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  • 978-1526200563

    by Kirsty Black
    Okalani and Teal is a children's picture book based around two main characters; Okalani the oyster and Teal the turtle. After overcoming his struggles with being different, Teal searches the ocean to find creatures like him who may need some encouraging to come out of their own shells. Teal comes across Okalani, a shy oyster who doesn't think she has much to offer the world! Okalani and Teal aims to encourage children to love who they are and to encourage them to share themselves and their kindn... more
  • Raju the elephant that wept

    by angela frank
    Days and nights pass in agony for Raju the elephant. He is the sweetest creature who roves the streets performing his act, like so many other circus animals, so that his masters can make money. Αt night, chained behind a shed, next to a small tree, winter and summer, in rain, wind or heat, without cover, he travels in his imagination. Only Rosie, the pretty rosefinch, a beautiful bird with melodious voice, keeps him company. Rosie is Raju’s only companion. In the evening, Rosie brings wate... more
  • The Seven Gods of Luck

    by David Kudler
    Fifteenth Anniversary Edition with new notes by author David Kudler Sachiko and Kenji just want to welcome the new year in the proper way, but their mother tells them they don’t have the money for a New Year’s feast. An act of generosity brings help from an unexpected source in this heartwarming Japanese classic. May the Seven Gods of Luck visit you!
  • Risuko

    by David Kudler

    Samurai, assassins, warlords... and a girl who likes to climb

    Kano Murasaki, you may not realize it, but I have done you a great favor. I have it in my power to give you a gift that you don’t even realize you desire. Make yourself worth my trouble, and you will be glad of it. Disappoint me, and you will be very, very sorry.

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    Though Japan has been devastated by a century of civil war, Risuko just wants to climb trees. Growing up... more

  • Mama, I Want to See God

    by Vanessa Fortenberry
    Wanting to connect more with God, a child asks his mother countless questions in this rhyming verse book. In answer, the mother’s tender and patient responses model God’s love. At the story’s end, Mother has answered all of the questions, allowing the child a true connection with God.
  • Skeeter Pan's First Big Adventure

    by Emma Beesley
    Skeeter Pan is not an ordinary pie pan. He is a pan with ideas and one of them is to escape the kitchen for a grand outdoor adventure. His friend Bella, a mixer, worries that it is not quite the thing to do. Travis, a grouchy toaster, who occasionally burns toast, says it is a silly idea, but Skeeter does not listen to them. Skeeter talks Bella into heading out with him to places no kitchen tool has ever gone before and so their first big adventure begins.
  • Still Skylarkin

    by Marlon Paul Moseley
    Synopsis June 1973, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad: the mischievous Max is a few weeks off his ninth birthday, and asks his best friend Fred to ‘Break Biche' - leave school early - and have some fun by the sea. Fred, though older and wiser than Max, gives in to his friend's persuasion and off they go. As strange and interesting as their adventures prove to be, the question hanging over them is: what will happen when they go home? An entertaining little tale of boyish high-jinks.
  • Friends Around the World (Monkey and Puppy's Adventures) (Volume 1)

    by D.N. Hockey
    Monkey and Puppy are on another adventure! This exciting journey takes them - and their readers - around the world to discover new cultures and traditions. Monkey and Puppy visit their friends Blackbuck from India, Owl from Egypt, Bear from the Abenaki tribe, Red Panda from China, and other friends as they delight in each ones unique traditions. They learn about their friends by tasting Egyptian Dolma, creating an Indian Rangoli design with colorful sand, running from Aardwolf's termite dinner, ... more
  • Once Upon a Ramadan

    by D.N. Hockey
    Lia, Jaden, and Elle are siblings with silly stuffed animals who are very much a part of the family. In this story they are excited for their holiday to begin. Lia, the oldest, tells the others about the Ramadan fun during the month-long holiday. They bake cookies and Monkey, Puppy, and Fox get very messy and need a bath. They collect presents to give to children in need and Puppy falls asleep in the bag! Lia tells Jaden that the Ramadan gift bags grow during the month and his imagination makes ... more
  • Okalani and Teal

    by Kirsty Black
    Okalani and Teal is a children's picture book based around too main characters; Okalani the oyster and Teal the turtle. After overcoming his struggles with being different, Teal searches the ocean to find creatures like him who may need some encouraging to come out of their own shells. Teal comes across Okalani, a shy oyster who doesn't think she has much to offer the world! Okalani and Teal aims to encourage children to love who they are and to encourage them to share themselves and their kind... more
  • The Poo Poo Fairy

    by Mary Harper Dick
    Ever since she was a pint-sized pixie, Paulina dreamed of attending Helper's Hollow Academy and becoming a true helper fairy to children. After failing again and again, Paulina finally discovers her talent for making potty training magical and fun! As the Poo Poo Fairy, Paulina makes special fairy visits to cheer on children as they learn to use the big-kid potty.
  • You're white 'cause you don't look like me

    by Shanti Prem
    Kenya is an absolutely adorable five year old brown skin twin who identifies people as only black or white. She notices that her equally adorable twin sister is much lighter than she is, so she teasingly lets her sister in on her new observation, that she must be white. Kenya's mother lovingly gives an explanation of their differences through a fairytale teaching her twins to embrace not only their differences, but the differences of others. The story is told in a poetic easy to understand way.
  • Pooky Ate My Sneakers and Stole My Jeans

    by Maria Psanis
    After a long day playing soccer Sasha comes home to relax and all of sudden her jeans were missing, one of her sneakers was chewed and her book was torn to pieces. Sasha couldn't believe what she was seeing. Was it a monster or a ghost living in her room? She watched her jeans roll, skip, dance, and glide on the floor. Does she dare to confront her jeans or is she too afraid to make a move? Will fear stop her from discovering who's responsible for the uproar that has her family frazzled?
  • Ost Has a Dream

    by Bambi Vincent
    Ost Has a Dream is an ebook with interactive features and animations, and is the first of a series. Ost, a young ostrich, wants more than anything to fly. While Ost is napping, a grouchy old man who is tired of hearing Ost yack about flying, ties his beak closed! In his predicament, Ost is rescued by his two best friends, Tuba Lunes, and Tango, the square spider. The three problem-solve together, and come to understand why the old man doesn’t like noise. When his beak is untied and he can spe... more
  • The Hip Hop Praise Circle: Thank You God (Volume 1)

    by Robert E.O. Crewe

    "Thank you God, Thank, Thank you God!" The Hip Hop Praise Circle is a book about 6 children who go through struggles that children today can relate to. The children tell their stories about the joy of having a family, tackling their fears, overcoming sickness, and more. Although the children are going through different problems, there is one thing that they all have in common... God! God is the answer to all of their problems and they welcome children everywhere to join them as they... more

  • I Don't Need a Second Mother

    by Maria Psanis
    Sasha doesn’t like the fact that her mother has hired an overweight woman, Ms. Grace MaClean to be her babysitter. Yet, her sister Bella is thrilled. Can Sasha learn to accept, respect, and listen to someone upon whom she has passed judgment at first sight? Will Sasha come to realize that there is much more to Ms. MaClean than her great weight?

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