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Ruths, Mitali Banerjee, author
Priya started a party-planning business that raises money for animals in trouble. First up, she is planning a birthday party that will help the CUTEST animal ever -- the quokka! Priya makes handmade invitations, DIY decorations, and ORANGE snacks. Will her firsty party be a success?
Goade, Michaela, author, illustrator
As a young Tlingit girl collects wild berries over the seasons, she sings with her Grandmother as she learns to speak to the land and listen when the land speaks back.
Harrison, Vashti, author, illustrator
Praised for acting like a big girl when she is small, as a young girl grows, "big" becomes a word of criticism, until the girl realizes that she is fine just the way she is.
Benard, Lacey, author, illustrator
"Counting in two languages is so much fun with our dim sum friends!"--Back cover.
Moushabeck, Hannah, author.
A Palestinian family celebrates the stories of their homeland in this moving autobiographical picture book debut by Hannah Moushabeck. With heartfelt illustrations by Reem Madooh, Homeland: My Father Dreams of Palestine is a love letter to home, to family, and to the persisting hope of people, which transcends borders.
Teckentrup, Britta, author, illustrator.
Halls, Smriti, author.
"In this follow up to I'm Sticking with You, Bear and Squirrel are back, and they're perfectly in tune. They make merry music, they sing the same song--it's all going great, until Chicken comes along. Chicken knows she could add something to Bear and Squirrel's band of two, but the duo is certain that three is a crowd! Fed up, Chicken leaves--and lands herself in hot water. Will Bear and Squirrel come to the rescue?"-- Publisher marketing.
John, Jory, auteur
Zoeuf est un oeuf qui aime avoir du temps pour lui, dans le calme et la tranquillite. Il n'est donc pas surprenant qu'il prefere rester en retrait lorsque tous les autres oeufs de l'epicerie sortent furtivement du carton pour jouer a la grande oeuf-vasion. Mais lorsqu'une partie prend plus de temps que prevu et que ses amis ne reviennent pas, il commence a s'inquieter... Devrait-il s'aventurer dans les allees pour les trouver? Peut-etre que le jeu poussera Zoeuf a sortir de son carton et a entrer dans le monde, apres tout! Les enfants apprecieront la facon dont le duo forme par Jory John et Pete Oswald, classe au palmares du New York Times, explore avec legerete l'amitie et la necessite de quitter sa zone de confort.
Hughes, Susan, 1960- author
A young girl and her cat watch a firefly glow, make shadows in the sun and learn all about how light works in this accessible, kid-friendly introduction to the science of light.
Scott, Jordan, 1978- author
A story about the special relationship between a child and his grandmother and the time they spend looking for worms for the garden.
Edwards-Middleton, Richard, author
Different types of families make the world a brighter place. From the creators of Two Dads in London, Richard and Lewis Edwards-Middleton, comes their debut picture book that will delight. My Family and Other Families is a funny and heartwarming tale about friends, family and Ferris wheels, and shows a world where there are all kinds of families that are all equal. Liam has just one thing on his mind- making it to the ferris wheel to use his ticket. There's just time to check out the rest of the funfair, where his friends are playing games, munching popcorn, and going on rides with their families. But when Liam's ferris wheel ticket goes missing, it's a race against time for him and his friends to find it. Will they make it? A book for every family, this story gently shows children that it is wonderfully normal for every family to be different from our own and that the things that set us apart can bring us closer. With beautifully vibrant illustrations from Andy Passchier, adults and children can share the message that there is no normal way things should be.
Rylant, Cynthia, author
"Children, animals, and natural life react to a coming rainstorm that will nourish them all"-- Provided by publisher.
Tanumihardja, Patricia, author.
"A young boy aspires to make a bowl of ramen as delicious as his dad's, and runs into some surprises -- both delightful and disastrous -- on his first attempt"-- Provided by publisher.
Simon, Jazmyn, 1980- author.
I am worthy. I am loved. I am enough. Every child, no matter their age, needs to know how loved they are and, more importantly, should love themselves. In this gorgeously illustrated book of affirmations, young readers are told how cherished, deserving, and gifted they are.
Karsten, Guilherme, author
Deep in the jungle, animals are on the run! One by one, as fast as they can, they search for a place to disappear. Some go low, some go high, and some strike a camouflage pose. Will they be safely hidden before time runs out? And just who are they running from? A jungle mystery that will thrill kids on their first read and continue to entice giggles for many reads to come.
Hrab, Naseem, author
After her grandfather's death, a young girl wanders through his house. As she tours each room, the objects she discovers stir memories of her grandfather--her baba bozorg. His closet full of clothes reminds her of the mints he kept in his pockets. His favorite teacup conjures thoughts of the fig cookies he would offer her. The curtains in the living room bring up memories of hide-and-seek games and the special relationship that she and her baba bozorg shared, even though they spoke different languages. The Sour Cherry Tree is an authentic look at death and loss centred on the experiences of a child, both strikingly whimsical and matter-of-fact. Drawing on the Iranian-Canadian author's childhood memories, this tender meditation on grief, love, and memory is at once culturally specific and universally relatable.
While on a mission to save Han Solo, the Rebel hero Luke Skywalker, droids C-3PO and R2-D2, and faithful Wookiee Chewbacca encounter an armored stranger who offers to help them. But is the mysterious Boba Fett a friend--or a foe?
Schu, John, 1981- author
A school isn't just a building; it is all the people who work and learn together. It is a place for discovery and asking questions. A place for sharing, for helping, and for community. It is a place of hope and healing, even when that community can't be together in the same room.