School's Out! - For the Youngsters

Many places are currently struggling with the decision to keep schools closed right now. While we can't provide everything you need to suddenly start learning from home or on your own, we've got plenty of books to learn from. This list is a mix of traditional subjects, like history, and more skills-focused learning like how to repair a bike. Most books are aimed for younger students (middle and elementary school kids).

Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution

Girls Resist!: A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution

by KaeLyn Rich Author and Giulia Sagramola Author

It's time to get stuff done! This book is for girls who don't want to just talk about change, but who …

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The Courage Party: Helping Our Resilient Children Understand and Survive Sexual Assault

The Courage Party: Helping Our Resilient Children Understand and Survive Sexual Assault

by Joyce Brabner Author and Gerta Oparaku Illustrator

The Courage Party is a "gently explicit" book about sexual abuse, written for kids to read alone or …

$27.95

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How to Raise a Reader: Fostering a lifelong love of books, from birth to teens

How to Raise a Reader: Fostering a lifelong love of books, from birth to teens

by Pamela Paul Author and Maria Russo Author

Want to make sure your kid grows up with a love for books, and not just a smartphone addiction? This adorably …

$19.95

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Young Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present

Young Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present

by Jamia Wilson Author and Andrea Pippins Illustrator

Short bios, relevant quotes, and vividly colorful illustrations combine to spotlight 52 of history’s black …

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2

by Elena Favilli Author and Francesca Cavallo Author

In this sequel dive deeper into other extraordinary stories of women throughout history that inspire us all to seek the …

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Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women

Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women

by Miriam Klein Stahl Author and Kate Schatz Author

Profiles of girls from all over the globe (and all over history) who took brave risks and changed the world while still …

$16.99

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Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics

Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics

by Jason Porath Author

These are not the quiet women who didn't make history - oh no. These heroines, hellions and heretics started shit …

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The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

by Fred Rogers Author

From his lasting legacy and practical and kind words of wisdom comes this collection of anecdotes. Chapters are …

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The Civil Rights Movement (Blast Back)

The Civil Rights Movement (Blast Back)

by Nancy Ohlin Author and Roger Simo Illustrator

The fight for civil rights wasn't all that long ago - and, more importantly, the struggle continues to this day. …

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The Salem Witch Trials (Blast Back)

The Salem Witch Trials (Blast Back)

by Nancy Ohlin Author and Roger Simo Illustrator

Take a peek as to what actually happened in Salem, Massachusetts in this illustrated version of the Salem Witch …

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Women's Suffrage

Women's Suffrage

by Nancy Ohlin Author and Roger Simo Illustrator

It used to be that rich white men were the only ones allowed to vote. Everyone else - including women - had to fight …

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Stuff That Sucks: A Teen's Guide to Accepting What You Can't Change and Committing to What You Can

Stuff That Sucks: A Teen's Guide to Accepting What You Can't Change and Committing to What You Can

by Ben Sedley Author

This is a book I wish I'd had as a disaffected 10 to 15 year old. It provides understanding and tools based in ACT …

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The Revolution Handbook: Start Your Revolution Here

The Revolution Handbook: Start Your Revolution Here

by Alice Skinner Author

This guided journal is all about helping the next generation of teenage rebels plan the resistance and smash the …

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Walking with Ramona: Exploring Beverly Cleary's Portland

Walking with Ramona: Exploring Beverly Cleary's Portland

by Laura O. Foster Author

This unique travel guide explores the streets, schools, characters, and neighborhoods of author Beverly Cleary’s …

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Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life

Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life

by Julia Rothman Author

Learn the difference between a farrow and a barrow, and what distinguishes a weanling from a yearling. Country and city …

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Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World

Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World

by Julia Rothman Author

See the world in a whole new way! Acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman combines art and science in this exciting and …

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The Wild Weather Book: loads of things to do outdoors in rain, wind and snow

The Wild Weather Book: loads of things to do outdoors in rain, wind and snow

by Fiona Danks Author and Jo Schofield Author

The weather doesn't have to be nice for you to enjoy the outdoors. If you've got kids, or are just a kid at …

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You Are Here: An Interactive Book of Maps and Worlds

You Are Here: An Interactive Book of Maps and Worlds

by Kathrin Jacobsen Author

Wherever you go, there you are! This gorgeous, interactive book of maps is great for young people learning about maps …

$19.95

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Lowriders in Space

Lowriders in Space

by Cathy Camper Author and Raul the Third Author

Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working on cars, but their favorite cars of all are lowriders; …

$22.99

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Open Your Heart blank book

Open Your Heart blank book

by Kelli Refer Author

Kelli Refer designed these blank journals as a companion to her book Pedal, Stretch, Breathe: The Yoga of Bicycling. …

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Dear Fashion Diary: Discover Your Taste-Become Your Own Fashion Guru Diary

Dear Fashion Diary: Discover Your Taste-Become Your Own Fashion Guru Diary

by Laura de Jong Author and Emmi Ojala Author

Dear Fashion Diary is an illustrated diary full of fashion assignments for young people (or anyone, really) to explore …

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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

by Vashti Harrison Author

Let these 40 women who changed the world inspire you and your kiddo to aim for great heights. From Alice Ball …

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Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World

Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World

by Laura Barcella Author

These short profiles of important figures in feminist activism from around the globe are designed to give a …

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Kids on Strike!

Kids on Strike!

by Susan Campbell Bartoletti Author

Reaching the early 1900s, almost two million children were employed in the United States—sorting coal in …

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Stories for South Asian Supergirls

Stories for South Asian Supergirls

by Raj Kaur Khaira Author and Vinny Soor Author

This beutifully illustrated collection of biographies, celebrates the lives of 50 amazing and under-acknowledged women …

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A Strong Girls' Guide to Being: Exercises and Inspiration for Becoming a Braver, Kinder, Healthier You

A Strong Girls' Guide to Being: Exercises and Inspiration for Becoming a Braver, Kinder, Healthier You

by Lani Silversides Author and Rebecca Prinn Illustrator

Part journal, part workbook, this book will help any teen or preteen girl navigate the challenges of being a girl in …

$12.95

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What Does Consent Really Mean?

What Does Consent Really Mean?

by Pete Wallis Author, Thalia Wallis Author and Joseph Wilkins Author

'Consent is not the absence of no. It is an enthusiastic YES!"When someone at school is sexually assaulted, a …

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The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne

The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne

by Lesa Cline-Ransome Author and John Parra Author

In the early 1900s, Ethel Payne was the daughter of a Pullman Porter with an ear for good stories. She grew up to be …

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Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business

by Rebel Girls Author and Salini Perera Illustrator

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a story based on the life of Madam C.J. …

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Big Ideas for Curious Minds: An Introduction to Philosophy

Big Ideas for Curious Minds: An Introduction to Philosophy

by The School of Life Author

Do you have a curious kid who asks a lot of questions? If so, this book has some answers straight from the mouth of …

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Fungus is Among Us!

Fungus is Among Us!

by Joy Keller Author and Erica Salcedo Illustrator

They're everywhere. You can't run from them, so might as well join them? This awesome book cntains a Q …

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Why Do We Poop?

Why Do We Poop?

by Harriet Blackford Author and Mike Henson Illustrator

It is a great question, some would say one of the most important of our time. Why is it that we poop? This …

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Why Do Things Fall Down?

Why Do Things Fall Down?

by Harriet Blackford Author and Mike Henson Illustrator

This fun and engaging children's book succinctly explains the science behind gravity for young readers. …

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The End of Something Wonderful: A Practical Guide to a Backyard Funeral

The End of Something Wonderful: A Practical Guide to a Backyard Funeral

by Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic Author and George Ermos Illustrator

We don't want to think about the transition of something wonderful into something dead, yet most pets will make …

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Little Guides to Great Lives: Marie Curie

Little Guides to Great Lives: Marie Curie

by Isabel Thomas Author and Anke Weckmann Illustrator

Learn about pioneering chemist Marie Curie's scientific achievements, such as the realization that …

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The Gender Identity Workbook for Kids: A Guide to Exploring Who You Are

The Gender Identity Workbook for Kids: A Guide to Exploring Who You Are

by Diane Ehrensaft Author, Noah Grigni Author and Kelly Storck Author

Is your child trying to figure out how to navigate their world while exploring their gender identity? This book might …

$18.95

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How to Survive as a Firefly

How to Survive as a Firefly

by Kristn Foote Author and Erica Salcedo Author

A unique take on educating kids about insect science. Join a new round of larvae recruits at camp where a firefly drill …

$16.99

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Mossby's Magic Carpet Handbook: A Flyer's Guide to Mossby's Model D3 Extra-Small Magic Carpet (Especially for Young or Vertically Challenged People)

Mossby's Magic Carpet Handbook: A Flyer's Guide to Mossby's Model D3 Extra-Small Magic Carpet (Especially for Young or Vertically Challenged People)

by Ilona Bray Author and Alejandro Lee Author

Mossby's Magic Carpet Handbook wants to show you the world and all it's shining, shimmering splendor. Learn how …

$21.99

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United States of LEGO: A Brick Tour of America

United States of LEGO: A Brick Tour of America

by Jeff Friesen Author

United States of LEGO takes readers on a bizarre and adorable journey across the USA. Photographer Jeff Friesen …

$14.95

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