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My Shadow Is Purple By Scott Stuart Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781922503817
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Published: Larrikin House US - June 15th, 2022

My Dad has a shadow that’s blue as a berry, and my Mom's is as pink as a blossoming cherry. There’s only those choices, a 2 or a 1. But mine is quite different, it’s both and it’s none. A heartwarming and inspiring book about being true to yourself and moving beyond the gender binary, by best-selling children's book creator Scott Stuart.


Exclamation Mark By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338826456
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 28th, 2022

From the bestselling creators of Duck! Rabbit!, an exciting tale of self-discovery!

A perfect gift for graduation!

He stood out here.

He stood out there.

He tried everything to be more like them.

It's not easy being seen. Especially when you're NOT like everyone else.


Talk By Rich Gough, Caitlin Blight Anderson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781913615703
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Published: Cherish Editions - July 7th, 2022

What's that feeling in the pit of your stomach? Some kids don't quite know what it is and why it's there. So, they feel they must hide it away, which only makes them feel worse and worse...



Day at the Beach (Jeter Publishing) By Tom Booth, Tom Booth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tom Booth, Tom Booth (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534444232
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Published: Aladdin - June 7th, 2022

A day at the beach becomes a lesson in sibling bonding for Gideon in this magical picture book.

Every summer, Gideon and his younger sister Audrey build a sandcastle together. But this summer, everything changes. Gideon decides to build the most spectacular sandcastle anyone on the beach has ever seen.


Punky Aloha By Shar Tuiasoa, Shar Tuiasoa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shar Tuiasoa, Shar Tuiasoa (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063079236
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Published: HarperCollins - June 7th, 2022

Meet Punky Aloha: a girl who uses the power of saying "aloha" to experience exciting and unexpected adventures!

Punky loves to do a lot of things—except meeting new friends. She doesn’t feel brave enough.


Brave Every Day By Trudy Ludwig, Patrice Barton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Trudy Ludwig, Patrice Barton (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593306376
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 28th, 2022

From social-emotional learning expert Trudy Ludwig and award-winning picture book illustrator Patrice Barton (co-creators of The Invisible Boy) comes a story about managing anxiety and finding the courage to stand up for yourself and others.


Remarkably Ruby (Emmie & Friends) By Terri Libenson, Terri Libenson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Terri Libenson, Terri Libenson (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780063139183
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 3rd, 2022

From bestselling author Terri Libenson, this is a story about how there’s more to everyone than meets the eye.

Pride. Popularity . . . Poetry? Middle school.

Ruby and Mia are total opposites:

Ruby is a little awkward, not a “joiner,” and loves to write poetry.

While Mia is type A, popular(ish), and wants to be class prez.


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The Lion of Mars By Jennifer L. Holm Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593121849
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Published: Yearling - May 31st, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Life on Mars is pretty standard…. until a mysterious virus hits.  Don’t miss this timely and unputdownable novel from the bestselling author of The Fourteenth Goldfish.


The Queen of Kindergarten By Derrick Barnes, Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593111420
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 24th, 2022

A confident little Black girl has a fantastic first day of school in this companion to the New York Times bestseller The King of Kindergarten.


Layla, the Last Black Unicorn By Tiffany Haddish, Jessica Gibson (Illustrator), Jerdine Nolen Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063113879
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Published: HarperCollins - May 10th, 2022

From beloved comedian, actress, and New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Haddish comes Layla, the Last Black Unicorn, a hilarious, original picture book tale about a lovable but awkward unicorn who learns why her uniqueness is her biggest strength.


Small Town Pride By Phil Stamper Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063118782
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Published: HarperCollins - May 31st, 2022

From acclaimed author Phil Stamper (The Gravity of Us and As Far as You’ll Take Me) comes a poignant coming-of-age, contemporary middle grade debut novel about finding your place, using your voice, and the true meaning of pride. Perfect for fans of Rick by Alex Gino and The Best at It by Maulik Pancholy.


Big Problems, Little Problems By Ben Feller, Mercè López (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ben Feller, Mercè López (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780884488903
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - May 31st, 2022

Big Problems, Little Problems is the story of how a dad teaches his son to solve the daily challenges of life – and, in turn, the surprising ways in which a child can teach a grown-up to remember what is important, too.