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  • The Buddha at Bedtime Treasury : Stories of Wisdom, Compassion and Mindfulness to Read with Your Child

    Dharmachari Nagaraja

    Discover over 50 magical retellings of ancient Buddhist stories

    Building on the age-old art of storytelling, this beautifully illustrated treasury brings together tales from three classic collections: Buddha at Bedtime, The Buddha's Apprentice at Bedtime and Calm Buddha at Bedtime.

    Transport your child into a world of enchantment and uncover easy-to-understand Buddhist messages through the adventures of delightful characters like the Brave Little Parrot, the Gentle Dragon or the Grateful Bull. In addition to these stories, you will find lessons on the art of meditation, advice on how to become more mindful and a selection of soothing, guided visualizations.

    Make this book a part of your regular bedtime routine and give your child the tools they need to be calm and relaxed before sleep and as they go about their day.
  • The Artivist

    by Nikkolas Smith

    An inspiring picture book about how children can combine art and activism in their daily lives.

    "They say I'm an artist. They say I'm an activist."

    When a young boy realizes the scope of inequities in the wider world, he's seized with the urge to do more. He decides to bring together the different parts of himself—the artist and the activist—to become. . . an Artivist. After his mural goes viral, he sets out to change the world one painting at a time.

    With inspiring text and stunning illustrations by Nikkolas Smith, The Artivist is a call to action for young readers to point out injustice in their lives and try to heal the broken bones of the world through their art.
  • I Love Everything About Me

    by Fatima Scipio

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    An empowering, feel-good picture book with an inspiring message of self-acceptance from the founder of Young Enterprising Sisters.

    There are a million and seven things to love about you!

    …your hair, no matter the ‘do (or doesn’t do!)

    …the colors you wear (from green to tangerine!)

    …and the adventures you love (especially birthdays and bikes!)

    Author Fatima Scipio’s bouncy rhymes paired with Paige Mason’s delightful, energetic illustrations celebrate all the neat, sweet, and amazingly off-beat things that make a child incredible. This exuberant picture book is perfect for bedtimes or any times they need cheer. But most of all, I Love Everything About Me celebrates each unique child’s sense of adventure, curiosity, and just being their own amazing selves.

  • Okra Stew: A Gullah Geechee Family Celebration

    by Natalie Daise


    Featuring stunning mixed-media collage artwork, this exuberant picture book celebrates a special day of cooking shared between a boy and his father, a family feast, and the beautiful traditions of the Gullah Geechee people—perfect for fans of Fry BreadThank You, Omu!, and My Papi Has a Motorcycle.

    Papa has something special planned for tonight’s family dinnerand Bobo can’t wait! Eager to learn how to make okra stew like his ancestors, Bobo helps Papa pick and chop vegetables from the garden, catch shrimp from the creek, rain down rice in the pot, simmer the stew, and even make a tasty side of cornbreadall culminating in a mouthwatering feast enjoyed by three generations of family members.

    Inspired by Natalie Daise's own Gullah Geechee culture, this rhythmic, joyous debut picture bookfrom the co-creator of the hit '90s Nickelodeon show Gullah Gullah Islandis a celebration of Gullah Geechee traditions and highlights a special day shared between father and son as they cook a central cultural dish. Backmatter includes a detailed author’s note about Gullah culture and Natalie's own okra stew recipe.

  • Ordinary Days: The Seeds, Sound, and City That Grew Prince Rogers Nelson

    by Angela Joy


    A rhythmic, striking picture book biography of legendary singer/songwriter/performer Prince.

    On ordinary days, you could see him.
    A beautiful boy, but small
    with a smile given only to lilacs
    growing between broken sidewalks
    carrying in his pockets
    a sound.

    Before Prince became one of the bestselling musicians of all time, he was a boy named Prince Rogers Nelson.

    Often overlooked and abandoned, he found his own inspiration in the world around him—teaching himself how to play the guitar, the piano, the drums, and much more.

    And when he grew up, he used these small details of the everyday to make music, and make the world around him more colorful.

    With gorgeous art from Jacqueline Alcántara, Ordinary Days is a tender, profound look into Prince's early life and the moments that shaped him.

  • Laolao's Dumplings

    by Dane Liu


    Millie's grandma, her Lao Lao, passes down her dumpling recipe in this heartwarming story about community, culture, and belonging.

    Millie loves cooking with her Lao Lao, and together they walk through Chinatown collecting fresh ingredients to make a steaming hot batch of dumplings. Chives from Auntie Lim, shrimp from Uncle Lee, and enough lychee to last all day make for the perfect dumplings and the perfect summer together for Millie and Lao Lao.

    However, when winter rolls around and Lao Lao falls ill, it's up to Millie to remember Lao Lao's recipe and return to Chinatown to get all the right ingredients. With two teaspoons of patience, a pinch of luck, and a whole lot of love, Millie and her parents make a batch of dumplings that Lao Lao will never forget.

    This is a celebration not only of good food, but of the loved ones we get to share good food with.

  • I'm Going to Be a Princess

    by Stephanie Taylor


    What will Maya be when she grows up? A rocket scientist like Annie Easley? An Olympic athlete like Alice Coachman? A brain surgeon like Alexa Canady?

    In this heart-warming and funny story, Maya discovers the achievements of some amazing Black women . . . but it's a brave Nigerian princess who really captures her imagination! 

    With humor and zeal, Stephanie Taylor celebrates the lives of incredible Black women in this moving and funny, feminist narrative, while award-winning illustrator Jade Orlando's colorful art perfectly captures the warm and charming mother-daughter relationship. 

  • What Do Brothas Do All Day?

    by Ajuan Mance

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    Inspired by Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Day?, these joyous portraits of Black men engaged in everyday life celebrate the deep roots and rich cultures of African American communities.

    Have you ever wondered . . .
    What do brothas do all day?
    Brothas drive. Brothas dance. Brothas work. Brothas listen. And brothas love.

    Scarry’s now-classic book, first published in 1968, is a richly illustrated guide to the places, jobs, and activities that defined the daily lives of grown-ups. Author-illustrator Ajuan Mance created What Do Brothas Do All Day?, like Scarry, in response to children’s innate curiosity about the activities and experiences of others, but also to meet the longing many kids have for characters and communities that look and feel like the people and places they know.

    This joyous reflection of real Black men and boys engaged in everyday life is a gift for Black kids who rarely see themselves reflected in the pages of a book and an affirmation of their world and the people who populate it. From grocery shopping and waiting for a trim at the barbershop to singing, dancing, and laughing with friends, Mance captures the beauty in the ordinary, affirming the enduring strength of the Black community.

    DIVERSE BOOKS FOR KIDS: This picture book features real Black men the author has observed in the world—everyday people, not models or stereotypes. One fan describes it as "just a rainbow of Black men, a beautiful rainbow of Black men."

    LIBRARIAN LOVE: What Do Brothas Do All Day? began as an all-ages zine, but the author began to conceive of it as a children's book after being approached by two children's librarians.

    INSPIRED BY A CLASSIC: As the author notes in the book, "I first encountered Richard Scarry’s work in the early 1970s when I was about six years old. The world of adults, with its grocery lists, PTA meetings, shopping trips, and dinner parties, seemed both tantalizingly exotic and impossibly complex. Today, those same descriptors can be applied to the ways that many people of all ages perceive Black men."

    AN INVITATION: The book ends with an invitation, perhaps even a call to action: What will you do today?

    Perfect for:

    • Parents and grandparents seeking engaging read-aloud and read-along picture books
    • Teachers and librarians looking for books featuring Black communities
    • Gift for readers of Jacqueline Woodson, Kwame Alexander, Cedella Marley, and Derrick Barnes books
    • Fans of Richard Scarry's What Do People Do All Day?
  • Is This Love?

    by Bob Marley


    Relive the magic of Bob Marley’s most beloved songs in this newest picture book adaptation!

    Is this love?
    Is this love that I’m feeling?

    Bob Marley’s music has captured the hearts and souls of families around the world. This sweet adaptation of one of his best-loved songs is a heartwarming tale of an older child’s love for a younger sibling.

    From the moment she sees her baby sister, big sister knows just what she’s going to do: love her and treat her right, every day and every night. Playing together, watching over her, standing by her through thick and thin . . . big sister does it all because, yes, this is love that she’s feeling.

    Adapted by Cedella Marley, Bob Marley’s eldest child, and exuberantly illustrated by Alea Marley, Is This Love? is a joyful ode to the unshakeable love shared by all those who call one another family.

    BOB MARLEY FANS: This new addition to the series based on the lyrics of famed reggae musician Bob Marley introduces his music and ideals to the youngest of readers while inspiring nostalgia in older ones.

    DIVERSE CHILDREN'S BOOKS: Filled with upbeat illustrations and lyrical text, Is This Love? makes a terrific read-aloud for families or classrooms with its uplifting message of love, caring, and connection.

    SIBLING LOVE: Warm and lyrical, this book is a familiar ode to the unbreakable and enduring bond between sisters, making it a perfect gift to welcome a new family member or celebrate important milestones.

    SWEET MESSAGE FOR FAMILIES: Imaginative and vibrant, parents and caregivers will appreciate the endearing message of this picture book, recognizing that love comes in all forms and the importance of treasuring special times with family every day.

    BEST KIDS' BOOK SERIES: Fans of One LoveEvery Little Thing, and Get Up, Stand Up will love this modern take on the classic song Is This Love?.

    Perfect for: 

    • Parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians seeking engaging books that teach kids about community and connection through song
    • Gifting for baby shower, new baby arrival or adoption, birthday, Valentine's Day, or any occasion that celebrates love
    • Fans of all the titles in the Bob Marley book series and musical adaptations for kids like All You Need is Love, What a Wonderful World, and Sweet Child o' Mine
  • Stand Up and Speak Out Against Racism

    by Yassmin Abdel-Magied


    In this vital and accessible survey, a prominent activist for racial justice answers questions from real children, giving them the tools and the confidence to shape a more just society.

    Using questions canvassed from children around the United Kingdom as her framework, writer, activist, engineer, and broadcaster Yassmin Abdel-Magied provides a clear overview of racism’s history, what it looks like today, and how to recognize, resist, and disrupt racist conversations and attitudes that can appear anywhere. This book is a practical guide for taking actionable steps, but it acknowledges that talking about racism invites complex feelings and offers tips and tactics for expressing those emotions safely, stepping back when needed, and prioritizing self-care. The book’s warm and assured tone, friendly illustrations, and supplementary charts, sidebars, infographics, and glossary offer an authentic way to open a dialogue with middle-grade readers, providing an eloquent call to nurture compassion and change, challenge inequality, and strive toward racial justice for all.

  • Eleven Words for Love: A Journey Through Arabic Expressions of Love

    by Randa Abdel-fattah


    A lyrical narrative of a Palestinian family in exile explores universal bonds of family, loyalty, and friendship through the lens of eleven Arabic expressions for love.

    A family has fled their homeland in search of safety in another country, carrying a single suitcase. As their journey unfolds, the oldest child reflects on the special contents of that suitcase: photo albums that evoke eleven of many names for love in Arabic. From sunshine-warm friendship to the love that dissolves all tears; from the love that makes you swoon to the love that leaves you yearning for the heart’s homeland—her family has experienced it all. Illustrated in vibrant watercolor pencil and collage on textured card stock, this moving scrapbook shows a family embracing an unknown future even as they honor the past, casting immigration and the refugee experience in the light of universal human connection.

  • We Could Fly

    by Rhiannon Giddens


    In a companion to Build a House, Rhiannon Giddens—Grammy Award winner and cofounder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops—gives wing to a moving tale of grace and transcendence, with acclaimed artist Briana Mukodiri Uchendu.

    At a sparrow’s urging, a young girl feels a mysterious trembling in her arms, a lightness in her feet, a longing to be free. Her mother tells her that her Granny Liza experienced the same, as did many of their people before her. Perhaps it’s time, Mama says, to slip the bonds of earth and join the journey started long ago. To hold each other tight and rise. Drawing on lyrics from the song “We Could Fly” by Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell, which in turn draw on a heritage of African folklore, this incantatory dialogue between a mother and daughter paired with startlingly beautiful illustrations celebrates love, resilience, and the spiritual power of the “old-time ways”—tradition and shared cultural memory—to sustain and uplift.

  • Frankie and Friends: Breaking News

    by Christine Platt


    In a charming new chapter-book series by a social-change advocate, young Frankie emulates her journalist mama by reporting on household news with the help of her sister and an unlikely news crew.

    Frankie’s mama is leaving to cover a breaking news story. Frankie, Papa, and Frankie’s teenage sister, Raven, are all proud of Mama, even though they miss her when she’s away. But Frankie has a great idea: she can make her own news show! After all, Mama has told her that news is happening around her all the time. With a little assistance from her friends—including her doll Farrah, Robert the toy robot, and her tabby cat, Nina Simone—Frankie prepares for her first “broadcast.” And when she hears someone crying in the house, she knows that’s the developing story she must cover. With humor, empathy, and imagination, Frankie gets the scoop—and learns that even mature older sisters can miss Mama sometimes. With sweet illustrations throughout, this engaging new series embraces communication and compassion and is a refreshing portrayal of Black women in journalism. Young reporters will learn the terms of the trade, which are clearly presented in the text and reinforced in a glossary at the end of the book.

  • Boyogi: How a Wounded Family Learned to Heal

    by David Barclay Moore


    When his daddy comes home from the service struggling with PTSD, a young boy discovers that learning yoga together can be a source of healing.

    Ever since Daddy returned from overseas, he’s been different. At first, Butta Bean thinks it’s his fault—that maybe his daddy doesn’t love him anymore. But Mama explains that Daddy’s mind is hurt from things that happened while he was away. When Mama takes them all to yoga class at their local YMCA, Daddy doesn’t want to go at first, and Butta Bean thinks it looks weird. But as Daddy and Butta Bean get better at the yoga poses (Daddy says he’s a real boyogi), Butta Bean starts to see a change in Daddy. He seems more and more like his old self. In a picture book gently tuned to a child’s understanding, award-winning author David Barclay Moore and Caldecott Honor recipient Noa Denmon celebrate the transformative power of yoga, therapy, and abiding love for your family.

  • Thank a Farmer

    by Maria Gianferrari


    Infused with jubilance and warmth, this luminous, lyrical picture book celebrates the people and the work that put food on our tables.

    Bread, milk, wool, fruits, and vegetables: things that fill our day to day lives. But where, and who, do they come from? Across wheat fields and city rooftop gardens, mushroom beds and maple forests, Thank a Farmer traces the food and clothing that a family uses back to the people who harvested and created them.

    With Maria Gianferrari’s informed and poetic text and monumental artwork from Monica Mikai, Thank a Farmer gently emphasizes the importance of agriculture in our day-to-day lives and reminds readers to give thanks to farmworkers around the world.

  • Bears (A Day in the Life): What do Polar Bears, Giant Pandas, and Grizzly Bears Get Up to All Day?

    by Don Hardeman Jr.


    A gripping story set over twenty-four hours where readers will come face-to-face with the most amazing bears in the world.

    Meet black bears, grizzlies, and cute polar bear cubs in this kids’ nonfiction book by expert Don Hardeman Jr.

    Follow the lives of these furry creatures as they play, hunt, and fight their way through their day. Biologist Don Hardeman Jr. tells the story of the world’s most amazing bears in the style of a nature documentary, including gentle science explanations of topics such as hibernation that are perfect for future biologists. Witness incredible moments including grizzlies catching salmon swimming upstream, a battle between a sloth bear and a tiger, and a sun bear using its gigantic tongue to get honey!

  • Aliens: Join the Scientists Searching Space for Extraterrestrial Life

    by Joalda Morancy

    A beautiful nonfiction book showcasing the different ways scientists are trying to find alien life in the universe.

    Do aliens exist? Are UFOs real? The race is on to discover alien life in the universe!

    This book will sort myth from fact to bring you the real science behind the search for alien lifeforms. Space expert Joalda Morancy will take readers on a tour of the solar system (and beyond), onboard new NASA missions searching for the most likely alien hiding places—from icy moons of Jupiter to the clouds of Venus. Along the way kids will find out about:

    • The robots sent to Mars to look for Martians
    • What really goes on at Area 51
    • Ways to spot an advanced alien civilization (hint—look for dim stars)

    They may seem as fanciful as wizards and monsters, but this book will show that scientists not only believe that aliens exist—but that it’s only a matter of time before we find them.

  • Locs, Not Dreads

    by Tonya Abari


    Selah can't wait to show off her newly loc'd hair at school, but when she bounces off the bus, her classmates react with whispers and a word Selah hasn't heard before: dreadlocks. The word dread makes her uneasy: is there something scary about her hair? Selah's family shares stories about standing up to hair discrimination and why they love their locs, helping Selah return to school with confidence, because there's absolutely nothing dreadful about her hair!

    Written with several elements of the African American oral tradition -- LOCS, NOT DREADS celebrates the rich history and beauty of naturally loc'd styles. Perfect for readers of CROWN: An Ode to the Fresh Cut and Hair Love.

  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

    by Ashley Franklin

    Illustrated by New York Times best-selling artist Bea Jackson, this poignant story speaks to Lunella Lafayette's insecurities about her hair as School Picture Day approaches.

    Sure, Lunella may be a genius Super Hero (Moon Girl), but when someone makes unkind comments about her hair, she questions whether she needs to change it for School Picture Day. She is, after all, still a 13-year-old girl. Ultimately, Lunella figures out the hairstyle that makes her feel like her best self for her school picture, but not before struggling with what that means for her.

    Readers will explore and relate to themes of self-kindness, patience, identity, and acceptance in this charming and funny story.

    If you like this book, you might also considering adding these titles to your library:

    • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: One Girl Can Make a Difference
    • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: Lunella's Journal
    • Night Night Groot
    • Snow Day for Groot!
    • Captain Marvel: What Makes a Hero
  • Julie and the Mango Tree

    by Sadé Smith


    A little girl attempts to convince a reluctant tree to give her a mango on a hot summer day in this charming picture book from the author of Granny's Kitchen.

    Julie loves all kinds of fruit, but mangoes are her absolute favorite. One sticky summer afternoon, Julie goes to the big mango tree in her yard to ask for a snack.

    But no matter how nicely she asks or how patient she tries to be, the tree just won’t drop a single sweet, juicy mango! Will Julie ever be able to convince the tree to let her have just a taste of her favorite treat?

    Coupled with Sayada Ramdial’s bright and colorful artwork, this lively picture book written by Sadé Smith will have readers of all ages giggling—and craving a mango of their own!

  • Fresh Juice

    by Robert Liu-Trujillo


    What makes a great juice that keeps everyone healthy? Art and his dad discover it takes carrots ... collards ... cayenne ... and community!

    What makes a great juice that keeps everyone healthy? Art and his dad discover it takes carrots ... collards ... cayenne ... and community!

    When Art's father can't get over a cold, Art knows exactly what his daddy needs: some delicious sick-fighting juice! After looking through the fridge and cupboards, they discover they're missing a key ingredient--ginger. But finding some ginger will take them downtown, to the farmers' market, to the food co-op, to the West African grocery ... to an unexpected encounter that brings everyone together, and results in a tasty celebration.

    Author-illustrator Rob Liu-Trujillo's warm and vibrant watercolor illustrations are a celebration of mixed families and the many individuals who help make a neighborhood feel like a community. Fresh Juice is a delightful, kid- and community-centered picture book that will leave you thirsty for more!

    Also available in Spanish as Jugo fresco!

  • I'll Be the Moon: A Migrant Child's Story

    by Phillip D. Cortez


    I'll Be the Moon is a heartening immigration story about a child’s courage and the distance traveled to be with loved ones.

    The moon inspires and shepherds the child and mother on their journey North to reunite with her father. It also reminds her of home and her abuela and her small town.

    Most importantly, the moon helps her dream and pushes her forward.

    With vivid and picturesque words by Phillip D. Cortez and imaginative illustrations by Mafs Rodríguez Alpide, I'll Be the Moon shows how la luna brings light to the darkness and guides us to those we love.

  • There Was a Party for Langston

    by Jason Reynolds


    New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jason Reynolds’s debut picture book is a snappy, joyous ode to Word King, literary genius, and glass-ceiling smasher Langston Hughes and the luminaries he inspired.

    Back in the day, there was a heckuva party, a jam, for a word-making man. The King of Letters. Langston Hughes. His ABCs became drums, bumping jumping thumping like a heart the size of the whole country. They sent some people yelling and others, his word-children, to write their own glory.

    Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, and more came be-bopping to recite poems at their hero’s feet at that heckuva party at the Schomberg Library, dancing boom da boom, stepping and stomping, all in praise and love for Langston, world-mending word man. Oh, yeah, there was hoopla in Harlem, for its Renaissance man. A party for Langston.

  • Born Driven

    by Saxton Moore Jr.

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    Based on the true story of the first African American NASCAR champion Wendell Scott, Born Driven is an uplifting tale celebrating the power of persistence and big dreams.

    Like many other boys, Wendell Scott had a big dream: to become a race car driver. He loved to race anything and everything! Although he faced many difficulties as an African American boy in the South, Wendell had the willpower to overcome these obstacles. Join Wendell Scott for the time he challenged himself to compete in his town’s soapbox derby.

  • A Toni Morrison Treasury

    by Toni Morrison & Slade Morrison


    Presidential Medal of Freedom, Nobel Prize, and Pulitzer Prize recipient Toni Morrison’s eight children’s books, cowritten with her son, are collected in one hardcover volume for the first time in this beautiful keepsake treasury with a foreword by Oprah Winfrey!

    The three Who’s Got Game books slyly and exuberantly retell some of Aesop’s fables. Three of the stories feature illustrations by Pascal Lemaitre: The Ant or the Grasshopper? examines friendship, betrayal, and survival while The Lion or the Mouse? takes a hilarious, subversive look at bullying and ego, big and small, and The Poppy or the Snake? shows how an accidental injury spirals into a battle of wills.

    In The Tortoise or the Hare?, illustrated by Joe Cepeda, slow and steady wins the race…or does it?

    Peeny Butter Fudge, also illustrated by Joe Cepeda, celebrates the relationship between three kids and their Nana. Nana can take an ordinary afternoon and make it extra special! Nap time, story time, and playtime are transformed by fairies, dragons, dancing, and pretending—and then mixing and fixing yummy, yummy fudge just like Nana and Mommy did not so many years ago. A lot can happen when Nana is left in charge!

    Little Cloud and Lady Wind features artwork by Sean Qualls and follows Little Cloud, who likes her own place in the sky. Away from the other clouds, the sky is all hers. Can Lady Wind show Little Cloud the power of being with others?

    Shadra Strickland’s charming illustrations illuminate Please, Louise. One gray afternoon, Louise makes a trip to the library. With the help of a new library card and through the transformative power of books, what started out as a dull day turns into one of surprises, ideas, and curiosity! This engaging picture book celebrates the wonders of reading, the enchanting capacity of the imagination, and, of course, the splendor of libraries.

    Toni Morrison’s first book for children, The Big Box, illustrated by Giselle Potter, introduces three feisty children who show grown-ups what it really means to be a kid.

  • A Kids Book About Imagination

    by LeVar Burton


    A clear explanation of what the imagination is and the opportunities that come from the use of it.

    What is imagination? Most of us think of it as playing pretend or what happens when we’re dreaming, but imagination takes us to worlds and galaxies beyond that. Imagination helps us travel between time, space, and reality. It gives us the power to dream up the world in our own vision and encourages us to think of not just what is, but what could be. Imagination is a superpower that unlocks endless possibilities, and all by asking one simple question:

    what if?

    This is one conversation that’s never too early to start, and this book was written to be an introduction for kids on the topic.

  • Your One And Only Heart

    by Rajani LaRocca


    A lyrical introduction to the many wonders of the human heart, from award-winning author and practicing doctor, Dr. Rajani LaRocca

    In this stunning non-fiction picture book, poetry and science come together with playful cut-paper illustrations to create a moving ode to the human heart and all that it does. Complete with illustrative diagrams and copious backmatter, this is a one-of-a-kind non-fiction picture book that gently guides readers through the various systems make up our most vital organ.

  • Girls on Wheels

    by Srividhya Venkat


    Inspired by the skateboarding revolution in India, Girls on Wheels follows three friends who support one another through the ups and downs of learning to skateboard.

    Anila is on her way to her favorite place: the skate park. She longs to glide on her board and feel the thrill of catching air. But when she arrives, the ramp looks like a concrete sea monster! Fear creeps in, making her once-broken arm ache. But Sana’s smile and Damini’s laugh wrap Anila in courage. Her friends remind her that in skateboarding, sometimes you fall—but sometimes you fly!

    Srividhya Venkat’s lyrical text and Kate Wadsworth’s vibrant illustrations capture the energy and movement that make this picture book soar.

  • The Field

    by Baptiste Paul

    A soccer story—for boy and girls alike!

    Vini! Come! The field calls!” cries a girl as she and her younger brother rouse their community—family, friends, and the local fruit vendor—for a pickup soccer (futbol) game. Boys and girls, young and old, players and spectators come running—bearing balls, shoes, goals, and a love of the sport.
    “Friends versus friends” teams are formed, the field is cleared of cows, and the game begins! But will a tropical rainstorm threaten their plans?
    The world’s most popular and inclusive sport has found its spirited, poetic, and authentic voice in Baptiste Paul’s debut picture book—highlighting the joys of the game along with its universal themes: teamwork, leadership, diversity, and acceptance. Creole words (as spoken in St. Lucia, the author’s birthplace island in the Caribbean) add spice to the story and are a strong reminder of the sport’s world fame. Bright and brilliant illustrations by debut children’s book illustrator Jacqueline Alcántara—winner of the We Need Diverse Books Illustration Mentorship Award—capture the grit and glory of the game and the beauty of the island setting where this particular field was inspired.
  • Missing Daddy

    by Mariame Kaba


    A father and daughter's love cannot be broken even when prison bars separate them.

    “This book is a crucial tool for parents, educators, and anyone who cares about the well-being of children who, through no fault of their own, are forced to bear the consequences of our country’s obsession with incarceration. For children who desperately miss their parents, feel confused, or are teased at school, this book can go a long way in letting them know that they are not alone and in normalizing their experiences.” —Eve L. Ewing

    A little girl who misses her father because he's away in prison shares how his absence affects different parts of her life. Her greatest excitement is the days when she gets to visit her beloved father. With gorgeous illustrations throughout, this book illuminates the heartaches of dealing with missing a parent.

  • I Got the School Spirit

    by Connie Schofield-Morrison


    Summer is over. My first day is here!
    I got the spirit for the start of the school year!
    Summer is over, and this little girl has got the school spirit! She packs up her book bag—ZIP ZIP!—and hears the school bus coming down the street—VROOM VROOM! She shares her school spirit with a new friend and sings it in the classroom—123! ABC! And at the end of the day, she can’t wait for her next day of school.


  • Teddy Gets Glasses

    by Kristin B. Gyimah and Tanisha R. Wilburn 


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    Teddy needs glasses but he's a little nervous about the process. With the help of his parents and doctor, Teddy learns that having his eyes checked and getting glasses isn't so bad after all. It's actually pretty cool!

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