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AGES 4-8

The Goal Is To Create Life Long Readers 

Beautifully illustrated stories for GRADES K-3 with positive images that stirs the imagination and builds vocabulary to accelerate their enthusiasm for reading and increases reading comprehension.

  • Ohana Means Family

    Ohana Means Family

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    Ilima Loomis (A) and Kenard Pak (ILT) List Price: $8.99 (Paperback - Hawaiian Heritage - 2022) Join the family, or ohana, as they farm taro for poi...

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  • True You: A Gender Journey
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    True You: A Gender Journey

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    Gwen Agna (A) and Shelley Rotner (A) and Shelley Rotner (ILT)  List Price: $18.99 (Hardcover - Children / Gender Identities - 2022) There a...

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  • Lali's Feather

    Lali's Feather

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    Farhan Zia (A) and Stephanie Fizer Coleman (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Identity Story / Discovery - 2022) A vivacious and endearing story...

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  • Binny's Diwali
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    Binnny's Diwali

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    Thrity Umrigar (A) and Nidhi Chanani (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Celebration of Festival of the Lights -2020) Binny woke up happy but...

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    Yasmin The Explorer

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    Sadia Faruqi (A) and Hatem Aly (ILT)  List Price: $5.95 (Paperback - Explorer Girl - 2019)  Every explorer needs a map! Baba encourages Yasmin to ...

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    Yasmin The Superhero

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    Sadia Faruqi (A) and Hatem Aly (ILT)  List Price: $5.95 (Paperback - Super Girl - 2019)  Superhero Yasmin! She's got the cape. She's got the mask. ...

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    We Laugh Alike / Juntos nos reímos:

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    Carmen T. Bernier-Grad (A) & Alyssa Bermudez List Price: 17.99 ( Hardcover - Multicultural - 2021) Six kids are ready to play: three speak Engl...

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    Octopus Stew

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    Eric Velasquez(A & ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Tall Fish Tale - 2021 The octopus Grandma is cooking has grown to titanic proportions. ...

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  • The Storyteller

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    Evan Turk (A and ILT) A stunning multidimensional story within a story List price: $18.99 (Hardcover - 2016) Long, long ago, like a pearl around a ...

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  • We Are Water Protectors

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    Carole Lindstrom (A) and Michaela Goade (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Native American/ Water Conservation - 2020) Winner of the 2021 Calde...

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    Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You

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    Carole Boston Weatherford (A) and (ILT) James E. Ransome List Price: 17.99 (Hardcover - Kids Bio of Dr. King - 2018) You can be a King. Stamp out ...

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    My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz

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    Monica Brown (A) and Rafael Lopez (ILT)  List Price: $15.95 (Hardcover - 2004) This bilingual book allows young readers to enter Celia Cruz's life ...

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  • Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbol: Bilingual

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    Monica Brown (A) and Rudy Gutierrez (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Soccer Sports Star - 2008) This acclaimed bilingual children’s book, Spa...

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  • Beautiful

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    Stacy McAnulty (A) and Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (ILT) List Price: $16.95 (Hardcover - Self Esteem / Girls - 2016) Every girl is unique, talented, and l...

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  • Deep in the Sahara

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    Kelly Cunnane (A) and Hoda Hadadi (ILT)  List Price $7.99 (Paperback  An Islamic Story - 2018) "Poetic language, attractive illustrations and a pos...

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  • We Are Grateful

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    Traci Sorrel (A) and Frane Lessace (ILT)  List Price: $17.99  (Hardcover - Expresses Community and Gratitude - 2018)  The Cherokee community is gra...

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    Always Anjali

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    Sheetal Sheth (A) and Jessica Blank (ILT) List Price: $1995 (Hardcover - Two Cultures and A Girls Name - 2018) Anjali and her friends are excited t...

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  • Lost and Found Cat

    Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey

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    Doug Kuntz (A) and Amy Shrodes (A) and Sue Cornelison (ILT)  List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - A Story About Compassion - 2017) This heartwarming tru...

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  • My Papi Has a Motorcycle

    My Papi Has A Motorcycle

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    Isabel Quintero (A)and Zeke Pena (ILT)  List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Father and Daughter Enjoy The Day -2019) A celebration of the love between ...

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    Bunheads

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    Misty Copeland (A) List Price:$17.99 (Hardcover - Courage / Following Your Dreams - 2020l Instant New York Times bestselling series opener inspire...

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  • I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness

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    Susan Verde (A) and Peter H. Reynolds (ILT)  List Price: $14.95 ( Hardcover- Peace/ Mindfulness- 2019) Discover the power of mindfulness in this c...

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  • Something Happened In Our Town

    Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice

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    Marianne Celano (A) Marietta Collins (A) Ann Hazzard (A) and Jennifer Zivoin (ILT)  List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - A Police Shooting / Discussing...

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  • It's OK to Make Mistakes
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    It's OK To Make Mistakes

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    Todd Parr (A and ILT)  List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Tiny Mistakes - 2014) In a tradition of Todd Parr's fan-favorite It's Okay to Be Different ...

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    All Are Welcome

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    Alexandra Penfold (A) and Suzanne Kaufmam (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Welcome to School - 2018) Join the call for a better world with th...

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