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April 2022: Abbe

In Make Yourself at Home by Signe Torp (Thomas & Hudson), readers take a tour of ten of the world’s most unusual homes. What’s it like to live in a tree house, a cave house or a windmill?

Oceanarium: Welcome to the Museum by Loveday Trinick, Teagan White, illustrator (Big Picture Press). Another stunner from the Welcome to the Museum folks.

Maps: Deluxe Edition by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski (Big Picture Press) proves that the world is a pretty darn captivating place.

The Bug Club by Elise Gravel (Drawn & Quarterly) is hilarious and informative!

Yuval Zimmer dedicates The Big Book of Belonging (Thames & Hudson) “to all the children who like to climb trees, run barefoot, splash in puddles, search for bugs, sing with the birds, taste snowflakes and count the stars.” A beautiful celebration of the natural world and our place in it.

Ok, so I spent most of my time in high school science classes passing notes about important stuff like lip gloss, sleepover plans and (stupid) boys. And then, I may not have taken a science class in college (except for Botany 11—a class filled with athletes...say no more). I like to read novels, so sue me. Anyhow, while reading Exploring the Elements: A Complete Guide to the Periodic Table by Sara Gillingham, Isabel Thomas (Phaidon Press), I was floored to find out that this science business is quite fascinating. Who knew? Not me.

There are two editions of Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and You by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi (Little Brown), one for ages 6-11, the other ages 12 and up. Both are accessible, fascinating, and important. Several staff members have read these as well, and we are collectively amazed at how much we learned! The world could be instantly improved if everybody would read a version of Stamped.

In Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!: An Animal Poem for Each Day of the Year by Fiona Waters, editor, Britta Teckentrup, illustrator (Nosy Crow), there are gorgeous illustrations by Britta Teckentrup (one of my favorite illustrators). This tome has an animal poem for every day. A perfect way to begin or end your day. Oh, what’s that? My birthday? Why yes, it IS “The Tiger” by William Blake. Thanks for asking.

Here' s a sample from Can You Hear the Trees Talking? Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest by Peter Wohlleben (Greystone Kids): “How do trees breathe? / What are trees afraid of? / Why don’t trees fall over?” This engaging book introduces younger readers to the magic and wonders of the forest.

When I was in the second grade, my mom taught us a new (ENORMOUS) word every night after supper. I love words. And at age 7, I enjoyed whipping out ridiculously fancy words such as “lugubrious” and “cacophony” any time I could. (Although, I did find it difficult to work “antediluvian” into playground chats.) The Dictionary of Difficult Words by Jane Solomon, Louise Lockhart, illustrator (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books), reminds me of my magical mom. You should buy it. Don’t be parsimonious with your precious, precocious, potential polymath.

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Make Yourself at Home By Signe Torp Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780500652145
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Thames & Hudson - October 20th, 2020

Through exquisitely detailed illustrations and two double gatefolds, young readers are invited to explore some of the most unique houses from around the world.


Oceanarium: Welcome to the Museum By Loveday Trinick, Teagan White (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Loveday Trinick, Teagan White (Illustrator)
$37.99
ISBN: 9781536223811
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Big Picture Press - April 5th, 2022

This stunning new offering from the Welcome to the Museum series guides readers around the world's oceans, from sandy shorelines to the darkest depths.


Maps: Deluxe Edition By Aleksandra Mizielinska, Daniel Mizielinski Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780763695569
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Big Picture Press - September 1st, 2020

Discover the world in this updated edition of the beloved bestseller, featuring twenty-four all new maps.


The Bug Club By Elise Gravel Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781770464155
Availability: Ships from warehouse to store in 3-6 business days
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - August 10th, 2021

Join acclaimed author Elise Gravel on a dazzling and revelatory tour of the insect world!

In The Bug Club, Elise Gravel shares all of her favourite and most interesting facts about these marvelous creatures, some of which are so unique and strange, you could almost imagine them living in outer space!


Big Book of Belonging (The Big Book Series) By Yuval Zommer Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780500652640
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Published: Thames & Hudson - November 23rd, 2021

The new installment in the popular Big Book series connects young readers from around the world by emphasizing that we all belong to the same planet Earth.


Exploring the Elements: A Complete Guide to the Periodic Table By Sara Gillingham (By (artist)), Isabel Thomas Cover Image
By Sara Gillingham (By (artist)), Isabel Thomas
$24.95
ISBN: 9781838662318
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Phaidon Press - November 18th, 2020

A graphically stunning, comprehensive introduction to the chemical elements that make up our universe

This artful and accessible guide to the periodic table - the ultimate reference tool for scientists worldwide - names all 118 chemical elements and helps young readers understand the remarkable ways we have learned to use them.

Graphically stunning layouts feature each elemen


Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Sonja Cherry-Paul (Adapted by), Rachelle Baker (Illustrator) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316167581
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

This chapter book edition of the groundbreaking #1 bestseller by luminaries Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds is an essential introduction to the history of racism and antiracism in America

 
RACE. Uh-oh.


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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The crucial, empowering, #1 New York Times bestselling exploration of racism—and antiracism—in America.
This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.


Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!: An Animal Poem for Each Day of the Year By Britta Teckentrup (Illustrator), Fiona Waters (Editor) Cover Image
By Britta Teckentrup (Illustrator), Fiona Waters (Editor)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781536217186
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Candlewick Press - October 19th, 2021

A lavishly illustrated collection of 366 animal poems—one for every day of the year! The perfect book for children (and grown-ups!) to share at the beginning or end of the day.


Can You Hear the Trees Talking?: Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest By Peter Wohlleben Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781771644341
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Greystone Kids - October 1st, 2019

WINNER OF THE AAAS/SUBARU PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE BOOKS

BASED ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES

This interactive book for kids aged 8-10 introduces the wonderful science of the forest through outdoor activities, quizzes, fun facts, photographs, and more


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The Dictionary of Difficult Words: With more than 400 perplexing words to test your wits! By Jane Solomon, Louise Lockhart (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jane Solomon, Louise Lockhart (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781786038111
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - April 30th, 2019

What is a bumbershoot? Or a moonbow? And what does it mean when someone absquatulates...? Find out all this and more in The Dictionary of Difficult Words.


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