Picture Books

Sometimes People March

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By Tessa Allen, Tessa Allen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062991188
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

A great reminder of our civic duty and right to protest and gather, for kids and parents alike. Beautifully illustrated, this explanation of past and current movements includes children in  creating our shared vision of a brighter future.


Drawn Together

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By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator), Dan Santat (Cover design or artwork by)
ISBN: 9781484767603
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

I remember holding back tears in the store when I first read this touching picture book, based on the author's own relationship with his grandfather. But don't worry, it won't make kids cry!! It's driven by vibrant, action-packed illustrations by Caldecott award winner Dan Santat. Flip it open, and you won't be able to put it down :)


Bruno the Beekeeper

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ISBN: 9781536214611
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Published: Candlewick - March 2nd, 2021

Learn about beekeeping and honey production from a silly old bear - without the falling from trees part! Cute and educational; the warm color tones are perfect for evoking thoughts of sunshine and sweet honey.


Laxmi's Mooch

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By Shelly Anand, Nabi H. Ali (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984815651
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Published: Kokila - March 2nd, 2021

This is such a cute tale about a little girl who has a mustache, the bullying she faces for it, and how she overcomes it and begins to love her mooch (mustache in Hindi). It is so relatable. I wish I had this book growing up as I also was bulled for my mustache and facial hair. It's a beautiful story of self-love. And the illustrations are so cute!!


The Oldest Student

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By Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Oge Mora (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781524768287
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - January 7th, 2020

This beautiful picture book tells the story of Mary Walker, a woman born into slavery who didn’t get the chance to read until she was 116. This book teaches kids about history, while encouraging them to go after their dreams and believe in themselves. Also, Oge Mora’s art is truly amazing (keep an eye on the background signs as you go through the book!)



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