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You Can Be a Friend

Tony Dungy · Little Simon Inspirations; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A new childrens book written by parents extraordinaire Tony and Lauren Dungy! You Can Be a Friend is the first title in Tony and Lauren Dungys series of childrens books which feature inspirational stories that remind kids of the importance of family, friends, and self-confidence. In this...
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Stand Straight, Ella Kate

Kate Klise · Dial Books
Format: Hardcover

Ella Kate Ewing was born in 1872. She started out small, but she just kept on growing. Soon she was too tall for her desk at school, too tall for her bed at home, too tall to fit anywhere. Ella Kate was a real-life giant, but she refused to hide herself away. Instead, she used her unusual...
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Junkyard wonders

Patricia Polacco · Philomel Books
Format: Print book

When young Trisha finds out her class at the new school is known as "The Junkyard," she is devastated. She moved from her old town so she wouldn't be in a special class anymore! But then she meets her teacher, the quirky and invincible Mrs. Peterson, and her classmates, an oddly...
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Best Friend on Wheels: A Concept Book

Debra Shirley · Albert Whitman & Co.
Pages: 30
Format: Hardcover

In second grade, Mrs. Poole asks our narrator to show the new girl around school. Imagine the surprise when our narrator first meets Sarah-Sarah uses a wheelchair! For a moment, our narrator feels awkward. Then she sees a button Sarah wears. It says "Rockhound" on it. "Do...
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Stacey Coolidge's Fancy-Smancy Cursive Handwriting

Barbara Esham · Mainstream Connections Publishing; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

From Mrs. Thompson, the teacher, to Frederick, the class guinea pig, everything about second grade seems good to Carolyn. But when the class starts practicing the slants and curves of cursive writing, she finds it difficult and her happiness evaporates. Detailing her frustrations and contrasting...
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Keeping Up With Roo

Sharlee Glenn · Putnam Juvenile
Format: Hardcover

Gracie and her aunt Roo are best friends. Roo has the heart and mind of a child, and she’s always had a knack for finding the best ways to have fun together. But now Gracie’s getting older, and her feelings about Roo are changing. She doesn’t always have time to play anymore....
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We Go In A Circle

Peggy Perry Anderson · HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

What happens to a racehorse who hurts his leg? Used to a world where the strongest and the fastest wins, how will he ever feel special and important again? Taken to a new place, the horse is soon carrying some very special riders. Some of them cant walk and some of them cant even see,...
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Farmer McPeepers and His Missing Milk Cows

Steve Gray · Cooper Square Publishing Llc
Format: Hardcover

Farmer McPeepers can't find his glasses..and his cows are up to no good.
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The Printer

Myron Uhlberg · Peachtree Pub Ltd
Format: Hardcover

"As a boy, my father learned to speak with his hands. As a man, he learned how to turn lead-type letters into words and sentences. My father loved being a printer."The setting is New York in the 1940s. Each day the narrator, a young boy, watches as his father goes off to work...
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My Friend Isabelle

Eliza Woloson · Woodbine House
Pages: 1
Format: Hardcover

(2004 iParenting Media Award Winner) Isabelle and Charlie are friends. They both like to draw, dance, read, and play at the park. They both like to eat Cheerios. They both cry if their feelings are hurt. And, like most friends, they are also different from each other. Isabelle has Down...
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ABC for you and me

Meg Girnis · Albert Whitman & Company
Format: Print book

Photographs show children with Down syndrome in activities with objects corresponding to the letters of the alphabet.
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Moses Goes to School

Isaac Millman · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

A day at a school for the deaf is like a day at any schoolMoses goes to a special school, a public school for the deaf. He and all of his classmates are deaf or hard-of-hearing, but that doesn't mean they don't have a lot to say to each other! They communicate in American Sign Language...
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The Hickory Chair

Lisa Rowe Fraustino · Arthur A. Levine Books; First edition
Format: Hardcover

"Lilacs with a whiff of bleach." Gran¹s smell. That "rich molasses voice." Gran reading stories. By these things, Luis knows his grandmother. And he knows that she loves him. But when Gran passes away and leaves notes hidden in her things for each family member to find,...
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Elana's Ears, Or, How I Became the Best Big Sister in the World

Gloria Roth Lowell · Magination Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Lacey's luxurious life as an only child changes the day Mom and Dad bring home a new baby. Although Lacey goes through all the confusion and upset that any child feels when presented with a new sister or brother, she eventually comes to like having Elana around.
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Dustin's big school day

Alden R. Carter · Albert Whitman & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Second-grader Dustin, who has Down syndrome, anticipates the arrival of two very special guests at his school one day.
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Seal Surfer

Michael Foreman · HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Ben, a young disabled boy, loves the ocean. One afternoon, when he witnesses the birth of a seal, the boy’s bond with the sea grows even deeper. Season after season, Ben watches the young pup do many of the same things he loves to do: swim, fish, bask in the sun--and surf! Ben and the seal...
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The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer

Jimmy Carter · Time Books, Random House; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Fresh from the success of his highly praised volume of poetry, Always a Reckoning, former president Jimmy Carter now pens his first children's book, illustrated by his daughter Amy. Young Jeremy, who cannot walk, is abandoned at the seashore one day when the others flee at the sight...
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Alex Is My Friend

Marisabina Russo · Greenwillow; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Even though Alex is a dwarf and sometimes has to use a wheelchair because of the operation he had on his back, his friend does not mind because they still have good times together.
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A Very Special Critter

Gina Mayer · Golden Book
Pages: 24
Format: Paperback

In this wise and funny picture-book adventure, a special student joins Little Critter's class at school. The new student uses a wheelchair, and Little Critter is worried. Will his classmate be very different? Will the class know how to act around him? It's an honest, realistic look...
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Knots on a Counting Rope

John Archambault · Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Hardcover

In this poignant story, the counting rope is a metaphor for the passage of time and for a boy’s emerging confidence in facing his blindness.
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