Indie Titles For Children, Tween, and Teen Readers: IBPA Fall 2018
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We're loving the "Human Family" poem by Maya Angelou that includes this stanza, “I note the obvious differences/between each sort and type,/ but we are more alike, my friends/than we are unalike.” Words, poems, stories, books—their magic helps us see with new eyes.

We hope you'll find new magic for your readers in this selection of titles from our publishers, who have garnered rave reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Foreword Reviews, Kirkus Reviews, Midwest Book Review, and other leading reviewers. Their titles have also received numerous awards. The selection presented is a variety-pack of fascinating reading, and each book is sure to appeal to many of your patrons.

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All of us at the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)

Table of Contents:

Children's Picture Book: Fiction

Young Reader: Fiction

Teen Fiction | Teen Nonfiction

Children's Picture Book: Fiction

A Fairytale About Kindness and Honesty
by Sean Buvala
Illustrated by Michelle Buvala
The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group

“Well as you say, so it is.” Is that a warning or blessing from the old wizard that our young heroes encounter on the road to the castle?

Frog-filled, pig-packed chaos ruins great plans to bring the healing apples to the princess! Will anyone succeed on their journey?

A retelling of a classic Grimm fairytale, exploring the values of honesty and kindness.

ISBN: 978-0692537657 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale, Amazon

by Susan Schaefer Benardo
Illustrated by Courtenay Fletcher
Inner Flower Child Books

The adventure begins when an old farmhouse is salvaged and recycled into Tiny, a snug little house with a big heart—and WHEELS!

With the help of Big Truck, Tiny sets off across America to discover if he is still a real home, meeting friends along the way.

Voted Top 15 Books for Kindergarten by

ISBN: 978-0971122826 (Hardcover)
978-0971122857 (eBook)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Follett

by Katharine Yusuf
Illustrated by Marilyn Martin & Jean Bates
Prairie Moon Publishers

With captivating and comforting text plus vibrant illustrations, this children’s book helps families, teachers, and counselors open discussions and share what is happening when a friend or family member is diagnosed or lives with dementia and memory loss.

Valuable Questions and Activity pages extend the learning for home or classroom use. Strong endorsements from the medical community, educators, and families living with these difficult circumstances.

ISBN: 978-0999476505 (Hardcover)
978-0999476512 (Paperback)
978-0999476529 (eBook)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale

A Boone Story about Overcoming Envy and Jealousy
by Lisa M. Griffin
Boys Town Press

It doesn’t seem fair that Boone’s brother is the first to fly, and that his friend Otter can do a flip. Can Boone learn to be grateful for what he already has, work hard to earn what more he wants, and not be envious of others?

ISBN: 978-1944882280 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Follett, Ingram Wholesale

by Leslie Crawford
Illustrated by Sonja Stangl
Stone Pier Press

A fateful tornado frees Gwen from a big egg-laying farm. Using her wits and chicken superpowers, she dodges danger until finding safety with a boy named Mateo. Together they discover how extraordinary an ordinary chicken really is.

“Gwen will quickly become your child's favorite nighttime read.” —Jasmin Singer, Our Hen House

ISBN: 978-0998862323 (Hardcover)
Ordering info: Chelsea Green Publishing and all major wholesalers

Snowman Paul series
by Yossi Lapid
Illustrated by Joanna Pasek
Yosef Lapid

“Entertaining, well-structured, and beautifully illustrated—a winner.” — Kirkus Reviews

“This beautifully illustrated book offers a timeless message on sharing joy with friends.” — Foreword Reviews/Clarion

“Yossi Lapid has created a work that will entice children and transport them into a dream world where they can experience Halloween their way.” — Manhattan Book Reviews

ISBN: 978-1949091083 (Hardcover)
978-0997389913 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale, Amazon

by Jody Mackey
Champ Youth Publishing

A heart-warming story about an active young girl—beautifully illustrated book about horses and friendship. Perfect for young horse lovers.

“Graceful, Inspiring” — Kirkus Reviews

“Heart-warming, inspiring picture book story that is unreservedly recommended for family, elementary school, and community library picture book collections for young readers.” — Children's Bookwatch

ISBN: 978-0692646991 (Hardcover)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Brodart

Young Reader: Fiction

The Adventures of Eli Benjamin Bear: Volume 1
by Hal Price
Illustrated by Michael Bayouth
Heroic Hearts Media

“A Heart’s Journey Home’” is the quintessential family storybook. It’s magical rhyming journey, heartwarming adventures & beautifully illustrated images by former Disney artist, Michael Bayouth, engages families in discussions about Eli’s adventures of his heart. This book is destined to be an instant family classic.” —Viki Winterton, Publisher-Expert, Insights Publishing

ISBN: 978-0983356202 (Hardcover)
978-0983356219 (Paperback)
978-0983356226 (eBook)
978-0983356233 (Audiobook)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale

by Susan Schaefer Benardo
Inner Flower Child Books

As if life weren't complicated enough, teenager Rocket Malone discovers that her mysterious Aunt Polly is actually Polyhymnia, a Greek Muse who desperately needs her help.

" Inspired is insightful, delightful, and charming as it encourages kids to face their obstacles and chase their own passions." — Foreword Reviews, May/June 2018

ISBN: 978-0971122833 (Paperback)
978-0971122864 (eBook)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Follett, Ingram Wholesale

by Paul Aertker
Flying Solo Press

Friendship, perseverance, and the power of belief shine in this novel about a girl trying to stay connected to her late mother.

“A deeply moving story that belongs on any juvenile bookshelf.“ – Foreword Reviews

ISBN: 978-1940137995 (Paperback)
978-1940137988 (eBook)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale, Amazon

by Bruce Bernstein
Outsider Press

“You Gotta Have Heart, has it all... The plot, which follows a young orphaned boy as he comes of age, is inspiring, moving and unforgettable.”— Readers’ Favorite

“This is a great book for a variety of audiences.”-LitPick

“This coming-of-age story will be sure to delight pre-teens and teens...”– Children’s Book Review

ISBN: 978-1732165106 (Paperback)
978-1732165113 (eBook)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale, Amazon

Teen Fiction

by P. Anastasia
Fluorescence Books

“A potent saga that proves hard to put down...” —D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

Clean epic adventure for all, Fates Aflame is sci-fi fantasy brimming with magic, myths, and dragons. A mesmerizing tale of destiny and friendship for adventurers young and old, Potterheads and Halfbloods.

ISBN: 978-0997448542 (Hardcover)
978-0997448535 (Paperback)
(Also available as an eBook and audiobook)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale, Barnes & Noble, Amazon

by Caytlyn Brooke
BHC Press

“A scary story about the dangers of [technology] addiction, delivering a powerful lesson without feeling didactic... a great book for any teen.” — Foreword Reviews

“A world that is so realistic in its complexity and the character’s motivations, readers will find themselves reconsidering their own social media use.” — InD'Tale Magazine

ISBN: 978-1946848581 (Hardcover)
978-1947727533 (Paperback)
978-1947727540 (eBook)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Ingram Wholesale, Overdrive

Teen Nonfiction

For School, For Fun, For Anyone Ages 10-16
by Steve Peha
Teaching That Makes Sense

“An innovative and accessible writing guide for students. The combination of out-of-the-box thinking and the traditional tactics of composition makes Peha’s work a solid choice for any teen attempting to get a handle on that big, mysterious practice known as writing.” — Kirkus Reviews

ISBN: 978-0997283105 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Ingram Publisher Services, Ingram Wholesale


Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg
by Tanya Anderson

“A unique perspective through the eyes of a young woman who observed and survived the worst of war.” — School Library Journal

This all-true account, illustrated with dozens of remarkable historical photographs, immerses you in the battle that upended a town and marked a 15-year-old girl forever.

ISBN: 978-0966925821 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Ingram Wholesale, Thomson-Shore

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