Special Topics and Celebrations

A Good Kind of Trouble

After attending a powerful protest, Shayla starts wearing an armband to school to support the Black Lives Matter movement, but when the school gives her an ultimatum, she is forced to choose between her education and her identity. Recommended for ages 9-12.

A Good Kind of Trouble

Lisa Moore Ramée
Juvenile Book Club Kit

After attending a powerful protest, Shayla starts wearing an armband to school to support the Black Lives Matter movement, but when the school gives her an ultimatum, she is forced to choose between her education and her identity. Recommended for ages 9-12.


Juvenile Book Club Kits

The Story of Ferdinand

Ferdinand isn't like the other bulls—he would rather sit and smell the flowers. What will he do when he is picked to be in a bullfight? Also available in Spanish. 

The Story of Ferdinand

Munro Leaf
EJ Lea

Ferdinand isn't like the other bulls—he would rather sit and smell the flowers. What will he do when he is picked to be in a bullfight? Also available in Spanish. 


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Festival of Colors

Siblings Chintoo and Mintoo collect flowers and press petals into a fine powder as they prepare for Holi, the Indian springtime Festival of Colors.

Festival of Colors

Kabir Sehgal
EJ Seh

Siblings Chintoo and Mintoo collect flowers and press petals into a fine powder as they prepare for Holi, the Indian springtime Festival of Colors.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Love Makes a Family

Love is baking a special cake. Love is lending a helping hand. Love is reading one more book. In this exuberant board book, many different families are shown in happy activity, from an early-morning wake-up to a kiss before bed. Whether a child has two moms, two dads, one parent, or one of each, this simple preschool read-aloud demonstrates that what's most important in each family's life is the love the family members share.

Love Makes a Family

Sophie Beer
Baby Book

Love is baking a special cake. Love is lending a helping hand. Love is reading one more book. In this exuberant board book, many different families are shown in happy activity, from an early-morning wake-up to a kiss before bed. Whether a child has two moms, two dads, one parent, or one of each, this simple preschool read-aloud demonstrates that what's most important in each family's life is the love the family members share.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten Staff Picks

Caps for Sale

Those sneaky little monkeys are taking off with the salesman's hats! Whatever will he do?

Caps for Sale

Esphyr Slobodkina
J 398.2 Caps For Slo

Those sneaky little monkeys are taking off with the salesman's hats! Whatever will he do?


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

I Spy Under the Sea

There are many colorful creatures to find under the sea. Look through the spy hole and use the clues to guess the creature, then turn the page to count the animals. Watch as toddlers quickly become engaged in the game and learn to recognize and count sea creatures.

I Spy Under the Sea

Edward Gibbs
EJ 591.77 Gib

There are many colorful creatures to find under the sea. Look through the spy hole and use the clues to guess the creature, then turn the page to count the animals. Watch as toddlers quickly become engaged in the game and learn to recognize and count sea creatures.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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