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Sprout Branches Out

illustrated by Jessika von Innerebner
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
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Discover the unbe-leaf-ably adorable story of a young plant with mulch to learn in this feel-good tale perfect for fans of The Bad Seed and Grumpy Monkey.
Sprout the plant lives on a small porch, in a little town. She’s only been able to grow two leaves and knows exactly why. Home is just not enough for her – she needs to venture out to the wi …

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Anzu the Great Listener

illustrated by Benson Shum
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: mythical

In this follow-up to Anzu the Great Kaiju, created by Walt Disney Studios animator Benson Shum, we follow sweet and well-intentioned Anzu as he learns a valuable lesson about patience and empathy in the face of sadness—perfect for fans of The Rabbit Listened.
Anzu the kaiju loves to tend to his bonsai.
Whenever he feels overwhelmed or unsettled, …

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When Sally Met Harry

by Paulette Bourgeois, illustrated by Brooke Kerrigan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: new baby, dogs

Goldendoodle meets baby in this fun story about adapting to a new sibling!

 

There’s a new baby joining the household, and Sally the goldendoodle doesn’t know what to think!

“Everything will change,” warn her friends at the dog park.

Sure enough, once baby Harry arrives, Sally feels neglected. Everybody is focused on the new baby and nobody has …

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Even Superheroes Have Bad Days

by Shelly Becker, illustrated by Eda Kaban
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: superheroes, emotions & feelings

When Superheroes feel worried or scared,
When they fret, when they sweat, when they feel unprepared . . .
They could run off screeching, they could but they don’t.
Because real superheroes just wouldn’t, they won’t.
 
Even superheroes get scared sometimes. When that happens, do they run and hide? NO! They acknowledge the feeling, then choose …

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Even Superheroes Get Scared

by Shelly Becker, illustrated by Eda Kaban
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: emotions & feelings, superheroes, stories in verse

When Superheroes feel worried or scared,
When they fret, when they sweat, when they feel unprepared . . .
They could run off screeching, they could but they don’t.
Because real superheroes just wouldn’t, they won’t.
 
Even superheroes get scared sometimes. When that happens, do they run and hide? NO! They acknowledge the feeling, then choose …

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PAWS: Mindy Makes Some Space

by Nathan Fairbairn, illustrated by Michele Assarasakorn
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: humorous, friendship, dogs

Are you a fan of Raina Telgemeier or Shannon Hale? Then you won’t want to miss the second book in this graphic novel series that’s the Baby-Sitters Club for pets! Your favorite dog-walkers are back with even more cute animals—and even more friendship and family drama—in this funny and heartwarming story perfect for fans of Real Friends, Rol …

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Cocoa Magic

by Sandra Bradley, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: cooking & food, multigenerational, emotions & feelings, values & virtues, school & education

In a cozy 1920s chocolate shop, the special ingredients in each perfect treat are empathy, generosity, and thoughtful acts of kindness.

Eight-year-old Daniel cherishes the hour he spends every morning helping his Great-Uncle Lewis in his chocolate shop. They mix, temper, pour, and mold. “It’s magic, my boy,” Uncle Lewis says. And Daniel agrees …

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Histoires de guerre

by Gordon Korman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: multigenerational, emotions & feelings, military & wars

 

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Il y a deux choses que Trevor aime plus que tout : jouer à des jeux vidéo de guerre et son arrière-grand-père Jacob, un véritable héros de guerre. Plusieurs décennies sont passées, et Jacob veut remarcher sur les traces qu’il a suivies pendant la guerre. Mais une fois leur périple commencé, Trevor déc …

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La souris qui portait une maison sur son dos

by Jonathan Stutzman, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc., values & virtues, emotions & feelings

 

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Vincent est une souris qui porte sa maison sur son dos. Un jour, il repère une colline ordinaire avec un chemin fréquenté. Il décide donc de poser sa maison et de s’y installer. Très rapidement, les passants s’arrêtent, et Vincent leur offre un endroit où se reposer, car après tout, la maison de Vincen …

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