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Why Are You So Quiet?

By Jaclyn Desforges
Illustrated by Risa Hugo
Categories: Children's Fiction

Into a world where it often seems nobody is listening comes a poignant story that celebrates the power of silence. 

“Why are you so quiet?” Her teacher implores it, her classmates shout it, even her ...

Margot and the Moon Landing

By A.C. Fitzpatrick
Illustrated by Erika Medina
Categories: Children's Fiction

A universal story about speaking, listening, and being heard.

Margot loves space. Astronauts, the stars, and especially the moon landing. So she can’t understand why all of her attempts to communicate ...

I Love My Purse

By Belle DeMont
Illustrated by Sonja Wimmer
Categories: Children's Fiction

Charlie loves his bright red purse, so why does everyone else have a problem with it?

Charlie loves the bright red purse that his grandmother let him have. One day, he decides to take it to school. First ...

Superluminous

Nour loves the luminous glow she was born with, but it’s only when it starts to dim that she discovers the true power of her brilliant light.

Nour has a superpower: she glows. Her light shines so bright, ...

A Promise Is a Promise

When Allashua disobeys her parents and goes fishing on the sea ice, she has to use her wits to escape the Qallupilluit--the troll-like creatures her parents have always warned her about that live beneath ...

Tallulah Plays the Tuba

By Tiffany Stone
Illustrated by Sandy Nichols
Categories: Children's Fiction

Tallulah is tiny, but the TUBA is not!
Tallulah isn’t big, but the instrument she dreams of playing sure is. Try as she might, tiny Tallulah keeps coming up short on how she can play the tuba in her ...

The Dance of the Violin

By Kathy Stinson
Illustrated by Dusan Petricic
Categories: Children's Fiction

Even Joshua Bell makes mistakes, but there is always a second chance.

As a young student of the violin, Joshua Bell learns about an international competition to be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He chooses ...

The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch)

By Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko
Categories: Children's Fiction
Series: Classic Munsch

Over seven million copies in print!

When the fiercest dragon in the whole world smashes Princess Elizabeth’s castle, burns all her clothes, and captures her fiancé, Prince Ronald, Elizabeth takes matters ...

Stephanie's Ponytail (Classic Munsch)

By Robert Munsch
Illustrated by Michael Martchenko
Categories: Children's Fiction
Series: Classic Munsch

None of the kids in her class wear a ponytail, so Stephanie decides she must have one. The loud, unanimous comment from her classmates is: “Ugly, ugly, very ugly. ” Steadfast, when all the girls have ...

Sugar and Snails

By Sarah Tsiang
Illustrated by Sonja Wimmer
Categories: Children's Fiction

A novel twist to a classic rhyme.

Who says that little girls are made of “sugar and spice and everything nice?” Or that boys are made of “frogs and snails and puppy dog tails?” What if girls were ...