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A Kid is a Kid is a Kid

2021

by Sara O'Leary and Qin Leng

"Being the new kid is hard, a child in the school playground tells us. I can think of better things to ask than if I’m a boy or a girl. Another child comes along and says she gets asked why she always has her nose in a book. Someone else gets asked where they come from. One after another, children share the questions they’re tired of being asked again and again — as opposed to what they believe are the most important or interesting things about themselves. As they move around the playground, picking up new friends along the way, there is a feeling of understanding and acceptance among them. And in the end, the new kid comes up with the question they would definitely all like to hear: “Hey kid, want to play?” Sara O’Leary’s thoughtful text and Qin Leng’s expressive illustrations tell a story about children who are all different, all themselves, all just kids." -- publisher

Any Child Cross Group

When I Found Grandma

2019

by Saumiya Balasubramaniam and Qin Leng

This book is about a little girl called Maya whose grandma comes to visit from far away. Maya thinks Grandma talks too loud, dresses too fancy, and brings food that doesn't taste very good. All Maya wants to do is enjoy her spring break and take a trip to the island to ride the carousel, but it seems like Grandma is getting in the way. In this beautiful story, we see a very honest, sweet and touching portrayal of a grandchild-grandparent relationship, where Grandma and Maya learn about each other, make compromises on their different tastes, and grow even closer.--Provided by publisher

Beautiful Life

Me on the map

2018

by Joan Sweeney and Qin Leng

"In this playful introduction to maps and geography, step by simple step, a young girl shows readers herself on a map of her room, her room on the map of her house, her house on the map of her street--all the way to her country on a map of the world. Once the reader is familiar with the maps, she demonstrates how readers can find their own country, state, and town--all the way back to their room"- -Provided by publisher

Informational

A family is a family is a family

2016

by Sara O'Leary and Qin Leng

When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways -- but the same in the one way that matters most of all. One child, with a foster mother, is worried that her family is just too different to explain, but listens as her classmates talk about what makes their families special. One is raised by a grandmother, and another has two dads. One is full of step-siblings, and another has a new baby. As one by one, her classmates describe who they live with and who loves them -- family of every shape, size and every kind of relation -- the child realizes that as long as her family is full of caring people, her family is special.--Publisher

Incidental

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