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By and By: Charles Tindley, the Father of Gospel Music

Carole Boston Weatherford · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

A stirring picture book biography from award-winning duo Carole Boston Weatherford and Bryan Collier, about gospel composer and preacher Charles Albert Tindley, best known for the gospel hymn "We'll Understand It Better By and By."At a time when most African Americans were...
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Big Papa and the Time Machine

Daniel Bernstrom · HarperCollins
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Discover the true meaning of being brave in this tender and whimsical picture book from Daniel Bernstrom (One Day in the Eucalytus, Eucalyptus Tree) and Shane Evans (Chocolate Me!) that follows a grandfather and grandson who travel through time in a beloved 1952 Ford.A little boy who lives...
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Heidi Heckelbeck Takes the Cake

Coven, Wanda · Little Simon
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Heidi forgets her best friend's birthday in the twenty-eighth Heidi Heckelbeck adventure!Between reading, homework, school projects, and everyday life, Heidi Heckelbeck is a very busy kid. But when her busy life keeps her from remembering her friend Bruce's birthday, Heidi decides...
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Just Like a Mama

Alice Faye Duncan · Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Celebrate the heart connection between adopted children and the forever families who welcome them with kindness, care, and unconditional love in this powerful picture book from the author of Honey Baby Sugar Child.Carol Olivia Clementine lives with Mama Rose. Mama Rose is everything - tender...
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Magnificent Homespun Brown: A Celebration

Samara Cole Doyon · Tilbury House Publishers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Magnificent Homespun Brown is an exploration of the natural world and family bonds through the eyes of a young, mixed-race narrator -- a living, breathing, dazzlingly multi-faceted, exuberant masterpiece, firmly grounded in her sense of self-worth and belonging. This is a story -- a poem,...
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Sharks!

Gibbons, Gail · Holiday House
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Are sharks really dangerous? How many kinds are there? And how do they help the environment?From huge whale sharks to tiny dwarf sharks, this book has everything you need to know about one of our most popular--and mysterious--sea creatures. Millions of years before the first dinosaurs walked...
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Yo-Ho, Yo . . . NO! #8

Nancy Krulik
Format: Paperback

Princess Pulverizer may not be a knight yet, but she won't let that stop her from saving the day!With just one more good deed to do, Princess Pulverizer's Quest of Kindness is almost complete. But when she discovers that a fierce pirate named Cap'n Bobbie has captured a beautiful...
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Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business

Lyla Lee · Aladdin
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this first novel in an adorable new chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who is starting a snack business!Mindy Kim just wants three things: 1. A puppy! 2. To fit in at her new school 3. For her dad to be happy again...
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Stella Diaz Never Gives Up

Angela Dominguez · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From award-winning author Angela Dominguez comes the novel Stella Diaz Never Gives Up, a story about a shy Mexican-American girl who becomes an environmental activist and makes a difference in her community.Stella gets a big surprise when her mom plans a trip to visit their family in Mexico!...
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Machines in Motion

Tom Jackson · Bloomsbury Children's Books
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

Every day, all over the world, people travel: short trips or great, long voyages, moving slowly and steadily or racing along at super-fast speeds. They make their trips in cars, trains, planes, ships and on bikes-and some people have even blasted off in rockets! But how did these vehicles...
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