Summer is right around the corner, which means you are probably looking for some suggested summer reading! Sourcebooks Jabberwocky has you covered with this children’s books round-up. We’ve got books for all ages too—from early reader to middle grade. Learn about sharks and physics, go on an adventure with a dinosaur, run around on the soccer field, and then move up to the roof for some fresh air. Enter to win a copy of all eight of the books featured in the post at the bottom.
Shark Lady by Jess Keating,
Illustrated by Marta Álvarez Miguéns
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Pub. Date: June 6th, 2017
At 9 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 her many discoveries to the shark-related myths she dispelled, Eugenie’s wide scientific contributions led to the well-earned nickname “Shark Lady.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As an author and zoologist, Jess Keating has tickled a shark, lost a staring contest against an octopus, and been a victim to the dreaded paper cut. She lives in Ontario, Canada, where she spends most of her time writing books for adventurous and funny kids. Visit her online at jesskeating.com.
Marta Alvarez Miguens is a self-taught children´s illustrator. She was born in 1976 in a small town in Galicia and she currently lives in A Coruña (Spain). She has worked for several Spanish and International Publishers illustrating education books and picture books. Her artwork was exhibited in the international Biennal Illustration of Bratislava in 2007 and she is a member of the Galician Illustrators Association (AGPI).
How to Tame a Triceratops by Will Dare
Illustrated by Mariano Epelbaum
Publication Date: April 4th, 2017
Welcome to The Lost Plains!
A wild west frontier where dinosaurs never went extinct.
Josh Sanders wants to be the next great dinosaur cowboy! Ropin’ raptors and ridin’ bucking brontosauruses just like his hero Terrordactyl Bill.
Too bad he’s stuck working on his family’s Iguanodon ranch, riding his ancient dino, Plodder. The closest Josh has ever been to a T-Rex is reading about them in his Dino Cowboy Handbook.
To prove he has what it takes, Josh is determined to win the annual Settlement Race. But he’s gonna need one fast dino to stand a chance. With the help of his friends Sam and Abi, Josh will need to tame a wild Triceratops!
This wildly entertaining new chapter book series for ages 7 and up features exciting illustrations and real dino facts! A great way to get kids reading. And don’t miss the next book in the series: How to Rope a Giganotosaurus.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ever since he was a little boy, Will Dare has been crazy about T-Rexes and velociraptors. He always wondered what it would be like to live in a world where they were still alive. Now grown up, he has put pen to paper and imagined just that world. Will lives in rural America with his wife and best pal, Charge (a dog, not a triceratops!).
Jelly Bean Summer by Joyce Magnin
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
At breakfast, I sit at the table and work on three things:
- A bowl of Rice Krispies with sliced banana on top
2. My courage
3. How exactly to tell Mom I’m moving to the roof
Joyce is desperate to get out of the room she shares with her older sister. All she wants is some peace and quiet, not the kind that fills the space left by her missing brother and tastes like butterscotch gone sour, the kind where you can breathe deep and see the stars.
So she moves to the roof. Up there it’s nothing but blue sky. Blue sky and….another roof dweller? Joyce soon discovers she’s not the only one who’s been driven to rooftop living. With the help of a pair of binoculars, a sketch pad, and a pen, Joyce makes an unexpected friend and sets in motion a summer she’ll never forget.
JOYCE MAGNIN has written books for adults and children. She teaches writing workshops and is a popular conference speaker who lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit Joyce at joycewritesforyoungpeople.blogspot.com
Baby University series by Chris Ferrie
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | IndieBound
In Rocket Science for Babies readers learn about the basics of aerospace engineering. General Relativity for Babies introduces Einstein’s most famous theory and teaches babies all about black holes, gravitational waves, and more. Quantum Physics for Babies and Newtonian Physics for Babies give simple introductions to the principles that give quantum physics and Newton’s laws of motion their names.
These first four books in the series will be released May 2, 2017. Additional releases will be added to the series July 2017, October 2017, and January 2018.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chris Ferrie is a physicist, mathematician, and father of four budding young scientists. He believes it is never too early to introduce small children to big ideas.
Soccer Sisters: Out of Bounds by Andrea Montalbano
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
Fans of Alex Morgan’s The Kicks will love this new series by former soccer player, coach, and motivational speaker Andrea Montalbano about a group of friends and the lessons they learn through their love of the world’s most popular sport.
Makena Walsh absolutely loves soccer. She knows it’s the best sport around and she feels lucky that the teammates on her super competitive and super skilled team, the Brookville Breakers, feel the same way. The girls always have and always will be Soccer Sisters.
But when a new person joins the Breakers, everything changes. Skylar is a great player and really cool―but she also doesn’t always play by the rules. Makena, hoping to impress Skylar, starts acting out and running wild, off and on the field.
But with a huge tournament looming, Mac’s got tough choices ahead. Choices that will affect her family, her friends, and the game she loves. Can she stay true to what the Soccer Sisters believe in and win the
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ANDREA MONTALBANO is an author, advocate, and coach. A former player, she was co-captain at Harvard. Andrea was a writer and producer for Today and is involved in charities that promote girls and sports. She is also the author of the novel Breakaway and lives with her two children in Westchester, NY.
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