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12 lucky animals : a bilingual baby book

12 lucky animals : a bilingual baby book

Lee, Vickie, author.
2018

Uses the Chinese zodiac to introduce young children to Chinese and English names for twelve animals. Also lists personality traits attributed to persons born under each zodiac sign and includes a circular illustration on the back cover that lists birth years (1989-2024) associated with each animal.

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The ABCs of Black history

The ABCs of Black history

Cortez, Rio, author.
2020

"B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright! And for a Book that takes a Bold journey through the alphabet of Black history and culture. Letter by letter, The ABCs of Black History celebrates a story that spans continents and centuries, triumph and heartbreak, creativity and joy. It's a story of big ideas--P is for Power, S is for Science and Soul. Of significant moments--G is for Great Migration. Of iconic figures--H is for Zora Neale Hurston, X is for Malcom X. It's an ABC book like no other, and a story of hope and love. In addition to rhyming text, the book includes back matter with information on the events, places, and people mentioned in the poem, from Mae Jemison to W. E. B. Du Bois, Fannie Lou Hamer to Sam Cooke, and the Little Rock Nine to DJ Kool Herc"-- Provided by publisher.

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And the people stayed home

And the people stayed home

O'Meara, Kitty, author.
2020

"And the people stayed home is a beautifully produced picture book of Kitty O'Meara's popular, globally viral prose poem about the coronavirus pandemic, which has a hopeful and timeless message. Her words have resonated nationally and internationally and been widely circulated on social media, mainstream news media, and have inspired an outpouring of creativity with musicians across the globe creating songs, filmmakers creating videos, artists creating imagery with the words, and much more. The book will build on this momentum and vastly expand the potential audience. Producing a book for children and their families will bring O'Meara's message to a wider audience and present it in a different and more permanent format."-- Provided by publisher.

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The boy who loved everyone

The boy who loved everyone

Porter, Jane, 1964 August 30-
2021

On his first day of preschool, Dimitri's vocal affection for everything is met with wary reactions--until his guileless words begin to take root and grow. Dimitri may be small, but his heart is as big and as open as a cloudless blue sky. "I love you," Dimitri tells his new classmates at preschool. "I love you," Dimitri tells the class guinea pig and the ants on the ground. "I love you," Dimitri tells the paintbrushes and the tree with heart-shaped leaves. So why doesn't anyone say "I love you" back? Could love also be expressed in unspoken ways? In a familiar story of navigating the social cues of new friendship, author Jane Porter and illustrator Maisie Paradise Shearring offer a thoughtful tribute to the tender ones--those who spread kindness simply by being, and who love without bounds.

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E is for Easter

E is for Easter

Paprocki, Greg, author, illustrator.
2018

An alphabet of how Easter and the rites of spring are celebrated.

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The Easter egg is missing!

The Easter egg is missing!

Platt, Cynthia, author.
2021

The Easter egg is missing! Can you help find it! Little readers will delight in turning vibrant, sturdy pages on an Easter egg hunt to crack the case of the missing golden egg.

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Every child a song

Every child a song

Davies, Nicola, 1958-
2020

"An international look at children's rights, exploring global issues faced by children, encouraging compassion and empathy. Illustrated by award-winning illustrator Marc Martin. When you were born, a song began... So begins this lyrical and unique nonfiction picture book by award-winning children's author Nicola Davies. With tenderness and heart, Nicola introduces young readers to the universal rights that every child is entitled to under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Using the metaphor of song, the book opens with the arrival of a newborn and its unique "song," then pans out to explore all the essential things that every song needs to thrive-love, protection, a home, a name, the chance to explore and learn. In the latter half of the book, the issues of child labor, exploitation and war are sensitively introduced to emphasize that we all must play our part in championing children's rights and offering support to those who need it most. With deeply moving watercolor illustrations by award-winning artist Marc Martin, this is a book that encourages children and adults alike to speak up for young people all around the world, and to treat one another with compassion and kindness. Crocodile Books, an imprint of Interlink Publishing, will donate 5% of the selling price of each book sold to The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights, a human rights organization that advocates for the rights and best interests of immigrant children"-- Provided by publisher.

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Feelings

Feelings

Walden, Libby, author.
2018

"What you feel is who you are ... Explore a world of emotions with this stunning peek-through picture book. Enchanting illustrations and lyrical text bring each emotion to life to help children understand the universal and unique nature of feeling"--Back cover.

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Fox and raccoon

Fox and raccoon

Green, Lesley-Anne, 1977- author, illustrator
2018


The friendship book

The friendship book

Ray, Mary Lyn, author
2019

Illustrations and easy-to-read text provide a primer on friendship, including the many ways friendships are formed.

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How big is love?

How big is love?

Dodd, Emma, 1969- author.
2020

"Does love have a size? A family of ducks celebrates the boundless affection between them in Emma Dodd's gentle rhyming ode to unconditional love."-- Provided by publisher.

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How to solve a problem : the rise (and falls) of a rock-climbing champion

How to solve a problem : the rise (and falls) of a rock-climbing champion

Shiraishi, Ashima, author
2020

Describes rock-climber Ashima solving a complex problem in terms of rock climbing, which may include false starts, breaking the challenge into smaller parts, and always being thoughtful and persistent.

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I am brown

I am brown

Banker, Ashok, author
2020

I am brown. I am beautiful. I am perfect. I designed this computer. I ran this race. I won this prize. I wrote this book. A joyful celebration of the skin you're in--of being brown, of being amazing, of being you.

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I am one : a book of action

I am one : a book of action

Verde, Susan, author
2020

One child who wants to make a difference joins with another and, through a series of simple actions and others' help, succeeds in making the world a better place. Includes a mindfulness exercise and notes about the importance of taking one first step.

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Jerome by heart

Jerome by heart

Scotto, Thomas, 1974- author
2018


Let's say I love you

Let's say I love you

Sirotich, Erica.
2020

"Let's say I love you with our friends from around the world"--Back cover.

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Maisy's Chinese New Year

Maisy's Chinese New Year

Cousins, Lucy, author, illustrator
2020

Spending Chinese New Year with her friend Tiger, Maisy learns about traditional symbols, shares a delicious cultural feast and exchanges lucky red hongbao envelopes before listening to a story about the holiday and staying up late to watch a fireworks display.

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Migrants

Migrants

Watanabe, Issa, 1980-
2020

The migrants must leave the forest. Borders are crossed, sacrifices made, loved ones are lost. It takes such courage to reach the end. At last the journey is over and the migrants arrive. This is the new place. With forceful simplicity, Migrants narrates the journey of a group of animals leaving a leafless forest.

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My heart

My heart

Luyken, Corinna, author, illustrator
2019

Rhyming text explores emotions, from moments of great joy to times of quiet contemplation, illustrating that each person can control their own feelings guided by their hearts.

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R is for Ramadan

R is for Ramadan

Paprocki, Greg.
2019

Ramadan is a month-long observance when Muslims all over the world spend more time with each other, emphasize charitable works, fast, pray, and break their daily fast each night together. It's a time meant to focus on things such as sharing, empathy, compassion, generosity, and selflessness.

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Thank you, Miyuki

Thank you, Miyuki

Galliez, Roxane Marie, author
2020

"Miyuki and her grandfather return in an enchanting intergenerational story enhanced by Seng Soun Ratanavanh's gorgeous Japanese-inspired illustrations. Miyuki's curiosity is piqued by her grandfather's morning meditation routine, and she is eager to learn this new skill. Her wise and patient grandfather first takes her on a walk in the garden. "When do we start to meditate?" she asks repeatedly. Grandfather enjoys the warm sun and stops to smell a rose, inviting Miyuki to join him. Their walk in the garden, filled with many tender moments, heightens their gratitude for each other and for the world around them. Miyuki comes to understand that in the small acts of mindfulness throughout her day, she learned how to meditate." -- Amazon.com.

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The valentine is missing!

The valentine is missing!

Platt, Cynthia, author
2020

Featuring stepped heart-shaped die cuts in holiday hues, a sturdy board book depicts busy young students who share tasty treats during a classroom party and use arts-and-crafts supplies to make valentines before discovering that a special card for their teacher has gone missing.

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