Islandborn

By Junot Díaz. “Lola was just a baby when her family left the Island, so when she has to draw it for a school assignment, she asks her family, friends, and neighbors about their memories of her homeland…and in the process, comes up with a new way of understanding her own heritage”–

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What Do You Do With a Chance?

By Kobi Yamanda. In this delightful story, readers are asked the essential question: What do you do with a chance? With great deftness and imagery, Yamada explores how opportunities come to be and the emotions associated with them. Readers learn that chances, though unexpected, can consume one’s thoughts. Yet, even when they desire to have a decision presented to them, fear of failure or embarrassment may stop them from reaching out and taking it. his title is an ideal read-aloud and discussion starter and is every bit as charming, insightful, and revelatory as its predecessors, What Do You With an Idea? and What Do You With a Problem? VERDICT Children of all ages will be inspired to take a chance.

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I Love the Earth

By Todd Parr.

With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, bestselling author Todd Parr explores the important, timely subject of environmental protection and conservation in this board book.

This adaptation of The Earth Book includes child friendly reasons to love our planet–from appreciating a beautiful tree to taking care of animals all around the world. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, this sweet homage to our beautiful planet is sure to inspire readers of all ages to do their part in keeping the Earth happy and healthy.

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I am a Cat

By Galia Bernstein. Encountering a sequence of bigger cats, including a lion, panther and cheetah, Simon the housecat disagrees with their assessment that he does not measure up and endeavors to prove that he is just as much of a cat as they are, only smaller. A first picture book

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Love

By Matt de la Pena. A heartfelt celebration of love by the Newbery Medal-winning author of Last Stop of Market Street and the best-selling illustrator of Of Thee I Sing depicts how people from all walks of life share a universal bond that supports and connects us in the face of fear and hardship.

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Wish: I Love and Wish for You

By Emma Dodd.

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Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

By Oliver Jeffers. A user’s guide to life on Earth, designed for a new baby, covers such topics as the Earth’s physical characteristics, the people and animals who live on it, and how to get the most out of life.

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Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth

By Nicola Davies. A follow-up to the award-winning Tiny Creatures combines lyrical text and lavishly detailed illustrations to introduce the vast diversity of life on Earth and explain how it is all part of a beautiful and complicated pattern that must be preserved for the benefit of all.

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Tacos!

By Lotta Nieminen. An interactive recipe book.

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Malala’s Magic Pencil

By Malala Yousafzai. The author presents her story and life philosophy, describing how she wished for a magic pencil that she would use to fix the world’s problems, and how she realized that even if she never found the pencil, she could still have a positive impact.

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