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Hosea Plays On

This heartwarming picture book (based on a true story) depicts a day in the life of Hosea Taylor, a musician who--with his charm, talent, and generosity--brought joy to everyone he met. 

   
Hosea Plays On

Kathleen Blasi
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Bla)

This heartwarming picture book (based on a true story) depicts a day in the life of Hosea Taylor, a musician who--with his charm, talent, and generosity--brought joy to everyone he met. 


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Malina’s Jam

Malina the hedgehog loves to tend to her raspberry bushes and loves to make delicious raspberry jam, but when winter comes, she realizes that a caring community is sweeter than any sweet treat.

   
Malina’s Jam

Svetla Radivoeva
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Rad)

Malina the hedgehog loves to tend to her raspberry bushes and loves to make delicious raspberry jam, but when winter comes, she realizes that a caring community is sweeter than any sweet treat.


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Because Amelia Smiled

A little girl's smile as she skips down the street in New York inspires a neighbor to send cookies to her grandson in Mexico, and the goodwill soon spreads around the world.

   
Because Amelia Smiled

David Ezra Stein
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Ste)

A little girl's smile as she skips down the street in New York inspires a neighbor to send cookies to her grandson in Mexico, and the goodwill soon spreads around the world.


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Loretta's Gift

Loretta tries hard to come up with the perfect gift for her beloved baby cousin, Gabe, but on his first birthday she learns she has already given him something special.

   
Loretta's Gift

Pat Zietlow Miller
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Mil)

Loretta tries hard to come up with the perfect gift for her beloved baby cousin, Gabe, but on his first birthday she learns she has already given him something special.


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Maddi's Fridge

Maddi's fridge is almost empty, while Sophia's fridge is full of food. How can Sophia help her friend Maddi without breaking her promise not to tell anyone?

   
Maddi's Fridge

Lois Brandt
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Bra)

Maddi's fridge is almost empty, while Sophia's fridge is full of food. How can Sophia help her friend Maddi without breaking her promise not to tell anyone?


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Pass it On

When you see something terrific, smile a smile and pass it on. The happiness you spread to others might be passed right back to you!

   
Pass it On

Sophy Henn
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Hen)

When you see something terrific, smile a smile and pass it on. The happiness you spread to others might be passed right back to you!


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Thank You, Omu!

When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit.

   
Thank You, Omu!

Oge Mora
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Mor)

When the aroma of Omu's homemade stew fills the air, her neighbors arrive, one by one, for a taste until all is gone except for her generous spirit.


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Strega Nona's Harvest

After helping Strega Nona plant her vegetable garden just so, Big Anthony takes some extra seeds and sows another garden willy nilly, then must find a way to deal with the consequences.

   
Strega Nona's Harvest

Tomie DePaola
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Dep)

After helping Strega Nona plant her vegetable garden just so, Big Anthony takes some extra seeds and sows another garden willy nilly, then must find a way to deal with the consequences.


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Saturday at the Food Pantry

When Molly visits the local food pantry with her mother, she sees her classmate Caitlin who is embarrassed to be there. Molly helps her realize that everyone needs help sometimes.

   
Saturday at the Food Pantry

Diane O’Neill
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej One)

When Molly visits the local food pantry with her mother, she sees her classmate Caitlin who is embarrassed to be there. Molly helps her realize that everyone needs help sometimes.


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