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Something's Wrong!

A Bear, a Hare, and Some Underwear

by Jory John, illustrated by Erin Kraan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: humorous stories

A hilarious picture book from #1New York Times bestselling author Jory John, paired with new illustrator Erin Kraan, about a bear whose friends help him make it through a bad day!
Jeff the bear has definitely forgotten something. He ate his breakfast, he watered his plant, he combed his fur…what could it be? Why does he feel so oddly off? So he …

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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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How Do You Feel?

illustrated by Rebecca Bender
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: senses & sensation, emotions & feelings, baby animals

Touch-and-feel textures bring to life a thoughtful story for babies and toddlers with a sweet surprise ending.

The toad feels bumpy, like a gnarly tree. The duckling feels fuzzy, like grass reaching for the sun. One by one the hedgehog discovers the textures of his animal friends. But how does the hedgehog feel himself?

Award-winning author/illustrat …

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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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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 Mangeshig 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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Impossible

by Isol, translated by Elisa Amado
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, parents, imagination & play

A funny story about a seemingly impossible child and his desperate parents, who enlist the help of a specialist with unexpected results …

Toribio is two years old and his parents love him very much, but some days, taking care of him feels like an impossible task. He won’t sleep, makes a fuss when eating, splashes his bath water everywhere, and r …

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Rah! Rah! Mujadara

by Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh, illustrated by Claudine Gévry
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 4
  • Grade: p
tagged: cooking & food, middle east

Rah, rah,
mu-JA-dara!
Lentil rice
tastes so nice!

A rhyming, rhythmic story follows a diverse group of Israeli children as they taste a variety of different ethnic foods found in Israel

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A Good Day for Ducks

by Jane Whittingham, illustrated by Noel Tuazon
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: weather, ducks, geese, etc., siblings, clothing & dress, art & architecture

 

Rain is falling, and these siblings know just how to enjoy it: raincoats, rubber boots, puddle jumping, swimming ducks, and wiggling worms! A thunderstorm sends the children scrambling for home and a cup of hot cocoa. Maybe it will rain again tomorrow!

From the acclaimed creators of Wild One, A Good Day for Ducks is a child-centered celebration of …

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Open Secrets

by Jennifer Manuel
edition: Paperback
tagged: sexual abuse, peer pressure, music

The #MeToo movement has revealed the prevalence of sexual assault in society, especially as committed by powerful men. But it is an issue that also affects the lives of teen girls. This book tells the the story of seventeen-year-old Ana Santos, who has ambitions to make it big in music and signs a contract with the owner of a music café without kn …

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Osnat and Her Dove

The True Story of the World's First Female Rabbi

by Sigal Samuel, illustrated by Vali Mintzi
edition: Hardcover
tagged: middle east

Osnat was born five hundred years ago – at a time when almost everyone believed in miracles. But very few believed that girls should learn to read.

Yet Osnat's father was a great scholar whose house was filled with books. And she convinced him to teach her. Then she in turn grew up to teach others, becoming a wise scholar in her own right, the wor …