Chick” Webb did not let that get in the way of his musical pursuits. Even as a young child, Chick saw the world as one big drum, pounding out rhythms on everything from stair railings to pots andContinue reading “Stompin’ at the Savoy: How Chick Webb Became the King of Drums By Moira Rose Donohue & Illustrated By Laura Freeman”

Swish!: The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters By Suzanne Slade & Don Tate

Back of Book: In this book, you will find one-finger ball-spinning, rapid-fire mini-dribbling, and a ricochet headshot! You will find skilled athletes, expert players, and electrifying performers — all rolled into one! You will find nonstop, give-it-all-you’ve-got, out-to-win-it, sky’s-the-limit BASKETBALL! You will find The Harlem Globetrotters, who played the most groundbreaking, breathtaking ball the world hadContinue reading “Swish!: The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters By Suzanne Slade & Don Tate”

“Smelly” Kelly and His Super Senses: How James Kelly’s Nose Saved the New York City Subway By Beth Anderson Illustrated By Jenn Harney

Back of Book:James Kelly smelled EVERYTHING: rats in the shed; circus elephants a mile away; tomorrow’s rain. His sense of smell was EXTRAORDINARY. But what good was a powerful nose? How could his super-sniffer make him special? In the New York City subway, James found his calling–and earned the nickname “Smelly” Kelly. Armed with hisContinue reading ““Smelly” Kelly and His Super Senses: How James Kelly’s Nose Saved the New York City Subway By Beth Anderson Illustrated By Jenn Harney”

William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad Written & Illustrated By Don Tate

Back of Book:William Still’s parents escaped slavery but had to leave two of their children behind, a tragedy that haunted the family. As a young man, William went to work for the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, where he raised money, planned rescues, and helped freedom seekers who had traveled north. And then one day, a strangelyContinue reading “William Still and His Freedom Stories: The Father of the Underground Railroad Written & Illustrated By Don Tate”

The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn’t By Artie Bennett Illustrated by Dave Szalay

Back of Book:Zippy Chippy is descended from the leading legends of horse racing. He is destined for greatness and glory. But . . . when the starting bell rings, it’s anybody’s guess what Zippy will do. Will Zippy go for a gentle trot around the track or stop and smell the roses? Or, perhaps, neverContinue reading “The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn’t By Artie Bennett Illustrated by Dave Szalay”

Chowder Rules!: The True Story of an Epic Food Fight By Anna Crowley Redding Illustrated By Vita Lane

Back of Book:Maine lawmaker Cleveland Sleeper loved steamy, creamy, dreamy clam chowder. Thoughts of tomatoes in his chowder made him see red. So he proposed a bill to make it a crime to add tomatoes to clam chowder. New Yorkers were offended! A war of words raged until finally a duel of chefs settled theContinue reading “Chowder Rules!: The True Story of an Epic Food Fight By Anna Crowley Redding Illustrated By Vita Lane”

Marjory Saves the Everglades: The Story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas By Sandra Neil Wallace &Illustrated By Rebecca Gibbon

Back of Book: Marjory Stoneman Douglas didn’t intend to write about the Everglades but when she returned to Florida from World War I, she hardly recognized the place that was her home. The Florida that Marjory knew was rapidly disappearing—the rare orchids, magnificent birds, and massive trees disappearing with it. Marjory couldn’t sit back andContinue reading “Marjory Saves the Everglades: The Story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas By Sandra Neil Wallace &Illustrated By Rebecca Gibbon”