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New Book: The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby 3!

Happy launch day to The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, Vol. 3 by Marek Bennett! This YA graphic novel brings us the continuing adventures of a Yankee schoolteacher in the Union Army.

JANUARY-MAY, 1864: While Freeman Colby recovers his health in a D.C. hospital, the war works unforeseen changes all around him…. Featuring the stories of schoolteachers & bricklayers, radicals & refugees, nurses & politicians–Drawn from their actual diaries, letters, sketchbooks, & more!

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New Book: Everybody Counts!

Count on a great new picture book from Matt Forrest Esenwine and Emma Graham!

Everyone is helpful, in large and small amounts.
Everybody matters. Everybody counts!

From the publisher: So begins Everybody Counts!, a creative foreign language counting picture book. Get a taste of diversity as you explore this far-reaching festival of food and count your way to a full plate of fun! Readers will get to learn how to count to 10 in twelve different languages, from Greek and Portuguese to Swahili and Navajo. It’s true: everybody DOES matter. Everybody counts!

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New Books from Mark Hoffmann!

Our lives have been enriched by a new currency-focused book from Kimberly Wilson and Mark Hoffmann!

Pennies, worthless? Non-cents!

Hot off the minting press, Penny feels like a million bucks. But as other coins and bills are spent while she sits forgotten, she begins to doubt her value. She is too small to slot-surf with Quarter. Even penny candy sells for a dime! Refusing to be short-changed, she sets out to find her purpose at any cost.

Readers will laugh at a wealth of money puns, learn a basic lesson on US currency, and discover that self-worth is truly priceless.

A romp of a tale about the surprising similarities between dinosaurs and children from Anne Ylvisaker and Mark Hoffmann!

Iamasaurus. I am noodlevorous. One of the genus Ridiculorous. Mothers abhor us. Babies adore us. We romp and we stomp and we chomp on the floras. 

Turns out kids are not unlike T. rexes. Did you know both creatures share many of the same body parts—maxillae, mandibles, clavicles, ribs. Scapulas, humeri, tibias, fibs? This fun romp of a book will make young readers’ inner dinosaurs roar with delight.

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New Book: A Beginner’s Guide to Being Human

Welcome to planet Earth, A Beginner’s Guide to Being Human by Matt Forrest Esenwine, illustrated by André Ceolin!

Being a human is a lot of work! Thankfully, humans experience many of the same feelings, situations, and challenges, so we don’t have to figure it all out on our own–we can help each other navigate the ups and downs. Full of humor and heart, this engaging guide inspires kids to be humans who are kind, empathetic, and thoughtful. No matter what our day brings, we can choose to practice self-control, compassion, and forgiveness. Don’t worry, young human, it’s okay to make some mistakes along the way–just remember that it’s love that keeps us all afloat at the end of the day.

Events, New Book



There have been some amazing events around the country for Erin E. Moulton‘s new anthology, Things We Haven’t Said. On April 11, Erin traveled to NYC for a standing-room only event at Strand Bookstore. Contributors Barbara, Maya, Don, and Jane joined her, sharing their stories from the book and answering audience questions.