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Sunny days / Deborah Kerbel & Miki Sato.

Sunny days /  Deborah Kerbel & Miki Sato.
Rhyming couplets celebrate the activities made possible by sunny weather from a preschooler's perspective. Mixed-media collage art shows small children engaging in a range of outdoor activities, including gardening, making mud pies, swimming, observing insects, and picking wildflowers. A final page includes age-appropriate STEM activities related to the sun.--


Dragonboy / written and illustrated by Fabio Napoleoni.

Dragonboy /  written and illustrated by Fabio Napoleoni.
Dragonboy and his stuffed animal comrades embark on an adventure of discovery and find a new friend--


Dolls and trucks are for everyone / written by Robb Pearlman ; illustrated by Eda Kaban, author and illustrator of Pink is for boys.

Dolls and trucks are for everyone /  written by Robb Pearlman ; illustrated by Eda Kaban, author and illustrator of Pink is for boys.
From the author and illustrator team behind Pink Is for Boys comes an empowering read-aloud picture book that teaches kids and adults alike that gender cannot define who you are or want to become. Dolls and trucks are for boys and girls, as are dancing shoes, figure skating and hockey, and many more activities and hobbies. Robb Pearlman and Eda Kaban (Pink Is For Boys) create a celebratory read-aloud book that defies gender stereotypes and encourages the youngest readers to reach for the stars and to follow their dreams no matter what--


Best buddies / by Lynn Plourde ; illustrated by Arthur Lin.

Best buddies /  by Lynn Plourde ; illustrated by Arthur Lin.
A boy with Down syndrome and his dog are best friends, but how will they manage being apart when the boy heads to school for the first time?


How to have a birthday / Mary Lyn Ray ; illustrated by Cindy Derby.

How to have a birthday /  Mary Lyn Ray ; illustrated by Cindy Derby.
This picture book celebrates, through words and images, the best birthday gift of all--a whole day that is yours to unwrap--


Hold that thought! / written by Bree Galbraith ; illustrated by Lynn Scurfield.

Hold that thought! /  written by Bree Galbraith ; illustrated by Lynn Scurfield.
Finn is awakened in the night by something rustling around inside their head. It isn't heavy like a worry, it doesn't swirl like a fear, and it certainly isn't shaped like a question. It's something much more exciting--an idea! Finn can't wait to share it, and they do, at school, with their best friend Sima. Sharing energizes the idea. Then the more Finn thinks about it, the more the idea grows, and by the end of the day the idea is huge and amazing. But not everyone is excited about Finn's idea, and, in a heart-stopping moment, a bully knocks it to the ground. Devastated, Finn begins to doubt their idea, and the more Finn doubts it, the smaller it becomes. Only when it has faded away to almost nothing, does Finn suddenly realize that the idea is actually exactly the way it should be! Confidence renewed, Finn shares the idea with the other kids, who in turn add their thoughts. And as the idea grows, even the bully has a change of heart, offering his own thought to the mix. As the story closes, the idea blossoms and flows across the page, taking wing in rich, glorious color. Sharing has made it bigger, better and more beautiful. Now who knows what this idea will become and where it will go!--


Big Bear was not the same / by Joanna Rowland ; illustrated by John Ledda.

Big Bear was not the same /  by Joanna Rowland ; illustrated by John Ledda.
After Big Bear is caught in a forest fire, many things make him afraid but, with the love and support of his best friend, Little Bear, he begins to feel better.


My two border towns / by David Bowles ; illustrated by Erika Meza.

My two border towns /  by David Bowles ; illustrated by Erika Meza.
A boy and his father cross the United States-Mexico border every other Saturday, visiting their favorite places, spending time with family and friends, and sharing in the responsibility of community care--


When I see red / Britta Teckentrup.

When I see red /  Britta Teckentrup.
I am furious. I'm seeing RED. I'm filled with rage. A storm's ahead.--


My city speaks / written by Darren Lebeuf ; illustrated by Ashley Barron.

My city speaks /  written by Darren Lebeuf ; illustrated by Ashley Barron.
A young girl explores her city with her father, taking in all its sensory details. Her city speaks to her in so many ways: sometimes it echoes, and sometimes it trills. It buzzes and tweets and flocks. It's both busy and relaxed, and smelly and sweet. In the end, we discover that the city doesn't just speak to this inquisitive young girl - it also listens ... Author Darren Lebeuf, an award-winning photographer, uses spare text and a rhythmic style to create an evocative read-aloud. The vivid adjectives, both concrete and abstract, will inspire children to try to capture in words what they notice not only in their own town or city, but in any setting. The bright, richly colored cut-paper collage illustrations by Ashley Barron add a captivating visual texture and depth to the story. The portrayal of a girl with a visual impairment walking through the city on her way to her violin recital offers a character education lesson in adaptability.--


Can you see me? : a book about feeling small / Gökçe İrten.

Can you see me? : a book about feeling small / Gökçe İrten.
A book about feeling tiny in a big world. Some things around us are small. And some are large. Would your perspective of the world change if you were an elephant? What if you were an itty-bitty flea? I bet it feels a lot smaller than you and me! Normal-sized objects to us must look like giant ones to tiny creatures like ants and ladybugs. What's small to us can be large to another. Can You See Me? is a fascinating and joyful look at perspective, size and point of view.--


Mis dos pueblos fronterizos / por David Bowles ; ilustrado por Erika Meza ; translation by David Bowles.

Mis dos pueblos fronterizos /  por David Bowles ; ilustrado por Erika Meza ; translation by David Bowles.
A boy and his father cross the United States-Mexico border every other Saturday, visiting their favorite places, spending time with family and friends, and sharing in the responsibility of community care--


When you adopt a pugicorn / Matilda Rose.

When you adopt a pugicorn /  Matilda Rose.
Every year, young princesses and princes arrive at Mrs. Paws' Magic Pet Shop to pick a perfect unicorn pet. But this year Princess Ava arrived too late. There are no unicorns left . . . only Pugicorn! He's short and hairy. He can't sit still or gallop gracefully--and he certainly can't leap over rainbows. Can a pugicorn ever be a princess's best friend?--Publisher's description.


Hablo como el rio / palabras de Jordan Scott ; ilustraciones de Sydney Smith ; [traducción: Isabel Borrego].

Hablo como el rio  /  palabras de Jordan Scott ; ilustraciones de Sydney Smith ; [traducción: Isabel Borrego].
¿Qǔ ocurre cuando las palabras se quedan atascadas y echan r̕aces den-tro de tu boca cada vez que intentas hablar? Quìz sea necesario un cambio de perspectiva para que las palabras fluyan. Esto es lo que vive el protagonista de Hablo como el ̕ro: Me despierto cada mąana con los sonidos de las palabras a mi alrededor. Y no puedo pronunciarlas todas. Un ̕da, su padre lo recoge de la escuela, y juntos ca-minan por la orilla de un ̕ro, desde donde observan ̤cmo el agua ondula, forma remolinos y choca contra las rocas. Al̕l, con la ayuda de su padre, el pequęo encontràr su propia voz y descubrìr que el ̕ro tambǐn tarta-mudea. No es una cura ̀mgica, pero cuando las palabras se le presentan di̕fciles, solo tiene que pensar en la bravura del ̕ro para sentirse mejor. El poeta canadiense Jordan Scott ha escrito, desde su propia experiencia, un libro poderoso, con un lenguaje pǒtico que destila autenticidad para describir lo que se siente como tartamudeo, significativo tambǐn para cualquier nįo que se sienta solo o incapaz de encajar. Las acuarelas de Sydney Smith envuelven al lector en un crisol de emociones: desde la ansiedad claustro̤fbica de un aula, en la que se convierte en el centro de atenc̤in sin desearlo, hasta la belleza sobrecogedora de los destellos naturales sobre el agua. -- Publisher's description.


Mindful Mr. Sloth / Katy Hudson.

Mindful Mr. Sloth /  Katy Hudson.
Sasha loves to do lots of things, all at once, as fast as possible. Mr. Sloth loves to do things one at a time, at a nice, easy pace. Can Mr. Sloth's mindful ways teach Sasha to slow down and enjoy the moment?~An energetic girl. A typical sloth. One unlikely but inspiring friendship! -- Back cover.


Shape of home / by Rashin Kheiriyeh.

Shape of home /  by Rashin Kheiriyeh.
It's Rashin's first day of school in America! Everything is a different shape than what she's used to: from the foods on her breakfast plate to the letters in the books! And the kids' families are from all over! The new teacher asks each child to imagine the shape of home on a map. Rashin knows right away what she'll say: Iran looks like a cat! What will the other kids say?--Publisher's description.


So you want to build a library / by Lindsay Leslie ; illustrated by Aviel Basil.

So you want to build a library /  by Lindsay Leslie ; illustrated by Aviel Basil.
The reader is put in charge of building a fantastical library where everything is possible including a waterslide, zip line, really large ladders, and of course, a full-service sundae bar.


Bear is a bear / written by Jonathan Stutzman ; illustrated by Dan Santat.

Bear is a bear /  written by Jonathan Stutzman ; illustrated by Dan Santat.
Bear is . . . a new friend, a fellow mischief-maker, a protector, and a dreamer. Through all the many ups and downs of a little girl's childhood, Bear is there to provide love and support. Until it is time to say goodbye . . . and hello again.--


Gitty and Kvetch / Caroline Kusin Pritchard ; illustrated by Ariel Landy.

Gitty and Kvetch /  Caroline Kusin Pritchard ; illustrated by Ariel Landy.
Gitty always sees the bright side of life, while her best feathered-friend, curmudgeonly Kvetch, complains constantly but when her perfect plan goes awry, only Kvetch can raise Gitty's spirits again. Includes glossary of Yiddish words.


The library book / Gabby Dawnay ; illustrated by Ian Morris.

The library book /  Gabby Dawnay ; illustrated by Ian Morris.
Zach would much rather watch TV than flip through a boring book. But thanks to his friend's stubborn efforts to show him the magic and excitement of reading, Jack finally goes to the library and finds a book he can't put down. Featuring simple, rhyming text by Gabby Dawnay and dynamic pen-and-ink drawings by illustrator Ian Morris, this story is an ode to the joys of reading and a love letter to books and libraries.


When Langston dances / written by Kaija Langley ; illustrated by Keith Mallett.

When Langston dances /  written by Kaija Langley ; illustrated by Keith Mallett.
Inspired by watching a performance of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, a young black boy longs to dance and enrolls in ballet school.


The mountain / Rebecca Gugger ; Simon Röthlisberger ; translated by Marshall Yarbrough.

The mountain /  Rebecca Gugger ; Simon Röthlisberger ; translated by Marshall Yarbrough.
The bear knows exactly what the mountain looks like a forest. The sheep, octopus, and ant also know the mountain. It's a meadow! It's surrounded by water...The chamois and snow hare have their opinions too. It seems the mountain looks different to every animal. How can that be? And whose point of view is right?--


Unicorn night : sleep tight / words by Diana Murray ; pictures by Luke Flowers.

Unicorn night : sleep tight / words by Diana Murray ; pictures by Luke Flowers.
Unicorns settle down with their bedtime routine by brushing their manes and ensuring their horns gleam before singing their song and drifting off to dream.


Ada and the galaxies / Alan Lightman and Olga Pastuchiv ; illustrated by Susanna Chapman.

Ada and the galaxies /  Alan Lightman and Olga Pastuchiv ; illustrated by Susanna Chapman.
Ada knows that the best place for star-gazing is on the island in Maine where she vacations with her grandparents. By day, she tracks osprey in the trees, paddles a kayak, and hunts for shells. But she's most in her element when the sun goes down and the stars blink to life. Will the fog this year foil her plans, or will her grandfather find a way to shine a spotlight on the vast puzzle of the universe ... until the weather turns?--


Let me fix you a plate : a tale of two kitchens / Elizabeth Lilly.

Let me fix you a plate : a tale of two kitchens / Elizabeth Lilly.
A girl describes her family's annual visit with Mamaw and Papaw in West Virginia, then Abuela and Abuelo in Florida, especially the foods and cultural elements that make each kitchen unique.


Leilong the library bus / Julia Liu & Bei Lynn ; translated by Helen Wang.

Leilong the library bus /  Julia Liu & Bei Lynn ; translated by Helen Wang.
Leilong's friends are taking him to story time at the library. But it's difficult for a large brontosaurus without a library card to follow all the rules. Especially when Leilong gets caught up in the story and joins in. Is Leilong too big for the library, or is the library too small?--Back cover.


Listen up! : train song / Victoria Allenby.

Listen up! : train song / Victoria Allenby.
Full-color photographs show trains and related noise-making features including brakes, engines horns, crossings, and door chimes. Repeating text identifies the machine and presents rhythmic onomatopoeia for the sound it produces. A final spread directed at caregivers shares age-appropriate enrichment activities for toddlers learning to identify sounds, rhyme, rhythm, and related language structures.--


My love for you is always / written by Gillian Sze ; illustrated by Michelle Lee.

My love for you is always /  written by Gillian Sze ; illustrated by Michelle Lee.
As she prepares a traditional Chinese meal for her family, a mother answers her child's question: What is love?


Nibi's water song / by Sunshine Tenasco ; illustrated by Chief Lady Bird.

Nibi, a Native American girl, cannot get clean water from her tap or the river, so she goes on a journey to connect with fellow water protectors and get clean water for all--


 

 

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