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Mia not only helps manage the front desk of the motel where her immigrant Chinese parents work; she also helps keep secrets about the guests, whose immigration status puts everyone at risk. This engaging picture-book biography of tennis' greatest superstars focuses attention on the ways they changed the game by their attitude, power as athletes, personal strength, and relationship with each other.
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In informative paragraphs and expressive paintings, this picture book tells the story of an enslaved blacksmith who steadfastly worked to buy freedom for himself and his family. Knights vs. By Matt Phelan. Merlin sets a new challenge for the Knights of the Round Table when he sends them back in time to battle dinosaurs. Louisiana finds her own inner strength when her granny abandons her in a run-down motel while they attempt to lift a curse that has plagued their family for generations. By Pablo Cartaya. Martin Rising: Requiem for a King. By Andrea Davis Pinkney. By Alice Faye Duncan.
Gregory Christie. Nine-year-old Lorraine, whose daddy is a sanitation worker, recounts the two-month sanitation strike led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. By Meg Medina. Newbery Medal Book. No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas. By Tonya Bolden. Junius G. Groves went from being enslaved in Kentucky to owning acres in Kansas and making his fortune by growing potatoes. By Tanya Lee Stone. This picture-book history offers a spirited account of the evolution of the popular board game and the people who were involved over the years in its creation. By Barb Rosenstock.
Daring aquanauts Otis Barton and Will Beebe designed and dove in a leaky bathysphere that allowed them to explore feet below the ocean surface. The Parker Inheritance. By Varian Johnson. Issues of race, bullying, and identity are interwoven in this buried-treasure mystery that spans multiple decades as tween Candice unravels a series of puzzles in her community.
Saving Winslow. By Sharon Creech. Through vignettes of sparse text, this story follows year-old Louie as he takes on the challenge of saving a fragile, newborn mini-donkey that has been rejected by its mother. The Season of Styx Malone. By Kekla Magoon.
By Gary D. Roaring Brook. This poetic and haunting picture-book biography reflects the larger-than-life experiences of abolitionist Sojourner Truth. By Angela Dominguez. In this timely book about immigration, citizenship, and identity, third-grader Stella grapples with a fear of public speaking, a complicated family dynamic, and her place between cultures. Tiger vs. By Emily Tetri. First Second. By Marc Tyler Nobleman. The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle.
By Leslie Connor. In this poignant and powerful mystery, Mason, a seventh-grade boy who can barely read and write, finds a way to finally tell the truth about what happened the day his best friend died. The United States v. Jackie Robinson. By Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen. Although he is well known for breaking the color barrier in baseball, Jackie Robinson went to court years earlier to integrate troops while serving in the U. By Chris Barton. Stirring words and vibrant collage illustrations showcase the commanding voice of congresswoman Barbara Jordan, who shaped the political arena and created a powerful legacy.
By Michael Mahin. Bold, folk art—style illustrations and exhilarating language come together to convey the life of groundbreaking musician Carlos Santana. Amal Unbound. By Aisha Saeed. Unknowingly, Amal insults a corrupt but powerful man in her small Pakistani village. As retribution, he claims her as an indentured servant. Apollo 8: The Mission that Changed Everything. By Martin W. With riveting text and stunning archival photos capturing the excitement and danger, this compelling account of the Apollo 8 mission emphasizes the turning point of the space program. By Phillip Hoose.
This is a comprehensive account of the people and the events involved in the first all-Black high school basketball team that confronted segregation in Indianapolis and won. Be Prepared. By Vera Brosgol. Brosgol comically recounts her experiences at a summer camp for Russian American kids in this graphic memoir. By Elizabeth Partridge. People who lived through the Vietnam War discuss its history and politics in this illuminating book featuring dramatic photographs and first-person accounts. Children of Blood and Bone. By Tomi Adeyemi. By Marc Favreau.
This account of American life during the s covers the economic hardships and political changes of the period, as well as the lingering influences on America today. The Cruel Prince. By Holly Black. In this dark high fantasy, twin mortal girls are caught up in the political machinations of powerful, blood-thirsty Faeries. By Joyce Sidman. On pages featuring Merian's illustrations, this inviting volume demonstrates how her fascination with observing life cycles led her to create realistic and detailed drawings that changed scientific research.
Sibert Medal Book. Ghost Boys. By Jewell Parker Rhodes. This novel explores the issues of racial violence and police brutality from the viewpoint of Jerome, the ghost of a year-old black boy gunned down by a white police officer. Harbor Me. Six children learn the power of sharing their stories when their teacher assigns them to spend Fridays in a weekly conversation circle.
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By Jarrett J. Hurricane Child. By Kheryn Callender. As a hurricane approaches her Caribbean island home, year-old Caroline desperately searches for her mother in this story of abandonment, mysterious spirits, and a first crush. Joe gives up and goes back to his daily life, but one day when he least expects it he spots that the seed has turned into the most beautiful tree.
Joe begins caring for the tree and growing lots of other plants on his balcony and soon everyone in the neighbourhood is getting involved. And they are sure that their favourite toys, Duck and Penguin do too. Can they ever be friends? Luckily they can! Julia Woolf conveys this witty story about friendship — or not — most effectively through the venomous scowls and frowns and ferocious looks between the two soft toys in contrast to the brilliant warm smiles of Betty and Maud. Until one day he meets Pat - Pat the big, grey. Cyril and Pat have lots of adventures and fun together and Cyril is so pleased he's made a friend.
But everyone says that Cyril and Pat simply cannot be friends, and they soon reveal why: Pat, as the reader has known all along, is actually a RAT! But Cyril's life turns out to be a lot duller and quite a bit scarier without Pat by his side, and in the end the two friends learn that some things are more important than being the same, or listening to others.
Matilda and her dad are very different. Matilda is fast and Dad is slow. Matilda is tidy and Dad is messy, and Matilda is quiet and Dad is very, very loud. They're off to find treasure, but Dad keeps getting distracted. Soon, they're lost and Matilda is getting crosser and crosser Will they ever find the way to treasure island? This funny, adventure-packed story teaches children that even though people are different, they can still have fun together.
Bear and Spider are best friends, but they couldn't be more different. Spider loves the outdoors - the warm sun, the fresh breeze, the colourful plants. Bear prefers being inside, with his cosy chair and warm tea. But when Spider's kite gets stuck in a tree, Bear agrees to help his friend get it back - even though he doesn't like the forest. As their quest to find Spider's kite goes from bad to worse, Bear realises that being a good friend sometimes means stepping out of your comfort zone. The fantastic duo from Bear's Scare is back in another quirky, charming friendship story, proving that true friends will stay by your side even on the rainiest of days.
June Book of the Month Mia and Ben are the very best of friends. They live side by side at the edge of a great, wide lake and together they sail, and swing, and sing. But the thing they love the most is making paper planes. They dream of one day being able to make a plane that will fly all the way across the lake, and their planes become more and more intricate But one day: terrible news. Ben's family are moving far, far away. How can Mia and Ben stay best friends if they are so far apart?
And how will they ever realise their dream of making a plane that can fly across their lake? Find out in this moving, lyrical story of friendship and flight. Rule 2: A Station Mouse must never go out in the daytime. Rule 3: A Station Mouse must never approach the passengers. Now, there's a reason why these rules exist: people do not like mice. And if Maurice breaks the rules, even to help a little boy who has lost something very important, there's going to be a price to pay It's a good day for sailing.
Finn lives by the sea and the sea lives by him. Every time he looks out his window it's a constant reminder of the stories his grandfather told him about the place where the ocean meets the sky. Where whales and jellyfish soar and birds and castles float. Finn's grandfather is gone now but Finn knows the perfect way to honor him.
He'll build his own ship and sail out to find this magical place himself! And when he arrives, maybe, just maybe, he'll find something he didn't know he was looking for. The Perfect Book for Kids to learn about our solar system! Planet Mercury, the tiniest and closest to the Sun, has to warn other planets about a potential disaster. The message travels through space and time from planet to planet.
They all react differently, and are grateful for the warning. What will happen to the planets in our solar system? Finlay a little dinosaur is counting out jelly beans to share with his friend. He is sitting on a grassy mound. A big dinosaur comes along and demands the jelly beans. He is rather rude, a bit of a show-off, and he thinks that Finlay's friend is a figment of his imagination.
What follows is a lot of posturing from the big dinosaur as he attempts to prove his worth with various antics on and around the grassy mound. As the book progresses it will gradually become clear to the reader that the 'grassy mound' is in fact, Finlay's friend, the really, really, really big dinosaur! The big dinosaur certainly doesn't realize until his bravado propels him into a dark cave that turns out to be the mouth of the really, really, really big dinosaur.
It's only then that the big dinosaur learns that in order to make friends it's a good idea not to show off and it's a good idea to be prepared to share. Julian is out with Nana when he notices three women dressed as mermaids. In his heart of hearts — we see it described over three fabulous wordless spreads — Julian knows he is a mermaid too and while Nana takes a bath he sets out to transform himself into one.
Bob and Bat are best friends. They do everything together look out for the wonderful illustration of them dancing to the radio! Then one day Bat leaves a note for Bob explaining that he has to go away for a while. Bob is bereft, indeed just how sad is clear not just in his attitude, but in his paintings: whatever he paints is blue, representative of the big blue hole where Bat used to be. Fortunately his other friends come to his help, opening his eyes to the colourful beauty and hope of a sun rise, and shortly after that, Bat returns too. This is simply gorgeous to look at, and opens up all sorts of discussions about friendship, resilience, art and expression.
The wonderful world of Elmer is brought to life for you to doodle, colour and create!
Unleash your creativity as you learn to draw an elephant, help Elmer's Birds dress up for the parade, invent a new jungle fruit and more With a different colour on each page, join Elmer and his friends to draw, doodle and colour-in Elmer's rainbow world. A stranger arrives pulling a suitcase and tells the other animals that inside is his home. Inside the animals find a teacup — now broken — and a photo of a small house. The message here is powerful and profound and beautifully served by the simplicity of the telling. Our hero is fed up being small, and designs a variety of ingenious ways to get tall quick.
When none of them work, he throws his teddy up in the air in exasperation, only for the poor bear to get stuck in a tree, too high to reach. Sweet dreams, sleep tight, hope the Night Bear comes tonight After dark, the Night Bear goes on the hunt for his favourite snack: delicious nightmares. But one night, he almost munches on a dream of unicorns and rainbows by mistake - yuck! It might not be his up of tea, but surely there's someone who might like it? Little kids will find it hysterical whilst some parents will try to keep a stiff upper lip whilst reading but fail completely in their efforts.
May Book of the Month The wonderfully colourful story of Elmer the patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in He knows he has to act brave when he approaches a lion to learn how. In a hilarious turn of events, the lion is afraid of mice! And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy.
Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, persistence and a passion for problem solving became the cornerstone for a career as an engineer and his work with NASA. But it is his invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made his most memorable splash with kids and adults. But after the stock market crashed in , Vivien lost all his savings.
Then he heard about a job opening at the Vanderbilt University medical school under the supervision of Dr. Alfred Blalock. Vivien knew that the all-white school would never admit him as a student, but he hoped working there meant he was getting closer to his dream. As Dr. Blalock s research assistant, Vivien learned surgical techniques.
In , Vivien was asked to help Dr. Helen Taussig find a cure for children with a specific heart defect. After months of experimenting, Vivien developed a procedure that was used for the first successful open-heart surgery on a child. Afterward, Dr. Blalock and Dr. Taussig announced their innovative new surgical technique, the Blalock-Taussig shunt.
Vivien s name did not appear in the report. Overcoming racism and resistance from his colleagues, Vivien ushered in a new era of medicine children s heart surgery. Tiny Stitches is the compelling story of this incredible pioneer in medicine. June City Shapes by Diana Murray From shimmering skyscrapers to fluttering kites to twinkling stars high in the sky, everyday scenes become extraordinary as a young girl walks through her neighborhood noticing exciting new shapes at every turn. Far more than a simple concept book, City Shapes is an explosion of life.
Splashdance by Liz Starin Ursula, a bear, and Ricardo, a human, are preparing for the water ballet competition. But a new regulation at the community pool—no bears—leaves Ursula cut from the contest. Luckily, she encounters a group of undaunted animal swimmers at a local pond, and Ursula and her new team figure out a way to participate in the competition and make sure everyone is welcome at the pool once and for all. Let Me Finish! But ruin it they do. And as it turns out, the boy is quickly approaching a surprise ending of his own!
Maybe he should have listened to the animals after all. I bet you have. In fact, you may even have one in your own home. Want to know what makes them tick? This handy guide, meticulously researched and lovingly illustrated, tells you everything you need to know. A Unicorn Named Sparkle by Amy Young When Lucy sees an ad in the newspaper for a unicorn, she sends in her twenty-five cents and waits four to six long weeks for her very own unicorn to arrive. But when Sparkle arrives, his ears are too long, his horn is too short, he smells funny—and oh, he has fleas.
While Nick and Verne go to the library, Stevenson hides under the porch. Will Nick ever find a way to share his love of reading with his feline friends? Anya wakes up to discover that she has grown a tiger tail. Yes, a striped tiger tail. It also happens to be the first day of school. What will the other kids think?
Are girls with tiger tails even allowed to go to school?! Anya is about to find out. Who Wins? Even better: The reader gets to decide who wins! Recommended for readers ages 8 — His hair is perfectly fine. Sure, it trips him up a tad and gathers a bit of greenery. But Wally does NOT want a haircut. But when his unruly hair holds him back from the hoedown, he might have to reconsider. Return by Aaron Becker. Return is the final chapter in the epic Journey wordless picture book trilogy about a girl and her adventures into another realm. Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak As trees sway in the cool breeze, blue jays head south, and leaves change their colors, everyone knows—autumn is on its way!
Join a young girl as she takes a walk through forest and town, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with every flower and creature and gust of wind, she says good-bye to summer and welcomes autumn. Read my review here. But are they now too well dressed for recess? Not to worry—Mary always shows her flair for what to wear! Aberdeen by Stacey Previn Aberdeen never meant to leave the yard in the first place. BUT a balloon floated by and….
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He is suddenly off on an unexpected adventure! Before long, Aberdeen follows his whims and fancy to unknown territory, a little too far away from home — and from mama. Cheers for the handy hero! But where exactly is the English Channel?! Will Norbert have to give up on his dreams or will his friends come to the rescue after all? A sweet, funny story about dreaming big. I cannot wait for this!!
We absolutely love the first two books! Much more than how one looks on the outside, true beauty is found in conquering challenges, showing kindness, and spreading contagious laughter. Beautiful girls are empowered and smart and strong! BEAUTIFUL breaks barriers by showing girls free to be themselves: splashing in mud, conducting science experiments, and reading books under a flashlight with friends. This book will encourage all girls to embrace who they are and realize their endless potential.
He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to be able to read. Even at the school for the blind in Paris, there were no books for him. And so he invented his own alphabet—a whole new system for writing that could be read by touch. A system so ingenious that it is still used by the blind community today.
Hooray for Today! Would you like to play? Perfect for little ones learning the art of patience, Hooray for Today! Divided into three sections—things that go, things to see, and things to eat—it features 24 different aspects of city living. As with the other acclaimed books in the series, die-cut icons hint at the larger context on the next spread.
Each section opens with a full city scene but gradually focuses in on the small, unique neighborhoods that make the city large and grand. This clever book will attract young readers living in a metropolis as well as those in the countryside with urban life that pops off each page.
But why should that be? So Alice studied the Constitution and knew that the laws needed to change. But who would change them? She would! Of course you have! All of your problems will surely be blown away by the icy winds of that lawless paradise! Think again, my friend. This penguin has come to tell you that his life down there is no more a picnic than yours is here. Also, penguins have a ton of natural predators. No, thank you. But when he watches the groundbreaking moon landing on TV, he realizes that space is the darkest dark there is—and the dark is beautiful and exciting, especially when you have big dreams to keep you company.
It taught me to not be afraid of the dark. And watching all these people write their names on the ceiling? Well, it taught me how to read too. Imagine that. A slave, reading. And this is my story. What is a Child? Through bold and sensitively observed portraits and a thought-provoking text, Beatrice Alemagna inspires children, and adults reading with them, to consider their own identity. Destined to become a classic, What Is a Child?
Dear Dragon: A Pen Pal Tale by Josh Funk A sweet and clever friendship story in rhyme, about looking past physical differences to appreciate the person or dragon underneath. George and Blaise are pen pals, and they write letters to each other about everything: their pets, birthdays, favorite sports, and science fair projects. What will happen when these pen pals finally meet face-to-face? Imagine being looked up and down and being valued as less than chair. Less than an ox. Less than a dress. Maybe about the same as…a lantern. Though Jefferson lived in a mansion, Hemings and his siblings lived in a single room.
While Jefferson doted on his white grandchildren, he never showed affection to his enslaved children. This book will be the longest one in the trilogy at 56 pages — wow! Good Morning, City by Pat Kiernan While the baker, the ferry boat captain, and the TV anchorman are busy at work, most people are cozily snuggled in bed.
Wake up, city! There is much to be done in neighborhoods all across the metropolis. As the morning gets brighter, the city streets bustle with people ready to start the day. But the little boy in this book is quite sure it is NOT time for sleeping. As each piece of his evening routine is completed—helping with the dishes, playing with the dog, getting into pajamas, brushing teeth with Dad, being tucked in by Mom, and listening to a story—he becomes a little more certain: it is definitely not time for sleeping.
The question is, when WILL it be time for sleeping? A rhythmic, cumulative text and lush twilit scenes come together to create a perfect bedtime book that will be treasured for generations to come. She starts with an illustrated history of food and ends with a global tour of street eats. Along the way, Rothman serves up a hilarious primer on short order egg lingo and a mouthwatering menu of how people around the planet serve fried potatoes — and what we dip them in. Award-winning food journalist Rachel Wharton lends her editorial expertise to this light-hearted exploration of everything food that bursts with little-known facts and delightful drawings.
Everyday diners and seasoned foodies alike are sure to eat it up. What books should I add to the list? Feel free to share in the comments. Thank you so much for stopping by, Mary!!! I will gladly enter your giveaway and let others know about it as well. We love new books around here and this list made me want to order all of them! So glad I stumbled across this list. My kids and I read every night and are always on the hunt for some new reading recommendations. What a fabulous list! Will be sharing. Thank you. Happy New Year. All best, Samantha Vamos. Thanks for stopping by, Samantha! Thanks for sharing this list — these books look amazing!
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This is a great list! Thank you so much for including. Oh my! What an amazing list of books to look forward to. That particular title looks adorable! This list is absolutely outstanding! Seriously so much goodness here. Now to pin it all! I love all the pretty pictures and drawings books. They seem so beautiful. My favorite are surely all the feminist ones because… Hillary of course!!! Thanks a lot for the linking. I want them […]. What a great list! There are so many on here that I want to look into for my kiddos. I am a firm believer that there is no such thing as too many books!
Thanks so much for sharing! I love Oliver Jeffers! It was really insightful. Thanks for such a nice content. Although this list is a few years old, they are mostly new titles to me. I cannot wait to read them to my baby. Thank you for curating this list! Thank you so much for sharing this list — these books look amazing! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. January 12, Tags: children's books , read aloud , storytelling. Previous Post Next Post. Doc Like Mommy by Dr. Crystal Bowe A Book Review. Reply Nannette Wow! So many of these look adorable!
Thank you for compiling them! January 12, at pm. Reply Mrs. G I agree, Nannette…so many goodies. I want to read them all! Reply Aileen Such a great list! I want all of them! Thanks for putting this together! January 14, at pm. Thank you for stopping by, Aileen! January 15, at am. G Thank you so much for stopping by, Mary!!! January 15, at pm.
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