For Thanksgiving: 5 Great Kids’ Books on Kindness & Gratitude

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.UPDATED November 14th, 2017 Thanksgiving books for kids are great because children often need to be reminded of the importance of kindness and gratitude, especially as the holidays approach and their focus is on getting instead of giving.…

Literary Love: 8 Awesome Kids’ Books on Teaching Tolerance

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When it comes to teaching tolerance to your kids, parents need all the help they can get. It can be difficult to discuss tough topics, and you want to teach them how to be a caring, compassionate person, without exposing them to some of the…

Children’s Book Review: Do I Have to Go to School

Children’s Book Review: Do I Have to Go to School By Maria Perez-Brown Illustrated by Chuck Gonzales Zwoosh Media, LLC 2015, 19 pages Board book ($9.99) ISBN 978-0-9962611-0-4 Ages 2-5 When four-year-old Zuri Pi wakes up one morning…
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Santiago Stays

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 Santiago is an extremely stubborn petite French bulldog. When his young owner asks him to go for a walk, Santiago refuses to move from his spot. Even when he is offered various incentives, such as a toy, or his favorite foods, Santiago will…
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The I'm Not Scared Book

The I’m Not Scared Book Written and Illustrated by Todd Parr Little, Brown and Company. 2011. 32 pages Hardcover ($11) ISBN 978-0-316-0-8445-1 Ages 3-6 Parr uses his typical bright rainbow colors with chunky simple drawings that show…
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I Am Latino: The Beauty in Me

I Am Latino: The Beauty in Me By Sandra L. Pinkney • Photographs by Myles C. Pinkney. Little, Brown and Company • 2013 • 28 pages. Board Book ($6.99) ISBN 978-0-31623385-9. Ages 3-6 This little book packs a lot of punch! Close…
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Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash/ Marisol McDonald y la fiesta sin igual

In this follow up to Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald no combina (Children’s Press), Marisol MacDonald “combines” many different things at once: with a Peruvian mom and an American dad, her dark skin contrasts with her…
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The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred

The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred By Samantha R. Vamos • Illustrated by Rafael López Charlesbridge • 2011 • 32 pages Paperback ($8.95) ISBN: 978-1-58089-243-8 Ages 4-8 The farm maiden makes the best arroz con leche! In…
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Ladder to the Moon

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Ladder to the Moon By Maya Soetoro-Ng ● Illustrated by Yuyi Morales Candlewick Press ● 2011 ● 48 pages Hardcover ($19.99) ISBN 978-0-7636-4570-0 Ages 4-8 Inspired by her mother’s love of giving and helping others, Maya Soetoro-Ng…