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Posted on: November 26, 2019

The Poet X

The Poet X

by Elizabeth Acevedo

Harlem. Ever since her body grew into curves, Xiomara Batista has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. She pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

The Girl and the Wolf

The Girl and the Wolf

by Katherena Vermette

A young girl becomes lost in the woods after wandering too far away from her mother. Scared because she is lost, she encounters a large wolf who reminds her of her own ability to survive and find her mother again.

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

A Moon for Moe and Mo

A Moon for Moe and Mo

by Jane Berskin Zalben; illustrated by Mehrdokht Amini

Moses Feldman and Mohammed Hassan both live on Flatbush Avenue, but when they meet at the grocery store they quickly become best friends, sharing a picnic while their families prepare for the holidays ...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Polly Diamond and the Magic Book

Polly Diamond and the Magic Book

by Alice Kuipers; illustrated by Diana Toledano

Polly loves words, writing, and telling stories, so when she finds a fancy book on her doorstep labeled "Special Delivery from the Writing and Spelling Department for Polly Diamond" she is thrilled;...

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

by Brian Selznick

When twelve-year-old Hugo, an orphan living and repairing clocks within the walls of a Paris train station in 1931, meets a mysterious toyseller and his goddaughter, his undercover life and his biggest secret are jeopardized.

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

I Dissent

by Debbie Levy

Traces the achievements of the celebrated Supreme Court justice through the lens of her many famous acts of civil disagreement against inequality, unfair treatment, and human rights injustice.

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

A Garden of Ordinary Miracles

A Garden of Ordinary Miracles

by Robert Zakanitch

Presents an illustrated A-to-Z catalog of the flowers found in home gardens, from azaleas to zinnias, as well as various foods and animals.

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

This is How We Do It

This is How We Do It

by Matt Lamothe

Follows the daily lives of seven children from around the world, including such places as Japan, India, Uganda, and Italy, and discusses how schools, meals, and play can be different or similar in different places in the world.

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

We Go Together!

We Go Together!

by Calef Brown

A collection of illustrated poems of love and friendship teeming with wit, whimsy, and wordplay from a bestselling author-illustrator.

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou

Poetry for Young People - Maya Angelou

by Maya Angelou; edited by Edwin Graves Wilson; illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue

Presents a selection of Angelou's work which celebrates childhood, work, solitude, aging, courage, and the experience of freedom.

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Vivid: Poems & Notes about Color

Vivid

by Julie Paschkis

See the colors of the rainbow in a whole new light!

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Mama, Is It Summer Yet?

Mama, Is It Summer Yet?

by Nikki McClure

As spring slowly turns to summer, a little boy builds a fort and plants a garden in impatient anticipation.

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Pax

Pax

by Sara Pennypacker; illustrated by Jon Klassen

After being forced to give up his pet fox Pax, a young boy named Peter decides to leave home and get his best friend back.

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts

Quiet Power

by Susan Cain

A discussion of the power of introverts for kids and teens with a focus on school, family life, and friendship.

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Out of this World: The Surreal Art of Leonora Carrington

Out of This World

by Michelle Markel; illustrated by Amanda Hall

Chronicles the life and works of the surrealist artist, who created some of the most enigmatic and startling works of the twentieth century.

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Leap Write In!

Leap Write In!

by Karen Benke

Adventures in creative writing to s-t-r-e-t-c-h and surprise your one-of-a-kind mind.

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

My Life in Pictures

My Life in Pictures

by Debora Zemke

When budding artist Bea Garcia's best friend moves to Australia and a loud, rambunctious boy moves into her old house, Bea must learn to make new friends.

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Tar Beach

Tar Beach

by Faith Ringgold

A young girl dreams of flying above her Harlem home, claiming all she sees for herself and her family.

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Up!: How Families Around the World Carry their Little Ones

Up!

by Susan Hughes; illustrated by Ashley Barron

Around the world, little ones are carried in many different ways: in slings, on shoulders, in backpacks, on hips, in baskets, and in loving arms. Up! depicts ten places around the world, from Afghanistan to nor...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Plant, Cook, Eat!

Plant, Cook, Eat!

by Joe Archer and Caroline Craig

For beginners and green-thumbed foodies, this unusually all-inclusive garden-to-kitchen cookbook is part lesson in gardening and part collection of healthy, delicious, kid-friendly recipes.

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Sonya's Chickens

Sonya's Chickens

by Phoebe Wahl

Sonya raises her three chickens from the time they are tiny chicks. She feeds them, shelters them and loves them. Everywhere Sonya goes, her chicks are peeping at her heels. Under her care, the chicks grow into hens and even give Sonya a won...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Julián is a Mermaid

Julian is a Mermaid

by Jessica Love

While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car. Whe...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

That is My Dream!

That Is My Dream!

by Langston Hughes; illustrated by Daniel Miyares

An African-American boy faces the harsh reality of segregation and racial prejudice, but he dreams of a different life — one full of freedom, hope, and wild possibility, where he can fling his arm...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

With My Hands: Poems About Making Things

With My Hands

by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater; pictures by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson

Building, baking, folding, drawing, shaping... making something with your own hands is a special, personal experience. Taking an idea from your imagination and turning it into something r...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

The Word Collector

The Word Collector

by Peter Reynolds

Jerome enjoys collecting and using words that he hears, reads, or sees, and then decides to share his collection with others.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

What Would She Do?: 25 True Stories of Trailblazing Rebel Women

What Would She Do?

by Kay Woodward

From historic world leaders to brilliant scientists, artists, and modern-day pioneers, What Would She Do? shares twenty-five incredible women's stories that educate and empower. Learn about the remarkable achievements and attitudes of femin...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

The Digger and the Flower

The Digger and the Flower

by Joseph Kuefler

When Digger discovers a flower growing in the center of the town being built, his entire perspective changes.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

The Hundred Dresses

The Hundred Dresses

by Eleanor Estes; illustrated by Louis Slobodkin

In winning a medal she is no longer there to receive, a tight-lipped little Polish girl teaches her classmates a lesson.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

by Ann Brashares

During their first summer apart, four teenage girls, best friends since earliest childhood, stay in touch through a shared pair of secondhand jeans that magically adapts to each of their figures and affects their attitudes to their differe...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Family Poems for Every Day of the Week

Family Poems for Every Day of the Week

by Francisco Alarcón; illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez

A bilingual collection of poetry by the late Francisco X. Alarcón, acclaimed Chicano poet celebrating the days of the week and everyday childhood experiences.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems

Breathe and Be

by Kate Coombs; illustrated by Anna Emilia Laitinen

This collection of poems paired with imagery of the natural world reminds readers about the importance of staying calm, soothing emotions, and appreciating the world around them.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Halmoni and the Picnic

Halmoni and the Picnic

by Sook Nyul Choi; illustrated by Karen Milone

A Korean American girl's third grade class helps her newly arrived grandmother feel more comfortable with her new life in the United States.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Through Georgia's Eyes

Through Georgias Eyes

by Rachel Rodriguez; illustrated by Julie Paschkis

This book explores the influence of nature and color on the American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and how she demonstrated these influences through her paintings.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

The Gardener

The Gardener

by Sarah Stewart; pictures by David Small

When she comes to the city to stay with her Uncle Jim, a curmudgeonly baker, Lydia Grace Finch brings along a suitcase full of seeds that she uses to create a wonderful, secret rooftop garden that she hopes will tr...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Book Uncle and Me

Book Uncle and Me

by Uma Krishnaswami; pictures by Julianna Swaney

When the mayor tries to shut down Book Uncle's free library on the street corner, Yasmin and her friends decide to take action, even though they are not old enough to vote in the upcoming local election.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

A Different Pond

A Different Pond

by Bao Phi; illustrated by Thi Bui

As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Betwe...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

The Girl who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science

The Girl Who Drew Butterflies

by Joyce Sidman

Newbery-Honor winning author Joyce Sidman explores the extraordinary life and scientific discoveries of Maria Merian, who discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented the science behind the mystery in this visual biography that f...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

The Seventh Wish

The Seventh Wish

by Kate Messner

Unsure of how to get her family's attention, Charlie comes across the surprise of her life one day while ice-fishing... in the form of a floppy, scaly fish offering to grant her a wish in exchange for its freedom.

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street

by Sandra Cisneros

For Esperanza, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, life is an endless landscape of concrete and run-down tenements, and she tries to rise above the hopelessness.

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

The Story of Ferdinand

The Story of Ferdinand

by Munro Leaf; illustrated by Robert Lawson

Ferdinand likes to sit quietly and smell the flowers, but one day he gets stung by a bee and his snorting and stomping convince everyone that he is the fiercest of bulls.

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

Now

Now

by Antoinette Portis

Follow a little girl as she takes you on a tour through all of her favorite things, from the holes she digs to the hugs she gives.

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

A Full Moon Is Rising: Poems

A Full Moon Is Rising

by Marilyn Singer; pictures by Julia Cairns

A collection of poems about the full moon, with introductory pages containing lunar facts and a map pinpointing the locations in which the poems are set.

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets

Out of Wonder

by Kwame Alexander, with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth; illustrated by Ekua Holmes

A collection of twenty poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world.

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid

The World Is Not a Rectangle

by Jeanette Winter

This introduction to the life and achievements of famed architect Zaha Hadid describes how as a child in Baghdad she dreamed of designing her own cities before pursuing an education and launching her famed studio. A picture book portrait...

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

by Monica Brown; illustrated by John Parra

Chronicles Frida's life — from her childhood to her rise as one of the world's most influential painters — capturing the beauty and strength of Frida's creative spirit, which carried her throug...

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

Ada’s Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer

Ada's Ideas

by Fiona Robinson

This picture book introduces Ada Lovelace, the daughter of poet Lord Byron and mathematician Anna Isabella Milbanke, describing how she blended her parents' educational approaches and forged a friendship with inventor Charles Babbage befo...

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

An Egg is Quiet

An Egg Is Quiet

by Dianna Aston ; illustrated by Sylvia Long

This introduction to eggs in nature details the variety of their sizes, shapes, and colors, and includes such examples as the eggs of birds, frogs, snakes, ostriches, and dinosuars.

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

Juana and Lucas

Juana and Lucas

by Juana Medina

A spunky young girl from Colombia loves playing with her canine best friend and resists boring school activities, especially learning English, until her family tells her that a special trip is planned to an English-speaking place.

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

Miss Rumphius

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by Barbara Cooney

As a child Great-aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew up she would go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and do something to make the world more beautiful – and she does all those things, the last being the most...

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Little Bear

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by Else Holmelund Minarik; illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Little Bear's four adventures include taking a trip to the moon and having a birthday party.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

The Secret Lives of Princesses

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by Philippe Lechermeier; illustrated by Rébecca Dautremer

Exposes the hidden lives of such lesser-known figures as Princess Molly Coddle, Princess Miss Hap, and Princess Anne Phibian, revealing where they live, what they whisper about, and what sorts of pe...

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

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by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jon Klassen

Sam and Dave are sure they will discover something exciting if they just keep digging their hole.

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

The Mighty Miss Malone

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by Christopher Paul Curtis

With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan, during the Gr...

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

P.S. Be Eleven

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by Rita Williams-Garcia

Eleven-year-old Brooklyn girl Delphine feels overwhelmed with worries and responsibilities. She's just started sixth grade and is self-conscious about being the tallest girl in the class, and nervous about her first school dance. Sh...

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

The Snowy Day

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by Ezra Jack Keats

The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

The Wind in the Willows

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by Kenneth Grahame; paintings by Mary Jane Begin

The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside – Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

Little House on the Prairie

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by Laura Ingalls Wilder; illustrated by Garth Williams

The Ingalls family packs up their covered wagon and travels from the big woods of Wisconsin to a new home in Kansas Territory, where wide open land stretches as far as the eye can see. On the prairie, ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Seedfolks

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by Paul Fleischman

Reviewed by Clare:This short and poignant middle-grade read depicts the stories of inner-city community members as they transform an abandoned parking lot into a garden. This book will reignite your faith in the good of humanity.

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