Shell-ebrate World Turtle Day (5/23) and fill your bookshell-ves with these turtle-y awesome reads!
Best of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Collection, Vol. 1 by Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Brian Lynch, Tom Waltz and Sophie Campbell
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been a pop-culture phenomenon since their comics debut in 1984! This collection spans the decades with stories from their earliest days and their latest adventures with spotlights on Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo, and Michelangelo!
Take a dip into the past, as co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird lay the foundation for decades of storytelling with the original four Micro-Series issues focusing on each Turtle. Published in 1985 and 1986, each story takes an in-depth look into the characters of Raph, Donny, Leo, and Mikey, adding to the legend that would become a worldwide sensation.
Available June 14th in Trade Paperback.
Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena: Includes New Essays Published for the First Time by Julia Reed
In classic Dixie storytelling fashion, with a rare blend of literary elegance and plainspoken humor, the inimitably charming, staunchly Southern Julia Reed wends her way below the Mason-Dixon line and observes many phenomena—from politics, religion, and women to weather, guns, and what she calls “drinking and other Southern pursuits.”
“[A] rambunctiously charming essay collection . . . as refreshing and bracing as a mint julep . . . Even the most hopeless Yankee will have no trouble getting in touch with her inner Poultry Princess.”—Vogue
“[An] effervescent collection of essays . . . charming . . . amusing.”—The New York Times Book Review
Available in Trade Paperback.
Turtle Book Shells:
Rock the Boat: A Novel by Beck Dorey-Stein
Old friends discover how much has changed (and how much has stayed the same) when they reunite in their seaside hometown for one unforgettable summer—from the New York Times bestselling author of From the Corner of the Oval.
“[A] witty, heartfelt debut novel about a belated coming-of-age.”—The New York Times Book Review
“A breath of delicious and utterly fresh air.”—Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife and When the Stars Go Dark
“What a cocktail of a book, topped with frothy, delicious wit . . . I’m wildly grateful to have discovered a novelist who delivers this amount of sheer pleasure on a page.”—Judy Blundell, author of The High Season
Available in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook, Audio, and Large Print Editions.
Answers in the Pages by David Levithan
A bold, timely novel about speaking up and coming out as parents lobby to ban a beloved book from the school curriculum by New York Times bestselling author David Levithan.
Interweaving three connected storylines, David Levithan delivers a bold, fun, and timely story about taking action (whether it’s against book censors or deadly alligators . . . ), being brave, and standing up for what’s right.
Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audio Editions.
Turtle Reads and Listens for Kids:
Where’s My Turtle? by Barbara Bottner; Illustrated by Brooke Boynton Hughes
Help Archer find his missing turtle hiding in the pages of this picture book!
How Many Times Have I Told You to Pick Up This Room?
Archer’s pet turtle is missing! Mom is sure he’s somewhere in Archer’s messy bedroom . . . or the back yard . . . or somewhere in the house. Archer looks everywhere inside and out but can’t find his turtle until he learns to think like one! However, sharp-eyed young readers will easily find the missing pet hiding throughout the messy pages of this book.
Here is an imaginative and interactive story with the added bonus of showing why it’s a good idea to pick up your toys.
Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions.
The Box Turtle by Vanessa Roeder
An irresistibly cute story about finding the confidence to be yourself, starring a turtle in search of the perfect shell.
Terrance the turtle was born without a shell, so he uses a cardboard box instead. Terrance loves his box. It keeps him dry on soggy days, safe from snooping strangers, and is big enough to cozy up with a friend. But when another turtle points out that Terrance’s shell is, well, weird, he begins to wonder whether there might be a better shell out there . . .
Eventually, and through much trial and error, Terrance learns that there’s nothing wrong with being different—especially when it comes to being yourself.
Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions.
Turtle and Snake Go Camping by Kate Spohn; Illustrated by the Author
Turtle and Snake are going camping. Where should they put their tent? They splash through a brook, climb over some rocks, and paddle across a pond, before they find the perfect spot. But the forest is a little too scary at night. These endearing characters help beginning readers gain confidence.
Available in Trade Paperback and eBook Editions.
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Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss; Read by John Lithgow
The classic modern fable and rhyming favorite—Yertle the Turtle—read by John Lithgow!
Available in Hardcover and Audio Editions.
One Turtle’s Last Straw: The Real-Life Rescue That Sparked a Sea Change by Elisa Boxer; Read by the Author
The inspiring true story of how one small turtle and kids all over the country sparked an environmental movement. Based on the viral video that created awareness of the harm caused by plastic straws, this heart-wrenching story is a perfect tool for teaching children about sustainability.
Slurp! A boy finishes his drink and tosses it in the trash, straw and all. He moves on without another thought . . . In the waters off of Costa Rica, scientists spot an endangered sea turtle and pull him aboard to study him. But he has something stuck in his nose. A barnacle? A stick? No . . . it’s a plastic straw! This heroic story of one turtle’s rescue reminds us that even the smallest straw can hurt our ocean life–and that the smallest demand for change can grow into something big!
Available in Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook.
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