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They're So Flamboyant

by Danielle Ballantyne

When a flamboyance of flamingos moves into the neighborhood, the other neighbors are disturbed by their bright colors, long necks, and food trucks. From a “squadron of pelicans” to a “band of jays,” the birds decide to take a... Read More

Book Review

Little Bear

by Danielle Ballantyne

Rooted in an Inuit folktale from Greenland, this picture book celebrates the reciprocal relationship between humans and nature. When a lonely old woman finds a bear cub freezing on the ice, she adopts him as her own. He grows up in the... Read More

Book Review

A Sky-Blue Bench

by Danielle Ballantyne

Aria, a young girl in Afghanistan and an amputee, is nervous about going back to school. With all the benches being burned for warmth during the war, the girls in her school have no choice but to sit on the floor, which is unbearable for... Read More

Book Review

Circle Round

by Danielle Ballantyne

A cogent message of love and acceptance is portrayed through the spare language and delicate watercolor illustrations of this diverse picture book. Children playing in a park gradually join together to form a single playful “circle,”... Read More

Book Review

A Perfect Day

by Danielle Ballantyne

With white backgrounds and stand-out colored-pencil illustrations, this picture book urges everyone to appreciate the everyday music found in nature. Bees bzzz-zzz and frogs croa-oak before a summer thunderstorm rolls in with drums,... Read More

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