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NoDejahVuKidz is an interactive website for children in grades Pre-school through 5th grade.  A place where children can learn how to use nice words, respect others, read interesting topics and do activities. It is never to early to learn how to play, use nice words and manners in all that  you do. If you are in school, at home or in the neighborhood you will interact with others. The way we act towards others is just as important as how they treat us. It is a partnership that requires us to use our manners and show compassion towards others.

Enjoy the site and come back when mom and dad says it is ok. Also,do not forget the rules.

FYI-The contents on this site will vary according to age.

What is NoDejahVuKidz

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NoDejahVuKidz is an interactive website for children in grades Pre-school through 5th grade.  A place where children can learn how to use nice words, respect others, read interesting topics and do activities.

It is never to early to learn how to play, use nice words and manners in all that  you do. If you are in school, at home or in the neighborhood you will interact with others. The way we act towards others is just as important as how they treat us. It is a partnership that requires us to use our manners and show compassion towards others.

Enjoy the site and come back when mom and dad says it is ok. Also,do not forget the rules.

FYI-The contents on this site will vary according to age.

New!!-Color Your World With Kindness

January/February Book of the month-The Honest to goodness truth

" It is about a girl, Libby Louise, who decides to only tell the truth, the problems this causes, and her eventual understanding about the need for empathy and kindness in some situations".

Author-Patricia C McKissack

Illustrations by Giselle Potter

January/february Book of the month-Be honest and tell the truth

"Teaches young readers the importance of telling the truth and reassures them that, even though it may be difficult, it is always best to be honest. Includes discussion questions, games, and activities". 

Author-Cheri j Meiners

Ages-4-8

January/February Book of the month- Stick and Stone

"When Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation, they soon become good friends. But, when Stick gets stuck, can Stone return the favor?"

Author- Beth Ferry

Illustrations by-Tom Lichtenheld

Ages 4-8

January/February Book of the Month-The Honest Truth

 

In all the ways that matter, Mark is a normal kid. He's got a dog named Beau and a best friend, Jessie. He likes to take photos and write haiku poems in his notebook. He dreams of climbing a mountain one day.

But in one important way, Mark is not like other kids at all. Mark is sick. The kind of sick that means hospitals. And treatments. The kind of sick some people never get better from. 

 

Author-Dan Gemeinhart

Ages 8 and Up

July/August-Book of The Month

 

A young boy and his grandfather talk about the Golden Rule and how to practice it, and the old man tells the boy that he could be the one who starts the world practicing it more.

By:

Ilene Cooper & Gabi Swiatowska 

July/August Book of The Month-How to heal a broken wing

Quietly, effectively, Graham tells the simple story of a boy who finds a fallen bird and nurses it back to health. The text is minimal...the art has effectively utilized the oversize format, filling it with full-page pictures, vertical and horizontal strips, and cartoon-style boxes in cloudy hues…Because this is such a visual piece…readers, young and old, will return to the story to look more deeply; they won’t be disappointed. 

Bob Graham-Author

July/August Book of The Month-Is there really a human race

by Jamie Lee Curtis

illustrated by Laura Cornell

 

"Is there really a human race?

Is it going on now all over the place?

When did it start?

Who said, "Ready, Set, Go"?

Did it start on my birthday?

I really must know.

With these questions, our hero's imagination is off and running. Is the human race an obstacle course? Is it a spirit? Does he get his own lane? Does he get his own coach?

Written with Jamie Lee Curtis's humor and heart and illustrated with Laura Cornell's worldly wit, Is There Really a Human Race?Is all about relishing the journey and making good choices along the way—because how we live and how we love is how we learn to make the world a better place, one small step at a time."

July/August Book of The Month-The Giving Tree

"Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk ... and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave.

This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return."

Author-Shel Silverstein

 

level 1-8 years
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication date October 1, 1999
Language English

July/August Book of The Mitten Tree


"One snowy day an elderly woman, Sarah, watches children gathering at the bus stop. While they never seem to notice her, she notices them, especially one little boy who has no mittens. That night, Sarah knits the boy a pair of cozy mittens and places them on the blue spruce tree for him to discover. It soon becomes a game, with the children looking for new mittens on the mysterious tree every morning, and Sarah joyfully knitting new ones each night. With its touching message and delightful illustrations, adults and children will enjoy this intergenerational tale for years to come."

May/June Book of The Month-Because of Mr. Terupt

Because of Mr. Terupt (The Mr. Terupt Series)Paperback – October 11, 2011

 

"It’s the start of fifth grade for seven kids at Snow Hill School. There’s . . . Jessica, the new girl, smart and perceptive, who’s having a hard time fitting in; Alexia, a bully, your friend one second, your enemy the next; Peter, class prankster and troublemaker; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, whose home situation makes her an outcast; and Jeffrey, who hates school.
 Only Mr. Terupt, their new and energetic teacher, seems to know how to deal with them all.

Grades 4-5 

May/June Book of The Month-Good People Everywhere

  • Good People Everywhere

    by Lynea Gillen, illustrated by Kristina Swarner

     

    Sometimes you need a reminder that there are good people in the world. This book highlights the good actions of people and encourages children to spread the love. Read this when you or your child needs a lift.
    (Ages 3 - 7)

     

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

May/June Book of The Month-Those Shoes

 

Those Shoes

by Maribeth Boelts, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones

 

Kindness and generosity take center stage as a young man chooses to look past his own desire to fit in and help someone else in need. This is a great discussion starter about peer pressure, kindness, and poverty.

Age Range: 5 - 8 years

Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3

Paperback: 40 pages

 


(Ages 5 - 8)

May?June Book of The Month-Kindness is Cooler

Kindness Is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler

Author- Margery Cuyler, illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa

 

""Mrs. Ruler starts a kindness campaign in her class. As the kids work on their acts of kindness, they realize they can change the world through their good deeds. This offbeat and colorful book offers 100 ideas kids can put into action.
(Ages 5 - 10)

May /June Book of the Month-I Walk with Vanessa

"This simple yet powerful picture book--from a New York Times bestselling husband-and-wife team--tells the story of one girl who inspires a community to stand up to bullying. Inspired by real events,  I Walk with Vanessa explores the feelings of helplessness and anger that arise in the wake of seeing a classmate treated badly, and shows how a single act of kindness can lead to an entire community joining in to help. With themes of acceptance, kindness, and strength in numbers, this timeless and profound feel-good story will resonate with readers young and old."

 

Author-by Kerascoët  (Author)

Age Range: 4 - 8 years

Grade Level: Preschool - 3

Library Binding: 40 pages

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (April 24, 2018)

Language: English

 

May/June Book of the Month-Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun

 

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are Paperback – August 1, 2008

"How can Ralph be so mean? Lucy is one of a kind and Ralph loves to point that out. Lucy's defining moment comes when Ralph truly needs help. Because she knows what she stands for, Lucy has the courage to make a good choice. This charming story empowers children to always do the right thing and be proud of themselves, even when they are faced with someone as challenging as Ralph."


by Maria Dismondy  (Author), Kathy Hiatt (Editor), Kim Shaw (Illustrator)

 

Age Range: 4 - 11 years

Grade Level: Kindergarten - 5

Paperback: 32 pages

Publisher: Cardinal Rule Press; Reprint edition (August 1, 2008)

Language: English

May/June Book of the Month-How Kind

One good turn deserves another - and another - in this universal tale about the contagiousness of being kind.

 

Hen gives Pig an unexpected present. "How kind!" says Pig. Pig is so touched, in fact, that he decides to do something kind too. So Pig gives Rabbit a gift. "How kind!" says Rabbit, who does something kind for Cow, who is kind to Cat, who wants to be kind in turn. Where will all of this kindness lead?

 Author....Mary Murphy

Board Book

Publication Date: 2/2/2004

Pages: 24

Age 2 and Up

March/April Book of The Month-In My Heart

 

"The language of emotion coupled with the physicality of feelings--from "silly like a bouncy bunny" to angry, sad, and full of love--gives youngsters the words to describe their states of mind.
A young girl explores what different emotions feel like, such as happiness which makes her want to twirl, or sadness which feels as heavy as an elephant."
 
Author: Jo Witek
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Book format: hardcover
Language: english

March/April Book of the Month-Fill a Bucket

"An award-winning prequel to Have You Filled a Bucket Today? this book illustrates what it means when children have their buckets filled and learn how they can fill other people's buckets too—understanding how special, valuable and capable they are."
 
Author: Carol Mccloud & Katherine Martin
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Book format: hardcover
Edition: Updated
Language: english
Number of Pages: 23
Age Range: 4-8 years

March/April Book of The Month-Growing up Feeling Good

Examines the physical and psychological changes that come with maturity and explores the choices and responsibilities that each person faces as he or she grows up.

 

Author-Ellen Rosenberg 

March/April Book of The Month-How Full is Your Bucket

Story of a boy who learns a valuable “bucket filling” metaphor and watches it come to life as the day unfolds.Every moment matters.Each of us has an invisible bucket. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it’s empty, we feel awful. Yet most children (and many adults) don’t realize the importance of having a full bucket throughout the day.

 

Author: Tom Rath
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Book format: hardcover
Language: english
Number of Pages: 32
Age Range: 4-8 years

January/February Book of the Month -I love you to the Moon and Back

The sun rises, and a bear and cub begin their day together. They splash in the water, climb mountains, and watch the shimmering sky. They show their love by touching noses, playing chase, and of course, hugging. A sweet, gentle rhyme, perfect for sharing with a special little one!

Ages-2 to 5

Author-Amelia Hepworth

Illustrator-Tim Warnes

January/February Book of the Month-Consider Love

From the sentimental to the soulful, this delightful book explores the many and curious modes of love using adorable pictures and pleasing phrases. Also it rhymes. And it makes a fantastically thoughtful gift that anyone will, well, love! 

This refreshed edition of Sandra Boynton’s celebrated tribute to affection, devotion, and all things lovely features the original endearing illustrations with an all-new cover—and a whole lotta heart.

Ages 4 and up

Author-Sandra Boynton

January/February Book of the Month-Love Monster

 

Love Monster is a slightly hairy monster trying to fit in with the cuddly residents of Cutesville. But as it turns out, it's hard to fit in with the cute and the fluffy when you're a googly-eyed monster. And so, Love Monster sets out to find someone who will love him just the way he is. His journey is not easy―he looks high, low, and even middle-ish. But as he soon finds out, in the blink of a googly eye, love can find you when you least expect it.

Ages 4-8

Author Rachel Bright

 

January/February Book of the Month -Love You Forever

A young woman holds her newborn son

And looks at him lovingly.

Softly she sings to him: 
"I'll love you forever 
I'll like you for always 
As long as I'm living 
My baby you'll be."

So begins the story that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide. Since publication in l986, Love You Forever has sold more than 15 million copies in paperback and the regular hardcover edition (as well as hundreds of thousands of copies in Spanish and French)

Ages 4 and up

Author-Robert Munsch

Illustrator-Sheila McGraw

January/February Book of the Month -Henry in Love

 

Henry is a bit of a dreamer and not much of a talker.Then there's Chloe, who says what she thinks and knows how to turn a spectacular cartwheel.

This is the story of how one blueberry muffin makes all the difference.

 

Author-Peter McCarty

Ages 4-8

 

January/February Book of the Mont-Snuggle Puppy

A great big hug in book form, Snuggle Puppy is a year-round valentine from parent to child. It is bright, chunky, a pleasure to hold, and has a die-cut cover that reveals a glimpse of the joy inside before it's even opened. Best of all, it's packed, of course, with pure

Sandra Boynton: her inimitable language, her inimitable illustrations, her inimitable sense of fun. 

Ages 2-4

January/February Book of the Month-Guess how much I love you

From Booklist

Ages 3-5.

An endearing nursery game is beautifully revitalized in this comforting, sleepy-time picture book. A little hare tests his father's love by declaring his own: "Guess how much I love you . . . 

 

Sam McBratney wrote GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU as the fifty-seventh book of his career. He reunited with Anita Jeram(Illustrator)  for YOU'RE ALL MY FAVORITES and the GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU Storybooks. 

 

November/December Book of the Month

There’s a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me

By Alice Walker
Grades: Kindergarten and up
Content: Self, nature and creativity

In a beautifully poetic and gently provocative text, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker invites readers young and old to see the world — and our place in it — through new eyes.

Glowing colours and radiant images accompany this joyous celebration of the connections and interconnections

November/December Book of the Month

By Nikki Grimes
Grade: 1st Grade to 5th Grade
Content: Poems on being thankful

In sixteen extraordinary poems that range in form from a haiku to a rebus to a riddle, Nikki Grimes reminds us how wonderful it is to feel thankful, and how powerful a simple "thank you" can be.

November/December Book of the Month

 

An Awesome Book of Thanks

By Dallas Clayton
Grades: Preschool to 3rd Grade
Content: Gratitude for what what you have

This book conveys, in pictures and simple yet beautiful language, all the ways one can be thankful, and all the different things in life to be thankful for. 

November/Decembe Book of the Month

 

All the World

By Liz Garton Scanlon
Grades: Preschool to 3rd grade
Content: Gratitude for small daily life

Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning till night, this book affirms the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky.

October's Book of the Month -Bye Bye Bully

Author-J.S Jackson      Illustrator R.W. Alley

 

Aided by little elfin characters, this helpful handbook delves into the who, what, and why’s of bullying—and, most importantly, the how’s of thwarting bullies. Kids will learn nonviolent ways to assert and protect themselves—and when to ask for adult help. Together, kids and caring grown-ups can banish bullies in schools and neighborhoods.

 

Ages-Ellementary

October's Book of the Month-The Bully and the Shrimp

 

Author-Catherine Alluson

Illustrator- Kim Geyer

 

Meet Noah – confident and happy until he starts at a new school. There, he meets Connor. For some reason, Connor won’t stop picking on Noah. Wherever Noah goes, whatever he does, there’s Connor. Being mean. In his journal, Noah draws all sorts of doodles about how he would like to stand up to his bully. But in class, Noah doesn’t say anything. He’s afraid it might make things worse. Finally, one day, Noah finds a friend. Can she help him stand up to the big, tall bully?

 

Read along to this story about finding friends, confidence, and the ability to stand up for yourself. 

Ages K- 3rd grade

 

 

October's Book of the month - Juicebox Bully

 

Bullies aren't born mean--through the vicious cycle of mean, bullies are made. According to the Ambassadors 4 Kids Club, one out of every four students is bullied--and 85% of these situations never receive intervention. Parents, students, and teachers have amped up solving the bullying problem for a networked generation of kids

Author-Nancy Rue

Ages 8 to 12

 

 

October's Book of the month-UnSelfie

Calling names is not OK.

 

Llama Llama is learning lots of new things at school and making many friends. But when Gilroy Goat starts teasing him and some of their classmates, Llama Llama isn't sure what to do. And then he remembers what his teacher told him—walk away and tell someone. It works! But then Llama Llama feels badly. Can he and Gilroy try to be friends again?

Author-Anna Dewdney

Ages-preschool Preschool to 2nd grade

 

 

September's Book of The Month- Sorry I'm Not Sorry

Barron's A First Look At books explore the dynamics in relationships among children of preschool through early school age, and encourage kids to understand personal and social problems as a first step toward solving them. Written by an experienced psychotherapist and counselor, these books promote positive interaction among children, parents, and teachers. 

Aurhor-Pat Thomas

Ages 4-8

September's Book Of The Month-Llama Llama The Bully Goat

Fragility was a solid piece of work. But despite her sturdy exterior, Fragility was fragile. Anything and everything hurt her feelings. In the most benign compliment, Fragility heard an insult. No one could even say she looked nice without evoking images of big, squishy cupcakes—since they are also nice—and causing Fragility to flop on the ground and weep. Fragility’s friends stop speaking to her for fear of another fit, but Rudy, a very rude bully, has other ideas. In the face of real insults, will Fragility finally learn to take a compliment?

Author-Helen Lester

Ages-preschool to 2nd grade

September's Book of The Month-Stop Picking On Me

What Does It Mean To Be Kind?

by Rana DiOrioStephane Jorisch (Illustrator)

"

Being kind means...
Smiling at the new student in class.

Giving someone a compliment.
Celebrating the differences in others.

When the girl in the red hat finds the courage to be kind to the new student in class, her kindness spreads. Kind act by kind act, her whole community experiences the magical shift that happens when everyone understands—and acts on—what it means to be kind."

September's Book of the Month

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

by Carol McCloudDavid Messing (Illustrator)

 

This heartwarming book encourages positive behavior by using the concept of an invisible bucket to show children how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love by "filling buckets." Updated and revised, this 10th anniversary edition will help readers better understand that "bucket dipping" is a negative behavior, not a permanent label. It also explains that it's possible to fill or dip into our own buckets. 

June's Book of the Month-What does it mean to be kind?

Toot and Puddle: You Are my Sunshine by Holly Hobbie

 

"This book is one in a series of books about two adorable pigs, Toot (the adventurer) and Puddle (the homebody), who are best friends. In all Toot and Puddle books, the two friends are affectionate, picking out thoughtful gifts, writing postcards to eachother, and looking out for each other. In Toot and Puddle: You are my Sunshine, Puddle goes to great lengths to try to cheer up his friend Toot."

 

Ages 3 and up

June's Book of the Month-Have You Filled A Bucket?

Have Courage!

by Cheri J. MeinersElizabeth Allen

 

Help children develop the attitudes and skills of courage and assertiveness in order to make wise choices and work through challenges. Children learn to do what they think is right and be brave, even if it’s hard. They learn to distinguish between expectations set by trusted adults and hurtful, wrong, or dangerous things adults or children might pressure them…

 

Ages 4-8

June's Book of the Month-Toot and Puddle-You are My Sunshine

How to Be a Friend: A Book about Friendship

 
 
"Those long summer days and weekends spent with our best friends can be among the happiest memories of childhood. But the art of making friends isn’t a skill that is taught in most schools. Teaching children how to be good friends and cultivate healthy friendships is the work of parents, teachers, coaches, ministers, and caring adults. In How to Be a Friend: A Book about Friendship . . . Just for Me!, author, Molly Wigand, introduces children to those values that make for good friendships—loyalty, trust, and honesty—and to how they can become a good friend to others."
 
Elementary

June's Book of the Month-Have Courage

The Autism Acceptance BookBeing a Friend to Someone with Autism

Author-Ellen Sabin

The Autism Acceptance Book is an activity book, a conversation-starter, and an educational tool that engages children in learning to embrace people's differences and treat others with respect, compassion and kindness. It helps children see that we are all different from each other and we all like to be understood and accepted. It teaches children about autism; helps them imagine how things might feel for those with autism and lets them think of ways to be understanding and accepting to people with autism. Ideal for classrooms and group setting, this book should be shared with every child as it will help them learn important life lessons and help soften the stigma of autism and other special needs.

 

Juvenile

June's Book of the Month-How to be a Friend

The Skin You Live In

Author-Michael Tyler

 

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. Vivid illustrations of children's activities for all cultures, such as swimming in the ocean, hugging, catching butterflies, and eating birthday cake are also provided. This delightful picturebook offers a wonderful venue through which parents and teachers can discuss important social concepts with their children.

juvenile

New!!!May's Book Of The Month-The Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone with Autism

Elmer

David McKee (Author, Illustrator)

Elmer the elephant is bright-colored patchwork all over. No wonder the other elephants laugh at him!

If he were ordinary elephant color, the others might stop laughing. That would make Elmer feel better, wouldn't it? David McKee's comical fable about everyone’s favorite patchwork elephant teaches readers to be themselves and celebrates the power of laughter.

 

preschool through 3rd grade

New!!!May's Book Of The Month-The Skin You Live In

Whoever You Are

Author-Mem Fox  (Author), Leslie Staub (Illustrator)

“Little one, / whoever you are, / wherever you are, / there are little ones / just like you / all over the world.” So begins the Australian author Mem Fox’s joyful picture book Whoever You Are, a celebration of the world’s diverse cultures, both our similarities and differences. Leslie Straub’s innovative, colorful, folk art–style oil paintings of children from all corners of the globe are bordered with photographs of hand-carved, bejeweled frames—and they all reflect Fox’s message that no matter where we come from, within our hearts “Joys are the same, / and love is the same. / Pain is the same, / and blood is the same.” A gem!

 

 

preschool through 3rd grade

New!!!May's Book Of The Month-Elmer

The Hero Book

Author-Ellen Sabin

 

The HERO BOOK is a refreshing, engaging and empowering book that helps children identify the qualities and characteristics they admire in others while also encouraging them to emulate these traits in their own lives. The HERO BOOK offers inspiring narrative, fun activities and great conversation-starters that will take children on a journey to find their role models and discover the hero inside themselves!

juvenile

New!!!May's Book Of The Month-Whoever You Are

The Boy Who Grew Flowers

by Jen Wojtowicz (Author), Steve Adams (Illustrator)

Rink is a very unusual boy who grows beautiful flowers all over his body whenever the moon is full. In town and at school, Rink and his family are treated as outcasts although no-one knows his strange botanical secret. But one day a new girl arrives at school, and Rink discovers she has some unique qualities of her own.

Age Range: 8 - 12 years

Grade Level: 3 - 7

 

New!!!May's Book Of The Month-The Hero Book

Freckleface Strawberry

by Julianne Moore  (Author), LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)

If you have freckles, you can try these things:

1) Make them go away. Unless scrubbing doesn't work.

2) Cover them up. Unless your mom yells at you for using a marker.

3) Disappear.

Um, where'd you go?

Oh, there you are.

There's one other thing you can do:

4) LIVE WITH THEM!

Because after all, the things that make you different also make you YOU.

From acclaimed actress Julianne Moore and award-winning illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a delightful story of a little girl who's different ... just like everybody else.

Preschool-3rd grade

New!!!April Book Of The Month-The Boy Who Grew Flowers

Looking after Louis

by Lesley Ely  (Author), Polly Dunbar (Illustrator)

 

A young girl sits next to a boy named Louis at school. Louis has autism, but through imagination, kindness, and a special game of soccer, his classmates find a way to join him in his world. Then they can include Louis in theirs

Age Range: 7 - 10 years

Grade Level: 2 - 5

New!!!April Book Of The Month-Freckleface Strawberry

The Cow That Laid an Egg

Marjorie is an insecure cow who wishes she had some special talent. She can't ride a bicycle or do handstands like the other cows. Then one morning (thanks to a bunch of scheming chickens and a paintbrush), Marjorie is astonished to discover something extraordinary: shes laid an egg!

 

by Andy Cutbill  (Author), Russell Ayto (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 8 years

Grade Level: Preschool - 3

New!!!!April Book Of The Month-Looking after Louis

Beegu

by Alexis Deacon  (Author, Illustrator)

Beegu’s spacecraft is stranded on Earth. Now she is lost and wandering. Waiting for a rescue signal from her mother, she fails to make friends with the strange creatures she encounters. Rabbits don't seem to understand her; windblown leaves won’t stay still to listen. But at last, on a school playground, Beegu discovers a group of fantastic companions who are happy to let her join their games . . . until a grownup creature spoils the fun.

Beegu's spirits are sinking lower than ever just as the mother ship arrives, in this simple, bittersweet picture book that shows us our world through the three eyes of an innocent outsider with the help of stylish art and a wry, understated text.

Ages 4-6

New!!!April's Book Of The Month-The Cow That Laid An Egg

A look at different countries and cultures around the globe and reveals the lives of children as they learn at school. Broaden children's views of the world and learn about the daily lives of real students from places near and far, from Australia to South Korea. Where do children in Jordan learn? What subjects do they study in Egypt?

 DK Publishing (Author), Unicef (Contributor)

 

Grades 3rd-7th

New!!!!April Book Of The Month-Beegu

Highlighting 36 different countries, Children Just Like Me profiles 44 children and their daily lives. From rural farms to busy cities to riverboats, this celebration of children around the world shows the many ways children are different and the many ways they are the same, no matter where they live.

 DK (Author)

 

Grades 2nd- 6th

March's Book-A School Like Mine

Elliot lives in America, and Kailash lives in India. They are pen pals. By exchanging letters and pictures, they learn that they both love to climb trees, have pets, and go to school. Their worlds might look different, but they are actually similar. Same, same. But different!

Through an inviting point-of-view and colorful, vivid illustrations, this story shows how two boys living oceans apart can be the best of friends.

 Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw  (Author, Illustrator)

 

Preschool-2nd grade

March's Book-Children Just Like Me

The kids in What I Like About Me! are as different as night and day. And, guess what? They love it. Some adore the fact that their braces dazzle and gleam, others feel distinguished when they wear their glasses. Still others wouldn't trade their big feet for a lifetime of free video games. A mylar mirror embedded in the last page let kids take a look at themselves and decide what they like best about themselves.

 Allia Zobel Nolan  (Author), Miki Sakamoto (Illustrator)

 

Preschool to second grade

-March's Book-Same, Same But Different

Kemba feels like the lamest kid in school. If only he could be cool like the computer game superhero Underdog. But he can’t even save himself from the biggest bully in the sixth grade, let alone protect the weakest of the weak like Underdog does. He has zero friends. Or so he thinks. Kemba hasn’t even had the courage to try until one act of cruelty pushes him over the edge.

 Anne Schraff (Author)

 

Grades 4-6

March's Book-What I Like About Me

"Be yourself like Molly Lou Melon no matter what a bully may do.

Molly Lou Melon is short and clumsy, has buck teeth, and has a voice that sounds like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor. She doesn't mind. Her grandmother has always told her to walk proud, smile big, and sing loud, and she takes that advice to heart.

But then Molly Lou has to start in a new school. A horrible bully picks on her on the very first day, but Molly Lou Melon knows just what to do about that."

Ages-4th-5th grade

Author- Patty Lovell 

 

March's Book-I Am Underdog

"Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party . . . until, that is, a new kid comes to class."

Age- 4th grade

February Book-Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

"A story about self-image and treating others kindly--set in Africa and staring a 
cute little hyena)

 

Author-Janell Cannon

Age-3rd grade

-February Book- The Invisible Boy

"The mother sings to her sleeping baby: "I'll love you forever / I'll love you for always / As long as I'm living / My baby you'll be." She still sings the same song when her baby has turned into a fractious 2-year-old, a slovenly 9-year-old, and then a raucous teen. So far so ordinary--but this is one persistent lady. When her son grows up and leaves home, she takes to driving across town with a ladder on the car roof, climbing through her grown son's window, and rocking the sleeping man in the same way. Then, inevitably, the day comes when she's too old and sick to hold him, and the roles are at last reverse"

Ages 4-8

 Robert Munsch  (Author)

Sheila McGraw  (Illustrator)

February Book-Pinduli

"OOO, Snuggle Puppy of mine! Everything about you is especially fine. I love what you are. I love what you do. Fuzzy little Snuggle Puppy, I love you. Featuring a sweet and cuddly doggie cast and rhyming verse"

Author-Sandra Boynton

Ages 1-4

February Book-Love You Forever

 A child tucked into bed delays going to sleep, needing reassurance of her mother's love. The youngster asks, "Would you still love me....if I were a big scary ape?" or "a super smelly skunk" or "a terrible meat-eating dinosaur," and the list continues. No matter what horrible creature is imagined, Mama says she will always love and care for her child. 

Author-Lisa McCourt 

Illustrated by-Cyd Moore

February Book-Snuggle Puppy

Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism when she was 3-years-old. Today she’s a renowned scientist and professor of animal science who revolutionized the livestock industry with her cruelty-free cattle facilities designs. The story of how Grandin used her own sensitivities and different outlook to succeed in a career she loves offers inspiration and a new understanding of what it means to be autistic.

Ages 9 to 12

February Book- I Love You Stinky Face

Mostly Monsterly by Tammi Sauer

Bernadette is mostly monsterly, like her family and friends. But in Monster Moves Class, when everyone else is practicing lurching, Bernadette wants a group hug. And sometimes she likes to bake, pet kittens, and pick flowers (not very monsterly!). This story is great for starting a discussion about differences—and being yourself.

Ages 4 to 8. 

January's Book-Temple Grandin

Giraffes Can't Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it's harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend.

With light-footed rhymes and high-stepping illustrations, this tale is gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness.

Preschool to 3rd grade

January's Book-Mostly Monsterly

Sometimes I feel silly.
Sometimes I feel like eating pizza for breakfast.
Sometimes I feel brave.
Sometimes I feel like trying something new...

The Feelings Book 
vibrantly illustrates the wide range of moods we all experience. Kids and adults will appreciate Todd Parr's quirky intelligence as he pays special attention to the ever-changing, sometimes nonsensical emotions that we all feel. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to discuss their multitude of feelings in a kid-friendly, accessible format, told through Parr's trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes.

 

Preschool and up

January's Book-Giraffes Can't Dance

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

It's Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and confidence in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr's trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to celebrate their individuality through acceptance of others and self-confidence. 

Preschool-1st grade

January's Book-The Feelings Book

I Am Jack

by Susanne GervayCathy Wilcox (Illustrator)

Jack is like any other middle school student except he has a bit problem. There is a gruop of bullies at his school. Now he is afraid to go to school. The teachers don't seem to see what is happening. His friends are beginning to ignore him and he just can't tell his mom. She has enough problems on her hands without this. Jack holds these secrets in for so long he gets physically sick. Everyone misses the signs. He finds ways to hide, even if it means getting into trouble. His grades are dropping and still no one seems to have a clue. Then one day his best friend and neighbor steps up and does the right thing.

Grades 5th-MiddleSchool 

January's Book-It's Okay to Be Different

Nothing is Fair in The Fifth Grade

by Barthe DeClements

 

Elsie Edwards is the new girl in the fifth grade. But she is overweight and miserable. Her new classmates dislike her because they find her disgusting. And Elsie even steals their lunch money

Grades 4-5

December's Book-I Am Jack

Mr. Peabody's Apples

Madonna

 

The second picture book from Madonna with beautiful artwork by American artist Loren Long. Tommy Tittlebottom sees Mr Peabody taking an apple from Mr Funkadeli's fruit market and is very surprised that he doesn't pay. Then Tommy sees it happen again and decides that Mr Peabody is a thief. Word spreads quickly around the town. When Mr Peabody arrives at the baseball…

Ages 5-8

December's Book-Nothing is Fair in the Fifth Grade

Enemy Pie

Derek Munson, illustrated by Tara Calahan King

 

A boy who expects a great summer is unhappy when Jeremy moves into the neighborhood. But his father has a way for the boy to get rid of his new enemy: Enemy Pie. Will the secret pie recipe save the boy's summer and get rid of Jeremy for good?

Ages K-2

December's Book-Mr. Peabody"s Apples

Something Else

by

Kathryn Cave
Illustrated by Chris Riddell

 

Something Else is a lonely creature, excluded from everything because he is different.

One day an equally curious creature (Something) turns up, giving him the chance to meet someone even stranger than himself.

At first he rejects him on the grounds that he is so peculiar, but then realises that this is exactly what he has experienced. 

This is the perfect book for reassuring any child that being different can be a very positive thing.

Publisher: Puffin
 
Ages 6+

December's Book-Enemy Pie

Those Shoes

Those Shoes

 

All Jeremy wants is a pair of those shoes like the ones everyone at school seems to be wearing. Though Jeremy's grandma says they don't have room for "want," just "need," when his old shoes fall apart at school, he is more determined than ever to have those shoes, even a thrift-shop pair that's the wrong size. But sore feet aren't much fun, and Jeremy soon sees that the things he has — warm boots, a loving grandma, and the chance to help a friend — are worth more than the things he wants

Grades 2- 3

December's Book-Something Else

Friends

Friends

 

This bright picture book is an exuberant celebration of friendship. Best buddies Charlie Rooster, Johnny Mouse, and Percy the Pig love to spend time together. Riding on an old bicycle (one friend on each of the pedals; the third on the handlebars), they careen through the countryside, playing games and having adventures. Back on the farm, they even do their chores together. The three would love to stay together at bedtime, but where to have such a sleepover? Percy belongs in his pigsty, Johnny in his hole, and Charlie on his perch. Reluctantly, each goes to his own bed, but all three know that after a dream-filled sleep — and what a wondrous dream they share! — they will see each other again tomorrow.

Grades k-2

November's Book-Those Shoes

Smile

Cover art

 

Raina Telgemeier's #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir based on her childhood! Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.

Grades 4-5

November Book-Friends

The Berenstain Bears: Kindness Counts

 

Brother Bear loves everything to do with model airplanes, whether it’s building, fixing, or flying them. But when he shares one of his prized

32 pages

Preschool- 2nd grade

November Book-Smile

Sid the Kindest Kid: SWEETS ... sweets ... SwEets!

Once there was a very kind boy named Sid. He really, really liked sweets. Will he be a kind kid when it comes to sharing his sweets?

English

32 Pages

Juvenile Fiction / General

 

October Books-New!!!-The Berenstain Bears: Kindness Counts

Wonder

 

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

October Books-New!! Sid the Kindest Kid

The Berenstain Bears and the Bully

Summary

When Sister Bear gets beaten up by Tuffy, the new
cub in town, Brother huffs off to set this bully straight. But he's in for a
surprise--Tuffy's a little girl, and Brother just can't bring himself to fight
her.

32 Pages

Retails in many stores for $4.99

Preschool-2rd grade

October Books-New!!! Wonder

Meet Jake Drake, Bully Buster

Summary

When Jake was three years old at Miss Lulu's Dainty Diaper Day Care Center, what did he know about bullies? Nothing. But he learned fast! Why? Because Jake was kind of smart and not a tattletale, and he had no big brother to protect him. He was a perfect bully magnet.

But everything changed when Jake was in elementary school. That's when SuperBully Link Baxter moved to town. Jake had his hands full just trying to survive, until class project time. Who did the teacher assign to be Link's partner? You guessed it.

Jake has to use all his smarts — and his heart as well — to turn himself from Jake Drake, Bully Magnet, to Jake Drake, Bully Buster.

 

Ages-8, 9, 10

 Grades 2 - 3

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Preschool-Second Grade

                The Loser List

Summary

When Danny Shine (rhymes with "whine") finds out he's on the infamous Loser List in the girls' bathroom, his mission to erase it lands him in detention. That fateful afternoon, the school's bullies (who live in detention) discover that Danny can draw. Suddenly he's not a target anymore: He's a “bad boy”!

Supplying tattoos and graffiti for the bullies is great, until Danny is unwittingly drawn into a crime. His new friends took a comic from Danny's favorite store, and now Danny has to steal it back, return it, and break off with the bullies, before he goes from dork to delinquent.

Fans of Jeff Kinney, Jim Benton, and things that are absurd and also very, very funny will love this new, fully illustrated tale of middle school torture.

Ages 8-10

Grades 3-7

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Ages 8,9, 10

I Think I'd Rather Be Me

Summanry

Have you ever wished you were someone else? Say, someone who is taller, shorter, smarter, faster – perhaps someone who seems to be more interesting than you? These mini stories invite you to imagine for a moment what it might be like to be completely different. Imagine, for example, being free to fly anywhere you choose. Imagine you being bigger and tougher than everyone else. Or, you might rather be someone who is very relaxed and carefree, not having to worry about anyone or anything except yourself. Maybe you'd like to try being more chatty and bright, having something to say in every situation. Here's your opportunity to try being all this and more.

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Ages 8-10

I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem

Summary

Celebrate liking yourself! Through alternating points of view, a girl's and a boy's, Jamie Lee Curtis's triumphant text and Laura Cornell's lively artwork show kids that the key to feeling good is liking yourself because you are you. Like the duo's first New York Times best-seller, Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day, this is an inspired book to rejoice in and share. I'm Gonna Like Me will have kids letting off some self-esteem in no time!

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juvenile

I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem

Summary

Celebrate liking yourself! Through alternating points of view, a girl's and a boy's, Jamie Lee Curtis's triumphant text and Laura Cornell's lively artwork show kids that the key to feeling good is liking yourself because you are you. Like the duo's first New York Times best-seller, Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day, this is an inspired book to rejoice in and share. I'm Gonna Like Me will have kids letting off some self-esteem in no time!

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I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem

Summary

Celebrate liking yourself! Through alternating points of view, a girl's and a boy's, Jamie Lee Curtis's triumphant text and Laura Cornell's lively artwork show kids that the key to feeling good is liking yourself because you are you. Like the duo's first New York Times best-seller, Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day, this is an inspired book to rejoice in and share. I'm Gonna Like Me will have kids letting off some self-esteem in no time!