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This story describes a series of events that occur after a young boy gives a mouse a cookie. The mouse is given the cookie which makes him ask for a class of milk, making him ask and do many more things. Every event that occurs makes the mouse want something new.

ehrmans Author: Laura Numeroff. Illustrator: Felicia Bond. Publication date: 1985. Genre: fiction. Awards: California young reader medal, Colorado children's book award, Georgia children's picture story book award, and Nevada young readers award.
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This book can be used for teaching counting. The illustrations integrate numbers by showing the increasing number of black dots in the pictures.

ehrmans Author: Donald Crews. Illustrator: Donald Crews. Publication date: 1968. Genre: counting and rhyme. Awards: Caldecott honor.
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This story explains how fry bread became a part of many Native Americans' diet after the people were forced from their land and given limited rations by the United States government.

ehrmans Author: Kevin Noble Maillard. Illustrator: Juana Martinez-Neal. Publication date: 2019. Genre: fiction. Awards: American Indian Youth Literature Award.
10mo
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The Thing About Luck | Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuo
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This story follows a 12-year-old Japanese-American girl named Summer. Over the course of a season of hard work with her difficult family, she comes to a greater understanding of herself, her family and its heritage, and her relationships.

ehrmans Author: Cynthia Kadohata. Publication date: 2013. Genre: fiction. Awards: Asian/Pacific American award.
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Catina wants to be a famous writer and Houndsley is an excellent cook. These two characters are best friends. This story is about their friendship and the struggles that they face together.

ehrmans Author: James Howe. Illustrator: Marie-Louise Gay. Publication date: 2006. Genre: fiction. awards: ALA notable children's book, Kirkus reviews best children's book.
10mo
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Hero Dad | Melinda Hardin, Bryan Langdo
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This story makes a difficult and tender subject more accessible to children with parents serving far from home.
Author: Melinda Hardin. Illustrator: Bryan Langdo. Publication date: 2010. Genre: fiction.

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The Dot | Peter H. Reynolds
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The child in this story, Vashti, does not like art class at all. She feels this way because she is convinced that she can't draw. Vashti's teacher encourages her to start with a single dot. After this, she signed her work and comes to art class the next week to find her artwork framed. Vashti's creativity takes off.

ehrmans Author: Peter H. Reynolds. Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds. Publication date: 2003. Genre: fiction.
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Little Chicken is ready for breakfast early in the morning but his dad wants to sleep in. They compromise by snuggling and reading in bed with their favorite nursery rhymes. During each story, Chicken interrupts with comments about eating cookies for breakfast.

ehrmans Author: David Ezra Stein. Illustrator: David Ezra Stein. Publication date: 2010. Genre: fiction. Awards: Caldecott Honor.
10mo
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This story follows a 12-year-old boy named Percy while he learns that his true father is Posiden, the Greek god of the sea. Percy is given the task to find the lightning bold that belongs to Zeus. It is up to Percy because Zeus thinks that Posiden stole it.

ehrmans Author: Rick Riordan. Publication date: 2005. Genre: fantasy. Awards: Hampshire Book Award.
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This story talks about two children from the Wampanoag tribe. They learn about how Weeâchumun (corn) persuade the First Peoples to help the newcomers (the Pilgrims) survive in their new home.

ehrmans Author: Danielle Greendeer, Anthony Perry, Alexis Bunten. Illustrator: Garry Meeches. Publication date: 2022. Genre: Informational. No awards yet.
10mo
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Thank You, Mr. Falker | Patricia Polacco
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This is a story of a young girl named Trisha who is struggling with dyslexia. She does not know that this is why she is struggling with reading. Her teacher helps her work through this struggle. Trisha loves to paint and draw, but words are just not her thing. Teachers before did not pick up on her disability. She meets Mr. Falker and the way she feels about reading.

ehrmans Author: Patricia Polacco. Illustrator: Patricia Polacco. Publication date: 1998. Genre: Autobiography. Awards: South Carolina Children's Book.
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The Cherokee people say otsaliheliga to express gratitude. It is a reminder to celebrate our blessings and reflect on our daily and yearly struggles. The Cherokee people in this book are grateful within each season, whether it is for food or community or festivals, or family. The people in this book are shown creating traditional crafts, celebrating life and death, and remembering their people's history.

ehrmans Author: Traci Sorell. Illustrator: Frane Lessac. Publication date: 2018. Genre: Informational. Awards: Robert F. Sibert Award.
10mo
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This book tells the story of a woman who fell in love with sharks from the first moment she saw them at the aquarium. Eugenie Clark dared to dive, defy, discover, and inspire. She couldn't imagine anything more exciting than studying these animals. She quickly discovers that many people believed sharks to be scary and dangerous. This story follows this scientist as she proves them wrong.

ehrmans Author: Jess Keating. Illustrator: Marta Alverez Miguens. Publication date: 2017. Genre: biography. Awards: Chickadee Award.
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When Jessie Came Across the Sea | Amy Hest, P. J. Lynch
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This is the story of 13-year-old Jessie, who lives in a small Eastern European village with her grandmother until one day she is given a free ticket to America. Her Rabbi chose her out of everyone in the village to take this ticket. She is sad to leave her grandmother but knows that it is an opportunity for her future. In America, she sews lace and saves her money for a ticket to America for her grandmother.

ehrmans Author: Amy Hest. Illustrator: P. J. Lynch. Genre: historical fiction. Publication date: 1997. Awards: Kate Greenway Medal and Parents' Choice Award.
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Pax | Sara Pennypacker
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This story is about a boy named Peter and his best friend, a fox named Pax. When Peter's father volunteers to go to war, Peter is forced to give up the fox he has raised since it was a kit. Peter fights with himself as he feels guilty for abandoning his friend.

ehrmans Author: Sara Pennypacker. Illustrator: Jon Klassen. Publication date: 2016. Genre: realistic fiction. Awards: National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
11mo
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This is a story about a powerful set of sisters on one's first day of hijab. It's the start of a brand new year so the sisters have new backpacks and clothes but the older sister also has a new hijab, her first hijab. The fabric of her hijab is blue like the ocean waving to the sky. Not everyone sees hijab as beautiful and may make the older sister find new ways to be strong.

ehrmans Author: Ibtihaj Muhammad and S. K. Ali. Illustrator: Hatem Aly. Publication date: 2019. Genre: realistic fiction. Awards: Good reads choice award for picture book nominee, Booklist editors choice: book for youth, Rise: a feminist book project top ten, and ALCS's notable children's books.
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Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship | Patrick Downes, Jessica Kensky
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This story follows Rescue, a training service dog, and Jessica, a person who has recently lost her legs. Rescue worries about being a good service dog and Jessica worries about learning to walk again. Together they overcome their fears.

ehrmans Author: Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes. Illustrator: Scott Magoon. Publication date: 2018. Genre: realistic fiction. Awards: Schneider Family Book Award.
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Owl Moon | Jane Yolen
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This story is one of an adventure taken by a father and daughter taken on a winter night. They go out in a snowy dark meadow to find an owl. The author paints a picture with the use of figurative language to build anticipation until finally, the daughter is able to see her father communicate with a great horned owl and she is able to see it up close.

ehrmans Author: Jane Yolen. Illustrator: John Schoenherr. Publication date: 1987. Genre: realistic fiction. Awards: Caldecott Medal.
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The poem is through the voice of a young girl who dances, bicycles, and dreams her way through scenes that picture her wishes. These wishes are for a house, boat, dog, siblings, and more. Read the book to feel connected to this little girl and learn her wishes.

ehrmans Author: Nina Laden. Illustrator: Melissa Castrillon. Genre: poetry and fiction. Publication date: 2017.
12mo
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I Like Old Clothes | Mary Ann Hoberman, Patrice Barton
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This poem is a celebration of hand-me-down clothes. The protagonist likes her old clothes because of their history and mystery. She wants to know what the clothes have seen and gone through with the people that owned them before her.

ehrmans Author: Mary Ann Hoberman. Illustrator: Jacqueline Chwast and Patrice Barton. Genre: poetry. Publication date: 1976.
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Like Other Girls | Britta Lundin
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Mara is dying to find a new sport to love after she was kicked off of the basketball team. She is a lifelong football fan and so she decides to try it out. By joining the team she sets off a chain of events in her town and family. Mara is lumped in as one of the girls who can't throw or kick and knows nothing about football. The story follows Mara as she battles the hardships that she faces surrounding gender, sports, sexuality, and friendship.

ehrmans Author: Britta Lundin. Genre: YA fiction and sports fiction. Publication date: 2021. Awards: Whippoorwill Book Award.
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Saturday | Oge Mora
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This story is all about the up-and-down journey that a mother and daughter are on that reminds them of what's best about Saturdays: precious time together. Every single week they look forward to their special Saturday routine, but this Saturday things go wrong. The story displays how the mother and daughter navigate these hiccups in their perfect routine and shows how they overcome them.

ehrmans Author: Oge Mora. Illustrator: Oge Mora. Genre: fiction. Publication date: 2019. Awards: Boston Globe Horn award and Caldecott Honor.
12mo
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Vamos! Let's Go Eat | Ral the Third
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This busy book is all about the traditions that surround the food truck experience. the main character, Little Lono, is cheerfully energetic and his role is a bike counter. The story follows Little Lobo and his dog and rooster as they pick up a variety of food from the food trucks to deliver. The story is all about Mexican food and the traditions that come with it.

ehrmans Author: Raúl the Third. Illustrator: Raúl the Third. Genre: fiction. Publication date: 2020. Awards: Pura Belpre Author award.
12mo
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Beyond the Bright Sea | Lauren Wolk
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This book is all about a young girl named Crow and how she was found on the Elizabeth Islands by Osh. She is being raised by Osh and their neighbor Miss Magie. The story goes on and years later, Crow grows up and wants to know more about her history and family. The story displays the challenges that she goes through trying to find answers.

ehrmans Author: Lauren Wolk. Genre: historical fiction. Publication date: 2017. Awards: NPR best book of the year 2017, New York Public Library best book of the year 2018, and Scott O'Dell Award for historical fiction.
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Starfish | Lisa Fipps
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This book is about a girl named Ellie who has been bullied for her weight her whole life. The bullying started when she wore a whale swimsuit and made a big splash in the pool. Her mom starts to control her diet by monitoring her portions and choosing “healthy“ alternatives. One of Ellie's friends, who is also plus-sized, is moving away making Ellie feel alone. The story is all about how Ellie navigates this hardship and how she overcomes it.

ehrmans Author: Lisa Fipps. Genre: fiction. Publication date: 2021. Awards: Michael Printz Author Award. 12mo
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Frindle | Andrew Clements
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This is a story of a young boy who engages his teacher in a battle of wills about words. Nick Allen tries to find clever ways to use up class time and avoid doing school work. He has distracted teachers from their lesson plans by asking questions that require long explanations. The story is all about how he battles this with his teacher and one specific writing assignment.

ehrmans Author: Andrew Clements. Illustrator: Brian Selznick. Genre: fiction. Publication date: 1996. Awards: Phoenix award.
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Morris is a little boy that loves to use his imagination. He dreams about having space adventures, paints beautiful pictures, and sings the loudest during circle time. Most of all Morris loves his classroom's dress-up center, specifically the tangerine dress. His classmates don't understand though, they say that dresses are for girls only. This is a story displaying the creativity and courage that it takes to be different.

ehrmans Author: Christine Baldacchino. Illustrator: Isabelle Malenfant. Genre: fiction. Publication date: 2014.
12mo
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New Kid | Jerry Craft
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This graphic novel tells the story of a 12-year-old black boy who experiences culture shock when he enrolls in a private school. The story is during Jordan's freshman year of high school. He has to adjust to the new school, experience and witness microaggressions, and also make friends with other students. The story talks about his experiences and how he navigates his new school.

ehrmans Author: Jerry Craft. Illustrator: Jerry Craft. Genre: fiction. Publication date: 2019. Awards: Coretta Scott King Award, Kirkus Prize, and the John Newbery medal.
12mo
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Pumpkin Soup | Helen Cooper
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This story is about the relationship between three friends. these friends live together happily in an old white cabin in the woods. They have a traditional soup-making routine which is turned upside down when one of the friends decides that he wants to do things differently. The story shows how the group of friends navigates this difficulty.

ehrmans Author: Helen Cooper. Illustrator: Helen Cooper. Genre: fiction. Publication date: 1998. Awards: Kate Greenaway Medal.
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The Paper Bag Princess | Robert N. Munsch, Michael Martchenko
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This book is all about reversing princess stereotypes. Princess Elizabeth is set to marry Prince Ronald, but a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. Elizabeth must save him from the dragon so they can get married. She does what she can to make the dragon tired so she can sneak past him to save Ronald. When she does save Ronald, he is not nice to her and she leaves him and they do not get married. It shows that a princess can be a hero too.

ehrmans Author: Robert Munsch. Illustrator: Michael Martchenko. Genre: fiction. Publication date: 1980. It has won critical acclaim from feminism, including an endorsement from the National Organization for Women.
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Rules | Cynthia Lord
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This is the story of Catherine, a 12-year-old girl, who is torn between caring for her brother David, who has autism and finding her own place in life. Her daily life one summer is usually occupied by caring for David and trying her best to keep him out of trouble. To help her navigate this, Catherine creates numerous rules for David. The story follows the siblings and friends that they make through out the summer.

ehrmans Author: Cynthia Lord. Publication date: 2006. Genre: fiction, children's literature. Awards: Schneider Family Book Award, John Newbery Medal, Dorthy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award.
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This book tells the story of how Gonzalo Mendes and Felicitas Mendez challenged the separate but unequal school system in Califonia. Gonzalo was Mexican-born and Felicitas was Puerto Rican. The story takes place during World War II. The book highlights Mendez v. Westminster desegregation case in Califonia that came before Brown v. Board. The book highlights how Mendez organized leading up to the case and during it as well.

ehrmans Author and illustrator: Duncan Tonatiuh. Genre: biography. Publication date: 2014. Award: Tomas Rivera Award.
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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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The author used this book as a memoir to tell the reader about her childhood as an African American in the American Northeast and South in the 1960s. She talks about her experiences and how they made her feel. She talks about how racism and segregation laws affected her and her family. All of this is told through poetry.

ehrmans Author: Jacqueline Woodson. Publication date: 2014. Genre: poetry, children's literature, biography, autobiography. Awards: National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
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This book is not only a stunning picture book but it also tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes. a young girl notices that her eyes look different from everyone else's. She notices that her eyes are like her mother's, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. Later, she recognizes her own beauty and discovers a path to self-love and empowerment.

ehrmans Author: Joanna Ho. Illustrator: Dung Ho. Genre: fiction. Publication date: 2021. Award: Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Text.
13mo
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Holes | Louis Sachar
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The main character of this novel is Stanley Yelnats who is sent to Camp Green Lake after being falsely accused of theft. This camp is a correctional boot camp in a desert in Texas. The plot of the novel explores the history of the area the camp is in and how the actions of the characters in the past have affected Stanley's life in the present.

ehrmans Author: Louis Sachar. Genre: children's literature, young adult fiction, satire, adventure fiction. Publication date: 1998. Award: Newbery Medal Award.
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This book follows the adventures of a mouse named Desperaux Tilling as he sets out to rescue a human princess from the rats. Throughout the book, the setting jumps back in time to introduce us to a new rat named Roscuro. This rat grew up in the dungeons and is supposed to enjoy torturing prisoners. Both rats eventually meet and are opposing characters.

ehrmans Author: Kate DiCamillo. Illustrator: Timothy B. Ering. Genre: fairy tale, fantasy fiction. Publication date: 2003. Awards: Jon Newbery Medal and Dorthy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award.
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The Day You Begin | Jacqueline Woodson
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This book is all about how when you realize that even though you are different from everyone else, the world will still create the space for you that you deserve. You just need to find the courage to share your story. The book also talks about how finding friends that are like you are great but it is also okay to find friends that are completely different. The illustrations in the book are a wonderful supplement to the message of the story.

ehrmans Written by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafel Lopez and Illustrated by Rafel Lopez. Genre: Fiction. Award: Jane Adams Children's Book Award Publication date: 2018.
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This book is about a boy named Duncan and his box of crayons. Duncan really wants to color, but when he gets his crayons, he notices they have left notes saying they have gone on strike. The letters explain that the crayons are not satisfied with how they are being used and that they are being overused. Each letter also has a crayon drawing In children's style. Duncan feels bad for his crayons and wants them to be happy and not sad.

ehrmans Written by Drew Daywalt and Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Published: 2013. Genre: Fiction. Awards: E.B. White Read Aloud Award and Goodreads Choice Awards Best Picture Books.
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This book shows kids of all ages that it is okay to feel sad and to not be afraid to let it out and explore the emotion. Eland does a great job at describing sadness as a visitor by showing that it can be with you one day but gone the next and that is a normal thing. Sadness is given a shape and a face so children can start to understand the emotion a little bit better.

ehrmans Written and Illustrated by Eva Eland. Published in 2019. The genre is fiction. Awards: Klaus Flugge Prize 2020 for the most promising and exciting newcomer to children's picture book illustration. 13mo
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This book is all about an imaginary friend that is on an island of other imaginary friends that are waiting to be imagined by a real child. The story highlights his journey to find his perfect friend. He lands in a city that is dark and dreary and then comes upon a colorful playground. At this playground he notices other imaginary friends with their humans. He then meets his human, Alice, and she shows him a picture of both of them.

ehrmans The adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. Written and illustrated by Dan Santa. Published in 2014. Awards: Caldecott Medal for illustrations. The genre is fiction. 13mo
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