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In Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, in 1942, after Sam's Japanese neighbor, Keiko, is sent to an internment camp with her family, he makes a special effort to send her a gesture of friendship.
A small dog named Baked Potato is lost and searching for his lady owner, but neither the grumpy dog or the fox are helpful, and his strange name creates confusion--until owl explains that, whatever he is called, he is really a dog.
Brief text and slightly whimsical illustrations showcase a diverse group of strong, capable girls participating in a wide variety of nontraditional activities and occupations.
"In this picture book, Lucy and her friends learn about basketball, play 3-on-3 and watch a professional game."--
When Captain Calamity arrives in their classroom looking for treasure, the students jump in to help him find it before the scary Pirate Bloodloss catches up and steals it.
"A heartwarming sea otter rescue story. Washed ashore alone, a tiny sea otter pup needs help! Soon, a rescuer is there, to take her in and keep her warm and fed. The pup faces challenges in her new life without her sea otter family. But with the love and care of her rescuer, she flourishes in her new home. Inspired by a true story, this is a heartwarming and hopeful tale about family and love." --Amazon
Guy the beagle, adopted from a shelter, must find a place for himself in an English palace when his mother marries Prince Harry, whose grandmother is very fond of dogs.
While visiting the beach, Ellie meets a new friend and enjoys some amazing adventures in an old blue boat that has been abandoned in the sand.
"Princess Nin is a firefighter, Princess Gilda is a supermarket cashier, Princess Agnes is retired, and Princess Liang is in a wheel chair. This gallery of princesses gives visibility to lot of women who do not fit with the traditional conception of a princess. Maybe it's time to realize that each and every one of us could be a princess"--Amazon.com
Matthew is very unhappy about moving to snow-free California just before Christmas, especially after his dog disappears, but his little sister's faith in miracles is almost contagious.