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    And I Think About You Rosanne L. Kurstedt, Ya-Ling Huang
    9781525304590 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Family Age (years) from 3 - 6, Grade (US) from P - 1, Reading age from 3 - 6 On Sale Date:September 20, 2022
    $21.99 CAD 10 x 9 x 0.55 in | 0.95 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      A mother bear at work all day never stops thinking about her child in this reassuring story with a heartwarming message. In this tender picture book, a mother bear tells her child about her workday. She describes one activity after another, and follows each description with “And I think about you.” Illustrations show her at her tasks, with a corresponding activity she imagines with her child in a thought bubble beside her. Then, turn the page, and the child is shown participating in a parallel activity at school. So, the mother bear reads her emails, and thinks about reading to her child, while the child reads on the carpet in the classroom. She shares a project with her coworkers, and thinks about sharing time with her child on the sofa, while the child shares a pinwheel during circle time. The rhythmic pattern will enchant and delight young readers --- all the way to the surprising end! Rosanne L. Kurstedt beautifully captures the loving connection between a parent and child in this sweet story told in a gentle singsong narration, with sound effects. Ya-Ling Huang uses layers of watercolor and colored pencils to create a soft, transparent visual effect. The repeated refrain --- “And I think about you” --- is relatable, comforting and true, perfect for reassuring a child that, even out of sight, they are never out of their parents' thoughts. This book will encourage sharing stories, and could spark a wonderful routine for readers. It offers an excellent opportunity to explore what parents do all day at work as well. It is also sure to resonate with parents.
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      Rosanne L. Kurstedt, PhD has been an educator for over twenty years, supporting learners of all ages. She is the author of several books for teachers, including Teaching Writing with Picture Books as Models and a series entitled 100+ Growth Mindset Comments. She is also the founder of The Author Experience, a 501(c)(3) organization committed to the transformative power of sharing stories. Her first children's book, Karate Kid (Running Press Kids), was released in 2019. And I Think About You is her second book. Rosanne lives in New Jersey with her family, including their dog Dorothy (who looks just like Toto).
      Ya-Ling Huang was born in Taiwan and received her master's degree in children's book illustration in the U.K., where she now makes her home. Ya-Ling writes and illustrates her own stories, and illustrates other picture books, young adult novels and magazines. When she was seven, Ya-Ling decided she wanted to be a storyteller, and she has been creating stories and comics ever since. In 2016, her work was shortlisted for the Bologna International Award for Illustration, highly commended for the Macmillan Prize and awarded second place in Poland's Katowice “A Well Designed Book” competition.
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      Warm and reassuring, sure to be especially appreciated by families with working parents and apprehensive children.—Kirkus Reviews
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    Bird Feeder, The Andrew Larsen Canada, Dorothy Leung Canada
    9781525304835 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Family Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:October 04, 2022
    $21.99 CAD 8.5 x 10.5 x 0.55 in | 0.91 lb | 40 pages Carton Quantity:38 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      In this poignant story from Andrew Larsen, a child spends time with a beloved grandmother during her final days and experiences love that will last a lifetime. When Grandma gets sick and comes to stay at her grandchild's house, she brings her bird feeder. Grandma loves birds. And the child loves the time they now get to have together, drawing pictures of birds and “talking about interesting things.” After a while, though, Grandma's health declines, and she moves to the hospice. Hanging Grandma's bird feeder outside the window there makes things better. After a while, though, Grandma continues to grow weaker, and her ability to interact lessens. Difficult as it is, the child adjusts, knowing that, while the situation keeps changing, their love for each other never wavers. Award-winning author Andrew Larsen beautifully captures the special bond between a child and a grandparent, and sensitively deals with a child's loss of a loved one. Using the motif of their shared love of birds and its physical manifestation in the form of the bird feeder allows for a continuity in the child's life that puts the loss in a larger context. Larsen offers an authentic, straightforward presentation of the process of a loved one's death, from being sick, to going to the hospice, to participating less and less in their relationship, to death. It will lead young readers to ask their own questions about life, death and how we remember those who die. The cool palette and simple lines in Dorothy Leung's art evoke empathy for the child's experience, while the presence of the birds adds life and hope to the visual story.
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      Andrew Larsen is the author of many books for children, including Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden; A Squiggly Story; The Bagel King; In the Tree House; The Imaginary Garden; and The Man Who Loved Libraries. Andrew lives in Toronto, Ontario.
      Dorothy Leung studied and worked in architecture before taking the headlong plunge into her illustration dream. In her work she strives to evoke empathy, nostalgia and wonder. When the Wind Came is her first book; The Bird Feeder is her second. Dorothy lives near Tkaronto (Toronto), Ontario.
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      ... a heartwarming story of serendipity and connection, both among people and with the environment.—Booklist, starred review (Praise for The Imaginary Garden)
      A tear-jerker sure to bring comfort to those facing similar partings.—Kirkus Reviews
      The Bird Feeder is the perfect story to help put into words what a parent may not be able to do in those moments.—CM Magazine
      This quiet, sweet story is a gift for all ...—Kirkus Reviews, starred review (Praise for The Not-So-Faraway Adventure)
      As fresh and vibrant as a spring bouquet, this joyous offering will delight children, particularly young artists, throughout the year.—Booklist, Starred Review (Praise for Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden)
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    I Am Not a Tin Can! Barroux, Barroux
    9781525305542 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:September 06, 2022
    $21.99 CAD 8 x 10.5 x 0.55 in | 0.87 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      In this one-of-a-kind story, a robot and a boy consider who --- or what --- makes a good friend. When a robot asks a boy, “Can we be friends?” the boy replies, “I don't think so. You're a tin can.” The robot disagrees. And to prove that it is not a tin can, the robot shows the boy all that it can do: Play music! Do math! Bake a cake! But the robot has no brain, the boy insists, and no heart. So surely it is a tin can. Is there anything the robot can do to change the boy's mind? What does it take to prove you're more than what you appear to be? And, more important, what does it take to be a good friend? Whimsical and a little offbeat, Barroux's endearing picture book offers a delightful twist on the familiar theme of making a new friend. The spare story, told entirely in dialogue, and simple drawings convey poignant lessons: the boy comes to understand the importance of empathy, the robot discovers what happiness feels like and both characters learn a little bit about the meaning of friendship. With its comforting blend of humor and heart, this sweet book strongly supports social-emotional learning. It also supports the character education topics of empathy, kindness and caring.
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      Born in Paris and raised in Morocco, Barroux has a passion for travel and exploring other cultures. It's no surprise that he approaches each new book he is illustrating as if it's the beginning of an adventure. Barroux strives to create unusual artwork, and when creating picture-book art, he always tries to surprise the little kid that's inside of him. Despite all of the countries and faraway lands he's explored, Barroux still believes that life in books, where dogs can fly and trees are blue, is more extraordinary. He has illustrated and, in some instances, written numerous books for children for various publishers, including Blue Apple Books, Running Press, Simon & Schuster, Viking and Kids Can Press.
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    Most Magnificent Idea, The Ashley Spires Canada, Ashley Spires Canada
    9781525305047 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:September 06, 2022
    $21.99 CAD 9 x 9 x 0.6 in | 0.87 lb | 40 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      The long-awaited sequel to the runaway bestseller The Most Magnificent Thing that readers have been clamoring for! The girl in this story, with her dog at her side, loves to make things. Her brain, she says, is an “idea machine,” so full of ideas that she can hardly keep up. But then one day ... it isn't. All of a sudden, the girl can't come up with a single idea for what to make. She tries everything: brainstorming, gathering new supplies, even jumping up and down on one foot to shake an idea loose. But, nothing. The girl realizes, with no ideas taking up space in her brain, it's filling with sad instead. What if she never has another idea again? Award-winning and bestselling author-illustrator Ashley Spires ingeniously captures the ups and downs of the creative process in this delightful picture book starring the beloved characters from The Most Magnificent Thing. With her signature wit and dry humor, Spires keeps the entertainment level high for readers, who will be rooting for their heroine to get her mojo back. The detailed and expressive artwork humorously captures the emotional arc of the girl's process. This book offers a terrific character education lesson in patience and perseverance. It will provide inspiration to makers and visionary creators everywhere, encouraging them to believe that an idea is sure to come if they just give it the opportunity --- and if it comes from the heart. The Most Magnificent Thing inspired an award-winning animated short film, and a TV series is in the works.
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      Ashley Spires is the author and illustrator of many books, including the best-selling The Most Magnificent Thing and the Binky Adventure series. She is a drinker of tea, eater of candy and lover of cats. When she is not making books, she enjoys yoga, jogging and fostering orphan kittens for her local shelter. Ashley lives in Delta, British Columbia, with her dog and far too many felines.
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      It's a useful description of the creative process, an affirmation of making rather than buying, and a model for girl engineers.—Publishers Weekly (Praise for The Most Magnificent Thing)
      Reassuring banter for any young maker hitting their first rough patch.—Kirkus Reviews
      Spires' understanding of the fragility and power of the artistic impulse mixes with expert pacing and subtle characterization for maximum delight.—Kirkus Reviews - Starred Review (Praise for The Most Magnificent Thing)
      This is a solid choice with a great message that encourages kids not to quit in the face of disappointment but rather to change their perspective and start over.—School Library Journal (Praise for The Most Magnificent Thing)
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    Only the Trees Know Jane Whittingham Canada, Cinyee Chiu
    9781525304927 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:September 06, 2022
    $21.99 CAD 10 x 9 x 0.5 in | 0.96 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:34 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      A frustrated little rabbit longs for spring in this gentle, warmhearted story about waiting. Little Rabbit is hungry, bored and very tired of winter. “When will it be spring?” he asks his parents. All they can tell him is that he must wait and be patient. Except, Little Rabbit doesn't like waiting, or being patient. Instead, he turns to the oldest, wisest rabbit in the forest, his grandmother, to find out when it will be spring. “Only the trees know,” she says. “Ask them, and they will tell you.” So Little Rabbit does. But the trees don't answer him. He tries shouting, jumping up and down, listening very hard. And still, nothing. Then, just when Little Rabbit is about to give up, he notices there's something different in the forest, something that's right underneath his nose ... Author Jane Whittingham's message of finding hope and patience in trying times is always a relevant one for children. The lyrical depictions of the forest in winter --- “The winds blew and bit, the trees shivered and shook, and the snow fell and fell” --- give this book the feel of a classic. Cinyee Chiu's lush illustrations in muted shades evoke a magical wintery world, and their varied perspectives perfectly showcase Little Rabbit's place in his world. This book offers excellent character education lessons on patience, perseverance and resilience. Young readers will be rooting for Little Rabbit, easily relating to his impatience. It's the perfect read-aloud for a late-winter day, or anytime children are finding it hard to wait.
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      Jane Whittingham is a children's librarian and the author of several picture books. While she waits for spring to come, she entertains herself with tea and books. She lives with her family in Burnaby, British Columbia.
      Cinyee Chiu studied illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art and has worked on books, board games and more. Interested in sustainable living, she dreams of someday planting her own spring vegetable garden and living somewhere close to nature. She divides her time between Colombia and Taiwan.
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      Here's to spring green, togetherness, and looking to the trees.—Kirkus Reviews
      The mindfulness theme of the story encourages readers, like the young rabbit, to slow down and be aware of their surroundings.—Booklist
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    Person Can Be ..., A Kerri Kokias, Carey Sookocheff Canada
    9781525304873 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2, Reading age from 3 - 7 On Sale Date:October 04, 2022
    $21.99 CAD 10 x 9 x 0.65 in | 0.9 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:38 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      A one-of-a-kind book that shows how naughty and nice (and other opposite qualities!) can describe the same person --- at the same time! This deceptively simple book uses children's everyday experiences to explore the complexities of human nature. Each page features an illustration of a child embodying two seemingly contradictory characteristics, with the named characteristics as the only text. For example, “Unlucky and lucky” describes a boy whose bouquet of balloons makes him lucky, but since one has floated away, he's unlucky at the same time. On another page, a girl making sure that the food she's pouring lands in her cat's bowl is careful, but since her foot has knocked over the bag of food, she's clumsy as well. And another girl climbing a tree to retrieve a kite is brave, but she's also afraid. Full of clever observations, it's sure to pique children's curiosity about all the ways people can be, while making them wonder --- How many different things am I? Kerri Kokias has crafted a unique and thoughtful picture book that gives children the vocabulary to identify the emotions, attributes, and personality traits of complicated humans everywhere. Both serious and lighthearted, it validates feelings, fosters emotional intelligence, and provides a wealth of social emotional learning. It's perfect for conversations about how other people can be, and how children sometimes feel they are themselves. Carey Sookocheff's sophisticated artwork makes the dual characteristics clear, and at the same time, moves each of the character's stories forward, until all of them (a total of 10, each appearing twice) are gathered together at the playground, “Different and the same.”
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      Kerri Kokias is the author of Clever Hans and Snow Sisters. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her family.
      Author and illustrator Carey Sookocheff has more than ten books to her credit. They include the critically acclaimed Buddy and Earl series, I Do Not Like Stories, What Happens Next, as well as Wet and Solutions for Cold Feet, which she both wrote and illustrated. Her work has also appeared in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Wall Street Journal and Real Simple magazine. Carey lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her family and their dog, Rosie.
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      Good fun for those shouty storytime crowds.—Kirkus Reviews (Praise for You Might Be Special)
      Simple and intricate.—Kirkus Reviews
      ... a positive book that will be a guaranteed hit with young children!—CM Magazine (Praise for You Might Be Special)
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    We Are Many Dave Cameron Canada, Suharu Ogawa
    9781525304668 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3, Reading age from 4 - 8 On Sale Date:October 04, 2022
    $21.99 CAD 8 x 12 x 0.6 in | 0.97 lb | 32 pages Carton Quantity:36 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      A quirky story with a kid's-eye view of the curious ways people behave in groups. In a field outside the city, a group of children are playing a simple game. They run after a kicked ball, then throw themselves on top of the ball in a laughing heap. Then the adults arrive. Lots of adults. They want to join the “people pile.” But as more and more people join the pile, some of them become uncomfortable. Others have questions. Lots of questions. Like, how big is their pile? Are they a mountain? And when a disruption causes the one pile to become two piles, is that better? All the while, the children are confused. What are all these adults doing? Can't they just get back to their game? Award-winning journalist Dave Cameron has created an unconventional, one-of-a-kind story to introduce young readers to some big ideas about societies, group mentality and group dynamics. It's an excellent choice to encourage critical thinking about how people interact with each other in groups and could jump-start any number of wide-ranging discussions about societal structures, equality and fairness. The story's open-ended yet positive resolution reassures readers that societies are always growing, changing and reinventing themselves, and that, ultimately, no one is better than anyone else and all are welcome and can be accommodated. Suharu Ogawa's playful art is full of humorous and fun details that children will enjoy poring over, discovering something new with each read.
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      Dave Cameron is an award-winning magazine writer whose work has appeared in The Walrus, Reader's Digest and Cottage Life. We Are Many is his second book for children. He lives with his family in Hamilton, Ontario.
      Suharu Ogawa is a Toronto-based illustrator originally from Japan. Formally trained in art history and cultural anthropology, she worked for several years as a university librarian until her passion for illustration called her out of that career and into the pursuit of a lifelong dream. Since then, Suharu has done various work for magazines, children's books, public art projects and more. She teaches illustration at OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario.
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      A good-hearted picture book with an unusual, fictional take on metamorphosis.—Kirkus Reviews (Praise for Wingmaker)
      A bizarre yet intriguing look at human behavior.—Kirkus Reviews
      ... an intriguing take around the metamorphosis of the eastern tent caterpillar ...—CM Magazine (Praise for Wingmaker)
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    Elinor Wonders Why: Forest Giants Jorge Cham, Daniel Whiteson
    9781525306204 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 3 - 6, Grade (US) from P - 1, Reading age from 3 - 6 On Sale Date:September 06, 2022
    $16.99 CAD 7.5 x 9 x 0.45 in | 0.68 lb | 40 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      Just how tall can a tree grow? And why don't the biggest ones topple over? Elinor and her friends figure it out! It's field trip day! Elinor, Olive and Ari are going with their class to see some of the tallest trees in the world: giant sequoias. The friends are pretty sure the sequoias will be bigger than the trees in their neighborhood. But they never expect what they find when they walk deep into the forest and stand beside one of the largest of these giants! They can't even see the top! How tall is this tree? How does it grow so high and so straight? And why is its trunk so wide? The friends look for clues to solve the sequoia's mysteries --- and learn that trees and block towers have some things in common! This fun early reader graphic novel is from a series based on the Emmy-nominated PBS Kids TV show Elinor Wonders Why, created by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson. It encourages young children to be curious about the world around them, and to use science skills to help them figure things out. In this story, readers are introduced to physical science topics, including structures and stability, and life science topics such as plant habitats and the needs of living things. A step-by-step activity teaches a simple method for measuring the height of a tree. Sidebars throughout contain easy-to-digest science facts and key vocabulary words' meanings and pronunciations. The cheerful pages filled with brightly colored art and limited text make this a great series for introducing young readers to graphic novels.
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      Jorge Cham is an engineer-turned-cartoonist, writer and producer. He is the creator of the web comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics), which he started as a graduate student at Stanford University. Together with Daniel Whiteson, Jorge created and produces the PBS KIDS TV series Elinor Wonders Why. Jorge and Daniel have also co-written two books for adults, We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe and Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe, and they host the podcast Jorge and Daniel Explain the Universe on iHeartRadio. Jorge's debut middle-grade series, Oliver and the Great Big Universe, is forthcoming from Abrams. Jorge lives in California.
      Daniel Whiteson is a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine. Together with Jorge Cham, Daniel created and produces the PBS KIDS TV series Elinor Wonders Why. Daniel and Jorge have also co-written two books for adults, We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe and Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe, and they host the podcast Jorge and Daniel Explain the Universe on iHeartRadio. Daniel lives in California.
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    9781525306198 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 3 - 6, Grade (US) from P - 1, Reading age from 3 - 6 On Sale Date:September 06, 2022
    $16.99 CAD 7.5 x 9 x 0.45 in | 0.7 lb | 40 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      In this early reader graphic novel, part of the series based on the acclaimed PBS Kids show, Elinor the ever-inquisitive rabbit seeks to discover: what makes a good hiding spot? Elinor the rabbit is curious about everything. She loves to “follow her curiosity,” make observations and test her ideas as she explores nature's mysteries. One day, Elinor's curiosity is piqued when she and her friends Olive (an elephant) and Ari (a bat) are playing hide-and-seek. Time after time, though the three friends choose what seem like perfectly good hiding spots, the goat twins Mary and Lizzie keep finding them! And quickly! How can they make themselves harder to find? Is the solution hiding in plain sight? Based on the Emmy-nominated PBS Kids television show Elinor Wonders Why, created by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson, this unique early reader graphic novel series tells fictional stories with a science twist. It's sure to spark readers' interest in the natural world, inspire them to ask questions and teach them scientific skills. This title provides a perfect, easy-to-understand introduction to the concept of camouflage. Sidebars with science facts and key vocabulary words are interspersed throughout the story, and an activity at the end of the book teaches children how to observe the animals in their own neighborhood and identify which ones use camouflage to hide in plain sight. Highly visual, with simple text, it makes a great choice for a first graphic novel. There are excellent connections to life science lessons on animals, characteristics of living things and habitats here.
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      Jorge Cham is an engineer-turned-cartoonist, writer and producer. He is the creator of the web comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper (PHD Comics), which he started as a graduate student at Stanford University. Together with Daniel Whiteson, Jorge created and produces the PBS KIDS TV series Elinor Wonders Why. Jorge and Daniel have also co-written two books for adults, We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe and Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe, and they host the podcast Jorge and Daniel Explain the Universe on iHeartRadio. Jorge's debut middle-grade series, Oliver and the Great Big Universe, is forthcoming from Abrams. Jorge lives in California.
      Daniel Whiteson is a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine. Together with Jorge Cham, Daniel created and produces the PBS KIDS TV series Elinor Wonders Why. Daniel and Jorge have also co-written two books for adults, We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe and Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe, and they host the podcast Jorge and Daniel Explain the Universe on iHeartRadio. Daniel lives in California.
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    Rover and Speck: This Planet Rocks! Jonathan Roth, Jonathan Roth
    9781525305665 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 7 - 10, Grade (US) from 2 - 5, Reading age from 7 - 10 On Sale Date:October 04, 2022
    $16.99 CAD 6.5 x 8.5 x 0.6 in | 14.72 oz | 104 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      In this one-of-a-kind graphic novel, two mismatched rovers meet on a distant planet and discover that space exploration is not what they expected! A perfect space adventure for aspiring (and armchair) astronauts everywhere! When Rover crash-lands on a rocky planet and finds Speck stranded and in need of a battery charge, the two rovers hardly seem destined to make great teammates. Rover is organized, careful and on a mission to discover all the amazing things in the galaxy. Speck is impulsive, excitable and ... not totally sure what his mission is. Their differences are forgotten, however, when they make their first big discovery: they're not alone on the planet! And, suddenly, their only mission is to escape from the rock creatures that are chasing them! Jonathan Roth's hugely appealing graphic novel with classic comic-style art features a fast-moving and suspenseful plot, loads of silly laugh-out-loud moments and two endearing characters that young readers will instantly fall in love with. It's also a great introduction to real rovers and robots, and the entertaining sidebars sprinkled throughout the story containing facts about earth science topics like rocks and minerals, planets, and space systems add a light STEM touch to the fun. A draw-your-own-rover activity and an overview of some real-life rovers enhance the science and technology links. The series offers a unique and winning combination of a high-interest topic, spot-on humor and accessible science. This book also strongly features the character education topics of adaptability, cooperation and teamwork.
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      Author-illustrator Jonathan Roth has been fascinated with robotic space missions since the Viking landers sent back the first images from the surface of Mars. Jonathan, who teaches elementary art, lives in Rockville, Maryland, with his wife and two kitties in a house on a rocky planet orbiting a fiery star in a barred spiral galaxy. He is also the author of the Beep and Bob series.
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      The silliness of the plot belies the massive and impressive bulk of advanced scientific facts relayed within ... space-loving readers will feel right at home ...—Booklist
      An appealing tale that suggests that music is the path to interplanetary harmony.—Kirkus Reviews

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