Where is Antarctica?

Explore Antarctica–the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on Earth–in this adventure-filled title in the Who HQ series.

Antarctica, the earth’s southernmost continent, was virtually untouched by humans until the nineteenth century. Many famous explorers journeyed (and often died) there in the hope of discovering a land that always seemed out of reach. This book introduces readers to this desert–yes, desert!–continent that holds about 90 percent of the world’s ice; showcases some of the 200 species that call Antarctica home, including the emperor penguin; and discusses environmental dangers to the continent, underscoring how what happens to Antarctica affects the entire world.

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre

By Anika Aldamuy Denise. A lyrical picture book portrait of New York City’s first Puerto Rican librarian describes how Pura Belpré moved to America in 1921 and became an influential writer and puppeteer who is celebrated for championing bilingual literature.

The Bell Rang

A young slave girl witnesses the heartbreak and hopefulness of her family and their plantation community when her brother escapes for freedom in this brilliantly conceived picture book by Coretta Scott King Award winner James E. Ransome.

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates

By Ryan Higgins. When the class pet bites the finger of Penelope, a Tyrannosaurus rex, she finally understands why she should not eat her classmates, no matter how tasty they are.

It’s the End When I Say It’s the End

By Stephen Pastis. The creator of the acclaimed comic strip, Pearls Before Swine, presents a latest laugh-out-loud entry in the best-selling series that began with Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.

The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

By Shannon Hale and Dean Hale. When a goo monster crashes the science fair, the Princess in Black is on the job, and with the help of the Princess in Blankets, sets out to save the science fair.

Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise

By David Ezra Stein. A follow-up to the Caldecott Honor-winning Interrupting Chicken finds the plucky little red chicken concluding that an “”elephant of surprise”” is needed for any good story, until his Papa recommends classic tales that are surprising without elephants

A Big Mooncake for Little Star

By Grace Lin (signed edition). Reimagines the cycles of the moon as a mother bakes a Big Moon Cookie and, despite Mama’s request to wait, Little Star begins nibbling at it every night.

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Alpaca Lunch

By Jennifer Churchman and John Churchman. 

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What If You Had an Animal Tail?

By Sandra Markle. If you could have any animal’s tail, whose would you choose?

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