Picture Books & Easy Readers

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Tani's New Home: A Refugee Finds Hope and Kindness in America

Author: Tanitoluwa Adewumi

ISBN: 1400218284

Tani Adewumi's moving true story of immigrating to America, developing his talent for chess, and finding a new home will inspire families looking for stories of hope and kindness. Tani was just six years old when he and his family fled persecution in Nigeria and became r

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Sincerely, Emerson: A Girl, Her Letter, and the Helpers All Around Us

Author: Emerson Weber

ISBN: 9780063066960

One tiny act of kindness can have a huge impact. And in this heartwarming, hopeful, absolutely true story, a simple letter does just that.A true story that quickly went viral, this is now a timely, extraordinary picture book. Sincerely, Emerson follows eleven-year-old Emerson Weber as she writes a letter of...

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Counting Creatures

Author: Julia Donaldson

ISBN: 9780593324530

From a bat and its pup, to a frog and its twelve tadpoles, young readers will delight in counting each creature's babies and learning unusual scientific names for young animals. With rhyming text, lift-the-flaps and peekaboo holes, and a surprise search-and-find element, this is a read-aloud delight and preschool must-have...

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The Story Orchestra: Carnival of the Animals: Press the note to hear Saint-Saëns' music

Author: Katy Flint

ISBN: 9780711249523

One day, . They are greeted by the royal lion with his shaggy mane; ask for directions from an old lonely tortoise; take a ride on some lumbering elephants; topple a skeleton of dinosaur bones; and swim among a school of shimmering fish. If only they could take them all...

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Song in a Rainstorm: The Story of Musical Prodigy Thomas "Blind Tom" Wiggins

Author: Glenda Armand

ISBN: 9780807509418

Born blind into a life of slavery, Thomas Wiggins was dismissed as a "useless burden." But through the loving protection of his family, he went on to become one of the greatest musicians of his time. From Tom's childhood on a plantation to his performances in the concert halls of...

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Quiet Down, Loud Town!

Author: Alastair Heim

ISBN: 9781328957825

In this funny, rhyming read-aloud for very young readers, a grumpy Mr. Elephant just wants some peace and quiet - that is, until he gets it.Packed with hilarious rhymes, fun-to-shout-out sounds, and the frenetic energy of a happy, busy town, this raucous read-aloud follows an exasperated elephant through the course...

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My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World

Author: Malcolm Mitchell

ISBN: 9781338225327

Meet Henley, an all-around good kid, who hates to read. When he's supposed to be reading, he would rather do anything else. But one day, he gets the scariest homework assignment in the world: find your favorite book to share with the class tomorrow.What's a kid to do? How can...

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Perkin's Perfect Purple: How a Boy Created Color with Chemistry

Author: Tami Lewis Brown

ISBN: 9781368032841

Many years ago, the color purple was available only to a privileged few. Making purple was tricky. The dye was concocted from a certain snail, and later, from plants, bugs, and rocks. Then it had to be soaked in minerals and . . . urine! The process was very complicated...

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Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon

Author: Kat Zhang

ISBN: 9781534463639

Amy loves craft time at school. But when her teacher asks everyone to make their own dragon, Amy feels stuck. Her first dragon has a long, wingless body, stag-like horns, and eagle claws, but her friends don't think it's a real dragon. Then she makes dragons like theirs, but none...

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The Bug in the Bog

Author: Jonathan Fenske

ISBN: 9781534477230

See the bug in the bog. See the frog on the log. Will the frog eat the bug in the bog? Find out what happens in this laugh-out-loud Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read with an ending you will not see coming!

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Interrupting Cow and the Chicken Crossing the Road

Author: Jane Yolen

ISBN: 9781534481596

Why did the chicken cross the road? Was it to get to the other side...or was there more to the story? Read this hilarious book and see what happens when the Interrupting Cow meets the famous Chicken Crossing the Road!

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Ella's Night Lights

Author: Lucy Fleming

ISBN: 9781536212693

Nestled in a little nook in an old oak tree is a tiny girl named Ella. Ella loves light, but must be sure to avoid the sun because of her delicate wings. Flittering about at night, she collects light from everything that glows and glimmers in the darkness, always making...

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The Snow Dancer

Author: Addie Boswell

ISBN: 9781542093170

Young dancer Sofia wakes up to a quiet, white world - it's a snow day! She makes her way outside to the neighborhood park, where a field awaits her, white and shining and open. It isn't long before the rest of the neighborhood wakes its sleepy head - and the...

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After the Snowfall

Author: Richard Lo

ISBN: 9781630763909

This is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces children to the wonder of nature in winter: A Fox Peeks Out of His Den at a White ForestAll is SilentA Buck Stands CamouflagedA great horned owl sits on a nearby branchThe fox climbs out of this denHe passes squirrels eatingHe passes...

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Sprouting Wings: The True Story of James Herman Banning, the First African American Pilot to Fly Across the United States

Author: Louisa Jaggar

ISBN: 9781984847621

James Herman Banning always dreamed of touching the sky. But how could a farm boy from Oklahoma find a plane? And how would he learn to fly it? None of the other pilots looked like him.In a journey that would span 3,300 miles, take twenty-one days, and inspire a nation...

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I Love Being Me!

Author: Mechal Renee Roe

ISBN: 9781984895608

Girls will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhyming, Step 1 reader about the joy of being a girl. Featuring a variety of kids and the activities they enjoy - reading, soccer, cooking, swimming, gardening, and more - this easy reader promotes girls' self-esteem, smarts, and...

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