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  • Saving Earth: Climate Change and the Fight for Our Future

    Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Tim Foley, Nathaniel Rich

    language (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), March 1, 2022)
    A timely and important nonfiction book for middle grade readers, about the decade in which the trajectory of climate change could have been reversed and how young people today can rise to action.By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change—including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes, risked their careers in a desperate, escalating campaign to convince the world to act before it was too late. Losing Earth is their story, and ours.Adapted from Losing Earth, the full book form of the riveting 2018 issue of New York Times Magazine, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich's Saving Earth tells the human story of climate change from the distant past into the present day, wrestling with the long shadow of our failures, what might be ahead for today's youth, and crucial questions of how we understand the world we live in. It is a call to action, a riveting dramatic history, and a rare literary achievement.
  • Saving Earth: Climate Change and the Fight for Our Future

    Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Tim Foley, Nathaniel Rich

    Hardcover (Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), March 1, 2022)
    A timely and important nonfiction book for middle grade readers, about the decade in which the trajectory of climate change could have been reversed and how young people today can rise to action.By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change―including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes, risked their careers in a desperate, escalating campaign to convince the world to act before it was too late. Losing Earth is their story, and ours.Adapted from Losing Earth, the full book form of the riveting 2018 issue of New York Times Magazine, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich's Saving Earth tells the human story of climate change from the distant past into the present day, wrestling with the long shadow of our failures, what might be ahead for today's youth, and crucial questions of how we understand the world we live in. It is a call to action, a riveting dramatic history, and a rare literary achievement.
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  • The Incredible Ozma of Oz

    L. Frank Baum, John R Neill

    eBook (Racehorse, March 8, 2022)
    "In the light of 21st-century problems . . . Baum's lessons seem especially relevant."—The New York Times Originally published over 100 years ago, L. Frank Baum’s beloved Wizard of Oz series continues to delight and enchant readers today. In the third book of the classic children’s series, Dorothy makes her return to the fantastical land of Oz, reuniting with her dear friends the Tinman, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and greeting new friends introduced in The Marvelous Land of Oz. In Ozma of Oz, Dorothy is traveling aboard a boat with her Uncle Henry, when she is washed overboard in a storm along with a yellow chicken named Billina. When they come ashore and Billina speaks to Dorothy, the young girl realizes that they’ve definitely arrived in a “fairy country”—but it isn’t Oz! After being chased by Wheelers, evil creatures with wheels for hands and feet, Dorothy and Billina meet Tik-Tok, a mechanical man who informs them that they are in the Land of Ev. Tik-Tok then takes the two to the ruling leader of the land, a vain princess with detachable heads. When Dorothy refuses to give the spoiled royal her head for her collection, the princess throws the girl into her tower dungeon. Luckily, Princess Ozma and her Royal Court of Oz are on their way! This handsome, affordable edition contains original full-color artwork by John R. Neill. Experience a classic in its truest form, and pick up this beautiful new edition of The Incredible Ozma of Oz.
  • The Realm of Possibility

    David Levithan, Listening Library

    Audiobook (Listening Library, March 8, 2022)
    This collection of linked poems from David Levithan, the author of the New York Times best seller Every Day and the groundbreaking classic Boy Meets Boy and the co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green), will introduce you to a world of unforgettable and emotionally resonant voices. Here’s what I know about the realm of possibility - it is always expanding, it is never what you think it is. Everything around us was once deemed impossible. From the airplane overhead to the phones in our pockets to the choir girl putting her arm around the metalhead. As hard as it is for us to see sometimes, we all exist within the realm of possibility. Most of the limits are of our own world’s devising. And yet, every day we each do so many things that were once impossible to us. Enter The Realm of Possibility and meet a boy whose girlfriend is in love with Holden Caulfield; a girl who loves the boy who wears all black; a boy with the perfect body; and a girl who writes love songs for a girl she can't have. These are just a few of the captivating characters listeners will get to know in this intensely heartfelt new novel about those ever-changing moments of love and heartbreak that go hand-in-hand with high school. David Levithan plumbs the depths of teenage emotion to create an amazing array of voices that listeners won't forget. So, enter their lives and prepare to welcome the realm of possibility open to us all. Love, joy, and these stories will linger. A Margaret A. Edwards Award Winner An ALA Top 10 Best Book for Young Adults A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age "Luminous...each voice sings with hope, humor and possibility." (Time Out New York Kids)
  • The Incredible Ozma of Oz

    L. Frank Baum, John R Neill

    eBook (Racehorse, March 8, 2022)
    "In the light of 21st-century problems . . . Baum's lessons seem especially relevant."—The New York Times Originally published over 100 years ago, L. Frank Baum’s beloved Wizard of Oz series continues to delight and enchant readers today. In the third book of the classic children’s series, Dorothy makes her return to the fantastical land of Oz, reuniting with her dear friends the Tinman, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and greeting new friends introduced in The Marvelous Land of Oz. In Ozma of Oz, Dorothy is traveling aboard a boat with her Uncle Henry, when she is washed overboard in a storm along with a yellow chicken named Billina. When they come ashore and Billina speaks to Dorothy, the young girl realizes that they’ve definitely arrived in a “fairy country”—but it isn’t Oz! After being chased by Wheelers, evil creatures with wheels for hands and feet, Dorothy and Billina meet Tik-Tok, a mechanical man who informs them that they are in the Land of Ev. Tik-Tok then takes the two to the ruling leader of the land, a vain princess with detachable heads. When Dorothy refuses to give the spoiled royal her head for her collection, the princess throws the girl into her tower dungeon. Luckily, Princess Ozma and her Royal Court of Oz are on their way! This handsome, affordable edition contains original full-color artwork by John R. Neill. Experience a classic in its truest form, and pick up this beautiful new edition of The Incredible Ozma of Oz.
  • Ozma of Oz

    L. Frank Baum

    eBook (Racehorse, March 8, 2022)
    Lyman Frank Baum penned fourteen novels in his famous Oz chronology. The third, Ozma of Oz, was published in 1907 and returned Dorothy Gale, along with Billina the yellow hen, to Oz. Reunions were plentiful, as were new introductions: Tik-tok, Ozma, the Nome King, and the Hungry Tiger all made their first appearances. This volume of Original Oz Stories is formatted not only for ease of reading, but to emulate the textual structure of that original publication.
  • The Incredible Ozma of Oz

    L. Frank Baum, John R Neill

    eBook (Racehorse, March 8, 2022)
    "In the light of 21st-century problems . . . Baum's lessons seem especially relevant."—The New York Times Originally published over 100 years ago, L. Frank Baum’s beloved Wizard of Oz series continues to delight and enchant readers today. In the third book of the classic children’s series, Dorothy makes her return to the fantastical land of Oz, reuniting with her dear friends the Tinman, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and greeting new friends introduced in The Marvelous Land of Oz. In Ozma of Oz, Dorothy is traveling aboard a boat with her Uncle Henry, when she is washed overboard in a storm along with a yellow chicken named Billina. When they come ashore and Billina speaks to Dorothy, the young girl realizes that they’ve definitely arrived in a “fairy country”—but it isn’t Oz! After being chased by Wheelers, evil creatures with wheels for hands and feet, Dorothy and Billina meet Tik-Tok, a mechanical man who informs them that they are in the Land of Ev. Tik-Tok then takes the two to the ruling leader of the land, a vain princess with detachable heads. When Dorothy refuses to give the spoiled royal her head for her collection, the princess throws the girl into her tower dungeon. Luckily, Princess Ozma and her Royal Court of Oz are on their way! This handsome, affordable edition contains original full-color artwork by John R. Neill. Experience a classic in its truest form, and pick up this beautiful new edition of The Incredible Ozma of Oz.
  • The Incredible Ozma of Oz

    L. Frank Baum, John R Neill

    eBook (Racehorse, March 8, 2022)
    "In the light of 21st-century problems . . . Baum's lessons seem especially relevant."—The New York Times Originally published over 100 years ago, L. Frank Baum’s beloved Wizard of Oz series continues to delight and enchant readers today. In the third book of the classic children’s series, Dorothy makes her return to the fantastical land of Oz, reuniting with her dear friends the Tinman, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and greeting new friends introduced in The Marvelous Land of Oz. In Ozma of Oz, Dorothy is traveling aboard a boat with her Uncle Henry, when she is washed overboard in a storm along with a yellow chicken named Billina. When they come ashore and Billina speaks to Dorothy, the young girl realizes that they’ve definitely arrived in a “fairy country”—but it isn’t Oz! After being chased by Wheelers, evil creatures with wheels for hands and feet, Dorothy and Billina meet Tik-Tok, a mechanical man who informs them that they are in the Land of Ev. Tik-Tok then takes the two to the ruling leader of the land, a vain princess with detachable heads. When Dorothy refuses to give the spoiled royal her head for her collection, the princess throws the girl into her tower dungeon. Luckily, Princess Ozma and her Royal Court of Oz are on their way! This handsome, affordable edition contains original full-color artwork by John R. Neill. Experience a classic in its truest form, and pick up this beautiful new edition of The Incredible Ozma of Oz.
  • The Little Hummingbird

    Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

    Paperback (Greystone Kids, March 10, 2022)
    The hummingbird parable, with origins in the Quechuan people of South America, has become a talisman for environmentalists and activists who are committed to making meaningful change in the world. In this simple yet powerful story, the determined hummingbird does everything she can to put out a raging fire that threatens her forest home. The hummingbird—symbol of wisdom and courage—demonstrates that doing something is better than doing nothing at all.In this revised edition of the best-selling book, the parable is supplemented by an informative fact page about hummingbirds and evocative artwork by internationally renowned artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. Yahgulanaas’s distinct and lively Haida Manga style complements the optimistic tale that encourages everyone to take responsibility for the planet.
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  • Hex Allen: and The Clanksmiths

    Jasmine Florentine, Ebony Glenn

    Paperback (The Innovation Press, March 15, 2022)
    STEM meets magic in this new middle grade adventure series from an MIT graduate. Hex Allen can't do magic ― a huge problem when everything from lights to locks is powered by simple spells that everyone (save a few unfortunate “undevelopeds”) can do. After years of feeling useless, Hex sees opportunity to change her future when a once-in-a-century opportunity to journey to the Wishing Wyrm, a legendary dragon that has the ability to grant a single wish opens up. Unfortunately, Hex isn't the only one after the wish, and every rival wish hunter has magic on their side. Every rival except the Clanksmiths, Cam and Fuse. Like Hex, they can't do magic, but they've learned to build clank, creations made using the mysterious, forgotten arts of science and engineering. After a fairy fiasco throws Hex and the Clanksmiths together, they agree to cooperate―for the time being. With the Clanksmiths' know-how and Hex's creativity, they outsmart monsters with everything from LEDs to electromagnets to water balloon launchers. But as they race to the Wishing Wyrm, Hex must decide between her friendship with the Clanksmiths and the wish that would give her a normal, magical life. Pages from Hex's design notebook provide step-by-step project instructions for aspiring Clanksmiths.