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What It Means to Be Me by Danielle Falk

A well-crafted, innovative book with emotional resonance… Falk makes her debut in children’s fiction with this engaging tale of individuality and self-worth. There are children of different races, genders, and physical attributes enjoying their own uniqueness while learning to appreciate…
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Five Mile Charlie: A Special Pony for Carly by Kimberly Adams (Author), David Gnass (Illustrator)

A well-Crafted, visually rich, fun tale in which hope, hard work, and resilience triumph… Adams debuts with this fun, thought-provoking series opener which tells the story of the young and charming Carly getting her dream of owning a pony comes…
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STELLA’S UMBRELLAS by Julie Reed (Author), Nataliya Chervochkova (Illustrator)

Deliciously readable… A fun romp through and through. Addictive rhyming, high energy, and a dash of magic mark award-winning Reed’s fantastical latest picture book. Charming and fun, little Stella makes for a striking figure everywhere she goes. The reason: she…
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The Three Tree by Madison Farkas (Author), Sakshi Mangal (Illustrator)

Delightful and addictively readable… An uproarious tale. Farkas introduces children to basic counting in this fun picture book. The residents of the quaint little town love to count 1 to 5 day and night. But when the Evil, Mean, Mad…
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Eve’s Ducklings by Maria Monte (Author), Emelie Wiklund (Illustrator)

Fun, inspiring, and deliciously readable… Monte explores the complex relationship between humans and the natural world in her charming debut. Little Eve visits the lake everyday with her grandfather. Being the curious, friendly little girl, she is eager to make…
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The Silent Giraffe by George Strouthous (Author), Ekaterina Akulshina (Illustrator)

Winsome, enigmatic, and an absolute joy to read… Strouthous explores friendship, unity, and celebration of self in this fun, sweetly moving tale that tells the story of a giraffe who longs to be like others. Life is good for the…
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Grandfather’s Key by Amanda Dauvin (Author), Floyd Yamyamin (Illustrator)

Brilliantly executed and enigmatic… A winsome tale. Dauvin explores love and family ties through this poignantly crafted tale. It’s Saturday, the day Eva visits her grandfather who lives a block away. But the day is special because it’s Eva’s 7th…
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Dog Band by Regan W. H. Macaulay (Author), Wei Lu (Illustrator)

A quirky, smart, tongue-in-cheek tale… High energy, sharp sentences, and wit mark Macaulay’s charming picture book, a tale about a group of four friends forming a musical band. Alfie, Tubby, Ollie, and Raxl, the dog buddies, have created a band,…
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Justin and Benja’s Adventures in Dignity Village by Marsha Ralston

An incisive portrait of human resilience… Poignant prose and atmospheric setting mark this affecting refugee tale by Ralston. After losing his father and grandmother to a nightly raid, Justin is living with his mother in a tent in Mexico. With…
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Libby the Lobivia Jajoiana by Regan W.H. Macaulay (Author), Kevin Risk (Author), Gordon Bagshaw (Illustrator)

Compelling, heartwarming, and addictively readable… This charming picture book by Regan W.H. Macaulay and Kevin Risk serves as an early lesson in self-realization, acceptance, and individualism. Doubtful and lonely, Libby, a cactus plant, looks at blooming flowers in Abigail’s garden…