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Mason Jar Science: 40 Slimy, Squishy, Super-Cool Experiments; Capture Big Discoveries in a Jar, from the Magic of Chemistry and Physics to the Amazing Worlds of Earth Science and Biology

Jonathan Adolph · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 136
Format: Hardcover

Heatproof, transparent, and durable, the mason jar is a science lab just waiting to be discovered. Unlock its potential with 40 dynamic experiments for budding scientists ages 8 and up. Using just a jar and a few ordinary household items, children learn to create miniature clouds, tiny...
 
 
Endling #1: The Last

Katherine Applegate · HarperCollins
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The award-winning powerhouse author Katherine Applegate is back with an epic new middle grade animal fantasy series that delivers both the heart and emotional heft we loved in The One and Only Ivan and her signature action-packed adventure from the Animorphs series. --This text refers...
 
 
Two Problems for Sophia

Jim Averbeck · Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Sophia quickly learns her new pet comes with two giraffe-sized problems in this enterprising sequel to One Word from Sophia, which was named one of the best picture books of 2015 by Kirkus Reviews.Sophia and Noodle, her One True Desire, are together at last. But Noodle comes with two gigantic...
 
 
One Day On Our Blue Planet in the Ocean

ELLA BAILEY · Flying Eye Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Young readers will fall in love with this adventurous dolphin calf as she teaches them about the Pacific ocean and all the wonderful creatures beneath the sea.The series focused on the way our young animal friends spend a day continues with an adventurous dolphin calf, as she explores the vast...
 
 
Heartseeker

Melinda Beatty · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A vibrant fantasy-adventure debut about a girl who can see lies.You're a Fallow of the Orchard. You're as tough as a green apple in summer . . . Only Fallow was just six harvests old when she realized that not everyone sees lies. For Only, seeing lies is as beautiful as looking...
 
 
Hedgehog Needs a Hug

Jen Betton · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Everyone needs hugs, even if they're prickly.When Hedgehog wakes up feeling down in the snout and droopy in the prickles, he knows a hug will make him feel much better. But none of his animal friends are eager to wrap their arms around Hedgehog's prickles, and he's too smart...
 
 
Great Dog

Davide Calì · Tundra Books
Pages: 46
Format: Hardcover

The age-old question of "what will I be when I grow up" gets a hilarious twist in this stylish and clever story.A pup and his father contemplate his grand future while looking at other Great Dogs in their family. Will he be a marathon runner like Uncle Tibor, the fastest dog in the family?...
 
 
Jumble Wood

Helena Covell · Flying Eye Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

This stunning picture book debut from Helena Covell is perfect for teaching young readers about bravery, friendship, and happiness.Far, far away there was a wood. A jumble of twists and turns, ups and downs, and unknowns. The little creatures that lived there each had a thing that made...
 
 
Bonkers About Beetles

OWEN DAVEY · Flying Eye Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Owen Davey's dynamic art and witty informational tidbits shine a light on the toughest bugs in the insect world: those brawny beetles!Did you know that there are roughly 400,000 different species of beetles? These incredible creatures make up about 25% of all animals on our planet!...
 
 
The Bacteria Book: The Big World of Really Tiny Microbes

DK. · DK Children
Pages: 72
Format: Hardcover

In this funny and fact-packed introductory science book, kids will meet the bacteria, viruses, and other germs and microbes that are all around, but too small for us to see.What do a squid that glows, fungus that grows, and tiny creatures in the soil under your toes all have in common?...
 
 
Science Comics: Rockets: Defying Gravity

ANNE DROZD · First Second
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic--dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and many more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're...
 
 
The Golden Glow

Benjamin Flouw · Tundra Books
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox meets Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever in this stylish picture book about a quest for a rare and mysterious plant.Fox loves nature. There's nothing he enjoys more than reading about and picking flowers. One evening, he comes across a rare...
 
 
One of a Kind

Chris Gorman · Nancy Paulsen Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Bold, graphic art by indie rocker Chris Gorman of Belly captures the thrill and challenges of marching to your own beat.Meet a pogo-dancing, punk-rock-loving kid who loves to express himself in his own unique way. His clothes, hairstyle, music, and just the way he hears the world, all set him apart....
 
 
First Star: A Bear and Mole Story

Will Hillenbrand · Holiday House
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

WILL HILLENBRAND'S beloved Bear and Mole are back for a fifth adventure!WILL HILLENBRAND'S beloved Bear and Mole return in First Star! It's a beautiful summer afternoon, and Mole wants to stay outside and watch the stars turn on. Bear suggests they hike up to Camp Tiptop and stay the night....
 
 
Fur, Feather, Fin―All of Us Are Kin

Diane Lang · Beach Lane Books
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

Come along on a rhyming tour through the amazing animal kingdom - from mammals to millipedes and everything in between - with this engaging picture book about how all creatures are connected!There are so many wild and wonderful animals in our world. Some have fur, some have feathers, some...
 
 
Roxie and the Hooligans at Buzzard's Roost

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor · Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Roxie and the Hooligans are back and this time, Smoky Jo is swiped by a kidnapper who is as blunder-prone as Roxie, Uncle Dangerfoot, and Lord Thistlebottom are clever.Roxie is back! And that means the Hooligans are not far behind. The last time we saw the lot of them, they were being honored...
 
 
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing

NICK ORTNER · HarperCollins
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author Nick Ortner comes a beautiful picture book that will help children discover calm through the magic of mindful breathing:Do YOU have the magic breath?Let's see ... Take a deeeeeep breath in ... and BLOW it out ... ... and like magic, you can feel...
 
 
The Cardboard Kingdom

Chad Sell · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier, Awkward, and All's Faire in Middle School, this graphic novel follows a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary cardboard into fantastical homemade costumes as they explore conflicts with friends, family, and their own identity."A breath...
 
 
Nadya Skylung and the Cloudship Rescue

Jeff Seymour · G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From debut author Jeff Seymour and bestselling illustrator Brett Helquist (Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events) comes this breathtaking fantasy adventure, starring an extraordinary new heroine and set in an unforgettable world where ships can fly.It takes a very special...
 
 
Don't Eat That

Drew Sheneman · Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A perfect summer read-aloud from the author-illustrator who brought you, NOPE!Bear is hungry. Gertie wants to help. But finding the perfect snack is harder than it looks. Will Gertie and Bear silence Bear's tummy grumbles before hunger gets the best of them?Expressive characters and funny...
 
 
Gordon: Bark to the Future!

Ashley Spires · Kids Can Press
Pages: 72
Format: Paperback

It's all up to Gordon now. His partner has been captured. His superior officer has been neutralized. And his distress calls to P.U.R.S.T. (Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel) have gone unanswered. That means he must fight the aliens alone! But Gordon's not a fighter...
 
 
Front Desk

Kelly Yang · Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Mia Tang has a lot of secrets.Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests.Number 2: Her parents hide immigrants. And if the mean motel owner,...