Illustrated by: Ana Gomez
May 1, 2018
Ever been stuck with a friend who’s totally uncool—and worried that it will rub off on you?
Welcome to Camp Wildwood! It’s Dragon’s first day, and his buddy would LIKE to show him a good time. But Dragon doesn’t seem to fit in with the boys and girls. He overturns the boat, ruins the puppet show, and even sets the tent on fire. Then, just as his buddy is about to give up, Dragon comes through in a pinch. This sweet, funny picture book teaches an important lesson in the true meaning of friendship—and in accepting the strengths and weaknesses of others.
Illustrated by: Florence Weiser
March 6, 2018
You can’t take the perfect selfie if you’re all by yourself.
Sebastian is one handsome fox—and he really, really loves to take selfies. But somehow, no matter how camera-ready he is, his pictures always lack a certain something. And he can’t put his paw on exactly what. So Sebastian sets off on an elaborate quest to take the perfect selfie, dashing from a glamorous red carpet in Hollywood to the vast expanse of the Grand Canyon. He even zooms to the Moon! Still, none of Sebastian’s photos make him happy. Could it be that the secret to his special selfie is right where he started . . . at home, with his friends?
Illustrated by: Stephanie Fizer Coleman
Clarion (Houghton Mifflin)
The true story of how the world’s one and only known deaf pygmy marmoset (the smallest type of monkey) overcame her disability and found family, friendship, and a home at the Rare Species Conservatory in Florida.
Illustrated by: Filippo Vanzo
February 1st, 2019
Maria Sibylla Merian was fascinated with insects. But when Maria was a girl in the mid-1600s, superstitions about bugs prevented most people from taking a close look. People thought bugs were evil—and anyone interested in such creatures was surely evil too. That didn’t stop Maria. Filled with curiosity, she began to study and paint them. She even witnessed silkworms form cocoons and transform into moths—discovering metamorphosis! Painting and drawing as she studied, Maria pushed the boundaries of what girls were expected to do, eventually gaining recognition as one of the first entomologists and scientific illustrators.
This gorgeously illustrated biography celebrates a fascinating female pioneer who broke boundaries in both the arts and sciences.
Illustrated by: TBD
Abrams Kids Books
The biography of a daring woman who spied for America right under the watchful eyes of the British during the Revolutionary War.
Illustrated by: Maris Wicks
Roaring Brook (Macmillan)
The true story of Mary Anning, a fossil-hunter who discovered some of the first dinosaur fossils.
Illustrated by: Gilbert Ford
2020 (exact date TBD)