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Daniela and the Pirate Girls

Written by: Susanna Isern Illustrated by: Gómez For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Ocean, Friendship, Feminism, Kindness, Adventure, Girls Outdoors, Social-Emotional Learning. Summary:  If you haven’t checked out this book yet, you’re seriously missing out. Daniela is the pirate captain of a ship named the Black Croc, sailing the high seas helping out folx who have gotten themselves in a…

Reading Beauty

Written by: Deborah Underwood Illustrated by: Meg Hunt For ages: 3-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Literacy, Fairy Tale, Problem-Solving, Feminist, Independent Thought, Kindness, Family, Love, Pets, Space, Rhyming.  Summary: This is the next book from the pair that brought you Interstellar Cinderella, which we loved very much!  Both of us are so excited to get this one, we’ve been waiting…

The King of Kindergarten

Written by: Derrick Barnes Illustrated by: Vanessa Brantley-Newton For ages: 4-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: School, Social-Emotional Learning, New Places, POC-Centric Narratives, Friendship, Kindness, Own Voices.  Summary: This book is the cutest!  It is adorable, upbeat, and makes a first day at school seem like no big deal.  Speaking about the daily routine at school in an embellished and royal…

Jamie is Jamie

Written by: Afsaneh Moradian  Illustrated by: Maria Bogade For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Self-Expression, Gender Stereotypes, Identity, Friendship, Kindness, Self-Esteem. Summary: This book is absolutely adorable!  Jamie has just moved, and is starting a new school. When they get to school and join in free play, Jamie moves about the classroom looking for new friends and…

Common Threads: Adam’s Day at the Market

Written by: Huda Essa Illustrated by: Mercè Tous For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Global Community, Family, Diversity, Kindness, Clothing, Islam, Culture & Traditions.  Summary: Adam and his parents go to the outdoor market one day, and he sees a bright blue jay.  Following it, Adam doesn’t realize he’s left his parents behind until he tugs…

A Boy Like You

Written by: Frank Murphy Illustrated by: Kayla Harren For ages: 4-8 years  Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Learning, POC-Centric Narratives, Gender Stereotypes, Toxic Masculinity, Diversity, Acceptance, Kindness, Friendship, Identity, Self-Esteem. Summary: This is a very sweet book about being a good human with an amazingly diverse group of children depicted in the illustrations.  The book opens talking about how unique every…