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Book Reviews

Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai’s first picture book, inspired by her own childhood.

The New Neighbors by Sarah McIntyre
New neighbors have moved into the ground floor of a bustling apartment building. The bunnies upstairs are excited, but what will the other residents think? Sarah McIntyre’s funny, light-hearted tale reveals there’s no room for prejudice.

We’re All Wonders by R. J. Palacio
The unforgettable bestseller Wonder, now a major motion picture, has inspired a nationwide movement to Choose Kind. Now parents and educators can introduce the importance of choosing kind to younger readers with this gorgeous picture book, featuring Auggie and Daisy on an original adventure.

Camp Tiger by Susan Choi
Imagination meets reality in this poetic and tender ode to childhood.

Ocean Meets Sky by Terry Fan and Eric Fan
From the creators of the gorgeous bestseller The Night Gardener comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about…the spot where the ocean meets the sky.

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
In 1994, Yuyi Morales left her home in Xalapa, Mexico and came to the US with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn’t come empty-handed. She brought her strength, her work, her passion, her hopes and dreams. . . and her stories.

The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams by Tanya Lee Stone
This is the story of Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, who transformed a poor neighborhood in Chicago by opening up her house as a community center. This title has Common Core connections.

Lovely Beasts: The Surprising Truth by Kate Gardner
A stunning debut picture book that encourages kids to look beyond first impressions by sharing unexpected details about seemingly scary wild animals like gorillas, rhinoceroses, and more.

A Butterfly Is Patient by Dianna Aston
From the creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, and A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies

Can You Hear the Trees Talking?: Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest by Peter Wohlleben
A walk in the park will never be the same after kids discover this awe-inspiring book.

Whiskers, Tails & Wings: Animal Folktales from Mexico by Judy Goldman
Judy Goldman retells animal folktales from five indigenous groups in Mexico–the Tarahumara, Seri, Huichol, Triqui, and Tseltal. Each story is followed by information about the featured culture, enriching readers’ understanding of the diverse peoples who make up Mexico.

Moon: A Peek-Through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup
The much-loved children’s series that began with Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book brings you an elaborate book with peek-through holes that show the moon’s different phases with each turn of the page.

What If… by Samantha Berger
Creativity, the power of imagination, and the importance of self-expression are celebrated in this inspiring picture book written and illustrated by real-life best friends.

When You Are Brave by Pat Zietlow Miller
An inspiring picture book affirmation about having courage even in difficult times, because some days, when everything around you seems scary, you have to be brave.

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise
An inspiring picture book biography of storyteller, puppeteer, and New York City’s first Puerto Rican librarian, who championed bilingual literature.

Georgia’s Terrific, Colorific Experiment by Zoe Persico
Science and art come together in this colorful and empowering picture book about a strong minded girl scientist and her artist family.

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