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From the tiniest bug that crawls on the earth to the great minds who strive to learn and protect it, these books celebrate our big, round world. Meet amazing scientists like Meg Lowman and Charles Henry Turner, and discover wonderful poetry for children that’s written to praise our precious planet—the churning forces deep underground, the […]

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Welcome to our SLJ video corner! Here, you can view trailers for our new and upcoming book releases, as well as watch insightful and creative discussions between our authors and their editors.   Learn more about our books!   SOMETIMES IT’S BRIGHT Book Trailer In this visually rich picture book, a girl discovers the joy […]

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We are so excited about the newest picture book in our Secret Life series that we’ve decided to go out on a limb to offer an extremely special preorder offer. We’d say “act fast” but that’s not really in the spirit of the sloth… however, we do have to limit this to the first 100 […]

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Poetry takes complex ideas and breaks them down into feelings—it elevates the most simple moment into a magical experience, and celebrates all five senses. It can make mundane interactions feel meaningful, and bring the mysteries of nature to life. Poetry can be silly, informative, educational, and transformative. April is National Poetry Month, and we’re so […]

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An exclusive session with Gail Jarrow and Calkins Creek editor Carolyn Yoder discussing why learning history is so important to understanding the present! The following Q&A sheds light into why author Gail Jarrow is so intrigued by historical horrors, and why she writes about deadly diseases in history.  How did you meet and how did […]

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When you teach kids Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, you set them up to be problem-solvers for life! Many of the books in this vibrant collection feature biographies of inventors, scientists, artists, and innovators, and tell the stories of how ordinary people looked at the world a little bit differently, and made life-changing discoveries. […]

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March is Women’s History Month Read • Honor • Celebrate • Learn March is Women’s History Month and we are so excited to share the little-known stories of American women all month long. Each book on this list tells an inspiring story and contains extra resources, timelines, author’s notes, and so much more. From inventors […]

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Fourteen poems compiled by award-winning poet and anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins introduce readers to the various construction people who collaborate to create a high-rise hotel building, from architect to crane operator to glaziers and more!   Ideal for fans of Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein, this collection of hilarious poems features delicious vocabulary and a […]

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Introducing Astra Publishing House A Global Publishing Venture Led by Ben Schrank Astra Publishing House will include: Astra House: new literary imprint to publish fiction/nonfiction & poetry mineditionUS, prestigious picture book publisher, to open US office Boyds Mills & Kane, award-winning children’s book publisher, joins the group Astra Quarterly, new literary magazine to debut in 2021 […]

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Update: March 1, 2021 Guidelines for Online Reading During the Coronavirus  How to share BMK books with students * These guidelines are for all educators and librarians, wherever you reside. A silver lining of the challenges we are currently facing is the heartwarming and absolutely unsurprising commitment we are seeing by authors, illustrators, teachers, librarians, and all […]

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