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”

Beatrix Potter, Scientist (She Made History) By Lindsay H. Metcalf Illustrated By Junyi Wu

Back of Book:Everyone knows Beatrix Potter as the creator of the Peter Rabbit stories. But before that, she was a girl of science. As a child, Beatrix collected nature specimens; as a young adult, she was an amateur mycologist presenting her research on mushrooms and other fungi to England’s foremost experts. Like many women ofContinue reading “Beatrix Potter, Scientist (She Made History) By Lindsay H. Metcalf Illustrated By Junyi Wu”

The Teachers March!: How Selma’s Teachers Changed History By Sandra Neil Wallace & Rich Wallace illustrated by Charly Palmer

Back of Book:Reverend F.D. Reese was a leader of the Voting Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama. As a teacher and principal, he recognized that his colleagues were viewed with great respect in the city. Could he convince them to risk their jobs–and perhaps their lives–by organizing a teachers-only march to the county courthouse to demandContinue reading “The Teachers March!: How Selma’s Teachers Changed History By Sandra Neil Wallace & Rich Wallace illustrated by Charly Palmer”

Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built By Angela Burke Kunkel & Paola Escobar

Back of Book: In the city of Bogata, in the barrio of La Nueva Gloria, there live two Joses. One is a boy who dreams of Saturdays– that’s the day he gets to visit Paradise, the library. The second Jose is a garbage collector. From dusk until dawn, he scans the sidewalks as he drives,Continue reading “Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built By Angela Burke Kunkel & Paola Escobar”

Jonas Hanway’s Scurrilous, Scandalous, Shockingly Sensational Umbrella By Josh Crute & Eileen Ryan Ewan

Back of Book:Sometimes in London, it drizzles. Sometimes it drizzles. Other times it pelts and showers and spits. And Jonas Hanway hates getting wet. How can he go about his day as a proper London gentleman when his shoes are soggy, his coat is always collecting puddles, and his wig looks like a wet cat?Continue reading “Jonas Hanway’s Scurrilous, Scandalous, Shockingly Sensational Umbrella By Josh Crute & Eileen Ryan Ewan”

Through the Wardrobe: How C. S. Lewis Created Narnia By Lina Maslo

Back of Book: As a child, Clive Staples Lewis imagined many things . . . heroic animals and knights in armor and a faraway land called Boxen. He even thought of a new name for himself—at four years old, he decided he was more of a Jack. As he grew up, though, Jack found thatContinue reading “Through the Wardrobe: How C. S. Lewis Created Narnia By Lina Maslo”

The Boy Who Thought Outside the Box: The Story of Video Game Inventor Ralph Baer By Marcie Wessels & Beatriz Castro

Back of Book: Today, the video game industry keeps growing, with ever more platforms available to fans. But how did the very first system come about? This picture-book biography of Ralph Baer, whose family fled Nazi Germany for the US, introduces kids to a great inventor AND the birth of the first home console. UsingContinue reading “The Boy Who Thought Outside the Box: The Story of Video Game Inventor Ralph Baer By Marcie Wessels & Beatriz Castro”

Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks By Suzanne Slade & Cozbi A. Cabrera

Back of Book:Gwendolyn Brooks (1917–2000) is known for her poems about “real life.” She wrote about love, loneliness, family, and poverty—showing readers how just about anything could become a beautiful poem. Exquisite follows Gwendolyn from early girlhood into her adult life, showcasing her desire to write poetry from a very young age. This picture-book biographyContinue reading “Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks By Suzanne Slade & Cozbi A. Cabrera”