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May 2021

Reading Yes & Noa timeless tale of friendship, adjusting your perspective, and the joys (and trials) of siblinghood.

"It's hard to imagine a more perfect bedtime story for the end of an adventurous toddler day."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

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Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 11:00am
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By Elisha Cooper, Elisha Cooper (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250257338
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 13th, 2021

Good morning, good morning. It's time to wake up!

Join a cat and puppy pair through their day--the ups of being fed and romping through grass, and the downs of days that are too short and things that don't go as planned--as they realize that sometimes the very best thing that can happen is just being together.

Reading Ruby's Reunion Day Dinner, a joyful picture book that taps into the rich African American tradition of family reunions, with delicious food at the heart of the celebration.

On Here Wee Read's 2021 Ultimate List of Diverse Children's Books

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Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 11:00am
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$17.99
ISBN: 9780063015746
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperCollins - May 18th, 2021

Once a year, each of Ruby's relatives prepares a special dish to share at their family reunion. Daddy calls it their "signature dish"--and Ruby wants one of her own. She wanders through the bustling kitchen looking for inspiration. As she watches Pop-Pop's chicken sizzling in the skillet, Uncle G slicing onions, and Auntie Billie cooking corn on the hot grill, she wonders if she's just too young to have a signature dish. That's when she finds it-- the perfect solution!

Reading Me & Mama, "a beautifully illustrated, slice-of-life ode of adoration for doting daughters and marvelous mamas."-- Kirkus Reviews

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Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 11:00am
Me & Mama Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534454217
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Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - August 25th, 2020

Mama's love is brighter than the sun, even on the rainiest of days. This celebration of a mother-daughter relationship is perfect for sharing with little ones!

On a rainy day when the house smells like cinnamon and Papa and Luca are still asleep, when the clouds are wearing shadows and the wind paints the window with beads of water, I want to be everywhere Mama is. 

June 2021

reading A Pizza with Everything on It, in which one father-son duo make a pizza so delicious, and so over-the-top with toppings, that it destroys the universe--and will surely melt readers' minds and hearts, like warm mozzarella.

"Catnip for pizza's many fans, and something more: a joyful tribute to a parent and child who are two peas in a pod within a wide universe of families and pizzas."--Publishers Weekly
 
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Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 11:00am
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By Kyle Scheele, Andy J. Pizza (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781797202815
Availability: Backordered
Published: Chronicle Books - April 27th, 2021

It's a tale as old as time: a kid wants to make a pizza with his dad, but not just any pizza . . . he wants a pizza with everything on it. That's right, everything. But as the toppings pile on, this father-son duo accidentally create a pizza so delicious, so extravagant, so over-the-top, that it destroys the universe--and the cosmos go as dark as burnt crust. Will anyone enjoy pizza ever again? At turns heartwarming, hilarious, and completely out of this world, Kyle Scheele and Andy J.

reading The Rock from the Sky.

" Klassen at his droll best, in five short chapters that are outstanding examples of pacing, less-is-more illustration, and comedic timing....Wacky, witty fun, this could be used to introduce a unit on humor, all done in classic Klassen digital and watercolor tones and shapes...Laugh-out-loud funny; children will be predicting, warning, and laughing their way through any reading and multiple rereadings of this tour de force from a master of the picture book form."--School Library Journal (starred review)

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Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 11:00am
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By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536215625
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Published: Candlewick - April 13th, 2021

There is a spot.
It is a good spot.
It is the perfect spot to stand.
There is no reason to ever leave.
But somewhere above there is also a rock.
A rock from the sky.

Reading Thao: A Picture Book, a funny, eye-opening story about the challenges of growing up with an unfamiliar name and learning to be true to yourself.

"Anyone in an unfamiliar environment will be able to relate... This work's clever construction and stark simplicity embody a kaleidoscope of 'mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors."--Kirkus Reviews

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Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 11:00am
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$17.95
ISBN: 9781771474320
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Published: Owlkids - April 15th, 2021

Even though it's only four simple, familiar letters long, nobody can ever pronounce Thao's name. She's been called Theo, Tail, even Towel! But the teasing names--Tofu, Tiny, China Girl--are worse. Maybe it's time to be someone else? Thao decides to try on a different name, something easy, like Jennifer. It works, but only until she opens her lunchbox to find her mother's Vietnamese spring rolls, gỏi cuốn--Thao's favorite! Now, it feels a lot more comfortable to be herself. 

reading When Lola Visits, an evocative picture book brimming with the scents, tastes, and traditions that define a young girl's summer with her grandmother, debut author Michelle Sterling and illustrator Aaron Asis come together to celebrate the gentle bonds of familial love that span oceans and generations.

"A glorious celebration of Filipino American experience. This book--much like Lola--is something to visit over and over again." -- Booklist (starred review)

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Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 11:00am
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By Michelle Sterling, Aaron Asis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062972859
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 18th, 2021

In an evocative picture book brimming with the scents, tastes, and traditions that define a young girl's summer with her grandmother, debut author Michelle Sterling and illustrator Aaron Asis come together to celebrate the gentle bonds of familial love that span oceans and generations.