December 9, 2022
Tired of sitting all day on the Nature Finds shelf in Room 214, a rock named Rick escapes the classroom for the great outdoors, only to discover that sometimes the greatest adventure in life is friendship.
Go on a wild animal safari counting one wallaby, two tuna, three thrushes, four frogs-- but absolutely zero zebras. Readers will realize the infinite possibilities of counting what is and isn't on the page.
On a hike with her grandparents, a young Indian American girl notes all the things in the wilderness that are brown, too.
A young girl living on the South Carolina coast dreams of her distant relatives on the shores of Africa and beyond.
In this wordless story, a monster walks down a beach, leaving a line in the sand, while a group of friends perplexed by the line are divided by a series of misunderstandings until the conflict is resolved.
Su Youn Lee
When Coco the chipmunk, who always shares her food, falls ill, her new friends come to care for her in the same way she taught them.
When a tiger comes to stay at Valentine's guest house, the human visitors all check out in a rush. Luckily, the hotel soon starts to fill again, but with a very different collection of residents, all with new and differing needs.
When she realizes she looks different from her beautiful Mama, Izzy feels sad and confused until Mama encourages her to see her own unique beauty.
When an ordinary spot on a grassy hill calls out to him, mouse Vincent, who moves his house on his back, opens his doors to hungry and tired travelers passing by, welcoming them into his home and making room for everyone.
When classmates mispronounce her name during the first day of school, Mirha shies away from correcting them, wondering if she should find a new one until her Mama helps her see just how special her name is.
By heeding their wise grandmother's advice, a brother and sister discover the ability to lift themselves up and imagine a better world.
J 641.3 PIZ
Bursting with color and fun facts, this delightful history of pizza takes readers through time and around the globe to serve up the real story of the world's favorite food.
J 363.7387 SOO
Even though the Earth seems big and unchangeable, humans have altered its climate, creating consequences for all life. By working together, humans can save the planet, and ourselves.
J 573.76 TAK
A scattering of tiny bones, spread across a vivid background, seem to offer no clues. But turn the page and the bones have elegantly come together, revealing the form of a snake or a lion, a crocodile or an elephant, a flamingo or even a whale.
J 792.8 THU
The author, a professional Indigenous dancer, tells the true story of her path to dance and how it helped her take pride in her Native American heritage.
I work in youth services, and love books that pack an emotional punch, coming-of-age stories and graphic novels. If I'm not at the library or reading with my spoiled cat, I'm probably out hiking— preferably someplace with pine trees and mountains— with a very large Thermos of coffee in tow.