The pages of a book can sometimes turn an emotion, begin a chapter and open a heart.

Grief and Loss

Everett Anderson’s Goodbye, by Lucille Clifton

“A simple, poetic telling of Everett Anderson’s feelings as he copes with andaccepts the fact of his father’s death.”–Childhood Education. Coretta ScottKing Award; NCTE Teacher’s Choice; Reading Rainbow Feature. Full color.


Adoption, Family and Love

A Mother for Choco, by Keiko Kasza

Family is about love no matter how different parents and children may be, adopted or not.

Choco wishes he had a mother, but who could she be? He sets off to find her, asking all kinds of animals, but he doesn’t meet anyone who looks just like him. He doesn’t even think of asking Mrs. Bear if she’s his mother-but then she starts to do just the things a mommy might do. And when she brings him home, he meets her other children-a piglet, a hippo, and an alligator-and learns that families can come in all shapes and sizes and still fit together.



The Day You Begin, by Jacqueline Woodson

Starting a new school year is hard enough. Add in feeling different from your classmates, and it can shake a kid to the core. The incomparable Woodson…and López…extend a reassuring hand in this verbally and visually poetic book…

The New York Times Book Review – Maria Russo

Self Empowerment and Calming Strategies

Self Empowerment and Calming Strategies

An eagle soaring among the clouds, a star twinkling in the night sky, a camel in the desert, or a boat sailing across the sea . . . Yoga has the power of transformation. Not only does it strengthen bodies and calm minds, but with a little imagination, it can show us that anything is possible. New York Times bestselling illustrator Peter H. Reynolds teams up with author and certified Yoga instructor Susan Verde in this book about creativity and the power of self-expression. I Am Yoga encourages children to explore the world of Yoga and make room in                                                                                                                             their hearts for the world beyond it.


Love the Magic of Math

Counting On Frank, by Houghton Mifflin

Make math meaningful and fun for students with this set of 8 authentic trade books that reflect grade-level content and reinforce important math concepts. Each set comes with a Teacher’s Guide, including suggestions for incorporating the literature into your daily lessons.


Special LGBTQQI+ Selections   

They She He Me: Free to Be! by Maya Christina Gonzales

Pronouns 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. Award winning children’s book author and artist Maya Gonzalez is joined by her partner, Matthew, in their first children’s book together.


Red: A Crayon’s Story, by Michael Hall

A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as “red” suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York Times–bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo and It’s an Orange Aardvark! Funny, insightful, and colorful, Red: A Crayon’s Story, by Michael Hall, is about being true to your inner self and following your own path despite obstacles that may come your way. Red will appeal to fans of Lois Ehlert, Eric Carle, and The Day the Crayons Quit, and makes a great gift for readers of any age!


The Michelle Obama Transgender Guide, by Richard Saunders

The Michelle Obama Transgender Guide

Compiled by Richard Saunders with publicly accessible documents from the President Obama Administration.



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