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Afikoman, Where’d You Go?

“This lively, funny picture book brings to life the Passover tradition of searching for the afikoman—literally. When the mischievous piece of matzoh runs and hides during the seder, all the kids in the family (and even the pet dog!) go hunting for it, through every room in the house. Readers can join the hunt and find the sneaky afikoman in each bright and busy scene while enjoying the playful rhyming text. And they’re in for a surprise ending that’s as delightful as this favorite part of Passover.” — publisher […]

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Simone

“When Simone is awakened by her mom as a wildfire threatens their home, it is the beginning of a life-changing journey. On their way to take shelter in a high school gym, the family passes firefighters from a prison unit battling the fire. Simone’s mom tells her that when she was a girl in Viet Nam, she was forced to evacuate her home after a flood. Joined by other children sheltering in the gym, Simone, a budding artist, encourages everyone to draw as a way to process their situation. After a few days, Simone and her mom are able to return to their home, which is fortunately still standing, and her outlook has changed. As Simone begins creating a piece of art with one of her new friends from the shelter, she realizes that they too can be firefighters, dreaming and working for a more sustainable future. With a poetic, haunting family story by esteemed author Viet Thanh Nguyen and gorgeous art from Vietnamese American illustrator Minnie Phan, this powerful tale introduces an unforgettable young heroine who awakens to a new role fighting for her community and for the future of the planet.” — publisher […]

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We Need Everyone

“We Need Everyone empowers children to identify their gifts and use them to overcome challenges, achieve goals, and strengthen communities. Inspiring and uplifting, this interactive picture book celebrates diverse cultures, perspectives, and abilities through playful illustrations.” — publisher […]

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A Family Like Ours

“Everyone’s family is unique–and good! From sprawling extended families and close-knit units to adopted and chosen families, A Family Like Ours celebrates all those important connections we build over the years. Regardless of what yours looks like, family is a place for support, safety, growth, and inspiration. What is special, surprising, or sensational about your family?” — publisher […]

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Beetle Mania

“Dirt and Bugsy are neighbors, best friends, and bug catchers. Bugs that crawl. Bugs that fly. Bugs that slide. Bugs that hide. When they gather a bunch of beetles, the boys make a plan to sort them into categories. But how will they decide how to sort all those beetles?” — publisher […]

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Before, Now

“Ava’s world is full of opposites: colorful sneakers on a gray sidewalk, thick books made up of thin sheets of paper, and dreams of huge spaces in her small head. Together, these opposites depict a full and impactful life, as Ava moves from girl to student to scientist, from daughter to mother to grandmother. While years pass and some things change, there is even more that is constant in this visually rich, soothing portrait of family connection through the generations. You’ll want to cozy up and read this touching, beautiful book together with the children in your life.” — publisher […]

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Bing, Bop, Bam

“This upbeat picture book—a companion to Ride, Roll, Run: Time for Fun!—follows the nine children from the first book as they help plan a big, musical block party. Author and educator Valerie Bolling’s rhyming text makes for a rollicking read-aloud and features instruments from all around the world including the agogô, banjo, daegeum, djembe drums, double bass, erhu, maracas, piano, steel drums, and trumpet. Sabrena Khadija’s stunning illustrations depict the joy of dancing, playing music, and feasting with neighbors and friends. Readers will clamor to plan jam sessions of their own!” — publisher […]

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Dad and Daddy’s Big Big Family

“Harper is going to her first family reunion! She meets so many people. There’s her second cousin Noah. And her cousin Lisa, who lives with her husband and stepkids. The there’s Great Aunt Trudy who is raising her grandkids. And so many more! Dad and Daddy tell her they’re all part of the same family, but they’re all so different! And do families need to live together? Will she and Noah have to share a room?” — publisher […]

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