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The Proudest Blue
With her new backpack and light-up shoes, Faizah knows the first day of school is going to be special. It's the start of a brand new year and, best of all, it's her older sister Asiya's first day of hijab--a hijab of beautiful blue fabric, like the ocean waving to the sky. But not everyone sees hijab as beautiful, and in the face of hurtful, confusing words, Faizah will find new ways to be strong.
From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within. Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
Move through hope, possibility and dreams through the eyes of Parker when she sees herself in the powerful painting of Michelle Obama. An everyday moment becomes and extraordinary moment when you realize the power, inspiration, and positive impact of another. As the author Jessica Parker said, "anything is possible regardless of race, class, or gender."
Last Stop on Market Street
This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share. Lessons on generosity, compassion and helping those in need, a story that will warm your heart and spark conversations on community, selfless service and helping those in need.
Once in a Blue Moon
Inspired by the expression “once in a blue moon,” Danielle Daniel has created a book of short poems, each one describing a rare or special experience that turns an ordinary day into a memorable one. She describes the thrill of seeing a double rainbow, the Northern Lights or a shooting star as well as quieter pleasures such as spotting a turtle basking in the sun or a family of ducks waddling across the road. In accessible language and delightful, naïve images, Once in a Blue Moon celebrates the magical moments that can be found in the beauty and wonders of nature.
All My Stripes: A Story for Children with Autism
All My Stripes is a story about a Zane zebra who feels different from the rest of his classmates. He worries that they only notice his "autism stripe." With the help of his Mama, Zane the zebra comes to appreciate all his stripes - the unique strengths that make him who he is.
Over and Under the Snow
Over and under the snow you will find a magical world of squirrels and bears, bullfrogs and snow hares, owls and deer. A story that informs the reader of how animals spend their winter, while sparking adventure and awareness of a winter wonderland. Prepare to join the magical kingdom of animals as you move through a snowy forest to bring this story to life!. Over and Under the Snow is written by Kate Messner. Published by Chronicle Books.
Be Like a Tree
A journey through the forest for a tree's longing to feel its purpose and a boy's longing to feel more confident. The tree explores creative ways to move his trunk and branches by watching his animal friends and trying to be like them. Until one day when a boy stops in front of him and sees the beauty of the tree, standing tall and strong. The boy mirrors the way the tree is standing (tree pose) and together they realize that they can be themselves - strong and confident, unique and special.
The Contest Between the Sun and the Wind
This classic Aesop Fable is beautiful offers a contemplation and wondering, "can gentleness, instead of force, be an effective way to achieve a goal?" Enjoy the tale of the sun and the wind as they take you through their experiences of gentleness and force and use this tale to help reflect how these qualities can impact your own life. An Aesop Fable Retold by Heather Forest Published by August House
Just One More Swim
Just One More Swim is a story of two cubs as they playfully move through the Arctic to explore their surrounds and courageously enter the ocean water for the first time! A whimsical story that inspires its readers to try new things! Written by: Caroline Pitcher Published by: Parragon
The Sharing Circle
The Sharing Circle includes seven children's stories that explore First Nations cultural practices and teach children about Mi'kmaq beliefs and heritage. Researched and written by Mi'kmaw children's author Theresa Meuse and beautifully illustrated by Mi'kmaw illustrator Arthur Stevens, this book will engage and inform children of all ages.
We are Water Protectors
We are Water Protectors is a story inspired by Indigenous-led movements across North America to save the Earth's water from harm and corruption. The book reminds us of our connection to water and how important it is to protect it and treat it as a sacred resource. Written by: Carole Lindstrom Published by: Roaring Book Press
The Snail and The Whale
The Snail and The Whale is an epic journey of friendship, collaboration and trust! Jump into the journey of a tiny snail who goes on an incredible journey and hitches a ride on the tail of a huge humpback whale. You will journey through mountains, sands, icebergs and far off lands! When the whale loses his way, he relies on the snail who finds a teacher and students just like you to help save the whale! Anchor yourself with ocean breath, enjoy the story, and have fun bringing The Snail and The Whale to life! The snail and The Whale is written by Julia Donaldson, published by MacMillan Children's Books.
When It Snows
When it snows takes you on an enchanted adventure in the snow! The story is full of imaginative creatures, sparkles and light to remind you of the joy of playing in the snow! The story ends as a story, reminding you that your favourite book can take you anywhere you want to go! When it Snows is Written by Richard Collingridge.