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Charlotte Diamond's Animal Friends

A Collection of Songs

by Charlotte Diamond, illustrated by Eunji Jung
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: music, humorous stories, poetry (see also stories in verse)

Award-winning singer and songwriter Charlotte Diamond brings you her very first picture-book song collection!

This book will captivate children, parents, grandparents, teachers and educators already familiar with Charlotte’s songs and delight a whole new generation of readers entertained by the rhythm and whimsy of her lyrics. Throughout her caree …

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Sitting Shiva

by Erin Silver, illustrated by Michelle Theodore
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: death & dying, religion & faith, jewish, parents, other, religious

A little girl grieves the loss of her mother, but she can’t grieve alone.

When her friends and family arrive at her house to sit shiva, laden with cakes and stories, she refuses to come downstairs. But the laughter and memories gradually bring her into the fold, where she is comforted by her community. By the end of the book, she feels stronger an …

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Sunny Days

by Deborah Kerbel, illustrated by Miki Sato
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: seasons, poetry (see also stories in verse), camping & outdoor activities, weather

Morning sun, golden skies
Softly waking sleepy eyes

The critically-acclaimed celebration of summertime fun is now back in a new board book format!

For preschoolers, sunny days are full of possibility. A sunbeam on the floor is the perfect place to curl up with a furry friend, and warming weather means seeds in the garden, mud pies in the yard, adven …

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Sun Wishes

by Patricia Storms, illustrated by Milan Pavlović
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: imagination & play

A joyful celebration of our daily companion, the sun, as it shines around the world.

“If I were the sun, I would sing a gentle morning song to wake my slumbering friends.” So begins this fresh and colorful collaboration between author Patricia Storms and illustrator Milan Pavlović, the creative team behind 2019’s beloved bedtime story, Moon W …

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Time to Shine

Celebrating the World’s Iridescent Animals

by Karen Jameson, illustrated by Dave Murray
edition: eBook
  • age: 3 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: anatomy & physiology, biology

Let yourself be dazzled by creatures around the world in this brilliant nonfiction picture book about iridescence.

Have you ever noticed the rainbow-like shimmer on certain bird feathers, insect bodies and animal scales? This effect, called iridescence, changes depending on the angle from which its viewed, and animals across the globe use the effect …

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A Magical Sturgeon

by Joseph Dandurand, illustrated by Elinor Atkins
edition: Paperback
tagged: native canadian

Written and illustrated in the tradition of the Kwantlen people, Joseph Dandurand's second book is an endearing tale of two sisters and their connection with nature.

In the water sat a sturgeon, born there, so they say, thousands of years ago, though the sturgeon themselves have been here for two hundred million years. It was at first a little egg, …

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