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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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Burying the Moon

by Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Sonali Zohra
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: asia, stories in verse

A beautifully illustrated novel in verse about a young Indian girl who tackles the taboos around sanitation in her village. 

In Latika’s village in rural India, there are no toilets. No toilets mean that the women have to wait until night to do their business in a field. There are scorpions and snakes in the field, and germs that make people sick. …

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Hat On, Hat Off

by Theo Heras, illustrated by Renne Benoit
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: clothing & dress, siblings, daily activities

Baby is getting dressed to go out. But as often as his big sister adds a new piece of clothing, he tosses his hat aside.

It’s time for this little one to go out. But which hat will he choose? Red hat, blue hat, striped hat, penguin hat, teddy bear hat? Once that decision is made, that hat just doesn’t stay on, while shoes are tied and jacket is …

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Going for a Sea Bath

by Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Anne-Claire Delisle, translated by Erin Woods
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: humorous stories, marine life, parents, daily activities

The silliest father-daughter seaside bath time book is now a quality board book with tactile elements.

Leanne's bath time is TOO boring. Luckily, her father has some excellent, terrific, and spectacular ideas to make it more interesting. He runs down to the sea and brings back one turtle. Then two eels. Then three clown fish. Soon Leanne’s bath ti …

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When Mom's Away

by Layla Ahmad & Farida Zaman
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: parents, diseases, illnesses & injuries, daily activities

Things are changing for one little girl whose mom is a busy doctor. When her mom has to be in quarantine—sleeping on a cot in their garage to keep the family safe from the virus—the girl does her best to be brave. She and her dad spend time together, she goes to school online, and she helps her grandparents too…making sure to wave so they kno …

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The Sun Will Come Out

by Joanne Levy
edition: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, theater, diseases, illnesses & injuries, jewish

Twelve-year-old Bea Gelman and her best friend Frankie are planning the BEST SUMMER EVER at Camp Shalom—a sleep-away camp. But at the last minute, Frankie bows out, leaving painfully shy Bea on her own. Just talking to strangers causes Bea to break out into ugly, blotchy hives. As if the hives weren't bad enough, Bea gets pranked by a couple of …

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Sur la rue Tout-le-Monde

by Sheree Fitch, illustrated by Emma FitzGerald
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: friendship, homelessness & poverty, drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, daily activities

Sheree Fitch's playful words lead you into this beautiful children's book and invite you to celebrate our gifts, our weaknesses, our differences, and our sameness. Marie Cadieux did a wonderful job of adapting into French Fitch's display of wit and mastery of words in quick, rollicking rhymes that are complemented by Emma Fitzgerald's lively illust …

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Présentoir de comptoir : OLLIE : Un livre sur la pleine conscience

illustrated by Elise Gravel
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: dogs, emotions & feelings, daily activities

 

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J’ai un chien qui court dans ma tête. Il s’appelle Ollie. Parfois, mon chien est tranquille, curieux ou effrayé. Et parfois, il est excité… un peu trop, même!

Quand ça arrive, c’est difficile à supporter. Alors, qu’est-ce qu’un chien — ou un enfant anxieux — peut faire dans ce cas? Et toi, as- …

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OLLIE : Un livre sur la pleine conscience

illustrated by Elise Gravel
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: dogs, daily activities, emotions & feelings

 

See below for English description.

J’ai un chien qui court dans ma tête. Il s’appelle Ollie. Parfois, mon chien est tranquille, curieux ou effrayé. Et parfois, il est excité… un peu trop, même!

Quand ça arrive, c’est difficile à supporter. Alors, qu’est-ce qu’un chien — ou un enfant anxieux — peut faire dans ce cas? Et toi, as- …

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