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A-F

Thirteen vignettes reveal the everyday life of Harris, who makes butter with his mother, attends the birthday party of his best friend, Ayana, and begins preschool in their city neighborhood.

In 1912 New York, Gertie feels left out while Mama and her four older sisters cook Hanukkah dinner, but Papa comes home and asks her help with an important task.

When Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela asks her father why she has so many names, she hears the story of her name and learns about her grandparents.

Soon after a young girl arrives in Japan, she, her grandmother, her aunties, and some cousins celebrate cultural traditions together while visiting a bath house.

Leo and his father are angry and sad when their landlord says their old house will be torn down, but soon they find a way to make their new house feel like home.

While running errands with her older brother, Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement and at her brother's suggestion, she tries to think of the perfect wish before she blows its white fluff away.

Here is the oh-so-hilarious and adorable story of a blended family-- using just a few words in various configurations-- from the pets' point-of-view!

Six-year-old Annie asks the father who adopted her to once more tell the story of how she came to America from Korea.

A father takes his baby on a midnight stroll through the house, trying to get the baby to sleep.

This sensitive and life-affirming story will lead young readers to ask their own questions about life, death and how we remember those who have gone before us.

G-L

A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden.

Explores the life of one lighthouse as it beams its message out to sea through shifting seasons, changeable weather, and the tenure of its final keeper.

Rhyming text relates how a child deals with missing Dad and Grandma, who both live far away.

Davey is dubious about having a new adopted brother from Korea, but when he finds out that his parents still love him, he decides that having a baby brother will be fine.

Meet Jing and her family. Jing was adopted. Learn all about what being adopted means and how there are all different kinds of families and they are all special.

During a war, a mother and her two children set out on a search for a new home--a journey filled with both uncertainty and hope.

A homemade quilt ties together the lives of four generations of an immigrant Jewish family, remaining a symbol of their enduring love and faith.

Iris, who has always been the one to push the elevator button, is displeased when her little brother starts to do it before she gets chance, so she uses a discarded button to take her someplace else--anyplace else.

M-R

Momma describes the special people and surroundings of her childhood, in a place where the edge of town met the countryside, in a time when all the children at school were brown.

A young girl in Haiti is eager to learn how to carry a basket to market in an exuberant picture book with universal appeal.

Narrative non-fiction, in journal form, relates the first year in the life of an Eastern bluebird.

When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. 

Resenting the attention and praise lavished on his new baby sister, Oliver tries to give her away to several people in the neighborhood.

Readers follow the journey of one brown paper bag from a tree in the forest through the years it is used by three generations of one family until eventually the old bag becomes the container in which a new tree is planted.

“12:00 Lunch, 1:15 Nap, 2:25 Playground...” read Mama's instructions, posted to the fridge. But when three children spend the afternoon with Nana, the schedule is forgotten.

S-Z

When all of their special Saturday plans go awry, Ava and her mother still find a way to appreciate one another and their time together.

For Mimi, the best day of the week is always Saturday, the day she gets to spend with just her Dad. 

Relatives arriving in succession give in to their desire to squeeze and kiss and play with the baby.

A young boy named Alex enjoys the homes of both of his parents who live apart but love Alex very much.

When Sophie's new sister won't stop crying, only two-year-old Sophie can communicate with her, even if she isn't using her words as her parents want her to.

Aidan, a transgender boy, experiences complicated emotions as he and his parents prepare for the arrival of a new baby.

A near-sighted Papa is looking for his baby. Is Baby up in the tree? Is Baby under the log? Is Baby around the corner? Where could Baby be? 

When her parents find a baby wolf on their doorstep and decide to raise him as their own, Dot is certain he will eat them all up until a surprising encounter with a bear brings them closer together.

My name is Edith, but my friends call me Eddie. I'm five-and-a-half years old. My dad speaks five languages, my mom sings like a bird, my sister is an ice-skating queen, but me-I don't know how to do anything.

A touching and lyrical picture book about a parent who encourages their child to find joy and pride in all aspects of their multicultural identity.