"This is a fast-paced adventure story with the perfect mix of fantasy and coming-of-age realistic fiction." - SLJ
★ "A compelling and generous addition to picture book collections that can inspire young naturalists and builders, and create a well of empathy in storytimes."—School Library Journal, Starred Review
★ “Unity and division are themes rich for exploration in this story of alphabet letters separated by fear and complacency. It will grow upon children and adults with each reading.” —SLJ (starred review)
Springing into April here at EMLA with a wealth of brand-new books! Check out the many releases (so many stars!) and grab a few to read outside in that sunshine. Enjoy!
The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen is a thrilling first book in a brand-new trilogy filled with danger, deceit, and hidden identities that will keep readers clinging to the edge of their seats, published by Scholastic.
The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook by Joanne Rocklin follows two brave kids, Oona and Fred, as they seek to save their beloved and sick cat, Zook (short for Zucchini) from the vet's office, published by Amulet/Abrams.
Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Team by Audrey Vernick tells the incredible story of twelve brothers who played semi-pro baseball together in 1938, published by Clarion/HMH.
Leopard and Silkie: One Boy's Quest to Save the Seal Pups by Brenda Peterson and Robin Lindsey follows a young boy who endeavors to keep Seattle's endangered seal pups safe, published by Ottaviano/Holt.
We wish these books into readers' hearts!