100 Excuses for Kids

Zach Robert AND Mike Joyer
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Kids are full of excuses—give them even more with 100 Excuses for Kids! Mike and Zach are the excuse experts!

Kids are full of excuses—give them even more with 100 Excuses for Kids! Mike and Zach are the excuse experts!

Abbie Against the Storm

Marcia Vaughan

Find your own courage in this thrilling picture book about a young woman triumphing over a deadly storm. After a supply ship fails to appear and her father leaves their island home for food and supplies, Abbie is left in charge of her family and the lighthouses her father keeps.

Find your own courage in this thrilling picture book about a young woman triumphing over a deadly storm. After a supply ship fails to appear and her father leaves their island home for food and supplies, Abbie is left in charge of her family and the lighthouses her father keeps.

Boys Know It All

The Editors of Beyond Words Publishing

"Don't be afraid to try something new. Have a little fun. Be creative. Dream," encourage Phillip and Andrew, twelve-year-old contributors to Boys Know It All.

"Don't be afraid to try something new. Have a little fun. Be creative. Dream," encourage Phillip and Andrew, twelve-year-old contributors to Boys Know It All.

Finding Fairies

Michelle Roehm McCann AND Marianne Monson-Burton
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Authors and world travelers Michelle Roehm McCann and Marianne Monson-Burton cover fairy lore of six continents. Stunning illustrations by David Hohn reflect the distinctive beauty and traditions of each culture’s fairies.

Authors and world travelers Michelle Roehm McCann and Marianne Monson-Burton cover fairy lore of six continents. Stunning illustrations by David Hohn reflect the distinctive beauty and traditions of each culture’s fairies.

Girls Who Rocked the World 2

The Editors of Beyond Words Publishing

The second in this series of books tells the stories of thirty real girls who changed history before reaching their twenties.

The second in this series of books tells the stories of thirty real girls who changed history before reaching their twenties.

The Girls' Life Guide to Growing Up

The Editors of Girls' Life Magazine

The editors of Girls' Life have collected their best advice from five years of their popular magazine in one hip, honest, and street-smart guide to growing up.

The editors of Girls' Life have collected their best advice from five years of their popular magazine in one hip, honest, and street-smart guide to growing up.

I Shook Up the World

May May Ali

I Shook Up the World is an exciting biography of one of the greatest sports legends and most admired men of all time, Muhammad Ali.

I Shook Up the World is an exciting biography of one of the greatest sports legends and most admired men of all time, Muhammad Ali.

The Magical Starfruit Tree

Rosalind C. Wang
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An impecunious boy's act of kindness to an old beggar bears a magical tree of starfruit for all the hungry Chinese villagers, except a miserly peddler who gets his comeuppance for his past stinginess.

An impecunious boy's act of kindness to an old beggar bears a magical tree of starfruit for all the hungry Chinese villagers, except a miserly peddler who gets his comeuppance for his past stinginess.

Our Community Garden

Barbara Pollak

Regardless of the actual weather, summer will bloom in your heart as soon as you open this book. Charmingly illustrated in a folk-art style, this heartfelt story captures the excitement of children getting their hands dirty and learning to nurture living things for the first time.

Regardless of the actual weather, summer will bloom in your heart as soon as you open this book. Charmingly illustrated in a folk-art style, this heartfelt story captures the excitement of children getting their hands dirty and learning to nurture living things for the first time.

Poppy Bear

Ruth Saltzman

When two curious children go in search of spring, they discover a huge bear sleeping in their garden.

When two curious children go in search of spring, they discover a huge bear sleeping in their garden.

Teen Dream Jobs

Nora E. Coon
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Every pre-teen and teen has the dream of having a cool, fun job that pays. What most don't know is that it is possible to start working in your dream career right now. Teen Dream Jobs is a complete guide for teens to finding the job that they have always dreamed of.

Every pre-teen and teen has the dream of having a cool, fun job that pays. What most don't know is that it is possible to start working in your dream career right now. Teen Dream Jobs is a complete guide for teens to finding the job that they have always dreamed of.

The Time of the Lion

Caroline Pitcher
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The Time of the Lion is more precious than gold. Let it always be the Time of the Lion.

At night, while his village sleeps, Joseph hears a lion's roar thunderclap across the wide East African savannah.

The Time of the Lion is more precious than gold. Let it always be the Time of the Lion.

At night, while his village sleeps, Joseph hears a lion's roar thunderclap across the wide East African savannah.

What I Believe

Jennifer Murphy-Morrical
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What I Believe is a touching account of some of our most cherished beliefs about life, love, hope and friendship. It appeals both to adults and children and provides an opportunity for them to share these important beliefs.

What I Believe is a touching account of some of our most cherished beliefs about life, love, hope and friendship. It appeals both to adults and children and provides an opportunity for them to share these important beliefs.

One Voice

In this compelling sequel to the award-winning One Smile, a young boy’s wish for a more peaceful world ignites a chain reaction of goodwill and cooperation that spreads throughout his community.

After Jacob gives a teacher his seat on the bus, his simple act of kindness is passed on to a neighbor, a mailman, a lonely young girl, a basketball player, and a dentist’s daughter before finally coming full circle to bless him and his special project. 

As Cindy McKinley’s heartwarming story unfolds, we see how even the smallest act of kindness can make a big difference.

In this compelling sequel to the award-winning One Smile, a young boy’s wish for a more peaceful world ignites a chain reaction of goodwill and cooperation that spreads throughout his community.

After Jacob gives a teacher his seat on the bus, his simple act of kindness is passed on to a neighbor, a mailman, a lonely young girl, a basketball player, and a dentist’s daughter before finally coming full circle to bless him and his special project. 

As Cindy McKinley’s heartwarming story unfolds, we see how even the smallest act of kindness can make a big difference.

Moonboy

Carolyn Garcia

When a charming lunar visitor arrives in the town of Poppygold, most people refuse to talk to the new arrival because he looks so strange. Luckily, one curious boy decides that he will let Moonboy speak for himself.

Through Ed Bread's bravery, the town learns and important lesson about true friendship and the dreams within our hearts.

Readers of all ages will love joining Moonboy on his interplanetary search for a friend.

When a charming lunar visitor arrives in the town of Poppygold, most people refuse to talk to the new arrival because he looks so strange. Luckily, one curious boy decides that he will let Moonboy speak for himself.

Through Ed Bread's bravery, the town learns and important lesson about true friendship and the dreams within our hearts.

Readers of all ages will love joining Moonboy on his interplanetary search for a friend.

From the Beyond Words Blog

Exclusive Interview with Ryan Ann Hunter

Ryan Ann Hunter is the pseudonym of Elizabeth Macalaster and Pamela Greenwood. Beyond Words recently sat down with them to discuss their latest book, In Disguise!: Undercover with Real Women Spies.

1. How did you begin writing together?

We belonged to a women’s writing group near where we lived in New Jersey, and one day we got to talking about collaborating, and how it might be a fun writing challenge, sort of an exercise. We picked young children’s nonfiction, a genre that neither of us had done alone. We had no expectations, but the collaboration clicked. Later, we tried YA. That worked, too. We are lucky to work easily with each other, channeling what we’ve called Ryan Ann Hunter’s force, her voice, into action.

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