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Introducing: Colours of Us

  Happy Saturday!  Today we are featuring Colours of Us, a beautiful website run by Svenja.  This website is a catch-all for insightful blog posts, multicultural books, toys, and clothing.  After you finish reading our interview with Svenja, hop on…

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Dinosaurs Divorce; A Guide for Changing Families

Written & Illustrated by: Laurene Krasny Brown & Marc Brown For ages: 6 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Family, Love, Community, Divorce, Friendship, Social-Emotional Learning. Summary: This book begins with a Contents page and list of ‘Divorce Words’ with definitions. The book covers lots…

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Top 5 Books We Read in 2018

2018 was a rollercoaster of a year, with so many opportunities for growth and learning all over the place! We launched this site as a passion project, and we have been so lucky to connect with many people from all…

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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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A Place Where Hurricanes Happen

Written by: Renée Watson Illustrated by: Shadra Strickland For ages: 5-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: Community, POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Events, Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, Emotional Growth. Summary: Adrienne, Keesha, Michael, and Tommy are all best friends living on the same street.  After Hurricane Katrina strikes, the foursome are…

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Jacob’s New Dress

Written by: Sarah and Ian Hoffman Illustrated by: Chris Case For Ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Self-Expression, Acceptance, Individuality, Social-Emotional Learning, Family. Summary: Jacob loves to dress up in princess dresses, and does so in the Dramatic Play…

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Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing

Written by: Hiawyn Oram Illustrated by: Birgitta Sif For ages:3-7 years Language: English Topics Covered: Environmental activism, social-emotional development, independent thought Summary: Snowboy is playing a game by himself one day when approached by Greenbackboy.  Greenbackboy has an idea to play a game called KA-CHING,…

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Brave

Written by: Stacy McAnulty Illustrated by: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff For Ages: 5-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: Courage, Social-Emotional Development, Self-Acceptance. Summary: This book emphasizes that bravery comes in all shapes and sizes, and in some situations that you might not…

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ABC Love

Written & Illustrated by: Christiane Engel For Ages: 5-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Development, Love, Family. Summary: This book goes through the alphabet giving different examples of how to show love to those around you. It also invites…

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ABC Mindful Me

Written & Illustrated by: Christiane Engel For Ages: 5-6 years Language: English Topics Covered: Mindfulness, Self-Expression, Meditation, Friendship, Yoga, Social Emotional Development. Summary: Much like Engel’s other books, this one introduces the intimidating topic of mindfulness in an approachable and…

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