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What’s Your Story

What’s Your Story is set against the backdrop of the First Settlement of Australia.  It describes the friendship of a little orphan boy from England, Leonard, and the friendship he strikes with a little Aboriginal girl called Milba.

Other Descriptors: Australia, Fiction » Themes: , , » Leave a comment

All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom

Through the eyes of one little girl, All Different Now tells the story of the first Juneteenth, the day freedom finally came to the last of the slaves in the South. Since then, the observance of June 19 as African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

Other Descriptors: Historical Fiction, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9), United States of America » Themes: , , , » 1 Comment

What If…?

What if Joe doesn’t like the party he’s going to? What if he doesn’t like the food or the games or the people? As Joe and his mom walk down the darkening street, Joe’s imagination starts to run wild. And as they search for the right place, he wonders “what if . . .” at […]

Other Descriptors: England (UK), Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9) » Themes: , , , » Leave a comment

Of Course They Do!

Boys do not cook, and girls cannot play sports–but in this book the pictures tell a different story. Using sparse text and large, bright photographs, the book debunks commonly-held gender-myths. Misconceptions are stated matter-of-factly (Boys don’t cook.), but when the page is turned, each myth is proven false with playful language (Are you sure?) and […]

Other Descriptors: Concept Book, Early Years (ages 2-6), International, Picture Book » Themes: , , » Leave a comment

Music Everywhere!

Photographs from around the world celebrate the universal joy that kids get from making music, whether they’re playing instruments, clapping their hands, stomping their feet, or singing.

Other Descriptors: Concept Book, Early Years (ages 2-6), International, Picture Book, Primary (ages 6-9) » Themes: , , , , » Leave a comment

If You Happen To Have A Dinosaur

If you happen to have a dinosaur, lying around your living room, and you don’t know what to do with it … why don’t you use it as a can opener?

Other Descriptors: Canada, Early Years (ages 2-6), Picture Book » Themes: , » Leave a comment

Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep

High in the trees in the middle of the night, all of the pandas are sleeping except for Chengdu, who tries everything and still cannot fall asleep until he finds the perfect spot–atop his brother, Yuan.

Other Descriptors: China, Early Years (ages 2-6), Picture Book » Themes: , , , » Leave a comment

Summoning The Phoenix

Every musician knows that learning to play an instrument has its challenges and its rewards. There’s the embarrassing first day of rehearsal, but also the joy of making friends in the orchestra. There’s dealing with slippery concert dress, or simply getting swept up in the music. The twelve children in this book are just like […]

Other Descriptors: China, information book, Picture Book, Poetry, Primary (ages 6-9) » Themes: , , , , » Leave a comment

The Great Day

In simple text this book follows the daily activities of a young boy who is always the first in every activity–waking up, eating breakfast, playing, and getting ready for bed.

Other Descriptors: Early Years (ages 2-6), Japan, Picture Book » Themes: , , , » Leave a comment

100 Hungry Monkeys!

This playful picture book encourages pre-readers and early readers to explore the concept of 100. Unusual in that it is a narrative-driven counting book, it offers a delightful and lively story about 100 hungry monkeys who set out to find themselves some food. Once their bellies are full, they all settle in for a nap, […]

Other Descriptors: Counting book, Early Years (ages 2-6), Japan, Picture Book » Themes: , , » Leave a comment
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