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The Clown Said No

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Now with stunning new illustrations, this classic picture book centers on a circus clown who’s tired of being “the funniest.” He learns a word that everyone should be brave enough to wield: “no.” And once he lets his “no”... Read More

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Maybe You Might

by Michelle Anne Schingler

In this allegorical tale, a girl finds a seed and decides to replenish the local earth. She is patient, caring for and nurturing the seed; when it grows and produces fruit, her neighbors pitch in. The once arid soil around them blooms at... Read More

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In the Neighborhood

by Danielle Ballantyne

A neighborhood full of anthropomorphized animals (and one ogre) lives in a tenuous sort of harmony: they all mutually ignore one another. But when Mrs. Paquita, a literal night owl, loses her internet connection, her neighbor, a... Read More

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I Caught a Rainbow

by Michelle Anne Schingler

“A domesticated rainbow is very rare,” but that doesn’t stop a determined child in a colorful cap from trying. They poke breathing holes in a jar and scoop the colors in, being sure to offer those refractions all that they may... Read More

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A Very Mercy Christmas

by Danielle Ballantyne

Inspired by the season, Stella wants to go caroling, but her friends and neighbors are all too busy—or too grumpy—to join her. Her first caroling companion is an unconventional one: Mercy, a pig. A cat and a horse soon join the... Read More

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Prize for the Fire

by Meg Nola

Rilla Askew’s historical novel "Prize for the Fire" is the tragic, passionate story of an Englishwoman who lived during the reign of Henry VIII. In 1537, Martha faces an arranged marriage. But her sudden death leaves a void in the... Read More

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Making Happy

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Adults encourage Leila to express her feelings, but some feelings seem too big to share: she is lonely. And scared. And melancholy for “normal.” Her mother is always tired; she’s lost her hair, and even picking out pretty scarves... Read More

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