The Opossum's Tale

By Deborah L. Duvall
Illustrations by Murv Jacob

“The elaborately patterned, intricate, black-and-white ink drawings, best viewed at close range, bring this entertaining, instructive story to life."-- Booklist

Grandpa Lolo's Navajo Saddle Blanket

La tilma de Abuelito Lolo
By Nasario García
Photographs by Richard Moeller

This bilingual tale offers an authentic slice of life in the multicultural West and will warm the hearts of readers of all ages.

Children of Time

Evolution and the Human Story
By Anne H. Weaver
Illustrations by Matt Celeskey

Children of Time brings the evolution of human behavior to life through Anne Weaver's scientifically-informed imagination.

The First Tortilla

A Bilingual Story
By Rudolfo Anaya
Illustrations by Amy Córdova
Translated by Enrique R. Lamadrid

"Anaya has retold a Mexican legend and made it his own with his spiritual prose. . .A beautifully written and illustrated title."-- School Library Journal

La Llorona

The Crying Woman
By Rudolfo Anaya
Illustrations by Amy Córdova
Translated by Enrique R. Lamadrid

The legend of La Llorona as retold by Rudolfo Anaya is storytelling anchored in a very human experience. His book helps parents explain to children the reality of death and the loss of loved ones.

Wonders of Nuclear Fusion

Creating an Ultimate Energy Source
By Neal Singer

With accessible writing, Neal Singer introduces young readers to what fusion is-and isn't.

Cell Phone Science

What Happens When You Call and Why
By Michele SequeiraMichael Westphal

Authors Michele Sequeira and Michael Westphal help young people explore this now-commonplace, socially important gadget that connects today's youth with their friends.

Subjects: ChildrenScience


On the Trail of Habitat Change
By Daniel Shaw

Eco-tracking tells true life success stories of young people involved in citizen science efforts and how others can join in tracking climate change, local wildlife, and other parts of the natural world.


An ABC Book of Loanwords from the Americas
By Linda Boyden

Linda Boyden shares an alphabet list of indigenous loanwords from North, South, and Central America that have found their way into common usage either nationally or regionally.

The Risen Horse

By Karen Taschek

This story of the tribulations of early reservation life that led to the modern-day triumphs of the Mescalero people also offers a rare glimpse at the strengths of education at Carlisle, largely remembered for its flaws.