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This Abu Dhabi school shares six cool books that promise to spark young imaginations


Kat Trowbridge, The Librarian at the British International School, Abu Dhabi puts together these great picks of recently published chapter and illustrated books.

Illustrated Books

We are the Water Protectors

by Carole Lindstrom, illustrated by Michaela Goade

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption.

Chapter Books

Becoming Muhammad Ali

By James Patterson and Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile

From two heavy-hitters in children’s literature comes a critically acclaimed biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali.

In the Lift

By Minh Lê, illustrated by Dan Santat

 A fantastic tale of an elevator that will lift your spirits–and press all the right buttons! Join Iris who loves to push the elevator buttons in her apartment building, and see what happens!

Daring Darleen: Queen of the Screen

By Anne Nesbet

 When a publicity stunt goes terribly wrong, twelve-year-old Darleen Darling, star of the silent film era, must defeat villains both on screen and off in this edge-of-your-seat adventure. Lights! Camera! Kidnapping?

How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and Falls) of a Rock-Climbing Champion

By Ashima Shiraishi, illustrated byYao Xiao

From Ashima Shiraishi, one of the world’s youngest and most skilled climbers, comes a true story of strength and perseverance – in rock climbing and in life.

When You Trap a Tiger

By Tae Keller

Would you make a deal with a magical tiger? This uplifting story brings Korean folklore to life as a girl goes on a quest to unlock the power of stories and save her grandmother.

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