Babies Around the World: Dancing

by Tamara Barker        

The journey takes us from the Bollywood dancers in India to the dragon dancers in China, with stops in Brazil, South Africa, the United States, and many more countries. These friendly babies welcome us to their homes with lots of rhythm and uplifting dance moves. Let’s boogie with them all around this musical planet.

Bodies Are Cool

by Tyler Feder

This picture book is a pure celebration of all the different human bodies that exist in the world. Highlighting the various skin tones, body shapes, and hair types is just the beginning in this truly inclusive book. With its joyful illustrations and encouraging refrain, it will instill body acceptance and confidence in the youngest of readers. “My body, your body, every different kind of body! All of them are good bodies! BODIES ARE COOL!”

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It’s So Quiet: A Not-Quite-Going-to-Bed Book

by Sherri Duskey Rinker       

It's time for bed, but one little mouse just can't get to sleep—it's TOO QUIET! However, the night is actually full of sounds, from the croak of the bullfrog to the howl of a coyote on a distant hill. As the rhythmic symphony of nighttime noises build in this rollicking read-aloud, the mouse starts to wonder whether he wouldn't like a little MORE quiet.

Three Squeezes

by Chris Sheban             

Follow a father and his son from babyhood to baseball games to graduation and beyond in this loving saga about the unbreakable bond between generations.  A perfect gift, Three Squeezes is a tender, rhyming picture book that is an ode to the love between parent and child, no matter how old the child (or) parent is.  

Time to Recharge, Harper! 
by Kelly Leigh Miller

Harper the robot does not like to re-charge his battery. His classroom is full of fun things to do, but he can't do any of them when he's all plugged in. So what's a busy bot to do?  Author-illustrator Kelly Leigh Miller puts a whimsically futuristic spin to the age-old dilemma convincing nap-resistant kiddos that everyone needs to take time to rest.

Yo! Yes?
by Chris Raschka

Two kids meet on a street. "Yo!" says one. "Yes?" says the other. And so begins a conversation that turns strangers into friends. With vibrant illustrations, Chris Raschka's rhythmic read-aloud is a celebration of differences -- and how it just takes a few words to overcome them. More relevant than ever in our divided world.