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Product Description: A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA School Library Journal Best Book of the YearGarvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading—anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food...read more

Hardcover:

9781629797403 | Wordsong, October 4, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA School Library Journal Best Book of the YearGarvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading—anything but sports.

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Product Description: Author Nikki Grimes returns with another deeply satisfying story for younger listeners, this one featuring a poetry contest and a new classmate with a secret.Dyamonde Daniel's best friend, Free, thinks he's poor. So when their teacher announces a big poetry contest, Free decides to enter—partly because he likes to rhyme, partly because he wants to be famous, but mostly because of the hundred dollar prize...read more

CD/Spoken Word:

9781501236280 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, December 29, 2015), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Author Nikki Grimes returns with another deeply satisfying story for younger listeners, this one featuring a poetry contest and a new classmate with a secret.

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Product Description: Dyamonde has just moved to a new school, and she’s impatient for a best friend. Then Free shows up, and there’s an even newer kid in class.Unfortunately, Free doesn’t want to be friends. In fact, he’s downright grouchy. Dyamonde is determined to find out what’s bothering him...read more

Paperback:

9780142415559 | Reprint edition (Puffin, March 4, 2010), cover price $4.99 | About this edition: "Dyamonde, a third grader, has "wild-crazy hair," is "skinnier than half a toothpick" and is more than equal to the challenge of entering the crowded field of confident grade school heroines.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781501236105 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, December 29, 2015), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Dyamonde has just moved to a new school, and she’s impatient for a best friend.
9781936223114 | Full Cast Audio, July 31, 2010, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Dyamonde Daniel may be new in town, but that doesn't stop her from making a place for herself in a jiffy.

Prebinding:

9780606147064 | Turtleback Books, March 4, 2010, cover price $14.75 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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Product Description: When Dyamonde Daniel’s friend Damaris suddenly becomes a picky eater, it doesn’t take Dyamonde long to figure out the problem: Damaris is secretly dieting because some mean girls teased her about her weight. Dyamonde can’t let her friend go on this way...read more

Hardcover:

9780399251788, titled "Halfway To Perfect: A Dyamonde Daniel Book" | Putnam Pub Group, July 5, 2012, cover price $10.99 | About this edition: Dyamonde knows it's what's on the inside that counts!

CD/Spoken Word:

9781501235986 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, December 29, 2015), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: When Dyamonde Daniel’s friend Damaris suddenly becomes a picky eater, it doesn’t take Dyamonde long to figure out the problem: Damaris is secretly dieting because some mean girls teased her about her weight.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781501235641 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, December 29, 2015), cover price $14.99

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Product Description: For twelve years, Joylin Johnson's life has been just fine. A game of basketball with the boys-especially her friend Jake-was all it took to put a smile on her face. Baggy jeans, T-shirt, and hair in a ponytail were easy choices. Then, everything suddenly seemed to change all at once...read more

Hardcover:

9781599902845 | Bloomsbury USA, September 13, 2011, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: For twelve years, Joylin Johnson's life has been just fine, thank you very much.

Paperback:

9781619630123 | Bloomsbury USA, July 27, 2016, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: For twelve years, Joylin Johnson's life has been just fine.

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Product Description: Gabby’s world is filled with daydreams. However, what began as an escape from her parents’ arguments has now taken over her life. But with the help of a new teacher, Gabby the dreamer might just become Gabby the writer, and words that carried her away might allow her to soar...read more

School and Library:

9781590789858 | Wordsong, September 1, 2013, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Gabby’s world is filled with daydreams.

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Product Description: Just in time for the 2012 election, a book & CD edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling picture-book biography of the 44th President!Nikki Grimes’s lyrical text and Bryan Collier's distinctive collages tell the inspirational story of President Barack Obama...read more

Paperback:

9781442450776 | Pck pap/co edition (Little Simon, March 6, 2012), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: Just in time for the 2012 election, a book & CD edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling picture-book biography of the 44th President!

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Product Description: Mary Rudine, called Mister by almost everyone, has attended church and sung in the choir for as long as she can remember. But then she meets Trey. His long lashes and smooth words make her question what she knows is right, and one mistake leaves her hiding a growing secret...read more

Paperback:

9780310723134 | Zondervan, August 16, 2011, cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Mary Rudine, called Mister by almost everyone, has attended church and sung in the choir for as long as she can remember.

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Product Description: Sam can't believe it when his father leaves the family to marry another woman-and a white woman, at that. The betrayal cuts deep-Sam had been so close to his dad, and idolized him. Now who can he turn to, who can he trust? Even God seems to have ditched him...read more

Paperback:

9781423102519 | Reprint edition (Jump at the Sun, April 1, 2007), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Alternating poems compare and contrast the conflicted feelings of Ishmael, son of the Biblical patriarch Abraham, and Sam, a teenager in New York City, as they try to come to terms with being abandoned by their fathers and with the love they feel for their younger stepbrothers.

School and Library:

9780786818884 | Hyperion, September 1, 2005, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Alternating poems compare and contrast the conflicted feelings of Ishmael, son of the Biblical patriarch Abraham, and Sam, a teenager in New York City, as they try to come to terms with being abandoned by their fathers and with the love they feel for their younger stepbrothers.

Prebinding:

9781439542088 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, August 11, 2008), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Sam can't believe it when his father leaves the family to marry another woman-and a white woman, at that.
9781417773657 | Reprint edition (Turtleback Books, April 1, 2007), cover price $18.40 | About this edition: Alternating poems compare and contrast the conflicted feelings of Ishmael, son of the Biblical patriarch Abraham, and Sam, a teenager in New York City, as they try to come to terms with being abandoned by their fathers and with the love they feel for their younger stepbrothers.

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Product Description: Literary award-winners Nikki Grimes and Bryan Collier's celebration of life, love, and family: now in a board book for the smallest hands to share.Now in board book for the youngest readers!"Welcome, Precious. Welcome to the warm circle of your daddy's arms, the slippery kisses of your giddy grandmother, and the cool tickle of Mommy's nose rubbing against your belly button...read more
By Bryan Collier (illustrator) and Nikki Grimes

Hardcover:

9780545046350 | Board book edition (Orchard Books, September 1, 2008), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Literary award-winners Nikki Grimes and Bryan Collier's celebration of life, love, and family: now in a board book for the smallest hands to share.

School and Library:

9780439557023 | 1 edition (Orchard Books, September 1, 2006), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Illustrations and text welcome a new baby to some of life's delights, from 'the glistening mystery of soap bubbles' to 'the swish of leaves in the breeze.

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Product Description: Jazmin Shelby was born with clenched fists. But that's okay, because she's got a lot of fighting ahead of her. Her father died, her mother is in the hospital, and all Jazmin has left is her big sister, CeCe. But she's fine because she has her friends, big plans for the future, and a zest for life and laughter that's impossible to resist...read more

Hardcover:

9780803722248, titled "Jazmin's Notebook" | Dial Books for Young Readers, June 1, 1998, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Jazmin, an Afro-American teenager who lives with her older sister in a small Harlem apartment in the 1960s, finds strength in writing poetry and keeping a record of the events in her sometimes difficult life

Paperback:

9780141307022, titled "Jazmin's Notebook" | Reprint edition (Puffin, February 1, 2000), cover price $5.99 | About this edition: Jazmin, an African American teenager who lives with her older sister in a small Harlem apartment in the 1960s, finds strength in writing poetry and keeping a record of the events in her sometimes difficult life.

Library:

9780803722262, titled "Jazmin's Notebook" | Dial Books for Young Readers, September 1, 1998, cover price $16.01 | About this edition: Jazmin, an Afro-American teenager who lives with her older sister in a small Harlem apartment in the 1960s, finds strength in writing poetry and keeping a record of the events in her sometimes difficult life

Reinforced:

9780606184144, titled "Jazmin's Notebook" | Demco Media, April 1, 2000, cover price $14.70 | About this edition: Jazmin, an African American teenager who lives with her older sister in a small Harlem apartment in the 1960s, finds strength in writing poetry and keeping a record of the events in her sometimes difficult life.

Prebinding:

9781439515686, titled "Jazmin's Notebook" | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, August 11, 2008), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Jazmin Shelby was born with clenched fists.
9780613236232, titled "Jazmin's Notebook" | Turtleback Books, March 1, 2001, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Jazmin, an African American teenager who lives with her older sister in a small Harlem apartment in the 1960s, finds strength in writing poetry and keeping a record of the events in her sometimes difficult life.

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Product Description: A Coretta Scott King Honor BookParis has just moved in with the Lincoln family, and she isn't thrilled to be in yet another foster home. She has a tough time trusting people, and she misses her brother, who's been sent to a boys' home...read more

Hardcover:

9780399245374 | 1 edition (Putnam Pub Group, October 5, 2006), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Inconsolable at being separated from her older brother, eight-year-old Paris is apprehensive about her new foster family but just as she learns to trust them, she faces a life-changing decision.

Paperback:

9780142410820 | Reprint edition (Puffin, January 10, 2008), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Inconsolable at being separated from her older brother, eight-year-old Paris is apprehensive about her new foster family but just as she learns to trust them, she faces a life-changing decision.

Prebinding:

9781439516744 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, August 11, 2008), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: A Coretta Scott King Honor BookParis has just moved in with the Lincoln family, and she isn't thrilled to be in yet another foster home.
9781417815432 | Turtleback Books, January 10, 2008, cover price $17.20 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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Examines the range of feelings felt by two boys who become step-brothers after their parents marry through a collection of twenty interconnected poems, enhanced with full-color illustrations throughout.
By Mike Benny (illustrator) and Nikki Grimes

Hardcover:

9780688172947 | Greenwillow, January 1, 2008, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Xavier is unhappy when his mother remarries and he suddenly has a new stepbrother, as well as a stepfather, in his home.

Library:

9780688172954 | Amistad Pr, January 1, 2008, cover price $17.89 | About this edition: Xavier is unhappy when his mother remarries and he suddenly has a new stepbrother, as well as a stepfather, in his home.

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In this story told in a series of rhyming poems, Gorilla the cat enjoys answering the telephone, eating soul food, and sharing mischievous adventures with her young owner.
By Shane Evans (illustrator) and Nikki Grimes

Hardcover:

9780439317702 | Orchard Books, May 1, 2007, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: In this collection of rhyming poems, Gorilla the cat enjoys answering the telephone, eating soul food, and sharing mischievous adventures with her young owner.

Product Description: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A boy enjoys every moment of a special day with his father, as they play in the park, share french fries, and see a movie together. Includes activity ideas for parents and children.
By Nikki Grimes and Nicole Tadgell (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780439568500 | Scholastic Prof Book Div, June 1, 2004, cover price $3.99 | About this edition: A boy enjoys every moment of a special day with his father, as they play in the park, share french fries, and see a movie together.

Library:

9781424202263 | Fitzgerald Books, January 1, 2007, cover price $15.00 | also contains Day With Daddy | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

Product Description: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A boy enjoys every moment of a special day with his father, as they play in the park, share french fries, and see a movie together. Includes activity ideas for parents and children.

Library:

9781424202263, titled "A Day with Daddy" | Fitzgerald Books, January 1, 2007, cover price $15.00 | also contains A Day With Daddy | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

Prebinding:

9781417654208 | Turtleback Books, June 1, 2004, cover price $13.55 | About this edition: A boy enjoys every moment of a special day with his father, as they play in the park, share french fries, and see a movie together.

Poems describe a child's growing understanding that outspoken Grandma Mac loves her deeply in spite of a gruff manner.

Hardcover:

9780531333204 | Orchard Books, April 1, 2001, cover price $16.95 | also contains The Fourth Street Sessions 1996-2015: The Message Behind the Music | About this edition: As she becomes accustomed to her grandma's gruff manner, a young girl learns to appreciate her grandma's knowledge and zest for life.
9780531303207 | Orchard Books, April 1, 2001, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: As she becomes accustomed to her grandma's gruff manner, a young girl learns to appreciate her grandma's knowledge and zest for life.

School and Library:

9780689822759 | Simon & Schuster, September 30, 2006, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Poems describe a child's growing understanding that outspoken Grandma Mac loves her deeply in spite of a gruff manner.

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A collection of poems written in an arresting variety of styles and forms--including letter poems, haiku, rebus, riddles, and dialogue poems--and their accompanying pictures honor a wide range of human connections, from family to friendships to intergenerational relationships.
By Cozbi S. Cabrera (illustrator) and Nikki Grimes

Hardcover:

9780688172923 | Amistad Pr, March 1, 2006, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: A collection of sixteen poems written in a variety of styles and forms honor a wide range of human connections, from family to friendships to intergenerational relationships.

Library:

9780688172930 | Greenwillow, March 1, 2006, cover price $17.89 | About this edition: A collection of sixteen poems written in a variety of styles and forms honor a wide range of human connections, from family to friendships to intergenerational relationships.

By Nikki Grimes and Terry Widener (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780689824807 | Simon & Schuster, December 31, 2005, cover price $16.00

Alternating poems by a brother and sister convey their feelings about the death of their older brother and the impact it had on their family.

Library:

9780786826230 | 1 edition (Jump at the Sun, September 1, 2005), cover price $16.01 | About this edition: Alternating poems by a brother and sister convey their feelings about the death of their older brother and the impact it had on their family.

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With the help of best friend Danitra Brown, Zuri Jackson faces her fears about starting a new school year, in a story told through a series of fourteen rhyming poems.
By Nikki Grimes and Earl B. Lewis (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780688172909 | 1 edition (Amistad Pr, August 1, 2005), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: In this story told in a series of rhyming poems, Zuri faces her fears about starting a new school year with the help of free-spirited best friend, Danitra.

Library:

9780688172916 | 1 edition (Amistad Pr, August 1, 2005), cover price $17.89 | About this edition: In this story told in a series of rhyming poems, Zuri faces her fears about starting a new school year with the help of free-spirited best friend, Danitra.

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Product Description: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A collection of poems about children growing up, illustrated with photographs of African American children.

Hardcover:

9780803720039 | Dial Books for Young Readers, September 1, 1997, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: A collection of poems about children growing up, illustrated with photographs of African American children

Prebinding:

9781417662081 | Turtleback Books, March 1, 2005, cover price $22.05 | also contains It's Raining Laughter: Poems, It's Raining Laughter: Poems | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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