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Auntie Uncle: Drag Queen Hero

Marti Gould Cummings is a NYC drag artist, television personality, and political figure. Throughout their nearly decade long drag career Marti has been a regular fixture in the nightlife world performing up to 6 regular shows a week. They have…

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Going Up!

Written by: Sherry J. Lee Illustrated by:Charlene Chua  For ages: 4-8 years  Language: English Topics Covered: Community, Friendship, Parties, Apartments, City Living, Pets. Summary:  Going Up! is absolutely adorable, and takes place the majority of the time in an apartment building elevator! A…

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Our Big Little Place

Written by: James A. Conan Illustrated by: Nicolle LaLonde For ages: 4-8 years Language: English  Topics Covered: City Life, Interracial Families, Friends, Apartment Life, Pets, Imagination. Summary:  This book follows a child as they talk about their life in an apartment building.  Sometimes their parents talk…

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Hurry Up!: A Book About Slowing Down [released 5/19]

Written by: Kate Dopirak Illustrated by: Christopher Silas Neal For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Mindfulness, Social-Emotional Learning, Kids Outdoors, Observation, Nature.  Summary:  This is a really adorable book that follows a child who always does everything quickly, because there is always…

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Trees Make Perfect Pets

Written by: Paul Czajak Illustrated by: Cathy Gendron  For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Pint-Sized Professor, Environment, Sustainability, Nature, Girls Outdoors, Love, Pets, Biology.  Summary:  Trees Make Perfect Pets is a story about a girl named Abigail who wants a special pet…

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Along the Tapajós

Written by: Fernando Vilela Translated by: Daniel Hahn For ages: 3 years and up Language: English, some Brazilian Portuguese. Topics Covered: Growing Up, Amazon Rainforest, Brazil, Semi-Nomadic Lifestyle, Latinx, Brazilian Culture.  Summary:  This is a cute adventure story about a pair of siblings named Cauã and…

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Mrs. Bibi’s Elephant

Written & Illustrated by: Reza Dalvand For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Community Involvement, Friendship, Pets, Family, Chosen Family, Empathy, Economics, Social-Emotional Learning.  Summary: Mrs. Bibi has a pet elephant, and they spend all of their time together.  The elephant loved playing with the…

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Tanna’s Owl

Written by: Rachel & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley Illustrated by: Yong Ling Kang For ages: 4 years and up Language: English, some Inuktitut (pronunciation guide in back as well) Topics Covered: First Nations, Residential Schools, Own Voices, Responsibility, Pets, Growing Up, Indigenous Voices.  Summary:  This is a…

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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…

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A Stone for Sascha

Written & Illustrated by: Aaron Becker For ages: 5 and up Language: English Topics Covered: Family, POC-Centric Narratives, Loss, Grief, Historical Fiction, Love, Pets. Summary: This book actually has no words, just pictures.  A family loses their dog, Sascha, just before going on vacation.  While on…

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