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Michelle Meadows, Ebony Glenn
Description: Presents the story of a remarkable pioneer, who was the first African American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Opera, in a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States.
Call Number: E Mea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2019
Mariam Gates, Sarah Jane Hinder
Description: A breathing practice book that teaches children breath awareness and how to use breathing in unpleasant situations to help them keep calm, relax, and focused.
Call Number: E Gat
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 4, 2019
Deborah Hopkinson, Don Tate
Description: Carter G. Woodson was born ten years after the end of the Civil War, to parents who had both been enslaved. Their stories were not the ones written about in history books, but Carter learned them and kept them in his heart. Carter's father could not read or write, but he believed in being an informed citizen. So Carter read the newspaper to him every day, and from this practice, he learned about the world and how to find out what he didn't know. Many years later, when he was a student at Harvard University (the second African-American and the only child of enslaved parents to do so), one of his professors said that black people had no history. Carter knew that wasn't true--and he set out to make sure the rest of us knew as well.
Call Number: E Hop
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2019
Martha Brockenbrough, Brian Won
Description: Told in rhyme, Chick hatched from her egg wanting to cheer, and lead a barnyard cheering team, but Pig, Cow, and the other animals are not interested--so unless she can find some other cheerers Chick will just have to cheer alone.
Call Number: E Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 24, 2019
Gina Gold, Margret Rey, H. A. (Hans Augusto) Rey, Craig Miller
Description: When George visits the zoo to see the new baby panda, he is accidentally locked in the zoo at night and must find a way to navigate his way out.
Call Number: E Cur
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2019
J. R. Krause
Description: Georgie is afraid of the dark, but after an adventure with a dragon that is afraid of the knight in the book where he normally dwells, both are ready to sleep.
Call Number: E Kra
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2019
Patricia Toht, Lorian Tu-Dean
Description: Explores the concept of dressing "like a girl," in which girls dress in space suits, police officer uniforms, and laboratory coats to prove that girls can be anything they want to be.
Call Number: E Toh
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2019
Amy Hevron
Description: A lonely dust bunny tries to make friends with passing creatures with no success, until a broom sweeps him under the bed and he finds more friends like him.
Call Number: E Hev
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2019
Susan Robeson, Rod Brown
Description: "Daddy always said it takes a man of peace to stop a war." Based on the true story of Paul Robeson's visit to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War, comes this recollection of his bravery and activism by his granddaughter, Susan Robeson, with her debut book. When Susan was a child her father and grandfather told her family stories over and over. Grandpa Paul was a great man, a singer with a deep and rumbling voice, a man of peace and principle who worried about the safety of the children and families living in countries at war. His songs were always full of emotion, and evoking the African-American spirituals of his own father's childhood, he was able to communicate even with people who didn't speak the same language. Though it was dangerous, Robeson went to Spain and traveled to the front lines of the war (in a Buick!). There, he asked the soldiers to set up speakers facing the fighters on both sides of the battlefield. And then he sang.... With gorgeous illustrations from the fine artist Rod Brown, When Grandpa Stops A War celebrates the activism and achievements of the great Paul Robeson, and shows readers the power of art in times of discord and war.
Call Number: E Rob
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2019
Nicola Winstanley, John Martz
Description: A little girl and her cat make an escalating mess while respectively trying to follow and resist the cat-bathing instructions of a bossy narrator.
Call Number: E Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2019
David Ezra Stein
Description: A father rabbit offers messages of nuturing protection and comfort to his baby.
Call Number: E Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2019
Julie Murphy, Hannah Tolson
Description: Animals in varied habitats describe unique features of their eyes and how they are adapted for the jungle, the deep ocean, the desert, and even the dark. From bulging eyes to hiding eyes, handlebar eyes to double-decker eyes, young readers will learn about the diversity of the animal world in this nonfiction picture book.
Call Number: E Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2019
Cheon Yooju, Choi Okkyun
Description: One day, a cat and dog meet on a bench. The cat eats her lunch. The dog reads his book. But the sun twinkles, the breeze blows, and there's something sweet in the air. This is a beautifully illustrated story of the joys of spring and finding a new friend.
Call Number: E Yoo
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2019
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Gordon C. James
Description: African American George Fletcher loved horses from an early age. When he unfairly lost the 1911 Pendleton Round-Up to a white man, the outraged audience declared him "people's champion."
Call Number: E Nel
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2019
Irene Latham, John Holyfield
Description: Ten-year-old African American boy wants to welcome the circus elephant named Miss Fancy to her new home in a nearby park, but he is disappointed to see a sign: "No Colored Allowed"
Call Number: E Lat
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 4, 2019
Michael Bond, R. W. Alley
Description: Paddington Bear's adventures never go quite as planned. But that doesn't mean they aren't filled with fun and laughter! When Mr. Gruber takes Paddington on a special outing to St. Paul's Cathedral, there is one surprise after another. And the biggest surprise of all comes when Paddington is mistaken for a choir bear and suddenly finds himself taking part in a most unusual rehearsal.
Call Number: E Bon
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2019
Margriet Ruurs
Description: The story of a young boy who has a gift for seeing the natural world around him.
Call Number: E Ruu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2019
Laurie Hernandez, Nina Mata
Description: When Zoe sees a gymnast on TV, she realizes that gymnastics is just like flying. But when she first goes to class and falls off the balance beam, she discovers that following her dreams is harder and scarier than she thought. Through this heartwarming and inspirational story, featuring vibrant art from Nina Mata, Laurie imparts important lessons she learned on her way to Olympic glory: You always have to get back up and try again, and you always have to believe in yourself.
Call Number: E Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2019
James Ransome
Description: A slave family is distressed when they discover their son Ben has run away.
Call Number: E Ran
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 22, 2019
Troon Harrison, François Thisdale
Description: The story of Alexander Milton Ross, Canadian ornithologist and undercover Abolitionist, who helped spread word among enslaved men and women in the American South about the Underground Railroad.
Call Number: E Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 4, 2019
Margarita Surnaite
Description: All rabbits love books, except for Henry - he prefers games and adventures. But then he finds one very special book, and when he reads it, someone very special finds him.
Call Number: E Sur
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2019
Kabir Sehgal, Surishtha Sehgal, Zara Gonzalez Hoang
Description: It's time for the Indian festival of Raksha Bandhan, the celebration of the special lifelong relationship shared by brothers and sisters everywhere. Join two sisters as they lovingly make rakhi--thread bracelets adorned with beads, sequins, sparkles, and tassels--for their brother. And then see their brother present them with toys and sweets and special gifts!
Call Number: E Seh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
M. H. Clark, Anna Hurley
Description: Some days I feel so WILD and BRACE and some days I feel small. THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS TO BE when you're as BIG inside as me.
Call Number: E Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 12, 2019
Linda Ashman, Chuck Groenink
Description: William asks his animal friends, one after another, to awake from hibernation and prepare a celebration for a special friend who has been away all winter.
Call Number: E Ash
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2019
Tammi Sauer, Dave Mottram
Description: When Wordy Birdy and her friends go on a camping trip, they get an unexpected visit from Mr. Cougarpants. Can Wordy Birdy talk herself out of a becoming dinner?
Call Number: E Sau
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2019
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Brave Ballerina: The Story Of Janet Collins
Michelle Meadows, Ebony Glenn
E Mea
Let 'Er Buck!: George Fletcher, The People's Champion
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Gordon C. James
E Nel
Breathe With Me: Using Breath To Feel Strong, Calm, And Happy
Mariam Gates, Sarah Jane Hinder
E Gat
Meet Miss Fancy
Irene Latham, John Holyfield
E Lat
Carter Reads The Newspaper
Deborah Hopkinson, Don Tate
E Hop
Paddington At St. Paul's
Michael Bond, R. W. Alley
E Bon
Cheerful Chick
Martha Brockenbrough, Brian Won
E Bro
Robert Bateman: The Boy Who Painted Nature
Margriet Ruurs
E Ruu
Curious George Good Night, Zoo
Gina Gold, Margret Rey, H. A. (Hans Augusto) Rey, Craig Miller
E Cur
She's Got This
Laurie Hernandez, Nina Mata
E Her
Dragon Night
J. R. Krause
E Kra
The Bell Rang
James Ransome
E Ran
Dress Like A Girl
Patricia Toht, Lorian Tu-Dean
E Toh
The Birdman
Troon Harrison, François Thisdale
E Har
Dust Bunny Wants A Friend
Amy Hevron
E Hev
The Lost Book
Margarita Surnaite
E Sur
Grandpa Stops A War: A Paul Robeson Story
Susan Robeson, Rod Brown
E Rob
Thread Of Love
Kabir Sehgal, Surishtha Sehgal, Zara Gonzalez Hoang
E Seh
How To Give Your Cat A Bath In Five Easy Steps
Nicola Winstanley, John Martz
E Win
Tiger Days: A Book Of Feelings
M. H. Clark, Anna Hurley
E Cla
Hush, Little Bunny
David Ezra Stein
E Ste
William Wakes Up
Linda Ashman, Chuck Groenink
E Ash
I've Got Eyes!: Exceptional Eyes Of The Animal World
Julie Murphy, Hannah Tolson
E Mur
Wordy Birdy Meets Mr. Cougarpants
Tammi Sauer, Dave Mottram
E Sau
In Blossom
Cheon Yooju, Choi Okkyun
E Yoo