Spring 2018 edition
Simon & Schuster’s Education & Library team is very proud to announce The Book Pantry—your indispensable guide to book discovery. We strive to bring educators relevant book recommendations and valuable resources for their classrooms and libraries.
With significant contributions in K–12 literature, Simon & Schuster offers a wide range of engaging and important titles for children of all ages. Navigate the Literature By Category tab above to preview titles for the upcoming publishing season.
We encourage you to explore The Book Pantry and let us know what you think! Learn all about what new titles we are publishing each season, and be sure to sign up for our monthly e-newsletter so that you can stay informed.
We hope you find The Book Pantry to be a useful program for readers’ advisory and collection development. Let us know at Education.Library@SimonandSchuster.com. And if you’re also an adult librarian, be sure to check out The Book Drop for recommendations on new adult titles for your library!
—Sarah, Ana, Anthony, Michelle, and Amy
Simon & Schuster’s Education & Library Team
“A new novel by Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata is a publishing event. Checked is the emotional story of hockey star Conor, his devoted Dad, and their beloved dog Sinbad. It’s for sports fans, dog lovers, and readers who enjoy books that tug at your heartstrings. This spring I invite you to fall in love with Kadohata’s writing all over again.”
“Stripped of their familiar characters, fictional worlds, and creative inventions, these thirty-one Young Adult authors illuminate a different side of the power of words with the personal experiences they courageously share in Life Inside My Mind. From passionate, hopeful, inspiring, and honest essays that capture every high and low of mental illness to the powerful reminder that no one is alone, this is a book many librarians and educators will wish had been available to them as teens and one they will cherish being able to recommend now to those who need it.”
In this beautiful picture book filled with soaring words and buoyant illustrations, award winners Margarita Engle and Sara Palacios tell the inspiring true story of Aída de Acosta, the first woman to fly a motorized aircraft. Aída was just a teenager—she didn’t let that stop her, though. All she needed was courage and a chance to try.
Nonfiction for the Classroom
It is December 17, 2010: Nadia’s twelfth birthday and the beginning of the Arab Spring. Soon anti-government protests erupt across the Middle East and, one by one, countries are thrown into turmoil. As civil war flares in Syria and bombs fall across Nadia’s home city of Aleppo, her family decides to flee to safety. Inspired by current events, award-winning author N.H. Senzai’s novel sheds light on the complicated situation in Syria that has led to an international refugee crisis, and tells the story of one girl’s journey to safety.
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