Quiz: Which Yellow Jacket title should you read next?

We know your TBR pile is probably already floor-to-ceiling (trust us, we know the feeling). But who can resist adding another fantastic middle grade title? Take the quiz to find out which Yellow Jacket book is the perfect fit for your next reading adventure.

Little Bee Books essential back-to-school reading

It’s almost that time again — back to school. Check out this list of our favorite nonfiction and educational titles to help your reader transition back from summer camp and into the classroom.       Behind the Legend: Bigfoot $17.99 US / $23.99 CAN
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#AskTheOffice: Why do you love working in children’s publishing?

Whenever you tell someone you work in children’s publishing, they always ask: “Is it like Elf? Like where Buddy’s dad works?” Sort of, but not exactly. There isn’t as much dancing in our mail room — actually, we don’t even have a mail room —
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Q&A with Amanda Marrone, author of ‘Only the Stars Know her Name’

We recently had the opportunity to chat with one of our Yellow Jacket authors, Amanda Marrone, about her new book, Only the Stars Know Her Name, her start as a writer, and what she does in her spare time. Everyone knows the story of the
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Our favorite Little Bee books for summertime

Summer is in full swing, which means warmer weather, family vacations and much more time to read! We’ve collected some of our favorite board, picture and activity books that the whole family can enjoy this season.         Jane Foster’s Summertime $8.99 US
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On World Refugee Day: ‘House Without Walls’ and the Vietnamese Boat People Exodus

A home is a place eat, sleep, rest, and live. For a refugee, the concept of home is ever-changing, ever-moving, ever-wavering. And often, it doesn’t have any walls at all. Our newest Yellow Jacket title, House Without Walls, by Ching Yeung Russell, is based on
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Recipe: SummerThyme Chocolate Chunk Cookies from ‘Midsummer’s Mayhem’

One of our newest middle grade titles from Yellow Jacket, Midsummer’s Mayhem, hit shelves last week and we couldn’t be more excited. This novel from author Rajani LaRocca is a mashup between a Shakespearean classic and a fierce baking competition, and is the perfectly sweet
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Q&A with Allison Crotzer Kimmel, Author of ‘The Eternal Soldier’

Have you heard of Sallie, the canine Civil War hero? Many people haven’t! We’re so excited to share her story in The Eternal Soldier, which shows that bravery comes in all shapes and forms. Recently we had the chance to send a few questions to
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Our Easter & Spring Must-Read List

Welcome back, spring! WE MISSED YOU. Seriously, what a relief to be waving goodbye to colder weather. And to further lift our spring-scented spirits, here’s a list of our top recommendations for spring reading lists. Bunnies are a prominent part of most of these books,
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Q&A with Isabel Galupo, Co-Author of ‘Maiden & Princess’

Maiden & Princess is a beautifully inclusive and diverse picture book published in partnership with GLAAD, and we recently had a chance to chat with one of the book’s authors, Isabel Galupo, about her inspiration, her writing process, and more! Read below for insight into
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Meet the Members of The Gemini Detective Agency!

To celebrate the release of The Gemini Mysteries #1: The North Star, we’re offering a closer look at the characters that make this new middle-grade mystery series so much fun to read. Learn more about Zach, Evie, Vishal, and Sophia before jumping into the story,
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6 Children’s Books to Read During Women’s History Month

Let’s hear it for the girls! March is Women’s History Month, so we’re handing the microphone over to our favorite female icons. This list includes several special picture books about little-known history figures and a handful of beautiful nonfiction books that are perfectly suited for
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Q&A with Samuel Pollen, Author of ‘The Year I Didn’t Eat’

The Year I Didn’t Eat author Samuel Pollen has written an honest portrayal—sometimes humorous, sometimes heart-wrenching—of what it’s like to live with an eating disorder. Based on his own experiences with anorexia, Pollen tells the story of twelve-year-old Max, a boy who finds himself struggling not
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How to Make Israeli Salad! (Featured in Pancakes to Parathas)

Salad for breakfast?! It’s not as uncommon as you might think—especially if you’re a kid growing up in Israel! In celebration of of expanding our culinary horizons, we wanted to share this authentic recipe for Israeli Salad, which is a yummy mixture of cucumbers, tomatoes,
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#AskTheOffice: What Was the First Book You Fell in Love With?

Happy Valentine’s Day! Since we’re an office full of bookworms, we figured it was only appropriate to take a fond look back at some of the earliest books we remembered reading as kids. Reading is a lifelong hobby, but it always starts with that first
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5 Picture Books to Read During Black History Month

Black History Month is officially upon us, and we are so excited to bring this list to you! Our friends, readers, and social media followers are always asking for diverse picture book recommendations, so today we’re rounding up our favorite picture books that feature stories
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Q&A with Alice McGinty, Author of Globe-Trotting Picture Book ‘Pancakes to Parathas’

Pancakes to Parathas author Alice McGinty knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This drool-inducing picture book, illustrated by Tomoko Suzuki, features morning meals from all over the globe, including Japan, Nigeria, and Brazil. It’s a smart, engaging way to help kids gain
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Our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!

Another turn around the sun, and that means another great list of children’s books and middle grade reads that would make perfect gifts for the bookworms in your lives. Whatever their interest, we have something for every reader, whether they prefer stories about animals, or
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Q&A with Melanie Sumrow, author of the stirring middle-grade novel ‘The Prophet Calls’

Melanie Sumrow’s The Prophet Calls tells the story of Gentry Forrester, a young girl born into a polygamous community in the foothills of New Mexico. Gentry feels lucky to live among God’s chosen people in the Prophet’s compound, but when music is outlawed, Gentry and her
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5 Books to Read for National Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying, unfortunately, is a part of most young people’s lives. With the advent of the internet, online trolling has become just another way for kids to torment each other. Learning to value ourselves is an important life lesson—one where books can lend a tremendous helping
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Q&A with Erica Silverman, author of the transgender-affirming picture book ‘Jack (Not Jackie)’

Erica Silverman is the author of Jack (Not Jackie), a sweet story about the changes facing one family. In this important picture book, Susan discovers that her little sister Jackie prefers to play with mud and be a Superbug, rather than play forest fairies and wear
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How to Make Homemade Pound Cake! (Recipe featured in Pies from Nowhere)

Hi folks! October is NATIONAL DESSERT MONTH, so what better time to introduce you all to the inspirational, baking-infused story of Georgia Gilmore? Georgia used her talents to start the Club from Nowhere, a tight-knit group of bakers and cooks who helped raise money for
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Fidget Spinner Prank Makeup (from Karina Garcia’s Must-Try DIYs)

It’s time to get spooky! Slime (and DIY) Queen Karina Garcia has an awesome Halloween costume-related project in her book Karina Garcia’s Must-Try DIYs that’s perfect for pranking people! Read below for full DIY details and have fun! Keep in mind that the end result of
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Q&A with Illustrator Holly Hatam

Holly Hatam is the illustrator for Jack (Not Jackie), a sweet story about the changes facing one family. In this important picture book, Susan discovers that her little sister Jackie prefers to play with mud and be a Superbug, rather than play forest fairies and
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10 Books to Help Usher In Halloween

It’s here, it’s here! Autumn leaves, pumpkin-flavored everything, comfy sweaters… There’s so much to celebrate about the return of cooler weather. Speaking of celebration, we think these ten spooky children’s books deserve their moment in the spotlight, too. Whether you know a little one who’s
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