Series: CitizenKid

Released: May 1, 2018

"Deftly promotes a positive message about embracing and harnessing one's curiosity and intelligence to make a difference. (Picture book. 5-10)"
It's monsoon season in Bangladesh, which means Iqbal's mother has to cook inside the house using firewood. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A moving and unforgettable true story of one worthwhile effort to counter humans' negative impact on wildlife. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
This picture book offers a fresh perspective on Earth's largest land mammals. Read full book review >
ON OUR WAY TO OYSTER BAY by Monica Kulling
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Interesting but never compelling or heartfelt. (author's note, websites) (Picture book. 7-9)"
In 1903, 8-year-old millworkers Aiden and Gussie carry pickets demanding an end to child labor practices. Read full book review >
CHILD SOLDIER by Jessica Dee Humphreys
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The visual element gives this memoir particular immediacy for audiences who 'don't understand what is happening right now, to kids just like them.' (Graphic memoir. 10-14)"
An ex-child soldier tells his horrifying tale, beginning with being kidnapped at the age of 5 and forced to kill his best friend. Read full book review >
RAZIA'S RAY OF HOPE by Elizabeth  Suneby
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Purposeful in a positive way, this imaginatively illustrated book should open readers' eyes to issues facing children who live in very different circumstances. (Picture book. 8-11)"
The United States is still involved in Afghanistan, and interest in girls' education in that war-torn country is a strong topic of concern. Read full book review >
PLANET ARK by Adrienne Mason
Released: April 1, 2013

"An engaging and reasonably practical introduction to environmental stewardship. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The latest title in the CitizenKid series offers children an accessible, informative introduction to the importance of biodiversity and the need to protect it. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Readers will take much away from this, including an appreciation for their health-care resources and a desire to make a difference in the world. (map, glossary) (Picture book. 6-10)"
This entry in the CitizenKid series successfully conveys to readers both the importance of health care/disease prevention and the limited availability of these in the third world. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Endnotes add information about food security around the world and include a glossary of Spanish words. (Picture book. 7-10)"
When the exhausted soil of their family plot doesn't yield enough and her father leaves to find work, María Luz plants the winter vegetables using new farming techniques she learns from her teacher, Don Pedro. Read full book review >