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Gathering titles for young readers as we discover them...

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Sugar in Milk Cover Image
By Thrity Umrigar, Khoa Le (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762495191
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Published: Running Press Kids - October 6th, 2020

A timely and timeless picture book about immigration that demonstrates the power of diversity, acceptance, and tolerance from a gifted storyteller.

A Kirkus Best Books of 2020
A School Library Journal Best Books of 2020

"An engaging, beautiful, and memorable book." --Kirkus Reviews,
starred review

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A Small Kindness Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, Wendy Leach (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762495221
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Published: Running Press Kids - February 2nd, 2021

Teach the importance of goodwill with this impactful picture book with a solid pay-it-forward message to encourage kindness in young children—from the award-winning author of Excellent Ed and Sun! One In a Billion.

It was like a game of tag, with one small act of kindness spreading throughout a small community of kids and teachers alike.


You Are Enough: A Book About Inclusion Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338630749
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - March 2nd, 2021

A beautiful and inclusive picture book all about celebrating being yourself from Down syndrome advocate and viral sensation Sofia Sanchez!

It can be hard to be different-whether because of how you look, where you live, or what you can or can't do. But wouldn't it be boring if we were all the same? Being different is great! Being different is what makes you YOU.


Why Am I Me? Cover Image
By Paige Britt, Selina Alko (Illustrator), Sean Qualls (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338053142
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 29th, 2017

Presented as a thoughtful, poetic exchange between two characters -- who don't realize they are thinking and asking the very same questions -- this beautiful celebration of our humanity and diversity invites readers of all ages to imagine a world where there is no you or me, only we.


The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage: The Fight for Interracial Marriage Cover Image
By Selina Alko, Sean Qualls (Illustrator), Selina Alko (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545478533
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - January 27th, 2015

For most children these days it would come as a great shock to know that before 1967, they could not marry a person of a race different from their own. That was the year that the Supreme Court issued its decision in Loving v. Virginia.


Kind Cover Image
By Alison Green, Béatrice Alemagna (Illustrator), Steve Antony (Illustrator), David Barrow (Illustrator), Rotraut Susanne Berner (Illustrator), Quentin Blake (Illustrator), Serge Bloch (Illustrator), Melissa Castrillón (Illustrator), Beatrice Alemagna (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338627053
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 6th, 2020

A heartwarming and visually diverse book about the fundamental value of kindness and how kids can join in.

Imagine a world where everyone is kind.
How can we make that come true?


I Am Every Good Thing Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518778
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

Winner of the NCTE Charlotte Huck Award!

An upbeat, empowering, important picture book from the team that created the award-winning Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut


I am
a nonstop ball of energy.
Powerful and full of light.
I am a go-getter. A difference maker. A leader.


What We'll Build: Plans For Our Together Future Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593206751
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Published: Philomel Books - October 6th, 2020

An instant New York Times bestseller!

From Oliver Jeffers, world-renowned picture book creator and illustrator of The Crayons' Christmas, comes a gorgeously told father-daughter story and companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller Here We Are!


All Because You Matter Cover Image
By Tami Charles, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338574852
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Published: Orchard Books - October 6th, 2020

A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to Black and brown children everywhere: reminding them how much they matter, that they have always mattered, and they always will, from powerhouse rising star author Tami Charles and esteemed, award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier.


You Matter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534421691
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 2nd, 2020

A New York Times bestseller!
Five starred reviews!

Named Best Book of the Year by Barnes & Noble, The New York Times/New York Public Library, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal

They All Saw a Cat meets The Important Book in this sensitive and impactful picture book about seeing the world from different


America, My Love, America, My Heart Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062993298
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: Greenwillow Books - April 6th, 2021

America, do you love me?


Come With Me Cover Image
By Holly M. McGhee, Pascal Lemaître (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524739058
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

“Together, the words and pictures work seamlessly to deliver a powerful message: What we do matters.”—R. J. Palacio, The New York Times
 


Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147515827
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Published: Puffin Books - October 11th, 2016

Jacqueline Woodson's National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner, with 7 all-new poems.

A President Obama "O" Book Club pick


Last Stop on Market Street Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399257742
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015

#1 New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
Winner of the Newbery Medal
A Caldecott Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
 


Love Cover Image
By Matt de la Peña, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524740917
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"[A] poetic reckoning of the importance of love in a child's life . . . eloquent and moving."People


Each Kindness Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399246524
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 2nd, 2012

WINNER OF A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR AND THE JANE ADDAMS PEACE AWARD!

Each kindness makes the world a little better


The Other Side Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399231162
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 15th, 2001

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Clover's mom says it isn't safe to cross the fence that segregates their African-American side of town from the white side where Anna lives. But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the grown-ups' rules by sitting on top of the fence together.


Peace is an Offering Cover Image
By Annette LeBox, Stephanie Graegin (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803740914
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Published: Dial Books - March 10th, 2015

A warm, comforting poem about finding peace in a community of neighbors

Peace is an offering.
A muffin or a peach.
A birthday invitation.
A trip to the beach.


Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780399167898
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Philomel Books - November 14th, 2017

#1 New York Times bestseller
TIME Magazine Best Book of the Year
NPR Best Book of 2017
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2017


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The Rabbit Listened Cover Image
By Cori Doerrfeld, Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735229358
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Published: Dial Books - February 20th, 2018

A moving and universal picture book about empathy and kindness, sure to soothe heartaches big and small.


Antiracist Baby Board Book Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593110416
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Kokila - June 16th, 2020

A #1 New York Times Bestseller!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
Featured on Good Morning America, NPR's Morning Edition, CBS This Morning, and more!


The Seed of Compassion: Lessons from the Life and Teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525555148
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Published: Kokila - March 24th, 2020

For the first time ever, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses children directly, sharing lessons of peace and compassion, told through stories of his own childhood.


My Heart Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735227934
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Published: Dial Books - January 8th, 2019

From the author-illustrator of The Book of Mistakes comes a gorgeous picture book about caring for your own heart and living with kindness and empathy.

My heart is a window. My heart is a slide. My heart can be closed...or opened up wide.


Kindness Makes Us Strong Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781984816399
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Published: Dial Books - December 24th, 2019

This bright book by the creator of Love Makes a Family celebrates acts of kindness big and small.


Tomorrow I'll Be Kind Cover Image
By Jessica Hische, Jessica Hische (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524787042
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Published: Penguin Workshop - January 14th, 2020

In a follow-up to Tomorrow I'll Be Brave, award-winning illustrator Jessica Hische brings to life another series of inspirational words and scenes with her lovely hand-lettering and adorable illustrations. This uplifting and positive book encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will be grateful, helpful, and kind.

Tomorrow I'll be everything


The Day You Begin Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399246531
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!


Tomorrow I'll Be Brave Cover Image
By Jessica Hische, Jessica Hische (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524787011
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Penguin Workshop - October 16th, 2018

Journey through the beautifully hand-lettered messages by award-winning illustrator Jessica Hische. This uplifting and positive book - now a New York Times best seller - encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will try new things, do their best, and be brave.

Tomorrow I'll be all the things I tried to be today:


Tomorrow I'll Be Brave Cover Image
By Jessica Hische, Jessica Hische (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781524787028
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Penguin Workshop - October 15th, 2019

Journey through the beautifully hand-lettered messages by award-winning illustrator Jessica Hische. This uplifting and positive book - now a New York Times best seller - encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will try new things, do their best, and be brave.

Tomorrow I'll be all the things I tried to be today:


Pass It On Cover Image
By Sophy Henn, Sophy Henn (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399547751
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Philomel Books - April 11th, 2017

Here's a fun idea: When you laugh or smile--pass it on! A story about giving, sharing, and joy.

When you see something terrific, smile a smile and pass it on! If you chance upon a chuckle, hee hee hee and pass it on. Should you spot a thing of wonder, jump for joy and pass it on!


Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399252518
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner

Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of
Red at the Bone, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.
 


Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You Cover Image
By Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514121
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Philomel Books - September 3rd, 2019

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Rafael Lopez create a kind and caring book about the differences that make each of us unique.

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award!


Ugly Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780425287774
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Puffin Books - February 7th, 2017

This true story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face is perfect for fans of Wonder—now with exclusive paperback content!
 


I am Kind: A Little Book About Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780525552956
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Published: Dial Books - May 14th, 2019

The littlest readers can learn about Abraham Lincoln in this board book version of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World biography.
 


Hugsby Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984835987
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - November 10th, 2020

The most adorable pet monster ever shows what everyone needs: hugs!


Families Belong Cover Image
By Dan Saks, Brooke Smart (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593222768
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - September 1st, 2020

A rhyming, light-hearted celebration of families being - and belonging - together.

Families belong
Together like a puzzle
Different-sized people
One big snuggle


The Story of Ferdinand Cover Image
By Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140502343
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Published: Puffin Books - June 30th, 1977

A true classic with a timeless message!
 
All the other bulls run, jump, and butt their heads together in fights. Ferdinand, on the other hand, would rather sit and smell the flowers. So what will happen when Ferdinand is picked for the bullfights in Madrid?
 


Counting by 7s Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142422861
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Puffin Books - September 16th, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller

In the tradition of Out of My Mind, Wonder, and Mockingbird, this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family.


Pete & Pickles Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399250828
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Published: Philomel Books - October 16th, 2008

Pete is a perfectly predictable, practical, uncomplicated pig. At least, he was . . . before a runaway circus elephant named Pickles stampeded into his life, needing a friend. Pickles is larger than life and overflowing with imagination. She takes Pete swandiving off Niagara Falls. (Sort of.) And sledding down the Matterhorn.


Otis Cover Image
By Loren Long, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399252488
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Philomel Books - September 22nd, 2009

Celebrating 10 years of Otis! From the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Love by Matt de la Péna and The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, comes a special commemorative edition celebrating Otis' 10th Anniversary!


Otis Cover Image
By Loren Long, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780399256004
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Philomel Books - January 6th, 2011

Celebrating 10 years of Otis, everyone's favorite tractor, created by the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Love by Matt de la Péna and The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper!


Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar (The World of Eric Carle) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780448489322
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: World of Eric Carle - December 15th, 2015

Celebrate love with #1 New York Times Best-Selling Title! 

“You are the cherry on my cake; you make the sun shine brighter; you make my heart flutter.” Using a range of images from the World of Eric Carle, and featuring the Very Hungry Caterpillar, this special gift book gives all the reasons why someone special makes the world a better and brighter place.


Love from Peter Rabbit Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780241301340
Availability: Backordered (email to check availability)
Published: Warne - December 26th, 2017

Say "I love you" to that special somebunny in your life!

Celebrate all things love with this charming little book featuring original artwork by Beatrix Potter. A great gift for Valentine's Day—or any day!


Llama Llama Time to Share Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780670012336
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2012

Llama has a sharing drama!

Build a tower. Make a moat.
Nelly's dolly sails a boat.
What can Llama Llama add?
Maybe sharing's not so bad.


Thanks from The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780515158069
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: World of Eric Carle - August 15th, 2017

Show friends and family how much you appreciate them with the Very Hungry Caterpillar's colorful book of thanks.


How to Catch a Star Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399242861
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Philomel Books - June 3rd, 2004

From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes a story about wishing, persevering, and reaching for the stars.


You Can!: Words of Wisdom from the Little Engine That Could Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781524784683
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Grosset & Dunlap - March 27th, 2018

The classic character that has inspired generations of children to believe in themselves will now inspire readers of every age in this book filled with encouraging words of wisdom.

Everybody needs a little downtime for maintenance.
There will always be obstacles you don't anticipate.
Wake up ready for an adventure.


Love Counts Cover Image
By Jo Parker, Matt Kaufenberg (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593382615
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Grosset & Dunlap - December 29th, 2020

Count down from 10 and discover the many ways children can spread love in the world!

Whether it's sharing cookies with neighbors, sending a letter to a loved one, or giving thanks to the people who keep the world going 'round, this is the perfect book to read aloud with children to teach them that love counts.


Song of the Old City Cover Image
By Anna Pellicioli, Merve Atilgan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524741044
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 17th, 2020

This lyrical, whimsical picture book, set in the old city of Istanbul, celebrates kindness and generosity of spirit.


We Are All Equal Cover Image
By P. Crumble, Jonathan Bentley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593202555
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Published: Philomel Books - September 29th, 2020

A diverse group of animals comes together to celebrate one very important idea: no matter our differences, we are all equal.

We are all equal, let's shout it out loud.
We share hopes and dreams, we're equal and proud.


Sorry (Really Sorry) Cover Image
By Joanna Cotler, Harry Bliss (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984812476
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Philomel Books - April 7th, 2020

* "Clever, funny, and true--really."-- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

* "The animals, rendered expressively by Bliss, learn what kids already know and adults too easily forget: the capacity to say "I'm sorry"--and mean it--is no small thing."--PW (starred review)


Love from the Crayons Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781524792688
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Penguin Workshop - December 24th, 2019

Ring in Valentine's Day--and love--with the New York Times Best-Selling Crayons! This charming new title featuring everyone's favorite coloring crew is the perfect gift for that special someone on Valentine's Day--or any day of the year.

Love is yellow and orange. Because love is sunny and warm.


Penguin Minis: A Little Princess Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780593114452
Availability: Backordered (email to check availability)
Published: Penguin Books - October 22nd, 2019

A beloved classic, A Little Princess, now in a revolutionary new mini format with a beautiful cover illustration by Anna Bond, the artist behind world-renowned stationery brand, Rifle Paper Co.


I Am a Wolf Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553298
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Published: Dial Books - May 21st, 2019

A dog who insists she's a wolf finds the perfect home with a young girl who sees past her prickly personality in this pet adoption story that's as laugh-out-loud funny as it is heart-tugging.


Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse Cover Image
By Marcy Campbell, Corinna Luyken (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735230378
Availability: Usually Available in 3-7 Days
Published: Dial Books - August 14th, 2018

A classic in the making, this heartwarming story about empathy and imagination is one that families will treasure for years to come.

Adrian Simcox tells anyone who will listen that he has a horse--the best and most beautiful horse anywhere.


What the World Needs Now Is Love Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781524785987
Availability: Backordered (email to check availability)
Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2017

For anyone who needs to be reminded of the power of love, this beautiful book is the perfect gift!