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Along the Tapajos
Vilela, Fernando

A USBBY Outstanding International BookAn Amazon Best Book of 2019 in the Ages 6-8 categoryA Junior Library Guild SelectionA Capitol Choices Book

Cauã and Inaê are a brother and sister who live in a small community along the Tapajós River in Brazil. Here, the...

Item No. 9781542008686
Bruno the Beekeeper - Autographed
Holasová, Aneta Frantiska

Follow a beekeeping bear through the seasons--and learn about the life cycle and ecology of bees--in this folksy step-by-step guide to caring for hives and harvesting honey.

With glowing, honey-hued illustrations and friendly text, this homespun year-in-the-life of a busy...

Item No. 9781536214611
Charcoal Boys
Mello, Roger
From Hans Christian Andersen Award and Batchelder Honor Medal-winning author Roger Mello, a poetic and sensitive portrait of child labor in Brazil's charcoal mines.

Beautifully illustrated by Roger Mello with sophisticated, highly textural paper cutouts, Charcoal Boys follows a...

Item No. 9781939810199
Daniel and Ismail
Iglesias, Juan Pablo

A one-of-a-kind, uplifting picture book about a Jewish boy and a Palestinian boy who bond on the soccer field--translated into English, Hebrew, and Arabic.

Daniel and Ismail, one Jewish and the other Palestinian, don't know each other yet, but they have more in common than they know....

Item No. 9781632061560
Every Color of Light
Osada, Hiroshi

A Publishers Weekly Best Picture Book of 2020

A Kirkus Best Book of 2020

A Shelf Awareness Best Children's Book of 2020

Best Illustrator Award, 2021 Northern Lights Book Awards

Poetic and sparse, a...

Item No. 9781592702916
Courgeon, Rémi

Feather is a beautifully designed and illustrated New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book award winner.

How does a piano-loving featherweight of a girl respond when her brothers keep on making her do their chores? Well, since...

Item No. 9781592702107
Argueta, Jorge

Guacamole is the third title of Jorge Argueta's popular bilingual Cooking Poems series, celebrating the joys of preparing, eating and sharing food.

Now available in paperback, Guacamole is the third title of Jorge Argueta's popular bilingual Cooking Poems series...

Item No. 9781554988884
How Do Bridges Work?
Belyaev, Roman
Why were bridges invented? What did the first bridges look like? How do they stay up, and why are there so many different designs? From architecture to engineering (and other STEM subjects!), scale new heights on an enchanting journey with the school children in this book to discover answers to...
Item No. 9781911509899
I Am the Subway
Hyo-Eun, Kim

A cinematic journey through the Seoul subway that masterfully portrays the many unique lives we travel alongside whenever we take the train. A poetic translation of the bestselling Korean picture book.


★ "Lucky readers, climb aboard:...

Item No. 9781950354658
I Have the Right to Save My Planet
Serres, Alain

From the author and illustrator duo who created the award-winning I Have the Right to Be a Child comes this beautifully illustrated picture book about a child's right to advocate for the environment they live in.

All children have the right to learn about the...

Item No. 9781773064871
I Want to Ride the Tap Tap
Joseph, Danielle

Writer Danielle Joseph and illustrator Olivier Ganthier's I Want to Ride the Tap Tap is a day-of-the-week picture book about a Black family who ride the taxi-bus service--called a tap tap--in Haiti, and the fascinating people they meet along the way, illustrated by a Haitian artist...

Item No. 9780374312145
In the Meadow of Fantasies
Mohammadi, Hadi
Written by the winner of IBBY's Best Book Award, Mohammad Hadi Mohammadi, In the Meadow of Fantasies is one girl's luminous escapade into a land of seven mysterious horses.

A young girl with a physical disability gazes up at a mobile of spinning horses from her little pink bed in...

Item No. 9781939810908
Inside the Suitcase
Perrin, Clotilde

A New York Times Holiday Gift Books for Children selection

A magical lift-the-flaps adventure--part puzzle, part fairytale--from the bestselling author and illustrator of Inside the Villains.

Away behind the hills you'll find a...

Item No. 9781776573431
Leilong the Library Bus
Liu, Julia

A library-loving dinosaur reminds us how it feels to be transported by story in this picture book for young children.

Leilong's friends are taking him to story time at the library. But it's difficult for a large, clumsy brontosaurus without a library card to follow all...

Item No. 9781776573318
Little You
Van Camp, Richard

Staff Pick

"You are life and breath adored. You are us and so much more..."

Richard Van Camp, internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author of the hugely successful Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns, has partnered with award-winning illustrator...

Item No. 9781459802483
Mango, Abuela & Me
Medina, Meg
A 2016 Pura Belpré Author Award Honor Book
A 2016 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor Book

When a little girl's far-away grandmother comes to stay, love and patience transcend language in a tender story written by acclaimed author Meg Medina.

Mia's abuela has left...

Item No. 9780763669003
Mango, Abuela and Me (Softcover)
Medina, Meg
"A poignant tale of intergenerational connection, transition, and patience. . . . Heartfelt, layered, and beautiful." -- Booklist (starred review)

Mia's abuela has left her sunny house with parrots and palm trees to live with Mia and her parents in the city. While they cook, Mia...

Item No. 9780763695132
Nana Akua Goes to School
Walker, Tricia Elam
Winner of the 2021 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award!

In this moving story that celebrates cultural diversity, a shy girl brings her West African grandmother--whose face bears traditional tribal markings--to meet her classmates. This is a perfect read for back to school!

It is...

Item No. 9780525581130
Ninos: Poems for the Lost Children of Chile
Ferrada, María José
On September 11, 1973, a military coup plunged Chile into seventeen long years of dictatorial rule. Only the return of democracy could reveal the full horrors of Augusto Pinochet's regime: 3,197 people dead or disappeared--including thirty-four children under the age of fourteen.

This book is...

Item No. 9780802855671
Nosotros Means Us
Valdivia, Paloma
A moving bilingual ode to the unshakeable bond between a parent and child in the tradition of Runaway Bunny and The Wonderful Things You Will Be, from a New York Times bestselling creator.

If I were a sheep, you would be a lamb.
If I were a bear,...

Item No. 9780593305140
Playing with Lanterns
Yage, Wang

Zhao Di wishes the New Year would never end!

Zhao Di and her friends are excited to go out at night with their paper lanterns and celebrate Chinese New Year. Each holding a unique colorful lantern with a lit candle inside, they admire the breathtaking colors while doing their best...

Item No. 9781542029841
See and Say: A Picture Book in Four Languages
Frasconi, Antonio
Winner of two School Library Journal 2018 Awards: Best Bilingual Book for Kids...
Item No. 9780486816470
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey
Ruurs, Margriet

Rama and her family, are forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home

With only what they can carry on their backs, Rama and her mother, father, grandfather and brother, Sami, set out to walk to freedom...

Item No. 9781459814905
Telephone Tales
Rodari, Gianni

Every night, at nine o'clock, wherever he is, Mr. Bianchi, an accountant who often has to travel for work, calls his daughter and tells her a bedtime story. But since it's still the 20th century world of pay phones, each story has to be told in the time that a single coin will...

Item No. 9781592702848
The Day Saida Arrived
Gómez Redondo, Susana

Jane Addams Children's Book Award Finalist (2020)

Two girls forge a forever-friendship by learning each other's language. The Day Saida Arrived demonstrates the power of language to build bonds beyond borders.

happens when a...

Item No. 9781733121255