Adopted from China, Julia is struggling with her heritage. She is sent to summer camp to learn to become friends with her “Chinese sisters.” Through many mishaps, she comes to terms with her life story.
This is the true story of Captain Hanson Gregory and how the tasty treat we call doughnuts came about in a very peculiar and unique way. Children will love the colorful illustrations and the facts that bring this sweet story to life.
Children will love solving the mystery of who made the scribble in this story and how these school supplies work together to solve it. The story has beautiful illustrations, and young readers will love the surprise at the end!
Most kids can relate to a road trip that seems to last forever. Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator Dan Santat takes readers on a rollicking ride, featuring a time travel trip to Grandmother’s like no other. A little imagination literally goes a long way.
This lavishly illustrated biography details the life of beloved children’s author E.B. White. Readers will delight to learn that White’s most famous books arose from moments in his own childhood. A timeline and interview with White’s granddaughter accompany the text.
The poems in this book were inspired by Art Kane’s photograph Harlem 1958. The author tells about some of the players and the circumstances surrounding that famous photo shoot. Endnotes provide facts about the musicians and suggestions for further exploration.
When young Daniel sees an advertisement for “Poetry in the Park,” he elicits help from various animals to help him understand what poetry is. Cleverly, he combines all the animals’ insights into an original poem.
In this Newbery Honor novel, Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. Perfect for upper elementary and early middle school students.