Plant, Cook, Eat!

Plant, Cook, Eat! By:  Joe Archer and Caroline Craig This colorful, kid-friendly book is part gardening how-to and part cookbook.  The layout of the book is very accessible and easy to follow.  It includes all of the information new gardeners will need.  There are sections on planting seeds, watering and weeding, and finally harvesting.  Color […]

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Sakura’s Cherry Blossoms

Sakura’s Cherry Blossoms By:  Robert Paul Weston As the story opens, Sakura is enjoying a picnic lunch under the cherry blossom trees in Japan with her beloved grandmother, Obaachan.  When Sakura’s family moves to the United States for her father’s new job, Sakura misses her grandmother terribly.  Sakura struggles adjusting to her new home and […]

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Breathe Like a Bear

Breathe Like a Bear By:  Kira Willey I absolutely love this book!  It first caught my eye because of the beautiful illustrations by Anni Betts and the intriguing title.  BREATHE LIKE A BEAR is a book filled with activities that teachers and caregivers can use to help little ones learn to be mindful.  The book […]

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Florette

Florette By:  Anna Walker I was captivated by this beautiful, yet simple story with charming illustrations.  After being uprooted and moving from the countryside to the city, Mae is sad and lonely.  She longs to chase butterflies and listen to birds.  She misses growing things.  Soon she and her mother discover a park and a […]

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Amina’s Voice

Amina’s Voice By:  Hena Khan This coming of age novel centers around Amina, a Pakistani-American girl, starting middle school and coping with challenges involving friends, family and her community.  Amina loves singing, but unlike the contestants on her favorite TV show, she is terrified of singing in front of others.  Her best friend, Soojin, has […]

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