We Are Shining
By Gwendolyn Brooks, Illustrated by Jan Gilchrist Spivey
Air Date/Time August 8, 5:30pm (Central)
1st ed., 32p, hardcover
From Gwendolyn Brooks, U.S. Poet Laureate and the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize, and Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist Jan Spivey Gilchrist comes We Are Shining. Marking the 100th birthday of Gwendolyn Brooks, this powerful picture book is a celebration of the diversity of our world. This life-affirming poem is now illustrated for the very first time, with stunning, vibrant...Learn More
Edited by Betsy Bird
Air Date/Time July 27, 6pm (Central)
1st ed., 205p., hardcover
Funny Girl is a collection of uproarious stories, rollicking comics, rib-tickling wit, and more, from 25 of today’s funniest female writers for kids.
With clever contributions from award-winning and bestselling authors including Cece Bell, Sophie Blackall, Libba Bray, Shannon Hale, Lisa Graff, and Raina Telgemeier, this anthology of funny girls will make you laugh until you cry. Or cry until you laugh. Or maybe you won’t cry at all....Learn More
The Nerdy and the Dirty
by B. T. Gottfred
Air Date/Time April 21, 6pm (Central)
1st ed., 304p., hardcover
For Young Adults
His classmates may consider him a nerd, but Benedict Pendleton knows he’s destined for great things. All he has to do is find a worthy girlfriend, and his social station will be secured. Sure, Benedict is different–but that’s what he likes about himself.
Pen Lupo is sick and tired of hiding who she is. On the outside, Pen is popular, quiet, and deferential...Learn More
See You in the Cosmos
by Jack Cheng
Air Date/Time March 13, 3:45pm (Central)
1st ed., 320p., hardcover
For Ages 10 -12, Grades 5+
A space-obsessed boy and his dog, Carl Sagan, take a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe in this funny and moving novel for fans of Counting by 7s and Walk Two Moons.
11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan—named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to...Learn More
The Wizard’s Dog
by Eric Kahn Gale
Air Date/Time February 23, 6pm (Central)
1st ed., 368p., hardcover
For Ages 8-12; Grades 3-7
Meet Nosewise. He’s spunky. He’s curious. And he’s a dog who can’t understand why his pack mates Merlin and Morgana spend all day practicing magic tricks. If it’s a trick they want, he’s the dog to ask! He can already Sit!, Stay!, and Roll Over!
But there’s no way Nosewise is “Stay”ing when his master and best friend, Merlin,...Learn More
By Ami Polonsky
Air Date/Time December 12, 6pm (Central)
cloth, with dj, 256p.
1st Edition, Signed
To Whom It May Concern: Please, we need help!
The lives of two girls–one American, and one Chinese–intersect like two soaring kites in this story about loss, hope, and recovery.
The day twelve-year-old Clara finds a desperate note in a purse in Bellman’s department store, she is still reeling from the death of her adopted sister, Lola.
By that day, thirteen-year-old Yuming has lost hope that the...Learn More
By Candace Fleming
Illustrated by our guest, Eric Rohmann
Air Date/Time November 15 6pm (Central)
Hardcover,1st edition, Signed. For ages 6-12
The giant squid is one of the most elusive creatures in the world. As large as whales, they hide beyond reach deep within the sea, forcing scientists to piece together their story from those clues they leave behind.
An injured whale’s ring-shaped scars indicate an encounter with a giant squid. A piece of beak broken off in...Learn More
by Aaron Reynolds
Air Date/Time: September 14 6pm (Central)
1st edition, Signed
Squid knows he would be the perfect president. He has all the right things-a tie, a Titanic house, he’s already famous and most importantly, he’s big and bossy so the other sea creatures HAVE to listen to him. As he roams the sea floor looking for supporters, he soon learns no one cares about his tie or fame; no one hails him and no one is impressed....Learn More
Everyone Brave is Forgiven
by Chris Cleave
Air Date/Time: May 13
1st edition, Signed
The day war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up.
Tom Shaw decides to ignore the war—until he learns his roommate Alistair Heath has unexpectedly enlisted. Then the conflict can no longer be avoided.
Young, bright, and brave, Mary is certain she’d be a marvelous spy. When she is—bewilderingly—made a teacher, she finds herself defying prejudice to...Learn More