Kids 8/22

The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School

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The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School By Sonora Reyes Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063060234
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 17th, 2022

This is a book that balances perfectly on the precipice between joy and heartache. It's a story about two siblings transferring to a new school, but it is also so much more than that. You will find discussion of depression/suicidality, sexuality, racism, transracial adoption, and religion all handled with sensitivity and care. But honestly, the sibling dynamics in this book are everything. Read it, then call your siblings.

Kendall


What Feelings Do When No One's Looking

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What Feelings Do When No One’s Looking By Tina Oziewicz, Aleksandra Zajac (Illustrator), Jennifer Croft (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tina Oziewicz, Aleksandra Zajac (Illustrator), Jennifer Croft (Translated by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781953861283
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Published: Elsewhere Editions - July 5th, 2022

After reading this book, I walked around the store holding it to my chest for a good 20 minutes. These little creatures highlight the complexity of human emotions in such an original and personal way, making you feel valid in every little feeling you experience. Bonus - if you were also personally affected by Disney's Inside Out in a way that you didn't expect... this is the perfect book for you.

Jane


Stack the Cats

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Stack the Cats: A Board Book By Susie Ghahremani Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781419727061
Availability: Available with a Delay: On Order at Supplier: Email online@portersquarebooks.com for More Info
Published: Abrams Appleseed - May 8th, 2018

What does one do with a herd of cats? Stack them of course! A bright, cute counting book with a little bit of math thrown in.

Katie


Don't Touch My Hair!

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Don't Touch My Hair! By Sharee Miller Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316562584
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 6th, 2018

A lovely story about the importance of knowing and setting boundaries. I love my curly hair, but it’s not an open invitation to touch!

Kayala


The Marvellers

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The Marvellers (The Conjureverse #1) By Dhonielle Clayton, Khadijah Khatib (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250174949
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 3rd, 2022

Dhonielle Clayton has a fresh, new take on the magic school trope in this entrancing and inclusive new series starter. Ella is the first conjurer to attend the Arcanum Magic Institute, and she must contend with others' prejudice while exploring her own power. Perfect for fans who didn't see themselves in those other magic books.

April


Don't Hug Doug

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Don't Hug Doug: (He Doesn't Like It) By Carrie Finison, Daniel Wiseman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carrie Finison, Daniel Wiseman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984813022
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2021

A very sweet story about consent. Not everyone likes touching or hugs or high-fives and that's okay!

Hazel


M is for Monster

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M Is for Monster: A Graphic Novel By Talia Dutton Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419762208
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - Surely - June 28th, 2022

"Oops, I accidentally created a new person instead of Frankenstein-ing my sister back. That's okay, I'll just start over, right?" A creative and heartbreaking look at what it means to exist as an individual and how we deal with loss and grief.

Stacey


Kunwinjku Counting Book

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A Kunwinjku Counting Book By Gabriel Maralngurra Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781592703562
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Published: Enchanted Lion - May 31st, 2022

Reading this beautiful book, I certainly learned more about Australian wildlife, the Australian Aboriginal language Kunwinjku, and Bininj approaches to art. But I also feel like I learned more about the nature of counting?!? The way that Kunwinjku constructs the names for numbers is really neat, and a good intro to the concept of base-10 vs base-5, for example.

Piera


I'll Take Care of You

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I'll Take Care of You By Maria Loretta, Nicoletta Bertelle (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maria Loretta, Nicoletta Bertelle (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781737603238
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Published: Blue Dot Kids Press - April 12th, 2022

For a picture book that just came out this year, this one already feels like a classic. The story is about community and paying it forward, and the art is absolutely gorgeous. This is a picture book you’ll read over and over again (and I may have already gifted it to several babies in my life).

Katherine


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