From Kiana and Allen in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Abby in Apia, Samoa, author Clotilde Perrin takes readers on a journey throughout the world. At the Same Moment, Around the World (Chronicle, $17.99) illustrates the various tasks and customs of children throughout their average days. Nadia in Dubai watches construction workers build a new tower at ten in the morning. At the same moment, Pablo is fast asleep in Mexico City, where it’s well past his bedtime. Employing illustrations that depict each country’s traditional way of life, Perrin imparts cultural knowledge and an elegantly simple demonstration of how time zones work. Beautifully illustrated, with a fold-out world map at the end, the book allows readers to learn something new on each page.  Ages 4-8. Kasie Griffitts

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ISBN: 9781452122083
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 11th, 2014

As author Georgia Bragg proclaims in the foreword, How they Choked (Walker, $17.99) is “full of bad news!” Bragg doesn’t go easy on history’s most prominent figures, and truthfully depicts all their failures and misdoings. From the captain of the Titanic to a famous baseball player who cheated, this book details the biggest blunders and unknown failures of the most famous and noteworthy. Take Isaac Newton for example. Although many know him as the brilliant scientist with groundbreaking discoveries and formulas of gravity and calculus, Bragg shows readers just how turbulent his life really was. Filled with an obsessive, violent nature, Newton was also a bounty-hunter and an alchemist. With humorous illustrations by Kevin O’Malley, this follow-up to How They Croaked is sure to entertain readers with little tidbits of unknown history. Ages 10-14. Kasie Griffitts

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By Georgia Bragg, Kevin O'Malley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780802734884
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Published: Walker Childrens - May 6th, 2014

For the first 128 years of American history, there were no women elected to the United States Congress. In A Woman in the House (and Senate) (Abrams, $24.95), Ilene Cooper shows us, chronologically, woman after woman who struggled to pave the way for equal rights, fighting against stereotypes and the deeply held belief that women were inferior to men, to champion their rights and beliefs. Through segregation, Prohibition, and numerous wars, each of these women fought to be heard and to make her nation a better place. Ages 10-14. Kasie Griffitts

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ISBN: 9781419710360
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 11th, 2014