Oscar nominee William Nicholson offers a novel of two affairs, both presided over by Emily Dickinson
"Lyric and rich, this beautiful novel presents two love affairs more than a century apart, expertly stitched together by the unseen hand of Emily Dickinson. Through a small, intimate lens the novel explores blockbuster themes of love, honesty and fidelity. It is a rare and lovely book." - Priya Parmar, author of Vanessa and Her Sisters and Exit the Actress
Discover the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president.
Starred review. "Vibrant gouache paintings - some full-spread, some more intimate images - capture Jefferson’s family and colleagues, his interests and pursuits, his lavish home, and its inferior slave quarters. The voice is that of a curious child reporting fascinating research findings. The rangy tone, however, allows Kalman to supply a wealth of information... Playful but informative, as quick witted as Jefferson himself, this will...inspire young readers to learn more." - Booklist
Starred review. "...this timely parable is certainly something worth having." – Publishers Weekly
“Younger children will enjoy the humor, and older ones may find there’s a lesson to be learned here, too.” - School Library Journal (video review)
Who is playing that beautiful music in the subway? And why is nobody listening?
Starred review. "This story can be watched again and again to recover a child’s awareness in the delight of the nonroutine." - School Library Journal (video review)
A 2015 ALA-ALSC Notable Video!
"Led by Clara Lemlich, the story of the largest walkout of women workers in U.S. history is vividly retold in this iconographic rendering based on the book by Michelle Markel. Lemlich’s passion for what's right shines through in Melissa Sweet's brilliant illustrations." - American Library Association
All aboard! The 2014 Caldecott Medal winner is now on video!
A Top 10 DVD of 2014. Starred review. “Dreamscape Media delivers a visual work worthy of its inspiration...Locomotive speeds ahead of the rest” - School Library Journal (video review) merican Library Association
Thomas Jefferson By Maira Kalman
Ill. By Maira Kalman
Nothing By Jon Agee
Ill. By Jon Agee
The Man with the Violin By Kathy Stinson
Ill. By Dusan Petricic
Brave Girl By Michelle Markel
Ill. By Melissa Sweet
Locomotive By Brian Floca
Ill. By Brian Floca
A Nation's Hope By Matt de la Pena
Ill. By Kadir Nelson
The Tempest of two princes - one chosen, one lost - and a mysterious girl on a magical island.
Starred review. "Alexos is a strong character, capable of accepting and adapting to change, even as he struggles with heartbreak and almost insurmountable odds. The language is lyrical and accessible, and the end is satisfying in the extreme." - School Library Journal
The enchanting story of a boy named Kali who lived thousands and thousands of years ago.
Starred review. "Winter's cheerful, stripped-down figures and collage landscapes... make Kali's path understandable and accessible even to young readers, and her vision of a life lived in perfect harmony with the universe - even the stars listen to Kali's music - is full of hope." - Publishers Weekly
A chicken wreaks havoc in a farmyard with a pot of blue paint.
Starred review. "Breathtakingly beautiful meta-illustrations will draw many eyes to this tale of a curious chicken who spills some paint... Delicate and durable, visually sophisticated yet friendly: simply exquisite." - Kirkus Reviews
One woman’s brave actions set a milestone on the road toward ending slavery in the United States.
"Mumbet’s still largely unknown story came to light through letters and journal entries written by her lawyer’s daughter. Delinois’ minimalist but highly evocative acrylic illustrations add depth to the sensitive, inspiring text. A great addition to picture-book collections of American history." - Booklist
The story of one little ballerina who was inspired by Janet Collins to make her own dreams come true
"Though the narrator is imagined, the inspirational message is real. Cooper's art incorporates his signature subtractive process and mixed media in tones of brown and pink to achieve illustrations as beautiful and transporting as the text." - School Library Journal
Kali's Song By Jeanette Winter
Ill. By Jeanette Winter
Blue Chicken By Deborah Freedman
Ill. By Deborah Freedman
The Book that I Love to Read; & I Am So Awesome By Joe Fitzpatrick
Ill. By Mark Kummer
Mumbet's Declaration of Independence By Gretchen Woelfle
Ill. By Alix Delinois
Yesterday I Found An A; & The Color Caper By Maggie Blossom
Ill. By J.T. Winik
A Dance Like Starlight By Kristy Dempsey
Ill. By Floyd Cooper
Best Selling Audiobooks
The #1 New York Times bestselling thriller that is book one in the electrifying Divergent series.
Earphones Award Winner. "Though Galvin's narration is concentrated on giving Tris the perfect voice, she never neglects the secondary characters. Poignant moments with Tris's mother and Four, her leader and love, are subtly nuanced to let listeners hear the terror Tris often hides." - AudioFile Magazine
Now a major motion picture, this is Northup's true story of being kidnapped and sold into slavery.
"Narrator Richard Allen does an excellent job conveying Northup's thoughts and emotions. His rich voice imparts the frustrations, hopes, and fears of the author." - Library Journal
Reality gets an unreal makeover in this hilarious new novel from bestselling author Jen Lancaster.
"Reagan’s journey to selfawareness, though achieved via supernatural means, is a satisfying one that will please Lancaster’s many fans." - Booklist (audio review)
The sequel to New York Times bestselling Divergent is another intoxicating dystopian thrill ride.
Earphones Award Winner. "Whether it's bloody battle scenes or Tris's intimate musings, Galvin nails the mood and pacing. Tris's grief and dread are amplified by Galvin's heartfelt narration. She conveys Tris's stubborn nature and Tobias's steadying influence. This story is train-wreck addictive: You know you won't like what's coming next, but you can't stop listening. Even listeners who are jumping in mid-series will have no trouble following the story. Galvin displays excellent control of a large cast of characters and a detailed story line." - AudioFile Magazine
A captivating, atmospheric historical fiction that is every bit convincing as it is engrossing.
"With great precision, Berneis transports the listener...This thrilling literary mystery will entrance listeners of all ages." - Booklist (audio review)
Best Selling Videos
A Chinese American retelling of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."
"Young viewers will pick up a touch of Chinese culture and learn about a few traditions in this sweet variation of the classic tale." - Booklist (video review)
One animal's waste is the dung beetle's treasure.
"...loaded with information and interesting illustrations...Susie Berneis’s narration is smooth and articulate, lending genuine enthusiasm with just the right emphasis on new terms." - School Library Journal (video review)
Mr. Wuffles! By David Wiesner
Ill. By David Wiesner
Dragons Love Tacos By Adam Rubin
Ill. By Daniel Salmieri
Secret Pizza Party By Adam Rubin
Ill. By Daniel Salmieri
Under the Freedom Tree By Susan VanHecke
Ill. By London Ladd
Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas By Natasha Yim
Ill. By Grace Zong
Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle By Cheryl Bardoe
Ill. By Alan Marks