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The Word for Friend

Cassie, Aidan · FARRAR STRAUSS & GIROUX
Format: Book

A picture book about making new friends in new places--with gentle themes of immigration and English-as-a-second-language.

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Libby Loves Science: Mix and Measure

Kimberly Derting
Format: Book

Libby hosts a puppy party for her friends and their dogs. With the help of her friend Rosa and little brother, Libby decorates, stuffs goody bags and bakes delicious cupcakes. But when they realize theyve forgotten an important ingredient, they use science to solve the problem just in the nick...

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Oona

Kelly DiPucchio · Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

This comical and heartfelt picture book is a winning celebration of invention, creativity, and friendship. With gorgeous underwater scenes and a crowd-pleasing tale, this is one little mermaid who is here to make a splash! New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator...
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Letters from Bear

Gauthier David · Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Pages: 56
Format: Hardcover

Bear can't imagine a whole winter without her friend, so when Bird migrates south, Bear decides to follow. She's never left the forest before, but that won't stop her from crossing oceans and mountains - and sending letters along the way. But a surprise is waiting for Bear on the beach...
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Salma the Syrian Chef

· ANNICK PR
Format: Book

All Salma wants is to make her mama smile again. Between English classes, job interviews, and missing Papa back in Syria, Mama always seems busy or sad. A homemade Syrian meal might cheer her up, but Salma doesn't know the recipe, or what to call the vegetables in English, or where...

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Like Moon Loves Sky

Khan, Hena · CHRONICLE BOOKS
Format: Book

Illustrations and prose inspired by the Quran celebrate a mother's love and hopes for her child.

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Off to See the Sea

Nikki Grimes · Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

From Children's Literature Legacy Award-winning author Nikki Grimes and acclaimed illustrator Elizabeth Zunon comes an adventurous bath time story.Bath time is full of magic.The faucet flows like a waterfall, the bathroom floor is a distant shore, toy boats sail against the waves. An imagination-fueled...
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Definitely Do Not Open This Book

Andy Lee
Format: Book

The fun never ends in this sidesplitting sequel to Do Not Open This Book! Readers will be determined to reach the end of this hysterical story -- no matter what the little monster on the pages says or does. This time, he's pulled out all the stops to avoid having to go to sleep,...

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Birrarung Wilam: A Story from Aboriginal Australia

Aunty Joy Murphy · Candlewick
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

As ngua rises, Bunjil soars over mountain ash, flying higher and higher as the wind warms. Below, Birrarung begins its long winding path down to palem warreen. Yarra Riverkeeper Andrew Kelly and Aboriginal Elder of the Wurundjeri people Aunty Joy Murphy join to tell the Indigenous and geographical...
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The Beak Book

Robin Page
Format: Hardcover

Birds around the world have so many amazing kinds of beaks! There are short beaks and long beaks, straight beaks and curved beaks, flat beaks and even spoon-shaped beaks. But what do all of these beaks do? Discover how beaks of different shapes and sizes are adapted to help birds sip nectar,...
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Time for Kenny

Brian Pinkney · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Time for Kenny to get up and enjoy the day with his family! In four deceptively simple stories, Brian Pinkney guides readers through a young child’s day. First, Kenny must get dressed. Maybe he can wear his mom’s shoes? And his grandpa’s hat seems to fit perfectly on his head. Luckily,...
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Watch Me: A Story of Immigration and Inspiration

Doyin Richards
Format: Hardcover

Joe came to America from Africa when he was young. He worked hard in school, made friends, and embraced his new home. Like so many immigrants before and after him, Joe succeeded when many thought he would fail.In telling the story of how his father came to America, Doyin Richards tells...
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Glacier on the Move

Elizabeth Rusch · West Margin Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Meet Flo, a glacier, as she shows you what the life of a glacier is like in this picture book filled with fun facts, from what glaciers are and how they're formed to what creatures live there, and more.



Glaciers exist on every continent on earth, growing, spreading, and shrinking...

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The Bear in My Family

Maya Tatsukawa · Dial Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

An overbearing older sibling can really be a bear, but the child in this understated, gently humorous story finds out that they can have their advantages, too."I live with a bear," the story's young narrator declares. The bear is loud, messy, uncouth, and very strong (too...
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Lunch Box Bully

Hans Wilhelm · Holiday House
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Big Bob is a bully who takes Max's lunch. Max's friends try to help Max deal with it. "Don't look at him," says one friend. Max takes his friend's advice, but the bully takes Max's sandwich anyway. "Be nice to him. Give him a gift," suggests another...
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Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston

Alicia D. Williams
Format: Hardcover

Zora was a girl who hankered for tales like bees for honey. Now, her mama always told her that if she wanted something, "to jump at de sun", because even though you might not land quite that high, at least you'd get off the ground. So Zora jumped from place to place, from...
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