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We Move Together

by Kelly Fritsch & Anne McGuire, illustrated by Eduardo Trejos
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 11
  • Grade: 1 to 6
tagged: physical impairments

A bold and colorful exploration of all the ways that people navigate through the spaces around them and a celebration of the relationships we build along the way. We Move Together follows a mixed-ability group of kids as they creatively negotiate everyday barriers and find joy and connection in disability culture and community. A perfect tool for f …

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100 First Words for Little Gym Rats

by Andrea Veenker, illustrated by Patrick Gray
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: fitness & exercise

There’s protein powder in the pantry and a yoga mat in the living room. We meal prep and take #flexFriday selfies. We're living the fit life and proud of it! But is there nothing for baby? 

Introducing100 First Words for Little Gym Rats, a health and fitness primer for kids learning their first words! Forgetapple anddog. Little gym rats are ready …

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Follow Your Breath!

A First Book of Mindfulness

illustrated by Scot Ritchie
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: sense & sensation, emotions & feelings

Part of the popular Exploring Our Community series, here's the perfect child-friendly introduction to mindfulness.

Friends Yulee, Nick, Martin and Sally are at Pedro's house for a sleepover. Pedro is moving in a few days, and he's been feeling both sad about leaving his old house and worried he won't be happy in his new one. To try to help Pedro fee …

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The World Around Us Series Ebook Bundle

by Jillian Roberts, illustrated by Jane Heinrichs
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: safety, values & virtues

The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural and social issues in a straightforward and accessible way. These illustrated nonfiction picture books tackle global concerns and initiate conversations about subjects that are difficult, sad or overwhelming with school-aged children who are just beginning to observe the world around …

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The Mermaid Handbook

A Guide to the Mermaid Way of Life, Including Recipes, Folklore, and More

by Taylor Widrig, illustrated by Briana Corr Scott, introduction by Dr. Alan Critchley
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: cooking & food, diet & nutrition, water (oceans, lakes, etc.)

The book mermaids-in-training have been waiting for. From history and folklore to recipes and tips for ocean preservation, as well as profiles and original illustrations of mer-maidens from around the world, The Mermaids Handbook features everything you need to know to follow the mermaid way of life.

Over 40 healthy and accessible recipes, develope …

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Caillou: Everything Will Be Fine

A Story About Viruses

text by Christine L'Heureux, illustrated by Eric Sevigny
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: personal hygiene, diseases, illnesses & injuries, media tie-in

Caillou is at day care playing dinosaurs with his friends, when their caregiver tells them something very important: a new sickness is going around. Caillou learns that the best way to protect himself from the virus is to stay at home and wash his hands a lot. Adapting to a new daily routine can be challenging, but Caillou discovers that he can sti …

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Under Our Clothes

Our First Talk About Our Bodies

by Jillian Roberts, read by Heather Gould
edition: Audiobook
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: body, safety, self-esteem & self-reliance

This illustrated nonfiction picture book by child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts introduces children to the topics of bodies, body safety and body image through a conversation-based story that begins with an observation at the community pool. Modesty, privacy and boundaries are discussed, along with how self-image is formed and how some people a …

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What Is COVID-19?

Engaging Readers, Level 1

by Alexis Roumanis
edition: eBook
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: beginner, diseases, illnesses & injuries, intermediate

COVID-19 has disrupted the lives of children around the world. In this Level 2 reader, children will learn how COVID-19 spreads, and how to stop the spread of the virus. They will also learn how their actions are helping to keep hospitals from getting too busy. Included is a step-by-step guide on how children can wash their hands to kill a virus.

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Sky of Bombs, Sky of Stars

A Vietnamese War Orphan Finds Home

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: asia, non-classifiable, military & wars, adoption, diseases, illnesses & injuries, special needs

A beautiful omnibus edition of the award-winning biographies Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War and One Step at a Time: A Vietnamese Child Finds Her Way

Tuyet remembers little about life before the Saigon orphanage, before polio left her limping and in constant pain, before the war made it too dangerous to stand under the bomb-fil …

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Universal Health Care

by Heather C. Hudak
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 11
  • Grade: 5 to 6
tagged: media studies

The World Health Organization defines Universal Health Care (UHC) as all individuals and communities receiving the health services needed without suffering financial hardship. Of the 33 developed countries in the world, 32 have some form of Universal Health Care. Over 800 million people around the world spent 10 percent or more of their household b …