Conversation Starters

Need a good book to help your kid understand a complicated issue? We've got you covered! Below, you will see a list of some of the books we carry at Bookmarks. Looking for a specific topic? Let us know and we can help you find that perfect book for any age. 

Not in Room 204: Breaking the Silence of Abuse Cover Image
By Shannon Riggs, Jaime Zollars (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780807557662
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - August 1st, 2017

At a report card conference, Mrs. Salvador informs Regina's mom that Regina is doing a great job, but she is very quiet. Regina thinks of the secret she keeps so quiet—the one even her mom doesn't know. Will Regina find the courage to tell Mrs. Salvador her terrible secret? This helpful book provides a tool for adults to gently discuss sexual abuse with young children.


Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690458
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Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

Winner of a 2019 Stonewall Book Award

In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.


My Princess Boy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442429888
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Published: Aladdin - December 21st, 2010

A heartwarming book about unconditional love and one remarkable family.

Dyson loves pink, sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses. Sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees.


It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity Cover Image
By Theresa Thorn, Noah Grigni (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250302953
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - June 4th, 2019

A picture book that introduces the concept of gender identity to the youngest reader from writer Theresa Thorn and illustrator Noah Grigni.

Some people are boys. Some people are girls. Some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between.


In Our Mothers' House Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399250767
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Published: Philomel Books - April 30th, 2009

Marmee, Meema, and the kids are just like any other family on the block. In their beautiful house, they cook dinner together, they laugh together, and they dance together. But some of the other families don?t accept them. They say they are different. How can a family have two moms and no dad? But Marmee and Meema?s house is full of love.


Heather Has Two Mommies Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Laura Cornell (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763690427
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Published: Candlewick - August 9th, 2016

“Each page is artfully and distinctly rendered to be a visual depiction of the beauty of joy and diversity.” — School Library Journal


Introducing Teddy: A gentle story about gender and friendship Cover Image
By Jessica Walton, Dougal MacPherson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781681192109
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 31st, 2016

Introducing Teddy introduces the youngest readers to understanding gender identity and transition in an accessible and heart-warming story about being true to yourself and being a good friend.


When Aidan Became a Brother Cover Image
By Kyle Lukoff, Kaylani Juanita (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620148372
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Published: Lee & Low Books - June 4th, 2019

This sweet #ownvoices picture book celebrates the changes in a transgender boy's life, from his initial coming-out to becoming a big brother.

When Aidan was born, everyone thought he was a girl. His parents gave him a pretty name, his room looked like a girl's room, and he wore clothes that other girls liked wearing.


The Boy Who Cried Fabulous Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Peter Ferguson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781582462240
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Published: Tricycle Press - August 1st, 2007

The only thing Roger likes better than exploring the world around him is describing it. And Roger describes most things as fabulous! But his parents have a different view. They want Roger to see things the way they do, so they ban "fabulous" from his vocabulary.


Uncle Bobby's Wedding (2020) Cover Image
By Sarah S. Brannen, Lucia Soto (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499810080
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Published: little bee books - May 12th, 2020

"A joyous, heartwarming, sweet-and essential-update." Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"Those we love, [Soto] and Brannen show, needn't change just because they love someone else, too-there's plenty of room in the human heart." Publishers Weekly

"A large-hearted affirmation of society's newest kind of wedding."


Just Right Family: An Adoption Story Cover Image
By Silvia Lopez, Ziyue Chen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807540824
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2018

Meili, who is six years old and adopted from China, learns that her parents are going to adopt a baby from Haiti. Meili isn't happy. Their family is just right as it is. But as Meili begins to accept the idea of a sibling, she realizes the importance of being a big sister and finds that a new addition can be just right for their family too.


How I Was Adopted Cover Image
By Joanna Cole, Maxie Chambliss (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780688170554
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Published: HarperCollins - September 28th, 1999

Sam has a joyful story to tell, one completely her own, yet common to millions of families -- the story of how she was adopted. Most of all, it's a story about love. And in the end, Sam's story comes full circle, inviting young readers to share stories of how they were adopted.


We Belong Together: A Book About Adoption and Families Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316016681
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2007

In a kid-friendly, accessible way, this book explores the ways that people can choose to come together to make a family by showing one perspective on the adoption experience.

We Belong Together is about sharing your home and sharing your heart to make a family that belongs together.


The Family Book Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316070409
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2010

The Family Book celebrates the love we feel for our families and all the different varieties they come in. Whether you have two moms or two dads, a big family or a small family, a clean family or a messy one, Todd Parr assures readers that no matter what kind of family you have, every family is special in its own unique way.


The Baby Tree Cover Image
By Sophie Blackall, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399257186
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 1st, 2014

Cleverly revealing the basics of reproduction in an age-appropriate way, award-winning Sophie Blackall has created a beautiful picture book full of playful details to amuse and engage readers.
 


The Skin You Live In Cover Image
By Michael Tyler, David Lee Csicsko (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780975958001
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Published: Chicago Children's Museum - April 1st, 2005

With the ease and simplicity of a nursery rhyme, this lively story delivers an important message of social acceptance to young readers. Themes associated with child development and social harmony, such as friendship, acceptance, self-esteem, and diversity are promoted in simple and straightforward prose.


Mixed Me! Cover Image
By Taye Diggs, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250047199
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - October 6th, 2015

Mom and Dad say I'm a blend of dark and light:
"We mixed you perfectly, and got you just right."

Mike has awesome hair. He has LOTS of energy! His parents love him. And Mike is a PERFECT blend of the two of them.


Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781948340007
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Published: Dottir Press - September 4th, 2018

An honest explanation about how power and privilege factor into the lives of white children, at the expense of other groups, and how they can help seek justice. --THE NEW YORK TIMES

**A WHITE RAVEN 2019 SELECTION**

NAMED ONE OF SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL'S BEST BOOKS OF 2018


Intersectionallies: We Make Room for All Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781948340083
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Published: Dottir Press - July 23rd, 2019

A] celebration of solidarity, allyship, and community...A welcoming resource for conversations about equality and social justice that shows readers how identities are made up of myriad influences.--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY


Lulu the One and Only Cover Image
By Lynnette Mawhinney, Jennie Poh (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781433831591
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Published: Magination Press - June 9th, 2020

Lulu loves her family, but people are always asking

What are you?

Lulu hates that question. Her brother inspires her to come up with a power phrase so she can easily express who she is, not what she is.


Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781512404425
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - January 1st, 2018

Two poets, one white and one black, explore race and childhood in this must-have collection tailored to provoke thought and conversation.


The Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story Cover Image
By Aya Khalil, Anait Semirdzhyan (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780884487548
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - February 18th, 2020

Kanzi’s family has moved from Egypt to America, and on her first day in a new school, what she wants more than anything is to fit in. Maybe that’s why she forgets to take the kofta sandwich her mother has made for her lunch, but that backfires when Mama shows up at school with the sandwich. Mama wears a hijab and calls her daughter Habibti (dear one). When she leaves, the teasing starts.


Where Are You From? Cover Image
By Yamile Saied Méndez, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062839930
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Published: HarperCollins - June 4th, 2019

This resonant and award-winning picture book tells the story of one girl who constantly gets asked a simple question that doesn’t have a simple answer. A great conversation starter in the home or classroom—a book to share, in the spirit of I Am Enough by Grace Byers and Keturah A. Bobo.


Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation Cover Image
By Edwidge Danticat, Leslie Staub (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780525428091
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Published: Dial Books - September 1st, 2015

A touching tale of parent-child separation and immigration, from a National Book Award finalist


Busing Brewster Cover Image
By Richard Michelson, R. G. Roth (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781567926491
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - May 30th, 2019

One of the Ten Best Books of the Year, The New York Times


Hands Up! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525552314
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Published: Dial Books - January 22nd, 2019

This triumphant picture book recasts a charged phrase as part of a black girl's everyday life--hands up for a hug, hands up in class, hands up for a high five--before culminating in a moment of resistance at a protest march.


Chocolate Me! Cover Image
By Taye Diggs, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250068019
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Published: Square Fish - October 6th, 2015

A timely book about how it feels to be teased and taunted, and how each of us is sweet and lovely and delicious on the inside, no matter how we look.

The boy is teased for looking different than the other kids. His skin is darker, his hair curlier. He tells his mother he wishes he could be more like everyone else. And she helps him to see how beautiful he really, truly is.


No Hitting! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448455969
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - July 7th, 2011

No hitting your baby brother! What can you hit? Pots and pans! Here are gentle and funny directives for "civilized" toddler behavior. Karen Katz's books are a must-have for all new parents! This 8x8 book has sturdy pages for little hands and also includes a sheet of stickers.


Bully Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399257049
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2012

Patricia Polacco takes on cliques and online bullying


Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525554233
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Published: Dial Books - July 2nd, 2019

From the creator of The Rabbit Listened comes a gentle story about the difficulty of change . . . and the wonder that new beginnings can bring.


Home Is a Window Cover Image
By Stephanie Ledyard, Chris Sasaki (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823441563
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Published: Neal Porter Books - April 23rd, 2019

A family learns what home really means, as they leave one beloved residence and make a new home in another.

A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People

Home can be many things--a window, a doorway, a rug . . . or a hug. At home, everything always feels the same: comfortable and safe.


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The Rough Patch Cover Image
By Brian Lies, Brian Lies (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062671271
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Published: Greenwillow Books - August 14th, 2018

A Caldecott Honor Book

An ALA Notable Book

A breathtakingly beautiful and luminescent book that is pitch-perfect for anyone of any age who has experienced any type of loss or disappointment, from New York Times–bestselling picture book creator Brian Lies.


The Invisible Leash: A Story Celebrating Love After the Loss of a Pet (The Invisible String) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316524858
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 3rd, 2019

From the author of the modern classic and bestselling phenomenon The Invisible String comes a tender story about permanent loss that also celebrates the joy that animals give us in this life and beyond.


Cat Heaven Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant (Illustrator), Cynthia Rylant (Illustrator), Cynthia Rylant
$18.99
ISBN: 9780590100540
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Published: Blue Sky Press - August 1st, 1997

A joyous celebration of a cat's journey after a happy life on Earth by Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant.

"The way to Cat Heaven is a field of sweet grass, where crickets and butterflies play!"


Dog Heaven Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780590417013
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Published: Blue Sky Press - August 1st, 1995

A comforting and playful exploration of a beloved dog's journey after a happy life on Earth.


The Rainbow Bridge: A Visit to Pet Paradise Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781550175844
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Published: Harbour - April 11th, 2012

Adrian Raeside has created a magical tale of adventure for pet lovers of all ages in The Rainbow Bridge. Using his gift for creating spunky characters, Raeside has created a valuable fable for anyone who cherishes the companionship of a family pet.

Seven-year-old Rick and his beloved dog Koko are inseparable.


Finding Grandma's Memories Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525581079
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019

A tender family story that offers a gentle window into the issue of aging and memory loss for young readers.


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The Remember Balloons Cover Image
By Jessie Oliveros, Dana Wulfekotte (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481489157
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 28th, 2018

A 2019 Schneider Family Award Honor Book!

What’s Happening to Grandpa meets Up in this tender, sensitive picture book that gently explains the memory loss associated with aging and diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

James’s Grandpa has the best balloons because he has the best memories.


Holes in the Sky Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524739485
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2018

Miss Eula is back! In this heartwarming companion to Chicken Sunday, young Trisha is devastated when her grandmother passes away, but finds joy in bonds with a new friend, her new California neighborhood—and the invincible Miss Eula.


Grandmother's Visit Cover Image
By Betty Quan, Carmen Mok (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781554989546
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Published: Groundwood Books - September 4th, 2018

Grandmother lives with Grace's family. She teaches her how to measure water for rice. She tells her stories about growing up in China and together they savor the flavors of her childhood. Grandmother says goodbye when she drops Grace off at school every morning and hello when she picks her up at the end of the day.


Grandpa's Stories Cover Image
By Allison Colpoys (Illustrator), Joseph Coelho
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419734984
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 2nd, 2019

Why Do We Cry? Cover Image
By Fran Pintadera, Ana Sender (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781525304774
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Published: Kids Can Press - April 7th, 2020


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Nope. Never. Not For Me! (Little Senses) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525553441
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Published: Dial Books - June 18th, 2019

This deceptively simple story guides sensitive kids through trying a new food, with support and encouragement aplenty.


This Beach Is Loud! (Little Senses) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525553458
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Published: Dial Books - June 18th, 2019

Patience, understanding, and a soothing exercise saves the beach day when excitement turns to sensory overload.


It's Just a ... What?: Little Sensory Problems with Big Reactions! Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781941765746
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Published: Future Horizons - August 4th, 2018

Sensory issues are a difficult challenge for many children and their caregivers. In this picture book, Hartley Steiner shows the experience of Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) from the point of view of the child, bringing awareness to how they feel in the moment through humor and giving adults the rare opportunity to view the situation from the child's perspective.


Isaac and His Amazing Asperger Superpowers! Cover Image
By Melanie Walsh, Melanie Walsh (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763681210
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Published: Candlewick - March 22nd, 2016

“A valuable first step in celebrating the Asperger’s child.”—Massachusetts General Hospital’s Aspire Program


My Brother Charlie Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545094665
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2010

"Charlie has autism. His brain works in a special way. It's harder for him to make friends. Or show his true feelings. Or stay safe." But as his big sister tells us, for everything that Charlie can't do well, there are plenty more things that he's good at. He knows the names of all the American presidents. He knows stuff about airplanes.


A Friend for Henry: (Books About Making Friends, Children's Friendship Books, Autism Awareness Books for Kids) Cover Image
By Jenn Bailey, Mika Song (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452167916
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 26th, 2019

2020 Schneider Family Honor Book


Double-Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children Understand Emotions Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781557988119
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Published: Magination Press - August 1st, 2001

This volume is designed to help children understand emotions, and shows that it is possible to experience two contrasting feelings at the same time, such as feeling both proud and scared on the first day of school. Questions are raised throughout the book to help them cope with the tugs and pulls of emotions that simultaneous and dissimilar feelings can produce.


It's Okay To Be Different Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316043472
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

It's okay to need some help.
It's okay to be a different color.
It's okay to talk about your feelings.


From the bestselling author Todd Parr comes a reassuring book about being who you are.


Except When They Don't Cover Image
By Laura Gehl, Joshua Heinsz (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781499808049
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Published: little bee books - May 21st, 2019

This rhyming picture book encourages children to celebrate their individuality and lets them know that it's okay to play with whatever toys they want to!

Girls perform to fairy songs.
Boys play football all day long.

Boys yell, "Boo!" and run away.


The Classroom Mystery: A Book about ADHD (SEN Superpowers) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781786035806
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Published: QEB Publishing - July 16th, 2019

Someone has been stealing food from Snowball, the classroom pet bunny!


When Charley Met Emma Cover Image
By Amy Webb, Merrilee Liddiard (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781506448725
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Published: Beaming Books - March 23rd, 2019

The Alphabet War: A Story about Dyslexia Cover Image
By Diane Burton Robb, Gail Piazza (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780807503041
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2017

When Adam started kindergarten, the teacher wanted him to learn about letters. But "p" looked like "q," and "b" looked like "d." In first grade, he had to put the letters into words so he could read. That was the beginning of the Alphabet War!


Thank You, Mr. Falker Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780399257629
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Published: Philomel Books - April 12th, 2012

The real-life, classic story of a dyslexic girl and the teacher who would not let her fail. A perfect gift for teachers and for reading students of any age.


The Map Challenge: A Book about Dyslexia (SEN Superpowers) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781786035776
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Published: QEB Publishing - July 16th, 2019

When Sammy's group loses their map on a camping trip, can he use his SEN Superpowers to save the day and lead them safely back to the campsite? SEN Superpowers: The Map Challenge explores the topic of dyslexia with an empowering story and adorable illustrations.

The SEN Superpowers series celebrates the positive traits associated with a range of


Ruby Finds a Worry (Big Bright Feelings) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547602377
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 3rd, 2019

From the creator of Perfectly Norman comes a sensitive and reassuring story about what to do when a worry won't leave you alone.

Meet Ruby--a happy, curious, imaginative girl. But one day, she finds something unexpected: a Worry.


I'm New Here Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781580896139
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Published: Charlesbridge - June 19th, 2018

Three students are immigrants from Guatemala, Korea, and Somalia and have trouble speaking, writing, and sharing ideas in English in their new American elementary school. Through self-determination and with encouragement from their peers and teachers, the students learn to feel confident and comfortable in their new school without losing a sense of their home country, language, and identity.


Did You Burp?: How to Ask Questions (or Not!) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580898423
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Published: Charlesbridge - August 6th, 2019

Asking questions may seem like it comes naturally, but it's actually a learned social skill. How do questions and answers work? What makes a good question--and what makes a rude one? Who cares about questions?


The One Day House Cover Image
By Julia Durango, Bianca Diaz (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781623541347
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Published: Charlesbridge - February 4th, 2020

Wilson dreams of all the ways he can help improve his friend Gigi’s house so that she’ll be warm, comfortable, and happy.

One day, friends and neighbors from all over come to help make Wilson's plans come true. Everyone volunteers to pitch in to make Gigi's house safe, clean, and pretty.


The Rabbit Listened Cover Image
By Cori Doerrfeld, Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735229358
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Published: Dial Books - February 20th, 2018

A moving and universal picture book about empathy and kindness, sure to soothe heartaches big and small.


What to Do When You Grumble Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Negativity (What to Do Guides for Kids) Cover Image
By Dawn Huebner, Bonnie Matthews (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781591474500
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Published: Magination Press - August 15th, 2006

Did you know that life is like an obstacle course? It's exciting and fun, but full of tricky spots to get through. If you're a kid who feels so frustrated by those tricky spots that it's hard to enjoy the good things in life, this book is for you.


What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What to Do Guides for Kids) Cover Image
By Dawn Huebner, Bonnie Matthews (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781591473145
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Published: Magination Press - September 15th, 2005

A Gold NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Awards) winner


Divorce Is the Worst (Ordinary Terrible Things) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781948340205
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Published: Dottir Press - September 3rd, 2019

Part of the Ordinary Terrible Things series, Divorce Is the Worst is a funny but frank picture book for kids whose parents are going through a divorce. In her iconic straightforward-but-sensitive way, author Anastasia Higginbotham sheds light on how hard it is for children to stay whole when their whole world, and the people in it, split apart.


My Maddy Cover Image
By Gayle E. Pitman, Violet Tobacco (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781433830440
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Published: Magination Press - May 25th, 2020

Most mommies are girls. Most daddies are boys. But lots of parents are neither a boy nor a girl. Like my Maddy.

My Maddy has hazel eyes which are not brown or green. And my Maddy likes sporks because they are not quite a spoon or a fork.

Some of the best things in the world are not one thing or the other. They are something in between and entirely their own.


Remembering Ethan Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433831133
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Published: Magination Press - April 7th, 2020

Ethan. Ethan. Ethan. Sarah misses her adored big brother with all her heart. She wants to celebrate all the fun times she and her parents spent with him. But ever since Ethan died, Mommy and Daddy won't mention him. Sarah can't even say his name without upsetting them. Why don't they want to remember Ethan?


All Ways Family Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781433831522
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Published: Magination Press - February 4th, 2020

Paula will soon have a little brother. Martina wonders why she only has a mom, and John remembers when he was adopted....

Families are like people: No two are alike Some kids live with their mom and dad, some kids live with two moms or two dads or just one parent. Lots of kids are adopted. Some kids know their birth parents, some do not.


What to Do When Fear Interferes: A Kid's Guide to Dealing with Phobias (What-To-Do Guides for Kids) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433829741
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Published: Magination Press - August 6th, 2019

Lots of kids are a little afraid of some things, like heights or spiders. But some kids are so afraid that it stops them from having fun. Does this sound like you? If your fear is getting in the way of everyday activities, this book is for you


Jacob's Room to Choose Cover Image
By Sarah Hoffman, Ian Hoffman, Chris Case (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781433830730
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Published: Magination Press - May 7th, 2019

2020 ALA Rainbow Book List Selection

2020 NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People Selection


Yes I Can!: A Girl and Her Wheelchair Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781433828690
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Published: Magination Press - November 20th, 2018

This is Carolyn. Like many kids her age, Carolyn loves animals, castles, and building with blocks.
She is helpful to her mom and dad and even to her baby brother.
Carolyn started a new school this year.
She thinks her teacher seems nice and she is getting to know her classmates.
The other students are curious about Carolyn because she uses a wheelchair.


Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story about Racial Injustice Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781433828546
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Published: Magination Press - March 1st, 2018

Something Happened in Our Town follows two families -- one White, one Black -- as they discuss a police shooting of a Black man in their community. The story aims to answer children's questions about such traumatic events, and to help children identify and counter racial injustice in their own lives.


Something Very Sad Happened: A Toddler's Guide to Understanding Death Cover Image
By Bonnie Zucker, Kim Fleming (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433822667
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Published: Magination Press - August 15th, 2016

When a loved one dies, it can be hard to know how to explain it to a young child, particularly if you are grieving the loss yourself.