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Be Kind!: a Hero's Guide to Beating Bullying by Elsie Olson
Kids have superpowers! This title guides kids to their inner powers to help them be kind and beat bullying! They will learn how to recognize bullying, discover what they can do to stop it, and find out how to stand up for themselves and others.
Be Respectful!: a Hero's Guide to Being Courteous by Elsie Olson
Kids have superpowers! This title guides kids to their inner powers to help them be respectful and courteous! They will learn how to show tolerance, discover why politeness is important, and find out how-to do good deeds and make good choices.
Superbuns! by Diane Kredensor (Illustrator)
Some superheroes can leap tall buildings in a single bound, some can crawl up a wall, some grow wolfsharp claws, and some have superhuman speed. And Superbuns? Her superpower is being kind. Super kind.
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Ona Judge Outwits the Washingtons by Gwendolyn Hooks; Simone Agoussoye (Illustrator)
Soon after American colonists had won independence from Great Britain, Ona Judge was fighting for her own freedom from one of America's most famous founding fathers, George Washington. George and Martha Washington valued Ona as one of their most skilled and trustworthy slaves, but she would risk everything to achieve complete freedom.
The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle by Anne Renaud; Milan Pavlovic (Illustrator)
Frank William Epperson is a curious boy who wants to be an inventor when he grows up. Since inventing begins with experimenting, Frank spends a lot of time in his ?laboratory? (i.e. his back porch) trying out his ideas.
Who Are Immigrants? by Riley Lawrence
Detailed main text, eye-catching fact boxes, graphic organizers, and vibrant photographs come together to help readers understand who immigrants are, why they come to other countries, and what people can do to help them feel at home.
I Am Martin Luther King, Jr by Brad Meltzer
Call Number: 92 KIN
We can all be heroes. That's the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer.
Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
Call Number: 92 KIN
Also available on Bookflix.
Rosa by Nikki Giovanni; Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
Call Number: 323 GIO
Also available on Bookflix
Sit-In by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Call Number: 323 PIN
It was February 1, 1960. They didn't need menus. Their order was simple. A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side. This picture book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in, when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing civil rights movement.
Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges; Margo Lundell (Editor)
In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history through her own words.
The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson
Call Number: 323 LEV
Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this moving picture book that proves you're never too little to make a difference.
The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
Clover's mom says it isn't safe to cross the fence that segregates their African-American side of town from the white side where Anna lives. But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the grown-ups' rules by sitting on top of the fence together.
Best in Snow by April Pulley Sayre
Call Number: E 551.57 SAY
From the beauty of snow blanketing the forest and falling on animals' fur and feathers to the fascinating winter water cycle, this nonfiction picture book celebrates snowfall and the amazing science behind it.
The Big Dark by Rodman Philbrick
Call Number: FIC PHI
What would you do if every spark of electricity suddenly vanished, as if somebody had flipped a switch on the entire planet? Cars won't start, the heat shuts off, there's no water in your faucet, and your radio, TV, and flashlight go dark. Everyone in Charlie's small town is baffled.But as time passes, lawlessness erupts and takes an ugly turn.
I Survived the Children's Blizzard 1888 by Lauren Tarshis
Call Number: FIC TAR
The Schoolhouse Blizzard, also known as the Children's Blizzard or the Great Blizzard of 1888 caught people completely by surprise and resulted in 235 fatalities, including several children in one-room schoolhouses. What made the storm so deadly was the timing, the suddenness, and the brief spell of warmer weather that preceded it.
Over and under the Snow by Kate Messner
Call Number: E 591.4 MES
Over the snow, the world is hushed and white. But under the snow exists a secret kingdom of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals that live through the winter safe and warm, awake and busy, under the snow.
Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman
In this outstanding picture book collection of poems, discover how animals stay alive in the wintertime and learn about their secret lives happening under the snow.