#FridayFeature: 4 Chapter Books for Kids About Refugees
by Marsha Rakestraw According to the UN Refugee Agency’s new Global Trends study, more than 65 million women, children, and…
#FridayFeature: 7 Children’s Books Featuring Elephants
by Marsha Rakestraw Elephants are amazing beings. They’re extremely intelligent and social. They have matriarchal culture and grieve their dead.…
#FridayFeature: 5 Children’s Picture Books Celebrating Identity
by Marsha Rakestraw Even we adults struggle with our identity, so imagine how challenging it is for children, in a…
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
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by Chelsea Clinton Philomel Books, 2017. Grades PreK-2. “She persisted” has become a mantra for many since the 2016 US…
The Journey
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by Francesca Sanna Flying Eye Books, 2016 Grades 1-4 The Journey is the story of a family’s journey to flee…
Mixed Me!
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by Taye Diggs Feiwel and Friends, 2015. Grades K-3 Mike is a perfect blend of his two parents. Mike…
Treehuggers: Children’s Picture Books Honoring Trees
by Marsha Rakestraw Trees are mythical, magical and mysterious. We depend upon them for everything from the air we breathe…
21 Children’s Picture Books for Exploring Eco-Friendly Actions
by Marsha Rakestraw Earth Day may be every day, but our relationship to the natural world often gets a little…
Resources for #WeNeedDiverseBooks
by Marsha Rakestraw When I was a child, I read a lot of books. A lot. And other than the…
11 Children’s Books About Nonviolent Protest and Resistance
by Marsha Rakestraw Protests and nonviolent resistance are an integral part of human culture. On any given day, there are…
When a Butterfly Sneezes: A Guide for Helping Kids Explore Interconnections in Our World Through Favorite Stories
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by Linda Booth Sweeney Pegasus Communications, 2001. 128 pages Systems thinking can be a challenging concept to grasp. Sweeney’s book…
14 Children’s Picture Books About Kindness
by Marsha Rakestraw Kindness seems like such a simple quality, but unless we’re taught to be kind to ourselves, other…