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  • Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z

    Irene Latham, Charles Waters, Mehrdokht Amini

    Library Binding (Carolrhoda Books ®, Feb. 4, 2020)
    How can we make the world a better place? This inspiring resource for middle-grade readers is organized as a dictionary; each entry presents a word related to creating a better world, such as ally, empathy, or respect. For each word, there is a poem, a quote from an inspiring person, a personal anecdote from the authors, and a "try it" prompt for an activity. This second poetic collaboration from Irene Latham and Charles Waters builds upon themes of diversity and inclusiveness from their previous book Can I Touch Your Hair? Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship. Illustrations from Iranian-British artist Mehrdokht Amini offer readers a rich visual experience.
  • Where's My Tushy?

    Deborah Aronson, Ivica Stevanovic

    eBook (Carolrhoda Books ®, May 1, 2014)
    "In one little town (it is sad but it's true),The tushies left town without leaving a clue."What happens when all the tushies in an unusual town decide to take a vacation?
  • Sometimes You Barf

    Nancy Carlson

    language (Carolrhoda Books ®, Oct. 1, 2014)
    Everybody barfs. Dogs, cats, chickens, alligators, and even you. It happens to everyone, and sometimes it even happens . . . at school.With her characteristic humor and compassion, Nancy Carlson helps young readers through what is often a scary and embarrassing rite of passage. Sometimes you barf. But it's OK. You get better!
  • Almost to Freedom

    Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Colin Bootman

    eBook (Carolrhoda Books ®, Nov. 1, 2013)
    Lindy and her doll Sally are best friends - wherever Lindy goes, Sally stays right by her side. They eat together, sleep together, and even pick cotton together. So, on the night Lindy and her mama run away in search of freedom, Sally goes too. This young girl's rag doll vividly narrates her enslaved family's courageous escape through the Underground Railroad. At once heart-wrenching and uplifting, this story about friendship and the strength of the human spirit will touch the lives of all readers long after the journey has ended.
  • Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship

    Irene Latham, Charles Waters, Sean Qualls, Selina Alko

    Library Binding (Carolrhoda Books ®, Jan. 1, 2018)
    Two poets, one white and one black, explore race and childhood in this must-have collection tailored to provoke thought and conversation. How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don't know each other . . . and they're not sure they want to. Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is black, use this fictional setup to delve into different experiences of race in a relatable way, exploring such topics as hair, hobbies, and family dinners. Accompanied by artwork from acclaimed illustrators Sean Qualls and Selina Alko (of The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage), this remarkable collaboration invites readers of all ages to join the dialogue by putting their own words to their experiences.
  • Back-to-School Rules

    Laurie Friedman, Teresa Murfin

    Library Binding (Carolrhoda Books ®, Aug. 1, 2011)
    School's in session! When it comes to surviving school, Percy's at the head of the class. If you can follow his ten simple rules, making the grade will be a piece of cake (and school will be a lot of fun). But there's more to school than showing up on time and staying awake in class. If you have any doubts, Percy also shows exactly what not to do. • No spitballs! • No running in the halls! • No bouncing off the ceiling! • No crazy scheming! See what other trouble―and tips―Percy has in mind!
  • Be a Maker

    Katey Howes, Elizabet Vuković

    Library Binding (Carolrhoda Books ®, March 5, 2019)
    How many things can you make in a day? A tower, a friend, a change? Rhyme, repetition, and a few seemingly straightforward questions engage young readers in a discussion about the many things we make―and the ways we can make a difference in the world. This simple, layered story celebrates creativity through beautiful rhyming verse and vibrant illustrations with a timely message.
  • Ruth and the Green Book

    Calvin Alexander Ramsey, Gwen Strauss, Floyd Cooper

    Library Binding (Carolrhoda Books ®, Aug. 1, 2010)
    Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family's new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure. But she soon found out that black travelers weren't treated very well in some towns. Many hotels and gas stations refused service to black people. Daddy was upset about something called Jim Crow laws . . . Finally, a friendly attendant at a gas station showed Ruth's family The Green Book. It listed all of the places that would welcome black travelers. With this guidebook―and the kindness of strangers―Ruth could finally make a safe journey from Chicago to her grandma's house in Alabama. Ruth's story is fiction, but The Green Book and its role in helping a generation of African American travelers avoid some of the indignities of Jim Crow are historical fact.
  • Dino-Baseball

    Lisa Wheeler, Barry Gott

    eBook (Carolrhoda Books ®, Nov. 1, 2013)
    When the plant-eating Green Sox face the meat-eating Rib-Eye Reds, baseball will never be the same. Tied zip to zip, the game is a pitchers' duel until the Green Sox's hothead manager goes snout to snout with the dodo umpire and gets tossed out. The Sox respond with their veggie-powered bats and score three runs! Momentum swings back to the Reds before the seventh inning stretch, and they're all tied up in the bottom of the ninth. Will this game need extra innings, or will Apatosaur save the day?
  • Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Maniac Muffins

    Chris Monroe

    Library Binding (Carolrhoda Books ®, Sept. 1, 2016)
    Clark's baking project is not going as planned. Now gigantic maniac muffins are on the loose! To stop them, Chico Bon Bon needs a plan . . . and his tool belt, of course. With the right tools and some quick thinking, this crumbly disaster might just have a tasty solution!
  • The Girl Who Owned a City

    O. T. (Terry) Nelson

    Paperback (Carolrhoda Books ®, Aug. 1, 2012)
    A deadly plague has devastated Earth, killing all the adults. Lisa and her younger brother Todd are struggling to stay alive in a world where no one is safe. Other children along Grand Avenue need help as well. They band together to find food, shelter, and protection from dangerous gangs invading their neighborhood. When Tom Logan and his army start making threats, Lisa comes up with a plan and leads her group to a safer place. But how far is she willing to go to protect what's hers?
  • Dino-Basketball

    Lisa Wheeler, Barry Gott

    eBook (Carolrhoda Books ®, Nov. 1, 2013)
    When the carnivorous Meat face the herbivorous Grass Clippers, rims are sure to rattle! Ally-oops and rejections are the orders of the day as the dinos play a fast-paced full-court game. No one can establish a lead as the final seconds tick by. The fans are getting tense, and there's a championship on the line. Which dino will step up and take it to the hoop?This exciting follow-up to Dino-Hockey, Dino-Soccer, and Dino-Baseball is sure to thrill dinosaur and sports lovers alike.