1. Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different
    by Ben Brooks
    Running Press Kids
    May 07, 2019
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women
    Hardcover
    Stories for Kids Who Dare to Be Different
    by Ben Brooks
    Running Press Kids
    May 07, 2019
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women
    Hardcover
    Boys will be boys and girls will be girls? Not in this book.

    The follow-up to Ben Brooks's New York Times bestselling Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, this book offers more extraordinary true stories of amazing people who broke the mold and changed the world for the better. The resulting message? Be yourself, and your dreams might come true.

    With the help of Quinton Winter's striking full-color illustrations, Brooks offers an accessible compilation of 76 famous and not-so-famous influencers from the past to the present day, every single one of them a rule-breaker and stereotype-smasher in his or her own way. Entries include Emma Gonzalez, Andy Warhol, Bjork, Hans Christian Andersen, Sally Ride, and so many more -- heroes from all walks of life and from all over the world.
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  2. Before They Were Authors: Famous Writers as Kids
    by Elizabeth Haidle
    HMH Books for Young Readers
    May 14, 2019
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Literary
    Hardcover
    Before They Were Authors: Famous Writers as Kids
    by Elizabeth Haidle
    HMH Books for Young Readers
    May 14, 2019
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Literary
    Hardcover
    This exciting debut in graphic novel format tells the childhood stories of literary legends including Maya Angelou, Roald Dahl, and Sandra Cisnernos. Perfect for fans ofGood Night Stories for Rebel Girls and Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World.

    What makes a writer? What inspires them? Where do their stories come from? Striking illustrations and a popular graphic novel format bring to life this anthology of literary legends and their childhoods. Featuring beloved authors such as Maya Angelou, C.S. Lewis, Gene Luen Yang and J.K. Rowling, these stories capture the childhood triumphs, failures, and inspirations that predated their careers.

    Children ages ten and up will see themselves in these humanized portraits and wonder if they, too, might have it in them to write. A celebration of creativity, this collective graphic biography is sprinkled throughout with writing wisdom and inspiring quotes.
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  3. The Little Book of Big What-Ifs
    by Renata Liwska 'Canada'
    HMH Books for Young Readers
    May 07, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
    Hardcover
    The Little Book of Big What-Ifs
    by Renata Liwska 'Canada'
    HMH Books for Young Readers
    May 07, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
    Hardcover
    What if your imagination runs wild? In this charming, whimsical book,New York Times bestselling creator Renata Liwska explores “what if” scenarios from silly to serious, gently examining the curiosities of everyday life with humor and imagination. Perfect for fans ofI Wish You More andThe Quiet Book.

    Every day is filled with opportunities to wonder . . .what if?

    In this charming book of big questions for little readers, New York Timesbestselling creator Renata Liwska explores scenarios that span the spectrum from silly to serious, gently examining both the anxieties and curiosities of everyday life.

    Wondering what might happen helps expand our imaginations, whether the options are humorous or thought-provoking—or both!

    So:what if . . . you turned the page?
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  4. How Emily Saved the Bridge
    by Frieda Wishinsky 'Canada'
    Groundwood Books
    May 01, 2019
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
    Hardcover
    How Emily Saved the Bridge
    by Frieda Wishinsky 'Canada'
    Groundwood Books
    May 01, 2019
    JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
    Hardcover

    The Brooklyn Bridge, the iconic suspension bridge that connects Manhattan and Brooklyn, was completed in 1883. It is thanks to Emily Warren Roebling that the bridge was finished at all.

    Emily was not an engineer, but she was educated in math and science. She married Washington Roebling, the chief engineer of the famous bridge. When Washington became ill from decompression sickness, Emily stepped in, doing everything from keeping the books, to carrying messages for her husband, to monitoring the construction of the bridge. She was the first person to cross the Brooklyn Bridge when it opened.

    Emily, who went on to study law among many other accomplishments, is an inspiration to all, as demonstrated through Frieda Wishinsky’s informative and engaging text and Natalie Nelson’s distinctive collage illustrations. Speech bubbles revealing imagined dialogue add a playful note to this historical account, which includes fascinating facts about the Brooklyn Bridge and a further reading list.

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  5. Bear Out There
    by Jacob Grant
    Bloomsbury Children's Books
    Jun 04, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Bears
    Hardcover
    Bear Out There
    by Jacob Grant
    Bloomsbury Children's Books
    Jun 04, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Bears
    Hardcover

    Bear and Spider are back in another charming odd-couple friendship story, perfect for fans of Peter Brown and Greg Pizzoli.

    Bear's favorite place is inside. He loves sharing his tidy home with his friend Spider. Spider loves the outdoors!

    When Spider's kite flies away, Bear must venture out and into the messy forest to help his friend.

    As their quest in the forest goes from bad to worse, Bear and Spider show readers that being a friend means being there for each other, no matter what.

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  6. I Have an Idea!
    by Herve Tullet
    Chronicle Books
    May 07, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Interactive Adventures
    Hardcover
    I Have an Idea!
    by Herve Tullet
    Chronicle Books
    May 07, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Interactive Adventures
    Hardcover
    From one of the true creative geniuses of this generation comes a unique meditation on and celebration of the magic of the birth of a simple idea. Sparkling with visual wit and bubbling with imagination, this is a richly emotional exploration of the creative process: from an initial tentative inkling, to the frustration of chasing the wrong notion, to finally the exhilaration of capturing—and nurturing—just the right idea.I Have an Idea! is a scrumptious cloth-spined package of color and inspiration equally at home on a child's bookshelf, in a new graduate's backpack, or atop a creative's desk.
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  7. A Girl's Guide to the Wild
    by Ruby McConnell
    Little Bigfoot
    May 21, 2019
    SELF-HELP / Journaling
    Paperback
    A Girl's Guide to the Wild
    by Ruby McConnell
    Little Bigfoot
    May 21, 2019
    SELF-HELP / Journaling
    Paperback
    Girls belong outdoors! This handbook covers everything you need to get outside, including ideas for what to do, camping and hiking basics, body stuff in the wilderness, advanced skills like maps, weather, and first aid, as well as recipes, projects, activities, and profiles of inspiring outdoorswomen.

    Your definitive guide to getting outside--for girls ages 9-12! In addition to basic outdoor skills, this entertaining guidebook includes easy camping recipes, outdoor projects including science experiments and crafts, fun activity suggestions, and inspiring stories of diverse historical and contemporary outdoorswomen (such as Arunima Sinha, the first amputee woman to summit Mount Everest; Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts; and Libby Riddles, first woman to win the Iditarod). The goal is to improve the quality of girls' outdoor time by increasing participation and independence, making them feel comfortable and safe, and giving them essential skills and knowledge. Charming and approachable, this book will encourage both reluctant campers and budding naturalists to go wild and embrace the outdoors.
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  8. The Candle and the Flame
    by Nafiza Azad
    Scholastic Press
    May 14, 2019
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
    Hardcover
    The Candle and the Flame
    by Nafiza Azad
    Scholastic Press
    May 14, 2019
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
    Hardcover

    Fatima lives in the city of Noor, a thriving stop along the Silk Road.

    There the music of myriad languages fills the air, and people of all faiths weave their lives together. However, the city bears scars of its recent past, when the chaotic tribe of Shayateen djinn slaughtered its entire population - except for Fatima and two other humans. Now ruled by a new maharajah, Noor is protected from the Shayateen by the Ifrit, djinn of order and reason, and by their commander, Zulfikar.

    But when one of the most potent of the Ifrit dies, Fatima is changed in ways she cannot fathom, ways that scare even those who love her. Oud in hand, Fatima is drawn into the intrigues of the maharajah and his sister, the affairs of Zulfikar and the djinn, and the dangers of a magical battlefield.

    Debut novelist Nafiza Azad weaves an immersive tale of magic and the importance of names; fiercely independent women; and, perhaps most importantly, the work for harmony within a city of a thousand cultures and cadences.

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  9. House Without Walls
    by Ching Yeung Russell
    Yellow Jacket
    Jun 18, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration
    Hardcover
    House Without Walls
    by Ching Yeung Russell
    Yellow Jacket
    Jun 18, 2019
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration
    Hardcover
    For most people, home is a place with four walls. It's a place to eat, sleep, rest, and live. For a refugee, the concept of home is ever-changing, ever-moving, ever-wavering. And often, it doesn't have any walls at all.

    Eleven-year-old Lam escapes from Vietnam with Dee Dee during the Vietnamese Boat People Exodus in 1979, when people from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia fled their homelands for safety. For a refugee, the trip is a long and perilous one, filled with dangerous encounters with pirates and greedy sailors, a lack of food and water, and even the
    stench of a dead body onboard. When they finally arrive at a refugee camp, Lam befriends Dao, a girl her age who
    becomes like a sister-a welcome glimmer of happiness after a terrifying journey.

    Readers will feel as close to Lam as the jade pendant she wears around her neck, sticking by her side throughout
    her journey as she experiences fear, crushing loss, boredom, and some small moments of joy along the way.

    Written in verse, this is a heartfelt story that is sure to build empathy and compassion for refugees around the world
    escaping oppression.
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  10. Dissenter on the Bench
    by Victoria Ortiz
    Clarion Books
    Jun 04, 2019
    YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women
    Hardcover
    Dissenter on the Bench
    by Victoria Ortiz
    Clarion Books
    Jun 04, 2019
    YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women
    Hardcover
    The life and career of the fiercely principled Supreme Court Justice, now a popular icon, with dramatic accounts of her landmark cases that moved the needle on legal protection of human rights, illustrated with b/w archival photographs.

    Dramatically narrated case histories from Justice Ginsburg's stellar career are interwoven with an account of RBG’s life—childhood, family, beliefs, education, marriage, legal and judicial career, children, and achievements—and her many-faceted personality is captured. The cases described, many involving young people, demonstrate her passionate concern for gender equality, fairness, and our constitutional rights. Notes, bibliography, index.
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