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Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes

March 27, 2016

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Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes by Demain Elainé Yumei, illustrated by Nicole Tamarin — While playing in the garden, a young girl marvels at the energy and collaboration it takes to grow her yellow pear tomatoes. She sees that everyone and everything brings something essential to the fruit she loves so much. “… my daddy, my […]

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Saying Thank You

March 3, 2016

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Saying Thank You by Monisha Vasa, M.D., illustrated by Alaina Luise — If your child suffers from entitlement syndrome, this nonfiction children’s book can help promote the concept of gratitude to the littlest of learners. Vasa, a psychiatrist and writer, firmly believes in developing mental and emotional well-being from a young age. Parents and children […]

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Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy

February 14, 2016

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Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy by Rita Goldner — This vibrantly colored book with its appealing animals presents a scientifically accurate story of a young orangutan learning about his wild habitat. You will join his romp through the rainforest as he searches for food, runs from predators and exercises his natural curosity. Along […]

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Near One Cattail: Turtles, Logs and Leaping Frogs

September 27, 2015

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Near One Cattail: Turtles, Logs and Leaping Frogs by Anthony D. Fredericks, illustrated by Jennifer DiRubbio — What creatures live in a bog-boggy place? From zip-zipping dragonflies to hip-hopping frogs, here’s a medley of critters who swim, soar or crawl in a wetlands home that protects one and all. This engaging book is the fourth […]

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Something Special

September 20, 2015

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Something Special by Terri Cohlene, illustrated by Doug Keith — A curious little frog finds a mysterious gift outside his home near the castle moat. It is something special … What can it be? It can be small and silent, or big and loud. It can be planted or blown or thrown. And it is […]

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Chippy Chipmunk: Friends in the Garden

May 2, 2015

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Chippy Chipmunk: Friends in the Garden by Kathy M. Miller — Explaining loss to children is never easy, whether they have lost a family member, a friend or even a pet; and explaining healthy ways of mourning can sometimes come across as dauntingly grown up. But Miller explains life and death in their most fitting […]

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All Around Me I See

March 29, 2015

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by Laya Steinberg, illustrated by Cris Arbo — This is an exuberant tale of a child’s first nature discoveries — a frog, a deer, a fish, a beetle — celebrated in a realistic fantasy of nature from a child’s point of view. With eyes wide open to the mysteries of nature, a child on a […]

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Animals in The Stars: Chinese Astrology for Children

January 21, 2015

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Animals in The Stars: Chinese Astrology for Children written and illustrated by Gregory Crawford — This picture guide to Chinese astrology is written for children ages 8 to 12. And  it is a perfect resource for all seeking to know more about themselves, Chinese culture and zodiac systems — as well as those seeking the […]

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Forest Bright, Forest Night

November 17, 2014

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Forest Bright, Forest Night by Jennifer Ward, illustrated by Jamichael Henterly — Whichever way you hold this book, the story keeps going. Open it one way and watch the animals of the forest by day, until the sun sets. Flip it over, open it again and follow the animals of the forest by night, until […]

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