Fish and Sun by Sergio Ruzzier

Fish is cold and bored in his dark underwater home, so he swims up to the water’s surface. Soon after, warm Sun comes out. Fish and Sun become fast friends Read more...

Posted by on October 21, 2021

A Magic Spark by Jessica Young

This first book in the Fairylight Friends series from Scholastic Books is aimed at helping beginning readers develop skill, confidence, and joy in reading. The plot follows three best friends Read more...

Posted by on May 13, 2021

Baby Medical School: Vaccines by Cara Florance

You may be surprised to see a child’s board book explaining terms such as antigen, antibody, immune system, and herd immunity. Vaccines, a Baby Medical School book, does just that. Read more...

Posted by on March 18, 2021

Baby’s First Books

It's never too early to read to your baby. Even before they can focus on the pictures, they are listening to the rhythm and cadence of your voice. Reading promotes Read more...

Posted by on September 24, 2020

Bear Came Along by Richard T. Morris

A curious bear embarks on a fast-moving adventure when he steps onto a log leaning over a river. Along the way he meets a diverse cast of friends, all with Read more...

Posted by on August 20, 2020

Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World by Madeline Levine PhD

Published in 2020, but before the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, this book is remarkably timely. Our world is truly unpredictable, and even the near future is uncertain. The author, a Read more...

Posted by on August 13, 2020

Barkus by Patricia MacLachlan

A girl named Nicky and big brown dog named Barkus become fast friends when Nicky’s favorite uncle unexpectedly drops him off at her house. Each of the five short chapters Read more...

Posted by on June 25, 2020

When Mischief Came to Town by Katrina Nannestad

Fans of Pippi Longstocking and Anne of Green Gables will adore the story of 10-year-old Inge Marie Jensen; a spunky, recently orphaned girl who arrives at a dreary Danish island Read more...

Posted by on May 28, 2020

Here We Go Digging for Dinosaur Bones by Susan Lendroth

This fun and interactive picture book depicts a fossil dig by four young paleontologists of varying gender and race. From beginning to search for bones, all the way to piecing together a completed skeleton, the whole story can be sung to the tune of Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush. Additional smaller text on each page provides deeper factual information. The four children are depicted by the illustrator, Bob Read more...

Posted by on April 22, 2020

The Call of the Wild + Free by Ainsley Arment

Part memoir and part handbook, The Call of the Wild + Free focuses on inspiring and encouraging families to keep a sense of wonder and curiosity alive in their children. Read more...

Posted by on March 31, 2020

Wild Honey from the Moon by Kenneth Kraegel

Mother Shrew has a very sick little boy. She will do anything in her power to make him well. The only cure for his illness, according to her handy book Read more...

Posted by on February 13, 2020

Snowball by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

A smiling little snowball stands at the top of a hill looking down upon a town. Thinking that a visit to town would be fun, he decides to take a walk down the hill. After tripping on a twig, he takes a tumble, growing bigger and bigger as he rolls. At first he picks up fairly small items, such as stick arms, a pebble nose, and a sheep for a Read more...

Posted by on December 19, 2019

March of the Mini Beasts by Ada Hopper

The DATA Set is a group of three Latino second graders known for their interest in science and engineering. This first book in the series finds the friends going house Read more...

Posted by on December 5, 2019

Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

Twelve-year-old Iris understands the loneliness and frustration that come from the inability to communicate. Not only is she the only deaf child in her school, but her own father is Read more...

Posted by on July 1, 2019

The Bigfoot Files by Lindsay Eagar

Twelve-year-old Miranda Cho is a straight-A student, president of the student council, and extremely practical. Her mother Kat is an eccentric cryptozoologist who drives a Critter Mobile and runs a Read more...

Posted by on March 5, 2019

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