• An American Story

    An American Story

    Alexander, Kwame

    "A picture book in verse that threads together past and present to explore the legacy of slavery during a classroom lesson"--

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  • The Tower of Life: How Yaffa Eliach Rebuilt Her Town in Stories and Photographs

    The Tower of Life: How Yaffa Eliach Rebuilt Her Town in Stories and Photographs

    Stiefel, Chana

    "The story begins with Yaffa Eliach, a spirited young girl who grows up in a vibrant, happy 800-year-old town in Poland, filled with family life and rich traditions. Yaffa's grandmother, who receives a gift of a camera from America, becomes the village photographer, and takes photos of all the family events: weddings, bar mitzvahs, and family gatherings. And on the Jewish New Year, the villagers send photos to their relatives overseas to wish them a "Gut Yontif"! But one dark day, the town is invaded. And quickly the once happy home to 5,000 Jewish people is uprooted. Yaffa survives the war and becomes a Professor of History and America's foremost Holocaust expert. And when President Jimmy Carter invites her to create an exhibit for the new National Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, she travels around the world hunting down her grandmother's photos taken of people who fled from her beloved town, Eishyshok, along with their stories and memories. This breathtaking revival of the town's collective spirit, which is a permanent exhibit at The National Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, will inspire all who read it"--

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  • Claude: The True Story of A White Alligator

    Claude: The True Story of A White Alligator

    Smith, Emma Bland

    "A nonfiction picture book about Claude the albino alligator at the California Academy of Sciences"--

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  • From the Tops of the Trees

    From the Tops of the Trees

    Yang, Kao Kalia

    "A powerful true story of a young girl who has never known life outside a refugee camp and a father determined to help her dream beyond the fences that confine them"--

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  • It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends

    It's Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends

    Harris, Robie H.

    From the expert team behind It's Perfectly Normal and It's So Amazing! comes a book for younger children about their bodies -- a resource that parents, teachers, librarians, health care providers, and clergy can use with ease and confidence. Young children are curious about almost everything, especially their bodies. And young children are not afraid to ask questions. What makes me a girl? What makes me a boy? Why are some parts of girls' and boys' bodies the same and why are some parts different? How was I made? Where do babies come from? Is it true that a stork brings babies to mommies and daddies? It's Not the Stork! helps answer these endless and perfectly normal questions that preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school children ask about how they began. Through lively, comfortable language and sensitive, engaging artwork, Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley address readers in a reassuring way, mindful of a child's healthy desire for straightforward information. Two irresistible cartoon characters, a curious bird and a squeamish bee, provide comic relief and give voice to the full range of emotions and reactions children may experience while learning about their amazing bodies. Vetted and approved by science, health, and child development experts, the information is up-to-date, age-appropriate, and scientifically accurate, and always aimed at helping kids feel proud, knowledgeable, and comfortable about their own bodies, about how they were born, and about the family they are part of. Back matter includes an index. (syndetics)

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  • Stopping by Woods on A Snowy Evening

    Stopping by Woods on A Snowy Evening

    Frost, Robert

    "Whether memorized by schoolchildren or used to eulogize a president, 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,' written in 1922 and published in 1923, has found a place as one of the best-loved and best-known American poems of the last hundred years. Now, six decades after the passing of its author, Robert Frost, celebrated artist P.J. Lynch brings this classic to new life with exquisitely detailed illustrations, evoking its iconic moments and wintry setting on the outskirts of a small village."--

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  • Just Jerry: How Drawing Shaped My Life : A Memoir

    Just Jerry: How Drawing Shaped My Life : A Memoir

    Pinkney, Jerry

    "Jerry Pinkney, Caldecott Medal winner and illustrator of over one hundred books, tells the story of his childhood and how he developed his artistic talent"--

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  • The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls

    The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls

    Schaefer, Valorie Lee

    "Our best-selling body book for girls just got even better! With all-new illustrations and updated content for girls ages 8 and up, it features tips, how-tos, and facts from the experts. You'll find answers to questions about your changing body, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to bras, periods to pimples, and everything in between."--Provided by publisher.

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  • Moon!: Earth's Best Friend

    Moon!: Earth's Best Friend

    McAnulty, Stacy

    "A light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the moon and its history in relation to earth--told from the perspective of the moon itself!"--

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  • Ablaze With Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas

    Ablaze With Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas

    Harvey, Jeanne Walker

    Tells the story of painter and teacher Alma Thomas, discussing her childhood, teaching career and activism.

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