Trailblazer : the story of ballerina Raven Wilkinson / by Leda Schubert ; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III ; with a foreword by Misty Copeland.

  • 17 January 2018
cover image"This beautiful picture book tells the little-known story of Raven Wilkinson, the first African American woman to dance for a major classical ballet company and an inspiration to Misty Copeland. When she was only five years old, her parents took her to see the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Raven perched on her crushed velvet seat, heard the tympani, and cried with delight even before the curtain lifted. From that moment on, her passion for dance only grew deeper inside of her. No black ballerina had ever danced with a major touring troupe before. Raven would be the first. Raven Wilkinson was born on February 2, 1935, in New York City. From the time she was a little girl, all she wanted to do was dance. On Raven's ninth birthday, her uncle gifted her with ballet lessons, and she completely fell in love with dance. While she was a student at Columbia University, Raven auditioned for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and was finally accepted on her third try, even after being told she couldn't dance with them because of her skin color. When she started touring with her troupe in the United States in 1955, Raven encountered much racism in the South, but the applause, alongside the opportunity to dance, made all the hardship worth it. Several years later she would dance for royalty with the Dutch National Ballet and regularly performed with the New York City Opera until she was fifty. This beautiful picture book tells the uplifting story of the first African American woman to dance for a major classical ballet company and how she became a huge inspiration for Misty Copeland. Theodore Taylor III's unique, heavy line style of illustration brings a deeper level of fluidity and life to the work, and Misty Copeland's beautifully written foreword will delight ballet and dance fans of all ages"-- Provided by publisher.

Be a king : Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream and you / Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by James Ransome.

  • 14 January 2018
cover image"You can be a King. Stamp out hatred. Put your foot down and walk tall. You can be a King. Beat the drum for justice. March to your own conscience. Featuring a dual narrative of the key moments of Dr. King's life alongside a modern class as the students learn about him, Carole Weatherfor's poetic text encapsulates the moments that readers today can reenact in their own lives. See a class of young students as they begin a school project inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and learn to follow his example, as he dealt with adversity and never lost hope that a future of equality and justice would soon be a reality. As times change, Dr. King's example remains, encouraging a new generation of children to take charge and change the world ... to be a King"-- Provided by publisher.

Insects and spiders.

  • 13 January 2018
cover imagePresents, in text and illustrations, the characteristics and habits of a variety of insects and spiders.

Nellie and the bandit / Eileen Ross ; pictures by Erin E. Kono.

  • 13 January 2018
cover imageWhen Desperado Dan breaks out of jail, Nellie sets out to find her Pa, the sheriff, but finds the outlaw first.

Fun experiments with light / by Rob Ives ; illustrated by Eva Sassin.

  • 13 January 2018
cover imageProvides step-by-step instructions for experiments involving light, from a cardboard camera to ice on fire.

The all-I'll-ever-want Christmas doll / written by Patricia C. McKissack ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.

  • 13 January 2018
cover imageDuring the Depression, three young sisters get one baby doll for Christmas and must find a way to share.

Who are you? : the kid's guide to gender identity / Brook Pessin-Whedbee ; illustrated by Naomi Bardoff.

  • 12 January 2018
cover image"What do you like? How do you feel? Who are you? This brightly illustrated children's book provides a straightforward introduction to gender for anyone aged 5+. It presents clear and direct language for understanding and talking about how we experience gender: our bodies, our expression and our identity. An interactive three-layered wheel included in the book is a simple, yet powerful, tool to clearly demonstrate the difference between our body, how we express ourselves through our clothes and hobbies, and our gender identity. Ideal for use in the classroom or at home, a short page-by-page guide for adults at the back of the book further explains the key concepts and identifies useful discussion points. This is a one-of-a-kind resource for understanding and celebrating the gender diversity that surrounds us"--Publisher.

Inky's great escape : the incredible (and mostly true) story of an octopus escape / by Casey Lyall ; illustrated by Sebastià Serra.

  • 12 January 2018
cover imageInky's Great Escape follows a Houdini-esque octopus as he pulls his greatest disappearing act yet. Inky, worn out from his exciting life in the ocean, has retired to the aquarium. There he quietly regales his tankmate Blotchy with tales of his past adventures. Then Blotchy dares Inky to make one more daring escape: out of their tank . . . and the aquarium. Will Inky succeed?

Welcome / Barroux.

  • 12 January 2018
cover imageAfter the ice they're living on breaks, three polars drift away and must find a new home.

Daddy's little princess / written by G. Todd Taylor & Morgan E. Taylor ; illustrated by Delayna Robbins.

  • 12 January 2018
cover image"Six-year-old co-author Morgan E. Taylor thinks that every little girl should believe she's a princess. Unfortunately, most of the common images of princesses do not represent the rich diversity of royalty. Daddy's Little Princess introduces real-life African queens and princesses in all shades. This book educates, builds self-esteem and inspires young readers to embrace their greatness" -- amazon.com.

Winter dance / written by Marion Dane Bauer ; illustrated by Richard Jones.

  • 12 January 2018
cover imageA fox wonders how he should prepare for the coming winter, but what other animals advise will not work for him until another fox comes to his aid.

That's not fair! : getting to know your rights and freedoms / written by Danielle S. McLaughlin ; illustrated by Dharmali Patel.

  • 12 January 2018
cover imageA collection of stories illustrating civil liberties.

Poverty and hunger / Louise Spilsbury ; Hanae Kai.

  • 12 January 2018
cover imageAn introduction to poverty and hunger answers such questions as what hunger and poverty are, how people around the world are affected by both, and how readers can help them.

The smallest gift of Christmas / Peter H. Reynolds.

  • 12 January 2018
cover imageWhen young Roland is disappointed by seeing a tiny gift on Christmas morning, he learns that some gifts can't and shouldn't be defined by their physical size.

The Christmas story : the Brick Bible for kids / Brendan Powell Smith.

  • 12 January 2018
cover imagePresents the story of the birth of Jesus, in a text illustrated with LEGO toys.

Joseph and the colorful coat : the Brick Bible for kids / Brendan Powell Smith.

  • 12 January 2018
cover image"The story of Jacob and his sons, the colorful coat, and Joseph in Egypt is a timeless tale about love, jealousy, and, ultimately, forgiveness. Now, for the first time, this incredible story comes to life as part of The Brick Bible for Kids series"-- Provided by publisher.

David and Goliath : the brick Bible for kids / Brendan Powell Smith.

  • 12 January 2018
cover imageDescribes the biblical battle between Philistine giant Goliath and young boy David using LEGO toys to depict the narration.

Here we are : notes for living on planet Earth / Oliver Jeffers.

  • 11 January 2018
cover imageIn this salutation from Earth, the chronicler gives a tour of the planet and introduces those who call it home.

Nile crossing / written by Katy Beebe ; illustrated by Sally Wern Comport.

  • 11 January 2018
cover image"Khepri, who lives in ancient Egypt, begins to feel nervous as he and his father travel to Thebes for Khepri's first day of scribe school"-- Provided by publisher.

Little night cat / Sonja Danowski ; translated by David Henry Wilson.

  • 11 January 2018
cover image"When Tony, a little boy, bravely offers his stuffed animals--including his favorite toy cat--to the animal shelter to raise money for the needy dogs and cats, it touches his mom's heart. Later that night when Tony misses his toy, she gives him her old stuffed cat. He embraces it with such care and devotion that his mom rewards him in a way that he never imagines"--Page [4] of cover.

Wild about us! / written by Karen Beaumont ; illustrated by Janet Stevens.

  • 11 January 2018
cover imageFrom Elephant's long nose to Kangaroo's huge feet to Monkey's stick-out ears, everyone is worth celebrating, no matter what they look like.

Albie's first word : a tale inspired by Albert Einstein's childhood / written by Jacqueline Tourville ; & illustrated by Wynne Evans.

  • 11 January 2018
cover imageBecause three-year-old Albie, who would one day be known as Albert Einstein, has never spoken his concerned family takes him to a doctor who recommends a series of activities that might stimulate him to talk.

Come home already! / by Jory John ; illustrated by Benji Davies.

  • 11 January 2018
cover imageAn excited Duck wants to hang out with Bear. But Bear's gone fishing for a whole week and is happy to finally get a second alone.

Click, clack, moo : I love you! / Doreen Cronin ; illustrated by Betsy Lewin.

  • 11 January 2018
cover imageLittle Duck is working hard making valentines for everyone and decorating for the Valentine's Day dance, but what happens when an unexpected guest arrives?

You hold me up / Monique Gray Smith and Danielle Daniel.

  • 11 January 2018
cover imageAn evocative picture book intended to foster reconciliation among children and encourage them to show each other love and support.

Noah's ark : the brick Bible for kids / Brendan Powell Smith.

  • 11 January 2018
cover imageThe story of Noah and his ark full of two of every animal on Earth has been a favorite Bible story of children for years. And now, for the first time, Noah's Ark is brought to life through LEGOS]. Full color.

Daniel in the lions' den : the brick Bible for kids / Brendan Powell Smith.

  • 11 January 2018
cover image"The story of Daniel being thrown into the lions' den as illustrated with LEGO bricks."-- Provided by publisher.

Jonah and the whale : the brick Bible for kids / Brendan Powell Smith.

  • 11 January 2018
cover image"The bible's greatest fish tale re-created in LEGO® bricks!"--dust jacket.

The itsy bitsy spider : classic nursery rhymes retold / Joe Rhatigan ; illustrated by Carolina Farias.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imageIn an expanded version of the traditional nursery rhyme, all the insects join in the fun with the spider.

Chicken or Egg : who comes first? / by Brenda S. Miles, PhD, and Susan D. Sweet, PhD ; Illustrated by Melon + Mandarina.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imageChicken and Egg compete in sports, on tests, and in other ways until they discover that winning and losing are less fun than playing together.

Nina : jazz legend and civil-rights activist Nina Simone / Alice Brière-Haquet ; illustrated by Bruno Liance ; translated by Julie Cormier.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imageWith evocative black-and-white illustrations and moving prose, readers are introduced to Nina Simone, jazz-music legend and civil-rights activist. Shared as a lullaby to her daughter, a soulful song recounts Simone's career, the trials she faced as an African American woman, and the stand she took during the Civil Rights Movement. This poignant picture book offers a melodic tale that is both a historic account of an iconic figure and an extraordinary look at how far we've come and how far we still need to go for social justice and equality. A timeless and timely message aptly appropriate for today's social and political climates.

Valensteins : (a love story) / by Ethan Long.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imageOn a cold, dark night perfect for scaring, Fran is making a valentine, causing other members of Fright Club to howl and hiss over the idea of being in love.

Lola loves stories / Anna McQuinn ; illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imageLola loves to hear Daddy read a new library book each night, an activity that spurs her imagination and results in inventive play the next day.

Dino Duckling / Alison Murray.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imageA funny and touching celebration of difference, based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling. Dino Duckling can dive, swim and fish just like his duckling brothers and sisters. But when the time comes for the family fly south for the winter, Dino Duckling finds he really is different!

Peppa's Valentine's Day / adapted by Courtney Carbone.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imagePeppa Pig gets a pretty card in the mail from Zoe Zebra. It's a Valentine's Day card! Peppa learns about the meaning of Valentine's Day and decides to show all of her friends just how special they are to her.

Love / Matt de la Peña ; Loren Long.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imageIllustrations and easy-to-read text celebrate the bonds of love that connect us all.

Champion : the story of Muhammad Ali / Jim Haskins ; illustrations by Eric Velasquez.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imageA freshly updated version of an acclaimed and moving biography about the most famous boxer of all time.

Princess Arabella's birthday / Mylo Freeman ; translated from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imageOn Princess Arabella's birthday, she asks for and receives an elephant, but finding the elephant very sad, she learns that in her quest to get what she wanted, she had not thought about the feelings of others.

The princess and the frog : the story of Tiana.

  • 10 January 2018
cover image"Celebrate Tiana's greatest adventure. Journey through the bayou to Mardi Gras with one hopeful firefly, one musical alligator, and two helpless frogs. This deluxe storybook retelling of the classic animated film is a treasure to behold."--Back cover.

Princess Truly in my magical, sparkling curls / by Kelly Greenawalt ; illustrated by Amariah Rauscher.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imageWhen Princess Truly believes in herself, her curls begin to shine and can magically transport her to the distant past, on an underwater adventure, or to Mars.

The best Sukkot pumpkin ever / Laya Steinberg ; illustrations by Colleen Madden.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imageWhen Micah and his family volunteer to pick pumpkins for a soup kitchen, he also hopes to get the perfect pumpkin for himself, but soon learns that giving to others can be even better. Includes facts about Sukkot.

Oodles of kittens / written by Jane O'Connor ; illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imageAfter Nancy and Bree find kittens out in the rain, Nancy decides to keep one, putting her posh pup, Frenchy, on edge.

They, she, he, me : free to be! / by Maya and Matthew.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imagePronouns serve as a familiar starting point for kids and grown-ups to expand ideas about gender and celebrate personal expression with fun imagery that provides a place to meet and play

Hey diddle diddle / Joe Rhatigan ; illustrated by Alejandro O'Kif.

  • 9 January 2018
cover imageAn expanded version of the traditional nursery rhyme presents even more silly situations, including a fish and a noodle climbing a tree, a giraffe in a cradle crying for soup, and a movie star monkey riding in a wagon.

School bus saves the day / Peter Bently ; illustrated by Louise Conway.

  • 9 January 2018
cover imageSchool Bus is taking Mr. Hodges and his class to see the carnival! But where are the carnival king and queen? Can School Bus help save the parade?

Don't pick your nose, Pinocchio! : a story about hygiene / written by Steve Smallman ; illustrated by Neil Price.

  • 9 January 2018
cover image"In "Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio!" every time Pinocchio picks his nose he lies to Gepetto about doing so and his nose grows! Mr Cricket arrives to helps distract Pinocchio and keep his fingers busy, but when Pinocchio accidentally pushes Mr Cricket up his nose, he learns a big lesson"-- Provided by publisher.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, wash your hair! / written by Steve Smallman ; illustrated by Neil Price.

  • 9 January 2018
cover image"Rapunzel is stuck up in a tower. Three princes try to rescue her by climbing up her hair, but Rapunzel never washes it so it's greasy and slippery! How will she escape? Learn the importance of clean hair in this hilarious sotry about dirty, tangled locks"--Page 4 of cover.

Get some rest, Sleeping Beauty! / written by Steve Smallman ; illustrated by Neil Price.

  • 9 January 2018
cover image"Sleeping Beauty doesn't actually like sleeping! Her lack of sleep makes her clumsy and very moody. WIll she ever get some rest?"--Page 4 of cover.

Stinky Jack and the beanstalk / written by Steve Smallman ; illustrated by Neil Price.

  • 9 January 2018
cover imageLearn the importance of being clean with this hilarious story about smelly Jack! In Stinky Jack and the Beanstalk Jack refuses to wash and is smelly and dirty. When a beanstalk grows in his garden, Jack climbs up to spy on the giant at the top, but each time he visits the giant can smell him. When the giant finally catches him, Jack realises the importance of being clean.

Spirit child : a story of the Nativity / translated from the Aztec by John Bierhorst ; pictures by Barbara Cooney.

  • 9 January 2018
cover imageAn English translation of the Aztec version of the birth of Jesus Christ told in 1583.

Grandma's purse / Vanessa Brantley-Newton.

  • 9 January 2018
cover image"When Grandma Mimi comes to visit, her granddaughter cannot wait to see what treasures she has hidden in her purse."-- Provided by publisher.

The new liBEARian / story by Alison Donald ; pictures by Alex Willmore.

  • 9 January 2018
cover image"When the children discover a bear at the librarian's desk at story time, they think he's the new librarian. He's not!"-- Provided by publisher.

Snow white and the very angry dwarf / written by Steve Smallman ; illustrated by Neil Price.

  • 8 January 2018
cover imageSnow White meets seven dwarves whilst escaping the Wicked Queen. But Angry the dwarf isn't as friendly as the others! Can Snow White calm his raging temper?

You're not ugly, duckling! / written by Steve Smallman ; illustrated by Neil Price.

  • 8 January 2018
cover imagePoor Tufty doesn't look like the other ducklings, but inside he is brave and kind. What will it take for the others to accept Tufty for who he really is? Learn how to recognize and cope with bullying behavior in this heartfelt story about a little duckling.

Give us a smile, Cinderella / written by Steve Smallman ; illustrated by Marcin Piwowarski.

  • 8 January 2018
cover imageAlthough Cinderella works hard every day, she still makes time to brush her teeth twice a day while her two lazy stepsisters eat sweets and cannot be bothered to brush.

ABC birds / American Museum of Natural History.

  • 8 January 2018
cover imageFrom albatross to zebra finch, different birds present the letters of the alphabet.

Goldilocks and the just right potty / Leigh Hodgkinson.

  • 8 January 2018
cover imageLittle Goldilocks wants to wear big-girl underwear that's not too silly and not too frilly, but just right. But that means she also needs to find the "just right" potty. Will she know when she needs to go? And will she get to the potty in time? Find out in this lighthearted story that will have parents and their little ones feeling ready to tackle toilet training.

Rot, the cutest in the world! / Ben Clanton.

  • 8 January 2018
cover imageRot, a mutant potato, enters a "Cutest in the World" contest but worries when he sees his competition.

Somewhere a bell is ringing.

  • 8 January 2018
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Twinderella : a fractioned fairy tale / Corey Rosen Schwartz ; pictures by Deborah Marcero.

  • 7 January 2018
cover image"In this twist on the classic tale, Cinderella and her less-famous twin sister Twinderella leave splitting everything in half behind when each finds her own Prince Charming (with a little magical help from their fairy god-mother)"-- Provided by publisher.

Let the children march / by Monica Clark-Robinson ; illustrated by Frank Morrison.

  • 7 January 2018
cover imageUnder the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, children and teenagers march against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963.

Santa's underwear / written by Marty Rhodes Figley and illustrated by Marty Kelley.

  • 7 January 2018
cover imageOn Christmas Eve, Santa cannot find the special Christmas underwear he wears every year, and nothing else seems quite right.

Tobor / Guido van Genechten ; English translation from the Dutch by Clavis Publishing Inc.

  • 7 January 2018
cover imageBen receives a very special present for his fifth birthday. Unlike Ben's stuffed animals who can't move on their own or talk, Tobor is different; with a press of his square nose, Tobor comes alive, suggesting and playing games, talking and asking questions and soon he becomes Ben's best friend. Sometimes friendship develops where you least expect it.

Lola's rules for friendship / written by Jenna McCarthy ; illustrated by Sara Palacios.

  • 7 January 2018
cover imageLola knows a lot about being a good friend. She knows friends have lots of things in common but not everything (that would be boring). Friends are always ready to share--even something gross! Sometimes friends make mistakes but they always forgive each other. The problem is Lola's family just moved, and the only person she knows in her new neighborhood is her big sister Charlotte. And Charlotte doesn't exactly count. Can Lola prove she knows how to make friends, too?

Ana and the sea star / R. Lynne Roelfs ; illustrated by Jamie Hogan.

  • 7 January 2018
cover imageA young girl finds a starfish on the beach and wants to show it to her mother at home, but doesn't want to take it from its home. With encouragement from her dad and a little imagination, Ana is able to let the sea star go and yet keep it with her at the same time.

Nothing can frighten a bear / Elizabeth Dale ; illustrated by Paula Metcalf.

  • 7 January 2018
cover imageWhen Baby Bear hears a noise and fears a monster is near, the whole family gets out of bed and searches the woods to prove that monsters are not real.

Lovely / Jess Hong.

  • 6 January 2018
cover image"Big, small, curly, straight, loud, quiet, smooth, wrinkly. Lovely explores a world of differences that all add up to the same thing: we are all lovely!"-- Provided by publisher.

Willa and the bear / by Philomena O'Neill.

  • 6 January 2018
cover imageWhen Willa's ragdoll, Rosie, falls into the snow and disappears, Willa is inconsolable until Rosie mysteriously reappears on Grandma's doorstep.

Groundhug Day / written by Anne Marie Pace ; illustrations by Christopher Denise.

  • 6 January 2018
cover image"Moose is planning the biggest Valentine's Day party ever. But can he convince his friend, Groundhog, to stay around to celebrate without hiding from his shadow?"-- Provided by publisher.

Everybody feels ... sad! / Moira Butterfield & Holly Sterling.

  • 6 January 2018
cover imageTwo stories, one about Chloe losing her toy, and the other about Omar feeling upset over the death of his cat, explain the emotion of sadness and how to handle it.

Everybody feels ... scared! / Moira Butterfield & Holly Sterling.

  • 6 January 2018
cover imageTwo stories, one about Omar attending a new school, and the other about Chloe worrying over a class presentation, explain the emotion of fear and how to handle it.

Everybody feels...Happy! / Moira Butterfield & Holly Sterling.

  • 6 January 2018
cover imageEnumerates what can make people feel happy and how to spread happiness.

Pete the cat and the cool cat boogie / Kimberly and James Dean.

  • 6 January 2018
cover imagePete the Cat is learning a new dance -- the Cool Cat Boogie! When he hears a groovy beat, he's full of happy feet. But when Grumpy toad tells him, "Pete, you dance all wrong!" Pete is determined to become a better dancer. With the help of his friends and some wise words from Owl, Pete learns that he's the grooviest when he's being himself.

Captain Monty takes the plunge / written by Jennifer Mook-Sang ; illustrated by Liz Starin.

  • 5 January 2018
cover imageMonty the Malodorous is a daring pirate. He is brave. He is bold. He is feared by all who sail the six or seven seas. But Monty has a secret: he can't swim. He never goes into the ocean and he never takes a bath. Real pirates don't bathe. "Yar-har-har" he says. But things change when he meets a mermaid named Meg.

Something's fishy / Jean Gourounas.

  • 5 January 2018
cover imageAn ice fishing penguin becomes increasingly aggravated as his line fails to attract fish. His activity attracts some curious polar characters.
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