Quarto Kids | 6 January 2020January Book List: 9 Books for the New Year Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Is “reading more” one of your 2020 resolutions? Ring in the New Year with these inspiring titles! A Year of Nature Poems By Joseph Coelho Illustrated By Kelly Louise Judd Ages 9-12, Hardcover See how animals behave through the seasons, and the cycle of trees and plants, from the first blossoms of spring through to the stark winter wonderland in December. Twelve inspiring poems from Joseph Coelho, one for each month of the year, paired with folk art from Kelly Louise Judd give this book year-round appeal. A beautiful book for your bookshelf, to spark an idea for your own poem, or to teach a love for nature and to help children foster a love for the natural world. Everybody CountsBy Kristin RoskifteAges 4-8, Hardcover This fun book teaches you to count from 0 to 7.5 billion, but also to do so much more. Follow the characters’ stories through the book and see how their lives collide with those of others. There are a lot of secrets to be discovered for the sharp-eyed! You’ll see that everyone is different, everyone has their own life, and that – most importantly – everybody counts. At the end, a spotting section allows you to go back and have even more fun. Everybody Counts is critically acclaimed for its unique approach to visual communication, and has been awarded some of the world’s highest honors for children’s literature. This Book Is Anti-RacistBy Tiffany JewellIllustrated by Aurelia DurandAges 11-15, Paperback ‘In a racist society, it’s not enough to be non-racist—we must be ANTI-RACIST.’ —Angela Davis Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation. Gain a deeper understanding of your anti-racist self as you progress through 20 chapters that spark introspection, reveal the origins of racism that we are still experiencing and give you the courage and power to undo it. Each chapter builds on the previous one as you learn more about yourself and racial oppression. Exercise prompts get you thinking and help you grow with the knowledge. 50 Trailblazers of the 50 StatesBy Howard MegdalIllustrated by Abbey LossingAges 12-16, Hardcover Meet 50 trailblazers who made the United States what it is today in this gorgeously illustrated biography book. With one trailblazer from every state, you’ll discover how Rosa Parks from Alabama fought for civil rights, how Barack Obama from Hawaii proved an African-American could be President, how Joe Biden from Delaware protected women from domestic violence and how Betty Ford from Michigan improved treatment for drug addiction. Each spread features a timeline of the trailblazer’s life, key facts about their achievements and how their trailblazing continues today. By honoring people who strove in the areas of equal rights, feminism and environmentalism/conservation, this fact-packed book celebrates what makes America great, then and now. The Dictionary of Difficult WordsBy Jane SolomonIllustrated by Louise LockhartAges 7-70, Hardcover What is a bumbershoot? Or a moonbow? And what does it mean when someone absquatulates…? Find out all this and more in The Dictionary of Difficult Words. Test your knowledge with more than 400 words to amaze, confuse and inspire budding wordsmiths (and adults). All of the words featured in this book are difficult to spell, hard to say and their meanings are obscure to most children (and most adults)! Written with simple, easy-to-understand definitions by lexicographer Jane Solomon, this dictionary celebrates the beauty of the English language for family trivia time spent around the printed page. 100 Things to Recycle and MakeBy Fiona HayesAges 5-7, Hardcover Everyday materials are transformed into all kinds of stunning and practical projects, from toy animals and vehicles to dressing-up props, decorations, games, and even fun storage solutions. Bringing together the best projects from the popular Crafty Makes series, each section is dedicated to a different base object: cardboard boxes; paper plates; cardboard tubes; materials from nature; and egg cartons. With twenty projects per section to choose from, and 100 projects overall, this book will appeal to a wide range of ages and interests. Simple cardboard tubes become a set of pirate skittles, a friendly octopus, and an entire castle. Plain cardboard boxes are turned into a pirate ship, a money box, and a robot; twigs, leaves and other outdoors materials become picture frames, masks, and a dinosaur. Paper plates make a great bug or flower hat, a dotty frog, and a cute panda, while egg cartons are turned into a fire engine, a pencil holder, and a Christmas tree. Step Into Your PowerBy Jamia WilsonIllustrated by Andrea PippinsAges 9-12, Hardcover Listen up! You’ve heard about heroes and read about the greats, but how do you actually get there yourself? This book shows you how to make your big dreams a big reality. Learn from the lived experience of author Jamia Wilson and illustrator Andrea Pippins as they mentor you through growing up in the modern world, and teach you how to STEP INTO YOUR POWER. ‘Slay your fear!’ ‘You’ve got this!’ ‘Take heart and trust your gut!’ In this friendly guide, mentor Jamia Wilson helps you achieve your dreams and know your rights with caring advice and actions you can take and make your very own. Explore what it means to know and trust your insights and capabilities with stories, images, activities, resources and action prompts that you can interact with on your own time and, most importantly, on your terms. A Girl’s Guide to Kicking GoalsBy Steph Claire Smith and Laura HenshawAges 14-25, Paperback As teenage models, Laura Henshaw and Steph Claire Smith know exactly what it feels like to grow up in a media savvy world which makes growing up far more complicated. Having traded in skinniness for feeling great through fitness and a balanced diet, Laura and Steph’s book A Girl’s Guide to Kicking Goals traces their journey towards finding balance, happiness and self-acceptance in a digital world. Twinning ItBy Sam and Teagan RybkaAges 12 and Up, Paperback In Twinning It, globally popular acrobatic duo and YouTube sensations Sam and Teagan Rybka share their life story to date, as well as lots of fun tips and advice for balancing family and friends with fitness goals, fashion, beauty and fun. Learn to navigate social media, feel confident in the skin you’re in, and realize that the highs and lows are all just part of growing up. Teaching dance by day and making YouTube videos by night for their 4 million-plus followers, Twinning It shares The Rybka Twins’ formula for success as well as lots of awesome, never-before-seen acrobatic poses taken on stunning beaches and famous landmarks, taking their Aussie way of life and sunny attitude to the world. 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