Staff Pick

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is perhaps as well known for her objections as she is for her dedication to fairness and equality. I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes her Mark (Simon and Schuster, $17.99) documents Ginsburg’s lifelong ease with raising concerns about the status quo. From academics to hobbies and family life, she didn’t believe in adhering to restrictive social norms for girls and minorities, a conviction that made history as she ascended to the bench of the highest court in the United States. Debbie Levy narrates Elizabeth Baddeley’s comic-book-like illustrations to tell this amusing and inspirational tale, with a refreshing emphasis on the fact that constructive disagreement is a vital part of life. Ages 7-10.

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By Debbie Levy, Elizabeth Baddeley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481465595
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2016

Staff Pick

Flight has always fascinated mankind; we’ve looked at birds with envy for millennia, but it wasn’t until recently that we managed to turn our desire to fly into reality. Two new books help explain how we got there in captivating histories of humanity’s quest for flight. National Air and Space Museum educator Tim Grove, meanwhile, explains why hot-air balloons, cardboard boxes, and even Star Trek’s USS Enterprise were all Milestones of Flight (Abrams, $21.95). Ages 10-14.

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ISBN: 9781419720031
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - June 28th, 2016

Inspired by her favorite rhyme, Lola Plants a Garden (Charlesbridge, $15.95) with the help of her mother. After the seeds are all in the ground, Lola makes a string of bells and shells to adorn the garden, and even a quite contrary “Mary Mary” doll. When the flowers have pushed their way into the air and opened to the sun, Lola is finally able to share her creation with her friends. Author Anna McQuinn and illustrator Rosalind Beardshaw collaborate again for the latest in their series about enthusiastic Lola, just in time for the season of planting and growing. Ages 3-6. Allison Witten

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By Anna McQuinn, Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580896948
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Published: Charlesbridge - August 5th, 2014