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Seeds

Seeds

by Lemniscates, Carme / Candlewick Studio

Striking illustrations and a simple narrative celebrate the potential of seeds, literal and metaphorical. Some seeds are whisked away by the wind, while others are carried by creatures to their destinations. Once seeds find their spot, they go through breathtaking transformations, multiplying in number and size and thriving in even the most unseemly places. We humans plant seeds, too, and with care we can cultivate and nurture something wonderful, whether by sowing a seed in the earth or by choosing our own seeds of kindness to spread around. With gorgeous, welcoming illustrations, the creator of Trees and Birds presents another ode to the beauty around and within…

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Is Everyone Ready for Fun?

Is Everyone Ready for Fun?

by Thomas, Jan / Beach Lane Books

Chicken's cow visitors try to jump, dance, and wiggle on his couch, which is much too tiny for such exuberant activities. From the author of "Here Comes the Big, Mean Dust Bunny!" Full…

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Hungry Bird

Hungry Bird

by Tankard, Jeremy / Scholastic Press

Do YOU ever get hangry?Bird is hiking with his friends when his tummy rumbles.But no one packed him a snack that he likes With every step, his hunger mounts until he collapses on the ground.How will Bird survive if he doesn't eat the perfect something this instant? The hilarious blue-feathered anti-hero who first starred in Jeremy Tankard's high-flying debut, Grumpy Bird, returns in another laugh out loud melodrama. For every child who has ever needed a snack right now, and for every parent who has had to cope with a hangry, fussy child, Hungry Bird is sure to…

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Sleepy Bird

Sleepy Bird

by Tankard, Jeremy / Scholastic Press

It is bedtime. . . . Are you sleepy?Bird's friends are settling in for the night.But Bird is not tired. His wings want to flap.His legs want to run. All of him wants to play When will he ever go to sleep? Spirited kids and exhausted parents will laugh their way to happy dreams in this hilarious and relatable take on bedtime featuring the lovablehero of Grumpy Bird, Boo Hoo Bird, andHungry…

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Salma the Syrian Chef

Salma the Syrian Chef

by Ramadan, Danny / Annick Press

Newcomer Salma and friends cook up a heartwarming dish to cheer up Mama. All Salma wants is to make her mama smile again. Between English classes, job interviews, and missing Papa back in Syria, Mama always seems busy or sad. A homemade Syrian meal might cheer her up, but Salma doesn't know the recipe, or what to call the vegetables in English, or where to find the right spices Luckily, the staff and other newcomers in her Welcome Home are happy to lend a hand--and a sprinkle of sumac. With creativity, determination, and charm, Salma brings her new friends together to show Mama that even though things aren't perfect, there is cause for hope and celebration. Syrian culture is…

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The Electric Slide and Kai

The Electric Slide and Kai

by Baptist, Kelly / Lee & Low Books

Kai is the only member of his family who can't get the dance steps to the Electric Slide right. But Kai is determined to bust a move in this fun and sweet celebration of African American families.Kai's aunt is getting married, and everyone in the Donovan family is excited about the wedding ... except Kai. The highlight of every Donovan occasion is dancing the electric slide--a groovy line dance with footwork that Kai can't quite figure out. More than anything, he wants to prove that he can boogie with the rest of his family and earn a cool nickname from his granddad. Can Kai break through his nerves and break it down on the dance floor? Told with humor and heart by author…

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Call of the Sound Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #16)

Call of the Sound Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #16)

by West, Tracey / Scholastic Inc.

Drake needs to stop a dangerous wizard battle in this action-packed, bestselling series Pick a book. Grow a Reader This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow Magic from a wizards' battle is destroying the city of Remus To stop this dangerous duel, Drake and Petra team up with a Dragon Master named Tessa. Tessa, who is blind, has a very special connection with her Sound Dragon, Sono. Together, the Dragon Masters will need to find a…

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See the Cat: Three Stories about a Dog

See the Cat: Three Stories about a Dog

by Larochelle, David / Candlewick Press (MA)

Winner of the 2021 Theodor Seuss Geisel AwardMove over, Spot. . . . Spoofing classic primers, Max the Dog talks back to the book in a twist that will have fans of funny early readers howling. See Max. Max is not a cat--Max is a dog. But much to Max's dismay, the book keeps instructing readers to "see the cat." How can Max get through to the book that he is a DOG? In a trio of stories for beginning readers, author David LaRochelle introduces the excitable Max, who lets the book know in irresistibly emphatic dialogue that the text is not to his liking. Illustrator Mike Wohnoutka hilariously depicts the pup's reactions to the narrator and to the wacky cast of characters who upend…

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Sugar in Milk

Sugar in Milk

by Umrigar, Thrity / Running Press Kids

A timely and timeless picture book about immigration that demonstrates the power of diversity, acceptance, and tolerance from a gifted storyteller. An ALSC Notable Children's Book of 2021 A Kirkus Best Books of 2020 A School Library Journal Best Books of 2020 "An engaging, beautiful, and memorable book." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Lush illustrations and a strong message of hope and perseverance make this a standout title." --School Library Journal, starred review When I first came to this country, I felt so alone. A young immigrant girl joins her aunt and uncle in a new country that is unfamiliar to her. She struggles with loneliness, with a fierce longing for the culture and…

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Every Color of Light

Every Color of Light

by Osada, Hiroshi / Enchanted Lion Books

By employing landscapes in lieu of human or animal characters, Osada and Arai ask readers to look--really look--at the rain, the way the changing weather transforms the visible spectrum, and the magnificence of the night sky, phenomena all too often unseen in a hurry-up world. The result is a story that sharpens the senses and quiets the soul. -STARRED REVIEW, Publishers Weekly Gentle and lyrical, Every Color of Light is a bedtime story told by the elements. Every Color of Light opens on a lush, green forest in the rain. Illustrated by the masterful Ryoji Arai, the calm is shattered when the wind picks up and lightning cuts the sky. Yet out of this turbulence, the day blooms bright, the…

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A Stranger Comes to Town

A Stranger Comes to Town

by Kristjansdottir, Maria / Starfish Bay Children's Books

Follow the funny story of a boy who tries to help the unexpected arrival to his small island town. One day, Henry wakes up and gets ready for sleigh rides in the snow, but he encounters a polar bear instead. It's up to Henry and his grandpa to sneak the polar bear off the remote island. Will the polar bear make it back to the North…

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Weekend Dad

Weekend Dad

by Hrab, Naseem / Groundwood Books

"This home is home because my dad is here, and it's nothing like home because my mom isn't here," thinks the boy in this story when he enters his dad's new apartment for the first time. His dad moved out on Monday and now it's Friday night, the start of his weekend with his dad.The boy and his dad follow their normal weekend routine -- they eat eggs for breakfast, play cards and spend time at the park. And then they do the same things on Sunday. It is hard to say goodbye at the end of the weekend, but Dad gives his son a letter to remind him that, even if they can't always be together, the boy is loved.Naseem Hrab has written a poignant yet hopeful story, strikingly…

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All the Birds in the World

All the Birds in the World

by Opie, David / Peter Pauper Press

Take a beautifully illustrated journey -- with an adorable kiwi bird as your guide -- through the vast and colorful world of birds, with its tapestry of textures, sounds, and…

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A Way with Wild Things

A Way with Wild Things

by Theule, Larissa / Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Meet Poppy--if you can spot her among the wildflowers Poppy loves nature, and can be found carrying on conversations with ladybugs or singing with cicadas, but good luck spotting her indoors and around people She's a master of camouflage, always finding a way to blend into her surroundings. Some might call her a wallflower. At a party, Poppy stays out of sight. But when a very special bug lands on the cake, Poppy can't resist popping out to see it. Soon, the rest of the guests notice the beautiful dragonfly, and Poppy, too. Maybe she's not a wallflower after all, but a wildflower. This poetic and evocative story celebrates the shy and introverted kids among us, as well as…

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The Blue House

The Blue House

by Wahl, Phoebe / Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

In the tradition of Virginia Lee Burton's The Little House comes a heartfelt story about a father and son learning to accept the new while honoring and celebrating the old. For as long as he can remember, Leo has lived in the blue house with his dad, but lately the neighborhood is changing. People are leaving, houses are being knocked down, and shiny new buildings are going up in their place. When Leo and his dad are forced to leave, they aren't happy about it. They howl and rage and dance out their feelings. When the time comes, they leave the blue house behind--there was never any choice, not really--but little by little, they find a way to keep its memory alive in their new…

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I Love You, Baby Burrito

I Love You, Baby Burrito

by Dominguez, Angela / Roaring Brook Press

From Pura Belpre honoree Angela Dominguez, I Love You Baby Burrito is a modern classic picture book celebrating the act of swaddling a newborn into a baby burrito. Hola, beb Mi hermosa, my beautiful It's time to swaddle you--tucking in each piernita, each bracito . . . everything except your sweet carita. Welcome home, mi baby burrito. We promise to love you forever. With gentle text, simple Spanish words, and irresistible illustrations, this new baby book is…

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Your Mama

Your Mama

by Ramos, Nonieqa / Versify

A sweet twist on the age-old "yo mama" joke, celebrating fierce moms everywhere with playful lyricism and gorgeous illustrations. Perfect for Mother's Day. Yo' mama so sweet, she could be a bakery. She dresses so fine, she could have a clothing line. And, even when you mess up, she's so forgiving, she lets you keep on living. Heartwarming and richly imagined, Your Mama twists an old joke into a point of pride that honors the love, hard work, and dedication of mamas…

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What Sound Is Morning?: (read-Aloud Book, Sound Books for Children)

What Sound Is Morning?: (read-Aloud Book, Sound Books for Children)

by Snider, Grant / Chronicle Books

This beautiful companion to What Color Is Night? helps children explore and celebrate their morning routines. At the first morning light, everything is quiet. Or is it? Listen. Welcome the day by exploring the subtle wonders--and exciting sounds--of the morning with this lyrical and picturesque story. In the first morning light, all might seem quiet. In this companion to What Color Is Night? Grant Snider explores the sounds--and silences--of morning. Ending in an inspiring call to action--to toss off the covers, throw open the window, and fill the world with your song--this uplifting book is sure to help families feel ready to face the day. With bright art as exuberant as the…

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