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CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK / HISTORY / MULTICULTURAL BIOGRAPHIES / AGES 2-6

ABC That Could Be Me

By Little Coleman; Illustrated by Lindsay Scott

La Reunion Publishing

28 pages; hardcover, eBook

 

ABC That Could Be Me is an alphabet picture book written and illustrated to empower Black children across the world. This book champions Black excellence by showing kids they can be doctors, lawyers, the president, and so much more! Read about people like Paul R. William, the first Black architect, Marie Maynard Daly, the first Black chemist, and more who paved the way for the next generation to do great things in this world. This vibrant picture book will give children the confidence to dream big dreams, knowing that there’s a whole alphabet who came before them!

 

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CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK / REALISTIC FICTION / AGES 6-10

A Flood of Kindness

By Ellen Leventhal; Illustrated by Blythe Russell

WorthyKids / Hachette Book Group

32 pages; hardcover

 

When the flood waters force Charlotte and her family to go to a shelter, waves of anger and sadness fill her. But when her community comes together to care for one another, Charlotte finds an unexpected source of comfort and hope-- receiving and passing on kindness.

 

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CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK / FICTION / AGES 5+

A Song of Peace

By Diann Floyd Boehm; Illustrated by Judy Gaudet Pub

Texas Sisters Press

40 pages; hardback, paperback, and eBook

 

This story is about a little boy who wishes for worldwide peace. Tommy leaps off the merry go round and starts singing, "Peace" over and over. Soon others around the world join the chorus.

When you learn why he sings, you will too!

 

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CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK / TRAVEL / ADVENTURE / AGES 6-8

The Adventures of Chief and Sarge Series

By C.J. Peterson,

Texas Sisters Press

A Day at the Races: A Lesson in Friendship52 pages, illustrated by Davy Jones

Cruising, 42 pages, illustrated by Waleed Ahmad

hardcover, paperback, and eBook

 

 

Chief and Sarge are two adorable little guys who love adventure! They were adopted by Cassie & Trevor of Serenity Acres. They share their adventure in their books, along with some fun facts and lessons learned along the way. 

 

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CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK / HEALTH / FRIENDSHIP / KINDNESS / AGES 6-10

Amy's Amazing Hats: A Book About Friendship, Caring and Kindness

By Sharyn Diamond

Page Publishing

46 pages; hardcover, paperback, and eBook

 

 

Amy’s Amazing Hats is an inspirational and uplifting story with colorful illustrations showing children how to connect and help their friends who are coping with the challenges of cancer.

My purpose in writing Amy’s Amazing Hats was to increase awareness of pediatric cancer, the Passing Hats non-profit organization, as well as bringing kindness to our world, one “amazing hat" at a time! The theme throughout the story encourages friendship, kindness and caring while also learning worthwhile values.

On behalf of children fighting cancer everywhere, Amy's Amazing Hats is a great book to read and share with family, friends and classmates for children ages six through ten. Read it, enjoy it, share it!

 

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CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK / INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION / BLENDED FAMILIES / AGES 3-7

The Baby with Three Families, Two Countries, and One Promise: An International Adoption Story

By Julie Gianelloni Connor; Illustrated by Saman Chinthaka Weerasinghe

Bayou City Press

42 pages; hardcover, paperback, and eBook

 

Called by reviewers "essential," "unique," "charming," The Baby with Three Families, Two Countries, and One Promise is a children's book designed to be read by parents to a child adopted from a foreign country. The story recounts the separate emotional journeys taken by prospective adoptive parents and a biological mother in order to arrive at an adoption. The complex adoption process is "stripped down to its simplest form for a concise and sincere look at the topic." In the final pages of the book, the adoptive parents tuck their baby in at night, telling him his story--that he has three families, two countries, and a promise for the future to return to the country of his birth.

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PICTURE BOOK / ANIMALS / BEES & ENVIRONMENT

Bee, Honey Bunny and Me

By Lavelle Carlson; Illustrated by John D. Moulton

SLP Storyteller

31 pages; paperback and eBook

 

Spring is in the air! Carrots are growing. Are they Yucky or Yummy Carrots? Is it just a dream? Baby Bunny hates carrots then she loves them. What makes Baby Bunny change her mind when she hates carrots? How can the bees help to convince Leni ?

As Honey Bunny goes into dreamland to discover how to like carrots she and Leni both learn about the bees, how they make honey, and the beautiful flowers.

This delightfully illustrated book will keep children enthralled as they dream along with Leni about the bunnies and the bees to see how Baby Bunny changes her mind about carrots. Will this also help Baby Leni love carrots as she dreams about Baby Bunny and the carrots and bees? Winner of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award

 

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CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK / RHYMING / COUNTING / HUMOR / AGES 3-9

The Boy Who Could Only Count to Nine

By Kelley Berberich; Illustrated by Debi Pickler

Ceili Futuri Publishing

32 pages; paperback, hardcover, library binding, eBook

 

The Boy Who Could Only Count to Nine is a fun book written in rhyme about a boy who can only count to nine because one finger is in his nose all the time. Nigel’s itchy, twitchy nose is especially bothersome when he is nervous. His finger often creeps up to his nose hole in the worst of times! Who will teach him the lessons that give him all his fingers to count to ten? You’ll see as you giggle your way through this funny book.

 

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NONFICTION / CHAPTER BOOK / SELF-HELP / WELLNESS / AGES 8-12

Connected: Discovering Your Inner Guides

By Seema Desai; Illustrated by James Ballance

The Jai Jais Ltd.

50 pages; paperback, eBook

 

Connected is all about teaching kids and their families how to navigate their emotions. It is a practical guide to understanding powerful concepts that alleviate the stress and challenge in tough situations.

The book also includes tools and tips to help children become advocates for their mental and emotional well-being in productive ways, as well as thought-provoking questions to encourage young readers to think about how these tools would be uniquely relatable to them.

Written to inspire children to become empathetic leaders and creative solution-seekers, Connected is a book that helps them not only understand themselves better, but also those around them.

 

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NONFICTION / CHAPTER BOOK / ADVENTURE / TRUE STORIES

Four Legged Heroes: The Mama Magina Stories

By Mary Virginia McCormick Pittman; Illustrated by Carol A. Howell

Xlibris (hardcover), Book Trails Agency (paperback)

42 pages; hardcover, paperback, eBook

 

Is it animal magic? Or the unique DNA of the wolf?

This book presents three incredible true stories that will transport you into a world of canine courage, endurance, bravery, and fortitude, which can be called nothing less than miraculous. Animal lovers will be brought to tears, and new fans of the husky will be created for life.

 

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CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK / FICTION / DESERT / ANIMALS / AGES K-3

Harry the Camel

By Diann Floyd Boehm; Illustrated by Yoshita Ahmed

OC Publishing

40 pages; hardcover, paperback, eBook

 

HARRY THE CAMEL will surely pull on the heart strings of readers as he pines for a life he can never have. Harry lives in the sand dunes of Dubai, and he often watches from a distance as the beautifully sleek race horses at the track run their laps. He laments that his back isn’t as smooth as theirs and wonders how much faster he could run without his bulky old hump. As he dreams of the possibilities, Dover the bird swoops in and teases him about his hump, making him feel even worse about how he looks. As he makes his way sadly home he happens upon a little boy named Omar. Harry learns that Omar is lost. Who better than a camel to lead a lost boy out of the desert? In the end, Harry discovers there is nothing better than being yourself and, for the first time, Harry is proud to be a camel.

 

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CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK / FICTION

How Many Kittens Can One Girl Have?

By Robin Hollo

Amazon Publishing

24 pages; paperback

 

How Many Kittens Can One Girl Have? is best described as a children’s book with a huge heart. Pearl and her small black cat, Nugget, live in a little cottage. They’re the best of friends and do everything together until one day, a cry from the other side of their white picket fence brings an unexpected surprise in the form of a tiny, orange-colored kitten who needs a home. Pearl and Nugget take in the stray, and the all get along famously – until more strays show up in quick succession. Soon, Pearl’s tiny cottage is bursting at the seams, and chaos reigns! Pearl realizes that things will have to change quickly… find out what happens as Pearl decides just how many kittens she should have.

 

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CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK / ANIMAL FICTION / DOGS

Happy Tails Camper Stories: Lucy Learns to Share

By Sharlene Novak; Illustrated by Sarah Gledhill

Atmosphere Press

32 pages; paperback, eBook

 

 

Lucy is a little dog with a big problem.

On her first day at Happy Tails Dog Camp, Lucy meets other dogs and sees lots of toys to play with. But another dog grabbed the toy she wanted and ran off with it! Lucy has a plan to get that toy for herself, but when she does, her plan doesn't work the way she had hoped.

In Happy Tails Camper Stories: Lucy Learns to Share by Sharlene Novak, we experience Lucy's disappointment when another dog takes the toy she wants and when her plan to get that toy has an unexpected result. But her friend Bingo saves the day with the perfect solution!

 

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CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK / SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

The Life and Canine Times of Pee Wee and Buddy Series

By Todd and Casey Gent, Illustrator

Page Publishing

The Life and Times of Pee Wee and Buddy: Dog Day at the Zoo, 22 pages, paperback

Pee Wee and Buddy Go to Trades Day, 22 pages, paperback

Pee Wee and Buddy Have a Visitor, 16 pages, paperback

The Life and Canine Times of Pee Wee and Buddy: The Move, 22 pages, paperback

The Life and Canine Times of Pee Wee and Buddy24 pages, paperback

La Vida y Tiempo Canino de Pee Wee y Buddy, 23 pages, paperback

 

The Life and Canine Times of Pee Wee and Buddy series is about two rescue dogs and their adventures.  Pee Wee, a dachshund/corgi mix, and Buddy, a three-legged beagle/basset hound, teach acceptance and living life to the fullest by showing kindness and unconditional love.  Going through a move, loss, being bullied, and other issues, Pee Wee and Buddy teach that one can respond to negative circumstances with a positive attitude. The senior rescue dogs meet many friends and stick together as they go through daily living.  

 

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CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK / FANTASY / AGES 4-8

Lil' Metal Horn Unicorns

By Sandi Johnson and Sybrina Durant; Illustrated by Enrique Vignolo

Sybrina Publishing

38 pages; paperback

 

This book is about the Lil' Metal Horn Unicorn Babies And Metals! As you read the story, look for the big, shiny gold stars. The Gold Stars indicate the metal of each unicorn's horn plus an every day object made from that metal. The different metals are tin, copper, silver, gold, brass, nickel, aluminum, iron, steel, zinc and lead.
Wow!
That's A Lot Of Metal!


This story is also about one more little unicorn who is very different from the others. His name is Blue. He may not be like the rest of his tribe but he will not let that affect who he is now or who he will grow up to be.
Read the book to learn more about the blue unicorn and his magical Metal Horn Unicorn Tribe.

 

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CHILDREN'S CHAPTER BOOKS / FANTASY / SERIES

The Mischief Series

By Amanda M. Thrasher 

Progressive Rising Phoenix Press

Paperback, library binding, eBook

 

Mischief in the Mushroom Patch,  146 Pages

A Fairy Match in the Mushroom Patch, 162 pages

Spider Web Scramble, 170 pages

Stranger in the Mushroom Patch212 pages

  

A delightful adventure series filled with fun and exciting quests. Whimsical characters Lilly, Boris, and Jack lead by example to demonstrate the importance of friendship, loyalty, and kindness to the people they meet. From discovering where fairy dust comes from to leaf surfing, web scrambling, and interacting with an actual human, the fun and gentle life lessons never end. Elders guide the young ones, balancing their protective nature with the knowledge they must equip the young to look after themselves, an elegant metaphor for the trust that develops in the parent and child relationship. May be read in sequence or as a stand-alone book(s). Independent reading second to fourth grade or enjoy reading aloud chapter by chapter each evening. Fun for the entire family!

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CHILDREN'S NONFICTION PICTURE BOOK / NATURE STORIES / STEM / PRE-K TO GRADE 5

One Drop, Endless Ripples

By Jayshree L. Patel; Illustrated by Alexandra McLellan

Ripple Press LLC.

32 pages; hardback, paperback, and eBook

 

 

An award-winning picture book by Jayshree L Patel, inspiring inquiry and wonder about nature and the environment we are all a part of. Beautifully illustrated by Texas artist, Alexandra McLellan.

A poetic story inspired by the melting ice that followed the Texas snowstorm in February 2021. Told through the voice of water, One Drop journeys to the Pacific Ocean and the shores of New Zealand, where the author grew up.

Follow a tiny droplet’s journey through beautifully illustrated skies, landscapes, rivers and ocean. Explore and discover how water transforms itself and its environment on its magnificent journey. Discover new things to explore and learn about nature in every scene. Enjoy the joyful and playful language of this poetic, read aloud story.

 

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CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK / STEM / SCIENCE / AGES 4-8

Science Makes It Work Series

By Catherine Stier; Illlustrated by Floss Pottage

Albert Whitman & Co.

32 pages; hardback, eBook

 

  

Secrets of the Snow GlobeA curious kid discovers how magnification and density make her favorite collectible possible.

The Wonder of ColorA painting contest inspires one artist to learn about light waves, prisms, and the color wheel.

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CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK / FOLKLORE / ADAPTATIONS / AGES 5-10

Wenonah's Blanket: The Story of the Blanket Flower

By Peggy Browning

8th Street Press

40 pages; paperback

 

Long ago, a mother wove a blanket for First Daughter Wenonah. Wenonah was warm and safe from the cold prairie winds with her blanket. When her father left for war, she gave him her blanket for protection. The war party returned without her father and Wenonah slipped away to find him. She searched for miles in the cold dark night, until she could walk no more and lay down to sleep under a tree fearing she would never see her father again. Flowers grew in the night and covered her like her beloved blanket, keeping her safe and warm. When she woke, her father was beside her still wearing her blanket. Now every springtime, the blanket flowers bloom again to remind us of brave Wenonah.

 

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