Own Voices: A Reading List for Grade School

The #ownvoices hashtag was created by author Corinne Duyvis to spotlight books about characters with marginalized identities created by authors who share the same marginalized identity (or identities). The character Read more...

Posted by on July 2, 2020

Own Voices: A Reading List for Children and Families

The #ownvoices hashtag was created by author Corinne Duyvis to spotlight books about characters with marginalized identities created by authors who share the same marginalized identity (or identities). The character Read more...

Posted by on July 2, 2020

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Yuyi and her son leave Mexico and travel to the United States. They are welcomed in a language not yet their own and have to learn and discover many new Read more...

Posted by on July 2, 2020

Race, Racism, and Black Lives: A Reading List for Children & Families

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of racial justice, especially centering Black lives, voices, and communities.

Posted by on June 9, 2020

Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker

A train moves steadily through the night heading for a station. Once it arrives a fantastical crew of animals load each car with freight. This train is more than just a steam train, it is a dream train, and the freight it carries is all the wonderful moments of days past and hopes for the new day. As the crew finishes stowing blocks, balls and paint, they too settle down, Read more...

Posted by on April 16, 2020

People Share with People by Lisa Wheeler

Author Lisa Wheeler and illustrator Molly Idle’s address one of the building blocks of friendship in their new book, People Share with People. Using a lyrical rhyme scheme filled with humor, Read more...

Posted by on March 12, 2020

Peek-a-Bruce

Reluctant new parent Bruce returns with his gaggle of goslings in this board book, Peek-a-Bruce. Black Bear Bruce is looking for a place to spend a quiet moment away from Read more...

Posted by on January 9, 2020

Let’s Go, Ted! by Sophy Henn

Ted uses his imagination and a cardboard box to zip around in a race car, explore the oceans, and visit the moon - all before lunch. Whimsical details add depth Read more...

Posted by on August 28, 2019

People Don’t Bite People by Lisa Wheeler

This book on manners tackles the issue of biting with a playful and positive approach that encourages young readers who are “tooth-inclined” to use their words and own their actions, Read more...

Posted by on March 19, 2019

Cat Nap by Toni Yuly

Kitten is up and ready to play, while Cat is ready for his afternoon nap. Will a game of hide-and-seek distract Kitten, so Cat can nap? As Kitten searches for Read more...

Posted by on February 12, 2019

Hello Humpback! by Roy Henry Vickers

Explore the natural world of the Pacific Northwest and greet the animals that call it home, in authors Roy Henry Vicker and Robert Budd’s board book, Hello Humpback! Each stanza Read more...

Posted by on January 3, 2019

Never Touch A Spider by Rosie Greening

Readers are introduced to a variety of bugs and cautioned to never touch these insects unless fantastical conditions are met. Never Touch a Spider is a silly edition to an Read more...

Posted by on November 12, 2018

Besos For Baby: A Little Book of Kisses by Jen Arena

Celebrate kisses, as gestures of love and friendship, in this bilingual board book. Baby wants kisses and loves sharing them with her parents, pets, and nature. Readers are introduced to Read more...

Posted by on October 13, 2018

Zach and Lucy and the Museum of Natural Wonders by Pifferson Sisters

Meet creative brother and sister duo, Zach and Lucy, whose escapades leave their neighbors curious, excited and maybe a little worried. The Pifferson Sisters and illustrator Mark Chambers have created Read more...

Posted by on September 12, 2018

On the Road by Madeleine Deny

On The Road  is another addition to the series Let’s STEP Books to Grown On by Madeleine Deny. Young readers are introduced to familiar vehicles: a motorcycle, cop car, and Read more...

Posted by on July 16, 2018

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