Christopher Myers has written and illustrated a creative and powerful story that transcends boundaries of age, class, and ability. Using simple yet expressive text coupled with complex black and white illustrations, Myers takes the reader on a journey across the world celebrating the transformative power of imagination. He challenges the reader to draw and “Let those worlds inside your pen out.” Inspirational from cover to cover, My Pen (Disney-Hyperion, $16.99) encourages even the most reluctant artists or writers to create and share their stories. Ages 6-11. Donna Wells

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781423103714
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - March 10th, 2015

Join 16-year-old Mim Malone as she travels 947 miles from Mississippi to Ohio back to her real mother and her real home. David Arnold’s debut novel Mosquitoland (Viking, $17.99) is fast paced and captivating. Arnold weaves friendship, betrayal, self-discovery, empowerment and love into Mim’s story, introducing various characters along her journey. Deftly capturing the emotional highs and lows, the instability and unpredictability that characterizes not only mental illness but life in general, Arnold skillfully brings closure to multiple storylines while leaving enough unanswered questions to allow for discussion among readers with differing perspectives. Ages 14-17. Donna Wells

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780451470775
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2015

Author Elin Kelsey and artist Soyeon Kim have teamed up to create Wild Ideas (Owlkids, $18.95), a delightful picture book as well as a creative instruction book for dealing with life’s many challenges. The diorama style artwork lets the reader imagine they’re in the story. Cutouts of children riding whales and leaping with orangutans as they turn challenges into opportunities help the reader discover solutions to everyday problems in the natural world. Whimsical and impactful, Wild Ideas is a calming yet empowering picture book for readers young and old. Ages 4-9. Donna Wells

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By Elin Kelsey, Soyeon Kim (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771470629
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Published: Owlkids - April 14th, 2015

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