Amira's Picture Day by Reem Faruqi; Fahmida Azim (Illustrator)Just the thought of Eid makes Amira warm and tingly inside. From wearing new clothes to handing out goody bags at the mosque, Amira can't wait for the festivities to begin. But when a flier on the fridge catches her eye, Amira's stomach goes cold. Not only is it Eid, it's also school picture day. If she's not in her class picture, how will her classmates remember her? Won't her teacher wonder where she is? Though the day's celebrations at the mosque are everything Amira was dreaming of, her absence at picture day weighs on her. A last-minute idea on the car ride home might just provide the solution to everything in this delightful story.
Bright Star by Yuyi MoralesYuyi Morales weaves the tale of a fawn making her way through a landscape that is dangerous, beautiful-and full of potential. A gentle voice urges her onward, to face her fears and challenge the obstacles that seek to hold her back. Child, you are awake! You are alive! You are a bright star, Inside our hearts.
Except Antarctica by Todd SturgellTurtles are found on every continent EXCEPT Antarctica. But not for long! Follow along as a rogue group of determined animals embark on an adventure (and defy their flustered narrator in the process) in this funny animal picture book for kids!
Finding Home by Jen Sookfong Lee; Drew Shannon (Illustrator)What drives people to search for new homes? From war zones to politics, there are many reasons why people have always searched for a place to call home. In Finding Home: The Journey of Immigrants and Refugees we discover how human migration has shaped our world.
Call Number: GN370 .L44 2021
Flip! How the Frisbee Took Flight by Margaret Muirhead; Adam Gustavson (Illustrator)The origin story of the Frisbee soars with unexpected twists and turns. Fred Morrison is credited as the inventor of the Frisbee, but for centuries folks have been flipping for flying discs. Ancient Greeks flicked discs, and beginning in the 1920s, college kids at Yale University were tossing pie tins. Fred lived in California and had no idea about ancient Greeks or East Coast college kids. His invention quest began in 1932 after tossing a tin popcorn lid around the backyard. For more than twenty years, Fred and his wife, Lu, tried and failed to perfect a flying-disc concept. Eventually they created what we know today as the Frisbee. Their story is full of good old-fashioned perseverance, success, and fun!
Love the Earth by Mel HammondThis book is packed with ideas and information for girls who care about the earth to help them understand climate change, speak up for solutions, and live an earth-friendly life. It's full of quizzes, crafts, party ideas, and a science experiment to help girls learn how they can use their unique passions and talents to make a difference. With a focus on interactive activities, this book proves that fighting climate change doesn't have to be scary--it can be a lot of fun
The Passover Guest by Susan Kusel; Sean Rubin (Illustrator)It's the Spring of 1933 in Washington D.C., and the Great Depression is hitting young Muriel's family hard. Her father has lost his job, and her family barely has enough food most days, let alone for a Passover Seder. They don't even have any wine to leave out for the prophet Elijah's ceremonial cup. With no feast to rush home to, Muriel wanders by the Lincoln Memorial, where she encounters a mysterious magician in whose hands juggled eggs become lit candles. After she makes a kind gesture, he encourages her to run home for her Seder, and when she does, she encounters a holiday miracle, a bountiful feast of brisket, soup, and matzah.
Call Number: PZ7.1.K89 Pas 2021
Right Now! by Miranda Paul; Bea Jackson (Illustrator)A joyful, inspiring picture book that introduces readers to eleven young people from around the world who didn't wait until they were grown to speak up about things that matter to them and change the world for the better.
What's in Your Pocket? by Heather L. Montgomery; Maribel Lechuga (Illustrator)When you find something strange and wonderful, do you put it in your pocket? Meet nine scientists who, as kids, explored the great outdoors and collected "treasures": seedpods, fossils, worms, and more. Observing, sorting, and classifying their finds taught these kids scientific skills--and sometimes led to groundbreaking discoveries. Author Heather Montgomery has all the science flair of a new Bill Nye. Book includes the Heather's tips for responsible collecting.