Listen

English 4-8 years Mindfulness Hearing Interracial Families City Living Gabi Snyder & Stephanie Graegin summary Listen is a story that covers both mindfulness and the science of hearing. Living in a busy and bustling city, a young girl takes a moment to really hear each sound as it passes around her throughout the day. I…

We All Play

English & Cree 4-8 years Indigenous Voices Nature Animals Play Language Learning Julie Flett summary My love for Julie Flett’s beautiful art and lyrical stories knows no bounds. I’m thrilled that We All Play is finally out in the world…today!! Flett’s most recent story celebrates how both animals and children frolic outside, playing and enjoying…

Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame

English & some Hindi YA History Colonization Family Values Racism Self-Reliance Child Marriage Death Supriya Kelkar summary Woah, this book covers a lot of topics in both history and culture. Set in British-occupied India in the late 1850’s, main character Meera is caught up in both the violence of colonization and her extremely conservative family…

Paper Bag Princess Girl Power Giveaway!

In celebration of Paper Bag Princess Week, and my collaboration with Annick Press for a read aloud (Saturday, March 6th at 10:30 am EST) I have put together a Girl Power Giveaway, to celebrate the characters who #StandUpToDragons and defy stereotypes in their stories. One winner will receive: -A PBP gift set (pictured) -Superluminious -Salma…

Love You Head to Toe

Written & Illustrated by:  Ashley Barron For ages: Infants & Up (Board Book) Language: English Topics Covered: Family Early Literacy Babies Summary:  This adorable board book celebrates babies and their attributes similar to animals! Happy babies yawn like hippos, stretch like starfish, and munch like chipmunks. I love the papercut illustrations and the diverse families portrayed….

New Course Added: TTA 101

Are you interested in learning more about anti-bias anti-racist education, and how to infuse social justice into more aspects of you and the tiny humans in your life? Come learn with us in a setting that prioritizes mindset shifting and reflection over 6 weeks and have a greater understanding of how to use books in…

Love

Written & Illustrated by:  Corrinne Averiss & Kirsti Beautyman For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning Anxiety Family Starting School Love   Summary:  Not only are the illustrations in this book truly resplendent, but it also addresses a topic that nearly everyone has experienced in some capacity or another: separation anxiety. In the…

Over and Under the Rainforest

Written & Illustrated by:  Kate Messner & Christopher Silas Neal For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Family Kids Outdoors Environmental Activism/Preservation Nature Pint-Sized Professor   Summary:  I know I know, I’m late to the party on this one. But life is quite something in this day and age. Anywho, let’s stop talking about my…

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon

Written By: Kat Zhang Illustrated by: Charlene Chua For Ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Family, Self-Esteem, Chinese Culture, Art, Creativity, Own Voices. Summary: Amy is such a fun and buoyant protagonist, and I’m so glad she’s back for another adventure! After an exciting read aloud about dragons, Amy and her classmates…