The Journal of Anxious Izzy Parker

Eight-year-old Izzy Parker’s biggest problem is feeling anxious and afraid. Her mom’s decision to move them across the country to Prince Edward Island didn’t help.

In her honest, awkward, and anxious journal, Izzy writes down the story of her life and how she is trying to be a little less afraid.

I Am BIG

Illustrated By: Marley Berot

In the middle of the ice, a young Black hockey player finds joy in his talent and confidence in the cheers of his family, his coach, and the other players. Their support gives him the power to face down those who see him as a threat and to focus on the thrill of the game.

A Symphony of Remembrance

Introduction by: Katarzyna Person

In a Jewish neighborhood in Warsaw, Stefan Carter grows up without much of a connection to Judaism. The Nazi occupation of Poland changes everything, and Stefan faces the same fate as the rest of the Jewish community — forced into the Warsaw ghetto and at constant risk of violence and deportation to the Treblinka death camp.

Double Karma

Burmese-American photographer Min Lin’s first trip to Burma in 1988, during an uprising, sends him on a journey of self-examination and stirs up a secret family history when he comes face-to-face with a Burmese army captain that looks just like him.

Standing on Neptune

In fractured vignettes, Brooke Palinder describes the week she spends wondering if she’s pregnant after realizing her period is late. Her boyfriend is unable to offer support and Brooke can’t even tell her best friend. Feeling isolated, she reexamines her life and readies herself to take a pregnancy test.

Swept Away

Suspicious of her neighbor Beatrice’s untimely death, Ruth Mornay teams up with Bea’s godson Saul to figure out what happened that night on the flooded banks of the Teeswater River. Ruth, Saul, and Ruth’s pet chicken Dorcas scour the box of seemingly random junk that Bea left behind for clues.

Literacy Leadership Matters

The literacy fundamentals school leaders need to understand and support teachers and students. This book empowers principals to inspire and lead schools where reading, writing, and literacy flourish.

Lost Dogs

In this darkly funny debut from Lucie Pagé, characters collide in the most unexpected ways as they search to create meaning and relationships in their lives. What begins as a search for a lost dog propels a group of unconnected characters into a difficult journey of self-discovery.

What Does Hate Look Like?

How do we talk about hate that hurts? Real kids from real classrooms share their stories to help us to see the bias, prejudice, violence, discrimination, and exclusion around us—what hate looks like to them. Why? So we can stand against hate and never be the cause of it. And to show us how to cope and get support if we have been hurt.

Father Eagle and the Hunter

His village and children are hungry and meat is scarce, so when a hunter finds a nest of eaglets, he thinks they would make quite a tasty soup. However, Father Eagle stops the hunter and offers him a deal in order to save the eaglets.

Roan Stallion

A Lakota teen and a roan stallion form a deep relationship after they both survive being sucked into a raging tornado. With the help of friends and family, the teen trains the stallion to lead a relay race team so he can try to win the prize money for a much-needed new tractor.

Some Unfinished Business

Gripping and evocative, Some Unfinished Business tells the story of a man determined to prevail through anti-Soviet resistance in occupied Lithuania, imprisonment in the Gulag, the hands of bureaucracy that attempt to thwart his love for a woman with a mysterious past, while chasing the back of a man who first dared him to dream.

Billy Buckhorn and the Book of Spells

After Billy Buckhorn survives being struck by lightning, he is left with extraordinary visions and psychic insights. When his deceased grandmother conveys a message to him, Billy realizes that his special powers will be used to defeat the ancient evil threatening his Cherokee Nation.

The Ferryland Visitor

Illustrated By: Gerald Squires

When she moves into an abandoned lighthouse-keeper’s house with her family, Esther is excited by her new surroundings. One day the former constable comes to welcome her family to their new home. But just who is this mysterious man?

Shadow Life

Delivering a not guilty verdict at the end of a trial for the disturbing murder of a child, Matthew Rice’s life begins to unravel. As he searches for his place in a world that has changed in ways he doesn’t understand, he goes into survivalist mode and tries to sit out whatever cataclysmic event awaits the world.

Jazzy Vegetarian

This 10th Anniversary edition coincides with the 10th season of the Jazzy Vegetarian television series and features recipes from new and past seasons.

Oculum Echo

As Echo1 wakes from an 83-year sleep to search for life in the wasteland, the children of Oculum flee the Unruly and their stolen weapons, desperately trying to reach the safety of MedFell Hall.

The Book of Us

Sixteen-year-old Noah Greene is in the relationship of a lifetime with his brilliant girlfriend, Miranda Owens, but when he says something that hurts Miranda and destroys everything they’ve built, he’s devastated. Determined to make amends, Noah sets out to truly understand the harm his words have caused.