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OUT MARCH 1, 2019!

“Isabella Bird was like a wild vine stuck in a too-small pot. She needed more room. She had to get out. She had to explore.”

Exploring was easier said than done in Victorian England. But Isabella persisted, and with each journey, she breathed in new ways to see and describe everything around her. Question by question, word by word, Isabella bloomed. First, out in the English countryside. Then, off to America and Canada. And eventually, around the world, to Africa, Asia, Australia, and more. 

This dashing picture book biography about the first female member of the Royal Geographic Society takes readers around the world with a daring nineteenth-century female explorer and author. Kristy Caldwell’s detailed illustrations illuminate Bird’s travels around the world, and Lori Mortensen’s back matter, author’s note, and bibliography will satisfy the curiosity of readers who want to learn more.

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Bobs and Tweets: Trick or Tweet

Scholastic Inc., 2018

In Book #3, Lou and Dean go trick-or-treating by themselves for the first time—until all the lights go out. It’s a blackout!

64 pages. ISBN 978-1338361001
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Flowers for Sarajevo

Peachtree Publishers, 2017

Drasko takes over his family's flower stand when war calls his father away, and sees the action of one brave musician ripple through the community.

32 pages. ISBN 978-1561459438
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Scholastic Inc., 2017

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80 pages. ISBN 978-0545870733
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Meet the Bobs and Tweets

Scholastic Inc., 2016

In Book #1, two families with very different lifestyles move onto Bonefish Street. The Bobs and the Tweets meet. 

80 pages. ISBN 978-0545870726
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