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Music All Around

by Danielle Ballantyne

Sofia leaves “every salty echo of the sea” behind when she goes to visit her grandparents’ house in the woods, but just because the music changes doesn’t mean it’s lost, and she conducts new movements in the thumping feet of... Read More

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To Carnival!

by Danielle Ballantyne

When Melba oversleeps and misses her ride to town, she is worried she will miss Carnival. As she works to find a new way to the festivities, she collects her own parade of friends and discovers that the real celebration is the love that... Read More

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The Nodders

by Danielle Ballantyne

An ancient tree in the Beddy Bye Woods is home to the Nodders: small winged creatures who only wake up when children go to sleep. To encourage children to take their naps, the Nodders leave treats or toys in sleeping children’s... Read More

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Zonia's Rain Forest

by Danielle Ballantyne

The devastating consequences of harvesting the Amazonian rain forest are brought to light for the next generation in this delicate picture book. Zonia is a member of the Asháninka, the largest Indigenous group still living in the... Read More

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