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Bodies are Cool
Feder, Tyler

 Staff Pick


This cheerful love-your-body picture book for preschoolers is an exuberant read-aloud with bright and friendly illustrations to pore over.

From the acclaimed creator of Dancing at the Pity Party and Roaring Softly, this picture book is a pure celebration of all the different...

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$17.99
Boogie Boogie Y'All
Esperanza, C G

Staff Pick


Author-illustrator C. G. Esperanza delivers a celebratory ode to graffiti and the Boogie Down Bronx through an infectious read-aloud beat and colorful illustrations that leap right off the page! Perfect for fans of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut and Keith Haring.

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Bowwow Powwow
Child, Brenda J
Windy Girl is blessed with a vivid imagination. From Uncle she gathers stories of long-ago traditions, about dances and sharing and gratitude. Windy can tell such stories herself-about her dog, Itchy Boy, and the way he dances to request a treat and how he wriggles with joy in response to, well,...
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Bracelets for Bina's Brothers
Larocca, Rajani
Celebrate diversity, math, and the power of storytelling!

For the Hindu holiday of Raksha Bandhan, Bina is determined to make beaded bracelets for her brothers all by herself. She finds out which colors her brothers like and dislike and sets to work. Working with her every-other-one...

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Bright Star - Autographed
Morales, Yuyi
A Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book

Inspiring, reassuring, and beautifully illustrated, this new story from the creator of the New York Times bestseller Dreamers is the perfect gift for every child.

A New York Times Best Children's Book of...

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$18.99
Buffalo Bird Girl
Nelson, S D
A stunning picture book biography of a 19th century Hidatsa woman, from award-winning author and illustrator S. D. Nelson

Buffalo Bird Girl (ca. 1839-1932) was a member of the Hidatsa, a Native American community that lived in permanent villages along the Missouri River on the Great...

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Buffalo Bird Girl
Nelson, S D
A stunning picture book biography of a 19th century Hidatsa woman, from award-winning author and illustrator S. D. Nelson

Buffalo Bird Girl (ca. 1839-1932) was a member of the Hidatsa, a Native American community that lived in permanent villages along the Missouri River on the Great...

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$9.95
Calling the Water Drum
Redding, Latisha

A moving story about a family's attempt to flee Haiti in a boat, and a young boy who bravely learns to navigate a new world through playing his drum.

Henri and his parents leave their homeland, Haiti, after they receive an invitation from an uncle to come to New York City. Only able to...

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Can Bears Ski?
Antrobus, Raymond
Is Little Bear ignoring his friends when they say hi, or is something else going on? A discovery opens new doors in a tale that will delight kids with deafness and all children learning to navigate their world.

Little Bear feels the world around him. He feels his bed rumble when...

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$16.99
Can I Touch Your Hair?
Waters, Charles

Two poets, one white and one black, explore race and childhood in this must-have collection tailored to provoke thought and conversation.

How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don't know each other . . . and they're not...

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$17.99
Cemetery Boys
Thomas, Aiden

A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas's New York Times-bestselling paranormal YA debut Cemetery Boys, described by Entertainment Weekly as groundbreaking.

Yadriel has...

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$17.99
Chance: Escape from the Holocaust
Shulevitz, Uri

Winner of the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Illustrated Books for Older Readers
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2020
A New York Times Best Children's Book of 2020
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2020
Booklist Best Books...

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Chia and the Fox Man

A beautifully illustrated Alaska Native story of a young boy and his encounter with the fabled Fox Man, and how doing the right thing isn't always easy but important in the end.

Life is hard for Chia. His village doesn't have enough food and every day there are many chores to do....

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$16.99
Chirri & Chirra
Doi, Kaya

The first book in a completely charming series by a well-known Japanese author and illustrator, Chirri...

Item No. 9781592701995
$15.95
Chirri & Chirra On the Town
Doi, Kaya
In this fifth book of perhaps the most charming series ever, Chirri and Chirra venture down forest paths and through alleyways into a yarn shop and an old woman's house, where they enjoy hot drinks and soup. When they're done, they find a wonderful surprise hidden in the branches of a tree....
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$16.95
Chirri & Chirra Under the Sea
Doi, Kaya

On their sixth adventure, Chirri and Chirra bicycle beneath the waves, discovering the beauty of coral and the deliciousness of marine edibles.

Chirri and Chirra are pedaling along when they find a cave. At the end of the tunnel, they see a light. Oh! They are under the...

Item No. 9781592703029
$16.95
Chirri & Chirra Underground
Behind a hole in their basement wall, Chirri and Chirra discover a network of tunnels. Join them as they visit moles, discover caves full of glowing flowers, poke at the roots of growing plants, traverse a subterranean lake, and spend the night with a family of badgers! The fourth book in the...
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$16.95
Chirri & Chirra: In the Tall Grass

In their second adventure to reach the US market, Chirri...

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$15.95
Chocolate Me! (Board Book Edition)
Diggs, Taye

A timely book about how it feels to be teased and taunted, and how each of us is sweet and lovely and delicious on the inside, no matter how we look.

The boy is teased for looking different than the other kids. His skin is darker, his hair curlier. He tells his mother he wishes he...

Item No. 9781250207852
$7.99
Clap When You Land
Acevedo, Elizabeth

 Staff Pick


In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.

Camino Rios...

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$18.99
Climb On
Paul, Baptiste
Take a hike with this father-daughter adventure that's sure to inspire you to get outside.

When a young child reminds her dad about the hike they planned, her father is hesitant --To the tippy top? It's a great day to watch futbol (soccer). But as the two climb on, her...

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$18.95
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Barnes, Derrick

Receive a free bookplate signed by artist Gordon C. James with every copy purchased.

Winner of the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers
A Newbery Honor Book
A Caldecott Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
An Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Book
An Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor Book...
Item No. 9781572842243
$18.95
Danbi Leads the School Parade
Kim, Anna

2021 Asian/Pacific American Award Honor Book

An Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Book

Meet Danbi, the new girl at school!

Danbi is thrilled to start her new school in America. But a bit nervous too, for when she walks into the classroom, everything goes quiet. Everyone stares. Danbi wants to join in...

Item No. 9780451478894
$17.99
Dancing Hands
Engle, Margarita
Winner of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book

In soaring words and stunning illustrations, Margarita Engle and Rafael López tell the story of Teresa Carreño, a child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln.

As a little...

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$18.99
Danza: Amalia Hernández and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet
Tonatiuh, Duncan

Award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh tells the story of Amalia Hernández, dancer and founder of El Ballet Folklórico de México.

As a child, Amalia Hernández saw a pair of dancers in the town square. The way they stomped and swayed to the rhythm of the beat inspired...

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