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  • The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh

    Supriya Kelkar, Alea Marley, Simran Jeet Singh

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, Sept. 3, 2019)
    “Alea Marley’s cover illustration screams JOY and LOVE. I love everything about this important and necessary picture book, especially Harpreet Singh and his big heart.” —Mr. Schu, Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic “This simple yet sensitive story about a child coming to terms with things beyond his control will resonate across cultures.” —KirkusHarpreet Singh loves his colors—but when his family moves to a new city, everything just feels gray. Can he find a way to make life bright again? Harpreet Singh has a different color for every mood and occasion, from pink for dancing to bhangra beats to red for courage. He especially takes care with his patka—his turban—smoothing it out and making sure it always matches his outfit. But when Harpreet’s mom finds a new job in a snowy city and they have to move, all he wants is to be invisible. Will he ever feel a happy sunny yellow again?Included on the Chicago Public Libraries Best Picture Books of 2019 list.
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  • Classic Starts®: The Last of the Mohicans

    James Fenimore Cooper, Deanna McFadden, Troy Howell, Arthur Pober Ed.D

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, Feb. 5, 2008)
    A fascinating adventure story, grounded in American history. As the French and Indian war rages, the two daughters of a British officer prepare to return home. But when, Cora, Alice, and the soldiers who guard them are betrayed by their Native American scout, their safety depends on wily forest tracker Hawkeye and his friends Chingachkook and Uncas—the last of the Mohicans.
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  • Classic Starts®: Around the World in 80 Days

    Jules Verne, Deanna McFadden, Jamel Akib, Arthur Pober Ed.D

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, March 1, 2007)
    Take a thrilling whirlwind trip around the world with Phileas Fogg! When Fogg—a man of habit whose every day is just like the one before—makes a bet that he can circle the globe and be back in his men’s club in just 80 days, the race is on. Jules Verne’s classic tale bubbles with excitement, suspense, and colorful locations.
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  • Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes

    David Roessel, Arnold Rampersad, Benny Andrews

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, Jan. 1, 2013)
    WINNER OF THE 2007 CORETTA SCOTT KING ILLUSTRATOR HONOR AWARD! A fresh design and appealing new cover enliven this award-winning collection in the acclaimed Poetry for Young People series. Showcasing the extraordinary Langston Hughes, it's edited by two leading poetry experts and features gallery-quality art by Benny Andrews that adds rich dimension to the words. Hughes's magnificent, powerful words still resonate today, and the anthologized poems in this splendid volume include his best-loved works: “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”; “My People”; “Words Like Freedom”; “Harlem”; and “I, Too”--his sharp, pointed response to Walt Whitman's “I Hear America Singing.”
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  • Mary Had a Little Glam

    Tammi Sauer, Vanessa Brantley-Newton

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, Aug. 2, 2016)
    “[an] exuberant picture-book ode to the fun of fashion.” —Shelf Awareness This little Mary has STYLE! In this fun take on Mother Goose, fashion-forward Mary helps some of childhood's most beloved characters go glam. From the kid who lives in a shoe (and dons some fab footwear, too) to Jack, who breaks his crown but gets a great new one, Mary's school friends look fantastic in their finery. But are they now too well dressed for recess? Not to worry—Mary always shows her flair for what to wear!
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  • Sharks

    American Museum of Natural History

    Board book (Sterling Children's Books, June 6, 2017)
    Created in collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History, this beautiful board book lets you dive in and take a bite out of SHARKS! More than 400 shark species swim in the Earth’s oceans: some live in shallow waters, others far below, and some are fast while others are slow. Sharks introduces nine different sharks to your budding marine biologist—from the five-foot-long blue to the school bus-sized whale shark. Thanks to the book’s graduated tabbed format, kids can really see and compare the various size and shapes of these special animals.
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  • Classic Starts®: The Odyssey

    Homer, Tania Zamorsky, Eric Freeberg, Arthur Pober Ed.D

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, June 7, 2011)
    Homer's epic tale of the warrior Odysseus's decades-long struggle to return home after the Trojan War is simply and beautifully retold, with all the drama intact. Young readers will thrill at Odysseus's adventures with the man-eating Cyclops; the enchantress Circe, who turns his crew into pigs; and the angry sea god Poseidon.
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  • Classic Starts®: Little Women

    Louisa May Alcott, Deanna McFadden, Lucy Corvino, Arthur Pober Ed.D

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, March 1, 2005)
    Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date),comes a dazzling new series: Classic Starts. The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve--all at an incomparable price.Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, set during the Civil War, has always captivated even the most reluctant readers. Little girls, especially, love following the adventures of the four March sisters--Meg, Beth, Amy, and most of all, the tomboy Jo--as they experience the joys and disappointments, tragedies and triumphs, of growing up. This simpler version captures all the charm and warmth of the original.
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  • Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

    Dusti Bowling

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, Sept. 5, 2017)
    “Aven is a perky, hilarious, and inspiring protagonist whose attitude and humor will linger even after the last page has turned.” —School Library Journal (Starred review) Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them. And when her parents take a job running Stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that she’ll have to answer the question over and over again.Her new life takes an unexpected turn when she bonds with Connor, a classmate who also feels isolated because of his own disability, and they discover a room at Stagecoach Pass that holds bigger secrets than Aven ever could have imagined. It’s hard to solve a mystery, help a friend, and face your worst fears. But Aven’s about to discover she can do it all . . . even without arms.Autumn 2017 Kids’ Indie Next Pick Junior Library Guild Selection Library of Congress's 52 Great Reads List 2018
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  • Mission Defrostable

    Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, Sept. 25, 2018)
    Our favorite breakfast food friends are back and all bready for their next adventure! Can they save the fridge before all the food is iced? It’s mission . . . defrostable.“And now with the two of you out of the fold,I’ve got my revenge and I’m serving it cold!” Brrr! There’s a frost in the fridge—and it’s hardened Pudding Pond and frozen Yogurt Falls. Agent Asparagus is on the case, and she begs Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast to join her superspy team. But when the enemy snatches Asparagus, Pancake and French Toast have only one dough man to turn to for help: the evil Baron von Waffle! Will he help them save the fridge . . . or are they doomed to become frozen food?
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  • Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

    Dusti Bowling

    eBook (Sterling Children's Books, Sept. 5, 2017)
    “Aven is a perky, hilarious, and inspiring protagonist whose attitude and humor will linger even after the last page has turned.” —School Library Journal (Starred review) Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them. And when her parents take a job running Stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that she’ll have to answer the question over and over again.Her new life takes an unexpected turn when she bonds with Connor, a classmate who also feels isolated because of his own disability, and they discover a room at Stagecoach Pass that holds bigger secrets than Aven ever could have imagined. It’s hard to solve a mystery, help a friend, and face your worst fears. But Aven’s about to discover she can do it all . . . even without arms.Autumn 2017 Kids’ Indie Next Pick Junior Library Guild Selection Library of Congress's 52 Great Reads List 2018
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  • Classic Starts®: The Iliad

    Homer, Kathleen Olmstead, Eric Freeberg

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, Jan. 7, 2014)
    This high interest/low vocabulary retelling of The Iliad introduces young readers to Homer's thrilling epic tale. Set during the siege of Troy, and complete with duels, battles, larger-than-life characters like Achilles, and the famed Greek gods, The Iliad is truly the ultimate adventure story.
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