The Day You Begin

The Day You Begin
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN 10: 1524741736
ISBN 13: 9781524741730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Day You Begin Book Review:

A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices! National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner Rafael López have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone. There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you. There are many reasons to feel different. Maybe it's how you look or talk, or where you're from; maybe it's what you eat, or something just as random. It's not easy to take those first steps into a place where nobody really knows you yet, but somehow you do it. Jacqueline Woodson's lyrical text and Rafael López's dazzling art reminds us that we all feel like outsiders sometimes-and how brave it is that we go forth anyway. And that sometimes, when we reach out and begin to share our stories, others will be happy to meet us halfway. (This book is also available in Spanish, as El Día En Que Descubres Quién Eres!)

The Day You Begin

The Day You Begin
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781524741754
ISBN 13: 1524741752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Day You Begin Book Review:

Other students laugh when Rigoberto, an immigrant from Venezuela, introduces himself but later, he meets Angelina and discovers that he is not the only one who feels like an outsider.

Harbor Me

Harbor Me
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN 10: 0525515135
ISBN 13: 9780525515135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harbor Me Book Review:

Jacqueline Woodson was the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Jacqueline Woodson's first middle-grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their stories. It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat--by themselves, with no adults to listen in. There, in the room they soon dub the ARTT Room (short for "A Room to Talk"), they discover it's safe to talk about what's bothering them--everything from Esteban's father's deportation and Haley's father's incarceration to Amari's fears of racial profiling and Ashton's adjustment to his changing family fortunes. When the six are together, they can express the feelings and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world. And together, they can grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives.

Be Kind

Be Kind
Author: Pat Zietlow Miller
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 1250304601
ISBN 13: 9781250304605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Be Kind Book Review:

A New York Times bestseller! “These days, it seems more important than ever for books to show young people how to act with thoughtfulness, civility, and kindness.” —The New York Times Book Review When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind? From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference—or at least help a friend. With a gentle text from the award-winning author of Sophie's Squash, Pat Zietlow Miller, and irresistible art from Jen Hill, Be Kind is an unforgettable story about how two simple words can change the world. One of Chicago Public Library's "Best of the Best Books 2018"

Each Kindness

Each Kindness
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2012-10-23
ISBN 10: 0593353757
ISBN 13: 9780593353752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Each Kindness Book Review:

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature WINNER OF A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR AND THE JANE ADDAMS PEACE AWARD! Each kindness makes the world a little better This unforgettable book is written and illustrated by the award-winning team that created The Other Side and the Caldecott Honor winner Coming On Home Soon. With its powerful anti-bullying message and striking art, it will resonate with readers long after they've put it down. Chloe and her friends won't play with the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya stops coming to school. When Chloe's teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she'd shown a little kindness toward Maya.

Morning Light

Morning Light
Author: Amy E Dean
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-09-28
ISBN 10: 1616494050
ISBN 13: 9781616494056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morning Light Book Review:

A book of fresh meditations, Morning Light offers beautifully written bursts of inspiration to help you begin each day with renewed self-confidence and serenity. A book of fresh meditations, Morning Light offers beautifully written bursts of inspiration to help you begin each day with renewed self-confidence and serenity.Amy Dean brings the comfort and courage offered in her top-selling mediation book Night Light to this companion for the morning hours, helping devoted fans and new readers start their day on a bright and positive note. Written in her signature personable style, these sensitively chosen quotations, inspiring reflections, and simple prayers work together to make each day of the year one to look forward to.

Mariama - Different But Just the Same

Mariama - Different But Just the Same
Author: Jerónimo Cornelles
Publsiher: Cuento de Luz
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2015-02-16
ISBN 10: 8416147612
ISBN 13: 9788416147618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mariama - Different But Just the Same Book Review:

Winner at the 2015 International Latino Book Awards Everything is new for Mariama after a long journey by car, train, boat, and plane from Africa. She is going to discover a world where the streets, her school, and the food are all different. However, what about the people? A beautiful tale about identity, the process of integration, and solidarity. Are you ready to meet Mariama and play with her? Guided Reading Level: L, Lexile Level: 810L

Mae's First Day of School

Mae's First Day of School
Author: Kate Berube
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN 10: 1683353749
ISBN 13: 9781683353744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mae's First Day of School Book Review:

As Mae's first day of school approaches she decides she IS. NOT. GOING. School is scary! What if the other kids don't like her? Or what if she's the only one who doesn't know how to write? Or what if she misses her mom? Mae's anxiety only builds as she walks to school. But then she meets Rosie and Ms. Pearl. Will making new friends show her that they can conquer their fears together?

You're Finally Here!

You're Finally Here!
Author: Mélanie Watt
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1554535905
ISBN 13: 9781554535903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You're Finally Here! Book Review:

A zany picture book that will resonate with anyone who's ever been kept waiting. The latest from the creator of the best-selling Scaredy Squirrel series stars a hilariously needy and impatient bunny. This is no ordinary picture-book character, and it will quickly become clear that this is no ordinary picture book ? namely because you, the reader, are on the spot. You're late! At first, this little bunny is deliriously excited by your arrival, but now that you're finally here, he wants to know: where were you? He's been waiting long enough to learn an accordion solo, among other time-consuming pursuits. After he's shown you how it feels to be kept waiting and just when he's finally satisfied that you're a good steady page-turner who's here to stay, something happens to turn the tables. The result is an off-beat ending worth waiting for!

Visiting Day

Visiting Day
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Publsiher: Puffin Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0147516080
ISBN 13: 9780147516084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visiting Day Book Review:

A young girl and her grandmother visit the girl's father in prison.

Missing Daddy

Missing Daddy
Author: Mariame Kaba
Publsiher: Haymarket Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 1642590940
ISBN 13: 9781642590944
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Missing Daddy Book Review:

“This book is a crucial tool for parents, educators, and anyone who cares about the well-being of children who, through no fault of their own, are forced to bear the consequences of our country’s obsession with incarceration. For children who desperately miss their parents, feel confused, or are teased at school, this book can go a long way in letting them know that they are not alone and in normalizing their experiences.” —Eve L. Ewing A little girl who misses her father because he's away in prison shares how his absence affects different parts of her life. Her greatest excitement is the days when she gets to visit her beloved father. With gorgeous illustrations throughout, this book illuminates the heartaches of dealing with missing a parent and shows that a little girl's love can overcome her father's incarceration. Mariame Kaba is an educator and organizer based in New York City. She has been active in anti-criminalization and anti-violence movements for the past thirty years. bria royal is a multidiscipliinary artist based in Chicago.

Last Summer With Maizon

Last Summer With Maizon
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2002-05-27
ISBN 10: 9781101128138
ISBN 13: 1101128135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Summer With Maizon Book Review:

Margaret loves her parents and hanging out with her best friend, Maizon. Then it happens, like a one-two punch, during the summer she turns eleven: first, Margaret's father dies of a heart attack, and then Maizon is accepted at an expensive boarding school, far away from the city they call home. For the first time in her life, Margaret has to turn to someone who isn't Maizon, who doesn't know her heart and her dreams. . . . "Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story of nearly adolescent children, but a mature exploration of grown-up issues: death, racism, independence, the nurturing of the gifted black child and, most important, self-discovery."(The New York Times)

Batting Order

Batting Order
Author: Mike Lupica
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN 10: 1534421564
ISBN 13: 9781534421561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Batting Order Book Review:

A New York Times bestseller From acclaimed author of the Home Team series Mike Lupica comes an inspiring novel about the heart and soul of baseball. On or off the field, Ben and Matt couldn’t be more different. Ben Roberson is an all-or-nothing player: he’s big, he’s bold, and he’s brash. Ben’s swing can hit a ball right out of the park—but that’s if he can get a hit at all. Matt Baker is small, and shy, and his stutter has him avoiding the spotlight—even if he’s the best all-rounder on the team. But while Matt knows he’s got the chops, a part of him has always envied “Big Ben” and his attention-grabbing charm. So it’s a total shock when Ben asks Matt to help him work on his swing. Because Ben can’t put the ball into play, and his showboating comes at the expense of the team. And even though Matt’s trying to help, Ben doesn’t seem to take him seriously, especially when it means toning things down. The end of the season is fast approaching—is there enough time for Ben to realize bigger isn’t always better? For Matt to understand that sometimes, being the bigger person means standing up for yourself? Or will they have to accept defeat?

I Love Dad with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I Love Dad with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Author: Eric Carle
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-02-27
ISBN 10: 0593226240
ISBN 13: 9780593226247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Love Dad with The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Review:

Show Dad how much you care with this little message of love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Celebrate Dad's special day by saying "I Love You"--with a little help from The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This bright and colorful book is the ideal way to tell the person you call "Dad" how much you appreciate him. It's the perfect gift for Father's Day, Dad's birthday, or any day that you want to show Dad just how much you care.

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS & INFLUENCE PEOPLE

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS & INFLUENCE PEOPLE
Author: Dale Carnegie
Publsiher: Musaicum Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-10-16
ISBN 10: 8027222656
ISBN 13: 9788027222650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS & INFLUENCE PEOPLE Book Review:

This is one of the first bestseller self-help books. Its intention is to enable you to make friends quickly and easily, help you to win people to your way of thinking, increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done, as well as enable you to win new clients, new customers. Twelve Things This Book Will Do For You: Get you out of a mental rut, give you new thoughts, new visions, new ambitions. Enable you to make friends quickly and easily. Increase your popularity. Help you to win people to your way of thinking. Increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done. Enable you to win new clients, new customers. Increase your earning power. Make you a better salesman, a better executive. Help you to handle complaints, avoid arguments, keep your human contacts smooth and pleasant. Make you a better speaker, a more entertaining conversationalist. Make the principles of psychology easy for you to apply in your daily contacts. Help you to arouse enthusiasm among your associates. Dale Carnegie (1888–1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a massive bestseller that remains popular today.

Someone Else's Shoes

Someone Else's Shoes
Author: Ellen Wittlinger
Publsiher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN 10: 1607349957
ISBN 13: 9781607349952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Someone Else's Shoes Book Review:

Tackling issues of suicide, depression, divorce, and step-parenting with warmth, sensitivity, and even humor, Someone Else's Shoes chronicles a road trip across the Northeast that unites three young people in search of family and acceptance. Twelve-year-old Izzy, a budding stand-up comic, is already miserable about her father's new marriage and the new baby on the way. Then ten-year-old cousin Oliver and his father, Uncle Henderson, move in with Izzy and her mom because Oliver's mother committed suicide only a few months ago. And to make matters worse, Ben, the rebellious 16-year-old son of Izzy's mother's boyfriend, winds up staying with them, too. But when Uncle Henderson--who has been struggling with depression after his wife's suicide--disappears, Ben, Izzy, and Oliver set aside their differences and hatch a plan to find him. As the threesome travels in search of Henderson, they find a surrogate family in each other.

Brave Ballerina

Brave Ballerina
Author: Michelle Meadows
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 1250242231
ISBN 13: 9781250242235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brave Ballerina Book Review:

A lyrical picture book biography of Janet Collins, the first African American principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera House. Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and 40s, a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States. Janet pursued dance with a passion, despite being rejected from discriminatory dance schools. When she was accepted into the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as a teenager on the condition that she paint her skin white for performances, Janet refused. She continued to go after her dreams, never compromising her values along the way. From her early childhood lessons to the height of her success as the first African American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Opera, Brave Ballerina is the story of a remarkable pioneer as told by Michelle Meadows, with fantastic illustrations from Ebony Glenn.

Skin Again

Skin Again
Author: Bell Hooks
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2017-06-04
ISBN 10: 1368013120
ISBN 13: 9781368013123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skin Again Book Review:

The skin I'm in is just a covering. It cannot tell my story. The skin I'm in is just a covering. If you want to know who I am, you have got to come inside and open your heart way wide. Celebrating all that makes us unique and different, Skin Again offers new ways to talk about race and identity. Race matters, but only so much--what's most important is who we are on the inside. Looking beyond skin, going straight to the heart, we find in each other the treasures stored down deep. Learning to cherish those treasures, to be all we imagine ourselves to be, makes us free. This award-winning book, with its myriad of faces, introduces a strong message of loving yourself and others that will appeal to parents of our youngest readers.

Deep Water

Deep Water
Author: Watt Key
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN 10: 0374306567
ISBN 13: 9780374306564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Water Book Review:

From Watt Key, the author of the acclaimed Alabama Moon, comes a thrilling middle grade survival story about a scuba dive gone wrong and two enemies who must unite to survive. It's the most important rule of scuba diving: If you don't feel right, don't go down. So after her father falls ill, twelve-year-old Julie Sims must take over and lead two of his clients on a dive miles off the coast of Alabama while her father stays behind in the boat. When the clients, a reckless boy Julie's age and his equally foolhardy father, disregard Julie's instructions during the dive, she quickly realizes she's in over her head. And once she surfaces, things only get worse: One of the clients is in serious condition, and their dive boat has vanished—along with Julie's father, the only person who knows their whereabouts. It's only a matter of time before they die of hypothermia, unless they become shark bait first. Though Julie may not like her clients, it's up to her to save them all.

A Friend for Henry

A Friend for Henry
Author: Jenn Bailey
Publsiher: Chronicle Books LLC
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2019-02-26
ISBN 10: 1452168296
ISBN 13: 9781452168296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Friend for Henry Book Review:

In Classroom Six, second left down the hall, Henry has been on the lookout for a friend. A friend who shares. A friend who listens. Maybe even a friend who likes things to stay the same and all in order, as Henry does. But on a day full of too close and too loud, when nothing seems to go right, will Henry ever find a friend—or will a friend find him? With insight and warmth, this heartfelt story from the perspective of a boy on the autism spectrum celebrates the everyday magic of friendship.