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This publication shares new library books published in the last several years.
Early literacy posters designed to help caregivers read, talk, sing, write and play with young children.
Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure by Lillian Jane
Join Elmo as he gets ready for school like a hero and learns about wearing masks and hand washing.
Themes: First Day of School, Masks, Children— Health and Hygiene
Honeysmoke: A Story of Finding Your Color by Monique Fields
A young biracial girl searches for the perfect color word to describe herself.
Themes: Identity, Human Skin Color, Racially Mixed People
I Can Fly by Fifi Kuo
Little Penguin wants to fly like the other birds but cannot, no matter how hard he tries, until his father helps him see what makes penguins special.
Themes: Flight, Penguins
If Wendell Had a Walrus by Lori Mortensen
Wendell goes looking for a walrus, but finds a new friend, instead.
Kind by Alison Green
A story about how to make the world a better place through kindness, with an emphasis on welcoming refugees.
Themes: Kindness, Conduct of Life, Helping Behavior
Listening to My Body by Gabi Garcia
An interactive picture book that guides children through the process of noticing and naming their feelings and the physical sensations that accompany them to build on their capacity to engage mindfully and self-regulate.
Themes: Mind and Body, Emotions, Mindfulness
One is a Pinata: A Book of Numbers by Roseanne Thong
In rhyming text, Hispanic children count the things, like pinatas and maracas, that can be seen in their neighborhood.
Shorty & Clem by Michael Slack
Shorty is tempted to open a mysterious package which is addressed to his friend Clem who is away.
Themes: Dinosaurs, Quails, Friends, Boxes
Small Walt and Mo the Tow by Elizabeth Verdick
Walt the snowplow learns that, while his work is very important, there are some things he cannot do without the help of his new tow truck friend, Mo.
Themes: Helping Behavior, Snowplows, Tow Trucks
Turtle Walk by Matt Phelan A family of turtles goes for a long, long walk that has an unexpected and very fun ending.