All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold; Suzanne Kaufman (Illustrator)
The perfect back-to-school read for every kid, family and classroom! In our classroom safe and sound. Fears are lost and hope is found. Discover a school where all young children have a place, have a space, and are loved and appreciated.
The Magical Yet by Angela DiTerlizzi; Lorena Alvarez (Illustrator)
Each of us, from the day we're born, is accompanied by a special companion--the Yet. Can't tie your shoes? Yet! Can't ride a bike? Yet! Can't play the bassoon? Don't worry, Yet is there to help you out. The greatest magic of Yet is that Yet tells us what can be and what, with a little hard work, will be.
Your Name Is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Frustrated by a day full of teachers and classmates mispronouncing her beautiful name, a little girl tells her mother she never wants to come back to school. In response, the girl's mother teaches her about the musicality of different names on their lyrical walk home through the city. Empowered by this newfound understanding, the young girl is ready to return the next day to share her knowledge with her class.
Our Favorite Day of the Year by A. E. Ali; Rahele Jomepour Bell (Illustrator)
Musa's feeling nervous about his first day of school. He's not used to being away from home and he doesn't know any of the other kids in his class. And when he meets classmates Moisés, Mo, and Kevin, Musa isn't sure they'll have much in common. But over the course of the year, the four boys learn more about each other, the holidays they celebrate, their favorite foods, and what they like about school. The more they share with each other, the closer they become, until Musa can't imagine any better friends.
There's a Ghost in This House by Oliver Jeffers
A young girl lives in a haunted house, but she has never seen a ghost. Are they white with holes for eyes? Are they hard to see? Step inside and help the girl as she searches under the stairs, behind the sofa, and in the attic for the ghost, or ghosts, that might be hiding within.
Our Table by Peter H. Reynolds
Violet longs for the time when her family was connected: before life, distractions, and technology pulled them all away from each other. They used to gather at the table, with food and love, to make memories, share their lives, and revel in time spent together. But now her family has been drifting apart, and with nobody to gather around it, the table grows smaller and smaller. Can Violet remind her family of the warmth of time spent together, and gather around the table once more?
Aaron Slater, Illustrator by Andrea Beaty; David Roberts (Illustrator)
Aaron Slater loves listening to stories and dreams of one day writing them himself. But when it comes to reading, the letters just look like squiggles to him, and it soon becomes clear he struggles more than his peers. When his teacher asks each child in the class to write a story, Aaron can't get a single word down. He is sure his dream of being a storyteller is out of reach . . . until inspiration strikes, and Aaron finds a way to spin a tale in a way that is uniquely his.
Stella's Stellar Hair by Yesenia Moises
It's the day of the Big Star Little Gala, and Stella's hair just isn't acting right! What's a girl to do? Simple! Just hop on her hoverboard, visit each of her fabulous aunties across the solar system, and find the perfect hairdo along the way. Even with her auntie's help, though, it might be tricky to find the style that is just right for her. At the end of the day, it will be up to Stella to find the perfect hairstyle to express herself and share her vision with the world.
Lift by Minh Lê; Dan Santat (Illustrator)
Iris loves to push the elevator buttons in her apartment building, but when it's time to share the fun with a new member of the family, she's pretty put out. That is, until the sudden appearance of a mysterious new button opens up entire realms of possibility, places where she can escape and explore on her own. But when she's forced to choose between going at it alone or letting her little brother tag along, Iris finds that sharing a discovery with the people you love can be the most wonderful experience of all.
Donut by Laura Gehl; Andrea Zuill (Illustrator)
When Donut, a fluffy, scruffy unicorn with a colorful horn spots a bird in the air, she thinks, why can't I be up there, too? And so she jumps! off of a log and and even a trampoline. But thump! she falls down to the ground. After many attempts at flight (including wings fashioned out of sticks), Donut schemes with the other animals in the field, and finally comes up with an ingenious and imaginative solution. But will her plans pay off?
Mel Fell by Corey R. Tabor
For this brave little bird, leaving the nest means taking a risk, but with all of her siblings watching and all the world to explore she's up to the challenge. Past bees and spiders, squirrels and snails, ladybugs, owls, and ants, Mel's adventure has just begun and sometimes, you have to fall down before you learn to fly.
A Piece of Cake by LeUyen Pham
Mouse has baked a special treat for Little Bird's birthday! But delivering it to his friend isn't easy--not when everyone he meets along the way wants to trade a little something for a piece of cake. How will generous Mouse make sure he has enough cake left to celebrate Little Bird's birthday?