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My Daddy and I

My Daddy and I

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

A boy and his father, shown as African Americans in warmly hued illustrations, enjoy doing everyday activities together, from laundry to sharing a book and more. The simple pleasures of family life are conveyed affectionately through easy but flowing language and realistic paintings in a sturdy format.

The Quilt

The Quilt

Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

Publishers Weekly called this delightful book a "landmark in children's literature." Made from her old pajamas and curtains, a young girl's new quilt inspires a dream adventure. The squares of the quilt become part of a dreamscape she enters into in order to find her lost stuffed dog. An ALA Notable Children's Book.

Hush! A Thai Lullaby

Hush! A Thai Lullaby

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

A loving mother asks animals from a water buffalo to a lizard to "hush" so her baby can sleep. Once the noises stop, the mother herself sleeps — and the baby is now awake! Textured illustrations evoke the Thai setting and convey the understated humor of this unique bedtime book.

Grandma Calls Me Beautiful

Grandma Calls Me Beautiful

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

Grandparents and grandchildren share something special everywhere. Here the universal story of a grandmother and her granddaughter is made unique as it reflects their Hawaiian life and style.

12 Lucky Animals: A Bilingual Baby Book

12 Lucky Animals: A Bilingual Baby Book

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Nonfiction
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

Meet each animal in the Chinese zodiac and learn about their basic characteristics. Stylized, geometrically shaped creatures are presented in Mandarin and English, with the Chinese transliterated to guide pronunciation.

The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk

The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk

Illustrated by:
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

This picture book brings an international twist to the beloved nursery rhyme, The Wheels on the Bus, by bringing you aboard a busy three-wheeled taxi in India! Anything can happen as the tuk tuk rolls through town — from an elephant encounter to a tasty treat to a grand fireworks display. And in the midst of all the action, one thing's for sure: passengers young and old love every minute of their exciting ride as the wheels of the tuk tuk go round and round!

In the Land of Words

In the Land of Words

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Poetry
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Where do words come from? For this poet, they come from dreams or a memory. This book of poems and textured illustrations of fabric and yarn complete this exploration of feelings and language.

Happy to Be Nappy

Happy to Be Nappy

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Exuberant language and jaunty illustrations seem to jump off the pages to celebrate "girlpie" hair, soft and billowy. With encouraging individuality, these girls love and accept themselves just the way they are.

What's the Hurry Fox? And Other Animal Tales

What's the Hurry Fox? And Other Animal Tales

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Genre:
Fiction, Fairytales, Folk Tales, and Tall Tales
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Folktales collected in the 1930s have been adapted, retold, and freshly illustrated for contemporary readers. Find out why dogs hate cats, why waves wear whitecaps, and more. This clever collection is ideal for sharing aloud.

Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia

Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Fiction, Fairytales, Folk Tales, and Tall Tales
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

A head by itself can’t do much – until he meets arms, body, and legs. Together they discover how delicious life can be. Bold colors and broad forms help create the humor in this engaging creation story from the author’s Dan tribe of Liberia.

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