Book List:54 titles
  • This final, magnificent picture book from three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author Patricia McKissack is a poignant and uplifting celebration of the joy of giving. "Misery loves company," Mama says to James Otis. It's b...


  • A cat enters a barn and terrorizes a community of mice. Smart Mouse and Friend Mouse think they have solved the problem when they make a collar with a bell for the cat. But who will put the collar on the cat? Wee Mouse, Tiny Mouse, and Teeny Mouse ne...


  • From Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Brian Pinkney comes an extraordinary must-have collection of classic playtime favorites. This very special book is sure to become a treasured keepsake for African ...


  • Mounting his horse, cold-hearted John Leep smiles as he anticipates evicting the widow Mayes for nonpayment of rent. When she comes up with the rent after all, Leep, unwilling to be disappointed, knocks her coins to the floor and hides on of them in ...


  • From acclaimed authors Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick L. McKissack Jr. comes a thrilling biography of an unforgettable man told in compelling graphic novel form. Born into slavery in 1854, Nat Love, also known as Deadwood Dick, grew up to become ...


  • This gorgeous picture book by Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Medal-winning husband-and-wife team Leo and Diane Dillon is sure to become a treasured keepsake for African American families. Set in West Africa, this ly...


  • In the next Clone Codes installment, Houston, a cyborg, tells his story. Set in the year 2130, The World Federation of Nations determines through laws and regulations that all enhanced persons with three or more synthetic body or organ replacements a...


  • In the year 2170 an underground abolitionist movement fights for the freedom of cyborgs and clones, who are treated no better than slaves The Cyborg Wars are over and Earth has peacefully prospered for more than one hundred years. Yet sometimes hi...


  • Award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack's next story about one black family's history?perfect for Black History Month Brothers Tank and Jimbo Turner love sneaking into Nashville's Sulphur Dell Ballpark to watch the superstars of Negro League base...






  • MOTHER AND DAUGHTER, grandmother and granddaughter, aunt and niece, friend and friend. For a hundred years, generations of women from Gee’s Bend have quilted together, sharing stories, trading recipes, singing hymns—all the while stitchin’ and ...


  • Newbery Honor–winning author McKissack and Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator Pinkney have outdone themselves in this heart-warming picture book infused with humor and the true spirit of Christmas. Christmas always comes to Nella’s house, but ...



  • From highly acclaimed, award-winning author Patricia McKissack comes a powerful, poignant, and timely tale of segregation, family, and one surprising friendship.The year is 1954, the place is Missouri, and twelve-year-old Rosemary Patterson is about ...


  • Side-splittingly funny, spine-chillingly spooky, this companion to a Newbery Honorwinning anthology The Dark Thirty is filled with bad characters who know exactly how to charm. From the author's note that takes us back to McKissack's own chil...


  • In Spanish, Amistad means friendship. It was also the name of a slave ship. In 1838, the Amistad took hundreds of kidnapped Africans on a long journey across the Atlantic, but the brave captives would not give up their freedom, taking over the ship s...


  • Readers can journey to an unusual land where zebras play hockey and spiders dance amidst a magical environment filled with an eclectic array of wondrous things, enhanced with bright paper collages and full-color illustrations throughout....


  • Who Is Loved Best? Because she's the oldest and can do the most, Carolyn is sure she is loved the best. But then she begins to have doubts: Her mom spoils her little sister when she's sick, her parents post her little brother's perfect math quiz on ...


  • When Precious is left home alone with a stomachache, she's got nothing but a warning from Mama -- ""Don't let nothing or nobody into this house"" -- to keep her company. You see, "nothing or nobody" could turn out to be "something" awful: the Boo Hag...


  • January 8, 1763 "You come when you are called. You stay where you are told. . . .You have no say in your life." I scoffed. Belle was just envious of the freedom I enjoyed. When I accused her of being jealous, Belle looked at me squarely in the fac...



  • Newbery Honor author Patricia C. McKissack and Robert L. McKissack's humorous adaptation of a Nigerian folktale about Monkey and Rabbit who learn to be comfortable just being themselves.One evening, Monkey invited his friend Rabbit to dinner. All dur...


  • A New Dog in Town Tippy Lemmey is no ordinary dog. Not only is he the only dog Leandra, Paul, and Jeannie have ever met with a first and a last name, he's a living, breathing monster! When they ride their bikes, he chases them, snapping at their hee...


  • "Patricia C. McKissacks poignant story of growing up in the segregated South and Jerry Pinkneys rich, detailed watercolors lead readers to the doorway of freedom. Theres a place in this 1950s southern town where all are welcome, no matter what the...


  • AT LAST IT’S summer. Miami is more than ready for two weeks of baseball camp. No homework. No annoying sister. Best of all, no Destinee Tate. But Miami can’t escape Destinee. Turns out his best friend, String, invited her to Camp Atwater, too. An...


  • Rookie Readers RM have provided entertaining, high-quality introductions to reading for more than a generation. Each title features full-color, often hilarious illustrations and engaging stories that always involve a young child figuring out concepts...


  • First Month of Mbangala: The Season When the Grass is Burned So here I am in the garden, writing... if these words have magic, then I will use them to plot and plan a way to drive the Portuguese from our land. And maybe one day my pages will tell ot...


  • Twelveyearold Nellie Lee's family moves north to Chicago in hopes of escaping the racism of the rural south and taking advantage of the opportunities in the city, but instead they discover a new kind of prejudice within their own race....


  • "Tell the truth and shame the devil," Libby's mama has told her. So whatever is Libby doing wrong? Ever since she started telling only the truth, the whole world seems to be mad at her. First it's her best friend, Ruthie Mae, who gets upset when Libb...


  • This Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award Winner from beloved author Patricia McKissack offers a “stellar collection” of “ten original stories, all with a foundation in African-American history or culture” (School Library Journal)....






  • "Come join me as I take you back to Charleston, South Carolina, to my father's forge in the early 1800's. Sit with me on the woodpile as he tells a tale of faith, hope, or love." In this extraordinary collection, Charlotte Jefferies and her fathe...



  • Girls will love writing to their friends and family with this inviting stationery set, which includes ten letter sheets, five note cards, and 15 envelopes. All items are collated and shrink-wrapped in a special portfolio....



  • HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS. It's 1888 in Alabama, and Sarah Jane has witnessed an escape. An Apache boy has jumped off a train headed for an Indian reservation -- and a life he doesn't want. Sarah Jane hopes he'll run far away. After all, people d...


  • Day or two later Freedom is one of the first words I teached myself to write. Down in the Quarters people pray for freedom -- they sing 'bout freedom, but to keep Mas' Henley from knowin' their true feelings, they call freedom "heaven." Everybody'...


  • “Each page sparkles with life.”—The New York Times Book Review   In this Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award winning tale, Mirandy is determined to capture the best partner for the junior cakewalk jubilee. And who is the best partner?...


  • Little David Earl always knows what day of the week it is. He can tell by the clean, snappy-fresh apron Ma Dear is wearing -- a different color for every day. Monday means washing, with Ma Dear scrubbing at her tub in a blue apron. Tuesday is ironing...


  • Newbery honor author Patricia C. McKissack s original yarn of the Louisiana bayou is "told with verve and sly wit." ("Publishers Weekly," Starred review) Hugh Thomas knows that the Bayou Clapateaux is a mighty peculiar place. Why, back in 1903, Papa...




  • A collection of stories intended to be told, drawn from a variety of traditions including European, African, and contemporary American. Includes tips on such aspects of storytelling as voice patterns, body expression, and audience participation....



  • Illus. in full color. While searching for a sewing needle to make her doll a new dress, "Nettie Jo helps Miz Rabbit unflop her ears, Fox get the sun out of his eyes, and Panther stop his sneezing. The trio turns up on her doorstep, with a needle as a...


  • Illus. in full color. "Based on an African folk tale, [this] will appeal to both readers and listeners. Disguising himself as an Ugly Monster, Hyena has the upper hand until Monkey-Monkey learns that he has been tricked. Watercolor-and-pen illustrati...



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    Unlike his older brothers, thirteen-year-old Everett was "born in freedom," never knowing life as a slave. His most prized possession is the medal his father earned in the Civil War. Now, more than 125 years later, that treasure is kept in the Webste...










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    MIAMI JACKSON CAN’T wait for school to end. But who ever thought five days could be so long? His teacher is leaving for Ghana, his arch-enemy, Destinee Tate, is on his case, and now Miami’s keeping secrets from his best friend, String. Summer can...



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    MIAMI’S CLASS HAS a brand-new teacher, no-nonsense Miss Amerita Spraggins. She’s a real tough lady. She insists on assigned seats. She hands out detentions like coupons. She even refuses to call kids by their nicknames. Miami can’t take a whole...


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    For Lilly Belle, ?the capital of Black America? is about as far from her hometown of Smyrna, Tennessee, as a twelve-year-old can get?maybe not in miles but certainly in mindset. Then a summer program for gifted young writers opens a whole new world f...