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The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse

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The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$7.19
ISBN: 9781536227796
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Published: Candlewick - September 27th, 2022

A delightful twist on a classic fairytale story. A down-on-his-luck mouse is swallowed by a wolf only to find out that things are pretty good inside the wolf's stomach. And in fact, there's someone inside it already- a duck who's living large and living it up! A lovely little story from Mac Barnett with the classic charm of Jon Klassen's illustrations!

Catherine


Love, Escargot

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Love, Escargot By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374314262
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - November 8th, 2022

Our favorite beautiful French snail is back, ready to pick out a fancy hat and teach us the latest snail dances for the Snailentine's Day party, but an unexpected development sends an "extremely confident but also mildly concerned" Escargot into their shell. Fortunately, it turns out that there's plenty of joie de vivre to go around.

Katie


Man O' War

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Man o' War By Cory McCarthy Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593353707
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 31st, 2022

Man O' War is a beautiful, evocatively told coming-of-age story of a young person trying to reconcile their sexuality and gender identity in a world that often feels hostile. Your heart will ache for River at times, but you'll always be cheering them on. Truly unforgettable.

April


Phalaina

Phalaina By Alice Brie`re-Haquet, Emma Ramadan (Translated by) Cover Image
By Alice Brie`re-Haquet, Emma Ramadan (Translated by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646141821
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Published: Levine Querido - September 20th, 2022

Elegantly unfolding, with a fun twist of alternative history, and a full cast of colorful characters. Maybe could be considered ecopunk, but I definitely consider it excellent.

Stacey


A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

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A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns (Quick & Easy Guides) By Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson, Archie Bongiovanni (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781620104996
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Published: Limerence Press - June 12th, 2018

I gave this book to my 70yo father as an intro to gender as a spectrum. He read it in less than 30min, nodded, and said "Makes sense." I can give no stronger endorsement. (It's only $6 with the discount!)

Murphy


The Night Diary

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The Night Diary By Veera Hiranandani Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780735228528
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Published: Puffin Books - April 23rd, 2019

This beautiful middle grade novel follows one family as they make the dangerous trek across newly drawn borderlands during 1947's Partition of India and Pakistan. When painfully shy Nisha is gifted a diary, she secretly begins composing nightly entries addressed to her dead mother to record events as they happen and have a safe space to speak her truth. ⁣⁣⁣⁣Nisha and her loved ones will find their way into your heart, guaranteed.

Manasa


Speak Up

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Speak Up! By Rebecca Burgess, Rebecca Burgess (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rebecca Burgess, Rebecca Burgess (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780063081192
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Published: Quill Tree Books - September 13th, 2022

Secret identities, superheroes, music, and middle school! A beautiful story about an autistic kid learning to love who she is. Advocating for yourself is an important lesson!

Hazel


Kira-Kira

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Kira-Kira By Cynthia Kadohata Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689856402
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - December 26th, 2006

Kira-Kira is a beautiful ode to sisterhood. Children’s literature is not my usual genre of choice, but I fell into this story hard and ate it up as fast as I could turn the pages. As a younger sister myself, this read felt so necessary.

Kayala


Bear and Wolf

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Bear and Wolf By Daniel Salmieri Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781592702381
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - February 27th, 2018

The perfect book for a snowy day in January! Bear and Wolf meet while taking a walk out in the forest, enjoying the gentle solitude of the lonesome woods, the freshly falling snow, the sharp bite of the winter air. Each soon discovers that the quiet company of a friend makes a winter walk even more enjoyable! A lovely tale of friendship, fate, and the passing of time paired with gorgeous colored pencil illustrations.

Catherine


Something Great

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Something Great By Jeanette Bradley Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646141715
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Published: Levine Querido - October 11th, 2022

If you thought it was impossible to have fun with a recycled milk carton and piece of string, think again! In this sweet story about friendship, imagination, and creativity, Quinn makes their own fun in their own way. Not everyone understands why Something Great is so great, but you certainly will by the end of this book!

Jane


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