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Lantana Inclusive Picture Books are stories celebrating every kind of child and family, because all children deserve to see themselves in the books they read. With a focus on #ownvoices authors from under-represented groups, these stories make a diverse range of lived experiences accessible to young readers, so that children of all races, ethnicities, genders, abilities and orientations can get to love, cherish and identify with the books they read.
Highlight early social and emotional learning concepts with this series that teaches young readers how Life Works! From building trust and tackling teamwork to navigating emotions and setting goals, each book features hands-on activities, fun illustrations, and engaging text.
People experience a wide range of emotions. These high-interest texts foster emotional intelligence in young readers, exploring common causes, responses, and coping skills to various emotions. Each book includes easy-to-read text and vibrant photos, making this series a great choice for beginning readers.
Loved Ones With explores what it's like to watch loved ones go through unique and often difficult circumstances. Written in kid-friendly language, this social-emotional learning series supports readers' empathetic understanding of these experiences not only for their loved ones, but also for themselves. Guided exploration of topics in 21st Century Junior Library's signature style help readers to Look, Think, Ask Questions, Make Guesses, and Create.
Starting school brings more than one change for Max. Meeting new friends and choosing a new name help Max reveal his identity as a trans boy. Join Max and his friends on their fun adventures!
A young girl and an old tree learn from each other how to find their purpose and foster healing in the world.
Meet the Community Helpers! introduces emergent readers to community helpers with fun, simple storylines and bright illustrations. Each title focuses on a day in the life of a community helper, highlighting his or her roles and responsibilities. These fully-illustrated books provide a supportive educational fiction reading experience with a focus on sight words, tightly controlled vocabulary, repetitive text patterns and sounds, and fun illustrations to match the storylines and enhance imaginati
Every year a boy and his parents travel back to their hometown to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. It’s a wondrous time for the boy, as he learns Chinese traditions from his grandparents. He always leaves with only one wish-to return next year.
Meet Julia! Julia is an autistic girl who loves art and her family. Join Elmo, Abby, and the rest of the Sesame Street crew as they introduce Julia and all the things that make her special.
A little girl, baking bread with her grandmother, becomes transported by the tales her grandmother’s hands tell-those that spring from the rose-painted nails, a flower-banded wedding ring, and the way her fingers move and glide. These hands have many tales to tell. But only if you listen.