Once Upon a Star: a poetic journey through space

Once Upon a Star: a poetic journey through space By James Carter A beautiful book.  Children and adults alike will appreciate the spectacular images.  The pictures clearly describe the words on each page, providing much opportunity to point out and discuss the shapes, colors and objects of the universe with younger children; yet, are thoughtful […]

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The Day You Begin

The Day You Begin By:  Jacqueline Woodson This gorgeous picture book should be shared with every child.  Children overcome feeling different from their peers in this inclusive story.  One young girl stays home over the summer to care for her sister while her classmates tell the class about their wonderful vacations.  A young boy from […]

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Dreamers

Dreamers By:  Yuyi Morales Based on her experience of leaving Mexico for the United States in 1994 with her young son, Caldacott Honor artist, Yuyi Morales, tells about the challenges and wonders of living in a new country.  The mother in the story struggles to understand the language and the rules in the strange new […]

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Cat Wishes

Cat Wishes Written by Calista Brill / Illustrated by Kenard Park “‘Spare my life,’ the snake told Cat. ‘I’ll grant you what you wish.’ ‘No such thing as a wish,’ Cat said. His whiskers danced. ‘Sure of that, are you?’ said Snake.” Cat Wishes stars Cat, the appropriately named tabby who is a hungry stray […]

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