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Sightseeing with Aliens

Discover everything about aliens in this fun handbook packed with eerie accounts of the extraterrestrial, fascinating science, and weird facts–perfect for middle grade readers and young sci-fi fans.

Incoming transmission . . . Are there aliens out there? What’s the deal with Area 51? Can outer space support human life? Explore the extraterrestrial in Sightseeing with Aliens, a field guide for the curious and the adventurous. Blast off to space and discover:

  • Weird science and eye-opening history! Read up on humanity’s forays into space and meet the Mars rovers.
  • Fascinating accounts of alien encounters! What really happened in the 1947 Roswell Incident?
  • Out-of-this-world science fiction! Tune into iconic alien media, from H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds to Star Trek.

The third book in the Totally Factual Field Guide to the Supernatural series, Sightseeing with Aliens is a hilarious and unabashedly weird investigation into how the unknown can shape our lives. Get to know the extraterrestrial with stellar illustrations and hands-on activities, like creating a time capsule and taking on the 7-Day Earthling Challenge to help Planet Earth. The whole galaxy is out there—grab your guide, and let’s go!

For more on the supernatural, check out Hanging with Vampires and Chilling with Ghosts!

Posted by Gaby Iori

Kid Musicians

Inspiring, relatable, and totally true biographies tell the childhood stories of a diverse group of musicians, including Taylor Swift, Louis Armstrong, Harry Styles, Mariah Carey, Yo-Yo Ma, Paul McCartney, and 10 other influential musicians.

Every great musician started out as a kid once–and many discovered their love of music early on. Whether they became world-famous pop stars, groundbreaking jazz artists, or award-winning songwriters, these musicians pushed boundaries and left their mark. In Kid Musicians, tune into the childhood stories of musical legends such as:

  • Beyoncé used to play truth or dare in the middle of the night with the rest of her music group.
  • Dolly Parton sometimes made up her own title, author, and story when she had to give a book report in class.
  • Prince would rush home after school to watch Superman on TV.
  • Taylor Swift grew up on a Christmas tree farm!

Featuring kid-friendly text and full-color illustrations, Kid Musicians highlights renowned musicians who have made an impact on the world of music.

Posted by Gaby Iori

Dog’s First Christmas

In this follow-up to the beloved board book Dog’s First Baby, Dog and Baby explore the delightful and puzzling ways their family prepares for Christmas.

See these branches? They’re not for tugging.
See this ball? It’s not for fetching.

It’s the holiday season, and Dog smells a change in the air. With his new friend Baby by his side, Dog investigates the many strange occurrences in their home—like a tree in the living room, fragile balls that are not for fetching, and friends new and old—as he gets into the Christmas spirit with his family.

This next book in the beloved Dog and Cat’s First series will inspire canines and humans alike to cuddle up and celebrate the season together.

Celebrate new experiences any time of the year with Dog’s First Baby and Cat’s First Baby.

Posted by Gaby Iori

When in Doubt, Play Dead

This adorable book of pocket wisdom with 70 watercolor illustrations offers surprising insight from a delightfully unexpected source: the opossum.

The opossum—shy, awkward, resourceful, and deeply misunderstood yet thoroughly relatable—offers a model for seeing the world—and oneself—in an entirely fresh way.

Written and illustrated by Ally Burguieres, a wildlife rehabber and creator of popular Instagram account @ItsMeSesame who spends her days caring for opossums and learning from them, this book offers hope, inspiration, and encouragement to embrace life’s weird, wild, and wonderful moments.

  • Learn to live your life the opossum way with advice including:The difference between a weed and a flower is often a matter of taste.
  • It’s nobody’s business what’s in your pouch. Unless you’ve got snacks in there. In which case, you should share.
  • A bit of risk is part of life. Cross that street, but ALWAYS look both ways beforehand.
  • Smile! Unless someone tells you to, in which case you are well within your rights to scream.
  • And more

Posted by Kim Ismael

Kid Olympians: Summer

Triumphant, relatable, and totally true biographies tell the childhood stories of a diverse group of international athletes who have captured the world’s attention at the Summer Olympics and Paralympics, like Simone Biles, Jesse Owens, Naomi Osaka, Tatyana McFadden, and 12 other incredible olympians.

Athletes throughout history have dreamed of competing in the Olympics—and some were kids themselves when those dreams and plans began! In Kid Olympians: Summer, discover the childhood stories of legends such as:

  • Usain Bolt, who used to skip practices to go to the arcade and play video games.
  • Serena Williams, who sometimes hit her tennis ball over the fence on purpose!
  • Tatyana McFadden, who had to fight to be allowed on her school’s track team

Featuring kid-friendly text and full-color illustrations, you’ll be inspired to dream bigger, faster, and higher than ever before!

The diverse and inspiring group also includes Michael Phelps, Yusra Mardini, Dick Fosbury, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Gertrude Ederle, Nadia Comaneci, Ellie Simmonds, Tommie Smith, Wilma Rudolph, and Megan Rapinoe.

Posted by Kim Ismael

Let’s Find Yaya and Boo At Home!

Play hide-and-seek with adorable dogs Yaya and Boo in this joyful board book from the creator of the Find Momo series!

Where is Yaya, and what mischief is Boo getting into? Look for Yaya and Boo at a lemonade stand by the end of the driveway, hidden in the flower beds near the front porch, waiting for a snack at the kitchen table, and more! Learn new words by searching for objects in each picture, and spot Yaya and Boo in the unlikeliest places.

Whether they’re hiding in a cardboard castle or snuggling in a pile of stuffed animals, Yaya and Boo show us that staying at home can be an adventure, too!

Posted by Kim Ismael