Related to: 'No Better Friend (Young Readers Edition)'

Black Dog & Leventhal

A Child's Introduction to African American History

Jabari Asim, Lynn Gaines
Authors:
Jabari Asim, Lynn Gaines

This illustrated introduction to African American history goes beyond what's taught in the classroom giving young readers a more comprehensive look at this timely and important topic.Author Jabari Asim chronicles the story of African Americans from the slave trade, the American Revolution, and the Civil War to the Tuskegee experiments, the Civil Rights movement, and the election of Barack Obama. Sections throughout highlight the contribution of African Americans to the arts, music, literature, culture, sports and more. Lives of inspiring African American artists, inventors, and politicians including Harriet Tubman, Langston Hughes, Oprah Winfrey, Louis Armstrong, Serena Williams, are also featured.Following in the tradition of Black Dog's best-selling Child's Introduction books, which include The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky, A Child's Introduction to African American History includes 120 charming illustrations that bring the people and events to life. The book also features interactive projects that kids can do on their own or with their guardians including recipes and crafts.

Little, Brown Young Readers US

No Better Friend

Robert Weintraub
Authors:
Robert Weintraub
Running Press Kids

Scratch & Stencil: Tie Dye

Running Press
Authors:
Running Press
Running Press Kids

So You Wanna Be a Superstar?

Lea Salonga, Ted Michael
Authors:
Lea Salonga, Ted Michael

Geared toward hopeful musical theatre, show choir, a cappella, and glee club singers, as well as all shower singers that want to improve their skills, this enthusiastic and practical guide can help anyone's inner superstardom make a public appearance. Full of straightforward, well-organized advice for every step of the process, this book will help you train your vocal cords, pick the right audition material, and become comfortable with the spotlight. Interactive quizzes, helpful sidebars, and words of advice from industry professionals add a personalized and real-world touch. Author Ted Michael, a veteran of music and theatre, along with the help of popular actors, actresses, and singers, provides all the tools young singers need in order to nail their auditions and nurture their natural show-stopping abilities.

Black Dog & Leventhal

Read-Aloud Poems

Glorya Hale
Authors:
Glorya Hale

Reformatted and redesigned, Read-Aloud Poems collects the most beloved poems of children's literature.Reading to your child is the best way to instill in him or her a lifelong love of reading. Just ten minutes or less, each selection is the perfect length to read-aloud to children at bedtime and puts children on the road to becoming life-long readers. The selections from Read Aloud Poems have been carefully selected to appeal to a child's sensibility and include work from the world's greatest poets such as Lewis Carroll, Emily Dickinson, Shel Silverstein, Edward Lear, William Blake, and more. Beautifully illustrated and designed, Read-Aloud Poems includes original artwork specially commissioned for these books.Other titles in the series include Read-Aloud Classics (978-1-57912-920-0) and Read-Aloud African-American Stories (978-1-57912-922-4).

Da Capo Lifelong Books

The Mayo Clinic Kids' Cookbook

Mayo Clinic
Authors:
Mayo Clinic

Let's introduce our kids to the pleasure of cooking healthy food! Mayo Clinic, a leading authority in health and nutrition, offers kids 50 great recipes they'll love to make and to eat! Kids absolutely enjoy kitchen projects, and they are much more likely to eat what they help to cook. When their cooking projects come from The Mayo Clinic Kids' Cookbook , they will develop a taste for vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains, which will stay with them for a lifetime. The cookbook is organized so that kids know which steps need adult help. It gives gentle reminders about heat and sharp utensils to keep kids safe, and offers tips throughout about how to wash, snip, and process raw ingredients. Each recipe is illustrated with a colourful photo, has clear, step-by-step directions, and includes a handy list of equipment needed for cooks who are still learning their way around the kitchen. The book includes a range of recipes,some so simple and quick that no adult help is needed, and others for junior cooks who are moving beyond the basics. (How proud your kids will be to prepare Taco in a Bowl or Italian Oven Fries!) Give the gift of healthy cooking and eating to your kids.

Running Press Kids

Good Grief! Charlie Brown Doodles

Charles M. Schulz
Authors:
Charles M. Schulz
Running Press Kids

Start Exploring: Gray's Anatomy

Freddy Stark
Authors:
Freddy Stark

Winner: Parents' Choice "Doing and Learning" AwardFor those who find the human body to be a fascinating biological machine, look no further! Embark on a voyage of discovery through the human body, based on the classic work by Henry Gray. Children and adults will enjoy learning about the various systems of the body and their particular functions. Then they can get creative, colouring in the detailed illustrations of those systems. With more than 85 illustrations to colour, it's easy to understand what goes on inside you!

Seal Press

Let's Get This Straight

COLAGE, Tina Fakhrid-Deen
Authors:
COLAGE, Tina Fakhrid-Deen

Let's Get This Straight reaches out to young people with one or more gay, lesbian, bi, or trans parents to provide them with the tools to combat homophobia, take pride in their alternative family structures, and speak out against injustice. This short but thorough book profiles forty-five diverse youth and young adults, all of whom voice their opinions and provide advice for other youth living in LGBTQ households. Let's Get This Straight also includes probing questions, fun activities, engaging quizzes, and reflective journal sections for youth to share their feelings and experiences about having a gay parent. By reading this book, readers will learn how to: identify and overcome barriers to having a gay parent address discrimination and heterosexism build a strong self-esteem and sense of belonging communicate effectively with their parents and individuals outside of the LGBTQ community access resources and support for their families respond effectively when challenged about being in a sexual minority family and reduce the isolation, fear, shame, and confusion that can be associated with having gay parents. As the media brings ever-increasing exposure to gay-headed households, this book is more important than ever. Let's Get This Straight is the perfect blend of wit, sharing of experiences, and expert" advice that children with LGBTQ parents need to become more self-aware and affirming, and to maintain healthy relationships with their parents.

Running Press Kids

Get Real

Mara Rockliff
Authors:
Mara Rockliff

Can you change the world with your wallet? You already do. In this frank, teen-friendly manifesto, Mara Rockliff reveals what you're really buying when you spend your money on a cell phone, a cheap t-shirt, or fast food- and shows the way to better choices, both for people and the planet. Start seeing the world for real, and discover how you can make a difference. You've got buying power- now let's see you change the world for good! GET REAL has been selected as an Honor Book in the Nonfiction category for the 2011 Green Earth Book Award.

Running Press Kids

Intricate Valentines

Chuck Abraham
Authors:
Chuck Abraham

Charles M. Schulz

Charles Monroe Schulz (1922 -2000) was a 20th-century American cartoonist best known for his Peanuts comic strip. He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Dena and Carl Schulz. His nickname "Sparky" was given by his uncle, after the horse Spark Plug in the Barney Google comic strip. He attended St. Paul's Richard Gordon Elementary School, where he skipped two half-grades. As a result, he was the youngest in his class when he attended St. Paul Central High years later, which may have been the reason why he was so shy and isolated as a young teenager. After his mother died in February, 1943, he was drafted into the army and sent to Camp Campbell in Kentucky. He was then shipped to Europe two years later to fight in World War II. After leaving the United States Army in 1945, he took a job as an art teacher at Art Instruction Inc., which he attended before he was drafted. First published by Robert Ripley in his Ripley's Believe It or Not!, then in a series of chronicles, The Saturday Evening Post, his first regular comic strip, Li'l Folks was published in 1947 by the St. Paul Pioneer Press. (It was in this strip that Charlie Brown first appeared, as well as a dog that looked much like Snoopy). In 1950 he approached the United Features Syndicate with his best strips from Li'l Folks, and Peanuts made its first appearance on October 2, 1950. This strip became one of the most popular comic strips of all time. He also had a short-lived sports-oriented comic strip called It's Only a Game (1957-1959), but abandoned that strip due to the demands of the success of Peanuts.

Heather Alexander

Heather Alexander has written numerous books for children and young adults including previous titles in this series, A Child's Introduction to the World, A Child's Introduction to Greek Mythology, and A Child's Introduction to Art. She is a former book editor and lives in Basking Ridge, NJ. Meredith Hamilton has illustration the previous eight books in the Child's Intro series. Her other illustration work includes apps for children, cookbooks, and Steuben glass. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Jabari Asim

Jabari Asim is the author of several adult and children's books, including Preaching to the Chickens which was named one of the NYT Best Illustrated Books of 2016 and Fifty Cents and a Dream-an NAACP Image Award Nominee, CCBC Choice, School Library Journal Editor's Choice, and Kirkus Best Book. He is an associate professor at Emerson College in Boston and executive editor of The Crisis, the magazine of the NAACP. He recently was honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

Liz Climo

Liz Climo grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Los Angeles after college to work as a character artist on The Simpsons. She started a comic blog, LizClimo.tumblr.com, where Rory and his dad first appeared in 2012. Liz currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Colin, and their daughter, Marlow.

Lynn Gaines

Lynn Gaines is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and has been illustrating greeting cards for more than 20 years. She lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband, mother, and two crazy cats. This is her first picture book.

Matt Christopher

Matt Christopher is the beloved and bestselling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.

Meredith Hamilton

Meredith Hamilton graduated from Brown University and has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. Formerly an art director at Newsweek and Time, she illustrated the previous six books in the Child's Introduction series, among other books, and her work can be found in magazines and animations as well. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and three children.Laura Lee is currently producing a U.S. tour of the Russian Classical Ballet. She is the author of The Encyclopedia of Aggravation and The Elvis Impersonation Kit, both available from Black Dog & Leventhal.

Nicole Miyuki Santo

Nicole Miyuki Santo is a freelance artist and trained graphic designer. For the past two years she's been teaching in-person hand-lettering workshops to students of all ages and levels. She takes part in the Modern Calligraphy Summit and teaches an online course at Brit + Co. She resides in Los Angeles, California. Visit her on Instagram @nicolemiyuki.

Running Press

Running Press, Running Press Kids, and Running Press Miniature Editions publish books that inspire, entertain and delight readers with innovative formats and irresistible packages for humor, pop culture, activity, cooking and self-help titles. The long-running miniature editions program features original bestsellers like Grow Your Own Mini Bonsai and top licenses like Harry Potter.