This is a story about how the author “fell in love with her hair.”  When she was a little girl, her mother would often comb her hair in the evening before bed. She would make herself comfortable sitting on the floor between her mom’s knees and relax as her mom oiled her scalp,...

“Zuri’s hair let’s her be her! It coils and kinks to perfectly match a princess tiara or a superhero cape. But an extra special day calls for an extra special style!  Comb in hand, Daddy steps in to help Zuri find the perfect fit.”  Hair...

What makes a good day for you? Finding that each person sees their world a little differently is the basis for this children’s colorful picture book written by former kindergarten teacher, Micha Archer. A young boy named Daniel visits many community members throughout his...

Ruby is a creative, adventurous girl who one day finds out that she has a worry. She hides the worry, so it grows and stops her from being her adventurous self. This book guides conversations about worries as something we can be aware of and control. Ruby discovers that everyone has worries...

Jeremy longs for the popular tennis shoes worn by many of his classmates but his grandmother insists he doesn’t need them. In “Those Shoes, author Maribeth Boelts explores the themes of generosity, friendship and the difference between needs and wants. 

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In “Hey, Little Ant,” a boy comes across an ant and is faced with the choice of squishing the ant or not. This rhyming book explores the very different perpectives of a boy and the ant he is about to squish. They debate the merits of each creature's life through humor and empathy....

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