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Dig Here

by Michelle Anne Schingler

A winking pirate with a puffed-out chest and a tendency toward exaggeration leads this story about an ample treasure that has maybe been misplaced. He initiates a dig on his island, and is baffled to come up without the chest of rubies... Read More

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Days Like This

by Danielle Ballantyne

Intricate illustrations portray shifting perspectives in this moving picture book about the interconnection of humans and nature. Using a poem as its guide, the book works through each line, offering an interpretation from both a human... Read More

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Doggie

by Danielle Ballantyne

Textured illustrations and clean lines complement this story about the love between people and pets. A little boy wants a dog, but his mother refuses, saying dogs are too much work. When a cat shows up on their doorstep on a rainy night,... Read More

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Olive

by Michelle Anne Schingler

This emotional story starts with a loss: Lilah returns home from school and learns that her cat, Olive, has passed away. Her grief is deep. She pushes others away, and she avoids the activities and places that Olive once enlivened. A... Read More

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From Gay to Z

by Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers

In "From Gay to Z", a compendium of queer culture more akin to a kiki than an encyclopedia, Justin Elizabeth Sayre serves up a blend of earnest information and loving snark. A humorist rather than a historian or social scientist, Sayre... Read More

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Wind Daughter

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Joanna Ruth Meyer’s dreamy, enchanting novel "Wind Daughter" follows a beekeeping teenager through her atypical coming of age. Satu was born out of time, and feels out of place, in her cool mountain village. Her father, who was once... Read More

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Castles from Cobwebs

by Elaine Chiew

J. A. Mensah’s "Castles from Cobwebs" is a haunting coming-of-age tale. Imani is a Ghanaian orphan who was left on a castle incline in Northumbria. Picked up by the reverend mother of a convent, Imani is raised there, experiencing... Read More

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