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Picture Books That Introduce Sensitive Topics

Posted 4 months ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with adoption, animals, diversity , early literacy, emotions, families, friends, gender identity, insects fiction, love, marriage, picture books, same sex marriage and weddings

A selection of endearing stories for young children that focus on a variety of topics like family, friends, gender identity, individuality, love, marriage, tolerance, self-acceptance, kindness, respect, mental disabilities, nonconformity, teasing, social issues, emotions, immigrants, racism, friendship and courage.

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10 Genuinely Funny Funny Fiction Books You're Sure to Love

Posted 8 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers, Romance and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, book recommendations, conversational, energetic, engaging, families, fast-paced, funny fiction, hilarious, humorous stories, offbeat, quirky, sardonic, Satire, Short Stories, suspense, upbeat and witty

An eclectic mix of humorous books that are endlessly entertaining and quirky that will make you laugh out loud.

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The Immigrant and Refugee Experience in America

Posted 11 months ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Fiction, History and Politics, Movies and Music and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with books for children, books for kids, culture, emigration, experiences, families, identity, immigrants, immigration, perseverance, picture books, refugees, stories and young adult books

A selection of books and resources exploring the immigrant and refugee experience in America.

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10 Picture Books to Help Tackle Tough Topics

Posted about 1 year ago by Kelly P

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Fiction | Tagged with animals, bullies, bullying, children of divorced parents, compassion, courage, death, death and dying, divorce, emotions, families, feelings, friendship, grief, Grief - Fiction, grieving, juvenile fiction, loss, news, parent and child, picture books, school, social issues and stories in rhyme

A selection of picture books covering tough topics.

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November Thankful Reads

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Cooking, Home and Garden, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Health and Wellness and History and Politics | Tagged with anecdotes, celebrations, cookbooks, desserts, dinners, entertaining, families, family, friendship, gluten-free, gratitude, handicraft, happiness, holiday decorations, holidays, nutrition, Paleo, personal narratives, recipes, relationships, seasonal cooking, thankfulness and Thanksgiving

Whether or not one chooses to gorge on Thanksgiving, fall is a fantastic time to reflect upon the importance of gratitude in our lives.

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