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"Daddy Why Am I Brown?": A healthy conversation about skin color and family.

"Daddy Why Am I Brown?": A healthy conversation about skin color and family.

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USA Today Recommended: Antiracist Children's BookJoy lives in a diverse world and comes from a multicultural family. It is only natural for her to have some questions. Join Joy as she learns how to describe skin color, and about how her skin color can tell her about where her family is from, but not really about who they are. "Daddy Why Am I Brown?" is meant to be a starter conversation on how kids can learn to talk about skin color in a way that is kind, thoughtful, and healthy. And in the process, they learn a little bit about how to understand the difference between race, ethnicity, and culture.
50 States: Explore the U.S.a with 50 Fact-Filled Maps!

50 States: Explore the U.S.a with 50 Fact-Filled Maps!

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In 51 charmingly illustrated infographic maps, explore every state of the USA from Alabama to Wyoming and the nation's capital to discover more than 2,000 facts that celebrate the people, cities, nature, and historic events that have helped make America what it is today. You'll also get an expansive guide to the state flags and US presidents.

Ghost towns, swamp tours, the center of the universe...bacon donuts, brainy berries, salmon jerky...The French Fry King, The Mother of Oregon, The Queen of Blues...be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty, and diversity of the United States in this curious collection of fact-filled maps.

On each wonderful map, find:

  • A welcome box with a short introduction to the state
  • Key facts, including the capital; state bird, flower, and tree; and statehood order
  • State icons celebrating the state's people, places, and history
  • Six inspiring people who have a connection to the state
  • Region spotlight bubbles to allow you to discover more about one particular place
  • A moments to remember box with a list of significant dates and their events in the state's history
  • Each state's map also contains information about which states it neighbors, its bodies of water and borders, as well as where it is situated in the country. Did you know that while Hawaii shares its border with no one, both Missouri and Tennessee border eight other states? Many state parks, battlefields, national forests, and reservations are also included to inspire you to respect and explore the great outdoors.

    So pack your bags and say later 'gator...the great States await!

    The 50 States series of books for young explorers celebrates the USA and the wider world with key facts and fun activities about the people, history, and natural environments that make each location within them uniquely wonderful. Beautiful illustrations, maps, and infographics bring the places to colorful life.

    Also available from the series: The 50 States: Activity Book, The 50 States: Fun Facts, 50 Cities of the U.S.A., 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World, 50 Adventures in the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World Activity Book, Only in America!, and We Are the 50 States.

    A Twin Is to Hug

    A Twin Is to Hug

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    Hand in hand, side by side, a twin is your friend. Every step of the way, from beginning to end. Having a twin can be great! With a twin, you have a lifelong bond, a partner in crime, and a food-I-don't-want-to-eat eater. But with a twin, you also have to share, and take turns, and compare. It's not always easy, but for better or worse, a twin is a friend who will always be by your side. With a small trim and expressive illustrations, this package will make the perfect gift for the expectant mother or twin in your life.
    Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books

    Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books

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    Learn about the early life of Abraham Lincoln in this picture book biography that Kirkus Reviews calls "a moving tribute to the power of books and words."

    In a tiny log cabin a boy listened with delight to the storytelling of his ma and pa. He traced letters in sand, snow, and dust. He borrowed books and walked miles to bring them back.

    When he grew up, he became the sixteenth president of the United States. His name was Abraham Lincoln.

    He loved books.
    They changed his life.
    He changed the world.

    Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

    Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

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    Told in Doreen Rappaport's accessible, absorbing prose, and brought to life in powerful illustrations by Kadir Nelson, Abe's Honest Words is an epic portrait of a truly great American president.

    From the time he was a young boy roaming the forests of the unsettled Midwest, Abraham Lincoln knew in his heart that slavery was deeply wrong. A voracious reader, Lincoln spent every spare moment of his days filling his mind with knowledge, from history to literature to mathematics, preparing himself to one day lead the country he loved towards greater equality and prosperity. Despite the obstacles he faced as a self-educated man from the back woods, Lincoln persevered in his political career, and his compassion and honesty gradually earned him the trust of many Americans. As president, he guided the nation through a long and bitter civil war and penned the document that would lead to the end of slavery in the United States.

    The passion for humanity that defined Lincoln's life shines through in this momentous follow-up to Martin's Big Words and John's Secret Dreams.

    Alexander and the Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    Alexander and the Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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    He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Nothing at all was right. Everything went wrong, right down to lima beans for supper and kissing on TV. What do you do on a day like that? Well, you may think about going to Australia. You may also be glad to find that some days are like that for other people too.
    All Aboard the London Bus

    All Aboard the London Bus

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    Come! Board the London Bus
    and see the London sights with us.
    At any time, hop off, explore!
    Then climb back on, and ride some more...

    As a family of four spend a day exploring London, fun, child-friendly poems introduce readers to our wonderful capital city, and all its secrets. Well-known landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the London Eye, plus inescapable features like rain and taking tea, all get Patty Toht's witty treatment. Non-fiction facts provide more information about the poetry subjects, while rising star Sam Usher brings them to life with his signature style and humour. This gorgeous celebration of London will be loved by both tourists and those who call the city home.

    Alphaprints: Boo!: Touch and Feel

    Alphaprints: Boo!: Touch and Feel

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    Come and join in the tricks and treats in Boo! --the latest title in Priddy's best-selling series, Alphaprints. This spooktacular book is sure to delight children with fun rhymes to read, kooky illustrations, and exciting textures to touch and feel.

    Each Alphaprints character is created by adding pictures of everyday objects to embossed fingerprints and features an inviting, touch-and-feel texture, including:
    - fuzzy fur
    - soft felt
    - foil fabric
    - and glittery gauze

    With funny illustrations, rhyming text, and plenty to touch and explore, Alphaprints: Boo! is a great way for your little one to join in the spooky fun this Halloween.

    Amelia Bedelia

    Amelia Bedelia

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    Learn to read with the classic Amelia Bedelia! Ever since Amelia Bedelia made her debut in 1963, young readers have been laughing out loud at the antics of this literal-minded but charming housekeeper.

    This special fiftieth anniversary edition of the very first book restores the original text, page design, jacket, and palette of the original volume. What else is the same? Well, the dressed chicken, dusted furniture, and that delicious lemon meringue pie, among other things. An additional eight pages of behind-the-scenes sketches, photographs, and information about the beginnings of this iconic character, the author, the artist, and Amelia Bedelia's exploits throughout the years is included.

    This Level 2 I Can Read is perfect for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success.

    No child can resist Amelia [Bedelia] and her literal trips through the minefield of the English language--and no adult can fail to notice that she's usually right when she's wrong.--The New York Times Book Review

    Supports the Common Core State Standards

    Another

    Another

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    An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
    A New York Times Best Children's Book of 2019
    An NYPL Best Book of 2019
    A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019
    A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2019
    A BookPage Best Picture Book of 2019
    A Horn Book Fanfare Selection of 2019

    In his eagerly anticipated debut as author-illustrator, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honoree Christian Robinson brings young readers on a playful, imaginative journey into another world.

    What if you...
    encountered another perspective?
    Discovered another world?
    Met another you?

    What might you do?

    Apples and Pumpkins

    Apples and Pumpkins

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    An updated classic in a beautiful new hardcover edition!

    In Apples and Pumpkins, a little girl spends a glorious Fall day picking apples and searching for the perfect pumpkin.

    Applesauce Weather

    Applesauce Weather

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    In a touching poetic novel, a fall apple ritual--along with some inventive storytelling--brings a family together as they grieve the loss of a beloved family member.

    When the first apple falls from the tree, Faith and Peter know that it's applesauce weather, even though Peter is getting a little old for such things. It also means Uncle Arthur should be here to tell his stories, with a twinkle in his eye as he spins tales about how he came to have a missing finger. But this is the first year without Aunt Lucy, and when Uncle Arthur arrives, there's no twinkle to be found and no stories waiting to be told. Faith is certain, though, that with a little love and patience, she and Peter might finally learn the truth about that missing finger. Paired with warm, expressive illustrations by Amy June Bates, this heartfelt tale by award-winning poet Helen Frost highlights the strength of family and the power of a good story.