Being cool is an inside job.-Mister Cool
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*Named an anti-bullying book by Publisher’s Weekly!
Coolness? Mister Cool has it. His secret relies on confidence when bullies get in his face.
Blossom Plays Possum
Blossom likes to play possum when she’s shy. But that doesn’t help her win any popularity contests.
Unofficial Harry Potter Insults Handbook
*As featured on Buzzfeed’s “31 Magical Stocking Stuffers for Every Harry Potter Fan”
Got a Slytherin bully on your back? These 101 insults will have them shouting, “Accio Mercy!”
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What Birdy did for our students was priceless! Who knows who the next Birdy Jones will be because she took the time to connect with them as an author. They were honored and so were we!Frankie Harris - Literacy Supervisor
With it’s vibrant colors, diary doodles and bold confidence, Mister Cool is a cool read for cool kids!Tara Lazar
From the very first page of Mister Cool I giggled, chortled, and may have even snort laughed. And the last page? A big “Awww!” bubbled up and spilled out. Mister Cool is cooler than cool and I want to be like him when I grow up.Donna Earnhardt
Mister Cool is such a delight. It’s inventive and playful, while still managing to pack a beautiful, but never didactic, message of inner-confidence. This fun book has encouraged me to find my own inner cool and I’m certain will do the same for many children!Jasmine Warga
Unique, unexpected, and always charming, Mister Cool doesn’t hide his idiosyncrasies. This fresh look on celebrating our own individuality will certainly resonate with children who may sometimes feel like they are on the outside looking in — which is to say, all children, and likely some adults as well!Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
The Stuff You Came Here For!
Let's talk about ART baby! Artist Spotlight: Ed Young Hi-ho Book Buddy! I wanted to try something a little different this month. Usually, I do an "Author Spotlight" and I realized I'm leaving something VERY important out...THE ART! The illustrations in a picture book...read more
Was That a b-b-b-BEAR?! Fiction Review & Guide: We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. Illo: Helen Oxenbury Hi-ho Book Buddy! Today, I'm reviewing a classic oldie-but-goodie "We're Going on a Bear Hunt," about a seemingly naive family headed in search for a...read more
Hi-Ho Book Buddy! I've got an amazing non-fiction rec for you this month. If you love music, recycling, morals, tribe-mentality, teamwork and everything good on this earth, this book is for you and your littles! (And the activity guide will have you on all the high...read more