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  • Bax and His Bubbles: All About a Kid and His Thoughts

    by Dr. Sonia E. Amin

    Thoughts can be difficult to navigate at any age. Offering loving guidance to children as they sort through their thoughts empowers them to choose well in what they say and do. Bax and His Bubbles introduces children to a simple method for choosing which thought bubbles to keep and which to release.

  • Katy Has Two Grampas

    by Julie Schanke Lyford
    Katy's school is celebrating Grandparents Day, and Katy is nervous. She doesn't want to introduce her grandpas in front of the class because she's worried that nobody will understand her lisp. To make matters worse, when Katy tells her teacher that she's inviting her married ''grampas,'' her teacher thinks she means to say grandma and grandpa instead of grandpa and grandpa. Will Katy build the confidence to speak in front of the class and challenge stereotypes? Katy Has Two Grampas is based o... more
  • Finding My Yip

    by Books Forward Author Publicity
    Christine Isley-Farmer weaves together a charming tale featuring a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel as the story’s narrator. When Boomer is a puppy he is unable to yip like his mother and sisters. Boomer lives with Nana Weathers, a musician who possesses a magical ring that helps them communicate. Boomer quickly bonds with Nana’s nine-year-old granddaughter Chloe, who has a stutter. Chloe’s big wish is to sing beautifully like Nana. Chloe and Boomer make new friends at dog obedience school and grow... more
  • Robo Monkey's Feeling Funky

    by Kim Linette
    Why is Robo Monkey feeling funky? Because he’s buried his feelings! Afraid of the unknown, Robo Monkey keeps his feelings buried deep inside. Lucky for Robo, he meets Kit—a wise friend who teaches Robo how to name, understand, and tame his emotions. Learn with Robo the importance of getting to know your feelings—and how to turn wild ones into mild ones. This story centers around the powerful EQ principle: Make Friends with Your Feelings.
  • BULLIES and PEEPS

    by J.D. Suhre
    Meg is a bit of a misfit at school. She prefers nature to people. One day, her only friend joins a popular girl group led by Hannah, the most popular girl in the class. Meg finds a welcome distraction—a goose sitting on a nest of eggs in the school courtyard. Hannah and her girl group bully Meg as she watches and waits for goslings. No one is prepared for what happens after the eggs hatch.
  • Brody The Lion: I Can Do It, Yes I Can!

    by Kristin Wegner
    Brody the Lion is a children’s book series that aims to entertain, educate, and empower children and families while spreading awareness and acceptance of different abilities. Each book in the series portrays how Brody faces the challenges of autism with the help of his family, friends, and community. The books are written by a PhD level Clinical Psychologist who has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with special needs for over 30 years. At the end of each book there are resource pag... more
  • Avocado the Turtle: The One and Only

    by Vinay Shankar
    Avocado is not a normal turtle. She is rejected by the other turtles for being too friendly. One day, they decide she should no longer be welcomed in their turtle group, and she is sent away. Upset at first, she eventually meets new friends and starts to understand it doesn't matter what people want her to be. Join Avocado on her journey to find her true self.
  • Avocado the Turtle: The One and Only

    by Kiara Shankar

    “Be yourself and embrace the moment, even if others rejected you.”   

                                                                                  - Avocado... more

  • Ants

    by Nikita Chinamanthur
    “She was short and fat. Check. She was funny and flirty. Check and check. She hadn’t ever touched another human besides through a fiber optic connection. Definite, solid blue check.” Ants tells the story of Natasha, a 19-year-old South Indian teenager, as she navigates through online dating, feelings of displacement, her desi background, insecurities and depression. Afraid of rejection, Nat finds all her men online, in a platform called The Chatroom. There she meets Ben, another lonely tee... more
  • One More Year

    by Allison Ione Ballenger

    There is magic to be found in every moment...if you just keep looking! In this colorful tale, a big brother introduces his little sister to the many characters she might encounter with each passing year. From elves in drawers to mighty dragons to snakes that sing sweet songs, there is always something to look forward to--and plenty of fun to have in the meantime.

    Written by debut author Allison Ione Ballenger and illustrated by celebrated artist Carlos Vélez Aguilera, t... more

  • Lulu Llama and the Triangle of Drama

    by Kim Linette
    With a trio of high-drama llamas as friends, how will Andi have any fun? Stuck doing chores on her family’s llama farm, Andi longs to have more fun. She tries to befriend a trio of llamas, but she quickly gets caught up in the triangle of drama caused by Bully Bart, Victim Viv, and Fixer Fred. It’s only with the help of another, wiser llama—Lulu—that Andi begins to understand the drama-free truth. Lulu Llama and the Triangle of Drama is the fourth book in the EQ Explorers SeriesThis sto... more
  • Sleepover with Grandma

    by Helen Holder
    What happens when you bring your grandma to a sleepover? A little bit of chaos and a whole lot of fun. Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years.
  • I Painted A Magenta Flamingo

    by Helen Holder
    I Painted a Magenta Flamingo pits the imagination of a brother against the facts his sister knows about flamingos. The brother creates his fantasy world undeterred by his sister’s efforts to make him stick to reality. The sister does know her facts, so the reader will become quite knowledgeable about flamingos, too. Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years.
  • Glorious Gertie's Fabulous Fireworks

    by Helen Holder
    The location of Gertie's fireworks store means no sales, but that makes it possible to rescue a town's fireworks display. The rescue, in turn, helps her get the funds for better advertising for her store. Her patriotic cat Uncle Sam is pleased by it all. Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years.
  • Finkle & Frannie

    by A.J. Sullivan
    A small family was moving across the country and stopped in Wyoming for the night. When they left in the morning, they had two extra passengers. Finkle and Frannie got into the car to avoid danger, but they stayed for the ride. These adventurous flies were ready to find a safer place to live. Suitable for ages 6 to 10 years.
  • The Monster Dog - Life's Lessons Learned

    by CARMEN TRIBBETT
    Life isn't always easy for Tasse the Shih Tzu. Sometimes she has problems she doesn't know how to solve. In The Monster Dog: Life's Lessons Learned, Tasse shares what she's learned from her problems: to be considerate, to be a good listener, to share and be welcoming, to forgive, and more. Beautifully illustrated, this collection of stories will delight young children, help develop their problem-solving skills, and foster their empathy for others. Suitable for ages 4 to 8 years.

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