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It began with a set of blocks: a young boy started to notice the multitude of shapes that surrounded him. K.L. Going tells the story of this boy named Frank Lloyd Wright, who saw the The Shape of the World (Beach Lane, $17.99) and grew into a legendary architect. Readers will love finding hidden gems in Lauren Stringer’s rich illustrations, and seeing the way Wright incorporated elements of the natural world into his designs. Ages 7-10.


The Shape of the World: A Portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright Cover Image
By K.L. Going, Lauren Stringer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442478213
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Beach Lane Books - September 5th, 2017

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Marc Harshman and Anna Egan Smucker highlight the story of Wright’s masterpiece Fallingwater (Roaring Brook, $18.99) in their own picture book, exploring his creative process and the culmination of his imagination. LeUyen Pham’s graceful artwork is a fitting celebration of Wright’s powerful legacy. Ages 7-10.


Fallingwater: The Building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece Cover Image
ISBN: 9781596437180
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 17th, 2017

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With her signature blend of biographical details, history, and verse, Young People’s Poet Laureate and award-winning author Margarita Engle brings famed novelist Miguel de Cervantes to life. In Miguel’s Brave Knight (Peachtree, $17.95), Engle transforms the man who wrote Don Quixote into a boy who dreams of the fantastic. After years of entertaining his family and classmates with tales of an imagined knight, Miguel finally shares his story with the world. While those familiar with Cervantes’s novel will particularly enjoy Engle’s nods to Don Quixote, all readers will find themselves on a journey to discover the strength of imagination and the power of hope in turbulent times. Ages 7-10.

Miguel's Brave Knight: Young Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Raul Colon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781561458561
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - October 1st, 2017