The Magical Yet by Angela DiTerlizzi; Lorena Alvarez (Illustrator, Cover Design by)
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.
Puppy in My Head by Elise Gravel
There is a puppy inside of all of us. Sometimes the puppy is happy, sometimes he's excited, sometimes he's noisy, sometimes he's scared. But he always feels his feelings in a BIG way! Luckily, we can help our inner puppies feel his feelings with our breath, by being gentle, and by making sure we give him (and ourselves) the love and attention we deserve.
I'm Sticking with You by Smriti Prasadam-Halls; Steve Small (Illustrator)
Bear and Squirrel are best friends. Wherever Squirrel goes, Bear follows. Bear vows to stick with Squirrel whether he's grumpy, or silly, or mad--which is put to the test when Bear sinks Squirrel's canoe. And catapults him from the seesaw. And breaks his favorite mug. Finally, Squirrel has had enough. He tells Bear he needs his space--only to realize he has much more fun with his best friend around.
The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson; Rafael López (Illustrator)
On a dreary, stuck-inside kind of day, a brother and sister heed their grandmother's advice: "Use those beautiful and brilliant minds of yours. Lift your arms, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and believe in a thing. Somebody somewhere at some point was just as bored you are now." And before they know it, their imaginations lift them up and out of their boredom and leave their bad feelings behind. This precious skill, their grandmother tells them, harkens back to the days long before they were born, when their ancestors showed the world the strength and resilience of their beautiful and brilliant minds.
Perfectly Pegasus by Jessie Sima
Nimbus has always lived among the clouds. She's a pegasus, after all, and the sky is where she belongs. She is one of a kind. And when she wants a friend, all she has to do is look up--and talk to the stars. Only...they don't really talk back. The clouds don't, either. And sometimes, being the only pegasus can be a little...lonely? So she decides to find a fallen star to make a wish on--and wishes for friends who are just like her. Along the way she meets a Unicorn named Kelp, and a host of other creatures...who might just open her eyes to something other than what's up in the sky.
Tilda Tries Again by Tom Percival
Tilda doesn't like change. Why would she, when her life is great just the way it is? But one day, Tilda's world turns completely UPSIDE DOWN. All of a sudden, everything is topsy-turvy, and nothing feels right. Things that were once easy now seem incredibly challenging. Everything is just so different and hard. Can Tilda discover a way to move forward and embrace all this change?
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.
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.
Once upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2014-10-14
If words make up the stories and letters make up the words, then stories are made up of letters. In this menagerie we have stories made of words, made FOR all the letters. Join (and search for) all 26 letters of the alphabet on this storytelling adventure!
Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin; Ebony Glenn (Illustrator)
Tameika is a girl who belongs on the stage. She loves to act, sing, and dance--and she's pretty good at it, too. So when her school announces their Snow White musical, Tameika auditions for the lead princess role. But the other kids think she's "not quite" right to play the role. They whisper, they snicker, and they glare. Will Tameika let their harsh words be her final curtain call?