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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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Lilah Tov Good Night

Written by: Ben Gundersheimer (Mister G) Illustrated by: Noar Lee Naggan For ages: 3 years and up Language: English and some Hebrew Topics Covered: Refugee, Growing Up, Lullaby, Family, Nature, Love, Social-Emotional Learning,  Summary:  This is a very sweet book that delicately explains the refugee…

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Piece by Piece

Topics Covered: Family, Asian-American Experience, Chinese-American Identity, History, Historical Architecture, Museums, Social-Emotional Learning, Own Voices.  Summary:  This book is about Emmy, and the strong relationship she has with her grandmother Nainai who lives in China.  Nainai comes to visit during the summer, and…

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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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Treasure

Written by: Mireille Messier Illustrated by: Irene Luxbacher For ages: 3-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Imagination, Siblings, Growing Up, Nature, Natural World, Appreciation, Lived Experiences. Summary:  This book is adorable! The tale starts with two siblings taking a walk through the woods near their home,…

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Usha and the Stolen Sun

Written by: Bree Galbraith Illustrated by: Josée Bisaillon For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social Justice, Bravery, Family, Community, Connections, POC-Centric Narratives, Social-Emotional Learning.  Summary:  Usha was born in a land where the sky is always gray.  Hardly anyone remembers the sun, but…

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What Stars Are Made Of [released 3/31]

Written by: Sarah Allen  For ages: Middle Grades, 5th and up. Language: English Topics Covered: Growing Up, Own Voices, Turner Syndrome, Neurodiversity (NLD), STEM, Women in STEM, Friendship, Social-Emotional Growth & Development. Summary:  Hot damn, I’m glad this book exists.  This middle grade novel…

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The Day Abuelo Got Lost

Written by: Diane de Anda Illustrated by: Alleanna Harris For ages: 4-8 years old Language: English, some Spanish. Topics Covered: Family, Dementia, Aging, Latinx (Mexican family origin), Social-Emotional Learning, Growing Up, Change. Summary:  This is a sweet story about a young boy named Luis and…

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An Ordinary Day [released March 10]

Written by: Elana K. Arnold Illustrated by: Elizabet Vukovic For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Family, Social-Emotional Learning, Grief, Loss of Pet, Cochlear Implant Visibility, Home Birth, Childbirth, Love.  Summary:  Wow. Wow wow wow.  This book is absolutely breathtaking and caught…

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The Paper Bag Princess

Written by: Robert Munsch Illustrated by: Michael Martchenko  For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Freedom, Self-Confidence, Social-Emotional Learning, Feminism, Fractured Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Independent Thought, Stereotypes, Girls Outdoors,.  Summary:  “Ronald,” said Elizabeth, “your clothes are really pretty and your hair is…

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