Educator Resources

  • Three-Ring Rascals #2: The Greatest Star On Earth

    by Kate Klise
    Illustrated by M. Sarah Klise

    The rascals from the world’s friendliest family circus are back in the second installment of the new illustrated series that Kirkus Reviews calls “smafunderful (smart + fun + wonderful).”

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    Category: Children • Ages 7-10 • Grades 2-5

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  • The Time Fetch

    by Amy Herrick

    A middle-grade fantasy in the vein of A Wrinkle in Time and When You Reach Me, Amy Herrick’s story begins when Edward picks up what he thinks is a rock—but is really a Time Fetch—and causes a dangerous time rip. Only Edward and a band of three mismatched classmates who have touched the Fetch can see what is happening, so it’s up to them to repair the entire fabric of space and time.

    Category: Children • Ages 10+ • Grades 5+

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  • Somebody Up There Hates You

    by Hollis Seamon

    Richie is a normal seventeen-year-old—except he’s in hospice care. The end of his story is clear, but the people who love Richie want to keep him alive as long as possible. Richie wants to live as much as he can till the end. Oh, and there’s a fifteen-year-old girl named Sylvie across the hall. Somebody Up There Hates You is smart, funny, painful, and bawdy—with no holds barred.

    Category: Teens • Ages 14+ • Grades 9+

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  • If You Could Be Mine

    by Sara Farizan

    In Iran, it’s a crime punishable by death to be gay. Sex reassignment surgery is covered by the government health program, though, and regarded by many as a way to fix a “mistake.” Sahar, seventeen, has been in love with her best friend, a girl named Nasrin, since they were six. Sahar even lets herself dream that one day they might marry. But when Nasrin’s parents announce her arranged marriage will take place in a matter of months, Sahar must decide just what lengths she’ll go to for true love.

    Category: Teens • Ages 14+ • Grades 9+

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  • Three-Ring Rascals #1: The Show Must Go On!

    by Kate Klise
    Illustrated by M. Sarah Klise

    Three-Ring Rascals is the first series for newly independent readers from Kate and M. Sarah Klise (Regarding the Fountain, 43 Old Cemetery Road series). In their trademark style bursting with humor and wordplay complemented by illustrations, documents, and graphics, The Show Must Go On! introduces a cast of talking animals in the friendliest and funniest family circus in the world.

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    Category: Children • Ages 7-10 • Grades 2-5

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  • Anton and Cecil: Cats At Sea

    by Lisa Martin & Valerie Martin
    Illustrated by Kelly Murphy

    In the tradition of The Wind in the Willows, Stuart Little, and Poppy come two cat brothers whose curiosity about the world and passion for adventure takes them on a journey from their harborside home to see places and creatures beyond their wildest imaginings. Black-and-white line drawings illustrate each chapter.

    For more information about having Lisa Martin visit your students, please contact her directly by clicking here.

    Category: Children • Ages 8-12 • Grades 3-7

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