Nana Akua Goes to School By Tricia Elam Walker & April Harrison

Back of Book:It is Grandparents Day at Zura’s elementary school, and the students are excited to introduce their grandparents and share what makes them special. Aleja’s grandfather is a fisherman. Bisou’s grandmother is a dentist. But Zura’s Nana, who is her favorite person in the world, looks a little different from other grandmas. Nana AkuaContinue reading “Nana Akua Goes to School By Tricia Elam Walker & April Harrison”

Speak Up By Miranda Paul & Ebony Glenn

Join a diverse group of kids on a busy school day as they discover so many different ways to speak up and make their voices heard! From shouting out gratitude for a special treat to challenging a rule that isn’t fair, these young students show that simple, everyday actions can help people and make theContinue reading “Speak Up By Miranda Paul & Ebony Glenn”

Ways to Welcome By Linda Ashman & Joey Chou

Back of Book:When everyone knows they’re welcome, the world is a better place―and you might just make a new friend. This sweet, timeless picture book about small acts of kindness in a big world is one that kids and parents are sure to reach for again and again.My Review:I received a copy of this pictureContinue reading “Ways to Welcome By Linda Ashman & Joey Chou”

Diabetes Doesn’t Stop Maddie! By Sarah Glenn Marsh & Maria Luisa Di Gravio

Back of Book:Maddie was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She’s nervous about managing her disease and telling others. But as she goes back to school, plays soccer, and spends time with her friends, she becomes more comfortable and confident talking about her health. A sensitive story that’s a great introduction to understanding diabetes forContinue reading “Diabetes Doesn’t Stop Maddie! By Sarah Glenn Marsh & Maria Luisa Di Gravio”

Brick by Brick By Heidi Woodward Sheffield

Back of Book:Papi is a bricklayer, and he works hard every day to help build the city, brick by brick. His son, Luis, works hard too–in school, book by book. Papi climbs scaffolds, makes mortar, and shovels sand. Luis climbs on the playground and molds clay into tiny bricks to make buildings, just like Papi.Continue reading “Brick by Brick By Heidi Woodward Sheffield”

I Love Me! By LaRonda Gardner Middlemiss & Beth Hughes

Back of Book: This affirming picture book features a diversity of races and ethnicities, physical features, body types, abilities and disabilities. I Love Me teaches all kids they have many, many reasons to love themselves. Through illustrations and simple, rhyming text a group of children celebrates their own bodies, pointing out how their diverse arms bend andContinue reading “I Love Me! By LaRonda Gardner Middlemiss & Beth Hughes”

Wherever I Go By Mary Wagley Copp & Munir D. Mohammed

Back of Book:Of all her friends, Abia has been at the Shimelba Refugee Camp the longest—seven years, four months, and sixteen days. Papa says that’s too long and they need a forever home. Until then, though, Abia has something important to do. Be a queen.Sometimes she’s a noisy queen, banging on her drum as sheContinue reading “Wherever I Go By Mary Wagley Copp & Munir D. Mohammed”

What I Like Most By Mary Murphy & Zhu Cheng-Liang

Back of Book:A little girl observes, one by one, things that give her pleasure — the apricot jam on her toast, the light-up shoes that make her feet bounce, the sparkling river, the pencil whose color comes out like a ribbon. But even after the jar becomes empty, and the shoes grow too small, andContinue reading “What I Like Most By Mary Murphy & Zhu Cheng-Liang”