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Dreams for A Daughter
Dreams for A Daughter

A black mother describes her dreams for her newborn daughter, and her hopes for a future in which her little one will…

Home for A While
Home for A While

Calvin has lived in many houses that never felt like home, but Maggie, his new foster mother, helps him deal with his…

In My Mosque
In My Mosque

A picture book featuring culturally rich artwork celebrates the joys, rituals, and traditions that are practiced in…

My Friend
My Friend

Two best friends have each other's backs. When one friend sees the other doing something unkind, he steps in to show his…

Out of Nowhere
Out of Nowhere

A beetle courageously sets out in search of his best friend--a caterpillar that arrived out of nowhere and vanished…

Coquí in the City
Coquí in the City

"When Miguel and his parents move from Puerto Rico to the U.S. mainland, Miguel misses their home, his grandparents, and…

Someone Builds the Dream
Someone Builds the Dream

Celebrates the skilled women and men who work to see the plans of architects, engineers, and designers brought to life.…

My Day With the Panye
My Day With the Panye

"In the hills above Port-au-Prince, a young girl named Fallon wants more than anything to carry a large woven basket to…

One-osaurus, Two-osaurus
One-osaurus, Two-osaurus

Look there, in a child's bedroom, where some prehistoric pals are gathered in a counting game. Nine dinosaurs are playing…

Itty-bitty Kitty-corn
Itty-bitty Kitty-corn

Kitty, who looks like a kitten yet feels she is actually a unicorn, begins to doubt herself as others ridicule her, until…

Time for Kenny
Time for Kenny

During his busy day, Kenny gets dressed, fights his fear of the vacuum cleaner, gets a soccer lesson from his sister, and…

Watercress
Watercress

Gathering watercress by the side of the road brings a girl closer to her family's Chinese Heritage.
Driving through…

My Friend Earth
My Friend Earth

Die-cut pages invite reader to explore how Earth is a friend to all creatures, watching over us as the year cycles…

Zonia's Rain Forest
Zonia's Rain Forest

Enjoying days spent with animal friends near her home in the Amazon, young Zonia wonders what to do on a day when the…

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

A New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller

This lyrical,…

Tayshas

The Tayshas Reading List was developed to motivate young adults, grades 9-12, to become lifelong readers and to…

Maverick

The Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List was created in 2009 to encourage young adult readers, grades 6-12, to explore a…

Lone Star

Following the success of the Texas Bluebonnet program for third through sixth grades, the Lone Star Reading List was…

Texas 2 X 2

This list contains 20 recommended books for children, age two to grade two, with the sole purpose of encouraging free and…

Bluebonnet

The Mission of the Texas Bluebonnet Award Program is to promote reading by children in grades 3-6. Its goals are to…

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