Join us for the launch of Raleigh author Kwame Mbalia's debut novel, published by Rick Riordan.
Seventh-grader Tristan Strong tumbles into the MidPass and, with allies John Henry and Brer Rabbit, must entice the god Anansi to come out of hiding and seal the hole Tristan accidentally ripped in the sky.
Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia's epic fantasy, a middle grade American Gods set in a richly-imagined world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods.
The illustrations and easy-to-read text follow a family through five generations as each is inspired by the song written in 1900 to honor Abraham Lincoln. Included is the history of the song and its meaning in the author's family.
Kelly Starling Lyons is the NC author of the picture books Hope's Gift, Tea Cakes for Tosh, and Ellen's Broom, as well as the Jada Jones chapter book series.
Singing and crafts! Ages 5+
Just in time for the 120th anniversary of the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing"--this stirring book celebrates the Black National Anthem and how it inspired five generations of a family.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us.
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us.
The Brain Minders Buddies Program's goal is to teach children about the importance of playing safe and gives them tips on how to protect their brains for life.
This 30 minute program for 3 - 6 year olds includes an interactive puppet show, story, song, and coloring activity.
Gregorina, an old horseshoe crab, tells the story of her life to her grandchildren in this picture book by local author Grazia Walker.
At this special story time, children will be able to ask questions, hold corals, shells, sponges, barnacles, and a megalodon shark’s tooth. Ages 6+
Gregorina is an old Grandmother horseshoe crab. She is telling the story of her life to her grandchildren.
The 5th book of the New York Times bestselling series! Surviving their first winter after the Monster Apocalypse was no easy feat, yet Jack and his buddies waste no time springing to action against some of the nastiest, most evil monsters around. When an unexpected villain appears, can Jack and his friends save themselves--and the rest of the world--from cosmic domination? Ages 8+
Soon to be a Netflix Original series!
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, with over two million copies in print!
Perfect for fans of Racing in the Rain and Because of Winn Dixie! Ali Standish, author of the critically acclaimed The Ethan I Was Before and August Isle, delivers a rebarkable tale of one extraordinary pup’s search for a new family, inspired by her real-life rescue dog Bella.
“Bella, Bella, Bella! A wonderful, funny, heartfelt tale of a very good ‘bad’ dog, and her enduring quest for that thing we all seek: a place to call home. I loved this book! I love Bella!” —Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain
Side characters can be heroes too in this charming and fast-paced adventure that is The Land of Stories meets The Phantom Tollbooth!
From New York Times bestselling author Stuart Gibbs comes the first novel in a thrilling new series about the world’s youngest and smartest genius who’s forced to use her unbelievable code-breaking skills to outsmart Einstein.
“Fast-paced, smart, and action-packed...a real page-burner.” —Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestelling author of the Mr.
Why? Why? Why? asks Rabbit. Bear answers patiently . . . except sometimes, Bear just doesn't know why. In this beautifully produced, tactile book with hugely expressive characters, Laura Vaccaro Seeger creates a simple and engaging story with big emotional impact.
Why? Why? Why? asks Rabbit. Bear answers patiently . . . except sometimes, Bear just doesn't know why.
Two-time Caldecott and Geisel Honoree Laura Vaccaro Seeger tells a disarmingly simple story about the lovable characters Bear and the unfailingly curious Rabbit.
If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
The bestselling author of Refugee weaves a stunning array of voices and stories into an epic tale of teamwork in the face of tyranny -- and shows us how just one day can change the world.
Alan Gratz, bestselling author of Refugee, weaves a stunning array of voices and stories into an epic tale of teamwork in the face of tyranny -- and how just one day can change the world.