New Books 2015-2016
Here is the spectacular cover for DIVE! coming September 27. DIVE! has received starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, and Hornbook.
Courage & Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in WWII Denmark. This book explores the Danish resistance movement and the rescue of the Danish Jews. It is the first of three nonfiction titles on World War II. August 2015.
Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of a Borrowed Guinea Pig. Based on Beatrix Potter's journal entries, this historical fiction picture book will be released in 2016 for the 150th anniversary of Potter's birth. Feb 2016.
Written with environmentalist Philippe Cousteau, this picture book celebrates the impact young activists can have on a community. March 2016.
A picaresque novel about an immigrant boy in 19th century New York City, A Bandit's Tale The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket, features photojournalist Jacob Riis and ASPCA founder Henry Bergh as characters. April 2016.
Illustrated by Ron Husband, a legendary animator at Walt Disney, this book is set in 19th century St. Louis and was inspired by the efforts of John Berry Meachum to keep open a school for African American children. June 2016.