The Adventures of Team Pom: Squid Happens

English 8+ Fantasy Synchronized Swimming Bao Friendship Social-Emotional Learning Mystery Sci-Fi Isabel Roxas summary Team Pom (comprised of Ruby, Agnes, and Roberta) is a group of misfits that’s main goal is winning the illustrious local synchronized swimming competition. Unfortunately, they need some sweet moves and an infinite supply of bao to get their creativity flowing….

The Sea in Winter

English MG & Up Indigenous Voices Mental health Depression Athleticism Dance Own Voices Christine Day Summary: The Sea in Winter is Christine Day’s latest, and it’s a lovely novel that broaches topics of mental health, blended families, and adapting to unexpected (and disliked) changes in life. Maisie is a ballerina, and healing from a torn…

Have I Ever Told You Black Lives Matter

English MG & Up Historical Figures Activism Environmental Activism Trailblazers Black Culture & Identity Shani Mahiri King & Bobby C. Martin Jr. Summary: This gorgeous new release is a testament to how beautiful typography can influence a book’s design. A combination of bright colors, silhouettes, and names decorate the pages inviting the reader to take…

The ABC’S of Black History

English 5 years and up Historical Figures Activism Black Culture & Identity Trailblazers Rhyming & Literacy Black Joy Rio Cortez & Lauren Semmer   As soon as I saw this book, I had an inkling it would be phenomenal. I don’t think I was prepared for just how beautiful it is. Alphabet books can be…

Future Baby Series

Written By: Lori Alexander Illustrated by: Allison Black For Ages: Infant & Up (board book) Language: English Topics Covered: Careers, STEM, Imagination. Summary: This set of 4 adorable board books compares activities that babies do and different aspects of potential careers. I love how diverse the illustrations are, they show a wide variety of different…

We Are Little Feminists: On the Go!

Written By: Brook Sitgraves Turner & Archaa Shrivastav Illustrated by: Photos credited on back cover! For Ages: Infant & Up Language: English Topics Covered: Inclusion, Diversity, Feminism, Mobility, Mobility Aids. Summary: Hey everyone! We thought it was way past time to share a board book, and what could be better than this adorable book all…

I Am Darn Tough

Written By: Licia Morelli Illustrated by: Maine Diaz For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Perseverance, Sports, Girls Outdoors, Running, Friendship, Self-Esteem. Summary: This book tells the story of a young girl running a race, dipping into her reserves of strength and resilience to finish when it gets to be almost unbearable. With sparse…

Interview with Kwame Alexander: Becoming Muhammad Ali

Written By: Kwame Alexander & James Patterson Illustrated by: Dawud Anyabwile For Ages: MG, YA Language: English Topics Covered: History, Biography, Trailblazer, Activism, Growing Up, Boxing, Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali, Friendship, Self-Esteem, Confidence. Summary: Hi everyone! I am thrilled to be able to bring you a double whammy today of a recorded interview with powerhouse…

Go, Bikes, Go!

Written By: Addie Boswell Illustrated by: Alexander Mostov For Ages: infant and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Pint-Sized Professor, Bikes, Girls Outdoors. Summary: This is a companion board book to another that we’ve shared (Go, Boats, Go!), and it’s just as amazing! Go, Bikes, Go! is a fun and silly board book that celebrates…

Be Your Best Self: Life Skills for Unstoppable Kids

Written By: Danielle Brown MBE & Nathan Kai Illustrated by: Joanna Kerr For Ages: 8-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Growth, Growing Up, Goals, Habits, Self-Esteem, Confidence. Summary: When I heard that a gold medal Paralympian and a child MENSA member had teamed up to write a book about life skills, I obviously had…