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Dr. Jo

How Sara Josephine Baker Saved the Lives of America's Children

by Monica Kulling, illustrated by Julianna Swaney
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: united states, diseases, illnesses & injuries, girls & women

This thoughtful and beautifully illustrated picture book shares the story of a trailblazer who has inspired generations of girls to change the world.

Sara Josephine Baker was a strong girl who loved adventure. Growing up in New York in the late 1800s was not easy. When she lost her brother and father to typhoid fever, she became determined to pursue …

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What's My Superpower?

by Aviaq Johnston, illustrated by Tim Mack
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance, imagination & play, values & virtues

This abridged and revised board book version of the bestselling, critically lauded What’s My Superpower? By Aviaq Johnston brings the book’s message of acceptance and kindness to babies and toddlers alike. Nalvana feels like all of her friends have some type of superpower. She has friends with super speed (who always beat her in races), friends …

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This Is Ruby

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Alea Marley
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, girls & women

Ruby is curious about her world and has big ideas about how it works. A delightful picture book celebration of science and creativity, and a welcome companion to Sara O'Leary's beloved This Is Sadie.

Ruby is a little girl with a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm that's too big to contain! Ruby is always busy -- she loves to make things, watch things …

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Etty Darwin and the Four Pebble Problem

by Lauren Soloy
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: girls & women, european

Etty Darwin and her famous father go for a walk to ponder life, science . . . and fairies! Inspired by the real-life daughter of Charles Darwin.

Etty loves make-believe.
Her dad loves science.
Etty believes in fairies.
Her dad would need to see some proof that they exist.
But they both love nature, conversation and each other.

A gorgeous rumination …

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Nye, Sand and Stones

by Bree Galbraith, illustrated by Marion Arbona
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance

Somewhere off the coast and around the corner there are two islands. One island is made mostly of stones and the other mainly of sand, and that’s where the problem began.

Young Nye doesn’t understand why the people on her Island of Sand work so hard to build beautiful sandcastles every day if they are destined to be ruined by the stones catapult …

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Nye de l’île de Sable

by Bree Galbraith, illustrated by Marion Arbona, translated by Rachel Martinez
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance

Quelque part au large, mais pas trop loin, se trouvent deux îles. Une est en grande partie faite de pierres tandis que l’autre est couverte de sable. C’est là que les problèmes commencent.

La petite Nye ne comprend pas pourquoi les habitants de son île de Sable s’acharnent à construire jour après jour de beaux châteaux de sable qui sont …

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Toucania

by Marianne Ferrer & Valérie Picard, translated by Charles Simard
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: travel, girls & women, imagination & play

Intrepid adventurer Amelia finally gets a chance to explore the legendary island of Toucania, following in her grandfather’s footsteps. There she will get to observe the strange creatures that he used to tell her about as she drifted to sleep. Belicorns, chimpanthers and firebats have filled her dreams for years and now she has a chance to see th …

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