• The Not-so-friendly Friend: How to Set Boundaries for Healthy Friendships

    The Not-so-friendly Friend: How to Set Boundaries for Healthy Friendships

    Furnival, Christina (Licensed professional clinical counselor)

    How can I help my child deal with a bully? What do I teach them about handling an on-again-off-again, not-so-friendly friend? My advice to "just be kind" isn't helping, and my child is still hurting. Christina Furnival, a licensed mental health therapist and mom, helps answer these questions in this charming and engaging rhyming story about a young child who successfully navigates the complexities of an unkind peer relationship. In The Not-So-Friendly Friend, children will learn an easy and practical lesson about how to firmly and assertively - yet kindly - stand up for themselves in the face of a bully. By teaching children about the importance and value of setting boundaries for healthy friendships, this book provides children the tools they need to foster their social confidence and emotional well-being.

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  • Spectacular Stories for Curious Kids

    Spectacular Stories for Curious Kids

    Sullivan, Jesse

    A collection of real life stories spanning the ages and the globe, from history, science and pop culture.

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  • Yoshi, Sea Turtle Genius: A True Story About An Amazing Swimmer

    Yoshi, Sea Turtle Genius: A True Story About An Amazing Swimmer

    Cox, Lynne

    "A picture book about a sea turtle named Yoshi who has traveled further than any other living animal"--

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  • Killer Whale Vs. Great White Shark

    Killer Whale Vs. Great White Shark

    Pallotta, Jerry

    Contains facts about killer whales and great white sharks, comparing such aspects as their sizes, brain structure, and abilities.

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  • Magic Ramen

    Magic Ramen

    Wang, Andrea

    World War II was over, but in Japan, lines for a simple bowl of ramen noodles wound down the sidewalk. What Momofuku Ando did next would change food forever. Andrea Wang, author of Watercress (a Newberry honor book and winner of the Caldecott Medal), tells the true story behind the creation of one of the world's most popular foods. "An inspiring story of persistence and an ideal purchase for any collection." School Library Journal , STARRED review 2021 Nutmeg Book Awards Nominee Winner of the 2020 Sakura Award Read Across America Book of the Month, May 2021 Center for Multicultural Children's Literature Best Book of 2019 List Smithsonian Magazine '10 Best Children's Books of 2019 ′ List Every day, Momofuku Ando would retire to his lab--a little shed in his backyard. For years, he'd dreamed about making a new kind of ramen noodle soup that was quick, convenient, and tasty for the hungry people he'd seen in line for a bowl on the black market following World War II. Peace follows from a full stomach, he believed. Day after day, Ando experimented. Night after night, he failed. But Ando kept experimenting. With persistence, creativity, and a little inspiration, Ando succeeded. This is the true story behind one of the world's most popular foods. (syndetics)

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  • Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi

    Wetzel, Dan

    Renowned sports journalist Dan Wetzel shoots and scores with Epic Athletes: Lionel Messi , an inspiring young readers biography of a soccer great who rose from an underdog to a champion! Featuring comic-style illustrations by Jay Reed! Lionel Messi has taken the soccer world by storm. He scored the most goals in a season. He's racked up championships. There was even a statue built in his honor. Despite the accolades, he's still hungry for more goals, more championships, more opportunities to shine on the soccer pitch. Messi's drive to succeed has motivated him ever since he first stepped on his local, worn down field as a kid. Yet his success didn't come without bumps in the road. Diagnosed with a career-threatening medical condition at ten, Messi refused to give up on his dream, and went on to amass one of the greatest careers in sports history. Filled with sports action and bold illustrations, this thrilling biography details the rise of a living soccer legend. Praise for Epic Athletes * "An unusually informative and enjoyable sports biography for young readers." -- Booklist , starred review for Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry (syndetics)

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  • The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

    The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

    Hannah-Jones, Nikole

    Stymied by her unfinished family tree assignment for school, a young girl seeks Grandma's counsel and learns about her ancestors, the consequences of slavery, and the history of Black resistance in the United States.

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  • The Mysterious Benedict Society: Mr. Benedict's Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums

    The Mysterious Benedict Society: Mr. Benedict's Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums

    Stewart, Trenton Lee

    Companion book to the mysterious Benedict Society series featuring puzzles, riddles, and brainteasers.

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  • The ABCs of Black History

    The ABCs of Black History

    Cortez, Rio

    "B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright! And for a Book that takes a Bold journey through the alphabet of Black history and culture. Letter by letter, The ABCs of Black History celebrates a story that spans continents and centuries, triumph and heartbreak, creativity and joy. It's a story of big ideas--P is for Power, S is for Science and Soul. Of significant moments--G is for Great Migration. Of iconic figures--H is for Zora Neale Hurston, X is for Malcom X. It's an ABC book like no other, and a story of hope and love. In addition to rhyming text, the book includes back matter with information on the events, places, and people mentioned in the poem, from Mae Jemison to W. E. B. Du Bois, Fannie Lou Hamer to Sam Cooke, and the Little Rock Nine to DJ Kool Herc"--

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  • Listening to My Body: A Guide to Helping Kids Understand the Connection Between Sensations (what the Heck Are Those?) and Feelings So That They Can Get Better at Figuring Out What They Need

    Listening to My Body: A Guide to Helping Kids Understand the Connection Between Sensations (what the Heck Are Those?) and Feelings So That They Can Get Better at Figuring Out What They Need

    Garcia, Gabi

    "Listening to My Body is an engaging and interactive picture book that introduces children to the practice of paying attention to their bodies. Through a combination of story, and simple experiential activities, it guides them through the process of noticing and naming their feelings and the physical sensations that accompany them so that they can build on their capacity to engage mindfully, self-regulate and develop a deeper sense of well-being."--Publisher's description.

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