Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers
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"I have always wanted my daughters to think outside the box. Reading Rebel Girls has taught them to do just that.” – Kristen Bell, actor and author
100 Inspiring Young Changemakers, the newest addition to the best-selling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls collection, shines a spotlight on extraordinary young women making their mark on the world today.
Readers of all ages will be inspired by the fascinating stories of well-known women like Greta Thunberg, Bethany Hamilton, Bindi Irwin, Zendaya, and the Linda Lindas. They’ll also meet up-and-coming powerhouses like inventor Vinisha Umashankar, sustainable fashion designer Marine Serre, stuntwoman Sadiqua Bynum, filmmaker Taegen Yardley, poet Alexandra Huynh, and environmental activist Helena Gualinga.
The girls and women in the book come from different countries and backgrounds yet they all share a common goal: making the world a better place. Barrier-breaking performer Keke Palmer became the youngest talk show host in US history. Entrepreneur Mikaila Ulmer founded a lemonade company to help save honeybees. Brazilian skateboarder Rayssa Leal turned a hobby into an Olympic dream. And British body positivity advocate Megan Jayne Crabbe and Indigenous artist Te Manaia Jennings inspire kids to keep their minds healthy.
With a foreword by conservationist and TV personality Bindi Irwin, 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers features the work of authors, artists, and editors aged 30 and under. Each story is told in the whimsical fairy tale style that has made this series a success and is paired with a bold, full-page portrait created by young female and nonbinary artists from around the world. This enchanting collection encourages girls everywhere to dream big, starting small!
A classic picture book based on the Oscar nominated Netflix short from Aardman animation, and written by the directors of the film.
A chirpy young robin is adopted by a family of mice in the joyful retelling of the Oscar nominated holiday musical special from Netflix and Aardman Animation.
When her egg fortuitously rolls into a garbage dump, Robin is raised by a loving family of mice. As she grows up, her differences become more apparent. Robin sets off on the heist to end all heists to prove to her family that she can be a really good mouse – but ends up discovering who she really is.
Streaming worldwide from Christmas 2021, Robin Robin is the new collaboration between Aardman, the animation studio behind Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, and Netflix who have over 209 million subscribers in 190 countries. Golden Globe® winner Gillian Anderson, (The Crown) and Oscar® nominee Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) lead the cast which also includes Bronte Carmichael (Christopher Robin) and Adeel Akhtar (Enola Holmes).
Robin Robin is a warm and funny, action-packed story about learning to be yourself, and the importance of love and family over all things. It is also a heartwarming and humorous story with themes of diversity, community, inclusion and acceptance – perfect for the festive season and beyond.
Britannica All New Kids' Encyclopedia
Earth? Space? Animals? History? STEM? The Britannica All New Kids’ Encyclopedia has them all.
This beautifully illustrated, 424-page compendium of knowledge is a must-have addition to every family bookshelf and library collection!
With more than 100 expert consultants from around the world, and over 1000 images, including specially commissioned illustrations and stunning photography, this single-volume encyclopedia for kids takes Britannica’s reputation for authentic, trustworthy information and brings it to a whole new audience.
Unlike old encyclopedias that are structured from A to Z, this encyclopedia takes you on a journey from the beginning of time to the present day – and even into the future! It explores a wide range of topics and is divided into eight chapters by subject: Universe, Earth, Matter, Life, Humans, Ancient & Medieval Times, Modern Times, and Today & Tomorrow.
This book of amazing facts you can trust will provide hundreds of hours of fun learning for curious children and their families.
I Am Okay to Feel
An empowering picture book that invites us to explore and embrace our emotions from Karamo, talk show host and culture expert of Netflix’s hit series Queer Eye, and Jason Brown, featuring illustrations by Diobelle Cerna, and expert-vetted resources.
A father and son are caught in a storm and must learn to navigate the uncertainty together in this poignant picture book by talk show host and beloved Queer Eye star Karamo Brown and his son Jason “Rachel” Brown, perfect for reassuring young readers in times of stress.
I Am Okay to Feel empowers children to talk about their emotions and anxieties, with the reassuring message that “I am okay to feel and heal.” Paired with back matter and resources developed with psychologists, this picture book offers a loving framework for how to identify and express feelings in a healthy way, providing the tools to build emotional intelligence at a formative age.
All that Glitters
See where London takes Zee next in Book 2 of The Zee Files, the spin-off series to the bestselling Mackenzie Blue books!
Featured in Children's Book Council's July 2022 Hot off the Press list!
"The second book in the [Zee Files] series continues to follow Mackenzie (Zee) Blue Carmichael through her life in her new school, the Hollows. She has been so stressed with her academics, new country, new home, new school, new friends, and the upcoming festival performance that her teacher reached out to her father and Zee has started seeing a counselor at school. . . [Zee] has a few successes toward the end. . . Scattered illustrations throughout the book are well designed and carried out, I especially enjoy how emotive they are." —Youth Services Book Review
"In this second installment of the Zee Files, a spinoff of the Mackenzie Blue series, Zee is preparing a song for her school’s art festival. Year nine has proven to be difficult as she adjusts to her new life in the U.K. and being the new student at a posh British boarding school. Zee’s classmates proffer coping tips: meditation, yoga, affirmations. Then Zee begins to see a therapist who encourages journaling. . . Zee is definitely a girl of the 21st century." —Kirkus Reviews
The crew can't stop talking about the school's biggest event and talent show of the year, the Creative Arts Festival. But while Zee's excited to see her friends and schoolmates perform, she's not sure if she'll ever be ready for the stage. She's never performed in front of so many people before, or without her bandmates—or in England, no less!
With the Festival slowly approaching, classes also get harder while things with her friends and family become more complicated. Will Zee be able to pull it all together in time?
Winner of the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers A Newbery Honor Book A Caldecott Honor Book A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book An Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Book An Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor Book A Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Book
Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR, the Huffington Post, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Horn Book Magazine, the News & Observer, BookPage, Chicago Public Library, and more
The barbershop is where the magic happens. Boys go in as lumps of clay and, with princely robes draped around their shoulders, a dab of cool shaving cream on their foreheads, and a slow, steady cut, they become royalty. That crisp yet subtle line makes boys sharper, more visible, more aware of every great thing that could happen to them when they look good: lesser grades turn into As; girls take notice; even a mother’s hug gets a little tighter. Everyone notices.
A fresh cut makes boys fly.
This rhythmic, read-aloud title is an unbridled celebration of the self-esteem, confidence, and swagger boys feel when they leave the barber’s chair—a tradition that places on their heads a figurative crown, beaming with jewels, that confirms their brilliance and worth and helps them not only love and accept themselves but also take a giant step toward caring how they present themselves to the world. The fresh cuts. That’s where it all begins.
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut is a high-spirited, engaging salute to the beautiful, raw, assured humanity of black boys and how they see themselves when they approve of their reflections in the mirror.
Educational resources for Crown can be found here.
The dazzling prequel to the Starcrossed series, the #1 international bestselling trilogy. Perfect for fans of Alexandra Bracken and Chloe Gong.
New York City, 1993. It wasn’t Daphne’s choice to move into the heart of a struggle that has been secretly waging for thirty-three hundred years, but not much in her life has been up to her. Fate has brought Daphne, daughter of Zeus, and Heir to the House of Atreus to where the descendants of the Greek gods can shed blood over her once again.
Men are fated to kill for her.
But New York holds a surprise for Daphne and her cursed face—the same one that once launched a thousand ships. A series of murals painted all over town mysteriously pull at her in ways she can't understand. That’s because the artist is Ajax Delos, Son of Apollo, Scion of the House of Thebes, and Daphne’s mortal enemy.
She found the one worth dying for.
With the Fates manipulating them like pieces on a chessboard, Daphne and Ajax must find a way to break the cycle of destruction set in motion by their ancestors before the walls of Troy, or risk becoming yet another pair of star-crossed lovers doomed to repeat the same fatal mistakes.
In this disgustingly marvelous world, you will discover facts about smelly sports, weird world records, rank rodents, vile Victorians, horrible medicine, gory gastronomy, and more—all of which are connected in unexpected and hilarious ways!
Did you know that sloths poop only once a week? Or that poop from crocodiles was sometimes used as makeup in ancient Rome? Or that ancient Romans sometimes purchased vials of gladiator sweat? Or that apes and monkeys sweat from their armpits just like humans do? Welcome to Gross FACTopia!, a wonderland of fantastically foul facts, all of which are verified by Encyclopaedia Britannica! Every fact in this book is linked to the next in an ingenious trail of information, where you will slither from topic to topic in surprising and stomach-churning ways. Sometimes your path branches, and you can catapult forwards or creep backwards to a totally different (but still connected) part of the book. Follow your curiosity (and your nose) through this ridiculously revolting world of facts!
Cadence and Kittenfish
If a kitten hates the water … can it come to love a mermaid? Find out in this story about setting goals, problem-solving, and (eventually) making friends.
Cadence is a very busy little mermaid—dancing with dolphins in the morning and practicing Tai Chi at the lighthouse in the afternoon—but something is missing. She really wants a kitten!
When she discovers a family of felines onshore, Cadence can’t believe her luck. But, as the mermaid tries to play with one of the kittens, she soon discovers that cats do not like water and are very pointy in all the wrong places. Ouch!
With her kitten dreams dashed, Cadence couldn’t be sadder. Is there a pet out there that can love her and the sea? Maybe there’s one right under her fin!
From author Judith L. Roth and artist Jaclyn Sinquett, Cadence and Kittenfish: A Mermaid Tale reminds us to follow our hearts and our fins—and be ready for some surprises!
Goddesses and Gardens
Only the bravest dare to enter the gardens of the powerful goddesses of Greek myths!
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In this must-have children’s storybook collection, young readers will enter a world where goddesses command the seasons, trespassers turn into pigs, and every flower has a story.
Discover magic and mythology, fruits and flowers, in three exciting myths:
Descend into the underworld—and back again—with Persephone, the goddess of spring!
Join Echo as she finds her independence with the help of the goddess Nemesis!
Wash ashore on Circe’s remote island, where a mighty sorceress turns men into beasts!
This enchanting introduction to mythology by Valerie Tripp will have ancient stories of goddesses and gardens leaping right off the page. Discover the magic, and experience the triumph firsthand!
With stunning, full-color illustrations from Teresa Martinez and foil on the cover, Goddesses and Gardens promises to thrill a new generation of readers with bold heroines and fantastical flora—for a lifetime to come.
The future is female and strong women are leading the charge!
Girls Rule is a female empowerment book about the powerful lives of strong women who broke down barriers, inspired millions, and accomplished their goals against several odds.
The future is female and women are taking over the world. They're dreaming big and aiming for a better future all while tapping into their divine feminine energy. Empowering books for women is essential for growing and blossoming into the woman that you're meant to be.
Strong women are breaking barriers all across the world. Soft yet fearless, these independent women are the protagonists of several revolutions destined to change humanity forever through women power. These women inspire action, resilience, and hope for readers of all ages and genders who believe the future is female.
Inside Girls Rule, you’ll find:
An inspirational and empowering book for women to tackle inequality on all levels
Lessons that highlight the importance of intersectionality by women leaders
Personal accounts of strong women such as Emma Watson, Michelle Obama, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, and more
If you're looking for empowering books for women or inspirational books by women like The Great Book of Badass Women, Legendary Ladies, or The Book of Awesome Girls, you’ll love Girls Rule.
The Book of Awesome Girls
Celebrate the Power of Girls in This Book for Teens
"As Beyonce rightly declared, girls DO run the world." ―Vicki León, author of Uppity Women of Medieval Times
#1 New Release Teen & Young Adult Women’s Biographies, Social Activists, and Sociology
You’re a teenage girl and this is the time you’re coming into your own. Girl empowerment is more accessible than you think. In The Book of Awesome Girls celebrate the power of girls and the famous girls who have shaped, and continue to shape, our future.
An uncensored history of girl power. Before they were seasoned women, little feminists were changing society and inspiring future generations. At seventeen, Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Days after her thirteenth birthday, Anne Frank began writing one of the most poignant glimpses of Nazi occupation. Packed with mini biographies of big she-ros, The Book of Awesome Girls features famous girls alongside the equally awesome teens omitted from the history books. With a bonus chapter on girl empowerment today, readers are invited to learn about modern figures like Greta Thunberg and Mari Copeny.
Girls just wanna have nonfiction. Driven by girl empowerment, this collection of biographies tells the unique stories of strong voices—despite age. From artists to athletes, The Book of Awesome Girls showcases a plethora of passions and skill sets to prove that strong is the new pretty. According to these famous girls, you don’t have to be of voting age to make a difference.
Inside, you’ll find captivating chapters such as:
Little Entrepreneurs: Girls With Vision
Beautiful Royals: Girls Who Rule the World
Dancers and Actresses: Turning Creativity into Social Change
If you’re looking for books for teen girls—or enjoyed young adult books like Teen Trailblazers, Herstory, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, or 100 Extraordinary Stories for Courageous Girls— then you’ll love The Book of Awesome Girls.
The Future of Science is Female
Women Scientists and Entrepreneurs You Should Know
“A book that is sure to inspire a new generation of girls in STEM. Educational and inspiring!” ─ Felicia Day, New York Times bestseller, American actress, gamer, writer, web series creator, and queen of the geeks.
#1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Inventions and History of Science and Biographies.
From saving the oceans to improving the rehabilitation and job prospects of people struggling in prison, these badass female scientists and entrepreneurs are changing the world.
Take a look at what the future holds—and how women are making it better. In The Future of Science is Female, author and award-winning journalist Zara Stone shares the fascinating, complicated stories of how a diverse group of powerful women got started—from the perspective of those still working it out as they go along. Take 22-year old Dominique Barnes, a female hero of the oceans. She was worried about all the dolphins and whales killed during shrimp farming, so the marine biologist created a tasty, affordable plant-based shrimp alternative. And she's just one of the sheroes you will discover in The Future of Science is Female.
Real encouragement and inspiration for today's amazing girls. Forget the "ivory tower" of accomplishment. Learn about the drama, tears, and adventures everyday women heroes face as they race to fix everything the world has messed up. The Future of Science is Female inspires future female founders of the world to turn their dreams into reality.
Readers of inspiring books about strong women like The Book of Awesome Women, Galaxy Girls, and Girls Who Run the World will love The Future of Science is Female. Inside also learn about:
Kimberlie Le and her edible synthesized fungi that tastes just like your favorite seafood
Pree Walia's Nailbot, a portable printer that prints nail art from a cellphone and encourages girls to join STEM programs
Millie the Magical Stone Skipper
With the help of a wise frog, Millie learns a special skill that empowers her to help others while staying true to herself.
When young Millie sees her three older brothers head into the world to pursue their goals, she retreats to the creek to reflect on her own ambitions. There, she develops a magical hidden talent.
With the help of a friendly frog, Millie learns the art of perseverance by perfecting her stone-skipping skill. When a mischievous bandit puts her siblings in peril, can Millie harness her new power to save them?
Set against the stunning backdrop of Teton Valley, Millie the Magical Stone Skipper is a Wild Western tale that empowers young readers to try new things and live purposeful and authentic lives.
Call Me Penny Pickleberry
And that’s when it started . . . the inside-out squeezing, pulsing, whirly feeling in Penelope’s belly.
Meet Penelope Pickleberry, first-grader extraordinaire. Penelope can do lots of things, like pack her own snack and tie her shoelaces in under thirty seconds. But Penelope has one huge problem—Nelly, the negative voice in her head that tells her about bad things that might happen.
At the final game of the soccer season, Nelly’s I-just-can’t message is getting louder. Luckily, Penelope also has Penny, the positive, confidence-boosting voice inside her that tells her to be brave and persevere. Will Nelly win the battle? Or will Penny’s words of encouragement prove more powerful?
This fun and relatable picture book helps kids manage childhood anxiety by learning to quiet their negative self-talk and listen to their own Penny, the inner voice that fills them with the courage to conquer everyday obstacles.
Includes “A Guide for Shushing Your Nelly”— practical tips to help children overcome anxious thoughts.
A Warbler's Journey
With poetic language and lush oil paintings, children will cheer on the tiny but mighty yellow warbler as she makes her perilous migration journey from the tropics of Central America to the Canadian tundra.
The warbler is helped along the way by three
different children and families: a Nicaraguan family whose traditional shade coffee farm sustains migrant birds, an African-American family that creates a
garden in their backyard on the gulf coast to provide food for her, and a
family from The Łutsël K'é Dene First Nation in Canada who have preserved land
for all animals.
"With its engaging story and richly detailed illustrations of one yellow warbler's epic spring migration, this book is sure to inspire and inform readers of all ages." -- David Sibley, author of The Sibley Guide to Birds, What it Means to be a Bird, and many others.
Falling in love. Evading the authorities. Chasing the rabbits.
Now high school sophomores, the self-styled “Freaks” are back in class in quiet Quapaw City, Arkansas. They grapple with the ordinary challenges of everyday teen life: cliques, cars, and crushes. While everything appears normal on the surface, looks have rarely been more deceiving. A secret government task force—fully aware of the unusual powers the Freaks have acquired—is determined to capture them. Even as the mysterious Baltar Sterne shares ancient wisdom and offers hope, a new menace silently emerges in the woods outside of town. Clever, inexorable, and far more lethal than the Freaks’ first superhuman foe, this traveler from another world possesses powers that can only be described as godlike. The Freaks and their town will be tested in horrific ways they are powerless to predict or even imagine.
My Name Is Not Ed Tug
A sweet, whimsical story about the meaningfulness behind a person's name and the power of accepting people just as they are.
Featured in Children's Book Council's Summer 2022 Showcase: Love Makes the World Go Round
"Names are so important. They are our parents' first gifts to us. They have history and meaning. For some it is the name we choose that embraces the best version of ourselves. Everyone deserves to be called by their correct name. This was simply beautiful." —Lupe, Bookmarks (Winston-Salem, NC)
"Edimorwhitimormiligimmus Tug is determined to teach his classmates and teacher about the important family stories behind his superlong name." —Publishers Weekly, Fall Children's Announcements
Edimorwhitimormiligimmus Tug has a very special name that is all his own. But his teacher thinks it's too long and hard to say. One day she shortens it to. . . Ed.
But he loves his name just the way it is. So he comes up with a plan—if he can teach everyone his name, maybe they'll love it too!
Sweet and whimsical, My Name Is Not Ed Tug empowers readers to own their identities and proudly celebrate who they are.