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Notes from a Children's Librarian: What I Miss About the Library

by Julie Booker

"When I think of the job of librarian, I think of time, layers of time."

Launchpad: War at the Snow White Motel, by Tim Wynne-Jones

by Kerry Clare

Tim Wynne-Jones brilliantly captures pivotal moments small and large as characters fight for understanding, courage and a better future.

Launchpad: Weekend Dad, by Naseem Hrab and Frank Viva

by Kerry Clare

A picture book about what happens when parents separate, and the new reality of having two homes.

Launchpad: Sea Otters, by Isabelle Groc

by Kerry Clare

"An important story, one that gives us hope...Young people will be encouraged to see that positive change can happen, and that we can all do something …

Launchpad: Born, by John Sobol and Cindy Derby

by Kerry Clare

A beautiful story celebrating the ordinary miracle of life.

Children's Books That Will Make You Laugh and/or Cry

by Naseem Hrab

"I wanted to write a story that was sad and messy and hopeful and loving all at the same time."

Launchpad: Music for Tigers, by Michelle Kadarusman

by Kerry Clare

"A middle-grade book that reads like a love letter to the unique flora and fauna of the Tasmanian Tarkine." —Booklist

Launchpad: Tales from the Fringes of Fear, by Jeff Szpirglas

by Kerry Clare

“A spine-tingling collection that's dead on for young horror buffs.”

Launchpad: A Forest in the City, by Andrea Curtis

by Kerry Clare

Imagine a city draped in green!

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Books That Make the List

by Julie Booker

Great mentor texts for the writing and reading curriculum.

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