Staff Pick

As a child in Pakistan, human rights activist Malala Yousafzai dreamed of possessing a magic pencil. She could use its powers to lock the door against her brothers and rid the world of poverty. But upon encountering grave problems close to home—soldiers in her village and children unable to attend school—she discovered that a person doesn’t need magic to change the world. An inspiring autobiographical story from the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Malala’s Magic Pencil (Little, Brown, $17.99) shows that courage is its own wizardry. Watercolor illustrations from duo Kerascoët create a powerful sense of atmosphere, and gold overlay designs emphasize Malala’s hopes, emboldening readers to transform their own dreams for a better world into reality. Ages 6-9.

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By Malala Yousafzai, Kerascoët (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316319577
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 17th, 2017

Staff Pick

In the cacophonous village of La Paz, even the showers are cheerfully loud with song. But when residents find it hard to sleep, hear, or think, they fire the mayor and elect Don Pepe, who promises a break from the noise. Yet Don Pepe’s increasingly restrictive laws soon ban singing entirely. Only the arrival of a brave rooster awakens the town to the memory of song. Carmen Agra Deedy’s The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! (Scholastic, $17.99) includes lively, affecting mixed-media illustrations from Eugene Yelchin, whose use of color heightens the story’s shifts in mood. This inspiring tale, available in both bilingual and English editions, is a delight to read aloud in both English and Spanish. Ages 4-8.

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By Carmen Agra Deedy, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545722889
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 31st, 2017

Staff Pick

Hasta las duchas resonaban con canciones en el pueblo ruidoso de la Paz. Pero cuando empieza a ser difícil dormir, escuchar, y pensar, los ciudadanos despiden al alcalde y hacen elecciones. Después de prometer un descanso del ruido, Don Pepe gana la elección, pero sus leyes son cada vez más restrictivos. ¡Pronto ni se puede cantar! Solo la llegada de un gallo valiente despierta en el pueblo el recuerdo de canciones bonitas. ¡El gallo que no se callaba! (Scholastic, $17.99) de Carmen Agra Deedy incluye ilustraciones animadas de Eugene Yelchin, cuyo uso de color enfatiza los cambios en emociones del cuento. Este cuento inspirador, disponisble en una edición bilingüe y una edición inglesa también, es un placer leer en voz alta. Ages 4-8.

 

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By Carmen Agra Deedy, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338114140
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Published: Scholastic en Espanol - January 31st, 2017

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