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Polar Bear Island – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Polar Bear Island Written by: Lindsay Bonilla Illustrated by: Cinta Villalobos Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books, October 2018 Ages: 3-5 Themes: polar bears, immigration, inclusion, embracing difference, xenophobia, penguins   Opening: POLAR BEAR ISLAND was peaceful and predictable. Parker, the mayor, planned … Continue reading

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Toby – Perfect Picture Book Friday & Giveaway

Title: Toby Written and Illustrated by: Hazel Mitchell Published by: Candlewick, September 13th, 2016 Themes: dog adoption, single parent families, companionship, transition, loneliness Ages: 4-8 Opening: “Hey bud, can you help me unpack?” “Sure. Dad…”          “Can we get a dog?” … Continue reading

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Trapped – Perfect Picture Book Friday & Endangered Species Day

Title: Trapped, A Whale’s Rescue Author: Robert Burleigh Illustrator: Wendell Minor Publisher: Charlesbridge, 2015 Ages: 4-8 Themes: endangered species, fishing nets, conservation, marine life, humpback whales, animal rescue, California Opening: The huge humpback whale dips and dives. Her sleek black sides shimmering, she spy hops, … Continue reading

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