Achoo! Why Pollen Counts
Shennen Bersani
Spring has arrived and pollen is in the air. Baby Bear does not like the pollen—it sticks to his fur and makes him itchy and sneezy. He’s allergic! Achoo! He just wishes the pollen were gone. When his friends gather to tell him why they need pollen, Baby Bear learns that pollen is good for the forest and provides food for many animals, including him! Pollen might be something we all love to hate, but can we really live without it? This story explains why we need it.
Achoo! Why Pollen Counts
Hey Tuskegee!Hey Tuskegee!
Robert E. Constant
Follow siblings Robbie and Saniyah as they relive the outstanding accomplishments of iconic African-Americans, including the university's founder, Booker T. Washington. Take in the spirit and pageantry of Homecoming as the Marching Crimson Pipers entertain and lead more than 30,000 fans in singing the university's signature songs. After the game, witness the Black Greek sororities' and fraternities' comradery as they passionately sing their traditional songs. Then, share the families' pride when they take a generational picture with their Legacy Brick.Follow siblings Robbie and Saniyah as they relive the outstanding accomplishments of iconic African-Americans, including the University’s founder, Booker T. Washington. Take in the spirit and pageantry of Homecoming as the Marching Crimson Piper Band entertains and leads more than 30,000 fans in singing the University’s signature songs. After the game, witness the Black Greek sororities and fraternities perform a traditional step show on “the yard.”  Then, share in the family’s pride when they take a generational picture with their Legacy brick.
Hey Tuskegee!
It Feels Good to Feel Good
Cheryl Meyer
Got Pain? This book is for anyone with chronic pain looking for answers. It will give you a place to start. You don’t have to resign yourself to a life of pain and pills. In this book you will learn: • What is causing your pain and how to eliminate it. • How to find a practitioner that will help you gain back your health. • What’s in your food? Identify your sensitivities and heal your leaky gut. • Identify the toxins in your life. Learn how to purge them. • 34 stress busting ideas, and four simple exercises to reduce your stress. • 32 suggestions from leading functional experts on how to get a good night’s sleep. • How to recognize a toxic relationship and make it work or walk away. • How to tame Anxious Negative Thoughts “ANTs”. • How to take control of your health, reduce your inflammation and feel great again!
It Feels Good to Feel Good
Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen (series)
J.L. McCreedy
The average ten-year-old girl seldom travels far from home. She doesn't worry about being kidnapped by witches or imprisoned in medieval castles where children meet their unspeakable demise. She rarely gives thought to curses, potions and magic. She certainly isn't concerned about risking life and limb to decipher ancient rites and lost treasures....

But Liberty Frye is about to discover that she is not just an average girl.

When a cryptic note from long-lost relatives arrives, the news it brings flips Libby's small-town existence upside down. Soon, she finds herself lured to a foreign land where retired witches, talking bats and geriatric World War II pilots await. It's up to Libby to unravel the sinister plot that brought her there in the first place, but in so doing, she'll uncover a shocking secret that will change her life forever ... if she survives the challenge.
Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen (series)
Pukey Poetry: Tale Ticklers by Mz Millipede
Dorianne Allister Winkler

Discover the magical world of Mz Millipede! Her hilarious poems and illustrations open the hearts of children everywhere when they meet up with the likes of Toe-Jam Sam, Skink the Skouse, Gaggleburps and many more outrageously fun-filled characters.

Mz Milli is not your average millipede! Whether changing color at will, growing super tall or shrinking very small--she will surprise you on every page.

Look out for the Froogley Man who loves to nibble on kid's feet after dark--or Lollipop Preeta who will finish off more than her lollipop if you dare to ask for a bite!

This beautifully illustrated children's picture book is perfect for kids and grown-up kids. She invites you to enter her exciting world of magic... on a millipede's dare!

Pukey Poetry: Tale Ticklers by Mz Millipede
Reality Gold
“There are only two ways to survive Internet infamy: drop offline and play dead or give everyone something bigger and better to talk about. I’ve tried the first strategy. Now it’s time to try the second…”
A year and a lifetime ago, Riley Ozaki was just an ordinary high school junior in San Francisco, stressing over boys and grades. But an ill-conceived editorial in her school paper brought her an internet avalanche of public-shaming and ruined her life. 
Now Riley’s on a helicopter dropping into a deserted island with nineteen other teens, to star in a reality show that will be her redemption. She has no other choice. National attention was what got her into this mess, and only the same level of exposure can get her out. Besides, Riley has a few tricks up her sleeve.
With a cast of vivid characters who will stop at nothing to win the show, a cursed island setting, and a priceless treasure waiting to be discovered, Reality Gold will drop readers right into a scheming web of lies, love, and betrayal.
Reality Gold
The Game of VORs
Andrew Orange
Kier Vorsmith, the youngest son of an influential count, dreams of studying at the University and living a quiet life as a historian. However, when he fails his high school’s final exams, whirlwind events force Kier to become the official heir of the Vorsmiths’ county and an officer in the Imperial Special Corps. At the will of his father, the young man arrives at a remote arctic base to serve as a local weatherman...
The Game of VORs
The Last Panther
Todd Mitchell
For animal lovers and fans of The One and Only Ivan and Hoot, this is the uplifting story of a girl who discovers a family of panthers that were thought to be extinct, and her journey to save the species.
Eleven-year-old Kiri has a secret: wild things call to her. More than anyone else, she’s always had a special connection to animals.
But when Kiri has an encounter with the last known Florida panther, her life is quickly turned on end. Caught between her conservationist father, who wants to send the panther to a zoo, and the village poachers, who want to sell it to feed their families, Kiri must embark on a journey that will take her deep into the wilderness.
There has to be some way to save the panther, and for her dad and the villagers to understand each other. If Kiri can’t figure out what it is, she’ll lose far more than the panthers—she’ll lose the only home she’s ever known, and the only family she has left.

"A powerful tale of a future to be avoided." —Kirkus Reviews

"An eerie cautionary tale about the dangers of not protecting the environment, tackles an important theme in a compelling way...a fantastical tale with roots in real-world issues." —Booklist

"Earnest, heartfelt, and passionate, this book will likely inspire new environmentalists." —Bulletin

"A boldly original, profoundly wise, deeply moving book. It’s a rare gift to any reader, as well as to our planet.”
—T. A. Barron, best-selling author of the Merlin Saga
The Last Panther

Students improve reading & writing
Authors get reviews, videos, social media, & more
Find great books and start book clubs too!
LitPick student book reviewer info and sign up registration form LitPick author publisher info and sign up registration form LitPick teacher, librarian, and educator info and sign up registration form
Friends of LitPick Student Book Reviews who get book reviews from our student book reviewers