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  • The Island of Grump

    The Island of Grump

    Available Now! Author: Kenny Lamb Illustrator: Jon Buckner Target: Ages 4–8 Format: Children’s Picture Book / Hard Cover Pages: 32 Dimensions: 11″ x 8.3″ Kenny Lamb takes readers to an unexpected island—a place somewhere between Seuss and Silverstein. Read more…

  • Summer on Earth

    Summer on Earth

    Available Now! Author: Peter Thompson Cover Design: Brian Sockin Target: Ages 4–8 Format: Hard Cover Pages: 296 Dimensions: 6″ x 9″ The night that eleven-year-old Grady Johnson looked out his window and wished upon a shooting star, his life changed forever. Grady, his Ma, and younger sister Luanne are having a hard summer. Read more…

  • Little Frog and the Spring Polliwogs

    Little Frog and the Spring Polliwogs

    Available Now! Author: Jane Yolen Illustrator: Ellen Shi Target: Ages 4–8 Format: Children’s Picture Book / Hard Cover Pages: 32 Dimensions: 11″ x 9″ Read more…

  • Little Frog And The Scary Autumn Thing

    Little Frog And The Scary Autumn Thing

    Available Now! Author: Jane Yolen Illustrator: Ellen Shi Target: Ages 4–8 Format: Children’s Picture Book / Hard Cover Pages: 32 Dimensions: 11″ x 9″ A new book by award-winning and beloved author Jane Yolen is a cause for celebration. Read more…

  • GILBERT & The Search For The Lost Smile

    GILBERT & The Search For The Lost Smile

    Available Now! Author: Kenny Lamb Illustrator: Jon Buckner Target: Ages 4–8 Format: Children’s Picture Book / Hard Cover Pages: 36 Dimensions: 11″ x 9″ From the co-writer of the anti-bullying song used in schools around the U.S. “Be Nice,” and 2017 recipient of the Global Peace Song Award. Read more…

  • Does A Fiddle Crab Fiddle?

    Does A Fiddle Crab Fiddle?

    Available Now! Author: Corinne Demas Illustrator: John Sandford Target: Ages 4–8 Format: Children’s Picture Book / Hard Cover Pages: 32 Dimensions: 11″ x 9″ Co-authored by award-winning writer Corinne Demas and her science-savvy daughter, Artemis Roehrig, and illustrated by John Sandford, Does A Fiddler Crab Fiddle? will have everyone claw clapping loudly… Read more…

  • DEX (A Middle School Kid With A Lot On His Plate)

    DEX (A Middle School Kid With A Lot On His Plate)

    Available Now! Author: Sheri Lynn Fishbach Target: Tweens 8–13 Format: Hard Cover Fiction Pages: 304 Dimensions: 5.5″ x 8.5″ DEX is an inspiring story for tweens 8 – 13, and a charming read for all adults that love food. Read more…

  • Blueberry Bonanza

    Blueberry Bonanza

    Available Now! Author: Lauren L. Wohl Illustrator: Mark Tuchman Target: Ages 7–10 Format: Hard Cover Pages: 72 Dimensions: 5.5″ x 8.5″ The chapter-book-age child celebrates reading with every book, eagerly identifying with characters and situations. Read more…

  • Beauty and the Beak

    Beauty and the Beak

    Available Now! Author: Deborah Lee Rose and Jane Veltkamp Target: Ages 5–13 Format: Hard Cover Pages: 48 Dimensions: 10″ x 10″ The inspiring story of a Bald Eagle and her 3D-printed prosthetic beak. Read more…

  • A Teeny Tiny Halloween

    A Teeny Tiny Halloween

    Available Now! Author: Lauren L. Whol Illustrator: Henry Cole Target: Ages 3–7 Format: Children’s Picture Book / Hard Cover Pages: 32 Dimensions: 9″ x 11″ Publishing veteran, Lauren L. Read more…

Praise From Reviewers

DEX
by Sheri Lynn Fishbach
"Dex is a tasty character blended into a good story that deserves to be heard from, understood and most of all, read!" - Jonathan Russo, ABC’s The Chew
LITTLE FROG & THE SCARY AUTUMN THING
by Jane Yolen; Illustration by Ellen Shi
"Little Frog's brave and adventurous spirit is endearing. Yolen crafts a colorful tale, paired with luminous art by Ellen Shi." - Melissa Sweet, illustrator of Caldecott Honor book, The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
DEX
by Sheri Lynn Fishbach
"Kids love food and food shows, and they'll absolutely love Dex!" - Reese Shonfeld, Founder, The Food Network

Featured Author

Jane Yolen
Jane Yolen has authored more than 350 books, including the Caldecott-winning Owl Moon, loved by children and bird watchers of all ages; You Nest Here With Me, which is a popular new favorite; and the New York Times best-selling series How Do Dinosaurs. Jane Yolen’s books have been translated into over 20 languages and are popular around the world.