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Celebrating All Families

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645273707

Our communities are stronger when we come together and take time to understand, support, and celebrate one another. In Celebrating All Families, readers will learn the importance of acceptance and empathy as they relate to different family and household structures and how to practice these in their daily lives. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while “Grow with Goals” activities and “Mindfulness Exercises” at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about empathy and inclusion. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Celebrating All Appearances

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645273646

Our communities are stronger when we come together and take time to understand, support, and celebrate one another. In Celebrating All Appearances, readers will learn the importance of acceptance and empathy as they relate to appearances, both chosen and genetic, and how to practice these in their daily lives. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while "Grow with Goals" activities and "Mindfulness Exercises" at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about emotions. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Celebrating All Religions

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645273769

Our communities are stronger when we come together and take time to understand, support, and celebrate one another. In Celebrating All Religions, readers will learn the importance of acceptance and empathy as they relate to different religions and how to practice these in their daily lives. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while “Grow with Goals” activities and “Mindfulness Exercises” at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about empathy and inclusion. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Hair…Monday to Sunday

Harriet Ziefert (author) Tamara Petrosino (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801033

Wear her hair like an ordinary girl? No way! Brenda will change it every day. She’ll dress it up with barrettes, give it bangs like spaghetti, and adorn it with headbands, gold dust, and confetti.

Citlali and the Day of the Dead: Citlali y el Día de Muertos

Berta de Llano (author) Jaime Rivera Contreras (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731641724

In this bilingual story, Citlali is excited to celebrate the Day of the Dead with her family! But first, she needs to find the perfect way to represent her grandmother on her school's ofrenda. Citlali and the Day of the Dead, a beautifully illustrated 32-page story, follows Citlali as she searches for the perfect offering for her grandmother, and celebrates the Day of the Dead with her family—giving young readers a glimpse of the festivities and traditions associated with this important holiday.

Coyote and Rabbit: Coyote y Conejo

Berta de Llano (author) Jaime Rivera Contreras (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731641731

This bilingual story asks why Coyote howls at the moon? Go ask Rabbit! That trickster knows the answer! Coyote and Rabbit, set in the Mexican desert, is a beautifully illustrated 32-page tale told in both Spanish and English. The adventures of trickster Rabbit and determined Coyote will delight young readers as they learn the answer to this important question.

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: Martina, la hermosa cucaracha

Berta de Llano (author) Jaime Rivera Contreras (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731641748

In this bilingual story, Martina is a beautiful young cockroach who is all alone. Doña Julia has a plan to help her find a husband, but is anyone worthy? Martina and the Beautiful Cockroach, set in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a beautifully illustrated 32-page folktale told in both Spanish and English. Young readers will be delighted as they learn the story of the beautiful young cockroach Martina and her quest for a husband who is pure of heart.

The Day It Rained Buñuelos: El día que llovió buñuelos

Berta de Llano (author) Jaime Rivera Contreras (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731641755

In this bilingual story, a poor old man happens upon some thieves' gold. Can his clever wife fool her husband, and the thieves, and make all their dreams come true? Day It Rained Buñuelos is a beautifully illustrated 32-page tale, told in both Spanish and English, that will delight young readers.

Shirley Chisholm

J. P. Miller (author) Markia Jenai (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639578

Shirley knew that the world needed change. She began to organize people and fight to make a difference. Working in the government could improve the lives of people all over the United States! Her work took her all the way to the presidential campaign trail. In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in the United States government – Shirley Chisholm!

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

J. P. Miller (author) Markia Jenai (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639585

Rosetta could sing and play guitar like no one had ever heard before. From her church's stage to Carnegie Hall, she brought her incredible gift of music to the world. With it, she also helped invent rock and roll! In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in music – Rosetta Tharpe!

Bayard Rustin

J. P. Miller (author) Markia Jenai (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639554

Bayard learned from an early age how important equal rights were. He knew how to help people work together for equality without violence. He even played an important role in one of the most important Civil Rights events in American history. In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in civil rights – Bayard Rustin!

Henry Louis Gates Jr.

J. P. Miller (author) Markia Jenai (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639547

As a child, Henry was curious about his family tree. Who was his great-great-grandfather? Why were some things about his family unknown? Henry interviewed family members and discovered connections. When he grew up, he taught others to do the same! In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important leader in the field of genealogy – Henry Louis Gates Jr.!

Major Taylor

J. P. Miller (author) Markia Jenai (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639561

"Major" loved to ride his bike. He raced and did tricks, winning award after award. He became one of the best bicycle racers in the United States in just a few years. What happened to this amazing athlete? In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in sports – Major Taylor!

Rebecca Lee Crumpler

J. P. Miller (author) Markia Jenai (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639592

Ever since she was young, Rebecca wanted to help people feel better, even before people knew much about modern medicine. She would not let anyone stop her from becoming the first African American woman doctor in the United States. She even wrote a book about what she learned so others could learn too. In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in medicine – Rebecca Lee Crumpler!

Historic Williamsburg

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634402194

In the 1770s before the United States was a nation, most people lived on farms. But Williamsburg in Virginia Colony was a busy town with wide streets, grand public buildings, bustling shops, and a large Market Square. Home to 2,000 people from wealthy gentry and middle class shopkeepers to poor slaves. Find out how Williamsburg today gives us a fascinating window into America’s past.

T is for Thor: A Norse Mythology Alphabet

Virginia Loh-Hagan (author)Torstein Nordstrand (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534167377

Otherworldly landscapes, thundering soundtracks, epic battles between superhero gods and monsters--current movies and book series have turned Norse mythology into popular commercial entertainment in recent years. But there's a lot more to this mythic universe than trickster Loki and his hammer-wielding god of thunder brother. T is for Thor: A Norse Mythology Alphabet takes readers beyond the movie screen and into the world of Scandinavian mythology, history, culture, and religion. Author Virginia Loh-Hagan not only examines Thor, Odin, Heimdall, and the famous Valkyries, but she also explains and introduces other inhabitants of this nine-realm universe. From learning about Ymir, the first frost giant, to Yggdrasil, the world tree holding everything together, mythology and fantasy fans of all ages will enjoy this alphabetical exploration. Fantastical artwork from Norwegian artist Torstein Nordstrand brings it all to vivid life.

Oh Brother

Sonya Spreen Bates (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459824348

Moving to a new city and a new school is never easy. So Lauren is relieved when Callie, Treena and Maddy welcome her into their group. But then Lauren witnesses their reaction to a first grader in a wheelchair. That boy is her little brother, Will. But she’s afraid that if she tells them, they may not want to be friends with her. Soon Lauren finds herself living a double life as she struggles with the challenges of building new friendships and trying to make it up to Will for not acknowledging him at school. At some point Lauren will have to make a decision. What is more important? Friends or family?

Mi vida con autismo

Mari Schuh (author) Isabel Muñoz (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645492290

Zen loves to draw and play video games. He also has autism. Zen is real and so are his experiences. Learn about his life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. This is a North American Spanish translation of My Life with Autism. Kids are naturally curious about differences and disabilities. Zen sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. Zen is not defined by his condition, but he does some things differently than neurotypical people.

Mi vida con síndrome de Down

Mari Schuh (author) Isabel Muñoz (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645492306

Meet Peter! He loves the drums and gym class. He also has Down Syndrome. Peter is real and so are his experiences. Learn about his life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. This is a North American Spanish translation of My Life with Down Syndrome. Kids are naturally curious about differences and disabilities. Peter sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. He’s not defined by his condition, but he does some things differently than neurotypical people.

Mi vida con dislexia

Mari Schuh (author)Isabel Muñoz (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645492313

Scott likes coding and playing basketball. He also has dyslexia. Scott is real and so are his experiences. Learn about his life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. This is a North American Spanish translation of My Life with Dyslexia. Kids are naturally curious about differences and disabilities. Scott sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. Scott is not defined by his disorder, but he does some things differently than neurotypical people.

Mi vida con ceguera

Mari Schuh (author) Isabel Muñoz (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645492269

Kadence loves to bake cookies and hang out with friends. She’s also partly blind. Kadence is real and so are her experiences. Learn about her life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. This is a North American Spanish translation of My Life with Blindness. Kids are naturally curious about differences and disabilities. Kadence sheds light on her life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. She’s not defined by visual impairment, but she does some things differently than sighted people.

Mi vida con sordera

Mari Schuh (author)Isabel Muñoz (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645492276

Meet Danton! He loves his dogs and playing football. He’s also deaf. Danton is real and so are his experiences. Learn about his life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. This is a North American Spanish translation of My Life with Deafness. Kids are naturally curious about differences and disabilities. Danton sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. He’s not defined by his deafness, but he does some things differently than people who can hear.

Mi vida con TDAH

Mari Schuh (author) Isabel Muñoz (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645492283

Meet Annabelle! She loves to draw and play her ukulele. She also has Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Annabelle is real and so are her experiences. Learn about her life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. This is a North American Spanish translation of My Life with ADHD. Kids are naturally curious about differences and disabilities. Anabelle sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. Anabelle is not defined by her disorder, but she does some things differently than neurotypical people. Let Annabelle tell you a little about her life.

My Life with Blindness

Mari Schuh (author) Isabel Muñoz (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490746

Kadence loves to bake cookies and hang out with friends. She’s also partly blind. Kadence is real and so are her experiences. Learn about her life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. Kids are naturally curious about differences and disabilities. Kadence sheds light on her life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. She’s not defined by visual impairment, but she does some things differently than sighted people.

My Life with Deafness

Mari Schuh (author) Isabel Muñoz (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490753

Meet Danton! He loves his dogs and playing football. He’s also deaf. Danton is real and so are his experiences. Learn about his life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. Kids are naturally curious about differences and disabilities. Danton sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. He’s not defined by his deafness, but he does some things differently than people who can hear.