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Leng, Qin

Summary: "With beautifully composed watercolor illustrations, Qin Leng recalls her own childhood in this story about a little girl who has always been the smallest: smallest of the family, smallest in school, smallest in a crowd. The girl faces her own set of challenges, but her loving parents and an unexpected visitor might change her perception for good."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Can Press 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE LEN

Cole, Kathryn.

Summary: "No matter how hard she tries, Claire can't kick the soccer ball in a straight line. Her coach steps in and places his hand on her shoulder, telling her that she's too pretty to wear a frown. When he tickles her later and asks her to keep it a secret, Claire doesn't know exactly what's wrong, but something just feels "weird." Too much flattery and too much contact give her that weird, uh-oh...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Second Story Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE COL

Kerrin, Jessica Scott

Summary: When his dad builds him a tree fort, Russell thinks it is perfect--right up until he notices another tree fort going up three houses over.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KER

Uegaki, Chieri

Summary: Hana decides to play violin in the school talent show, but when the show day arrives, Hana is overcome with nerves until she recalls her grandfather's encouraging words, and shows the audience how beautiful music can take many forms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Can Press 2014

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Potter, Ellen

Summary: "Piper's older brother leaves Peek-A-Book Island and Piper refuses to take off his old earmuffs, no matter what! Things are going from bad to worse... until she discovers The Fairy Tree"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE POT

Sher, Emil

Summary: A gentle tale told entirely through sticky notes between a mother and daughter as the girl's departure for her first summer camp draws near demonstrates how love can be found even in scribbled messages and other unlikely places.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE SHE

Claire, C©♭line

Summary: "As a big storm approaches, two strangers arrive in the forest. All the animal families, safe in their homes, are worried, unsure of their motives. So they all turn them away when they ask for shelter, and the strangers are left to fend for themselves. But then the fox family is suddenly forced out into the storm, and they must ask these outsiders for help. Will they find it in their hearts to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Can Press 2017

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O'Leary, Sara

Summary: "When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways -- but the same in the one way that matters most of all. One child is worried that her family is just too different to explain, but listens as her classmates talk about what makes their families special. One is raised by a grandmother, and another has two...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books 2016

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Rusch, Elizabeth

Summary: Anna and Oliver talk about all the things to expect when a new baby arrives in the family, including what the baby may look like, the sounds that a baby makes, how to entertain a baby, and why a baby may be awake in the middle of the night.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE RUS

Stinson, Kathy

Summary: Even though Harry is four and three-quarters and Walter is ninety-two and a half, they are the best of friends, until Harry learns his family is moving and he and Walter will no longer be neighbors.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Annick Press 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E STI

Adderson, Caroline

Summary: After a family adopts a dog from a local shelter, they cannot understand why he doesn't respond to commands, until a chance encounter in the dog park reveals that their new dog only understands Chinese.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE ADD

Potter, Ellen

Summary: On an island off the coast of Maine, where children ride lobster boats to school, Piper wants a horse but finds, instead, another object hidden in the red maple tree.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf, Yearling 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE POT

Summary: A historical action war drama based on the founding of the Republic of China, when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the last ruling Qing Dynasty, which held unquestioned power and rule for 250 years. From the walls of the Forbidden City to the battlefields of China, no expense was spared in the production and no detail ignored in its quest for historical accuracy. 1911 is a true...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Well Go USA 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE NIN

Summary: This take on the traditional wuxia film, set in 9th century China, centers on Nie Yinniang, a young woman who was abducted in childhood from a decorated general and raised by a nun who trained her in the martial arts to be an assassin who is directed to slay corrupt government officials. After 13 years of exile, she is returned to the land of her birth with orders to kill her betrothed...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN ASS