Drawing upon the nursery rhyme “The House that Jack Built” we are introduced to a multicultural families Thanksgiving traditions–and food, including tamales, samosas, and rice pudding together with the standard American fare.
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A countdown until Thanksgiving featuring things to be thankful for like picking apples with the family, Fall vegetables, piles of leaves and more. Features a multicultural cast of children.
10 little witches get into all kinds of silly Halloween trouble and end the night by trick or treating.
Sonia and her friends are planting a garden. Each of the children are different. Sonia says if you are curious about someone’s differences “Just Ask!” She has juvenile diabetes and is happy to tell you about why she has to use a needle off and on throughout the day. Her friend Rafael has asthma, Anthony uses a wheelchair, Madison is blind, and so on. No only are the children different in their abilities but the book is filled with children of all ethnicities.
This is loosely based on Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s own juvenile diabetes.
An upbeat, empowering, picture book celebrating black boys from the team that created the award-winning Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut.
In this wordless book a cat that looks just like the little girls cat comes into her room though, I don’t know? A wormhole? It takes the other cat’s toy and the cat follows it through the hole followed by the girl. They go on a wonderful adventure and in the end the girl sees herself and the cat and they get the toy back. I love the concept, and I LOVE Christian Robinson’s illustrations.
Based on the true story of Jennifer Keelan (who also writes the foreward), the little girl with cerebral palsy who dragged herself up the steps of congress and inspired the country to support the American’s With Disabilities Act.
An empowering book for toddlers of color. It is inspiring and full of hope for the future.
“At the mountain’s base sits a cabin under an old hickory tree. And in that cabin lives a family — loving, weaving, cooking, and singing. The strength in their song sustains them through trials on the ground and in the sky, as they wait for their loved one, a pilot, to return from war.”
Perfect for a story time during Native American Heritage Month
By Lauren De Stefano and Gaia Cornwall
This is a very funny book. Slowly you realize that the unicorn is not a unicorn at all, but rather daughter Elizabeth pretending to be one–very grumpily. Very humorous.