On The LOOK OUT for Kids’ Books SPRING 2023!

The Soaring ’20s are back with a Spring 2023 Showcase!


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Greenhouse Effect Science Experiment
Vegetable Printing Activity
Constellation Projector Craft

Lindsay Metcalf

NO WORLD TOO BIG: Young People Fighting Global Climate Change is a picture-book poetry anthology that celebrates twelve young activists and three activist groups who have made an impact around climate change in their communities, countries, and beyond.

Try this simple experiment demonstrated by NO WORLD TOO BIG co-editor Lindsay H. Metcalf to understand the greenhouse effect driving climate change. All you need is a two-liter bottle, a pair of scissors, a thermometer, and a sunny day.

Lindsey Metcalf NO WORLD TOO BIG

NO WORLD TOO BIG: Young People Fighting Global Climate Change Written by Lindsay Metcalf & Illustrated by Jeanette Bradley
Published by Charlesbridge, March 14, 2023
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Qing Zhuang

Sharing a delicious meal helps a child feel loved in this heartfelt tribute to Chinatown and spending days-off together.

On a rainy Saturday, a young girl feels as gray as a pigeon. Since moving from China to New York City, Mom, Dad, and Grandma have been very busy working. But a trip to Mom’s favorite Chinatown store to find the best produce, seafood, and spices for dinner just might turn the girl’s day around.

Here’s a fun vegetable printing activity to go with RAINBOW SHOPPING! Did you know you can make prints using any hard vegetable or fruit? In this simple activity, we will use a common ingredient, garlic, as a stamp to create a picture!


RAINBOW SHOPPING, Written and Illustrated by Qing Zhuang
Published by Holiday House, March 3, 2023
Connect with Qing on Twitter | Instagram | Website

Kristen Larson

Wrapped in a blanket of sparkling space, an unformed star waits for its bright future to begin. Deep inside, something glimmers and glows: a new light.

Astronomer and astrophysicist Cecilia Payne was the first person to discover what burns at the heart of stars. But she didn’t start out as the ground-breaking scientist she would eventually become. She started out as a girl burning with curiosity, chasing the thrilling lightning bolt of discovery, hoping one day to unlock the mysteries of the universe.

Here’s an activity linked to THE FIRE OF STARS perfect for the budding astronomer in your life. This constellation projector is simple to make with common household items. And the results are stellar, which you’ll see at the end!

Kristen Larson FIRE OF STARS


THE FIRE OF STARS: The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars Are Made Of
Written by Kristen Larson, Illustrated by Katherine Roy
Published by Chronicle, February 7, 2023
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