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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.

  • I AM Smart

    I AM Smart

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    Suzy Capozi (A) and Eren Unten (ILT) List Price: $13.99 (Hardcover - Level 2 / Science Project - 2018) When his teacher announces that there will b...

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    Black Boy, Black Boy: Celebrate Remarkable Moments in Black History with this Uplifting Story

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    Ali Kamanda and Jorge Redmond (A) and Ken Daley (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Inspire Black Boys with Heroes - 2022) Inspire Black boys to...

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  • Little Shaq

    Little Shaq

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    Shaquille O'Neal (A) and Theodore Taylor III (ILT) List Price: $9.99 (Hardcover - Basketball Star / Confidence - 2017) This new story in the excit...

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    The Genius of Egypt

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    Marlon McKenney (A) and (ILT) and Julia Akpan (EDIT)  List Price: $9.99 (Paperback - The Story of Imhotep - 2019) The Genius of Egypt is the incr...

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  • Dream Builder

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    Kelly Starling Lyons (A) and Laura Freeman (ILT) List Price $19.95 (Hardcover - Builder / Designer / Architect - 2021) The Story of Architect Phil...

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  • Brown Boy Joy

    Brown Boy Joy

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    Thomisha Booker (A) List Price: $16.95 (Hardcover - Positive / Self Affirming -  2018) Brown Boy Joy is a necessity in every classroom!This book s...

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  • Cool Cuts
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    Cool Cuts

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    Mechal Renee Roe (A and ILT)  List Price: $16.99  (Hardcover -  Hairstyles for Boys - 2020)  Mechal Renee Roe, illustrator of Vice President Kamal...

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

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    Tanitoluwa Adewumi (A) &  Courtney Dawson (ILT) List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Biography /Chess Champion- 2019) Tani Adewumi's moving true st...

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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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  • Stay This Way Forever

    Stay This Way Forever

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    Linsey Davis (A ) and Nancy Fleming (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - A Mother’s Loving Memories -2021) Celebrate the joy, wonder, an...

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  • All because you matter

    All Because You Matter

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    Tami Charles (A) and Bryan Collier (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - An Affirmation of Worth - 2020) Instant New York Times bestseller! A lyri...

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    I Am Perfectly Designed

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    Karamo Brown (A) and Jason "Rachel" Brown (A) and Anoosha Syed (ILT)  List Price: $18.99 (Hardcover- Family / Self Esteem - 2019) I Am Perfectly De...

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  • I Am Every Good Thing

    I Am Every Good Thing

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    Derrick Barnes (A) and Gordon C. James (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Young Black Male Empowerment -2020) An upbeat, empowering, important p...

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    DREAM BIG

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    Deloris Jordan (A) and Barry Root (ILT) List Price: $8.99 (Paperback - Sports / Basketball - 2014) Olympic dreams come true in this inspiring pict...

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    Papa Do You Love Me?

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    Barbara Jossee (A) and Barbara Lavallee (ILT) List Price: $15.99 (Hardcover - Maasai Father and Son - 2005) Description: This follow-up to the bes...

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  • I'm A Brilliant Black Boy at AshayByTheBay.com

    I'm A Brilliant Black Boy!

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    Betty K.Bynum (A) and Joshua Drummond (A) and Brian McGee (ILT) List Price: $19.95 (Hardcover - Empowering Black Boys - 2018)  Description: Launch...

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  • My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood

    My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood

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    Tameja Fryer Brown (A) and Shane Evans (ILT)    List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Sibling Story - 2013) What color is your mood?On a really good day...

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  • Trombone Shorty
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    Trombone Shorty

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    Troy Andrews (A) and Bryan Collier (ILT) List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Musician Bio - 2015) "Winner of both a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scot...

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    Starstruck: The Cosmic Journey of Neil deGrasse Tyson

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    Kathleen Krull (A), Paul Brewer (A) and Frank Morrison (ILT)  List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover  Biography / Astro Physicist - 2018)  ★ An Amazon Best...

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  • The King of Kindergarten
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    The King of Kindergarten

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    Derrick Barnes (A) and Vanessa Newton Brantley (ILT)  Lists Price:  $17.99 (Hardcover - Intro to Kindergarten - 2018)  A confident little boy take...

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  • I Love You More Than ...

    I Love You More Than ...

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    Take Diggs (A) and Shane W. Evans (ILT)  List Price $17.99 ( Hardcover - Father and Son - 2018) My Child I am not always with youas much as I’d li...

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  • Who Is Michael Jordan? (Who Was?)

    Who Is Michael Jordan? (Who Was?)

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    Kristen Anderson (A) and Dede Putra (ILT) List Price: $5,99 (Paperback - Sports / Basketball Legend  - 2019) Grab your Js and hit the court with t...

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  • WHAT IS GIVEN FROM THE HEART
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    What Is Given From The Heart

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    Patricia C. McKissack (A) and April Johnson (ILT)  List Price: $17.99 (Hardcover - Celebrates - 2019) This final, magnificent picture book from th...

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  • Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library

    Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library

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    Julie Gassman(A) and Andy Ekerton ILT) List Price: $14.95 ( Hardcover - Playful Behavior Advice - 2016) Have you ever thought about bringing your ...

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