Every year I travel up to Parma, MI for NerdCampMI along with thousands of educators, authors, illustrators, ed tech-ers, and anyone interested in celebrating books. We are there for 2 days of education and fun. Here are links to the latest work of a smattering of the book creators who'll be at NerdCamp in 2018. Enjoy!
Thoughtful, strong-willed sixth-grader Merci Suarez navigates difficult changes with friends, family, and everyone in between in a resonant new novel from Meg Medina.
In the tradition of The Thing About Jellyfish and When You Reach Me, acclaimed author Kat Zhang offers a luminous and heartbreaking novel about a girl who is convinced that an upcoming solar eclipse will bring back her dead mother.
2017 Pura Belpre Illustrator Award Winner
Go-getter Brianna Justice is back and on assignment with her local newspaper in this third book in the popular President series
From the critically acclaimed author of Amina's Voice comes the second book in an exciting new middle grade series about a scrawny fourth-grader with big dreams of basketball stardom.Now that Zayd has made the Gold Team, he's hustling hard and loving every minute of the season.
In 1942, when Mahatma Gandhi asks Indians to give one family member to the freedom movement, ten-year-old Anjali is devastated to think of her father risking his life for the freedom struggle.
One of The New York Times' Notable Children's Books of 2017: "In this delightful and heartwarming throwback to the big-family novels of yesteryear, a large biracial family might lose their beloved brownstone home, but win it back with an all-out charm offensive."
In the beginning, there were three colors . . .
All special in their own ways, all living in harmony--until one day, a Red says "Reds are the best " and starts a color kerfuffle. When the colors decide to separate, is there anyting that can change their minds?
When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens-with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words.
A girl, a potato, and a very sad flamingo star in this charming sequel to I'm Bored by New York Times bestselling author and comedian Michael Ian Black and celebrated illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi.Everyone feels sad sometimes--even flamingos. Sigh.
Enjoy carnival rides and deep fried pickles in this warm, funny middle grade novel about family and friendship.
Miranda is the lead singer in her family's musical band, Miranda y Los Reyes. Her family has worked hard performing at festivals and quincea eras. Now, they have a shot at the main stage. How will Miranda make it a performance to remember?
Topics such as race, gender, politics, religion, and sexuality are part of our students' lives, yet when these subjects are brought up at school teachers often struggle with how to respond.
A buoyant, breathtaking poem from Juan Felipe Herrera -- brilliantly illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Lauren Castillo -- speaks to every dreaming heart.
From the computer science nonprofit Girls Who Code comes this lively and funny story introducing kids to computer coding concepts.
Sometimes you need to keep a few secrets.
Sticks & Stones by Abby Cooper is a feel-good middle grade debut with just a dash of magic...
"Tender, comforting, and complex." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Drawn with exquisite precision and quiet dashes of humor." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A lovely, ruminative selection." --School Library Journal (starred review)
A perfectly pitched bedtime story and counting book for sleepy train lovers, illustrated in dramatic 3D sculptures
Misfit Tally is forced to room with queen bee Ava on the seventh grade field trip to Washington, DC, and discovers several surprising things about her roommate--including the possibility of an eating disorder--in this timely new novel from the author of Star-Crossed and Halfway Normal.
The battle between boys and bots is on in this funny, fast-paced novel.Ken is an EngiNerd: one of a super-smart group of friends--all nerds--who have been close since kindergarten.
At nine years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium in New York City. At the time, sharks were seen as mindless killing machines, but Eugenie knew better and set out to prove it. Despite many obstacles in her path, Eugenie was able to study the creatures she loved so much.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Rump comes a thrilling new middle grade trilogy about three city kids who get on the wrong subway train and wind up on a wild, magical mystery-adventure throughout time. Imaginative, daring, and packed with fun, Time Castaways is perfect for fans of Escape from Mr.
In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery -- Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is.
Beatrice does her best thinking upside down.
When a new bunch of baddies bust up the town, Dog Man is called into action -- and this time he isn't alone. With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, our heroes must save the day by joining forces with an unlikely ally: Petey, the World's Most Evil Cat. But can the villainous Petey avoid vengeance and venture into virtue?