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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.

Cassandra's Angel

Gina Otto (author), Trudy Joost (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780935699203

Cassandra's Angel has come to share a secret that will bring comfort and hope to all children. You are invited to enter the world of Cassandra, a little girl who just can't seem to do anything right--or so the story goes. Children's self-images are strongly influenced by the attitudes and comments of their parents, teachers and peers. Unfortunately, other people's beliefs often become negative stories that impact children for life. This powerful tale exposes those stories for what they truly are. As children turn the pages of this vibrant and compelling book, they will discover the truth about themselves.

The Whoosh of Gadoosh

Pat Skene (author), Doug Keith (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780985541743

The air sizzles with excitement when kids catch sight of Gadoosh and her wild purple hair. As her floppy inside-out shoes leave the ground, the whooshing caper begins and magic buttons fly everywhere. Although it's a mystery where Gadoosh comes from, best friends Jaimy and Jake think they know exactly what she needs. Follow along as they lead their classmates and perplexed teacher on a topsy-turvey hullabaloo of an adventure to find a home for Gadoosh. Wacky as Dr. Seuss and reminiscent of Mary Poppins, this enchanting tale whisks us into a world of love and laughter. The delightfully dazzling illustrations perfectly capture the whimsical yet powerful message of Gadoosh.

One Smile

Cindy McKinley (author), Mary Gregg Byrne (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780935699234

Even the smallest acts of kindness can impact the lives of others. This truth is beautifully demonstrated as we follow the far-reaching effects of a little girl's compassionate smile, as it touches an entire community.

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?

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.

Too Many Murkles

Heidi Charissa Schmidt (author), Mary Gregg Byrne (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780970190772

ach spring, the people of Summerville gather to prevent the dreaded Murkles from entering their village. Unfortunately, this year there are more of the strange, smelly creatures than ever. When Juliana allows one little Murkle to waddle into town, she witnesses something truly amazing. She now knows exactly what to do, but will the mayor listen? This intriguing story tells of a young girl who helps the townspeople understand that their Murkle problem - and others that soon follow - are actually blessings in disguise. Mary Gregg Byrne's playful illustrations add whimsy to Heidi Schmidt's imaginative tale of good things that arrive in unusual packages.

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.

To Sleep with the Angels

H. Elizabeth Collins (author), Judy Kuusisto (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780935699166

To Sleep With The Angels reminds children that they are not alone and helps them to see their limitless potential. Judy Kuusisto's beautiful illustrations perfectly support Elizabeth Collins' reassuring text. Children of all ages are encouraged to "fly with their angels", dance among the clouds, slide down rainbows, and bask in the glow of the moon. To Sleep With The Angels is ideal for bedtime reading and naptime story hour.

The Doll Lady

H. Elizabeth Collins (author), Judy Kuusisto (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780935699241

A woman creates extraordinary dolls of every size, color, and expression. When giving them to children, she explains that "dolls are just like people. They need to be loved, held tenderly, and always respected for their uniqueness."

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.

Wings of Change

Franklin Hill (author), Aries Cheung (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780935699180

Wings of Change is the story of Anew, a contented little caterpillar who is afraid to become a butterfly. After experiencing some puzzling dreams, he turns to Faith, a wise old snail, for advice. She gently explains, "As the world turns, so do you. When you change for the good, you change the world too."

Sky Castle

Sandra Hanken (author), Jody Bergsma (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780935699142

In this magical book, three fairies help our imaginations soar as we build a dream castle in the sky. Sandra Hanken's poetic vision and Jody Bergsma's vivid illustrations create a majestic kingdom where all of God's creatures are welcome. Bergsma's intriguing Celtic borders twist through each page, adding special touches of mystery and creation. Once it's complete, the entire castle slides down to the Earth “on moonbeams and music and prayers.”

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.

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.

Roonie B. Moonie: Lost and Alone

Janan Cain

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780974019086

Roonie B. Moonie yearns to be a great explorer like his hero, Christopher Columblebee. But, while exploring one day, he wanders into a dark, unfamiliar place and finds himself in one scary situation after another. Approached by a suspicious stranger offering to help, Roonie must rely on his mother's guidance and on his instincts to keep himself safe. Will he be lured away by a stranger? Will he find his way back home? How does he decide who can be trusted? Janan Cain's delightfully illustrated story helps children understand the importance of following safety rules, staying calm, and trusting their feelings.

Little Ruth Reddingford and the Wolf

Hank Wesselman (author), Raquel Abreu (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780974019000

Children are sure to enjoy this lively new rendition of an age-old classic. Little Ruth Reddingford loves visiting her grandmother. So when Grandma can't pick her up for their weekly visit, Red packs a basketful of goodies and sets off on her own. Taking a shortcut through the woods, she is confronted by menacing bullies. The ensuing adventure takes a surprising twist, as Red discovers the power of her Native American heritage and makes an unusual new friend. Hank Wesselman's imaginative storytelling and Raquel Abreu's striking illustrations bring this familiar tale vibrantly to life.