Children & Teens Nonfiction

Explosion at the Poem Factory Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Mark Hoffmann (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781773061320
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Published: Groundwood Books - April 7th, 2020

Explosion at the Poem Factory by Kyle Lukoff; illustrated by Mark Hoffmann (Groundwood, $18.95) A piano teacher takes a job with the factory, cranking out poems until one day the metaphor unmixer malfunctions. This whimsical story, full of modern art with earthy tones, introduces readers to the basics of writing poetry and comes equipped with a glossary. Ages 6-9. Michelle Allen


Your Place in the Universe Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446230
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 1st, 2020

Your Place in the Universe by Jason Chin (Neal Porter Books, $18.99) A lushly illustrated guide to the wonders of life on earth and the complexity of space. Children will be awestruck at the comparisons made between themselves and the natural world around them. A fascinating read with exceptional back matter perfectly suited for STEM fans or anyone with a curious nature. Ages 4-8. Heidi Ashton Yoon


Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks Cover Image
By Suzanne Slade, Cozbi A. Cabrera (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419734113
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 7th, 2020

Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks by Suzanne Slade; illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera (Abrams, $17.99) From a young age, Gwendolyn Brooks knew her life would be “ecstatically exquisite.” With carefully crafted prose and luminous acrylic paintings, this picture book celebrates a working-class woman whose unflinching words confronted injustice and altered the landscape of American poetry. Ages 7-10. Elli Bloomberg


When Stars Are Scattered Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020

When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohammed (Dial, $12.99) Omar, a Somali boy, and his chronically ill younger brother have spent most of their lives in a refugee camp. Omar’s chance to attend school, possibly changing his family’s future, forces him to make tough decisions. A poignant yet hopeful story of perseverance inspired by Omar’s life is presented in graphic novel format. Ages 9-13. Elli Bloomberg