Virtual Kids Event

Young Readers Book Group

Live via Zoom:
Tuesday, July 21, 6:00 PM
Young Readers Book Group with Jessica discusses
Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice

Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250311207
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 10th, 2020

Cat Patrick + Rachel Vail

Live via Zoom:
Wednesday, July 15, 2:00 PM
Cat Patrick presents Tornado Brain
In conversation with Rachel Vail

Tornado Brain Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815316
Availability: Available to order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

★ “Frankie’s first-person narration is spot-on as she describes her feelings about her attention-deficit and sensory-processing disorders and her Asperger’s syndrome as well as her distaste for the medications that impair her thinking. . . This moving account of Frankie’s emerging maturity—with extra challenges—is perfect. . An intriguing mystery embedded within a richly insightful coming-of-age story.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ “Patrick...has done a remarkable job of creating an unforgettable character in Frankie, who tells the story in her own idiosyncratic first person voice, which takes readers inside her head as she struggles with her many challenges. The result is a tour de force that readers will remember long after they have finished the book.” —Booklist, starred review

“The characters are a strength in this story . . . The different ways in which people can experience anger, hope, fear, and loss are beautifully explored. This is an important book.” —School Library Journal


Bad Best Friend Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451479457
Availability: Available to order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 24th, 2020

Torrey Maldonado

Live via Zoom:
Thursday, July 9, 2:00 PM
Torrey Maldonado presents What Lane?

What Lane? Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525518433
Availability: Available to order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - April 14th, 2020

* “In an NYC landscape deeply shaped by race, sixth grader Stephen struggles to speak his piece. . . . Maldonado pursues a story about biracial boyhood, healthy friendships, and self-discovery while gesturing toward the influence of social movements like Black Lives Matter in reshaping what accountable friendship looks like. Voiced in the creative language of NYC youth, the novel models what it means to embrace the power of self-awareness and relationships built on mutual respect. Bridges everyday racism and accountable allyship with sincerity.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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 “Engaging, timely novel. . . . Maldonado (Tight) paints a vivid, relatable picture of an adventurous boy learning the rewards and dangers of straying out of his lane against the backdrop of an unfair system that could see him killed or arrested for the behaviors his white peers easily engage in. The characters are warmly realistic, by turns impulsive and regretful. In relatively few words, Maldonado elucidates matters related to racial profiling, police violence against black people, and allyship, all through the eyes of a brave kid trying to figure out who he is and where he belongs.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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 “Maldonado depicts his young hero’s awakening to the ugly realities of contemporary American racism. Caught between his best friend Dan, and Dan’s racist cousin Chad; straddling the line between his overprotective, naive white mother and his realist, all-too-aware Black father; and doing his best to integrate his middle school friend group, biracial Stephen is finding it tricky to ‘stay wide in all lanes.’ . . . Maldonado uses a biracial adolescent boy’s perspective to draw his readers into an engaging story of identity and tough choices that will appeal to middle schoolers everywhere. An ideal choice for school book clubs and advisory.”—School Library Journal, starred review
 


Francesco Sedita, Prescott Seraydarian & Steve Hamaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mystery of the Moon Tower (The Pathfinders Society) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780425291870
Availability: Available to order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

The Mystery of the Moon Tower (The Pathfinders Society) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780425291863
Availability: Available to order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

Story Time: Margaret McCartney + Jodi Wheeler-Toppen

Live via Zoom:
Saturday, July 18, 11:30 AM
Story Time: Margaret McCartney and Jodi Wheeler-Toppen present This Is a Book to Read with a Worm

This Is a Book to Read with a Worm Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580898973
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Charlesbridge - March 19th, 2020

Story Time: Artie Bennett

Live via Zoom: 
Saturday, June 20, 11:30 AM 
Story Time: Artie Bennett presents
The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn't 

The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn't Cover Image
By Artie Bennett , Dave Szalay (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780735843967
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: NorthSouth Books - February 25th, 2020

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By Artie Bennett, Mike Lester (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781599903118
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - January 1st, 2010

The Universe's Greatest School Jokes and Rip-Roaring Riddles Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781454929857
Availability: Available to order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Sterling Children's Books - May 7th, 2019

What's Afoot!: Your Complete, Offbeat Guide to Feet Cover Image
By Artie Bennett, Mike Moran (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781733568203
Availability: Available to order (allow for shipping time to bookstore or direct-to-home)
Published: Pigman Books - September 1st, 2019

Young Readers Book Group

Live via Zoom:
Tuesday, June 16, 6:00 PM
Young Readers Book Group with Jessica discusses
All Summer Long and Camp

All Summer Long (Eagle Rock Series #1) Cover Image
By Hope Larson, Hope Larson (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780374310714
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 1st, 2018

Camp (A Click Graphic Novel) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781328530820
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (while supplies last)
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 23rd, 2019

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