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A Home Run for Bunny

Richard Anderson (author), Gerald Purnell (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780985541729

This is the story of a remarkable baseball team from Springfield, Massachusetts and its star player a boy named Bunny who was the only African-American on the team. The year was 1934, a time very different from today. Although the story of Bunny Taliaferro and his remarkable Springfield team is not widely known, it honors and celebrates an important event in the history of Americas struggle for racial equality.

Dreams to Grow On

Christine Hurley Deriso (author), Matthew Archambault (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780970190727

Every child wonders, What will I be when I grow up? In Dreams to Grow On, we follow an imaginative young girl as she explores exciting possibilities for her future. A teacher? Or a doctor? Or a writer?

Wings Within

Franklin Hill, Ph.D. (author), Aries Cheung (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780615507798

Life in the cove is always changing and Myrtle wants to change, too. She is tired of being a plain old sea turtle, and longs to have big beautiful butterfly wings, so she can fly like her best friend Anew. Convinced that her shell is just like a cocoon, Myrtle begins thinking butterfly thoughts and even tries wiggling like a caterpillar. But nothing seems to work and her frustration grows. Only after danger visits the cove does Myrtle finally look within herself to discover that her own unique wings were there all along. All creatures have Wings to set them free. I have found the Wings that are right for ME. This second book in Dr. Franklin Hill's Change Series will inspire readers young and old to find their own Wings Within and discover what makes each one of us so unique and special.

The Tree

Dana Lyons (author), David Danioth (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780970190710

An 800-year-old Douglas fir ponders the many things it has seen in the natural world as it hears bulldozers coming, and then people arrive to save it from destruction.

Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes

Demian Elainé Yumei (author), Nicole Tamarin (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780974019024

In the garden, a young girl marvels at the energy and collaboration it takes to grow her yellow pear tomatoes. She discovers the many intricate connections essential for growing the little fruits she loves so much.

Am I a Color, Too?

Heidi Cole & Nancy Vogl (authors), Gerald Purnell (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780974019055

A young interracial boy wonders why people are labeled by the color of their skin. Realizing that people dream, feel, sing, smile and dance, regardless of their color, he asks, “Am I a color, too?” Gerald Purnell's powerful art brings this simple poem vibrantly to life.

Inside Out

Wendy Stofan Halley (author), Roberta Collier-Morales (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780970190758

Karly's imaginary friend, Natasha, teaches her about her spirit, kept in an apartment in her heart. But as Karly goes off to school, she loses Natasha in all of the hustle and bustle of the classroom. Karly is a solitary child, and when other children begin to make fun of her reticence, she comes home feeling alone and blue. Luckily for her, Natasha is there to remind her about loving herself. They decide that Karly should live "inside out"-letting the people around her see who she is in her spirit, and that she will wear her socks inside out as a reminder.

Your Father Forever

Travis Griffith (author), Raquel Abreu (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780974019031

This tender yet powerful poem expresses a father's unconditional love and support for his children. From guiding baby's first steps to marveling at the grandeur of the universe and all that lies beyond, he promises to nurture and protect them forever.

What If

Regina J. Williams (author), Doug Keith (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780985541736

Grab your child's favorite snugly blanket, rev up your imagination, and get ready for a bedtime story where anything is possible and nothing at all is unusual! This colorful book allows us to enter the creative mind of a little boy who tries to delay his bedtime each night by playing a special game called: What If?

Mrs. Murphy's Marvelous Mansion

Emma Perry Roberts (author), Robert Rogalski (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780974019048

Mrs. Murphy's snobbish neighbors see her unusual home as a blemish in their otherwise perfect neighborhood. As they wander through Mrs. Murphy's Marvelous Mansion, each one learns the error of making judgments based on outward appearances.