Picture Books

Created 2/16/21

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Last Stop on Market Street Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399257742
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015

Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn't he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty--and fun--in their routine and the world around them.

Ages 3 - 5
Lexile: 610
Reading Level: 3.3


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Reading Beauty: (Empowering Books, Early Elementary Story Books, Stories for Kids, Bedtime Stories for Girls) (Future Fairy Tales) Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Meg Hunt (By (artist))
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452171296
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 24th, 2019

In this version of Sleeping Beauty, told in verse, the Princess is threatened with a curse which will start with a paper cut; devastated that all her books have been taken away, she sets out with her dog, Prince, to find the fairy who cast the curse and make her reverse it.

Ages 3 - 5
Lexile: 540
Reading Level: 3.1


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We Are Water Protectors Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203557
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020

Water is the first medicine. It affects and connects us all... When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth and poison her people's water, one young water protector takes a stand to defend Earth's most sacred resource. Inspired by the many indigenous-led movements across North America, this bold and lyrical picture book issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth's water from harm and corruption.
 
Ages 3 - 6
Reading Level: 1.9

 


Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626727465
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 22nd, 2019

Told in powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative story about family, history, culture, and traditions, new and old, illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Juana Martinez-Neal.

Ages 3 - 6


I Got the School Spirit Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547602612
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - July 7th, 2020

As a new school year begins, a young girl is filled with school spirit as she zips her book bag shut, rides the bus, enjoys her classes, and eagerly anticipates the next day.

Ages 3 - 6


Outside, Inside Cover Image
By LeUyen Pham, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250798350
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 5th, 2021

From Caldecott honoree LeUyen Pham, a moving picture book celebrating essential workers and the community coming together to face the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Ages 3 - 6


Ravi's Roar (Big Bright Feelings) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547603008
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 4th, 2020

Tired of missing out on good things because he is the smallest and youngest in his family, Ravi turns into a tiger and gets what he wants with a great roar.

Ages 3 - 6


I Am Every Good Thing Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518778
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

Illustrations and easy-to-read text pay homage to the strength, character, and worth of a child.

Ages 3 - 7


Across the Bay Cover Image
By Carlos Aponte, Carlos Aponte (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524786625
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Published: Penguin Workshop - September 17th, 2019

Carlitos lives in a happy home with his mother, his abuela, and Coco the cat. Life in his hometown is cozy as can be, but the call of the capital city pulls Carlitos across the bay in search of his father.--Dust jacket.

Ages 3 - 7
Lexile: 570
Reading Level: 3.1


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Don't Hug Doug: (He Doesn't Like It) Cover Image
By Carrie Finison, Daniel Wiseman (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984813022
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2021

Doug prefers not to be hugged, but there are a variety of other ways his loved ones can show him affection. Individuality, Hugging

Ages 3 - 7


Superheroes Are Everywhere Cover Image
By Kamala Harris, Mechal Renee Roe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984837493
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Published: Philomel Books - January 8th, 2019

"Before Kamala Harris became a district attorney and a United States senator, she was a little girl who loved superheroes. And when she looked around, she was amazed to find them everywhere! In her family, among her friends, even down the street--there were superheroes wherever she looked. And those superheroes showed her that all you need to do to be a superhero is to be the best that you can be."--Publisher's description.

Ages 3 - 7
Lexile: 640
Reading Level: 3.9


Bowwow Powwow Cover Image
By Brenda J. Child, Jonathan Thunder (Illustrator), Gordon Jourdain (Translator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681340777
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Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - May 1st, 2018

American Indian Youth Literature Award Winner 2020. The best days of summer end at the powwow, but Windy Girl takes the revelry of the gathering one step farther, into a dreamworld where the dancers and singers are dogs.

Ages 3 - 7
Reading Level: 3.6


Drawn Together Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator), Dan Santat (Cover design or artwork by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484767603
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens. Illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Santat, this stirring picture book is about reaching across barriers.

Ages 4 - 7
Lexile: 310
Reading Level: 2.1


Your Name Is a Song Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781943147724
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Published: Innovation Press - July 7th, 2020

Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl's mother teaches her about the musicality of African, Asian, Black-American, Latinx, and Middle Eastern names on their lyrical walk home through the city. Empowered by this newfound understanding, the young girl is ready to return the next day to share her knowledge with her class.

Ages 4 - 7


¡Vamos! Let's Go To The Market (World of ¡Vamos!) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557261
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

Richard Scarry's "Busytown" gets a Mexican-American makeover in the marketplace of a buzzing border town from Pura BelprZ Medal-winning illustrator Raoel the Third. Full color.

Ages 4 - 7
Lexile: 610
Reading Level: 3.1


¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat (World of ¡Vamos!) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557049
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Published: Versify - March 24th, 2020

Limited stock available! ALA Youth Award Winner! Little Lobo returns to share his love of food and wrestling in this delicious follow-up to Vamos! Let's Go to the Market from Belpré Medal-winning illustrator Raúl the Third.

Ages 4 - 7
Lexile: 560
Reading Level: 2.7


Prince (Little People, BIG DREAMS #54) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780711254398
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 19th, 2021

In picture book format, discover the life of Prince, who, from a young age, was obsessed with music. Even though he couldn't read it, his talent--whether on piano, drums, guitar or vocals--turned him into an icon. Combining funk, disco, soul, and almost every other genre out there, his songs are loved around the world.

Ages 4 - 7


Martin Luther King Jr. (Little People, BIG DREAMS #33) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780711245679
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

Little Martin grew up in a family of preachers: his dad was a preacher, his uncle was a preacher, his grandfather was a preacher...so maybe he'd become a great preacher too. One day, a friend invited him to play at his house. Martin was shocked when his mother wouldn't let him in because he was black. That day he realized there was something terribly unfair going on. Martin believed that no one should remain silent and accept something if it's wrong. And he promised himself that--when he grew up--he'd fight injustice with the most powerful weapon of all: words. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the inspiring activist's life.

Ages 4 - 7


Dreamers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823440559
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 4th, 2018

An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story. Spanish version also available.

Ages 4 - 7
Lexile: 480
Reading Level: 2.2


When Aidan Became a Brother Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620148372
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Published: Lee & Low Books - June 4th, 2019

This sweet #ownvoices picture book celebrates the changes in a transgender boy's life, from his initial coming-out to becoming a big brother. Full color.

Ages 4 - 7
Reading Level: 3.3


Salma the Syrian Chef Cover Image
By Danny Ramadan, Anna Bron (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781773213750
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Published: Annick Press - March 10th, 2020

All Salma wants is to make her mama smile again. Between English classes, job interviews, and missing Papa back in Syria, Mama always seems busy or sad. A homemade Syrian meal might cheer her up, but Salma doesn't know the recipe, or what to call the vegetables in English, or where to find the right spices! Luckily, the staff and other newcomers in her Welcome Home are happy to lend a hand--and a sprinkle of sumac.

Ages 4 - 7
Lexile: 570


Sumo Joe Cover Image
By Mia Wenjen, Nat Iwata (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620148020
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Published: Lee & Low Books - June 11th, 2019

In this sweet and funny story, Sumo Joe and his friends enjoy pretending to be sumo wrestlers. But when his little sister wants to join their boys-only game, what should Sumo Joe do? Full color.

Ages 4 - 7


Water Land: Land and Water Forms Around the World Cover Image
By Christy Hale, Christy Hale (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250152442
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 22nd, 2018

This unique information book for the very young switches between bodies of water and corresponding land masses with the simple turn of a page. Full color.

Ages 4 - 7
Lexile: NP


Eyes That Kiss in the Corners Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

*We have signed copies!* Local author. A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother's, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future. Drawing from the strength of these powerful women in her life, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self-love and empowerment.

Ages 4 - 8


Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon Cover Image
By Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534463639
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 15th, 2020

Amy loves craft time at school, but when her teacher asks everyone to make their own dragon, Amy feels stuck. Her first dragon has a long, wingless body, stag-like horns, and eagle claws, but her friends don't think it's a real dragon. Then she makes dragons like theirs, but none of them feels quite right--none of them feels like hers.

Ages 4 - 8


Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao Cover Image
By Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534411333
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

Amy is determined to make a perfect dumpling like her parents and grandmother do, but hers are always too empty, too full, or not pinched together properly.

Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: 490
Reading Level: 2.6


I Am Enough Cover Image
By Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062667120
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 6th, 2018

A gorgeous debut and a lyrical ode to self-confidence and kindness, for girls from every background and every color, from "Empire" actor and activist Byers and talented newcomer artist Bobo. Full color.

Ages 4 - 8


I Talk Like a River Cover Image
By Jordan Scott, Sydney Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823445592
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 1st, 2020

ALA Youth Award winning book for 2021!!! When a child has a "bad speech day" at school, his father gives him a new perspective on his stuttering.​​​​
 
Ages: 4 - 8


Oona Cover Image
By Kelly DiPucchio, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062982247
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 12th, 2021

Oona and her best friend Otto love to search for treasure...and often find trouble instead. Messy trouble. Tricky trouble. Even shark-related trouble. That's never stopped them before, though! After all, no proper treasure hunt is without some adventure. But when the grandest treasure yet is stuck in a deep, dark rift, Oona's not sure if she can dive right in. What might be waiting for her in those unknown wates?

Ages 4 -8 


Maryam’s Magic: The Story of Mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani Cover Image
By Megan Reid, Aaliya Jaleel (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062915962
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 19th, 2021

As a little girl, Maryam Mirzakhani was spellbound by stories. She loved reading in Tehran's crowded bookstores, and at home she'd spend hours crafting her own tales on giant rolls of paper. Maryam loved school, especially her classes in reading and writing. But she did not like math. Numbers were nowhere near as interesting as the bold, adventurous characters she found in books. Until Maryam unexpectedly discovered a new genre of storytelling: In geometry, numbers became shapes, each with its own fascinating personality--making every equation a brilliant story waiting to be told.

Ages 4 - 8


A Story about Afiya Cover Image
By James Berry, Anna Cunha (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781911373339
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Published: Lantana Publishing - April 7th, 2020

Some people have dresses for every occasion, but Afiya needs only one. Her dress records the memories of her childhood, from roses in bloom to pigeons in flight, from tigers at the zoo to October leaves falling. A joyful celebration of a young girl's childhood.

Ages 5 - 8
Lexile: 670


I Walk with Vanessa: A Picture Book Story About a Simple Act of Kindness Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524769550
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - April 24th, 2018

Inspired by real events and told only in pictures, this is an empowering picture book from a "New York Times"-bestselling husband-and-wife team about one girl who inspires a community to stand up to bullying. Full color.

Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: NP


Sulwe Cover Image
By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534425361
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

When five-year-old Sulwe's classmates make fun of her dark skin, she tries lightening herself to no avail, but her encounter with a shooting star helps her understand there is beauty in every shade.

Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: 580


The Cat Man of Aleppo Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984813787
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 14th, 2020

Alaa loves Aleppo, but when war comes, his neighbors flee to safety, leaving their many pets behind. Alaa decides to stay--he can make a difference by driving an ambulance, carrying the sick and wounded to safety. One day he hears hungry cats calling out to him on his way home. They are lonely and scared, just like him. He feeds and pets them to let them know they are loved. The next day more cats come, and then even more! There are too many for Alaa to take care of on his own. Alaa has a big heart, but he will need help from others if he wants to keep all of his new friends safe.

Ages 4 - 8


My Papi Has a Motorcycle Cover Image
By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553410
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Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known in this celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo. Full color.

Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: 750
Reading Level: 3.7


Off to See the Sea Cover Image
By Nikki Grimes, Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492638292
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - January 12th, 2021

The faucet flows like a waterfall, the bathroom floor is a distant shore, toy boats sail against the waves. An imagination-fueled adventure on the high seas is just what it takes to get little one clean.

Ages 4 - 8


Hello Goodbye Dog Cover Image
By Maria Gianferrari, Patrice Barton (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626721777
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - July 25th, 2017

Moose loves nothing more than to help his girl Zara. Unfortunately, dogs aren't allowed at her school, and Moose's escape acts from his house, his crate, and the backyard aren't helping his cause. How can Zara get her lovable pooch a free pass to the classroom?

Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: 460
Reading Level: 2.3


Stella's Stellar Hair Cover Image
By Yesenia Moises, Yesenia Moises (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250261779
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Published: Imprint - January 5th, 2021

Stella's Stellar Hair celebrates the joy of self-empowerment, shows off our solar system, and beautifully illustrates a variety of hairstyles from the African diaspora. Backmatter provides more information about each style and each planet.

Ages 4 - 8


I Promise Cover Image
By LeBron James, Niña Mata (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062971067
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Published: HarperCollins - August 11th, 2020

I Promise is a lively and inspiring picture book that reminds us that tomorrow's success starts with the promises we make to ourselves and our community today. Featuring James's upbeat, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations, perfectly crafted for a diverse audience by New York Times bestselling artist Nina Mata, this book has the power to inspire all children and families to be their best.

Ages 4 - 8


The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists #1) Cover Image
By Julia Finley Mosca, Daniel Rieley (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781943147618
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Published: Innovation Press - March 5th, 2019

The first book in the new Amazing Scientists series. Diagnosed with autism at a young age, Grandin's unique mind allowed her to connect with animals in a special way, helping her invent groundbreaking improvements for farms around the globe.

Ages 5 - 8
Reading Level: 3.5


I Will Dance Cover Image
By Nancy Bo Flood, Julianna Swaney (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534430617
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 26th, 2020

Eva's cerebral palsy makes it difficult for her to do many things, but she longs to dance and, finally, her dream is realized. Includes author's note and information about Young Dance Company.

Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: 520


A Friend for Henry: (Books About Making Friends, Children's Friendship Books, Autism Awareness Books for Kids) Cover Image
By Jenn Bailey, Mika Song (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452167916
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 26th, 2019

In Classroom Six, second left down the hall, Henry has been on the lookout for a friend. A friend who shares. A friend who listens. Maybe even a friend who likes things to stay the same and all in order, as Henry does. But on a day full of too close and too loud, when nothing seems to go right, will Henry ever find a friend--or will a friend find him? With insight and warmth, this heartfelt story from the perspective of a boy on the autism spectrum celebrates the everyday magic of friendship.

Ages 5 - 8
Lexile: 480
Reading Level: 2.4


Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Sonia Sanchez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536207040
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

Evelyn Del Rey is Daniela's best friend. They do everything together and even live in twin apartments across the street from each other: Daniela with her mami and hamster, and Evelyn with her mami, papi, and cat. But not after today,, not after Evelyn moves away. Until then, the girls play amid the moving boxes until its time to say goodbye, making promises to keep in touch, because they know that their friendship will always be special.

Ages 5 - 7
Reading Level: 3.4


Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062937407
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 2nd, 2020

One day Kamala and Maya had an idea. A big idea: they would turn their empty apartment courtyard into a playground! This is the uplifting tale of how the author's aunt and mother first learned to persevere in the face of disappointment and turned a dream into reality. This is a story of children's ability to make a difference and of a community coming together to transform their neighborhood.

Ages 4 - 8


Our Little Kitchen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419746550
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

"A crew of resourceful neighbors comes together to prepare a meal for their community. Includes a recipe and an author's note about the volunteering experience that inspired the book"--multicultural, cooking, community service, volunteering, working together

Ages 4 - 8


Jabari Tries Cover Image
By Gaia Cornwall, Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536207163
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

Jabari is inventing a machine that will fly all the way across the yard! But making it go from CRASH to WHOOSH will take grit, patience, and maybe even a little help from his sister.

Ages 4 - 8


Nana Akua Goes to School Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525581130
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - June 16th, 2020

Zura is worried about how her classmates will react to her Ghanaian Nana's tattoos on Grandparents Day, but Nana finds a way to show how special and meaningful they are.

Ages 4 - 8
Reading Level: 4.3


You Matter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534421691
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 2nd, 2020

Illustrations and easy-to-read text remind the reader that no matter what happens or how one feels, he or she matters.

Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: 310


Milo Imagines the World Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399549083
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 2nd, 2021

While Milo and his sister travel to a detention center to visit their incarcerated mother, he observes strangers on the subway and draws what he imagines their lives to be.

Ages 4 - 8


The Little Mermaid Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316440318
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 3rd, 2020

In this reinvention of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, a little mermaid trades her voice for legs and makes a new friend on land, but must return to the sea to save her family--Brown skin, fairy tales, mermaids, friendship

Ages 4 - 8


A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart Cover Image
By Zetta Elliott, Noa Denmon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374307417
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 21st, 2020

From award-winning author Zetta Elliott and rising star illustrator Noa Denmon comes a beautiful #OwnVoices poetic picture book about a brown child discovering and accepting their emotional landscape. Stories in rhyme, Emotions, African Americans

Ages 5 - 8


Papa, Daddy, & Riley Cover Image
By Seamus Kirst, Devon Holzwarth (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781433832390
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Published: Magination Press - May 5th, 2020

When a classmate insists a family must have a mother and a father, Riley fears she will have to choose between Papa and Daddy until her fathers assure her that love makes a family.

Ages 4 - 8


Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690458
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Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

In an exuberant picture book celebration of self-love and individuality, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.

Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: 190
Reading Level: 0.8


Julián at the Wedding Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536212389
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Published: Candlewick - October 6th, 2020

Juliân and his abuela are going to a wedding. Better yet, Juliân is in the wedding. Weddings have flowers and kissing and dancing and cake. And this wedding also has a new friend named Mariso.

Ages 4 - 8


Harriet Gets Carried Away Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481469111
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 6th, 2018

Harriet has two dads, not related to the story's main theme, normalizing gay relationships.

Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: 520
Reading Level: 3.2


My Rainbow Cover Image
By DeShanna Neal, Trinity Neal, Art Twink (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984814609
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Published: Kokila - October 20th, 2020

A dedicated mom puts love into action as she creates the perfect rainbow-colored wig for her transgender daughter, based on the real-life experience of mother-daughter advocate duo, Trinity and DeShanna Neal--Autism, African Americans, Family life, Transgender people, Families, Wigs

Ages 4 - 8


Sugar in Milk Cover Image
By Thrity Umrigar, Khoa Le (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762495191
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Published: Running Press Kids - October 6th, 2020

A young immigrant girl joins her aunt and uncle in a new country that is unfamiliar to her. She struggles with loneliness, with a fierce longing for the culture and familiarity of home, until one day, her aunt takes her on a walk. As the duo strolls through their city park, the girl's aunt begins to tell her an old myth, and a story within the story begins.

Ages 5 - 8


Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781419710544
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 2014

A decade before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling "Brown v. Board of Education, " Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in a landmark desegregation case in 1946 in California. Winner of the Pura Belpr Award. Full color.

Ages 6 - 9
Lexile: AD870
Reading Level: 5.1


Bilal Cooks Daal Cover Image
By Aisha Saeed, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534418103
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - June 4th, 2019

Bilal and his father invite his friends to help make his favorite dish, daal, then all must wait patiently for it to be done.

Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: 520
Reading Level: 2.4


If Dominican Were a Color Cover Image
By Sili Recio, Brianna McCarthy (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534461796
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2020

Illustrations and easy-to-read text portray the Dominican Republic in all of its hues, from the cinnamon in cocoa to the blue black seen only in dreams.

Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: AD640


Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X Cover Image
By Ilyasah Shabazz, AG Ford (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781442412163
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2014

"Malcolm X grew to be one of America's most influential figures. But first, he was a boy named Malcolm Little. Written by his daughter, this inspiring picture book biography celebrates a vision of freedom andBolstered by the love and wisdom of his large, warm family, young Malcolm Little was a natural born leader. But when confronted with intolerance and a series of tragedies, Malcolm's optimism and faith were threatened. He had to learn how to be strong and how to hold on to his individuality. He had to learn self-reliance. Together with acclaimed illustrator AG Ford, Ilyasah Shabazz gives us a unique glimpse into the childhood of her father, Malcolm X, with a lyrical story that carries a message that resonates still today--that we must all strive to live to our highest potential."--Provided by publisher.

Ages 6 - 10
Lexile: 1190
Reading Level: 6.5


Go Show the World: A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes Cover Image
By Wab Kinew, Joe Morse (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735262928
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Tundra Books - September 11th, 2018

Celebrating the stories of Indigenous people throughout time, Kinew has created a powerful rap song, the lyrics of which are the basis for the text in this beautiful picture book. Illustrated by acclaimed artist Morse, it showcases historic and modern-day heroes in the U.S. and Canada.

Ages 5 - 9


Islandborn Cover Image
By Junot Díaz, Leo Espinosa (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735229860
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Dial Books - March 13th, 2018

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.

Ages 5 - 8
Lexile: 600
Reading Level: 3.4


The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family Cover Image
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316519007
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

Faizah relates how she feels on the first day her sister, sixth-grader Asiya, wears a hijab to school.

Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: 500
Reading Level: 2.3


Thank You, Omu! Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316431248
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit. Debut author-illustrator Mora brings to life a heartwarming story of sharing and community in colorful cut-paper designs. Full color.

Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: 630
Reading Level: 3.2
Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: 290
Reading Level: 2.6


A Different Pond Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Thi Bui (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781623708030
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Capstone Young Readers - August 1st, 2017

Acclaimed poet and political activist Phi delivers a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son--and between cultures, old and new--in an unforgettable story about a a long-ago fishing trip in his father's homeland of Vietnam.

Ages 6 - 8
Lexile: 620
Reading Level: 3.1


The Day You Begin Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399246531
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.

Ages 5 - 8
Lexile: 980
Reading Level: 4


Don't Touch My Hair! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316562584
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 6th, 2018

This entertaining picture book teaches the importance of asking for permission first as a young girl attempts to escape the curious hands that want to touch her hair. Full color.

Ages 4 - 8
Reading Level: 2.2


Tiny Feet Between the Mountains Cover Image
By Hanna Cha, Hanna Cha (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534429925
Availability: Backordered
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

In a Korean village where being strong and loud is valued, tiny Soe-in is ridiculed but when the sun disappears, Soe-in dares to find the spirit tiger and set things right. Includes note about the position of tigers in Korean culture.

Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: 630
Reading Level: 3.9


Ohana Means Family Cover Image
By Ilima Loomis, Kenard Pak (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443260
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Neal Porter Books - February 4th, 2020

In this cumulative rhyme in the style of "The House That Jack Built," a family celebrates Hawaii and its culture while serving poi at a luau.

Ages 4 - 8


Ambitious Girl Cover Image
By Meena Harris, Marissa Valdez (By (artist))
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316229692
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

A girl is inspired by an ambitious woman to ponder the word and claim it for herself as well.

Ages 4 - 8


My First Day Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593306260
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Make Me a World - February 16th, 2021

This is no ordinary first journey. The rainy season has come to the Mekong Delta, and An, a young Vietnamese boy, sets out alone in a wooden boat wearing a little backpack and armed only with a single oar. On the way, he is confronted by giant crested waves, heavy rainfall and eerie forests where fear takes hold of him. Although daunted by the dark unknown, An realizes that he is not alone and continues to paddle. He knows it will all be worth it when he reaches his destination.

Ages 4 - 8
Lexile: AD680


The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story Cover Image
By Tina Cho, Jess X. Snow (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984814869
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Kokila - August 4th, 2020

 

Ages 5 - 8
Lexile: 980
Reading Level: 4


I Can Write the World Cover Image
By Joshunda Sanders, Charly Palmer (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781644420010
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Six Foot Press - July 8th, 2019

Eight-year-old Ava Murray wants to know why there's a difference between the warm, friendly Bronx neighborhood filled with music and art in which she lives and the Bronx she sees in news stories on TV and on the Internet. When her mother explains that the power of stories lies in the hands of those who write them, Ava decides to become a journalist.

Ages 5 - 8


The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists #3) Cover Image
By Julia Finley Mosca, Daniel Rieley (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781943147700
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Innovation Press - March 3rd, 2020

This paperback releases March 3rd. Hardcover available now. The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague is the third book in a riveting educational series about the inspiring lives of amazing scientists. In addition to the illustrated rhyming tale, you'll find a complete biography, fun facts, a colorful timeline of events, and even a note from Montague herself!

Ages 5 - 8


The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra Cover Image
By Marc Tyler Nobleman, Ana Aranda (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399174438
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - March 7th, 2017

With its hilarious dialogue, trio of bumbling goats, and fantastically zany villain, this unique, laugh-out-loud story based on a legendary monster is sure to crack up kids and grown-ups alike.

Like most goats, Jayna, Bumsie, and Pep's greatest fear is being eaten for dinner by the legendary chupacabra--it's common knowledge that goats are a chupacabra's favorite food! One night, tired of living in fear, the impetuous goats whip out their trusty candelabra and head off to find the beast and scare it away before it can find them. Little do they know that candelabras are the chupacabra's third-favorite food . . . and he isn't about to stop there. This chupacabra has quite the appetite, and the goats are in for a big surprise!

Ages 5 - 8
Lexile: AD520
Reading Level: 2.5


Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781948340007
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Dottir Press - September 4th, 2018

Paperback version also available. People of color are eager for white people to deal with their racial ignorance. White people are desperate for an affirmative role in racial justice. Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness helps with conversations the nation is, just now, finally starting to have.

Ages 8 - 12
Lexile: 540
Reading Level: 2.8


The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481448314
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - January 12th, 2016

In this twist on the classic song "The Wheels on the Bus," the wheels on the tuk tuk go round and round all over the city in India.

Ages 0 - 5
Lexile: 370
Reading Level: 3.2


G My Name Is Girl: A Song of Celebration from Argentina to Zambia Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593304044
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - February 23rd, 2021

Girls from 26 different countries—Argentina to Zambia—are beautifully and thoughtfully represented in this A to Z tribute to global girlhood. Children will enjoy reading about each girl's name, empowering chracter trait, and country, while learning how we are all connected.

Ages 3 - 7


Mango, Abuela, and Me Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Angela Dominguez (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763695132
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Candlewick - October 3rd, 2017

Ages 5 - 8


The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses Cover Image
By Paul Goble, Paul Goble (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689716966
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: Aladdin - March 31st, 1993

Ages 5 - 8


The Bear in My Family Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525555827
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Dial Books - March 10th, 2020

Ages 4 - 8