"A subtle, deceptively simple book about inclusion, hospitality, and welcoming the 'other.'" --Kirkus Reviews "A boundlessly inclusive spirit...This open-ended picture book creates a natural springboard for discussion." --Booklist "This sweet extended metaphor uses an umbrella to demonstrate how kindness and inclusion work...A lovely addition to any library collection, for classroom use or for sharing at home." --School Library Journal In the tradition of Alison McGhee's Someday, beloved illustrator Amy June Bates makes her authorial debut alongside her eleven-year-old daughter with this timely and timeless picture book about acceptance. By the door there is an umbrella. It is big. It is so big that when it starts to rain there is room for everyone underneath. It doesn't matter if you are tall. Or plaid. Or hairy. It doesn't matter how many legs you have. Don't worry that there won't be enough room under the umbrella. Because there will always be room. Lush illustrations and simple, lyrical text subtly address themes of inclusion and tolerance in this sweet story that accomplished illustrator Amy June Bates cowrote with her daughter, Juniper, while walking to school together in the rain.
Gabriel Nemo is not your typical twelve-year-old. A descendant of the famous Captain Nemo, he spent the first years of his life living in obscurity, isolated in his parents' peaceful underwater research lab. But with his older sister off following in their ancestor's footsteps, sinking whalers and running away from vengeful navies, Gabriel decides it's time to forge his own path, and use his Nemotech legacy for good. But when Gabriel's sister suddenly appears with proof of previously undiscovered sea creatures--giant beasts inhabiting wrecked war planes and ships--Gabriel and his new friends must face their biggest and most dangerous mission ever!
What do you do with an idea? Especially an idea that¿s different, or daring, or a little wild? This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. It¿s a story for anyone, at any age, who¿s ever had an idea that seemed too big, too odd, too difficult. It¿s a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it space to grow, and to see what happens next.
What Do You Do With an Idea? has won several awards, including the Independent Publisher¿s Book Gold Award, the Washington State Book Award, and the Moonbeam Children¿s Book Award.
It has also hit multiple best-seller lists, such as Publisher's Weekly, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.
New York Times Bestseller National Book Award Nominee Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery It's wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler's inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers' adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo's home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook's daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House--and themselves.