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Divorce: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Kathlyn Gay Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2014)

This book focuses on the emotional, physical, and often financial upheaval that many young people experience when parents divorce. The book addresses such issues as money concerns, self-blame, getting caught...

Expecting a baby

by Émilie Beaumont, Nathalie Bélineau & Sylvie Michelet Fleurus (July 13, 2012)

Funny and lovely Picture Books for Little Ones!

Mommy's tummy is growing  ... Soon, the family will get bigger ! But how long it is to wait for the baby ... A little book to teach your child all he must know...

100 Days of April-May

by Edyth Bulbring Hot Key Books (September 05, 2013)

April-May is back, and this time she's brought friends!

April-May is back for another year at Trinity College, and she still hasn't changed her socks.

Sebastian, aka Edward, aka the boy with the lime-green eyes,...

Children of the Fire

by Harriette Gillem Robinet Aladdin (September 09, 2008)

Eleven-year-old Hallelujah is fascinated by the fires burning all over the city of Chicago. Little does she realize that her life will be changed forever by the flames that burn with such bright fascination...

Our Kansas Home

by Deborah Hopkinson & Patrick Faricy Aladdin (June 30, 2008)

Danger Close To Home

Papa is in danger for helping to rescue a free-state settler who was unjustly arrested by Kansas's proslavery sheriff. He has gone into hiding, and Momma and the Keller children are alone...

LGBTQ Families: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Eva Apelqvist Scarecrow Press (August 28, 2013)

This book focuses on the difficulties young people face as members of households in which one or more members are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. It offers encouragement, insights, and resources to help...

Star in the Storm

by Joan Hiatt Harlow Margaret K. McElderry Books (July 30, 2013)

All non-sheepherding dogs have been outlawed from the rocky coastal village where Maggie lives. Unwilling to give up her beloved Newfoundland, Sirius, Maggie defies the law and hides Sirius away.

But when a steamer...

The Vandemark Mummy

by Cynthia Voigt Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 26, 2013)

A mummy has gone missing! It?s not a terribly valuable mummy, but its disappearance spells big trouble for Phineas and Althea?s father, who is the curator of a small collection of Egyptian antiquities bequeathed...

Child of the Dream (A Memoir of 1963)

by Sharon Robinson Scholastic Press (September 03, 2019)

In January 1963, Sharon Robinson turns thirteen the night before George Wallace declares on national television "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" in his inauguration speech as governor...

Girl Under a Red Moon: Growing Up During China's Cultural Revolution (Scholastic Focus)

by Da Chen Scholastic Focus (September 03, 2019)

In a small village called Yellow Stone, in southeastern China, Sisi is a model sister, daughter, and student. She brews tea for her grandfather in the morning, leads recitations at school as class monitor, and...

The Last Chance Hotel

by Nicki Thornton Chicken House (May 28, 2019)

Seth is a kitchen boy at the remote Last Chance Hotel. His father has long ago left, leaving him imprisoned until he is old enough to set out on his own. If there's any hope he has, it's to be the greatest chef...

Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist)

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka Graphix (October 09, 2018)

A National Book Award Finalist!

In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict,...

Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx

by Sonia Manzano Scholastic Press (August 25, 2015)

Pura Belpre Honor winner for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and one of America's most influential Hispanics--'Maria' on Sesame Street--delivers a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir. Set in the 1950s...


by Raina Telgemeier Graphix (August 26, 2014)

Raina Telgemeier?s #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning companion to Smile! Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be. Amara...

The Winter Room

by Gary Paulsen Scholastic Paperbacks (June 24, 2014)

This Newbery Honor Book by master storyteller Gary Paulsen is now available in this After Words paperback edition! Following the turn of the seasons, eleven year old Eldon traces the daily routines of his life...

Flying High

by Michelle Meadows & Ebony Glenn Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (December 28, 2020)

A lyrical picture book biography of Simone Biles, gymnastics champion and Olympic superstar.

Before she was a record-breaking gymnast competing on the world stage, Simone Biles spent time in foster care as a...

Some People Do

by Frank Lowe & Josh Hara Bqb Publishing (June 01, 2019)

As a parent, discussing diversity with your child/children can be difficult, especially if you have your own questions.

"Some People Do" boils this topic down to provide the simplest of answers.

By the time...

Someone Like Me

by Julissa Arce Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 17, 2018)

A remarkable true story from social justice advocate and national bestselling author Julissa Arce about her journey to belong in America while growing up undocumented in Texas.

Born in the picturesque town of...

Finding Narnia

by Caroline McAlister & Jessica Lanan Roaring Brook Press (November 18, 2019)

Finding Narnia is Caroline McAlister and Jessica Lanan's captivating picture book biography of two brothers, Jack and Warnie Lewis, whose rich imaginations led to the creation of the magical world of Narnia....

You Are Loved

by Nancy Tillman Feiwel & Friends (September 17, 2018)

Perfect for baby showers, gender reveal parties, and first birthdays, You Are Loved extends the sentiments in Nancy Tillman's bestseller On the Night You Were Born and tells children they are loved. With space...

Little Elliot, Big Family

by Mike Curato Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (October 05, 2015)

When Mouse heads off to his family reunion, Little Elliot decides go for a walk. As he explores each busy street, he sees families in all shapes and sizes. In a city of millions, Little Elliot feels very much...

Little Humans

by Brandon Stanton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (October 06, 2014)

Street photographer and storyteller extraordinaire Brandon Stanton is the creator of the wildly popular blog "Humans of New York." He is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Humans of New York....

Papa Is a Poet

by Natalie S. Bober & Rebecca Gibbon Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (October 14, 2013)

Papa Is a Poet: is a picture book about the famous American poet Robert Frost, imagined through the eyes of his daughter Lesley.

When Robert Frost was a child, his family thought he would grow up to be a baseball...

My Daddy Rules the World

by Hope Anita Smith Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (May 15, 2017)

A picture book of poems that celebrate fathers from a two-time Coretta Scott King Honor--winning poet.

Who is your hero? Who?s your best friend?

Who says he loves you again and again?


Told through the voice...

La Noche En Que Tú Naciste (On the Night You Were Born)

by Nancy Tillman Feiwel & Friends (April 20, 2015)

La noche en que tú naciste el mundo se llenó de vida y acción de gracias. La luna permaneció despierta hasta la mañana. Las garzas volaron a casa para celebrar. Los osos polares bailaron.

La noche en que...

Papa's Mechanical Fish

by Candace Fleming & Boris Kulikov Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (June 03, 2013)

Candace Fleming and illustrator Boris Kulikov pair up to tell a fun story about a real submarine inventor in Papa's Mechanical Fish

Clink! Clankety-bang! Thump-whirr! That's the sound of Papa at work. Although...


by Sanita Fejzić & Alisa Arsenault Bouton d'or Acadie (February 24, 2020)

Two mothers, a son, a world full of love. No, my son doesn?t have a father! From the delivery room to the classroom, a woman whose motherhood is questi oned explains: her son doesn?t have a father, but he?s...

The Quilts of Gee's Bend

by Susan Goldman Rubin Abrams Books for Young Readers (June 12, 2017)

Since the early nineteenth century, the women of Gee’s Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts. In the only photo-essay book about the quilts of Gee’s Bend for children, award-winning...

Better Together

by Barbara Joosse, Anneke Lisberg & Jared Schorr Abrams Appleseed (July 31, 2017)

In Better Together, each spread starts with a single animal, all alone. Then a gatefold opens to reveal that the single animal is actually one of many animals working together to comfort, feed, and protect one...

I Won't Go With Strangers

by Dagmar Geisler Sky Pony (April 03, 2018)

Lu won’t go with just anyone!

Lu is waiting to be picked up after school. She stands on the sidewalk, all alone, and it starts to rain. Ms. Smith walks by, and offers to take her home. Ms. Smith lives in Lu’s...

Marshfield Memories: More Stories About Growing Up

by Ralph Fletcher Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (November 12, 2018)

A heartfelt middle grade companion to Marshfield Dreams that captures the boyhood years of twelve-year-old Ralph Fletcher in relatable episodes of everyday disappointments and triumphs.

As the oldest of nine...

How Billy Brown Saved the Queen

by Alison Healy & Fintan Taite Little Island Books (May 05, 2017)

What do you do when the Queen is struggling with a knotty maths problem that only you, Billy Brown, can explain? You travel to her palace in the middle of the night and help the nation, of course! In return,...

Better Together

by Nikki Tate Orca Book Publishers (April 03, 2018)

Better Together explores how people gather in groups of all kinds to fulfill the basic human need for companionship. From the smallest units of parents, siblings and friends to global organizations that try...

Better Together

by Nikki Tate Orca Book Publishers (April 02, 2018)

Better Together explores how people gather in groups of all kinds to fulfill the basic human need for companionship. From the smallest units of parents, siblings and friends to global organizations that try...

My Heart Is So Full

by N Viloria & Fukuro Top Quill Publishing, LLC (December 01, 2017)

This is a wonderful story about a cheerful and curious young boy named Victor and the adventures of his growing family. Victor learns a valuable lesson about life and love and discovers the special bond between...

The Daily Life of a Mayan Family - History for Kids | Children's History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (July 15, 2017)

Have you ever paused to wonder what life was like in the ancient times? This book will give you the opportunity to study the Daily Life of a Mayan Family. By looking back to what transpired in the past and how...

River Boy

Carnegie Medal 1997

by Tim Bowler Margaret K. McElderry Books (April 02, 2001)

She didn't know how fast the current was moving her. It could take many more hours yet, perhaps more hours than she had the strength for. But she must not stop. She must keep going. She must try to catch the...

Up at the Lake

by Robert Amos Crow Cottage Publishing (August 21, 2017)

Canadian artist Robert Amos opens his scrapbook of watercolor paintings, sketches and old family photographs to give us a poetic and personal account of early childhood memories at a Muskoka Lakes cottage.

Operation Clean Up Day

by Jason Tucker Clink Street Publishing (September 28, 2017)

This is the story of two very imaginative little boys and their resistance to cleaning up their toys. Two little boys are about to go out for the day to the swimming pool as a treat. But before they can go,...

Fellowship Farm 5: Books 13-15

by Melanie Lotfali Michelangela (July 06, 2017)

In Book 13 the children lovingly nurture Joey until he is ready to return to the bush. It turns out that saying goodbye is not easy for the children or for Joey. Leezah’s junior youth group find that service...

Why Do Families Change?

by Jillian Roberts & Cindy Revell Orca Book Publishers (March 20, 2017)

Separation and divorce are difficult on the entire family. Often young children blame themselves or are unsure of their place in the family if these events occur. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts designed...

Wolf Island

by Nicholas Read & Ian McAllister Orca Book Publishers (March 13, 2017)

The Great Bear Rainforest is a majestic place full of tall trees, huge bears and endless schools of salmon. Award-winning photographer and author Ian McAllister's luminous photographs illustrate the story of...

Where Do Babies Come From?

by Jillian Roberts & Cindy Revell Orca Book Publishers (October 12, 2015)

An engaging introduction for very young children to the basic facts of life in a way that is gentle, age-appropriate and accessible. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts created the Just Enough series to help...

My Sister Sophie

by Cindy Mackey Cyrano books (July 05, 2017)

When a little sister comes in to the world, some older siblings will treat her as if she is the most special, wonderful and unique person on the face of the earth. They'll shower her with gifts, hugs and attention...

Oak Island Family: The Restall Hunt for Buried Treasure

by Lee Lamb Dundurn (May 21, 2012)

Treasure hunters have come to Oak Island seeking its cache, but have always left empty-handed. The Restall family lived and worked on the island, driven by their quest for riches and fame, encouraged by small...

I Want To Be Like Poppin' Joe/Yo quiero ser como Joe Palomitas

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (June 08, 2017)

Dylan has an awesome friend. His friend, Poppin’ Joe pops and sells popcorn. Poppin’ Joe has a very fun job. It’s noisy fun! Dylan learns from Poppin’ Joe how to do a job you love.

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Kaitlyn Wants To See Ducks/Kaitlyn quiere ver patos

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (June 08, 2017)

Kaitlyn loves ducks.  Her family loves all the animals. Seeing those apes and lions and elephants and goats and giraffes and bears, just isn’t what Kaitlyn wants to do.  What’s a girl to do, when it’s...

At Risk: An innocent boy. A sinister secret. Is there no one to save him from danger?

by Casey Watson Harper Element (April 20, 2017)

Adam is a fragile and anxious boy whose relationship with his mother starts to unravel. His mother is seen as ‘wonderful’ and ‘devoted’ to Adam who she works hard for, but all isn’t as it seems.


MyaGrace Wants to Make Music

by Mach Meserve Jo, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (April 20, 2017)

Everyone in MyaGrace's family makes music. MyaGrace plays the piano but it's not the same. She wants to join her family when they are making music. How is she going to figure this out? Fortunately, MyaGrace...

I Want To Be Like Poppin Joe

by Jo Meserve Mach, Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier & Mary Birdsell Finding My Way Books (April 18, 2017)

Dylan has an awesome friend. His friend, Poppin' Joe pops and sells popcorn. Poppin' Joe has a very fun job. It's noisy fun! Dylan learns from Poppin' Joe how to do a job you love.

Finding My Way Books honor...