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Samantha's Sandwich Stand

by Sonia Saikaley, illustrated by Nathan Caro Fréchette
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: cooking & food, business, careers, occupations, diversity & multicultural

Samantha is bored. It is summer and her friends are on vacation. When she sees a lemonade stand, she wants to open one but her father convinces her to sell something different: her mother's homemade Lebanese cream cheese and cucumber pita sandwiches. But can she convince others that her sandwich treat is just as refreshing and delicious as lemonade …

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A Kid Is a Kid Is a Kid

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: special needs, friendship, self-esteem & self-reliance, diversity & multicultural

In this companion to the enormously popular A Family Is a Family Is a Family, a group of kids share the silly questions they always hear, as well as the questions they would rather be asked about themselves.

Being the new kid is hard, a child in the school playground tells us. I can think of better things to ask than if I’m a boy or a girl. Anothe …

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A Kid Is a Kid Is a Kid - Braille Edition

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Qin Leng
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, friendship, special needs, diversity & multicultural

In this companion to the enormously popular A Family Is a Family Is a Family, a group of kids share the silly questions they always hear, as well as the questions they would rather be asked about themselves.

Being the new kid is hard, a child in the school playground tells us. I can think of better things to ask than if I’m a boy or a girl. Anothe …

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City Baby

by Laurie Elmquist, illustrated by Ashley Barron
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 2
  • Grade: p
tagged: city & town life, parents, diversity & multicultural

? “While the spare text is developmentally perfect for children, the illustrations elevate this offering with entrancing collages in a vivid palette. A first purchase for all libraries.”—School Library Journal, starred review

 

Bustling streets, lively squares and busy restaurants are baby’s playground when they are in the big city. So much t …

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Pride Puppy!

by Robin Stevenson, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: lgbt, other, non-religious, alphabet, alternative family, diversity & multicultural

?“[A] sheer delight and will be a welcome addition to shelves everywhere. Highly—and proudly—recommended.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

? “This engaging introduction to Pride parades for the youngest readers successfully testifies to the warmth and power of queer community.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

A young child and the …

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You Hold Me Up / Gimanaadenim

by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Danielle Daniel, translated by Angela Mesic & Margaret Noodin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: emotions & feelings, friendship, diversity & multicultural

Encourage children to show love and support for each other and to consider each other’s well-being in their everyday actions.

Consultant, international speaker and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote You Hold Me Up to prompt a dialogue among young people, their care providers and educators about reconciliation and the importance of the c …

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