Waiting Together By Danielle Dufayet & Srimalie Bassani

Back of Book:Waiting is not easy! And waiting can take a long time. Like waiting on the drip, drip, drip of rain to stop or the ding of the timer for cookies to be done baking. But there’s one thing that can make waiting go a little bit faster―a friend! A perfect read-aloud, this bookContinue reading “Waiting Together By Danielle Dufayet & Srimalie Bassani”

Your Name Is a Song By Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow & Luisa Uribe

Back of Book: Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl’s mother teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names on their lyrical walk home throughContinue reading “Your Name Is a Song By Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow & Luisa Uribe”

The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story By Tina Cho & Jess X. Snow

Back of Book:Dayeon wants to be a haenyeo just like Grandma. The haenyeo dive off the coast of Jeju Island to pluck treasures from the sea–generations of Korean women have done so for centuries. To Dayeon, the haenyeo are as strong and graceful as mermaids. To give her strength, Dayeon eats Grandma’s abalone porridge. SheContinue reading “The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story By Tina Cho & Jess X. Snow”

A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart By Zetta Elliott & Noa Denmon

Back of Book: Summertime is filled with joy―skateboarding and playing basketball―until his community is deeply wounded by a police shooting. As fall turns to winter and then spring, fear grows into anger, then pride and peace. Here is a groundbreaking narrative that can help all readers―children and adults alike―talk about the feelings hiding deep inside each of us. My Review: I receivedContinue reading “A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart By Zetta Elliott & Noa Denmon”

A Girl Like You By Frank Murphy, Carla Murphy, & Kayla Harren

Back of Book:Every girl is a wonder! A Girl Like You encourages girls to embrace what makes them unique, to choose kindness, and to be their own advocates. In an age when girls can be whatever they want, this book reminds them of all the ways to be beautiful, brilliant, and uniquely themselves.My Review:I receivedContinue reading “A Girl Like You By Frank Murphy, Carla Murphy, & Kayla Harren”

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”