Can you believe 2023 is almost over? We sure can’t! But what a year it’s been, especially with our fall lineup of fiction titles that gave us endless adventures. From a silly wolf in underpants, stories about summer adventures in space, and more diverse stories. Let’s rewind and relive these incredible stories as we bid farewell to a season of fantastic fiction.Read More
Sometimes you just know you’re destined for great things. In Forsooth thirteen-year-old theater kid Calvin knows he’s going to be a star. All he has to do is prove himself as an actor and fix the awkwardness with his friends that started after the play where he got stuck on a single line. But nothing’s going according to plan. His parents don’t get his love of performing. His best friend is moving on without him. And he might have a crush that could change everything.
Today author Jimmy Matejek-Morris joins us to discuss his inspiration for this middle grade novel, his favorite musicals, and so much more. Read on to download the free discussion guide!Read More
Many students know the story of Ruby Bridges, but how about the McDonogh Three? Small Shoes, Great Strides: How Three Brave Girls Opened Doors to School Equality tells the powerful true story of how Leona Tate, Gail Etienne, and Tessie Prevost courageously integrated a New Orleans school on November 14, 1960.
Today award-winning author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson joins us to discuss how she discovered this amazing story, her hopes for young readers, and more. Read on to listen to a Shelf Care interview with the author as well as download our free educator guide!Read More
Renowned for her acclaimed books on animals and the natural world, Sara Levine joins us to reveal the inspiration and journey behind her latest title, Sensitive. A touching tale of a young girl constantly criticized for her heightened emotions, this story serves as a beacon for those who’ve been chided for being “too sensitive.”
Read on to get a behind the scenes look at this heartwarming tale and join Sara Levine in a broader conversation about celebrating and understanding our diverse emotional landscapes.Read More
Heartfelt and magical, A Pocketful of Stars follows Safiya who has never seen eye-to-eye with her mother. When her mother falls into a coma, Safiya comes to terms with their complicated relationship and discovers more about herself through dreams that transport her to her mother’s childhood in Kuwait.
Author Aisha Bushby joins us on the Lerner blog to discuss the research she did for this middle grade novel, her favorite video games, and more. Keep reading to download the free educator guide!Read More