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The Bare Naked Book

by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Melissa Cho
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: body, self-esteem & self-reliance

Bodies, bodies! Big and small, short and tall, young and old—Every BODY is different!

The Bare Naked Book has been a beloved fixture in libraries, classrooms, and at-home story times since its original publication in 1986. Now, this revised edition is ready to meet a new generation of readers.

The text has been updated to reflect current understan …

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Why Don't Cars Run on Apple Juice?

Real Science Questions from Real Kids

by Kira Vermond, illustrated by Suharu Ogawa
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 6
tagged: discoveries, chemistry, curiosities & wonders

Curious kids ask the best questions!

What keeps the stars from falling from the sky? Why do metal boats float? And more importantly, why don’t cars run on apple juice?! All these questions and more are found in the pages of this science Q & A book with questions from the most inquisitive of science center visitors—kids.

With help from a slew of s …

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Monster and Boy: Monster's First Day of School

by Hannah Barnaby, illustrated by Anoosha Syed
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: monsters

Monster and Boy are back for another adventure! And this time the best friends are headed somewhere no monster has ventured before: school!
Ever since Monster (who sleeps under the bed) and Boy (who sleeps in the bed) met and became best friends, they've been spending their days playing together. But some days, Boy leaves and Monster is alone. Wan …

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The Beekeepers: How Humans Changed the World of Bumble Bees (Scholastic Focus)

by Dana L. Church
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., environmental science & ecosystems, endangered

Dive deep into the world of this everyday insect -- and the science behind its uncertain future.

 

Bumble bees are as familiar to most of us as the flowers these fuzzy insects feed upon. But did you know that the bees in your garden could be escapees from a local greenhouse, or descended from stowaways on a Viking ship?

Bumble bees are a vital part of …

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Monster and Boy

by Hannah Barnaby, illustrated by Anoosha Syed
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: monsters

Fall in love with the friendship betweenMonster and Boy in this exciting new chapter book series from writer Hannah Barnaby and illustrator Anoosha Syed.
When Monster (who lives under the bed) meets Boy (who sleeps in the bed), Boy starts to scream—and Monster promptly swallows him. It's the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
Told with a warm, …

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Easter Morning, Easter Sun

by Rosanna Battigelli, illustrated by Tara Anderson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: easter & lent, cats, stories in verse

A family of cats’ spirited celebration of Easter traditions from the creators of Pumpkin Orange, Pumpkin Round

Easter morning, Easter sun,

Easter breakfast, Easter bun.

What would Easter be without family traditions like hot cross buns for breakfast, a gleeful egg hunt, and a special dinner with loved ones? In infectious rhyme, a family of cats cele …

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An Egg for Shabbat

by Mirik Snir, illustrated by Eleyor Snir
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: jewish, parents, values & virtues

Every day Ben’s mom sends him out to fetch an egg from the chicken pen. But each day, havoc ensues and Ben comes back empty-handed. Until finally, just in time for Shabbat, he achieves his goal.

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The Big Bad Wolf in My House

by Valérie Fontaine, illustrated by Nathalie Dion, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: physical & emotional abuse, emotions & feelings, sexual abuse, violence

A young girl describes what it’s like when her mom’s new friend comes to stay — a moving story about domestic violence that ends on a hopeful note.

The young girl tells us that her mom’s new friend is just like the big bad wolf. At first the wolf is sweet and kind to her mom, though the girl notices the wolf’s cold eyes from the very begin …

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Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh / This Is How I Know

Niibing, dgwaagig, bboong, mnookmig dbaadjigaade maanpii mzin’igning / A Book about the Seasons

by Brittany Luby, illustrated by Joshua Pawis-Steckley
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: native canadian, seasons

An Anishinaabe child and her grandmother explore the natural wonders of each season in this lyrical, bilingual story-poem.

In this lyrical story-poem, written in Anishinaabemowin and English, a child and grandmother explore their surroundings, taking pleasure in the familiar sights that each new season brings.

We accompany them through warm summer da …

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