2021 Excellence in Literature Awardee
Sparky & Benny's Big Home Mystery
A heartwarming and inspiring story of climate change, told through the eyes of two curious and determined kid whales, who are a mission to find out why they are losing their homes, who is destroying it, and how they can stop it.
by Janice Lao-Noche & Esther Noche
Illustrated by Rhea Reburiano-Lajom
Contributions by Isaac Noche, Louise & Lana Lao
Penguins Can Fly, Right?
Penguins Can Fly, Right? is a compelling tale of two penguins’ attempts to fly like many of their more distant bird relatives. This multifaceted story teaches about science, persistence, failure, and finding your own gifts. Kids take a journey alongside penguin cousins Fluffin and Muffin as they brainstorm and make effort after effort to soar through the sky. Savvy readers know they will not succeed at flying, but the penguin cousins are eventually able to discover and celebrate their own unique strengths. Penguins Can Fly, Right? is perfect for at-home or classroom reading.