Children & Teens Books of the Week

Classic Historical Fiction
Johnny Tremain 75th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328489166
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2018

Reissued for its 75th anniversary, Johnny Tremain (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $14.99) is Esther Forbes’s unforgettable story of a young silversmith who comes face-to-face with history in the making as he is swept up in the events preceding the American Revolution. Nathan Hale, who brought us the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales graphic novel series, has crafted a new cover and an illustrated forward for the novel that has been read by generations of students since it won the 1944 Newbery Medal. Ages 10-13. Janet Minichiello
A Classic Reissued
Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood Cover Image
ISBN: 9781478000044
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Published: Duke University Press - August 24th, 2018

James Baldwin’s only children’s book is little known: it went out of print soon after its 1976 publication, but has now been rereleased after over four decades. Baldwin drew inspiration from his young nephew to craft the story of irrepressible four-year-old TJ. Little Man, Little Man (Duke, $22.95) celebrates the joys, the challenges, and the complexities of TJ’s Harlem childhood without losing sight of the love and laughter in his family. Yoran Cazac’s watercolor illustrations from the original edition capture the vibrancy of Baldwin’s prose, making this a classic you never knew you were missing. Ages 10-13. Janet Minichiello

Classic For All Ages
Into the Jungle: Stories for Mowgli Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536205275
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Published: Walker Books US - October 2nd, 2018

Master storyteller Katherine Rundell offers a beautifully crafted retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s classic Jungle Book with Into The Jungle: Stories for Mowgli (Walker, $24.99). These enchanting tales provide rich background information about the childhoods of beloved characters Bagheera, Baloo, and Kaa. Woven throughout the pages are Kristjana S. Williams’s vibrant illustrations of flora and fauna, tracing the path of Mowgli and his friends as they make their way through the jungle just ahead of his wolf mother, Raksha, who must find Mowgli before a fearsome enemy does. Ages 9-12. Heidi Ashton Yoon